JUST THE FASHION, HOLD EVERYTHING ELSE
If you were contemplating whether your denim obsession would carry on until winter ’17, wonder no more. Palace AW17 and its “Palace Jeans” or “PJs” will tip you over... Read More »
ARKET, H&M Group’s newest descendant, is ready to step to the fore now. The brand’s name harks back to its core idea of being a modern-day market for essentials,... Read More »
The long-awaited Helmut Lang revival is not just in the building; it took the elevator up and is impatiently rapping its fingers on a nearby desk waiting for you... Read More »
British designer Jonathan Anderson is on a ramp-up to creating a personal megabrand and his previously teased collaboration with UNIQLO is sure to solidify that ambition. J.W. for all! The... Read More »
Pat McGrath MBE is perched comfortably on that legend status. Just thinking about those mid-2000s Dior Haute Couture make-up looks she used to create (Alek Wek in SS04? It’s... Read More »
Rebel souls Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of sartorial lab Art Comes First have a new pop-up store up their immaculately-tailored sleeves and it’s here sooner than you’d think. Sunday,... Read More »
H&M Studio is getting the colette treatment for AW17 so the streets are about to get a whole lot more chouette. A total of nine pieces were either adapted... Read More »
Publishing pioneer, author, digital culture and fashion topliner, co-founder and editorial director of Dazed Media Jefferson Hack has a word for you and you’d better not miss it.
During Bread &... Read More »
Our fellow countryman Raf Simons, who took home both Mens- and Womenswear Designer of the Year 2017 CFDA Awards for his collections at Calvin Klein a little while ago, also got graced... Read More »
This weekend, we got to witness a piece of fashion history as the biggest group of masters ever graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Antwerp Fashion Department.
I... Read More »
Looks like it’s finally happening, folks!
Remember a little over a year ago when Kanye was spotted at the Swedish IKEA HQ and everybody was speculating about upcoming Kanye West x IKEA... Read More »
As is custom around this time of year, we’re all eagerly awaiting the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Antwerp Fashion Department show (which is completely sold out!!!) and expo.... Read More »
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO AVENUE FOUNDER LINA FREDRIKSSON ABOUT HER VERY OWN ADIDAS SNEAKER, HYPE VS INNOVATION AND THE ‘MEH’ OF THE RESELLER
If you’d do a poll among young fashion killers on IG or Snapchat and ask them what item they’d mostly like to release carrying their own name, surely “a... 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... 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 »
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... 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... 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 »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
(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... 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 »
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... 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 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... Read More »
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... Read More »
When the Dries Van Noten documentary was first announced, simply titled “Dries”, a little involuntary shriek escaped me. If you remember from our 2015 encounter, hearing Dries Van Noten... 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 »
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... Read More »
KNOTORYUS CATCHES UP WITH POLITICAL STREETWEAR BRAND HYPEPEACE TO DISCUSS THE NEW DESIGNS, PROTESTS & ANONYMITY
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... 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 »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
For their sophomore collaboration with Fred Perry, launching February 4th, the proficient Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of Art Comes First have cut out just the fit for you and... Read More »
All eyes were on New York late Wednesday evening as Raf Simons was about to make his U.S. debut with his eponymous menswear collection for AW17. Then all 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 »
For AW17 menswear, Paris was like ‘hold my wine’ and got ready to show all the way out. Louis Vuitton finally gave the internet what it was clamouring for... Read More »
Ahead of Raf Simons’ debut show as Chief Creative Officer for Calvin Klein on February 10th, the brand has elected to let us in on their first new wave, dubbed ‘By... Read More »
On this very normal, uneventful, totally non-inaugural day we’re looking forward to an event our friends at Avenue Antwerp are hosting that people actually want to attend. On... 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 »
Milan has been synonymous with luxury business apparel for the longest, with silk cravatte and attaché cases stretching from one end of the Po valley to the other. But... Read More »
We all worry. But we can all act, too. Belgian vegan footwear label Rombaut, launched by Mats Rombaut in 2013 and steadily rising to the top of the KNOTORYUS favourites list ever since, will... Read More »
Earlier this week, FKA twigs teased a forthcoming Nike collaboration which had all of us in a tizzy. Today, Nike has unveiled the first campaign created by FKA twigs as Creative Director... Read More »
I’ve been following New York-entrepreneur Saada Ahmed for a couple of years now. I got to know her through the Everyday People-instagram page, dedicated to the famous woke brunches and... 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 »
Designers Shone Puipia and Raphäele Lenseigne both went for the jugular at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp: Fashion Department aka the Antwerp Fashion Academy ‘s ‘SHOW2016‘. Puipia presented one of our favourite... 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 »
If a friendly passer-by only just lifted the rock you were trapped under for the past few months, here you go: the visionary Belgian designer Raf Simons was... 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 »
Young Belgian fashion label CXL STILL (‘cancel still’) keeps evolving and you really should be paying attention.
The slow fashion concept, founded by womenswear designer Tom De Poortere and stylist/exec... Read More »
A dream of peace, that’s what motivated Belgian labels Honest By (read our interview with founder Bruno Pieters here) and Pluto On The Moon to collaborate. It’s not hard... Read More »
I’m not much for hyperbole (I am, I really am though) but I still believe one small act of goodness can change the entire world. And that change can... Read More »
We could all use some good news right about now.
We’re delighted to be the ones to inform you that for the very first time, MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp will be displaying the works... 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 »
My mailbox is ringing with Yeezy Season 3 collection drop-announcements from some of my favourite apparel stores and as a very happy Season 1 customer I’m already picking out my favourites.
I own... 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 »
We know Carine Roitfeld wants to see us all in leopard, pencil skirts, fishnets and six-inch heels, but for the sake of her new collection with Japanese casual apparel retailer UNIQLO, she... Read More »
KNOTORYUS CHECKS IN WITH DESIGNER LAURA LEMAITRE AHEAD OF THE ‘PLEASE DON’T TAKE PICTURES’ EXPO (13/10 – 16/10)
Antwerp and its Fashion Department have produced the finest names in modern fashion history (don’t @ me, it’s a fact). So what do you do when a bunch of... 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 »
You will never catch Jurgi Persoons stage an average, ho-hum presentation. In tandem with DUST magazine, the feted Belgian designer and KABK Den Haag fashion department head created a capsule... 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 »
Marius Op ’t Eynde, the Dutch-rooted Antwerp designer behind budding brand MariusPetrus, knows his way around the grindstone. After graduating from the Arnhem fashion academy ArtEZ (alums include Viktor... Read More »
Rihanna’s first collection as Puma’s creative director, which debuted at #NYFW in February and was seemingly made for Naomi, has dropped and the girls and boys are shook. Drake will be... Read More »
Antwerp label Essentiel has teamed up with non-profit Designers Against Aids for a new collection benefiting HIV/AIDS youth awareness and it looks lit.
The latest in DAA’s longstanding series of high-profile collaborations,... Read More »
A lot of things happened at the 2016 MTV VMAs just a few hours ago.
Desiigner showed up wearing Devon Halfnight Leflufy FW16 boots.
Beyoncé cancelled everything mid-award show and performed half... Read More »
Taraji P. Henson, fictional mother to Lyons and old dudes aging backwards into babies alike, is about to drop a M.A.C. Cosmetics collection and it’s evoking bountiful cries of... 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 »
Now that everybody can stop pretending to have been super shook when it was announced by Calvin Klein that “Raf Simons signed on as Chief Creative Officer of E-Ve-Ry-Thing bih what? Yes... Read More »
Hopefully you’re reading this on a scorching beach squinting over the rim of your shades while holding your phone upside down “‘cause that really gets the WiFi juices flowing”.... Read More »
When you’d ask the question what I was doing when I first heard about Belgian band GOOSE, the answer would probably be heavy on the “coming down from the... 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 »
SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SHOES I’VE EVER SEEN WITH MY EYES: Palace x Reebok AD with Jonah Hill (Full)
Today is the day that Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange blessed us with his brand new album “Freetown Sound” and a video for its first single “Augustine”.
Dev is just... 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 »
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO BRUNO PIETERS ABOUT VULNERABILITY, BETTER DAYS AND HIS NEW EXPO (BEHIND) THE CLOTHES
(Portrait by Lee Wei Swee)
It’s hard not to believe in a better day when you’re talking to Bruno Pieters. On my way to our interview, a lady accosted me asking... 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 »
After a little over a decade, the K-Swiss Lozan Tongue Twister XL came out of retirement and if you ask me it’s perfect timing.
Here at KNOTORYUS we always got room for a pair of... Read More »
Eyecandy Smorgasbörd feat. Tessa Kuragi, Nick knight, Skepta, Mykki Blanco, Radiohead, Keiichi Matsuda, Hastune Miku
You’ve seen it flash across your timeline, you’ve screamed because it’s so perfect and now you want the T: Walter Van Beirendonck and Ikea have melded forces and will be launching a... Read More »
I’m really stoked about the contributions some of these new(-ish) kids are making to Belgian hip-hop and hip-hop tout court.
Lord knows cats like Baloji have been operating on some lonely level and... 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 »
Five mixes recommended for the weekend.Read More »
Amongst the many high street chain/high fashion collaborations, the one between Rodarte and & Other Stories that was announced a while ago, was one that excited us and now... 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 »
Eyecandy Smorgasbörd feat. Massive Attack, Blaze, IloveMakkonen, Young Fathers, Rosamund Pike, Chrystal Castles, Future, Sticky Baby, Nina Hagen
Mostly NSFW so stop scrolling now if you’re not up for the evil possessions, dirty (sprite) emoji, juvenile swimming pool parties and/or pink eighties hair ahead.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 »
We know ’tis the season of you being bombarded with images of clothes you won’t be able to wear or get your hands on for another let’s say 5 months... 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 »
“I’m too black, I’m too vocal, I’m too flagrant.”
A couple of days later than expected and after apologising for the delay caused by having to check on Yeezy Season... Read More »
“I do this shit for B.I.G. so if you don’t like me, fuck you and the building you #workin.”
Fire video, fire song. Puff stays relevant, I don’t care what anyone... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Scorsese, Daniel Johnston, Baloji, Arca, NAO, Richie Quake, Pusha T, Sonic Youth, Tanya Tagaq, Peter Martensen
I know that it might feel like everything around us is going to shit, but try to find comfort in the fact that David Bowie is still out there... Read More »
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 »
Belgian designers A.F. Vandevorst will be presenting their second collaboration with artist Joris Van de Moortel, “Ne Vacuum”, this Friday. Turning Antwerp gallery Sofie Van de Velde into a... 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 »
Perfectly timed on a Friday & Halloween, here’s Travis Scott video for “Piss On Your Grave” ft. Kanye West.
I for one cannot get enough of Travi$ and... Read More »
Something we were all on the look-out for here at KNOTORYUS -alright alright, mostly me- : the brand new adidas Originals x PALACE lookbook.
The London-based brand founded by Lev... Read More »
BEST OF THE BELGIAN DESIGNER STOCK SALES NEXT WEEK : WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK, DRIES VAN NOTEN, HAIDER ACKERMANN & MORE
You can miss me with a lot of things, but whenever there is a chance to get my hands on some great Walter Van Beirendonck archive pieces, please count me... Read More »
I am really digging this direction Camper is taking with their first ever creative director Romain Kremer, who was appointed mid 2014, so it’s safe to say it’s only now that we can... Read More »
It’s time for a new release from Belgian streetwear frontrunners A CUT ABOVE.
Founder FLO relayed to KNOTORYUS that he and original ACA logo & collection designer Joaquim Barriach wanted to return to the... Read More »
I think it was in a 2007 issue of the local edition of ELLE in which I got a 4 page interview with Baloji published, that the last lines of my feature read : “There... Read More »
Not only does Disney-kid-gone-right and fearless teenage voice, Amandla Stenberg, who has been patiently trying to explain to people twice her age what appropriation means, cover the Fall issue of Dazed,... 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 »
BLESSINGS, SIDE-EYES & A SOUNDTRACK : KNOTORYUS WENT TO SHOW2015 TO SEE THE ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT CLASS OF 2015 GRADUATE
(Image : Boy Kortekaas)
Just like every year, KNOTORYUS was excited and honoured to be invited to the end of year show of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine... 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 »
After showing us a preview a couple of weeks ago, A CUT ABOVE founder Flo, came super correct and offered KNOTORYUS the world premiere of the ACA Summer 15... 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 »
A$AP Rocky just dropped the video for “LSD” and I am so glad it features the beautiful YOON from AMBUSH who I think is way too slept on but I’m guessing... Read More »
It was just announced by Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing and top models Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner (via their social media pages of course) that H&M will kick off their... Read More »
A little over a week ago, A Cut Above founder Robin De Flô, aka Flo, stopped by the KNOTORYUS offices to discuss the ACA High Summer 15 collection (which we... 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 »
Last night, after only having been live for what felt like a couple of minutes, the Palace Skateboards webshop was taken offline due to too much traffic. It’s back... Read More »
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Belgian street & sportswear frontrunners A Cut Above recently unveiled a small capsule collection for SS 15 called “Cold Wave” and have now dropped an amazing accompanying video.
Filmed by the obviously talented... 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 »
After bringing you all the available information on the upcoming Kanye West for adidas release in one clear post, we now present the very first reveal of one of the... 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 »
Here is the video for “FourFiveSeconds”, the first song from Rihanna’s upcoming new album.
Directed by legendary photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, it of course features the song’s... 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 »
(all images c/o Lockwood and DvL)
By now you probably know all about the imminent release of Belgium’s first official global Nike collaboration : the Lockwood x Nike SB Stefan Janoski.
If not,... Read More »
UPDATE : READ THE INTERVIEW WITH LOCKWOOD FOUNDER SVEN AERTS + SEE ALL THE #LOCKWOODJANOSKI PICS HERE
A little over a month ago, KNOTORYUS was the first worldwide to drop... Read More »
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 »
This track has been one of my happy songs these past couple of weeks. It’s glorious how multi-applicable it is in all kinds of situations.
The video just dropped and... Read More »
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... Read More »
I remember when I first visited the then freshly opened A Cut Above’s Antwerp flagship store, owner and founder Robin de Flô genuinely appreciating now being able to get... Read More »
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 »
British GQ & VOGUE UK are showing the first full looks of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection which will mark the 10th anniversary of the H&M designer guest... 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 »
(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 »
I know it’s in Dutch, but I simply can’t with this “Brakka Van Balmain” video Amsterdam-grown artist FKA Young Kermit, Donnie just dropped.
Getting your hair brushed, sipping from Versace... Read More »
What better way to bridge the anouncement of Antwerp based brand A CUT ABOVE’s creative director, the gorgeous and talented AJ Omo, that she’s going on an extensive trip... 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 »
A CUT ABOVE FLAGSHIP STORE : THE HARD OPENING (AND ABOUT FOUNDER FLO’S MODELING GIGS FOR RAF SIMONS)
For those who think little old Belgium isn’t a decent-level streetwear player : you’re wrong.
We’ve already told you about Givenchy designer Tony Spackman working closely with the boys at... 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 »
The finalists of the 2014 LVMH Prize (a 300.000 EUR grant) have just been announced and I’m pretty bummed to hear that KNOTORYUS favourite Minju Kim and that other... Read More »
Ever since I got a new phone LGF has been side-eyeing me for not getting a case, a protection slip and whatever else makes your shit about 3000% uglier.... 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.
After releasing their Spring/Summer 14 collection a couple of weeks ago, SUPREME just unveiled their brand new collaboration with Comme Des Garçons SHIRT.
The collection features the late great New... Read More »
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 »
Hot of their “Heartbreakers” capsule collection, (which came with the sweetest Valentine’s Day invite sent out to females telling them : “Hey Girl. Don’t be alone on this beautiful... 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 »
Even though I have never been one to wear the word ‘Bitch’ on my clothes nor will I ever use it to address women or men I respect, I... Read More »
Here’s the Louis Vuitton S/S 14 campaign teaser starring Belgium’s finest actor Matthias Schoenaerts who was hand-picked by LV Menswear designer Kim Jones and shot by Mikael Jansson.
Matthias is... Read More »
NOW OPEN: POP UP: FASHION INSPIRED BY ANDY WARHOL feat. Raf Simons for Dior, Devon Halfnight LeFlufy, etc. CURATED BY KNOTORYUS
I love seeing people win, so when David Obadia from BWGH (I professed my love for them before and own several of their products) thanked Puma on instagram for... 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. James Blake & Chance the Rapper, Game of Thrones Bad Lip Reading, Gaspar Noé, Hannelore Knuts, Alexander Skarsgard, etc.
Yesterday we met up with Minju Kim, you know, the Antwerp Fashion Academy graduate we’ve been plugging since her ‘Love, Power’ collection in 2011 and who went on to... Read More »
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 »
PUMA flew KNOTORYUS out to London for the launch of the Puma Trinomic XT+ Series Re-issue.Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD: SINCERITY SPECIAL feat. Boychild, FKA Twigs, Russel Brand, Journey Into Self, etc.
If you know anything about me, you know that I am all about my fashion heritage. And you know what my fashion heritage be?
The Antwerp 6 and everything that’s... Read More »
For the very first time, Converse teamed up with Maison Martin Margiela to produce a Chuck Taylor All Star and a Jack Purcell pack …Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Stasi styling, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino & Abella Anderson, Werner Herzog, etc.
KNOTORYUS GOES DEEP WITH DEVON HALFNIGHT LEFLUFY : MARRIAGE, MASTERS, MC’S & WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK CALLING OUT YOUR BULLSHIT
(Devon Halfnight Leflufy by Tim Peters for KNOTORYUS (c))
When we saw Devon Halfnight Leflufy’s 3rd year collection at Antwerp Fashion Academy’s SHOW 2012 last year, we immediately predicted big things... Read More »
Your average high school students interviewed about fashion. I love videos like these, because the eighties styles and editing pulls... Read More »
Above image : Devon Halfnight Leflufy
This weekend LGF and I had the honor for the 5th year in a row to be invited to SHOW 2013 : the graduation... 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 »
Here we go again!
You are all invited to my favourite fashion-moment of the year :
THE GRADUATION SHOW OF THE ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY
All info & some KNOTORYUS highlights after the... 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 »
Watching people I dig collaborate makes me really happy .
For their S/S 2013 campaign, superbe Belgian tailors Café Costume teamed up with their favourite photographer Alex Salinas and Lockwood owner... 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 »
Last Friday, A Cut Above opened their temporary storefront in the red light district of Ghent.
KNOTORYUS came to support the official release of the SS13 menswear collection which consists... Read More »
By now you have probably heard about acclaimed Belgian rapper/musician/producer Baloji being one of the faces of the S/S 13 Diesel + EDUN collection. But what a lot of... Read More »
In the Middle Ages there was an art form called the ‘Danse Macabre’, which basically is a bunch of skeletons dancing around, telling all the... 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 »
Standing out is pretty hard to do nowadays. It’s all been put out there, done and dusted. But London-based menswear designer Matthew Miller stood out to me. His brightly... Read More »
Not only did we have the distinct honor to be invited to the exclusive Raf Simons A/W 2013-2014 show, I also got to attend Walter Van Beirendonck’s presentation at... Read More »
The weekly KNOTORYUS mixtape: ten songs on Spotify, mostly themed. This week: ten songs used on runways for spring / summer 2013 feat. Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter, the... Read More »
A stream of imagery, some NSFW, to start the kind of trouble you could taste, baby.Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Chromatics, Gert Jochems, Chanel, Brooke Candy, Pig Destroyer, Sonic Youth in 1987, etc.
Back to the origins of Eyecandy Smörgasbord: no themes, just stuff that got stuck to my eyeballs.Read More »
After taking a good look at the Maison Martin Margiela x H&M women’s collection, it is time to see what the men’s collection has to offer (we already gave... Read More »
UPDATE : SEE THE FULL MMM x H&M COLLECTION HERE
A couple of days ago we brought you a first look at the Maison Martin Margiela x H&M men’s collection... Read More »
On October 12th the exciting exhibition High Fashion Low Countries opens as an official part of the MODO Parcours 2012.
I got to preview the expo back in June and... Read More »
Hours and hours of sounds to accompany you on the miles you have to go before you sleep.Read More »
UPDATE: VIEW THE FULL WOMEN’S COLLECTION HERE
UPDATE: VIEW THE AD CAMPAIGN IMAGES HERE
Here it is : a first look at the much anticipated Maison Martin Margiela x H&M men’s... Read More »
As far as aspirational and inspirational women go, for me it doesn’t get any better than Nadège Winter. I don’t know how this happened but it seems like all... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Charlie Kaufman, Comme des Garçons, Crystal Castles, Tom Araya, Ezra Pound, Slavoj Zizek, etc.
EARCANDY SMÖRGASBORD: STOP MAKING SENSE SPECIAL feat. Propr Boyz, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, G-Dragon, Orbital feat. Lee Scratch Perry, etc.
Girls, Girls, Girls inside.Read More »
Okay, I’m typing this with super sore arms because I’m on this health trip and I got myself a brand new gym membership including sessions with a personal trainer.... Read More »
I had fun these past couple of weeks! Between seeing “Watch The Throne” live and some of my work being plastered on the cover of a national newspaper it’s... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD Instagram Special feat. OFWGKTA, Dominique KNOTORYUS, Patta, David Shrigley, Perks and Mini, Big Boi, etc.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen my friend the great Baloji…Read More »
EARCANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Jai Paul, Light Asylum, Danny Brown, Ab-Soul, Bei Maejor, A$AP ROCKY etc.
Honorary brother Ben & his friends dropped a mixtape and t-shirt in remembrance of Nate Dogg’s passing one year ago.
And you know what’s fun to me? Having your own... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Chromatics, Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, Tangerine Dream, etc.
Hey Hey. My My. Here’s some candy for your eyes.Read More »
New KNOTORYUS BOOK: EVERYTHING I DREW (I DREW IT FOR YOU), NOW AVAILABLE AT COLETTE and the COLETTE eShop
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… DOUTZEN KROES, JESSICA STAM, LINDSEY WIXON, ALLESSANDRA AMBROSIO, JOAN SMALLS AND PIXIE GELDOF DOING A STRIPTEASE UNDERNEATH THE TREE
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Kanye West, Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Jay Reatard, Das Racist, Patrice O’ Neal, Kid Sister
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD: intensify special feat. cat warbling, Will Ferrell, Beyonce, Junior Boys and Trash Talk
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Trash Talk, Kim Kardashian dressed as Princess Leia on Kanye’s “Alligator Boots” Puppet Show, Panda Bear, Planningtorock, Winnie Truong and Hooters
As I reported a while ago, the Antwerp Fashion Museum is hosting the very first Walter Van Beirendonck retrospective ever.
The exhib covers over 30 years of design gems…Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. S.C.U.M., King Fantastic, The Ettes, Frances Bean Cobain by Hedi Slimane, Amy & Jack & Jay, Flaming Lips, etc.
Last week Nike invited me on a trip to London for the launch of the Hyperfuse Fall 11 line.Read More »
This is how we spent our Saturday : lunch with the Monobrow Fam at RA before planking at the Walter Van Beirendonck x Erwin Wurm exhib.Read More »
EYECANDY Smörgasbord feat. Genki Sudo, The Weeknd (Robocop Version), Fleet Foxes, Big Freedia, René Magritte and Michael Jackson partying on wodka
Leave it to Walter Van Beirendonck to unapologeticaly fill a Parisian catwalk with models that are exclusively from African descent.
Some of the comments on Hypebeast made me laugh :... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. David Shrigley, Serena-Maneesh, John Currin, Zach Galafinakis, 20101104, etc.
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Brian Eno, The Dead Weather, Ryan McGinley, Deerhunter, Diplo, Daft Punk, Tron and two songs about real love
Here are a couple of exclusive behind-the-scenes pictures of VICTOIRE‘s Uffie shoot (VICTOIRE = weekend annex of Belgian newspaper Le Soir).
It’s in stores today!
+ under the hood you will... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Animal Collective, Sean Penn, Sleigh Bells, Koudlam, Vincent Gallo, Serge Gainsbourg, Seth Galafinakis, etc.
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD – spooky special feat. Male Bonding, Megan Fox, Superbien, the iPad magician, etc.
I just read reports of Kenneth Anger directing the new Jonas Brothers video. Kenneth Anger has the name ‘Lucifer’ tattooed across his chest.
Disney is dancing with the devil, kids.Read More »
You know where I’m at right now?Read More »
“All the vogue special for you of children design!”
Things I’ve shot and quotes I tried to remember along the way.Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. Bret Easton Ellis, Los, MGMT, Guru Tribute Mix by DJ Permier, Chola Make-Up Tutorial, etc.
(via Hello Minor)
Things I’ve come to care about.Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. MGMT, The Terry Richardson Controversy, Devendra Banhart, Lego, Zao Bros. etc.
Gareth Pugh’s vision of summer looks like the kind of garbs a friendly, advanced society would wear in an RPG game. He literally went from seeing everything in black... Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD: wha? huh? special feat. Jeff & Lindsay & Terry & Katie & Soft Pack & Rihanna & Viktor & Rolf
This is a 1979 BMW ‘art car’ painted by Andy Warhol.
You know who’s going to do the 2010 version? (Duhu, it’s like.. the first name in the header..)Read More »
The first pics of the women’s collection also popped up.
I love the above jacket.
More after the jump!
+ UPDATE : we got a release date!Read More »
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD, feat. Brüno vs. Lil’ Wayne, The Dead Weather, The Godfather, Givenchy feeds the models, Bruce Weber for Moncler, etc.
Lil’ Wayne’s official vid for “A Milli” is surprisingly good. It dropped about 5 days ago so as a ‘yeah I saw that on another blog’ bonus,... Read More »