The Inevitable: Rick Owens Shoes

December 12, 2019

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To the average Joe, Rick Owens‘ pieces are probably head-scratching in their goth-tinged high fashion-ness, but to stylish dudes like A$AP Rocky, the designer’s dark, drape-y, asymmetrical designs are just damn cool. Owens himself is the living embodiment of his aesthetic, living in a museum of super-stark brutalist furniture, married to his grill-wearing muse Michele […]

Noah and Depeche Mode Made the Ultimate Synth-Pop Wardrobe

December 12, 2019

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What they’ve done is a capsule collection with Noah, integrating some of the band’s swaggeringly melancholic visuals onto outerwear, T-shirts, scarves, and also the most pristine pair of New Wave shoes, made with Noah collaborator Solovair. The collection borrows heavily from the iconography and music videos produced for their 1990 album Violator, which was the band’s […]

Oscar Wilde’s Play Salome Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley in a Striking Modern Aesthetic (1894)

December 11, 2019

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Beardsley was a young aesthete with a literary imagination. In his short career—he died at the age of 25—he illustrated many of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, forefather of the American Gothic. Beardsley also famously illustrated Oscar Wilde’s scandalous drama, Salome in 1893, to the surprise of its author, who later inscribed an illustrated […]

Kering commits to working only with models aged over 18

December 10, 2019

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Kering has made a commitment that the group’s Houses will only hire models aged over 18 to represent adults at their fashion shows and photo sessions, as of 2020 (fall-winter 2020/2021 fashion shows). “As a global Luxury group, we are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by […]

Balenciaga’s Gvasalia: Oversize, It’s My Territory

December 10, 2019

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Demna Gvasalia is widely credited with popularizing anew blown-up proportions — to the point where Frankenstein shoulders and sleeves dangling past the fingertips invaded runways in all fashion capitals in recent years, not to mention the high street. “Oversize, it’s my territory,” he said. “I definitely intend to defend what is my design territory.” Big […]

Proenza Schouler Handbag Collection: PS1

Proenza Schouler launched its first handbag collection in 2008, including the PS1, a classic satchel that embodies a sense of wearable luxury that has become the brand’s signature. First released in 2009, the PS1 is a house signature with its relaxed silhouette inspired by traditional workwear satchels. Emphasizing craftsmanship and ease of wear, the PS1 […]