indonesia trend research part two


jakarta is sometimes named after the odorous fruit “the big durian”…: smelly and a bit strange in the beginning…: but if you explore this megatropolis (with a population of more than 14 million) open minded, you will be rewarded with friendliness and an inspiring fashion and street art scene. we don´t talk about the LV or PRADA stores in malls that look like everywhere else in asia. we talk about brands and designer that inspired us with power and brace and a new conceptual ideas, and products with strong statements.

here are our top listings:

- the coolest indo denim brand: pot meets pop from bandung, with a great flagship store in the hipster area of kemang:

- catatlyst art and bookstore kemang: one of the founders_patricia wulandari_is a true expert when it comes to state of the art graphic design. the shop is small: but the artist they represent are FANTASTIC !!! thank you patricia for the inspiring meeting, and your team for the ultra speedy motorbike trip !! catalyst has also a well curated web site:

- dialogue art space and restaurant: the location with a post modern colonial design concept is cosy and cool. exhibitions are always packed and trendy: expect to find established artists and new fresh talents: a must go:

-  the goods dept: the biggest upcoming designer and interior concept store in jakarta: must see:

- the hottest jakarta based designer line that we spotted during our stay: No’om : this collection brings you : a fashion forward mindset_contemporary concepts_ minimalist and androgyny looks: deep in love: fotos of no-om: © no-om: photographer: hendra kusuma | stylist: willy widjaja

show review on BoF_summer 2015


here is a perfect summary and review from the summer collections on “the business of fashion”: “in a season where real creativity was forced to fight for space amidst a glut of sameness, bof brings you our top 10 shows of the season.”

© text and picture: BoF: read the full article here:

MODEUROP colour meeting_summer 2016


the inspiring 2 day meeting with the colour experts of MODEUROP was held on the 22 & 23 october on the fairground of the messe offenbach. the leather colours for 2016 are now selected and they bring clear and modern pastels, a folk theme with a touch of reto 70`s mood and a basic color group with a bauhaus attitude. for me as a MODEUROP team member it was a magnificent joy to collaborate once again on the colour card. the bag forecast and the bag colour updates will be presented in february during the ILM fair: fashion forecast bags / spring/summer 2016 / february 28th, 2015.

md sadiq from the CLRI institute chennai and mirco lopardo from gruppo biokimica italy presented awesome leather developments and treatments. marga indra-heide, tend expert shoes from MODEUROP and gebhard müller,head of design at Röckl, guided with trend presentations and lectures through the trend themes summer 2016. elisabeth krautinger from the legero group gave an highly interesting presentation on kids shoe trends and moods for summer 16 and jutta turnwald from colortex gmbh germany presented powerful print and surface developments for mesh and 3D fabrics.

the colour cards summer 16 are ready to order in the next 1,5 month. contact the MODEUROP theme here:


designer stella jean_haiti goes urban


we are working on the colours and designs for summer 2016. check out one of the freshest new collections  that is rising in the media and in stores like my theresa: STELLA JEAN from milan. stella jean, a protégé of gorgio armani  is mixing prints from here haitian origin with sportswear prints and college motives in her new summer collection. rething ethno: use nature, flowers and urban graphics in a free mix.her summer collection was produced with the help of UN`s mr. simone cipriani (promotion of trade and incubation of creative micro-enterprises within marginalised communities in africa and haiti). here is a qoute from the vogue australia: “i want my clothes to be about more than just aesthetics” . “i want to make you feel something, to tell you a story.”

posted: 10_14

ist pharrell williams Gott?


ist nachhaltigkeit kuratiert von pharrell williams nur der „neueste hype“ oder aber eine langfristige eco fashion-konstante? damit beschäftigt sich der artikel den wir als gast autoren für  den sehr lesenswerten blog von the weekly thread verfasst haben…..:

hier der komplette artikel:

ist pharrell williams gott? von martin wuttke – 13. oktober 2014 / the weekly thread : werte leser dieser kolumne, ich möchte vorab schon um geduld bitten, da sich die frage der „göttlichkeit“ erst im laufe dieses textes klären wird. seit mehreren jahren ist eco-fairer lifestyle nicht nur stylisher und dynamischer geworden, sondern hat sich zu einem wachstumsbereich mit kommerzieller strahlkraft entwickelt. nicht über die betonung des „eco gedankens”, sondern über den „umweg“ des looks und des „feel & love“ werden die produkt begehrlich und trendy. nun aber zu „pudels kern“: auf mehr als 3 konferenzen haben wir als fashion forecast agentur über das wegweisende neue projekt von pharrell williams und g-star berichtet. neben der laserblast

technologie von replay, ist die neue „raw for the ocean“ kollektion von g-star wohl das coolste und auch ambitionierteste eco projekt im bereich fashion. zusammen mit der firma „bionic yarn“ und kuratiert von pharrell williams hat g-star es geschafft, die problematik der auf den weltmeeren umhertreibenden plastikinseln anzugehen. das plastik wird ähnlich wie beim recyceln von pet flaschen geschreddert, zu garn verarbeitet und schließlich zu denim produkten, tee`s und sweat`s verarbeitet. der slogan von g-star lautet: „trage die verantwortung für unsere ozeane…“ oder „raw for the oceans is a collaborative project that takes plastic from the world’s oceans and transforms it into innovative denim and apparel.“ für uns definiert die kampagne einen meilenstein im bereich coolness gepaart mit tollen produkten. g-star hat es geschafft, die glaubwürdigkeit und die hippness des über künstlers pharrell passgenau für eine junge, szenige zielgruppe zuzuschneiden. auf der fashion week in n.y.c 2013 wurde die collabo angekündigt, auf der bbb im juli vorgestellt, und nun endlich ist die linie in den läden.

…und die frage ob pharrell gott ist kann beantwortet werden: g-star, flagship store berlin mitte, der zweite tag nach dem launch der „raw fort he ocean“ linie. seit jahren bin ich nicht mehr so zielgenau in einen laden auf ein produkt zugegangen. jacke, oder hose? sieht alles prima und chic aus. also kommen fünf produkte mit in die umkleidekabine. der service ist kompetent und hilfsbereit. die ausgewählte hose sitzt toll, das material trägt sich superb angenehm auf der haut, das „bionic yarn“ versprüht sein versprechen: ich bin nun teil der neuen revolution!


new IT bag brand from LA


classic shapes are the new big thing for bags: if you are looking for a classic shape with a cutting edge & twist, check out the welcomeprojects bags. just recomended from the famous site: enjoy the organic color usage in contrats to the solid frame shapes: we love the classic square one !!

“welcomecompanions is a design project that reinterprets everyday sartorial accessories and objects through a formal and surrealist lens. the project seeks to inject a sense of play, suspense, and narrative into the objects we interact with and depend on on a daily basis. it suggests the novelty that in our accessories, function is

not wholly dependent on utilitarian form. each of our collections are core and our pieces have been seen on and are cherished by bright and fashionable ladies such as miranda july and lena dunham. all of our pieces are designed and made in los angeles in limited editions by welcomeprojects, a studio of discursive sensibilities directed by laurel consuelo brought on.”

posted: 10_14

boris bidjan saberi_first flasgship in nyc


boris bidjan saberi is one of the most inspirational menswear designer of today. his collection is presneted in the most influential stores around the world (e.g darklands berlin).throughout the years, boris bidjan saberi’s work has grown into a luxury menswear label, reflecting saberi’s personal and experimental take on handcrafted clothing.he has opened the first stand alone flagship store with 195 sqm in new york city in an industrial steel framework look. the complete range is on display (women and menswear as well as the fantastic shoes and lethaergoods colletcion and bag) : boris bidjan saber store: 494 greenwich street_hudson square_ new york_10013

all pictures © boris bidjan saberi / store pictures:  photography: © wataru shimosato


MODEUROP_colour meeting 2016


the MODEUROP color club meeting will be hold on the 22 & 23rd october in offenbach. the internationally recognised fashion pool within the DSI will choose the leather colours for the season summer 2016: the creative members of modeurop are identifying trends early…so save the date and get in contact with the modeurp team for further informations and regsitration for the meeting: mail: info(at) / +49 (0) 69 82 97 42-0 / MODEUROP

here is a video from the last meeting hold in zurich: