Sunday, December 11, 2011

Top 30 for 30: the end of an era

Turning 30 in less than two hours. Last chance to reminisce about the old days, and to look forward to change. For those relatively new to my blog, you may not have had the chance to read it in its old form, during the days when I still wrote long thematic articles, went crazy over the artwork of former designers, and religiously followed the circuit of fashion shows. Now it's mostly me, and I'm afraid you're stuck with me, as I realize the fact myself. So here is a short sweep of my 30 favorite posts from that time, arranged by category, sans the cameo entries. Even I felt nostalgic when compiling them. Hope you enjoy as well.



Articles


1. Martin Margiela and the blindness of fashion

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2. Men in skirts

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3. How punk lost its funk

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Creatives


4. Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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5. Change and the art of Helmut Lang

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6. The art of Ryan McGinley

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7. The Thom Browne effect

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8. Presenting Gary Card

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9. Close Up and Private / Modern Drift

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10. The many hats of Johnny Depp

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11. Personal style: Pelayo Diaz Zapico

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12. Gustav Broström at Sweden's A Perfect Guide

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13. Who's afraid of Andre Chang?

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Editorials


14. Princes of our age

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15. Arena Homme Plus: Buffalo Stance, part 1

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16. AnOther Man: Extreme dreams

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17. L'Uomo Vogue: The Style and the Elegance, a tribute to photographers

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18. Fantastic Man goes nude and naked

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19. Best color blocking editorial: 'Atomic!' by Men's Folio

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20. Eddie Klint in GQ Style Russia

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Streetstyle


21. 112 looks from Helsinki

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22. The men of Jak & Jil

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23. A charming and enigmatic streetstyle aesthetic

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Show reviews


24. The pleasure that is Dries Van Noten

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25. The layers and landscapes of Miharayasuhiro

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26. The lure of Lanvin

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27. Miharayasuhiro lands on the Sahara

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28. The army of Rick Owens

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Objects


29. Leather and hardware by Palmer & Sons

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30. Rings in raw concrete

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