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 »
(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 »
(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 »
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 »
KNOTORYUS CHECKS IN WITH DESIGNERS MARIE-SOPHIE BEINKE, EMMANUEL A. RYNGAERT & SCHUELLER DE WAAL AHEAD OF THE ACT! CUT! PLAY! FASHION FILM SCREENING
When I was 15, I saw my first fashion film. It was a Prada feature named ‘Thunder Perfect Mind’, directed by Ridley & Jordan Scott, in which Daria Werbowy... 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 »
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 »
‘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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
(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 »
(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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
(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 »
(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 »
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 »
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 »
KNOTORYUS TALKS TO MØ about being young, lifestyle diseases, eating all the candy and Tweeting with the Spice Girls
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
2 of my favourite Belgian musicians on one track.
Baloji tapped dEUS’ Tom Barman to lay down some vocals on the remix of his latest single “Le Jour d’Après (Indépendance... Read More »
We promised you the full interview.
DON VS CAPO
Everybody knows Kanye used to call himself the Louis Vuitton Don. In 2006, he walked on stage at the Def Poetry... 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 »
(first pic by hypequest )
I had a nice chat with Mathieu about the sculpture, the price tag, the release, KNOTORYUS, the future and little girls.
read the interview after the... Read More »