Monday, May 12, 2014

Set a statement this summer with the Coloud Headphones Football Edition

The summer 2014 is completely dominated by the football worldcup. To celebrate the cult event in Brasil Coloud Headphones presents a special edition of its model Boom: the colours of the Coloud Football Edition represent the flags of the worldwide leading football nations. Germany, Argentina, Brasil, England, Netherlands or Mexico - with the new colourways every fan can make a statement and enjoy excellent hearing pleasure at the same time. The Coloud Football Edition is available now on coloud.com.

Palladium Explorer Series - Berlin ft. LARY

For their sixth installment of the Palladium Explorer Series Berlin-based singer Lary is accompanied on an exploration tour through her hometown. Underlayed with her own music she is talking about her love for Berlin, for the people there and the undiscovered secrets of the city. 

Palladium Boots: Explorer Series - Episode 6 // LARY vs. Berlin from BOLDberlin on Vimeo.

Cruise with Mika Amaro through the spring

With their third bike collection the Cologne-based Bicycle creators Mika Amaro present four elegant all-rounders for the daily use that stand out due to high-quality components, the best processing and innovative functionality. The fast all-rounders in the puristic single speed style don't race past everyone only because of their eight gears - with the newly used, innovative belt-drive "Gates Carbon Drive" the acceleration happens powerfully, direct and still absolutely silent and maintenance-free. A real added value for all urban cyclists who use their bicycle daily and want to look excellent without ruining their denims or tights with an oily chain. All models are strictly limited to 111 units. They can be ordered Europe-wide with free shipping online on mika-amaro.com or at various specialist dealers.

9 Designers for NOAH

NOAH is an association that's fighting against cruelty against animals. Without trying to proselytise people they are trying to make them aware of the matter of cruelty against animals with loud and colourful campaigns. Publishers, agencies, designers and photographers support them and are working for NOAH without fee. For the first time now NOAH is running a charity campaign with well-known fashion designers. Under the motto „Pelz bekämpfen und dennoch einen Nerz tragen? Nein, denn NOAH lanciert eine Special-Edition von Friesennerzen“ (Fighting fur and wearing a mink nevertheless? No, because NOAH launches a special edition of "Friesenmink" - Friesenmink is a German word for slickers, worn in the rainy North of Germany). Over 50 designers have been asked for the project but only a few of them didn't hesitate - showing that the fashion industry is still very hesitant to position itself against fur and cruelty against animals. At the end the following labels supported the project now: Anja Gockel, byGraziela, Hoffnungsträger, ica Watermelon, rebekka ruétz, Sissi Goetze, soós, Umasan and Vladimir Karaleev. The unique items are available now on miwai.de, the high-end eco fashion shop of actress Inez Bjørg David. The complete proceeds go to NOAH, Menschen für Tiere e.V.

Graanmarkt 13 presents Globe Trotter by Francis Kurkdjian‏

Francis Kurkdjian was not born in Grasse, neither is he the son of a perfumer. As a child, he studied the piano and classical ballet. At the age of 15, he decided to become a perfume designer and made sure that he attended all the right classes to take him to ISIPCA, the International School for future perfumers. In 1995, he was just 25 when he signed his first fragrance: Le Mâle for Jean Paul Gaultier. He went on to create many more fragrances for the worlds of fashion, beauty and luxury.
In 2001, while he continued to work for international laboratories, he opened his own workshop for custom-made perfumes. In 2003 he worked closely with other artists, signing a number of joint projects, and since 2006, several olfactory installations. In 2008, he is named Chevalier of Arts and Letters.
In September 2009 he opened Maison Francis Kurkdjian in Paris.

In 2013 Francis Kurkdjian went around the world three times, hopping from continent to continent for a total of 25,000 miles travelled. Boarding times, flights, jetlag - feeling like it should be daytime in the middle of the night and vice versa...
It all started him thinking about a convenient, eye-catching travel accessory. The result is a traveller’s companion for all time zones, a special case to cradle the perfumer’s olfactory visions. 

The Globe Trotter travel spray case will be available from June 2nd at Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Lyle & Scott: „An Ode to Tartan“

British menswear label Lyle & Scott teamed up with creative agency White Label and presents its first collection of the fall/winter season 2013/14 with a very special intro: "An Ode to Tartan". It's a visual catching and thought-provoking short film that reminds us of the cult status of the Scottish traditional brand. The film combines impressions of Glasgow with pictures of the idyllic Hawicks, the birth place of Lyle & Scott, and takes the viewer onto a journey to the heart of the brand. The screenplay has been written by legendary Scottish broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove and is poetic and emotional - a love letter to the ethos of Lyle & Scott.

Lyle & Scott Presents: An Ode to Tartan from Lyle & Scott on Vimeo.
 


Furthermore Lyle & Scott cooperated with Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design during this year's 'Wool Week' in England. The renowned college gave it's students the possibility to design a wool sweater for Lyle & Scott. The award-winning design by student Kate Annis will be available exclusively in the new Lyle & Scott flagship store on Carnaby Street as well as online on shortly relaunched website of the label.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

isabell de hillerin Spring/Summer 2014

My favourite collection of all the ones I've seen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July was the one by isabell de hillerin. Her spring/summer 2014 is named 'relief' and represents elegance, strength and grace. The Berlin-based label is known for structured cuts and details with a touch of past traditions which could also be seen in the latest collection. The looks were clean, made of light fabrics that give them their elegance and easiness. Though the cuts weren't wide they still looked flowing due to the beautiful fabrics. A bright coral and blue were the colour highlights between shades of beige, black and grey. Designer Isabell de Hillerin works together with small handicraft businesses in Romania and Moldova to revive the local traditional craft. She wants to encourage the few producers of the traditional art of weaving that are left with her fashion. In her collections the traditional is mixed with contemporary design with the hope to counter the current loss of culture. 


Sunday, August 11, 2013

COINTREAU Fizz Secret Garden presented blush

At Cointreau Fizz Secret Garden in restaurant '3 Schwestern' the Berlin-based lingerie label blush presented its new collection for the first time at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July. In the early evening there was a food pairing session with the chefs of Berlin restaurant 'Themroc' as well as a cocktail session with Alfred Cointreau, great-grandson of the Cointreau founder, and well-known barkeeper Tom Stock who introduced the guests to the history of the French company with long tradition and the world of cocktails. The evening was a great mix of fashion, lifestyle and culture and it was a great fashion week debut for the sexy lingerie by blush.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Franziska Michael Spring/Summer 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin and Wimbledon took place at the same time so the tennis inspired setting of Franziska Michael's spring/summer 2014 presentation was quite fittingly. There were tennis balls everywhere, the models were turned into tennis players and the background noise was a tennis game. The clean white and neon yellow coloured pieces completed the tennis picture. Aside from white and yellow the ESMOD graduate also used eyecatching prints and managed to create sporty, comfortable looks that have nothing to do with the typical dreary tennis outfits we all know. A day prior to her show Franziska Michael won the Premium Young Design Award for womenswear. She started with her label in 2010 and since then made name for herself in the Berlin fashion scene. Congrats to Franziska for winning the award! I really hope to see more of her work in the future.