Unlike the weather, you can always count on our faves over at ALICE Gallery to warm the depths of your heart. This time, they bring us a new solo exhibition by artist MOMO, whom ALICE’s Alice and Raphaël have a great history of collaborating with. “BEST PICTURE” opens today and if you’re reading this, you should have iCal-ed that info already!
San Franciscan artist MOMO will be presenting a series of studio works at ALICE in his signature post-digital style. A signed and numbered A3-sized Risograph print will also be released at the exhibition, in a limited edition of 99 and in 5 colours.
Pegged as an outsider and traveller, MOMO’s enormous, bright murals and public installations have revived many a decrepit street around the world. The artist works in a way that is unlike the M.O. of others, his glitchy creations are actually painstakingly … Read More »
Amandla Stenberg decided that ready or not, it’s time to fully inform the world that next to acting, writing and showing the next generation how to be fully woke and fabulous; she has singing, directing and editing skills to boot.
Watch the pretty video she made for her Mac DeMarco’s (great interview on WTF btw) cover of “Let My Baby Stay” below.
And who knew YouTube comment threads don’t have to be awful?
There’s no sensation quite like picking up an item of discounted clothing from your fave Belgian designer, staring ahead both misty-eyed and blank-eyed while thinking how proud your mother is about your economising right now. The designer stock sales are taking over Antwerp and Brussels once more and here is a nifty list of the locations you should strategize to ransack first.
Saturday May 6 – Sunday May 14
9 AM – 7PM
Men’s and women’s footwear
Woody ‘s-Gravemade for Rosier 41
Monday May 8 – Saturday May 13
10:30 AM – 6 PM
Menswear, womenswear, accessories, fabrics
Cash and debit card accepted
Wednesday May 10 – Sunday May 14: 10 AM – 6 PM
May 13: 10 AM – 5 PM
Womenswear, fabrics, accessories
Cash and debit card accepted
JAN-JAN VAN ESSCHE
Wednesday May 10 – Sunday May 14
12 PM – 6:30 PM
Unisex … Read More »
How do you measure a year? Is it in 525,600 minutes or the time before and after the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ annual fashion show? The latter, obviously.
On June 2 and June 3, the incredibly hard-working students of the Antwerp Academy will be bearing their soul on the runway once more and KNOTORYUS is doubly excited for this edition, because we get to be part of the official Antwerp Fashion Department magazine again (more on this soon)!
If you’ve barely recovered from last year’s cornucopia, SHOW2017 is shaping up to be another doozy (just look at the gorgeous posters created by the incredible team of Walter Van Beirendonck, Ronald Stoops, Paul Boudens, Inge Grognard, Sander and Dirk Van Saene, with a mask by Marta Twarowska). Each student’s collection is thrillingly different, and there’s nothing like spotting a budding designer signature or … Read More »
#METKAWAKUBO hovers over all of us like an oversized, oblong-shaped Comme cloud and I’m ready for the deluge. The show will feature pieces from Rei Kawakubo’s personal archive and will be designed and displayed in a way that grants maximum access to the clothing. As we await the May 4 opening of the already-legendary Met expo “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”, which we first discussed in November, we’ve got two recent Rei Kawakubo interviews to parse (they are few and far between, so dig in). These are five lessons the iconic creator handed out freely, though always reticently.
If Kendrick didn’t drive the point home, imagine being the actual Rei Kawakubo, OG beacon of all that is forward-thinking in fashion today, and telling Vogue that you’re not doing anything special, really. “I am just working day-to-day with what I believe… … Read More »
Raf Simons has announced a new Antwerp archive and stock sale from Wednesday May 10 till Saturday May 13 and the acolytes are buzzing. If you haven’t yet known the awkward pleasure of getting disrobed in front of fashion students in a co-ed warehouse makeshift dressing room with a sweaty palm full of discount Raf Simons, May’s the month!
You’ll be able to get your mitts on archive Raf Simons clothing, shoes, accessories and fabrics (you can make Raf sheets, Raf curtains, Random Raf draping hanging from the chandelier!). The discounts are usually quite generous, so there’s no excuse for you to miss out. You might even run into Willy Vanderperre, if you’re lucky (even though that might be more likely at a full price, name-on-the-door, In The Name Of situation).
In preparation, here’s a top 5 of archive Raf pieces that you should pray to snatch up … Read More »
Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 radio show ‘Blonded Radio’ is like a gift certificate for intermittent spirit pick-me-ups when you most need it. What started off with the release of personal favourite single “Chanel” and “Biking” featuring Jay Z and Tyler The Creator, has now been supplemented with the drop of Frank’s third solo single of 2017 called “Lens”.
The lyrics are somewhat cryptic as per usual, but no one but Frank could talk about being unabashed when faced with spirits ogling us with our pants down. The cover art is seemingly inspired by the work of the incredible artist Kerry James Marshall, whose work has been crucial in reflecting the visibility and invisibility of the black identity in society. A retrospective of Marshall’s work at the Met wrapped in January, which you can find out more about here.
Kerry James Marshall “A Portrait of … Read More »
The Florentine house of Gucci has known many rebirths (and a notable death). Ever since Alessandro Michele was appointed creative director in January 2015, the latest renaissance needed someone to capture its newly magnetic essence. Enter Glen Luchford, the highly sought-after Brighton-born photographer-cum-Venice Beach hotelier, who was already shooting for The Face at age 19. His unique eye put the decisive stamp on Gucci’s successful new era and this happy marriage has carried on into Pre-Fall 2017 with a remarkable new campaign called ‘Soul Scene’, featuring an all-black cast of models and dancers.
Inspired by the work of the celebrated late photographer Malick Sidibé – whose black and white images of black culture, style and dance will remain forever iconic – and the 1960s Northern Soul movement as well as the “Made You Look” expo celebrating black dandyism and masculinity, Glen Luchford … Read More »
The video for the inimitable Mykki Blanco’s “Hideaway”, directed by Daisy Zhou (“How To Be a Black Panther”), has dropped and it’s so important.
Made in collaboration with W Magazine (shout-out to W’s long-time style director Edward Enninful on the historic British Vogue EIC appointment!) and amfAR in honour of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the video sees a despondent lover fall to pieces in her room while Mykki shadows her in a couture gown. It symbolises the effect the HIV stigma can have on a relationship.
In an interview last year, Mykki Blanco crowned “Hideaway” as a personal favourite on the “Mykki” album, describing the song as “hard-core but also blatantly queer”. The video is accompanied by a candid interview that delves into the damage HIV stigmatisation can cause, as well as what we can do to keep the fight alive through grassroots activism.
Learn more … Read More »
Honestly The Mood™ has never been this strong. This. Girl. Gets. It.
The following little box of gems is yours to open and rummage through if a random meme on your timeline about problematic relationship patterns got too close for comfort and you need some soul relief, for instance. Or if you have even just as much as glanced at the news lately. Things to be here for, they do still exist!
MYKKI BLANCO “HIDEAWAY”
New Mykki is approaching, I can feel my skin clear up, I suddenly have 20/20 vision, there’s a glow upon me not yet before seen. Hyperbole aside, a Mykki Blanco video is something to take time out for and we’re lucky Mykki took a breath in between dangling from stage ceilings (don’t do it!) to create a new visual for the track “Hideaway” which drops on April 10, directed by … Read More »