JUST THE ART, HOLD EVERYTHING ELSE
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... 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... Read More »
The Brussels art project RECOGNITION, which has showcased African and African diaspora art since it was created in 2016 by event organiser and photographer Lyse Ishimwe, is doing important work. Last Friday we... Read More »
(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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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 of 1960s discussions on race... Read More »
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... Read More »
The greatest working Director of Photography out there, our own Nicolas Karakatsanis, was commissioned by fellow Belgians Warhola and Danish director Anders Malmberg to shoot the video for “Jewels”.
No one knows how to... Read More »
Whew, they really tried it out here at the Oscars this year but we’re going to #GaryfromChicago it out (OFFICIAL 2K17 MOOD) and ignore all of that mess. Justice... Read More »
“I’ve figured how not to be around assholes at any time in my private or my professional life.”
– John Waters.
And isn’t that just what freedom means, people? It does... Read More »
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... Read More »
German-born artist and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans creates images that are instantly arresting in their intimacy. Moments congealed in time, that you feel priviliged to have gotten a glimpse of.... Read More »
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO MICHAEL “La MJC” DUPOUY ABOUT “ALL GONE”, CURATING DREAMS AND HOW SHORT OUR SUPREME X LV-MONEY IS
In the intro of the 11th edition of his brain child, the coveted “All Gone – The Finest Of Street Culture 2016“-book, Paris native Michael Dupouy, starts out by stating: “Growth and... Read More »
(Above image: Ronald Stoops for Walter Van Beirendonck)
Each season, when Walter Van Beirendonck sends out his coveted invitations, like clockwork, the speculation begins and we ask ourselves: What will... Read More »
“Sixe Paredes is not only an artist, he is also a shaman…” If Raphaël Cruyt of our fave ALICE Gallery introduces an artist as such, you know you can’t... Read More »
‘North’ is a Liverpool expo exploring the many ways Northern England has been framed in fashion, art and photography and how its vast and distinctive cultural history has influenced... Read More »
The bright and bouncy creations of Belgian artist and entrepreneur Bué The Warrior have lit up streets and smartphones alike all across the globe for years. We lost him to the... Read More »
When Jay Z inked a 2-year “first look deal” with The Weinstein Company back in September 2016, the first thing he brought to them was the Kalief Browder... Read More »
‘A sight for sore eyes’, that would be one way to describe the universe of Belgian interior designer and architect Gert Voorjans. If Gucci’s recent renaissance under Alessandro Michele’s... Read More »
Well, this is pretty exciting! We’ve all known for a long time that our small country harbours some of the world’s best graphic design talent (For instance, the O.G. Paul... Read More »
The Hell’o Monsters collective is ready for you to see their latest creations now. The prolific trio consisting of Belgian artists Antoine Detaille, François Dieltiens and Jerôme Meynen will be debuting... Read More »
Eyecandy Smörgasbord: THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD LOOKS LIKE NOW feat. Sedition, Soft Hair, ABRA, ANOHNI, D.R.A.M., Builders Club, Robert Rushkin, Mykki Blanco
Feelings come, feelings go but #METKAWAKUBO is here to leave an indelible mark. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute recently announced that iconic independent Japanese designer and Comme... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Junya Watanabe, Oathbreaker, Baloji, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jeroen Lemaitre, A$AP
re-imagines the spikes of punk lore as an elegant bolster of soft petals and nudges the entire fashion universe in a new, more interesting direction.... Read More »
To declare that here at KNOTORYUS we all have a deep admiration for the rather media-shy but deeply influential Antwerp Six-member Dirk Van Saene would be a very true and sincere statement. A respect... Read More »
Between being stared down aggressively during my daily subway commute by soldiers carrying machine guns, having my work bag searched frequently (when I’m not accompanied by my blonde husband, because, see, then I’m accounted for),... Read More »
A little less than a week ago, San Francisco-based artist Clare Rojas opened “The Inexhaustible Middle”, her very first solo exhibition in Belgium while singing vulnerable songs as her alter ego... Read More »
Opening a completely new museum would leave anyone knackered – if you haven’t visited the MIMA in Brussels yet, you definitely need to be speaking to your manager because... Read More »
In a world where even the best of streetwear & skate brands are having trouble staying relevant, after having been devoured by the industry wearing and styling these clothes completely out of... Read More »
When GOOSE reached out to KNOTORYUS asking if we wanted to work on something together in regards to their excellent new album “What You Need” and I subsequently bumped into Alex Salinas the... Read More »
Eyecandy Smorgasbörd feat. Masahisa Fukase, Aphex Twin, Iris van Herpen, Sevdaliza, Nicolas Karakatsanis, Sigur Ros, Sang Blue, Preoccupations, Vetements, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK LAUNCHES VERY FIRST INDEPENDENT ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY MAGAZINE AND TAPS KNOTORYUS FOR WORDS & INTERVIEWS
Another reason to never stop believing, dear friends.
A couple of months ago, I received a mail from the grand Walter Van Beirendonck, saying: “Hello Dominique, I heard through the grapevine that you... Read More »
Man, I love it when the universe sends me signs in the form of clothes designed by my heroes.
*she types as she’s wearing a pink long sleeve shirt that reads “WALTER“*
Vincent van de... Read More »
Eyecandy Smorgasbörd feat. Tessa Kuragi, Nick knight, Skepta, Mykki Blanco, Radiohead, Keiichi Matsuda, Hastune Miku
Colourful crawling, jungle data moshing, creepy paintings, feelgood robot dancing, bleak butterflies and goosebumps.Read More »
FIVE THINGS TO WATCH ON A FRIDAY feat. Kaytranada, Anderson .Paak, Woodkid, Tigran Avetisyan, Chance the Rapper, Saba, Babymetal
Hovering, happiness, exploding pants and stifling violent sobs at the office.Read More »
(Blondey McCoy portrait by Mike O’Meally)
For this post’s occasion I thought I’d count how many Thames products I already own and apparently it’s a grand total of six. Which... Read More »
My favourite men from Amsterdam are here with their SS2016 collection. I love it when designers don’t act like they have to come up with fifteen different types of sleeveless tops and an... Read More »
After showing his FW16 ‘WOEST’ collection at Men’s Paris Fashion Week a month ago, which merited oral and written ovations from all the attending editors –including us-, the mighty Walter Van Beirendonck is... Read More »
In one of my favourite podcasts of all time, the Bill Withers episode of “Death, Sex and Money”, the legendary songwriter and singer divides his life into two segments: the... Read More »
I have been a fan of Michael “LaMJC” Dupouy’s ALL GONE “The finest of Street Culture” -books for years and we own several editions ourselves, so I’m pretty stoked... Read More »
EYECANDY Smorgasbörd feat. Fatima Al Qadiri, Kelsey henderson, A$AP Ferg, Future, Phurpa, Amina Blue, Questlove, Greem Jellyfish, etc.
(shouts to Gödel!).
For example: Fatima Al Qadiri’s sounds and cover art for ‘BRUTE‘ are a near-perfect representation of what it’s been... Read More »
Words by Immi Abraham
You know you’re living your halcyon days when you get to pussyfoot into Walter Van Beirendonck’s final fittings to pick up invites at 8PM on a Parisian... Read More »
(Image : Willy Vanderperre by Nicolas Karakatsanis)
I come from an upbringing where I struggled with the dichotomy that comes with spending one’s childhood and early teenage years in a strict catholic school environment... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Scorsese, Daniel Johnston, Baloji, Arca, NAO, Richie Quake, Pusha T, Sonic Youth, Tanya Tagaq, Peter Martensen
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VIRGIL ABLOH ABOUT COMPETING AT THE FASHION OLYMPICS, JUSTIN BIEBER’S ON-POINTNESS & HIS BEST FRIEND RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT #KANYE 2020 (INTERVIEW)
KNOTORYUS was invited by Ouni and luxury store SMETS to attend the private presentation of the OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh FW15_16 installation and subsequent dinner in the presence of the... Read More »
(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... Read More »
Tonight, SMETS, our favourite Brussels’ store and Ouni, our favourite Ostend connector, are hosting a private event in celebration of the Belgian presentation of the OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh FW15-16 “WHITE HOUSE” installation and... Read More »
Amsterdam has been stunting as always, and it’s pretty cool to see some younger cats trying to get theirs as well.
Its all really a no degrees of separation thing, so come follow... Read More »
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO PARRA ABOUT HIS NEW SOLO EXHIBITION ‘SALUT’, WORK ETHICS, TARGETING OLD SKATERS, WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT HIS SNEAKER BEING SOLD FOR 2.5K AND WHICH BRAND HE’D RATHER HOOK UP WITH NEXT (INTERVIEW)
After interviewing much beloved artists like Futura, Ed Templeton, Vincent van de Waal and Nicolas Karakatsanis, I knew there would have to come a time I had to sit down with... Read More »
For some people, the ultimate harbinger of summer is that first BBQ or flashing a bit of calf at work. For KNOTORYUS, summer doesn’t really start until the Fashion Department... Read More »
Genius Dutch lolboys and casual game changers Le Le have dropped an entire album on Instagram.
9 posts, all 15 seconds long and animated by Parra.
My favourite is “Emotionally Unstable... Read More »
RRIGHT NOW incl. PALACE X ADIDAS PART 2, ACA SUMMER 15, SKEPTA BY GRACE LADOJA & THE ABC BOOK OF DRUGS
“This ain’t a culture it’s my religion.” SKEPTA
Been-boundary-pushing Brit Grace LaDoja directed Skepta’s “SHUTDOWN” video.
Yué Wu brought his #WhatIlikedToday series back and now it’s the best thing on Instagram.
Lev and... Read More »
(Campaign images by Alex Salinas)
After successfully selling his namesake brand in the world’s most prestigious stores, Devon Halfnight LeFlufy decided to add a shop component to his already gorgeous and super fun... Read More »
You know what’s fun on a too tightly scheduled day after a short night of lots of work and little sleep?
Minju Kim sliding in your DM’s.
That’s exactly what happened yesterday.
I... Read More »
I am currently looking at…Read More »
If someone would have whispered to me that I’d be within grabbing distance of Dries Van Noten so shortly after our first encounter, I... Read More »
Update: See the first images of the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 HERE
As it is pretty clear that the first Kanye West x adidas release is approaching, it is time to... Read More »
Those who know me well are aware of the fact that at multiple crossroads in my life, I’ve asked myself the question :
“What would Walter do?”
I will not bore you with... Read More »
EYECANDY Smörgasbord feat. Brad Downey for Case Studyo, Rae Sremmurd, Rodaidh MacDonald, Kirill Savchenkov, Miranda July
Tonight, November 27th, my favourite couple in art, Alice Van Den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt, from Alice Gallery (go there if you want to buy work from Nicolas Karakatsanis,... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Arca, Ryan Hemsworth, Boogie, Ariel Pink, Scott walker & Sun O))), Flying Lotus
The great Raf Simons is in Antwerp and he is making sure everybody has fun.
If you haven’t been keeping up, go here.
Yesterday he, Charlotte Arts and Willy Vanderperre hosted... Read More »
The amazing boy in the above picture is Luke De Bolle, one of our kid’s besties and he’s currently combining school with playing a significant role in “Talk To... Read More »
See, what had happened was : I paid a visit to DVS in Antwerp last weekend. If you didn’t know yet, DVS is the store that Antwerp 6 OG... Read More »
LISTEN TO THE FIRST APHEX TWIN TRACK “MINIPOPS 67 [120.2][source field mix]” FROM THE NEW ALBUM SYRO
(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... Read More »
Converse reworked the Classic CONS Weapon model and celebrates the Fall 2014 launch by collaborating with its retailers in Amsterdam (PATTA), Rotterdam (WOEI) and in Antwerp, of course, with... Read More »
What days, my friends. The soundtrack to this dark ass film that keeps playing in my head is mostly Ghostface narrated.
Good thing Supreme just dropped the images... Read More »
Less than a week from now, ON MAY 24TH, Miami bred artist Lofty 305 – part of Metro Zu– who has been safely stashed away inside the LOCKWOOD/AVENUE headquarters... Read More »
Right around the corner from KNOTORYUS HQ, ALICE Gallery will be unveiling their latest expo ‘Just Before Brazil’ this Thursday at 6PM.
The exhibit will feature hand-drawn original work by... Read More »
High-level bingewatching.Read More »
I don’t like watching regular TV. When I’m stressed out I like to watch reality greatness like “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” (I cried for Vivacious and am now switching... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. A$AP Ferg, Bret Easton Ellis, Tallulah Harlech, Atella, Ali Michael, M/M Paris for A.P.C., Pierre Debusschere, etc.
Three weeks ago, I shot a new editorial for De Morgen Magazine with Belgian top photographer + all-round super interesting human ALEX SALINAS (he’s funny too -the best dudes... Read More »
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO ARTIST KATRIEN MATTHYS & AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR / PHOTOGRAPHER TOON AERTS : “THERE IS A DRUG DEALER OUT THERE WAITING TO PUNCH ME IN THE MOUTH.”
(c) Toon Aerts
Toon Aerts is a good and talented dude. He directs award winning short films, makes dope commercials and takes an amazing picture. I first got to... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat Wild Beasts, Jeremy Ayer, King Krule, Cass McCombs feat. Karen Black, Jesscia Stoller, TrenteMøller and ‘The Jump’
Cass McCombs feat. Karen Black. “Brighter”. A fantastic tribute to one of the most fascinating figures in American film and fringe... Read More »
NOW OPEN: POP UP: FASHION INSPIRED BY ANDY WARHOL feat. Raf Simons for Dior, Devon Halfnight LeFlufy, etc. CURATED BY KNOTORYUS
I was hesitant to post anything when ‘Three Stories’ by J.D. Salinger leaked online. If you missed it, or if your attention span skipped over the very existence of... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Jessica Chastain, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gatekeeper, Death Grips and Natasha Leggero
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO HELL’O MONSTERS ABOUT WILL FERRELL TATTOOS AND DRUNKENLY DONATING ART. ALSO, LIFE MAKES NO SENSE.
(Hell’O Monsters / from left : Antoine Detaille, François Dieltiens and Jerôme Meynen)
Hell’O Monsters is a talented threesome who during the late 90’s started out making graffiti and wall... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Abella Anderson, Raymond Pettibon, Juergen Teller, Lars Tunbjork, Léa Seydoux, etc.
Don’t know what to say about this other than maybe whuuuuuuuuuut.Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. James Blake & Chance the Rapper, Game of Thrones Bad Lip Reading, Gaspar Noé, Hannelore Knuts, Alexander Skarsgard, etc.
Back to the essence: things that stuck to my eyeballs lately.Read More »
Here’s what happens every so often:
I get wind of a new Case Studyo Artist Series drop. I immediately call founder Mathieu Van Damme. He picks up (thank god, it... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Stasi styling, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino & Abella Anderson, Werner Herzog, etc.
Miranda July wants to send you personal e-mails straight from the mailbox of Kirsten Dunst, Lena Dunham, Catherine Opie, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sheila Heti, Etgar Keret, Kate and Laura Mulleavy (of... Read More »
Your average high school students interviewed about fashion. I love videos like these, because the eighties styles and editing pulls... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Dirty Beaches, the Sex God of Soviet Estonia, Richard Mosse, A Cut Above, etc.
“The prime importance to me is beauty. Beauty is one of the main lines to make people feel something. If you want people to feel something, beauty is the... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. DIIV for YSL, Stromae, Chance the Rapper, Hannelore Knuts, Woody Allen, etc.
Zacharay Smith, lead shoe gazer of DIIV (who used to be Dive), is the latest addition the Hedi Slimane campaign roster. DIIV is one of those bands most people... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Alexander McQueen, Agent Provocateur, Action Bronson, Kazuki Katamatsu, DFA, etc.
Art by Japanese painterKazuki Katamatsu.
The 3D-effect is painted by hand.Read More »
Remember how a couple of years ago I interviewed So_Me, did a big feature on the Triple Trouble exhibition, got him to sign all my shit, bought one of... Read More »
After the succesful launch of their collaboration with New York artist KAWS, luxury cognac brand Hennessy asked Lenny McGurr aka FUTURA (57) if he would fancy designing a custom... Read More »
Here’s David Bowie’s new video for “The Stars (are out tonight)” by acclaimed director Floria Sigismondi who has been directing Bowie video’s since 1996 starting with “Little Wonder”…Read More »
(shirt by Mary Katrantzou)
Last week I instagrammed the cover of a The Face from December 1998. Immediately someone commented: “I believe Luella Bartley reviewed the London shows in this... Read More »
Long before the Oscar nod, the incredibly talented Nicolas Karakatsanis -mostly known and widely respected for his work as one of the world’s best Directors of Photography- made it... Read More »
I’m in the midst of organising a bachelor party. I’m seriously considering making everyone wear one of these.
Other stuff that got stuck to my eyeballs last week…Read More »
(r: LV shoe-designer Fabrizio Viti, l: LV shoe-designer Kanye West)
As promised: more backstage pics of the Kanye West Louis Vuitton collaboration. We’ve been sitting on these for a while... Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD : feat. YSL for Puma, Mr. Natural Sneakers, V Swimsuit issue, April 77, ACNE, etc.
Natalia Vodianova in the new ACNE paper. Don’t know why, but I just imagined her doing a rain dance in those frilly pants.
This is from the new April 77... Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Fantastic Man, Dork Yearbook, MGMT, Passion Pit, Raf Simons, Gemma Ward, Game Girl in Vogue Paris, etc.
I went to a vernissage by Luc Tuymans yesterday and boy that party sure could have used a vodka kalashnikov to liven things up. Sorry Mr. Tuymans. Still a... Read More »
Eye spy with my little glass eye…
Above: P.A.M. books launches an exhibition in Australia.
Major Lazer shirt. Can’t buy them (yet). Mad Decent is giving all 300 of ’em to... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD VIDEO SPECIAL feat. The Horrors, Consequence & Kid Cudi, Bat for Lashes, Buraka SS, Solid Gold, Rob Roy, etc.
Rob Roy – Fur In My Cap
Dir: Ethan Lader
Pretty fresh video for indie rapper Rob Roy. Love the image of Rob as a young boy posing and MC’ing.
Daito Manabe... Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD : feat. We Have Band, So_Me & Futura for Nike, Jeremy Scott Mickey Mouse Shoes, Acne, Colette etc.
Skip the rest of the internet. Watch this instead.Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD : feat. Marc, ACNE Pop, Parra, La Boca, M83, The Watchmen, Anthony Burrill, etc.
Lately I’ve been seeing things…Read More »
Look at the pretty pictures.Read More »
What? Lego is releasing a new line of electronic toys for kids and overly excited snappers like myself.
Why? Because look. at. it.
Drive slow, homey: The camera is not really... Read More »
Dancing Baltimore stylee, featuring Rye Rye (remember when we tipped her more than a year ago? Come on Diplo, where’s her album?)
Dancing Antony & The Johnsons stylee, featuring... Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD : MEN’S FASHION SPECIAL PART TWO feat. Business Hugs, Supreme, Sonia Rykiel, La Roux, Mickey Mouse, etc.
Things to do for men like us. (Part two – Part one: HERE)
Every man should have at least one item of clothing that says: “You can’t wear this because... Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD : MEN’S FASHION SPECIAL PART ONE feat. Original Fake, Acne, Off Bowery, Casio, etc.
Things to do for men like us.Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD : A CALL TO ARMS TO LOVE, LIVE AND SLEEP TOGETHER feat. Lily Cole for playboy, MGMT “The Youth” and the new underground.
The youth is starting to change.
Are you starting to change?Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. TV on the Radio, P.A.M, Comme Des Garçons, Adidas Originals, Benjamin Bixby, Kool Kids
Things to wear. Things to watch. Things to obsess over.Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Miranda July, Perez Hilton for Levi’s, Michel Gondry, Tilda Swinton, L.A. Gear, Kate Moss, etc.
Beauty is just another name for a mild state of terror.Read More »
Whenever I tell people that marketing presentations are the new street art, they arch their eyebrows like I’m some crazy guy with a long beard, a penchant for foot... Read More »
HARDCORE SMÖRGASBORD: feat. Maison Martin Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Converse, New order, Lacoste, etc.
This summer, I’ll be mostly going hardcore.Read More »
EYE CANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Kate Moss, Chlöe Sevigny, Nick Knight, Xiu Xiu, Kris Van Assche (Dior Homme), etc.
Another instalment of stuff my eyeballs bumped into lately.Read More »