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A MESSAGE FROM DOMINIQUE, STEFAAN AND IMMI

Posted on December 23rd, by legrandfromage in life, magazine. 1 Comment

Our annual ritual of looking back and forward at the same time, the 2016 edition.



IMMI’S FAVOURITE THINGS IN 2016 POP CULTURE THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.

Posted on December 20th, by Dominique in art, magazine, music, style, video. 1 Comment

Before Immi took off on a well-deserved holiday last Friday, he jotted down 10 of the things that kept him going this year. Expect Stefaan’s list tomorrow and mine on Thursday.

INTO THE INFERNO — WERNER HERZOG
This 2016 documentary is an insanely beautiful trip. Our good sis Mother Earth is a ferocious beauty to behold and you need to Netflix this volcanic piece of art before you queue up anything else.

NONAME – TELEFONE
It was me who arrived late to the party, I must admit, but Chicago rapper Noname’s debut EP is one of 2016’s brightest gems. Her lyrics are simply beyond and the melodies transcending. Lie down on your duvet, look at the ceiling and get lost in ‘Telefone’.

(image: Willy Vanderperre)

BALENCIAGA BY DEMNA GVASALIA
Probably didn’t miss this one, but still. What Nicolas Ghesquière did 10 years ago, Gvasalia is now doing in his … Read More »



WHAT KNOTORYUS SAW AT “SHOW2016” THE HAGUE

Posted on June 24th, by immi in magazine, style. 1 Comment

Woody ‘S-Gravemade (image: Nina Dancet)

If you hadn’t been all too aware of what the Royal Academy of Art The Hague’s Textile & Fashion Department has been putting out, allow us to formally introduce you. KNOTORYUS attended the annual graduate show “SHOW2016” and got up-close with the new wave of designers looking to make the industry ripple. Quenching!

Like its counterpart in Antwerp, the The Hague academy boasts a faculty roster any fashion student would be blessed to pick the brains of. With creative powers like department head Jurgi Persoons, original Antwerp Six member Marina Yee, Peter De Potter, Jan-Jan Van Essche, Hilde Frunt and many others guiding their process, it is no wonder the outcome is noteworthy. From his own graduation in ’92 until shuttering his label in ’03, Jurgi Persoons played a vital part in keeping Antwerp fashion headstrong, irreverent and downright thrilling creating indelible imagery with Inge Grognard … Read More »



ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY SHOW2016 SOUNDTRACK

Posted on June 21st, by legrandfromage in art, magazine, music, style. 1 Comment

It’s always great to share the night when young creative talent sends its best efforts across a runway, and the best time of the year to do so is when the Antwerp Fashion Academy shows off and presents all the collections of its graduates (among others).

(Above image by David Flamée) : Emmanuel A. Ryngaert ‘Meccano’

This year was pretty special for us, too: we were sitting with the first independently published Antwerp Fashion Academy magazine called MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL on our laps, interviews and words by our own Dominique Nzeyimana/KNOTORYUS.

Get your copy HERE

It’s become a bit of a KNOTORYUS tradition to compile all the music of that night into a single playlist.

So here it is: what The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Fashion Department SHOW2016 sounded like. Congratulations to all the graduates and we can’t wait to see what … Read More »



THIS ALEX SALINAS x KNOTORYUS SHOOT

Posted on March 17th, by Dominique in art, magazine, style, video. Comments Off on THIS ALEX SALINAS x KNOTORYUS SHOOT

Thank you Stefaan for reminding me today of this shoot I styled for the great Alex Salinas and that I hadn’t got around to posting yet. Some great pieces in here that will only be available if you have a great Raf/Walter/Vetements/Supreme archive-connect or if you are a pro at inserting multiple search term combinations on eBay (like this dude and his crazy collection of Kanye West/Pastelle Merchandise).

I found these two top girls on IG and I’m still super in love with their faces. They turned out to be hella smart and funny as well.

Nikki is my absolute spirit animal in the above pic.

I need to talk to Alex because I would really like a print of this one in my house.

Low Timbs.

Mix that real Rolex with a 49 euro dress.

Silk Tommy Hilfiger pajamas to hang out in on rooftop parking lots.

Credits :

Photography : Alex Salinas

Girl #1 – Nikki Lavollay

Girl #2 – Mathilde Block

Styling … Read More »



A MESSAGE FROM DOMINIQUE, STEFAAN AND IMMI

Posted on December 19th, by legrandfromage in art, interview, knotoryus agency, life, magazine, music, style. Comments Off on A MESSAGE FROM DOMINIQUE, STEFAAN AND IMMI

As tradition demands it:

our annual ritual of looking backwards and forwards at the same time.



KNOTORYUS TALKS TO NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS ABOUT WAYS OF SEEING – EPISODE 1 (INTERVIEW)

Posted on November 12th, by Dominique in art, interview, magazine, music, style, video. 3 comments

(above image : Nicolas Karakatsanis by Willy Vanderperre)

Raise your hands if you have been fangirl-ing over a Director of Photography and Visual Artist for almost ten years straight. No one? Nicolas Karakatsanis makes it so easy, though. He has captured groundbreaking music videos for artists like Baloji and The Hickey Underworld, is currently one of the most sought-after DOP’s in the world (watch “The Drop” with Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini if you haven’t and hold out for “Triple 9” with Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Winslet, set to be released in 2016) and he has won multiple awards doing so. Over the years he has also shot some of the most gorgeous images ever, plus he is now collaborating with legendary fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre.

Because Nicolas has a brand new exhibition called “WAYS OF SEEING – EPISODE 1”- coming up at … Read More »



TINE CLAERHOUT X KNOTORYUS FOR DE MORGEN MAGAZINE & INTERIEUR2014

Posted on October 10th, by Dominique in magazine, style. Comments Off on TINE CLAERHOUT X KNOTORYUS FOR DE MORGEN MAGAZINE & INTERIEUR2014

When Brussels’ based photographer Tine Claerhout reached out to me a couple of months ago to say she’d been following my work for a while and flat-out asked if there was any way we could do something together, I couldn’t help but think about the times I reached out to people I dug and the chances they gave me in this come-up.

Since she has shot several dope designer-series & lookbooks, but had never done anything for the print media I collaborate with (and also casually mentioned that she used to be a B-girl and probably could still do a head-spin if she really set her mind to it), I vowed to see if I could put her on.

Paying it forward game all strong, doggs, because our story for De Morgen Magazine’s INTERIEUR2014 issue drops tomorrow.

Special thanks to Els Maes & … Read More »



KNOTORYUS TALKS TO DEVON HALFNIGHT LEFLUFY (PT.2 AKA THE 2014 INTERVIEW)

Posted on September 2nd, by Dominique in art, interview, magazine, style. 1 Comment

(above images : Devon Halfnight LeFlufy at his atelier )

A little over a year ago, Devon Halfnight LeFlufy’s then-fiancée, the gorgeous and lovely Goedele contacted me to see if we were interested in an interview with her boyfriend who was about to graduate from the prestigious Antwerp Fashion Academy with an ovation from a jury comprised of a.o. the Antwerp 6, Suzy Menkes and Hirofumi Kurino. The result was an interview that to this date gets a lot of love from all over the world. This time around, the super talented designer contacted me himself with a short : “Yo D, I hope you are doing well. I think it’s time we have another one of those chats. Would you like to come visit the studio?”

So much has happened within the span of one year : Devon Halfnight LeFlufy just … Read More »



JOIN KNOTORYUS AT SHOW2014

Posted on June 7th, by Dominique in magazine, style. Comments Off on JOIN KNOTORYUS AT SHOW2014

It’s that time of the year again, folks :

THE GRADUATION SHOW OF THE ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY IS HURRR.

Going to the Antwerp shows is an inviolable KNOTORYUS tradition (plus I’m always up for sitting real close to WALTER doing my best NOT to make eye contact and look like a cray person).

Anyway :  We are looking forward to everyone GRADUATING THIS YEAR.

Shout-out to Hyein Seo for getting her work on Rihanna and Brooke Candy even before graduation! GET IT, GIRL!

+ Shouts to the other Master Students like Yens Cuyvers, Emmanuel Beguinot, Clara Jungman Malmquist, Eran Shanny and Madeleine Coisne for making it all the way here.

(“I’ve long quit worrying about whether my students are about to burst into tears. I just give them my honest opinion.” – Walter Van Beirendonck, Head of the Antwerp Fashion Department).

To finish off, let’s have a … Read More »





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BEST OF THE ANTWERP + BRUSSELS STOCK SALES

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JOIN KNOTORYUS AT THE ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT’S “SHOW2017” + “EXPO2017”

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5 LESSONS FROM REI KAWAKUBO TO PREPARE YOU FOR #METKAWAKUBO

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