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Fashion

  • 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
  • MAX.TAN AW16
    MAX.TAN is one of the most reliable fashion labels when it comes to serious experimentation and poetic concepts based on ceaseless minimalism. The Autumn/Winter 16/17 collection is titled CLOISTERED, and deals with a universal longing, the longing for peace. Inspired by two very opposing uniforms — both strongly linked to the fragile question of peace […]
    2016.04.18Jana Ahrens
  • LIÉ by AGNESKOVACS
    Just imagine Scandinavian minimalism, Japanese precision, French elegance and Italian leather coming together in one collection of beautiful accessories. To achieve such a productive merger, it might be necessary to have an outside view, just like Budapest-based designer AGNESKOVACS has. Her current collection goes by the name of LIÉ, which is a French word indicating the […]
    2016.04.11Jana Ahrens
  • Too Damn Expensive SS16
    Too Damn Expensive. Typically that is not a positive connotation to be used in the context of fashion, or — quite frankly — any kind of consumable goods. Nevertheless, Norwegian fashion designer Elisabeth Vestli took up that phrase as a brand name. The ambiguous statement refers to the thoughtful design process and the high quality […]
    2016.04.04Jana Ahrens
  • Collection V
    Inspired by Typography, Collection V is a fitting and intriguingly minimal offering by Bande des Quatres. When a type design is good, it is not because each individual letter of the alphabet is perfect in form, but because there is a feeling of harmony and unbroken rhythm that runs through the whole design, each letter […]
  • Melitta Baumeister FW16
    Fall comes to Melitta Baumeister in shapes and abnormality. Her seasonal lookbook includes an image of geometrical lines with neon liquid coming out of a ventilator. And that is her statement — somewhere in the perfection of minimalism lies an imperfection or even a morbid backstory. That twist is the thing that makes designs exciting. Baumeister […]
    2016.03.26Nhat Vo
  • UBI SUNT
    UBI SUNT is a Swedish independent fashion label with a focus on contemporary wardrobe essentials and healthy slow business growth. We talked to creative directors Moa Wikman and Aidin Sanati to find out what drives them and where they are heading. Can you tell us a bit about the creation of your own label and where […]
    2016.03.21Jana Ahrens
  • Upton Belts
    Texas-based Upton Belts was created in the pursuit to establish the belt as an indispensable staple and protagonist in its own right, rather than a mere accessory. The brand was born online in order to deliver the highest quality product and the best experience without the traditional retail markup, resulting in an incredibly stylish product obtainable at […]
  • Yohji Yamamoto Fall 16
    Yohji Yamamoto‘s work in fashion spans more than three decades now. And although he has created a very recognisable language of form over the years — sometimes even referred to as Yamamotifs — he has one thing in common with all the great old designers: every season will show a new and inspiring approach towards […]
    2016.03.07Jana Ahrens
  • Homini
    In a constant search for transcendental beauty, two Montevideo-based sisters conceived Homini, a contemporary jewellery design studio. Both being architects, they turned an eye toward new scenarios, scales and formats in a pursuit to free themselves from the formal and technical restrictions inherent to the architectural field. In 2014, after separate stints abroad in São Paulo and Beijing, […]
  • Orphan Bird AW16
    In a very poetic way, the name of Sweden based fashion brand Orphan Bird evokes a sense of loss and delicateness. And indeed, the images of the current lookbook show the body as a tender creature, while the designs resemble a robust shelter against the outside world. The impression is intricate, but the craftsmanship is […]
    2016.02.22Jana Ahrens