I was wandering around the streets of Zurich, Bern and Basel the last couple of weeks as an Absolut Fashion Hunter for Absolut Vodka. They made me and several others (like Lisa and Marisa) go capture stylish people around town to showcase them on a screen at the Absolut Vodka lounge at Blickfang Zurich. Here are some of my photographs.
I have already written about Kimandrahere. It is basically a blog that presents vintage clothes featured in editorials shot by themselves or in collaboration with another photographer and the best thing is – you can actually buy the stuff right away. Here is one of their most recent editorials shot by René Melliger and styled by Andrea Serrano. Check out the rest here.
Selection of the upcoming Lanvin pour H&M collection for men. This collection is really about wardrobe staples. It has got all the essentials every men needs – with some Lanvin details. My favourite items would be the navy blazer (nice wool fabric) with the black trimming around the collar and the silky striped scarf. I also like the jogging pants a lot, which are very soft. By the way, you get this nice dust bag as pictured below with every purchase of a suit or blazer. See the women's collection here.
The show for the Swiss Textiles Award took place in the evening on the same day as the show for upcoming Swiss designers. I have already written on my blog entry about the Swiss Textiles Award 2009 what it is all about. This year's nominees were Damir Doma (CRO), Juun.J (KOR), Adam Kimmel (USA), Mary Katrantzou (GRE), Duro Olowu (UK), Jason Wu (USA). They all showed their Spring 2011 collection on the runway including last year's winner Alexander Wang. As usual the jury consisted of international renowned fashion editors such as Hannes Hetta (Vogue Homme International Paris), Caroline Issa (Tank Magazine), Luke Day (GQ Style), Akiko Ichikawa (Vogue Japan) and others. Before I went to the show I actually ran into one of my favourite photographers Walter Pfeiffer and two of the jury members. The Swiss Textiles Award is always kind of a special thing to me, because where else would you see six great runway collections in one show. In the end, Mary Katrantzou won the award and 100,000 Euros prize money. I think she is an excellent choice but my bet would have actually been on Damir Doma – also because of his popularity. Who would you have chosen?