Whether you’re stuck in a sweaty office in Helsinki, or trapped in a nightmarish holiday resort in Germany with your extended family-in-law, fear not: you’ll also get a slice of Paris Fashion Week. As per tradition, Louis Vuitton shares with DANSK their CCTV passwords so we can livestream their highly anticipated SS18 menswear show. Get your vitamin water and your Marlboro Lights, you’re very welcome! To watch, click “more”
In what must be the most A-list residency since Louis Vuitton moved into Dover Street Market, Balenciaga has announced a summer stint at the doyenne of concept stores, colette! From June 19th to August 5th, the Paris institution will be playing host to a Demna-curated series of events and installations, with artist Yngve Holen’s CAKE as the centrepiece: a Porsche Panamera sliced in four, the work is as pithy a remark on the redistribution of luxury symbols as those that pepper each collection we’ve seen thus far in this new era of Cristobal’s house.
As the [brand name] x [brand name] hysteria reaches unforeseen fever pitch, you might be forgiven for the jaded sigh you find yourself letting out at the announcement of yet another collaboration. Well, this DANSK bulletin shall no doubt prove revitalising, or shall at least succeed in raising an intrigued eyebrow: the Italian low-key kitsch supremo Marni and Swedish rainwear vanguard Stutterheim have shacked up, paving the way for a capsule collection that promises to harmonise “the world of couture” and the once-incompatible world of outerwear.
A few fashion stores are worth visiting just because of the architecture and design. Need we say Prada? The Prada glass building in Tokyo Aoyama by Herzog and de Meuron, and Rem Koolhaas’ Prada epicentre in New York are not to be overlooked. These days the french brand Zadig & Voltaire are launching a new flagship store by the Belgian architect and La Cambre graduate Bernard Dubois.
While the history of Vogue, and other mega fashion magazines of the world, receive plenty of scholarly attention, niche fashion magazines maintain their marginality within fashion academia – that is, despite the immense heritage of ground-breaking fashion photography and journalism that niche magazines have produced over the years, which in fact often drives the engine and pushes forward the very status of fashion publishing. Finally, a new book by Danish fashion scholar and curator Ane Lynge-Jorlén investigates the vast world of niche fashion publishing, critically examining this elusive yet impactful form of fashion communication and its histories in Europe and North America. Lynge-Jorlén, PhD from London College of Fashion and lecturer at Lund University, conducted intense research on a series of case studies from around the world, including DANSK, which with its 15th anniversary this year, qualifies as a bit of an oddity in an otherwise short-lived publishing culture. We sit down with Lynge-Jorlén to learn more about Niche Fashion Magazines, which is already available here.
The name Veruschka says Eastern Europe, like many ace things in fashion these days. But Veruschka, first supermodel to ever go solely by her first name, was in fact German (b. 1939), and travelled from Germany to New York in the early sixties, her exotic looks making her one of the most famous models of her time.
The days of 9-5 office jobs are over; today, more and more of us work freelance and digitally, making the idea of a permanent office obsolete. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen the rise of several co-working spaces, from the international WeWork to the creative member’s club Soho House. And now, Copenhagen is receiving it’s very own pendant, but armed to its teeth with comfort and understated luxury.
American artist Tom Sachs is a bricoleur of the modern world – meticulously examining how consumer materials and design objects figure in our lives. From Hermès grenades to Aalvar Aalto gun ammunition, the former Barneys window dresser has shocked and amused the art and fashion world since emerging as a cheeky-eyed provocateur in the mid-90s.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been less than half a year since Raf Simons, the Belgian avant-garde designer and recently-crowned doyen of designer streetwear, swapped Paris for New York to take on the American fashion giant Calvin Klein.