ItsNotYouItsMe Blog: 2020-06-28

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Versace Summer 2020 Capsule Collection

"Versace launched a new capsule collection for this Summer. For the campaign, the Italian brand tapped models Islam Dulatov and Ismael Savane. The duo was shot by Robi Rodriguez and styled by Jacob K." -

Getting Us All Addicted Is Ivan Carbone, The Rising Kid From Naples Writing His Own Future

"Ivan juvenile bloke with a mature appeal, but you know, it’s always hard to pre-empt the situation. In conversation, he frequently lets out a sonorous laugh that instantly makes you warm to him, whether it’s talking about his prowess in brand history (“Dior, I just love it so much. It succeeded in the quest of revolutionizing ‘40s fashion, introducing a novel idea of femininity that gave prominence to luxury in Post-War times“), walking for dreamy clients (“Dolce & Gabbana was a banging experience that surely changed my worldview on fashion, and the considerations of my job as a model; I wish I could work with the brand again!“), or mulling over his pastimes (“working as a model came really naturally. Prior to that, I worked as an event ambassador for clubs in Naples, where I met lots of people“).

That’s another thing I note about Ivan, he’s awfully humble. Judging by his recent fashion track (jokes, his career path), it may come as a surprise that Ivan is a novice to the realm of modeling. “It all started by luck,” says Ivan. “CmodelsCrew noticed me in Naples and introduced me to 3mmodels, who is my current mother agency. They organized a bunch of meetings in Milan with various agencies where I got signed with Elite Models. Fuck, that was a moment.” But starting early has by no means hindered him, despite the obstacles.

 “It can be oppressing,” he morosely reflects. “But I’m just here to get shit done and pave my way.” There’s no crap with him and he says exactly what he thinks when he thinks it. So what is it like when a newcomer has to deal with his image spread across the conundrum of social media? “I think Instagram and social media in general influence the fashion world and myself far too much,” he ponders. “Sometimes I feel uncomfortable when I don’t receive the feedback I wish by my followers.” Whilst the underlying power struggles have simmered major concerns since the dawn of digitalized mediums, I cannot help but ask if there are any notable moments that spurred such causes.

“I argue with the media reality when I see how much the consideration people have for others depends on the numbers of followers or interactions. Again, it’s so oppressing.” A sentiment that’s challenging on many levels. “I’m aware of how wrong it is, but very often I strictly follow the trend even it is distant to my real manner of living, why? That’s how it works.” But behind that fragility, there’s a strong proclivity to garner success: “I hold no regrets and unsure if I ever will,” he says. “But what I’ve learned so far, whether you’re a big or a small fragment of this industry, is that respect is what keeps the beat going, but as soon as you dump it, you’ve fucked up.”" -

Dennis Okwera Stars in How To Spend It June 2020 Issue

"The handsome Dennis Okwera at Storm Management stars in the cover story of The Financial Times: How To Spend It‘s June 2020 edition lensed by fashion photographer Lara Angelil. In charge of grooming was beauty artist Rebecca Wordingham at Saint Luke using Clé de Peau.

For the session stylist Raphaëlle Helmore, assisted by Honey Elias, selected pieces from top brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Sunspel, Prada, Michael Kors Collection, Brunello Cucinelli, Giorgio Armani, Rocksand, and Gucci. Photo assistance by Adam Baker." -

Friday, July 3, 2020


Nike’s ISPA launch just over two years ago might have passed quietly under your radar, but as the climate continues to pose new threats and city living conditions faces new challenges for athletes, ISPA’s profile is increasing and raising the design stakes. Meanwhile, the busy city life asks for new change solutions for the athlete.

With ever-growing new megacities in development, the focus is very much on city living. We are constantly always in our shoes, from on the subway to the bike. ISPA stands for Improvise Scavenge Protect Adapt. Many of the materials are scavenged from prototypes, outdoor hardware material, textiles, flat goods, and Nike grind. It’s not just about “revolutionary” new technology but also the design philosophy. It’s also loosely predicated on the idea of urban survival. Subjects like climate change, air and data pollution, growing cities, and shifts in transportation definitely functioned as an engine behind ISPA.

We got to take a look at the new Fall/Winter 2020 collection before it drops and breakdown some of our favorite looks from the tabi inspired split toe to the motor-cross pant.

Editor’s Picks:

Nike ISPA Pant

The ISPA Pant draws from a diverse range of sport subcultures to deliver the ultimate mix of work pants and track pants. Within the design, there are elements of BMX, motocross, and skydiving apparel. Notably, this mix also allows a subtle nod punk aesthetics.

Global drop 9 July 2020

Nike ISPA Zoom Road Warrior Product Description

Taking inspiration style queues from Mad Max, the Nike ISPA Road Warrior scavenges purposeful innovations from running, basketball, training, and outdoor footwear. The shoe references the pioneering design of the 2-hour marathon breaking Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% and the energy return of the Nike Air Zoom BB NXT.

Global drop 10 July 2020

ISPA Drifter Product Description

A hybrid of Japanese traditional work boots and NIKE, Inc. innovation, the ISPA Drifter transforms the split-toe Tabi shoe into a lightweight, all-day performance vehicle for the built environment.

Global drop 1 September 2020" -

Memories of You and Me

"tefano Maggiolo and Kristof Hegyi captured by the lens of Laukart, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online.

Hair & Make-up: Nastassia Shestakova @mebizarre" -

Italian Newcomer Gabriele Graziani Talks Career Thrills And Finding His Stride

"There are some things that will instantly transport you away. And this is very much the case for Italian newcomer Gabriele Graziani. “I am grateful,” the young bloke tells me over the phone at the start of our conversation. He ruminates on his feelings about the move in his career plan: from doubt and confusion, to hope and self-assurance.

“I know there’s so much hardship in this goddamned business,” Graziani says. “Despite my young age, I was lucky enough to pose alongside supermodel Stella Maxwell, for a small job which turned out being Grazia Italia’s cover. Waking up that morning, buying the magazine on newsstands as well as seeing myself on the cover was such a thrill,” he joyfully reminisces. Gabriele Graziani isn’t the kind of person who wakes up in a bad mood.

Throughout our conversation, he strikes me as someone who is witty and honest, whether we’re discussing exclusive moments – or the implementation of media on modern society. “The truth is that in the fashion world, social media are clearly a very important business card,” he reflects. “Also, I believe this is the reason models have a digital portfolio, which should be taken care of and updated constantly by using shots of our best works that truly represent who we are.”

 Though modeling plunged in quite inadvertently, he was ready to break the mold at all costs. “I felt prepared for this shit,” he proudly tells me. Indeed, aspiring to carve a lane in a system often noted as adverse, it’s the drive that helps people like him find common ground within fashion. Graziani is taking this newfound belief in his stride, which shines through when I ask him how he plans to achieve the ultimate career goal: “I believe that if luck and resilience will guide me for as long as I work in fashion, I will thrive. You just need to know your worth.”" -

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