Remarkably, it’s been 88 years since Virgina Woolf wrote her seminal A Room of One’s Own – an experimental form of writing that combined forms of fiction, political essay, and poetry in a profound reflection on women’s working rights. The creative potential of the liberated woman’s mind was exactly the starting point for fine jewellery brand Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen’s summer campaign, which takes the artist studio as a starting point as a space of freedom wherein the Lynggaard muse can unfold and explore the deepest creative corners of her mind.
Only days before Raf Simons presents his new vision for Calvin Klein, the American mega-brand has already begun to unveil a distinctly new identity. First, Simons teamed up with stellar art director Peter Saville for a slight tweaking of the brand logo (an homage to past iterations, it seems) – and second, the release of the first advertising campaign.
Raf Simon’s arrival to the New York fashion world was one the most hyped fashion moments in recent history, not only because of his double-tenure at the recently re-branded Calvin Klein, but because of the Belgian designer’s steady descent into the realm of fashion gods (one strong sign: archival pieces beginning to circulate heavily among fashion connoisseurs). Yet in all the chaos and confusion, did you miss the crucial and most desirable details: the bags?
“Once upon a time, a man and a woman, named Max and Tequila, meet in a post-apocalyptic world. Max, who flees the country, is on a dirt bike while Tequila is on a horse – so there are nods to equestrian and dirt bikes with the sunglasses,” exclaimed Tim Coppens about his collaboration with Moritz Krueger, cofounder and creative director of MYKITA, for Pitti Uomo 91. Krueger agreed with a smile, “I wish I could say we met while having margaritas under the sun. The truth is that Tim was a frequent customer of the MYKITA Shop New York and word got to us that he is a fan of MYKITA MYLON. Sharing this passion for modern materials and for combining craftsmanship and new technologies in our designs, it was only a matter of time until our creative paths would meet.” Indeed, the post-apocalyptic theme sounds rather familiar in real life as we herald 2017 with uncertainty in our current socio-political world. What a better way to challenge the establishment than rocking a highly wearable piece of eyewear futurism? Throw some shades with MYKITA’s and Tim Coppen’s brainchild: TEQUILA.
In the highly competitive climate of fashion, boasting a 20-year brand history is more than just an achievement, as many designers or their backers give up in the continuous chase for revenue and relevance. The French powerbrand Zadig & Voltaire is a case in point, as one ready-to-wear brand that has continued to assert its place at the core of ready-to-wear fashion since its founding in 1997 by Thierry Gillier, the grandson of Andre Gillier who famously co-founded Lacoste.
It’s almost February! And thus, Copenhagen Fashion Week – and for the third time, four Hong Kong designers have chosen to showcase their collections in our native city. As the only Asian show at Copenhagen Fashion Week, the multi-brand show Fashion Hong Kong invites for a kaleidoscoping view of contemporary Hong Kong fashion, including Kenax Leung and new faces Dora Chu, Kay Li and Vickie Au.