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PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

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