Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, CIFF, return for Spring/Summer 2015 next month and, as is tradition, publish a preview magazine compiling the best of Copenhagen arts, culture and fashion. Now on their fourth edition, this latest release focuses on Film and Television, its makers and actors, with Danish shows such as Borgen and The Killing, the industry is at an all time high both in popularity and quality. Actor Mikkel Boe Folsgaard of A Royal Affair and The Legacy, Borgen and Klovn director Mikkel Norgaard and Sarah Sofie Boussinia of The Killing and Outsider all feature alongside a host of other film and television creatives. Editorials, interviews and more, take a peek inside.
In other news, Copenhagen residents and visitors will be able to visit The Crystal Hall exhibition at CIFF featuring the designs and artwork of Malcolm McLaren and Virgil Abloh. Open to public from August 3rd to August 6th (9am-6pm).
Showing no signs of slowing down with their ever avant-garde approach, Kenzo call in directors Partel Oliva and designers Kim Boutin and David Broner to produce this captivating video and interactive experience. In addition to the haunting film which displays some of the forerunners of the collection, you’re invited to their gallery shop which features the garments seen in the video, including a color block shirt and a selection of pieces set with this season’s signature print. Nice work.
We’re big fans of this latest collaboration from Converse and XLarge. The XL CX-91 comes in a vintage wash navy fabric with a subtle star logo, sitting atop a thick white sole with a brilliant chevron pattern in black. Also covering the lining, this is pattern done right. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Japan, yes, that old chestnut, grab a pair immediately.
Opening Ceremony takeover a storefront on the Ace Hotel London complex for their latest pop up. Designed by Max Lamb, the compact space features latex curtains, London Underground railings, polystyrene plinths, steel ladders and glass stacks – inventive forms used to display clothes and accessories from the likes of Hood by Air, Raf Simons and DKNY for Opening Ceremony.
With no close date in sight visit the store at Ace Hotel, London, 106 Shoreditch High Street.
Pushing the envelope, Sweden’s Our Legacy presents a brave collection for Spring/Summer 2015. With a flame printed jumper, crocodile jacket and white nylon zip top, they’re going bold with this collection, using playful textures as their foundation. Catch glimpses of shape-play with the wide trousers and box-cut coats rounding things off.
In collaboration with Levi’s Commuter, Brooks England release a limited edition bicycle saddle in denim. The Brooks Cambium C17 is wrapped with repurposed Levi’s denim jeans offering a new outlook on otherwise typical leather saddles. Through a vulcanized rubber pressing technique, the durable and waterproof saddle embodies both brands’ ethos delivering high quality, functional products for the urban cyclist. The special-edition saddles are available at Levi’s Commuter Workspaces in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London. See the video below to learn more about how these unique saddles are crafted.
Los Angeles basics maker James Perse offers their own take on the classic Birkenstock sandals with this exclusive in-house contrasting grey colorway. The sandals are finished with metal hardware and feature Birk’s signature cork footbed. Available now for $150 online.
NYT’s T Magazine asked some of today’s more creative artists and writers about their favorite analog writing and drawing tools. They ask “is the pencil over?” and the answer seems to be no. Manolo Blahnik, Milton Glaser and Maria Black get into the act by illustrating their favorite instruments including simple Bic pens and Sharpie marker bowls along with more refined items like the Staedtler .05 mechanical pencil. See the full article at T Magazine online.
Creative studio and storefront, Partners & Spade, team with architecture firm Flank to produce the unique Boerum House & Home retail space. Lofted in a double-height art deco space in the Boerum Hill district of Brooklyn, the apartment-like retail space acts as an annex to its Manhattan counterpart, stocking more than 130 designers and local makers. Visit Boerum House & Home online.
Above is a transparent table supported by a 330 lbs. cube filled with burnt faux 50 euro notes. Amarist, with the help of Spanish artist Alejandro Monge, invites us to ponder two simple questions: How much is money worth and is this “Too Much?” While there is no “right” answer, the artist hopes to adjust our perspective by reminding us that “a bill is only a piece of paper with a figure on it.”
If you disagree with scorching currency, do not fret because each “euro” is a piece of art that underwent a meticulous drawing and painting process. Successfully mimicking charred notes, the collaborative table arouse a great deal of commotion especially when the table emits flames. With a clean aesthetic, this one-of-a-kind contemporary design object makes us think outside, or rather inside, the box.