Tom Ford Crowned International Man of the Year 2011 by GQ Russia

Tom Ford in the company of deriere(s) gracing the cover of the latest GQ Russia

Tom Ford in his element, as we knew him during his reign at Gucci in the nineties. Provocative. Sleek. Pornochic

Well, I thought he has moved on…

This cover of the Russian GQ and the title of the International Man of the Year 2011 will certainly help drive big spending Moscowites to his newly opened store in Moscow.

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Promising South African Designers Show in London


Stiaan Louw 2012, Photography Jacobus Snyman


While the London Fashion Week twittersphere was buzzing about Tom Ford and his uber select 2012 spring-summer show as well as who and where fronting first rows I was following a quiet hype-less presentation by SAAM, South African Artist Management that brought three South African designers to show in London.

Three designers.
Three different signatures.

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Jan Jansen Opens New Shop in The Hague

Jan Jansen
 is  a very common Dutch name but the shoes he makes are anything but…

Bold or subtle, it is a statement.  A statement of a non-conformist individual who defies trends putting his best foot forward.

I love the way Jan Jansen mixes textures and plays with colour. Not running after trends. Not bowing to fashion dictates.

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Blend Magazine: The Arab Leap


Amsterdam based Blend magazine is a referential bible for the arty scene here in the Netherlands covering underground/alternative fashion, music, arts and culture. Run by the young people it prides itself on shining the spotlight on the talented unknowns.

I have always appreciated their fashion mis-en-scene and styling. Provocative. Unorthodox. With a very distinct aesthetic and obvious gay erotica undertones.

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Amsterdam International Fashion Week – Adding Fashion Sizzle to the Summer in the City

Well into its seventh year Amsterdam International Fashion Week has taken hold of the city yet again boasting a rich programme of events, shows, exhibitions and more for professionals and the general public alike.

To navigate such extensive fashion offer we turn for advice and guidance to our friends at and their carefully compiled “to do and to see” list of activities.

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