Oneiromancy

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I never thought it would excite me so much to see my first clothing design featured in an editorial – and essentially: to actually find it working. I’m very glad Helene Bergsholm and Espen Ringdal Hansen contacted me and wanted to use my design, I love how they’ve turned the jacket backwards to result in a quirky and almost (in this case positive) ugly fit and how the clinical feeling has followed through all the way from my intimate abstract ideas to the pictures in this editorial. Pictures from the Norwegian Anno magazine.
Kjøpes på Narvesen!

Model: Hanna Lovise Sargénius
Makeup/hair: Natalie Pettersen
Art direction: Helene Bergsholm and Espen Ringdal Hansen
Photographer: Desiree Mattsson

Men in skirts

Jeg har helt ærlig aldri helt skjønt problemet. Mange opplever det kanskje stressende når kjønnsnormeringen omrokkeres og fallossymbolet, mannen, går i skjørt eller kjoler. På grunn av mugne forestillinger om kvinner som objekter på utstilling har kvinner heldigvis fått større valgmuligheter hva gjelder bekledning – spesielt i mer formelle sammenhenger – mens menn er låst til den grusomme dressen. Jeg hater å bruke dress. Håper at når jeg selv er moden nok, skal kunne arkivere den delen av garderoben og kan begynne å bruke det jeg har av skjørt og kjoler (som i det minste utelukkende for komfortens del er av en annen verden hva gjelder bevegelse og luftighet). Mange kaller det også gender bending, noe som provoserer meg noe voldsomt. Det er ikke slik at kuken min forvandles til en vagina, uansett hvor mye jeg bruker skjørt eller kjoler. I mellomtiden drømmer jeg om en ny, mer nyansert verden der klær fratas kjønnsbetegnelser.

I’ve honestly never understood the huge problem with men wearing skirts and dresses. Some parts of the masses might find it stressful to see people of a gender wearing untraditional garments – and maybe most of all when the phallos symbol – the man – is put in a womens’ garment. Because of moldy views in which women is still being seen as objects and eye candy they have (luckily) gotten more diversity in what they can wear in general, especially when attending ‘formal’ occasions – while the men are locked to wearing the terrible suit. I absolutely hate being put in situations where I ought to wear a suit, and I hope that I soon will mature enough both as a person and also the society around me, to archive that part of the wardrobe and start using my dresses and skirts (if not only because of the comfort is out of this world compared to the straitjacket-like situation I feel when wearing a classic suit). Some people call or classify this as gender bending, which provokes me a lot. What ever people might believe, my cock does not reduce size or evolve into a vagina when or if I am wearing a dress or a skirt. Meanwhile I’m dreaming of a new, more nuanced world and to one day destroy the idea that clothing has gender. 

Photos by Mark Seliger From Rolling Stone 1999

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From Rolling Stone 1999

Rick Owens ISLAND S/S 2013

Rick Owens ISLAND
S/S 2013

Rick Owens NASKA S/S 2012

Rick Owens NASKA
S/S 2012

 

Nirvana in Dries Van Noten From Mademoiselle Magazine November 1993

Nirvana in Dries Van Noten
From Mademoiselle Magazine
November 1993

Misomber Nuan F/W 2014

Et utvalg bilder fra en større lookbook fra Misomber Nuan F/W 2014. Et fantastisk fargeskjær og -tematikk på en litt rolig, men utforskende serie. Så deilig å se noe som fungerer, er så lei av disse glossy editorialsene med klær som ikke illuderer å fungere i bruk (eller er satt sammen til en latterlig upraktisk kombinasjon) utenfor en pittoresk fotografisk scene. Ærlig talt, jeg kunne gått med dette hver eneste dag til alle anledninger.

A selection of fine photographs from a lookbook from Misomber Nuan’s F/W 2014 collection. I find the color theme fantastic and soothing but also exploring. It satisfies me to see something that can be used by a normal human, I am so sick of all the glossy editorials with clothes that seems not to work outside the picturesque scene of the photograph (either because of their sometimes ridiculously styled combination or the impractical sense of the clothes itself). I mean, honestly I could wear this every single day to every single occasion. 

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Photos/video: Misomber Nuan, SELF#08 (F/W 2014)

Darkdust

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Photos: Taka Mayumi
Model: Rory O’Hara

Rory er favoritten min av Ricks håndplukkede modeller – som blant mange av de andre jobber de også sammen med ham på ulike plattformer i Owenscorp. Denne serien har inspirert meg så mye. Klær fra Rick’s LIMO F/W 2011-kolleksjon.

Rory is my favorite of Ricks hand picked models (which also works together in different areas of Owenscorp) and I keep being inspired by this editorial shot with the LIMO collection of F/W 2011 again and again.

Dēsertum

Mens jeg (og mannen + svigers) nyter dagene i varmen noen kilometer utenfor afrikakysten på en klisjé av en ferieøy med sand fra Saharas sanddyner mellom tærne passer disse bildene (skutt i Marokko) bra. Fantastisk serie av David McFarland med bl.a. masse fint fra Demeulemeester.

While I – and the man + the in-laws – are enjoying the days in the warm climate a few kilometer from the African coast on a Norwegian vacation Island cliché with sand from the Sahara dunes between my toes I found this editorial (which is shot in Morocco) would be appropriate. Beautiful photos by David McFarland with especially a lot of nice Demeulemeester creations.

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Photos: David McFarland
Interview Magazine April 2012

Carolina’s Feast

Carolina’s feast. An absurd tale, a strange girl. Waifish, she straddles a chair and a table – concerned only with the odd rituals of her solitary day. Shirt askew, she bathes her wrists in milk. An egg between her lips. Twigs perched precariously on her pale visage. Ravenous, she shreds a chicken’s thigh. Her scream veiled in silk.

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Photo: Boris Ovini
Styling: Lola D’Haese

Får ikke helt beskrevet hvor tilfredsstillende creepy jeg synes denne serien er. Carolina Sjöstrand gjorde denne kommersielle serien til et moderne stilleben og hyller Momento Mori så man kan grøsse på ryggen lenge etterpå. Bedre enn jeg har sett noe kommers-editorial på veldig lenge. Jeg har kan se på disse bildene i all evighet.

No need for a translation really, I think you get how fantastic I think this is. It’s so satisfyingly creepy I can’t even describe how much I like this editorial. One of my new favorite commercial series. Carolina Sjöstrand made this modern still life-Momento Mori-tribute so good I’m getting goosebumps. I could look at these pictures forever.