Africa is on everyone’s lips. While many retailers are investing in the Sub-Saharan territory, it develops an African influence of disarming elegance. The Nigerian designer Duro Olowu has formulated the most obvious expression.
Archive for June, 2015
Based in New York and Berlin the bi-annual The Travel Almanac is just released. On cover page: Charlotte Gainsbourg, French singer and actress, instagramed for the occasion.
In the new cosmetic space in Bon Marché, a number of brands are displaying their organic criteria and ethical manufacturing.
Among them, Granado is part of the new vintage and funky trend. The Brazilian label dating back to the 1870s broke out of the health industry by offering candy coloured packaging, firmly relying on the good moods and smiles of its cheerful sellers.
There is something unexpected about the icy silhouettes from Collar Swimwear. The polar climate providing the backdrop to these models in swim wear who we would be more accustomed to seeing in the sunshine; the second skin pieces capture the body like the cold waters immerse winter swimmers, becoming the inspiration for the collection.
With the motto ‘candles, music, photos and coffee’, Lola James Harper isn’t just a brand, nor a woman or a concept store. It’s a story of friendship that has turned 10 years into a concept around Rami Mekdachi, an artistic director and guitarist passionate about music and travel.
Bon Marché have opened a more intimate space on the second floor of their Paris store dedicate to smaller brands of natural cosmetics. To break the ambient minimalism, it’s in a New York loft atmosphere with staged small cozy spaces dedicated to new organic brands from around the world.
New brands of active wear that are appearing on the market that shy away from the codes of performance. The colours are simple, radically centred on black, mottled grey and white, enhanced by points of blue. The materials and cuts are very precise. Sobriety and elegance are the key words of this genre of products ideal for both the city and the gym.
Transforming the huge hypertext canvas that connects people with each other, Google has hit hard by announcing the results of its research on an algorithm that will soon turn our clothing into touch sensors.
Standing out from other brands who present clothing debauchery and luxury accessories, the boutique strives to be more of a dolls house than a house of consumption by offering an experience you can only really feel by being inside the store.
With an America straight out of a film by the Cohen brothers, Edouard Sepulchre the French photographer offers us a travel journal of a month spent between Texas and the Valley of the Desert earlier in the year.