Some of the most riveting fashion advertisements are the most intimate and sincere, when high-budget supermodels are replaced with an intimate group of non-models that much more successfully evoke the spirit of the brand. The New York label Sies Marjan did just that for their SS17 campaign, as the brand’s Dutch founder and creative director Sander Lak gathered his close friends and used them as models.
It’s the golden season — you’re already thinking of which sparkly dress you’re wearing for New Year’s, and glittery Christmas wrapping has already creeped up on you from the city’s department stores. Well, Swedish contemporary fashion house Acne Studios just took it Woman in Gold to a whole new level with their opening of their global flagship store in New York.
There are stylish and inspiring men out there, and there is Alistair Guy. You rarely meet successful men as polished and humble as this certified gentleman about town who happens to be a brand Ambassador, a style icon, and a talented photographer. This year, Alistair teamed up with British luxury leather goods maker Smythson to present his latest exhibition: Strong Women. It launched at the brand’s Bond Street flagship in London, before moving to Café Royal, and is now showcased at contemporary art gallery Zebra One in Hampstead.
Is it possible to capture the olfactive memories of an endless summer on the French riviera? How about Paris, the city of light? Or the deep forests of Bourgogne? Before you bring out that dusty old DIY scent kit from 2005, you might want to consider the new line of fragrances by & Other Stories.
Spirits rebellious, we won’t do anything you say
It’s a hard, hard world with a black corroded heart
There’s a livin’, breathin’ devil trying to tear my soul apart
In a cold, cold grave on a dark, dark night
Eternity is black, I’ll never see the light
Never listen to advice, I was never that bright
Couldn’t walk away, I was lookin’ to fight
I was born with a chip on my shoulder on a stormy night
The signal’s sounding once again and someone tries the door-knob
None of my friends would be so stupidly impatient
And they don’t dare to come here
But how I loved our secret meetings
We talked and talked in quiet voices
There’s always a great deal of anticipation surrounding Eastpak’s annual design collaborations; as one of the biggest backpack manufacturers in the world, they’re deeply imprinted into the sartorial memory of most millenials.
A ray of light penetrated the gloomy Copenhagen autumn sky yesterday, as Prada, after almost a year of anticipation, opened its first store on the corner of the city’s two main pedestrian streets, Strøget and Købmagergade. The new space covers a total surface area of 900 square metres over two retail levels and offers the women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories and leather goods — in an airy interior that combines the best of Italian modernism and a stint of old world heritage. To celebrate, Prada threw an old-fashioned cocktail party for its friends and family, an eclectic mix of the city’s fashion and art world. And to top it of, models Lindsey Wixson and Klara Kristin served tunes.