Yeha Leung | couture revivals of kink lingerie in NYC

I see the future as being extremely diverse, open-minded and optimistic. I can clearly see how independent brands are more supportive of one another. We all share information behind the scenes, we collaborate and we try to empower each other by any means. Together we will create a sustainable ecosystem and industry, where we help…

WANTS – the new streetwear brand celebrating individuality through micro collections

The streetwear designer and founder of Crayons, Ra-ees Saiet, has always embraced playfulness and creative freedom as a core stimulant for his capsule collections and collaborative projects. WANTS is the latest colour added to his imaginative box, seizing the opportunity for reflection, regrouping and redirecting presented under lockdown. A celebration of individuality meets up-cycling in…

‘Life in Plastic’ | micro-plastics, fashion and fluidity

Though the world bans plastic in every-day life, it’s still a dominant force on the runway of haute couture and the shelves of stores. Suddenly, wearing plastic became a trend, where fashion makers introduce more and more plastic- containing materials into the world under the label “recycled”. However, the nature of trends is a fast-paced,…

‘Memoirs of a Parallel Universe’ | Daily Paper’s FW20 Campaign

With an ability to unite global communities across borders, Daily Paper is more than just a clothing brand, “through creativity, fashion and education, we aim to inspire young adults and set an example of giving back”. The Amsterdam-based brand has attracted a network of multidisciplinary creatives and has cultivated a community of individuals who celebrate their…

Aesthetic Inquiry | intersections of fashion + philosophy

The challenge of fashion consists in an invitation to understand the realm of the aesthetic as a complex domain of mutually intertwined everyday practices, rather than as a domain made up of clearly defined and indeed idealised cultural contents. Namely, as a domain that — in order to be properly understood — requires a careful…

Matte’s 1992 Collection | a summertime ode to the 90s

Matte Brand; the labour of love and brain child of Briana Shaneè Wilson, is an e-commerce fashion retailer “renowned for their bold editorials on social media and even more daring designs”.  Born and raised in the South, Wilson who has a background in design and marketing left Texas in 2014 for New York City, concrete…

Alexandra Gouveia’s Umber9 Collection // what are we wearing on planet Mars?

Pronounced Goo-vay-E-ah, the affluent streetwear brand adopts high fashion modes into its streetwear-infected Autumn/Winter ’20 collection titled Umber9. The creative director, Simon Zikala, of Alexandra Gouveia studied industrial engineering and had planned to obtain a degree in the field but later opted to pursue a different path, however, in the same discipline of product design….

Reclaiming Renaissance | Matthew Josephs

The art of styling garments to tell a visual story forms a vital arm of many creatively directed pursuits, the combination of cut, drapery and fabric communicating the characters of said pursuit – and inviting the audience to participate in an otherworld. A world where aesthetic possibility crowns the experience. Matthew Josephs started his career…