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Fashion

  • Jil Sander Fall 17
    The epic novel Independent People by Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness is an unexpected source of inspiration for a fashion endeavour, as is a perfect fit for the development of garments fitting for the fall, a season known for its muted colours and understated beauty. Jil Sander marches on with her exceptional brand of minimalism, mixing […]
    2017.01.17Mateus Andrade
  • Maven Watches
    Modern watch brand Maven is very much inspired by its birthplace, Hong Kong. Here, natural landscapes and urban architecture coexist in harmony and beauty. Consequently Maven created two lines which both blend natural materials and haptics with contemporary technology, while each of the two lines focusses on a different aspect of this liaison. The Enduring […]
    2017.01.09Jana Ahrens
  • Oliver Welles
    Oliver Welles is a full range contemporary minimal menswear and lifestyle brand based in Sarasota, Florida. It is their beautiful collection of timepieces that are perhaps most striking, encased in stainless steel and feature an effortless design that draws on minimalist sensibilities. Personally, my eyes are drawn to the all-black Wellington leather with its ultra-thin […]
  • I is Another
    The completion of our identity, a way to create symmetry and hence the reflection of our own selves in the way we dress: That is what Leonie Barth found in the concept of the mirror when graduating from University for Applied Sciences in Bielefeld with the immaculate collection I is Another. In her debut Leonie […]
    2017.01.02Jana Ahrens
  • Johanna Gauder
    Johanna Gauder’s Collection #2 is an assortment of delicate and purposed geometries. This latest collection sees an evolution of her brand as a fine jeweller designer; one that is also not without limits. Her materiality is also firmly based on the solidity of a classic and long-lasting nature. Each piece is made from both silver […]
  • Slava Varsovia 16/17
    With a stunning Autumn/Winter 16/17 collection Slava Varsovia returns to its idiosyncratic focus on black and white tones after a little detour to cream colours for a no less beautiful limited edition. This season, designer Anna Szydlowska started the creative process with the exploration of particular materials: Soft velour, delicate suede, thin, graphic, pleated materials […]
    2016.12.19Jana Ahrens
  • Melitta Baumeister SS17
    Melitta Baumeister‘s work appears regularly on Minimalissimo. And whoever had a closer look at her work knows why: It is bold, it is clear, it is idiosyncratic and minimalist at the same time. The designer challenges perceptions of fashion and beauty. She comes from an idea of displaying a form of strength that still needs […]
    2016.12.12Jana Ahrens
  • 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