kostas murkudis

Kostas Murkudis AW2012, shot by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert


Scrolling through the photos of my favourite photographers, Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert, I ran into this Berlin based designer, former right hand of Helmut Lang, Kostas Murkudis. Couldn’t find much information about him so let the pictures speak! The captivating image above from AW12 campaign was love at first sight. And turns out it’s shot by Max & Patrick. The circle closes. I recommend also to have a peek inside Murkudis’ Instagram account to find out about his inspirations.




Hussein Chalayan AW2009 shot by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert

Volez, Voguez, Voyages Exhibition

PARIS TIPS – Short trip to Louis Vuitton’s history in the form of an exhibition is built to Grand Palais. The exhibition is showing some old trunks from the beginning, mixing with bags from more resent collections and showing even some Nicolas Ghesquiere designs from the latest collection (that you can actually go to see in the store right now and, well, buy). From my point of view way too commercial, but a nice way to spend an evening, especially when the entrance is free. And ask anything from the guides, they’ll give you interesting fun-facts. Volez Voguez Voyagez jusqu’à 21 Février 2016, Grand Palais 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris

And the picture above is shot by same photographers who shot the Givenchy Pre-Fall campaign, Max and Patric. This picture is by far my favourite one. Rainy Paris really makes you dream about the sun.



Givenchy pre-fall 2016 shot by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert,  styled by Katy England. Art director Riccardo Tisci

Other designer who enjoys the urban view is Riccardo Tisci. Spring/Summer 2016 show was held and campaign shot in NYC, and the most resent, Pre-Fall 2016 lookbook is shot in Berlin. I’m always admiring contrasts and have to say I love the Volgswagen behind.

Also did some research about the photographers. Max von Gumppenberg has been assisting Mario Testino and Steven Klein and teamed up with Patrick Bienert in 2007. Their portfolio is not that long yet but definately worth checking out. And their website gave me chills, so minimalistic!