EXIST




It feels like there is no existance. People hide their faces into darkness going deeper and deeper every time. Hearts become unable to love and feel. Hands become cold. Minds lose imagination and creativity. Going through hard times is what makes us be creative. Loneliness is the phase we have to go through to become warm hearted once again. To achieve the goods out of every situation you have to search in the darkness and then see the light. All this process is what I call the process of existing. So exist. Don't be afraid to walk this path alone. Show your face, love and hold hands. Create and imagine. You are the ones to save yourselves.











Photos by Kostas Sapi

RICK OWENS MENSWEAR F/W 2014



Rick Owens named them gothic gangsters. There were the words "Nun" and "L.A Gangster" depending on which side they belonged. The concept was men creating/rejecting authority.
The colors ranged from brown, which was something new from Rick Owens, to this perfect grey and of course black. Long leather tunics combined with drop-crotch shorts and boots.
The best pieces of the catwalk were the military tactical vests with the supersized pockets and the onesies. Owens introduced a new fabric which he found in Italy. As the time was passing and the show was going on the looks changed from "barbarian" to couture.
It was a great show wth Rick Owens being a pioneer in what he does not being afraid to combine different elements and try new things.




















AQUAPHILIA




Aquaphilia, a word with three completely meanings. A love of water sports, a preference for hydro power, sexual paraphilia based on water and swimsuits.
Element of harmony and peace/darkness and hatred.
The sky's mirror. Home of fantastic and mythical creatures.
Inspiration. Weapon.
Connection since day of birth. Source of life.
75% of earth.
The above all are a piece of information about one of the most valuable things on this planet.
Water for me is inspiration, a place to calm down and get motivated. It accompanies me since I remember myself, from my childhood.
Combining the sea's waves and darkness was my challenge.













BLURRY FACE



Face is the part of the body where soul is reflected. When soul is confused, the face is not clear. It is blurry. One must clean his soul. Must go through the process of enlightment and darkness. Step on the scale of black and white. Get in the middle gray. Face fears and enemies. One's face will be clean when he finds his true self. When he can use light and shadows for his own good. Turn enemies into friends. No one is born with a clear face.
Everyone has the chance to make this journey. Not all of them make it to the end. Clean soul/face is, finally, the inner stability which is attached on our outter self. The power of  showing your true indentity and personality.













Photos by K.S

RICK OWENS PREHISTORIC



Who is not aware of the Prince of Darkness in the fashion industry, Rick Owens. Being famous for his perfect leather jackets and his glunge (glam-grunge) aesthetic mr Owens takes a step further, putting his magic hands on furniture design. The colour palette of the furnitures varies between blacks and whites confirming the designer's identity and love to monochromes.
Using rare and natural materials such as wood and bones the Rick Owens house collection is made to last forever. Every piece screams beauty and style, like his clothes. The line is exhibited at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London from 12 September-29 November 2013.
















MY EAST DANE REVIEW PART 2



creep jacket (click here)/ rag & bone tee (click here)/ 3.1 phillip lim pants (click here)/  grenson shoes (click here)/ oliver peoples sunglasses (click here)/ marshall headphones (click here)


This is my second review for one of my all-time-favourite online shops, East DaneEven though I made a major turn in my general style and went deeper into black, grey and white, today I combined a lot of trends that will never fall from the board and leave street style.


Creep Jacket: Trend no.1 is colorblocking. We have been seeing it since the beginning of 2012 everywhere. Bold colors together giving a great vivid result. This Creep fleece pullover is just perfect for two reasons: it keeps you warm and comfy, and colorful on winter despite this season being full of darkness and moody colors. I would never imagine that green and blue could make such a great much. What more do you want to light up a cloudy, rainy day?


Rag & Bone Tshirt: Trend no.2, graphic tees. Yes, a big trend on and off the catwalks embracced by men and women with graphic sweaters, shirts, even bags. I chose this Rag & Bone t-shirt for it's simplicity and graphic-ity. I know that most of the guys don't like a lot of "noise" at their clothing. Last but not least, there's a little secret place on this tee. Just take a look at the top right. I hope you found the pocket.


3.1 Phillip Lim Pants: Not a trend but definitely a classic. Who wouldn't love a slim fit pair of black pants? I think it's one of the most important essentials. The best part is you can wear them in any occasion and match it with everything you have. It is black after all!


Grenson Shoes: Trend no.3, brogues. Staying in the scene for 3 years and maybe more, brogues are adopted by both genders. We have seen them in different colors from the classic black and white to bright red, blue and clear plastic. The newest modern addition on brogues is the wedge sole. It gives an other sense of style to the pair but on the same time it keeps it classic. Important! These soles make walking much easier without hurting your feet and getting you tired. Believe what I am saying, it's by experience. The only disadvantage is that they will get dirty fast because of their white colour. But some boys like it dirty.


Oliver Peoples Sunglasses: Trend no.4 and my most favourite. Clear/ transparent sunglasses. This trend is here to stay forever. Everyone was used to the classic black wayfarers or tortoise sunglasses. Till summer 2013 when the clear sunglasses made the debut and became well-known to the public. It really gives a refreshing air on the face and is out of the ordinary. I challenge you to give it a try. It totally worths it.


Marshall Headphones: Last trend is the really big headphones. I am sertainly not a fan of it because it seems a bit funny at my eyes but I have seen so many people wearing them around the city and I understand it is the new most favourite gadget out there. If you wanna do it then just do it with a hi-tech pair of headphones. Who has the nerve to question the quality of sound and technology that legendary Marshall provides you? You also keep it stylish with the total black leather and the golden details.

MY EAST DANE REVIEW PART 1



alexander wang jacket (click here)/ 3.1 phillip lim shirt (click here)/  blk dnm jeans (click here)
/ converse x john varvatos shoes (click here)/ super sunglasses (click here)/ filson backpack (click here)/ eddie borgo bracelet (click here)


Alexander Wang Jacket: Minimal and structured. I believe these are two words that really identify Alexander Wang's designs. Especially this motorcycle jacket. Mainly made of wool, with a minimal attitude in black colour. There's nothing better than this. It's going to keep you warm, give a different sense of style and fit with everything you have. What else a man wants?
It's totally a 10/10.


3.1 Phillip Lim Shirt: No no it's not a usual shirt. Well, it may seem as one but it's not. Can you find that little something? If not then take a look at the sleeves. Yes, layered sleeves. I didn't even notice it at first but when I "examined" it better I found out that detail. I am a huge fan of "hidden" details like this one. A lot of boys out there are afraid of doing something really extreme. So boys, this shirt is made for you as it will take you a step closer to extremity.
Made of cotton, imagine how soft and comfortable it is. Comes out in midnight colour too but guys I didn't like the sleeves contrast. I suggest you the total white one. Phillip you're a genius!


BLK DNM Jeans: You think that every jean is the same as an other one? Not true. The difference in the detail again.This ultra-black pair of jeans strengthens the minimalistic look of it and the lack of branding and embellishments gives the final touch. It's a pair of jeans as every pair should be. Perfect made. No more said!


Converse x John Varvatos Shoes: I was never a huge fan of Converse shoes. Such a mainstream line, everyone had the classic black or red pair. I couldn't figure out how a pair of shoes like this could compliment your clothes. I also never really liked John Varvatos, don't ask me why. So this pair is supposed to be my nightmare but it's not. The grey colour, the mixed leathers with the suede pieces, the staples on the seams and the dirty midsoles look it gives me compose the ideal "Frankenstein" pair. It gives me a taste of punk, of goth and of Edward Scissorhands. Just imagine it with Edward's outfit. My favourite pair so far!


Super Sunglasses: Strict cut, straight and clear lines. Of course in black. I am sure these sunglasses compliment every man's face. Perfectly matching with every piece of clothing you have in your wardrobe. Made in Italy. Well most of the times Italians do it better!


Filson Backpack: Oh backpacks! I love them so much. Bringing back memories from school and childhood. But wait! Who wants the backpack from his first days of school? And who said that men don't have things to carry around or that these things fit in their pockets? This backpack is just pure perfection. From the most well known brands the Filson backpack is made from tin cloth with leather straps and drawstrings. The best thing is the 5-pocket packs it has. More elegant and classy than the usual backpacks you can put everything in here. From huge books and laptops, to the tiniest thing you have such as your tie bar.


Eddie Borgo Bracelet: Every man needs a piece of bling bling and what's better than a door latch cuff by Eddie Borgo. Eddie Borgo created the jewelry for Phillip Lim s/s 2009 runway show and soon after it he launched his own label. Inspired by rock & roll and life in NYC his jewelry became a signature for every man wearing them. Regarding the bracelet I loved it because it gives a vintage effect to the outfit and reminds me of something that is widely used until now. A door latch.


This is my East Dane Review Part 1. For more details about the items just click the links
under the photo or alternatively visit www.eastdane.com .
My East Dane Review Part 2 will be there next week so stay here for more.