Friday January 24th, Maude by Silvia Draz

coat - Strateas Carlucci

net top - Francesca Palumbo, corset - Aleksandra Seweryniak

LEFT: hat - August, blazer - Wesley Harriott, trousers - Aleksandra Seweryniak, shoes - Kinga Kasinska
RIGHT: jumpsuit - Wesley Harriott

LEFT: gilet - August, dress - Elin Manon
RIGHT: gloves - Aleksandra Seweryniak

LEFT: coat - Dorianne Von Overeem, earring - Atelier D'Ornements, chaps - Wesley Harriott, Boots - DB Berdan
RIGHT: shirt - Louis Gabriel Nouchi, belt - Dorianne Von Overeem, jeans stylist's archive, bag - Oberkampf, shoes - Angel Chen

LEFT: dress - Aleksandra Seweryniak, top - Bouyez, micro bag - Oberkampf, boots - DB Berdan
RIGHT: hat - August, blazer - Wesley Harriott, trousers - Aleksandra Seweryniak

skirt - Aych, shoes - Angel Chen

LEFT: jacket - Angel Chen, dress - Elin Manon, trousers - Ignacia Zordan, gloves - Car2ie
RIGHT: shirt - Vinti Andrews, boots - DB Berdan, legwarmers - Strateas Carlucci, rings - Ekria

Photography - Silvia Draz
Styling - Gabriella Stival
Make up - Grace Ellington
Hair - Joe Burwin
Model - Maude Van Dievoet @Hive
Photographers assistant - Francesco Augello
Shot at Lucerne Studios

Friday July 6th, A Day with Mistress Macbook de Lard

white cotton bra with lace trimmings - Sarah Garfield, blue and white striped cotton boxer shorts - 05kariiii, bracelets, necklace, black and white socks, purple leopard print top - stylist's own, handmade teddies - Matthew Morishima

photography - Tintin Jonsson
styling - Hannah Hetherington
hair stylist - Mai Hosomi
model & make up - Mia Parnall

Tuesday May 1st, Chizoba, Fiona and Tsui-Kim

Tsui-Kim wears stylist’s own dress & shoes, UK Tights tights

Fiona wears 3.1 PHILLIP LIM shirt, EMMA CHARLES trousers, MODES & MORE shoes

Tsui-Kim wears stylist’s own dress

Chizoba wears MODES & MORE shirt, stylist’s own skirt & shoes

Tsui-Kim wears stylist’s own dress & shirt. Fiona wears MODES & MORE suit, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM white shirt. Chizoba wears SHARON WAUCHOB full look

Fiona wears 3.1 PHILLIP LIM shirt, EMMA CHARLES trousers , MODES & MORE shoes

Tsui-Kim wears SOLACE dress, stylist’s own shoes

Tsui-Kim wears stylist’s own dress & shirt. Fiona wears MODES & MORE suit, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM white shirt. Chizoba wears SHARON WAUCHOB full look

Photography - Auriane Defert
Styling - Andreea G.R?doi
Models - Chizoba, Fiona and Tsui-Kim @Milk

Thursday August 31st, Nica

Nica wears a dress by AM.T and a vintage earring from Los Feliz

jacket - Anna Girame, trousers - Rita Row, vintage earrings from Los Feliz

LEFT: dress with turtle neck - AM.T, shirt - Denise Graus RIGHT: lace skirt & vintage floral Cacharel suit from Los Feliz

maxi dress & earrings - Los Feliz, trousers - Denise Graus

Photography & Styling - Niclas Heikkinen
Model - Nica @View

Tuesday June 20th, Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada photographed by Niclas Heikkinen

Tuesday May 23rd, Keenan

Keenan wears all clothes by Bella Macleod

Photography & Styling - Niclas Heikkinen
Model - Keenan @Premier
Styling Assistance - Louise Hall

Friday May 12th, Lula Allie

dress - Sonia Rykiel

LEFT: dress - Ellery, RIGHT: dress - Rochas

LEFT: dress - The Vampire’s Wife at, shoes - Mulberry
RIGHT: top - Carmen March, tulle skirt used as top - Julien David

LEFT: dress - The Vampire’s Wife at
RIGHT: dress - Mulberry, trousers - Sonia Rykiel

Friday April 28th, 3 x Swedish blues

Blå konst. Acne's Shibuya store.

Demna Gvasalia's version of Ikea's legendary blue shopping bag for Balenciaga

Kalles Kaviar

Friday April 21st, Beckman Collections by Lena Modigh

photography - Lena Modigh
hair & make up - Therese Svenbo @agentbauer
model - Linnea Rimberg @Nisch

Friday April 7th, Meu Jardim

dress - Valentin Quaresma

one sleeve top & necklace - Lidia Kolovrat

dress - Valentim Quaresma, sandals - Lidia Kolovrat

sandals - Lidia Kolovrat

Photography&Styling - Niclas Heikkinen
Model - Ines @We Are Models

Friday March 10th, Q+A with Neoss

There's always summer somewhere. With the May Bank Holidays looming many of us will now be thinking how to make the most of it. Looking outside of the window it's hard not to book a holiday somewhere nice and warm. Grit Spring 17 issue features swimwear by a London based designer duo Neoss. Grit's Contributing Editor Adjoa Gharban found out more about the label and especially about their first swimwear collection. Some of their pieces come with great acid green details making it tempting to wear it for a full moon party at Goa for instance. Packing light has never been so easy.

Neoss bikini top "The Ray Top" with acid green tabs. Image is taken from Grit Spring 17 shoot out next week.

Neoss "Ryder Top" with two snap fastenings

Who is the woman who wears Neoss?

We cater to a lot of people. There are several garments in the autumn winter collection that are unisex but the swimwear collection was designed around our group of friends, our girls. It celebrates friendship and feeling confident; they represent a cross section of women and we feel there is something for everyone in there.
We want people to invest in neoss with the idea that it will take them through the seasons. We build upon our collections, to eliminate the disposable attitude towards buying.

Our consumer is someone that thinks like we do; inquisitive about where their clothes are made and willing to spend a bit more money to ensure quality and sustainability.

Why swimwear?

Swimwear felt like a natural progression from our Autumn Winter collection. We used neoprene which of course has an instant link to swimwear. Natalie studied Fashion Contour at London College of Fashion so it was always something we wanted to explore. We developed some really interesting shapes in our ready to wear collection and wanted to apply those to swim!


Where do you look for inspiration?

There isn't a place we don't look. It's everywhere really; film, dance, people we see, sometimes it's not even a physical thing it could just be explaining how we want to feel in something. And then of course there is the textural side of every project that is the undercurrent driving our ideas. We want to create sensory experiences with our clothes and swimwear.

Detail from Neoss swimwear collection moodboard

So many designers are developing their own swimwear lines. Why do you think everyone is falling in love with it?

Well I guess you have to work hard to create something different, it is quite a saturated industry so that makes it challenging and therefore alluring.  Plus you are working with small bits of fabric so it's harder to create something dimensional. All these things encourage you to be more thoughtful towards detail. Swimwear also has strong intangible associations, it transports us to summer, holidays and fun! 

Dream beach holiday destination? 

We haven't really got one. Somewhere hot enough to get our kit off!

LEFT: Neoss "Ryder Pant" with two snap fastenings
RIGHT: Neoss bikini bottom worn underneath Ellen Pedersen shorts, socks - Haal. The image is taken from Grit Spring 17 shoot out next week.

The Grit shoot featuring NEOSS is broadening the idea of where and when swimwear can be worn (imagine the late hours of a Goa full moon party). What do you think of broadening the function of swimwear?

We don't put limitations on our pieces. You can wear them wherever and however you want.
We are constantly thinking of innovative ways to style garments to get more from them. If you can wear something in a different way then it’s like a new item of clothing, but better! 2 4 1! 

When designing swimwear what are the key elements?

Functionality, fit, comfort and aesthetic, seems like a bit of a standard answer but really it has to be all of those things otherwise you’ll never want to wear it. 

Swimsuit or bikini? 

Last year it was bikini for me… ours of course! The 'Racer' gave me the same confidence and security you get when you wear a swimsuit. It really depends on the mood but I have to say ultimately I don’t think you can beat the swimsuit, there is something so undeniably SXC and effortless about them.  
Teeny weeny bikini for me! 

Is it easier to design when there are 2 of you? 

Not really but it is more interesting! You have to articulate and draw an idea so well that the other person knows exactly what you are talking about, so you are visualising the same thing. But this makes for really good editing. We go through concepts so thoroughly, colliding ideas, that we end up with designs that we couldn't have done alone. We sketch and reference a lot but that’s probably one of our favourite parts of the process. It also helps that we have been friends for over 14 years so we can be honest with one another.

Q+A by Adjoa Gharban
All the swimwear is available to purchase now at:

Friday February 24th, Marni SS17 campaign

Marni SS17 campaign photographed by Barbara Probst

Friday February 10th, Raf Simons x Calvin Klein

Raf Simons x Calvin Klein, photographed by Willy Vanderperre

Tuesday February 7th, Upcoming exhibitions in 2017 - Anni Albers at Guggenheim Bilbao

LEFT: Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937. Photographed by Helen M. Post
RIGHT: Anni Albers "on Weaving, 1965
Anni Albers exhibition at Guggenheim Bilbao from October 6th 2017.

Friday January 13th, Balenciaga SS17 campaign

Balenciaga SS17 campaign photographed by Harley Weir

Tuesday December 20th, Gucci SS17 campaign

Gucci SS17 campaign photographed by Glen Luchford

Monday December 12th, Renate Bertlmann exhibition

"Tender Touches" (1976) by Renate Bertlmann

"Deflorazione in 14 Stazioni" (1977), photo taken from Bertlmann's performance in Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna

Renate Bertlmann exhibition (2 December 2016 - 27 January 2017) at Richard Saltoun Gallery, 111 Great Titchfield St, W1W 6RY London.

Friday December 9th, Giedre by Jana Gerberding

dress - Jil Sander, shoes - Acne Studios

LEFT: coat - Lutz Hülle
RIGHT: dress - Miu Miu

LEFT: shirt & trousers - Celine
RIGHT: shirt - Issey Miyake

LEFT: leotard - Max Mara, shoes - Acne Studios
RIGHT: dress - AF Vandevorst, golden belt - Acne Studios

LEFT: dress - Lutz Hülle, necklace - Chanel
RIGHT: shirt, tie and trousers - Dries Van Noten, shoes - Acne Studios

LEFT: full look - Veronique Leroy, shoes - Acne Studios
RIGHT: dress & earring - Dior

Photography - Jana Gerberding
Styling - Mine Uludag
Hair & Makeup - Nina Dieckhoff
Digital Operator - Alena Schmick
Photographer's Assisntant - Hannes Meier
Model - Giedre @M4

Tuesday December 6th, Saint Laurent SS17 collection, #YSL03 by Anthony Vaccarello

Friday December 2nd, Francois and Isaac by Joe Hunt

LEFT: Isaac wears a coat by Abzal Issabekov, Francois wears a top and leather jacket by Ed Lee, trousers - CMMN SWDN
RIGHT: Isaac wears a coat by Abzal Issabekov, top - Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, jeans - Bethany Williams

coat - Ajmal Khan, trousers - Abzal Issabekov, top - Nhorm, boots - Dr Martens

LEFT: top - Bella Macleod, belt - Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, trousers - Kenzo
RIGHT: shirt - ROKIT Vintage, top underneath - Umbro, velvet blazer - Alexandre Arsenault

LEFT: shirt - ROKIT Vintage, top underneath - Umbro, velvet blazer - Alexandre Arsenault
RIGHT: top - Calvin Klein, trousers - Saint Laurent

LEFT: jacket - Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, ear cuff - Conor Joseph
RIGHT: top - Adam Martin, trousers - Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, hat - Issey Miyake, shoes - Salomon

LEFT: bomber jacket - Katharine E Hamnett for YMC, shirt - Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, denim shorts - Adam Martin
RIGHT: shirt - Weekday, latex top - Abzal Issabekov, tank top and trousers - model's own, boots - Dr Martens, ring - CONOR JOSEPH

LEFT: top - HARRY EVANS, bomber jacket - Marie Maisonneuve
RIGHT: jacket - Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, vest and trousers - Ed Lee, trainers - Salomon

Photography - Joe Hunt
Styling - Marianthi Hatzikidi
Hair - Cathy Ennis
Stylist Assistance - Akina Chan, Filomena Ianniciello
Model - Francois and Isaac @Wilhelmina

Tuesday November 29th, Gucci Garden

Friday November 25th, Gaia and Loli

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Loli wears a top with embroidery - Irène Guarenas, Gaia wears a vintage leather jacket, a shirt with ruffles - Chien Mort

Gaia wears a shirt with ruffles, jacket and trousers: Chien Mort, shoes - vintage

gloves - vintage, top with roses - Chien Mort

beige suit - vintage, red bra - Fifi Chachnil, boots: Sendra, hat - vintage

top with roses and trousers with ruffles - Chien Mort, socks - Wolford, shoes - vintage

Loli wears a shirt - Calvin Klein, bra (worn on top of the shirt) - Fifi Chacnil, Gaia wears a shirt with ruffles, jacket and trousers with lace details - Chien Mort

Gaia wears a vintage leather jacket, Loli wears a black swimsuit - fifi chachnil

top - Gaelle Gervais, trousers - Andrea Crews, socks - Wolford, shoes - vintage

Photography - Soraya Daubron
Styling - Charline Felder
Hair - Aurelien Perrin
Make Up - Lola Boudet
Models - Gaia @WM, Loli Tsiou

Tuesday November 23rd, Behind the scenes of Joe Hunt's shoot

styling Marianthi Hatzikidi

Friday November 11th, Celine Resort Campaign

Celine Resort shot by Talia Chetrit

Friday October 21st, Lise by Fiona Torre

LEFT: coat - Andrea Crews, piece - Bowie Wong, RIGHT: coat - Anne Sofie Madsen

dress - Sacai, coat - Etudes

coat - Plantation

LEFT: coat - Andrea Crews, piece - Bowie Wong, RIGHT: coat - Sacai, belt - Carven

Photography - Fiona Torre
Styling - Andrea de Saint Andrieu
Hair - Nicolas Philippon
Make Up - Ophélie Secq
Stylist assistance - Brian Placide
Model - Lise @Silent Paris

left: earring - Sailor Peng, right: all - O.I.L by Olive

left: earring - Sailor Peng, right: trousers - O.I.L by Olive

ring - Sailor Peng

Photography & styling - Niclas Heikkinen
Model - Martin @M4

Wednesday October 5th, PFW highlights pt.2

Louis Vuitton SS17

Celine SS17

Balenciaga SS17

Friday September 30th, PFW highlights pt.1

Loewe SS17

Vionnet SS17

Dries Van Noten SS17

Friday September 23rd, Maggie by Annie

RIGHT: vest - Dzojchen, bra - Eres, blue top - Electric Feathers, trousers - Victoria Aguilar, socks - Hanes

LEFT: dress - vintage from a selection at Carla Carla
RIGHT:bra - Eres, skirt vintage from a selection at Carla Carla

bra - Eres

LEFT: jacket & trousers - Nika Tang, shoes - Nicholas K
RIGHT: jacket - Nika Tang

LEFT: top - Phlemuns, sleeves - Nicholas K, trousers - A Detacher
RIGHT: jacket - Issey Miyake

Photography - Annie Powers
Styling - Lexyrose Boiardo
Make Up - Roy Liu
Hair - Takeo Suzuki
Styling Assistance - Kelly Sills
Model - Maggie @Wilhelmina

Wednesday September 21st, Highlights from LFW

Marques' Almeida SS17

Christopher Kane SS17

Simone Rocha SS17

Joseph SS17

Preen SS17

Friday September 16th, Highlights of NYFW

Sies Marjan SS17

Bureau Betak for Rodarte SS17

Proenza Schouler

Delpozo SS17

Monday September 12th, In Grit Autumn 16 issue - AW16 fashion + Nordic landscapes

Nick Quine's and Melodie Zagury's Autumn 16 editorial is out now.

Wednesday August 3rd, ... and we're off!

photography: Hannah Rose

We're closing the office for three weeks and will be back by the end of August. While we're on holiday we'll be blogging holiday images from our friends and contributors, like the above images by Hannah Rose, who's one of the many exciting new talents we've been working with for AW16 projects.

Tuesday August 2nd, Rocks, stones & ice creams

Foreword by Adjoa Gharban

Suit Up, Dive in.

Summer calls for swimwear. Often dreaded and rarely celebrated swimwear is enjoying
somewhat of a renaissance and we thought we’d jump on the bandwagon. Designers have
been experimenting with swimwear’s new couture tendencies and many fashion lovers
can be spotted beachside in a challenging wraparound look or off the shoulder
bikini, so naturally for this month’s shoot we needed to reflect swimwear’s new

Our watery editorial is made up of dreamy ice-cream shades and emerging Spanish
designers from SS17, contrasted with beautiful vintage pieces. Think transparent
suits from Cristina Torrent and Pau Esteve pieces with dramatic cut-outs -
essentially the perfect looks for hedonistic, European getaways with plenty of chic
thrown in. Escape to your very own dream summer with a stylish one-piece to match.

Alejandro wears trousers by Samuel Alarcon, Irene wears a dress by Cristina Torrent, jewellery Naida Castells

Irene wears a dress by Cristina Torrent

LEFT: Irene wears a vintage swimsuit from Los Feliz (, jewellery as before
RIGHT: Alejandro wears shorts and shirt by Pau Esteve

Alejandro wears trousers by Samuel Alarcon, Jude's and Irene's vintage swimsuits from Los Feliz (

Jude wears a sleeveless top by Samuel Alarcon, earring - Naida Castels, Alejandro's one piece from Pau Esteve

LEFT: shorts&sleeveless top - Samuel Alarcon, skirt - Cristina Torrent, rope - Pau Esteve
RIGHT: Irene wears a dress by Pau Esteve, Jude wears a sleeveless top by Samuel Alarcon

Jude wears a body and a top by Cristina Torrent

Irene wears one piece and a cropped top by Pau Esteve

Jude wears a vintage bikini top and shorts from Los Feliz (

Irene wears a vintage bikini top from Los Feliz ( and skirt by Cristina Torrent

LEFT: top - Samuel Alarcon, RIGHT: shirt - Pau Esteve

Photography & styling - Niclas Heikkinen
Hair - Michael Jones
Models - Alejandro @Uno, Irene and Jude @View
Stylist Assistance - Cristina Torrent

Friday July 29th, Out next week: our last editorial post before holidays

Here's a sneak peek from our last editorial post for this summer. This SS17 swimwear editorial photographed by Niclas Heikkinen will be out next Tuesday.

Wednesday July 27th, Emily, Natalia and Marie by Nick Quine

2 Wetsuit, Emily’s own
3 Top by seafolly, jumpsuit stylist's own
4 Bathing suit by Seafolly, shirt by Rachel Roy
5 Shirt by Calvin Klein
7 Bathing suit by Seafolly
8 Top by Valentine Gauthier, jeans by Helmut Lang
9 Jumpsuit by Staring At Stars
11 Bathing suit by Seafolly
12 Jacket by Schott
13 Dress by Kenzo, bottom by Seafolly
14 Shirt by Jeremy's city, tunic by Bo'em, bottom by Seafolly
15 Shirt by forever 21
16 Rash vest Natalia’s own, bottom Villebrequin
17 Wetsuits Marie’s own

Photography- Nick Quine, instagram: nickquine

Styling - Andrea de Saint Andrieu
Post-production - Sebastien Sudaf & Paul Madelaine
Thanks - Eddy San, Carlo, Consti, Louise, The Sanville Family & Peter, Mathilde, Sarah, Malika, Emily, Marie and Natalia.

Models -
Emily Fox @ City
Natalia @ Women
Marie @ New Madison

Friday July 22nd, Dennis Stock

USA. California. 1968. The McCoy Commune in Novato.

Tuesday July 19th, Martin Parr

Martin Parr "1999, Italy, Lake Garda"

Saturday July 16th, Raoul Haussman

Vera Broido by Raoul Haussman, 1931

LEFT: Vera Broido by Raul Haussman, 1931
RIGHT: Untitled (Vera's shoulders) by Rauol Haussman, 1931

Tuesday July 12th, Esther Teichmann

Esther Teichmann "untitled, from Fractal Scars, Salt Water and Tears", 2012/2014

Friday July 8th, Poolside in NY

"Your gaze hits the side of my face" This phrase first appeared in Barbara Kruger's 1981 artwork next to the profile of an anonymous classical bust. To quote Whitney Museum: "Presented on sunglasses, the wearer transforms into both a voyeur and an object; a play on themes of looking, power, and the gaze."

Whitney Museum also sells the above Yves Klein round sunglasses. It is the first time when Yves Klein archives has authorised a brand to use Klein's patented electric blue.

Friday June 30th, Gucci AW16 campaign by Glen Luchford

Friday June 30th,Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Bjarke Ingels Group

Tuesday June 27th, The Floating Piers by Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Project for Lake Iseo, Italy until 3rd July.

Saturday June 25th, Paris Fashion Week SS17 highlights

Louis Vuitton SS17

Balenciaga SS17

Y Project SS17

Dries van Noten SS17

Tuesday June 21st, Pitti Uomini & Milan Fashion Week SS17 highlights

Prada SS17

Salvatore Ferragamo SS17

Gucci SS17

Versace SS17

Raf Simons SS17

Tuesday June 14th, Marc Jacobs AW16 campaign

Marc Jacobs AW16 campaign photographed by David Sims

Sunday June 12th, LC:M highlights

Christopher Shannon SS17

JW Anderson SS17

Wales Bonner SS17

Feng Chen Wang SS17

Tuesday June 6th, Q+A with Hermione Flynn

Hermione Flynn is yet another new label in our Summer 16 issue. Like Fomme, Hermione Flynn is also based in Berlin and a unisex label. Grit wanted to find out more about the concept of the label and also asked about unisex fashion.

1.How would you describe your label with three words?

Conceptual, unisex and unpredictable

2.You define your label as unisex. Why did you decide to start designing unisex collections rather than separate collections for men and women?

I don’t think clothing ever needed to be gender specific in the first place. It becomes much more interesting as a designer when you don’t design for a specific gender but keep the clothing open to each person.

3. What do you think is the best thing about being a man? How about being a woman?

That men don’t have to give birth and that women are able to!

4.There seems to be several unisex labels coming from Germany. Why?

I can only really speak about my experience in Berlin and not the whole of Germany, but I think it is due to Berlin’s history. it is a city that was essentially rebuilt in in the 20th century. In a way, it feels like a very young city, its nature feels very liberal and not tied to tradition, this allows from some really fresh thinking.

5.Gender fluidity is very popular in fashion right now. Moreover, there’s a lot of talk about transgender these days and labels such as Givenchy and &Other Stories have used transgender models for their campaigns. To quote Valentijn, the campaign model for &Other Stories
“The thing that you have to be worried about is that it’s not just a fad. It’s not a fashion trend to have transgender people in a youth campaign, then after two seasons not have them anymore." ( AUGUST 14.2015) are unisex clothing and the use of transgender models in campaigns just a phase?

No, I don’t think so. With any big social change, especially one that has been discussed so much in the media, there is always a "fad" element. It’s a process … I don’t believe it’s just a fad but initiating a long lasting change and discourse that is having real effect on society.

6.What’s next for Hermione Flynn?

We are about to release a new campaign that is kind-of a response to the (IN)DIFFERENCE collection. If you think the (IN)DIFFERENCE campaign was about a female perspective, then this new collection both conceptually and clothing wise, is from a more male perspective. We are also collaborating with a 3D animation company following up with a new conceptual collection revolving around the lawlessness of technology.

Friday June 3rd, Q+A with Sarah Effenberger

One of the new labels featured in our Summer 16 issue was Fomme by Sarah Effenberger (see below). We caught up with Sarah and talked about unisex fashion and gender fluidity in fashion.

How would you describe your label with three words?

Simple, but loud.

You define your label as unisex. Why did you decide to start designing unisex collections, rather than separate collections for men and women?

Actually, I am not so interested in women clothes and silhouettes. I see myself as a men’s fashion designer, but I observed that I am actually designing for myself as a man. In the end I am a woman more interested in menswear that’s also for myself. Maybe this is what makes it accessible for both genders, because I can’t escape my girlish tendencies in the design process. As a female customer of menswear I always find myself not fitting into the clothes or losing the style men have when they wear the same piece. This obviously has to do with my curvy body, so I was thinking about how it would be to serve women with my clothes, but in the right sizes for them with female pattern cutting. In the end the same collection will be offered in sizes for men, but also in the right sizes for women. I am not interested in doing a classic unisex collection as they always negate the sense of the body for me.

images from Fomme AW16 lookbook

What do you think is the best thing about being a man? How about being a woman?

Best thing about being a man would definitely be the fact that you can date Sarah Effenberger! No, let’s be honest. I was raised very aware of the gender discussion. My parents didn’t think in gender prototypes or roles. I always had a role model of a strong and independent woman in front of me as my mother and grandmother were always the doers in the family and very strong women. The men actually were too. I still see problems out there and there is still a lot to be done in Europe. More rights and equality for women, but I will say men are also struggling in these times as the traditional picture of a man is changing, but a weak man is still not accepted in society. I don’t have a favourite.

There seems to be several unisex labels coming from Germany. Why?

I haven’t thought about this yet and I have to admit I hadn’t observed that yet! Hmmm, it’s a hard question. Maybe because Germans are very good at dressing up, so you don’t see the difference that much on the street yet. Maybe there is a special force out there making us think more about social equality.

Gender fluidity is very popular in fashion right now. Moreover, there’s a lot of talk about transgender these days and labels such as Givenchy and &Other Stories have used transgender models for their campaigns. To quote Valentijn, the campaign model for &Other Stories “The thing that you have to be worried about is that it’s not just a fad. It’s not a fashion trend to have transgender people in a youth campaign, then after two seasons not have them anymore." ( AUGUST 14.2015) Are unisex clothing and the use of transgender models in campaigns just a phase?

I would say, maybe it is a fad, most likely it is! The fashion industry turns every discussion into a fad eventually. It could be as intellectual but it always ends in a fad doesn’t it? Probably it is just a phase and I have to say it would not surprise me. But I definitely wouldn’t say that this is necessarily a bad thing. We have to see it in a positive way. Fashion always has the power to make things cool, so we should see it as a tool of acceptance in the society. This is what makes it so precious being a fashion designer, you are able to change deadlocked prejudice and point out social and political disorders and turn it slightly into something else, something more positive. I hope this trend helps the people involved to live a free and happy life beyond fashion.

What’s next for Fomme?

Spring/Summer 2017 :)

Edited by Adjoa Gharban

Tuesday May 31st, Louis Vuitton Cruise

Friday May 27th, Araki at Musée Guimet

Araki exhibition at the Musee Guimet until September 5th.

Wednesday May 25th, Balenciaga Pre AW16

Tuesday May 24th, Behind the scenes of one of our Autumn 16 editorial shoots

Monday May 23rd, Gucci Men's Cruise 2017

Tuesday May 17th, Helena Almeida

The Portuguese conceptual artist Helena Almeida (born 1934) started her career as a painter. In her work Almeida uses her own body to question spatial constructs and the relationship between artist and viewer blending photography with her previous media.
Last chance to see Helena Almeida's exhibition at Jeu de Pomme. The exhibition closes on Sunday (May 22nd).

Friday May 13th, How to Wear Scarves with Modernity
foreword: Adjoa Gharban

High fashion is rarely considered practical, however our latest shoot highlights how to wear fashion’s most multi-purpose item – the humble scarf. Why not try traditional African queen-style, complete with batik printed scarf wrapped and and twisted into shape around the hair? Or you could take a notes directly from the shoot. Your summer wardrobe will barely be in use, thanks to the stunning architectural looks that can be created with a scarf – from skin exposing cross-over crop tops, to chic wrap-around skirts, be inspired by summer’s freeness and tie your scarf the Grit way.

skirt - Marité + Francois Girbaud

scarf - Onikann

Kearvina - scarves by Onikann
Maria - scarf by Lanvin archives

Maria - scarf by Devoree, skirt by Marité + Francois Girbaud 
Kearvina - scarves by heart heart heart and jacket by Versace archives

Kearvina - scarves stylist's own and pants by Agnes B archives
Maria - scarf by Nehera and shirt by Gerard Darel archives

Maria - scarf by Lanvin archives and shirt by Smalto

Maria - shirt by Smalto and scarves stylist's own 
Kearvina - shirt by La Boutique de Fernande, top stylist's own and scarf by Astrid Sarkissian

Kearvina - scarf by heart heart heart 

Kearvina - scarves stylist's own and pants by Agnes B archives 
Maria - scarf by Nehera and shirt by Gerard Darel archives

LEFT: Maria - scarf by Lanvin archives and necklace stylist's own
RIGHT: Kearvina- scarf by Onikann

Maria - scarf by Astrid Sarkissian

Kearvina - scarves by Onikann
Maria - scarf by Lanvin archives and shirt by Smalto

scarves Ma Poesie 

scarf by Astrid Sarkissian

shoes by Reinhard plank x Simon Miller, socks and green scarf stylist's own, blue scarf Lanvin archives

scarf - Ma Poesie, pants stylist's own, shoes model's own

scarf by Astrid Sarkissian

Tuesday May 12th, Charlotte Rampling's Guide to Fitness, 1976

Charlotte Rampling's Guide to Fitness for Vogue (1976) photographed by Helmut Newton

Tuesday May 5th, Polly Penrose

LEFT: Yellow Lilo, 2015
RIGHT: Blue Hose, 2015

Friday April 29th, Tobias Zielony at Kow, Berlin

Tobias Zielony "The Citizen", 2015

Tobias Zielony "The Citizen", 2015

Tuesday April 25th, Sasha by Priscilla Saada

dress - Yves Saint Laurent archives, tights and hat - stylist's own, shoes - custom made by stylists

dress with long sleeves - Manon Autie Naty
dress with straps, shirt, hat and tights - stylist's own

LEFT: jumper - Julie Matta, hat - stylists own
RIGHT: jumper - Julie Matta, scarf - Bless, pants - model's own, skirt - vintage

scarf - Clotilde Puyenchet, gloves - Bless, shorts - Alexandre Paysan, hat & two skirts - stylist's own

balls - Jeanne Dekonink, gloves and shoes - custom made by stylist, tights - stylist's own

LEFT: bracelet - Saskia Diez
RIGHT: jumper & hat - stylist's own, top - custom made by stylist, wallpaper - Antoine Grulier

vest - Yves Saint Laurent archive, jumper - Thom Friedlander & Coline Faucon, dress&hat - stylist's own, earring - custom made by stylist, umbrella - Jeanne Dekonink

dress - Yves Saint Laurent archive, tights&hat - stylist's own, shoes - custom made by stylist

Photographer: Priscillia Saada
Stylist: Bérenger Pelc
Set designer: Jeanne Dekonink
Hair stylist: Yoshiko Haruki
Make up artist: Masae Ito
Model: Sasha Melnychuk @WM Models

Friday April 22nd, Essie by James Tolich

jacket&dress - Joseph

jumper & trousers - Studio Nicholson

LEFT: top - Zoë Jordan, skirt - Studio Nicholson
RIGHT: shirt - Joseph

dress&trousers - Hockin

LEFT: bodysuit - Body Editions
RIGHT: jacket - Hockin

Photographer - James Tolich
Stylist - Lauren Faye
Hair - Delphine Bonnet
Makeup - Shelley Blaze
Model - Essie Glassman @ Elite London

Tuesday April 19th, Vacuum Sealed Clothes

Preview of James Tolich's and Lauren Faye's shoot for Grit bloggg, up online on Friday.

Thursday April 14th, Silver boots

Preview of Yana Wernicke's and Lia Gebremariam's shoot for the Grit Summer 16 issue.

Tuesday April 5th, Grit Summer 16 "Moonchild"

Suzi Leenaars @Rebel wears a collar by Sian Evans x Palmer Harding, sheer top Rroma.
Photographed by Niclas Heikkinen, make up by Mona Leanne, prop stylist Miranda Latimer.

Friday March 25th, Happy Easter!

Tuesday March 22nd, Orla Kiely Spring 16

Orla Kiely SS16 campaign by Yelena Yemchuk

Friday March 18th, Calvin Klein Underwear Spring 16

Calvin Klein Underwear Spring 16 Campaign by Harley Weir

Tuesday March 15th, Paris Go See Project by Nick Quine

Foreword by Adjoa Gharban

Retro Contemporary

The seventies is very much at the forefront of fashion’s mind. There isn’t a designer who shied away from it’s fluid, carefree appeal for spring/summer. From Gucci’s floral print long ruffled dresses to Chloe’s oversized interpretation of double-denim, the seventies mood promises a very dreamy summer indeed. Taking on this theme our latest shoot photographed by Nick Quine and styled by Andrea de Saint Andrieu evokes something of a seventies dream conjured up by Andrea’s own childhood: ‘I was influenced for the bikini, the 70's, by my mom coming from California and the band "groupie" vibe from the fact my dad was a roadie when he was younger.’ Thanks to crocheted pieces from Michela Buerger, vintage shorts and Rolling Stones t-shirts featuring in the shoot, the mood was retro with a fresh and modern point of view.

LEFT: Elizaveta wears a top - Manish Arora, bikini bottom - Michaela Buerger, shoes - model's own , Emma wears a Michaela Buerger bikini top, and her own pants and shoes
RIGHT: Elizaveta wears a vintage Adam And The Ants t-shirt, jacket - Eddie Bauer, scarf - vintage, pants and shoes model's own

Maren wears a dress by Vassilly

Estelle wears a top by Xhilaration, crochet top stylist's own, bikini bottom - Calvin Klein

LEFT: Maren wears a dress by Vassilly, RIGHT: Emma wears a jacket by Isabel Benenato, body - Wolford

Photography - Nick Quine
Styling - Andrea de Saint Andrieu
Models - Elizaveta @New Madison, Emma @City, Estelle @City, Maren @Ford Paris
Assistants - Consti, Alex, Carlo and Eddy
A special thank you to Peter

Friday March 11th, PFW highlights pt 3

Miu Miu AW16

Louis Vuitton AW16

Tuesday March 8th, PFW highlights pt 2

Celine AW16

Balenciaga AW16

Loewe AW16

Comme des Garcons AW16

Y Project AW16

Acne AW16

Friday March 4th, PFW highlights

Vetements AW16

Dries Van Noten AW16

Tuesday February 29th, MFW highlights

Gucci AW16

Prada AW16

Marni AW16

Tuesday February 23rd, LFW highlights

Christopher Kane AW16

Claire Barrow AW16

Marques' Almeida AW16

JW Anderson AW16

to be continued.

Tuesday February 16th, Q+A with model/photographer Franziska Frings by Holly Chapman

Some of you remember Franziska Frings from the Grit editorial by Johannes Kuczera earlier this year. You may not know this but Franziska is also a photographer. We caught up with her during Paris Haute Couture shows.

LEFT: Franziska Frings by Johannes Kuczera for Grit
RIGHT: from Franziska Fring's "Bathroom Stories" series

Can you remember the moment you realised you wanted to be a photographer?

Actually I was always painting or sketching, then I spent some time in Buenos Aires where I was surrounded a lot with film and someone gave me a little point and shoot. I loved it so much that decided photography will be my new tool and I will study that!

Part of the beauty of your photographs appears to be the natural state of the subject and the settings. To what extent would you describe your images as planned?

They mostly are the natural state of the subject and setting, but also how I feel with the setting or communicate with the subject. If I shoot a fashion story I have to plan, but I always leave some space to be spontaneous!

What is the concept behind your bathroom series?

There was always a bathroom image from Deborah Turbeville in my head, and through living in model apartments, I had girls and bathrooms. Somehow I discovered there is something nostalgic and at the same time anonymous, and clear and for sure very intimate that fascinated me.

From "Bathroom Stories" series

From "Bathroom Stories" series

Nudity in fashion is popular at the moment. What's your approach as a photographer when taking nude images? How does it differ from being a subject in a nude image?

It's very simple - I want to photograph the person and not fashion in those pictures. If I use clothes it very easily becomes a fashion image or it can distract from the actual intention.

You can "read" a nude picture like a poem; there is so much content, vulnerability, sensitivity and strengths!

Are you able to develop a relationship with the model prior to shooting them?

I love to photograph people I already have some kind of relationship with already, it allows me to capture very personal moments. But even when I shoot someone I don't know, I will find something that connects us, and I try to build on that.

Can you remember what led you to represent strong female characters within your work?

When I started with photography I was living with my best friend Nici, so she naturally became my main subject. Through that experience I discovered that I love to show the strengths and beauty of these girls. But to be honest I never really tried to photograph boys, which may be because I know what girls are like, I know how to direct them and I know how they feel.

Can you pinpoint any personal moments or influences which you can identify as affecting your work?

I could list you many photographers that I love and inspire me.

What has been your favourite series so far and why?

One of my favourite series I’ve shot is still my Dubai series. I had to stay in Dubai for 2 months and I hated that city so much. So I started to look through my camera at that place and I was trying to find something natural, something with content. It was a challenge in a plastic city but it fascinated me at the same time!

Diane Arbus or Cindy Sherman. Why?

That's not fair I can’t decide between those!

Are there any particular reasons you seem to favour film over digital?

Of course! There are many reasons why I shoot film. I always used to paint, to work with my hands, a brush and colours and to shoot with film comes really close to painting. I like taking pictures wisely and not shoot 100 pictures in 60 seconds.

Do you have a particular favourite photo you have taken?

Maybe the one I shot on a pool roof in Dubai and you see a tanned man laying on a chair.

How does your personal experiences as a model relate to your own work?

I think it makes me really sensitive when I shoot someone. I know exactly the feeling of having a camera in your face and I know what I expect from the photographer. Beside this I have all the poses in my head and I can watch the whole process of a shoot so often as a model, that gives me a sense of certainty.

Do you have a personal editing process or do you prefer to leave the images untouched?


Where can you see the future and the natural progression of your photography heading?

I kind of slipped into the fashion photography through modelling. But my other photography means also a lot for me. My dream is to do "art" photography and live with that.

by Holly Chapman, follow Holly on Instagram: hollylouisechapman

Monday February 15th, "Lost Voices Sing Sleepless Lullabies" film by Renate Ariadne van der Togt

LOST VOICES SING SLEEPLESS LULLABIES - GRIT Spring16 - Renate Ariadne van der Togt from Grit Magazine on Vimeo.

Tuesday February 9th, Spring 16 preview

LEFT: Gladys @Next Paris by Sophie Tajan, styled by Melodie Zagury
RIGHT: Isabella @Next by Niclas Heikkinen styled by Francesca Turner

Friday February 5th, Spring 16 covers Here Lies Space

LEFT: by Renate Ariadne van der Togt
RIGHT: Lea Issarni @Next Paris by Sophie Tajan, styling - Melodie Zagury

Tuesday February 2nd, Khadija and Nardos by Yana Wernicke

Foreword by Adjoa Gharban

Into Africa

Fashion is not only about the West. Every designer takes global inspirations from around the world. There is no doubt that Africa is influencing SS16. Far from being a flash in the pan “trend” African fashion has been an important part of style since…well forever – whether it’s safari suiting complete with waist cinching belts or the vibrant bright colours of the Masai.

For our approach, we looked to the East side of Africa and gave something traditional a real street edge. From our street cast model to the oversize tunics complete with classic stitching paired with fitted roll necks, we see Africa as bold, fresh and bursting with beauty.

Photography - Yana Wernicke
Styling - Lia Gebremariam
Models: Khadija and Nardos
Hair & make up: Francesca Vigliarolo
Friday January 29th, Stella McCartney SS16 campaign

Stella McCartney SS16 photographed by Harley Weir

Tuesday January 26th, Maddie by Sophia Aerts

Foreword by Adjoa Gharban

Unexpected Ruffles

January is not always the best. It is difficult coming back to reality after all the glamour of December and being faced with a whole New Year - that said, you can rely on the transformational quality of clothing to lift your mood. Grit is speaking in volumes this time around thanks to the unexpected ruffles featured in our shoot by Sophia Aerts and Kyanisha Morgan. Banish your January blues completely thanks to the optimistic tone of next season’s modern femininity. We’re dreaming in blush pinks inspired by Ashish and falling in love with the idea of JW Anderson’s polka dot dress complete with tiered ruffles and pastel blue hues. Why not wear that instead of your go to shredded denim? January is the perfect time to try out something new and experiment with style. Don’t be afraid to be different. Make this Spring/Summer a time to expect the unexpected and where better to start than with a ruffled piece of fabric somewhere on your person, be it soft silk or classic cotton.

T-shirt - Margaret Howell, dress - Molly Goddard, trousers and shoes: Marco de Vincenzo

LEFT&RIGHT: T-shirt and skirt: JW Anderson, culottes: stylists own

LEFT: dress - Simone Rocha, RIGHT: t-shirt - Mint Vintage, dress - Kenzo

RIGHT: dress - Ashish

dress: Molly Goddard

Dress : Joseph

Photography - Sophia Aerts
Styling - Kyanisha Morgan
Hair - Delphine Bonnet
Make Up - Mona Leanne
Model: Maddie Rich@Select
Friday January 22nd, Paris Fashion Week highlights, to be continued

Louis Vuitton AW16

Gosha Rubchinskiy AW16

Raf Simons AW16

Tuesday January 19th, Milan Fashion Week highlights

Gucci AW16

Prada AW16

Ermenegildo Zegna AW16

Bottega Veneta AW16

Calvin Klein AW16

Friday January 14th, Celine SS16 campaign

Celine SS16 campaign photographed by Juergen Teller

Tuesday January 12th, Franziska by Johannes Kuczera

Foreword: Adjoa Gharban

Brand New
Press reset. Start again. It’s a new year.
In terms of fashion thoughts turn to a brand new season and the optimism Spring/Summer 16 is set to bring. Colour spells out newness in an instant. Grit has been experimenting with flashes of red teamed with faded blue ripped denim and crisp white cotton - effortlessly refreshing our fashion palette. Newness isn’t always about reinvention though, sometimes it’s about revisiting something that has been left behind and suddenly feels relevant once more. Think new retro style Gucci or the most recent skateboard influenced Ashish collection. Exposed shoulders and ruffles evoking that Latin vibe feels especially daring for spring. Even the peasant chic look borrowed from the mid-nineties is making fashion spines tingle – now that is a feeling worthy of the New Year.

top - Christopher Shannon, trousers - Kostas Murkudis

overalls - Tibi, collar - Claudia Hill

overalls - Marta Jakubowski, shirt - Nhu Duong

LEFT: top - Ann-Sofie Back, trousers - Christopher Shannon
RIGHT: shirt - Celine, frilled top - This Is The Uniform, jeans - Nhu Duong, pants - Marlies Dekkers,
shoes - Robert Clergerie

RIGHT: top&shorts - This Is The Uniform, trousers - Nhu Duong, shoes - Robert Clergerie

trousers - Acne Studios, shirt - Solace London, vest - Maison Margiela

LEFT: top - Ann-Sofie Back, skirt - Comme des Garcons
RIGHT: top - Miu Miu, trousers - by Malene Birger

Monday January 11th, Highlights of LC:M AW16

Grace Wales Bonner AW16

Cottweiler AW16

Craig Green AW16

Christopher Shannon AW16

JW Anderson AW16

Friday January 8th, Gucci Spring 16 campaign

Photography - Glen Luchford, styling - Jane How

Tuesday January 5th, Grit go sees in Paris by Crezia Micallef

LEFT: top - Andrea Crews, jacket and trousers - Ly Adams RIGHT: sweatshirt and shorts - Andrea Crews

LEFT: top - Hed Mayner, trousers - Ly Adams
RIGHT: jacket - Agnes B, top - Isabel Benenato

WILLIAM @16men
LEFT: sweatshirt - Andrea CrewsRIGHT: top - ITU, vest - Ly Adams

HUGUES @ M Management
LEFT: top - Dry clean only, jacket - Andrea Crews, shorts - Ainur Turisbek
RIGHT: top - Ainur Turisbek, trousers - APC

Photography: Crezia Micallef
Styling: Andrea de Saint Andreu

Friday December 18th, Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
"Dancing Trees" by Ellen Auerbach, 1959
We'll be back Jan 5th

Wednesday December 16th, A New Skin by Adjoa Gharban

Leather. It used to be a fabric for the brave – think bikers, hard edged rockers and such, till about ten years about when fashion turned around its fortune. A black leather legging is a staple in every stylish woman’s wardrobe, whether teamed with an oversize knit in the winter or a crisp white shirt for spring. With leather fast becoming many a millennials replacement for a distressed pair of 501 jeans, it’s almost time to move onto something new and this SS16, it’s colour.

Black leather is classic. It shocks no one and also suffers from appearing hard. By introducing colour into leather’s repertoire it becomes fun, feminine with an edge, the person wearing it turns into into a living editorial. Brightly coloured leather is irresistible this spring and it is an easy way to transform how you wear fashion’s favourite skin. Hang up that Saint Laurent black leather…the future’s bright.

by Adjoa Gharban

Tuesday December 15th, Grit go sees in Paris by Camille Mompach

Anne Louise @Silent wears a jacket by Acne

Maria @Oui wears a vest (around waist) Ly Adams, top - Tattoosweaters, trousers - Jil Sander (archived)

Gladys @Next Paris wears a leather jacket by Schott, top and trousers - Ignacia Zordan,
Maria @Oui wears a leather jacket by Schott, jumpsuit - DROMe

Gladys @Next Paris wears a leather coat by Ly Adams, overalls - Ainur Turisbek, tank top - Carven, shoes - Dockers

LEFT: Christelle @Premium wears a top by Isabel Benenato, jacket - Schott
RIGHT: Christelle @Premium wears a bra Ainur Turisbek top - Tattoo Sweaters, Anne Louise wears a jacket by Acne

Salomé wears a sweatshirt by Schott, shoes - Bally

Photography - Camille Mompach
Styling - Andrea de Saint Andreu
Make Up - Marie Charlotte Sondaz
Models - Anne Louise @Silent, Christelle @Premium, Gladys @NextParis, Maria @Oui, Salomé @Women

Tuesday December 8th, Harry Gruyaert

Harry Gruyaert, 1988

Harry Gruyaert, 1981

Harry Gruyaert, 1988

Friday December 4th, Alec Soth exhibition "Gathered Leaves" at Science Museum

Alec Soth exhibition at Science Museum until March 28, 2016.

Tuesday December 1st, Tide

briefs - Fox Haus

rucksack - Fahrenheit, oversized shirt with multiple fastening - Hunch

shirt & shorts - Fox Haus

Photography - Niclas Heikkinen
Models - Alex @Traffic, Cameron@Premier
Wednesday November 25th, Velvet Heat out this week

Grit's Winter issue "Velvet Heat" is out this week.

Saturday November 21st, Alexander Calder exhibition at Tate Modern

LEFT: Red and Yellow Vane, 1934
RIGHT: Two Acrobats, 1929

Peggy in Bedroom Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Calder bed-head.

Alexander Calder exhibition at Tate Modern until April 3, 2016

Wednesday November 18th, Go Sees, photographed by Rowan Southern

Charlotte Lindvig @Elite London

Valentine Bouquet @Select

Ivana @M&P

Friday November 13th, A little bit of Paris in London

Grit at Lucien Pages Press Days in London
clockwise from top right corner: top - Sacai, a detail shot of Courrèges vest, sandals - Julien David, jewellery - Charlotte Chesnais
photos by Lia Gebremariam

Tuesday November 10th, Isabel Marant AW15 shop windows by Arnold Goron

Isabel Marant Paris shop window by Arnold Goron

Friday November 5th, Making Africa in Guggenheim Bilbao

LEFT: Cyrus Kabiru C-Stunners series, 2012
RIGHT: Ikiré Jones, The Madonna, from the SS14 collection The Untold Renaissance, 2014

LEFT: Omar Victor Diop "Dom Nicolau" from the "Project Diaspora" self portrait series, 2014.
RIGHT: Omar Victor Diop "Jean-Baptiste Belley" from the "Project Diaspora" self portrait series, 2014.

LEFT: Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou
RIGHT: Sabelo Mlangeni, Iduku, 2011 from the series Black Men In Dress

Making Africa in Guggenheim Bilbao.
October 30-February 21, 2016

Tuesday November 3rd, Amber by Renate Ariadne van der Togt

Friday October 30th, Preview / Renate Ariadne van der Togt's Grit shoot

Renate van der Togt's and Pascal Joe's editorial up on Tuesday.

Tuesday October 27th, Gucci Cruise 16

Gucci Cruise 16, photographed by Glen Luchford

Tuesday October 20th, Davey, Freya and Kiran by Rowan Southern

LEFT: top detail - Robert Wallace
RIGHT: sheer robe - Rokit

LEFT: rollneck & top - Matthew Miller, necklace & earrings - Gillian Horsup at Grays Antiques
RIGHT: Freya wears a coat - Fyodor Golan, Kiran wears a top - Mint Archives, Davey wears a rollneck - James Long, Jumper - Christopher Shannon

LEFT: blouse - Rokit
RIGHT: coat - Vivi Ralia, bracelet - Alighieri

LEFT: sheer robe - Rokit
RIGHT: Freya wears a dress - Fyodor Golan, Davey wears a coat and rollneck - Theory, t-shirt - blk dnm, Kiran wears a top - John Varvatos

LEFT: rollneck and top - Matthew Miller, necklace - Gillian Horsup at Grays Antiques, skirt - Theory
RIGHT: Davey wears a ruffle used as necklace - Robert Wallace, jumper - John Varvatos, Kiran wears a dress - Aries, skirt - Robert Wallace

Photography - Rowan Southern
Styling - Kyanisha Morgan
Hair - Jordan Leigh
Make Up - Mona Leanne
Models - Davey@Elite, Freya @PRM, Kiran @Storm

Friday October 16th, Preview - Davey, Freya and Kiran by Rowan Southern

Davey@Elite, Freya @PRM, Kiran @Storm by Rowan Southern, styling by Kyanisha Morgan out next week.

Tuesday October 13th, Fashion Meets Sculpture by Alexa Horgan

Shirt - Rokit vintage, armbands - Martine Rose, trousers - stylist’s own, bag - Liam Hodges, shoes - Christian Lacroix

Dress - Gayeon Lee, gloves - Fyodor Golan

dress - Anders Haal, gloves - Rokit vintage, shoes - stylist’s own

jumper - Yulia Kondranina, trousers - Martine Rose, socks - Topman, shoes - Vans

shirt (worn underneath) - Martine Rose, shirt (worn on top) - Liam Hodges, trousers -Liam Hodges, shoes - Christian Lacroix

top - Martine Rose, trousers - Peter Jensen, shoes - Vans

sweatshirt - Martine Rose, jeans - stylists own

hat - stylist’s own, top - Rokit vintage, trousers - One Teaspoon, jacket - Anders Haal, shoes - Vans

Photographer : Alexa Horgan
Stylist : Grace Alexander
Make Up : Anete Salinieka using Illamasqua
Hair : Delphine Bonnet
Set Design : Jack Evans
Models :
Ashton @Elite, Omari @Premier, Kristen @Select, Najma @Milk management
With thanks to Sonia at Recession Studios.

Thursday October 8th, PFW SS16

Louis Vuitton SS16

Friday October 2nd, PFW SS16

Loewe SS16

Vetements SS16

Dries Van Noten SS16

Tuesday September 29th, MFW SS16

Gucci SS16

Tuesday September 22nd, LFW SS16

Simone Rocha SS16

JW Anderson SS16

Friday September 16th, NYFW SS16

Calvin Klein SS16

Proenza Schouler SS16

Wednesday September 16th, NYFW SS16

Narciso Rodriguez SS16

Monday September 14th, NYFW SS16

Alexander Wang SS16

Prabal Gurung SS16

Saturday September 11th, NYFW SS16

Friday September 11th, NYFW SS16
Selected looks from selected collections, will be updated throughout NYFW
Feng Chen Wang, V Files, SS16

Tuesday September 8th, Dance Till You Drop by Sophie Isogai

LEFT: vintage Mary Quant dress from Found And Vision. Tights stylist own. Vintage shoes from
Found And Vision.
RIGHT: dress - Cenci archives. Vintage Alexander McQueen neck tie from Found And Vision.
Tights and shoes as before.

Catarina(left) wears vintage English eccentrics suit from Found And Vision. Alexion
(right) wears vintage Helen Storey jacket and skirt from Found And Vision.

top - Phoebe English, dress worn as skirt - a.w.a.k.e.

LEFT: top - Phoebe English, skirt - Kenzo
RIGHT: vintage Fuzzi top and neck tie from Found And Vision. Skirt, tights and shoes as before.

as before

Photography - Sophie Isogai
Styling - Ellie May Brown
Hair - Yuko Aoi
Make Up - Yae Pascoe
Models - Catarina @FM Models, Axelion @Next

Thursday September 3rd, Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Tate Britain

Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Tate Britain until October 25th.

Tuesday September 1st, Welcome September

Grit's Autumn 15 issue "All The Helens" is out. The issue is inspired by Helena Bonham Carter and modern bohos.
LEFT: Axelle @Women Paris, photography - Sophie Tajan, styling - Danielle Van Camp, make up - Caroline Fenouil
RIGHT: Naemi @Modelwerk, photography - Niclas Heikkinen, styling - Lia Gebremariam, make up&hair - Julie Skok

Wednesday August 12th, Summer holidays

Our office is closed, we'll be back in the end of August, in the meanwhile check out our Instagram for updates: grit_magazine

Hope Gangloff "The Trouble with Paradise" 2009

Friday August 7th, All The Helens

Naemi @Modelwerk, photographed by Niclas Heikkinen, styling by Lia Gebremariam, hair and make up Julie Skok

Tuesday August 4th, Shantelle and Lindsay by Agnieszka Chabros

Photography - Agnieszka Chabros
Styling - Jamie-Maree Shipton
Make Up - Lily Swan
Models - Shantelle @Pride, Lindsay@Vivien's
Shantelle wears all Erica Deluchi throughout the story
Lindsay wears all Fin Passning throughout the story.

Friday July 31st, Making art from recycled materials

The stylist Francesca Turner and Photographer Niclas Heikkinen collaborated with the Prop Stylist Miranda Latimer for the Grit Autumn 15 issue. Here's a still life shot from their upcoming editorial.

Tuesday July 28th, Rain or shine

Rain or shine, we'll be shooting. Avery Tharp @Next by Anna Alek and styled by Ron Hartleben for the upcoming Autumn 15 issue.

Friday July 24th, Marni AW15 by Jackie Nickerson

Tuesday July 20th, Q+A with Sophie Willison from Terra Firma Magazine

Congratulations on your second issue of TFM. Our readers might not know but you had a launch party at Claire de Rouen’s a couple of weeks ago. Claire’s bookshop has been one of our all time favourite book stores in London and Claire obviously is a true legend. Could you tell us what impact Claire’s legacy has on you as a young editor-in-chief?

Thank you! Yes it is one of my all time favourite book stores too!
Unfortunately I never had the pleasure of meeting Claire as she passed away before I got into photography, Lucy is doing a great job to preserve Claire's legacy, continuing a commitment to stocking rare, and high quality photography books. It is a real privilege to be stocked in the store!

Let’s discuss more about your magazine Terra Firma. Could you tell us the story behind the name?

When I was younger I always remember my mum being afraid of flying and saying "ah gosh, I can't wait to be back on terra firma". I certainly have a fondness for the word as it is connected with my memories of flying to Australia. Plus it has an exotic feel to it which hopefully makes it stand out a bit. I came up with it quite instinctively without too much thought, which I think is probably the best way otherwise you can really overthink.

If you had to describe the Terra Firma reader with 5 words, what would the words be?

Enthusiastic, kind, curious, social, collaborative.

I’ve been told your favourite colour is red (Terra Firma’s red font, red lipstick). Which other red objects or things do you like?

I have recently just become the delighted owner of a beautiful red COS dress, which is my new favourite item in my wardrobe. I also really love the deep red of Ayres Rock and Australian soil.

What was the first photography/design magazine you ever bought?

It was IMA magazine, I bought it in Paris, Colette 2 years ago. I bought it because it had a story about Alec Soth & Steidl and (what I thought at the time was revolutionary) a mini booklet insert inside! Since then my collection has grown enormously!

There are so many zines these days. Why do you think making a zine is so popular at the moment?

I think because it has become a lot more accessible and it is a way to cheaply express yourself and share you ideas.

Friday July 17th, TOCA ME


RIGHT: SUNGLASSES - Alfred Kerbs, LINEN BOXER SHORTS - Fox Haus, JUMPSUIT - The Hunch Project

LEFT: HOODED JACKET - The Hunch Project
RIGHT: JUMPSUIT - The Hunch Project

SHIRT - The Hunch Project

RIGHT: SUNGLASSES - Alfred Kerbs, DRESS - Azabala

KNITTED DRESS - Pablo Erroz, SUNGLASSES - Alfred Kerbs

TOP - Colmillo De Morsa

LEFT: DUNGAREES - Azabala, RIGHT: SHIRT - Fox Haus, JUMPSUIT - The Hunch Project

Photography - Niclas Heikkinen
Hair & Make Up - Michael Jones @Kasteel
Models - Alba@Blow, Alvaro @Elite Barcelona, Jesse @Urban, Jude @View, Laia @F Unique

Friday July 10th, Louis Vuitton AW15 campaign

Tuesday July 7th, Prada Raw by Wong Ping

Friday July 3rd, Prada AW15 campaign film

Tuesday June 29th, PFW SS16 highlights

Lanvin SS16

Maison Margiela SS16

Louis Vuitton SS16

Raf Simons SS16

Friday June 26th, Kenzo "Here Now" trailer

Kenzo "Here Now" trailer, directed by Gregg Araki

Wednesday June 24th, MFW SS16 highlights

Prada SS16

Ermenegildo Zegna SS16

Marni SS16

Friday June 19th, Gucci AW15 campaign

Gucci AW15 campaign photographed by Glen Luchford

Tuesday June 16th, "Highlights of LC:M"

JW Anderson SS16

Christopher Shannon SS16

Friday June 12th, "LC:M go sees by Rowan Southern"

LEFT: shirt and trousers - Roberto Cavalli, boxers, ring and socks - models own
RIGHT: shirt - Topman Design, trousers - stylists own, headphones and shoes - models own

jacket - Our Legacy, shirt - vintage Beyond Retro, boxers - models own, trousers - Issey Miyake,
shoes - Nike

jacket and trousers - CMMN SWDN, shirt - Nicomede Talavera, tie - Liberty x Topman, socks and shoes - models own

jacket - Our Legacy, tshirt - Soulland, shirt - vintage Beyond Retro, trousers - Agi and Sam, shoes - Soulland

shirt - Casely-Hayford, jacket - Agi & Sam

LEFT: jacket - Topman Design, vest - stylists Own, trousers - Issey Miyake
RIGHT: tshirt - Lazy Oaf, trousers - Bernhard Wilhelm

Photography - Rowan Southern
Styling - Grace Alexander
Models: Angus @Models1, Hector @Select, JJ @Nevs, Reuben @Elite, Mark @Bookings, Sam @AMCK

Tuesday June 9th, "Celine Pre Fall 15 campaign"

Celine Pre Fall 15 campaign photographed by Zoe Ghertner

Friday June 5th, "Valentino Pre Fall 15 campaign"

Valentino Pre-Fall 15 campaign photographed by Michal Pudelka

Friday May 29th, "Loop"

LEFT: SHORTS - Issey Miyake Men, RIGHT: SWEATER - Pic De Nore

SHORT SLEEVED SHIRT - Pic De Nore, TROUSERS - The White Briefs

LEFT: TROUSERS - Issey Miyake Men, SWEATER - Christopher Shannon
RIGHT: Pinchas wears SWEATER - Pic De Nore, BOTTOMS - Christopher Shannon, Konstantin wears trousers - The White Briefs

LEFT: SWEATER - Issey Miyake Men, SHORTS - AVOC, RIGHT: SHIRT - Cottweiler, SHORTS - Christopher Shannon

SWEATER - Pic De Nore

Photography - Niclas Heikkinen
Grooming - Liv Holst
Models - Pinchas @Select, Konstantin @ FM
Photographers assistant - Bryce Torrance

Tuesday May 26th, "Mannequin d’artiste, mannequin fétiche"
The brilliant exhibition on mannequin's many lives "Mannequin d’artiste, mannequin fétiche" at Musée Bourdelle was curated by Jane Munro. Ranging from the works of Hans Bellmer to photographs of Oscar Kokoschka’s Alma Mahler doll (the doll resembles his ex wife and the story has it that Kokoschka used to bring the doll to social events etc until one night the doll irritated him so much that he chopped its head off and only few photographs remain) the exhibition run until July 12.

Umbo "Traumende", 1928-1929

Clockwise from top left:
1. Hans Bellmer "La Poupée Enceinte, 1938,
2. Detail, Pierre Imans PR photo
3. Oscar Kokoschka’s Alma Mahler doll
"Mannequin d’artiste, mannequin fétiche" exhibition at Musée Bourdelle until July 12.

Friday May 22nd, Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 lookbook"

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 lookbook photographed by Juergen Teller

Tuesday May 19th, Gregoire Dyer "It's Almost Impossible..."
The Paris based Film Director Grégoire Dyer together with the stylist Pauline Croce created this amazing film for Grit Spring 15 issue "Sweet Nothings".
Gregoire Dyer directed this film for the Grit Summer 15 issue "Sweet Nothings". Styled by Pauline Croce.

Tuesday May 12th, Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako"

Frida by Ishiuchi Miyako at Michael Hoppen Gallery from 14 May to 12 July

Friday May 8th, Venice Biennale 2015 Sarah Lucas "I Scream Daddio"

I Scream Daddio by Sarah Lucas

Tuesday May 5th, Pina

LEFT: SWEATER - Filles à Papa, SCARF - Huber Egloff
RIGHT: CHOKER - Orit Elhanati, TOP&TROUSERS - American Retro

TOP - Bimba y Lola, SKIRT - Tigersushi

RIGHT: SHOES - Cédric Charlier, TROUSERS - Carin Wester, TOP - Ellery, TSHIRT - Y/Project

LEFT: PATCHWORK DENIM BOOTS - Louis Vuitton, DRESS - Carin Wester
RIGHT: SWEATER - Filles à Papa, SCARF - Huber Egloff

RIGHT: TOP - Allude, WHITE NET TOP - Ellery, SKIRT & ANKLE BRACELET - Huber Egloff

RIGHT: DRESS - Carin Wester, SCARF - Huber Egloff, PATCHWORK DENIM BOOTS - Louis Vuitton

Photography - Niclas Heikkinen
Styling - Laberiane Ponton
Make Up - Ai Cho
Hair - Liv Holst
Models - Celine @Supreme Paris, Sophie @Supreme Paris

Wednesday April 29th, Summer 15 "Sweet Nothings" covers"

LEFT: Malik Jalloh @Modelwerk by Franziska Koenig, styled by Gary David Moore. Malik wears snakeskin jacket & velvet top - Ed Lee, corduroy trousers - Ben Rice
RIGHT: Briley Jones @Next by Niclas Heikkinen, styled by Kama Krystel. Briley wears a top by Shao Yen, shorts by Issey Miyake. Hair - Tori Hutchinson, Make Up - Gillian Campbell

Friday April 24th, Sylvia by Samuel Bradley"

BLUE AND GOLD DRESS & GOLD CORSET - Emilio de la Morena, NAVY JACQUARD JACKET - Orla Kiely, NUDE TIGHTS - Fogal (worn throughout)

NAVY AND BLACK STRIPED DRESS - Lucas Nascimento, BAG - Ashley Williams, SHOES - Ashley Williams for Red or Dead

STRIPED DRESS - Giles, PALE PINK ZIP POLO NECK KNIT - Christopher Shannon, SHOES - Ashley Williams for Red or Dead, BAG - Ashley Williams


MULTICOLOURED DRESS - Pleats Please by Issey Miyake


SEQUIN SHIRT - Ashish, NUDE SKIRT - Antipodium

Tuesday April 21st, Gucci Pre-Fall 15 Campaign"

Photography - Glen Luchford
Styling - Joe McKenna
Models - Sabina Lobova, Alexandra Elizabeth Ljadov & Jack Chambers

Friday April 17th, Alexander Barna by Anna Alek"

RIGHT: NUDE TANK - stylists own, UNDERWEAR - Hanes, JEANS - Levis

RIGHT: T-SHIRT - Calvin Klein

RIGHT: CORSET - Undercover, TROUSERS - Giorgio Armani, NECKLACE - stylists own

LEFT: EARRINGS - Dolce & Gabbana
RIGHT: DRESS - Alexander Wang

WHITE SILK BLOUSE - Dolce & Gabbana, JEANS - Levis

Instagram: Anyaalek
STYLIST: Lexy Rose Boiardo
Instagram: lexyrose0crownview

Model - Alex B @Request
Instagram: alexanderdbarna

Tuesday April 15th, Valentino SS15 campaign film"

Valentino SS15 campaign film by Michal Pudelka

Friday April 10th, Jackson, Serge, Xavier, Gaby, Tschan & Nick"

Nick K wears JACKET - Christopher Shannon, T-SHIRT - Acne Studios, TROUSERS - Ed Lee, RING - Models own

Tschan wears T-SHIRT - Maison Margiela, Gaby wears SWEATSHIRT - Moschino

LEFT: Jackson wears KNITTED VEST - Charles Jeffrey, TROUSERS - Ed Lee, SHOES - Reebok,
RIGHT: Xavier wears JACKET - Liam Hodges, STRING VEST - Maximilian Riedlberger, TROUSERS - Meadham Kirchhoff, Gaby SHIRT - Raf Simons, TROUSERS - Liam Hodges

LEFT: Jackson SWEATSHIRT - stylist's own, JEANS & BELT - Charles Jeffrey
RIGHT: Xavier JACKET - Liam Hodges, STRING VEST - Maximilian Riedlberger, TROUSERS - Meadham Kirchhoff, Gaby SHIRT - Raf Simons, TROUSERS - Liam Hodges

LEFT: Jackson BEADED VEST - Raf Simons, NECK TIE - Lanvin
RIGHT: Gaby SWEATSHIRT - Moschino, SWEATPANTS - Vetements

LEFT: Gaby SHIRT – Meadham Kirchhoff, TROUSERS – Vetements, BOOTS – Christopher Shannon,
Nick K JACKET: Christopher Shannon, T-SHIRT: Acne Studios, TROUSERS: Ed Lee,
Xavier VEST – Astrid Andersen, TROUSERS – Erik Litzen, SANDALS - Prada
RIGHT: Serge VESTS – Cerruti 1881, TROUSERS – Kris Van Assche, SOCKS – Palace Skateboards, SHOES - Loewe, Nick K SWEATPANTS – Raf Simons, SHOES – Charles Jeffrey

LEFT: Xavier - SWEATSHIRT - Maison Margiela, TROUSERS – Matthew Miller, BELT – Charles Jeffrey, SHOES – Stylists Own, Gaby JACKET – Alexander McQueen, SHIRT – Meadham Kirchhoff, TROUSERS– Kris Van Assche, SHOES – Maximilian Riedlberger, Serge VESTS – Cerruti 1881,
TROUSERS – Kris Van Assche, SOCKS – Palace Skateboards, SHOES - Loewe
RIGHT: Gaby VEST – Lanvin, COAT – Meadham Kirchhoff, TROUSERS – Erik Litzen, SHOES - Maximilian Riedlberger

LEFT: Xavier VEST – Astrid Andersen, Serge JACKET – Christopher Shannon, T-SHIRT – Cerruti 1881, SHORTS – Agi + Sam, SHOES – Maximilian Riedlberger,
Nick K JACKET: Christopher Shannon, TROUSERS: Ed Lee
RIGHT: Gaby TOP - Vetements

LEFT: Nick K COAT – Meadham Kirchhoff, TOP– Matthew Miller, JEANS – Dior Homme, SNEAKERS – Dior Homme
RIGHT: Jackson TOP - Vetements, TROUSERS - Raf Simons

Tuesday April 7th, Behind the scenes of Franziska Koenig's shoot for Grit"

Behind the scenes of Franziska Koenig's and Gary David Moore's Grit shoot.

Saturday April 4th, Happy Easter"

Lucio Fontana, La Fine di Dio, 1963

Tuesday March 31st, Sylvia"

Preview of a shoot by Samuel Bradley and Francesca Turner for Grit bloggg with Sylvia @M&P Models.

Tuesday March 24th, Yves Saint Laurent 1971 - La Collection du Scandale"

Yves Saint Laurent 1971 - La Collection du Scandale collection at Fondation Pierre Bergé until July 19

Friday March 21st, Proenza Schouler "Legs Are Not Doors"

Directed by Harley Weir

Tuesday March 17th, Marlene Dumas "The Image as Burden" at Tate Modern

LEFT: Evil is Banal, 1984
RIGHT: Rejects (detail), 1994 -

Marlene Dumas "The Image as Burden" exhibition at Tate Modern until 10 May.

Friday March 13th, Adesuwa and Bertie by Rowan Southern

Adesuwa: dress - Louise Alsop, tights - Falke
Bertie: jacket - Christopher Raeburn, jeans - vintage from Rokit

LEFT:leather top - Martina Spetlova, skirt - BACK
RIGHT: all Moschino

LEFT: jumper - Christopher Raeburn, trousers - Issey Miyake Men
RIGHT: Adesuwa: shirt - BACK, Bertie: top - Cottweiler, trousers - The White Briefs

LEFT: Adesuwa: dress - Louise Alsop, tights - Falke, Bertie: jacket - Christopher Raeburn, jeans - vintage from Rokit
RIGHT: dress - Claire Barrow

Jumpsuit - Moschino

Adesuwa: dress - APUJAN, Bertie: top - APUJAN, trousers - Martina Spetlova

Photography - Rowan Southern
Styling - Lee Trigg
Make Up - Daisy Harris-d'Andel
Hair - Rebekah Calo
Models - Adesuwa @M&P, Bertie @Elite

Tuesday March 10th, Paris Fashion Week, part II

Givenchy AW15

Celine AW15

Chloe AW15

Friday March 6th, Paris Fashion Week, part I

Loewe AW15

Lanvin AW15

Jacquemus AW15

Tuesday March 3rd, WELL PRESENTED by Adjoa Gharban

London Fashion Week this season was slicker than ever. The city once renowned for creating catwalk shows on a shoestring had Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell sitting front row at Burberry and the holy trinity of innovative designers in the shape of Christopher Kane, J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha attracting international press and buyers alike. The huge catwalk shows will always be the headline snatchers, but there’s competition on the horizon – the unassuming presentation.
There were more than a few standout presentations this season. Orla Kiely, once a tent regular, scaled back for AW15. Her presentation was in a fantasy library with every model walking between shelves of books. Dressed in classic Kiely geometric prints there were voluminous culottes and 60s shapes aplenty, but the best thing about the collection was the beautiful leather bags that could be seen in all their colourful glory.

Orla Kiely AW15

Rejina Pyo launched her label in 2013, her AW15 presentation staged in an empty library consisted of contemporary suiting in amazing colour and eveningwear that defined modern sexiness. Velvet was intertwined with sheer fabric and moved effortlessly on the models. The detail was something to be relished.

Rejina Pyo AW15

There were some impressive editors rushing to Danielle Romeril’s presentation at the BFC space and it was clear why. The models walked mere centimetres from the audience and every detail of the futuristic-dystopian themed collection was worth watching. Even the earrings, which looked like ribbon belts, added an exciting edge to the already high energy show. The fabrication was opposites attract as lace dresses were trimmed with elaborate quilted material. Everything felt earthy, yet ahead of its time. The dropped hem detailing on some of the skirts will surely be a street style favourite come next season.

Danielle Romeril AW15

The power of the presentation lies in its simplicity. The long queues and waits are over. The scramble to get a good seat, also over, but the best thing about this year’s presentations was the detail that you can see in the looks: accessories, beauty and designs. You don’t miss a thing.

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Friday February 27th, Highlights from MFW shows part I

Prada AW15

Moschino AW15