The way your perfume makes you stink

Posted in Fashion, Literature by downwithprince on October 30, 2010

John Sutcliffe was a fascinating, creative person suffering from a lifetime obsession with leather. His natural flair for odd design led him to change profession from being an aircraft engineer to a self-taught designer in leather, rubber and vinyl fetish wear. Trying to normalize something previous regarded as shameful by the mainstream culture of 1970s England, he started AtomAge magazine which would also work as a catalogue for his creations. The magazine ran for 32 issues and was a great achievement for him. Despite its success, AtomAge remained an underground phenomenon. It was ultimately destroyed by the prudish nature of the times. “Dressing For Pleasure: The Best of AtomAge 1972-1980” by Jonny Trunk offers a peek into the world of a pioneering pervert whose work has become an important influence on the current fetish scene as on modern high fashion.



The stars ain’t never gonna leave us

Posted in Fashion, Film by downwithprince on September 9, 2010

“Act Da Fool”, which was premiered last week, is a short film by Harmony Korine for promoting the fall campaign for fashion company Proenza Schouler. According to Korine this Super-8mm short is a religious film about ‘Girls who sleep in abandoned cars and set things on fire. It’s about the great things in life. The stars in the sky and lots of malt liquor’, rather than about fashion design.


Damir Doma F/W 2010

Posted in Fashion by downwithprince on January 26, 2010

Doma, known for his intellectual and avant-garde look, refined his signature draping this season by delivering another stand out collection with elements of religious and martial arts influences (executed in black and ash grey layered pieces with lots of volume) taking menswear to alternative levels of complexity.


Ann Demeulemeester F/W 2010

Posted in Fashion by downwithprince on January 23, 2010

The authority of dark and glamourous clothes belongs to no other than the cult-worshipped Ann Demeulemeester thus her fall collection is always highly-expected. This season Demeulemeester delivered fur coats, neck pieces of black feathers, jackets, cowl necks, and loose high waist trousers with tonal stripes, crafting yet another stunning collection.


Giuliano Fujiwara F/W 2010

Posted in Fashion by downwithprince on January 19, 2010

Grunge music, Japanese culture and Italien masculinity translated into fashion by heavy layering in natural colors, oversized prayer beads and long skirts, lengthened leather jackets and high-cut sneakers with a futuristic look.


RIP Daul Kim

Posted in Fashion by downwithprince on November 19, 2009

Breaking the waves

Posted in Fashion by downwithprince on November 19, 2009

Komakino S/S 2010 is a stand-out collection containing oversized graphic tees, military inspired jackets, high necks that cover the mouth and ripped trousers – all in black in order of refusal to follow the norm.



The Emperor

Posted in Fashion, Magazines by downwithprince on November 14, 2009

Ash Stymest for Dazed & Confused #65, 2008. Ornamented with roses and peonies he reminded me of the emperor of Rome.


Raf Simons S/S 2010 Fittings

Posted in Fashion by downwithprince on November 10, 2009

Directed by Pierre Debusschere.


It boy Jethro

Posted in Fashion by downwithprince on October 24, 2009

Tweeted theones2watch. Video by Gen Kay, Model Jethro Cave @ Vivien’s Model Management. Watch it here.