Since establishing their clothing line The Row, ex-child-star twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have defied all expectations for a ‘celebrity’ brand. From its anonymous name to it’s rigorous palette, the label explores luxury, craft and understatement and has won legions of well-heeled fans across the globe. Following the opening of two spectacular concept stores, the sisters talked to DANSK about their approach to design, their plans for menswear and the advantages of having a show biz past.
From its start as an eyewear brand nearly a decade ago, Han Kjøbenhavn has grown to offer a full blown menswear collection with stores not only in its home city but also Paris and New York. Known as much for their avant-garde runway presentations and iconoclastic ad campaigns as their highly personal take on urban sportswear, the company is moving into new exciting times. Whilst waiting for a new CEO to be announced, the remaining founder and creative director Jannik Wikkelsø Davidsen talks about the distinctive creative process and the future of the brand.
Despite the fact that the cold wet weather in Denmark gave no hint of global warming at all, delegates gathered in the capital’s striking DR concert hall last Thursday for the annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the clothing industry’s foremost convention dealing with sustainability and its often less-than-benign impact on the world’s dwindling resources.
Born in Seville and educated in Paris, Johnny has an international perspective on brutishness and British culture. A student of both Architecture and Design, Johnny’s fascination with mathematics and engineering is as much a part of his design ethos as his passion for colour and drawing. With decades of experience from Louis Vuitton to Celine now have lead him to design for master of leather goods – Mulberry.
We had a small chat with Mr. Coca..
White has always been the natural choice for summer dressing, bringing as it does a sense of freshness and light. White t-shirts, white jeans, white jackets - all get pulled out from the back of the wardrobe once the clocks change and the weather gets warmer.
The world might still be waiting with baited breath to discover Riccardo Tisci’s next career move but the man himself has been keeping busy.
Portrait by Peter Lindbergh
One of the small selection of designers who truly are household names, Marc Jacobs has deftly managed a career that spans both extraordinary commercial success with his eponymous brand and wide-spread critical acclaim with his creativity at Louis Vuitton where he was Creative Director for seventeen years. Famous for his often spectacular runway shows as well as his ability to pick up on the prevailing cultural zeitgeist, Marc now regularly tops Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world. Luckily he had a few minutes to chat to us about his thoughts on democratic retail and his love of social media.
Just back from Paris with a lot of new inspiration. Here we give you the most remarkable stand-outs!