I did not know anything about John Lawrence Sullivan, the brand, till I came to his show just to realize that not only the collection was shockingly impressive, the man who designs the clothes is none other than Arashi Yanagawa, an ex-professional boxer. From boxing to fashion designing and with that touch of superb elegance in his clothes, how did it happen? Shocking, isn’t it? I mean positively shocking, of course. I hope this won’t be the first and the last that I am going to see his future collection because his clothes are definitely those that I want to fill the gaps in my wardrobe. I SIMPLY LOVE THEM! To capture each look, visit: http://www.fashionising.com/runway/b–john-lawrence-sullivan-mens-aw-14-mens-69175.html How the colours go well with the fabrics is incredibly perfect, and again and again, this is a collection that can flatter you from head to foot.
http://www.FashionTV.com/videos PARIS – FashionTV checks out the Tillmann Lauterbach Fall/Winter 2014-15 show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Inspired by the Neo-Dada art movement, Tillmann Lauterbach sent down a sporty collection with bright orange accents. Shorts were layered over trousers and elongated shirts were paired with cropped jackets, creating a very visual and graphic collection. The first time I attended his show last year, I was impressed by the freshness of his designs. At least, we have here a collection not only that is elegant, it is also wearable. The mere fact that he is german and that I have been living in Munich, Germany since 1997, I can only praise him even more. The venue “Weber Métaux” on Rue du Turenne has always been a perfect spot for his shows because the natural lighting blends perfectly with the atmosphere. I wonder what the other photographers say about the venue but the results of my photos come out always perfect.
Boris Bidjan Saberi tapped into active wear codes for his collection of urban looks with technical details, such as curved, contrasting seams on pants and reflective strips on a zip-up jacket. The cult German-born designer showed black leather basketball shorts with pleats and slits, and kitted out models with giant backpacks. By pairing them with raw-edged blanket shawls and black fedoras, he gave the outfits a dandified grace. http://www.wwd.com/runway/mens-fall-collections-2014/review/boris-bidjan-saberi How did I discover this designer? Last year in September, I received an invitation from the PR Office upon my request to attend their show but it turned out it would only be streamed online and that there would be no runway show available in Paris. If am not mistaken, it was cancelled on the last minute. I did not know much about Borid Bidjan Saberi but I got acquainted with his fashion designs on the internet and with some of his clothes from a small shop in Munich called Pool on the Maximilian Strasse, I was struck by his avant-gardish style. From then on, I have become a fan of him. I am not in a position to write a review of his latest collection as I am not an expert on fashion (am only a photographer) but if you ask me my personal opinion about him, I would say his daring talent makes him stand out amongst his peers. His clothes are daring, perfect to be worn in big cities like Paris or London or New York. I skipped Louis Vuitton Show so I could come to Boris Bidjan Saberi Fashion Show. It was worth it.
When I arrived at 16’00 at Rue du Quatre Septembre (the show started at 16’30 on 28 Sept), I was overwhelmed by the commotion happening on the street. The impression I had: you could drop dead any second. This is typical of a Westwood Show as she knows how to create a hell of a show during the fashion week so you can expect the multitude of people (especially the teenies) that would come just to be near the entrance to witness the hustle and bustle. Believe me, I really was there and it was horrible. I was almost squeezed to death literally and pushed twiced by an idiotic photographer who I later warned that “damn one more time you push me again, I’d give you a knock on your head.” He took my warning seriously. I might be of small stature but boy I can knock anybody down, either he be a Goliath or a patrol police. As a photographer, it is my job to take shots of the real show. If you know what I mean by real, I mean the street scene shots and this includes the streets where cars and motorcycles pass with such a high speed, you feel o-o-o-o-o this is like being in a highway. If not hit by a truck, at least by a semi-truck and that was how dangerous it was on Rue du Quatre Septembre that day. I expected there would be a street closure to give the gate crashers and curious bystanders enough space to congregate in front of Le Centorial. And if if I may continue further, since you are all now reading my story, I managed to sneak into the fashion show (I do not know how it happened) but since the chaos on the streets was a lot more exciting, I chose to go back outside even if there was no guarantee of surviving without bruises. Again it happened, almost squeezed to death the second time when all of a sudden a car stopped where Pamela Anderson was in just few meters away from me. The rush of the photographers to get a shot of the celebrity took me by surprise. O-h-h-n-o-o there she is coming out of the car. Everybody pushing everybody. Luckily those ferocious photographers were not clever enough to realize that the best way to avoid being trampled to death is to know how to avoid being trampled to death. I may not have a brilliant mind 24 hours a day, but on that moment my mind was alert. It was as easy as quick thinking, I went to a spot where no enemy was positioned (I mean no ferocious photographers at sight) and that was being at the front of the car. They all followed Pamela who went behind the car and do you think that would be possible to have a clear shot of the celebrity if all were jamming on her? No. With my zoom lens, I made a nice shot of dear Pamela, and no way I will apologize to them. I will never forget this experience: there is no fashion event like Vivienne Westwood’s, always memorable, always great!
When we are not wearing shades, we do always think we won’t look as elegant as we want to be. Well, that is right. There is something what sunglasses can do really which your other accessories like bags or earrings or rings or scarves cannot do, that is to make you look (more) seductive, (more) handsome or (more) beautiful. There is something in those shades that is magical. Maybe it is that mysterious look that adds to your sex appeal. In other words, they simply make you look hotter.
The Valentino Show was held at Espace Ephémère Tuileries, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris 1e, on 01 October. Take a peek at some of the well-dressed guests who attended the show. I hope you can identify some of the faces as I am not familiar with all of them. Are you? And would you be able to identify the chic outfits they were wearing? Elisa Nalin, fashion consultant and blogger Anna dello Russo, editor of Vogue Japan Frol Burimskiy and Ulyana Sergeenko, fashion designer
One of the most exciting things during a fashion week is to make shots of the models when they exit the show. I am not the kind of photographer who would stop a model to pose for the camera. I wait for them by the door, prepare my camera and when they exit, make the best candid shots ever. (Unfortunately, I am not the only photographer doing this.)