KNOTORYUS INTERVIEWS


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 »


MEET KNOTORYUS’ FAVOURITE FOOTWEAR NEWCOMER ADULT. (INTERVIEW)

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 »


TOYKYO’S POINTDEXTR TALKS ABOUT THE HOLLY X TOYKYO CAPSULE COLLECTION

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO TOP INTERIOR DESIGNER GERT VOORJANS

‘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 TALKS TO ARTISTS WU TSANG AND BOYCHILD

Drag performance artist boychild is the genre- and gender-defying cosmic visionary you’ve been perplexed by while perusing i-D or Dazed, looking at a Hood by Air show or turning... Read More »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO BRITISH ARTIST JOHN STEZAKER

There’s something potently transfixing about hearing British artist John Stezaker speak about his work. I don’t know about you, but “I work at night, to subvert intentionality” is something... 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 »


KNOTORYUS FINDS OUT WHAT’S GOOD WITH MARIUSPETRUS DESIGNER MARIUS OP ’T EYNDE

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO CLARE ROJAS ABOUT “THE INEXHAUSTIBLE MIDDLE” AT ALICE GALLERY (INTERVIEW)

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO GOOSE’S MICKAEL KARKOUSSE (INTERVIEW)

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO ARTIST CLEON PETERSON ABOUT RISKS, MOTHER ISSUES AND LIFE AFTER DRUG ADDICTION

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO WILLY VANDERPERRE ABOUT HIS DEBUT SHORT FILM “NAKED HEARTLAND”

(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 »


A MESSAGE FROM DOMINIQUE, STEFAAN AND IMMI

As tradition demands it: our annual ritual of looking backwards and forwards at the same time. Read More »

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

(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 »


ADIDAS ORIGINALS X PALACE : FALL WINTER 2015 LOOKBOOK

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 »


RRIGHT NOW – THE AMSTERDAM EDITION ft. NIPPON, PATTA x PRINS, BONNE REIJN & DONNIE FT VJEZE FUR

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 »


OFFICIAL FIRST LOOK : BALMAIN PARIS x H&M AKA #HMBALMAINATION IS HERE

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 »


JOIN KNOTORYUS AT MINJU KIM’S FW 15 ANTWERP PRESENTATION

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 »


EXCLUSIVE : KNOTORYUS TALKS TO LOCKWOOD OWNER SVEN AERTS ABOUT THE #LOCKWOODJANOSKI

(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 »


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

(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 »


JOIN KNOTORYUS AT WECANDANCE 14

I assume that most of the KNOTORYUS audience is also familiar with No Balls No Glory, A Polaroid Story : the excellent blog founded by Ouni on which she... Read More »


EXCLUSIVE : KNOTORYUS #FAVEBOYS TALK TO LOFTY 305 BEFORE HIS ART SHOW AT LOCKWOOD / AVENUE

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 meet Karen Marie Ørsted (MØ) backstage in Brussels, getting up from a worn-out fake leather couch to shake my hand and smile at me. It's an honest, open... Read More »

JEFFERSON HACK : “DID YOU GIVE OLIVIER ZAHM A HARD TIME AS WELL, OR IS IT JUST ME?”

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 »


ALEX SALINAS X KNOTORYUS COVER STORY FOR DE MORGEN MAGAZINE FT. STEFANIE CALLEBAUT

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.”

Jon Spencer

(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 »


KNOTORYUS INTERVIEWS NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS BEFORE HIS FIRST NEW YORK SHOW

Go see the exhibit in the VII gallery in Brooklyn between November 8 and December 6. It’s called ‘Chromes’, it looks amazing and we used it as an excuse... Read More »

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO MINJU KIM AT THE MINJU KIM FOR H&M LAUNCH

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 »


WATCH HIGH MAINTENANCE (+ KNOTORYUS INTERVIEW)

If you're looking for something to watch online, try 'High Maintenance' now. The whole series is high quality, but especially the most recent cycle of episodes is a sheer... Read More »

KNOTORYUS TALKS TO THE LEGENDARY FUTURA (INTERVIEW)

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO ED TEMPLETON (INTERVIEW)

Not one to be pigeonholed, Ed Templeton has received critical acclaim as a professional skateboarder, painter, photographer, graphic designer, entrepreneur and clothing designer. Born and raised in Orange County,... Read More »


BALOJI FOR DIESEL + EDUN by JEFFERSON HACK AND ALASDAIR MCLELLAN

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO ARTIST AND PATTA CREATIVE DIRECTOR VINCENT VAN DE WAAL

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO SAM LAMBERT (INTERVIEW)

You may not know all of their names, but if you’ve ever as much as glanced at a street style blog, you’ll recognise them. They’re fashion’s very own rat... Read More »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO ALEXANDER FURY ABOUT LOVE, SELF-CONSCIOUS DESIGN AND RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE

(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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO MATTHEW MILLER : “IF IT PASSES THE COOL AS FUCK TEST, I’M HAPPY.”

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TO NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS : “THIS IS THE DICK!”

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 »


HIGH FASHION LOW COUNTRIES – KNOTORYUS TALKS TO JAVIER BARCALA

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 »


KNOTORYUS TALKS TIMBERLAND, NWA AND OPRAH WITH NADEGE WINTER (INTERVIEW)

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 »


10 QUESTIONS: KNOTORYUS INTERVIEWS TAME IMPALA

We're kicking off a new series of 10 questions to people whose stuff we really like. First up: Tame Impala. Tame Impala are from Australia, make fuzz-rich garage psychedelica and... Read More »

BALOJI FT TOM BARMAN : LE JOUR D’APRES REMIX (EXCL. INTERVIEW + DOWNLOAD)

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 »


INTERVIEW : KNOTORYUS TALKS TO LOUIS VUITTON’S FABRIZIO VITI

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 »


KANYE WEST LOUIS VUITTON BACKSTAGE PICS + ITV UPDATE

(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 »


TOP BELGIAN NEWS SITE INTERVIEWS KNOTORYUS

Belgium’s national news site nieuws.be interviewed KNOTORYUS for their ‘Blogger of the week’ section. It’s in Dutch, but you can read the English translation after the jump.

Thanks to the... Read More »


KNOTORYUS X TAZ ‘TI$A’ ARNOLD TALK

Yesterday evening I had the honour of talking to tAz Arnold.

I am dead serious when I say  that he will become one of the best high end designers in... Read More »


YOU ARE SUCK – MATHIEU FROM TOYKYO TALKS ABOUT PARRA SCULPTURE ( & KNOTORYUS)

(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 »


SOULWAX, MISSES MOM & AGENT PROVOCATEUR

New ELLE Belgium in stores with three KNOTORYUS interviews inside

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INTERVIEW: KENZO MINAMI

Kenzo Minami is here to save the world from mediocrity and irony. He worked with Reebok, Raf Simons and Flaunt Magazine. His most recent NY exhibition was officially opened... Read More »






JOHN WATERS ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK “MAKE TROUBLE” WEARING WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK

“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...

BRUNO PIETERS LAUNCHES ‘HONEST BY. SPORT’ COLLECTION

Internationally acclaimed Belgian designer Bruno Pieters, who has helmed ‘honest by.’: the first 100% transparent company in the world, since 2012, has just launched...

Eyecandy Smörgasbord feat. Blanck Mass, Mount Eerie, Astroid Boys, etc.

Ryan Hewett

Your mask is shifting.

Blanck Mass – Please

Your connection is in flux.

...
A CUT ABOVE SMALL “APOCALYPSE” DROP

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’...

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...

FUTURA SET TO RELEASE WORLDWIDE UNIQLO COLLABORATION (FIRST PREVIEW)

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...

PALACE DROPS FULL SS17 LOOKBOOK 

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...

KNOTORYUS BEST OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WOMENSWEAR (AW17)

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...

MY PERSONAL SUPREME SS2017 TEN PRODUCT SELECTION

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...

LET’S TALK ABOUT WOLFGANG TILLMANS AHEAD OF HIS EXPO AT TATE MODERN

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...

RAF SIMONS DEBUTS FIRST COLLECTION FOR CALVIN KLEIN (ALL THE LOOKS + REVIEW & SOUNDTRACK)

Today at 10 AM local time, Raf Simons and Creative Director Pieter Mulier introduced us to the new Calvin Klein Collection at New York...

BROMANCE RECORDS ANNOUNCES END WITH SPECIAL MIX

Well this sucks.

Here’s the official statement released on the Bromance Facebook page 5 minutes ago:

“We’ve been here together for five years, delivered about fifty...

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...

YOUR FEBRUARY WOMEN’S AW17 SHOWS CHECKLIST

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...

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

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...