Men – Behind The Scenes

The catwalk show may be the main attraction for every fashion addict. But nothing compares to the backstage images of the show, especially when they ‘re shot by  Sonny Vandevelde – “the fashion photographer trying to give you a glimpse behind the scene”. I mean, you can really get a glimpse of it, but also a fresh perspective on the next season’s fashionable looks. It’s not only about the outfits, it’s about posture, expression, spontaneity. The clothes look more ‘real’ and ‘alive’, because they’re worn by people after all… no stereotypes, no restrictions, just a few guys doing their work and having fun.

It seems that Rick Owens’ monk sobriety gets a sporty twist for the next season men. Which is very nice.

Henrik Vibskov’s oversized outfits are mixing a lot of textiles techniques with some statement head- pieces. Once again, he doesn’t seem to care about anything, breaking the rules and following his own way;

Raf Simons – sober look, bright cuts and a Tilda-like hairdo;

I love this crafted- tribal look at Damir Doma…

and the man-machine from Mugler

and Dries Van Noten – oh yes, he knows how to use color like no one other!

Dior Homme.  Of course, nothing compares with their last Summer collection, but I admit that the sporty couture in black & white looks pretty cool.

Jean Paul Gaultier comes along with his bohemian style, fake tattoos and spirited boys. The brick-outfit is genius!

This one is my favorite, I have to say it! I always loved red & black in bold stripes (and this time, it’s not Yohji Yamamato, but Riccardo Tisci). The Givenchy Collection for the next Fall is really fresh and powerful. Take a look at those nose – accessories, they’re perfect!

Great rush behind the Galliano show… plus a delicious mix of matt and shiny black.

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The A-Men and Beyond


A-MEN is the Men’s scent and, after Angel, the second major success of the house of Thierry Mugler, being launched  in 1996. With or without Thierry, seems that Mugler’s advertising campaigns continue maestro’s vision on radical fashions. The fashion-able bodies once promoted by Alexander McQueen (remember the famous 1998 Dazed issue?), are now reloaded by Art Director Formichetti. As Aimee Mullins is still inspiring for everybody in the world, we are now invited to take a look at South Africa’s athlete & Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar Pistorius – known as the “Blade Runner”, has been running with artificial legs since his childhood, thus making an inspirational career. The commercial features the athlete running with prosthetic limbs on the classic Mugler Angel background. Spectacular indeed! The A-Men Mugler campaign doesn’t promote only a scent, but rises a motivational theme, focusing on the body. The future of fashion is more and more about the fashion-able body and Nicola Formichetti develops the concept in various ways, from the Gaga look to Rico’s performance, from the cyborg inspired outfits to his Brothers of Arcadia. Especially with the A-Men Ad campaign, he did it fantastically once again.


Reloading Fashion

This piece was created by Issey Miyake in the 80s. And that was something beyond its time.

Last year, Vogue Germany showed this fascinating editorial, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and inspired by Metropolis, Fritz Lang’s film. This metallic corset is already a cult item of fashion’s futuristic imagery. Although it was designed by Thierry Mugler almost 20 years ago!


The new collection Thierry Mugler Womenswear 2011, curated by Nicola Formichetti, tries to revive the ideals of the 80s fashion. Keeping the same spirit, he manages a few remarkable effects Though, in this case, we cannot say that he invents a new form, a brand new line or a different body. As Mugler did, at his time.

I like the shoulders line  & I love the molded bra !