welcome to our mayhem.

Montag, 28. Februar 2011

Sibling C5

Alasdair McLellan directed this short film showcasing the Sibling S/S 2011 menswear collection.

Video: Alasdair McLellan
Styling: Max Pearmain

© by Sibling

Freitag, 25. Februar 2011


Komakino presented their latest fall/winter collection in a dark atmospheric space close to Leicester Square, London. Bomber jackets, parkas with strap detailing, hats and wide leg trousers were all part of Komakino‘s new season. Furthermore several pieces include single phrases written by Dean Mayo Davies. The dominating colour was black, like in most of their collections. In my opinion their new collection is really intense and inspiring.

All images via Dean Mayo Davies.

© by Komakino

Mittwoch, 23. Februar 2011


Thomas Loor took these beautiful photos.

All images via.

© by Thomas Loor

Montag, 21. Februar 2011

Sceptered Isle

"Sceptered Isle" is a short film of Dr.Martens' 1461 collection, featuring Louis Simonon and Phoenix Richmond.

© by Dr. Martens

Sonntag, 20. Februar 2011

Best in show.

The fashion circus has moved over to London and since I find the designs shown here quite a lot more enticing, I would like to introduce some of my favourite collections. Of course, Acne has to be on this list. Some may say they do the same looks and silhouette season after season, I call it stylistic identity. In my opinion there is no such thing worse than a brand that changes its look every six months. Acne and Jonny Johansson have simply once more created a collection that one can love and wear for quite some time.

All images via style.com

Samstag, 19. Februar 2011

The Beat from The Street

Disco 45, June 1980.

“The Beat from the Street“ published in June 1980. Disco 45 was a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. Terry Hall and The Specials has defined music and fashion for generations of British youth. Below you will find an image of a cooperation between Fred Perry and Terry Hall from 2008. Inspired by a photograph of Terry from the first edition of The Face magazine. Fred Perry produced the limited v-neck (500 pieces in aubergine/black) in Britain with pure British lambs wool. All in all The Specials are back now, breathe their style and enjoy their music.

All images via Google.

Donnerstag, 17. Februar 2011

Retail News

As stated many times before, I'm an apt follower of the constant roll-out of Mr Wangs brand expansion ticking all the boxes it takes to grow a successful fashion business. First the über-cool reputation and hipster-following, then the diffusion line making the brand accessible and profitable, must-have handbags, the first image campaign and now, the first standalone flagship located in SoHo, NYC.

Fitted with lots of white marble, a furry hammock (that would be my hang-out spot) and a giant S&M cage covered in plants that will serve to display capsule collections and special items, the store gives a well-rounded appearance. I am somehow not quite sure whether it truly represents the brand, since I for my part would have expected dark wooden floors and a bit more of ruggedness but in order to say that I would have to have seen it with my own eyes.

Well, I guess it will only be a matter of time until the release of a fragrance, what do you think?

Images via The Fashion Informer.

NYFW, lest we forget

Wow, this is actually the first NYFW related post. The lack of coverage was not only due to sheer laziness on my side but also simply caused by the fact that most shows really fail to impress me. It is without a doubt a question of taste and the American designers surely deliver for a certain audience, but with the exception of surprisingly liking the creations by the Olsen Twins for The Row (deary me) I was quite disappointed by usual must-sees such as Alex Wang or the over-hyped Rodarte sisters. Nevertheless, there is a certain twosome that NEVER fails to make me utterly happy and that is Jack and Lazaro.

Usually not quite a patterns-person I am falling in love with their mixing and matching of shapes and colors season after season. This time around inspired by Native Indian American blankets picked up while on a road trip they made use of high quality fabrics such as macramee from India, jacquard made in Italy, or hand-painted chiffon velvet. Needless to say that the spiral shaped dresses are to die for. I am a fan.

All images via Vogue.com.

Mittwoch, 16. Februar 2011

Martial Canterel

Martial Canterel is a music project of Sean McBride from New York. He‘s definitly one of the most talented artist in electronic underground music of our time.

Buy his new record “You Today“.

All images via Google.

Montag, 14. Februar 2011

i-D Pre-Spring 2011

You will find "Rhythm" in the current issue of I-D.

Photography: Karim Sadli
Styling: Hannes Hetta

Images via Google.

© by i-D

Samstag, 12. Februar 2011

Luc Tuymans

The Diagnostic View , 1992.

Luc Tuymans (born 1958 in Mortsel, Belgium) is one of the key figures of a new generation of figurative painters . Born and raised in Antwerp, where he lives and works. He studied fine arts as well as history of art at several universities in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium. Luc Tuymans is a chield of the 1950‘s, thus his work is understandable influenced by history. One of the remarkable features of his work are: relationship between photography and painting, still life, rituals and traditions. His work has been the subject of various museums, including: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Ghent, Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht, Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Pinakothek der Moderne Munich and the Tate Gallery London.

Within, 2001.

All images via Saatchi Gallery.

Freitag, 11. Februar 2011

British Heritage 2011

Here they are, the campaign images for Dr Martens SS11 featuring two British youngsters Louis Simonon and Phoenix Richmond. Dazed Digital has also come up with a nice video covering the shoot:

All images via Dazed Digital.

© by Dr. Martens and Dazed & Confused

Donnerstag, 10. Februar 2011

Henrik Vibskov Menswear A/W 2011/2012

The highly talented Danish designer Henrik Vibskov is gaining more and more influence, therefore he presented his menswear collections in Paris. Every fashion show of Henrik Vibskov is more than a normal runway show, which you can find all over fashion week. His presentation is always known for his integration of art, music and performance. The title of Vibskov‘s latest fall/winter menswear collection was “The Eat“: “'The Eat is about staging a dinner-like scenery, but actually not about food. It's about unfolding the components and the components themselves that are interesting.  It is a precise mechanic systematized organisation or environment, a sort of claustrophobic regime that is presented“, said Henrik Visbkov. The Eat is a rather wearable collection, a result of his great eye for detail and his comfortable approach to tailoring. From blue to black, from orange to green and from grey to white, all these colours were part of his current season. Finally, one of my favourite pieces was a multi-pocketed anorak, which yet again underlines the wearable and comfortable aspect of the collection.

All images via CQC.

© by Henrik Vibskov

Mittwoch, 9. Februar 2011


One of my current favourite female models has definitely to be Arizona Muse, she is special, in many kinds of ways. Loving her YSL campaign, the eyebrows, the tousled bob and her charisma. Vogue Italia is always a go-to address in my book for great editorials, however, each copy I bought so far has left me disappointed in terms of the journalistic content they had to offer. But here, Mr Craig McDean has done a great job for them, love the use of masking paper and white paint!

via Fashion Copious

Dienstag, 8. Februar 2011

Raf Simons' Repeat

Repeat is a video installation by Raf Simons. The screens broadcast different sequences (shot by Peter de Potter). The whole work explores the complex personality and the key visions of the famous Belgian designer: the youth, darkness and light.

All images via Meabb.

© by Raf Simons

Montag, 7. Februar 2011

Henrik Vibskov AW11 Womens

Danish Designer Darling Henrik Vibskov presented his AW11 collections last night at Cph Fashion Week. He followed his established and famous aesthetic of oversized dresses and jackets, geometric cuts and quirky prints but looking at the mixture between light greys, classic blacks, rusty orange (my favourite), earthy green, and Missoni-like patterns (I simply do not know how to fit the smokey grey print into it all), a slight whiff of inconsistency comes into my mind. But maybe that is just me.

All images via.

© by Henrik Vibskov

Do you have a favourite colour?

Amos Fricke took the photos for the latest issue of Qualtiy. The model wears pieces from Jil Sander and Prada.

Photopraphy: Amos Fricke
Styling: Christian Stemmler

Images via The Fashionisto

© by Quality Magazine

Sonntag, 6. Februar 2011

Future Beauty

The exhibition currently on display at the Barbican Centre, London is the first major comprehensive showcase of the last 30 years in Japanese Fashion portraying the unique approach towards design cultivated in the late 20th century that significantly shaped today's fashion aesthetic.

It includes not only the established and well-known designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe, and Issey Miyake but also a set of younger talents such as Tao Kurihara or Akira Naka. Unfortunately, it only runs until, well, TODAY! But, in case somebody, who like me, missed the chance to see it and is utterly unhappy about it, can make their way down to Munich from 4th of March onwards, where you will get a second chance to marvel at the exceptional items on display at Haus der Kunst.

All images via Google.

Freitag, 4. Februar 2011

Yves Saint Laurent A/W 2011/2012

The Italian designer Stefano Pilati presented the latest Yves Saint Laurent collection on January 23rd, 2011. He was inspired by the British mod scene of the 60‘s, therefore he used a elegant and boyish tailoring, including colours like: blue, black, grey and aubergine. Slin-cut trousers, elegant oversized coats, thick healed black leather shoes as well as simple cotton shirts played a significant role in Pilati’s new YSL season. All single parts underline his vison of the 60's mod scene. In my opinion Stefano Pilati presented a really good collection.

All images via Style.com.

© by YSL