Here Come the Danes
August 21, 2013
Danish designer Asger Juel Larsen is heavily influenced by his time as part of East London’s underground scene. He’s just presented his SS14 collection, which included two new collaborators as proof of his growing business.
The Other Side of Gary Card
August 8, 2013
Since 2006, set designer Gary Card’s comic-book world of vivid colors, cuddly sculptures, and large, whimsical installations have been increasingly in-demand. This week, Card premieres his first solo exhibition “Abandoned Amusement Park Attraction,” at a small East London gallery called Eternal Youth—which fits the spirit of Card’s work perfectly.
Meshing Around with Nicklas Kunz
July 18, 2013
When Danish designer Nicklas Kunz found out Kendrick Lamar was wearing his clothes, his reaction was as down-to-earth and modest as only that of a Dane could have been. “It was pretty sweet,” he simply said, noting that Lamar is actually his favorite rapper. The pieces were from Kunz’s Autumn/Winter 2013 line—his first full collection.
Tielor McBride’s New York Natives
July 8, 2013
It was as a celebration of the “innovative and industrious American spirit” that Brooklyn based Tielor McBride started his brand of bags in 2011.
Mats Rombaut is Walking on Thick Ice
June 28, 2013
“What I wanted to do is make more of a statement by going green,” says 26-year-old Mats Rombaut of his eponymous shoe line. “I’m wondering what the point of selling faux crocodile bags is; it’s still promoting the killing of the animal.”
Suzy Menkes Cleans House
May 30, 2013
Suzy Menkes is a living icon; and thanks to 47 years in the industry, it’s no surprise that she’s gathered a collection of unique and desirable designer garments—some of which Christie’s will be auctioning off starting July 11th.
Stuart Vevers in Loewe Territory
May 20, 2013
In 2006, the British Fashion Council named Stuart Vevers the accessory designer of the year, and in 2008, he left Mulberry at an all-time high to take the reins of Spanish luxury company Loewe. Vevers was the obvious choice to reinvent the LVMH-owned house, known for its master artisanry; today, he is launching a new collection of accessories channeling retro Loewe prints in new and playful colors.
Honest by Gets to Heaven
May 15, 2013
In January 2012, Bruno Pieters launched Honest by, a company offering 100% transparency as well as only eco-friendly and vegan products. Today, a capsule collection by Indonesian accessory designer Heaven Tanudiredja is being released on the e-store.
Agi & Sam Joins Topman In a Hoot
May 1, 2013
Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and, most recently, J. W. Anderson have all designed capsule womenswear collections for Topshop. Now, its male counterpart Topman has adopted the approach and hired up-and-coming menswear duo Agi & Sam to create the first full designer collection for the company.
Wendy & Jim Go Skull Frontal
April 17, 2013
Promoted as the first “natural” designer perfume on the market, Wendy & Jim’s DROP Nº01 boasts a 95% organic chemical profile.
Bobby Kolade’s Bark Has Bite
April 16, 2013
Nigerian-German designer Bobby Kolade distinctly referenced his African upbringing by mixing bark cloth into his debut collection, presented last week in Berlin. The fabric, made from the bark of a fig tree, was added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008 and is the oldest textile known to mankind.
Danish Fashion Lends Soho a Han
March 20, 2013
In 2008, Tim Hancock and Jannik Davidsen spotted a gap in the eyewear market and started their own label of sunglasses, Han Kjøbenhavn.
Nicomede Talavera Packs a Punch
February 12, 2013
How did a fashion student from Central Saint Martins in London end up collaborating with American bag giant Eastpak? “I was obsessed with Raf Simons’ Eastpak collection,” is how Nicomede Talavera starts the story.