Studio Visit: Aleksandr Manamis

Last week we visited the showroom of Copenhagen-based brand Aleksandr Manamïs. We call it a ‘brand’ because we don’t know if Aleksandr Manamïs is a designer or just a name – they have done their best to remain anonymous, wishing their work to be the center of attention.

Since the start of the brand seven years ago, its development has been organic, with the size of the collections growing gradually. The F/W 2014 collection consists of little more than thirty pieces, and aims to provide a full wardrobe to the wearer. Manamïs’ collection is gender-neutral; for each piece, the cuts, for example through the recurring use of dropped shoulders and loose silhouettes that can be adjusted to the wearer’s body, are balanced to accommodate both male and female anatomies. The rest is taken care of through grading and sizing runs.


Limited Edition Steidl Volume 5 Poster

We are incredibly privileged to offer you this poster that Steidl publishing has printed for us in limited edition of 20. Steidl is the only premier art book publisher in the world that uses artisanal production methods and prints everything in-house. Printed in Germany using museum exhibition quality paper and ink and the same equipment on which Steidl produces fine art materials for Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. Each poster measures 60 x 80 cm and is signed by Gerhard Steidl in silver marker.


Die Hamletmaschine

This week in New York the model and actor Paul Boche, who has modeled for our magazine, will be starring in a new interpretation of Die Hamletmaschine, an experimental, postmodernist play by the German playwright Heiner Muller.

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the play fuses German language, acting, and music into an intense, dynamic performance that puts the roles of Hamlet and Ophelia in a new light.

Tickets are available through the play’s website and we hope to see you there.

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Thom Browne at FIAF

  Dear readers, We wrote a definitive article on Thom Browne in our volume 5, examining his work from an unexpected angle and using original photography that casts new light on Mr. Browne’s creativity. Next Monday Mr. Browne will be talking with Robin Givhan at the French Institute in New York. Please join us there.…