Wood Morning!

Getting up early in the morning is like the worst thing ever, especially when you are still tired as fuck. But today I woke up at like 6 am without any alarm utilized. I was literally laying in bed thinking “What the heck is wrong with you?” and the sun wasn’t even up yet. So I kinda got ready for uni, had breakfast while the sun was coming up and I realized how beautiful all these morning colors are. Just like Mai Gidah did for his new collection.

With nature also art is united in Mai Gidah‘s SS15 collection named “Morning Dew”,  where designer Ali (Alec) Abdulrahim was inspired by the abstract geometric shapes of Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich’s paintings and created pieces that are an expression of art and nothing but art. With a color palette reminiscing to morning dew, fabrics like silk and PVC  and strong silhouettes, the collection turned out to be elegant and still kinda sexy (is it appropriate to call a menswear collection sexy?) This being said:

Wood morning!
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Photography: Nicholas Lapite – Styling: Thomas Sels – Grooming: Poppy France – Models: Pace @ AMCK, Beau & Yarik @ MilkManagement

Press Days

Press day, press days, what u gonna do? What u gonna do when they are inviting you?
(Sorry, I am having a Inner Circle moment right now, better known as Bad Boys soundtrack.)

Here is the answer: You better get your ass up, get ready and take a look at new collections, meet new people and have a good time. And that’s exactly what I did yesterday. Corresponding to the introduction of Spring/Summer 2014 even the sun came out again. And for this period of time this is actually a sensation for Hamburg, trust me, I know what I’m talking about. Anyways…Press Factory invited me to check out a couple of brands and here we go.
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Selve
When I found out about the concept of Selve I had to think about ex-girlfriends, dates and a couple of friends which I went shopping with. (Guys never ever go shopping with girls! Like never!) Here is the scenery: So you are in a shoe store and your girl is checking every single shoe, complaining about every f**king detail, basically saying she wants this shoe, but with this and that and blah blah blah. And in the end she creates a whole new shoe in her mind. And you are standing there just thinking: WTF is wrong with you?
If you are the same kind of girl then Selve is the perfect thing for you. With Selve you can create your individual tailor-made shoe, which is not only unique, but it’s YOUR shoe, like nobody else can wear it because it’s adjusted to your feet and you can decide on every little detail from the material, to the heel, like on e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Check out these examples:
Foto 1 Foto 2 Foto 4And as you can see it’s not only thing for females, so guys it’s your change to create your on shoe, too. Be creative!

C’est Tout
C’est Tout is a Berlin/Germany based label by Katja Will (a former MTV host), who is bringing Parisian chic back to the land of the Germans a.k.a Germany. This brand, which is settled in the premium women’s wear segment, is all about dresses: very chic and feminine dresses. Very simple but still impressive. Very wearable and comfortable. (I clearly can’t judge on the comfort, but that’s what they said to me and they material feels like it.) On their homepage they are explaining:
In French, C’est tout means: That’s it. All a woman needs to look good is the right dress – c’est tout!”
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Liebig
Liebig is all about the perfect feel-good dress for a urban woman and her needs. Very elegant and classy with an effortless look. And the fabrics were so soft and they really felt like spring: silk with a fraction of elastane. The colors are bright and very playfull. Peep this:
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Mongrels in Common
And last, but not least: Mongrels in Common. This brand designed by Livia Ximénez-Carrillo and Christine Pluess had the most amazing pieces. I am honestly going to steal this sentence on their homepage: “They constantly aim for break of style by combining masculine and feminine elements, coupling avant-garde design with a casual, classical style, and by arranging subdued with flamboyant colours.”
And this is nothing but true. And when I found out that  a couple of pieces of the SS14 collection were made with neoprene, I was just smitten for it. Neoprene is like my must-have fabric, because it’s so not typical. Roger this one right here:  

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So thank you Press Factory and all the represented brands for making this another dope day of my life as blogger!

Chloé Treats

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With Clare Waight Keller, creative director of Chloé

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Colorful deliciousness

The other day at the Chloé afterparty, I had the honor to meet the label’s creative director, the beautiful, but most of all, incredibly talented Clare Waight Keller. In her summer collection 2014 for the label, she mixed up the typical Chloé relaxed elegance with boyfriend-cut shorts, tapered pants and standout cut-out tops and laser-cut lace pieces which were to die for.

While stuffing my face with the tiny, delicious treats that were served at the party at the beautiful Hôtel Particulier in Montmartre (and drowning it all with glasses of champagne… just another casual Sunday), I observed the crowd, many of whom work for the company and once again, I had to duly note in my head:

When you (finally) grow up and get a job, work in fashion; not liking your colleagues is just so much harder if they have great style.

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As seen at the afterparty

Below are a few of my favorite looks from the SS2014 collection:

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All runway pictures via style.com