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IZZY


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IZZY


 

 

PHILIPS IZZY
SPECIAL BRANDING PROJECT BY LE MILE STUDIO


february 2017
 

The izzy speakers play your music also via Bluetooth technology and with a tap of button, music from your smartphone, also USB or CD will play simultaneously to any izzy speaker in any room. This wireless technology uses a specific standard to enable the link-up of multiple speakers and connects up to five speakers without the need of a router, any wifi-passwords, or smart device apps to set up the connection.
So if you´re a music lover, a party maker, or you just have a big apartment and enjoy loud movies, you can easily add izzy speakers to your group mode for multiroom music and have the sound played in all the corners of your space, at the same time. You also have the option on having the music played for individual use by switching on the single mode. The Speakers let you stream all your favorite music from your tablet, computer or phone. Multiroom music has actually never been easier.

The series of the izzy wireless speakers aren´t only functionally perfect, but also pretty stylish and compact. Its design is very minimal, and sparingly with buttons, which makes the operation of the speakers quite simple. You only tap one button and the speakers fill the rooms with wonderful sound, no matter where you place the izzy product.


 

 
 

portable, wireless multiroom speaker IZZY BM6B/10, BM7B/10, BM60B/10

 

EDUN


EDUN


 

 

EDUN
S/S 2017 VIDEO & PHOTO SERIES BY KRISTIN-LEE MOOLMAN


february 2017
 

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.

EDUN's full ecru looks stand out in the mix. A PVC-lace coat, organic velour flare pants and a Danfari canvas dress. From an in-home hair salon, to the quaint streets of their cul-de-sac, Amelia, Imade, and Somalia, bring a retro future twist to the narrative with the edginess and femininity inherent to EDUN. Moolman's unique sense of the scenography serves to solidify EDUN's connection between New York and Africa, and creates a modern and border free interaction between them. "The core idea of this series worked around finding and celebrating EDUN muses - while subtly paying homage to iconic American actresses like Pam Grier, Teresa Graves, Jeanne Bell and Tamara Dobson." - Kristin-Lee Moolman

All EDUN collections are proudly produced, sourced or developed in Africa, primarily in Kenya, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, and South Africa. This new photo project is about sharing the vigor and flair that is at the brand's core.

PHOTOGRAPHY + ART DIRECTION KRISTIN-LEE MOOLMAN
STYLING HALEY WOLLENS
MODELS IMADE, AMELIA, SOMALIA

 

DROME SS17


DROME SS17


 

 

DROMe
Spring/Summer Collection 17


february 2017
 

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. 

Drome is a young italian brand and stands as a project uniquely based on leather, rendered as a lively and natural material, yielding to shapes and themes inspired both by biker and sport worlds and by a new concept of this textile, renovating the classic “leather jacket” notion. The drome atmosphere is subtle and powdery, made up of never-too-flashy colors but always soft in their shades and nuances, blending one another in a chromatic harmony inspired by nature, with its twilights, dawns and mists. The style is utterly sophisticated with elaborated details, favoring a rather minimal approach, and with a peculiar care in terms of treatments.

 

ACNE Studio Pre-Fall 17


ACNE Studio Pre-Fall 17


 

 

ACNE Studios
Women´s Pre-Fall 2017


february 2017
 

A mix of separates that is like the perfect vintage finds combined with pieces of character, creating a universal look. The silhouette is long and lean.
Leather trench coats have a fitted waist and slight A-line shape, falling to the knee. Meanwhile, vinyl trench coats in khaki green also have an A-line shape and a high gloss finish. The long lines of a tailored suit are accentuated by the golden vertical stripes of a double-breasted blazer and trousers, with a constructed shoulder and long length to drape the foot.
Satin shirts are fluid, with scarf plackets that loop the neck and then drape down the front. There's either a snug fit or oversized cosiness with sweaters, from a tight fitting Shetland wool sweater in turquoise, to a relaxed striped sweater in alpaca mohair. Moroccan inspired striped kaftans blur the line between top and dress. They are hooded, with an elongated keyhole closure and oversized button, worn over straight leg corduroy trousers.
The free drape of a light indigo satin evening dress takes its form from the barbershop cape. It has a round neck, ribbon tie at the side and a simple press button fastening where it overlaps. Shearling adds scale, like a boxy camel shearling jacket with a round body, or a hooded ecru shearling coat with an oversized fit and asymmetrical front opening.
Ankle boots complete the look, whether everyday in black patent, brown or white, or decorated with oversized buckles and harness belts in silver or turquoise.

 

Kostas Murkudis - Das Berliner Atelier


Kostas Murkudis - Das Berliner Atelier


AN INTERVIEW WITH KOSTAS MURKUDIS
Das Berliner Atelier

written by Annika Hatje

january 2017


Through a movement of any kind, different approaches, shapes and stories develop to last yet aim at modifying again. In lieu of such fast-framed processes, today’s change seems to appear just a little bit faster than it did yesterday. To catch up with this dynamic, the individual needs to think inventive, adapt quickly, be aware of the situation finding oneself in and evolve upon such – Annika Hatje visited Kostas Murkudis in his atelier in Berlin and talked with him about his current collection, the inspiration resources and paradigms in fashion. 

Kostas Murkudis SS2017 LE MILE Magazine Alban E. Smajli

Entering his spacy atelier, illuminated by fluorescent tubes and warm wooden flooring, Kostas refines an environment that allows functionality and casualty, balancing a vigorous working atmosphere together with its homely attributes.
Going through the collection’s room, further towards the green garden with its prospering fauna, one enters the winter garden. It is silent and peaceful; reminding one of the spot you’d always dream off, to finally take a deep breath and loosen the strings attached to time. Here, architec
- ture and design objects are in fact a con- clusion of the interaction with shapes and colors. Versatile yet determent constitute characterizing attributes of a design object that acquires a status as such. Clothing can be such object, when inheriting the ability to master both attributes, created by Kostas Murkudis. 

" No boundaries, but eyes wide open towards the future implying the creation of face, guaranteeing for price challenges, production aims and freedom in creation "

Ambitiously inspired by his past collections, Kostas has been reconditioning his signature above what dictates trends, shapes and colors. Dedication - The artists mind is about stories to be told, transmitted through his unique aesthetics, following today’s function of body movements and lifestyles. It’s up to each individual to discover the clothes’ details, instead of discriminating one for its misuse. The collection in general stands out with its well applied haptic, it’s soft colored garment design (by Nadine Goepfert) and emphasizes a certain feeling of development within our society and its individuals. It’s a silent and smart fight, an innovative statement that embodies the progressive metropolitan wardrobe, where everything makes sense, every little stitch, pocket and detail, rein- forces the process of creation as a circle that nurtures itself and therefore continues infinitely. This in its core, functions as the catalyst, creating the desire to communicate. No boundaries, but eyes wide open towards the future implying the creation of face, guaranteeing for price challenges, production aims and freedom in creation. By skillfully reinterpreting the rules of beauty and norms of society, Kostas develops a certain distance to the pressure of today’s fashion industry dictate. Over the years, there had been developed a gentle, yet strong character that defines him as a person, influencing his collections. 

LE MILE Magazine by Alban E. Smajli presenting Kostas Murkudis SS2017 by Annika Hatje

" Within our postmodern environment we always tend to find appreciation of beauty. With creating a playful thought, defining freedom and detaching it from given codes, we get to question what is reality after all? "

Paris in particular has been crucial to his individual process towards being a designer, maintaining competitiveness, as this city constitutes creative freedom and acceptance of such within a society that evolves from the same impulses and desires. In its core values though, his creations do function on an artistic level, creating the basis of understanding, how to approach such in its holistic attempt.

Radiant youth, a human’s body and its attraction; the collection’s touch and playful features are characterizing his designs, keeping our senses and mind active, by allowing us to construe his composition in our own way. Accompanied by such freedom, it is actually the certain fondness on simplicity that’s creating space for complexity.

Within our postmodern environment we always tend to find appreciation of beauty. With creating a playful thought, defining freedom and detaching it from given codes, we get to question what is reality after all? Illusion and reflection hereby create a certain hyperreality, forming a context to evolve from. Regarding that, it is questioned whether there are actual scales that define beauty, limiting it to only an essence, or if the current development of limitation has been pushed boundaries. The essence is no longer an entity, as it now is rather used as an illustration of the various facets of beauty, manifested within major topics like gender, comfort, hierarchies and attraction. After all, contemporary aesthetics define its creator, deciding upon the placement of relevance: Being able to bend the idea of beauty, to manifest an object’s power in being visually appealing and raising awareness towards the importance of a long-lasting imagery, elucidates the current aesthetical dynamics in the creative industry.

Furthermore, and such is the initial indicator of successful designing, there is a given mindset that fashion continuous to be a consistent and independent platform, functioning as an expression of taste within the scope of cultural understanding. But most importantly it raises awareness on the relevance of innovation in an industry which mostly functions through consumption and reproduction Film though, well-functions as another projector for the idea of his collections.

It resembles another voice, channeling the garments from another angle and allows being playful, as well as challenging at the same time. It changes the way we develop a thought about certain aesthetics. Sequences of film almost seem like a puzzle, where its pieces are made out of various attributes that’s been put together. As an artist, Kostas Murkudis uses such platform to inspire but also question certain paradigms of several disciplines. His film collection’s aim is accompanied by a clear message, a regulatory parameter that is more or less visible, but reconciling its sequences. Moreover, he mentions in our talk that film in general is today’s way to communicate to a broad variety of generations. It is the bonding that we keep to our origin, and which made Kostas coming back to Berlin after such a long voyage within the fashion industry. Travelling professionally roots from curiosity and self-realization, but also from today’s natural understanding of being available at any time, worldwide. From designing his own line, to taking over the creative direction of other labels, as well as exhibiting certain pieces of his at the MMK Frankfurt and finally creating the costume design for the opera of Luzern, as well as their stage setting, one receives a profound idea of the scope of his work that in itself is tremendous and comprises major disciplines. His journey thus proves that there are no boundaries in creation Memories vanish, as experience continues to prosper. Going further, it creates confidence, a vital network and a team that contributes to facilitate and inspire. Gathering a strong set of creativity around oneself, attributes as craftsmans- hip, honest narratives and brilliant mastered compositions of fabric and design, develop naturally.
‘There had been so much happening in my life, I can’t remember everything’ – but somehow it all comes together when reviewing his works – most resonant, there is someone sitting in front of me who is kind-hearted, keeping a certain youth naivety and reveals his standing and thoughts only partly - always keeping a smooth tempo to it. I would even argue that such is one of the most desired skills of today’s open world: Keeping things to yourself and taking time to tell. 

 

Ann Kuen


Ann Kuen


AN INTERVIEW WITH ANN KUEN
About a Muse 

written by Grenadine R.

january 2017


Inspiration. Stimulation of the mind. Arising creativity. Blessed by the muse. There is always this very origin of a piece of art. Very seldomly it only develops from an inner self, from a core. There is always some kind of influence, a question that has been raised through society or environment. Or even a muse. The myths of muses have often been linked to divinity - there wasn’t a genius without the influence of a god, as Greek mythology says. But do we have to see a muse that extraordinary? 

What does it mean to be a muse in this modern, fast world? What spirit is still needed, what spirit is still left? Ann Kuen, since recently the new muse of international artist Anselm Kiefer, working with him in his Atelier close to Paris, is herself artist, model and muse in one person.
I talk to her on a very late evening about being a muse and artist at the same time and the threshold between art and fashion. It is the simplicity, her down-to- earth attitude, maybe also her vigorous
Austrian German that makes her a very authentic individual, who seems to reflect sensibly on life, providing a feeling of why she is so inspiring to people. 

" I think I bring inspiration to the people - maybe that’s my task in life. "

It was last year that she started to work with Kiefer. Studying arts back then in Vienna but traveling a lot and working full time as a model, she thought it would be a good idea to leave the premises and work with the artist for a while. The job of a model and muse are closely connected to each other but still there are things that make big differences. Even more difficult is switching from being the object to being the creator. Both, being a model and a muse, but also being a muse and an artist can become a balancing act. We talk about the feeling to stand, sometimes even naked, in front of ano- ther person, who is creating an image of oneself. „It makes you strong, it keeps up a kind of aloofness." s a live model Ann is often stylized to a sculpture, raised to something special. Still there remains a passive part, where she is an active being but at the same time doesn’t create anything. In contrast, when switching the role, transforming to the other side, she can become the active part that is creating.

" It’s intimidating being portrayed, being eternalized through his [Kiefers] art. Its surreal to see yourself painted, clearly recognizable but in colours in which you would never see yourself. "

For her, it’s not easy to leave the state of passiveness, turning into the creator - taking the spirit only for herself.
„It’s not as easy as it seems, after being taken away from yourself, coming back to your inner core, to return to the person you really are, to find the place in your inner self where you are yourself.“
Her work „spletenija“ describes this conflict. She lived in London back then and her landlady had loads of packaging material. Almost by incident, very intuitively, she started experimenting with it, exploring what forms could develop out of it and started to shoot herself whilst working. Only later, producing the he- liogravures for an exhibition, she found out about the meaning of this work. „Iam a sculpture, fashioned and figured by others” - in this case she became her own muse. It is rather stimulation than inspiration what she gets from Kiefer, mostly regarding his attitude. Having preserved the child within him, he wants to fathom the things of the world and he is not afraid to fail - it’s even more so an important part in his works. Her adaption is an intuitive way of working. Where the piece of art will lead her is part of the process. To start with something simple, probably so- mething that appears to be meaningless will help raising fundamental questions. That’s why she likes to observe people. Spending time at airports a lot, she finds many people mostly controlled by basic instincts - sleeping, eating, going to the toilet. From observing to being observed she finds it often a schizophrenic act of being a personality and then becoming some object used for projection of the artist or the photographer. Fashion often lacks a respectful way of dealing with models, Ann reflects. Size, hair, leg length - categories are things that matter. Rarely it’s the character or the personality. The question arises if models are still the source for inspiration. It becomes in fact a tool for projection. As in Ann’s case, being a muse for artists, she feels much more respect for her very Self, for her personality and for the spirit she brings.
Becoming a muse is definitely something that one doesn’t chose to be. Still Ann thinks that its got do with certain skills, like a handcraft. „Knowing who you are, knowing your way, knowing what you love and being disciplined about it.“ It’s
a consciousness or a particular attention she receives through or pays to her surroundings, that shapes her, what she releases then again. Like a medium. This shape, often described as the energy or the spirit a person brings, is the veil of the muse.

Ann Kuen in her Atelier, photographed by Thomas Sing.

 

Freitag Backpack


Freitag Backpack


 

 

FREITAG
SPECIAL BRANDING PROJECT BY LE MILE STUDIO


january 2017
 

Back in the 90s, digital designers and brothers Markus + Daniel Freitag were looking for a functional, water-resistent and robust backpack to hold their graphic works. By seeing the heavy multicolored trucks that rumbled infront of their apartment, they got inspired and created a bag from used truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes, and car seat belts. The Freitag backpacks were born, taking their shape in the living room of their apartment in Zurich. Each one recycled their unique Freitag bag. The idea grew and became a great success. Nowadays, the products of Freitag are available in twelve F-Stores as well as at hundreds of resellers around the globe. Also, customers can order one of the over 5000 unique products from the online store presenting an extensive selection of colors, models, and texture. Markus + Daniel still conceive and oversee each new model through the series production by being the Creative Directors of Freitag.

See here a diverse of models from Freitag combined with a diverse on statues and sculptures.

Backpack with blue embellishment F303 HAZZARD
Laptop Sleeve F421 ULTRABOOK SLEEVE 15“ 
red Backpack R521 COOLIDGE
Phone Sleeve F28 IPHONE 5/6SE

www.freitag.ch

 

CLUSE


CLUSE


 

 

CLUSE LA ROCHE
SPECIAL BRANDING PROJECT BY LE MILE STUDIOS


february 2017
 

The white or black marble that includes the dial with black hands and index hour markers is being produced from a raw stone and is presented like an art object within a black or golden stainless steel case with a black leather strap in a round shape. Designed as a tribute to one´s uniqueness for every lady, every piece of marble is one of a kind with a natural veining pattern, which makes each watch from the La Roche series timepiece entirely unique. Loyal to our minimal aesthetic, this collection features a 38 mm case with a matte black finish and a black leather strap for a bold and stylish look.
The watches of La Roche are being specialized in the Amsterdam atelier with attention and care, and they were produced with a strong focus on quality and style. 
The story of CLUSE is about people who find beauty in simplicity. Simple is not about being plain. In their describing story they continue with "It is about being grounded, sophisticated and true to oneself. Away from distractions and focused on the things that are truly important in life." Packed with this mindset, LE MILE believes that CLUSE is committed to creating timepieces that represent elegance and minimalism. Timepieces that aspire to be part of people who are conscious about their style. The watch brand is not there only to indicate time, but especially to define someone´s best moments and captivate attention in all simplicity. 
 

LE MILE Studios x Plotagraph Pro
www.clusewatches.com

 

Barton Perreira


Barton Perreira


 

 

BARTON PERREIRA
SPECIAL BRANDING PROJECT BY LE MILE STUDIO


october 2016
 

Dedicated to pure luxury, the collection of Barton Perreira is presented in a special branding project by + for LE MILE Magazine. Perreira´s approach to high fashion redefines style and elegance to a new level. The language of inspired design of Patty Perreira focuses on the evolution process and continues to challenge the industry + unveiling the next new thing.