Wednesday 29. February 2012

RECAP: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER F/W 12 SHOW AT PARIS MENS FASHION WEEK.

Ann Demeulemeester’s show was the last one I attended at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. The Belgian designer and original Antwerp Six member is known to create collections that differ from the rest but always reflect her own dark style. The men’s Fall-Winter 2012 collection surprisingly had an interesting palette of colors included – starting from white and grey pieces that faded through black ones into pieces that were partially red/lava orange dipped and into vibrant shiny blue pieces. French poet Arthur Rimbaud inspired collection’s silhouette was iconic elongated and sleek. Besides the great collection the show became unforgettable for me when the loud music got boosted by strongly shaking glass wall door and when Ann was called back to receive the well deserved applauds.

Tuukka13 - 2012_01_21 Ann Demeulemeester - Mens FW 2012 Collection Show, Paris Mens Fashion Week - 1

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www.anndemeulemeester.be

-Tuukka

Monday 27. February 2012

GREETINGS FROM BRUSSELS – NEW RICK OWENS, ANN DEMEULEMEESTER & GIVENCHY.

I have spent this weekend in Brussels. This is the first time in the city in my grown-up days, and it has been a very pleasant experience. We stayed in the Pantone Hotel that reflects their well-known color scheme in nice, modern architecture and design. Even though Antwerp is the dominant fashion capital of Belgium, the shopping selection in Brussels is great. Here is a sneak preview of the Rick Owens Bomber Jacket, Ann Demeulemeester Neck-Pouch and a small Givenchy item that I bought.

Tuukka13 - Greetings from Brussels - New Rick Owens Jacket, Ann Demeulemeester Neck Pouch and Givenchy - At Pantone Hotel - 1

Tuukka13 - Greetings from Brussels - New Rick Owens Jacket, Ann Demeulemeester Neck Pouch and Givenchy - At Pantone Hotel - 2

Tuukka13 - Greetings from Brussels - New Rick Owens Jacket, Ann Demeulemeester Neck Pouch and Givenchy - At Pantone Hotel - 3

-Tuukka

Thursday 23. February 2012

THE RUSSIAN STYLE APARTMENT IN KREUZBERG, BERLIN.

Last weekend we stayed in this Russian style apartment in Kreuzberg in Berlin. The whole place was filled with old Russian-inspired details starting from kitchen appliances to books, for me it resembled well an authentic 70’s/80’s experience in the East. Here are some of my favorite details.

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

Tuukka13 - The Russian Style Apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin - 02/2012

-Tuukka

Wednesday 22. February 2012

MY NEW KRIS VAN ASSCHE x EASTPAK BACKPACK FROM BERLIN.

Last weekend I visited Berlin for some music, culture and friends. During my routine tour in Mitte I finally got the Kris Van Assche x Eastpak backpack that I have been wanting to buy since last summer I saw it in London. The new S/S 12 collection has just arrived to shops, the upcoming F/W 12 collection was shown at Paris Mens Fashion Week but I still prefer this one from the first collection. The main materials are grey and black canvas with black leather details. My favorite details are the straps with studs, the folding front pocket and most importantly the key hanger on the right shoulder. The bag has also a removable laptop pocket inside. It is best worn hanging low in the back in the 90’s throwback style!

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

Tuukka13 - Kris Van Assche x Eastpack Backpack - 1st Edition - Black Leather - Grey Canvas - 2011

www.krisvanassche.eastpak.com

-Tuukka

Tuesday 21. February 2012

MY 8 FAVORITES FROM GIVENCHY’S S/S 12 ACCESSORIES, SHOES AND BAGS.

I just received a preview of Givenchy’s Spring-Summer 2012 menswear accessories, shoes and bags. These will be soon available in the shops. Here are my eight favorites.

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - BACKPACK
Black leather backpack with Obsedia detailed chest strap.

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - BACKPACK Obsedia

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - GREEN LANYARD KEY PIECE
Green Lanyard with Obsedia key hanger.

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - FLOWER LANYARD KEY PIECE
Flower Lanyard with Obsedia key hanger.

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - Obsedia BELT
Black leather belt with gold Obsedia detail.

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - Obsedia BELT
Black belt with double Obsedia closing.

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - SANDALS
Black leather strapped sandals.

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - SANDALS
Green leather multi-strap sandal with double-tone sole.

GIVENCHY SS 12 MENSWEAR ACCESSORIES - CREEPER SOLE BOOT SNEAKERS
Black leather sneaker-boots with creeper sole.

-Tuukka