“오빠! 아빠한테 점수 좀 따야 할 것 같아…”
사랑하는 여자친구의 아버지와 미묘한 신경전에 빠진 ‘남자’.
과연 ‘그 남자’는 이 위기 상황을 극복하고 여자친구와의 행복한 결혼식을 맞이할 수 있을까?
모두의 마음을 사로잡다
Live your dream, 2019 스팅어
“오빠! 아빠한테 점수 좀 따야 할 것 같아…”
사랑하는 여자친구의 아버지와 미묘한 신경전에 빠진 ‘남자’.
과연 ‘그 남자’는 이 위기 상황을 극복하고 여자친구와의 행복한 결혼식을 맞이할 수 있을까?
모두의 마음을 사로잡다
Live your dream, 2019 스팅어
London’s status as a modern fashion metropolis is of relatively recent vintage. In contrast to New York, which was already setting trends in 1943, it would be another thirty-two years before models graced the runway at fashion shows in the British capital. Today, London is one of the “Big Four” fashion capitals of the world, together with New York, Paris, and Milan. British cool in competition with French haute couture and Italian grandezza. Thousands of buyers from all over the world descend on the Thames to attend London Fashion Week every February and September. And it’s an industry that keeps on growing, according to the British Fashion Council, host of London Fashion Week. In the slipstream of the established labels, there’s a thriving young start-up scene enriching the market with bold, progressive, and avant-garde fashion. One of these aspiring young designers is Maritta Nemsadze, who sits at a knitting machine in a coworking space sectioned off by drywall. A clothes rack holds her latest designs: the dresses are simply tailored, almost delicate, with interwoven copper and aluminum threads. “It’s probably my great-grandmother’s fault that I specialize in knitwear techniques,” says the thirty-year-old Georgian. “She started teaching me how to knit when I was three. And she was masterful at it—that’s what got her family through the Second World War.”
Nemsadze’s milieu is the melting pot of East London. Artists and creatives have poured into the borough of Hackney, which was once populated by laborers and immigrants. A fascinating mix of different cultures has emerged that exerts a magnetic effect on young fashionistas, and the city seeks to encourage them. Young designers experiment with unconventional ideas, throwing unbridled energy into new forms of expression, as more and more fashion start-ups constantly appear. The spring shows in Berlin, Milan, and Paris have already taken place, as has London Fashion Week, but just because the circus of star designers has left the city doesn’t mean that individuals like Nemsadze will let up. On the contrary, they’re working feverishly on their collections for 2018. Fashion never stops to catch its breath, and beauty is not bound to any style.
Nemsadze made her first clothes at the age of ten. It was a natural progression for her to attend London’s Central Saint Martins, whose outstanding reputation attracts talent from around the world. Even today knitting reminds her of her homeland, the Caucasus, where the inhabitants of its remote mountain regions make weather-resistant winter clothing out of sheep’s wool. The idea of sustainable and long-lasting attire continues to influence her approach to fashion. “We buy too many clothes that we don’t even need—just because we can afford to,” she says. “But no one would discard a handmade dress of copper thread after just a few weeks. I make clothing that is both luxurious and sustainable.” And that may be less of a contradiction than it seems.
The unassuming street where twenty-two-year-old Le Roni has rented space is far removed from the glamourous world of high fashion. Yet when he presents his work on a simple table, you immediately sense that he—like so many ambitious designers in London—wants his fashion to tell stories. Le Roni originally came from Paraguay to London to learn English. Two years ago, he happened to accompany a friend to a party during London Fashion Week wearing a headpiece he had made out of plastic bags. People’s reactions were so encouraging that he began to make more headpieces out of unusual materials. His initial designs won him a development grant. Stylists at a major fashion magazine noticed his work, which was soon covered by a number of leading publications. And now his first clients—from eccentrics to self-assured businesswomen—are wearing his creations.
Le Roni still pays his rent by working at a supermarket. But when he creates his fantastical headwear from feathers and homemade lace using a centuries-old weaving technique from the indigenous people of his homeland, he’s very close to the star designers he admires, such as the late Alexander McQueen. Le Roni’s most recent series of headpieces evokes the unending cycle of nature—from birth and the full blossom of youth through the ups and downs of aging until death, after which a new cycle emerges. And it brings him one step closer to the dream he shares with many young fashion pioneers. “I want to build my own company. And I’ll succeed in doing that, even if it takes a few years.”
A similarly strong will but very different philosophy guides the Chinese designer Rui Xu. Her creations are deeply anchored in the visual arts. Xu, a forty-year-old professor of fashion design from Beijing, who also draws and paints, views her work as wearable art. Her complex creations have appeared in art galleries, and a number of her collections have won awards. What fascinates her about London is how widely different styles converge organically. She herself draws on tailoring and wrapping techniques used in Chinese attire for centuries or even millennia. In 2015 she opened a studio in Kensington that produces her textile artwork under the label “Ruixu.” When tall blonde models from Eastern Europe pose in Xu’s creations in front of London’s red brick walls and urban backdrops, magical moments arise in which Far Eastern tradition meets Western style and the past melds with the future.
Surfing attire from China? “I grew up in Hainan, which is called the ‘Hawaii of the East’ because of its climate,” says twenty-seven-year-old Wan Hung Cheung. Like Maritta Nemsadze, he attended Central Saint Martins, but only after studying conventional tailoring techniques at the London College of Fashion. What happens when someone from a tropical Chinese island injects the flair of his homeland into Western fashion trends? The results can be seen in his colorful collection for this summer. Cheung’s more formal menswear is also deeply influenced by his own personal experience. “I love suits, but I look too young for them because I have the face of a teenager,” he remarks. “When I wear a suit from someone I admire, like Tom Ford, it looks strange—too classic, too grown-up.” Many of his friends have the same problem, he adds, but they are delighted with his attire for boyish adults, which combines Western and Eastern influences.
What would fashion be without the right setting? The images on these pages are from Niklas Haze, a twenty-seven-year-old photographer from Germany. Also a relative newcomer to London, Haze is already connected with the city’s next generation of fashion designers. Before his formal education, he assisted leading photographers. During this on-the-job training, he developed a sense for lighting and learned how to work with models—skills that he later refined at school. He was actually looking for more work as an assistant when he arrived in the city on the Thames two years ago. But he quickly built up a network in the fashion scene, met young stylists and designers, and began casting models.
“Fashion photography lets me invent my own worlds,” he explains while describing what motivates his work. “I look for stark settings and visual disruptions that are intended to introduce an element of confusion.” The models in his shots suggest extraterrestrials who have materialized in urban environments of London. “That being said, you should also be able to tell that what I photograph is actually taking place in the real world.” So Haze often shoots his fashion series quickly and very spontaneously. He selects the locations in advance, of course. But the work itself has to take place at a fast pace. “After all, we’re in London,” he says with a smile. “And you can’t hold up the action in a world metropolis for as long as you like.”
Text first published in the Porsche customer magazine Christophorus, No. 381
Text by Jan Brülle // Photos by Niklas Haze
Everyone must have had thoughts like these before:
Broccoli and parsley may sometimes look like a forest of trees, and tree leaves floating on the surface of water may sometimes look like little boats. Everyday occurrences seen from a miniature
perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts.
I wanted to take this way of thinking and express it through photographs, so I started to put together a “MINIATURE CALENDAR.” These photographs primarily depict diorama-style figures surrounded by
Just like a standard daily calendar, the photos are updated daily on my website and SNS page, earning it the name of “MINIATURE CALENDAR.”
It would be great if you could use it to add a little enjoyment to your everyday life.
Born in Kumamoto in 1981. Currently an art director/miniature photographer based in Kagoshima. A website he has been updating daily since April 2011, “MINIATURE CALENDAR,” became popular among Internet users, being widely talked about online, as well as in other media including magazines and TV shows. He was responsible for the miniatures in the opening of the 2017 NHK serial TV novel “Hiyokko.”
Photo collections, “MINIATURE LIFE,” and “MINIATURE LIFE 2,” and “Small Wonders” have been published and are available in the commercial market.
Mercedes-AMG is supporting the sales release of the new members of the family Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé, Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ (Combined fuel consumption: 8.9-8.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined respectively: 204-203 g/km) on 28 May 2018 with a social media campaign. The new Mercedes-AMG models are being presented for lifestyle-oriented individualists according to the motto “#SpeedUpInStyle”. An urban lifestyle defines the style of the digital presentation at the start of sales. The digital presentation focuses on the lifeworlds of design and architecture. The #SpeedUpInStyle campaign is divided into two phases: during the first phase, traditional product communications dominates. The second phase makes full use of digital media with social media posts and films on the Mercedes-AMG channels. The focus is on Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, who drives around New York in the Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé.
“The 53 series models expands our portfolio with a trendsetting combination of sporty design, performance and efficiency. We are thus offering a lifestyle-oriented customer group a new, attractive offer from Affalterbach. A trusting partnership has linked us with IWC Schaffhausen for more than ten years. That’s why we are especially pleased to have Christoph Grainger-Herr take part in our campaign. He ideally embodies the lifestyle of the 53 series models and is thus the perfect protagonist for us”, states Eva Wiese, Head of Marketing and Product Management at Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The campaign film picks up on images from the realm of architecture and design that influence life in the city. Christoph Grainger-Herr represents the city dwellers and is part of an urban culture with a certain attitude towards life. All major cities are always on the move and constantly changing. With the new 53 series models, drivers dynamically adapt to any situation.
With their unique combination of sporty design, performance and efficiency, the new 53 series models from Mercedes-AMG are taking the first step towards the brand’s hybrid future. The social media campaign picks up on this with the motto “#SpeedUpInStyle”. The cineastic film shows Christoph Grainger-Herr’s fast-paced life. Visually, the campaign motto is realised with a supercut and striking sound design that evokes associations with Hollywood productions.
The CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, Christoph Grainger-Herr, is an interior architect and designer as well as a “performance enthusiast”. The film for the social media campaign accompanies him during a business trip around the metropolis of New York. The Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé is always at his side, aiming to portray his daily life as authentically as possible. Even though as CEO he is constantly on the road going from appointment to appointment, he uses the freedom and drives himself.
“As a perfectionist, I find the new Mercedes-AMG 53 series models fascinating because of the exceptional combination of craftsmanship, performance and innovation. This is what connects the IWC Schaffhausen watches with the vehicles from Mercedes-AMG”, Christoph Grainger-Herr says.
The film will be accompanied by an interview in the Mercedes me magazine and by social media postings on the technical features of the Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé. Highlighted features include the EQ boost starter-alternator, which combines starter and alternator in one efficient electric motor, as well as the fully digital widescreen cockpit which adapts to driver’s wishes.
The idea, conception and implementation of the campaign stem from two agencies. The Staud Studios in Leonberg are responsible for producing the images in phase one. The K‑MB agency for brand communications in Berlin created the social media content for phase two.
Daniel Ricciardo battled engine issues and soaked up race-long pressure from Sebastian Vettel to score a superb Monaco Grand Prix win ahead of the Ferrari driver and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
The Australian, who led away from pole position, developed a power issue midway through the race and after being told by his team that the problem could not be rectified, he delivered a superb defensive drive to claim his seventh career win and his first in Monaco.
The victory makes up for 2016 when the Red Bull driver lost out on victory in the Principality due a botched pit stop that dropped him to second place.
At the race start, Ricciardo made a clean getaway and despite a brief attack from Vettel he held his advantage to lead through Ste Devote ahead of the German and Hamilton. Meanwhile, at the back of the grid, Max Verstappen made a good start and swiftly cleared the Haas cars of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean to hold P18 at the end of the opening tour.
The Dutchman then worked has way past Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson and began to close on Williams’ Lance Stroll. He made light work of passing the Canadian down the inside into the Nouvelle Chicance on lap seven. The next move was past Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley, putting Verstappen into 14th place before the start of lap nine.
At the front, Ricciardo eked out a 2.5s gap to Vettel, but then on lap 12 Hamilton pitted for ultrasoft tyres, emerging in P6 behind Force India’s Esteban Ocon. The Mercedes driver passed the Frenchman soon after and then began to chase after the leaders, 28s behind Ricciardo. Vettel was next in, taking on ultrasofts and then, on lap 17, Ricciardo pitted from the lead. He also took ultrasofts. Further back, Verstappen was still making his way through the field, eventually working his way to P11 behind McLaren’s Fernando Alonso who had pitted for supersofts.
By the end of lap 25, Ricciardo had a 1.7s lead over Vettel, while Hamilton was now 8.6s off the lead. Raikkonen had closed to 1.2 behind Hamilton, with Bottas 6.0s behind his fellow Finn.
Vettel then began to close on the leader and by lap 30 he was just 0.7s behind Ricciardo. The Red Bull driver soon reported a loss of power and as the situation unfolded the Australian asked his team whether the situation would improve. His race engineer’s response was a swift negative. Ricciardo was now in a position where he would have to defend for more than 40 laps. Vettel quickly looked to attack, but as the Australian protected his lead the German’s tyres began to grain and he had to back off.
Behind the leading pair, Hamilton began to increase his pace, sensing that the slow laps being put in by the front pair could signal an opportunity. Further back, Bottas began to close on fourth-placed Raikkonen. The top end of the order now began to bunch up and on lap 45 the leading five cars were separated by just eight seconds.
Further back, Verstappen finally made his sole pit stop at the end of lap 48, taking on hypersofts for a late race push to the flag. He emeged in P11, ahead of Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley and 10 seconds behind Renault’s Carlos Sainz. Verstappen’s situation improved when Fernando Alonso retired with a geabox issue.
That promoted Verstappen to P10 behind the Hulkenberg who had dropped behind Sainz after making a pit stop. When Sainz allowed his team-mate past, Verstappen closed on the Spaniard and after Sainz cut the chicane, the Red Bull driver swept past to take P9.
Ahead, on lap 60, Vettel was still pushing, looking for a way to attack Ricciardo, but the Australian was controlling his defence with aplomb and the gap remained steady at around one second. Hamilton’s charge appeared to have ended as he fell 2.9s behind Vettel, while Raikkonen was a further 2.6 back in fourth place.
Verstappen, though, was still trying to make progress and with 13 laps remaining he had reeled in Hulkenberg, who in turn had caught up with Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly.
There was late drama when local hero Charles Leclerc crashed into the back of Hartley’s Toro Rosso, but with Leclerc sliding up the escape road and Hartley able to limp to the pits, it was only cause for the Virtual Safety Car to be deployed.
And as the caution came to an end, Vettel dropped right back, settling for second place, seven seconds behind the Australian. Hamilton, too, nursed his car to the finish, finishing almost 10 seconds behind Vettel.
Fourth place went to Raikkonen, with Bottas fifth and Force India’s Esteban sixth. Gasly drove superbly to hold onto seventh ahead of Hulkenberg and Verstappen and the final point went to Sainz.
2018 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – Race
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 7.336
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 17.013
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 18.127
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 18.822
6 Esteban Ocon Force India 23.667
7 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 24.331
8 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 24.839
9 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 25.317
10 Carlos Sainz Renault 1’09.013
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1’09.864
12 Sergio Perez Force India 1’10.461
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1’14.823
14 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1 lap
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1 lap
16 Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1 lap
17 Lance Stroll Williams 2 laps
Charles Leclerc Sauber 8 laps
Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 8 laps
Fernando Alonso McLaren 26 laps
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