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Fashion

  • Pyla
    Pyla’s Autumn Winter 2016 Collection is a curation of classic lines and primary shapes. The materiality of the line of necklaces is based on a purposed ability of the wearer and owner’s own interpretation of their own style. The adornment acts as that, to adorn; not to over empower. Designed with a duration in mind, a […]
  • Round Bottom Bag
    In minimalist design, accessory is not only seen as fashion but quite often also primarily perceived as an object surrounded by space. A beautiful example in this context is the Round Bottom Bag, designed by Tokyo-based studio id inc. for ke shi ki. It was created not only considering its look while being worn but […]
    2016.12.05Jana Ahrens
  • Sartorial Monk
    There are rare moments in writing about fashion when you want to use as few words as possible because the images and the style — in this case even the name of the brand — speak for themselves. Sartorial Monk is a project that’s only in its second collection, conceived by Italian designer and tailor […]
    2016.11.28Jana Ahrens
  • Nero Triangle Clutch
    Minima’s Nero Triangle Clutch is a genuine object of envy. The origami-like arrangement of beautifully folded Italian vegetable tanned pieces of leather, is expertly conceived and executed. Purposed to age gracefully and develop a patina, adding a uniqueness, the clutch is handcrafted and an overt labour of craftsmanship and love. Available in three varying leather […]
  • Studio August
    One more time, let’s turn our eyes eastward for linear, profoundly minimalist fashion design with character. Äli Kargoja left her home country to first gain experience at the atelier of Nicolas Andreas Taralis in Paris, and later at Maison Martin Margiela in New York. After this process of learning, she returned home to Estonia to […]
    2016.11.21Jana Ahrens
  • Cádiz by Everlane
    Everlane, the San Francisco-based apparel brand known for their radical transparency, have recently launched their first everyday crossbody bag along with a stunning revamp of their leather goods section, called Cádiz Shop. Comprised of a selection of wallets, pouches, and bags, the pieces are luxuriously detailed and meticulously handcrafted in Cádiz, Spain — a collection of small leather goods […]
  • Attributes Bracelets
    It’s that time of year again: December is approaching, the days are getting shorter and most of us are already thinking about the best Christmas gifts for our loved ones. Many of you are probably thinking about getting something of high quality, a pure and timeless design, created by true craftsmen. The bracelets by Attributes might be […]
    2016.11.14Jana Ahrens
  • Lisa Perry Spring 17
    It is no secret that New York-based designer Lisa Perry takes full advantage of her knowledge of art. Time and time again her collections bring to the table an overt influence from existing paintings and visual compositions. For the Spring 2017 collection she infuses the best facets of the minimalist era from painter Brice Marden. […]
    2016.11.08Mateus Andrade
  • MYKU
    In design, we have seen a merit of natural elements and the human touch. Often, the fusion comes in a larger scale, yet smaller products have made a notable presence in the industry, especially industrial design. MYKU watch brand, with a commitment to create intrinsic and timeless designs, uses stone and its natural characteristics to express the […]
    2016.11.05Nhat Vo
  • Walker Chao
    The most basic formal elements — dots and dashes — continuously inspire countless creative outputs across time. Madrid-based jewellery brand Walker Chao draws from the same source of inspiration to develop their pieces. The inaugural collection Origen explores multiple iterations and combinations of those basic shapes, comprising of a selection of rings, necklaces and bracelets made in black silicone, […]
  • Spacebound
    Spacebound is a Melbourne-based Australian label and store focused on creating goods of the highest quality. It’s clear to see by browsing their exceptionally curated store that Spacebound strive to support like-minded brands and companies that share the same vision for quality design and production as they do. With a strong focus on apparel sharing […]
  • Notre Projet
    Notre Projet (“our project” in French) is a collaboration between a Swedish husband and wife team who express and share the same passion for art and design. Simple things in everyday life such as shadows on a wall, typography or foldings from a napkin, can really inspire us. Through a design process we try to capture […]
  • MAX.TAN SS17
    Modified and deconstructed shapes, as well as a rebellious attitude, have always played a big role in the design of Singapore based fashion brand MAX.TAN. For Spring/Summer 2017 the design team chose to deconstruct androgyny. Which means that it’s not all about dressing women in men’s clothes or vice versa. Androgyny is more than just […]
    2016.10.17Jana Ahrens
  • Coltrane
    Quiet and understated: that is a description we’ve heard pretty often when it comes to minimalist fashion. But honestly, having a look at the latest Coltrane collection, these words take on a totally new meaning. They are transcended into a feeling of soft and warm effortlessness that is very tempting to dive into and never […]
    2016.10.10Jana Ahrens
  • Objest
    London based lifestyle brand Objest has a mission: create thoughtful, personal design without being too serious about it. The focus on high quality objects with a playful twist is what constitutes their name. Objest’s latest collection of wristwatches demonstrates that it is actually possible to take care of material honesty, simplicity and clarity while keeping […]
    2016.10.03Jana Ahrens
  • Senscommon Cyclist Raincoat
    Senscommon has updated rainwear standards in creating its first product in the form of the Cyclist Raincoat — a breathable, lightweight over-coat fully adapted to cycling motions. An urban lifestyle essential, determined to be a pure minimalist techwear item. State of the art technology melding with a simple utilitarian design, the raincoat is intuitive in use on […]
  • Bao Yao Fei
    The Hague based fashion designer Bao Yao Fei is a true discovery. Usually, writing an article on a designer with compelling images or exciting concepts starts with extensive Google research. With newcomer Bao Yao Fei this led to a very meagre result. But the few connections that could be made already showed a striking know-how […]
    2016.09.26Jana Ahrens
  • Tapered Tote
    Working in a family business may be a trying experience for some, but for sisters Emily and Jessica Hadden of British accessories brand Alfie Douglas, it seems the family bond can only enhance their products and working environment. Introducing a new addition to their 2016 Alfie One Structured Collection, the beautifully simple Tapered Tote is already a […]
  • Point Line
    Straight to the point: That’s the new approach Agata Bieleń found for her current collection, Point Line. The Polish contemporary jewellery designer made it her specialty to examine the line in three-dimensional space. This time she had a look at it from the front, and what she found was the point, the circle, and subsequently […]
    2016.09.05Jana Ahrens
  • Article & Goods
    San Francisco based designer and founder Sam Chen grew up surrounded by people working with fabrics and in fashion. He was taught how to hand sew at a very young age and he regularly visited his seamstress mother at a garment factory. This upbringing motivated him to build a successful career in the fashion industry. […]
    2016.08.29Jana Ahrens
  • 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 […]