Paris–Hamburg was not a self-administrated Extreme Unction as rumours swells about Lagerfeld’s age, health, and retirement. It was au contraire Hamburg today and right now. No melodramatic nostalgia —Lagerfeld is quick to remind everyone never to look in the rear-view mirroring their life— and no ostentatious homage to his mother or childhood. Today and right now for Chanel. The Métiers d’Art 2017/18 show was held in the city’s brand new landmark, the ElbPhilharmonie. The building was designed by Swiss-based Herzog & De Meuron with an initial budget of £60 million, but the project ended up costing close to £620 million according to recent estimations. While such expenditure might sound excessive, for Germany —the homeland of classical music’s greatest composers: Beethoven, Bach, Schumann, Wagner, and Handel should they be named— it is actually a serious cultural matter and a question of heritage and pride. It is fair to say that the building matches the extravagant productions Karl Lagerfeld has accustomed his audience to in the past.
Through his career he has met many unique personalities which each inspires him in his work and on daily bases.
Every month Kim collaborates with one of his muses to express his point of fashion right now.
For december you can experience the new rising star Emili Sindlev in this season’s party looks.
The Copenhagen based it-girl, with the charming and fun personality, works as a stylist and with her thousands of Instagram followers, she has attracted partnerships with international brands such as Calvin Klein, Chanel and By Malene Birger.
The photographer and DANSK collaborator Olaf Wipperfürth is born and raised in Düsseldorf, where he studied philosophy and art history. Germany, with its strong art history, shaped him in the way he would take photos today: it provided a direction in what inspires him and how to create unique imagery within the discipline of fashion and art. Moving to Paris, Olaf finalized his doctorate thesis “The aesthetic rest: remarks on an aesthetic of the moment in contemporary art and philosophy,” and further developed his skills to establish, for what he is well recognized today, cinematic photography. Olaf is a lauded storyteller, an artist and explorer within his discipline, which he displays in photo-books as well as magazines. DANSK sat down for a talk to get to know the person behind the camera, discovering his journey and discussing how Wipperfürth continues to refine his art using film and contemporary dance theater as inspiration.
Photographer Pernille Sandberg
Fashion Editor Veronika Dorosheva
Hair Artist Said Rubaii
Make-up Artist Annika Jeck
Talents Enrico / Conspirators Berlin & Lucy / VIVA Models Berlin
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Paris, Paris, Paris. Capital of France? For sure. Capital of Fashion? Not so certain anymore, although competition from its main contenders —bewildered London, morose New-York, and soporific Milan— seems incredibly tepid this year. Is S/S 2018 a catastrophic fashion season? Despite the general creative fatigue that has been going around like a persistent virus, resulting in the endemic copy-cat syndrome—effectively brought to light by several social media vigilantes including the controversial @diet_prada account, even though sometimes comparisons remain farfetched—a handful of designers were able to admirably hold their grounds.
From collection to cast, music to location…
Here are the 10 best of Paris Fashion Week SS18
With the mission to give credit where credit’s due, fashion’s very own vigilante, the anonymous someone behind the account @dietprada, continues to unceremoniously reveal copycats in the industry – this season with even sharper claws. With an active community of 28k followers and some of the best hashtags the Internet has ever seen, (#justchangeitalittle, #pushthesleevesupabit #gotthosemargieladiscoballsleevestoo), this account has become one of the most important voices in fashion. By placing one current runway look next to a suspiciously similar predecessor, they highlight the fact that copying both other designers and artist is not at all unusual. Quite the opposite: ripping off is common procedure for renowned fashion houses and newbies alike.
It was a different 20th anniversary Angela Missoni was celebrating in Milan. Indeed, she has been the creative force behind Missoni’s colourful optimism. When one thinks of Missoni, an array of hues and patterns comes to mind, and a feeling of joy that is unmatched in fashion. The house, founded in 1953 by the designer’s parents, invites us all to have fun next summer.