It’s not every day that the worlds of art and fashion meet — despite being closely related, the art world tends to snob away from the glitzier fashion folks. Indeed, art can seem somewhat exclusive or elitist for even the most trained fashion eye — as recent op eds will testify – but nonetheless, we’re of the opinion that art is for everyone, with the right mediation.
It’s a great day for sustainability – and for Eva Kruse, the charismatic CEO of Copenhagen Fashion Summit. Last week, Kruse entered the prestigious BoF 500, the ultimate list of the world’s most important actors in the fashion industry, in recognition for her extensive work and high ambition for the Nordic fashion community and for the longevity of fashion’s sustainability debate.
Since the turn of the millenium, Spanish player Rafael Nadal has been robbing hearts in the international tennis circuit, winning 14 Grand Slam singles to date, accompanied by an equally impressive, ever-present smile.
The biggest challenge for sustainable fashion is to outlive its momentum. Fashion and its cultures are notoriously fast-paced, cyclical, and forgetful, announcing trends as obsolete the moment a new one takes its place. This, of course, is precisely why fashion has developed into the deeply ecologically unsustainable practice that it’s become.
Harness & high-street fashion is maybe not the most organic associative pairing, one finding its natural habitat in darker S&M circles, the other on the most expensive addresses of the world’s pulsating metropoles. Yet, we were over-enthusiastic when we heard the news of & Other Stories collaboration with self-proclaimed “post-Fetish leather brand” Zana Bayne. Founded in New York in 2010 by Zayne and Todd Pendu, with roots in the queer milieus of San Fransisco and Berlin, their rounded edgyness has had a massive appeal amongst celebrities and fashion world elites such as Debbie Harry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Rei Kawakubo – the latter of which resulted in in a collaboration with Comme des Garçons. The & Other Stories project marks a moment where their show-stopping pieces will reach a broader audience, without losing its insistence on high quality and subtle eroticism. We sat down with founder Zana Bayne to learn more about the range of belts, harnesses and leather accessories that is already in stores worldwide.
If you don’t already know about them, it is about time you do! Joris Suk and Tessa de Boer are the creative heads behind the Arnhem-based brand, MAISON the FAUX, who just showed their newest collection during New York Fashion Week. “There is something in the air in New York”, Tessa and Joris told DANSK Magazine, but there is definitely something brewing with the skillful brand MAISON the FAUX as well.
For long, designer Ann Ringstrand has lulled and mesmerized us into the very essence of Scandinavian minimalism in the shape of HOPE, the Swedish fashion brand that she founded in 2002 with Stefan Söderberg.
We all need an escape from our busy lives once in a while, and Friday afternoon, Marta Jakubowski took us back in time to her childhood memories.
Watch the BOSS Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, brought to you live from New York Fashion Week. Directly after, get your hands on one of the limited-edition BOSS Bespoke Soft bags, ready for you straight from the runway.