London Art Fair 2012

The London Art Fair opens its doors today at the Business Design Centre in Islington, with the participation of 100 galleries and 1000 artists. The premier art fair is for once more showcasing the best from modern art in the 20,000 sq ft location fo BDC in two sections:

Twelve Calendar

Berlin Fashion Week is starting today, so i suppose we are all anticipating for the great avant-garde capital city to reveal its new gems for next winter. One of the week's hottest projects is the Twelve Calendar, a collaboration between Derzeit Magazine and photographer Lena Emery, showcasing 12 of the best new models and labels from Berlin.

Born Sleepy by J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson's menswear collection for next fall is called Born Sleepy, and has big retro vibe with amazing knits, graphic prints, flared pants made out of tech materials and a bright colour palette. I just love the brand's spooky, ironic campaign, shot by Alex Sainsbury, featuring model Oliver Greenall from Elite London.


Milan's Men Fashion Week is ending today. Have a look at its coolest boys posing for Luca Finotti's camera during the castings.

The Empire of Death

For three years Dr Paul Koudounaris, a specialist in Baroque culture and lector at major universities in Los Angeles, travelled the world to document various religious shrines decorated with human bones, crypts and remains from the sixteenth and seventienth centuries.

A new short film by artist George Traikos, the first part of an in progress sensual fetish series. The film is telling the story of a simple bathing by making this daily habit into a ritual.

Warning: Contains Nudity


George P. Traikos - Clean Day (2011) from George Traikos on Vimeo.

Chi Zhang, one of China's emerging fashion designers recently presented his new collection for next winter, an amazing menswear line, one of the most interesting coming out from China at the moment.

Shorts, leggings and slim suits with fine leather detailing, strictly in black and white accessorized with jewellery encrusted gas masks, consisted a beautiful collection inspired by the rumoured end of the world during 2012.

With inspiration from Mad Max movie and a bit of S/M (two of my favourite fashion elements), the collection seems mature enough to be distributed in the West world.

Stay tuned for more, this guy is going to be smoke hot gun soon!

All runway & campaign pics courtesy of the designer

Maison Martin Margiela presents its first hotel collaboration with La Maison Champs-Elysées, a spectacular space located within the historical building of the Maison de Centraliens, in the heart of Paris. 

Consisting of two buildings, one dating from the Second Empire under Napoleon III and the other built more recently, the legendary hotel has been recreated to a contemporary, artistic, ultra-luxury, surrealistic space.

La Maison Champs Elysees is slated to relaunch with the designs of Maison Martin Margiela in July 2011.

You can have a look at the  reconstruction procedure below:

A special exhibition currently running at the Andy Warhol Museum is titled Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports, featuring works that probe the stereotype of the American male athlete.

Well-known contemporary artists like Matthew Barney, Catherine Opie, Collier Schorr, Sam Taylor-Wood and many more demonstrate their thoughts about the male athlete figure through a special selection of photos, paintings and installations, emphasizing the decoding of its masculinity.

The exhibition will be on view through August the 7th.

All pics courtesy of the Andy Warhol Museum

Although this collection does nor remind me summer at all (at least for Greece), i really loved the trenchcoats.

Enjoy the full collection below:

DRIES VAN NOTEN HOMME SS 2012 PFW from Mario Velazquez on Vimeo.

Tarina Tarantino presents her new Topkapi jewellery collection through this amazing video, inspired by Turkey and harem divas.


Tarina Tarantino presents: Topkapi from Fuchsia Revolution on Vimeo.

There were two keyphrases that i spotted when reading the Viktor & Rolf press release for the S/S 2012 Monsieur Collection: creative man & sexy intellect, that i think describe best the Viktor&Rolf men's sartorial view for the next season. Obviously inspired by mid_70's, the collection offers a fine selection of lean jackets, James Bond-like tuxedos, funky shorts and an amusing palette of ivory, khaki, mustard yellow, terracota, and radiant blue.

All pics courtesy of Viktor&Rolf

After the exciting science trilogy Dervishes in Space, director Cristian Straub presents his new even darker and dramatic video project announcing the exclusive S/S 2012 shoe collection Gortz designed by Perret Schaad, scheduled to be presented at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin on the 7th of July.
Featuring Daryn Arehova.
Production: Riese Farbaute

{ THE BOX } _ Goertz by Perret Schaad S/S 2012 from Cristian Straub on Vimeo.

Paris Menswear Fashion Week has already started so, all the lucky ones out there who are visiting the City of Light, don't miss the new Ra Exhibition & Showroom presentation of its new menswear edition for S/S 2012 blending art, fashion, music and performance through a fascinating interactive event.

(Image above: Erika Rodin)

Butterfly Soulfire
Camille Pajot

For this season Ra includes 12 international contributors working with clothes, accessories, photographs and instruments with concepts and ideas that go beyond commerciality and promote pioneer ideas.
Harald Lunde Helgesen

Estelle Skrodzki

 ss12 exhibition/ showroom:  24 - 27 june

opening party: june 25th, 8pm - 12pm
rue de la corderie 14
75003 paris (métro temple)

Romain Trinquard

Shaun Samson
The Glass Thrower

I first met Oliver Rath's work through his collaboration with the Pappbrille glasses and really caught my eye...His images are an excellent combination of art, lifestyle and fashion photography with that exquisite and sarcastic Berlin style. Nude and drugs are often his highlight themes in a different, more colourful and humouristic way, perhaps disturbing or provocative for some, but definitely high art.

I don't think i should say something more about Oliver, i think his pictures should talk about him...

His portfolio is huge; you can visit his blog for more