Tuesday 26. March 2013

REFLECTIONS AROUND THE WORLD – SELF SHOTS ON THE STREETS.

The second part of the photo series of Self Shots around the world.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Spreepark, Berlin - 05/2012
Spreepark, Berlin – 05/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Carroll Gardens, brooklyn - 08/2012
Carroll Gardens, brooklyn – 08/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Guadalajara, Mexico - 08/2012
Guadalajara, Mexico – 08/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Neukölln, Berlin - 01/2013
Neukölln, Berlin – 01/2013.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Paris, France - 10/2012
Paris, France – 10/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Le Marais, Paris - 10/2012
Le Marais, Paris – 10/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Sayulita, Mexico - 08/2012
Sayulita, Mexico – 08/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Hermannplatz, Berlin - 05/2012
Hermannplatz, Berlin – 05/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Guadalajara, Mexico - 08/2012
Guadalajara, Mexico – 08/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Downtown Brooklyn, New York - 08/2012
Downtown Brooklyn, New York – 08/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle, Paris - 04/2012
La Motte-Picquet – Grenelle, Paris – 04/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Brooklyn, New York - 08/2012
Brooklyn, New York – 08/2012.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Kreuzberg, Berlin - 01/2013
Kreuzberg, Berlin – 01/2013.

Tuukka13 - REFLECTIONS PHOTO SERIES – SELF-SHOTS ON THE STREETS - Cihangir, Istanbul - 02/2013
Cihangir, Istanbul – 02/2013.

See here the first part – Self Shots in Tokyo.

-Tuukka

Thursday 21. March 2013

INSPIRATION: CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL (DIPPED) HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS.

Carol Christian Poell is an Austrian born designer-tailor based in Milan. He designed his first men’s collection in 1993 and established the brand in 1994. The eccentric designer is known for his unique use of unconventional materials from human hair to bodyplast and from metal chain-stitch to blood-dyed items, high-selective choice of leathers and experimental tailoring with absolute precision. For a long time I have been highly inspired by his handcrafted shoe/sneaker collection using the techniques of “object dyed” and “rubber/latex dipped”.

The Austrian, Carol Christian Poell, is an emaciated man of thirty-six with the stark features and eerie radiance of an El Greco. He studied tailoring in Vienna, where his parents are in the garment business, then learned about textile fabrication in Italy—not, he told me, to lay the technical groundwork for a commercial career in fashion but because he wanted the skills necessary to transcend one. Working entirely by hand, he and a small company of artisans make their limited collections (he can’t afford to show them every year) in a loft whose size and openness are unusual for Milan—the backdrops for La Scala were once painted on its floor. The collective has lately been experimenting with new materials: crocheted rubber; a pigskin with the strength and lightness “of a good garbage bag”; and a special gaffer’s tape they use instead of thread or ribbon both to seam and to embellish garments.

The invitation to Poell’s show was a salmon-colored factory time card stamped with an hour—seven in the evening—and an address that puzzled my driver: “Alzaia Naviglio Grande Under Bridge Viale Cassala.” The Naviglio Grande is the largest of the natural canals that flow through and beneath the industrial neighborhood where Poell has his studio, and which is the oldest part of the city. By the time we found the spot, the sun looked like a melon. A youthful crowd had assembled along the iron railing that protects the steep embankment. There was no evidence of a runway. There were no assistants in black, no security personnel talking into headsets, no publicist with a seating chart—indeed, no seating. The water, which was pale green and surprisingly clear, though flecked with wisps of straw, reflected a skyful of Tintoretto clouds. “Dov’è la sfilata?” people were asking—where’s the show?

Then, to universal amazement, we beheld—drifting lazily down the canal—two red boots, a white shirt, a pair of dark trousers. They were followed by a boy dressed in a thick vest of what looked like russet-colored steel wool. He lay supine and motionless, his limbs outstretched, his perfectly calm face framed by the swirling mass of his hair. There were sixteen of his fellow-volunteers to come. Though the clothes were soggy and a little blurred, one read them—as the current turned the page—like the hand-colored images in some mildewed yet marvellous old book. Poell’s idea was so poetic that the magical buoyancy of bodies and clothes (kept from sinking by an invisible flotation device) leapt the banks and infected the audience with a fit of joy. It didn’t matter, I thought, what the collection looked like on a hanger or in a shop, because the show had performed a feat that is rare enough in theatre or art and practically unheard of in fashion. It surprised a group of people with an emotion they hadn’t been expecting to feel. That is how a child experiences a sensual revelation, and how it is transformed into a memory of being happy. “Everybody follows fashion,” Poell told me later. “But change goes against the stream.”” Judith Thurman, New Yorker, 2003.

CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL WHITE OBJECT DYED DRIP-RUBBER LEATHER SNEAKERCarol Christian Poell – OBJECT DYED NO SEAM DRIP-RUBBER LEATHER SNEAKER.

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Carol Christian Poell - Sneakers One Piece Laceable Dripped U Sole Sneakers in grey
Carol Christian Poell – ONE PIECE LACEABLE HAND DIPPED IN RUBBER KANGAROO AND COW LEATHER “U”-SOLE SNEAKER.

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Carol Christian Poell - Boots Object Dyed Prosthetic Ankle Work Boots in dark gray 2
Carol Christian Poell – OBJECT DYED PROSTHETIC ANKLE WORK BOOT.

Carol Christian Poell - Boots Object Dyed Prosthetic Ankle Work Boots in dark gray

Carol Christian Poell Sneaker

Carol Christian Poell Sneaker Close-Up

Carol Christian Poell “Object Dyed, No Seam Drip-Rubber” Leather Sneaker 2

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Carol Christian Poell “Object Dyed, No Seam Drip-Rubber” Leather Sneaker 3

Carol Christian Poell “Object Dyed, No Seam Drip-Rubber” Leather Sneaker

Carol Christian Poell “Object Dyed, No Seam Drip-Rubber” Leather Sneaker 5

Carol Christian Poell – Sneaker AM-2524

Carol Christian Poell – Sneaker AM-2524 2

Carol Christian Poell rubber dipped kangaroo leather u-sole trainer with titanium inserts 2

Carol Christian Poell – OBJECT DYED ONE PIECE RUBBER DIPPED KANGAROO LEATHER “U”-SOLE SNEAKER WITH TITANIUM INSERTS.

Carol Christian Poell rubber dipped kangaroo leather u-sole trainer with titanium inserts

Carol Christian Poell – Sneaker AM-2685P

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Carol Christian Poell CCP Sneakers 2

Carol Christian Poell – One Piece Rubber Dipped “U” Sole Sneaker

Carol Christian Poell  ‘rooms’ sneaker

Carol Christian Poell - OBJECT DYED ONE PIECE, TRIANGLE CUT, ARTHROSIC ANKLE, DRIP-RUBBERED “U”-SOLE SNEAKERS

CCP Kangaroo Leather Drip Rubber U-Sole Sneaker Grey 2

CCP Kangaroo Leather Drip Rubber U-Sole Sneaker Grey

CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL BLACK OBJECT DYED DRIP-RUBBER LEATHER SNEAKER

CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL BLACK OBJECT DYED DRIP-RUBBER LEATHER SNEAKER 3

CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL BLACK OBJECT DYED DRIP-RUBBER LEATHER SNEAKER 2

Carol Christian Poell CCP Sneakers

CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL Dripped Sneakers

http://www.carolchristianpoell.com/

-Tuukka

Tuesday 19. March 2013

PHOTO DIARY: HISTORIC ISTANBUL & ME.

A day around the historic, Islamic and old Istanbul – Photo Diary from the trip to Istanbul in February, 2013.

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WDYWT: SILENT by Damir Doma Sneakers, Givenchy Drop-Crotch Trousers, SILENT by Damir Doma Shirt, Maison Martin Margiela Sweatshirt, NSW Destroyer Trench Coat, Givenchy Black Camo Scarf, Kris Van Assche x Eastpak Backpack and Supreme Snapback.

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-Tuukka

Saturday 16. March 2013

MOODS AND PEOPLE OUTSIDE DIOR RTW F/W13 SHOW AT PARIS FASHION WEEK.

Second part of photos from Paris Fashion Week – Moods and people outside Dior Women’s F/W 13 Show.

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See here the first part of my street style photos from Paris Fashion Week – Outside Rick Owens Women’s F/W 13 Show.

-Tuukka

Friday 15. March 2013

NEW TOPS – UNUSED, MERZ B. SCHWANEN, CHRISTOPHER O’BRIEN & YANG LI.

New Waffle Long Sleeve, Terry Cloth T-Shirt, Crinkle Shirt and Reversible Tank Top.

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UNUSED Waffle Long Sleeve Knit Top.

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Merz B. Schwanen Terry Cloth Army T-Shirt.

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Tuukka13 - New Shirt, Tee, Waffle and Top - Christopher O'Brien Heavy Crinkle Shirt - 5
Christopher O’Brien Heavy Crinkle Shirt.

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Yang Li Reversible Tank Top.

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-Tuukka