Postcards from Italy

Last year I already declared my love for the Tuscan countryside after visiting my dear friend Barbara from the label Area di Barbara Bologna. When the opportunity arose to pay another visit to her studio and the surrounding cities Florence, Pisa and Lucca, I didn’t hesistate for long. This time around I was accompanied by friends and experienced a totally new side of Florence, a city which I can wholeheartedly claim now as one of the most beautiful places in Europe. Whether it is the relaxed “dolce far niente” athmosphere, fantastic food, friendly people or the amazing surrounding nature, this is where my soul is at ease. There are not too many places left in the world that make your heart skip a beat, or rather create a calm, stress free pulse. It’s no wonder I’m already getting an itch to visit Tuscany again.









Blazer: Ann Demeulemeester
Top: Ilaria Nistri
Skirt: H&M
Beanie: Area di Barbara Bologna
Shoes: Silent by Damir Doma
Bag:&Other Stories

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Paris men’s fashion week: Boris Bidjan Saberi S/S12

This season Boris Bidjan Saberi takes us to a city of dust, as the earthy tones and long lean silhouettes make you instantly think of a desert warrior. The collection consisted of lengthy tops, structured blazers, hoods, relaxed bottom parts and interesting shoe designs. All elements known to be part of Boris’ aesthetics. The color scheme was a perfect blend of black and various tones of brown, with a subtle hint of grey. Overall a very cohesive and wearable collection with a few surprise elements from Boris Bidjan Saberi.

Pictures by: Anna-Maria

Downtown

If I would have to describe L.A. with just one word, it would be “vibrant”; There is always something going on, whether it is a concert or another kind of cultural happening around the corner. This time around we attended the yearly Downtown art walk and to better capture the atmosphere or rather organized chaos of this evening, I had to eternalize it with my camera. Maybe you can spot the one and only clothing associated purchase I made during my L.A. trip, something that I have been dreaming about for a few years now: The Ann Demeulemeester lace up heeled sandals. I believe good things comes to those who wait, though I have hard time convincing it to my extremely impatient nature… even when there are results like this.

Cardigan: Boris Bidjan Saberi
Top: Sunday Sun
Skort: Rick Owens
Lace up sandals: Ann Demeulemeester
Bag: Zam Barrett

Paris men’s fashion week: Boris Bidjan Saberi F/W 11/12

Last but definitely not least, I am offering one more Paris fashion week F/w 11/12 treat from one of my favorite designers, Boris Bidjan Saberi. Even though this is a men’s wear line, the sizing of the garments drops all the way down to XS, providing us women a chance to explore the masculine side.

Boris’s latest collection A/W 11/12, was presented in what seemed like an old gymnasium with models appearing behind massive bleachers to present Saberi’s work. To emphasize the designers influences and sub-cultural background, hip hop beats pulsated the venue as skateboarders were performing tricks over a launch box in this dimly lit venue. The pieces had aesthetics common to Boris: Drape, texture, leather manipulation, and heavy detailing. Jus like in the S/S11 looks, the new collection featured experimentation with transparent leather, but this time introducing blood red transparency for the winter. A strong cohesive collection once again from Boris Bidjan Saberi, and I can definitely see myself purchasing a few pieces when it becomes available.

Pictures via Boris Bidjan Saberi

Text by Peter K.