DSTM AW12: Behind the scenes

Of all the things I saw during Berlin fashion week, DSTM was the only one that made me want to actually spend money.

The Berlin-based fashion label, helmed by Kyle Callanan and Jen Gilpin, already accounts for a good chunk of my wardrobe, but their latest collection left me drooling. Black dominates, naturally, but it’s the flirtation with color that really makes their AW12 collection pop. Their new line of leather harnesses were immediately added to my must-have list as well. This is what they had to say about their inspiration:

“Originating on a small island in Indonesia, the Mentawai tribe practices a tradition of sacred tattooing.  According to the tribe’s lore, the lines on men’s and women’s skin beautify the body, thus ensuring immortality because the soul will flee a bland body.  In this homage to this belief, DSTM creates shapes, patterns and modern lines inspired by the Mentawai’s signature tattoos.”

DSTM’s website: Don’t Shoot The Messengers Shop

For a unique taste of the show, check out our gallery of backstage photos by Maxime Ballesteros, and stream Capablanca‘s DSTM rework of Glasser‘s beautiful ‘Apply’ below.

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Win a copy of Discos Capablanca 3

Win a copy of Discos Capablanca 3 Discos Capablanca is the imprint of Berlin based DJ and producer Hugo Capablanca. A boutique imprint if ever there was one, the label has released just two records – one from Grackle (aka Speculator) with a Hugo T Keeler remix, and one from Chicago legend Traxx with both records becoming cult collectors items. Now as the stars have align with Jupiter and we move into the age of Aquarius, it is time for record number three. The Dogs Anthem EP by Two Dogs In a House is an epic journey through time and space with clattering Roland drum machines and dystopian electronics. Packed with gritty energy and grimy space funk, you can stream the entire release here. And, if you want to be in with a chance of winning a vinyl copy – you just need to fill in the form below and send us your details.


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