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BRUNO PIETERS LAUNCHES ‘HONEST BY. SPORT’ COLLECTION

Posted on February 22nd, by Dominique in magazine, style. No Comments

Internationally acclaimed Belgian designer Bruno Pieters, who has helmed ‘honest by.’: the first 100% transparent company in the world, since 2012, has just launched the brand’s first sports-collection, aptly called ‘honest by. SPORT’.

This Spring Summer ’17 drop consists of a printed crew neck sweater, hoodies, sweatpants and t-shirts, all designed by Bruno himself.

All pieces were made in Germany out of 100% organic cotton and printed in Antwerp, Belgium.

But as is honest by. ‘s brutally honest policy, if you want to know every last detail about the garment you’re wearing, you can find all information -even how the price was calculated- on the website.

You’ve got to love all this openness and it looks fantastic. Count us in for the sweatshirt and sweatpants with the “100% ORGANIC” print. And please, take a look for yourself. 

Photography by Bruno Pieters
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A CUT ABOVE SMALL “APOCALYPSE” DROP

Posted on February 21st, by Dominique in magazine, style. No Comments

Originally dropped in 2013, Antwerp founded brand A Cut Above just announced a small re-release of their “APOCALYPSE” collection.

The logo was reworked using the ‘Apocalypse Now’ poster design by famed artist Bob Peak as an inspiration.

The small batch features the amazing APOCALYPSE MA-1 bomber jacket: a nylon flight jacket with knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth, multiple snap-closure pockets and a utility/pencil pocket. Both logos are hand screened print on front and back. At the great price point of € 110,00 this is a bargain really.

Caps, a hoodie and a short sleeve heavy weight t-shirt are also available for pre-order as of now.

They come with the ‘Above’ logo hand screen printed in either white or pink. Do not sleep on these.

Get yours HERE.

More ACA here



KNOTORYUS CATCHES UP WITH POLITICAL STREETWEAR BRAND HYPEPEACE TO DISCUSS THE NEW DESIGNS, PROTESTS & ANONYMITY  

Posted on February 20th, by Dominique in interview, magazine, style. No Comments

On the dawn of the launch of their second release, this time in support of people affected by the Syrian crisis, we talk to political streetwear collective HYPEPEACE, whose first release, the super popular “Palestine” sweater – a clever play on the famed “Palace” tri-ferg, with proceeds going to Palestinian youth forum Sharek – shot them straight to Insta-fame and beyond.

KNOTORYUS: Let’s talk about the aftermath of the first HYPEPEACE release, the “Palestine” designs. Did you expect it to take off so quickly?

HYPEPEACE: “No, we definitely didn’t. We only started out by making a few pieces, not even a hundred. But then my buddy Akito Hearnshaw posted about us and that triggered the first wave of interest. Mainly people from London started buying our products, but Akito also has followers all the way to Japan, so we immediately got a Japanese order as … Read More »



FUTURA SET TO RELEASE WORLDWIDE UNIQLO COLLABORATION (FIRST PREVIEW)

Posted on February 20th, by immi in art, magazine, style. No Comments

It’s been announced that artist icon and KNOTORYUS all-time favourite FUTURA AKA Leonard ‘Lenny’ McGurr will be releasing a collection for global retailer Uniqlo‘s UT line in March and honestly, what can be a better way to start a week than the advent of fresh and wearable FUTURA?

Almost a year after the New York art icon worked with Uniqlo UT creative director and BAPE founder NIGO on the NIGOLD capsule collection, this new collab will consist of graphic T-shirts, in the vein of previous Uniqlo artist collaborations. The range could perhaps be extended to other accessories however, if the massively succesful Uniqlo KAWS collection is anything to go by. A few previews from Japanese and Singaporean media show a range of T-shirts featuring Futura’s signature and all-over artwork prints with the words ‘Abstract Expressionist Futura’.

This isn’t the first time FUTURA has collaborated with Uniqlo, in 2003 the artist worked on a Keith Haring tribute campaign for the company’s Japanese … Read More »



PALACE DROPS FULL SS17 LOOKBOOK 

Posted on February 17th, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

After a proper tease, PALACE have kindly given us their complete lookbook (or as Lev likes to call it: DAS LOOKY BOOKY) for SS17. The message out of London is “Don’t listen to MGMT” and unless they’re shading the Connecticut band, these looks are all you need to go ign’ant in at your official work functions.

Watch Thames‘ Blondey and other original Palace Wayward Boys Choir-member Lucien Clarke hit a pose in a sweet array of 90s ref shirts, a full logo pastiche get-up, cowboy shirt, dayglo windbreaker, varsity suede-sleeved bomber, rugby shirt and a pink trouser/logo stripe jumper look I’m reserving for my future first PTA meeting. As the IG commenters say these days: I fw the vision.

The PALACE SS17 collection will be available on February 24 in the Palace shop and … Read More »



KNOTORYUS BEST OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WOMENSWEAR (AW17)

Posted on February 17th, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

It should come to few people’s surprise that New York Fashion Week was outspokenly political for AW17. Designers with all kinds of diverse backgrounds have made New York fashion what it is today, so seeing rousing slogans (“Revolution Has No Borders” at Prabal Gurung or “Make America New York” at Public School) left and right paired with highly diverse casting was to be expected at the start of a new era for America and its creative arts. Some question the commercial motives behind such a stance, but that will be an inevitable response to any outward social messaging via consumer fashion. One can only hope this is more than a kneejerk reaction, an indication of lasting change perhaps, because heaven knows the general fashion populace could stand to be 750% more woke. As the industry reboots for womenswear month, let’s see which … Read More »



MY PERSONAL SUPREME SS2017 TEN PRODUCT SELECTION

Posted on February 14th, by Dominique in art, magazine, style. No Comments

When I saw the new Supreme SS17 collection-reveal yesterday, I of course knew immediately that you’ll definitely catch me outside in head-to-toe all-over-Obama-on-wax-print, but it took a night of sleep to trust any decisions on what else I can safely hand over my hard-earned coin for.

First of all, for those who were scared the original NY-brand would go all soft after the Louis Vuitton collab (read La MJC’s Michael Dupouy and me discussing that subject here): you’re wrong.

If compelled, you can still cut someone with your 2inch blade key knife or testify in a “Fuck The President” shirt, get a cash-cannon money gun or confuse/accuse in a  “Sick Mother, Sick Child” hoodie.

Without further ado, here’s my top 10.

1. Barack Obama anorak, shirt and pants: 

I know these are three items, but for me this equals one product, because for full effect you need to be dressed in head-to-toe Barack. It’s just too glorious. … Read More »



YOUR FEBRUARY WOMEN’S AW17 SHOWS CHECKLIST

Posted on February 8th, by immi in magazine, style. No Comments

Simone Rocha SS17

Are your eyelashes fastened? Did you manage to sneak in a gulp of air in between shows? Because there’s no getting off this ride. Fashion enters its second month of runway stompage and you had better be prepared. Menswear Month gave us some gloriously inspiring looks (Walter! Raf! J.W.!), but you know the womenswear calendar is here to finish the job. Enjoy a line-up of dates you’re going to want to set reminders for so you can successfully complete this AW17 affair.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (FEBRUARY 9-16)

Adam Selman (09/02 – 6 PM): Adam Selman deserves your attention on the first day of NYFW. Because he’s one of the MADE artists showing at NYFW but also for giving us that iconic Rihanna/Peter Griffin gown moment at the CFDA’s.

Calvin Klein Collection (10/02 – 10 AM): At this point, we can barely contain our feelings … Read More »



RAF SIMONS SUBTLE #RESIST AND HIS CALVIN KLEIN SS17 AMERICAN CLASSICS CAMPAIGN

Posted on February 8th, by Dominique in knotoryus work visual, magazine, style. 1 Comment

I’ve pondered this a couple of times: how does signing a longterm contract and moving to a new country feel if you made this decision during a legendary time when the first black president in said country’s history (who happens to be an avid celebrator of the arts in all its forms) was finishing up a second term, while it looked like even more liberal history would be made with the upcoming election of the first female president ever. But, instead what happens is -against all expectations- you find yourself waking up to a reality tv-star cum president favouring racist, sexist and homophobic policies. To make matters worse, the founder and namesake of the company you are now creatively heading -who fortunately doesn’t get to decide who you can or can’t design for, since he sold the company in 2002- openly expresses his support for said president and even offers to design the new first lady’s inauguration dress. This is exactly what happened to … Read More »



WILLY VANDERPERRE GIVES US WARHAUS ‘MACHINERY’ VIDEO + “/12” MODEL FAN ZINE LAUNCH

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

Belgian band Warhaus, fronted by Maarten Devoldere of Balthazar and Sylvie Kreusch of Soldier’s Heart, needed a video for their new single ‘Machinery’ off of their debut record ‘We Fucked a Flame Into Being’. It’s clear they know what’s good, because they were able to enlist the ever-discerning eye and director’s hand of Willy Vanderperre to bring their tune to life.

The song is a sweltering, brassy passion piece and the video’s blue-hued, oh-so-Belgian reception hall is an exquisite scene to set lyrics like “I don’t claim to be sober, I don’t claim to be right”. Devoldere gives that ‘earnest but misguided drunk dude climbs on makeshift stage at the end of the local function to lay out his feels’ performance to a tee, while Kreusch flings herself into the character of last girl standing with aplomb and the perfect amount of sequins. A mysterious … Read More »





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When I saw the new Supreme SS17 collection-reveal yesterday, I of course knew immediately that you’ll definitely catch me outside in head-to-toe all-over-Obama-on-wax-print, but...

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