LauraJoelle, TheBeauty2go and I’m Jette are the three influencers who have tried their hand at designing for the debut NYZE bag collection that aims to appeal to a very specific target group: 15 to 30-year-olds. And taking into consideration that generation’s ethical values, the bags are made exclusively from vegan materials and without the use of any animal-based components. Behind the brand is the Pro7Sat1 Group, which commissioned Lyzense GmbH with the production. This is part of Fritzi GmbH, which is why we met up with Roman Kraus, managing director of fashion label Fritzi aus Preussen and NYZE producer, at Panorama Berlin for a chat about the new label and who it’s aimed at.
What do Quentin Tarantino and Will Smith have in common? And why are William Shakespeare and Björk more similar than you might think? The answers to these questions are provided by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (or MBTI for short). A popular and established assessment tool in the USA, here in Germany it’s viewed somewhat more critically. After completing a short psychometric questionnaire, you can draw conclusions about your own personality. Distinctions are made between 16 different types. An indicator that is not only used in the world of dating, but also in a coaching and HR context. A load of old nonsense or a useful new job tool? Allow us to explain...
With his debut coffee-table book, Gucci’s Global Make-up Artist has created an ode to individual, unconventional beauty – flaws and all.
For decades now, the skateboard scene has been having a very strong influence on the latest fashion trends. The skater and fashion communities therefore actually have more in common than people may think. Underlining this fact, trouser label ALBERTO from Mönchengladbach has now joined forces with Germany’s biggest skater community, Rollbrett Union, to put their pant designs through the ultimate endurance test.
“A strong statement without a guilty conscience”. That’s the claim of German label Fritzi aus Preußen (Fritzi from Prussia), which uncompromisingly makes its bags from 100 percent naturally recyclable polyurethane and without the use of animal-based ingredients. For the new spring/summer 2020 season, the company is sticking to this claim but changing up its aesthetic with a new, feminine and trend-oriented look. We interviewed Lena Paetow, Head of Design Bags, and Björn Nadler, Head of Sales, to find out exactly what that means.
The world would sink into uniformity and irrelevance were it not for the free thinkers, artists and other defenders of difference who ensure that it’s more colourful, varied and free of prejudices. Vienna-based shoe label Rani Bageria is one of those special companies that produce shoes with a special look for special people. The eponymous designer is a graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and produces exceptional creations for ‘contemporary people’. Up to now, her designs, manufactured from high-quality leather in Italian workshops, have been focused on female feet. But male fans of the label can now also look forward to her unisex models. Why? We caught up with Rani Bageria to find out.
The countdown has begun: the new spring/summer 2020 season is already in the starting blocks, along with the corresponding collections by the fashion brands. One such brand is trouser specialist ALBERTO, which is going full throttle to catapult its styles into the new season – and directly into the future.
The 96th edition of Pitti Uomo in Florence once again reminded us why the trade fair has been a must-attend event on the industry calendar for 30 years now. Last week, the crème de la crème of menswear got together at the Fortezza da Basso, not only to eye up the new trends, but also display their own sartorial skills. And firm favourites like Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, MSGM and Marco de Vincenzo showcased their creations for spring/summer 2020. Whether hot off the catwalk, or the matching counterpart on the streets, here’s our rundown of the trends awaiting the menswear sector next summer.
As soon as spring turns into summer, it’s not only our mood that changes, but also our playlist. Certain songs just seem like they were made for fun in the sun, whether as the soundtrack to laid-back poolside lounging, after-work sundowners on the balcony or barbecues with friends. The perfect compilation of our editorial team’s summer favourites, our Summer Vibes playlist is a vibrant mix of rock, pop, hip-hop and afro beats – from all-time classics such as ‘Underwater Love’ by Smoke City, to ultimate summer hits like ‘Miami’ by Will Smith and current bangers like ‘Coco Mama’ by Dardan. We’re only too happy to share our summer vibes with you, so let’s crank up the volume together. Happy listening!