Got quite a few more readers lately and as I've been using Blogg.se since 2009 which lacks a lot of functions I figured it's about time for a change. My new blog is called Le Roi de Noir = The King of Black which hopefully gives a good picture of the blog and the person behind it. Here's the link: http://leroidenoir.blogspot.com/ Over & out O
28 year old Danish Stine Riis, recently graduated from LCF in UK, London snapped the first price in H&M Design Award!
The price included a sum of €50.000 and the chance to sell 15 garments from her collection "Decadence & Decay" in picked H&M stores in UK, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Sweden and Germany in September.
The jury in the competition included some well known names such as Christopher Kane, Hilary Alexander, Kristopher Arden Houser, Margareta Van Den Bosch, H&M's head of design Ann-Sofie Johansson and the blogger Susie Lau.
Video's and pictures in courtesy of H&M.
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All of the pictures above, MA Fashion Footwear student, Ross Barber.
These shoes really did catch my eye, I noticed straight away that Ross was working in some kind of 3D for the sole, he describes them as following: "A hybrid fusion of traditional shoemaking and 3d print technology".
He furthermore told me that it's like a contagious virus breaking through making the sole and we can follow every stage of it starting from left and working our way up. I really do find this mix interesting as I do know the amount of time that goes behind making these patterns. And the fact that they are actually wearable as we can see Ross wearing the one with the smallest "infection" does definetly not make them less interesting!Update: Ross won the Jimmy Choo MA award aswell and receieved a sum of £1500!
Neil Barrett popped by to say hello to Ross and I snapped a picture while he did!
Got loads more pictures from the other part of the exhibition which had a bigger focus on media, photography, paintings etc. I'll sort a update later this week.
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Part 3 will cover a mix of everything, from mainly Artefacts to embroided multi functional leather bags.
These pictures above cover some of the work from MA Fashion Artefact student Ana Rajcevic, which by the way won what I believe would be the first prize within her specific area during the evenings event.
These 3 pictures above, MA Fashion Artefact student, Taeseok Kang.
These last 4 pictures was actually one of mine and Arturos favourite within artefacts/jewellery. MA Fashion Artefact student, Mengxiao Fan with her collection of chunky jewellery called Surreal Eyes, Mysterious..
Just look at those amazing pieces, really do like the knuckleduster.
Pictures above, MA Fashion Artefact student, Octavia Xiaozi Tang with her creations.
Arturo with the MA Fashion Artefact student, Linda Holten Ramsvik and good friend. Sorry for the blurry piccs of these, I suggest that you press the link to get better ones!
Pictures above, MA Fashion Artefact student, Daisy Jie Feng.
MA Fashion Artefact student, Christina Hamilton, won the Leathersellers Company Business start up award!
MA Fashion Artefact student, Charlotte Valkeniers with a future customer maybe? :)
Lovely host Frances and Arturo.
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All the garments above by MA Fashion Design Technology student, Tsz Fung Kwok.
The two pictures above by MA Fashion Design Technology student, Yao Zhao.
I got the chance to speak with lovely Tina Reiter, one of 6 nominated students from MA Fashion Design technology, showing a smaller part of her Men's collection, which covers 40 pieces in total.
She will be showing the full collection at the LCF show in V&A on the second of February where they will pick 1 winner out of 3 nominees for Men's wear and the same for Ladies.
She told me a little bit about a few of her pieces, the colorpalette in the middle for example started out black and she used a bleaching technique to get the desired color. I found her designs very interesting and I must say she is deffo my favourite to look forward to, for the show @ V&A!
Right next to Tina they were doing a live fashion shoot with models wearing the clothing from the nominated students which will be posted in a few days time I assume.
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So right when we got in at the entrance around 7'ish this wall was all empty and started to slowly being filled up with this amazing illustration by Benai Ah Matheson, for the full clip by creative director Phoebe Harrison (on picture), visit: http://www.startplay.co.uk/home
This was the second section of the main-room which was showing off pattern cutters interpretation of designs from: Yohji Yamamoto, Comme Des garcons, Prada and more.
Yohji Yamamoto A/W 2006, by: Alicia Horgan.
Yohji Yamamoto A/W 2010, by: Nadja Hermann.
MA Fashion and Environment student, Emily Towers, interviewed after she won one of the evenings awards..
As I've snapped quite a few pictures during the evening I will make one post covering each section of the exhibition that I found more interesting as I did not have time to cover every single part of it.
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My fellow blogger and friend Wiktor aka The Wiktor Diet shared these pictures with me today from a photoshoot, dressed in Barbara Gongini SS12.
If you never heard of Wiktor before, it's about time you do, as he does ALL of the styling, makeup and photo editing on his own, not just on these pictures above, but on all of them, which is quite impressive!
I've been following Wiktor's Blog and Tumblr for a long time. What makes his blog stand out from the crowd and worth following is not just his impeccable sense of style, but the way he edit his work!
The fact that it's all done by himself gives him this rare chance to share the exact expression and feeling that he's looking for with each single picture and you do see this shining through all of them. For me as a reader this is truly inspiring and I know for a fact that Wiktor is going to go a long way if he continues following the path he's walking...
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Received the invitation for The London College of Fashions MA Students show @ the V&A and the exhibition, really looking forward to it!
UPDATE:Check out a few of the students work on the following link
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Favourite pick, Jil Sander A/W 2012, pictures and following in courtesy of Style.
Favourite pick, Costume National A/W 2012.
Favourite pick, Neil Barrett A/W 2012.
Favourite pick, Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2012.
Favourite pick, Roberto Cavalli A/W 2012.
Favourite pick, Burberry Prorsum A/W 2012.
Figured as the Men's Fashion Week in Milan started a few days ago, I would try to give a brief update on my favourites this far and a few words on what ties these together.
From the top we can see Mr Raf's collection for Jil Sander, the first thing that catches the eye is obviously the daring leather, but also the fact that they are going back to black which is quite a change from the earlier seasons when they had the mainfocus on color-blocking. I really do like this new concept and it might seem abit tacky or fetisch to some, but it's so well tailored with those perfect fitted suit-jackets and narrow trousers that I could definietly see people wearing this next winter, without worrying about looking like a butcher or a random follower of a satanic cult, thumbs up!
Costume National is definetly my personal favourite this far as they do have the best mix of what I like. Darker clean outfits with shades of black, grey, off-white and navy perfectly tied together with an interesting mix of fabrics, details and not to mention the accessories which I do love, look at those shoes!
Dolce & Gabbana is actually shaping up quite a bit in comparison to earlier seasons, taking out the turns abit which I think is about time. I really do have to say that I like these embroided details and honestly for the first time I could see myself wearing quite a few things. Apparently the duo said that they got the main inspiration from family for this collection and Dolce's dad's tailored Tistera (Cape) was noteably a strong influence in the collection.
Roberto Cavalli put's focus on a new take of the the traditional look. I have to say that I really do like this. It's much less tacky and the things go very well together. The fact that he choose to throw some color in there is definetly not a bad thing either as most designers seem to go for a darker color palette for A/W 12. Even though I might not be a big fan of colors as I mostly wear black I do have to say that it works quite well for this slightly more sporty collection.
As for Burberry Prorsum, Baily's collection is very much influenced by the English gentleman, in a mix of different varietys of fabrics and cuts. Not my cup of tea as what I would personally wear, but I do however love the look of the proper British gentleman, one outfit for each activity/hobby! As I work right next to Savile Row in London it's something that I luckily get to see every day and with loads of different interesting takes!
I would like to point out that the almost all of the collections for A/W 12 is tied together by one detail, which is the dressed and tailored look, as seen on the pictures above.
We can still see the double breasted suit-jacket from last season, more leather and a bigger focus on the accessories such as the Clutc which is seen everywhere, Backpacks, Gloves, Hats and in Burberry the Umbrella, which I've already picked up on from SS 12.
And last but not least, the Long-coat/Cape which is my favourite garment is definetly going to be a strong piece to finish off that perfect look for the next season!
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So today I've been thinking a little bit about what to do with the blog and what I want to focus on for future updates.
Can't say that I had loads of good ideas, but the more I was thinking about it, the more obvious it became! Im going to do a big shopping-guide, including all of my favourite shops in London, and trust me there's quite a few of them!
And as I do know London quite well, especially shoppingwise it feels like the perfect idea to update with a new store + shorter article every week with the best London has to offer!(Snapped these picc on my lunchbreak, everything is located around Mayfair)
Should have uploaded this quite a while ago but yeah, as they say, better late than never!
So basically for my readers that cant read/understand Swedish: I won a competition in Swedens biggest magazine for men, the 1st price was a shopingspree worth about equal to £4500!
The brands were a few Swedish favourites and I found a bunch of nice stuff, figure I'd probably put some piccs up of me actually wearing these things that I won. However as Im not the most frequent blogger it might take a little while but I'll deffo get a picc of my jacket up from Hope which I absolutely LOVE and wear more or less every single day!
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Just watched the last episode of Entourage, still got a tear in my eye! 8 epic seasons reached it's end!
Ari, Eric, Vincent, Drama, Turtle and many more! It was Quite a twist for the last episode!
In case you've never watched Entourage I strongly recommend it, one of my favourite series all time!
Oh here's some piccs from Vogue Fashions Night Out, can u spot me?
Stole the picture from Chad's Blog, moi wearing Yohji Yamamoto.
Went to the celebration of the 150th year birthday of the Tuxedo by London College of Fashion with Mr Chad and Burger this evening.
The students from LCF Bespoke Tailoring had the chance to make their own take of the Tuxedo in a more modern way. They made a shortfilm in collaboration with actors from Central St Martins to be shown around the world starting with NY.
It was quite interesting, guess I should have snapped a few more pictures of the garments, but some people do it better anyway. On the other hand you will be able to find the suits in the men's department of Harrods from the 8th of September to the 22nd.
The top picture won as the best Tux and got a internship within Henry Poole & Co at Savile Row!!
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Susie Bick in Yohji Yamamoto 1988, photographed by the legendary Mr Nick Knight.
Oh, yeah there's actually a reason that I choosed this specific picture. I've just got a new job within Yohji Yamamoto!!!
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The final picture from the 2011 September issue of Dazed & Confused.
Piccs in courtesy of Candy.
Candy Nippons latest photoshoot with designers such as Gareth Pugh, Katie Eary, Kathleen Kye, Long Clothing X Boy London, Bolshie.
Photographer: Ayako Kichikawa.
Stylist: Masahiro Nakajima.
Hair: Kunio Kohzaki.
Went to Hyde Park today to eat Serpentine's bespoken pizza with my roomie and his m8 from Borås, first time I eat pizza in like half a year so the expectations were quite high and I'd have to say they were well succeeded, mozarella + ham and a pint of beer + perfect weather, can it get much better?
Popped by Red Gallery in Shoreditch aswell to check the I-D customisation event with Katie Eary and Fred butler.
Decided to bring an old t-shirt from Weekday to pimp up and once I started cutting stuff I just got drawn in to it, kinda spellbound like with most stuff that I put my mind in to, and well above is the result.
We were supposed to work with animal prints and first off I thought about Zebra patterns but realised that alot of people had the same idea so I went over to something completely else, a mouth of some kind of monster, maybe a tiger?
And well this is kinda what I ended up with, not really a zebra pattern and not really a big jaw but some mix of them both and I'd have to say for doing it under 1hr the first time I work with prints/heat presses it went quite good!
Oh and I got the latest issue of I-D aswell, which is just amazing with Kristen McMenamy on the cover, mmmmm Givenchy, wish I had the Crown of thorn necklace in my posession...
About time, got a new haircut today! Been abit lazy + I did not really know what I wanted to do with my long hair, have to say that I really like it though, thanks to the peeps @ Vision, quite different eh?
Bought a new sweater that I've been craving for quite a while to, it's from Ante in Brick Lane, new favourite?