WILDE SUNGLASSES NEW WEBSITE | From its first steps in Barcelona, Wilde Vintage Sunglasses became an important reference in Europe's fashion. Wilde's vintage sunglasses collection is a result of 18 years collecting unique pieces, individually picked for their aestetic value, delivering quality and criteria. A long term devotion gathering sunglasses and valuable objects of interest discovered in urban auctions, shops, private collections and a variety of secret sources over the world defines their methodology to uncover under-served needs. "Picked and purchased one by one". That's how they work.
In September 2009, as a result of many years of research, deliberate selection and strong personal contact with passionate people, Wilde Sunglasses launched its first self-designed and handcrafted eyewear collection.
Whether you're looking for unique vintage eyewear or handcrafted contemporary pieces with a strong personnality, Wilde Vintage Sunglasses is definitely worth the trip.
Photos courtesy of Wilde Sunglasses.
Odiseo. | Volume 2. The Flames - independent publishing venture by Folch Studio - lauched the second volume of Odiseo, a publication the studio defines as "adult entertainment" including a selection of erotic visual art, accompanied by cutting-edge ideas from contemporary thinkers. As usual, Folch Studio proposes high quality and polished content with a strong visual impact. A one of a kind magazine we invite you to discover.
Features: Lina Scheynius' self portraits, Jo Schwab's "Habitual Grace" and Amy Hood as seen by the lens of Jonathan Leder, as well as a critical study on hipsterism today by Eugenia Lapteva, a long-distance call with Yuri Suzuki, and Timo Mashiyi-Veikkola's view on collective identity in mass culture.
Teaser directed and produced by Canada, on occasion of the second volume of Odiseo publication.
CAPSULE | Victor von Schwarz Bomber for Fucking Young! magazine | REVERSIBLE BOMBER JACKET | Every issue of Fucking Young! magazine is accompanied by a limited edition object in support of emerging talent. This time, they chose to collaborate with the Catalan designer Victor von Schwarz, who has created a piece inspired by the magazine's second issue, focusing on the events of 1997 and the aesthetic of the ʻ90s in general.
Sasa Pan & Sam Lin captured by We R the Catcher
About Victor von Schwarz
Just before his long trip to Taipei, Fucking Young! got the chance to work with him to create a reversible bomber jacket, 100% made in Barcelona. With Russian origin and based in Barcelona, Victor von Schwarz finished his fashion studies in 2009, followed by a Masters in tailoring. After working in the design departments of Manuel Bolaño, Josep Font and Bibian Blue, he started his own fashion house.
Before long, his personality, talent and the thorough craftsmanship of his pieces, embellished with crystals and other hand stitched details, landed him a show at EL EGO at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid. Now, inspired by his stay in Taiwan, heʼs preparing his fourth collection, which will be presented during the next edition of EL EGO (Madrid - September 2013).
A limited edition of 20 jackets only is available in Fucking Young! online store from the 7th May 2013! Hurry!
HYÈRES FESTIVAL | SATU MAARANEN, winner of Hyères Fashion Festival 2013. Graduated from Aalto University - Finland - Satu Maaranen presented a collection inspired by the Finnish landscape and military uniforms - "Garments in Landscape". This year's jury was headed by Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Lacoste creative director and winner of the festival in the year 2002.
Satu Maaranen | Garments in Landscape | Awarded collection at Hyères 2013 Festival
TODAY | Models. SAM ROLLINSON. From Great Britain. Booked as a worldwide exclusive for Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2013. She has walked in fashion shows for Balenciaga, Eudin Choi y Bora Aksu.
Agencies: Select Models in London, Monster Management in Milan & New York Model Management in New York.
Sam Rollinson by Kacper Kasprzyk for V #83 Summer 2013 "Pump Up The Volume"
Fashion editor: Thom van Dorpe | Hair: Marki Shkreli | Make-up: Frankie Boyd
SAM ROLLINSON FOR KENZO PRE-FALL 2013
BALENCIAGA Campaign | Spring 2013
Shanghai Special | STUDIO TIMELESS | Sweet discovery on our way to Dong Liang Studio... This little menswear boutique is situated in a poetic villa on Changle Lu Road. The owner favours Scandinavian and American brands like Soulland (Danish), Spellbound Jeans, Yuketen (U.S.A), Velour or Gitman Bros, not common at all in China. The interior design is equally remarkable and reveals the architectural background of its owner Zhang Pingchuan. | www.studiotimeless.com
SHANGHAI SPECIAL | Fashion in China | Yoanna Liu - Fashion Editor - Exclusive Interview for Lelook. Could you tell us more about your blog www.yoannaliu.co.uk? Why did you start blogging? Why do you continue to do it?
I started blogging four years ago just for my personal interest about fashion. Then people noticed me and it's really a surprise to find out that there are readers really like your blog and really follow your every entry. My blog used to be under main websites like sina.com. Then one year ago my friend built this independent site for me, so there is the yoannaliu.com you see now. I like blogging because it's a way that you can really tell your true opinion. But since my main job now is the fashion editor at Vision, and it has taken most of my time and energy, I'm spending less and less time for my blog. It's pity. But I want to keep my blog as a personal portfolio of my editorial works.
Describe your work as a fashion writer.
I won't judge degierns' work in a very mean and critical way. I believe that every opision should be respected. And since I used to spend two years in Saint Martins and most of my time was hanging out with designers in the studio, I know how hard they try to push a collection forward. So I try to build an understanding between designers and readers in my articles. I try to tell my readers how to appreciate true creativity and tell them what is design. Try to show the good sides of everything. I think that's my way of being a fashion writer.
We have discovered many interesting Chinese designers during our trip to Shanghai, Neither Nor, Masha Ma, Helen Lee, Uma Wang, Qiu Hao, for instance. Who are your favorite designers at the moment in China?
I really like Masha Ma, she has her style, which is sharp, and just beautiful. And she's also developing a practical approach in design, which makes her a successful designer. So does Xander Zhou, a very tallented designer with a really cool and fun personality. He always brings laugh and inspiration to us. And Yifang Wan, one of the youngest Chinese designer who just graduated from CSM last year, also a very potential girl.
And your favorite up&coming designers in Europe?
I would say Dion Lee. He just started showing in London. I think Dion Lee has a very iconic style and really cool technique in structure and draping.
There's a growing core of independent fashion designers in China. What is their strength compared to the fashion designers in Europe?
The biggest strength is that THEY ARE FROM CHINA. They have the culture deep in their blood. And many of them have been trained in Europe or America, so they are kind of a mixture of the Chinese way of thinking and the Western way of style and design. People may find they design practical to wear but also with some very unique details.
Fashion-wise, the most inspirational city: Shanghai or Beijing?
I still think it's Beijing. Artists are here, interesting people are here, creative people are here. Beijing is a city with history and culture. Shanghai is stylish in fashion, but Beijing is where the inspiration from.
You travel a lot between Beijing and London, what is your perception of street style in those 2 cities?
Londoners, especially those East London kids, are fearless to dress. And people on the street won't judge how you dress, they would say 'Cool! Nice jacket!' But in Beijing, stylish people only apprear in certain areas. Most people are just copying street style of model style on blogs or websites like Jack&Jil. And they are very sensitive on what others wear. Like peacocks.
Finally, could you recommend some fashion blogs or websites that you often visit?
by Stella She's a very lovely girl and keen to art and design. She recently did a series of entries called The Studio Visit, showcasing the working situation of some designers, which is really sweet and professional as well.