Poster Girl is made up of the creative partnership of designers Francesca Capper and Natasha Somerville who met during their studies at Central Saint Martins. Launched in March 2017, Poster Girl has grown rapidly working with retailers including Selfridges and Opening Ceremony with a unique sense of “nostalgia-meets-the-future”. Capper and Somerville’s personal take on the fashion schedule is based on four collections a year on the same theme as a continually building and developing annual collection.
DROMe as a dream. DROMe as a journey.
DROMe presents the evocative new mens Spring/Summer 2018 collection images, shot by 20 year old artist, Gabriele Rosati
LE MILE SeLECTED *SADAK*
Inspired by a set of miniatures found at Belgrade’s ethnographic museum, SADAK’s new collection is a celebration of diversity and sartorial contradictions, blending the appeal of 1990s subcultures with the beauty of formal tailoring and timeless sportswear.
converse cons x civilist
The Berlin-based skateboard store *Civilist* has established itself as a household name in the global skateboarding community. It serves as a culture hub for art, music, and skateboarding. In 2017, Converse and Civilist celebrate the role Berlin has played in driving global street culture with interpretations of the One Star Pro and Chuck Taylor All Star Pro inspired by the city.
Fierce + Feminine *TSOLO MUNKH*
Tsolmandakh Munkhuu is a very special woman who defied and defeated the sometimes constricting confines of her native Mongolia to follow her creative urge. Thank goodness she did, and thank goodness she was strong, talented, and determined enough to succeed, because one thing is certain: ever since its 2010 foundation, Tsolmandakh Munkhuu’s fashion brand,Tsolo Munkh, has certainly been enriching the fashion world.
Zign F+W `17/`18
Zigns upcoming fall+winter collection perfectly blends classic and modern elements creating a timeless design with minimalist features that allow an effortless day to night look. Metal eyelets and elastic sidepanels turn Derbys, Chelseas and Boots into urban allrounder while leather weekender and bumbags perfectly complement the harmoniously composed collection.
LE MILE SeLECTED *A.F. Vandevorst*
A.F. Vandevorst’s SS18 collection finds its artistic roots in motocross. Per tradition, the brand is heavily influenced by their favourite muse - the nomadic woman ready to experience. This season their muse gracefully embraces the off-road and speed of the motocross grounds.
issue: FALL+WINTER #23
Fall+Winter Issue N°23 stars artist 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.
Inner Landscape *Marzio Cavanna*
Marzio Cavanna is an Italian architect who was born in Milan. He is driven by two passions – architecture and pharmacy – two very different yet equally dynamic and deep subjects to dive into. His first love, architecture, requires devotion and patience, as every project is a translation of an owner and his or her character. Marzio’s work is about creating an ambience, the sensation of a house or a room, while respecting the story of his subject matter.
MAX TAN *CONTINENTAL DRIFT*
In a nutshell - The theory of continental drifts realised in the modern age; new media, digital communications as a catalyst. The state of the world currently - the world becoming one, clashing cultures, social conflicts and fake news.
Wrangler by Peter Max
In Winter 2017, Wrangler unveils the second to last drop of this premium collection in collaboration with the celebrated artist Peter Max, master of the cosmic print. The jeans giant first collaborated with Max in the early 1970s and, appropriately, this new, all European-made apparel line - for both men and women - has the same boldly colourful, upbeat period feel.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *ELLENBERGER DESIGN*
In 2006 Jannis Ellenberger established a studio for interior- and product design, offering design service to a diverse of international furniture manufacturing companies. His design service has been honored with the iF Product Design Award, European Product Design Award in Gold and the Kids Design Award, to name just a few. In 2011 Ellenberger established „Elleberger Design“ with own collections.
Acne Studios *Diner Collection*
Acne Studios presents their new *Diner collection*. It´s capsule collection includes accessories and wardrobe staples such as sweatshirts (t-)shirts, shorts, and jersey is inspired by classical American diners and bars. The samples are embroidered with graphic prints according to the theme, such as cherry, telephone, red lipstick, and ice-cubes.
Cara Delevingne and Matt Smith for Burberry
Cara Delevingne and british actor Matt Smith appear in a portfolio of images captured for Burberry by fashion photographer Alasdair McLellan. The series of images are accompanied by a 30-sec. clip of Cara + Matt to a soundtrack of ‘Always On My Mind’ by Pet Shop Boys.
JUMP INTO THE FUTURE. ART OF THE 90S AND 2000S.
Last year, the German art collector Thomas Borgmann gifted a major selection of contemporary artworks to the Stedelijk – the museum that, in his own words, shaped his artistic vision. This autumn, the Stedelijk will present a large number of pieces from the donation in an exhibit that will occupy the entire first floor of the historic building.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *FREITAG*
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.
KEITH HARING RETURNS TO THE STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
The American artist painted the canvas, which filters daylight into the grand hallway, especially for his solo exhibition at the Stedelijk in 1986. For this show, Haring didn’t simply want to present artwork he’d already made – he insisted on making new work. Laying out the velum (which measures almost 40 x 66 feet, 12 x 20 meter) on the floor of one of the museum galleries, he painted it in just one day, using spray paint.
AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF PROTEST
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.
LE MILE Selected: *PUMA*
PUMA is best known for its sportswear goods. But recently, PUMA has made a significant effort in expanding its influence in the lifestyle + fashion world through various collaborations with Alexander McQueen, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Tsugi Kori, or just recently Alexander Wang.
Swarovski x PETER LINDBERGH
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.
le mile selected: *G-SHOCK x PIGALLE*
The French label PIGALLE teamed up with the Japanese watch brand G-SHOCK and together they have designed two variations of the iconic DW-5600. Now, the collection of new wristwatches has been released and is inspired by the Japanese culture and by the same time by the creativity and innovation of Ashpool. The collection is available in the colors of Pigalle´s current collection in black and in a soft pastel tone. Both watches contain the logo of Pigalle on white display.
ACNE STUDIOS S+S`18
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.
PAUL & YAKOV S+S`18
‘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.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *EDGE OF BELGRAVIA*
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.”
STREET STYLE NYFW S+S`18
PITTI FRAGRANZE 15
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.
HER CRIMSON - Milena Wojhan
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.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *KAHLA*
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.
I AM CHEN
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.
GoPro x LE MILE Studios present BURMA
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
'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.
Burberry - DK88 Top Handle Collection
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.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *VENCZEL - 01*
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.
Filippa K AW17
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.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *NEW BALANCE*
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.
A MODERN VIEW ON "Timeless"
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.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *KODAK PIXPRO*
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.
ACNE STUDIOS: Kordale N Kaleb
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.
Limited Edition of 20 Catalogs of Alexander Minor´s series >Check out<
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.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *Belmond Governor´s Residence*
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.
IRVING PENN - Earthly Bodies
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.”
LE MILE SeLECTED: *European Design*
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 S+S 18
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.
Pablo Erroz "Leave to Live"
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.
Hien Le S+S 18
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+S 18
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.
DROMe Resort 2018
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.
MISBHV - "Do You Still Think of Me?"
Tailored, tapered tracksuits crafted from performance fabrics sourced in Lake Como, sturdy but minimalistic snakeskin cowboy boots made in Italy, skin-tight technical cycling tops, cropped, narrow letterman jackets and oversize raincoats are painting a picture of techno-tailored hybrid that builds a bridge between the traditionally colder M I S B H V club sensibilities of The East and the post-80s fantasy of the colourful West.
VIU x LE MILE Studios | Copenhagen
Exclusively for the first opening of VIU in Denmark, we present a group exhibition of five inspiring Copenhagen-based artists: Freya Dalsjø, Albert Grøndahl, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Amalie Adrian, and Gro Sarauw . With this exhibition VIU combines the highest standards of design and quality with fascinating contemporary art from different artistic disciplines.
3.Paradis launch their Spring/Summer 2018 collection *ON IRA TOUS AU PARADIS* meaning We’ll all go to heaven in the brand’s native French, as the logical sequel to their AW17 collection Paradis Perdu. It explores the idea of reconstructing a safe haven and takes inspiration from the brand’s own unconventional path to paradise. This season 3.Paradis' Creative Director Emeric Rico Tchatchoua asks the questions “What does paradise mean to us as young people?” using garments as a platform to make people think about a question as old as time.
As part of a mostly performative one day event curated by Institut For Succes at the Danish National Gallery, artist Lukas Hofmann / Saliva transformed the vast gallery's foyer into a contemplative therapeutic space where he performed together with four young individuals. The group clothed in Louise Lyngh Bjerregaard’s garments migrated among many actions, exuding a melancholic aura and occasionally flattening their existence into a 2D distorted reflection of their identities by pressing their faces and bodies against a large pane of glass.
ASTRID ANDERSEN S+S 2018
Astrid Andersen continues her exploration of finding new common ground for tradition and heritage with the contemporary sports-luxury sphere. This remains a common thread throughout Astrid Andersen’s collections - translating the familiar into something new and interpreting unexpected references as fresh and relevant to a generation championing a new way of dressing. This season takes the archetypical Safari theme as referenced throughout the history of fashion in various guises and turns its natural curiosity into a personal quest to discover unfamiliar territory for the brand’s aesthetics.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *The Student Hotel*
The Student Hotel business model provides an unique hybrid destination for a fast-growing international community that plans beside Amsterdam 40 other properties in European cities by 2021. They continue to look for opportunities across the continent, seeking and developing dormant and unloved buildings to bring positive economic and social benefits to their neighbourhoods. Situated in the heart of one of Europe’s most iconic cities, The Student Hotel Amsterdam City building offers state-of-the-art hotel accommodation, collaborative work areas, stylish communal lounges and a restaurant and bar branded ‘The Pool’. In 2017 it launches TSH Collab - dedicated co-working space for local businesses, start ups and entrepreneurs.
Acne Studios Resort 2018
Trousers; blazer; shirt; denim; leather: a wardrobe of heightened normality, emphasising the inclusivity of fashion. A single-breasted slate blue flannel coat is like an oversized zoot suit, its sleeves sculpted to emphasise the effect. Cuban embroideries embellish a shirt dress with flat-pressed collar, while a white Cuban shirt has wide sleeves that stop just above the elbow. Plaid tailoring has been playfully cut, with an asymmetric front buttoning on the blazer, and a cropped leg on the trouser. Denim has raw edges and different stonewash treatments. A denim jacket is boxy and cropped with exaggerated sleeves.
Marina Chedel created a collection both savage and urban by borrowing the vocabulary of mountain equipment and Swiss materials such as ash, suede, rabbit fur and goat hair applied on leather and synthetic foam. The strong and bold impact of her shoes collection and the use of asymmetrical platforms, heavy outer soles and crampons convinced the jury.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *ACE Shoreditch*
Archaeologists discovered recently in Shoreditch the foundations of The Theatre in which Shakespeare’s first plays were performed. We are talking about the most creative part of London, Shoreditch. Originally a suburb outside of the City of London, this area was the place where culture, arts and other outsiders banned by the city fathers could find a place to be. Shoreditch has been and is a place for making things happen.
Ace Hotel London, the White House in the middle of everything, connecting everyone, is the Mecca of creative visions, thoughts and actions. Here, Le Mile Magazine team decided to meet, celebrate its belated 5th anniversary and discuss all things important and necessary, on the 5th floor of course.
LE MILE SeLECTED: *STUTTERHEIM*
Stutterheim embodies “swedish melancholy at its driest” as the corporate slogan of the brand says. The raincoat company Stutterheim was founded in 2010 by designer Alexander Stutterheim. The history behind the brand began by discovering a beautiful old raincoat in his grandfather´s seaside barn in Stockholm. Mister Stutterheim was inspired to create a new generation of simple, functional classics based on its design. He worked with local craftsmen to rework the fit and Stutterheim raincoats were finally born. Its philosophy emphasizes to not fight the melancholy inherent to wind, grayness, and rain, but to advocate and embrace it as an essential part of human life. Stutterheim taps into the poignant nature of Swedish gloom with its weak winter light and hovering atmosphere and connects melancholy and creativity with an essential “Swedishness”. Melancholy is seen as a positive aspect in human experience, as a wellspring of imagination, innovation, individuality and creativity.
Mary Ellen Mark: Eternal iconic photography that speaks the voice of truth in frame
In the evolution of photography, experienced by our social culture, from analog to digital, to handheld "phone-tography", the bar has been ‘lowered’ to a playing field without borders, where anyone can snap a photo. But what distinguishes a great photo is something that speaks, something eternal. Mary Ellen captured the honesty of what is, the actuality of a subject from a perspective lens. Not through manipulation of image and representation, but through a focused aspect of perception through lens, Mary Ellen Mark gripped at the core of photography, allowing art to be formed in a still image within a frame, iconic. Mary Ellen Mark died on age 75 one year after our interview.
Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between
Costume Institute Benefit on May 1 with Co-Chairs Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, and Anna Wintour, and Honorary Chairs Rei Kawakubo and Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute spring 2017 exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, on view from May 4 through September 4, examines Kawakubo’s fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. In Kawakubo’s work, this in-between space is revealed as an aesthetic sensibility, establishing an unsettling zone of oscillating visual ambiguity that challenges conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. A thematic exhibition, rather than a traditional retrospective, this is The Costume Institute’s first monographic show on a living designer since the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in 1983.
LIAM HODGES - "UNVEILED TOMORROWS"
Much of LIam's SS18 collection carries the legend NOISE or a screaming bear motif through-out. The bear is Munch's Scream for a generation that just wants to be cute but the shit they have to deal with while moving onwards and upwards is breaking them down. The struggle is learning from this noise - from everything on our feed, how to originate not imitate? Don't, how-ever, confuse the cuddly nature with weakness because these teddy bears have teeth!
SPECIAL PROJECT// Discover the new YUN collection and explore the art of London based artist Tagen Donovan. In collaboration with LE MILE Studios, YUN will present a collection of 8 artworks by collage artist Tagen Donovan. Each of her works will be available in a limited edition of 10 prints online and exclusively in the YUN Store in Berlin.
Digital Art, Editorial and Graphic Design are the core competencies of Tagen Donovan. She is a modern successor of pop-art pioneer Richard Hamilton, because just as he has used images of past icons to abstract them, Donovan adapts such and puts it into today´s social context. She is considered as a permanent contributor to LE MILE Magazine and enchants our readers with her fervent colors within forms and textures.
EXCLUSIVE// Ski alpin inspired by winter sport elegance from the mid 20th century throws you back into wistful memories of snowy cold winter days. Sportive elements meet fluffy fur and ultra smooth velvet. Checked tweed reminds you of woolen blankets in front of the open fire. Meet the man who sports the fomme look most gracefully on europe’s legendary ski pistes. Fun and Ski from Germany. The campaign has been shot by German fashion photographer Elizaveta Porodina, which was shot in the Alps.
The February collection of Burberry is inspired by the work and personal style of British artist Henry Moore. His take on scale, shape and texture is translated into sculptural silhouettes and asymmetric designs. The new campaign has been shot by British photographer Josh Olins, Burberry’s February collection has been captured in a new ad campaign, which launches in full and features up-and-coming models: Nora Attal, Jess Cole, Maya Gunn, Sophie Hamilton, Ella King, Tamara Long, Elfie Reigate, Amber Witcomb, Myles Dominique, Tom Fool, Alex K, Henry Kitcher and Tom Walmsley. The campaign was shot on location at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire: the artist’s former home.
`MISBHV´ has become one of the most anticipated names below the surface of the international fashion industry in recent years since making the leap from its native Warsaw to the international markets. Based in Poland it is a forerunner amongst the current wave of Central and Eastern European designer brands bubbling within the international markets. Fronted by designer Natalia Maczek it was founded to create clothes “their friends would like”, aiming to break the cycle of imitation and emulation in fashion they create clothing for the style confident individual.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dedicated to pure luxury, the collection of Barton Perreira is presented in a special branding project by + in 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.
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 in- ventive, adapt quickly, be aware of the situation finding oneself in and evolve upon such – Editor at Large 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.
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. We talked to her on a very late evening about being a muse and an 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.
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.
LE MILE presents a collection of four different pieces placed in an environment of sculptures and statues.
Tel Aviv based Menswear fashion designer Eliran Nargassi established his label in 2013. Taking an active part in the renaissance of the Menswear fashion scene in Nargassi´s homeland, catering the modern individual who’s on the search for innovative fashion with a personal touch and attention to details. Clean-cut & minimalistic design blended in with contrasts and graphic cuts & geometrical forms, the label's lines are highly wearable and functional keeping the commercial value a secondary feature. Nargassi’s inspiration derives from his personal biography & inner world, born to a Jewish orthodox family but leading a secular lifestyle, drawn to the conflicts & tension between religion & secularism, issues of gender and it’s interpretation. LE MILE presents a special branding project in cooperation with Eliran Nargassi and fashion photographer Alban E. Smajli.