Heritage? Whose Heritage? Sourcing the iconography of “heritage”

Authenticity claims seem to pervade the narrative in contemporary branding strategies be it in the fashion industries, in culture or politics. On my hunt for iconographic evidence I delved further into the archives of the early sociopolitical endeavors that tried to create a photographic overview of the actual situation of people living through the times… Continue reading Heritage? Whose Heritage? Sourcing the iconography of “heritage”

Being exposed – at PittiUomo 96

At the Pitti 96 I was a victim. At least that’s what Mr. Clements called those fortunate souls that were invited to take part in his photo session inside the ancient walls of the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. I’d like to share some hopefully useful insights in the short lifespan of a victim in… Continue reading Being exposed – at PittiUomo 96

The suit and its volumes (2/2)

Paul Weller, The Sunday Times March 17, 2019: “It’s a transitional period. For a lot of men - any men that are vaguely conscious at all - they’ve had to reappraise themselves, and masculinity. [..] I think In the next five or 10 years, men will grow up differently. I hope so, anyway.” Quoting Mr.… Continue reading The suit and its volumes (2/2)

The suit and its volumes (1/2)

“There are some people whose entire existence is a study in aesthetics. A total life/art. Hide, the patron of cafestreamline in Tokyo’s Daikan-Yama district, is such an individual.” (Nick Clements on IG feed)

When at Pitti

Some thoughts about the different aspects presented in the performances and in the imagery found in this particular men’s fashion fair