Discovery: Nils Dunkel
November 7, 2013
Twenty-three-year-old Nils Dunkel arrives unassumingly at Soho House New York on a balmy mid-September evening, fresh off an Air Berlin flight from Germany, D&G jeans beat to hell, hair pushed forward in a curated mess.
Misha Tyutyunik’s Garden of Temptation
September 11, 2013
On September 12, as part of an exhibition titled “Original Sin” opening at New York City’s Mayson Gallery, Ukraine-born artist Misha Tyutyunik will unveil a series of painted works that “deal with the relationship of today’s society to sex, fashion, overconsumption, and our reliance on technology.”
Bulgari’s Divas Alight in St. Tropez
July 17, 2013
Last night, Bulgari celebrated its “Diva” collection—an entirely new, ultra-high-end jewelry line inspired by the “warm hues of Mediterranean nature” and the “luxuriant background of Italian Dolce Vita locations,” as well as the grand old dames of 1950s and 1960s cinema.
Sophomore Class: Nicholas Kirkwood’s Second Men’s Collection
June 28, 2013
In London last week, Nicholas Kirkwood previewed his second men’s footwear lineup (Spring/Summer 2014)—the kicker being that his first such collection (Fall/Winter 2013) has yet to reach stores.
Discovery: Assaf Reeb
June 6, 2013
There’s something magnetically elusive about Tel Aviv-born Assaf Reeb’s menswear. It’s ambiguously European in flair, it’s anti-profligate in construct, and it’s retro-summery in vibe.
The Comeback Kids of Ksubi
May 21, 2012
When Sydney-based Ksubi first landed stateside, Americans went a little overboard.
Sophie Hulme: Dino Power
May 18, 2012
Sophie Hulme’s vision for Fall ’12? Dinosaurs. “I like the dinosaur mohair jumper, and I also love the dinosaur lace—you don’t realize what it is when you first look at it,” says Hulme excitedly of her colorful and detailed autumn line-up, which features prehistoric novelties across casual tailoring and easy-to-wear silhouettes.
Christopher Shannon Is Real(ly Busy)
April 30, 2012
Christopher Shannon is 110% a realist. The designer from Liverpool, only four years out of Central Saint Martins, runs his eponymous label with a fantasy-free mantra that pervades his life. “I’m not so much for fiction films or fashion magazines,” he says. “Documentaries and nature shows are a favorite.”
Birds Flock Behind Maarten van der Horst
April 17, 2012
Following in the footsteps of Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou, recent Central Saint Martins graduate Maarten van der Horst will unveil his collaboration with British super-retailer Topshop this Friday, Apr. 20. The prodigious Dutch talent, only a year out of school, has garnered significant admiration in fashion circles as of late thanks to his campy, party girl, surf-and-sun aesthetic.
General Idea Has Some Specific Plans
April 12, 2012
34-year-old Bumsuk Choi is no stranger to branding. In the past eight years, the multi-tasking and soft-spoken South Korean designer has collaborated with the following companies: Renault (on a Formula 1 race car), Heineken, Absolut Vodka, and PUMA. It’s no wonder that his own label, General Idea, is so damn cool and so damn wearable—Choi is one of the fortunate few in menswear who’s clothing possesses a kind of super-originality with an easy-to-wear, relatable sensibility.
Joseph Turvey Has Been Scouted
April 2, 2012
The talent of 23-year-old Joseph Turvey speaks for itself. Usually you apply to Vauxhall Fashion Scout, London’s independent showcase for emerging creatives, an anticipated part of the London Fashion Week schedule—but he didn’t. “They just called me and said, ‘We need you to send over your lookbook now.’ It was a whirlwind,” says the young designer, who is fresh out of London’s College of Fashion.
Holly Fulton Keeps Things Clear
March 8, 2012
“I am not precious about what people perceive in or associate with my work, just as long as they like it,” says 33-year-old, London-based Holly Fulton. It’s a sentiment as straightforward and bladed as her now 7-season-old eponymous line. Fulton is renowned in fashion circles for her unique and colorful Art Deco-inspired prints, which have become a pseudo-trademark since her first runway show for Fall 2009.
After Central St Martins, Craig Green Isn’t So Green
February 21, 2012
Central Saint Martins’ graduation show is a list of ones to watch in fashion. Nary a year passes without some or another of its graduates quickly becoming well known names, at least (at first) to industry insiders (2011’s all-star was Maarten Van Der Horst—Opening Ceremony is already a stockist). So who’s up next for entry in to the exclusive and sickly talented Saint Martins pantheon? Meet Craig Green.
Luis Morais, Spurred Forward
September 23, 2011
For the past four seasons, Miami-based jewelry designer Luis Morais has collaborated with Simon Spurr to accessorize his menswear.