Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Vintage Gems

Location: Iman's Backyard @ Canterbury
Theme: Vintage Gems

18/07/2016



"The minute you think that your past was better, your present is second hand, and yourself becomes vintage."


Karl Lagerfeld said that it's okay for clothes to become vintage but it's not that great for people. This is exceptionally true when you've fallen into a deep nostalgic longing or even fascination for the past, ultimately leading you to lose interest in your present. I fell right into the trap when my iTunes suddenly started playing old tracks from The Strokes. It's an ill feeling and at times, can turn you into a very very lazy person.

It's cool to keep your clothes historic, just not your mindset.

Vintage Gems
Vintage Gems
vintage beret, cotton on florals, zara striped-t, vintage vest
Vintage Gems
Vintage Gems
vintage vest, f21 lace turtleneck, thrifted pants, deichmann shoes
Vintage Gems
Vintage Gems
Vintage Gems
topshop overalls, vintage top, the white pepper pink tote
Vintage Gems
Vintage Gems
thrifted adidas cap, vintage tshirt and jacket, new balances
Vintage Gems

Monday, 11 July 2016

Morocco Trip (Part 1)

I was in Morocco for more than a week and I had a really fun time. I tried some travel photography, something I have been trying to push myself to get into but I have very shaky hands so I hope hope hope these photos are sharp enough.

At first we stayed in the city of Fez for a few nights, the Medina itself was a historical site and a walking-only trap zone (come prepared). To be honest, I was sick throughout most of the trip and the sun was constantly on my visage, so I was pretty blinded by the light with a weak body and mind. I could barely see what I was taking photos of nor could I remember much of what I actually witnessed. Yet, Alina and I were very determined to have a good time. I just clicked my camera upon every angle I faced and looking back, they apparently turned out really nice. So scroll away!


FEZ, MOROCCO 
JUNE 2016

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This is the place we stayed during our first few nights in Fez. 10/10 an amazing experience, great breakfast, nice people, nice tea etc. Search it up on airbnb if you're interested, if you meet Mohammed the host, please tell him Nina from Brunei brought you there ok.

Below are photos of the Medina, a labyrinth with random passages literally just appearing out of nowhere. This consisted of homes, markets, towers, mosques, the Al Karaouin university....a gargantuan region that basically looks like it is forever stuck in the ancient times. I felt like I was in an archaic maze and before I came to Fez, a lot of tourist reviews warned me about getting lost in the Medina. I'm aMAZEd we didn't get lost, the scene was authentically beautiful and appalling at the same time. At times, I had to put away my camera because I felt like I was intruding into their lives and also feared getting left behind as I was too busy snapping away. 

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At the end of my stay in Fez, I had acquired two major attributes. One was a newly found passion for Moroccan history, Islamic art and architecture. Another, was a huge ass sunburn.....I attained largely the latter. Oh shiz

Thursday, 12 May 2016

This time last year? SS'16

T.M.Lewin recently contacted, asking me to produce a series of moodboards for their transitional menswear looks. Initially, I looked at the previous years SS collections, specifically Paris Fashion Week for inspiration. Upon doing so, I spent a few sleepless nights gathering ideas from my favourite magazines, both online and hard copies. 

At one point, I came across a page on Red Milk Magazine that stockpiled the best looks from PFW SS'16. I've decided to share them here, especially the ones that I have personally used as inspiration for my work and individual interest. I hope you see what I see, when I say I want to spend my whole life working in menswear and to end things in the most artistic mainstream manner (I hate being conventional though), here is a quote.........in the words of Degas, "art is not what you see but what you make others see". 

He was a pretty huge nudist painter during his time. 











All photos sourced from Red Milk Magazine, 2015.