“This time it was more cult than culture, the inspiration being televangelism: the deliciously paradoxical religious egotrips culminating in delirious 1980s icons such as Tammy Faye Bakker. Mercifully Tammy’s style was only loosely referred to, mostly in the use of skirt suits, stripped of their power shoulders and hiddy prints.” (@Antipodium LFW15)

“As faces become invisible behind them, these wooden slabs, accident remains, catastrophe foretellers work like a question mark, as both weapon and shield of the post-modern dweller.” (@Craig Green AW13)

  • ifj_journalism11Beyond taboos: Persona as Person (for DASH Magazine)
  • ifj_journalism7LFW SS15 – Antipodium: Women on a Mission
  • ifj_journalism19Wali Mohammed Barrech SS15
  • ifj_journalism22Barbara i Gongini SS15
  • ifj_journalism36LC:M AW14 – Matthew Miller
  • ifj_journalism50LC:M AW14 – J.W. Anderson
  • ifj_journalism52LC:M AW14 – Alex Mattsson
  • ifj_journalism53Inflatable via Crucis: Comme des Garçons SS14
  • ifj_journalism7LFW AW13: Phoebe English
  • ifj_journalism19LCM AW13: Craig Green
  • ifj_journalism22LCM AW13: Aitor Throup
  • ifj_journalism36LFW SS13 – Sorapol
  • ifj_journalism50LFW SS13: Antipodium
  • ifj_journalism52LFWSS13: Alexandra Groover
  • ifj_journalism52LFW SS13: ACNE
  • ifj_journalism52Henrik Vibskov, Copenhagen Fashion Week
  • ifj_journalism52Givenchy Haute Couture SS11

“Topically, the show was set in a car-park: a hint to what would follow. It opened with seemingly banal Google Map prints: arguably a comment on the Pynchonian levels of surveillance at work in our smart cities. Virtuality embedded in our clothes, windows opening to our pixellated real cars within our fake optic. But the show was not only about the invasion of privacy, as it brought to life a topos of Inter-War literature, the car-crash. Barrech followed Benjamin, Jünger, Bontempelli, Ballard, Buzzati, and of course Virilio (‘A society that privileges instantaneity and the present also privileges the accident.’) – cunningly, he inserted himself within a post-modern temporality by staging a fake accident in the middle of his show, thus really evoking the Instant of the Fall, the mechanical break: catastrophe reframed as happening.” (@Wali Mohammed Barrech SS15)