After a week of backstage show dressing (for the first time; who knew womens’ various clasps and bra hooks were so bloody complicated? Not this gay man…), hangover-nursing, and being heckled by the locals that congregate near my temporary gaff (seriously? Don’t you have anything more productive to do than sit on your spotty arse and slag my fairly tame outfit choices?), I want nothing more than to remind myself why I got so obsessive about fashion in the first place. And a hefty dose of editorials rarely fails to hit the proverbial spot. Be warned, it’s gonna get image heavy here…
First up, Fütter Mein Ego (Feed My Ego) from GQ Style Germany‘s AW10 issue, which harks back to Germany’s heritage (being the birthplace of literary Romanticism) with work from the masters of dark romance, Ann Demeulemeester, and Viktor & Rolf, whilst also incorporating a distinctly German reservedness and elegant restraint in the form of pieces from more tailoring-led labels like Emporio Armani and Boss.
For non-Deutsch speakers, the subtitle basically translates as: A wardrobe of suits, coats, and sports jackets in few colours can appear somewhat uniform. Or elegant and eccentric: Welcome to the world of the modern dandies.
Photography: Giampaulo Sgura; Production: Klaus Stockhausen
Thanks to CQC for scans! See link to left for full credits.
And highlights from Vogue Hommes Japan‘s 5th issue, gleaned from creative director Nicola Formichetti’s blog. Although I’ve yet to purchase an issue of this mag, it’s the only men’s publication that’s kept me intrigued right from its inception with its mix of pop and up-market gloss.
^ Come Together Photography: Ben Toms; Styling: Robbie Spencer
^ The Modern Standard Photography: Miguel Reveriego; Styling: Shun Watanabe
^ With Night Comes The Darkness Photography: Mariano Vivanco; Styling: Nicola Formichetti