R.T.CO x SUCUK&BRATWURST *Cincia, Astore, Robin + Gull*
R.T.CO releases its upcoming Lookbook & Drop of sunglasses. The 3D illustrations are made by the Germany design agency SUCUK&BRATWURST.
LE MILE .selected *&tradition*
As the name suggests, &tradition believes firmly in the talent and vision of past designers. The studio also believes in the celebration of new designers who are forging their own paths to become the avant-garde designers of the future.
BAND OF OUTSIDERS s+s 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 and women’s lines.
LE MILE .selected *Mïau Originals*
Mïau Originals interprets swim wear in a new way and includes exclusive prints on their colorful capsule collections.
A.F.VANDERVORST *a play on the anatomy of tailoring*
Composed of actual blazers and trousers, the AW/18 shoe collection shot by Ronald Stoops truly embodies tailoring materials and forms. Blazer patterns are highly recognisable in the sleeves boots where the original shoulder now hides the knee.
LIP *a new movement has taken form*
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.
Juergen x Adwoa Part 3: Ghana
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
MARVAIS *moved by passion*
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.
SOMA at Pitti Uomo 94
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.
With the new collection, Joshua Millard offers a fresh perspective to his signature tribute to rural workwear. 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.
MAX V. KOENIG S+S 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.
MARTINA SPETLOVA *s+s 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.
BEING: New Photography 018
MoMA features recent works by 17 artists that address ideas of human experience, self-making, and collective identity,
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.
Blue Magic *Cuba*
We descended onto the island, with some expectations and preconceptions of what we were about to experience. However, what we didn’t realize was the reality of the stories we heard, existing in the multifaceted, aesthetic stimuli that enlivened our senses, that lead us to the same truth; we are now in Cuba. Like a safe place in the fast-changing world, Cuba exists as an island where manmade time stands still and nature takes over the measurements.
COS A+W 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.
LEXUS Design Award *CO-*
Lexus International has announced the Grand Prix winner of the Lexus Design Award 2018―Testing Hypotheticals by Extrapolation Factory―leading this prestigious international event to a pinnacle of excitement. Lexus Design Award 2018 drew a record 1319 entries from 68 countries under the theme of "CO-".
Dog Gear *s+s 018*
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. 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.
DANSE LENTE *BODILY LINES*
For S+S 018, 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.
LE MILE .selected *VIU*
The Spirited, The Vivid, The Vibrant, The Bright: The models of the WIRE collection offer soft round curves as well some slightly angular shapes. The different sizes and metallic colours of the light frames shape the face, and yet leave air to breathe. Made of refined and extralight stainless steel, the frames are durable, featherlight and quite flexible.
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.
Brian Tolle *BENT*
C24 Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of sculptures by Brian Tolle marking his inaugural exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition brings together Tolle’s iconic public work, Eureka, on view for the first time in the United States and in a gallery setting, paired with his Levittown sculptures.
A musing on the concept of ritual, the Aphid A+W018-019 collection explores the notion of formal dressing and dressing for ceremony, the traditions for men & women, nostalgia and the definition of "dressing up" in a contemporary setting. Having researched the ceremonial dress codes of Asian cultures, especially the hakama trousers of traditional Japanese cultural events, the concept of layering became a key focus for the new collection. On-going Aphid signatures, meshed with the composition and deconstruction of the classic suit, inform a shifting silhouette of pieces that can be worn together or styled independent of the whole.
BETWEEN THE WATERS
The exhibition brings together a group of emerging artists: Carolina Caycedo, Demian DinéYazhi´ with Ginger Dunnill, Torkwase Dyson, Cy Gavin, Lena Henke, and Erin Jane Nelson. Responding to the precarious state of the environment, their work explores the relationship between the land, systems of use or governance of the land, and the forms or ways of life that exist on the land.
LE MILE SeLECTED *Porsche*
Max Hoffman and Lloyd Wright: The common bond between two of America’s most influential aesthetes. Driving south through New York State, heading for Manhattan, cold Atlantic rain runs in rivulets up the windscreen and hammers along the taught canvas roof. Small, be-chromed wipers on a time warp 356 Cabriolet beat a furious metre, marking the rhythm of steady but rapid progress.
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.
NYFW *China Day*
As a 5 year joint partnership among Alibaba's Tmall, a luxury e-commerce company, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Suntchi, China's leading fashion company, China Day aimed to boost worldwide recognition of Chinese design, and ultimately, promote global opportunities for the brands debuting this season. NYFW: Men’s China Day was officially part of the menswear schedule this season, next season it will switch to women’s as they take center stage.
NYFW *Ready-to-Wear 018*
“Take it to the runway,” Marc Jacobspronounced during a preview of his new Ready-to-Wear collection during NYFW 018 back in february. And during Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs did just that, with a fearless endorsement of the kind of fashion about which he is truely passionate, audacious, and demonstrative.
PACHA, LLAQTA, WASICHAY *Building the Indigenous Present*
Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay gives center stage to contemporary art practices that highlight indigenous thinking around the built environment. The three Quechuan words—the indigenous language most spoken in the Americas—pacha (time, space, nature, world), llaqta (place, country, community), and wasichay (to build) each point to a decolonial approach of preserving and foregrounding indigenous concepts that transcend the English term architecture.
THE NEW ORIGINALS DEVOON seen by Alassan Diawara
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.
Zoe Leonard *Survey*
Zoe Leonard: Survey is a reflection of her body of work, which focuses on travel, editioning, excess and repetition within daily life; questioning identity within the landscape. Zoe's artistic practice demands you to pay attention to the mundane through a medium of observation - photography. Her poetic eye of universality with artwork reveals an idea of migration and documentation of presence.
Juergen Teller x Adwoa Part II: New York City
Revealing the latest portfolio of images from a series photographed by Juergen Teller in collaboration with British model and artistic director Adwoa Aboah. Shot in New York, the images feature candid moments between Adwoa and her close friends and family.
LE MILE .selected *ARCHIVIO*
Archivio was established in Milan in 2016 by Cecilia Federico and Rosita Giammarino. The brand represents an unique intersection between art + fashion. Its creativity comes to life through the reinterpretation of iconic fashion pieces blended with a timeless and authentic design. Iconographic research and contemporary aesthetics merge together and become the core of every creative process of the brand. A daring design of hybrid silhouettes connects the feminine and masculine in a single universe. “Made in Italy” design and high quality materials are a fundamental value of the brand.
LE MILE .selected *HENRY TIMI*
Milan based Italian designer Henry Timi has built some incredible minimalist furniture over recent years, designing simple and pure shapes, refusing excess and the unnecessary.
For A+W 018-019 Schueller de Waal revisit their S+S 018 collection, starting from the title ‘SUMMER=WINTER’. Questioning fashions seasonal rules, the designers approached their new collection by re-offering S+S 018 and completing the exact same looks with an extra layer. By adding one freshly designed winter(ish) garment to every look, SDW turn their summer into winter in a blunt but effective manner.
COS x Phillip K. Smith III
For this year’s edition of Milan Design Week, London-based fashion brand COS will present a large-scale sculptural installation by American artist Phillip K. Smith III, marking COS’s seventh consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and its first collaboration with Smith.
YUUL YIE seen by David Gomez Martin
‘Glamour’ is a word often co-opted, and often overused. For pre-fall 018 however, designer Sunyuul Yie - of breakout label YUUL YIE - has returned the term to its classic meaning, embedding a series of shapes, colors and patterns with old school sentimentality.
Key inspiration derives from the skate culture of the 70s; taking a keen look at photographer Hugh Holland’s saturated, hazy colours and the unapologetic attitude of the skaters, Xiao Li looks to the way he has an art of capture the essence of the moment.
LE MILE .selected *Walimex Pro – Photographing On The Go*
In case you have ever wondered how to improve + make your on-location photo productions look better and proceed much easier, LE MILE SeLECTED reveals the lighting secrets and presents the favorite products from Walimex Pro.
Nick Mauss *Transmissions*
For his exhibition at Whitney, NYC, artist Nick Mauss explores the history of American modernist ballet, continuing a hybrid mode of working he has pursued for a decade in which the roles of curator, artist, choreographer, scholar, and performer converge. New works by Mauss—ranging from scores for a ballet to scenic design, décor elements, and live performance—will appear alongside pieces from the Whitney’s collection and those of other institutions, including the Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library.
Identity in Fashion
If there is one thing that fashion is about, it is definitely expression; the expression of who you are is something that you should be able to do through your fashion but a lot of people tend to find difficulties in fusing their personas with their fashion.
Pablo Erroz *seen by David Hauser*
Pablo Erroz produces ready-to-wear fashion for men + women. The brand is characterized by its attention to detail and refined taste, combining classical and modern concepts and made, from start to finish, in Spain.
BORA AKSU *tale of Margaret Ann Bulkley*
Bora Aksu’s AW018 collection is inspired by the tale of Margaret Ann Bulkley - a young woman who went against the grain of Georgian society to become one of the most respected surgeons of her time. She championed the cause of proper medical care for the lower classes, and was only able to practice by disguising herself as a man.
BURBERRY *reflecting the past, celebrating the present, heralding the future*
'Our Time', a piece of work on loan from the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Australia, investigates the subjective experience of the passing of time through movement, light and sound, and was reimagined in collaboration with Christopher, to provide the backdrop to the runway collection. The installation's pendulums swung to their own rhythm in time to the show's soundtrack by Jimmy Somerville, The Communards and Bronski Beat.
NYFW STREET *A/W018*
New York Fashion Week street style is more inventive when layering is involved. That's why we are excited to kick off the Fall+Winter 018 season in New York, where ladies have whipped out their furriest and chicest coats and cinched them with wide belt straps, colorful waist bags — and and and... Akiko Kondoh has spotted the most tremendous ensembles for LE MILE Magazine.
LE MILE SeLECTED *Property of...*
Property of... was founded in 2006 with the goal to provide a serious alternative to the classic full leather briefcase with a clean and timeless aesthetic, targeting men and women with contemporary urban lifestyles.
New DROMe *018
DROMe´s Creative Director Marianna Rosati focuses in her pre-fall 018 collection on the expansion of fabrics like silk + plaid knits to balance her leather staples.
LE MILE SeLECTED *ANDREW COIMBRA*
Toronto-based designer Andrew Coimbra is a lifestyle and ready-to-wear brand, created back in 2015. With a strong focus on simple yet powerful design, in revisiting classic staples Coimbra is driven by conveying an aesthetic that is unique in its vision and realization.
Oriental Garden – Utopian Discord
KAIMIN launched their Fall Winter 2018 collection ‘Oriental Garden – Utopian Discord’ as a high tech and visually immersive runway transformation. The brand worked with artist, Jon Jacobsen, to create the world of KAIMIN into moving images, projected onto surrounding surfaces, engulfing viewers and mutating, otherworldy visuals. The panoramic night time skyline proved the perfect serene backdrop whilst singer, Ian Isiah delivered an inspired live performance as Gavin Rayna Russom (LCD Soundsystem) conducts a live synthesizer set. The runway line up consisted of stirring fashion models with vivid influencers, including Amanda Lepore, Cheeky, Dawn Richard, Ugly Worldwide, Jeana Turner, Princess Gollum, Raisa Flowers, Sara Cummings and Susanne Bartsch.
7 For All Mankind—a division of LA based Delta Galil Industries and the world’s premiere brand of denim innovation—announces the launch of it’s Spring 018 collection and campaign, WE ARE MANKIND. Shot on the streets of New York by renowned photographer Billy Kidd, the campaign cultivates a creative and all-encompassing platform that shines the spotlight on a myriad of artists, poets, musicians, designers, and creatives.
Burberry *Rainbow Check*
The Rainbow check, the latest iteration of Burberry's most iconic symbol and designed as part of Christopher's dedication of his last collection to LGBTQ+ communities, featured throughout the show. A capsule of reissued archive pieces from the 1980s and 1990s rereleased as part of this collection is now available for immediate purchase.
Champion by WoodWood
In an ongoing collaboration between the two brands, Danish contemporary streetwear brand Wood Wood and iconic sports brand Champion have created a collection of monochrome essentials all featuring wording referencing emotions related to the world of sports.
LE MILE issue 24: spring+summer '18
Buy it now. uy it now. y it now. it now. t now. now.
LITKOVSKAYA collections are designed for a sophisticated dresser with strong individuality and meticulous attention to details. She presents her spring+summer 018 collection through a diverse of individuals standing infront of a store´s window as if the fashion flees from the boutique towards us.
NADYA DZYAK *F+W 018
The beauty of French cinematography in 1970s and 1980s, and the use of fashion to tell stunning stories was the starting point for Nadya Dzyak this Fall-Winter season. Designer reached back into the past, drawing inspiration from such noted actress as Mireille Darc.
Be My Valentine s+s 018
While the fall+winter 017 collection of Mai Più Senza was inspired by global streetstyle trends as well as each of the brand’s fiery female personalities – the MAIgirls, the new spring+summer 018 collection transforms the #MAIgirls to superheroes. Cate Underwood and Ilana Kozlov appear in the Californian salt desert, before they conquere the streets of Palm Spring.
WOOD WOOD *Mondano 018*
Entitled `Mondano´, the Wood Wood spring+summer 018 collection takes its outset in the lifestyle and atmosphere of the Italian province of Campania. The inspiration for the s+s 018 collection comes from a trip to the Italian province of Campania.
Favoring evolution over revolution, Spring/Summer 2018 sees Carhartt focuses on subtly altering our timeless classics. Carhartt has revisited iconic pieces such as our Chore Coat and Work Pants, as well as reimagining them in new fabrics and colours; what they like to think of as everyday staples, like pocket tees and heavyweight sweatshirts, are presented in pops of summer colour; and their Master Pant finally gets the recognition it deserves, as its poly-cotton fabric and signature laidback style is applied to shirts and outerwear pieces.
KALEOS EYEHUNTERS *Chromatics*
The Earth is a spherical body. Each point of its surface passes daily from light to darkness, from day to night and vice versa. A constant transformation results from an uninterrupted dance by our main star, the Sun, with Planet Earth.
Face of Nations, a celebration of feminine complicity, features two cosmopolitan girls with unfiltered, spontaneous beauty who could be seen in Milan, Los Angeles, and New York or in Berlin, Paris, London and Stockholm. Elibeidy Dani Martinez from the Dominican Republic and Lucan Gillespie from England, two new top models seen on the coolest runways, are the stars of the Coccinelle Spring/Summer 2018 advertising campaign.
LE MILE SeLECTED *European Furniture Design '18*
With an increase in educated consumerism, the demand for handcrafted work is incredibly high. This appreciation for skilled artisans has created a market for design that is not only aesthetically desirable, but also crafted with care by people who are well-treated and fairly compensated while using materials that have less of an impact on the environment.
Julian Zigerli presented his Spring/Summer 2018 collection during Berlin Fashion Week. "Threesome" is a collaboration with fellow Swiss artists Manon Wertebroek and Christopher Füllemann. The three have been working together since January of last year, to set up the project that was now presented in Berlin as an exhibition.
LE MILE SeLECTED: SOUTH LANE
South Lane's defining AVANT collection has been re-envisioned and expanded. Retaining its avant-garde aesthetic and traditional Scandinavian minimalism, which propelled the brand into the world of high fashion, the new collection continues to push the envelope of design.
LE MILE SELECTED *ANDREA MAACK*
Andrea Maack has created fragrances inspired by her artworks. A native Icelander, she graduated from the Icelandic Art Academy with a degree in Fine Arts and she has been having solo exhibitions at the Reykjavík Art Museum, Georgia Sherman Toronto, Arnhem Mode Biennale, Maddox Gallery London and window installations at Harvey Nichols London, Tsum Moscow and Storm Copenhagen to name a few.
BLONDEY McCOY x BURBERRY Murals in Manhattan
British artist, designer and pro-skater Blondey McCoy has created three hand-painted murals in the Flatiron and Soho districts of Manhattan, designed exclusively for Burberry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VIU x LE MILE Studios
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.