// 60 YEARS BRILLANT //

Created for the world exhibition that took place in Brussels in 1958, the Brillant has been radiating all over the globe, at the arm of many iconic women. 

Over the years, the Brillant has been re issued in various materials. For the 60thbirthday edition, a golden framework has been added inspired by the Mercury – Golden Age car by excellence -, which is this years theme for the iconic bag.

Available in black & red Norwegian bull leather, as well as a black alligator the Brillant is ravishing. Looking back, it’s pretty clear, you don’t become a DIVA, you simply are one. 

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/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// From SELF, personality, to SAINT LAURENT //

The intention of the project is to capture different aspects of the Saint Laurent personality, underlining the complexity of various individuals through the eyes of artists selected by Anthony Vaccarello. It represents the freedom of self-expression without censorship, and conveys many different facets of the Saint Laurent attitude. Creative disciplines across art and fashion reinforce and fuel the concept of diversity, individuality, and self-confidence through a lens free from pretense and hypocrisy. This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the core values of Saint Laurent. Self is formed by a heady mixture of attraction, ambivalence and mystery generated by photographers, artists, and filmmakers who have come together to make a confrontational statement. Daido Moriyama, the first artist with whom Saint Laurent worked with for this project, will be presented in Paris at Palais Royal from the 9th till the 11th of November during Paris Photo. The exhibition curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be presented in a light-installation accessible to the public in the Galerie d’Orléans courtyard, in front of Palais Royal garden.

// SAINT LAURENT MEN’S SS 19 X TRAVIS SCOTT //

Travis Scott for the new Saint Laurent’s men SS19 campaign under the lens of David Sims.

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// Willy Vanderperre + VIER //

Both Willy Vanderperre and VIER Antwerp need no introduction. Together, they are releasing a collection that consists of hoodies, tees, towels, socks as well as stickers, socks and pins. The number four has always been significant for Willy. The store VIER takes its name from the iconic neighbourhood in which it’s based. Four stores across the world will distribute this line, four colours, as well as four different visuals – regarding Antwerp - shape this collection. 

 

‘T-shirts, stickers, pins and more’will be available at Dover Street Market (LA, NY. TOKYO, LDN), The Broken arm Paris, Slam Jam Milan and VIER Antwerp as from today until the 31st. of December.


/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// KOMONO's Creative Fusions //

Involving other creative minds within their process is one of KOMONO’s strengths, along with the clarity of their vision. Asking 11 young creatives to interpret their Signature Collection watches was therefore a natural step, letting each designer, artist or illustrator express how the Signature watch relates to their own handwriting. The results combine the stylish and graphic nature of the watch with powerful artworks, underlining the timelessness and seductive appeal of the Signature series.

// PARIS WELCOMES BYREDO //

Brand new Byredo flagship store opened in Paris a few days ago. Rue Saint-Honoré plays an essential part of the label story. Colette was one of the very first stores worldwide to support Ben Gorham’s project.

M/M Paris studio (founded by Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag), long-term collaborators have brought their own creative vision to the new space. Wallpaper's made by 7 exclusive posters from Mathias drawings. Imaginative atmosphere for perfumes, home fragrances, leather goods, and a selection of unexpected objects, like scented papers. A simple luxury, available only in this boutique.

“Even though these stores share the same emotion, I really tackle them individually and try to understand and respect the place they are in – the city, the neighbourhood. So it’s less about copy and paste and more about really creating something – in this case – for Paris”
Ben Gorham, Founder and Creative Director.


Boutique Byredo
199 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris


/ by Julie Nysten /

/ Photos by Annabel Elston, Matthieu Gadoin and Julie Nysten /

// ICONIC //

What better way to put a brand’s iconic pieces – the 1996 & 1997 jeans - in the limelight, than gathering people that are just as iconic as the garments. 

Cindy Crawford takes place before the lens, Sam Abell behind it, decor is the Cadillac Ranch created by the equally celebrated Ant Farm in the seventies. 

Safe to say that Acne’s new campaign is a tribute to the best that America has to offer, pushing forward one of the best things Acne has to offer: that perfect pair of jeans. 

 

Starting today the images will be shown and sold at Galerie Escougnou, all profits are going to the WWF foundation. 


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Exhibition from

28th September until October 2nd __ 11am - 7pm

Galerie Escougnou

7 Rue Saint Claude

75003 Paris

/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// CAMPER // FW 2018 ADV //

AUGMENTED VIRTUALITY

Immerse yourself in the quasi-virtual world of Camper Creative Director Romain Kremer with a F/W 2018 campaign that stretches the imagination and blurs the line between the abstract and the absolute.

A real-life take on the virtual experience, the F/W 2018 campaign questions the future of digital interaction, inviting spectators to become active players that choose their own adventure alongside otherworldly avatars ranging from fantastical to post-apocalyptic.

This season features nine new protagonists paired up with a selection of advanced unisex styles from the F/W 2018 collection. Making their debut are newcomers Rolling and Pix, while Helix and Brutus come back for a much-anticipated winter return. For women, chunky-heeled Thelma also makes the final cut.

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Follow @Camper on Instagram to watch the story unfold.

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// MARINE SERRE // FW18 ADV //

First look at the FW18 Marine Serre's campaign, captured by Tanguy Poujol and styled Benoît Bethume.

// DUNHILL / FW18 ADV //

‘The idea of the dunhill man is multiple, not singular. And in turn, so is the idea of Britishness – something crucial to dunhill and the way we approach style here’ says Mark Weston, Creative Director of dunhill London. ‘There is not a single way of being British, there are many; there is classicism and tradition as well as an idea of the contemporary and shifting. In many ways, the campaign is about literally showing these different perspectives at once.’ 

In the Autumn-Winter 2018 campaign, the reflection becomes the visual metaphor for a multifaceted approach at dunhill; towards luxury fashion, masculinity and what defines a British house respectful of tradition yet finding a new voice in contemporary culture right now.

Focusing on the model Clement Chabernaud – a purposefully familiar face from the menswear world and a favourite from the dunhill show – the photographer, Jack Webb, captures him in the shifting, reflected settings of London. Shot in the streets and through the glass fronted buildings of Mayfair, the timeless terrain surrounding Alfred Dunhill’s Bourdon House is explored via ‘stylised reportage’; a reflected world of half fact, half fiction.

Here, Chabernaud wears the mix of the traditional cut through with the casual, found in dunhill London’s Autumn-Winter collection. Sinuous tailoring and layered outerwear, in the form of traditional cashmere coats, still maintain a feel of ease when mixed with dunhill’s peerless masculine leather goods, encompassing shoes, bags and even trousers. The extravagant is made everyday and vice versa, while ‘executive style’ is both celebrated and subverted. Altogether, the codes of dunhill London are reflected and reconfigured for a new chapter at this storied British house. 

// AMERICAN FLOWERS //

Fashion and floral composition from south of France. American Vintage highlights a talented and sensitive french florist, Guillaume Lanier. Summer vibes in Coco Beach, Nice.

“It’s a trade that constantly redefines itself, an eternal renewal. Every day, you create a different bouquet.”  

Simplicity, shaping, defining tones and passion... Guillaume has a perfect sober style, just as if the colours were only made to shine in his bouquets. American Vintage philosophy inspires him : “With its basics, its neutral colors and its soft, comfortable materials, its DNA resonates deeply with me.”

Flower and fashion, full of emotions, the link between the label and his fabulous ambassador. A genuine way of making a fashion brand living. Flower Power.

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/ by Julie Nysten /

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// NEW OUTDOORS //

Strongly influenced by modern-day uniforms and workwear, designer Kiko Kostadinov takes on everyday urban footwear in his debut Together collaboration.

For F/W 2018, Kostadinov embraces the concept of “new outdoors” by revisiting our archives and paying tribute to Camper Teix, our iconic trekking boot originally launched in 1997. Boasting extreme volume and a complex, multi-piece construction, Kostadinov reinvents the line this season with water-resistant Gore-Tex® technology and an updated, hiking-inspired silhouette. 

Available in three distinct styles for men, the collaboration explores the fusion of performance and design, taking a bold step forward into the next generation of outdoor-inspired urban footwear.

// ON TOUR //

What is going to happen when a world-renowned visual artist meets a trendy brand? The answer is on the road, in between several music festivals around Europe (Dour in Belgium, DGTL in Barcelona, ...).

This summer, feel like a rock star in the KOMONO x Pierre Debusschere's interactive installation.  While the physical and virtual world will blend together, you are projected into a music video directed by Debusschere himself. Dance, enjoy and share this moment on your social network.

To celebrate this unique experience, KOMONO has created a new limited-edition capsule collection. Bring the festival experience to your everyday life.

www.komono.com

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/ by Julie Nysten / 

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// SAINT LAURENT / MEN SS19 BACKSTAGE //

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/ Photography by Rory /

/ Courtesy of Saint Laurent /

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// LENNON FOREVER //

First look at the new SAINT LAURENT by Anthony Vaccarello FW18’s campaign, Lennon Gallagher is the new face of the brand and he's captured by master David Sims.

 

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// #HermesSilkMix //

After Madrid, Roma and New York, the Hermès’Silk Mix pop-up store is landing in the center of Quartier du Châtelain in Brussels. This experience has been inspired by a record store, a place that is all about browsing, listening and discovering. A place in which men’s silk scarves illustrate record sleeves, while ties adorn cassettes.

Each silk scarve is related to a part of a Hermès runaway soundtrack and each tie hides a song.  This living place is where the joy of selecting a scarf or tie is the same as that of playing a favourite record: chosen to match one’s mood, the weather or an encounter.

Around 40 Dj and musicians will be playing  electro/rock music during the life of the pop-up store and several performances will be shared online live. There is also a sampling workshop where everbody can learn how to make her or his own electro music.

 

Hermès Silk Mix

From 23th May Untill 2nd June

37 Place du Châtelain 1050 Brussels

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/ Silk Men SS18 Photography by Quentin de Briey  / 

/ Silk Mix Photography by Icìar J. Carrasco /

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/ by Thomas Cléda /