Let´s bring some colour into the day with this hip editorial by Julien Bernard and funky styling by Aicha Laenen. Voilá!
Fashion is about creativity, fun and good looks. But there also is more to it than most people would think of in the first instance. Within this topic there also lies a big responsability for all of us and the chance for us to make a big difference. And fashion and the way we deal with it in our every day life also tells us where we are standing as a society. “Sustainability” has become a big word lately and fashion university Esmod Berlin is “releasing” their first master graduates from the course “Sustainability in Fashion”. To combine creativity with the factors of egolocial, ethical, social and economical foresight is something that we can only support. The graduates will show their final collections tommorrow in front of a jury of fashion experts and on the weekend everyone can come to attend the exhibtion show. All the students have great concepts behind their collections.
German born Anna Johannsen reveals” The aim of my master project is to create a long-lasting relationship between my products and the consumer by combining intelligent design with honest and clear communication”.
Austrian designer Stefanie Stolitzka´s mission is “the customer’s recreation of value and emotional attachment to a product, Building a unique connection between contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship” for her sneaker collection.
Born and raised in Hamburg but with Iranian parents, Vida Ipektchi sees a good possibilty in having a big chain compared to the size and prices of H&M in order to educate people´s consumer behaviour: “If we can change this consumption behaviour, and familiarize people with the idea of sustainable fashion and consumption behaviour, if we make it possible, to get the concept of sustainable clothes in to the closets and therefore minds of 1.5 Billion people, a big step in order to change the fashion industry, is taken.”
Bojana Draca from Croatia tells that “My master project is inspired by the idea of revolutions – literal and metaphorical. The aim of the project is to merge sustainable fashion into ready to wear fashion with innovation and creativity. My marketing strategy is based on such an integration, trust and communication. The three values of change, freedom and strength have been consistent throughout the project since inception.”
And Spanish designer´s Daniela Franceshini vision is to “create a market for the original and special social production of craftsmanship, by facilitating a better quality of life and growth to the Nepalese communities. While at the same time meeting consumer demands for more sustainable design”
And she is asking herself and us “What does society demand from the luxury market now? Do we even need more clothes?”
MA GRADUATE SHOW
When: Friday October 12th
Location: Platoon Kunsthalle Schönhauser Allee 9, 10119 Berlin
Entry: 7.30 pm
8 pm – 10 pm Opening Exhibition, Performance and Jury (invitation Only)
10 pm Aftershow Party
EXHIBITION DATES ( everyone can attend!)
13th October 2012 – 12 a.m – 6 pm
14th October 2012 – 12 am – 4 pm
Collection Title: Fictive Capsule Collection “Love.Able”
Hair and Make Up: Jennifer Mendes
Model: Babette Rasch (Mega Models Hamburg)
Styling: Vida Ipektchi
Photographer: Nicholas Lory
Summer is over and we know it. But as we have a crush on sweetheart DENA and a problem with letting things go, we’d like to share some great pictures by Swedish photographer Emma Svensson with you to bring back summer for a very last moment. After having enjoyed this, take a deep breath, put a DENA record on and move on!
All images by Emma Svensson
Some time ago I used to work at the Vivienne Westwood studio for a couple of years. Despite most people seeing only the glamour about it, I was working really hard at that time and I was probably complaining even harder. I was questioning myself many times if this is what I really wanted and if I fitted into the world of fashion at all, so I decided to leave, take a year off, and follow my dream to travel the world a bit and find myself.
It is great to move on from things. But it is not only great, because you leave something behind and make a new start – it is also great because with the distance of time and space you also see past things in a different light. I fully realised how many great people I had met at Westwood, what I had learned about the business, life and myself already at that time. Maybe it´s a trick of your brain to only remember the good things, or maybe only with moving on to a new experience we really appreciate and see what we had gained.
Text and Image Sigrun Guggenberger
“The inspiration comes and goes but you can find inspiration everywhere, from an old wall, when you listen to old stories, the trees, movies, taking public transportation, and then from something really simple I create the story I want to portrait.” tells us Rafael Martinez, a Mexican born, San Diego, CA based and maybe soon “New Yorker” to be. His cool and promising sounding website Girls, Girls, Girls might lead you to think that it is only all about girls. Well, you will find plenty of pretty ones on there, but also creating stories behind his images is an important part of Rafael´s work. And at the moment he is also working on an zine about youth, sex and love. We like that!
Do you still remember the very first pictures you took in your life?
It would probably have to be with my instant polaroid camera and photos of my family then I always carry my camera at school and with my friends.
You grew up in Mexico, are you still based there now?
No, I’m currently in San Diego, CA but in some future I’m planning to move to NY.
Creating stories for your photographs is an important part in your work – where do you find the inspiration for always coming up with new ones?
The inspiration comes and goes but you can find inspiration everywhere, from an old wall, when you listen to old stories, the trees, movies, taking public transportation, and then from something really simple I create the story I want to portrait. I like to work with the simplicity of the everyday life so people can feel something and they can identify themselves.
In your latest interview with DazedDigital you said, that you shot different things that might not always be attractive for other people- so what is beautiful in your eyes?
For me it’s a combination of things, it could be just a chair and the beautiful sunlight or something else but it depends on my mood, the place, the city, the food, it’s about paying more attention about to what we are surrounded by and enjoy it.
You are also working to release a zine about youth, sex and love. Can you tell us about the progress of it? Do you have a release date yet?
I’m so excited about this, I don’t have a release date yet because I keep collecting work and sometimes I get a late response or none but hopefully this December. This is something I’ve always wanted to do and I want to do it right.
You take your camera everywhere – so I assume one thing you cannot live without. What other 3 things can you not abandon?
Yes, I do! You never know when you’re gonna capture something. My family and friends, food and my bed.
The best life lesson so far?
Not a lesson I think but for me it would be not to worry. As humans we spent so much time thinking what others might say of what we do, what we like, how we dress… and there’s no purpose to waste time on that, we just don´t need to worry and be respectful.
Your biggest wish for this moment of your life?
Travel and keep working.
All images by Rafael Martinez
Unbelievable but true, only 3 days left to the weekend! Any plans yet? No? Great! We raffle 2×2 tickets for seeing Christian Burkhardt on his Offenbach album tour at the Pratersauna/ Vienna. Christian will be supported by Barcelona based Andre Buljat. So here again all the short facts for you – and then drop us a mail until tomorrow to email@example.com to ensure you will have a blast of a weekend coming up!
12.10.2012 – Club Pompadour presents Christian Burkhardt Live (offenbach album tour)
CHRISTIAN BURKHARDT live (offenbach album tour / oslo records)
ANDRE BULJAT (4 line rec / fact / barcelona)
Thomas Grün (club pomapdour)
Veronika Amie (club pompadour)
Philipp Blecha (club pompadour)
Maximilian Grün (sunday mornings)
Entry: € 10€ 12
There’s a certain darkness in each song of the 27-year old singer/songwriter Anna Aaron from Basel which make the sombre piano ballads of her even more hypnotic. Her debut album ”I Will Dry Your Tears Little Murderer” released in 2009 got her rave reviews, a big fanbase and comparisons with PJ Harvey and Sophie Hunger. The follow up “Dogs in Spirit” (2011) hits you with quite the same intensity as the debut. If you are ready for that, have a listen!
Can you tell us e little bit about yourself?
My name is Anna Aaron, I am 27 years old and I live in Basel.
What’s the story behind your artist name?
Anna has always been the secret name I called myself. After that I looked for a boy’s name as a last name. There’s not really a story behind it.
Who do you consider an influence on your music?
It always changes because I like to pursue different questions and topics that interest me and afterwards collect the material I need for research and inspiration. Usually I feel naturally drawn to the books, films and music that help me find what I’m looking for.
Name 2 things that make up the Anna Aaron-sound!
Flesh and bones.
What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given to you?
My mother told me to never get into a car with a stranger.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Laughing Stock by Talk Talk, Gaucho by Steely Dan, Remain In Light by Talking Heads.
Interview by Katja Schifferegger