Soulland: Exotic Erotic

I seriously asked myself: why am I always late with shit? I need to set my priorities right for 2k15 and post things in time and on time. But then again fashion can never be old news…

So during LCM Soulland was presenting their AW15 collection “Exotic Erotic”.
Soulland was founded in 2002 and is owned by designer Silas Adler and CEO Jacob Kampp Berliner. Its design principles and aesthetics have their origins in Scandinavian artisanship combined with a contemporary feel. Whilst always remembering its legacy, Soulland aims to push menswear forward in new directions.
Presenting two seasonal collections alongside two pre-collections every year, Soulland has received much acknowledgement from international press outlets such as The New York Times, Euroman, GQ, ID Magazine, Bangkok Post, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused and Selectism. Soulland designer Silas Adler was awarded Designer of the Year at DANSK Fashion Awards 2012. Open your eyes:
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Hentsch Man AW15

LCM Day 2. And the AW15 collections keep on coming and coming.

Hentsch Man was launched in 2008 by childhood friends, Alexia Hentsch and Max von Hurter, with the sole mission of creating the perfect white shirt. The brand has come a long way since then, now presenting seasonal collections of a diverse range of wardrobe essentials and casually tailored garments. But despite this growth, the original values of simplicity, good tailoring, good quality and good pricing remain the core pillars of the brand.Over the seasons, Hentsch Man has developed the use of print and graphics as a central feature to the collections, pushing the brand in a more quirky and tongue-in-cheek direction.

Peep the AW15 collection here:
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Universal Works AW14

Universal Works.
And so does this collection work for me.
For AW15 Universal Works celebrates “the pass”, the idea of passing  something on. Something new coming out of the past, from humble beginnings that in the process of being passed on becomes more social and gains a deeper value. Something that can go from old to young, reinventing and reinvigorating. Universal Works have moved towards a cleaner, less designed look with shapes being mixed of 80’s street and smart. And the location is another living room inspiration:
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Alex Mullins AW14

Another year, another fashion week. And what’s a better way to start this year off than with London Collections: Men? Exactly! And to be more precise: with Alex Mullins (one of my all time favorites). This British menswear designer was covered by us several times and I am so happy I had the chance to see his AW15 collection  this afternoon .

Alex Mullins was educated at Central Saint Martins, where he was runner up in the L’Oreal Professional Young Designer of the Year Award. He then went on to complete the MA (Menswear) at the Royal College of Art.While at the RCA he was awarded a full scholarship with Kopenhagen Fur, and was nominated for the Dazed and Confused/Casio G-Shock ‘Spirit of Toughness’ award. After working for Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, Jeremy Scott, Kanye West and Dirk Bikkembergs, Mullins set up his brand in spring 2013.

For his collection the designer is taking us back to the 70s, bringing some elements of that century just to put it right back into 2k15 again. This collection just makes me wanna skip winter, spring and summer! And I swear I wish this location was my living room:
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Donaldson Sackey

Donaldson Sackey, a Togolese international football player, who is not only into running after balls on the football field, but made his debut as model in the fashion scene a couple of months ago. From playing football to modelling, with an extremely eye-catching style, I had to sit down with this fellow and ask him a couple of questions: Donaldson sackey
The Shit I’m Talking: Let’s start this interview with a question that makes a lot of sense for this blog: What’s the shit you like to talk about?

Donaldson: I like to talk about football, fashion and music.

The Shit I’m Talking: Which makes a lot of sense! As professional football player, football made you travel the world. So you lived in countries like the UK, Netherlands, Spain and Germany and played for local teams. But which country influenced you most from a fashion point of view and why?
Donaldson: London is a city that influenced me the most. It’s full of inspiration. You can be whoever you want to be and wear whatever you want to wear without being judged that fast. The whole vibe is different…it’s a fashion city and you can feel it with all its streetstyles coming from punk, to the funk scene, up to hip hop and so on.

The Shit I’m Talking: Talking about football. Which one is your proudest moment in your career as a footballer?
Donaldson: My first game as a player on the national team of Togo.
Donaldson sackey Donaldson sackeyThe Shit I’m Talking: The one question that I have to ask as footballer getting into modelling. How the fuck did that happen?
Donaldson: I ask myself the same question (laugh). I never wanted to become a model, but it turned out that way. Actually I was about to buy football shoes and was discovered by a model scout. That’s how it all started and I am trying to make the best out of it. Kind of like David Beckham does (laugh).

The Shit I’m Talking: What’s more fun though: playing together on a football field or being alone in front of a camera?
Donaldson: It’s both fun, but being on a football field is a special feeling for me.

The Shit I’m Talking: I made the experience that the fashion business is full of people that have no idea about fashion (it’s true!). So do you think that a model that has no clue about fashion is a good model?
Donaldson: (Laugh) That’s a mean question! Let me put it this way: for a model it’s just about presenting yourself in front of the camera.
Donaldson sackeyThe Shit I’m Talking: If you could be on one cover which one would it be?
Donaldson: Definitely the GQ cover!

The Shit I’m Talking: Which fashion piece is on your wishlist right now?
Donaldson: The Raf Simons holographic sneakers.

The Shit I’m Talking: Good choice! I should put them on my wishlist, too! I think a playlist reveals a lot of someone’s personality. So what’s the last song you played on your Iphone or Ipod?
Donaldson: Can’t Stop by Theophilus London feat. Kanye West.

The Shit I’m Talking: These two are just da shit! Both of them being trendsetters and having their own style: how would you define style?And describe yours with three words!
Donaldson: Style is making things work together that wouldn’t look good together at first glance. And I would say my style is a classy mix of 80s and 90s fashion.
Donaldson sackey The Shit I’m Talking: And last but not least a little HONY (Humans of New York) moment. If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?
Donaldson: Everything starts with a Dream, so dream big and work hard for it.

The Shit I’m Talking: Thank you for this interview, Donaldson!
Donaldson: My pleasure!

Make sure you follow Donaldson on Instagram: @donaldsonsackey!

Pictures via Martina Cyman

Hardware LDN

I am so so late with this. So so late….but the fact that I find these Hardware LDN sunglasses still dope as fuck and am still willing to write about them just shows that they are timeless and not just a “one season kind of thing”.
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Hardware LDN is a London based street wear brand established in 2012 by born and bred London girl Jessica Horwell. Growing up and experimenting with her own style, Jessica drew inspiration from all of the, anything but murky, depths of the city’s diverse subcultures – everything from the punks, to the rockers, to the skaters, to the metal heads, to the urbanites. Eventually, after years of merging together her favourite aspects, Jessica conceived Hardware LDN with the intention to create a brand that embodies her vision of London street fashion in its eclectic entirety.
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Known for its accessories Hardware LDN launches it’s first pair of sunglasses that are dropping in Topshop in October 2014. By using a popular shape Jessica was able to make it true to theHardware LDN style by adding a signature attitude synonymous with the streets of London. The sunglasses are unique, edgy, bold, and in an array of industrial colours, which no doubt will become rapidly popular amongst her large celebrity fan base including the likes of Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora and Jessie J. unnamed unnamed (2)
So as soon as the sun comes out again these sunglasses are the must thing to have! But besides that the clothing is so Ghetto Chanel and Couture Street that made my “Top 10 wishes for x-mas” list!
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Pictures via Black PR