// PLAYGROUND //

Strongly inspired by subcultures around the globe, Ricardo Gomes is publishing his first book with the support of editor Benjamin Blanck. Released in black and white, this first collection of his work will have you dreaming of endless days spent on a skateboard, surfing or playing the bass. Featured celebrities include Pete Doherty and Alain-Fabien Delon, son of iconic French actor.  With this book, Gomes invites you in to his universe, his visual world, his playground.

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World Wide Release: April 5th 2018

Available in selected bookstores & online

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/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// LV X BXL //

Brussels. March 26th 2018 - Louis Vuitton opens a new temporary store located on 30 Boulevard de Waterloo in Brussels, only a few steps away from the original store, which will be closed for renovations until the end of 2018.

The temporary store premieres the Men’s Ready-to-Wear Collection, for the first time presented in the Belgian capital. In addition, the offer features the Women’s Ready-to-Wear Collection, just as a range of leather goods, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry and fragrances of the House.

All reunited in a wide space on the ground floor level, the temporary store invites on a journey through the different universes of Louis Vuitton, whilst not only discovering one of the furniture pieces of the Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades collection, but also art work by Belgian artists as well as intriguing objects curated at Belgian antique dealers, all subtly incorporated in a modern setting.

The Louis Vuitton temporary store will be open to public from March 26th until mid-November 2018.

TEMPORARY STORE LOUIS VUITTON

Boulevard de Waterloo 30, 1000 Brussels

// It’s my OWN //

Starting this week, MAD Brussels welcomes you to the universe of OWN. The former fashion designing duo invited a bunch of artists to dive into their archives.

For little less then a decade, Thierry Rondenet and Hervé Yvrenogeau had a shop in Brussels, thought at the prestigious fashion academy La Cambre and collaborated with high end brands like Maison Martin Margiela or Acne Studios.

The guest artists range from Thierry Boutemy to Leonardo Van Dijl and will guide you through the duo’s work via re interpretation, and turning it into their own.

 

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Exhibition from

16th March 2018 until 17th June 2018

MAD, 10 place du nouveau marché aux grains

1000 Brussels - Belgium

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/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// LACOSTE X IUCN //

For 70 years the International Union for Conservation of Nature has been fighting to protect the life of endangered species all over the world.

For 90 years the Lacoste crocodile has been displayed on the iconic polo shirts of the brand, after the nickname of its founder René Lacoste.

For a limited amount of time these two icons joined forces. The everlasting crocodile has been replaced by ten species facing the threat of extinction. There are only 1775 pieces available, the exact same number of animals left of the featured species.

Probably sold out as we speak, if only we would care as much as we shop.

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/ by Gaelle Van Lede // 

// Y/PROJECT / BACKSTAGE FW18 //

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/ Photography by Alejandro Gata / 

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// HIGH SCHOOL //

Camper and Creative Director Romain Kremer revisit the hallways of high school with their latest tongue-in-cheek campaign for S/S 2018.

Featuring eight new offbeat characters, the S/S 2018 campaign showcases eclectic summer style with an unconventional twist. Inspired by the bodacious fashion sense of the late ʹ80s and early ʹ90s, S/S 2018 pairs up eccentric personalities from a not-so-distant past with daring new silhouettes boasting saturated seasonal colours and retro prints.

This season’s lineup presents unisex favourites Brutus and Drift alongside all-new chunky hybrid, Helix. For women, Brooke, Runner Up and Eda are the stars, with their masculine counterparts Runner and Edo rounding out the campaign edit.

// EPONYMOUS //

The parisian designer Nicolas Lecourt Mansion will launch his eponymous brand by showcasing his first collection AW 18-19 during Paris Fashion Week on the 27 of February 2018.

This event will be one a kind, merging contemporary art, fashion and photography. It will be showcasing the emerging parisian creative generation and what it has to offer.

Nicolas Lecourt Mansion in partnership with Polaroid Originals, will collaborate with the photographer François Pragnère who will exhibit his photographies of the collection. This exhibition will be a story-telling documentation of the creative process around the collection. The contemporary artists Salomé Partouche and Damien Moulierac will be in collaboration to create the set design around the collection’s theme.

This event will showcase the collection as a private show, with its 15 different looks in the first place. Starting from 4pm it will morph into a public showroom. The exhibition and the set design will be available to see during the whole event.

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// Y/PROJECT ADV SS18 //

 First look at the new Y/Project SS18 campaign photographed by Arnaud Lajeunie.

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// LOUIS VUITTON / BACKSTAGE FW18 //

Exclusive inside backstage at LOUIS VUITTON SS18 captured by Ruben de Wilde.

// SAINT LAURENT ADV SS18 //

First look at the new SAINT LAURENT by Anthony Vaccarello SS18’s campaign captured by Inez & Vinoodh.

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// DIOR HOMME ADV SS18 //

Take a look at the new DIOR HOMME by Kris Van Assche campaign, shooted  by David Sims & styled by Mauricio Nardi.

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// PRADA ADV SS18 //

First look at the new PRADA men SS18’s campaign captured by Willy Vanderperre.

// SAINT LAURENT SHIKI-IN //

Saint Laurent will reveal 16 unique pieces at colette, which are part of a special art and photography project by world renowned Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki. The artist captured Anja Rubik, integrating photography and painting techniques, exclusively for Saint Laurent and Anthony Vaccarello. The series, titled “Saint Laurent Shiki-in” (lust for color), merges elements of the world of Saint Laurent with the traditional themes of Araki’s work, a key figure in the modern world culture.

All of the pieces can be pre-ordered at colette through the Taka Ishii Gallery and will then be sent from Tokyo along with Araki’s label signature and certificate of authenticity.

Beginning on December 2nd and continuing through the 20th, the exhibition will be located on colette’s mezzanine, while the range of co-signed collector pieces will be displayed on the first floor.