Le Monde d’Hermès SS1999 via MIES
Fransworth house by Mies van der Rohe
Bin Zhu wearing Hermès by Margiela, shot by Yahui Wang for MIES
MONTHLY MOODBOARD – Spring hasn’t been very gentle for us in Paris; not only the country has been shut down past six months, but the weather doesn’t seem to get warmer either. My ideal trans-seasonal wardrobe includes some facile Hermès by Margiela pieces to layer, but in reality I’m running around one week straight with same old vintage Levi’s and whatever cashmere sweater that goes with. Good news is, my stock is filling up again with those chic Hermès by Margiela pieces but they just aren’t for me to keep (unfortunately) – they’ll be available at MIES soon. If only I manage to let them go!
Rick Amor; Still life (shirt), 2008
Jil Sander AW2021
Jean Prouvé & Jacques André, 1937
Rick Amor; Still life (shirt), 2008
Lately I’m very into yellow. Mustard yellow to be specific. Everything seems to be very black/white/beige at the moment, my mind is constantly seeking for more colors.
This is ( a part of) the moodboard I did when I planned the spring selections for MIES. I’ll be always focusing on coats, but I wanted to experiment a bit with couple new limited categories. The shirt selection is already online, and in couple of weeks we are launching a Hermès by Margiela selection, something that has been on my mind for a really long time. And of course there will be some spring coats as well.
The Row FW2020
Sepiolite at MINES mineral library / me
Galerie Patrick Seguin / me
La Contre Carpet by Diego Giacometti
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that my early spring thoughts include The Row’s most recent collection, and especially look 8. The masculine classic silhouette gets a modern update with a balaclava, and the coat is close to perfection. Speaking of coats, I’m currently sourcing for new ones for Mies; there will be a selection of leather available soon for spring, but also I’m searching for long black cashmere coats, which are my most requested ones.
Alek Wek by Alexander Saladrigas for Vogue Ukraine, January 2018
Ceramic Lamps by Carmen D’Apollonio
Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan
I would be lying if I said that the darkness hasn’t been affecting my mood. I’ve been trying to compensate my not so focused mind with sharp outfits; blazers and heels. I’ve been drawing inspiration from Julie Pelipas, whose work for Vogue Ukraine has made the magazine one of the best Vogues, and the January issue is not an exception. Also Julie herself is very inspiring woman and definitely worth following.
At home I still need comfort and soft shapes. My latest addiction is Carmen D’Apollonio’s ceramic works and I also wouldn’t mind having the Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan.
2 Comme des Garcons exhibition poster / @rarebooksparis
5 Sara Flynn at Loewe Prize
The expected news broke yesterday that Phoebe Philo is exiting Céline, and to be honest, I don’t think she will return. We can only cherish the archives that we have from nearly a decade, which in their timelessness will be relevant for many years to come.
Besides Céline, this December I’ve been inspired by the old grandpas of Paris and their way of dressing up and layering. Masculine clothes have always been my weak spot, the men’s Prada coat above with contrast top stitching would be quite a treasure.
I’m also searching for a perfect vase to cheer up our tiny apartment, something sculptural such as the ones designed by Sara Flynn.
French Communist Party headquarters by Oscar Niemeyer
Maison Martin Margiela duvet coat, 1999
I started the october moodboard with very edgy and cold shapes but over the weekend it transformed to something completely different. How fast the mind is influenced. In the resent Mastermind magazine there is a great chapter about anonymity including editorial with Margiela archive pieces and an article about the anonymous man himself. The darker the mornings are getting, the more I’m interested in the idea of fast and functional, straight out of bed -wardrobe and -beauty routines, being offline and taking the focus off from myself.
Posture Vase, Bloc Studios x Carl Kleiner
Jil Sander AW2017
Foldchair, Olivier Gregoire
Photo by Garance Dore
I had a very interesting discussion with a friend of mine about routines , which gave a theme for my september moodboard. I’ve always enjoyed developing new routines to increase productivity in the everyday life. However, as we become blind for our habits, this month I want to dedicate for re-thinking all of them, whether I’m still in control of them or if they are leading my day. As much as I enjoy my morning coffee, I don’t want my day to be ruined without it.
Autumn always has this great energy for thinking things outside of the box. I’ll try to make the most of it with by trying new recipes, planning outfits from my existing wardrobe, absorbing ideas and giving second chances. It’s all about keeping mind open for possible new favourite things, that may end up being part of your routines.
Serge Mouille Lamp
Jil Sander AW2017
Even I’m currently by the sea in the south of France, my mind is far in the autumn and all things black.
Kazuo Shiraga – Suiju, 1985
Currently I’m obsessed with the flowy layering done at Céline SS2017 collection with the trousers. Also I’ve been spotting Japanese painter Kazuo Shiraga’s artwork in different exhibitions and got very inspired by his way of working and capturing the movement.
This moodboard maybe reflects a bit my longing for the sea breeze.
La Piscine by Jacques Deray, 1969
Brackish Water by Josef Albers, 1929
Terrace by the Sea by Herbert List, 1937
Vogue Paris by Mario Sorrenti, July 2017 / @repossi