Posts Tagged ‘berlin’

music

David Bowie celebrates 66th birthday with new single, Where Are We Now

By shinychris on January 8th, 2013

It is difficult to contain my excitement this morning. Just as I had (along with most other people) assumed Bowie was enjoying retirement counting his royalties from last summer’s playing of Heroes, up he pops with a new single and an album promised. Called Where Are We Now, and produced by Tony Visconti, the new single sounds quite melancholy – a bit like Thursday’s Child and Survive from the excellent 1999 Hours album.

His voice also sounds a little shakier, but then he is 66 I guess. The single contains lots of references to the period when he lived in Berlin in the 1970s where he recorded Low and the weird video features a cut-out of his head sitting next to a woman some people assume to be Bjork – though I’m not sure. I think it’s a good single with a catchy chorus though not a massive departure from what he’s done before.

But that’s not all. Promised on March 11 is a new album called The Next Day which is bound to be massive, considering Bowie has been absent from the music scene, living as a virtual recluse if the media is to believed, for the last 10 years or so. I can’t wait. You can get full details of downloads for the single and a link to the video on Vimeo on David’s official website, David Bowie.com.



Brand Spotlight, Clothing, features

Topman: Get The U-Bahn Look

By Laura on January 17th, 2011

Topman has really upped their game this season, starting with the recent release of the U-Bahn collection. This look sees catwalk trends inspired by Berlin’s edgy underground scene and pays homage to post-punk. Built on tough sculpted shapes, it is all about creating a fresh silhouette littered with antiqued military detail.

Check out the gallery below, where I have chosen a few pieces that best represent this trend.

Navy Hoody Duffle Cardigan

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A great spin on a classic look, this duffel cardigan is perfect for spring weather. Available for £34



Entertainment

Techno DJ Richie Hawtin launches fashion line

By Colin Chapman on May 12th, 2009

richly_hawtin.jpgRenowned Techno DJ Richie Hawtin has launched a fashion label in partnership with designer Isolde Richly. Wittily named Richly.Hawtin the pair’s debut collection can be glimpsed at their site (modelled by Mr Hawtin himself) but will be launched properly with an exclusive party at the Apartment store in Berlin‘s Mitte district this week.

Originally from Canada, sometime Barcelona resident Mr Hawtin is a stalwart of the global minimal techno scene, which these days is centred on Berlin with its diehard party culture.

The fashion range was established in Tokyo back in 2008 after the pair initially met at Berlin’s Club d’Visionaire over six years ago and is inspired by their “shared love of Japanese culture and design”. The look, which seems to consist of fitted tops in clingy techno fabrics, is described by leading dance music site, Resident Advisor as “Star Trek attire for the Bar 25 crowd” and we couldn’t put it better ourselves.

Source: Resident Advisor



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Trends

Topman Latest Trend: ‘Berlin Wall’

By Will Reid on January 21st, 2009

berlinwall.jpgTopman has revealed their latest ‘trend’ (read: mini theme-based collection) and with a name like ‘Berlin Wall,’ I was expecting rough skinny jeans and a fusion of This Is England skin-head with a kind-of Soviet, military cool. As always, the high-street label has delivered and the bleached skinny jeans are accentuated with textured trench coats and monochrome hoodies. I don’t quite see where the comic-strip boxers and novelty socks come into German reunification but I’m not complaining!

I have my eyes on the ‘Vintage Blue Skinny Jeans’ and the ‘Grey Marl Stitch-Line Hoody.’ Check out this link for the Trend video and full collection.



Footwear, Sportswear

Asics and Solebox team up to produce Sportstyle trainer

By admin on October 17th, 2008

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It seems like Asics are going mad for UV at the moment, their vintage offshoot Onitsuka Tiger released the glowing Electric Tiger Land and now in conjunction with cult Berlin shop Solebox they have released the UV reactive Sportstyle trainer.
Treated with a special photochromatic ink the stripes change from silver to purple in the light. Why purple? Well it’s Solebox’s trademark colour and I think it’s nicely different for a men’s shoe. After the initial Solebox launch in August 350 pairs of the shoes went on sale at the end of September at Ryouki in Norwich, Hanon-Shop in Oxford, and Limited Editions in Aberdeen.




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