Category: Feature

  • My First-The Champions Burger Berlin

    My First-The Champions Burger Berlin

    I attended Berlin’s first The Champions Burger. The eleven day event ends May 19th at the RAW-Gelände Friedrichshain. Not knowing what to expect, I got more than I expected, a big choice of hamburgers. Tis the season in the German capital for outdoor events, a big communal BBQ is fun way to start. The Champions […]

  • What are the answers?

    A few questions to ask. Today it is hard to answer because of media overload and desperate attention seeking. What is ELEGANCE in 2024? Why does modern style lack NUANCE? Has glamour become a CIRCUS? Is fashion inspiring or SILLY? What’s the definition of Celebrity OVEREXPOSURE?

  • Going Green This Week

    Going Green This Week

    Many industries converge this week for Green Tech Berlin. Because the topic of sustainability is on everyone’s agenda, we decided to see what happens at this conference with topics on fashion, mobility, technology and travel.

  • Pandabuy’s Open Secret

    The Fake It Till You Make You culture took a hit on Wednesday.  The Chinese fashion platform Pandabuy got raided by police.  The popular app is known for selling clothing at low prices. The open secret, many fake luxury goods purchased find their way to global influencers.  TikTok accounts littered with newly purchased designer labels […]

  • Musical Chairs, AGAIN

    The musical chairs continue in the fashion world as yet more creative heads have departed major houses.  I was in a state of shock when Pierpaolo Piccioli exited as head of Rome brand house Valentino after twenty-five years.  The couture label epitomized glamour with its monochromatic pink looks and feathered head pieces.  All great rides […]

  • FACES IN 2024

    FACES IN 2024

    Looking back on Fashion Week, faces that struck the camera.

  • Cold, Windy and a Recharge.

    Cold, Windy and a Recharge.

    The annual trip to Usedom. As always in the past the weather is not idea for jumping in the water but a more reflective time. A quiet beach is the perfect place for a recharge only two hours away from Berlin.

  • A TailSpin

    A TailSpin

    An insolvency sent shock waves through the German Retail and fashion world. The KaDeWe Group announced it was unable to meet its financial obligations. The Berlin based luxury department store chain operates the famous KaDeWe in Berlin, Alsterhaus in Hamburg and Oberpollinger in Munich continues to operate, for how long? Brick and mortar retailers have […]

  • In My Wardrobe From Japan

    In My Wardrobe From Japan

    The J-Quality Factory Brand Project is a project bringing together eleven certified Japanese garment producers showcasing the menswear fashion prowess of the island nation. Not knowing what expect the first time I met the team last year at Pitti Uomo, the guided tour of selected pieces got my attention. In 2024, for the second appointment, […]

  • At Pitti Uomo, Suave

    At Pitti Uomo, Suave

    Pitti Uomo in Florence is the vent to look suave. Everyone dresses to impress for the pageant for the menswear gathering.