Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Interview with Kristina Voglein (Larapixie)

  • What's your name and place of birth?
            my name is Kristina Voglein and i was born in Zagreb/Croatia.
  • Can you tell me what Larapixie is and what it stands for?
           Larapixie is my first ever forum (nick)name, created by me long long time ago and since then it has became as my name,  in fact many people think my second name is Larapixie. It is really part of me, as the agency is, so it was an easy decision how to name it.
  • How do you select your photographers, stylists, models, designers and hair- & make up artists?
           I love artists with souls, with depth, edge.With everyone it happened very naturally, as if they were always in the agency and i am just updating their portfolios, not putting them for the first time..
  • How did your love for fashion came to be?
             From my grandmothers. My grandmother Tonka was knitwear designer and her sister Ana was also fashion designer and through their souls and designs i was drawn into magic of fashion.
  • Who in the fashion industry inspires you?
            My grandmothers, V.Westwood, Basso&Brooke, A. McQueen, Kate Moss, Omahyra Mota, G.Pugh, R.Owens, S.Meisel and artists in the agency, anonymous designers from the past and present....
  • Who outside of the fashion industry inspires you?
              Societas Rafaello Sanzio, Fever Ray, Joy Division, Peter Greenaway, Shakespeare, Luchino Visconti,Thomas Mann,Ron Athey,Wagner, Robert Wilson....
  • Can you show us a picture out of all your work that represents Larapixie 100% and tell us why?
  This picture by Snjezana Josipovic of Florian came first  to my mind when i read your question.I think because it is simple and soo powerful. Because it tells stories.



  • You travel the globe for shoots, etc, can you tell how this all started?
          As a producer i love to be present on our shoots as mush as possible.Of course that is not always possible because we have aprox 25-30 shoots per month all around the world but i try as much as i can.I love to be present at shoots and watch how everything is created.
  • Can you tell us about the working formula you use?
            I dont think we have some special working formula. It is love for art and respect for each other that connects us and keeps us going.
  • How did you build up your network within the fashion industry?
            Everything happened very natural, i think people who are meant to meet in their lives will meet...
  • What are your goals?
          Goals are: to be possible that each member of the agency has opportunities to express himself/herself fully through the work and that we all together create some wonderful things.
  • What can we expect from Larapixie in the near future?
            Many unexpected things :)

Here's some dazzling work by Larapixie:


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Now this is such an ugly & overpriced bag (54.000,- USD) by Louis Vuitton, we just love it. Not only do we admirer the marketing strategy, but especially the hideous design. A refined statement. So, if you're loaded, cop it.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

OntFront on Hong Kong fashion week





OntFront presents the fall winter ’10-‘11 collection




OntFront proudly presents ‘Shift Gear', the fall/winter 2010-2011 collection, during the Hong Kong Fashion Week. The strong 65 piece collection is inspired by sleek Italian sports cars.
Fashion professionals are invited to attend this show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre at 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong on the 21th of January 17:00.  So fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.


OntFront for men


OntFront is a clean cut menswear label that stands for the fast city life. The new generation taking over. For rebellious and worldly men, who travel, work and go out. OntFront is the bad boy and the gentleman. Tailored and streetwise, hence the under title Sidewalk Tailoring.


OntFront is an Amsterdam-based brand, that was founded by the passionate fashion entrepreneurs Liza Koifman and Tomas Overtoom  to contribute to the rapid progress within men's fashion. Its unique combination of creativity and innovation with a spirit of commerce makes it an ideal carrier of the I amsterdam motto .


OntFront Showreel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp4gtZoDPo0 & OntFront website: www.ontfront.com.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Pharrell Williams in Men Style

Here's an oldie. Pharrell Williams on Men Style. Style.com decided to take down the men's section and replace it for the German GQ site. Suckers. Stuff like that irritates us. Well, to make sure you can still see the Pharrell interview we posted it:


Pharrell Williams on Men Style from Tomas Overtoom on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mos Def & Talib Kweli – History (Creative Control Color Video)

We love Mos Def. A natural styler. We've heard better tracks from him and Talib than 'History'. But the video is so nice it's worth posting. Sit back, relax, enjoy.


Mos Def Feat. Talib Kweli-History (Creative Control Color Edit) from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Swarovski “CRYSTALLIZED Meets 12 Tokyo Brands”: visvim

Austrian Cyrstal experts Swarovski commence their ‘CRYSTALLIZED Meets 12 Tokyo Brands’ series, which as the name would sugguest, will see collaborations with no less than 12 different Tokyo labels including: 3.1 phillip lim, Bedwin & The Heartbreakers, Casely-Haford, CICATA, Inpaichthys kerri, John Lawrence Sullivan, Kitsune, Sabatino, SOE, ts(s). Starting us off then, is luxury clothes brand visvim. Working chiefly on footwear, clothes and accessories the project bedazzles a host of Visvim apparel in hundreds of coloured Swarovski rhinestones. We absolutely hate the design, but were amazed by the concept.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rocket Garage launch party


Kim Vos & Sarah Walter will be launching the artist management company Rocket Garage (from New York) in Amsterdam. OntFront fully supports this great development. Here's the announcement for the launch party:


Friday, January 8, 2010

Rosa Acosta from the Terry Richardson shoot

Well, we kinda missed the memo about the Dominican Rosa Acosta. We heard about her, saw her in Terry's shoot we previously posted. Also heard about her infamous stretching. But never saw it. So here you go:


Rosa Acosta x Perfection from Kvein on Vimeo.

Shop design by Waterfrom Design

What a way to display some oils. Hate the product, love the interior design. Nuff respect @ Waterfrom Design.

Healthy new year?

London based Chinese designer Daizi Zheng has created a series of healthy snacks packaged to look like your everyday vices to temp your January blues towards a more healthy lifestyle. Haha, brilliant. We love it!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Paris fashion week schedule (men)

Here's the full Paris Fashion Week schedule. The shows begin on January 21st and run all the way through January 24th, 2010. Get your fix on.




Thursday, January 21st
10:30am – ALEXIS MABILLE
11:30am – ISSEY MIYAKE
12:30pm – FRANCISCO VAN BENTHUM
1:30pm – JUUN J.
2:30pm – LOUIS VUITTON
4:00pm – GASPARD YURKIEVICH
5:00pm – JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
6:00pm – SMALTO
7:00pm – DRIES VAN NOTEN
8:00pm – JULIUS
8:00pm – ADAM KIMMEL
9:00pm – HENRIK VIBSKOV
7pm-10pm – Y-3 PRESENTATION & COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Friday, January 22nd
10:00am – JUNYA WATANABE MAN
11:00am – BLAAK
12:00pm – YVES SAINT LAURENT
1:00pm – RICK OWENS
2:00pm – WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
3:00pm – KRIS VAN ASSCHE
4:00pm – COMME DES GARCONS HOMME PLUS
5:00pm – CERRUTI
6:00pm – GIVENCHY
7:00pm – TIM HAMILTON
8:30pm – JOHN GALLIANO

Saturday, January 23rd
10:00am – BORIS BIDJAN SABERI
11:00am – KENZO
12:00pm – MIHARAYASUHIRO
1:00pm – ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
2:00pm – TILLMANN LAUTERBACH
3:00pm – DIOR HOMME
4:30pm – UTE PLOIER
5:30pm – DUNHILL
6:30pm – DAMIR DOMA
8:00pm – HERMÈS
9:00pm – RAF SIMONS

Sunday, January 24th
10:00am – BILL TORNADE
11:00am – LANVIN
12:00pm – WOOYOUNGMI
1:00pm – SONGZIO
2:00pm – RYNSHU
3:00pm – ROMAIN KREMER
4:00pm – QASIMI
5:00pm – PAUL SMITH
6:00pm – AGNÈS B.

Hard Graft

Australian Company Hard Graft rocks this accessory big time. It fits the Iphone/Ipod perfectly. But we're stuffing our goddamn Blackberry in there. Just to let you know. 100% premium German wool felt with a soft, durable, and water-repellent finish. Cop it.


Nixon 2010 watches

Now here's a presidential style with humor: Nixon. Not all designs are dope. Actually most of them suck big time. But this following design makes up for their lesser models. Have a look, you know the time boy!


Gourmet Sedici Sneaker

We just had a chat with Gary from team Patta about the new Gourmet Sneakers. Patta does Benelux distribution of Gourmet. The new lines look fresh as hell. We like the aesthetics (defies categorization). Really resembles our way of thinking. A mash up of classic and street cred. And damn, check out the Italian touch the Gourmet team gave the new Sedeci sneaker (meaning sixteen in Italian). Straight up Michelangelo baby.