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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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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Stone. Water. Piano.

Stone. Water. Piano.

I would never expect these three words put together to make so much sense, but Korean designer CY CHOI makes it happen. And that’s what this brands stands for: differentiation of the objects from the exclusive line and shifting boundaries into a new direction. Launching this brand for menswear in Paris back in 2009,  CY CHOI melts his values that agonizes the possibility of transformation between art and design and seeks after visualizing the invisibleness with his own mimesis from the past.With his FW14 collection “Figure” Cy stays true to his signature black and white style and at the same time is taking it to another level of greatness.
Uhhh, I want this:
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Chapter 2

I was mesmerized by Chapter 1, but Chapter 2 is just as dope.

For the cold season MISBHV goes back to where they re from in an effort to bridge the gap between the grainy Eastern Block nostalgia and the energy of New Europe. Instead of shooting a studio lookbook the brand is taking it to the streets of cities they love – Paris, Warsaw and New York!  And offering shearling coats, wool coats, biker jackets, all 3M reflective jackets alongside suede and neoprene pieces, this collection is in my opinion one of the best ones yet.

And I am ready for a Chapter 3: New York!
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Models: Emilia Nawarecka (Division), Anatol Modzelewski (Panda)- Photography: Gosia Turczynska – Hair & Make Up: Kentaro Kondo

Saint Alexander

This designer does not need an introduction, because her collection speaks for itself:
Alexis Tiganila is the menswear designer behind the label Saint Alexander with an artist’s point of view.  Born in NYC, but grew up in the forest of Connecticut, Alexis graduated from Parsons the New School for design and has also spent time studying abroad at Central Saint Martins in London. Alexis likes to work intuitively, striving to portray emotion visually through print and color. Inspired by the people she has met, Alexis takes a unique approach to exemplifying her past while constantly aiming for the new.

And that’s what she did for her FW14 collection “La Collectionneuse” where Alexis is inspired by gypsies and her own experiences.  For Artsy Magazine she explains:
“My thesis journey began with an interest in gypsies. I have always been passionate about the romantic idea of traveling with your belongings from one place to another while escaping reality. To make my collection more personal, I wanted to bestow upon the garments my own memories. In this way, the wearer would be taking my ‘caravan of experience’ with them where ever they go. The collection title, “La Collectionneuse,” is derived from the 1967 film by Eric Rohmer, about a woman name Haydée, who spends her summer playing a game of collecting relationships and men she meets along her way.”

She likes to use mixed media to create an ambiance for her garments. With appliqués on jackets like collages, original all prints, a transparent trench coat, bomber jacket, a skate board with the same print, sneakers and denim, she takes it to another level. Good stuff! Point blank and period.

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Break The Internet

While Kim Kardashian is breaking the internet with her butt, Antimatter is talking the internet and the cyber world (from seapunk, netart to webpunk to you fucking name it) into their FW14 lookbook for a collection called “Sunset At Noon”.  And the Seoul based streetwear brand is  pushing it to perfection with it! Like not only the clothes are dope as fuck. but the lookbook presentation is just on point.
And as soon as I converted Won into €  and got money on my bank account I will purchase the shit out of their webshop. In the meantime I will just stare at this lookbook:
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Pictures via Antimatter