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KNOTORYUS TALKS TO DIRECTOR/CURATOR KAAT DEBO ABOUT THE MIND OF MARTIN MARGIELA

Posted on March 28th, by Dominique in art, interview, magazine, style. No Comments

(Hermès Autumn-Winter 2002) 

One of our favourite museums in the world, MoMu, the institution that is housed in the same building as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts: Fashion Department aka the world-renowned Antwerp Fashion Academy, is racking up one stellar show after another. Following the highs that included: “Dries Van Noten: Inspirations“, “Game Changers” and most recently the touching “Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia“, we are now treated to a deep-dive into Martin Margiela’s six-year stint (1997-2003) at French luxury house Hermès. While avid fans are well aware of the parallel parcours the notoriously independent designer rode next to heading his own Maison Martin Margiela, it is clear that this has been very much the more subdued part of the Belgian’s story. Until now. MoMu director and curator of “Martin Margiela: the Hermès Years”, Kaat Debo, took it upon herself to initiate an … Read More »



BALENCIAGA SS17 UNOFFICIAL DIRECTOR’S CUT + SEASON TOP 3

Posted on March 28th, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

Photographer Harley Weir gave us the Balenciaga SS17 drama that we are compelled to mimic every time there’s a monochrome curtain in sight. Dare to hang a garnet-coloured drape anywhere and that’s me channelling Alek Wek angles in floral spandex. As if that weren’t enough, Harley Weir also just released the campaign’s ‘unofficial director’s cut’, the first in an apparent two-parter.

The short clip features poetry, nature scenes, models dressing in silence, ambulance noises and the spilling of milk I could definitely find use to cry over. The film was shot by Weir, with editing by Roi Cydulkin and camera assistance by Julian Kapadia. The styling, hair and make-up remained in the hands of the campaign’s killer team of Lotta Volkova, Holli Smith and Inge Grognard.

Unofficial directors cut //#Balenciaga PART 1 @litay_marcus @carla.jl.daher … Read More »



KENDRICK LAMAR RELEASES “THE HEART PART 4”, PUTS THE INDUSTRY ON NOTICE

Posted on March 24th, by immi in magazine, music. No Comments

Kendrick Lamar has dropped his first single of 2017 and Black Twitter/every other rapper currently working has been left aquiver. “The Heart Part 4” is a scorching take on the state of rap today, the White House’s hot messes and the artist’s own career but it’s mostly a warning to other rappers to shape up. Not only has Kendrick’s entire Instagram been cleared – the usual sign of impending new work –  the release of the highly acclaimed artist’s new album is all but blatantly announced in the song’s lyrics: “Y’all got till April the 7th to get ya’ll shit together”. Well, damn.

The artwork for “The Heart Part 4” consists of a Roman numeral IV, which was used as a teaser image for the song first. The song features vocals by young up and comer Khalid, who just dropped his … Read More »



BLONDEY MCCOY’S ‘THAMES’ SS17 COLLECTION IS WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW

Posted on March 23rd, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

Thames is just it. The SS17 lookbook for artist, designer and Palace Wayward Boys Choir original Blondey McCoy’s Thames has come at the right time. The brand was named after the famous river McCoy spent his childhood skating next to, a gleaming torchbearer for the best coming out of London today – especially poignant since the city is hurting so deeply right now. With a fresh collection steeped in true love for London town (featuring bar signs, winks to regional TV, vintage gentlemen’s mags and the Picadilly Circus Eros fountain statue) as well as nods to McCoys own art, it gives good look but also gives back by supporting a cause close to the designer’s heart.

For SS17, Blondey McCoy – himself a South London native of Lebanese descent – pays tribute to an iconic Londoner-by-way-of-Greece for SS17. McCoy reappropriated the iconic Katharine Hamnett t-shirt George Michael wore in Wham’s “Wake … Read More »



DISCOVER ART BRUT AT ALICE GALLERY’S “BRUT?” EXHIBITION AND MIMA

Posted on March 22nd, by immi in art, magazine. No Comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the gruesome Brussels attacks, and we collectively hold the people whose lives were irreversibly affected in our thoughts. It’s self-evident that as a country, world and society, there’s so much work to do since such atrocities still happen on the daily. Even though Brussels was scarred on March 22 last year, today we’d like to shine a light on the beauty that can be found in the city, coming from its own people. As from March 31, our friends of the great ALICE Gallery are hosting a new exhibition, “BRUT?”, exploring the world of so-called ‘outsider art’ (art brut).

“BRUT?” is curated by Antoine Capet and David Lemoine of BrutPop, a French organisation dedicated to the promotion of experimental music and visual arts for an audience of people with autism or physical or mental health disability. Brutpop … Read More »



KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VJEZE FUR & PERRE VAN DEN BRINK AKA TRATLEHNER

Posted on March 21st, by Dominique in interview, magazine, music, style. No Comments

(Image: Perre van den Brink & Freddy Tratlehner at Avenue © Kelly Fober)

The morning I’m interviewing the two creative polymaths behind TRATLEHNER, the Amsterdam-based clothing label that had a succesful run in 2014, but then fell silent, two things happen: I receive a years-old Facebook-memory that had me quoting a VjezeFur/De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig lyric and I receive the first mail of the year from the great Walter Van Beirendonck to set up a new work project. My co-workers who are deeply aware of my admiration for both these men deem these coincidences pretty weird, but as someone who on one hand isn’t superstitious at all, I have also learned to accept that when it comes to the people that have provided me with loud laughter, comfort and great art at points in my life when I needed it the most, the universe … Read More »



LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEW SOULWAX ALBUM “FROM DEEWEE”

Posted on March 20th, by immi in magazine, music. No Comments

With their first studio effort in 12 (!) years burning a hole in whichever digital port much-anticipated releases are stocked in, brothers Stephen and David Dewaele and Stefaan Van Leuven of Soulwax are slated to remain the GOATs of Belgo-international alternative rock/electronic music. Since the inception of Soulwax in ’95, they’ve been irrepressible. They headline around the planet as 2manydjs (first known as ‘The Fucking/Flying Dewaele Brothers’), created their own Beats 1 radio show “2×2” and visual radio station plus app for Radio Soulwax, own an independent record label and studio, co-created a sound system project called Despacio (‘slowly’) and their remixes mostly eclipse the originals (you don’t want to know how foolish I went to their “Standing In The Way of Control” remix age sixteen, there should be lo-fi footage out there somewhere). As from Friday March 24, “FROM DEEWEE” – the duo’s … Read More »



WATCH ARCA – ‘REVERIE’

Posted on March 17th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music, video. No Comments

An almost uncomfortably intimate and tender exploration of desire, death, self-doubt and the beauty of owning your struggle. Directed by Jesse Kanda.



“DISOBEDIENT BODIES”: J.W. ANDERSON CURATES THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Posted on March 16th, by immi in art, magazine, style. No Comments

Jonathan “J.W.” Anderson is a man of great taste and little limitations. That’s why every time anything new he has worked on surfaces; people prick up their ears and lap it all up. The latest outpouring from Anderson’s treasure trove of inspiration is the “Disobedient Bodies” exhibition, a major curatorial effort opening March 18 at The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire. The expo will delve into the human form as it is represented in fashion, art and design. The prolific Northern Irish designer was also just announced to be the Special Guest at Pitti Immagine together with Virgil Abloh in June, following Tim Coppens and Raf Simons, so there’s plenty of J.W. to look forward to this season.

As the much-lauded and innovative creative director of his namesake label J.W. Anderson as well as Spanish luxury heritage label Loewe, Jonathan Anderson has built … Read More »



LISTEN TO STUFF. – ‘STRATA’

Posted on March 15th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music. No Comments

Fans of Kaytranada, Karriem Riggins, BadBadNotGood will be chuffed with STUFF.





KNOTORYUS TALKS TO DIRECTOR/CURATOR KAAT DEBO ABOUT THE MIND OF MARTIN MARGIELA

(Hermès Autumn-Winter 2002) 

One of our favourite museums in the world, MoMu, the institution that is housed in the same building as the Royal Academy of...

BALENCIAGA SS17 UNOFFICIAL DIRECTOR’S CUT + SEASON TOP 3

Photographer Harley Weir gave us the Balenciaga SS17 drama that we are compelled to mimic every time there’s a monochrome curtain in sight. Dare...

KENDRICK LAMAR RELEASES “THE HEART PART 4”, PUTS THE INDUSTRY ON NOTICE

Kendrick Lamar has dropped his first single of 2017 and Black Twitter/every other rapper currently working has been left aquiver. “The Heart Part 4”...

BLONDEY MCCOY’S ‘THAMES’ SS17 COLLECTION IS WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW

Thames is just it. The SS17 lookbook for artist, designer and Palace Wayward Boys Choir original Blondey McCoy’s Thames has come at the right time. The brand...

DISCOVER ART BRUT AT ALICE GALLERY’S “BRUT?” EXHIBITION AND MIMA

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the gruesome Brussels attacks, and we collectively hold the people whose lives were irreversibly affected in our thoughts....

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VJEZE FUR & PERRE VAN DEN BRINK AKA TRATLEHNER

(Image: Perre van den Brink & Freddy Tratlehner at Avenue © Kelly Fober)

The morning I’m interviewing the two creative polymaths behind TRATLEHNER, the Amsterdam-based clothing label that...

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEW SOULWAX ALBUM “FROM DEEWEE”

With their first studio effort in 12 (!) years burning a hole in whichever digital port much-anticipated releases are stocked in, brothers Stephen and...

WATCH ARCA – ‘REVERIE’
An almost uncomfortably intimate and tender exploration of desire, death, self-doubt and the beauty of owning your struggle. Directed by Jesse Kanda.
“DISOBEDIENT BODIES”: J.W. ANDERSON CURATES THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Jonathan “J.W.” Anderson is a man of great taste and little limitations. That’s why every time anything new he has worked on surfaces; people...

LISTEN TO STUFF. – ‘STRATA’
Fans of Kaytranada, Karriem Riggins, BadBadNotGood will be chuffed with STUFF.
20 YEARS OF COLETTE: ALL THE FESTIVITIES + SPECIAL RELEASES

For 20 years now, OG concept store Colette Paris has assembled and concocted the best, most creative and most fun phenomena in fashion, music,...

PATTA SPRING/SUMMER 2017 LUGGAGE COLLECTION

I don’t know ’bout you but a little burgundy somehow makes my melanin pop a bit more (it’s science). As luck would have it, Patta...

LISTEN TO SOULWAX “MISSING WIRES”
Whatever you're dancing around these days (the truth, an awkward conversation, a bonfire of your current personal identity... these are just options), let it...
JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” PREMIERE IN BRUSSELS + TASCHEN RELEASES “THE FIRE NEXT TIME” BY JAMES BALDWIN

The eminent author, playwright, poet and social activist James Baldwin published a book named “The Fire Next Time” in 1963, which completely shifted the landscape...

THINGS TO BE HERE FOR: HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Let’s celebrate being us by highlighting some of ours who represent.

Leah McSweeney, founder of  Married To The MOB, the OG streetwear brand for women, created this...