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In a modern political wasteland, thou shall protect thee energy.
The co-founder's Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Serhat Isik, of the Berlin based label, GmBH, showcased their first politically motivated collection titled – "My Beauty Offends You" – in the midst of a fittingly cold-rainy night. Though, To say the collective took us by a storm, wouldn’t do them their earned justice. The location? It was held in the Parisian L’Aérosol; a street focused art center, in what used to be an industrial railway area.
And just like the night of chills found among the grundy cold-energy spot, what radiated off the catwalk was an emphasized intention put upon the concept of 'self-protection'. From the first piece that caught my attention, a chain-mail tank top to the extra long motocross gloves (both as trends, I've seen emerging from within the fall 2018 shows), one could most definitely feel the concept of protecting your energy.
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“Last season was quite optimistic and utopian, looking at our fathers. With this one, we felt it was getting more aggressive and dark. The time we’re living in kind of feels a bit like modern Dark Ages, so we’re thinking really about, ‘OK, how do we protect ourselves? How do we create our army?’” Huseby said.
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Monochromatic vibes, broad shoulders and non-complex uniform proportions, all weighed in on the thought of surviving a politically rivaled wasteland. But just like with every modern-apocalyptic depiction, the GmBH militia was full of its own rouge-warrior selections. Take the thick heeled boots, PVC shined bottoms with reclaimed leather and bullet proof padded dirt-bike inspired jumpsuit-zips.
Among the brewing storm, the collection was ready for a political downpour. But it was all in the head-to-toe stitching and tailoring. Really, so fitting for a modern rebellion.
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE. His primary goal as a Fashion Creative, is to document fashion history in the streetwear and art sector.
From the lens of an abstract visual content producer, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University; where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column for The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University – And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early – Bringing him to four design oriented degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art of the few, to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for just over a decade, from commercial retail visual management to corporate level ghost writing and consulting. Now, in this exact moment, T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent urban California lifestyle based fashion movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.