British designer Jonathan Anderson is on a ramp-up to creating a personal megabrand and his previously teased collaboration with UNIQLO is sure to solidify that ambition. J.W. for all! The 33-piece AW17 collab collection aims to blend traditional British heritage materials with UNIQLO trademark LifeWear fabrics and technology. It will contain pieces for men and women and drop at UNIQLO stores and online from Wednesday September 20.
A first look reveals the signature graphic aesthetic of Anderson; the prime colour stripe patterns and tartans are unmistakable. The collection includes double-breasted, plaid-lined trenches, Fair Isle jumpers, a range of down jackets, shirts, and padded tote bags and backpacks, stoles and bright knits, blouses with ruffle accents and skirts. A few items feature a faux leather patch brandishing the J.W. anchor logo. The silhouettes combined with UNIQLO technology makes this a thoroughly modern mix … Read More »
Pat McGrath MBE is perched comfortably on that legend status. Just thinking about those mid-2000s Dior Haute Couture make-up looks she used to create (Alek Wek in SS04? It’s over!) will weaken kneecaps. After finally launching her namesake professional make-up brand in 2015, the girls and boys have awaited each release with bated breaths and beat faces. The latest addition, “MatteTrance” matte lipsticks, will be dropping this Wednesday.
Previewed at Maison Margiela Artisanal during Paris Haute Couture, all 9 available Pat McGrath Labs’ “MatteTrance” shades are supposed to envelop your lips in a “lightweight veil of opaque colour” but even if they didn’t, the surrealist black and gold cases would be reason enough to add all to cart.
Maison Margiela Artisanal AW17 (image: Vogue Runway)
More importantly, like with entrepreneurs Florence Adepoju of MDMFlow and the iconic Iman of IMAN Cosmetics, these are … Read More »
Rebel souls Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of sartorial lab Art Comes First have a new pop-up store up their immaculately-tailored sleeves and it’s here sooner than you’d think. Sunday, to be precise. Lovers of fine fits can head over to B-Side Store London on July 16 to get right with their wardrobes.
Previous Art Comes First pop-ups have included a range of pieces from customised leather perfectos and denim jackets to signature accessories such as open crown hats and heavy metal jewellery, so it’s safe to expect more of that goodness at the new pop-up. Consider your London Sunday plans sorted (or at least call in a favour from your buddy shacking up in Shoreditch) and keep an eye out on the Art Comes First Instagram for more updates.
(Image above: Art Comes First New York pop-up back in May 2017)
Art Comes First Pop-Up London
Sunday July 16 2017
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Around 10PM on a New York summer Tuesday, Raf Simons debuted his SS18 collection at New York Fashion Week. After serving up an appetizer earlier in the week by setting a release date for the brand’s fifth collaboration with Eastpak (July 24), all heads turned to NYC with eyes aglow.
Last season’s stellar debut Raf Simons outing on American soil was soaked with thinly cloaked disdain for the newly politically cemented lay of the land, and perhaps a reiteration of that message wouldn’t have gone amiss. But Raf Simons was in the mood for something else, something a little more cinematic. If the invitations gave little away, the show’s venue provided the answers. Staged directly underneath Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown, guests like A$AP Rocky, Ashton Sanders, Luka Sabbat, Nicolas Karakatsanis and Natalie Westling rubbed shoulders standing up (only for Raf) while awaiting NYFW’s main … Read More »
We all have that incredible vintage Polaroid of our mother or father in an outfit that you’d steal in a heartbeat if they hadn’t ‘lost it in a move’ or something else infuriating. Images of our parents and relatives from the past are a good way to reflect on our experience today, and add a unique sense of reality to the struggle they must have endured, especially in the case of first-generation immigrant families. That’s why I love the ‘Black In The Day’ photo project so much, which aims to create a ‘visual journey’ through the Black British Experience. It was founded by artist Tania Nwachukwu and graphic designer/videographer Jojo Sonubi and the concept is simple: they gather as many pictures as possible of black life in Britain – from the 1950s to early 2000s – to create an archive that … Read More »
It’s funny how all of my wildest fantasies somehow circle back to a couture appointment, but some psychologists would agree I don’t actually control the narrative, people. This week, Paris welcomed back the throng of sharpest fabric cut-craving devotees during the Celine Dion Is Just Having Fun With It™ appearance tour otherwise known as Haute Couture Week, and we were all blessed slash reminded once more of our actual social status.
In the immortal, shade-brimmed words of queen Aretha Franklin: “Great gowns, beautiful gowns” were everyone’s to behold, albeit most likely through a cracked phone screen and not in physical reality. Agreed, a lot of it was sequins on pearls on chiffon on volume, but fresh gulps of air were equally provided for. Take the sleek, graceful, contempo-couture of Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino who is just soaring, left to his devices … Read More »
H&M Studio is getting the colette treatment for AW17 so the streets are about to get a whole lot more chouette. A total of nine pieces were either adapted or uniquely created to form a limited range of designs including hand-painted graffiti prints, the A-line ‘Julie’ cape in wool and nylon, a ruffled chiffon dress, frayed jacquard and a distressed leather mini inspired by the city of New York.
In line with colette’s longstanding tradition of limited collaborations, the pieces will feature pops of colette blue and will be available as from August 21 exclusively in-store and online at colette Paris for two weeks, alongside a pre-release of H&M Studio designs. Prices will range from €40 to €200. Accompanying the collection, colette co-founder Sarah Andelman mentioned going for “that combination of striking yet wearable, and of course, be completely au courant.” Pair … Read More »
Publishing pioneer, author, digital culture and fashion topliner, co-founder and editorial director of Dazed Media Jefferson Hack has a word for you and you’d better not miss it.
During Bread & Butter by Zalando in Berlin (September 1-3, 2017), you’ll be able to soak in the musings of the absolute best in their fields, including Dame Vivienne Westwood, so why not prepare yourself with those of the Brit responsible for your angsty teen Dazed & Confused fantasies since 1992.
Having been on the fringe of what’s next for the better part of the last three decades, it’s always of supreme interest to hear what’s on the mind of Jefferson Hack, just as it was that time KNOTORYUS attended the London premiere of Willy Vanderperre’s “Naked Heartland”(the interview is still up).
It’s also a fine thing for Europe to have such a big style and culture fest covering fashion as well … Read More »
There’s a specific, heady mix of satisfaction that takes over when you know your look is both sickening as well as completely sustainable. Fortunately, Belgian designer Mats Rombaut just presented the SS18 collection of his vegan, genderless and eco-friendly footwear line ROMBAUT during Paris Fashion Week and it’s another kicker.
Next spring’s collection offers a renewal of beloved models from previous seasons, as well as the introduction of a future stalwart, the ‘BOCCACCIO’ (a nod to the Florentine poet or the legendary late-80s Belgian dance club?). The shoe’s muscular rolling-wave sole immediately induced sister-stomps-street-in-Buffalo-boots flashbacks in me, a gleeful connection I’m sure many will experience at first glance. The BOCCACCIO will range from EU sizes 36-47 and will be available as from December 2017.
Working with photographer Kito Muñoz, lensman for Palomo Spain’s queer-centric campaigns, an accompanying preview of ROMBAUT’s SS18 campaign significantly heightens the … Read More »
Even after more than a dozen plays, it’s still pretty impossible for me to pick a favourite song from 4:44, the lyrical masterpiece JAY-Z dropped last Friday.
I’ve already shared a very personal note on my Instagram page inspired by the “Kill JAY-Z” verses and now that physical copies (CD only for now) of the album are up for pre-order, I am very happy that Stefaan is letting me post the beautiful words he wanted to share on his own IG, here below:
(Image: Young Guru)
From Stefaan Pauwels:
A lot has been written about the new Hova. But I feel I need to add a lil’ something, too.
Listening to the new JAY-Z album feels important to me, personally, not only because of the music (which is great) and the lyricism (which is top 5 all time level), but also because it helps me fight something I have been struggling with … Read More »