Today is about mixed feelings…letting go and moving on, focusing on a major life change I hope will allow me to grow not only on personal and professional levels, but also grant me an overall sense of fulfillment.
After years of embracing Beyond Fabric as a side project, on top of a full-time job and working an average of 14h a day, the time has come to devote myself entirely to the blog. With a lot of upcoming challenges and opportunities, I wanted to thank you for supporting my work during recent years and for granting me the confidence and opportunity to take this leap. I can only hope you will continue to do so in the future…
My most sincere gratitude to all of you!
Miguel Amaral Vieira
Up close with Sergei Sviatchenko
Selectism recently published an interview with Sergei Sviatchenko, the brilliant mind behind one of my (if not THE) favourite blogs of the moment: Close Up and Private. Recently named Denmark’s best dressed man, this arquitect/artist provides some of the most insightful and refreshing takes on men’s blogging out there, by means of outstanding, yet beautifully simplistic pictures of his son, intertwined with color blocks and unrelated appealing images. This makes for a whole new experience, resembling that of an art exhibit or installation, all while throwing amazing outfits at you, one after the other. If you have yet to visit his website, do so now!
Here’s how he sees it:
"The idea is, with my knowledge, with my style, how I understand it, I mix the clothes exactly the same way as I do my collages. So the combination works in the same way a stylist would work with the clothes.
"When I put them on Erik, my 19 year old son, it’s suddenly extremely twisted."
You can check the full story here.
The man himself
Just a sample of what you’re in for…