On the 12th of December – Ace & Tate introduces Ass & Titties. What started out as a play on words became the inspiration for Ace & Tate’s 2016 advent calendar. For the 12 days leading up to Christmas, Ace & Tate will reveal cheeky illustrations of an ass or titties by some of their favorite creatives. What’s in it for you? Each day you get the chance to win one of the original prints.
Last week – The Italian shoelabel Officine Creative opened their first flagshipstore in Amsterdam. The store is located at Prinsengracht 529 in-between the popular nine streets, and offers a wide scale of handmade shoes, bags and accessories for men and women. According to owner and menswear designer Roberto di Rosa, Officine Creative has special connection with Amsterdam, they love this city and they are looking forward to meet the Dutch customer”.
The holiday season is upon us, so Ace & Tate updated some of their classic frames with a saffron colour. This release futures the Morris, Iggy, Hudson and Neil tinted in a golden, copper red hue. Pair them with a crackling fire and some holiday spirit, and you’ve got yourself a feast! Available from 15th of December.
For the AW/2016 season, & Other Stories is introducing a new co-lab collection created by Wool and the Gang – a UK-based brand that is changing the way fashion is created and consumed. This collection will feature a variety of ready-made knitted pieces and knit kits, adding craftsmanship with a do-it-yourself element to & Other Stories’s selection.
Ace & Tate is staying warm this winter by engaging in athletic activity. Driven by the spirit of sport, their newest release brings character to the court – what you don’t wear your glasses at the gym? Ace & Tate does! For maximum performance, try their new frames, available from December 1.
WolfWare – a fashion and interior label by styling agency ‘Wolf Produkties’ introduces their newest collection. After the mayor success on their first collection, WolfWare is adding new items to their strong and compact collection of clothing and interior accessories. The collection is available on their website and in their temporary WolfWare boutique at Hartenstraat 36 in Amsterdam from December 1st.
Last weekend – on the 26th of September the exhibition ‘ Hubert de Givenchy – to Audrey with LOVE’ opened in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. This exhibition will give a unique insight into the career of Hubert de Givenchy, a living legend in the history of haute couture. Part of the exhibition will focus specifically on the unique friendship and professional collaboration between Hubert de Givenchy and actress Audrey Hepburn. She wore Givenchy creations in some of her most well-known movies such as ‘How to steal a Million and Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.
The exhibition is showed at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague from the 26th of November untill 26th of March 2017.
After the exceptional response to ‘the ruffle sleeve blouse’, the designers are now launching a capsule collection featuring various ‘classing’ interpretations of this iconic Schueller de Waal item. ‘Some sort of’ expresses the labels cheek and eye connotation towards the fast pace of fashion. Nevertheless by detaching a ‘resort’ collection from its predefined launch time, the label underlines their belief in collections between seasons with a focus on a specific product.
Let’s turn parasols into ubrellas ad the other way round all year long. It sure is fun!
& Other Stories realizes a long-time dream by launching a natural French beauty range closely linked to the brand’s Paris Atelier. All the products are designed to take you on a journey through France, embracing its many aspects and special riches. The range will be available from November 17 in stores and online.
Together with bloomon & Other Stories gets to share their ongoing love for botany through a flower pop-up in their Amsterdam store. Plants have always been an important part of & Other Stories visual expression. Now, they are highlighted even more through the flower pop-up shop. During a ten day period, starting November 17th, customers will have the chance to shop bouquets specially selected and created by bloomon.
Dutch photographers duo Freudenthal/Verhagen publish the book WHOLE, a tribute to their monumental work of the past 25 years. WHOLE is dedicated to the entirely uncommon, weird and wonderful work of fashion- and art photographers Carmen Freudenthal ad Elle Verhagen, dating all the way back to the start of their collaboration in 1989. Edited and designed by art director Karen Heuter, WHOLE is a journey into their surreal, colorful ad charming universe.
For more details about both editions and preview of content see Whole online on the website.
Wednesday evening – on the 5th of October – the third edition of Mirror Mirror launched. This edition is all about dare. Because without daring nothing really exciting would happen.
Mirror Mirror #3 only contains real daredevils. For example Demna Gvasalia, who explains why ‘now’ is the right moment to go in an opposite directions with his successful label Vetements. And Pop icon Stromae reveals why he is changing his mediagenic appearance.
And in terms of beauty: less is a bore.
Mirror Mirror #3 in stores from 26th of September.
Friday – On the 30th of September – The Weekday opened a new store in The Hague at Venestraat 29.
“To open up our new store in Den Haag is really exciting for us. It is vibrant, youthful city and we really believe that Weekday will be a great compliment to this neighbourhood.” Says David Thörewik, Managing Director, Weekday.The new store in Den Haag is approximately 530 square meters spread out over two floors, where customers can experience the current collections.
Saturday – On the 1st of October – the exposition 90 years Marilyn opened in de Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The exhibition is dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, who would have turned 90 this year. The exhibition is about her life and contains a lot of her personal items including ‘the iconic dress’.
From the 1st of October until the 5th of February 2017, the exhibition ’90 years Marilyn’ is showed at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
& Other Stories teamed up with Zana Bayne and created a co-lab collection of leather pieces and accessories. Zana Bayne’s co-lab collection for & Other Stories is strong with emphasis on femininity. With new takes on some of her signature elements such as harnesses and tassels, this collection is an extension of her previous work. The collection is now available online.
On Friday the 16th of September – & Other Stories opened their second store in The Netherlands at Oudegracht 151 in Utrecht. It features & Other Stories’ selection of affordably priced accessories, bags, jewellery, beauty products, shoes and ready-to-wear, providing customers with approximately 600 square metres of endless styling choices. Dutch customers who can’t make it to Amsterdam or Utrecht can always shop at the online store.
When Ace & Tate think style, they think character. I’ts more about attitude than anything else. And it surely doesn’t fade with age. For their new campaign they wanted to show what they mean by this so they got together with David Gant. At age 73, the actor and model is the epitome of timeless flair.
The campaign starts online Thursday the 15th of September.
This fall Kidscase will introduce their first collaboration with conceptual designer and fresh new father, Antoine Peters. The collaboration is a celebration of the birth of Antoine’s son, Alf. This resulted in a playfull and diverse AW16/17 kidscase + Antoine Peters capsule collection for babies and children from 3 months until 10 years old. Inspired by kids, and in general the birth of his son Alf, Atoine’s designs are a symbol of the curious nature and disarming, infectious laughter of children. The collection is now available in stores and online.
On Thursday night – the 6th of September – six young designers showed their new collections in an intimate presentation. The group presentation was held in an old monastery in the ‘red light district’ area. Camiel Fortgens, Barbara Langendijk, Karin Vlug and Lisa Konno (‘Collect’), and Philip Schueller and Rens de Waal (‘SchuellerDeWaal’) presented their collections in separate shows.
From the 22nd until the 25th of September the fifth edition of Amsterdam Drawing will take place at NDSM-werf in Amsterdam North. Amsterdam Drawing is a fair specializing in Contemporary Art on Paper. The participating galleries will show work from artist all over the world and will introduce them to a broad international audience. During this exhibition, a variety of activities are organized. Information about this will be published on the website.
Yesterday evening – on the 1st of September – The Elle Style awards took place. Seven different awards where awarded to established and upcoming talents. Chantal Jansen won the Elle Personal Style Award. This is the award for someone that carried her own style, has an original look and most importantly, someone who has her own personality. The winner of the ELLE Personal Style Award was partly determined by the public.
Additionally, a competitive battle between 4 upcoming stylists took place. The stylists used dancing models that battled against each other in a four round style competition. In the final round Indiana Roma Voss was named as the winner.
Friday- on the 26th of September, Weekday opened a new store in Groningen. The new store is around 650 square meters divided over 2 floors. To celebrate this opening the first 50 customers received a special gift from Weekday. The new store is located at Guidenstraat 9/Waagstraat 8.
& Other Stories’ most popular beauty range ‘Cotton Care’ is introducing a new delightful candle named Nankeen. The Nankeen candle is named after a firm, durable, yellow cotton fabric and is stored in a glass jar with a white lid, suggestive to the clean and simple signature of the Cotton Care range. No matter which season it is, it will always be a soothing addition to any room or mood. Creating ambience and care in one candle – we welcome Nankeen. The candle is available in stores and on online.
On Thursday the 21st of July Kiki Niesten invites fashion designer Chris Wienk ad creative Jivan van der Ende to Kiki’s Stocksale in Herenstraat in Amsterdam. Here they will present the project they collaborated on named ‘Finally Using Fat’. According to Wienk and van der Ende fashion has been out-dated for years. Bodies are changing and are getting bigger, however fashion clings to tiny waists and same size hips. They believe it’s time to shift this aesthetic and create acceptance around the chancing body type.
Weekday introduces Remains, a capsule collection consisting of six pieces made of leftover materials from textile production. This new concept works with sustainable thinking to minimize waste. Weekday is committed to keeping both future of fashion and the future of society in mind. “We see Remains as a long term concept, this season we have a denim collection which we are really proud of but in the future it could be jersey or knitwear” says Louise Lasson, Creative Director. This season Remains consists of five garments which come from left over rolls of denim, there is also a patchwork blanket made from the denim that was left over after making the garments.
Ace & Tate has launched a collaboration with London-based creative platform – It’s Nice That. They partnered up and created a limited edition package containing a unisex and contemporary sunglasses design, two specially commissioned poster prints and lens clothes designed by artists Howard Fonda and Louisa Gagliardi. The packages are now available in stores and online.
The nominees for the ELLE Personal Style Award have been chosen; Chantal Janzen, Hannah Hoekstra, Bella Hay, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing and Thekla Reuten. One of the nominees will be presented the Personal Style Award during the annual ELLE Style Awards that this year will be held on the 1st of September. During the event an additional six awards in a wide range of categories will be presented. Chose your favourite now via: elle.nl/ellestyleawards
Ace & Tate introduces their Guide, to help customers find their frame(s), according to style, face shape and the occasion they’re shopping for. All of these three elements combined define what Ace & Tate is all about.
The Ace & Tate Guide is your digital assistant for fit, style or occasion – try it out yourself via
On Thursday evening – the 7th of July - Danial Aitouganov won Lichting 2016 presented by Mercedes-Benz. In a spectacular catwalk show 14 fashion graduates showed their final collections to a group of national and international fashion professionals. They chose, Danial Aitouganov, graduated from AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute as upcoming talent. He received the Lichting Award; €10.000 provided by Meester Koetsier Foundation to invest in developing his work and career.
Newly introduced this year was the Audience Favorite Award powered by Converse: a small group of fashion professionals who attended the show, chose Marlou Breuls, also graduated from AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute as the winner of this award. She received a prize of €3.000.
Photo of Danial Aitouganov by Peter Stigter
TONSURE and Tim Labenda from Denmark and Germany were today announced as the menswear and womenswear winners, respectively, of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Europe regional final, at an awards event held in Milan, Italy.
A judging panel comprising Neil Barrett, Milan Vukmirovic, Alan Prada, Frédéric Martin-Bernard, Chris Benns, Fabrizio Servente and Valère Thoelen selected TONSURE as the menswear winner. Tim Labenda was selected by Franca Sozzani, Laura Lusuardi, Lorenzo Serafini, Rodolfo Paglialunga, Jennifer Neyt, J.J. Martin and Isabel May as the winner for the womenswear category.
The fashion division of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie presented ‘The Fashion Show 2016’ on Friday the 17th of June. The show consisted of collections created by the graduates and some first and second year students. The show was held in the Europahal in RAI Amsterdam and showed the students daring vision on fashion.
Image: Photo by Peter Stigter
Ace & Tate has launched its product collaboration with Berlin-based design studio New Tendency. They created a limited edition pair of unisex sunglasses. The frame comes in two versions, black and matte black. In addition to this, New Tendency developed a Bento box inspired storage device for Ace & Tate frames. It stores up to six frames and can be placed inside New Tendency’s signature white powder coated metal Meta side table.
Image: Photo by Jonas Lindstroem, model Soekie Gravenhorst.
‘On the road’ is a collection that consists of a selection of new optical and sun frames. This special release takes a road trip back into the 1960s – with hints to the French country side. With the focus on metal, the collection renews Neil and gives it a sunny upgrade. ‘On the road’ also introduces the first Clubmaster sunglasses; Oliver and June.
For SS16, & Other Stories is continuing last year’s Co-Lab with classic sneaker brand Vans. Vans started in 1966 and within a few years the global skate culture had adopted the Vans shoe as their footwear of choice. Today they have a complete collection consisting of footwear, apparel and accessories. Three of Vans’ iconic styles have been used as a canvas for & Other Stories’ designs. & Other Stories’ twist on Vans’ styles is all about canvas and colours this season. The inspiration comes from paintings, which lead to the idea to use canvas. The Vans & Other Stories Co-Lab collection is available in stores and on stories.com.
New for this 2016 Summer Karl Lagerfeld presents a capsule collection named ‘The Artist’. The capsule collection consists of ready-to-wear pieces such as T-shirts, summer dresses, denim and sweatshirts - all embellished with the iconic Karl Lagerfeld silhouette. The capsule collection is available via Stylebop.com.
The 17th of May is marked as World Recycling Day and therefor & Other Stories invited Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetics to feature some of her recycling ideas. She for instance makes great vases out of empty & Other Stories beauty containers when growing trees from seeds. World Recycling Day is a great reminder to do some spring cleaning and recycle old socks or any other textiles not being used or even empty beauty containers. For every submission to your nearest & Other Stories shop, you will receive one 10% voucher that can be used once and is valid in store for three months.
For this AW/16 season & Other Stories will introduce a co-lab collection by Zana Bayne – New York based designer of artisanal leather handbags and accessories. Her work is known for her focus on quality craftsmanship. & Other Stories’ team worked side by side with Zana and created a collection of ready-to-wear to accompany her co-lab pieces. It will all come together in a story that aims to inspire customers to infuse new kinds of leather accessories to their wardrobes. The Zana Bayne co-lab collection will be available in selected & Other Stories stores and online autumn 2016.
From refreshing aquatics to graphic botany, the first release of the Ace & Tate SS16 main collection takes a dip into the oasis. New styles in balmy blues and lush green acetate colours are inspired by cool waters and tropical plants. The collection is available in stores and online .
Following the positive response to their temporary location in Rotterdam, Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate opened a permanent store in the heart of the city. Situated on the Pannekoekstraat in a very lively area which is packed with an array of small independent restaurants and boutiques and marks the perfect location for the eyewear brand. For the interior design they worked with Occult Studio, Amsterdam-based cross disciplinary practice for design and art direction founded by Kim Keogh. The flagship store offers free eye tests seven days a week and hosts the full collection of frames for customers to try on as they wish.
On Sunday the 1st of May the 25th edition of the prestigious Coiffure Award gala was held in Studio21 in Hilversum. The evening program entailed performances, spectacular hair shows and the handing out of the 13 ‘Hair Oscars’. The big winner of the night was Hester Wernert-Rijn from hair salon Mogeen in Amsterdam. She won the Press Award, the award in the category women Noord-Holland and Flevoland – and last but certainly not least she won the title of Hairdresser of the Year for the third time and will know become a Hall of Fame member.
The judges admired her perfect elaborated coupes, colors and structures. The styling made the collection very powerful and gave it a “high fashion feeling”.
What does it mean to be a fashion designer today? Glamcult is proud to announce New Fashion Perspectives, a 10-day exhibition in the heart of Amsterdam that explores this pressing question and takes a fresh look at the current fashion system.
The fashion world as we know it is in a moment of flux. In the midst of a game-changing technological revolution, greater consideration is being given to the craftsmanship safely tucked away at fashion’s heart, while consumers are increasingly questioning the emotional value of fashion. Young designers entering the fashion world are challenged to reflect these developments, finding new positions within a changing structure. They’re looking further than the limited possibilities currently on offer, drawing their audiences into critical thinking—as well as design process—emphasized by storytelling. Our new generation is seeking a much broader view, finding out what it really means to be a fashion designer. Questioning and shifting the borders plays an important role in this process.
Focused on overthrowing standards, Glamcult and curator Hanka van der Voet present 23 fashion trailblazers who are shaping the future. Meet them face-to-face as they share new vantage points in everything from Social Design to New Materiality and Body Politics.
& Other Stories is teaming up with Rodarte. The co-lab collection existing of ready-to-wear, shoes and jewelry will hit stores on the 17th of March. Rodarte is known for its artistic mixture of high couture, modern femininity, and California influences, created by Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Their signature aesthetics come together in this co-lab collection, revealing unexpected contrasts and carefully chosen qualities. Prices vary from €29 for a ring up to €295 for a jacket.
& Other Stories continuously adds layers to their diversity by inviting a wide variety of creative friends to interpret their collections. This time, street style icon Gilda Ambrosio put her touch on & Other Stories’ spring coats in a styling story that also features her friend Diletta Bonaiuti. & Other Stories’ SS/16 season features an array of lightweight coats, embracing a colour palette of cream, camel, navy and black. By pairing these elegantly cut coats with comfy sneakers, this styling story captures a refined yet laid-back spring look. The styling story includes coats, sneakers and crossbody bags – all available in stores and on stories.com from mid-February, 2016.
From the six finalists, British design duo Teatum Jones was chosen as the winner of the 2015/2016 Womanswear International Woolmark Prize. The winner was announced on Friday the 12th of February, during a special event at New York Fashion Week. The judging panel consisting of people such as; André Leon Talley, respected fashion author, editor and consultant, former Editor-at-Large, American Vogue; Imran Amed, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Business of Fashion; Tim Blanks Editor-at Large, Business of Fashion and so on. Teatum Jones received AU$100,000 to expand their label and personal guidance. Additionally, the collection designed for the International Woolmark Prize will be sold in worlds most prestigious shopping malls and boutiques.
& Other Stories will launch a jewellery co-lab collection during spring 2016, created by FAUX/real – a New York-based brand founded by design duo Mari Ouchi and Louis DeCicco in 2010. Known for their passion to tell stories through jewellery, this co-lab collection reflects on how to find love.
For the third year running, & Other Stories depicts chooses to present a love story for Valentine’s Day. They invited New York-based couple Svea Berlie (model) and Jenny Ray (hair artist) to be part of this year’s love story. Svea and Jenny met in 2015, and will celebrate their one year anniversary on Valentine’s Day 2016. Their affection and warmth for each other shines through in a series of calm and minimalistic photos captured during a day in Brooklyn – depicting the FAUX/real co-lab collection perfectly.
Photographer Jan Hoek and fashion designer Duran Lantink presented Sistaaz of the Castle on the 16th of January during Mercedes Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam, a project about six transgender sex workers from Cape Town, South Africa. Together they created a series of photographs and a fashion collection around these inspiring people. The multilayered fashion show, amongst other elements, entailed an imitation of the photographs that were taking for the project. Jan and Duran made these photographs come to live by creating an installation that showed the backdrop from the photographs and a real live model imitating the original model from the photographs. The show included all different types of models.
On the 15th of January Jef Montes showed his new collection RESOLVER at Mercedes Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. In collaboration with Textile Museum Tilburg, Montes developed a special fabric created from polyvinyl alcohol, which dissolves when it comes in touch with water. The models walked down the catwalk popping balloons filled with water, having the garments dissolve leaving only a few threads, which left the models bare-naked at times. Montes wanted to put focus on the rapid changing fashion industry, which revolves around fast fashion and trends that quickly fade.
Out of the six finalists, Suketdhir – whom represented India, Pakistan and the Middle East – was chosen as the winner of the 2015/2016 Menswear International Woolmark Prize. The prize was awarded on Wednesday the 13th of January, during a special event at Pitti Uomo – worlds leading menswear trade fair. The judging panel consisting of people such as; Haider Ackermann, Designer; Imran Amed, founder and Editor-in-Chief The Business of Fashion; Suzy Menkes, International Editor Vogue and Nick Sullivan, Fashion Director Esquire, all unanimously voted for Suketdhir. He combined classic western tailoring with elements from his local way of dressing. Suketdhir received AU$100,000 to expand his label, personal guidance and the collection designed for the International Woolmark Prize will be sold in worlds most prestigious shopping malls and boutiques.
In the spirit of the season, & Other Stories has put all their efforts into a dinner party in honor of inspirational women. The Stockholm Atelier was filled with all things silver, wrapping paper, colorful ribbons and gift-giving ideas in preparation for a few very special guests – Eveline Hall, Bodil Schrewelius, Helene Billgren, Harriet Calo, Cristina Morozzi, Liesbeth in’t Hout, Jans Possel and Viktor Lazlo.
This story features & Other Stories’ AW/15 celebration collection that reveals everything from lavish lace dresses and decorative embellishments to eye-catching jewellery and a classic white tux – all available in store and online starting November.
From 14 December 2015 to 26 June 2016 the Jewish Historical Museum presents Benno Premsela – Max Heymans: Men with Courage and Style, an exhibition about the life and work of interior and product designer Benno Premsela (1920-1997) and couturier Max Heymans (1918-1997).
Both were figureheads for a generation of artists and designers who successfully put design and fashion on the map in the Netherlands in the post-war years. They were also among the first Dutch celebrities to come out as gay men in a time when this was still a big taboo. Benno Premsela was one of the defining figures for design and art in the Netherlands and Max Heymans has gone down in Dutch fashion history as the ‘doyen of Dutch couture’. They met shortly after the war, both being among the few survivors in their Jewish families. In this period Premsela designed handbags and Heymans made hats, which were sold via their acquaintances. Their personal loss spurred them to live life to the full and to use their talents to inspire others.
Photo: Erwin Olaf.