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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 »



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 »



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 »



“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 »



20 YEARS OF COLETTE: ALL THE FESTIVITIES + SPECIAL RELEASES

Posted on March 15th, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

For 20 years now, OG concept store Colette Paris has assembled and concocted the best, most creative and most fun phenomena in fashion, music, art and design and released them into the world for all to enjoy. 213 Rue St. Honoré in Paris is where it all swishes together. Wide-eyed teenagers picking up a trinket or magazine (while dreaming about one day getting a limited [email protected]) roam the store simultaneously with global megastars on their half-day off in Paris. It’s a culture (I hereby call it “Colette-ure”). The two women driving all things Colette since the store’s bare-walled beginnings in 1997, the lovingly dubbed “Sarah Colette” (Colette’s only buyer) and her fierce mother, the original Colette Rousseaux, have worked tirelessly to create an inimitable empire, on the strength of their keen sense for what’s fresh, different and covetable alone. To pick a … Read More »



PATTA SPRING/SUMMER 2017 LUGGAGE COLLECTION

Posted on March 13th, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

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 has just announced the release of their SS17 Luggage Collection, coming out on March 17.

The collection includes a Patta Script logo waist bag (‘fanny pack’ at your own peril), compact multi-compartment cross-body bag, a backpack and a large messenger backpack. The bigger bags have room for all of your paraphernalia and laptops (up to 15”). Each piece is clad in a rich burgundy ripstop canvas and durable brown suede, as debuted in the SS17 lookbook. Detail shots reveal deep red velcro closures and a checkerboard lining.

If all of this leaves you jonesing for more, you can also still get last week’s exclusive collaboration, the Patta x Diadora S.8000, right here.

The Patta SS17 Luggage Collection will be available … Read More »



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

Posted on March 8th, by Dominique in art, magazine, style. No Comments

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 t-shirt of which 100% of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.McSweeney: “At MTTM we believe a woman’s body and choices regarding her health are personal not political.”

She also set up an IG-account completely dedicated to her period (nsfw, obviously). Personally, I cannot deal with anyone else’s blood, but if you are a braver Betty or Beyoncé, have at it. I think Rihanna is the shit, so here are a couple of my favourite looks of the Fenty x Puma collection she showed in Paris a couple of days ago. Oh hey, Hanne Gaby Odiele, now is a good time to remind people that you are helping to break the taboo surrounding intersexuality. 

For more Fenty x Puma go here

Something to repeat again and again and … Read More »



CELEBRATING NIKE’S MONTH OF AIR: WHICH RELEASES ARE NEXT?

Posted on March 6th, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

The iconic Nike Air Max 1 is celebrating its 30th birthday and attention is being paid. This is no ‘HB’ posted on a Facebook wall with a vague promise to buy drinks next time, this is a full-on T-shirt cannon, mariachi band, so-glad-you-were-born b-day moment. As it should be, the first time I put on a pair I felt like no one could try me. What made the first 1987 Air Max 1 different and propelled it to a streetwear staple was the sole cushioning – first used in the 1979 Air Tailwind – being made visible. So many subcultures have made the Air Max their own, from 90s Serbian Diesel Boys to Gabbers, and that’s the mark of a great shoe. In anticipation of Nike’s official Air Max Day on March 26, the brand is dedicating all of March to the … Read More »



WIM BRUYNOOGHE DEBUTS FIRST MENSWEAR COLLECTION FOR AW17 

Posted on March 3rd, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

Belgian designer Wim Bruynooghe has just unveiled his first ever menswear collection and it’s a dream of flowy wools, cashmeres and silks. Wim Bruynooghe’s AW17 debut men’s collection is dubbed “Jet Boy”, and just like the 1973 New York Dolls single it pulses with 70s punk rock androgyny. The designer previously experimented with genderqueer expression in his AW16 “Queer Beauty” series and this sumptuous platform-heeled collection blurs lines just as effortlessly.

I vividly remember the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts  SHOW2013 moment when the gorgeous Layna Isle Vercauteren came gliding by in a transparent rubber Wim Bruynooghe gown featuring cross-body panelling, my first encounter with the designer’s eagle eye for material and cut. His time growing up by the seaside in De Haan resulted in his signature zigzag stripe detailing, echoing the waves he spent his childhood.

After graduating from the Antwerp Fashion Department … Read More »





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...

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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

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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”

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“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...

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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”
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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...