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 LOCKWOOD on their brand and now Creative Director An-Josefien Falelavaki (lovingly known as AJ OMO) + her boyfriend of four years and ACA founder Robin De Flô have opened the first flagship store for their freshly turned sophomore brand A CUT ABOVE.
(campaign images by Sofie Coreynen)
To celebrate this event ACA is throwing a party AND YOU SHOULD COME.
As the first one to put the brand and one of its owners in a national magazine a year ago, KNOTORYUS is very happy to see A Cut Above grow and we remain proud supporters and absolutely adore the S/S 2014 pieces.
We asked AJ about the inspiration behind the "White Palms" collection.
(Above image by Boy Kortekaas in a 2013 KNOTORYUS production for DS Magazine)
AJ : "As you know, we have always been inspired by the great Belgian designers in general, but since Robin walked several runway shows for Raf Simons and his personal highlights remain Raf's S/S 98 "Black Palms" and S/S 99 "Kinetic Youth" collections for which Raf took inspiration from the Antwerp youth, a small part of our S/S 14 is an ode to Mr. Simons' brilliant work, the larger part is a celebration of our own youth."
(above image : ACA founder Robin De Flô for Raf Simons).
Please. I had to post this above and recent instagram shot of Robin. This is such a good look for blonde boys.
A CUT ABOVE HARD OPENING SPECIFICS!
APRIL 12, 2014
JOIN US FOR A DRINK IN OUR FLAGSHIP STORE FROM 7 PM - 10 PM.
AFTERPARTY AT BAR LUCY FROM 10 PM - 4 AM WITH THE ACA SOUNDSYSTEM.
1 ) ACA FLAGSHIP STORE
2) BAR LUCY
More info : HERE
Buy A Cut Above online : HERE