Fashion Charts XXVII

or 'Something like a Fall/Winter 2017 menswear trend report'

1. Executive Surrealness

2. Warzone Clean-up Commando

3. Post-Gay Resurrection

4. Afterwork Aferlife

One word that sprung to my mind was 'Dystopia'. Yet, it was fearless. Of proportions, colours, patterns. It wasn't dystopian, it was utopian. It was sexy (while womenswear was hanging in drab brown executive un-realness check).


Pieter Klein / Calvin Mulier

1. Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2017 vs. Herb Ritts, 1993
2. Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2017 vs. British Vogue, 1998
3. Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2017 vs. Spring/Summer 2006
4. Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2017 vs. Fall/Winter 2005
5. Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2017 vs. Chris Von Wangenheim, 1975

Raf Sandior has handed over his legacy. But not without leaving a mark without it being a registered trademark. And indeed, it was WYSIWYD. What you see is what you desired. Calder walking sculpture retro-futurism with a side of leather daddy.


Age Of The P

1. Robert Mapplethorpe S.T. (Sexe), 1981
2. Tom Wesselmann Study For Embossed Penis (Seascape), 1978

Never forget where you are coming from. Abstraction over physicality. Beauty over censorship. Form follows function. Being human. Being alive. Being real. P to the S. Be who you want to P.


Boyslut Alert

LAZOSCHMIDL Fall/Winter 2017

The red light district in Frankfurt, Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, installation art by Keith Sonnier and Bruce Nauman. Neon signs, broken hearts and the search for fast and eternal love. Classics of gay culture are re-contextualized for the sexual revolution of 2017. Chaps and pleather, velvet and silk. Women’s lingerie on ripped torsos, lipstick on cheeks, fur stoles on manwhores. Freedom. Taste it and take a sip.


Boys In A Room

Photography Salvatore Caputo

With this mood, I wish you a great 2017.