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Fashion

  • 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
  • PURITAAN
    There’s something so pleasing about functional and beautiful products being born simply from the need for their existence. The founders of Budapest-based PURITAAN come from a creative background and had, quite straightforwardly, a need for simple and honest cases and bags for their beloved Apple products. PURITAAN combines digital technology with traditional craftsmanship to create minimalist products for […]
  • Alfie Douglas Backpacks
    Timeless, original, handmade. Those are core values of the minimalist product design approach. Often they are carelessly used in a marketing context. Not so with London based family business Alfie Douglas. Keen to keep it simple and good, the leather accessory studio will launch a new line of explicitly minimalist backpacks this spring. They’ll come […]
    2016.02.08Jana Ahrens
  • Kill Baby Kill
    In the midst of the post-war cinema is the chilling and understated evil child sub-genre, an allegory about control and paranoia. Taking subtle cues from the universe of quirky characters, Hong Kong based brand Röyksopp Gakkai explores the silhouettes of kidswear from the 60’s. The collection, Kill Baby Kill, is an interesting ode to school […]
    2016.02.02Mateus Andrade
  • Côte&Ciel
    In bag design, it is a real challenge to reduce forms and shapes to a minimalist range while still focussing on highly engineered usability, versatility and rigidity. One of the few brands that manages to balance all those demands perfectly is Paris based Côte&Ciel. Especially their backpacks seem to be inspired by outdoor activities and urban […]
    2016.01.25Jana Ahrens
  • PB 0110 SS16
    Philipp Bree, son of a German leather goods dynasty, left the family business in 2012 to found a contemporary minimalist complement by the name of PB 0110. He teamed up with a group of diverse designers who have one goal in common: To create beloved objects instead of trend pieces. Design and quality of PB […]
    2016.01.11Jana Ahrens
  • ECCO x The Last Conspiracy
    When Danish sports shoe producer ECCO and Norse minimalist shoe designer The Last Conspiracy team up to create a set of perfectly versatile, timeless leather shoes, we should sit up and take notice. Let’s have a look at ECCO X TLC. ECCO is famous for its technology of connecting soles directly to the body of […]
    2015.12.28Jana Ahrens
  • The Stone
    The Horse’s The Stone is a beautiful and honest addition to their beautifully curated timepiece collection. Encased in stainless steel, the face is its own uniquely cut piece of stone. The result is altered vein patterns and a truly unique piece. Available in a 20mm black leather strap, there are two options for the face of […]
  • Narciso Rodriguez Resort 16
    No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning. That’s what American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour famously said about the work of New York based fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez. He is an institution in the history of American fashion. His stunning, simple lines have dressed some of the country’s most prestigious […]
    2015.12.14Jana Ahrens
  • Margaret Howell Invites
    British fashion designer Margaret Howell has worked successfully in both men’s and women’s wear for nearly four decades, with a reputation for her take on fashion staples such as the shirt, lace-up shoe, duffle coat and trench coat, creating timeless, androgynous garments that marry traditional styles with modern appeal. In nearly a decade-long collaboration, London-based […]
  • Dion Lee RTW SS16
    Dion Lee‘s Ready-to-Wear Spring / Summer 2016 offering is nothing short of simple cool. The Sydney-based Australian Designer has been challenging the forms of fashion since he entered the arena as a serious contender. This collection is clearly no exception. Described as business girls gone bad the collection sees a series of structured blazers, dresses, […]