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Laced Up II

2011-12-13T10:44:00.047-08:00

1. Sleeveless top Dior Homme 2. Mannequin Jean Paul GaultierAnother photo booth experiment. While my lower body disappears, the torso becomes a tribute to the year 1990. Hedi Slimane, Jean Paul Gaultier and Horst become one. At least for this very moment./HORST



Laced Up

2011-12-13T10:44:00.047-08:00

1. Gucci Spring/Summer 19962. Carlos Diez Spring/Summer 2012Once you wear tribal, taking the next step does only seem logical. Now I want a laced front top. Just as proclaimed by the male shopping mall discount mainstream. Any suggestions?/HORST



Desired #12

2011-12-13T10:44:00.048-08:00

Comme des Garçons A New PerfumeIndustrial glue, brown scotch tape, aldehydes, safraleine, hawthorns, lilac, flower oxides, musk and styrax. I need it. I need it now. A belated addition to my Christmas wishlist./HORST



The Craft III

2011-12-13T10:44:00.048-08:00

1. Balenciaga Fall/Winter 20102. Jamie Hawkesworth for Hero Magazine3. Bernhard Willhelm Spring/Summer 20124. Bruno Staub for i-D Magazine5. Dior Spring/Summer 20016. D&G Fall/Winter 2011From graffiti (part I) to typography (part II) to text collages. The assemblage of the recycled remains of our culture. Fragmented quotes, multiplied deranged messages. Copy and paste till death will tear us



L'Imitation

2011-12-13T10:44:00.048-08:00

Trompe l'œil shoes Comme des GarçonsSnakeskin belt Comme des Garçons Homme PlusFake leather top TopmanAlmost every piece of Comme des Garçons is a theoretical construct, an ironic construct and a deconstructed construct. The fake, the camp and the comical. For you, I'll paint my nails red./HORST



Splatter

2011-12-13T10:44:00.048-08:00

Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2002Hedi Slimane ten years ago. So modern still. And so desirable again. Everything I need is a white sleeveless shirt and a pair of black skinny trousers. And this is all. Always forever./HORST



The Craft II

2011-12-13T10:44:00.048-08:00

1. Maison Martin Margiela2. Raf Simons3. Robert Mapplethorpe4. Comme des Garçons backstageFrom graffiti to typography. The writings on the wall. White paint on black cloth. Explicit depictions of the purpose of a garment. Time to say something, time to answer, time to comment./HORST



Metastasis

2011-12-13T10:44:00.048-08:00

Artworks 非When the disturbed reality of computer ficton like Silent Hill is recreated through neo-classical portraits of young, broken, valetudinary men. Human sceneries of disease. The boytoy is infected./HORST



Desired #11

2011-12-13T10:44:00.050-08:00

A Magazine Curated By RodarteOh, there is actually another item on my decently demanding wishlist. So in case the previous ten recommendations haven't really rang your bell, you can still go print hunting for me./HORST



Desired #10

2011-12-13T10:44:00.050-08:00

Laced PVC PantsMy last desire, or as some say, despotic demand. Combining black vinyl with side panel lacing. And although there is a vast selection of styles in cyber space, it is hard to find the right one./HORST



Desired #9

2011-12-13T10:44:00.050-08:00

Ploum Sofa Ronan & Erwan BouroullecThis time I need your opinion. Would you approve a gigantic soft 3D tea biscuit as the visual centre of my future living room? Does it succeed as alternative to the Acne New Berlin sofa?/HORST



Desired #8

2011-12-13T10:44:00.050-08:00

Coin purse necklace Ann DemeulemeesterAnother exquisit example of accessories that can be used in manifold ways but are, as such, intrinsically useless. Necklace, key chain, coin purse. It may be everything, it may be nothing. As long as it looks pretty./HORST



Desired #7

2011-12-13T10:44:00.050-08:00

Trompe l'œil door wallpaper Maison Martin MargielaIf everything happens as planned, I would love to expand my home with further spacious, inexistent rooms. Surrounding myself with the secrets and possibilities of a newly created endless space./HORST



Desired #6

2011-12-13T10:44:00.051-08:00

Multi-strap Ankle Boots Ann DemeulemeesterLately, I love any shoe with excessive detailing. Multi-strapped, multi-laced, multi-embellished. Heavy foot gear devoted to the useless decoration, the Antikraft in a minimalist wardrobe./HORST



Desired #5

2011-12-13T10:44:00.051-08:00

Glass Carafe IttalaEveryone who has watched The Housemaid will understand why it is a necessity to use a decanter when enjoying a bottle of red wine. Its meaning lies within the word itself: decanter, a guide to decadence./HORST



Desired #4

2011-12-13T10:44:00.051-08:00

Reptile Briefcase Comme des GarçonsAlthough the concept of having a briefcase attracts me, I haven't found the exact purpose for it yet. Their appearance just causes an instant urge to hold, touch and own them. Maybe someone could help me out./HORST



Desired #3

2011-12-13T10:44:00.051-08:00

Metal Shelf Habitat For my forensic psychiatric kitchen experiments, proper equipment is utmost crucial. The person who accomplishes its delivery to my future home will be invited to witness my daily cooking routine wearing a water-repellent PVC apron./HORST



Desired #2

2011-12-13T10:44:00.051-08:00

A Brief History of Curating Hans Ulrich ObristIn order to prepare for my follow-up career identity, I need to indulge in the lines, columns and meanings of this publication. Therefore, it is a very supportive and reasonable gift idea./HORST



Desired #1

2011-12-13T10:44:00.052-08:00

Asymmetric Sweater LanvinTime for the annual and holy Horst Christmas wishlist. It is not only meant as a vague indication for anyone feeling close or wanting to feel close, it is also a blunt commandment. Please me./HORST



Unfinished

2011-12-13T10:44:00.052-08:00

Collage and text HorstMy contribution to a collaborative art publication that may never become reality: PARFUM Mag. Initiated by Victor Antonio, the surrealist tradition of cadavre exquis became alive once again. For my part, I created a fake perfume advertisement poem./HORST



Fin

2011-12-13T10:44:00.052-08:00

Artworks & Portrait Victor AntonioThe most genius, mesmerizing and capricious beings often leave us too early, too soon. I am happy to have met this wonderful person and being virtually connected through late night talks, the exchange of surrealist poems and visionary thoughts./HORST



The Craft

2011-12-13T10:44:00.052-08:00

1. Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 20122. Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 20043. Arena Homme + No. 20 Autumn/Winter 20034. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2008From the forbidden love for tribal to the antithetic affection for graffiti. In particular its appearance aside concrete walls and public transport. And how long have we been waiting. Who is going to follow?/HORST



Gazette

2011-12-13T10:44:00.052-08:00

A photo booth tribute: John GallianoSnakeskin trousers & iPad case John GallianoPrinted versus digital media. The written word. The praise, the critique, the sentence. The infamous Gazette print, the Gothic letter G. And when all whisper has ceased, iconic collections remain./HORST



Obviously

2011-12-13T10:44:00.052-08:00

1. Jil Sander Spring/Summer 20122. Helmut Lang Halloween T-Shirt 2003A tribute by Raf to Helmut. Bold letters indicating the product's exact chronological and cultural context. A numeric catalogue entry. I want every single piece from that collection./HORST



Mean While

2011-12-13T10:44:00.053-08:00

Ports 1961 Fall/Winter 2011While compiling the perfect steel kitchen and being restricted to a range of plastic fantastic design elements, I invite you to have a detailed view on the collection shown above. Depicting the very best use and placement of metal./HORST



Triple Effect

2011-12-13T10:44:00.053-08:00

Versace vs. Giuliano FujiwaraContinuous partial attention (CPA) is the process of paying simultaneous attention to a number of sources of incoming information, but at a superficial level. It usually involves skimming the surface of the incoming data, picking out the relevant details, and moving on to the next stream./HORST



A Short History Of Stripes In Popular Culture III

2011-12-13T10:44:00.053-08:00

1. Véronique Branquinho Spring/Summer 20042. João Figueiredo Sensual Hollow3. Frida Kahlo The Broken ColumnThe masochistic atripe: A darker and more vague addition to our series based on the idea of anatomic fragmentation. Here, the stripe becomes a subtle reference to self-abandonment./HORST



Horst Decoration, Issue 5

2011-12-13T10:44:00.053-08:00

1. Marble chair Marc Newson, Prickly Lamp Lucy McRae2. Plexiglass table Pierre Cardin, Painting Alberto Abate 3. Chain carpet Adrien RoveroWelcome to my irrational dream home. Where gravitation is inexistent and proportions are abandoned. A 4-dimensional place occupied by flying chain rugs and supersized furniture insects. Visitors become surrealist paintings once they find themselves lost



Girl Panic

2011-12-13T10:44:00.053-08:00

Duran Duran - Girl Panic! 2011Fashion with a capital F. Hardcore product placement. Schizophrenic supermodels. Jonas Åkerlund has combined the über-kitsch and mega-decadent. Pop. And everything is alright./HORST



Substance

2011-12-13T10:44:00.053-08:00

Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2008Most probably the best use of latex in fashion. A sexually connotated material that recently found its renaissance in the Spring/Summer 2011 collection of Raf Simons or the designs of Atsuko Kudo./HORSTEditor's note For a short history of latex in pop culture, please see Zoo Magazine #32, pages 58-59.



Into The Fold

2011-12-13T10:44:00.054-08:00

1. Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2009 by Willy Vanderperre2. Paper Drop (Roma) 2007 by Wolfgang TillmansI might have found the perfect apartment. Located in the red light district. Stuccoed ceiling, parquet floor, double wing doors. Theme of the first dinner party: 'I met Jil Sander at a gallery opening'./HORST



Forbidden Love VIII

2011-12-13T10:44:00.054-08:00

Top WoolworthWaistcoat Helmut LangBoots Ann DemeulemeesterFrom this day on, I will solely dress like a German suburb gay. An homage to mediocrity. A guilty pleasure for 4,99 €. Radical fashion that documents our current-cy crisis./HORST



Paranormal Stroke Fight

2011-12-13T10:44:00.054-08:00

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2008 vs. Trompe l'œil installationFloating strokes creating 3D illusions of a high-gloss surface. A visual hybrid of stiff plastic and reflective metal. Floating strokes haphazardly taking over the space while the result feels impossible./HORST



Walking Duvets II

2011-12-13T10:44:00.054-08:00

Photos Junya Watanabe, Viktor & Rolf, Suzuki Takayuki & various unknown sourcesIt has been prognosed almost exactly two years ago. We desire their existence. Transforming our favourite nighttime place into our favourite daytime garment. They will return./HORST



Tribute

2011-12-13T10:44:00.054-08:00

Magazine Arena Homme Plus, April 2003Photographer Terry RichardsonStyling Melanie WardWow./HORST



Forbidden Love VII

2011-12-13T10:44:00.057-08:00

Komakino Spring/Summer 2012To be arrogantly honest: Horst foresaw it, Horst wanted it, Horst did it. And it has happend. It has become what it deserved to become. It will soon be appearing on bicepses and tricepses./HORSTSee part I-VI.



Nacreous Lustre

2011-12-13T10:44:00.057-08:00

1. Sean & Seng Numéro September 20112. Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2009I'd like to remind everyone that there are garments endorsed with small square or circular elements that reflect the light. And they would like to be worn. More often. By women and most definitely by men./HORST



Hard Candy

2011-12-13T10:44:00.058-08:00

Asger Juel Larsen Spring/Summer 2012Straight from the infamous fight scene of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet. Where leopard print is smutted with dirt and Hawaiian shirts are stained with blood. /HORSTImage credits Jens Stoltze



Shilver

2011-12-13T10:44:00.058-08:00

Shirt Bruno PietersCollar tips Josef Lazo x Javier Moreno FríasPin Maison Martin MargielaBracelet Juun J.Personal note: this site will undergo rethinking. In an act of theoretical amputation, parts will be removed, others will remain. Therefore, I kindly request your patience and support./HORST



Post Paris XII

2011-12-13T10:44:00.058-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Last chapter: Hussein Chalayan1. Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 20122. Ann Demeulemeester Store Seoul3. Cabinet 1700-1720It almost felt like a 'best of' collection. The greatest hits of a designer who removed himself from the label he built. The garments reflected this last consequence and gave insight to the laws



Post Paris XI

2011-12-13T10:44:00.058-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Eleventh chapter: Comme des Garçons1. Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 20122. René Magritte3. Irving PennThe principle of 'bride' taken to the last extreme extent. The bridal veil becomes the dress. Becomes everything. Some may call it totalist fashion. I'd like to call it commitment./HORST



Post Paris X

2011-12-13T10:44:00.059-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Tenth chapter: Miu Miu1. Miu Miu Spring/Summer 20122. Wednesday Friday Addams3. Black Shoes by Alex KatzMean Japanese/Victorian boarding school girls. Ready to slit their, or respectively your, wrists. Pale skin and red eyes instead of porcelain skin and red lips. The Anti-Schneewitchen./HORST



Post Paris IX

2011-12-13T10:44:00.059-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Ninth chapter: Stella McCartney1. Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 20122. Bug eye3. Konrad KlapheckAll eyes on her. The managing director of a factory for vegan mass production. The only remaining, truly socialist/capitalist luxury company. Of course this only is an illusion. Op-art./HORST



Post Paris VIII

2011-12-13T10:44:00.059-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Eighth chapter: Chanel1. Chanel Spring/Summer 20122. Richard Avedon for Versace3. AxolotlI was pleasantly surprised by the supercooled modernity of the collection by Monsieur Karl. Most probably due to the appearance of techno mermaids. Dipped in metallic silver and glossy white. Wearing strapless gill tops and



Post Paris VI

2011-12-13T10:44:00.059-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Sixth chapter: Dries van Noten1. Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 20122. David Hockney3. Fresh-Water Rhizopods of North AmericaReminisceing pool scenes. Hard circular lines on the turquoise surface. And then, there are botanic drawings, dividing each organic organism into circles and squares. First separated and then



Post Paris V

2011-12-13T10:44:00.059-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Fifth chapter: Ann Demeulemeester1. Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 20122. Gottfried Honegger3. Christo and Jeanne-ClaudeAnn and Gottfried, a beautiful paring of names and subtexts. The German 'Gottfried' literally translates into 'god' and 'peace'. Just like the wrapped sculptures of Christo and Jeanne-Claude,



Post Paris IV

2011-12-13T10:44:00.059-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Fourth chapter: Balenciaga1. Balenciaga Spring/Summer 20122. Mandarin Duck3. Mark RothkoSharp, angular shapes detached from the female body. Yet their components create a technoid symbiosis built on natural references. I really enjoyed my latest visit to the zoo./HORST



Post Paris III

2011-12-13T10:44:00.060-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Third chapter: Junya Watanabe1. Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 20122. Guido Mocafico3. Frida KahloJunya Watanabe showed the living dead. Reflected via opulent vanitas still life headpieces. Subsequently unifying himself with one formerly living artist obsessed with dysfunction, pain and death./HORST



Post Paris II

2011-12-13T10:44:00.060-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.Second chapter: Céline1. Céline Spring/Summer 20122. Sand Paper3. Versailles inspired carpetPlywood seating and the smell of freshly manipulated wood. While the rough surface of sand paper softens its edges, the crispy structure reappears as 3D carpet ornaments on hourglass-shaped coats. Click on the runway image



Post Paris I

2011-12-13T10:44:00.060-08:00

A false encyclopaedic guide to the prêt-à-porter collections for Spring/Summer 2012.First chapter: Haider Ackermann1. Haider Ackermann Spring/Summer 20122. Gerhard Richter3. Anthony CraggWithin the post-processing of Paris Fashion Week two aspects appear: the collections in itself and my associated experiences and visual memories. Consequently, the following reviews will only reveal one minor



Übermensch

2011-12-13T10:44:00.060-08:00

Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2012The minimalist energy of crunchy white robes, graphic artwork and 3D sleeve shapes achieved what houses like Jil Sander, Céline and Calvin Klein usually aim for. While staying true to who he is, Rick exceeded all of them./HORSTImage credits Catwalking



Antiseptic

2011-12-13T10:44:00.060-08:00

PVC T-shirt Josef LazoWhite shirt worn underneath Josef LazoLeather tie Second HandTerry cloth T-shirt worn as skirt Second HandWhen worn directly on bare skin, PVC does not only imitate wetness it also triggers actual perspiration. Therefore, it should always be carefully consumed in small doses. Considering all risks and side-effects./HORST



A Short History Of Stripes In Popular Culture II

2011-12-13T10:44:00.060-08:00

1. Yohji Yamamoto2. Cocky Eek Folkert3. COD by Rami Tareef4. Wayne Spring/Summer 20125. Pierre SoulagesThe dynamic stripe: Placed in various directions, this typology creates three-dimensional movement out of the plain surface. The irregularity creates intricate meanders. Calculated chaos as the principle of mathematic composition./HORST



Orpheus & Eurydike

2011-12-13T10:44:00.061-08:00

Wayne Spring/Summer 2012Before diving into the realms of Paris Fashion Week, one should look back, pause for a moment, look closely, notice and appreciate the potentially overseen, the possibly good. She is ascending./HORST Image credits Catwalking



Consequences

2011-12-13T10:44:00.061-08:00

1. Paul McCarthy Dick and Vagina, 19982. Akira Akira Spillberg, 2006The act of relief. Time for relief. In preliminary review Fashion Week gave us vegetable prints and a lot of plastic, no orgasms. Once again, our hopes lie upon Parisian shoulders./HORST



Gaultier Questions VI

2011-12-13T10:44:00.061-08:00

1. Jil Sander Fall/Winter 20112. Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 1989Two women. Greedy eyes resting upon them. Their beautiful faces framed by streamlined ski hats. Both accompanied by the provoking touch of gloss. Who are they? Where are they going? What is their origin?/HORST



Gaultier Questions V

2011-12-13T10:44:00.061-08:00

1. Meadham Kirchhoff Fall/Winter 20102. Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2003Once upon a time. A story about princesses and queens. They both love glitter and drama. Dressing up, hidding their identity behind the veils of mysticism. But how does the story truly end?/HORST



Gaultier Questions IV

2011-12-13T10:44:00.061-08:00

1. Miu Miu Spring/Summer 20112. Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 1989What goes around, comes around. Pleated skirts, metallic jackets. Dance uniforms and wrestling costumes. The shapes familiar, the opposition identical, the resonant voice ironical?/HORST



Gaultier Questions III

2011-12-13T10:44:00.062-08:00

1. Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 19932. Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2011Jean-Paul and Ann. Neither one, nor another. Coincidentally tied together. On their very own, both results explore the concept of revelation. Who has superiorly mastered the principle?/HORST



Gaultier Questions II

2011-12-13T10:44:00.062-08:00

1. Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 19932. Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2009The work of Jean-Paul Gaultier slowly develops its brilliancy. First shockingly bright, then vivid and reflexive. Just like a golden blonde hair colouration. Conditioner included. Who doesn't love a fake natural blonde?/HORST



Gaultier Questions

2011-12-13T10:44:00.062-08:00

1. Jean-Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 19912. Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2009For this series, the pairing of images does not implicate the process of replication, duplication or copying. Rather, it identifies related ideas and their processing into connatural garments. Thoughts?/HORST



The Missing Piece

2011-12-13T10:44:00.062-08:00

1. Esther Stocker2. Maison Martin Margiela Waistcoat by Willy Vanderperre3. Zak PrekopOne day, some things will be rememembered and others will be forgotten. Cultures have disappeared. And still, cultures are driven by the sincere attempt to beat the natural system of death. Artistic production as self-recreation./HORST



Happiness Factory

2011-12-13T10:44:00.062-08:00

Meadham Kirchhoff Spring/Summer 2012 & Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010Everyone smiled. Even Anna Wintour. So there is a rumour: Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff will take on Dior. Balloons, candy, roses. Frills, lace, organza. Powder, glitter, rainbows. Thoughts?/HORST



Ex-Post Integration

2011-12-13T10:44:00.062-08:00

Hooded shirt Raf SimonsLeopard top GivenchyTrousers LaitinenShoes Doc MartensWe will do it again. Sleeve under rolled-up sleeve. Hoodie under shirt. My system did not allow it. The option was completely banned. Until now. And it feels better than before./HORST



Late Adopter

2011-12-13T10:44:00.063-08:00

Comme des Garçons Fall/Winter 2009Quick cry for help. Where can I (still) get these utterly adorable toe-printed shoes? Better late than never. Any advice will be worshipped with an air kiss and endless thankfulness./HORST



Hero Worship

2011-12-13T10:44:00.063-08:00

Part 16: Devon AokiPhotos Sean & Seng, Paolo RoversiThe über-model and eternal baby doll. Non-geisha, non-virgin, muse. Sad red lips, white porcelain skin. The face of the nineties and the face of tomorrow. Greatness./HORST



Surreptitiousness

2011-12-13T10:44:00.063-08:00

Ann-Sofie Back Atelje Spring/Summer 2012And again, she defines fashion. Probably the most underrated designer of our times, every detail is exactly what it is meant to be. Every element, every shape. The ultimate balance of neglect and restraint./HORST



A Short History Of Dilettantism In Popular Culture

2011-12-13T10:44:00.063-08:00

1. Jonathan Meese All works, 1998-20112. Kelly Rowland Solo career, 2002-20113. The Real Housewives of New York City All episodes, 2008-20114. German Vogue All issues, 2003-20115. Michael Kors All collections, 1981-2011Banality, dysfunction, rubbish. Low quality productions, loaded with calculated pretentiousness. The manqué product, as part of a continuous cycle called 'culture', will quickly be



Laminated Veneer Fight

2011-12-13T10:44:00.063-08:00

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 vs. 1935 Retro KitchenLike most of the times, Proenza Schouler looks like the pictogram of everyday reality. Brutal in its choice of pattern, postmodern in its distant reference to the aesthetic codes of mainstream. Put shortly: American Kitchen Camp. /HORST



Intrigue, das Ränkespiel

2011-12-13T10:44:00.064-08:00

Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1994 & Paolo RoversiThe beautiful thing about fashion is that you will never be satisfied. Each obsession will find its continuation in another obsession. Fashion is the eternal search for perfection in that exact moment. And therefore it is fundamentally needed./HORST



Cruising

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Vintage record browsing can lead to utmost satisfying results./HORST



Refractions

2011-12-13T10:44:00.064-08:00

Shoes Doc MartensBackdrops Keith Sonnier, Paolo RoversiTop 5 worst oil catastrophes: The Gulf War, Ixtoc 1, Atlantic Empress, Nowruz Platform, Exxon Valdez. Beautiful disasters look different. It all depends on one's angle of view./HORST



Pristine Era

2011-12-13T10:44:00.064-08:00

Hermès Fall/Winter 1998 - 2003Interestingly, Martin Margiela has been working with Hermès from 1998 to 2004. It allows us to witness his approach to tailoring before the essential act of deconstruction. The graphic sartorialist./HORST



Samples

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1. Chris Bakayart2. Raf Simons3. UnknownThe non-existent wardrobe. Filled with gradient desire. Fetishized objects that transform from art to garment to uniform. Three short-sleeved T-shirts. Painted, printed, sulphurized./HORST



Psyche

2011-12-13T10:44:00.064-08:00

Artworks Claudio Parmiggiani'Why don't you lay your head down. In my arms. Lay your head down in my arms.' - Keren Ann, Lay Your Head Down/HORST



Postmodern Gloss

2011-12-13T10:44:00.065-08:00

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2012To be honest, this collection looked as if a number of graduate students had been given four looks each, labelling it all Lanvin. One hot mess. Yet, the person responsible for the results shown above should be vaunted./HORST



Evolution

2011-12-13T10:44:00.065-08:00

1. Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 20122. Lebbeus Woods Radical Reconstruction, 19973. Roderick Hietbrink The Others, 2011Interstellar clouds have been replaced by dystopian tube structures. The living organism covered in metallic stretch velvet. In an absurd surrounding, the ironic remains. Survival of the fittest./HORST



Quantum Mirage

2011-12-13T10:44:00.065-08:00

Glass house Philip Johnson, 1949Black stone mosaic. Black leather psycho divan. May a new life begin. It's my imaginary therapist's consultation. I have achieved nothing yet./HORST



Pyjama Party

2011-12-13T10:44:00.065-08:00

Acne Spring/Summer 2012Since my latest photo booth experiment with pink velour pants, I am in the mood for a sleepover. Preferably Blair Waldorf style with candy cotton, popcorn machine and boytoy servants./HORST



Welcome To The Camp II

2011-12-13T10:44:00.065-08:00

Neoprene T-shirt Josef LazoPyjamas Second handSneakers Raf SimonsLurex socks H&MIt was early in the morning. Grey and windy. Piles of clothes surrounded by low-society and myself. Once touching a piece of pastel pink woolen velvet, a teethless man smiled at me and said: 'Take it, it's yours now.'/HORSTStickers Cinamoroll, Pokémon, Takashi Murakami



Welcome To The Camp

2011-12-13T10:44:00.066-08:00

1. Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011 & Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 20022. Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 20083. Issey Miyake Fall/Winter 20014. Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2003Camp is an aesthetic sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value. When the usage appeared in 1909 it denoted: ostentatious, exaggerated, affected and theatrical. By the middle of the



Non-Emasculation

2011-12-13T10:44:00.066-08:00

When the essence of Kim Kardashian and Nicole Scherzinger is injected into male genes, sexual characteristics become manifest. As a result, the intermediate state of being is replaced by exaggerated virility./HORST



Chemical Romance III

2011-12-13T10:44:00.066-08:00

Beyoncé - Green Light 2006From Eva Hesse to Beyoncé Knowles. Again, latex appears as a catalyst for anti-establishment revolt. Whereas the mutual motif is breaking artistical and social taboos, the ultimate driving force of pop will always remain 'sex sells'. /HORST



Chemical Romance II

2011-12-13T10:44:00.066-08:00

Artworks Eva HesseIn Eva Hesse's work, the use of 'worthless' materials such as latex, fiberglass and plastic refers to the industrial ruins of a defeated German nation. By reinventing sculpture through aesthetic insubordination, she performs her very own, personal protest./HORST



Forbidden Love VI

2011-12-13T10:44:00.066-08:00

T-shirt Helmut LangDecisions have to be made. And words are taken seriously. A six-lettered term to define cultures, subvert cultures, undergo cultures. Tribal./HORST



M + MMM

2011-12-13T10:44:00.066-08:00

1. René Magritte In Memoriam Mack Sennett (1934)2. Maison Martin Margiela Trompe l'œil dressLook me in the eye and tell me I am fake./HORST



The Burberry Miu Scandal

2011-12-13T10:44:00.067-08:00

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 vs. Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2005Presumably, the scandal series will find a new climax every season. And most probably, the cast will always feature familiar names. But in the end, that's what we love about sequels. Same same but different. And Miuccia will always win./HORST



Nomadic Couple

2011-12-13T10:44:00.067-08:00

Artworks Christopher WierlingA fragile addition to our investigation on twins in contemporary art. Flowers attached on parallel strings. Leading to and embedded in mirrored blocks of concrete./HORST



Monolythic III

2011-12-13T10:44:00.067-08:00

1. Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 20112. Oskar Zieta Plopp stoolThe anti-fur, pro-vegan mash-up of Jeff Koons and Isa Genzken. Polished silver plates, crunched. Presumably non-disposable, non-recyclable. Foreverwear. The perfect addition to any private collection./HORST



Horst Decoration, Issue 4

2011-12-13T10:44:00.067-08:00

1. Mirrored chest of drawers Robert Morris, Draped plexiglass chair Unknown2. Wall piece John McCracken, Chair Marcello Morandini, Shelf installation Casey Kaplan Gallery, Lamp Achille Castiglioni3. Bleach on cotton jersey Heather Cook, Record player Dieter Rams, Trash Me Lamp Victor VetterleinWelcome to my temporary home. Located in a dirty side street. Cheap materials, randomly placed.



Pattern Issues

2011-12-13T10:44:00.067-08:00

1. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 20122. Dries van Noten Fall/Winter 2008Indeed, I felt a bit let down by the latest Raf Simons proposal. His design signature got transferred into the Jil Sander brand. And vice versa. This exchange may be a strategically intelligent thing to do. As long as it presents a relevant addition itself./HORSTSee also Munich Pattern Explosion



Urban Traumata

2011-12-13T10:44:00.068-08:00

Photos UnknownWhy do people fear the city and dress in utility wear once they leave their house? Are they expecting sudden earthquakes or sand storms? Or is it a mental phenomenon of a generation threatened by the turn of the 20th century? Sadly, they don't compensate their desire for protection as pictured above. /HORST



Narcissistic Renaissance

2011-12-13T10:44:00.068-08:00

Sleeveless jacket Dior HommeShorts Cheap MondayBronze Flea marketNarcissistic Renaissance describes a movement that uses virtual means and reproduction methods to document the re-discovery of ancient iconographic imagery. Furthermore, the sculpturing process is achieved through the self-reflective lense of photo booth./HORST



Solely Orientated

2011-12-13T10:44:00.068-08:00

1. Wolfgang Tillmans Genom (2002)2. Elmer BattersIf one thing matters, everything matters. And this one thing might be the most mundane. A fascination for the intimate and somehow absurd. Foot fetish, or, sneaks 'n' sox. As it may be called./HORST



Mutant Engineering III

2011-12-13T10:44:00.068-08:00

Photos UnknownAfter we've survived the nuclear apocalypse, we will only wear plastic raincoats to repel the sour rain. Blue powder will protect our pale skin from exfoliation. Maybe that's the truth./HORST



The Real Housewives Of Haute Couture

2011-12-13T10:44:00.068-08:00

Photos Paolo RoversiPaolo's got a taste for blur. And blur's got a taste for luxury. Dark, soft-focused, in-between worlds. A place for gossip, intrigues and confessions. Where boytoys get dressed in couture gowns./HORST



Careless Whisper

2011-12-13T10:44:00.069-08:00

Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2006Rumours abound that Miu Miu menswear will return. We embrace this speculation with sleeveless arms. And we are looking forward to ugly beautiful footwear, ironic prints and pre-Prada sentiments./HORST



Glow Job

2011-12-13T10:44:00.069-08:00

1. Bruce Nauman, Sex And Death Double 69 (1985)2. MintDesigns Fall/Winter 2011Before there was a phenomenon called Graphics Interchange Format, there was Bruce Nauman. Switching neon tubes on and off to fill his figures with action. And as you all know, I am all about enlightment./HORST



Pastel Strip Fight

2011-12-13T10:44:00.069-08:00

Lanvin Fall/Winter 2003 vs. Imi KnoebelZippers, belts and safety straps. Sticks, gaps and overlaps. It is rather hypnotizing to see minimalism grow in complexity. And following the functional in becoming decorative. As if there wasn't a contradiction by definition./HORST



Bespoken

2011-12-13T10:44:00.069-08:00

Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2009Herewith, I strictly request the instant re-manufacturing and subsequent delivery. The look shown above may be your command. And I will happily agree to wear nothing else in future and forever./HORST