left to right : happy socks, helmut lang angora pullover, tsovet watch, jeremy scott sunglasses, supreme fitted cap, herschel backpack, asos bracelet, 3.1 philip lim sweats, comme des garcons button down, new balance m577, comme des garcons wallet.
i’ve realized, a lot of the time when i blog, i’m in a horrible mood. mostly because i find blogging quite relaxing; its like a cultivation of self and allows me to take a breather for a minute (or 3 hours, same difference) and get lost in the treasure trove of the almighty interwebs. although its sad that most of my friends are going home for the summer, i’m glad that i will get some time to myself to gather my thoughts. as much as this may sound like the myspace bio of a sassy 13 year old, i realize just how important music/fashion/art, and ultimately my sense of aesthetic is to me. i’ve sort-of lost myself in the past handful of months.
moral of story: always surround yourself with those who inspire you, never underestimate how healthy and useful personal reflection is, and lastly, always strive to be better! i hope you enjoy this little collection of items i put together. i just got out of exams, and plopped right into summer school+intensive lsat studying; so putting mind over matter (read: comfort and simplicity) has been working for me lately. ps : happy music follows.
even just through his photos, NILS DUNKEL‘s charm has totally rubbed off on me! probably got to do with the fact that he’s a total dreamboat along with being an insane multi-tasker. this 20 year old german boy toy definitely knows how to keep busy but also how to keep having fun. i caught up with him to see how his line ‘nils dunkel’ and how all his other projects are doing.
how did you decide on designing this line and why the use of animals? With my “Animal Collection” i just realised the idea of spreading my Art. the idea started with printing the animals on clothing via different copy shops, then my friends liked them, then the magazines and newspapers, then Europe
youre friends seem to be everywhere in your campaigns/photos. is that important to you? or just a coincidence. It is important to me that the whole project brings fun to anyone who is involved, so the fact I always have my friends with me increases the chances of having fun “24/7″ with it! Of course, if I did something mature, black and leather e.g., this wouldn’t have been the best choice.
you seem to not take things too seriously which is definitely a good thing. its always refreshing to see people having FUN with fashion. what pushes you to take this route? To be honest, this is the only way I can imagine doing a fashion project. And it surprised me when I saw all the other “professionals” with their well done work that had no character at all. Fashion should always be personal in a way. If more designers would keep this in mind, they wouldn’t be so sad.
also- you showed your last collection during the berlin fashion week at black box theater. you didnt do the traditional runway schema. how did you come up with all of this? I came up with this because it just didn’t make any sense to me doing some traditional runway show as I didn’t create any high fashion that is already more interesting than the person that wears it / will wear it itself. Doing a show at Black Box Theater gave me too many possibilities presenting the clothing in an “unexpected” way, so I just had to take the chance. And it was loads of fun!
model, designer, artist, photographer.. whats next?! The next big thing will be to FOCUS on Art! I am an artist in first place (and always will be) who does some modeling and has some kind of a fashion project. The photography is also an important part of my Art, especially when I am travelling, it’s the best alternative to painting on canvas.
favourite city in the world? Berlin for the people, Nice for the Côte d’Azur, Paris for the atmosphere!
what cd can you not stop playing on repeat as of late? My summer was POP (as always) with Kylie’s Aphrodite and Hurts’ Happiness! Fitted perfectly with Nice (Kyle) and Venice (Hurts)!
describe the perfect sunday. I am not too much into Sundays. Though, most likely I’d do new paintings …the whole day!
designer mariel manuel has a very promising future in her fashion career. she was an obvious match when working with jeremy scott. inspired by her many travels, including those to africa, she gives life to the bold prints that are just as playful as mr. scotts. this young 22 year old has also scored the chance to design a line for weekday. manuel has recently won an award (the momu or mode museum specifically) so both her illustrations and designs will showing in the antwerp fashion museum.