Interview by Celia Wickham – in Berlin; Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.
With an ethos of fair and feminist fashion, Birdsong
is the new ethical clothing company leading the way for a fashion industry revolution. Centring around the motto of ‘no sweatshops, no photoshop’, Birdsong sources and promises fairly-made clothing and jewellery from a wide variety of women’s charities around the world…[read on…]
Interview by Göksu Kunak – in Berlin; Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
Focussing on intimate stories of insatiable characters, artist and filmmaker Matt Lambert
conveys flashes of glee and affection. In Lambert’s world, intimacy is not only affiliated with sexuality. The filmmaker is a visual poet who expertly embroiders stories of youth subcultures…[read on…]
Article by April Dell – in Berlin; Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.
An exhibition at Berlin’s Embassy of Finland
is where art currently meets fashion, and the intersection is more political than aesthetically driven. Boutique
is a touring exhibition originally shown in the Amos Anderson Art Museum
Article by TL Andrews, Photos by Greg Bannan – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
Two security guards meet us at the stage entrance of the Friedrichstadt Palast
. “We have an appointment with the costume director, Silvia Zuhr
,” I say. The two search incredulously on their flip charts for me and our photographer, Greg Bannan
. One scoffs audibly…[read on…]
Blog post by Ruth Amelung – in Berlin; Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.
It is no secret that Berliners are huge fans of the casual Scandinavian style and its labels, including Odeur Studios
who showed at the Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week
on Tuesday afternoon. Known for a subtle touch of drama, perhaps even theatre during their shows, as well as their trademark scent…[read on…]
Article by Alice Bardos – in Berlin; Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.
Ever feel like this city just isn’t Ber-Bling enough for you? Like it has lost much of that former early 2000’s consumption-based, hyper-sexualized shiny MTV swagger that it never really had in the first place? Sounds like you need a little more Zeix in…[read on…]
Article by Julian Bachmann – in München; Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.
I’m visiting the Jean Paul Gaultier-Exhibition
at the Munich Kunsthalle
, while in Germany sexism is discussed in every newspaper and social media. The sexual assaults in Cologne and other cities at New Year’s Eve aren’t and can’t be forgotten, and…[read on…]
Interview by TL Andrews – in Berlin; Friday, Jan. 08, 2016.
The fashion world is not exactly known for its profound reflections on the human condition. Most of the industry can at best be described as superficial, exploitative of women, and destructive to the environment and workers in developing countries. There are, however, a few voices crying out in the wilderness, drawing attention to…[read on…]
Article by Alice Bardos – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
Tracing the creative current from the Sloth
, to the Icebag
series, to beyond, Ashley Scott
’s exhibition, the Transition
will showcase a fringe and exuberant use of materials and themes in fashion. These material stills captured from the Chicago native’s…[read on…]
Interview by Celia Wickham – in Berlin; Tuesday, Jan. 05, 2015.
It is safe to say that 2015 was the year that feminist DIY culture catapulted into the mainstream cultural sphere. Whether it be the emergence of the multitude of female-fronted zines and publications such as Sister
, or…[read on…]