Love has penetrated my heart with its flame, 

And is ever rekindled with new warmth. 

Neither sea nor land, hills nor forest, nor even the Alps 

Can stand in its way or hinder it 

From always licking at your inmost parts, good father, 

Or from bathing your heart, my beloved, with tears. 

Sweet love, why do you inspire bitter tears 



Alcuin (c. 735–804) to Arno of Salzburg

Photography: Konstantin Zhukov (@hashtagzhukov)

Model: Victor Manuel Perez Morales (@nietodedolo)


Poetry Source: Norton, R. (1998) ‘My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters through the Centuries’, Gay History & Literature

Dream Boys

hat & shorts GARACHINSKY, underwear LA PERLA

(left) shirt GARACHINSKY (right) hat & shorts GARACHINSKY, underwear LA PERLA 

turtleneck & pants SAINT LAURENT, shirt GARACHINSKY, jewellery PORT’S ARTE

(left) shirt GARACHINSKY, turtleneck SAINT LAURENT (right) kimono & pants GARACHINSKY, turtleneck SAINT LAURENT

pants GARACHINSKY, jewellery PORT’S ARTE

(left) top GARACHINSKY (right) t-shirt GARACHINSKY, jewellery PORT’S ARTE


Photography: Lisa Habets (@lisahabets)

Fashion: Sandu Garacinschi (@sandu62)

Makeup: Marta Arciuolo (@marta.a_mua)

Fashion Assistant: Natalia Kachesova (@kaches0va)

Models: Alessandro Cagnassi (@ale.cagnassi), Mattia Pasquinelli (@mattiapasqui6), Sita Zampou (@sita__z)

Saul Zanolari Digital Art

SZ Chapel

Atomic God

2 Ignudi

Self Portrait

Dog Adam God

Original Sin

Prophet Jonas

God Gravity


SZ Boredom


The Fool

Venus de Milo

Marie Antoinette – Louis XVI – Pinocchio

Hunger (Cat)

Venus de Milo – Bear

Fashion Icons

Naomi Campbell, 2010

Anna Wintour, 2011

Claudia Schiffer, 2010

Linda Evangelista, 2010

Cindy Crawford, 2010

Diane Pernet, 2011

Post Human

Seven Sisters, 2011 (reloaded in 2021)

Queen Elizabeth II, 2007

Paris Hilton, 2007

Pap Alice in Wonderland, 2006

Albert Einstein, 2009

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 2006

Cages nr. 4, 2012

Artist: Saul Zanolari (@sza189)

ModaPortugal 2021 - A Fashion Event for the Future

Portugal has long been on my bucketlist. As an avid traveler and fashion enthusiast, Portugal’s long-standing history, distinctive culture, palatable gourmet and poetic cityscape fascinated me. After learning that Portugal is one of Europe’s major fashion and textile production countries, my desire to discover this beautiful country was fortified. COVID-19 sabotaged my two trips planned for Portugal; I thought it would be long before I could finally step onto her soil.


I’ve envisioned dozen ways to encounter Portugal, but little did I imagine myself lost in its beauty thanks to ModaPortugal. Held in Porto’s once-a-customhouse congress centre Alfândega do Porto, young fashion talents, fashion journalists and a panel of speakers formed by fashion professionals were welcomed to Porto for 2021 ModaPortugal event. The old town of Porto is mesmerizing. Narrow alleyways winding up the undulating hills, alongside, ramshackle dwellings closely aligned. Their colourful façades, adorned with wooden window frames and iron-latticed balconies are in decay. Churches clad in cerulean and white “Azulejo” tiles stand within, coated with exquisite religious paintings; they echo back to the prosperity of the country during the Age of Discovery. Under the beam of Southern Europe’s winter sun, the curtains of ModaPortgual rose.

After a hiatus in 2020, ModaPortugal returned to Porto. Eighteen designers, hailing from six different countries (Finland, France, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom and of course, Portugal), gathered to Porto two weeks ago for the 7th edition of ModaPortugal Fashion Design Competition. These emerging young talents represent some of the most renowned fashion institutes across the continent. In their five days journey, they vied not only with their schoolmates and compatriots for the best collection of each country, but also for the “grand prix” that dedicates to the best collection overall.


To better understand Portugal’s robust textile and clothing manufacturing industry, ModaPortugal took these aspiring designers, along with panellists and my fellow press on an Industry Tour around the Northern part of the territory. Since the textile industry is one of the most polluting industries, the tour revolved around the initiatives that these textiles companies have taken in response to the environmental issues. The tour started with a visit to Riopele, an established factory with more than 90 years of history. Founded in 1927, Riopele is one of the oldest and most self-sufficient Portuguese textile companies. From spinning, dyeing, weaving, finishing to quality control and logistics, Riopele vertically integrates the entire fabric production cycle. Lately, Riopele has embarked on a new research: they collected the water consumed during the manufacturing process and tried to make use of it. 50% of the water consumption is now reutilized, successfully reducing the water pollution from their production process.


The tour continued with a visit to the family-owned factory of Pedrosa & Rodrigues, one of the most well-known jersey fabric manufacturers in Portugal. Pedrosa & Rodrigues blend jersey into high-end fashion; its clients include some of the major fashion brands in the world. Its newest movement is to collect leftover fabrics, grind them and spin new yarn out from them. This repurposing of discarded fabrics definitely makes the fashion industry greener and more environmentally-friendly.

After learning a bit more about the innovative projects that traditional textile companies in Portugal have taken, we visited RDD textile and Valérius Hub, an innovatory research center focusing on the repurposing of used fabrics and the development of sustainability textiles. In 2019, Valérius Group launched a brand-new project Valérius 360 – a recycling centre that realizes the ideas of RDD Textiles and Valérius Hub. Here, the factory collects cutting waste, overproduced textile products, unsold stock and recycled fabrics from Côte d’Ivoire, Turkey and other European countries, making them into recycled-yarns, jersey fabrics and even garments. Together with Valérius Hub, Valérius 360 wishes to build a community that contributes to the creation of a responsible fashion system, reducing more environmental impacts and driving the industry towards a sustainable future.


After a day of repose, the designers ushered in their biggest challenge of this trip – The ModaPortugal Fashion Design Competition. The day started with the students taking turns presenting their collections to the jury. The event climaxed with a fashion show during dinnertime. Models stomped on the aisles in the banquet room. Grotesque or artistic, theatrical or intricate, they showcased these young designers’ flourishing imagination and creativity. Among them, Juha Vehmaanperä (Finland), Mathieu Goosse (France), Paulo Mileu (Italy), Tiago Bessa (Portugal), Claire Lefebvre (Switzerland) and Jessica Zhou (United Kingdom) won the best collection from the country they represented, with Tiago Bessa from Portugal snatching the Best Collection of the year, keeping the grand trophy home in Portugal.

Tiago Bessa is the overall winner of this year’s ModaPortugal Fashion Design Competition

Looking back, I couldn’t imagine a better way to experience Portugal’s beauty and fashion all at once. It’s really impressive to see Portuguese textile companies taking initiatives on sustainability and eco-friendly fashion production, and to see the fashion industry supporting emerging talents. To summarize my experience at ModaPortugal, I think of the word “fascinating”. Porto’s view is fascinating, the “Azulejo” tiles on the church walls are fascinating, the serenity of the flowing Duoro River is fascinating; what’s more, It’s fascinating to know that even under an unfavourable macro environment, on the periphery of the European continent, a cohort of fashion talents is seeking to build a friendlier environment for the talents to come, and perhaps more importantly, for our Mother Nature.

Finland | Jenny Hytönen, Juha Vehmaanperä, Sina Saavala (from left to right)

France | Albane de Saint Laurent, Jisoo Baik, Mathieu Goosse (from left to right)

Italy | Alessia Dovero, Lavinia Jianqing Zhao, Paulo Mileu (from left to right)

Portugal | Marta Costa, Nuno Braz Oliveira, Tiago Bessa (from left to right)

Switzerland | Claire Lefebvre, Morris Manser, Tara Mabiala (from left to right)

United Kingdom| ChenCheng Yong, Fionn Lucaya, Jessica Zhou (from left to right)

Text: Yves Tsou

Proofread: Mason Francis Palmer

Happy Days

(left) knit WOOD WOOD (right) knit WOOD WOOD, pants AMERICAN VINTAGE, shoes SUPERGA

(left) jacket KENZO, knit WOOD WOOD, pants AMERICAN VINTAGE (right) shirt EDC, tie PIERRE CARDIN coat KSUBI shoes SUPERGA

(left) knit WOOD WOOD (right) shirt EDC, tie PIERRE CARDIN sunglasses GUCCI

(left) jacket COS, top UNIQLO, hat LACOSTE  (right) shirt UNIQLO, pants WOOD WOOD, shoes SUPERGA

(left) top UNIQLO  (right) knit WOOD WOOD, pants KENZO

Photographer: Kévin Drelon (@kevdre)

Assistant: Lucas Valerdi (@lucasvalerdi)

Models: Raphaël Breau (@raphaelbreau), Filip Vujic (@filipvujic)

Winter Magic: ISABEL MARANT x Mytheresa

Winter Magic

the Snow capsule collection by ISABEL MARANT for Mytheresa

It is indeed good news for you ski lovers! Do you find it hard to complete the perfect functional look that keeps you comfortable and warm while staying stylish on the ski slopes? Well, this season the Parisian fashion label Isabel Marant and online luxury retailer Mytheresa collaborate on the launch of an exclusive Snow capsule collection, which would definitely be the perfect touch to your ski wardrobe.

The Snow capsule collection, available globally from December 8th, 2021, comes along with a dedicated editorial story. Directed by Mytheresa Chief Creative Officer Julian Paul and shot by noted photographer Ferry van der Nat, the editorial features world-renowned model Heather Kemesky. It represents the first time that Isabel Marant designs a Skiwear-inspired pieces.

The collection, composed of 33 garments, has one fundamental watchword: contemporary. The modern and functional design protects wearers from the cold weather without being out of trend. Overall, it makes skiing and spending a cozy evening in the mountains with your friends and family an easy and joyful activity to partake. The palette consists of beige, burgundy and yellow with metallic touches, blend poetically with the niveous landscape in a ski resort.

Taking a closer look at the collection. Three down puffer jackets: one in monochrome and two colorful catch our eyeballs instantly. Along with two pairs of ski-trousers, they are the perfect protagonists of our outdoor adventures. Indoor, the comfortable loungewear sets composed of beige braided sweater and trendy overalls, offer us coziness on a freezing winter night.

The accessories and the shoes from this collection are also not to be missed. Warm gloves and hats that match with scarf and sunglasses, a shearling vest with leather lining, belts and socks adorn the look in the chicest way. And to complete it, we have the shearling snow boots with red shoelaces, the white sneakers with beige on the toecap and velcro fastening or the high model in beige and metallic color.

Holidays season is around the corner, are you ready to be the trendiest skier on the ski trail? Visit website to check out the exclusive Isabel Marant for Mytheresa Snow collection, it’s time to shine in the snow.

Text: Daniele Tancredi

Flee to Freedom

Photographer::Shock Tsang (@shock_tsang)
Art Director:KAGA (@kaga_collection)
Stylist: Awing Deng (@awing_deng)
MUA:Susan (@sucheng721)

Nowa-gu — A Technicolor Jaunt



trousers ADIDAS

jumpsuit GRASSI, shoes REEBOK

total look ISSEY MIYAKE

jacket MACKINTOSH, trousers DAMIR DOMA

trousers OLIV, jacket JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN

Photographer: Alessandro Pollio (@alessandropollio_)

Model: Oskar Spiro

Sounds of a Dissolved Moment

Sounds of a

Dissolved Moment

Photography | Almudena Gonzalez    Fashion | Virginia Bruni

wool tunic dress and trousers RUBEARTH

shirt VERSACE, trousers PABLO ERROZ, shoes CONVERSE, necklace MYRIAM MORENO


turtleneck and shirt RUBEARTH, trouser LACOSTE, socks PAUL SMITH, boots talent’s own


jersey and trousers RUBEARTH

total look RUBEARTH

total look RUBEARTH

pillow hat RUBEARTH, tank top PABLO ERROZ, trousers WEDU

jacket ADIDAS, hooded vest LORENZO MARTINEZ, trousers RALPH LAUREN

Photography: Almudena Gonzalez (@amargor__)

Art Direction: Almudena Gonzalez & Johnson Camilo (@chico_criollo)

Fashion: Virginia Bruni (@virginia_bruni)

Make up & Hair: Melissa Morena (@bissamorena)

Talent: Hugo Mboume (@hugomboume)

Special thanks to Blend Showroom and La Comune Vintage

Surf and the City

(left) underwear CALVIN KLEIN (right) underwear LA PERLA, socks NIKE, shoes ASICS

(left) shirt PATAGONIA, underwear CALVIN KLEIN, socks NIKE, shoes ASICS (right) backpack QUECHUA


hoodie vintage, underwear CALVIN KLEIN, socks NIKE, shoes ASICS


Photographer: Emil Kosuge (@emil_kosuge)

Model: William Rootpeter (