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Reversible Destiny Lofts

The Vibrant Residences That Challenge Daily Perceptions Of Space & Movement, By Artist-Duo Arakawa & Gins

BLESS N°65 Not That I Can’t Wait For It

Constantly Challenging The Norm to Encourage New Perspectives

FUKURO

Down The Stairs, A Modern Japanese Izakaya In Central Hong Kong

LE CORBUSIER

The Great Swiss-French Architect's Studio-Apartment Has Been Restored And Is Now Open To The Public

SCHAULAGER

The Unassuming Contemporary Art Gallery Designed By Herzog & de Meuron

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

Renovated by Foster + Partners, This West Palm Beach Art Institution Has Now Re-Opened Its Doors

The Chinati Foundation

The Contemporary Art Destination in Marfa Founded by Pioneering American Artist Donald Judd

NICHOLAS DALEY COLLABORATES WITH BRITISH MILLINER CHRISTYS’

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

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

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

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