CULTIVnation

Men's Fashion, Style & Cultural Riot from New York, London, Berlin.

Ian Michael Turner; London Fashion Editor at Chasseur Magazine www.chasseurmagazine.com
Twiiter: @IanisNYLO
Instagram: @ianmichaelluke
CULT: Style File; Lou Reed.

CULT: Style File; Lou Reed.

CULT: Factory Boy
Joe Dallesandro for Saint Laurent

CULT: Factory Boy

Joe Dallesandro for Saint Laurent

CULT: Spring Chill Playlist

A non techno/ non deep house offering this month. New and old sounds I’m feeling for relaxing and enjoying the resurgent sun. Playlist includes Cyril Hahn, Devil & Bride, Lake Street Dive, Mariah Carey, De La Soul, Frank Ocean and The Beach Boys.

CULT: Parisian Gothic
Alexandre Plokhov FW14

CULT: Parisian Gothic

Alexandre Plokhov FW14

CULT: 1000
My 1000th post belongs to one of my all time favorite images. It also classically represents a particular style in menswear that I find myself increasingly gravitating towards, a chicer,  louche  Parisian approach to dressing. Growing old disgracefully with grace.

CULT: 1000

My 1000th post belongs to one of my all time favorite images. It also classically represents a particular style in menswear that I find myself increasingly gravitating towards, a chicer,  louche  Parisian approach to dressing. Growing old disgracefully with grace.

CULT: Iris Van Herpen AW14 PFW
"There are certain designers who often remain outside of the mainstream conscience, but whose names are on the lips of everybody who matters. Iris Van Herpen is one such designer, a rare genius who transcends the lines between fashion, art and intellectualism. For AW 14’ Van Herpen brought the twisted word of H.R. Giger to life with a stunning collection which embraced the avant garde… “
My full piece can be read on Chasseur Magazine;
http://chasseurmagazine.com/2014/03/11/iris-van-herpen-2014-aw-collection/

CULT: Iris Van Herpen AW14 PFW

"There are certain designers who often remain outside of the mainstream conscience, but whose names are on the lips of everybody who matters. Iris Van Herpen is one such designer, a rare genius who transcends the lines between fashion, art and intellectualism. For AW 14’ Van Herpen brought the twisted word of H.R. Giger to life with a stunning collection which embraced the avant garde… “

My full piece can be read on Chasseur Magazine;

http://chasseurmagazine.com/2014/03/11/iris-van-herpen-2014-aw-collection/

CULT: Reneè Masoomian Spring Fashion Film

A stunning, visually experimental film starring New York based performance artist Badd Idea (my long time friend Mecca Revlon). produced by Frances Eugenia of Haus of Adams, and directed by Peter Martinez, members of the creative studio collective, Ghost of New York.

CULT: SIR Model Management NYFW Collaboration 02; Miguel

SIR Model Management is a new fashion forward male modelling agency launched this month in New York, which aims to capitalise on the re-emergence of the male supermodel and build a stable of World leaders on the international male modelling circuit, drawing from multi-ethnic backgrounds, SIR also breaks the mould in actively (and commendably) promoting diversity in the modelling/fashion industry, sadly something which is notoriously lacking.

Male models such as Marlon Teixeira, Chad White, Sean O’Pry, Jon Kortrajena, Edward Wilding and River Viiperi are becoming household names, thanks in part to their own savvy social media use (we do suggest you head to Instagram stat), but also as attitudes towards men’s fashion and within the industry itself shift, and the menswear market continues to outpace that of it’s sisters, so does exposure for the men who front the ad campaigns and walk the runways. Male models no longer exist as disposable props to their female counterparts, rather they stand alone, and through the aforementioned social media popularity and capitalisation by PR and the models themselves, they also have a name.

The trend is clear; the male supermodel, last seen in the Nineties and the sculpted days of Marcus Schenkenberg, Mark Vanderloo and their peers, is back, and back with a vengeance! Chasseur has teamed up with SIR to bring you exclusive images of two of their new faces, hoping to join the ranks of the big boys; like those who are featured on the March cover of Details.

SIR Models: http://www.sirmodels.com/

CULT: Siki Im FW14 NYFW
Siki Im has be on our peripheral radar for quite some time, notably for his clean, oft androgynous minimalism. For AW14 Im wipes this slate clean, with a collection that is almost an about face for the designer. He took his inspiration from the Seventies with big butterfly lapels, flared pants and visible zippers; and such things are those which Im usually hides. 
Aside from a few flashes of lux and pinstripes however, Im’s fall collection is less Studio 54, more avant garde, and he also credits Fassbinder as an influence this season. An element of the statement making Nineties is visible too; a dark, cool and steely Calvin Klein esque palette, flashes of grunge in bombers, knits and de-constructed tailoring, and a sense hip-hop showmanship shines in the elegant loose pants paired with fox fur trimmed collar coat. The designer also offers up a new take on the omnipresent biker jacket this season; his is elongated and mid thigh. Fashion illustration makes a runway crossover, with silhouette illustrations by Richard Haines starkly contrasting against the dark backgrounds on some of Im’s creations. This notable and strong collection may just firmly put Im on the fashion map, because despite the fact that there seems to be a lot going on with this collection, it works! He has successfully modernised an outdated look, making it completely wearable, and very covetable. Lestat would approve.

CULT: Siki Im FW14 NYFW

Siki Im has be on our peripheral radar for quite some time, notably for his clean, oft androgynous minimalism. For AW14 Im wipes this slate clean, with a collection that is almost an about face for the designer. He took his inspiration from the Seventies with big butterfly lapels, flared pants and visible zippers; and such things are those which Im usually hides. 

Aside from a few flashes of lux and pinstripes however, Im’s fall collection is less Studio 54, more avant garde, and he also credits Fassbinder as an influence this season. An element of the statement making Nineties is visible too; a dark, cool and steely Calvin Klein esque palette, flashes of grunge in bombers, knits and de-constructed tailoring, and a sense hip-hop showmanship shines in the elegant loose pants paired with fox fur trimmed collar coat. The designer also offers up a new take on the omnipresent biker jacket this season; his is elongated and mid thigh. Fashion illustration makes a runway crossover, with silhouette illustrations by Richard Haines starkly contrasting against the dark backgrounds on some of Im’s creations. This notable and strong collection may just firmly put Im on the fashion map, because despite the fact that there seems to be a lot going on with this collection, it works! He has successfully modernised an outdated look, making it completely wearable, and very covetable. Lestat would approve.

CULT: SIR Model Management NYFW Collaboration 01; Lavante

SIR Model Management is a new fashion forward male modelling agency launched this month in New York, which aims to capitalise on the re-emergence of the male supermodel and build a stable of World leaders on the international male modelling circuit, drawing from multi-ethnic backgrounds, SIR also breaks the mould in actively (and commendably) promoting diversity in the modelling/fashion industry, sadly something which is notoriously lacking.

Male models such as Marlon Teixeira, Chad White, Sean O’Pry, Jon Kortrajena, Edward Wilding and River Viiperi are becoming household names, thanks in part to their own savvy social media use (we do suggest you head to Instagram stat), but also as attitudes towards men’s fashion and within the industry itself shift, and the menswear market continues to outpace that of it’s sisters, so does exposure for the men who front the ad campaigns and walk the runways. Male models no longer exist as disposable props to their female counterparts, rather they stand alone, and through the aforementioned social media popularity and capitalisation by PR and the models themselves, they also have a name.

The trend is clear; the male supermodel, last seen in the Nineties and the sculpted days of Marcus Schenkenberg, Mark Vanderloo and their peers, is back, and back with a vengeance! Chasseur has teamed up with SIR to bring you exclusive images of two of their new faces, hoping to join the ranks of the big boys; like those who are featured on the March cover of Details.

Apologies for the neglect

I’ve neglected this blog lately, consumed with magazine work however I have a very special NYFW collaboration coming up, the first of which will be live shortly. Hope you enjoy! Peace.