SUPERIOR ONLINE April 2012
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Magazine for young vanguard fashion & art photography â€˘ www.superior-mag.com # April 2012 PREMIUM INTERNATIONAL FASHION TRADE SHOW FALL/WINTER 2012/2013 STATION–BERLIN LUCKENWALDER STRASSE 4–6, 10963 BERLIN WWW.PREMIUMEXHIBITIONS.COM International brands for contemporary jewellery and watches - www.schmuckraeume-berlin.de „Die Grande Panama – weil Erfahrung und Anspruch mit der Zeit wachsen.“ Rainer Brand Zum 20-jährigen Jubiläum präsentieren wir unsere Automatikuhr der ersten Stunde im größeren Format mit mehr Spielraum für Zeiger, Datum und Ihren Stil. Die Grande Panama zeigt Sinn für das Besondere: Zifferblatt aus massivem Sterlingsilber, Saphirglas bombiert und hartentspiegelt und Rotor schwarzvergoldet. Grande Panama, 40 mm www.rainerbrand.de · email@example.com Friedenstraße 9 · D-63872 Heimbuchenthal Telefon 06092 5372 · Fax 06092 6903 www.ethicalfashionshowberlin.com Ethical Fashion Show Berlin 4thâ€“6th July ewerk Berlin International Trade Fair for Exclusive Ecological Design DON´T MISS OUR NEXT EVENT IN BERLIN 2‘12 4th – 6th JULY 2012 HOTEL ADLON, BERLIN connected to fashion C O N N E C T E D T O YOU. ONLINE # I m p r i n t SUPERIOR MAGAZINE Lychener Strasse 76, 10437 Berlin www.superior-mag.com firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHER Tom Felber CHIEF EDITOR V.i.S.d.P. Tom Felber / email@example.com PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR Marc Huth / firstname.lastname@example.org ART DIRECTOR Jesse Benjamin EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT email@example.com ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org PR MANAGEMENT email@example.com Superior Magazine accepts no liability for any unsolicited material whatsoever. Opinions contained in the editorial content are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publisher of Superior Magazine. Despite careful control Superior Magazine accepts no liability for the content of external links. Any reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited CONTRIBUTORS Benjamin Becker, Laura Cammarata, Marcus Schäfer, Nadine Ijewere, Pia Schweisser, Svenja Pitz and Swantje Neubohn (photography) Marcel Debong (essay & interview) -10- April 2012 # Dear SUPERIOR readers, In our past issue, we used the chance and the risk to push boundaries. It was an opportunity to move on, find new ways and to explore new strengths. The Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh said about movement that it is necessary as the renewal of the leaves in spring. A comparison that sounds perfect for our SPRINGTIME issue in April. From now on in each SUPERIOR ONLINE issue we will present essays, reports and interviews by guest authors. For our FASHION & BEAUTY editorials we asked photographers to send us their interpretation of SPRINGTIME. We received a lot of different and excellent editorial-submissions and in the end we decided to show the editorials by Benjamin Becker, Laura Cammarata, Marcus Schäfer, Nadine Ijewere, Pia Schweisser, Svenja Pitz and Swantje Neubohn. # Editorial Our first GUEST AUTHOR is Marcel Debong who studies fashion-journalism in Dusseldorf. For Marcel the inspirations for spring 2012 were quite extensive. Exploring the beauty and the rays of spring in way of bright lights and flourishing colors seems so easy, but to find the right mood was a challenge. In the past months, the word spring wan more associations; especially spring in a political sense was very present after news around the world, spotted revolutions and movement in Northern Africa. But a closer look to his spring inspirations confesses a wish to past times and traditional values, maybe already a trend to nostalgia. He has chosen the mood to look back, honoring past times and to move on at the same time. On his way through the first days of spring, Marcel met Itamar Zechoval, designer of the label Dandy of the Grotesque and he talked with him about his homage to a 18th century-Dandy. In our ART & DESIGN section this time we present five photographers with their multifaceted works. The artists are August Zachrisson, Bernd Vogel, Jan Sobierajski, Matthias Heiderich, Son Le. We hope you enjoy! Tom, Marc and the SUPERIOR team -11- ONLINE Issue April 2012 Editorial & Imprint -10- # Selection SIEGER Couture / Rainer Brand -30- KING FORWARD TO THE PAST # Fashion & Beauty Pia Schweisser »Fruits« -16- Benjamin Becker »Colortrue« -38- Swantje Neubohn »Dans Le Milieu Des Fleurs« -48- Marcel Debong »Looking Forward To The Past« -58- -12- Laura Cammarata »The Ritual Of Blooming« -62- Interview: Itamar Zechoval -78- Svenja Pitz »Spring Awakening« -86- Marcus Schäfer »Garden State« -100- Nadine Ijewere »China Girl« -136- # Art & Design Bernd Vogel, Son Le, Matthias Heiderich, August Zachrisson, Jan Sobierajski -116- Brands -148- -14- ONLINE -16- April 2012 photography by PIA SCHWEISSER hair & make-up by SUZANA SANTALAB model MARIE HETTICH @ BRODYBOOKINGS -17- ONLINE April 2012 blouse ZARA -19- ONLINE blouse COS pullover AN'GE -20- April 2012 -21- ONLINE t-shirt H&M blazer ZARA -22- April 2012 -23- ONLINE -24- April 2012 blouse ATMOSPHERE (PRIMARK) pullover ZARA -25- ONLINE -26- April 2012 t-shirt APPLE TREE BOUTIQUE -27- ONLINE top H&M hat H&M -28- April 2012 -29- ONLINE MICHAEL SIEGER » Bold colours, traditional fabrics and patterns, the exuberant markets and enchanted places like the garden of Yves Saint Laurent are my memories of Marrakesh. They were my inspiration for SCHEHERAZADE « In October 2010, just ahead of the unrest that swept across North Africa, Michael Sieger travelled to Marrakesh. But despite current events – or perhaps because of them – the new collection draws attention to the rich cultural diversity of the African continent, especially in this royal city that the designer found so fascinating. »When you come out of the airport and take a taxi into the city,« reflects Michael Sieger, »it suddenly dawns on you that you’ve stepped into a place with a completely different set of cultural values. Majestic palaces and exotic gardens designed with a fine sense of aesthetics seem to be everywhere you look. Ornamental architecture with its colourful tiles, fine stuccoes, geometric wall mosaics and understated decor adorns every side street, be it the ornate riads with their green inner courtyards or the upmarket hotels such as La Mamounia. What really impressed me were the souqs with their traders selling pottery, fabrics, leather, jewellery and antiques. The markets attest to the diversity of North African life as well as the high status enjoyed by traditional craftsmanship in this part of the world«. -30- April 2012 -31- ONLINE The spring/summer 2012 collection owes its name to the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, in which the beautiful and cunning Scheherazade uses them to beguile the Persian king. Michael Siegerâ€™s impressions of Marrakesh shine through in the colours of his men's ready-to-wear clothing, not to mention in his blazer linings and the patterns on his accessories as well as in his women's narrow scarfs and carrĂŠs. Every single one of the suits, blazers and accessories created by SIEGER represents the epitome of high-quality fashion, exuding a sense of joie de vivre and an uncompromising passion for superior craftsmanship. Each collection is inspired by a philosophy of creating classics with a twist - visually appealing and rich in detail, bringing a bright and lively atmosphere to the office whilst also providing casual attire that is suitable for everyday use and yet nonetheless truly special. After all, the readyto-wear clothing is precision-made in Germany, whilst the accessories are crafted either in Germany or by Italian-based artisans. -32- April 2012 SIEGER Couture products can be found at selected specialist retailers in Germany and across the globe. www.sieger.org -33- ONLINE THE GRAND -34- April 2012 PANAMA counting the seconds until RAINER BRAND’S 20th Birthday Watchmaker, master craftsman and idealist - nothing pleases Rainer Brand more than having spent the last 20 years making watches that express his principles and vision. Watches that are clear, concise and beautiful, while focused on what he feels is their most important function: displaying the time. Rainer Brand's wristwatches are a source of subtle adornment that always highlight and never distract from the character of those that wear them. He sees his mechanical “companions through time” as venues for expressing the permanent state of change and transience, while lending the wearer a feeling of quietude with every glance. A fine watch is both a piece of art and of craftsmanship, today just as it has always been. What is different are the individual expectations as to appearance, complexity and craftsmanship. Rainer Brand: »For me personally, where the watches are made is as important as professional qualifications and high-tech manufacturing.« -35- KERALA ONLINE »My partners are nearby and accessible, since they are all located in Germany or Switzerland. This too is a guarantee for what I believe in. And whenever I meet people, my eyes inevitably turn to their wrists. After all, the choice of a particular watch says something about a person. Instead of being impressed by advertising slogans, we should all be guided by our instincts, ideals and the facts. The choice is ours.« The new Grande Panama has just made its debut as a fitting tribute to this year’s 20th anniversary of the Rainer Brand name in fine watches. Watch lovers know the Panama model under its original name Havana. Now this bestseller from the house of Rainer Brand is celebrating its spectacular comeback. -36- April 2012 ARGUS ECCO ECCO Rainer Brand watches can be found at selected jewellery stores in Germany, like Oliver Hofmann Schmuckr채ume Berlin, and across the globe. www.rainerbrand.de -37- ONLINE C O L T R U O R photography by BENJAMIN BECKER E model LISETTE HÜHL hair & make-up by CHRIS SCHILD assistant HANNAH LEBERSHAUSEN post-production by SANDRA STANGER ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE CONNECTED TO FASHION SUPERIOR ONLINE May 2012 ‘IT'S ART!’ follow us on or visit our WEBSITE MAGAZINE FOR YOUNG VANGUARD FASHION & ART PHOTOGRAPHY www.SUPERIOR-MAG.com ONLINE DANS LE MILIEU DES FLEURS photography by SWANTJE NEUBOHN post-production DANIELA SEEGER styling NICOLE MAHRENHOLZ make-up & hair ANNA BARTOSCHEK location & set-design JAN HOREIS model EVA @ M4 -48- Mar 2012 dress JULIA GREINER scarf ZEILE 25 ONLINE dress JAN-HENDRIK FROMM necklace KARIN SEUFERT watch DENISE REYTAN bangles H&M -51- ONLINE dress 30PAARHAENDE necklace KARIN SEUFERT ring VINTAGE -52- April 2012 shirt JULIA GREINER necklace DENISE REYTAN -53- ONLINE necklace DENIS REYTAN blouse VINTAGE gloves JAN-HENDRIK FROMM -54- coat JAN-HENDRIK FROMM dress JAN-HENDRIK FROMM necklace KARIN SEUFERT -55- ONLINE blouse JESKO WILKE leggings ELISE OVERLAND earrings KARIN SEUFERT bracelets VINTAGE -56- Mar 2012 -57- ONLINE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PAST THE MODERN NOSTALGIA HYPE AND ANALOGIES TO THE 1920S -58- April 2012 Hazanavicius’ love letter to silent cinema received universal acclaim from critics and won five Academy Awards this year. But his homage to the late 1920s and early 1930s is also a very relevant essay by MARCEL DEBONG portrayal of economic depression and the fear of change. Daily news of financial crisis, recession and social cutbacks are a significant aspect of our present culture as well of Hazanavicius’ movie. According to Variety Magazine, his intuition for # There is a moment in Michel Hazanavicius’ past and present analogies in such a nostalgic set‘The Artist’, when protagonist George Valentin, a ting is more innovative and contemporary than silent movie star in the late 1920s, discovers the any 3D extravaganzas. ‘The Artist’ was not a box sensation of sound and noise. His glass of whiskey office hit, but grossed more than 120 million dolknocks against the table, his dog barks and the lars worldwide. It seems legitimate to ask, then, in phone rings. When he leaves the room, the door the context of contemporary music, movies and slams loudly. Three young ladies laugh hilariously. fashion, is there a trend toward nostalgia? Of George could not possibly begin to talk. Every- course, there is. thing in his world must be seen, not heard. In 1927, ‘The Jazz Singer’, the first feature-length motion The American magazine Rolling Stone called picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, the British singer Adele “a Dusty Springfield stuwas released. It was a turning point for Holly- dent” and compared the style and influences of wood’s young movie industry. Of course, it will her soul songs to the classic Motown sound of the also mark a turning point for George Valentin. He 1960s. And success is on her side. Her studio alinsists almost heroically that he will not speak. bum ‘21’ is the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century and more than 20 million copies were The French director and screenwriter Michel sold worldwide since its release about a year ago. Hazanavicius wants to remind us of a past era; an American newcomer Lana Del Rey seems to be era that seems mythical to us today. “Remember the next successful artist singing retro. Despite the old days, when movies were glorious, magical mixed reviews of her debut album ‘Born to Die’, it and mute?” a movie review of The New York topped half a dozen European charts. Times asked. George tries to hold on to the safety of these glorious and magical times. But ultimately, the Black Friday of October 1929 brings an end to George’s enchanted era. -59- ONLINE In 1974, he designed the costumes for Jack Clayton’s ‘The Great Gatsby’, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Now Australian director Baz Luhrmann has remade the film with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in the starring The influence of the 25-year-old singer on the roles, and Lauren has taken this opportunity to fashion industry is considerable. British newspa- revisit the roaring twenties, half a year before the per The Guardian described her as a “self-styled movie actually hits the screens. Floral dresses, gangsta Nancy Sinatra”. English fashion company timely pastel silk pajama pants and vintage cashMulberry praised her style, calling it the “masterly mere sweaters are the basic essentials of Ralph style of Old Hollywood”. The ‘Del Rey Bag’ by Lauren’s collection. The vintage trend is growing. Mulberry is riding the current wave of excitement Cameron Silver, owner of Los Angeles vintage about the American singer and promises to be a boutique ‘Decades’ and, according to Time magasuccess in the upcoming autumn season. zine, one of the 25 most influential people in the fashion industry, explained in an interview with But the fashion industry has also recognized the German Süddeutsche Zeitung magazine that nostalgia as a modern trend itself. Gucci’s head a vintage piece of clothing is not just second-hand: designer Frida Giannini has recently drawn inspi- »It’s a piece with memories; a piece which was ration from the Jazz Age, New York’s architecture worn in a unique moment of our life.« and the first skyscrapers of the 1920s. A modernized silhouette with a low waist, geometric designs and Art Deco details are a vivid homage to the Golden Twenties. Ralph Lauren’s current Spring/Summer collection also reveals a strong connection to the 1920s. -60- April 2012 There is a moment in ‘The Artist’ when the destitute George Valentin is confronted with his past. He has already resigned himself to the fact that he must wait for his chance to return. But when he is confronted with the symbols of his past wealth and stardom, he is frightened. Have the new times robbed him of his entire existence and all his pride? Or does he realize that he is able to change his fortune? One thing seems so clear: He feels security in the past. Maybe the image of ‘Mad Men’s’ Betty Draper, caring for her children in an American suburb of the 1960s, evokes memories of viewers’ own long lost childhoods or a heady image of a kind of woman who no longer exists. Maybe it is also an obsession with history. Cameron Silver believes there is a current passion for historical characters, for past lifestyles and history itself. “In the past we always know our way,” Cameron says. “We are grateful for this assurance.” Novelty and contemporaneity are ambiguous and feel uncertain. Maybe there is a big similarity between the 1920s and today: People feel ambiguous and insecure and sometimes it seems easier to look back than to move on, doesn’t it? -61- ONLINE r b l o i o r b -62- l o m i o t t m t h e u a l o f i n g t h e u a l o f n g i April 2012 t h e r i t o f b l o u o a m l i n g photography & retouching by LAURA CAMMARATA styling by ELINA GALUGA make-up by MICHELLE DACILLO hair-styling by ADLENA DIGLAM model HANAKO & PREMIER MODEL MANAGEMENT -63- shirt H&M shorts MANGO shoes ASOS ONLINE swim cap STYLISTS’ OWN shirt ZARA lace shirt FINDERS KEEPERS pleated trousers ZARA shoes ASOS -65- ONLINE shirt DOLCE & GABBANA -66- swim cap STYLIST’S OWN shirt ZARA skirt ZARA shoes ASOS ONLINE lace shirt FINDERS KEEPERS pleated trousers ZARA -68- -69- ONLINE shirt H&M shorts MANG0 shoes ASOS -70- straw hat ASOS top ASOS -71- ONLINE -72- white shirt and panties by DOLCE & GABBANA -73- ONLINE pleated dress ASOS -74- April 2012 straw hat ASOS top ASOS bottom MICHAEL KORS -75- ONLINE -76- straw hat ASOS top ASOS bottom MICHAEL KORS -77- ONLINE -78- April 2012 a suit, a tie and a glass of whiskey # Itamar Zechoval’s Berlin-based label Dandy of the Grotesque is specialized in made-to-measure men’s garments. Inspired by the origins of eccentric menswear in late 18th century, Zechoval always keeps a look out for contemporary silhouettes and textures to experiment with. Combining the ease and accessibility of modern menswear with the demand of a personal tailor, the Israeli designer pays meticulous attention to a fine selection of Italian garments and exquisite details. Itamar Zechoval, who graduated on a Milan fashion school in menswear, worked for prominent high fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana in Milan or created sports lines for Everlast or BMW in Shanghai. His theatrical, dramatic and sometimes ironic creative approach was made in a variety of work as a costume designer, art director for fashion editorials and personal createur for performing artists, like Marilyn Manson or Bela B. from the German band Die Ärzte. -79- ONLINE #â€ƒ Your main inspiration for your label is the lifestyle of an 18th-century Dandy. What is your image of a Dandy? And why was the Dandy such a significant development for menswear? The Dandy was a movement of men. Men did not have to be ashamed being exaggerated anymore. The process of dressing, the delicate choice of the garments and the luxury of handmade suits showed sensitivity for clothing and dressing. My goal is to bring back that flair and the pleasure for this sensitivity in a contemporary context with modern silhouettes and innovative fabrics. #â€ƒ In which way do you define this modern context? The process how men dress today has changed. A modern man has more freedom to choose. Dress codes are more loosen up. For example, Suits had a very dominant role in menswear. Today the variations are countless. Men have the possibility to choose. I try to use these loosen up dress codes and the choice a modern man have to start an experiment with the personal taste of my customers. The expression of personal taste is more than the color of the tie. -80- April 2012 -81- ONLINE -82- April 2012 # That sounds like a dialogue that you have with your costumers… Of course, it is. I am not proposing a style. Each person comes out dressed as himself or also an upgrade of himself. People come in my atelier, having a glass of Whiskey and a conversation – maybe about clothes, art or politics. My designs are also tailored my customer’s needs. We try to find the right fabric, beautiful buttons and fitting accessories. I work with a wide range of silhouettes. From a classical suit to more open-minded designs, everything is possible. # In late 18th century Beau Brummel was a pioneer of a Dandy. He claimed that took five hours to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne. As a result of his luxurious lifestyle, he died deeply in debt. Do you think such an aristocratic lifestyle is still up to date? By offering all the exclusivity of a gentlemen’s club, each customer is welcomed as an honored guest. Made-to-measure clothes are always luxurious. -83- ONLINE # But when we think about news of financial crisis and worldwide recession is such an extravagance still contemporary? Fashion is also a reflection of what is going on in the world. Fashion could reflect economical, political and cultural aspects. But fashion could also provide the opportunity to escape from prevailing problems. # You have chosen Berlin as home for your label and the whole lifestyle it represents. Why did you choose Berlin especially? The work for high fashion brands in Milan and global brands in Shanghai gained me a lot of skills. But I decided return to my origins and these origins are in Europe. Berlin is a town with a very creative potential. I am able to work without any boundaries because Berlin is pushing all these boundaries and allows more experiments. # But there is a very stereotypical urban style on the streets of Berlin and a very offensive minimalistic style on Berlin’s runways. On the first view, your designs with a sensitive eye for details and a luxurious feeling for garments do not matchz… A lot of the people in Berlin claim to be individual or to have an individual style. But in this claim to be individual, most of these people do not notice that that there is a uniform style. I think a custom made suit is more punk than torn jeans, is it not? interview by MARCEL DEBONG -84- April 2012 CHANGING ROOM -85- ONLINE S SPRING AWAKENING S photography by SVENJA PITZ model MARISA STORM @ MODELWERK make-up by ANIKA RESS location HOTEL ATLANTIC EMPIRE HAMBURG dress FOREVER 21 shoes MODEL’S OWN ONLINE dress FOREVER 21 -88- April 2012 dress BCBG MAXAZRIA shoes MODEL’S OWN ONLINE -90- dress ESPRIT shoes MODEL’S OWN ONLINE dress BCBG MAXAZRIA -92- dress LIPSY -93- ONLINE dress LIPSY glasses PAPPNASE ONLINE dress VERO MODA shoes MODEL’S OWN -96- April 2012 dress FOREVER 21 -97- ONLINE -98- dress FOREVER 21 -99- ONLINE G A R D E N -100- Apr 2012 N S T A T E photography by MARCUS SCHÄFER assistant BASTIAN RIED styling by STEFANIE KLING assistant BASTIAN GROSSMANN hair & make-up by SABRINA FAUSER model MILENA @ TUNE MODEL MGMT -101- ONLINE bustier ASOS pencil skirt JONATHAN SAUNDERS FOR ESCADA SPORT earclips FOURTH DIMENSION necklace H&M belt MANGO ring PHILLIPPE FERRANDIS ONLINE -104- adorned coat MALAIKARAISS blouse PIAZZA SEMPIONE panty ALLUDE cateye-glasses FIELMANN earrings FOURTH DIMENSION collar BLAME brooch VINTAGE RENA LANGE clutch A CUCKOO MOMENT belt VINTAGE LOVE -105- ONLINE t-shirt ASOS jeans BOGNA earclips PHILLIPPE FERRANDIS chains VINTAGE LOVE belt AIGNER ring SWAROWSKI clutch CUSTO BARCELONA -107- ONLINE -108- blouse PAUL & JOE pencil-skirt KAREN MILLEN earclips VINTAGE VALENTINO necklace LIA SOPHIA belt HUGO clutch ZARA ONLINE feather vest DIMITRI bustier LA PERLA pantskirt ZARA chandaliers FOURTH DIMENSION necklaces GABRIELE FRANTZEN ring ZARA -110- -111- -112- blazer ZARA t-shirt OBJECT panty SEAFOLLY sunglasses LUNETTES collier GABRIELE FRANTZEN -113- ring NEW YORKER CORPORATE COLLECTIONS Ein einzigartiges Kompendium mit 70 Kunstsammlungen deutscher Unternehmen Herausgegeben von Olaf Salié, Friedrich Conzen und dem Arbeitskreis Corporate Collecting des Kulturkreises der Deutschen Wirtschaft beim BDI e.V. Gestaltet von Meiré und Meiré 24 x 28,7 cm 468 Seiten Hardcover mit Schutzumschlag Text in Deutsch/Englisch ISBN 978-3-942597-22-7 65 € Erhältlich ab 20. April 2012 im Buchhandel oder versandkostenfrei über www.daab-shop.com S en ch e hen ONLINE KENIA PORTRAITS 2003 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com -116- April 2012 BERND VOGEL # Bernd Vogel, who studied under Jürgen Klauke in Essen, has been running his own studio in Cologne for ten years. Bernd is a founding member of the online photography gallery from Cologne, which features freelance photographs by established photographers and new talents. Through a meticulous handling and choice of works, platform manages to distinguish themselves from the common picture mass market. Bernd feels that the selection of themes is the most important aspect of platform. Current trends of the photography scene, such as an amplified interest in picturesque photography, as well as fashion & beauty are particularly in focus and illuminated from various perspectives. Bernd shot the ‘USA - The Finish Line’ series on his journey along Route No.1 from Seattle to San Francisco by car. He was particularly interested in the Avenue of Giants and the area surrounding Death Valley. The results are pictures that depict the American Dream with a pinch of irony. -117- ONLINE USA — THE FINISH LINE 2002 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com MORE INFO -118- April 2012 -119- ONLINE VIETNAM 2010 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com -120- April 2012 SON LE #â€ƒ Son Le was born in Vietnam and emigrated at the age of nine to the U.S.A. He lived and worked for a time in Berlin and at the moment he is staying in New York. ÂťMy most recent work captures the journey that I've been on the past year, traveling, and finding things about the places and bits of myself in various cities around the world that I've been through. By composing segments together, minor truths are shown; that which are nice in the simple simplicity of things that exist without complications, but as well, you get the relation to the fragile totality of incidental life that we live in- so are the happenings that gives everything we do: and all that we know to exists, some sort of meaning: essentially some sort of soulfulness. Consolatory or not.ÂŤ -121- ONLINE -122- April 2012 MORE INFO GYMNASIUM 2009 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com -123- ONLINE BERLIN WALLS 2009-2010 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com -124- April 2012 MATTHIAS HEIDERICH # In his artwork Matthias Heiderich is always playing with the patterns of urban cityscapes. Born in the middle of Germany, he studied in Trier »which is pretty boring, but allows you to focus on your studies or other things which you prefer doing«. He made a lot of music during this time, spent a year in Dublin »drinking Guinness and walking through the countryside«. Only a few years ago he moved to Berlin: »It still feels good, I have everything I need. Creative people, music, interesting places, a lot of input. I guess Berlin will be ‘my city’ someday.« -125- ONLINE COLOUR BERLIN 2009-2010 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com -126- April 2012 WINTER BERLIN 2009-2010 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com MORE INFO -127- ONLINE TOKYO AUGUST ZACHRISSON #â€ƒ Colourful and a little bit chaotic is August Zachrissons curriculum vitae, but he is precise and accurate in his artwork. Born in Stockholm, living currently in Berlin, August is telling fascinating and uncommon tales. By reducing his photos to the essential things he creates clear structures and free space on his photographs. August Zachrissons work of art shows clear structures, fills and strokes â€“ always with the intention to remain true to be kind of aesthetic. -128- courtesy of www.p April 2012 O FISH MARKETâ€ƒ 2008 platform-photo.com -129- ONLINE FLAT CLOSET 2008 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com MORE INFO -130- April 2012 -131- ONLINE EISBERGE 2010 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com April 2012 JAN SOBIERAJSKI # Jan Sobierajski comes from Berlin and lives and works currently in Dortmund and Cologne. His main point of making art is self-actualisation. He wants to become famous, but not because of vanity and narcissism, but to make his own thing. His clear and focussed views of Berlin public baths of the 19th and 20th century compare architecture, feeling of space and bathing culture. The series »Eisberge« (icebergs) is reasoning to Jan Sobierajskis love to experiments. In this case experiments with lightning, settings and water and with an open – in this case positive – result. MORE INFO -133- ONLINE -134- April 2012 -135- BERLINER BADEANSTALTEN 2009 courtesy of www.platform-photo.com ONLINE CHINA GIRL photography by NADINE IJEWERE model PHUONG ROUZAIRE hair & make-up by HILARY HU styling by VINCENT CHOI Apr 2012 ONLINE this & previous spread denim shirt BROOKS BROTHERS sweater DELPHINE WILSON, ENGLAND necklace MAWI LONDON denim skirt VINTAGE dress (worn as skirt) BURBERRY PRORSUM shoes DR. MARTIN ONLINE headpiece DESIGNED BY STYLIST floral pattern tee STYLIST’S OWN knitwear JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS MAN s t r i b e t u b e d r e s s ( w o r n a s s k i r t ) S T Y L I S T ’ S O W N necklace MAWI LONDON shoes STELLA MCCARTNEY corset STYLIST’S OWN -140- ONLINE -142- April 2012 army hat BEYOND RETRO gloves ASOS pleated skirt ISSEY MIYAKI blazer VINTAGE necklace JOHN GALLIANO yellow top NIKE brown-knit top Y'S -143- ONLINE -144- April 2012 fish-net dress STYLIST’S OWN corset ALEXANDER MCQUEEN s h i r t ( w o r n a s s k i r t ) 5 C M s h i r t ( w o r n a s s k i r t ) I Z Z U E C O L L E C T I O N bangle H&M necklace MAWI LONDON cross necklace STYLIST’S OWN gloves VINTAGE -145- ONLINE -146- necklace LANVIN jacket TOPSHOP s i l v e r s k i r t & b l a c k c h i f f o n skirt STYLIST’S OWN floral print shirt VINTAGE s h o e s C R E E P E R S , U N D E R G R O U N D socks NIKE -147- ONLINE # B r a n d s 30PAARHAENDE A CUCKOO MOMENT AIGNER ALEXANDER MCQUEEN ALLUDE AN'GE APPLE TREE BOUTIQUE ASOS ATMOSPHERE (PRIMARK) BCBG MAXAZRIA BEYOND RETRO BLAME BOGNER BROOKS BROTHERS BURBERRY PRORSUM COS CUSTO BARCELONA -148- DANDY OF THE GROTESQUE DELPHINE WILSON DENISE REYTAN DIMITRI DOLCE & GABBANA DR. MARTENS ELISE ØVERLAND ESPRIT FIELMANN FINDERS KEEPERS FOREVER 21 FOURTH DIMENSION GABRIELE FRANTZEN H&M HUGO ISSEY MIYAKI IZZUE COLLECTION April 2012 JAN-HENDRIK FROMM JESKO WILKE JOHN GALLIANO JONATHAN SAUNDERS FOR ESCADA SPORT JULIA GREINER JUNYA WATANABE COMME DES GARÇONS MAN KAREN MILLEN KARIN SEUFERT LA PERLA LANVIN LIA SOPHIA LIPSY LUNETTES MALAIKARAISS MANGO MAWI LONDON MICHAEL KORS -149- NELLY NEW YORKER NIKE PAPPNASE PAUL & JOE PIAZZA SEMPIONE PHILLIPPE FERRANDIS RAINER BRAND SEAFOLLY SIEGER COUTURE STELLA MCCARTNEY SWAROWSKI TOPSHOP VERO MODA WEEKDAY WOOD WOOD Y'S ZARA ZEILE25 ONLINE -150- Magazine for young vanguard fashion & art photography • www.superior-mag.com April 2012 IT’S ART! # MAY 2012 -151-