Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

KrisVanAssche faux-tie Shirt 1

I have been trying to get this Kris Van Assche shirt for a long time but to no avail... and now...KVA is coming out with the new version for the AW08 collection...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Video Review of Dior Menswear A/W 2008

For those who might be interested...

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mein Leben: Hedi Slimane (Video)

I had a hard time searching for a video hosting website to host this big video. Enjoy!

Video Review of Dior Homme A/W 2005

Video Review of Dior Homme S/S 2005

Video Review of Dior Homme S/S 2002

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cole Mohr & Agyness Deyn

These are the 2 highly sought-after model in the modelling industry right now. (In Dior Homme SS07 leather jacket)

(In vintage leather jacket)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Life after Dior Homme

After leaving the house of Dior, Hedi Slimane focused on his photography and went on to hold several exhibition. Hedi is rumoured to sign a new contract with LVMH for a new label under his own name but this has yet to be confirmed by Hedi himself. As for Kris Van Assche, he went on to set up his own label ( and his new label is well received by the fashion world. Lucas Ossendrijver is currently appointed as the designer of the fashion house of Lanvin ( and he has since helped Alber Elbaz with the revival of the fashion house. Nicolas Andreas Taralis went on to design for Cerruti but it is only for one collection. It was rumoured that he has left the fashion house and not a single piece of his collection was ever produced for commercial release. Nonetheless, Nicolas is creating his own label now ( As for Martijn Bal, he joined the Italian label Verri Uomo( for a short period after he left Dior. He left in 2005 to set up his own label (

They have all left us a very good memory of Dior Homme...I sincerely wish all of them a wonderful success in their own career...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Masterminds of the "original" Dior Homme

The leader: Hedi Slimane

Kris Van Assche

Lucas Ossendrijver

Nicolas Andreas Taralis

Martijn Bal

Sadly to say, Dior Homme will never be the same again without them...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Introducing the Scanners

Scanners is an indie band from London, England. They are formed in 2004. Their latest album titled Violence Is Golden is out NOW!

(I was introduced to Scanners by a friend only minutes ago and i am instantly attracted to their music)

Hedi Slimane next exhibition in Spain

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Package from Japan

The cutting Boycott shirts is so good and they fit me perfectly. I didn't even hesitate to order another 2 shirts.
The designs are really simple but i loved it...

Check it out here

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Snapshots from Mein Leben: Hedi Slimane

That is Hedi Slimane and KrisVanAssche when KrisVanAssche was still an assistant at Dior Homme.I assume this is Hedi's studio in Paris...
This is the famous speakers ceiling at Hedi's studio
Look at the huge space in his studio...
Dior Homme store in Tokyo
A happy fan meeting Hedi Slimane...
If you noticed, Hedi is left-handed...
The jacket that Hedi is signing is the destroyed denim jacket
Hedi's signature...i guess it became a collector's item
Thats Hedi and Stephan Gan at the Dior Homme party in Tokyo
Hedi fiddling around with his camera

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The new Dior Homme Deville duffle bags

These are the 2 new Deville duffle bags from Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2008 collection.
This one is probably remodelled from the old duffle bag. The shoulder straps are no longer detachable and the handle straps are gone. An additional compartment is added on the sides. It looks more like a drum bag instead of a duffle.
The only difference between this version and the previous versions is only the material. I am not sure if it is still leather but it is a perforated material. Anyway, it looks cheap and i am sure many of you don't really like it......

Saturday, April 5, 2008

George Barnett interview: These New Puritans

Story: Kevin Soar
Photo: Ivor Prickett

George Barnett is the fresh-faced drummer of UK post-punk band These New Puritans, who, quiet as it’s kept, is just as handy with the tailor’s needle as he is with a drum kit. Suffice to say he sharpened his style skills with the best—a chance meeting with designer Hedi Slimane in 2006 had Barnett whisked off from his homestead, the seaside town of Southend, Essex to an apprenticeship at Dior Homme HQ, Paris. He’s walked a runway or two in his time, and along with the rest of the band (his twin brother Jack is the group’s lead singer) wrote an epic 17-minute track to accompany the fall ’07 show, for what would be Slimane’s last collection for Dior Homme. Back on home turf we talked to Barnett about the TNP sartorial bent.

So where did your interest in tailoring come from? Was it an interest you picked up when you moved to London?
Well the way I see it, if you can understand tailoring then that’s the hardest part of construction, so you can then construct anything else with that knowledge.

It was a good thing you met Hedi then.
I met Hedi through a mutual friend, in a London pub called the Griffin. I didn’t know who he was at first but we got talking and it led to a discussion on music and stuff. It was apparent that we agreed on certain things, namely fashion and music ideas. From that it led really organically to working with him. It was never something that was sorted out for us or me it was more of a happening.

When creating the soundtrack to the Dior Homme fall collection were Jack and yourself influenced by the collection and fashion in general?
I don’t think we were really influenced by the clothing so much as we were just thinking about having to actually write a 15-minute song. While I was out there [the band’s debut EP] Now Pluvial was released and that was just three-minute songs—something we were used to writing. To be given the task of writing a 15-minute song really turned everything upside down. Especially having to do it in such a short space of time. We recorded, produced, wrote, mixed the song in only about four days.

So did Hedi give you free reign?
We had pretty much free reign. We didn’t reference anything. I think the mood of These New Puritans kind of went with the collection anyway. There was no pressure on us, and we didn’t feel pressured. We didn’t really know it was such a big deal.

Do you believe there is a relationship between drumming and tailoring?
I suppose it’s all about the monotony of repeating a stitch, the repetition of that task is just the same as hitting a drum in time. Tailoring and fashion is definitely something I will turn to after pursuing music, depending, of course, on what happens with the band.

Do you sometimes wish fashion and music weren’t related at all, so you could get on with both without all the associations and pressure the other may bring?
In general, it’s good that fashion and music cross over, actually. They are both creative industries and they obviously go together. That’s what makes Hedi Slimane good because he is always crossing over art, music and subcultures. His earlier artwork is more what I’m interested in. He recreated this French labyrinth in a warehouse built out of panes of glass and mirrors. Incredible.

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