// 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 / 

// MARINECOLORED //

For almost a decade, Antwerp based brand KOMONO has been creating
affordable designer glasses & watches. Latest drop is the Marine Collection,
conquering the world and perhaps your city.

Four classic KOMONO styles were updated with steel frames and flat marine
coloured lenses to create a sophisticated feel. The brand launched the collection
in Antwerp, shortly followed by Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan and even Tokyo.
For a first worldwide campaign, KOMONO hit the bull’s eye because we’re seeing
blue and we absolutely love it.

KOMONO.COM

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/ Photo studio (first one) by Merel Hart /

/ Featuring Maria at Personal Agency / 

/ Make-Up by Jenneke Croubels /

/ Production by Michael Marson / 

/ Text by Gaelle Van Lede / 

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// 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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