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Erdem AW13 (All images: Fairchild)

Erdem AW13 (All images: Fairchild)

For the Autumn/Winter 2013  season, the Canadian-born British-Turkish fashion designer Erdem Moralioğlu behind the eponymous brand Erdem came up with something absolutely common yet still made a stir on the catwalk just as much as in Erdem’s history. It was thanked to nothing but to the colour black. The designer, renowned for his love of colour and print, introduced all-black pieces for the very first time – and such breathtaking ones. Moralioğlu intricately played around with layering different textures of sheer background against satin and silk, feathers, sequins, tulle and beaded flowers for embellishment. This time his signature flower motifs were present in terms of tulip-shape dresses and by injecting some pink flowered sequins and fluorescent yellow accents. The show had more of a dramatic, femme fatale feel to it that we’ve come to expect from Erdem but it was all done in a very sophisticated way yet provided an entirely new side of Erdem. We are ready for the next surprise!


Für die Herbst/Winter 2013 Saison hat sich der kanadische Modedesigner britisch-türkischer Abstammung Erdem Moralioğlu hinter der gleichnamigen Marke Erdem etwas absolut gewöhnliches ausgedacht und sorgte trotzdem für Wirbel auf dem Catwalk, genau wie es für Erdems Geschichte üblich ist. (more…)

Azzedine Alaïa (Image: Fairchild)

Azzedine Alaïa (Image: Fairchild)

After Hugo Boss’ birthday exhibition in London, I would like to suggest you one more must-see showcase titled ‘A RETROSPECTIVE’ that features Azzedine Alaïa’s works and will be held at both Paris’ Musée Galliera and the Musée d’Art Moderne this autumn in Paris. Tunisian-born Paris-based Alaïa has been creating seductive, curve-hugging clothes since he first opened his own Parisian atelier in the late Seventies and now his exhibition will display 100 dresses, which are all carefully selected from Alaïa’s archive. It will be a busy year for the designer who is also opening his second store in October, situated in Paris’ Rue de Marignan while also been working on his first fragrance, due to launch in stores in 2015. He is one of  those designers who are  paying no attention to trends but rather setting those, while brilliantly showing outside of the fashion calendar. We are so much looking forward to see everything that is related to the Alaïa name.

Nach Hugo Boss’ Geburtstagsausstellung in London möchte ich euch eine weitere Must-See Ausstellung mit dem Titel ‘A RETROSPECTIVE’ empfehlen, die Azzedine Alaïas Arbeit zeigt und im Herbst sowohl in dem Pariser Musée Galliera als auch im Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris stattfinden wird. (more…)

Designer Stuart Vevers (Image: Fairchild)

Designer Stuart Vevers (Image: Fairchild)

While messing around on the streets of New York City you will most likely bump into some pretty Coach bags being worn by tall, stylish women matched with heels and tight pencil skirts. The British designer, Stuart Vevers was named the US brand’s new designer the day before yesterday, replacing Reed Krakoff who announced his exit back in April. Coach is an American luxury leather goods company that was first known for ladies’ handbags as well as items such as luggages, briefcases, wallets and other accessories, which got completed with a range of men and women shoes and watches. Today Coach continues to maintain the highest standards for materials and workmanship and will continue to do so under the hands of the former Loewe creative director, Stuart Vevers. He said to Vogue the following earlier this week: ‘My style is to take that heritage and to play it against modern references, youth culture, references that take things to a different place and make them relevant now. That’s what I’ve always been known for in my work’ – so I guess we look ahead to a new exciting chapter in Coach’s history.

Während ihr auf den Straßen von New York City entlang schlendert, werdet ihr ziemlich wahrscheinlich auf einige tolle Coach Taschen stoßen, die von hochgewachsenen, stylischen Frauen passend zu High Heels und engen Bleistiftröcken getragen werden. (more…)

(source: theones2watch)

Left: Simonas Pham, Right: Niclas Hüntelmann (source: theones2watch)

While checking out the latest Jil Sander menswear collection from Milan Fashion Week – in which Jil chose to use colour and did it with real precision and charm – started to wonder what and who is today’s male idol, what makes a man/boy charming in the real world versus on the catwalk. From the woman point of view I would say a man is to be man if you know what I mean; masculine, tidy yet slightly stubbly, stylish but not overly dandy. That’s our husband/boyfriend/lover-to-be; but what about the new generation of literally beautiful boys? Hazel eyes, freckles here and there, curly tresses and slender proportions suggesting a bit of untouchability…being a blank beauty so to say is rather in today. But beside the new wave of male models; in fashion, sometimes the reminiscence faces of the old ‘in’ (which was more man-like) walks in and still attracts – it often takes the form of nostalgia but that’s a drag. I guess there is no conclusion of this post nor an answer, it’s a challenge for us to accept, understand and catch up with the latest male in-s; but if you ask me David Gandy is my eternal idol. What do you ladies say?

Während ich die neuste Jil Sander Männerkollektion von der Mailänder Fashion Week betrachtete – in der Jil sich entschied, Farbe zu benutzen und dies mit großer Präzision und Charme tat – fing ich an mich zu fragen, wer und was heute eine Männeridol ist und was einen Mann/Junge in der realen Welt gegenüber dem Catwalk charmant macht. (more…)

Have you guys ever been to Kieler Woche, which is one of the largest summer festivals and greatest sailing events in Northern Europe? From the 22nd to the 30th of June, more than three million visitors from all over the world will be diving into the colourful and multi-facetted life of Kieler Woche with more than 2000 different events. The whole week is all about culture, sailing, festival atmosphere, entertainment facilities and sport coming together. Visitors are promised nine days of high spirits in the far North, while for children there will also be activities at Krusenkoppel such as painting, hammering, playing with electronic boats and marvelling at the fantasy world, which was built there. The festival is also the perfect occasion to wear your stripy sailor look and play matchy-matchy with your beloved ones.

Wart ihr schon mal auf der Kieler Woche, eines der größten Sommerfeste und größten Segelereignisse in Nordeuropa? Vom 22. bis 30. Juni kommen mehr als 3 Millionen Besucher aus der ganzen Welt, um in den bunten und facettenreichen Trubel der Kieler Woche mit seinen mehr als 2000 Veranstaltungen einzutauchen. (more…)