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The poetic gesture of measuring something unmeasurable inspired him for the a+w 018 collection.


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The poetic gesture of measuring something unmeasurable inspired him for the a+w 018 collection.


 

 

HENRIK VIBSKOV
*l'homme qui mesure les nuages


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The Man Who Measures the Clouds (L'homme qui mesure les nuages) is an art piece by Jan Fabre that Henrik Vibskov came across last summer during his travels in Kanasawa, Japan.

 Nicoline Schrøder (Unique) presents Henrik Vibskov a+w018 collection

Nicoline Schrøder (Unique) presents Henrik Vibskov a+w018 collection

"l'homme qui mesure les nuages."

 The poetic gesture of measuring something unmeasurable inspired him and the team for the a+w 018 collection.

 

 

thanks_ The Embassy of Switzerland in Denmark
seen_ Viivi Huuska

 

http://www.henrikvibskov.com

 
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CONCRETE OBJECTS x SUICOKE sandal utilises a multitude of materials + conforms them.


CONCRETE OBJECTS x SUICOKE sandal utilises a multitude of materials + conforms them.


 

 

Concrete Objects x Suicoke
*Lead Resin KAW Sandal


august 018

Concrete Objects, the ongoing project by Jobe Burns and Samuel Ross, the designer behind "A Cold Wall", and Suicoke have joined forces to launch a brutalist-inspired version of the slides KAW, one of the key silhouette of the Japanese brand, featuring mixed materials.

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The CONCRETE OBJECTS x SUICOKE sandal utilises a multitude of materials and conforms them with a neutral tone.

 The sole is constructed with robust rubber produced by Vibram with grip lines visible on sides. Designers’ signature and CONCRETE OBJECTS logo is engraved onto the rubber. Premium cow leather and suede are applied to the upper sections of the piece. A steel hoop appears on the left shoe beside nylon fastening strap and logo. Crystal resin tab cast onto steel hoop.

credits_ Chucktherock

https://concreteobjects.com

 
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New collection bridges the gap between the last week of summer and the start of the new season.


New collection bridges the gap between the last week of summer and the start of the new season.


 

 

COS on the horizon
*seen by Marcus Schaffer 


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COS is pleased to present its Autumn Winter 2018 collection in a series by photographer Marcus Schaffer. The images exhibit a modular and innovative collection, featured on models Veronica Manavella, Bakay Diaby, Hannes Gobeyn + Michael Sharp.

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sculptured forms + 
textural contrast_

Where natural horizons meet concrete creations, the fibrous natural cottons meet reproportioned garments in technical fabrics. The works Viewfinder and Photobox, designed by Snøhetta as permanent pavilions at the Kivik Art Centre, seem in dialogue with the themes that resonate throughout the Autumn Winter 2018 collection.

seen_ Marcus Schaffer
styled_ Laura Vartiainen
models_ Veronica Manavella, Bakay Diaby, Hannes Gobeyn + Michael Sharp

www.cosstores.com

 
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COS LAUNCHES AUTUMN WINTER CAMPAIGN 2018 SHOT BY VIVIANE SASSEN ON LOCATION AT KIVIK ART CENTRE.


COS LAUNCHES AUTUMN WINTER CAMPAIGN 2018 SHOT BY VIVIANE SASSEN ON LOCATION AT KIVIK ART CENTRE.


 

 

COS a+w_018/019
*campaign by Viviane Sassen 


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COS is pleased to present its Autumn Winter 2018 campaign by renowned art photographer Viviane Sassen. The campaign exhibits a modular and innovative collection, featured on models Karen Elson and Fernando Cabral, styled by Hannes Hetta. The shoot takes inspiration from juxtapositions in the environment, engineered elements and processes which refine the raw.

 
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The Kivik Art Centre in Österlen, Sweden, was a considered location. The centre is in synergy with the key directions that underpin the season:

sculptured forms and textural contrast.

Where natural horizons meet concrete creations, the fibrous natural cottons meet reproportioned garments in technical fabrics. The works Viewfinder and Photobox, designed by Snøhetta as permanent pavilions at the Kivik Art Centre, seem in dialogue with the themes that resonate throughout the Autumn Winter 2018 collection.

Viviane Sassen’s background in art photography offers a reimagined lens in which to capture the collection.

Her stylistic abstraction of bodies illuminates the synergy between both body and the collection, as well as nature and textural movement. A technically-constructed thermoreactive jacket in titanium grey is set against organic surroundings, whilst a vibrant sulphur alpaca wool jumper is contrasted with a concrete expanse.

*about COS

Throughout the last decade London-based COS has remained true to its philosophy; to offer high-quality fashion collections comprised of wardrobe staples as well as reinvented classics, in keeping with the brand ethos of modern, timeless, functional and tactile design. COS uses traditional methods and new techniques to form understated collections made to last. Committed to both timeless design and innovation, COS has supported the arts since the launch of the brand through collaborations with established and emerging artists, galleries and creative studios. COS has enjoyed working on projects with The Serpentine Galleries, Salone del Mobile, The Guggenheim New York, Frieze London and New York, Design Miami/, Opening Ceremony and Mr Porter and with artists such as Snarkitecture, Sou Fujimoto, Studio Swine, The Donald Judd Foundation and AFSO / ANDRÉ FU.

 
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See the new Karl Lagerfeld Exclusive Capsule Collection for Zalando 2018.


See the new Karl Lagerfeld Exclusive Capsule Collection for Zalando 2018.


 

 

KARL LAGERFELD x Zalando
*capsule collection


july 018

If we think of Karl Lagerfeld, his impressive personality + inimitable aesthetics come to mind first. Today, an exclusive capsule collection presented by Mandy Bork and designed by Karl Lagerfeld is now available at Zalando. 

 

 
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What all have in common: they form the perfect liaison of Lagerfeld's iconic design handwriting and contemporary streetwear influences. Most looks are in black and white. Highlights in pink and red create contrasts and transform the creations into unmistakable eye-catchers. Big KARL logos throne on the pieces. 

 

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The latest Chuck 70 from Converse’s collaboration with JW Anderson, is not a toy.


The latest Chuck 70 from Converse’s collaboration with JW Anderson, is not a toy.


 

 

Converse x JW Anderson
*Chuck 70


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What makes something art, anyway?

At some point in our youth, we stop playing with toys. But the obsession we have with “things” grows stronger as we get older. We dress as a means of self- expression. We buy objects – however mundane they might be – because they deliver happiness into our lives. Some collect sneakers. Some collect Pez. And some, like Jonathan Anderson, collect art.

 

 
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The Converse x JW Anderson Chuck 70 Toy is the exuberant result of this life-long obsession. 

Anderson has said, the creative process is a giant patchwork of information and imagery “in search of the new, weird, and wonderful.” As the designer continues his collaboration with Converse, he applies this process to, and his passion for art and craft, to the mainstay in fashion and style, the iconic Chuck.

A brilliant combination of textures inform the design of the Chuck 70. “Gloss” in the form of patent leather, an exuberant application of color, and laces that mimic the stucco of San Francisco, make even the most youthful of sneakers, feel toy-like. But maybe, after all, the Chuck is art.

 

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For aw 2018, LAURENCE AIRLINE unveils a collection where garment was thought as a vacation snapshot.


For aw 2018, LAURENCE AIRLINE unveils a collection where garment was thought as a vacation snapshot.


 

 

LAURANCEAIRLINE
*70s blossom


july 018

For the autumn+winter 018, LAURENCEAIRLINE unveils a collection where each garment was thought as a vacation snapshot, having fun with friends, feeling free, joyful and naturally happy. A wardrobe as a tale of new horizons, you can wear in the city or at the beach alike.

Each clothes mix simple shapes with playful gelato pastels or the vivid colors of the beach towels. They are also spiced up with patterns inspired by the tarmac of airports, stripes of the beach umbrellas you can find on the pop seasides, or the 70s blossom wallpaper of a kitsch bungalow.

 

 
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You will also find our emblematic long sleeves shirt, rethought with bold colors, soft or sometimes audacious stripes, but that can finally become a djellaba for the more relaxed ones. Pants and sweatshirts will mix easily with the colors of the t-shirts and the jackets, creating graphic and vivid or romantic and soft shades. Contrasts between retro and technical fabrics, thin or big stripes, big splashes or soft touches of colors, create an evolving and playful silhouette.

 

 

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See the new Collection: Nadya Dzyak Pre Spring Summer 019


See the new Collection: Nadya Dzyak Pre Spring Summer 019


 

 

NADYA DZYAK
*pre s+s 019


july 018

Pre-Spring collection 2019 was inspired by the beauty of nature, as well as ancient landscaped woodland garden Leonardslee started at the end of 19th century in West Sussex. This beautiful garden has breathtaking views of the English countryside and blooming displays of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, which sprouts create incredible plant patterns. A floral easiness and transparency are the theme of NADYA DZYAK new collection. 

Being brand’s signature pieces transparent dresses + blouses, made of airy summer fabrications, cover a body like fluffy clouds. 

 
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Due to masterful combination of pleated details and flounces together with geometric cutouts and asymmetric silhouettes, the new collection sharply reveals a theme of femininity and sensuality. Traditionally, NADYA DZYAK collection is defined by the use of intricate hand-stitched elements and bespoke sophisticated elements of décor. The main colors used in the collection are smoky vintage rose, vanilla, coral red, the tints of amethyst and light mint.

 

 

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By 1970 the Chuck had evolved to become the pinnacle of function and utility for sport.


By 1970 the Chuck had evolved to become the pinnacle of function and utility for sport.


 

 

CONVERSE
*Seasonal Chuck - Fall018 


june 018

By 1970 the Chuck had evolved to become the pinnacle of function and utility for sport, and was considered the best basketball sneaker ever. The Chuck 70 is built off of the original 1970s design, with premium materials and an extraordinary attention to detail. A shoe so rooted in tradition that it has its own instant history.

That’s the Chuck 70. It’s not a shoe. It’s the shoe.

 
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Chuck 70 Trek Tech – Easy to wear. Tough to crack. 
The Chuck 70 Trek Tech shoe is a classic recrafted with obsessively high-function details. Engineered with a tough canvas upper, hiking laces and a popped toe bumper, this pair goes as hard as you do. 

Chuck 70 Color Block – Don’t sweat the details.
We did that for you. The Chuck 70 Super Color Block sneaker has design details for days, like ombre washed laces inspired by evening skies and graphic hues on the upper and midsole. 

Chuck 70 – The best thing just goz better.  
This is what happens when you obsess over the details. You obsess, obsess, and obsess. You get Chuck 70. Chuck 70 – The best ever. 

Gator Glam – Elegance meets utility. 
Your feet deserve the finest things in life, which is why we’ve remixed the Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker in a glamorous gator-textured velvet. It’s okay if you want to pet your shoes.

 

 

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See the new Joshua Millard’s Resort 2019 Pre-spring summer collection.


See the new Joshua Millard’s Resort 2019 Pre-spring summer collection.


 

 

JOSHUA MILLARD
Resort 019 


june 018

The Resort 19 collection from Joshua Millard pays homage to the pastoral undercurrent of the brand. Inspired by his childhood memories and the farming culture of Dorset. The collection encompasses agricultural references with luxury fabrics including;

lamb nappa, sandwash silk, organic cotton, wool crepe + trigrado shearling.

 
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Simplistic, effortless and fluid silhouettes are teamed with relaxed tailoring and a range of contemporary suiting. Farming and pastoral references are incorporated in to a multitude of feminine and masculine separates, lending to the integral premise of layering at the heart of this collection: silk and alpaca knit jumpers, field jackets, dungarees and shearling scarves. 

With previous successful womenswear collections accomplished, this season Joshua embarks into the realms of contemporary menswear. Continuing to grow and diversify his much-loved British brand. The whimsical colour palette of the collection pays reverence to Joshua’s rural roots including: earthy plaid browns, muted plum, eucalyptus, primrose and soft grey and creamy off-white tones. 

Hero pieces of the collection include the dorper brushed cotton kimono trench coat, perndale nappa jacket, ryeland reversible shearling coat and brushed mohair jacket made from 100% angora goat hair, which exude agricultural references yet highlight transitional ease of wear at the brand’s core. 

As ever, sustainability is at the forefront of his brand. Working with independent makers and farmers who share the same regards for sustainability and conservation. The brand places great emphasis on the quality of fabric, with the endeavour to ethically sourcing all the shearling used throughout the collection from Josh’s family farm in Dorset.

A percentage of sales then being donated to local wildlife preservation.

 

 

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See the new Band of Outsiders Spring Summer 2019 Collection - Designer´s Portrait.


See the new Band of Outsiders Spring Summer 2019 Collection - Designer´s Portrait.


 

 

BAND OF OUTSIDERS
*spring+summer 019


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Following autumn+winter 018’s depiction of a winter-sport holiday, Band of Outsiders’ key inspiration for spring+summer 019 is a college trip to Italy. The collection brings together a complete everyday wardrobe, playfully embracing this season’s theme, with varsity inspired jersey, ‘dropped collar’ tensile shirting, and ultra-lightweight unstructured tailoring.

 

 
 Design Director: Angelo van Mol  Brand Director: Daniel Hettmann

Design Director: Angelo van Mol
Brand Director: Daniel Hettmann

 

The accessory offering this season includes bum bags, bucket hats and visors stamped with thebrand’s updated B logo.

Boxy printed camp collar shirts are worn as twin sets or paired with straight trousers, just as workwear separates become a modern suit version highlighting the nonchalant tailoring options. Amix ‘n’ match of formal and leisurely is seen throughout: Band of Outsiders pair a tailored shirt with vintage inspired tracksuit, or double breasted suiting options with ‘pop over’ rain oversized rain jacket.

This season also sees a number of highly anticipated collaborations, including Italian sportswear cult label Sergio Tacchini and quintessentially British eyewear brand Kirk Originals.

The prints were designed by Brooklyn based artist Amit Greenberg who is well known for his projects in collaboration with Colette. The artist’s drawings were inspired by memories of excursions to ancient roman ruins across Italy, playing on the Italian school trip theme explored across the collection.

The presentation will mark Design Director Angelo van Mol and Brand Director Daniel Hettmann’s 4th collection for the label.

 
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A review of the Boris Bidjan Saberi Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


A review of the Boris Bidjan Saberi Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


 

 

Boris Bidjan Saberi
*Cultish Cuts and Consistency


june 018

written MALCOLM THOMAS

Bass.

It was the first word that came to mind when I thought of the Boris Bidjan Saberi collection. On the docks of the Cité de la Mode et du Design a caravan of stone-faced models in distressed leather stomped by. Tape tailing behind them like fury. The walls shook as slouchy silhouettes in grey, brown and black bounced with the hardness of the beat. Much like the drum Saberi marches to.

 

 
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Cultish cuts and the un-fragile fragility of the fabrics made the anti-fashion fashion mainstay someone who didn’t disappoint. You won’t find any cutes-y flower motifs here. One thing Saberi is good for, among many others is consistency. Probably the reason why the crowd paid homage to Saberi by wearing it, head to foot and why when the show ceased, sans finale walk (because who even does a finale walk anymore, right?) the crowd howled. 

The line-up stood ghoulishly along the periphery of the runway as guests took pause, turned around and realized it was Saberi’s way of letting us see the clothes one last time.

So like sheep we huddled, pushed, and shoved, getting our shots, selfies and IG stories in amongst a line-up of Saberi soldiers in muted hues.       

 

 
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A review of the Henrik Vibskov Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


A review of the Henrik Vibskov Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


 

 

Henrik Vibskov
*is Gone With the Wind

 


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written MALCOLM THOMAS

Three women, performers, dubbed the “VIBS Air Repair Service” remove cloths from wind turbines made of recycled sheets. In their tea-colored muslin uniforms they control the wind, and therefore, the show. Medieval bonnets, linen khaki suits, and chunky roped sandals make my acquaintance. A scalloped seersucker dress blows by; a raised polka dot shirt raises my heart rate. 

 
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 “One can’t see the wind, but it shapes and changes things on its way forward,” said the program. Everything but my mind. I’m now convinced Henrik Vibskov’s high concept, slow fashion approach in this day and age, is rather avant garde in it itself. Even more so than the clothes to be worn. And to be honest, to dissect a collection like Vibskov’s is like taking the brush from a painter before their final stroke. 

Vibskov gave new breadth to the phrase, wherever the winds blows. Layering his models in parachute prints, vintage-like “Soap Opera” sweaters, and Madras button-ups. “Due to Sudden Weather Change,” (the name of the collection), was much like the human experience, it was vast, varied and wasn’t always easy to interpret. But like Tina Turner once sang,

“the wheels just keep on turning.”

 
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A review of the Sankuanz Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


A review of the Sankuanz Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


 

 

SANKUANZ Mens Spring 019
*for Protection


june 018

written MALCOLM THOMAS

It was hard and plastic. Cut-outs of crosses, eagles and axes decorated the Sankuanz show invitation. At the time I didn’t know they were Shangguan Zhe’s interpretations on border patrol.  I didn’t know what to expect. Then the lights dimmed. There was no time to settle in.

 
 Sankuanz Men's Spring 2019
 

I was hit hard by chain mail tops, silver jewels that hung from hoods, and pick axes used as accessories. Social uniforms and protection. White Chelsea boots paired with pale violet denim. Made in Japan. A slick PVC raincoat that had me wishing for rain, and a leather cowboy zip-front shirt evocative of the Mariachi costume had me thinking about joining the rodeo.

(I wish I was kidding).

I mean this is the same brand who created a sandal for your sneakers. Just you know, umm… slide and strap em’ in. A collaboration with Puma. This season in a full line of colorways. And since we’re on the subject, whatever your hue, chic is the look. Tonight, I encourage you to wear your armor.

Sankuanz for protection. 

 

 
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A review of the Maison Mihara Yasuhiro Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


A review of the Maison Mihara Yasuhiro Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


 

 

Maison Mihara Yasuhiro
*Seducing the Eye at Maison Mihara Yasuhiro


june 018

written MALCOLM THOMAS

Mihara Yasuhiro began as a shoe designer. An ambitious design student with big ideas. Twenty years later, in a cobblestone garage at 22 rue de Lübeck in Paris he’s still thinking big. Celebrating two decades of cerebral foreplay, the designer curled some pages from his own book. “Proto-Type II” it was dubbed, is a re-constructing of an inquisitive spirit, the program stated. A spirit which has undoubtedly earned him veteran status in an industry of high turnover.

 

 
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How can you turn an otherwise everyday cardigan into a fashion statement? Design it backwards. Sweats not acceptable? Attach an additional pant to it. Want to conquer the denim on denim look? Wear as much denim as you can possibly strap to your back. For the laymen, these concepts can be quite provocative. Why worry about thinking outside the box, when you can re-design it, Yasuhiro says. 

While many of the pieces are not what most would deem “wearable” the very notion of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary is enough to satisfy my palette. The “is fashion art?” debate has been going on forever. And sure, Mihara Yasuhiro certainly won’t be hanging in the Louvre, but when fashion can make you think, when it can leave you scratching your head in bewilderment at how the fuck a garment can be worn, let alone sewn to seduce the eye of the beholder, the question answers itself. Or more simply put, a model sported a blouson with words on the back, it read

“This is Tomorrow”.           

 

 
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A review of the Li-Ning Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


A review of the Li-Ning Spring/Summer 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week.


 

 

LI-NING
*Takes Paris


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written MALCOLM THOMAS

It was part of China Day when I saw it in New York. A series of collections meant to introduce trendy sportswear brands from the East to the North American market. And considering the influx of Chinese capital particularly in the luxury market it was no wonder even then that the space was packed. So naturally, with the success in New York this season Li-Ning came to Paris.

 

 
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Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts I couldn’t make this show. (Puts foot in mouth). But from the looks of it, the namesake of legendary Chinese Olympic gymnast cast quite the spell on the City of Light. Somewhere between the intersection of future and heritage lay a collection infused with a deep sense of Chinese pride and off-kilter apparel.

Using a color palette of olive, orchid, nuclear green, and national colors, cardinal red and bright yellow, Dolman-sleeved track tops and patchwork-drop shoulder jackets, Li-Ning brought streetwear to modernity.

 

 
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Review on the Cmmn Swdn Spring/Summer 019 collection at Paris Fashion Week


Review on the Cmmn Swdn Spring/Summer 019 collection at Paris Fashion Week


 

 

Cmmn Swdn vs. Fast Fashion
*s+s019 @Paris Fashion Week


june 018

written MALCOLM THOMAS

It’s a jumble out there,” read the program. As I stood in front of a literal bail of discarded clothing, a “Cmmn Swdn” placard placed in the center as if to hold it all. If only bold statements in leather, tulle, and mesh could solve the crisis of overproduction. Try to imagine a world sans resort, pre-fall and fast fashion. In a word, “impossible”. While the Scandinavian house by way of London, is surely not in the business of environmental activism, their take on the subject matter was impressive, if not coolly creative. 

 
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There were sheer tops fused with unlikely textures like wool and denim, deconstructed shoes recycled from their AW18 collection in collaboration with shoe artisan, Helen Kirkum, a few practical pieces too, like plaid leather mac coats, and pinstripe suiting, worn with the ever-popular dad sneaker. A personal favorite was the button-ups with sleeves used practically as decoration. A clever take on art vs. commerce. I mean some men, doactually still do that 9 to 5 thing. Emphasis on some.

Not to fret, if you like lounging round' the streets of trendy nightclubs your parents never knew they wanted to get into, there are pieces for you, if you’re a slave to the office but have the freedom to spice up that work wardrobe, there are many pieces for you, and if you’re just a ridiculously good-looking model type, there’s are (many) pieces for you.

Young. Political. Cohesive. Cool. It’s all for you.

 

 
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See the new Resort 2019 Collection by Chalayan titled Pendulum


See the new Resort 2019 Collection by Chalayan titled Pendulum


 

 

CHALAYAN
*pendulum


june 018

Looking at what happiness means in different regions of the world, the Chalayan Women’s Collection evolves in a spirit of re-enacting and abstractly depicting various historical world events. Cultural tendencies are applied as certain actions inspired by these events and placed onto ordinary clothes.

 

 
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According to this process, fabrics and prints are developed to portray pivotal events and differences in attitude on the respective continents. 

In the Centre of the World, expansionism in the Roman era is represented by The Abduction of Sabine Women, dating to around 752 BC in Roman Italy. In this light, jackets as seen in a modern wardrobe are displaced on the body to simulate an attempted abduction. 

Not so different from current world events, this Roman disaster is further represented by the volumes, which are picked up in the garments themselves. In another instance, built-in straps prevent garments from being pulled away any farther. These details then evolve into bag-like pockets integrated into the garment to empower the wearer, and to emphasize the ‘irremovability’ of what is worn. 

The East is represented by a propensity for preservation and protection, with pieces wrapped and guarded by tulle and cotton silk. The South is symbolized by hedonism and chaos. The North is shown as a grid system in conjunction with nature. The West is represented by the power of individuality, upon which the whole collection is stylistically built. 

Textiles include lightweight tailoring fabrics, printed textures, jacquard with transparent windows, lightweight papery outerwear materials, wool cotton mix tailoring fabrics, white and black denim and lightweight Japanese Jerseys. 

Colours are classic neutrals with bright pop colours mixed in

 
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AW018 offers a fresh perspective to his signature tribute to rural workwear.


AW018 offers a fresh perspective to his signature tribute to rural workwear.


 

 

JOSHUA MILLARD
A+W 018 


june 018

With his latest autumn+winter 018 collection, Joshua Millard offers a fresh perspective to his signature tribute to rural workwear. 

 
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Now in his fifth season, the luxury, ready-to-wear designer continues to draw inspiration from his childhood memories of farming in Dorset and specifically, the rolling chalk hills of Southern England known as the Downlands.

Agricultural references seep into this texture-rich collection and manifest as English heritage reimagined and made relevant for today’s luxury market. Patchwork farming shirts, tailored tweed suiting and shearling outerwear add to the nostalgic theme of the collection while sheepskin and tweed girth belts and field hats, which were once worn low at the back to protect from the sun, provide traditional references. A tonal palate with accents of Cyan blue, Iris purple and Ivy greens compliment the collection. Dramatically oversized Alpaca knitted scarfs contrast with the minimal clean finishings of covered buttons, eyelets and raw edged fringing.

The contrast fit of tailored and relaxed cuts highlight Millard’s craftsmanship and amplifies his attention to outerwear, suiting and shirting. 

 

 

 

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See the new lookbook of VENCZEL Fall Winter 2018-2019 Collection 02.


See the new lookbook of VENCZEL Fall Winter 2018-2019 Collection 02.


 

 

VENCZEL
Collection 02  


june 2018
 

Collection 02 affixes acute lines to sensual forms; blurring the distinction between form and function through discriminating workmanship and attention to detail. By eschewing the trends of an ever-accelerating culture, the label achieves a sublime luxuriousness in its calculated simplictiy.

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Every articulation of the label relays this to the wearer; from the techniques behind the Saddlery, to the humanity of the pieces when worn. The feel of the handbags and weight of the jewelry immediately convey that the pieces chase the particular distinction of becoming a future generation’s heirloom.


After presenting the first collection in Paris in September 017 Venczel now coutns some of the world’s most influential stores as stockists; including Totokaelo, lncc and Rare market. Collection 02 features handbags and accessories in vegetable tanned, full grain bovine leather. Designed in Denmark and made in Italy, the collection will be available in selected stores next month.

 

 

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The New Originals releases one-minute film ‘Think Outside The Box’.


The New Originals releases one-minute film ‘Think Outside The Box’.


 

 

THE NEW ORIGINALS
Think Outside The Box  


june 2018
 

The New Originals presents ‘Think Outside The Box’, a one-minute manifest film about creativity and diversity, directed by Rutger van Leeuwen . The 60-second movie is produced by production company Bruut Amsterdam. 

Amsterdam is renowned for being one of the creative capitals where boundaries blur and diversity is celebrated. This is the city where The New Originals was born, a brand initiated for creatives with similar mindsets.

The New Originals creates performance clothing for creatives. The nine dots in The New Originals logo symbolize ‘The Box’, and refer to a puzzle where the is solution is outside the box. Think Outside The Box aims to inspire (young) creatives to think greater. 

Through visual storytelling, young and upcoming director Rutger van Leeuwen portrays his take on the subject. Within 60 seconds, Rutger takes you on a visual exciting journey that presents think outside the box and the consequences once the daily routine and ordinary thought processes are broken.

The clip contains three essential parts, starting with a black box drifting through the air. As Rutger explains: “The box is a metaphor for our common thinking. It shows our standard thoughts, which are often afraid to go beyond the ordinary.” The video, shot on all different kind of video formats, quickly builds up to the climax, emphasizing the positive effects of deviant thinking. “The personages reach euphoric moments once they think outside the box. It is all about the sense of joy and happiness, which is released once you break through standard routines,” says Rutger. 

 

Bruut Amsterdam is a full-service production agency focused on engaging online video and film. Bruut Amsterdam’s clients are brands targeting a connected audience: millennials who don’t watch traditional television and who don’t like old school ads. 

credits_
director_ Rutger van Leeuwen
executive producer_ Merel Blom, Deniz Alkac
DOP._ Woutair Koomen
VHS, video8, fotografie_ Sophie Hemels
VHS, video8, fotografie producer_ Stijn Meijer
1st AC_ Jurrien Kemp
2nd AC_ Rohwel de Rot
gaffer_ Leon Valero
art director_ Jesse van der Kolk
production design_ Ciro Duclos
styling_ Suze Kuit
PA_ Kogob Selase
editor_ Rutger van Leeuwen
animatie_ Rick Kcir
composer_ Vincent Paolo Corputty
sound design_ Danny van der Lugt
mixer_ Nicky Gallardo
grading_ Erik van den Heuvel @ De Grot
concept_Rutger van Leeuwen
production company_ Bruut Amsterdam
produced by Merel Blom
cast_ Sonny Kuit, Hans Badu, Jacquill Basdew, Kiara Velthuis,
Gilles Wijntuin, Bodil Ouedraogo, Stijn Meijer, Tommie Jansen, Hanna van den Berg,
Siep Meijer, Tirino Yspol, Shahine El-Humus, Calis Nyarko, Sammie Straub

special thanks_ Max Maloney, Westerpark Studios, de Grot, Itai Verhoeckx

 

www.theneworiginals.eu

 

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See the new Freya Dalsjø x Lindsey Wilson limited Edition Resort Collection 2018


See the new Freya Dalsjø x Lindsey Wilson limited Edition Resort Collection 2018


 

 

Freya Dalsjø x Lindsey Wixson
resort 018 


may 2018
 

Freya Dalsjø has been working with aspects of sustainability throughout all seasons. With focus on local production, durable design and respect for resources, she has naturally incorporated sustainability.

 
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Freya and Lindsey are inspired of each other and have previously worked together for several seasons when Lindsey worked as a model. Lindsey kept returning to the small Danish avantgarde brand, partly because of the design, partly due to the special culture and spirit that characterizes the team behind Freya Dalsjø. When Lindsey decided to quit modelling to focus on making sustainable products it felt natural for them to work on a project together.

The materials for the collection are pure natural materials, silk and cotton. The newly purchased materials are GOTS certified. In addition, cotton and silk materials from previous collections are included. Colors and cuts are classic given that the clothes should not only last one season.


The limited-edition resort 2018 collection is produced in Denmark.

 

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The New Originals 018


The New Originals 018


 

 

THE NEW ORIGINALS
s+s 018 


may 2018
 

The New Originals makes performance clothing for creatives. Striving for enduring and vigor clothing, that contributes to an individual. The brand believes that everyone is able to maximize their creativity regardless of their background, by thinking out of the box. Thinking out of the box means to The New Originals thinking divergent and free of boundaries.

 
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Their s+s018 collection Devoon reffers to the era of new fertile ground after repetitive processes of achieving a steady base of recognizable The New Originals styles. The brand is showing an extended version of their house styles earth-tones and edgy colors lay the base, and illustrations with their collections The New Originals interject classical styles, e-worked sport- and leisure styles from the 70’s era and reinterpreted them in a the new originals aesthetic. 

 

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R.T.CO releases its new looks with 3D illustrations by SUCUK&BRATWURST.


R.T.CO releases its new looks with 3D illustrations by SUCUK&BRATWURST.


 

 

R.T.CO x SUCUK&BRATWURST
Cincia, Astore, Robin + Gull


may 018

R.T.CO releases its upcoming Lookbook & Drop of sunglasses. The 3D illustrations are made by the Germany design agency SUCUK&BRATWURST.

 
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The art pieces have an art-deco vibe that can be seen as a modern homage to Berlin back in the 20s, mixed with a touch of copy printer art from the 70s. All R.T.CO sunglasses are produced in Italy, using acetate by Mazzucchelli and optics by Carl Zeiss.

The May 018 drop contains following styles: Cincia, Astore, Robin + Gull in a diverse of colors, e.g. mustard, army + marfa and will be available in stores + online from May 26.

credits_
illustration Sucuk&Bratwurst

www.r-t-co.com

 

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London based clothing label Band of Outsiders - Spring + Summer Collection 018


London based clothing label Band of Outsiders - Spring + Summer Collection 018


 

 

BAND OF OUTSIDERS
 s+s 018


may 018

London based clothing label Band of Outsiders founded in Los Angeles has grown from a tiny operation designing men’s shirts and ties to now producing full men’s line.

 
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A favourite among A-List celebrities and influencers such as: Chadwick Boseman, Dave Franco, and Fabian Lück more. Americana-inspired brand provides ‘classics with a twist’
generating a cult following for their impeccably cut trousers and unique prints.

The brand is now stocked at iconic stockists worldwide such as: Le Bon Marche in Paris, Fred Segal in LA and KaDeWe in Berlin.

For s+s 018 the brand have continued their nonchalant tailoring but reworking the brand’s new cropped take on classic staples for this collection. Key inspirations in the collections are workwear, maritime and the films of Jacques Tati.

The collection brings together a complete wardrobe, playfully embracing this season’s themes, with rough cotton twills, iconic Breton stripes and Tati’s ‘droll’ attitude. Details include triple stitched seams and slanted patch pockets. Naval prints feature heavily, from ‘the wave’ to the ‘killer shark’ and the ‘smelly cat’.

Ship-life concept pieces, such as lifejackets and parkas, are redesigned for every day wear. This season Band of Outsiders are delighted to work with Woolmark's newest innovation ‘Lightweight Denim Wool’, that further accentuates the collection’s workwear feel in texture and wearability.

credits_
photographer Jessie Lily Adams
stylist Gary Armstrong
model Adam Holden

www.bandofoutsiders.com

 

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The A.F.Vandevorst A/W18 shoe collection is a play on the anatomy of tailoring


The A.F.Vandevorst A/W18 shoe collection is a play on the anatomy of tailoring


 

 

A.F.VANDERVORST
 a play on the anatomy of tailoring


may 018

Composed of actual blazers and trousers, the AW/18 shoe collection truly embodies tailoring materials and forms. Blazer patterns are highly recognisable in the sleeves boots where the original shoulder now hides the knee.

 
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Trousers patterns can be found in motor and army trousers high boots and lined dinner trousers boots. Other ‘sleeve’ boots are made from Japanese Sukajan jackets, with unique embroidered patches.

The collection’s sneaker further explores the theme of dissection - consciously cut up and re-ensembled. And per A.F.Vandevorst tradition, the marriage of opposites returns in multiple pairings, such as the delicately woven jacquard boot with its masculine shape and the fragile semi-naked heel with its solid frame.

 

credits_
Campaign Images: Ronald Stoops

www.afvandevorst.be

 

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LIP Label - Live In the Present - A new movement has taken form.


LIP Label - Live In the Present - A new movement has taken form.


 

 

LIP
a new movement has taken form


may 018

LIP stands for Live in the Present: A philosophy at the core of all existence, one we know and feel. Merging the now with art and design, a constant reminder to experience every moment as if it is your last. 

 
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Constructed with an edge, yet rooted in subtlety. LIP design for those who are inspired by existence, “Being present-minded takes away some of that self-evaluation and getting lost in your mind—and in the mind is where we make the evaluations that beat us up [...] When people are mindful, they’re more likely to experience themselves as part of humanity, as part of a greater universe.

LIP stands for contemporary sneakers dressed in premium Italian leather. The clean lines and neutral colors promise wearing an extra touch of luxury and comfort with each step you take.

 

 

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Burberry reveals the third portfolio in a series of images by Adwoa Aboah and Juergen Teller.


Burberry reveals the third portfolio in a series of images by Adwoa Aboah and Juergen Teller.


 

 

BURBERRY
Adwoa Aboah and Juergen Teller Part III 


may 018

'With this chapter in the series I want the world to know that there are two families, both that mean the world to me – two sides to my story. So that’s what this is – a message of love and pride to my family and the people of Ghana.’

Adwoa Aboah

 
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Burberry reveals the third portfolio in a series of images by Adwoa Aboah and Juergen Teller. To date, Adwoa has been photographed in London, where she was born, and in New York, where she currently lives, capturing candid moments with her family and friends. The third chapter, shot in Ghana, marks the continuation of this journey and celebrates Adwoa’s West African heritage. Adwoa art-directed the shoot and cast her friend British model Sonny Hall to feature alongside her in the campaign, shot on location around her family home in Accra, Ghana.

I tried very hard not to be too emotional about this trip, but it’s so special for everyone to see where the story started. To be in Ghana means coming home. I’ve been able to bring close friends of mine here, and my grandma and my family have had a taste of what the other part of my life is like’, says Adwoa Aboah. 

The images introduce Burberry’s Autumn Winter 2018 Pre-Collection featuring layered silhouettes, a vibrant
collision of prints, graffiti scribbles, checks and colours across knitwear, coats, suits and accessories.
Also featured are new styles of The Belt Bag introduced in canvas, new colours and a smaller size. Medium and
small-sized bags can now be personalised with a variety of interchangeable belts in six new colors. 

Accompanying the campaign is a set of intimate images of Adwoa with her Ghanaian relatives including her grandmother Gladys Aboah, great-auntie Mary Asare, cousin Kensemaa Aboah and her auntie Tina (Ernestina Aboah), who also designed one-off outfits made from the Burberry Vintage check especially for this occasion.

 

credits_
Adwoa Aboah photographed with her family in Accra, Ghana +
 Campaign Images: Juergen x Adwoa, Part 3: Ghana

www.burberry.com

 

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Marvais is a new brand of handbags founded by Marie Libeert and Valérie Vanermen.


Marvais is a new brand of handbags founded by Marie Libeert and Valérie Vanermen.


 

 

MARVAIS
moved by passion


may 018

Marvais is founded by the two best friends Marie Libeert and Valérie Vanermen, who left their jobs to devote themselves to their passion. After, respectively, a career as brand manager and interior designer, Marie and Valerie decided it was time for them to start their own project. Launching their very own handbag label MARVAIS, resulting from a lack of timeless models with a surprising nod.  

 
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Elegant and discreet with a surprising yet subtle touch. This is how one could describe the Marvais style. At Marvais, everything originates from the fabric and then evolves into a timeless cut with an original touch. With this first collection, the designer duo wishes to offer timeless bags made of high quality leather that embellishes with age. The starting point for this first collection is unworked, natural leather, tanned and coloured to suit each individual design.

After one year and half of research, Marie and Valerie arrived at a renowned tannery working for famous houses like Louis Vuitton and Delvaux. The collection was built around a top-quality vegetable tanned calfskin leather, which gets an original patina over time. Smooth, high-quality calfskin leather is subjected to a 100% vegetable process without chromium. The leather is then dyed in a colour developed by Marvais. This process takes six weeks, until the leather is finished and ready to be assembled into a bag. Each piece is then manufactured by hand in a renowned atelier in Tunisia. The bag interiors comprise a suede finish in contrasting colour.

Marie and Valerie conceive their creations hand-in-hand, without following current trends. They need little words to understand each other. Their designs start from a visceral feeling. Each design grows organically, and each bag is a decision made by mutual agreement. The collection and the brand strives for timeless models with a surprising yet modest touch. No unnecessary fringes, opaque details or prominent logo but a sophisticated collection that can fit with any wardrobe.  

 

 

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CAPSULE MENSWEAR COLLECTION AND PERFORMANCE CHOREOGRAPHED BY WAYNE McGREGOR


CAPSULE MENSWEAR COLLECTION AND PERFORMANCE CHOREOGRAPHED BY WAYNE McGREGOR


 

 

COS  x Wayne McGregor
soma at pitti uomo 94


may 018

COS TO PRESENT SOMA, A CAPSULE MENSWEAR COLLECTION AND PERFORMANCE CHOREOGRAPHED BY WAYNE McGREGOR AT PITTI UOMO 94.

 
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COS, the London-based fashion brand, is pleased to announce that it will present Soma, a capsule collection of menswear essentials in the form of choreographed art at the 94th edition of Pitti Uomo this June.

Known for its modern and functional garments inspired by the worlds of art and design, the COS x Pitti Uomo event will take shape by way of a choreographed performance conceived by British choreographer Wayne McGregor, in celebration of the capsule collection’s form and function. ‘For COS, Pitti Uomo celebrates creativity, craftsmanship and forward-thinking menswear. It is an honour to present Soma in Florence and we are equally excited to be able to share the work with a wider audience internationally online’, stated Karin Gustafsson, COS Creative Director. 

Soma will encapsulate the core COS aesthetic and values, using traditional methods and new techniques to form an understated collection that celebrates timeless everyday pieces. Christophe Copin, newly appointed COS Head of Menswear explained, ‘Soma really explores what essential menswear means for us at COS and every detail has been designed with the movement of the wearer in mind.  

We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Wayne McGregor and his company of dancers to bring the directional movement and fluidity of the menswear collection and its inspirations to life’. 

Wayne McGregor will put the collection into movement by focusing on the routine subtle gestures associated with menswear. ‘Playfully exploring the COS collection with a mindfulness and fresh awareness of the wearer, we will create a specifically commissioned work by subverting these everyday gestures alongside the designs. We will appropriate everyday movement and transform it into new fictions, as Company Wayne McGregor dancers inhabit the COS collection infused by their own individual physical signatures’, McGregor explained. ‘We are happy that COS, an icon of style and model of high quality accessibility, has chosen Pitti Uomo 94 for the launching of its new men’s project’, declares Raffaello Napoleone, Pitti Immagine CEO. ‘Florence has once again demonstrated itself to be the ideal stage for international events of great impact’. 

The performance will be livestreamed on cosstores.com. Following which, the collection will be available to buy in the COS Florence store at Via della Spada, 1 and online internationally on all COS ecommerce sites in Europe, USA and South Korea. COS has an established legacy of artistic collaborations, but Soma marks its first foray into dance or choreographed art. 

 

 

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MARTINA SPETLOVA Spring Summer 2018


MARTINA SPETLOVA Spring Summer 2018


 

 

MARTINA SPETLOVA
S+S 018 


april 018

London based designer Martina Spetlova studied chemistry before she graduated from MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins and her background in sciences still informs her designs through her experimentation with shapes, textures and colours to create a unique style. 

 
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“Martina’s creations are completely unique within today’s market. Her signature use of plaited leather and fearless eye for colour creates stand-alone, stand-out pieces with a timeless quality. Her devotion to sustainability makes her an inspiring member of our Designer Gallery.” – Ruth Hickman, Selfridges’ Designer Studio Buyer.

Martina always maintains an ethical stance in her work and the materials she sources are always of the highest quality. All Martina’s textiles are handcrafter by highly skilled Syrian woman artisans who are part of refugee charity project in Istanbul, Turkey where the profit goes back into the community.

 

 

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MAX V. KOENIG Spring Summer 2018


MAX V. KOENIG Spring Summer 2018


 

 

MAX V. KOENIG
S+S 018 


april 018

Craftsmanship is at the heart of the new luxury accessories brand, Max V. Koenig, designs leather goods for life-long companionship and to act more as wearable pieces of art than accessory.

 
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The design is inspired by minimalistic shapes, which are reworked to their utmost essence, giving the aesthetics of the collection subtle clarity. The s+s 018 collection is inspired by his childhood memories of the French Riviera where he was  aised.

The colours of the collection have been carefully selected and are reminiscent of the Mediterranean, while leathers are of butter soft, full grain leather and nubuck which is hand sculpted by Max and produced by skilled artisans in a 160 year old atelier. Every object is approached as a 3-dimensional item, with the desire to create an interplay of form, textures and function.

The carefully selected leathers, their grains, subtle and sensual touch, and dense colours complete the unique personality of each bag and accessory. The quality of each piece is being enhanced by a strong attention to detail and the beautifully finished stitching.

 

 

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PAULA KNORR Spring Summer 2018


PAULA KNORR Spring Summer 2018


 

 

PAULA KNORR
S+S 018 


april 018

London-based designer Paula Knorr offers vibrant, sculptural designs which fuse disparate prints, textures and colours to create her innovative signature aesthetic of second-skin separates. 

 
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After graduating, Paula worked as a freelance designer for Peter Pilotto and as well as a variety of projects with well-known fashion stylists to capitalize on her strength in creating innovative draping and cutting techniques. Since founding her label, Paula Knorr’s creations have been worn by the likes of Björk, Solange Knowles, Marina and the Diamonds and skin of Sunk Anansie. Her work has also won the support of key industry individuals such as Barbara Grispini and Anna Orsini of the BFC, Sarah Mower, Demna Gvasalia of etements, Nicola Formichetti, Massimo Giorgetti of MSGM, and Emilio Pucci. 

Since her SS17 presentation Paula has been supported by the British Fashion Council and was awarded NEWGEN, one of the most internationally recognised talent identification schemes which continues to support, showcase and promote new designers.

 

photography Daniel Fraser
styling  Fannie Akerblom
models  Lydia Atchison,Tsiu Kim, Lotje @ LINDEN STAUB
jewellery Räthel&Wolf
shoes  MIISTA
make up Martina Lattanzi
hair Ami Fujita

www.paulaknorr.uk

 

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COS Autumn+Winter 2018 Collection


COS Autumn+Winter 2018 Collection


 

 

COS
A+W 018 


april 018

The COS Autumn+Winter 018 season takes inspiration from two pronounced themes inspired by interdisciplinary research: real or imagined nature and processes which refine the raw. The result is a collection of classic wardrobe pieces with altered proportions and innovative materials that celebrate hybrid, sculptural forms.

 
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Exploring the juxtaposition of the metropolitan and the natural environment acted as a starting point for the design process and translates into the collection through protective and textured garments, bringing the outdoors to the urban. Modular menswear pieces, reminiscent of technical, performance clothing sit alongside elongated women’s gloves, offering a modern take on protection from the elements. 

Framed by a colour palette that reflects the contrasting themes, the season is made up of nature-inspired tones of green and brown, punctuated with sulphur and muted lilac alongside colder, industrial hues of grey, off-white and petrol. 

The collection introduces new silhouettes – in womenswear a knitted dress in sea moss green features organic ribs, exaggerating the ergonomic shape of the elbows, whilst a felted wool pea coat in sulphur melange, paired with trousers and a technical shirt, offers a fresh take on proportions. Hems and waistbands have been redefined as they go from high to low, characterised in some garments by a clearly defined waist, a nod to the silhouette produced by an apron. 

Imperfection and rawness is celebrated and refined throughout – across menswear the use of contrasting materials and shapes is a defining theme. A lightly padded thermoreactive jacket in titanium grey epitomises the use of innovative fabrics, whilst a layered composition featuring elongated sleeveless knitwear paired with a textured shirt and wide leg jersey trousers, typifies the bold and unexpected use of form in the collection. The garments are complemented by a range of hybrid accessories; a heel with a distinctive track sole and a reimagined Wellington boot, both in a high shine leather, for women, and square-toe leather zip boots for men. Key functional pieces include a cube-shaped collapsible leather bag, oversized shopper and felted wool backpack, all in taupe. Jewellery is epitomised by corrugated sterling silver earrings.

 

 

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Gary Chew presents the Fashion Dogs of S+S 2018 collections.


Gary Chew presents the Fashion Dogs of S+S 2018 collections.


 

 

DOG GEAR
*spring + summer 018*


april 018

written MICHELLE HEATH


Each year catwalks all over Europe are flooded with models as people from all over the globe watch attentively taking in the upcoming season’s trends.  

 
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 Fashion experts including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar have listed trends for spring and summer 2018 to include sheer, pastel colours, plastic and fringe. But as Harper’s Bazaar points out, the over-riding trend amongst designer heavyweights is to stick to what you know, further exemplified by the return of Burberry’s iconic plaid in this year’s runway shows. 

This dedication to the tried and true does not imply a sense of playing it safe or dullness but a means of providing timelessness to design. With the impact of Fashion Revolution Week consumers are demanding better quality for their money and one aspect of that is timeless designs that won’t go out of style. 

While catwalks and wardrobes will continue to be an array of exploration into the world of colour, form and texture designers will continue to design work that encompasses and expresses their philosophies. Each new piece being above all, a true representation of each designer’s fashion identity.


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Drawing GARY CHEW

 

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DANSE LENTE Spring Summer 2018


DANSE LENTE Spring Summer 2018


 

 

DANSE LENTE
S+S 018 


april 018

Danse Lente, the London-based women's accessories label. Specialising in handbags and leather goods, each piece is designed with a purpose in mind, to cater to the rigors of life without sacrificing style.

 
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Danse Lente - derived from the French for 'slow dance' - has adopted a playful, curious slant to cater to a large contingent of women, drawing inspiration from contemporary aesthetics and modern architecture.
 
For SS18, the brand has focused upon striking silhouettes and sculptural design to reshape modern expectations of a daily accessory. Think gymnastics - clean lines of vaults, rings and pommel horses that place natural curves against a backdrop of strong edges and robust hardware. 
What's more, the line references the bodily lines of an actual gymnast to add a further sense of fluidity to the collection.

 

 

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Wan Hung Autumn and Winter 018-019


Wan Hung Autumn and Winter 018-019


 

 

WAN HUNG
Autumn/Winter 018


april 2018
 

Delving deeper into the sensually of gym culture, Wan Hung debuts his Autumn Winter 2018/19 collection during Shanghai Fashion Week. Taking “Mister Hung”, the office worker meets gym-enthusiast and elevating this to the next chapter. Using intricate performance fabric and smart pattern cutting to create a full range wardrobe that can fit many occasions for a businessman’s lifestyle. Referencing the cult classic film, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Wan captures each stage of growing up, with a developed and progressive product range for the journey of man. With this is mind, Greek philosopher, Epicurus divulges the ‘happiness checklist’ which resonates with Wan Hung during the design process. This includes a mindful simplicity of survival elements from friends, freedom, thought, food, shelter and clothing.

 
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Taking this inspiration, a stage further, Wan Hung adds sports to his own personal happiness checklist, with the overwhelming importance this factor have in a culture-less modern day society. A dreamless life is a dull one, unable to strive towards anything greater or looking towards the future in a positive perspective. With playful designs, Wan Hung allows the wearer to escape the sometimes challenging reality. Wan Hung has partnered Mr. Company for this season, on formal leatherwear to elevate the sophistication of the collection. Unicare have also collaborated with Wan Hung this season, adding a pop of colour seen in the leisurewear footwear range on the runway, both helping bring the complex lifestyle vision together.

Wan Hung was founded in 2014 following designer Wan Hung Cheung’s graduation from Central St Martins, won the prize of Hand & Lock Award (embroidery fashion competition), and experience working with brands including Tom Ford, John Rocha, Simone Rocha and Bernhard Willhelm. Clean-cut tailoring and classic silhouettes, reinvented through textile and print innovation and contemporary flourishes and detailing are at the heart of the Wan Hung brand, speaking to a sophisticated modern urban customer. Wan Hung Cheung, born and raise in Hainan – often described as the Hawaii of China for its year-round holiday weather, coconut palms, gold-sand beaches and inland rainforests. The juxtaposition of Hainan’s natural beauty with the present day urban experience underlies the Wan Hung brand, bringing a piece a paradise into the luxury menswear wardrobe of today.

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starring ROLIEN ZONNEVELD
seen by LONNEKE VAN DER PALEN
styling + art direction SCHUELLER DE WAAL
Footwear MARKO BAKOVIC
 

www.wanhung.com

 

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Be inspired by the current A+W 018 Collection by Roberta Einer.


Be inspired by the current A+W 018 Collection by Roberta Einer.


 

 

ROBERTA EINER
A+W018 


written Jessica Bumpus

MARCH 018

The Eighties via old-school films Blade Runner and Tron; computer games and arcades, the buzz of pinball machines, their primary-bright graphics; the allure of the power suit, the even greater allure of its neon-bold colours; and that perfect kind of awkward style: in a collection that is nostalgic to the era, Roberta Einer rekindles the best bits of the Eighties to create her own updated take, one that comes imbued with a renewed glamour for autumn+winter 018.

 
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The maximalist luxury ready-to-wear designer finds her inspiration in the life of the woman she saw as coming through at the time, stepping into her life for 24 hours and traversing her wardrobe: from from a puffer jacket to go and grab the milk in, to bright shiny Swarovski crystals and sequins – always a Roberta Einer favourite - to easy pyjama styles, pinstripes, power dressing and party dresses. Chunky knits of thick yarn make for mum-and-dad sweaters with a naïve charm; while hoodies, T-shirts and bombers feature retro graphics taken from her own family photo album of the time: Einer’s mother and father posing in holiday snaps make for sweet motifs which, personal to the designer, also possess a relatable memory-lane quality. There also come her recurring signatures, the bomber jacket – now boasting computer-graphic ornamentation for patchwork detail – and sequins. Here rendered in flashy flourishes for floral clusters on pinstripe dresses that make for a throwback to the office-wear trope of the time.

Three standout silhouettes underpin the season: Roberta Einer takes on the power suit with shapely skirts and new ostentation; draped party dresses bunch and gather at the hip and come in sassy-shimmery shades; and there are asymmetric flared and textured dresses, their cable knit running out across the body at different directions in a flattering contour. Colours throughout are high-shine, bold and bright, Eighties-centric with Bridget Riley monochrome to be found too.

This is the third season that Einer has collaborated with Swarovski to show off her textile ingenuity in 3D floral cutout pieces and the iridescent sew-on crystals used in dégradé fashion on oversized blazers. Her team up with Vans shoes, too, continues for cool and collectible sneakers; while autumn/winter 2018 also marks the launch of a brand-new collaboration with jewellery brand URIBE. A mix of pretty-but-awkward ear cuffs, earrings and chokers that can be stacked up the way you want with different floral charm and Swarovski crystal combinations.

Luxury Womenswear designer Roberta Einer moved from her hometown of Tallinn, Estonia to London to study on the prestigious fashion courses at Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster. During her studies she completed internships with Mary Katrantzou and Alexander McQueen, before moving to Paris upon graduation to assist at Balmain for a year where she continued to develop her craft.

Establishing her label upon her return to London, the Roberta Einer brand is now in its sixth season creating experimental, luxury womenswear which focuses on textiles and working with traditional couture techniques. Playful embellishments and hand-embroidery decorate specially sourced fabrics to create her daring more-is-more, feminine aesthetic.

Named as One to Watch by NEWGEN in December 2015, in April 2016 Roberta Einer was selected as a winner of Saks’ inaugural Emerging Designer Showcase competition. Her innovative designs have been featured in the likes of American Vogue, Teen Vogue, Dazed & Confused, HUNGER and i-D Magazine.

 

 

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photograph Juliette Cassidy
styling Tati Cotliar
casting Chloe Rosolek
set design Bryony Edwards
production The Bridge Co.

www.robertaeiner.com