The Shit I’m Wearing: Adidas

For this post I tried to make something different and keep it as real and urban as possible. And maybe just because this was the most spontaneous #ootd shooting I have ever done. And in my mind I thought:  If Karl can use his Ipad, then I can use my Iphone (basically that’s what I say all the time).  So this is what happened:

Me and a friend of mine where walking down the city when we heard classical music coming out of this building. And so we entered it, I was literally like: My outfit is all Adidas everything, this building is fucking insane, let’s take these pictures! And btw this was the most relaxing shooting I have ever done.

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And I am just obsessed with the Adidas shoes and sweater I am wearing. And if I wasn’t a fashion blogger I would say that I wear it almost every day, but this is probably not a part of the blogging etiquette.
So the sweater is from Nigo’s first Adidas collection named Originals by Nigo, who is inspired by vintage sportswear. And in case you don’t know who Nigo is, you should do some research! But most definitively you have seen his face somewhere! To make it super short: Nigo is a Japanese music producer and DJ who worked with Pharrell and the creator of the urban clothing line A Bathing Ape. And the Adidas collection is sooooo good! See yourself:Originals by NigoOriginals by NigoOriginals by NigoOriginals by NigoOriginals by NigoOriginals by NigoOriginals by NigoOriginals by NigoOriginals by NigoWanna shop the look? Here you go:
1. Sweater: Originals by Nigo
2. Jeans: Cheap Monday
3. Bag: H&M x Alexander Wang
4. Shoes: Adidas 
5. Shirt: Urban Outfitters (Vintage section)

Aiko Tezuka

Back at home, I thought it was time to do some gallery hopping. And the reason why I visited Mikko Sato Gallery is because of artist Aiko Tezuka, who’s work is often composed of fabrics that she either finds or designs, and involves both making and destroying as she and her helpers unpick portions of the fabric revealing the warp and the weft of the original looming process.

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Aiko Tezuka came to Europe from her native Japan in 2010, first to London and then to Berlin, on a Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency. She now lives and works in a flat in the fashionable Neukölln area in southeast Berlin.

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“Over the years I have become increasingly fixated on fabrics, especially those preceding the 17th century and the ancient eras. When visiting fabric museums, I often wonder how the early textile artists made such exquisite pieces without electricity. It is apparently now impossible to remake 8th century Japanese fabrics, even if we were to use the latest technology, because the techniques have since been lost.  I am interested in loosening up these invisible narratives to unravel forgotten histories or discover new plotlines. Pervading my creative processes are techniques and rules that I have developed over time: untying and unwinding fabric, revealing its structure, juxtaposing time and place, to name but a few. I do not cut or paste, or add or subtract matter. By unravelling and recomposing the structures and stories hidden within the material, I try to capture overflowing time and the continuous process of metamorphosis.” Foto 2

“I endeavor to weave the fabric of our time into my fabric with both a sense of timelessness and temporariness. Therefore, though it may seem transient and ephemeral, I hope the presence of my piece to be felt far beyond our time.” Foto 3 Foto 4 Foto 5

And she deserves so much more than just a few pieces being showed in this small gallery. Like this shit is for museums. One day when I have mucho dinero one of her art pieces will be hanging on my walls. I swear.

Nina Athanasiou

During a fashion show the model itself should be the last thing you look at. But nobody can’t deny that a certain model can bring a whole new touch to a certain look. And then when you see models, that you kinda know, running for a designer during New York Fashion Week, you be like: Hey, I know you! I have seen you in the club last night. And for a millisecond you need to remind yourself to look at the fashion pieces. That’s exactly what happened to me during Nina Athansiou‘s SS15 presentation, where almost every model was so familiar to me, which actually is a good thing.

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Nina Athanasiou’s Spring/Summer 2015 is draws inspiration from Japanese folklore set in a modern context. As part of the presentation, Ninawill debut her much awaited fashion film, AKUMA. Directed by Huba Barat and starring Shaun Ross, AKUMA is the story about a demon (Shaun Ross) which comes to earth to hunt human beings in the streets of Tokio. Keeping true to her directional and avant-garde aesthetic, Nina utilizes contrasting materials to convey looks that are both innocent and robust. Crêpe de chine, latex, chiffon and leather comprise a subdued color palette of grey and brown pastels alternated with rough, distinctive prints. Crisp suits, blouses and shirts illustrate anatomical features while flies and insects adorn dresses and belts in the form of silver, porcelain, and copper. Athanasiou maintains her realpolitik romantic aesthetic opting for rounded collars, simple cuts, and petticoats for a 1950’s effect.  Foto 1 (1)

Nina Athanasiou still lives in Germany, but her career started in the United States. After showcasing her work at Fashion Week in Brooklyn, she presented at the New York Fashion Show WICKED and was invited to Le’Chic Couture in Palm Beach, Florida and HauteLanta Fashion Week in Atlanta. Her collection was shown during the IMTA Convention in New York and for the Nokia C7 Smartphone campaign. In 2013 she showcased at Vancouver Fashion Week in Canada, and at Nolcha / New York Fashion Week in addition to Boston Fashion Week/ET.Athanasiou participated at the Designer’s Fashion “Emerging Trends” Challenge during London Fashion Week in September 2013, where she won the first prize. Foto 1 Foto 3 Foto 4 Foto 5 Foto 2Good stuff!

Vogue Nippon Flashback

Haaaaaaaaa, I never ever in my entire life thought this would ever happen, but uni inspired me to this post. For a presentation with the topic How does culture influence luxury consumption? An East Asian Approach in intercultural management (we just call the course “English” for whatever reason) I came across this beautiful VOGUE Japan editorial from October 2008 with Carmen Kass and photographed by Yelena Yemchuk. These pictures just were the perfect pictures to put a luxurious, artsy and high fashion touch to the presentation and  just were the right thing in the context of Western and  traditional Japan culture. But enough of me trying to sound intelligent!

I am still like: Haaaaaaaaa!
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Club Tropicana

Welcome to the jungle!

Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato’s signature style is celebrated with her innovative and luxurious textiles, intricate beading, embroidery, appliqués and prints of her own design. For her FW 2014 collection, presented during Paris Fashion Week, she  is kind of bringing the jungle to the Fauvism exhibition and spitting it the FW 2014 out as fashion. The wild color mix is perfectly adapted to the elegant silhouettes of the 20s and 40s. Check it out:

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Pictures via Tsumori Chisato

Amadeo Orellana

Amadeo Orellana.
The kind of art you will never forget.
And a name you will always remember.
1482917_611901088892572_5515800038521581061_nThe artist Amadeo studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martin in London/UK and he works  in collages using archival images from mens fashion editorials and also working with photographers.His works have been published in magazines such as OPEN LAB MAGAZINE (New York), I-D (England), MOTHER (Japan), FIASCO(England), BLEND (Amsterdam) and FUCKINGYOUNG (Spain).  So he basically worked for my favorite magazines and beside this impressive references, I just find this kind of art to be spectacular and brutally beautiful. I have seen a lot of collages, but non of these collages was executed this way.
So in the end of this post I just can state this: All all I know is that, at one point of my life, I just want to work with Amadeo Orellana. I don’t know how it’s going to happen, I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but I know it will happen for real, for real, for real.
I mean it! In the meantime take your time and soak in the beauty of his work:

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