For his new Fall/Winter 2013-14 collection, Tom Van der Borght takes a next step in his fast developping fashion career. A vision of apocalyptic gaucho-farmers celebrates yet again an eclectic mix of influences from the four corners of the wind. Inspired by Renaissance-engravings from Albrecht Durer and psychedelic dripping paintings of his own partner, Johannes Obers, the designer creates a new exciting series of handdrawn digital prints, depicting an apocalyptic tree of life and herds of ponies on the run.
Returning to his own childhood, where he imagined to be a horse and ran around for days pony-style, the collection is an ode to those noble creatures. They form a symbol for the end of times as we know them, for a free run into a bright and enlightened future. Van der Borght is back in full force, showing a series of pleated garments, colourfull jacquard knits, rough rope knits, edgy streetwear basics and a series of mindblowing accesories using cablebands as a lead theme. Regular borders between men and women fade away easily, and the collections puts ‘the human’ back in the first place. Art is wearable from now on!
We’ve come a long way since being a man was anything concerning the physical exertion of entrusting chirpy spermatozoa to an ovum, going on the piss all day long or counting proudly the chest hair to assess virility- let’s say that men were more confident dressing the part of the ‘I-wear-the-pants’ in the past.
English singer, songwriter, actor, and lead singer of Years & Years, Olly Alexander photographed by Matt Irwin, styled by Davey Sutton and art-directed by Nicola Formichetti, for the SS16 “OUTSIDER” issue of Fucking Young! magazine.
David Martins and Lucas Loyola dance the capoeira in this season’s bright swim and underwear, captured by the lens of Leonardo Corredor and styled by Joseph Kocharian, for the latest issue of Attitude magazine.
The translation of a utopian society, where the globalisation era in which we are cherishing our lives is awashed with a multitude of careless interpretations of various subjects, political upheaval, natural disasters and such and such matters, renders a conceptual inspiration to BOYPLAIN’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, titled ‘All You Need Is Remedy’.
Cover story captured by Matt Irwin and art directed by Nicola Formichetti with actor and singer Olly Alexander, an openly gay singer who doesn’t use ambiguity in his lyrics to make him pass for straight, in order to entice a legion of screaming girls. FY! also analyse various points of view of what an outsider is through editorials, texts and interviews with among others Ahmed Abdelrahman, Demna Gvasalia and Henrik Silvius.