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." (REFINERY29.com 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." (REFINERY29.com 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?

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


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


VINCENT @ BANANAS
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


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


LEFT: LONG SLEEVED SHIRT - The Hunch Project
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


LEFT: SLEEVELESS TOP - Colmillo De Morsa, LINEN MEN BOXER SHORTS - Fox Haus
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


LEFT: SWEATER DRESS - Vetements, BLUE SWEATER - Pinko
RIGHT: TOP - Allude, WHITE NET TOP - Ellery, SKIRT & ANKLE BRACELET - Huber Egloff


LEFT : TOP - VPS
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


TROPICAL PRINT DRESS - Giles


MULTICOLOURED DRESS - Pleats Please by Issey Miyake


WHITE CROCHET CARDIGAN - Orla Kiely, PATTERNED CORSET - Just Cavalli, YELLOW FRILL SHORTS - Peter Jensen


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


LEFT: LEATHER LACE UP CORSET - vintage, UNDERWEAR - Hanes
RIGHT: T-SHIRT - Calvin Klein


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


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


LEFT: LEATHER SKIRT - Balmain
WHITE SILK BLOUSE - Dolce & Gabbana, JEANS - Levis

PHOTOGRAPHY : Anna Alek
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