Fall+Winter Issue N°23 is out now, starring Mustafah Abdulaziz on the cover, photographed by Jaap Bräutigam.
Contributions and features on + through Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçon), Stephen Shore, GUCCI, Irving Penn, Club 57, Tagen Donovan, VIU, Pablo Erroz, Emma Matell, Alessandro Squarzi, Emma Matell and more.
Through the lens of the Whitney’s collection, An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists see their work as essential to challenging established thought and creating a more equitable culture. Many have sought immediate change, such as ending the war in Vietnam or combating the AIDS crisis. Others have engaged with protest more indirectly, with the long term in mind, hoping to create new ways of imagining society and citizenship.
Swarovski is very proud to support the international touring exhibition Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography as premium partner. The exhibition produced by the Kunsthal Rotterdam and premiered last winter, was exhibited at the Kunsthalle Munich for its second stop over the summer and now arrives at La Venaria Reale. Celebrated for his iconic, often cinematic images and widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion photographers of our time, Peter Lindbergh has enjoyed a multi-faceted, forty-year career that continues to this day. He is best known for the introduction of a new realism in photography, which plays with the notion of the authentic, strong and self-willed woman, from femme fatale to heroine, redefining the standards of beauty. This extraordinary, singular vision completely changed the course of fashion photography.
I am always interested in what sits outside of fashion. It’s an attitude that is at the heart of Acne Studios, and this season I wanted to explore this outsider way of being. These are individual pieces that are as if found characterful looks that are made for pleasure.
‘Libertad’ is an ode to communist Latin America - joyfully embracing the similarities and differences between the great communist regions. The collection draws inspirations from the warmth and heat of these
territories, something which Russia so stereotypically lacks.
With contemporary design from London, Edge of Belgravia is one of the world´s most innovative chef knife brands using high tech materials and supremely sharp stainless steel. They state that their knives are “just as effective tools as pieces of art for the kitchen.”
PITTI FRAGRANZE the best display of international artistic perfumery brands, that takes places in Florence, focused this time on sustainability, a hot topic that is abused and more often used for marketing leverage rather than for executing real changes. In perfumery, sustainability is still a very “fresh” topic and for this reason Pitti Fragranze no.15 dedicated some attention to it through a series of talks stepping on the the frontiers of sustainability and exotic spices.
It is impossible to be disappeared in this way as a being. A beautiful but somehow shadowy woman. She just vanished in a split-second. I’ve been following, sneakingly peeping on her for the last couple of days with this dismal weather – it seemed to be perfectly in synch with her heroin-chic aesthetic.
KAHLA porcelain a family-owned manufacturer of fine hard-paste porcelain based in the small town Kahla in German Thuringia. Since 1844, the company has been producing contemporary designed items for everyday use. Their porcelain is being sold in over 60 countries and has been awarded with more than 90 international design awards.
Playground is an all-knitwear collection that conveys playfulness and lightness while the garments are underpinned by highly intricate and sophisticated fabric structures. The elaborate patterns, rich colours and distinct textures are all knitted into integral pieces of seamless fabric and remind us on works of Alexander Calder who has influenced the bright colors and blocky shapes used by the designer in this collection. Playground offers a new knitwear that renders smooth surface that bears intricacy within a harmonious whole, as if the fabrics are born this way, natural and pristine. This revolutionary collection redefines knitwear.
During our journey to Burma we had taken the GoPro camera with us and installed it with the pro waver from Walimex that made possible to have not another shaky GoPro video but incredibly smooth recorded moments. Whether you jump, hike, bike, surf, or run… the waver keeps your shots steady and makes the result look so much better and professional.
'Here We Are' is curated by Christopher Bailey, President and Chief Creative Officer, Burberry, and Lucy Kumara Moore, writer, curator and Director of Claire de Rouen, and co-curated by Alasdair McLellan, and will feature over 200 works by photographers including Dafydd Jones, Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Shirley Baker, Jane Bown, Martin Parr, Jo Spence, Ken Russell, Charlie Phillips, Karen Knorr, Janette Beckman and Andy Sewell.
First introduced on the runway as part of the February 2017 show in London, The DK88 collection for men and women is available in a range of sizes. Named after the house code for the brand’s signature honey-coloured gabardine fabric, the DK88 collection features styles reimagined in Burberry’s new Trench Leather, paying tribute to the fabric at the very heart of the Burberry story.
Burberry’s DK88 Top Handle bag collection is expanding to include new small and mini sizes from September 2017.
Venczel is the exacting expression of swedish designer Matilda Venczel. The newborn label serves as the maiden voyage for the former student of the Antwerp Academy. Having worked through the studio of Carol Christian Poell and subsequently Tärnsjö Tannery, her thoughtfully critical eye weaves a singular vision through every articulation of the label, from the workmanship of the leather, to the humanity of the pieces when worn.
The Filippa K AW17 campaign is the first image campaign with founder Filippa Knutsson back as Creative Director.
Inspired by the simplicity of minimalistic Scandinavian design, Filippa K creates garments that are simple, beautiful and long lasting, clearly showcased by this autumns imagery.
New Balance is designed to cater to the endless days that always characterize the modern lifestyle. See the latest trends *selected by LE MILE Magazine.
Italy is one of the crown jewels of Old Europe, a country that is unique and diverse from both a geographical and cultural point of view. One must live it to understand it right, to understand the way the time has passed the places, the streets, the way the time has shaped the forms, the values and the attitudes, the way the traditions have remained the same and on the other side, the way it all has stood the test of time.
In the past few years, there´s been big steps taken on the action camera scene. The movie-makers are now getting more and more of a shake-up from the virtual-reality action camera producers. The VR action camera can capture a 360 degree scene, actually everything that is happening around you.
Foam is proud to present the work of twenty new Foam Talents. The annual Talent Call is an international search for exceptionally talented photographers under the age of 35. The submissions form an intriguing barometer of current developments in contemporary photography. The Foam Talent programme is a career building platform that helps launch aspiring image-makers into the international photography industry, giving them global acclaim and recognition. Many artists once selected as Foam Talent are now established names in photography.
In recognition of how emoticons are able to transcend language, Acne Studios celebrates the spirit of inclusivity in the new campaign dedicated to the face motif collection. Featuring the Atlanta-based couple Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony and their four children, Desmiray (10 years old), Maliyah (9), Kordale Jr (8) and Kaleb Jr (6 months). Inez and Vinoodh photographed the family on location in the New York City hotel room they were staying in during a holiday weekend.
LE MILE Studios has released a limited edition of 20 catalogs of Alexander Minor´s series "Check out", presenting 26 photographs. Edited by Alban E. Smajli, the catalog includes an introduction by Mirjam Bayerdörfer and an interview by Annika Hatje.
The Victorian luxury hotel Belmond Governor‘s Residence is located in the Embassy Quarter of Yangon and has the reputation of being the city‘s most charming hotel. The elegant two-story teak mansion from the 1920s has served as the official home of the governors of the British Crown Colony of Burma.
To Organize Delirium is the first full-scale U.S. retrospective in two decades of the Brazilian artist’s work. One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Oiticica made art that awakens us to our bodies, our senses, our feelings about being in the world: art that challenges us to assume a more active role.
When asked to reveal the secrets of his portrait and studio works, Irving Penn, reckoned master of modernist photography, once responded: “I try to find a person at a very serene, true, and fairly restful moment.”
As the birthplace of various design movements, Europe has been a leader in design for many years. This also means that it is a very competitive industry with newcomers entering the field on a seemingly daily basis. From a vast array of talented designers, Le Mile has selected seven current designers that are delivering incredibly thoughtful and aesthetic designs to this ever-evolving industry.
Vladimir Karaleev has been showing his collection SS18 in connection to the Berlin Fashion Week 2017, presenting an extraordinary show of interesting, well curated clothes. Exciting cut-outs, intriguing shapes and a fine selection of fabrics triggering a kind of curiosity that evolves over the whole time, the show was on. We see flawless layering, a variety of fabrics and textures that range from soft to coarse, infolding the body and waving smoothly within the movement’s rhythm. Fascinating is the lightness that each piece would have.
Barbados, year 2000. A group of creative friends seeks to escape the humdrum on a crazy holiday, full of color, frenzy and ecstasy. A symbiosis between reality and fiction, bending the rules and embarking on adventures that help them escape between palm trees, the waves of the ocean and a world full of color, accommodating all kinds of mixtures and numerous eccentricities that feed a passionate creativity as well a wave of free life without prejudices, far away from the usual stereotypes, far away from the usual stimuli, allowing them to grow professionally and personally.
This Thursday Hien Le presented his Spring/Summer 2018 collection as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. The collection is an ode to the poetry of dance, exploring the interplay between body and fabric.
For the first time, Hien Le collaborates with Berlin-based porcelain and ceramics manufactory Schoemig who created handmade porcelain buttons and accessories for this collectoin which also reflects the contrast of dance. Some models were wearing sunglasses from Austrain manufactory Neubau Eyewear.
Dawid Tomaszewski’s creations are both experimental and innovative. He uses industrial and unconventional materials and skilfully combines them with extraordinary cuts and uncompromising fits, thereby balancing all elements perfectly, culminating in avant-garde creations. Dawid Tomaszewski’s designs epitomise the 21st-century woman and empower her through her femininity. The designer is inspired by art, architecture and music, and blends these influences with his personal vision of how a modern woman should dress. The power of his collections lies in his faith in the finest craftsmanship and his unwavering attention to detail.
EDUN continues its collaboration with South African photographer, Kristin-Lee Moolman, with a video and photo series shot in Roosevelt, Queens. Together with Moolman, EDUN maintains the theme of empowerment and youth in a surreal, almost elusive suburban space to showcase their heroines. The 70's atmosphere of this quiet neighborhood - its graphic houses and winding sidewalks - is used as a blank canvas where the EDUN Girls, driving a classic Pontiac Firebird, pop with their girl gang attitude and urban styling.
Editor-at-Large Annika Hatje visited following shows at Copenhagen´s Fashion Week AW 17: Cecilie Bahnsen, Tonsure, Baun und Pferdegarten, Freya Dalsjo, Ganni, Lala Berlin + Henrik Vibskov. See the impressions from the show.
Production LE MILE Studios
for LE MILE MAGAZINE N°23, WF17
Director ALBAN E. SMAJLI
Location Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, BURMA
Camera Kodak SP360 4K
Production LE MILE Studios
for LE MILE MAGAZINE N°23, WF17
Director ALBAN E. SMAJLI
Location Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, BURMA
Camera Kodak SP360 4K
When a generation is in search of a cultural identity, symbols are everything, where fashion reflects feminine contradictions and describe the different dimensions of today’s women. Cuts, bows and pleats become symbolic of stylistic communication. A coded message that takes an introspective journey through the fragments of Marianna Rosati’s dark romanticism for her DROMe, a´ la David Lynch, but with a fresh appeal and playful image. Between sartorial skill, technology, traditional roles and nuances of gender, the thread running through the collection is deconstruction. Starting from very lightweight leathers which become as fluid as silk, forming fine bows, asymmetries, crimping them in a patchwork of different rouches, creating unexpected movements.
As inspiration, it's based on the beginnings of the hiphop in the US on seventies, a time of rebellion and change. It tells the story about the dress of the aristocracy and the high street society. Queens, princes, dukes and baronesses of the districts who show off their best attire at court, which are represented by courts and parks in the city. Mixing the culture of hiphop and fashion is also one of his purposes and he does it through a story of a street gang, in which they adapt perfectly to the aesthetic, but transforming it into a high-end hip-hop, where Will mix luxurious elements, with other sportier ones.