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NICHOLAS DALEY COLLABORATES WITH BRITISH MILLINER CHRISTYS’

British-Barbadian Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings Models The Jazz-Inspired Baker Boy Hat Collaboration

YEN LONDON

Modern and Authentic Japanese Fine Dining In Central London With Hand-Made Soba At It's Core

ISSEY MIYAKE’S PLEATS IN A NEW CONTEXT

Two Design Greats Join For A Technical Pleats Lifestyle Collection

TEAM LAB BORDERLESS

The Digital Art Collective's Innovative and Interactive Art Experience Now Open In Tokyo

NOHGA HOTEL UENO

In The Far East End Of Tokyo, Find Modernity & Craftsmanship

GOOD HOTEL LONDON

A Short Ride Away From London City Airport, A Socially-Conscious Hotel With A Big Vision

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE AND STUDIO

American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s First Home and Studio Is Nothing Short Of A Masterpiece

FREDERIK BILLE BRAHE’S APOLLO BAR

Run By Copenhagen's Most Exciting Chef - An Entrepreneurial Polymath - You'll Find Apollo Bar Tucked Within The Walls Of The Iconic Kunsthal Charlottenborg

The Robey

A Historic Art Deco Building Transformed Into One Of The Most Beautiful Design And Lifestyle Hotels In Chicago

SHIHARA LAB

Precise Minimalism With This Geometry-Based Fine Jewellery Line

ENDGAMƎ

The London-Based Producer Is Bringing Together A Global Community Of Experimentalists

Wild Life Archive’s Dance Music Culture 70’s To Present

The Underground Publisher Presents His Rare & Unseen Collection In Tokyo

KENGO KUMA DESIGNS THE NEW V&A DUNDEE

Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma Has Completed His First Project In The United Kingdom, Designing The First Design Museum In Scotland

AMOS REX

With Director Kai Kartio At The Directorial Helm, The New Amos Rex Art Museum By Architects JKMM Is Set To Highlight Helsinki’s Championing Of The Arts

SAHSYA KANETANAKA

Hiroshi Sugimoto's Mathematics-Driven Artistic Concept For An Architectural Structure - A Restaurant In The Heart Of Tokyo

TRUNK HOTEL

In Tokyo, Find The Most Conscious Boutique Hotel And Local Lounge

Mel Ottenberg

The New York-based Stylist Not Afraid To Take Risks In Fashion

May, 2018
Mel Ottenberg, Champ Portrait City Series, New York. Photo: Jason Lewis

American power stylist Mel Ottenberg knows how to style, select and connect. He can take the credit for Rihanna’s recent role as next-level style idol and trend-setter when he took over all her styling. Rihanna now rocks anything from couture to emerging designers’ work, and together with Ottenberg’s vision and execution, magic happens.

Graduating from New Yorks’s Rhode Island School of Design, Ottenberg is charming, fun and downright incredible at what he does. An in-demand fashion go-to by not only celebrities and fashion brands, but magazines also and has seen his work in and on the cover of magazines such as Purple, i-D, Dazed and Confused, and Harpers Bazaar. Indeed Ottenberg is a respected regular with the most influential pop culture and fashion magazines around.

Mel Ottenberg, Champ Portrait City Series, New York. Photo: Jason Lewis
"A rebel does what they want to do when they want to do it, and doesn’t give a shit what anybody thinks about it."
Mel Ottenberg
Mel Ottenberg Studio Visit Champ Portrait City Series, New York. Photo: Jason Lewis

With a visionary approach to fashion and the art of expression through clothes, Ottenberg is ultimately forward-thinking and inspired by sub-cultures. Keep all eyes on him for the next big things.

Originally featured in Champ Issue 9
Portrait City Series – New York
Photographed by Jason Lewis

Mel Ottenberg, Ala Champ. Photo: Jason Lewis
Mel Ottenberg, Ala Champ. Photo: Jason Lewis
Mel Ottenberg, Champ Portrait City Series, New York. Photo: Jason Lewis
May, 2018