Tina Reiter, The Sound of Homeless(ness)

For her latest collection Tina Reiter found inspiration in a different version of street style. Her creativity brought her the award of Menswear Collection of the Year.

Tina Elisabeth Reiter is a young, talented designer who makes clothes for men ‘with character’. Quirkiness defines her own fashion aesthetics and she doesn’t dress for fashion’s sake nor for the common glamorous cliché of fashion’. ‘Slightly strange, but really, really lovely’, as one of her tutors would say, Tina is one of the very gifted MA graduates from London College of Fashion. Austrian born, her way of seeing fashion emerges from the beauty and expressivity of the cultural background she has been brought up in. Finding herself between two cultural cities, Munich and London (where she does her studies), Tina feels home in her parents flat in Austria where she ‘is connected with a lot of memories and emotions’. 

‘Home is the first place where you live, but for me it is actually more a feeling of belonging. Lots of unconscious influences play an important role: familiar smells, shapes and conditions make you feel home even more’, says the creator. 
Being away from her home country for almost 6 years, she searches and expresses her origins by creating pieces of clothing with strong values. The Alps and the traditional costume are symbols which embody the signature for her A/W 12/13 collection, The Sound of Homeless(ness) which brought Tina, Menswear Collection of the Year award for MA_12 CATWALK.

A symbolic play between words, the name of the collection directs the eye into dances within an Austrian landscape filled with ‘sounds of music’. Tina Elisabeth found inspiration for her designs from observing ‘street people’ and their way of dressing and looking through history into her own culture. ‘I started to research about homeless people, in particular the way of dressing, focused on the aspect of layering and fitting their garments to needs. Looking more in depth I discovered that homelessness nowadays also means that you do not know where you belong to because you are not aware of your own roots or background ’, says the designer. Very proud of those pieces strictly handmade and using special techniques inspired by the folk costume, Homeless(ness) is based on two earth chromatic references: orange and brown which emphasise the collection’s background.

Her designs represent fashion in a contemporary idea about gender and how fashion for men looks like today: ‘there is some kind of a macro-trend for menswear. Companies have started to discover that contemporary men are as well crucially interested in fashion, because they want to look decent and be well dressed, just like women. That makes menswear design at the moment extremely interesting; it is like a new emerging market. The range for menswear will grow within the next years rapidly and I dare to say that in future there will be equal ranges’. With a strong vision on fashion she clearly distinguishes the kind of men who would wear her collection: ‘strong individuals who understand what the collection is about. This understanding is expressed in wearing the pieces itself. Each piece is quite unusual regarding contemporary menswear silhouettes. So the act of wearing itself is a statement’, says Tina Elisabeth.

The next step in Tina’s future plans is to develop her career in London close to one of the designers based here.
Intangible, she feels naked without her friends and beloved ones and tangible, without her smart phone. 

Photography - Jaiden Tang

The fashioned owl

Inspired by nature's creatures.

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by Ellen von Unwerth

Ellen von Unwerth begun her photography career in 1984 in Paris and she became a key photographer in the nineties through her work for Vogue, The Face, Interview. 

Her photographic style is marking the boundaries between the empowered women of the end of the 20th century by her sexuality, emphasized by the mystery created by black and white photography. Masks, shadows, corsets make Unwerth’s photograps to be recognized as unique for a female photographer. She 'captures perfectly intimate, playful style, dancing between erotica and kitsch decadence with many of our era’s sexiest female icons such as Claudia Schiffer, Vanessa Paradis, Monica Bellucci, Kate Moss’ and so many others ( in Dazed Digital).

Grey Magazine
Grey Magazine

Like a Virgin

Versus Magazine

Versus Magazine


From Paris by train

O calatorie cu trenul poate sa fie la clasa I, II sau daca se intampla sa calatoresti peste noapte si sub nici o forma nu poti dormi decat in pat, cuseta.La ultimul show prezentat de Marc Jacobs pentru Louis Vuitton s-a inventat pe langa o noua clasa, si aceea una high, un tren aflat sub marca brandului tocmai amintit. O calatorie, chiar si pana la mijlocul catwalk-ului, cu siguranta 'nepretuita'.

Colectia 2012/2013 pune in rame femeia care vine dintr-un background in care palariile si detinerea unui porter este cat se poate de fireasca. Inca de la primul moment show-ul este o dovada de creativitate si neconventional, asa cum ne-a obisnuit in nenumarate randuri celebra casa de moda. In materie de design, pentru sezonul toamna/iarna must-have sunt pantaloni purtati in combinatie cu fuste sau rochii si platforme cu tocuri inalte. Palariile si sacourile cu diverse modele sunt prezente constant in noua colectie Louis Vuitton. 

TICKET PRICE: quite expensive, but definetely breathtaking.

Photo Source: telegraph.co.uk

Tim Walker - The Mad Hatter

Tim Walker’s fashion photography is being marked for over a decade by surreal settings and visual metaphors. Since the age of 25, when he had his first fashion photo shoot for Vogue, Tim Walker has been acclaimed as one of the most influential fashion photographers of the time. 

His unusual photos create a world of fantasy, developing new meanings and concepts about what fashion is. Always presented as pieces of fairy tales or stories, where everything is oversized, his work almost gives him the role of the ‘Mad Hatter’. The worlds he creates by ‘freezing’ the moment with his camera are fractures which fascinate the eye and make the mind wondering about inceptions and endings. His unique style makes the woman who photographs a princess who lives in a dream surrounded by the real walls of the stage she is in. Photos as the ones from bellow are his signature. Just love them!

W Magazine - 2010

Vogue UK - 2011

Imaginary, Fantastic, Bizarre - Vogue Italy

Swans - Vogue Italy

A Magic World - Vogue Italy


Femeia vintage

In Romania, femeia de pe copertile revistelor de moda si lifestyle reprezinta...dar nu am sa spun ce anume, pentru ca ar insemna sa dedic spatiul acestui articol unui eseu de studii culturale si nu acesta este scopul. Insa, va las pe voi sa decideti ce ar putea completa mai bine punctele de suspensie.

Cu un gust pentru tot ce este vechi si care prin simpla prezenta povesteste tacit istorii, am inceput zilele trecute sa rasfoiesc virtual cateva pagini in care erau prezentate coperti ale revistei Femeia, cel mai vechi mijloc de entertainment pe piata revistelor de la noi din tara. Cu nostalgie, trebuie sa recunosc, am descoperit ca intr-o epoca dominata de cultul pentru conducator, in anii '70 si '80 femeia de pe coperta (si astfel prin propaganda, femeia in general) nu 'avea voie' sa aiba decat doua titluri: mama si muncitoare. 

                     Femeia - 1975

Apoi, incepand cu anii '90 femeia a inceput sa se emancipeze deoarece a alege pentru ea insasi nu mai era ceva interzis moral.

                       Femeia - 1990

Acum, femeia este mai libera ca niciodata, merge la shopping in strainatate, are functii inalte si poate sa fie mama divortata cu o cariera de succes. Un lucru e cert: Femeia nu mai apartine intregii familii, ci e urmata de '.'

                  Femeia - 2012