We would like to present to you Tim Coppens’ Fall/Winter 2017 Men’s Pitti Uomo collection
Photos courtesy of Tim Coppens.
Five years ago, a colleague of mine told me about a young Belgian designer in New York who worked at RLX, the Ralph Lauren’s technical sportswear collection, and who was showing his first collection under his name at his apartment. I made an appointment, which got derailed by a blizzard. The designer’s name was Tim Coppens, and though we didn’t meet then, I have closely followed evolution of his work.
We would like to present to you Maison Mihara Yasuhiro’s Fall/Winter 2017 men’s London collection.
This season the designer pursues “Simplicity”. Challenging the interpretation of the word meaning “basic” or “standard”, Mihara approaches simplicity as complexity through deformed detailing and silhouettes built up from classic styles, such as a seven layer military coat.
Photos courtesy of Maison Mihara Yasuhiro.
The intrepid Dutch designer Iris van Herpen, well known by now for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, has released her third book, Iris van Herpen: Backstage. Unlike her two previous books and as evident from the title, this time we get a chance to peek into what’s going on backstage before van Herpen’s shows. The soft cover 144-page tome (EUR 29.50) with photos by Morgan O’Donovan is published by Wilteveen+Bos and is available on the designer’s website.
We again teamed with Atelier New York to open the StyleZeitgeist pop-up, as people have been inquiring about the products they missed the first time around. We will be ready by 5 p.m. this afternoon and the shop will be open for ten days through December 18th. While we have sold out of some styles and we now offer the rest of the products online, there is nothing like experiencing these products in person. We will also have back issues of the magazine and the limited edition poster.
Last month Joe Corre, the son of Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, publicly burned his punk memorabilia collection (and, of course, told the world about it), for the umpteenth time declaring that punk is dead. The month before the publisher Rizzoli released a new book simply titled SEX PISTOLS, essentially begging to differ. The 320-page tome holds as many photographs documenting the meteoric rise and crash and burn of the seminal English punk band. Besides the photos of the band, there are many pictures of the now iconic Sex Pistols DIY concert posters and other graphics, as well as correspondence and song lyrics.
If art is supposed to reflect the world around us, than the American artist Robert Rauschenberg is an artist par excellence. Rauschenberg was one of the most important artists in the burgeoning, energetic New York art scene of the mid-2oth Century. His ability to gather materials from the dilapidated, grim streets of New York and morphing them into art remains unparalleled, and his influence on the likes of Andy Warhol, who was heavily influenced by Rauschenberg’s silk-screening techniques, is undeniable.
Our parties have become know for quality music and people often ask us where they can listen to it. Here are a couple of mixes that are publicly available for streaming from Black Asteroid and .thejass.
Last month Project 3.14 in Moscow hosted the designer Boris Bidjan Saberi and his team. In addition to launching the BBS perfume, Saberi brought an art installation of garments made from translucent leather. Below is a photo reportage from the event.