This weekend the city of Antwerp kicks off festivities for the 50th anniversary of the Fashion Department at the Royal Academy of Antwerp. We thought we’d do something different for you.
This season Boris Bidjan Saberi produced a capsule collection for one of our favorite stores, Atelier New York.
All of the leather pieces are made of horsehide completely by hand in Saberi’s atelier in Barcelona. The long sleeved top, tank and beanie are all tubular knit (no side seams) cashmere. The scarf is also tubular knit cashmere, weaved using a 3-D imaging technique.
Each piece is numbered.
Photography: Lee Morgan
Styling Assistance: Satoru Chiba
Hair: Yusuke Miura
Makeup: Yuco Aoki
In only a couple of years of its existence, LN-CC, the London multiple-brand boutique has gone from an open secret of the fashion cognoscenti to a major player whose business model is quickly being imitated by other shops. John Skelton, the store’s co-founder and creative director, has played a major role in its meteoric rise. I recently caught up with him in London to talk shop…
One afternoon a few months ago I visited my good friend Costas at his fabric and garment dyeing studio in Manhattan. There I met two young gentlemen who were browsing a copy of StyleZeitgeist magazine.
They introduced themselves as Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough. They were in the process of developing their second collection under the name Abasi Rosborough, and Colibri was dyeing some Irish linen for them. Abdul and Greg had one blazer with them from their first, Fall/Winter 2013, collection with them (the collection was exclusively picked up by Isetan in Tokyo).
When Saberi approached me to write an essay for his monograph last year, I felt not only honored but also enthusiastic.
There is nothing like writing that gives me an opportunity to systematize and define what I think about someone’s work. This is no mean task since often what we like about creative work is ineffable.
The book is now out on the roster of the Italian publisher Atlante and is edited by Fabriano Fabbri, professor of art history at University of Bologna who has lately been delving into fashion design.