Danish born David Andersen debuted his eponymous collection, David Andersen, in 2007 to instant success, both critically and commercially. Approaching its third year, the collection is represented in 12 countries expanding abroad Europe, and entering the markets of Japan and the US. Every year, the David Andersen shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week keep surprising the critics and fashion followers, with girls modeling the menswear collection, or the stunning performers that give every show a different, almost engaging feeling.
Deviba Wala believes in the ability of art to foster connections. A self-described cultural nomad, Wala’s style of framing multi-tonal arrangements of linear forms in space gives an intriguing perspective of interconnectivity through space and time. Each linear formation is autonomous from the rest, and yet they project a foreboding presence of an inevitable interaction with the others that lead to questions of influence and identity. Collectively, they resemble network typologies. However, if we view these linear forms as a window into dynamic networks, it’s important to note that – in the scope of interaction taking shape on Wala’s canvases – there is no discernible contact between them. Each form shares space with the others but they never quite connect.
The album “4 slags sort”- translating into 4 shades of black, is about four different feelings of darkness and emotional despair, hence the name. The songs describes feelings of inferiority self destructiveness, lust, and trying to find answers in the bottom of a bottle – dark indeed. All four tracks has an extremely personal feel, which Pelle Møller is very aware of. Pelle explains that his work is deliberately subjective, because his work is about depicting his personal perspective of the world around him, thus sharing his own feelings, and personal universe, with his audience.
The Dolce & Gabbana company has endured a lot since it launch in 1986. It has gotten a sister label in 1994, seen the separation of its creators; Dominico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, been transformed from being designer-owened to being sold to a holding company and was latest threaten with closure, due to the trial for tax aversion, but as always, Dolce & Gabbana endures.
In the danish designer Stine Ladefogeds SS14 collection she had chosen to work with colors in the scales black, white, gray and mint.
Of course we love the beautiful, sculptural, feminine and sophisticated black styles from her collection.
Barbara i Gongini’s fashion show for men and women SS14 was a very dramatic show reminiscent, of Japanese kabuki theater or a scene played out at an insane asylum. The clothes reflected Gongini’s usual virtues with loads of black, drop waists and Turkish pants, worn in flowing layers.
The image of today is Hedi Slimanes provocative black and white photographs.
Slimane has worked with Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, Sky Ferreira, Phoenix, and Pete Doherty, amongst others, and now he has featured many of these musicians in his Rock Diary, an online compilation of visceral, provocative black and white photographs.
Danish pop prince Vinnie Who press the play button at Roskilde Festival. 50.000 tents, 195 bands and a whole lot of good looking music fanatics looking effortlessly chic though covered in mud and dust. Scandinavia’s biggest festival – Roskilde Festival outside of Copenhagen – has begun its 42nd edition and Thursday Danish electro-pop icon Vinnie Who will start the music.
Kinga Rajzak for Rika Magazine Spring/Summer 2013 by Kira Bunse.
Designer Iris van Herpen collaborates with Nick Knight and Daphne Guinness to create a ‘crystallization’ dress live on camera. For this project, Knight began by photographing the fashion icon Daphne Guinness as she was being splashed with black and clear water. Iris Van Herpen then created a dress based on the shoot, which Knight again shot as Guinness modelled.
If Hedi Slimane has made you thirsty for more punk attitude maybe you should try and get a hold on Anne Sofie Madsens AW13 collection. Anne Sofie Madsens designs is always artistic and with very surprising sources of inspiration. This time she too seem to be influenced by punk, but never looked so poetic as in Anne Sofie Madsens delicate hands.