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Purple

I completely missed the online update of Purple and just found out that the Purple Fashion Magazine is now available online, for free. It is designed in a really smart way, to keep the magazine experience but give you more reading and viewing pleasure. Some real next level magazine design. [ Continue reading ]

Material

The second year fashion students at Beckmans College of Designmade a catalogue presenting their debut collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm a few weeks back. The result is this very well designed document, under the art direction of Ludvig Franzén, Moa Wiking, Arthur Röing Bear and Rasmus Ohlsson, and filled with some lovely photography in an almost Jurgen Teller like ambience by KK+TF a.k.a. Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt. The location for the shoot is the richly decorated apartment of one of the leading stucco craftsmen in Stockholm during the later part of the 19th century, Axel Notini. [ Continue reading ]

Naturalis Works

Our favorite paper supplier GFSmith launched a new project called Naturalis Works. It is series of films and booklets designed around their conversations with acclaimed craftspeople working in diverse fields. The first in row is Oliver Spencer and his approach to materials and their use and… [ Continue reading ]

Libertine-Libertine

Again, as always, season after season, year after year, some fantastic imagery for the Spring/Summer collection of Libertine-Libertine. We saw the collection at Pitti and Capsule last weeks, but with this ton-sur-ton twist in the photography it gets even better! Photography by Sacha Maric, concept by… [ Continue reading ]

Maison Kitsuné

Last week Maison Kitsuné released their Autumn-Winter 2012 Men’s collection designed by Masaya Kuroki. ‘Imagine a very sophisticated chic man riding his bicycle in the city with a traditional outfit… The epitome of elegance! This is exactly what is running in Maison Kitsuné designer Masaya Kuroki’s head. The… [ Continue reading ]

Blue Cone Colony

For the spring/summer collection of 2012 ‘Uniforms for the Dedicated’ teamed up with the Treehotel in the deep woodlands of northern Sweden. ‘A land flooded in midnight sunlight, where nature strikes balance between time, space and its surroundings, became the inspirational destination for the latest collection from… [ Continue reading ]

Ten C

Walking around at Pitti Immagine Uomo it was hard to see something new. You get used to styles, images and qualities. There was only one brand that really blew my mind. Ten C, The Emperors New Clothes. Its a brand designed by Alessandro Pungetti and Paul Harvey and is made exclusively in Italy. They have only seven jackets in one fabric. The outside fabric comes from the car industry and is used for rooftops. It's an amazing rock-solid fabric that will last for ever. 'Tank-like' like Selectism is putting it. For the inside they have different linings, varying from shearling wool to quilt, to keep you cool during the summer and warm during the winter. [ Continue reading ]

Modern Anthology

Last week Style Ledger came up with two really nice video features. The last one was a look at American manufacturing, with a focus on the Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn. The first one is this feature on one of the top new stores in the… [ Continue reading ]

Deus Ex Machina

Last week I got this lovely present from Deus, the 300 page hardbound picture book of Deus Ex Machina, ‘The House of Simple Pleasures’. We spotted the brand back in 2009 and since than, followed it all the way to Holland. The book is beautifully designed… [ Continue reading ]

Stutterheim – Arholma Grön

The must-have for this season is definitely this new Arholma Grön (or ‘British Racing Green’, ‘Forest Green’, ‘Weed Green’) raincoat by Stutterheim. Together with off-white lining in the very best cotton and straps in the same quality and colour, this is THE coat to hide both… [ Continue reading ]

Dutch Breton

This beautiful jersey by Tenue de Nîmes and Armor Lux deserves a good place in ‘Another Gift Guide‘. A classic piece with a modern twist, in an amazing quality. This limited edition sailor stripe was knitted and manufactured in Quimper, French Brittany for Armor Lux and… [ Continue reading ]

The Indigo Chuck Taylor’s

Tomorrow, during the 3rd anniversary of Tenue de Nîmes, they will launch a limited edition pair of hand-dyed indigo Chuck Taylor All Stars high top sneakers.
The Chuck Taylor All Star serves as a perfect muse for Tenue de Nîmes. With deep roots in style and culture, both the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe and indigo denim have led somewhat parallel lives. The Chuck Taylor All Star shoe and a pair of jeans have long been a staple of youth culture and music and have served as a symbol of independence for decades. [ Continue reading ]

Sartoria di Gino Cimmino

A visit to Napoli isn’t a visit to Napoli if you don't stop by a classic bespoke tailor. Invited by one of the best, I found my way thru the narrow streets to a small square, ringing the bell of the house of Gino Cimmino. Gino welcomes me in a few words of English and a warming smile. A two room apartment with a small entrance is the heart of ‘Abiti Sartoriali Maschili Su Misura’, men's custom tailored suit. The first room is the fitting room with rows of fabric samples hanging down the walls between a few yellowed images of past style icons. The second room is the tailor room. Here, all the Gino Cimmino suits are made end send out to customers around the globe. [ Continue reading ]

Master Mind

Victionary released a new book called MasterMind. A inspiring 288 pages counting book on art direction, fashion styling and visionary photography. The world of fashion has always been motivated by new ideas and changes. Parallel to its evolution are the images put up by visionary art directors and… [ Continue reading ]

The Dutch Breton

What do Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, The Ramones and French Fishermen have in common? They all loved the Breton stripes. And so does Tenue de Nîmes. Tenue de Nîmes and French knitwear brand Armor Lux have… [ Continue reading ]

Salvatore Piccolo

While looking a little into the local businesses in Napoli, some orientation for next week, I found this new collaboration by Monocle: Salvatore Piccolo X Monocle Shirts. A beautiful ready to wear light blue cotton canvas and crispy striped shirt with collar and cuffs… [ Continue reading ]

Clemens en August

This weekend, Clemens en August will hit Amsterdam again. The very exclusive collection is only available on tour, for just three days in every city. In Amsterdam the 14th till the 16th of October at White Space, M.J. Kosterstraat 18 between 11 am and… [ Continue reading ]

Libertine-Libertine

Our friends at Libertine-Libertine just released their autumn and winter collection. Inspired by the laid back city life the collection comes in some heavy fabrics, padded outerwear, wool knits with cross stichings and some great details and embroidery. I love those crossed arrows!… [ Continue reading ]

Khaki

Just like Sergei Sviatchenko I believe a pair of proper Khaki’s belong to every mans wardrobe. But until last week my one was filled with denim only. Dockers was so kind to give me a pair of the new Alpha Khaki’s. Mr Khaki… [ Continue reading ]

Trust the Classics

Sergei Sviatchenko from Close Up and Private shares his Etiquette for the Modern Classicist for Vs. Magazine in this nice video feature. ‘A man with a beard and a strong face is trustworthy.’ Trust the Classics, just that!… [ Continue reading ]

Forget me Not

We very much like these hand finished silk and modal & cashmere large printed scarves designed by the French illustrator Coco for the Forget me Not autumn/winter collection. Truly amazing illustrations! The collection is available online and in stores including Barney’s, Harrods, Colette, tomorrowland, estnation,… [ Continue reading ]