Category Archives: Issue 02

Dries Van Noten Is A Romantic

Photography by Vassilis Karidis “Gentle” may not be the most fashionable adjective in the intense, often harsh fashion world. Dries Van Noten, though is an exception: he, and his clothes, are most definitely gentle. Cacophony is not his thing. The … Continue reading

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Rick Owens talks to Filep Motwary

  Photography by Kacper Kasprzyk Rick Owens is probably the only designer in Paris who can be classed as a genuine phenomenon. Although he is never seen in any act of socializing, commercial networking or frivolous appearance, he is always … Continue reading

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Ari Marcopoulos talks to Filep Motwary

Over a lengthy career, Ari Marcopoulos has continually shed his skin, like a serpent, to reveal another, shinier skin underneath. His photographs are naked and honest – what you see is what you get. He has been documenting American culture, and … Continue reading

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Seriousness, Consequence and Prudence

As with any urban subculture, to really understand what the Mangas (as featured in Dapper Dan‘s second issue) is about, one has to dive into his music. Rebetika (the plural of rebetiko) were folk songs of the urban Greek underclass that … Continue reading

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A Study of the Mangas

“A mangas is distinguished by three basic principles: seriousness, consequence and prudence,” Takis Binis, the famed rebetiko musician, has said. The mangas’ street philosophy is based on the calculable relativity of life. He has a good time and takes his … Continue reading

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Total Control Of Utter Abandon

More from Dapper Dan 02: Ari Marcopoulos presents a self-portrait with death mask, Dries Van Noten admits he’s a romantic, Kacper Kazprzyk shoots Rick Owens’ autumn/winter 2010 collection, and neon artist Keith Sonnier lights a wire. There’s also fiction from … Continue reading

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