Highsnobiety Magazine 03 - Winter 2011

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BERLIN Time flies, that, one unfortunately only realizes afterwards. Exactly one year ago we had the crazy idea to launch our first print magazine, which we then still called the '80 page flyer'. The idea was to simply print some of our more extensive online features in a nice format to hand out during Fashion Week and Bread & Butter, and suddenly our creative director Robert Wunsch started flying around the globe doing photoshoots, talking to distributors and artists. That is at least how it felt for me. It has been quite a journey since then and we made big steps from the first issue to the second one, which released January 2011. An issue that we were proud of in terms of quality, content and look in general. Well, and of course we want to continue to progress, up the ante, and hopefully make you guys happy with what you are holding in your hands.

Here we present you issue 3, once again releasing in time for all the Berlin fashion festivities. Our main goal with this issue was to emphasize once again our strength in visuals, but most importantly to give you more content and to find a better balance between visual and reading. We think we managed that quite well, but please give us a little more room for improvement. As you go through the following pages, you will be welcomed by some beautiful photoshoots, nice behind the scenes looks, exciting product previews and hopefully also some interesting new facts and stories. From Nike Sportswear, adidas, A Bathing Ape, White Mountaineering, to Alife, Converse, Vans, we tried to cover all our favorites in the issue. As usual, we would love to get your feedback, that is the only way we can get better at what we do and after all, we are still infants in the print game! All the best, David Fischer





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contributors Summer 2011 / Issue # 3

pER zEnnSTROM per zennstrom is a contemporary photographer, filmmaker, on-line publisher, creative director and blogger from Berlin, germany. Best known for his fashion photography, he has worked on campaigns for Dior, So popular and guy laroche in the past. www.perzennstrom.com



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BEneDIkT kRANz Born in Berlin, yet currently residing in Munich, Benedikt kranz started his career as a fashion and advertising photographer in 2007. In the past he has worked for Sony pictures, Sloggi and Inc Magazine.








Oliver is a Berlin based multidisciplinary illustrator. Besides being an excellent painter, he is also known for his outstanding paper craft skills, as seen in the Sneaker Attack spread in this issue. past clients include Nylon and FHM.


CullEN pOyTHRESS 29-year-old skateboarder turned writer turned salesman turned marketer turned writer again. Still a skateboarder. Raised in Atlanta. lost in California. Found again in los Angeles. Reawakened as a penmen. Enchanted and optimistic. Staunchly committed to the written word.








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b a pe x bu i lt

A Bathing Ape gets together with Built on a MacBook case and an iphone sleeve, both made of neoprene. The cases feature the iconic Bape camouflage all-over pattern and a small red Built logo placement. http://www.bape.com http://www.builtny.com

W esc x smart

Swedish brand WeSC and car maker smart teamed up for Spring 2012 and worked on both a car and a pair of matching headphones. The collaboration will be revealed January 2012 at Bread & Butter Berlin. http://www.wesc.com http://www.smart.com

a d i da s x Je r e my s cot t ' G or i l l a ' s ne a ke r

After the Teddy Bear and the panda, nobody thought that Jeremy Scott could up the ante. yet he once again managed to surprise us and presents for Spring/Summer 2012 the 'gorilla' sneaker. See the 'gorilla' in action on page 42. http://www.adidas.com


poi nt e r x po rt e r au t u m / W i n t e r 2 0 11

For the second season in a row, footwear brand pointer has joined forces with Japanese luggage king porter. As part of their Fall/Winter 2011 Collection they present a 3-Way bag, a Wash Bag and a wallet, all made of heavy Myrtle canvas. http://www.pointerfootwear.com

W o olricH a r ctic parka f or 14 o z. berlin

The legendary Arctic parka by outerwear brand Woolrich, will be released in a series of limited edition colorways for Fall/Winter 2011, exclusive to Berlin store 14 oz. using Byrd Cloth on the upper, the parka will be released at 14 oz. July 2011, limited to 600 pieces.

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http://www.woolrich.com http://www.14oz-berlin.com

Streetwear label Beastin collaborated with one of our favorite stores in Munich, Harvest, with the result being a solid looking canvas snapback cap with leather details. http://www.harvest-shop.de http://www.beastin.de

i nca se au d i o

For Fall 2011 Incase, the brand known for its excellent Apple accessories and bags, is launching their first audio product line, consisting of 4 headphones. Here you see the biggest of the range - the Sonic Over Ear. http://www.goincase.com



Atelier Maison Mallon, out of Berlin, takes a slightly different approach to the art of candle making. Vintage crystal glasses, that are being collected by the designer David Mallon, are being sent to their go-to French fragrance house to be filled with the custom scented wax, that the two have developed together. Coming in a limited series, they have just released their 'Classic' edition candles, after debuting the CRISTAl candles for Christmas 2010.

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sixpack france x slice & soda

French fashion brand Sixpack France continues with their music projects and presents the debut album of Slice & Soda, the protofunk/ disco project formed by DJ para One and singer San Serac. The record comes along with a t-shirt, limited to 300 pieces worldwide. http://www.sixpack.fr


God Went surfinG WitH tHe deVil Text Peyman FarahanI

“In the water we don't ask each other about politics. We love each other in the water. It's not like out of the water,” says a palestinian in a short clip from the upcoming documentary “god Went Surfing With The Devil”. The film is directed by San Francisco-based filmmaker and ex-pro skater Alex klein and focuses on the attempts, in the spring of 2008, of TelAviv-based “Surfing 4 peace” (a cross-border cooperation initiative that aims to bridge cultural and political barriers between surfers in the Middle East) to deliver 23 boards into gaza at the height of the conflict. The documentary was shown at several film festivals around the globe. At the California Surf Film Festival klein's picture won the Duke Spirit Award and the Surfrider Foundation calls it “a brilliant and relevant film.” Beyond that, DVS is proud to honor the film with two pairs of custom Rico CT’s, modeled after the simple canvas sneakers Alex klein and his crew wore as they traversed beach breaks and sniper zones. Find these custom Rico CT's online at www.dvsshoes.com or at your local DVS retailer. http://www.godwentsurfing.com http://www.dvsshoes.com/godwentsurfing 17


r ole x ex plor e r i i or a nGe Ha nd

First introduced in 1971, Rolex will be bringing back the orange handed Explorer II watch in 2011 in a slightly bigger size and with a new movement.

o meG a sp eedmaster a p o llo 1 5 40tH a n n iVersary

A beautiful limited edition version of the Omega Speedmaster celebrates the 40th anniversary of the landing on the moon on July 30th, 1971. The watch is limited to 1'971 pieces and features tricolor details on the dial. http://www.omegawatches.com


b a pe x ba by - G ' b a by mi lo'

As part of the A Bathing Ape Fall/Winter 2011 Collection, the Japanese brand will be releasing the 'Baby Milo' Baby-g digital watch, featuring the iconic character on the back-light and the back case of the watch. http://www.bape.com 18

i n4m at i o n x G-sHock

For the 5th time g-Shock has joined forces with Hawaiian brand In4mation. For Summer 2011 they chose to produce a limited edition version of the glX6900XA-9 watch. Next to the iconic Jamaican colors, the In4mation logo has also been subtly integrated on the gold dial and resin band. look out for the watch to drop worldwide September 2011. http://www.g-shock.com http://www.in4mants.com



pHIlIppE NIgRO FOR lIgne ROSET CuTS BookCASE phillippe Nigro's creations for ligne Roset are all about repetition and variation. The complete line is filled with multifunctional pieces that demonstrate versatility and allow users to playfully interact with their own interiors. Within the collection, the Cuts bookcase is a perfect example. Comprised of a series of stackable three box sections, the Cuts easily fills any size space. plus, they become the perfect display for both literary and prized possessions. http://www.ligne-roset-usa.com

uHuRu DESIgN DAzzlE COFFEE TABlE part of the "War Craft" line, the Dazzle Coffee Table from uhuru Design is dressed the part dazzle a popular mid-century camouflage for war ships. The collection is the firms' third "local materials" set, this time using reclaimed materials from the uSS North Carolina. The ship was built in Brooklyn Navy yard during the 1930s and lived a decorated life at sea. Also included are the 16/45 end tables, named in reference to the bullets employed on the uSS North Carolina; the BB-55 rocker, taking cues from the ship's hull shape, and the Mark-8 Room Divider, which again uses bullets as style cues. In total, the collection turns history into contemporary furnishing with a solid sustainable twist. http://www uhurudesign.com


acapulco G o l d H at s Text & Photography PeTe WIllIamS

HOlIDAy 2011

Though we’re growing out of the “streetwear” that spawned Highsnobiety more and more as the years go by, we continue to hold a special place in our hearts for Brooklyn’s Acapulco gold. A spin-off of NyC staple Supreme, Acapulco gold often takes a decidedly more tongue-in-cheek approach to graphics than their big brother, while at the same time maintaining the strong design and production values that initially made Supreme stand out above the rest. To us, these strengths we’ve described are most evident in Acapulco gold’s headwear.

For Fall 2011, Acapulco gold accompanies a strong selection of snapbacks (the camo bunny being our pick) and New Era hats with two of the best beanies we’ve seen in some time. The ‘Angry lo’ beanie reinterprets Ralph lauren’s classic polo bear as a rough and tumble Brooklyn brawler, set atop a heavy-gauge wool knit watch cap, while the 'paradise' pom hat (out for Holiday 2011) chops-and-screws the trending ‘fair isle’ pattern with a mound of cocaine, two straws and two razor blades. paradise indeed. http://acapulcogoldny.com


ransom by adidas 'tHe cHase' boot Text PeTe WIllIamS Photo SCOTT SerFaS

For the Fall 2011 season, Ransom by adidas decided to take a journey to a place they know well; coastal British Columbia and the expansive pemberton Icecaps. During their formative years, the folks behind Ransom by adidas all spent ample time in this area, and have decided to share a piece of the inherent natural beauty. No stranger to the terrain at hand, Ransom by adidas asked world renowned, Vancouver based surf, skate and snowboard photographer Scott Serfas to accompany them and document the trip. utilizing a helicopter to capture the best of the terrain as well as to gain access to some never before seen spaces, Scott captured the essence of both the land and this new season all in one. Among a number of expansive new offerings, Ransom by adidas introduces The Chase, a boot silhouette that utilizes a waterproof leather upper to handle the chaotic fall and winter conditions of Canada and abroad, while at the same time remaining sleek enough for everyday wear. - gO FORTH ONTO The neVER ENDINg pATH. http://www.ransomholdingco.com http://www.adidas.com


A Di DA S | DAV i D BE C K H A M

a d i da s x d av i d BeckhaM Text DaviD Fischer

As part of their Originals by Originals Collections, adidas continues their working relationship with David Beckham and James Bond of Undefeated. Often underestimated, compared to its much bolder counterparts by Kazuki Kuraishi and Jeremy Scott, we have learned to love the collection for its ease of wear, overall simplicity, yet superior quality. Season after season, James Bond and David Beckham offer up to date styles that are both inspired by current fashion trends and classic sportswear, while transporting the personal style of the soccer star. From the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection we take a closer look at the Forum DB, a style that has already been part of previous collections. The iconic adidas basketball shoe returns in a lower and just overall more modern version as part of the collection, featuring a mixed premium leather and canvas upper. While the clean upper could as well come from a new luxury fashion collection, the crisp white outer sole and mid-sole webbing detail, hints back at its athletic roots, once again meeting that perfect balance that we described above. The sneaker arrives next season in two colorways, along with many more footwear styles and a full apparel collection. http://www.adidas.com/originals



White M o u n ta i n e e r i n g a/W '11 Text PeTe WiLLiaMs

We’ll come right out and say it: White Mountaineering is one of our favorite brands. Based in Toyko, Japan, the label has come a long way in recent years, evolving from a simple outerwear imprint to a full-fledged fashion line, complete with seasonal runway shows. White Mountaineering’s attention to detail - in technical materials and pattern - is matched only by their production quality; two characteristics that factor heavily into our evaluation of a label’s inherent value. And of course, everything is produced domestically in Japan. Here we examine two seasonal highlights from White Mountaining for Autumn/Winter 2011. The first piece is a pair of suede and ny-

lon Mountain Boots, featuring a Vibram rubber sole and ample embroidered accents - it’s a technique White Mountaineering is admittedly fascinated by and enjoys working with. Take a look at their shirts, pants... they use it everywhere! The second item is a collaborative tote bag with the Japanese luggage experts at PORTER, a brand that has held cult status since 1935. The White Mountaineering x PORTER bag blends soft suede with gorgeous ring yarn blanket wool, offering consumers a true premium tote for fall. Fans of the blanket wool fabric will be pleased to hear it can also be found on jackets, vests and pants this season. Check out the White Mountaineering runway shots online for a closer look. http://www.whitemountaineering.com



BER Lin RES iDE nTS Photography ROBERT WUnSCH styling AnnA RöHRig @ BLOSSOM hair & Make Up BEnJAMin BECHER @ BLOSSOM Thanks to STUDiO gnäDingER

ADAM PORT keinemusik.com nSW Down vest RALPH LAUREn shirt CALVin KLEin Glasses RAMPA keinemusik.com STOnE iSLAnD SHADOW Bomber Jacket SCHiESSER Wife Beater DiOR HOMME Jeans

SCHOWi soundcloud.com/schowi nSW Down Destroyer ViSViM Black elk Flannel shirt Jeans models own niKE SPORTSWEAR air Max 1


DiRK BOnn dirkbonn.com BUzz RiCKSOn Ma-1 Jacket niKE SPORTSWEAR Polo RiCK OWEnS Jeans SUPREME side Zip Duffle Bag


Celebrating their 5th anniversary in 2011, we collaborate with concept store FiRMAMEnT BERLin to show a range of modern fashion with strong influences from sport, street and culture - in both men's and women's wear.

in this portrait story of Berlin's most notorious tastemakers, we mix Firmament's current favorites - including the likes of Acronym, Supreme and visvim - with highlights from the nike Sportswear nSW Fall 2011 Collection. http://www.nikestadiums.com http://www.firmamentberlin.com


left BET端L evewithoutadam.net/youthletter nSW WMN Destroyer nSW Tackle Tank LEVi'S vintage shorts YARA evewithoutadam.net/youthletter niKE Loopwheeler aW77 hoody ViSViM War chief Necklace T-shirt shorts models own right LAUST woodwood.dk nSW Firefly Jacket SOPHnET 4 Button Jacket WOOD WOOD striped shirt & Track Pants


left HEnDRiK firmamentberlin.com nSW varsity cardigan SUPREME T-shirt & 5-Pocket Twill Pants shoes models own right REinHOLD Journalist & consultant CDg JUnYA WATAnABE MAn Brooks Brothers shirt WTAPS Jeans nSW Destroyer



ERROLSOn acronym / acrnm.com all clothing ACROnYM FiRMAMEnT x ACROnYM SFWz Legion T-shirt shoes models own SARnAi acronym / acrnm.com nSW Moto Destroyer LEVi'S Pants JOnAK Boots ACnE shirt 34

PALinA twitter.com/palinarojinski nSW Destroyer customized by 'Looky Looky' MOnKi Leggings shoes & hat models own J DAUPHin ring



The Block Is odd FUTURiSTiC STYLES



it’s early summer in Los Angeles. Slash swaggers down the sidewalk in front of Supreme, sans top hat, dodging gracefully through a group of skateboarders clacking down the sidewalk, each uniformed in tight plaid button ups, shorts and high tube socks. Paramore’s front-woman Haley Williams browses through T-shirts at the The Hundreds store while Taco and Lucas from Odd Future loiter and annoy pedestrians a half a block down in front of Diamond Supply Co. next door, at Will Rise tattoo shop, veteran pro skateboarder turned tattooist, Eric Dressen, inks Vice Magazine columnist Chris nieratko who’s in town visiting from new Jersey. in a sense it’s just another star studded afternoon in LA, but this isolated crossroads of mainstream celebrity and underground cool is no coincidence. This is LA’s Fairfax District. Flanked by the trendy boutiques of Hollywood’s Melrose strip to the north and the bustling Mid Wilshire neighborhoods to


Text cULLeN PoyThress Photos JULiaN BerMaN

the South, Fairfax Village is a quarter mile segment of Los Angeles asphalt that’s become a cultural watering hole for the young and creative. Formerly the center of the city’s Jewish community, Fairfax is now infused with skate and streetwear shops, record stores, art galleries, tattoo parlors, niche restaurants and speciality salons. Hebrew paragons like Canter’s Deli, The Kibitz Room and Schwartz Bakery now line up next to brands like HUF, Supreme, Diamond Supply Co., The Hundreds, Hall Of Fame, Flight Club and Fresh Jive’s Reserve. But Fairfax isn’t just some street wear strip mall. Despite its burgeoning popularity, the Village has retained its authenticity over the years and continues to attract taste-making

young people who gather not necessarily to shop, but to interact, collaborate and just plain hang out. This amalgam of creative influence has spawned an entire wave of forward leaning fashion, music and art that some say ripples the culture space at large. The neighborhood’s most recent exports are a network of musical hood rat teenagers—OFWgKTA or Odd Future. The group was born here and can still be found in spite of their new found fame chilling on the bench in front of Supreme or playing SKATE in front of The Hundreds. The world views these kids as the latest precedent in hip-hop, but Angelinos know them as global ambassadors to the unmistakable style and attitude of Fairfax.


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7909 rosewood avenue “Fairfax is a direct reflection of what's happening not only in California, but the world as a whole. it’s become this organic playground, a nexus for all of these subcultures. Rosewood started off with just us on the block, skating in the middle of the street, playing soccer, whatever and with the outgrowth of other shops and brands up and down Fairfax, it's evolved into this cultural hub. Fairfax is also an inspirational starting point and Odd Future is an 38

example of that. Those kids were just neighborhood kids that have been on the block for years. At first they were soaking it up and reflecting what was happening in the culture and scene around them. Then they started creating their own and are pushing their movement. Most kids are perfectly content with shopping for clothing at malls or department stores. The ones who make the trek to Fairfax are seeking uniqueness, to be different. They

want to wear clothes that are a little harder to get, maybe more expensive, certainly more limited. Automatically that translates to a more sophisticated customer, one with an opinion and with taste. The Fairfax kid is an individual, a leader, and the tastemaker. He's the kid at school that everyone watches or listens to because he knows what comes next.”

d i a M o n d s u p p ly c o . Big Joey |

451 North Fairfax avenue “Taco and Tyler from Odd Future are a huge part of the energy here and a lot has changed in the last year or so because of it. Tyler and all the Odd Future crowd have brought a lot more people to the block. in the summertime it’s like a Friday afternoon everyday. We’ve had everyone come through from Diddy and Chris Brown to Rick Ross, KRS-1 and Rick Rubin. For all the people that hang out here, the block is relatively drama free which is unusual for a spot like this.” the seventh letter A A r o n tA g u e |

441 North Fairfax avenue “Fairfax is a burgeoning cultural destination for Los Angeles. it’s a mixture of multigenerational Jewish family businesses and a group of people who embody the spirit of Los Angeles and more so, California.There is palpable energy on the street that’s infectious. Everybody is so driven to create which is a real testament to the D.i.Y spirit of this generation. i moved out to LA six years ago and dropped out of school to work on the block. i believed so strongly that Fairfax was a place i needed to be. i felt the energy. it's not about the stores or the people who work in stores, but the people who hang on the block. not everybody that hangs out here is consuming, they are here to politic and immerse themselves in the culture."

knoWn gallery J-H u rt |

441 North Fairfax avenue Known gallery is unlike any other space on Fairfax.This is the place you come to see the artists that are helping shape today’s culture. Many of the brand and store owners on the street have looked up to various artists which inspired their line or store concept. Known gallery is here to educate and introduce people to these brilliant artists.


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410 North Fairfax avenue i enjoy the vibe and the youthful excited energy that comes through the shop. it’s cool to see a new generation grab a hold of skateboading and streetwear and put their own twist on it. new York certainly has its retail enclaves that cater to the same demographic, but the difference with Fairfax is that in the last year it’s become a hangout place. The people aren’t necessarily here to shop, they’re coming to hang with their friends, visit with the people they know and find out what’s going on that night. it’s not just with HUF, it’s the whole street—kids popping back and forth from one shop to the next. i think it’s fun for them and it makes them feel a part of something. i give a lot of credit to the Odd Future kids for making that happen. if you had to point to one single factor, it would be them. There’s a lot of them and they’ve got a lot of influence with the kids. They’re the nucleus of where that’s all coming from.


Fairfax almost has an East Coast vibe with all the stores clustered together. in new York that’s typical, but for LA that’s unusual. it’s become this magnetic spot that’s attracting kids with similar sensibilities in skateboarding and streetwear. it’s created this zone for young people to come and hang out. There’s young kids from East LA and inglewood—lots of black kids and lots of Mexican kids.There’s about five or six distinct crews. Those Odd Future kids have been around for years too. it has an organic nature to it. These kids get to see the stores and they get to see the pro skaters. it’s a rare face-to-face human interaction spot. You don’t have to sit on a blog or a social network, you can actually come here and social network with real live humans. in LA you don’t have that many spots to do that. it’s like a real time Facebook.

W i l l r i s e tat to o s t u d i o eric dressen |

443 North Fairfax avenue The scene is cool here because the shop owners are super creative. People here are artists, photographers, designers, skaters and musicians and everyone is working on their careers, trying to make shit happen for themselves. That’s what’s inspiring about being here. it’s what i need to be around people who are creative and productive. it reminds me a little bit of Venice in the 80s where you could skate down the street and run into your friends. i get to see all my favorite skateboarders here. Every time i walk out the door they’ll be some skate team in town hanging out on the block, Jason Dill skating down the street, Omar Salazar or whoever. Sometimes i’ll run into four or five pros before i even get to the shop.

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A r s e n s A l At i n J A n t s |

449 North Fairfax avenue Fairfax has so many like-minded brands in such close vicinity. You can equate it to a website that carries some of your favorite brands all in one place. People hang out and meet up on the block similarly to how they do on a forum. People that shop on Fairfax are mostly the kids seeing product online, but decide to leave their house and get a physical experience with the brands they like.There’s a new influx of kids on the block too. There’s a lot of musical acts coming to hang out and you see a ton of established artists and athletes coming by as well. The culture on Fairfax is getting stronger. There seems to be a better energy coming back to the street and the brands that are here seem to be stepping up and really growing into their own. All the shops here are doing their own thing and the product has a different feel from brand to brand.

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Making oF


A couple of months ago multi-disciplinary illustrator and paper craft junkie Oliver Bieraeugel hit us up and wanted to work on something for the upcoming issue. Quickly the idea of working together on a sneaker story came up and when we came across his impressive paper work, we knew we wanted to do something in that direction. Sneakers being at the core of

Highsnobiety, we decided to create different city worlds. Excited about the idea, we could still not believe the incredible outcome, after Oliver had put in months of work into each one of the sets. What you see on these pages is all hand made and not animated or photoshopped in any way, rather unbelievable in today's digital world.



carhartt h e r i ta g e MODE R n H E R i TAg E Text DaviD Fischer

Established in 1889 in Detroit, Carhartt has become a household name in workwear over the past century. Rugged construction, innovative design and high standards of quality are the elements that the brand is known for. Still today Carhartt offers quality workwear used in all areas of construction. First distributed in Europe in 1994, Work in Progress started developing their very own collections from 1997, adapting the look and mostly the cuts of the American brand to the European market. Since then Carhartt has made a strong move into youth fashion, establishing the classic workwear look with the fashion conscious shopper.

As with all things, the circle was closed when Carhartt Europe started to develop again a Heritage Collection, going back to the roots of the brand. While for the past 15 years the primary concern was to make the brand more contemporary, with the rise of heritage and workwear in the fashion market, the demand for the most classic form of Carhartt wear was back in full effect. The answer by Work in Progress is Carhartt Heritage. Paying tribute to its own roots and heritage, classic materials were applied again, perfectly reflecting the Carhartt history. The iconic 12 ounce heavy duck canvas is once again at the core of the collection, just like it used to be. The result is a both fashionable and functional collection of easy to wear clothing, with just the right amount of details, without being over the top.



Text DaviD Fischer Photography LeNNarT BreDe


Bringing together a variety of glasses and frames from various decades, Lunettes has become the go to location in Berlin for special eyewear. From vintage finds to their very own 'Made in italy' eyewear collection, Lunettes offers a great selection and makes sure that you stick out of the crowd. Rather than concentrating on specific brands, the owners curate a fine selection of frames for their clientele, which mainly consists of architects, designers, artists and actors. Even though they have been around for some time, Lunettes is still a bit of a Berlin secret.


in our photoshoot we present the most recent Lunettes in-house collection, which is both modern and timeless, referencing iconic styles from the past. We appreciate the small details and overall subtle branding applied to all their eyewear. Make sure to visit their Lunettes Selection store on Torstrasse on your next Berlin visit.


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Text & Photo PeTe WiLLiaMs

ignoring that Timberland-esque Skytop from 2008, Supra made their debut boot release for Holiday 2010 with the ‘Henry.’ Drawing on classic work boot profiles for inspiration, the Henry boasted welt construction, a breathable canvas collar and an ultra-lightweight blown rubber outsole. And though the boot looked good, one thing was missing: waterproofing.


For Fall 2011 Supra is pulling all stops with a more rugged, outdoor-focused boot offering. Take the Douglas for example. The boot features tough metal eyelets, woven rope laces and heavy-gauge stitching with waterproof uppers (there it is!) and neoprene lining, meaning they're both comfy, easy to pull on and off, and keep you dry. The wheat and black is our pick. Second up to bat is the Skyboot, a piece of footwear that takes the highly-recognizable Skytop silo and mates it with a heavy-duty lug outsole (and moccasin style stitching) to give birth to a weather-ready outdoor stomper. The addition of raw leather laces finishes the look, further enunciating the traditional boot lineage they’ve attempted to harness. And yes, Muska fans, the "stash pocket" remains intact. http://www.suprafootwear.com



Sterlingwear of BoSton: the Sole Supplier of pea coatS to the u.S. navy. Text & Photography JEFF CARVALHO

Admission: Having lived in Boston for more than 15 years, I never truly explored the manufacturing history of this city. It was not until a recent trip to Hilton’s Tent City, one of the oldest camping and wilderness shops on the East Coast of the United States that I discovered the garment industry that once dominated greater Boston. In the attic of Hilton’s Tent City, I discovered an anorak made in Somerville, MA, and many other garments that highlighted what I had been missing for years. Sure, I understood that the industry existed, but it had never hit home. Further conversation while in Berlin on the Bread & Butter show floor lead to a conversation about U.S. Navy pea coats. A shop owner from Munich mentioned that Boston was the center of all things “Navy pea coat.” Again, I was simply not aware.

commercial-heavy Route 1A corridor in Eastern Massachusetts, just outside of Boston Logan’s Airport. A typical commercial sign designates the through-way to their space. Outside of a loading dock and a well aged painted sign that that bears their name, there is nothing on the outside of Sterlingwear of Boston’s headquarters that would alert you that inside, the highest quality Navy peacoats are being produced.

producing “bargain” priced men’s and boy’s suits. In 1968, under the new Sterlingwear of Boston name, the company focused production on pea coats for U.S. servicemen and woman and locked in their longstanding contract and relationship as a supplier to the U.S. Navy. The name change and the government contractor shifted gears on their operation and production process.

It would seem that this is how they want to keep it.

Like all government contractors, Sterlingwear of Boston adheres to a rigid and strict set of quality assurance standards (QAR) as designated by the U.S. Defense Department.

The family owned and operated Sterlingwear of Boston has been producing pea coats for more than 40 years.

When I returned to Boston, I did some digging and discovered Sterlingwear of Boston; a manufacturer so unassuming that their high quality garments were stocked in many of my favorite retailers without a hint of fanfare.

Fact: For most of those four decades, they have been the sole supplier of pea coats to the U.S. Navy. While other may claim to “supply” Navy pea coats to the U.S. government, only Sterlingwear of Boston carries the official D.S.C.P. tag which denotes it as being a supplier to Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, where much of the distribution of contracted government good happens.

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In the case of the U.S. Navy pea coat, those standards can also mean “over-engineered.” Take for instance the virgin wool used on an official D.S.C.P. tagged pea coat: you will immediately feel a weight difference in the garment when compared to Sterlingwear’s commercially available version, under the “Anchor” name, which uses wool of a slightly lighter grade. Clearly with any defense based operation “overengineering” is necessary. A serviceman or woman wearing these pea coats on a battleship in the middle of our great oceans is being hit by waves of a temperamental salt-water environ-

ment that goes well beyond those felt by urban dwellers. The U.S. Navy pea coats are engineered to take the abuse while keeping their integrity. It is no wonder that collectors of vintage military garments can still wear them decades later. Walking the factory floor at Sterlingwear of Boston, it is clear that the more than 250 employees of the company are not used to having outsiders on the premises As Sterlingwear’s director of marketing, Jack Foster, told us, our visit was out of the ordinary. The equipment in the Sterlingwear factory is a strong indicator of what happens on their work floor. The machinery in use has been there for some time and built to last as long. We’re told that their factory floor processes has been so well refined over the past four decades that waste material is low and that “reject” pea coats are few and far between. For a company that has been producing pea coats for decades, the shine of the “heritage” movement is appreciated, but does not change their process. Sterlingwear and their employees

understand that they have a job to do for the servicemen and women of the United States. Sterlingwear’s commercial line of pea coats for men and women offering consumers the same quality garments as they supply to the U.S. Navy. Their “Authentic” pea coat is offered “for the discriminating customer who is looking for the most accurate reproduction of the U.S. Navy Peacoat available anywhere, at any price.” It features the same government supplied anchor buttons and cut as the “real thing” but uses a slightly less heavyweight virgin wool. More importantly, it is made on the same factory assembly line as the coats worn by the U.S. Navy. Sterlingwear of Boston is the “real deal.” http://www.sterlingwear.com

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The BREAD & BUTTER fashion trade show for urbanwear and streetcouture celebrates this summer, more precisely from July 6th until July 8th, its 10th anniversary, themed “THE BREAD & BUTTER SUPERSHOW”. Founded 2001 in Cologne by Karl-Heinz Müller, the fair has been held twice a year in January and July ever since. „In the beginning it was this small show, 50 cutting-edge brands who really wanted to make a difference, a small team. And now here comes a BREAD & BUTTER today. It's the largest and most international fair in Europe.“ Kenny Wilson, former Levi's Vice President International, argued back in the summer of 2002, when B & B still resided in the Rhenish metropolis, what is a definite fact today. This is without a doubt due to its founder. The B & B CEO who considers the trade show more

of a passion than a business, is supposed to be the kind of guy, you would call a pal. Who rather likes to see himself as the host of a huge party than a hard-boiled business man who he really is. In our last issue, Müller laid it all down, “People need to have fun to have ideas. Everybody has fun here but is also professional enough to see what is possible and what not.” Since the beginning B & B became bigger and larger. Starting back in the summer of 2001 with only 50 exhibitors and 5.000 visitors, the fair then moved to Berlin in January 2003, accommodating 250 exhibitors and counting 15.000 visitors. With Barcelona as its second location from July 2005 on (with 1.208 exhibitors and 75.000 visitors), B & B took place both in Berlin and Barcelona, and from July 2007 to January 2009 exclusively in the capital of Catalonia. B & B returned to Berlin in July 2009 and

relocated in the historic Berlin Airport Tempelhof, where about 600 exhibitors and over 90.000 visitors mingled in the giant hangars last summer. “Becoming the most important fair in Europe in such a short time and being noticed not only in Europe but also beyond is a sensational result,” said Klaus Wovereit, governing mayor of Berlin, already back in January 2004. And hence, “Bread & Butter's success makes Berlin successful.” The trade show sustains the fashion city Berlin and at the same time suits perfectly the city's nightlife savoirvivre. Always considered an innovative concept – the trade show is more than just reams of stands squished side by side. It's an event. “Most of the big shows are too anonymous, too business driven. Many small shows are too small for really anything to happen,” says Müller who truly created more a club atmosphere

with a strong “industrial flair”. A trade show that is literally a show – a big happening where you would also do business. Only remember last winter's swing-time and prohibition era theme with boxing matches, burlesque shows and a casino. Or the entire stadium that was built during the FIFA world cup 2010. In comparison to the trade shows held in Barcelona, B & B has slowly but surely reduced the number of exhibitors, becoming more selective. The idea is to only focus on the more sophisticated brands. Today neither Cologne nor Düsseldorf play any leads in the matter of german fashion trade shows. Berlin rules – thanks to Karl-Heinz Müller and his Bread&Butter Supershow.

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Started by two sisters, Umasan has made public awareness the central theme of their ecofriendly clothing line. Eco-friendly? Yes, we agree, in most cases not the sexiest attribute or marketing slogan for a brand that wants to compete in the high fashion sector, but that is exactly what the Berlin label is and they may be the first to successfully combine the two. Driven by a passion for life's beauty, the two sisters are producing an animal-free, vegan fashion brand. With materials chosen because of their sustainability, Umasan surprises by not going after the traditional status fabrics and rather being open minded and innovative in their quest to stay true to their ethos, while only offering the best out there to their customers. Furthermore all materials are sourced exclusively from European mills and production facilities. The new Umasan Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection is inspired by Yoga, an important aspect of the sisters' lives. Lots of black, matt and shiny colors, as well as functionality demanded by the Yoga sport, are all infused into the unisex collection. Let's see what other boundaries are to be broken by this up and coming Berlin label - we can certainly not wait to see where their path will lead them. http://www.umasan-world.com




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Please introduce yourselves. Who is the elder? R: I’m Ryan Babenzien, the elder. B: I’m Brendon Babenzien. Ryan is the older by about a year and a half.

When did fashion and sportswear first strike a chord in each of you? R: Fashion and Sportswear have literally been in my life for as long as I can remember. Our father was a HS Teacher and coach of a few different sports. Before my parents got divorced, which was when I was 8, I remember he always had sneakers because he was a gym teacher, that was his thing. gym teachers were like the original sneakerheads. So we always had all kinds of sports equipment in the garage and I was always into that type of stuff. And, on the fashion front, take a look at how my mom used to dress us. My mom tells this funny story of how we had all these amazing clothes my grandmother would buy us from

Lord & Taylor and how I only liked certain things. I was so adamant about what I would and wouldn’t wear she would cry sometimes when I wouldn’t let her dress me… I was 3. B: For me, it was probably very young. I was exposed to older guys because of skateboarding in the 70's. So it was really early, probably like 5 years old or something. Just seeing the cooler good skaters at the skate parks in Florida had a major influence on me. Then, when I was 13, I got a job at a skate/surf shop. That experience really helped too. I was ordering stuff for the shop and all of my friends at the time were quite advanced stylistically, so they had a big impact on me. guys like Don Busweiller, who went on to start Pervert years later and then become a legend for walking away from society altogether. He lives like Jesus now on the street with no connection to our world. He’s always taken things to the extreme and in a lot of ways is still influencing me.

What sports did you participate in as children? How did those influence your future paths? R: I played football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse when I was young, pretty much anything. Lacrosse and football were the sports I stayed with on the traditional side... I probably should have played lacrosse in college but chose not to for the wrong reasons, that’s a different story altogether probably better suited for Psychology Today. Football was probably my best sport naturally, although I stopped playing going into 11th grade because our HS was super committed and very good. I wasn’t willing to work out on the off season and all that because I basically got into the CA SPORTS when I was about 8 - bmx, skate, surf, snow..we were early adopters for sure. Brendon and I used to skate this great park in Cocoa Beach FL, which is where Slater is from. I was 8, Brendon was 6! I still remember the first real board I got, Logan Earth ski with Road Rider 4’s…wish I had that now…I was a huge BMx rider, not racing really, but jumping anything and everything. 97

We did some crazy shit. I was cracking frames and building big launch ramps all the time. I always felt like I needed to be in CA where this was all happening. We built a proper ½ pipe when I was in 10th grade. We stole all the wood, it was great. Summers we were surfing by the time I was 13. We’d spend the day at the beach if there was surf, if not, we’d skate or go jump dirt ramps. Long Island had great trails and plenty of space to just be out there doing your thing. For me this weird mix of traditional team sports with these super individual, rogue, creative sports, which surf, skate and dirt jumping were at the time, really made me what I am. Oh, we did play tennis in Florida and went to a few camps when we were young but we never played “officially”. I like to think I’m a decent athlete and really appreciate the influence of sport on style, which you can see clearly in today’s fashion. Most American style is really influenced out of some sport if you boil it down. B: I always skated and later on got into surfing and snowboarding in the early to mid 80's. At 98

the time, surfing in NY was still a pretty small community. Ryan and his friends definitely influenced me there. Snowboarding was not even allowed on the mountains yet so it was a real DIY type of situation. You rode wherever you could find any kind of hill. As far as organized sports go, we both played lacrosse. I hated baseball but needed to compete in something. I still love lacrosse. It’s the original Native American sport. How did you both come into the fashion industry? R: My career path is pretty curvy. Brendon’s is way more linear. After a career in Hollywood I decided to bail and that’s when I began playing in the fashion/lifestyle space. I started this lifestyle “portal” that’s what they were called in 1996, with two other partners called Platform. It was this merger of style, music, and culture, really one of the first once that merged these worlds. Ben White went on to found Complex, but Platform was really Complex before Complex. I was still working in Hollywood then, but my interest in fashion or

culture was more than a hobby. I didn’t stay on with Platform as they decided to move to NY and I had a career to build here in LA, but I always knew I’d get back to that space... which happened when I ran Puma’s Entertainment Marketing Division in LA. It was 11 years later, but I finally did. At K-SWISS I run Entertainment Marketing as well as Lifestyle, which allows me to be more involved on “creative” style stuff. In a very short amount of time we’ve done some really meaningful, relevant collaborations that have helped change the face of the brand. The UNDFTD x K-SWISS was a really good one and made it into the ALL gONE book. And, the latest Billy Reid x K-SWISS collaboration is going to continue to develop into a much bigger collection with apparel and other styles. We’re really excited about the potential for that one. B: It was almost inevitable for me, considering the stuff I was into as a kid and the job at the shop. For Ryan, I think it took him a bit longer to realize he had a talent he could apply to brands and brand building in the clothing business.

Tell me a little about how you decided to work together on the k-swiss collections. Who prodded who? And, what were some of the initial ideas? R: We talk pretty much every day about all types of shit so one day I asked, you want to do something cool with K-SWISS? We came up with the idea of doing a series of 3 different looks, all inspired by the 70’s/80’s sporting era of California…CA TENNIS was exclusive in Japan, which we all know is a very influential market and just one we felt would understand the sensibility of what the collection was about. Thankfully we were right and they got it! Next was CA RUNNINg, which is really a compliment to K-SWISS developing performance running division, which is doing really well. The idea is to balance out the hi end performance side, with something that is relevant to someone who’s not necessarily a hard core runner, but can appreciate a smartly designed collection that is inspired by running. Distribution in the US is only at Union and Partners & Spade, so still really really limited..and lastly will be CA HIKINg…That one will be bananas!

B: It didn’t take much prodding really. I enjoy doing projects like this and K-SWISS gave me a unique opportunity to show sport clothing, in this case, running stuff from my point of view. I really don’t like the contemporary stuff that is available so this was fun for me. Ryan and I are kind of on the same page when it comes to how we see this stuff. We see small spaces where there is room for something a bit more fun and try and fill the gaps. He’s done a great job using the history of K-SWISS to show the brand in a light many people might not be aware of. I was happy to be a part of that.

was born ..The World Surfing Championships in Huntington Beach was the first time the major media covered a surf event. Oh and the first version of what became a Boogie Board was developed… B: I know it was before my time but here’s a good one - It was the first time Haille Selassie visited Jamaica and met with leaders there.


Finally, k-swiss was founded in 1966, debuting at Wimbledon the same year England lifted the world cup. What fun facts do you know about 1966? R: That’s a good one! Funny I actually know a few things since I’ve looked at this year a while back..Well Walt Disney died that year… Billie Jean King won Wimbledon, Sound of Music won the Oscar for Best Pic and Sinatra won a grammy for Best Album…TiaCarrera 99


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orld famous badminton champion Jack Purcell designed the iconic sneaker going by his name in 1935 for B.F. goodrich. With advertising campaigns running in the 1960s in The New Yorker and Playboy magazine among others, the fact that James Dean started wearing the sneaker publicly in 1955, added even more appeal to the shoe. After being marketed as one of the very first premium sneakers (priced at the time above everything else on the market for 8.98 USD!), the Jack Purcell franchise was purchased by Converse in 1972.

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the iconic sneaker, Converse continues to innovate and develop on the base of it. Today it is probably more relevant than it has ever been, just underlining the timeless nature of the design by the badminton legend. The Jack Purcell 'Johnny' joins the collection, being one of the original silhouettes from the 1930s. Furthermore Converse presents the 'Helen', a female version, adapted from the original design. Innovative colors and materials, including wools, plaids, patchwork patterns and nylons are applied to the sneaker in the upcoming Fall 2011 Collection.





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Originally the sponsorship program for aspiring fashion designers was founded by IMg and as a true affair of the heart, it was part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin from the very first season. When Peek&Cloppenburg came into the picture in 2009, the program changed its name to “Designer for Tomorrow Award” and the concept changed quintessentially. DfT focuses ever since on really young creatives who just finished or are about to finish their studies and thus are at the very beginning of their career. Today the award show is not only a significant springboard for these newcomers, it would be unthinkable without the support of the family-run business from Düsseldorf. P&C offers the winner a tailormade, long-term sponsorship program and the chance to show his own design individually at the next autumn/winter fashion show. Last summer's winner, Berlin-based Parsival Cserer, has seen the help of P&C in promoting his career and presenting his debut coll-

ection as part of the MBFW Berlin in January 2011. Today you can find highlights from his collection at selected P&C fashion department stores. Now five young finalists have been chosen once again and will be showing their collections to the public for the first time on 6 July 2011 – a stone's throw away from the Brandenburger Tor. The new winner awaits as before a unique opportunity. But this summer, for the first time, the DfT-sponsorship program has a patron who has been accompanying the talents right from the outset. No less than Marc Jacobs – self-made fashion designer, New York's favorite and since 1997 fashion director of Louis Vuitton – has taken on the patronage of the DfT-Award. He was involved in all stages of the award selection process and will be present in the german capital on the due date to announce together with the jury board this year's “Designer for Tomorrow” during the MBFW Berlin. “I feel like I am here to listen and see." The truth is though that the New York designer doesn't really like to see himself as a judge. “I feel like I am here to listen and see. I did respond to the work that I received and made a sort of selection, but my interest was really in hearing what each designer has to say and how they express their ideas through their work and their choice of fabrics and colors, the textiles, the silhouettes and what their

work says about their world and the world they think they live in, we live in,” says Jacobs, who was himself in this kind of a position, nearly three decades ago. Marc Jacobs relates to these young aspiring fashion designers. He wants to support more than anything else. Even the nervousness of the finalists who are only steps away from the goal is a feeling that he shares. “I was very impressed, or I am very impressed.” Marc Jacobs doesn't shy away from recognizing that he still experiences that sort of anxiety although many years have passed. “It's still like that for me each season, each time I do a show, each time I present work whether it's to an editor of a magazine or whether it's to the press, or journalists or during a fashion show. I still have that same kind of fear.” About his impression of the collections of the designers he has seen for the first time, Jacobs says succinctly and convincingly, “I was very impressed, or I am very impressed.” This year's finalists are Marc Buscha, Lena Hasibether, Alexandra Kiesel and Markus Schmidbauer – who come from germany – as well as Jonathan Christopher Hofwegen – who was born in Manila in the Philippines but grew up in the Netherlands. Some hard to remember names but what does it matter, one of them will be the new Designer of Tomorrow. http://www.designer-for-tomorrow.com


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In the mid-eighties a girl was born in Copenhagen, named Nanna Ă˜land Fabricius – the daughter of a church organist father and an opera singer mother. As a young girl she joined the Royal Danish and Royal Swedish Ballet schools. But one unfortunate day Nanna suffered a spinal fracture. She would never be a ballet dancer. Everything seemed gone. The only thing that got her through was music. She felt like she could still dance through it. And a musician was born, named Oh Land. Shortly after her self-produced debut album, Fauna, came out, she decided to leave home for new musical endeavors in a remote place called Brooklyn. For her eponymous follow-


up album, she worked with sonic wizards such as Dan Carey or Dave McCracken. The album was released by Epic Records at the end of May and Oh Land was given the privilege to tour North America as the supporting act for OMD. On the eve of summer, when she was on a promotional tour, we met her at Brightside Studio in Berlin. We talked to her about her parents, ballet and the likes of Edward Scissorhands and David Lynch.


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With your mother being an opera singer and your father an organist, you grew up in a quite artistic environment. now looking back, how did that influence you as a person? It influenced me in the way that they encouraged me to be creative and that there was never one answer to things. My parents brought me up to make my own decisions and trust my instincts and that has helped me navigate in this world and made me believe that my ideas were valuable. Do you think you would be doing music today, if it wasn't for a major back injury you suffered as a ballet dancer? I think I had to do the loop around to come back to music because I always tried so hard to not become a musician. I think deep inside I always wanted to play but was too shy about it to do it for real. How would you say has your ballet background helped your musical career? It has made me see performance from a whole other perspective. And what I learned from the great ballets like Swan Lake is that you can tell stories with both dance and music, scenography and costumes. It's all part of the experience. And I've definitely brought that concept with me. so performing on stage as a musician must be as important to you as it was back then when you used to dance. It's incredibly important because that is where you get to share the music with other people. 108

Music is incredibly social for me. It's a way to communicate. The music comes to life and slips out of my hands into everybody else's. How would you describe the sound of your music and what were your musical influences? Cinematic electronic pop music. I was inspired mostly by films like Edward Scissorhands and David Lynch. My musical references are mostly classical. Arvo Pärt and Schumann. I also listen to pop and electronica like Autechre and The Eurythmics. you said once, “i want my music to feel like 2050 meets something really classic, like meeting a stranger that feels as familiar as an old friend.” Can you explain what you mean by that description of your music? I mean that I want it to chime with people although it's still new and fresh sounding. There's a lot of nostalgia in my music and yet a longing for answers and also trying to push the borders of what is possible to do technically with computer music. When can we expect your next album and how do you see your musical development in the future? What should we look out for? First of all, I'm about to release this album and go out touring in the world. I hope music will bring me to a lot of places and bring me exciting opportunities. I wanna play on a rooftop and on a boat and with a symphony orchestra. There's so much I want to do.



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Patrick mohr Munich-based fashion designer Patrick Mohr is back for Fall/Winter 2011 with a collection entitled “Monovular.” Proportion, geometry and the combination of elements play a vital role in his new designs, which are dominated by earthy tones and airy cuts. This season, the designer showed a more minimalistic, less provocative vision on the runway: models were characterized by slick hair, pale complexions and ducttaped lips. Clothing-wise Mohr also showed that he is not completely

garish and knows how to create “easy-on-looks.” The collection - in shades of brown, green, black and grey - looks quite relaxed and sophisticated at the same time. Outside of his upcoming collection, Mohr has also collaborated once again with german basketball brand K1x. This August sees the release of the second edition of the exclusively designed and reinterpreted DCAC sneaker. http://www.patrick-mohr.com




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After a strong run with the CTS (Chuck Taylor Skate) CONS brings the Jack Purcell off the tennis courts (and city streets) into the skate arena - which can sometimes actually be the tennis court. Anyways, the debut Jack Purcell skate model is a black suede number created for pro skater Ethan Fowler. For anyone who has road-tested the CTS, that memory foam tongue and heel collar make an incredible difference: these are super comfy both on and off the board.



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Vans and pro skater/motorcycle builder Max Schaaf continue their collaborative streak into Fall 2011 with a third 4Q edition sneaker. This time working with the Sk8-Mid silhouette, Vans and 4Q cook up another clean shoe, apt for both skating and bike riding alike. Motorbike riding that is. get some!

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What does HumAn mADE mean? Exactly as it says - made by humans. After Son goku (the Monkey King) completed his training he became human. So for myself - I could say the name carries the meaning of “the next step”. Can you give us your take on the Japanese obsession with American vintage? Yes, I believe I am doing it. staying true to the original build quality is important to you. Tell us about working with WAREHOusE on production. Was there ever any thought of producing product in the us? I think that the level of their work is the best in the world. They’ve taught me a lot. I feel it’s an honour to have had the opportunity to make things with them. Still, I think there must be other brands and people in Japan that can make amazing products. Vintage culture is so big here. I haven’t considered production in America. There seem to be few products now which are actually “Made In The USA”. Tell us a bit about the stories behind the materials and dyes used in HumAn mADE. Basically, we start by creating custom textiles for almost every item. As sewing technology has changed over the years the stitching that you see on certain vintage pieces and the flavour that imparts to the garment has become difficult to reproduce using modern machines - we concentrate on recreating that.

Talk about your relationship with sk8THing. What does he bring to HumAn mADE? We work by bouncing ideas of each other. My role is to decide what pieces will form the collection and the concept; Sk8thing works within the concept to produce graphics to use on those pieces. I think that we are an unrivalled tag-team. How is the HumAn mADE consumer different from the A Bathing Ape consumer? Or from the mr. Bathing Ape man?

overwhelming. Young people seem to be really serious about fashion and you see more and more fashion conscious people. Above all they seem to be enjoying fashion, I think. How have things changed in this industry since you first started? It’s a completely different world now. It’s fair to say that we are now in a very difficult period for fashion. As a maker I think the key thing is how much you love what you do. Does the internet play an important role in your life?

I have a feeling that the customers of HUMAN MADE and Mr BA are similar. They are, perhaps, “graduates” of APE. For work they can wear Mr BA, for play HUMAN MADE. It seems that both Mr BA and HUMAN MADE are appealing to very fashion conscious people.

Things have become much more convenient. In all honesty it is hard work for me to keep up with everything. Rather than looking forward, perhaps looking back is the key to the future. “I found the future in the past”: that’s a theme of HUMAN MADE, too.

Will HumAn mADE be your main focus going forward?

What are you thoughts on the relationship between fashion and music today?

I don’t know if it will be the main focus for me, but I feel like I have returned to the original intention I had in making clothes - I am enjoying the process of making clothes for HUMAN MADE. It reminds me of the old days. I am not working on any other new businesses at this moment.

Music + Fashion = Culture This equation hasn’t held true today, has it?

What are your thoughts on the future of BAPE and i.T.? The idea is that I.T will lead BAPE to the next level. Looking at fashion in China I am reminded of Tokyo 20 years ago - the momentum is

What do you see as the vintage of the future? That’s difficult. In any case my ambition is to make things through HUMAN MADE which would still be valued, as vintage, 100 years from now.



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American figure Shepard Fairey is recognized as one of today's best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in many prominent galleries around the globe, and, following his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster campaign and the Oscar-nominated Banksy movie Exit Through the gift Shop (in which Shepard is heavily featured) nearly everyone is familiar with his art. Following the opening of the first major U.S. museum exhibition of graffiti and street art - "Art in the Streets" at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - we caught up with Mr. Fairey to discuss the place of art in the world today.

What does the "Art in the streets" exhibit mean for California and the "street art" movement overall? The fact that this is the first official survey of graffiti & Street Art by a major art institution makes it incredibly significant. It’s not very punk rock to say it’s nice to see all this work in an institutional setting, but in life, there’s a natural arc to things, and graffiti and street artists have worked in obscurity for little or no 122

money—aside from some rare exceptions—for so long, it’s definitely time their efforts get the official recognition they deserve. This art is ephemeral by nature, and it deserves its place in the history books. The only way that will happen is through shows like this.

Why do you think it took so long for an art museum to formally recognize this genre of art? The art world is basically split into four distinct factions: the artists who make art, the dealers who sell art, the institutions that enshrine/sanctify art, and the fans who love looking at art. The dealers who sell art, no matter how pure their intentions may be, are ultimately motivated by profit, which makes them quicker-moving and adaptable to trends and stylistic shifts, both micro and macro, in art. Because of this, almost all meaningful exhibitions of graffiti and street art have been held in private art galleries where the work is for sale. The institutions that enshrine and sanctify art are totally removed from that commercial aspect and focused on writing the academic history of the art world in the pub-

lic eye as they see fit. Unfortunately, as we all know from our incomplete childhood educations, history is totally subjective and curators and museum directors are oftentimes very removed from the passionate, explosive creative process of the artists, and out-of-sync with popular movements in real time. In many cases, the last art movements a lot of these people were able to relate to personally were Abstract and Pop Art, leaving a huge gap in the story. When curators can’t relate to the work or understand its meaning and relevance in depth, it's nearly impossible for them to be motivated to sanctify that work for the public to see. Luckily, in Jeffrey Deitch, we have a museum director who totally understands the relevance of this work, and most importantly, it’s connection to the art movements that came before it, and that’s the reason a show like “Art in the Streets” was able to happen. Do you think this show has the power to effect bigger change in the museum world? It’s the institutional art world’s duty to educate the public about important art movements

like this, and perhaps no single body of work has been as important in the public sphere in the last 20 years as the emergence of graffiti and street art. It’s now achieved a level of influence that only Pop Art before it was able to maintain. Luckily, above all else, the museum world is ultimately driven by attendance numbers. That means, no matter how resistant they may be to showing this type of work in a museum setting like with “Art in the Streets,” when they ultimately see the numbers of bodies that came through the doors at MoCA to visit this show, they’ll be forced to come to terms with the fact that this is the art people want to see. Most importantly, young people, who make up an increasingly dwindling percentage of museum attendance, have been coming to the show in droves. At Art in the Streets you literally see generations of families coming to view it together, parents and grandparents bringing their kids to see the work and getting excited by the energy of the art when they experience it in person. you’re a part of the artist series of Trucker jackets that “Art in the streets” sponsor Levi’s produced for

sale at the show. in your opinion, what cultural sig- um, and all profits from the sales go directly nificance does the Levi's trucker jacket hold and why to MoCA to fund the show. was this an important collaboration? How has "street art" changed over the past several years? The Trucker jacket is a significant piece in that it’s one of the few fashion icons that has ma- By nature, graffiti and street art are totally naged to mean something important to almost evolving genres that are in constant flux. It’s every demographic and ideology of youth cul- important to understand that straight-up ture movement since it was first introduced. street graffiti is the ultimate origin point for It’s very rare that a single garment can mean all of this, but obviously, the so-called “Street so much to kids in the graffiti, hip-hop, punk Art” side of things has been most popular laterock, heavy metal, and skate worlds simulta- ly. I’d be lying if I didn’t say the down side to neously without undergoing any significant Street Art’s popularity is the legion of bad imichanges along the way. The Levi’s jackets tators it spawned, but like the Ramones gave made for this show really track that relevance, birth to a million bad punk bands, ultimately, tracing the evolution from people like Crash we’ll see some Dead Boys, Clashes, and Nirvaand Lady Pink who were some of the OG graf- nas coming out of this sooner than later. fiti artists who painted on jackets in the 1970s & 80s to people like Kenny Scharf and Keith What's something you never leave the house without? Haring who were the pioneers of the artistic brand collaborations we see today, up to peo- My Diabetes monitor. It’s hard-wired in. If I ple like myself and Neck Face who both repre- left the house without it, I wouldn’t be cosent different factions of art and pop culture, ming back. Oh, and stickers… but have close ties to the jacket’s aesthetic and connection to music culture. Most important- http://www.obeygiant.com ly, Levi’s donated these jackets to the muse- http://www.studionumberone.com 123


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Born in germany, Erik Parker now lives and works in new york City. Over the past year, he's exhibited in Paris, Fort Worth, and Los Angeles. mixing high and low cultures, Parker's paintings are as familiar as they are distinct. An acute sense of detail, through thorough research, defines Parker's work. Aside from the mix of cultural elements, his world is about understanding the full scope of art history and asserting a personal place within it. From landscapes to still life, with text based assemblages in between, Parker's visual language has found favor everywhere from mOmA's Ps1 to t-shirt graphics - all indication of his desire to reach a broad and varied audience. if Parker's not been on your radar, there's no doubt he'll be front and center moving into 2012. in the last year you've exhibited at Honor Fraser in LA, the modern Art museum of Fort Worth in Texas, and colette in Paris. How do different venues change the way you approach selecting work for a show? Well, it really doesn't make a difference in selecting the work. Doing something with colette as apposed to Fort Worth, the museum was a retrospective of the last 5 years and at colette you have to deal with a smaller space and a possibility of sale. I chose small pieces and a good price point. When you think about colette as a opposed to a museum, the store probably got more people looking at the art. It has a huge amount of foot traffic, probably more than any gallery in Paris. How does it feel to have interest from such a range of places, and inherently with them, audiences? I think it's great! I'm very happy about that. To be able to reach out to various people and get the feedback. The feeling is incredible. In the past six months to go from one of the best galleries in LA, like Honor Fraser to a prestigious museum like Fort Worth Modern then to have the chance to work with colette in Paris, you cover a lot of people. I was thrilled. The response from people within the lifestyle colette promotes was great. You've got famous rappers to top fashion designers, all sorts of people go there.


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Beyond a mix of exhibition spaces, you are mixing (to a degree) high and low cultures. What do you pinpoint as influences? Just like the work, there is a wide range of things I think about. I've recently become friends with KAWS, over the past few years, I'm interested in the things he does and the broad range of people that view his work. I like American Pop Art quite a bit. I look at a lot of Matisse at the moment. When you get a big Matisse book and look at the paintings, you believe it will be on such a huge canvas, but he's packing it in small spaces without making the pictorial space cramped.

supposed to. A professor could push something formal, but I was into outsider and folk art. I gravitated to Basquiat and Jim Nutt paintings. I was always interested in the fringes and in the honesty of vernacular art. Then it wasn't. You have to look at it through a 1989 lens. The Chicago Imagists (who Nutt was a part of) in the 1960s were also informed by vernacular, but there was not a global society then, so it stayed in the midwest - that thought or aesthetic. Basically, if it is good and honest, I'm into it. I just don't gravitate towards austerity as a principal in art making. It is beautiful, but I just can't involve it in my life it tends to make me nervous. You look at a Judd and you just want to finish or tinker with it. They are beautiful, but for whatever reason, I want to give more.

What originally sparked an interest in painting? What do you have planned for the rest of 2011? I don't know. It was a choice I made when I got the opportunity to go to Community College in 1989, which happened as a way to get out of a probation sentence. I was a high school dropout, and the probation officer said he'd knock time off the sentence if I went to school. It didn't seem like academic work when I walked by the painting studios. How did formal education mesh with your more vernacular interests? That kind of changes. It's funny, I don't think everyone needs it. When I was studying art at school, I just kind of gravitated to things you weren't

For June, KAWS and I are organizing an exhibition at Paul Kasmin called "Pretty on the Inside," and I made two works for that show. I'm also curating a show with Scott Ogden at White Columns in New York of Royal Robertson's work that opens in October. This winter I have a show at Patricia Low Contemporary in Switzerland. In a year, I have a solo at Aldrich in Connecticut. I'm thrilled to be there. I've also just released some shirts for Original Fake.







germany’s isenseven film crew x apparel label has been a groundbreaking force in shred documentation since their inception. While they are snowboarders to their core, they are filmmakers in the purest sense who truly appreciate the fine line between pandering and commitment. isenseven’s visionary creative director Alex schiller explained to us how and why they do what they do.





Through your films, are you ever trying to say something bigger about the world, about existence, or are you just documenting amazing snowboarding? We don't really try to say anything with our movies. We only try to make stuff look good and fun and we're happy when the kids are stoked to go riding or make their own movie after watching ours. I mean, snowboarding is snowboarding. Why make it more than it is? It's already awesome enough. Millions of people love to snowboard and we are there to document our team riding, having fun, travelling, partying and the main goal is to stoke the viewer and bring a breath of fresh air into snow flicks. Would you say you strive for a higher degree of artistry both in the content and production of your films? Yes, definitely. Our main goal was never to make a movie that is only about snowboarding. In our movies it's about the personalities throughout our team and the way we portray them and their riding. It's easy to put a lifestyle shot of the rider in the beginning of his part, write his name in Arial font and then edit trick after trick. I'd say that we are normal filmmakers that happen to have snowboarders as a cast and the main content is their riding. But we never wanted to just have riding in our film. It has always been about the camera work, the editing, the post production, the motion graphics and the emotions we trigger when you put all of that together and include an insane team of snowboarders that each stands out as their own character individually. What is the central emotion you want your films to elicit? I want kids to be stoked on going out to ride after watching our films and also to inspire them to get creative if they decide to go film their friends. But I also want to impress people that aren't so much into snowboarding. I think that

through all the different facets of our film, our movie is way more likeable to a wider audience. For instance, I can show the movie to a buddy that is a core snowboarder and he'll like it because of the riding. But I can also show it to my parents that don't know squat about snowboarding and they'll like it because it's not just trick after trick edited to a catchy tune but a lot of funny scenes that anyone can relate to, interesting camera work and of course the rider intros. Then again, we do get criticized once in a while to have "over edited movies" that don't put a focus on riding. But that's just what we do. And thank god there are 7432 other films floating around out there so everybody can find a nichĂŠ that they like. If I had to answer that question in one word though, it would be "stoke" and "inspiration"... okay, that's two words. Do you find it frustrating that shred films very rarely, if ever, find a mainstream audience or do you prefer that they're enjoyed primarily amongst purists? I don't think that many films are able to find a mainstream audience because they are "just snowboard videos." Although snowboarding itself has become very mainstream, I doubt that even a quarter of the people that ride are into shred flicks. I can imagine going on the hill in the Alps at a big tourist resort and asking everyone riding a snowboard to name one snowboard movie from the past 5 years and only half will have an answer. But that's nothing necessarily bad. Even if you love to snowboard it doesn't mean that you have to be into the scene. And that's where I see the problem (if you even want to call it a problem) of why snowboard videos don't find a mainstream audience. If you're not into snowboarding and everything around it, you probably won't be too interested in some dude you've never heard of sliding down a rail and you could care less if it's regular or switch. And here is where we try to stand out. Even though our main focus is on the riding, we offer so much more than that, and that's something that will keep a viewer interested even if he

doesn't know the difference between a cab nine or a front seven. By keeping people's interest throughout the movie with good music, creative editing, catchy intros and funny scenes in between they will still watch the snowboarding part of it and like it because it speaks to them in a different way. I may sound like someone that doesn't care about the riding itself and I'm trying to sell out to "the mainstream" but to me the most important people are the viewers. I can either make a movie that will stoke 2000 core snowboarders or 25.000 people that just like snowboarding in general, are fans of good music and cinematography and just want to be entertained. I don't make movies for the industry, I make it for the kids. Being mainstream isn't a bad thing. It just shows who you are directing your product to. http://www.isenseven.de


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BaSic i n St i n ctS Walking through landscapes of versatile creativity


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What lies behind our understanding of fashion beyond the notion of utility? Premsela, the Dutch platform for design and fashion, seeks to find answers with BASIC INSTINCTS – an exhibition opening June 30th at the Villa Elisabeth in Berlin Mitte. For one month, the former parish hall from 1907, next to the St. Elisabeth Church, will host a multidisciplinary project that highlights views and visions from Dutch fashion culture in relation to other spheres of creativity and design. The idea is to merge fashion, architecture, art, and product design The idea is to merge fashion, architecture, art, and product design in order to expand our perception of fashion outside the shows and shootings. We won't see fashion on models but rather embedded in landscapes that each incorporate all the above mentioned disciplines and represent ideas from the Dutch design climate which is known for encouraging crossovers and experimentation and has become so relevant and interesting from an international perspective. Approximately 50 participating Dutch designers and artists present their work in six different landscapes: “Perspectives” is literally based on the perspective of the observer which naturally changes consistently with every new

angle; “Un-Designed” focuses both on the artistic creation as the starting point and on what already exists; “Soft Future” deals with present time sustainability and generates the vision of a better future – this landscape doesn't show any dominating forms and thoughts but rather flexible inspirations; “Metropolitan Sleek” also deals with the present in examining our time by creating an ideal that shows how things should look; “Slow-Forward” aptly describes how radical innovation can also be hand-crafted through accurate virtuosity – these unprocessed and simple innovations are at the same time considered avant-garde; last but not least “Panopticum” is a multimedia-based lounge area where the works and publications as well as relevant quotes of renowned Dutch artists from photography and video art are on display. To gain outside perspective, Premsela has enlisted an international creative team to help develop the exhibition: creative directors José Klap and Sandor Lubbe of Zoo Magazine; artistic curators Luca Marchetti and Emanuele Quinz of Mosign; and Henrik Vibskov, who is responsible for the exhibtion design. After Berlin, the exhibition will tour a series of countries. Until then you can visit BASIC INSTINCTS at Villa Elisabeth between July 1st and July 31st from Wednesday through Saturday between 12pm and 7pm. The admission is free. 139


mr. Burt

Mr Burt (aka Nick Burt) studied Menswear Design at Central St Martins, London. Following his graduation back in 2003 Nick landed his first job at Burberry were he cut his teeth as a graphic designer; a position that allowed him to hone his illustration skills before going freelance in 2007. Nick has worked in a consultancy and freelance capacity for a variety of brands including gloverall, Nigel Hall, Fila and griffin Studio amongst

others. Since a couple of months he regularly creates exclusive illustrations for Highsnobiety. Here we present his interpretation of Kanye West's outfit at the Coachella 2011 music festival, one of the most talked about outfits in recent months. The musician is wearing a Celine womens top, along with Lanvin sneakers, Balmain jeans and Cartier jewelry.




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With the assistance of Mercedes-Benz, an allnew and highly anticipated, NY-based online magazine called “The Avantgarde Diaries” will launch in July 2011. The publication takes the idea of an interview magazine to a new level, whereby each week they call upon cultural figures to introduce the people and ideas that inspire them – whether in fashion, music or design. International pioneers like Raf Simons expose who and what inspires them and their work. Presented mainly via video, The Avantgarde Diaries promises interesting encounters and personal insights from innovative, creative individuals. For example, Belgian designer Raf Simons, counts artist and long-time friend Peter de Potter as a key source of inspiration. Simons has admired de Potters style since the early '90s when he was in art school in Antwerp. De Potter's images, visuals, words, slogans and collages have even been seen on several t-shirts collaborations with Simons between 2000 and 2009. When working with Simons, Potter was given complete creative freedom. “People often asked why I did not have my own gallery yet but in my opinion I had one: having exhibitions on


t-shirts every six months!” de Potter tells us in one of his rare interviews. Peter de Potter previously published his artwork on his blog, but now he is ready for the next level in art business: “Art is not about showing your stuff in a hidden cellar in front of three people. I have to admit that as an artist you need the machine. And I’m not against it.” In terms of being avant-garde, de Potter thinks that Mercedes-Benz is a convenient partner to support the project: “If you can turn your logo into an icon, which they did, then you must be doing something right. And I loved the Belgian kids wearing their logo around their necks.” Raf Simons also shared his thoughts on the company: “Mercedes counts very much for me individually. It has had an influence on me from my early childhood onwards.” Offline, The Avantgarde Diaries concept will be extended to quarterly art festivals. The first edition, “Transmission1,” was curated by Raf Simons and will be shown in Berlin this July 2011. As an avowed Joy Division fan, Simons pulled

the title of the festival from the 1979 song of the same name, and even brought graphic designer Peter Saville (who famously designed several record covers for Joy Division) on board alongside german industrial designer Konstantin grcic and British art rockers These New Puritans. Fittingly, Raf Simons also chose Peter de Potter as one of the participating artists in the show, who submitted a series of 33 unreleased works titled “The image machine.” “What I'm trying to achieve is a reflection of the way we use and see images nowadays. It's very important and new to me that people don't want to know what the image is from or who made. The young generation judges an image only by its basics. What I do is to rip out the references of the images put them together again and try to have an emotional impact on the viewer - no matter if he is 18 or 88." Mercedes-Benz will also introduce their latest “vanguard” statement of aesthetic and design, at Transmission1, their Concept A-Class Showcar. If you’re in Berlin from July 15-17, 2011, be sure not to miss Transmission1 at BCC. http://www.theavantgardediaries.com


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A street supercar with a 4.0 liter engine, packed with massive 500 horsepower and the latest Porsche innovations. The minimalist sporty interior of the gT3 RS looks great due to the heavy use of carbon fibre. The exterior prefers a nice retro styling – much better! This new model marks the last limited edition gT3 RS based on the current Carrera 911 design. Available now and limited to 600 units worldwide.

Compact, athletic and sleek, it's the most sustainable Range Rover ever. A new 240 HP, 2.0-liter Si4 petrol engine combines fuel economy with refined, powerful performance – and up to 20 percent less CO² emissions. The interior innovation is nothing less than state-of-the-art: intuitive control system, touch-screen display with dual-view technology, all you need for your portable devices and a bad ass Meridian sound system. The Evoque starts at € 33.100. Not bad for a Rover!





Do not call this a sports car any longer. A supercar works to describe this Millenium Falcon-like machine. Definitely fast and furious – beating their own record from 2007: 'Nextgeneration' features a 1350 horsepower engine, going up to 275 mph (approx. 443 kmh). The design is inspired “from prototype race cars' mechanical layout and proportions, and the innovative spirit of the American aerospace industry.” Take off with the Shelby – in your dreams! Unless you got 970.000 $.

Volkswagen turns the iconic Beetle into a bold black little panther in a limited run of 600 models. Fitted with Volkswagen's DSg® dualclutch automatic transmission and the acclaimed 2.0-liter, in-line fourcylinder turbocharged engine, the little bad boy produces 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft. of torque. With the automatic transmission you can even make it down to 30 mpg on the highway. Only available through online pre-order via the Amazon E-Commerce platform.




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In the year that sees the celebrations on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the gucci brand, Fiat and the Florence-based label present the "500 by gucci", an interesting partnership between two brands that stand for Italian craftsmanship and creativity. The urban style of the iconic Fiat 500 has been customized by gucci Creative Director Frida giannini in partnership with Fiat's Centro Stile. This unique collaboration between two of Italy's most respected brands represents the perfect combination of craftsmanship and style. gucci is now adding a sense of luxury to the already successful Fiat 500 that hardly anyone could have done better than the prestigious Italian fashion house. gucci's iconic detailing is apparent both outside and inside the car. The signature red-green stripes are running along the entire exterior, making sure that affiliation is visible. The stripes continue inside on the seats and the seatbelts playing wonderfully with the contrasting ivory and black interiors, a bi-color steering wheel and two-tone leather seats, incor146

porating the iconic 'guccissima' print all-over. The gucci trademark looks and graphic continue through-out the entire car, with the interlinked logo being placed on the wheels, as well as the rear and the side door. The limited Fiat 500 by gucci edition comes in black and white colorways, both transporting perfectly the elegance of the fashion house. These kinds of collaboration can certainly go the wrong way, but we willingly admit that just the right amount of details have been added here to make a true luxury car out of the Fiat 500. We cannot imagine any other car more suited to the elegant shopping streets of Rome, Florence and of course Berlin, Paris and London. gucci also developed an entire fashion collection dedicated to mobility, including both apparel and accessories, which has been available in selected gucci stores since April 2011. All in all a very well-rounded up project by the two iconic Italian brands, to be seen on the streets of Europe around July 2011. http://www.gucci.com http://www.500bygucci.de

Kraftstoffverbrauch (l/100 km) nach RL 80/1268/EWG: innerorts 6,4 –5,6, außerorts 4,3 –4,1, kombiniert 5,1– 4,7. CO2-Emission (g/km): kombiniert 119 –110.


alife x uhuru ALIFE x UHURU



ALIFE first opened in 1999 with the goal to showcase well-executed, original ideas. From fashion to graffiti, this was the criteria they lived by. Today, The New York Art Department and ALIFE have organized a group of artists and contributors: Earsnot and Semen Sperms of the infamous IRAK crew; Craig ""KR"" Costello of kRINK; educated newcomer JIM JOE and the legendary Lower East Side watering hole Max Fish, who meet these same requirements. Together, with UHURU Furniture and The Hole gallery, they form an initiative called Private Property. Read on as Rob Cristofaro and Arnaud Dellecolle of ALIFE educate us on the movement.

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How would you describe the relationship between art, fashion and furniture? Arnaud: All three are indicative of culture and evocative of a particular place in time at any given time. All three are, consciously or not, a result of our daily lives on a very personal level and on a societal level. We use all three with purpose then for pleasure or vice versa, this also depends on where your standing: as the artist/artisan or as the end user/view. Accidentally (or not?) this furniture collection is a great example of this: In a time of increased environmental awareness we see here Uhuru: specializing in sustainable furniture. This seems entirely normal and expected now, but it's a far cry from the chrome and lucite furniture of the late 70s/80s for example

Talk about mAx FisH's involvement in the project.. Rob: As the focal piece to this collection we wanted to do something a bit more conceptual. We wanted to add the community somehow to the piece. Max Fish has been an integral part of our community for the past 25 years. It is a preferred hang out for local artists, skaters and residents within our lifestyle since its inception. Ulli Rimkus is the owner of the bar and is always into art related ideas. We approached her on the strength of Alife, which she has been a supporter for years; we thought no better place to have this piece of furniture take form then her space. It is meetings place for anyone that is anyone and at some point everyone has passed through the Fish. The table was placed in the back of the bar for a month long period and captured a months worth of signage, graffiti, carvings, etc‌ The table is a time capsule of right now in New York City downtown culture.


What is the relationship between vandalism and private property in real world terms? Arnaud: I particularly like the irony in the current attempts at turning vandalism into a commodity. It's just not possible: If vandalism is sold at a premium then it's no longer vandalism, as it is creating value not destroying it. If vandalism becomes private property, is it still vandalism? And does anyone really care if it looks good. What is for sale in this collection (aside from the furniture) are points of reference to known vandals and what they represent. Â

What are your thoughts on presenting street art/graffiti in a gallery setting? Arnaud: Kathy grayson, owner of The Hole, wrote the foreword for our upcoming Private Property booklet/catalog. In it she talks about the aestheticization of grafitti, where it is stripped of the grime and street merits—I'm paraphrasing—and appreciated for it's visual features which are then subject and judged by the same rules that commonly apply to art or design. I think this is an interesting way to go about looking at graffiti when it's taken out of the streets (can you even still call it graffiti then?). I think it's one thing to look at graff piece indoors as a point of reference in a greater conversation about the merit of the author of that piece in the streets, and another to look at a graff piece indoors as a visually striking, masterfully executed piece of art. Rarely can you refer to one same piece in both conversations, but with Private Property I believe we've achieve this: each piece is a point of reference to a real "body of work" in the streets and also a pleasing work of art and design.

Do you feel the sustainable/recycled aspect of uHuRu is important? Why? Arnaud: Definitely. Some of the wood that UHURU finds and re-uses for their furniture is basically extinct, from forests that have been wiped out. It's important that we avoid this from happening somehow. I think that showcasing the beauty of finite resources such as the wood used in UHURU furniture can promote responsible use and avoid waste.

Tell us a bit more about the nyAD. Arnaud: New York Art Department is the result of a need and want for creative expression outside of ALIFE and also a vehicle to work on projects that don't necessarily call for ALIFE branding. In a sense, even though it's some 10 years after ALIFE, NYAD is ALIFE's creative engine—It's always been that creative engine, but it was never identified as it's own entity. NYAD has always been here, it is responsible for ALIFE's entire body of work to date, and it's now its own self. It continues to direct Alife, but it has the breadth to direct other projects as well.



StuSSy Deluxe x BepoSitive Text PETE WiLLiAms Photography ROBERT WunsCH


For Fall 2011, Streetwear giant Stussy Deluxe partners with premium, Italian footwear brand BePositive, to create their take on a standard military boot. The Neva Boot, which encompasses both brands’ high attention to detail and minimalist design sensibility, was created to combine the comfort of a sneaker with the clean and outdoorsy feel of a classic work or combat boot. The mid-cut style will be available in olive green Italian suede or black genuine cow leather, with features including a neoprene tongue and heel liner, an EVA mid sole and a Vibram, cleated “Teton” sole, which is known for being durable, lightweight and flexible. Overall, another solid option for your fall footwear rotation. http://www.stussy.com http://www.bepositive.it


generic SurpluS for comme DeS garçonS Shirt gENERIC SURPLUS | COMME DES gARÇONS


We have to hand it to generic Surplus. The Los Angeles based footwear maker has done an excellent job of producing solid modern takes on classic footwear and sneakers; so much so that some of the biggest names in fashion have taken notice. Not too long ago, the Comme des garçons fashion house began to tap generic Surplus not only to help lace up the models on their runway shoes but also in producing special edition models of their popular footwear

under the casual Comme des garçons SHIRT name. This coming season is no different. For the coming season, generic Surplus and Comme des garçons SHIRT used the Borstal sneaker as their choice model. To make the Bortal unique for SHIRT, generic Surplus overdyed the sneaker in shades of indigo, grey, and butterscotch. The over-dye process gives the Borstal rich color and texture on the upper, that is sure to garner a look from the most discriminating shoppers. The sole and leather treatment

on the heel counter benefit the Borstal by working to match the over-dye color. Rather than contrast, the treatments all help in unifying the look of the Comme des garçons SHIRT Borstal. Look for these special over-dyed Borstal shoes from generic Surplus for Comme des garçons SHIRT in select shops around mid-July 2011.

http://www.genericsurplus.com http://www.comme-des-garcons.com




Text PETE WiLLiAms

You all know the Asics gel Lyte III - it is a shoe that has, in recent years (with many thanks to the Amsterdam boys at Patta and New York's own Ronnie Fieg) climbed the ranks of the sneaker totem pole, reaching top 10 status for many. That said, true Asics heads always knew the power of the gel Lyte III, pre-hype, and alongside it, the less-known, but still mighty gel Saga II. This shoe is a casual runner. We take that designation for granted nowadays, but in the '90s, nearly all running shoes were created with one thing in mind: running. Not the Saga. A weekend stroller from the get-go, this Asics classic was made more for the aging athlete than the track star. All this to say... behold the re-introduction of one of the most iconic Asics runners of the '90s: the gel Saga II! Plucked straight from the vault, the simple runners return in two original colorways - black/ purple, and white/blue/yellow. Consider these shortlisted for retro sneaker of the year. They are probably limited, maybe not, but who cares? Hype aside, we genuinely like them.



pat r i c k mohr for k1x faShion meetS BBall

Text DAViD FisCheR Photography ROBERT WunsCH

Recently, the brand has made first serious moves into the lifestyle market and fashion with their Patrick Mohr collaborative sneaker, first released in 2010. For their second round, K1x and Patrick Mohr deliver a special edition of the DCAC silhouette. The three new colorways of the DCAC sneaker, which certainly do not look like your average basketball shoe, were presented last July during Mohr's runway show at Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week. The calf leather sneaker features nubuck leather uppers and multiple graphic shape details; a trademark of Patrick Mohr. A global release of the limited edition K1x DCAC Patrick Mohr Mk2 sneaker is slotted for August 2011 at select retailers, including Wood Wood Berlin and Vienna, as well as 424 Los Angeles. http://www.k1x.com


com truiSe

" g a l a c t i c m e lt " Text JEFF CARVALHO

Here’s a description in sound: “Mid-fi synthwave, slow-motion funk.” It is an expression that self-describes the sound of Com Truise, the latest of numerous pseudonyms designated by New Jersey’s own, Seth Haley. Residing in Princeton, NJ, Haley is well on his way pushing well to the forefront of the current “synth-wave” movement; a genre that has been used to gather and describe various moments of high-electronic music based output reaching as far back as the late 70’s. His work and sound has been tapped for numerous remix projects from the like of Twin Shadow to Daft Punk.

“galactic Melt,” Com Truise’s first full length release, which arrives July 5 on ghostly International, is a front-runner in the 2011 synthwave sound. The “bottom heavy” and slowed down approach on “galactic Melt” moves the listener rather than rattling them. Unlike other players in the genre, the Com Truise offering a body friendly affair; the sound and tempo is paced down, allowing for the experience to blend well into the day to day interaction of most. The album runs across various influences that range from classic “synth” inspired sounds to new-found technologies. Interpretation of influence is a tricky one of course, since the sound goes well beyond those borders. 156

From the opening programming in “Terminal” the track brings the listener to attention but immediately relaxes the moment as the album falls into that “slow-motion” groove. What is interesting about Haley and his musical work is the pace at which he produced many of the tracks on “galactic Melt.” Haley, who also works in visual design, balanced two sides of creativity, the aural and visual, by working on his productions while spending his days in the world of pharmaceutical advertising. In his words, it allowed for him to produce music “faster” than if he was a fulltime musician. The balance allowed for fewer moments of “nit-picking” the sound. In many respects, “galactic Melt” is one part of a soundtrack. Haley himself has mentioned in interviews that the “visual” side of music being an important element to compliment sound. You can sense this approach as you listen to the album. Drop the volume on your favorite sci-fi flick and “galactic Melt” may well work as a commentary track. Com Truise “galactic Melt” is out July 5 on ghostly International. http://www.comtruise.com



With more than 58 releases under the belt, the Echocord imprint has pushed dub techno for almost a decade now. Nine years on, the Danish label emerged in a market hungry for new dub/techno inspiration following the Basic Channel years. The "Echocord Jubilee Compilation" is a firmly focused collection of 10 exclusive tracks from the very best in the sound: Fluxion, Luke Hess, and Stephen Hitchell to name a few. Those new to the sounds of dub infused techno will relish in a wide array of techniques that build and spill the wide expanse of the sound. Resoe's "Tanzfieber" and Quantec's "My Safe Harbour" offer classic approaches to the dub soundscape that retain dance floor friendly beats. Onmutu Mechanicks's "Calyx" is a dizzying flow of space that offers long time fans of dub techno new ground to explore. An absolute essential modern offering to the dub techno genre. ECHOCOCD10 http://www.echocord.com/


At just 17 years old, Casey Veggies has managed to simultaneously build a bonnafied internet buzz and finish High School on a high note. Now graduated, Veggies has rereleased his acclaimed Sleeping In Class (which generated over 50,000 unique downloads in original form) with guest appearances by Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, DOM KENNEDY, CSan, Tyler, The Creator, Mann, Nero, and Skye Townsend. That should be enough to fuel his upcoming fall tour‌ and keep him buzzing in your headphones for the remainder of 2011.Â

Photography By CHEsTER BERRy special thanks to BAxTER FinLEy BARBER sHOP


Not an official release but for those with some bittorrent "skills", hunt down the 29 track live stream capture from Pitchfork's live webcast of the event. More than an "unofficial" live album, the final LCD Soundsystem show, performed at Madison Square garden, is a history lesson and document of the band career. Rare, deep cuts including, "Too Much Love" and two cover songs, Alan Vega's Bye Bye Bayou and Harry Nilsson's "Jump in the Fire", roundout the multi-set show that comes in at just over 3 1/2 hours of non-stop music. Take it from a fan in attendance (me), this unofficial live stream capture is about the most essential live performance you should "experience".



f o u n D e D 1 9 8 6 By to r S t e n l a n g e i n hanover, germany, frontlineShop StarteD By Selling harD to get importeD muSic. unDer the name funhouSe recorDS they firSt SolD punk- anD harDcore recorDS via catalogue. in the 90S they changeD their proDuct line to Streetwear, incluDing pioneerS of the time, Such aS xlarge, StuSSy anD fuct. toDay frontlineShop iS one of the leaDing online-retailerS in StreetfaShion.

to celeBrate their 25th anniverSary thiS year, frontlineShop got together with an array of BranDS on proDuct c o l l a B o r at i o n S . t h e l i St i n c l u D e S irieDaily, lee, nike, pointer anD wemoto.


pointer BaraJaS miD ii

matching the current outdoor trend, Pointer has re-invented its Barajas mid, adding a special outer sole and a fur lining. The limited edition shoe nicely combines olive leather and suede with matching laces, rounding up the outdoor theme of this collaboration.

i r i e D a i ly x J ay B o B - D ay t e e

Created by artist JayBo aka monk for iriedaily, the graphic symbolizes the strong ties between the brand and the retailer.

nike challenger

nike has dedicated a special colorway of its Challenger running shoe to the anniversary celebration. The highly limited sneaker of course features gold and silver accents on the upper.


lee x alex DiamonD Buffalo '86

Together with Lee, frontlineshop presents the '86 shirt. Artist Alex Diamond created the print and hand numbered each and every shirt. They are coming limited to 86 pieces.

i r i e D a i ly anniverSary Jacket

Having worked together for almost 17 years, the collaboration between iriedaily and the shop is a natural one. They present the 25th anniversary jacket, created by Berlin based creative agency Brand new History.

w e m oto 'the founDer' tee

known for their portrait graphic t-shirts, featuring Eazy-E, snoop Dogg, yves saint-Laurent and Cindy Crawford, frontlineshop founder Torsten Lange is the victim of this latest version.

t w ot h i r D S zorionak

'Zorionak', the basque word for 'Congratulations', is featured on this premium shawl-collar cardigan by TWOTHiRDs, limited to only 25 pieces.




Sto r e g u i D e |

SoTo TORSTRASSE 72, 10178 BERLIN Soto recently opened its doors right on Torstrasse - the new "it" location in Berlin. The store stocks only the finest in contemporary menswear, bringing together an international line-up of brands including Band of Outsiders, Opening Ceremony, Pendleton, Penfield, Nike Sportswear, Vans Vault, Our Legacy, Norse Projects and many more. Monday - Friday: 12pm - 8pm Saturday: 11am - 8pm www.sotostore.com


FiRMAMEnT LINIENSTRASSE 40, 10119 BERLIN Firmament is carrying a strong line-up of Japanese brands, exclusively available at the store for germany and sometimes even Europe. Discover visvim, WTAPS, Arc'Teryx Veilance and Original Fake among others. Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 8pm http://www.firmamentberlin.com


14 oz.



Stab is the latest sneaker store to have opened in Berlin and offers a premium selection of footwear in the Mitte district, next to a small apparel selection.

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm Friday - Saturday: 11am - 10pm www.vooberlin.com



no. 74 TORSTRASSE 74, 10119 BERLIN No. 74 is a concept store by adidas, carrying all their high end lines (Y-3, SLVR), as well as all collaboration collections with Jeremy Scott, Kazuki and David Beckham. Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 8pm http://no74-berlin.com


SoLEbox NüRNBERgERSTRASSE 16, 10789 BERLIN Solebox is the best known premium sneaker landmark in Berlin. From Converse, Asics, New Balance, Lacoste to Reebok and Sperry Top-Siders, the store offers an excellent footwear selection. The store interior was designed by Dutch artist Delta and is well worth checking out! Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 8pm www.solebox.de

14oz. is your go to denim and heritage destination in Berlin, offering a great selection from the likes of Alden, Tricker's, Nigel Cabourn, Denham and other high quality heritage brands.



CiViLiST BRUNNENSTRASSE 13, 10119 BERLIN Civilist fuses the concept of a select streetwear store with an urban art gallery. The store stocks Nike SB, Vans Syndicate, Huf, DQM, Ransom by adidas Originals and other strong independent skate inspired streetwear lines. Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 7pm www.civilistberlin.com


do YoU REAd ME?! AUgUSTSTRASSE 28, 10117 BERLIN Welcome to the best stocked premium fashion and art magazine store in Berlin Mitte. Monday - Saturday: 10pm - 8:30pm www.doyoureadme.de|


A.P.C. MULACKSTRASSE 35 , 10119 BERLIN Visit the French cult brand‘s Berlin flagship store. Monday - Friday: 12pm - 8pm, Saturday: 12am - 6pm www.apc.fr


The Voo Store in Berlin Kreuzberg is a 300 sqm space, full of fashion and art, as well as treasures from around the globe. Voo is a shopping environment away from the usual fashion district but with the same high standards. An integral part of Voo is a space for rotating interdisciplinary art initiatives and exhibitions that works with installation artists, landscape, wood, and product designers as well as interesting figures in contemporary pop culture.


Monday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm www.14oz-berlin.com


MoTTo SKALITZER STRASSE 68, 10997 BERLIN Next to do you read me?!, MOttO is the best stocked magazine store in the city with a beautiful wooden interior. Definitely worth a visit on your next Berlin visit. The store is located in the backyard of the building. Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 8pm www.mottodistribution.com


Wood Wood ROCHSTRASSE 4, 10178 BERLIN After Copenhagen, Berlin marks the second store for this Danish fashion brand. Once again they present a well curated multi-brand store, with its own in-house line being the core of the experience. Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 8pm www.woodwood.dk


bURg & SChiLd ROSA-LUxEMBURg-STRASSE 3, 10178 BERLIN Burg & Schild offers a fantastic selection of mens‘ heritage brands from around the globe, mainly sourcing its product from the U.S.A. and Japan. The guys also run the Red Wing store just around the corner. Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm Saturday: 11am - 8pm www.burgundschild.com

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 8pm, Saturday: 11am - 7pm http://www.stickabush.com


RSVP Here you will find the most beautiful stationery from around the world. Monday - Saturday: 12am - 7pm http://www.rsvp-berlin.de


TRüFFELSChWEin ROSA-LUxEMBURg-STR. 21, 10178 BERLIN Trüffelschwein is a well stocked menswear store, just around the corner from the Lux11 hotel in Berlin Mitte. The store stocks brands such as Baracuta, D.S. Dundee, Folk, grenson, Incotex Red, Oliver Spencer, Orlebar Brown, The Hill-Sice, YMC and Uniforms of the Dedicated.' Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 8pm www.trueffelschweinberlin.com


hAPPY ShoP TORSTRASSE 67 , 10119 BERLIN One of the newest stores to open in Berlin on Torstrasse, is Happy Shop. 'Happy' is certainly a good description for the special space and the colorful selection of mens and womens designers, including The Inoue Brothers, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Henrik Vibskov and others. The clothing is complemented with a fun selection of accessories. Monday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm www.happyshop-berlin.com/


LALA bERLin MULACKSTRASSE 7, 10119 BERLIN Created by former MTV editor Leyla Piedayesh, LaLa Berlin has become a real force in the local Berlin fashion scene. They are well known for their great cashmere pieces. Monday - Friday: 12pm - 8pm, Saturday: 12pm - 6pm www.lalaberlin.com


APARTMEnT MeMHARDSTRASSE 8, 10178 BERLIN You come in and there is just an empty white space, but once you go down the stairs into the basement, you enter a black world of high end niche fashion brands. Monday - Friday: 11pm - 8pm, Saturday: 12pm - 6pm www.apartmentberlin.de


LiL ShoP BRUNNENSTRASSE 184, 10119 BERLIN Lil decided to find a permanent home and created Lil Shop, which stocks an incredible selection of all Comme des garcons Collections. Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm, Saturday: 12pm - 5pm www.lil-shop.com



imprint Publisher David Fischer Editor in Chief & Creative Director Robert Wunsch Fashion Editor Linda Charlotte Ehrl Art Direction Jens Adamaszek, Nina Emmerich www.hatch-berlin.com supervising Text Editor Peyman Farahani

Highsnobiety Editors Jeff Carvalho, Pete Williams, Nick Schonberger, David Fischer, Tim Brodhagen Contributing Editors Cullen Poythress, Nada Carls Proof Reader Jeff Carvalho, Pete Williams Photographers Alexander gnädinger, Andrew Szeto, Benedikt Kranz, Chester Berry, Christian Brecheis, Dirk Merten, Julian Berman, Lennart Brede, Markus Fischer, Neil Bedford, Phil Stern, Robert Wunsch, Scott Serfas, Takuy Sakamoto

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