welcome to our mayhem.

Montag, 31. Januar 2011

Acne Pre-Fall 11

Oh well, usually Acne is the brand, that I (even blindly) turn towards when looking for reasonable and long-lasting styles. I remember well my almost never ending quest for a winter coat until I approached a rack of items at Liberty, straight going for something I deemed to be "well out of my range but oh so pretty" until I checked the label inside and tadaa it was ACNE, what else. Perfect, tailored with a twist, amazing quality and not overly out of my range. Anyway, I digress. What I wanted to say is that the label really represents my taste and I totally found myself in the definition its creative director gave of the Acne woman. Nevertheless, upon seeing some showroom-pictures of the new pre-fall collection I was quite surprised by not liking most of the items, they just looked so, hm, not me.

But now I found these images on style.com with the lovely Tali Lennox presenting a part of the collection and I must admit I am growing a bit fonder of it. Especially that sharp leather coat seems a great investment piece.

Dior Homme A/W 2011

The Belgian designer Kris van Assche presented the latest Dior Homme fall/winter 2011 collection on the 22nd of January in Paris. He took the new a/w collection in a more casuel way. The tailoring was comfortable and elegant, including colours like: brown, black and grey, but in the end of the show he suprised everyone with some bright red outfits. Furthermore he presented a lot of cashmire and nice wools as well as trench coats, pleated trousers and hats were part of Dior‘s new voyage. The general idea behind the new Dior Homme collection was: “to bring out the real classics of the male wardrobe,“ said Kris van Assche.

All images via Style.com.

© by Dior Homme

Samstag, 29. Januar 2011

new kid on the blog

...-osphere and well, it burst onto the digital scene with quite a bang. Whether the much bragged about similarity of the blog's name with a long-present one is intended awareness-creation or not remains disputable but I'd rather focus on the fact that there is a new site on the web that allows nosy people like me to sneak peaks into the closets of people you may want to swap lives with. Sure, it's yet again a lot of showing off designer pieces and slightly resembles a mixture between the selby and style like you, but I really do like the way the single posts are executed, only showing small and thoughtfully arranged details out of the person's belongings as reflected by the blog's slogan "It's more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail - then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?" once said by Mr. van Noten.

Well, now I totally forgot to mention the name of the blog, see it here.

Freitag, 28. Januar 2011

Michaël Borremans

Hornet, 2008

Michaël Borremans is a Beligan painter, who lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. He was born in 1963, Geraardsbergen (Belgium). As a young man he studied at the College of Arts and Sciences Saint-Lucas in Brussels. Originally he was a photographer, but after some time he turned his attention to painting. Michaël Borremans was inspiered by old photos and old landscapes. Borremans‘ work is well known for his eye for detail. His first major exhibition was at Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp.

The Pupils, 2001

All images via Google.

Donnerstag, 27. Januar 2011


With the end of January already in sight, one might start getting excited about spring and warmer days to come. errrrh, I will just completely deny the fact of having encountered a bunch of snowflakes on my way home. Before I totally digress, here are my latest obsessions regarding sunnies:

Illesteva truly make the illest sunnies eva, the brand hailing from NYC exists since 2009 and boasts a wide range of gorgeous styles manufactured in the land of sunnies, Italia, for those who are a bit over the wayfarer but still do not want to go all the way for you average designer specs. Lovely artist Ashley Ruprecht presents a few styles for SS11 below. Their fab lookbook also features models like Eniko, cool-icon Jen Brill as well as Bowery Doormen, Deli-Owners, PR ladies, and Construction Workers. And on the PR side of things, the brand is getting it all right, from the Art Basel Miami Pop-Up Store over the Opening Ceremony Exclusives to the constant sighting of A-listers donning their styles.

for more styles, click here.

Another brand I love since a few seasons, is Retrosuperfuture, the Italian supplier of hipster eyewear staples with some models resembling an updated version of the classic Ray-Bans. This season, they've again teamed up with Liberty and just released another exclusive collection of flower-print-adorned musthaves. Can I get them all, please?


pre-fall in love

Just discovered these snaps of the pre-fall bags by Celine. Sophisticated modern ladylikeness at its very best. Get one of each and your bag-robe is sorted.

Images via the purseblog.


You will find the editorial "Outtakes" in the upcoming issue of I-D.

Photography: Leon Mark
Styling: Matthew Josephs

Images via Fashionisto.

© by I-D

Mittwoch, 26. Januar 2011

This Is What You Want...This Is What You Get

This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get is a record by Public Image Limited, from 1984. In my opinion this record is their best one. Including songs like: “This is Not a Love Song or “Order of Death“.

You will find the record here.

on a sidenote

When I grow up, I wanna look like Stella Tennant in Chanel. Not a big fan of the entire campaign though, but I reckon this has something to do with my general attitude towards the brand and especially towards the obsession of a certain creative director with a young and tanned male.

Dienstag, 25. Januar 2011

Kris van Assche A/W 2011/2012

21 January 2011, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. The Belgian menswear designer Kirs van Assche presented his fall/winter 2011 collection. The key idea was: boys become men and men need suits. "I was thinking of these guys who are 20, 25; they've all been wearing sweatshirts," said Kris van Assche after his show. The collection was full of: black big jumpers, grey wide cargo pants, full length cardigans and jackets with knitted sleeves. The collection was dominated by the colours black and grey. The colour palette was only broken by a dark chamel shade. The tailoring was accurate and clean, but in an interseting way. All in all Van Assche‘s latest fall/ winter collection was simple, clean and on a high level.

All images via Style.com.

© by Kris van Assche

Montag, 24. Januar 2011

Raf Simons A/W 2011/2012

“I very much like the idea of couture but I'm also interested in the idea of teenager going out and the extremity and the contrast between the two“, said Raf Simons. Simons‘ sent out a bunch of colours (like purple, blue and orange) and his typical minimal tailoring. The original train of thought was “The rise of the craftsman“. Plum coloured neoprene jackets, stripy mohair jumpers, beige duffel coats, wide PVC trousers and t-shirts with slogans on it: Dead Prince College' and 'Memory Ware Collector' were part of his new collection. On the one hand you always have the special Raf Simons vision and on the other hand you always have his wonderful minimal tailoring as well. Finally the collection was really good and interesting too, which is a rare treat towards the end of a two week long fashion week stint.

Images via Superfuture.

© by Raf Simons

Snowy Red

Antler Records, Belgium, 1988.

Samstag, 22. Januar 2011

Jenny Holzer

Truisms, Berlin 2001.

Jenny Holzer is an conceptual artist from America. She studied at Ohio University, Rhode Island School of Design and she attended the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. After focusing on painting and printmarking, she began working with text as art. Her most famous work is “Truisms“. Holzer published statements and aphorisms ("truisms") in different ways like: listed on street posters, in telephone booth or as an LED sign.

Truisms, Paris 2001.

All Images via Google.

© by Jenny Holzer

Freitag, 21. Januar 2011

Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2011/2012

"I always start from something: a song, a sentence, a movie, an artwork, an exhibition, it can be anything and from that on I start to create a woman or a man around that image“, said Dries Van Noten. In this collection he had an image of the most glamorous male chameleon: Davied Bowie. The speakers played a destructed version of Bowie‘s “Golden Years“, while the models sported David Bowie‘s hair style: reddish-blond and slicked-black.

"I wanted something glamorous without being feminine,"said Dries Van Noten. Dries Van Noten‘s latest collection was on the one hand side smart and glamorous, for example: wide flannel trousers with turtlenecks or camel trenchcoats. On the other hand side based on oppostions, like a typical navy evning coat over a casual white t-shirt or a dark traditional English overcoat over their exact twins in bright white technical fabrics. All in all I really enjoyed his collection, because of the vision and the typical Dries Van Noten tailoring.

All Images via Abhfya.com.

© by Dries Van Noten

Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2011

Jonny's World

Net-a-porter have done a lovely job asking ACNE's creative director Jonny Johansson about his favourite places in Stockholm.

ad me.

The very first official print ad errrh image piece as it is officially referred to by Alexander Wang has premiered and yesss I like, especially the coldness and the samurai-type dynamic to the image and please, just do not get me started on the boots. Putting white clay on your hair, however, still does not quite cut it for me.

Image via refinery.

Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2011


Happy birthday Cindy Sherman.