CULTIVnation

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

Ian Michael Turner; London Fashion Editor at Chasseur Magazine www.chasseurmagazine.com
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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 Fashion: Jean Paul Gaultier SS14 PFW
“Jean Paul Gaultier has become somewhat of a designer that this generation has wrongly forgot, shocking in reality given that this is the man who first put men in skirts and had Madonna flashing a pointed cone bra at billions….”
Read my full report and see our exclusive images from the designers SS14 Paris Fashion Week Presentation;
http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/07/02/paris-fashion-week-2014-ss-jean-paul-gaultier/

CULT Fashion: Jean Paul Gaultier SS14 PFW

Jean Paul Gaultier has become somewhat of a designer that this generation has wrongly forgot, shocking in reality given that this is the man who first put men in skirts and had Madonna flashing a pointed cone bra at billions….”

Read my full report and see our exclusive images from the designers SS14 Paris Fashion Week Presentation;

http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/07/02/paris-fashion-week-2014-ss-jean-paul-gaultier/

CULT Fashion: Saint Laurent SS14; In defence of Hedi.

It seem’s to have become de rigueur to attack anything Hedi Slimane does at Saint Laurent Paris, from removing the Yves which has thus subsequently fuelled a backlash against the designers collections.

You have to look beyond the initial with Hedi, he pays homage to relationship between music and fashion  on an almost intellectual level; part designer, part historian. SS14 for example I have seen likened by peers to the famous Trash & Vaudeville store on New York’s St. Marks Place, I see this as a compliment to a seminal style in the fashion zeitgeist. Saint Laurent SS14 is a ‘velvet goldmine’; Bowie-esque pansexual 70’s glamour fused with Slimane’s fetish for rebellious Americana, here borrowing again from West Coat biker and Hawaiian surf cultures and a little bit of twisted prep. A new glam rock and fitting evolutionary step for the designers androgynous aesthetic.

NB: this blog post is now an expanded piece by myself on Chasseur Magazine;

http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/07/02/paris-fashion-week-2014-ss-saint-laurent/

CULT Fashion: Haider Ackermann SS14 Paris Fashion Week

Fallen aristocrats & dishevelled dandies with and 80’s Richard E. Grant/Withnail & I. A new romantic look with oversized Eighties influences and deconstructed tailoring.

CULT Fashion: More menswear from Chanel Aw13 Paris Fashion Week

images; Vogue

CULT Fashion: Paris Fashion Week AW13
I’m a bit late with this due to recent events but here is my look at the Paris menswear shows for Beige Magazine. Enjoy!

Paris Fashion Week AW13
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Walter Van Beirendonck’s more mainstream than is the norm offering for AW13 had us slightly unnerved, but Paris is immortal, with one of the most diverse cross sections of designers on the international fashion circuit, never…

CULT Fashion: Paris Fashion Week AW13

CULT Fashion: Balmain Homme AW13 Paris Fashion Week

I’m not that enamoured with this offering from Balmain, in fact this boxy silhouette emerging particularly in Paris I find unflattering, but there are some strong looks (shown).

CULT Fashion: Runway Jedi at Rick Owens FW13 Paris Fashion Week

CULT Fashion: Raf Simons AW13 Paris Fashion Week
Fine and dandy with a hip and youthful twist. Strong outerwear.

CULT Fashion: Raf Simons AW13 Paris Fashion Week

Fine and dandy with a hip and youthful twist. Strong outerwear.

CULT Fashion: Saint Laurent Paris Eyewear
Photographed by Hedi Slimane

CULT Fashion: Saint Laurent Paris Eyewear


Photographed by Hedi Slimane

CULT Style: Leather & Jeans. 
Image : Tom Chaplin/MaleModelScene.

CULT Style: Leather & Jeans. 

Image : Tom Chaplin/MaleModelScene.

CULT Fashion: Mugler ‘Kabuki Kiss, Champs Elysees Paris
Photo: Nicola Formichetti

CULT Fashion: Mugler ‘Kabuki Kiss, Champs Elysees Paris


Photo: Nicola Formichetti

CULT Fashion: One word - LACROIX

Christian Lacroix SS13 Menswear, Paris Fashion Week

The Eiffel Tower
Photography copyright Ian Michael Luke Turner

The Eiffel Tower

Photography copyright Ian Michael Luke Turner