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Fashion

  • ETQ FW16
    While big names in the sneaker industry are pushing designs that signify their respective brands, either by using a well known logo mark, reinterpreting a previous design, or even complicating the shoe’s outlook, Amsterdam-based sneaker brand ETQ keeps it simple; and it’s effective. Nowadays in the age of easily accessible fashion, it’s difficult for lesser-known […]
    2016.08.27Nhat Vo
  • L.W.B. by LIFEwithBIRD
    Great minds think alike. But it’s even better when great minds choose to put their energy into a shared idea and then focus on where their minds work differently. Everyone brings something individual to the table as is the case with Bridget McCall and Nikolas van Messner, who established Melbourne based fashion brand LIFEwithBIRD together […]
    2016.08.22Jana Ahrens
  • Line Collection
    A labour of love, the Line Collection timepiece sees a clear dedication of combining honest craftsmanship and meticulously deliberate design. Born from a place of an unidentified need, Glasgow-based Nomad founders Alan and Kelsey saw a want for a non-generic and purposed timepiece offering. Teaming up with celebrated London-based industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson, the vision of the […]
  • THEY New York
    Two things are immediately striking for the minimalism enthusiast when looking at THEY New York‘s collection of beautiful sneakers — one is the astonishing craftsmanship involved in the shoes’ embedded geometric shapes, another is the excitement those unexpected shapes cause on the viewer. THEY is founded siblings Jack and Angela Lin and Steven Jung, three Manhattan-based friends who […]
  • Berayah SS16
    Especially in a fast-paced design environment like fashion, it is important for creatives to constantly hark back to their most personal inspirations, their own story, to stay confident and idiosyncratic. This means opening up in a way that can be quite challenging. For Hong Kong-based womenswear designer Enoch Ho this means relying on his faith. […]
    2016.08.08Jana Ahrens
  • Saint Studio
    Saint Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Brazil, specialised in smart minimalist apparel, accessories and original art pieces. Creative director Caue Nunes tastefully handles the exquisite combination of simple geometric lines, high-quality materials and a slight hint of tropical influence. Their Instagram gallery is a perfect extension of the brand’s visual quality, mixing […]
    2016.08.02Mateus Andrade
  • Jil Sander SS17 Menswear
    Wide-meshed light sweaters complementing classic shirts, purist leather jackets and coats taking the role of blazers: these seem to be the building blocks of the Jil Sander SS17 menswear collection. The sweaters are neatly tucked in and layered with the aforementioned leather jackets, as well as clean lined trench coats and blousons that were stripped […]
    2016.08.01Jana Ahrens
  • IISE Accessories
    There are plenty of reasons to turn your gaze to South Korea when it comes to progressive fashion design. Seoul-based minimalist label IISE is one of them. The name translates into 2nd generation, though the makers of IISE won’t let us know why they chose it. But somehow the impression of a new start, honouring […]
    2016.07.18Jana Ahrens
  • Slava Varsovia Limited Edition
    Slava Varsovia is a Polish minimalist accessory brand which is based — as the second part of the name indicates — in Warsaw. We have been following Slava’s work since its founding in 2013, observing the intricate way in which designer Anna Szydlowska manages to create a really distinguishable brand experience in a market that […]
  • 1205 AW16/17
    Persistence, curiosity and a love for painstakingly precise details: That is how the collections of 1205, designed by Paula Gerbase, have been described so far. And her œvre for Autumn/Winter 16/17 confirms, even excel these notions. It’s not only the fit and the choice of fabrics that Paula — who studied at Central St. Martins […]
    2016.07.04Jana Ahrens
  • Black Wool
    Approaching Autumn/Winter 16, Warsaw based THISISNON again challenges my task of writing about them without using the phrase fashion brand. Because, as the designers themselves do not tire to emphasise: [We aim]… to design clothing that is independent of fashion and trends. We carefully select only essential elements to build beautifully minimal shapes. Our aim […]
    2016.06.20Jana Ahrens
  • Summer Essentials Pt.II
    Continuing our new fashion and accessories series by Minimalissimo — the essentials guide. Designed to simply share a handful of minimalist products to make certain areas of your life a little better, focused and refined. The first collection is our Summer Essentials to help with the summertime pursuits many of us experience at this time […]
  • ONA Necklaces
    Born from the collaboration between Montreal-based designer Maud Beauchamp (co–founder of the design venture mpgmb) and ceramist Agathe Palavioux, ONA Necklaces are the surprising result of an investigative foray into a most unusual, unexpected source of inspiration: stethoscopes and other medical equipment. Despite this sterile, austere reference, the objects have a playfully geometric, even warm aspect, […]
  • Right Line
    The line broken, bent and bonded in space, creates three-dimensional forms. This very simple statement on geometry and technique is one of Agata Bieleń’s elemental design principles. And the Poland based jewellery designer makes sure to come closer and closer to this principle with every collection she creates. For Spring/Summer 2016 she focusses on the […]
    2016.06.13Jana Ahrens
  • Summer Essentials Pt.I
    Introducing a new fashion and accessories series by Minimalissimo — the essentials guide. Designed to simply share a handful of minimalist products to make certain areas of your life a little better, focused and refined. The first collection is our Summer Essentials to help with the summertime pursuits many of us experience at this time […]
  • W-O Collection
    W-O’s finite collection sees beautifully minimal curated jewellery come together. The collection comprises a series of earrings, necklaces and bracelets that glisten as understated elements amongst the wearer’s chosen ensemble. The geometries are subtle and yet have their own unique boldness in their forms. From slightly off circular, to linear pieces, the collection is minimal […]
  • Thisispaper Transfer Bag
    Warsaw-based Thisispaper has come a long way. Founded in 2011, the multidisciplinary design studio not only established a beautifully compiled blog, but also a set of invaluable magazines as well as a line of handcrafted minimalist bags and rucksacks. All of this can be either found at their newly opened flagship store or online, in […]
    2016.06.06Jana Ahrens
  • SLAVA Varsovia
    Fashion has become more accessible nowadays. The same thing can be said for fashion accessories, if not more so. Therefore, the important question for upcoming brands who specialise in these products is: How to become distinguishable? Let us look at Poland-based SLAVA Varsovia as a case study. The brand aims to channel Slavic culture through its products […]
    2016.06.04Nhat Vo
  • Linear
    Melbourne-based photographer Ray Ranoa‘s work is predominantly reductionist in style — simple backdrops, monochrome clothing, minimalist tailoring — yet they’re often filled with tension. Be it in his models’ facial expressions or body language, there is always something more to the misleadingly simple content of his photographs. Ranoa has previously worked with menswear brand Blair Archibald to […]
  • håndværk SS16
    New York based clothing essentials brand håndværk has been a true companion to our quest for a simple, timeless lifestyle for quite a while. Now they have released their Spring Summer 2016 collection and, as to be expected, it is a carefully designed and perfectly crafted set of everyday pieces that are ready to accompany […]
    2016.05.30Jana Ahrens
  • Minimalism & Co Parcels
    Minimalism & Co‘s beautifully considered Parcels collection is the ultimate in gift candy. Expertly curated from a self-professed Minimalist herself, Aja Nicole Edmond brings together a very fine assortment. Established as either a membership, or a one-off purchase, the nub of said Parcels is a calculated package of goodies that are both minimal in aesthetic, […]
  • La Débraillée
    Everyone prone to an urban lifestyle knows that moment right before leaving the house: You choose your ensemble for the day. An outfit that looks classy, but will also handle any sudden change of weather. Then there is the choice of luggage. Will you carry around your whole office all day? Or do you only […]
    2016.05.16Jana Ahrens
  • Charlie May AW16
    Charlie May is a UK-based designer who has accompanied this publication for a while now, for good reasons. Her sense of minimalism is distilled further with every collection, bringing her growing experience into more and more sculptural and refined designs. The Autumn / Winter 16 collection succeeds at the most multilayered silhouettes so far, setting […]
    2016.05.02Jana Ahrens
  • RUH
    When not belonging to a religion with rules for clothing, it is sometimes hard to imagine from the outside how those devoted to it might go about choosing their outfits, their style. Soni Ruh switched from the outside to the inside view by converting to Islam a year ago. Soni found herself unsatisfied with the […]
    2016.04.25Jana Ahrens