Imagine Britain in its late 70’s, a dark time where Northern towns were suffering under the collapse of slowly decaying factories, unemployment and a general feeling of flux. Punk music and its angry overtones, yet it was the super-futuristic synth music that really defined the cultural landscape of the time. In 1975 Kraftwerk played their first gig in the UK in Liverpool and not only the music, also their sharply cut clothes did inspire Ronnie Junior McDonald and Christian Lippich for their Tiger Of Sweden AW 2015 Mens collection. Sharp suits, high waisted trousers with tappered and often shortened lengths, plays with grids and checks and hints of colours produced by graphic equalizers taking it all perfectly off balance. All you need to imagine now is a fabulous soundtrack including Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and the Normal and you can literally see the Tiger boys marching down that catwalk.
Somehow this year did pass even faster then the last one. Probably because I travelled a lot, met so many interesting people, started a new job at Stylus Fashion and generally had a lot of fun.
I see my blog almost as a visual diary of what inspires me and I am grateful, that you all have been following me! ‘Thank You’ to everyone I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this year!
Here Patrick, who works at Das Neue Schwarz which is Berlin’s best edited vintage shop.
Have a look at their blog here.
On our last day in Kyoto we walked passed this fire station and the fireman were in the middle of a emergency test run. Everyone was dressed in full protection gear and they were practising to get out of the car and get ready on time. Anyhow, I couldn’t resist to ask if I can take a photograph and everyone was watching while I was at work. When I was about to leave, the head of the department wanted to give me the fireman as a gift. Guess it was the: “You look beautiful”….;)