Archive: July 2012

At Home: Horst Meier

I’ve known (and admired) Horst Meier for years and had to wait equally long until he welcomed me in his apartment in Frankfurt’s red light district. It was definitely worth the wait, seeing his spotless and perfectly furnished flat that lies just above several dubious casinos and strip clubs.

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Interview: Julian Zigerli and Fabian Fobbe

Julian Zigerli (28, left) is a young menswear designer from Zürich who joined forces with Berlin based artist Fabian Fobbe for his new collection called „My Daddy was a Military Pilot“. Truth is, his father was a military pilot, flying a Mirage for the Swiss army. His picture adorns the invite for the presentation last week in Kreuzberg.

While Zigerli created the cuts, Fobbe worked on prints, and the result is an erratic mixture of rigorous shapes, numerous velcro and silk in the colors of the rainbow. I talked to them about the inescapable reference Top Gun, radiating air and sharks.

dOCUMENTA (13): Kassel discoveries

Our favourite aspect: CCB’s inclusion of Kassel’s urban space. Plenty of exhibition sites are to be discovered besides the notorious venues of Fridericianum and Documenta Halle. The most acknowledged of those „off-site“ spaces is the derelict Huguenot House built in1826 that was handed over to Chicago based artist Theaster Gates.

On the Runway: Perret Schaad Summer 2013

Perret Schaad showed a convincing new collection at the tents of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin last friday. I was happy to see a further enhancement of their aesthetics, since I believe they’ve got a great potential and future success waiting for them if they keep on developing and refining their design approach.

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