& Other Stories embraces the festive winter season with a curated celebration collection designed for the ultimate French muse: Lou Doillon. She personifies the mystery and effortless allure that French women are known for, inspiring the Paris Atelier to translate that into a collection of reinvented classics.
“This was a very easy shoot for me, as the style of this collection was very close to mine. I’m really into the velvet suit with the white shirt. I have always been influenced by men’s style in the 70’s,” says Lou Doillon. The collection featured in the Lou Doillon story will be available in stores and on stories.com from the end of November.
This autumn will see the Noordbrabants Museum exhibit The Garden of Earthly Delights, a striking series of images from internationally renowned photographer, Tim Walker (Guilford, 1970). The impressive photographs, inspired by the mysterious visual language of Hieronymus Bosch, were commissioned by the Nicola Erni Collection. The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, is the first and currently the only museum to be showing the complete collection of 26 larger-than-life images. The exhibition will run between 4th November 2017 and 25th February 2018 and is designed by Shona Heath. A publication will be issued on the occasion of the exhibition.
Teym has the mission to create the perfect wardrobe, adding one classic to an ever-expanding collection each year. After the success of The Parka and The Bag, Maxime Cartens (27) from Teym has spent the past year designing, testing and perfecting The Merino Sweater. Extensive research on the best type of yarn resulted in a collaboration with Suedwolle – Biella Yarn (certified by The Woolmark Company). They delivered the merino yarns that almost not pills and are simply washable in the machine. The unisex fit with raglan sleeves flatters both men and women and is available with a round neck or turtle neck in five rich colors.
& Other Stories proudly presents a natural French make-up range, adding to their Paris Atelier beauty series launched in 2016. This collection of colour cosmetics features irresistible classics created with active natural ingredients of certified French origin, such as cold-pressed plum oil and extracts from chicory and oak. Closely linked to & Other Stories’ feminine Parisian designs, these products capture all the makings of an iconic French beauty look. The make-up range will be available online and in-stores from October 5.
Since 2011 Weekday produces in-store T-shirts with prints that’s reacting on current social topics. The project named Weekday Zeitgeist reflects with catchy prints on serious stuff like human rights, politics or science and sometimes they talk about more fun things that have gone viral. Zietgeist gives Weekday the change to talk about issues and events they care about outside of the realm of fashion. During the last week of September Weekday will spotlight Zeitgeist by launching re-editions of some of the more popular prints. The collection will be available from September 28 in-store and (for the first time) online.
Ace & Tate launched their AW17 main collection, which is a return to nature, as they take a horticultural field trip to the countryside. This season’s colour palette stems from earthy tones, grainy textures and the green hus of untamed shrubs. The collection is available in-store and online from September 7.
After several small-scale presentations in Paris and Amsterdam, SCHUELLER DE WAAL takes the next step. On Wednesday evening September 6th the fashion duo defined their DNA in a sense stimulating fashion show, right next to their offices; the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam. In this show, SCHUELLER DE WAAL embraced the imperfections that belong to being a small independent label – finding all sorts of improvised solutions to measure up to the enormous presentations of big fashion houses like Chanel. By referring to- and making use of all the cliché’s belonging to these out-of-proportion and out-of-budget shows, SCHUELLER DE WAAL’s characteristic, light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek attitude towards the oversaturated fashion business reaches an all-time high.
For autumn/winter 2017 Weekday offers new vintage washes, giving its ever-growing denim collection a worn-in look. Inspired by the relaxed approach of 90s denim, favourite Weekday fits now come in washed blacks and blues, denim jackets also come in vintage washes as well as a fresh sand colour. Next to the jeans collection Weekday will launch a capsule print collection, consisting of 6 T-shirts and 5 hoodies. This colourful collection has one message: LOVE. Fashion, of course, has always served as a form of self-expression and this season, during a time of global political upheaval and social unrest, Weekday wants to send a message of positivity. Both collections are available from 24 Augustus in-store and online.
& Other Stories proudly introduces a co-lab collection by Kim Gordon – artist, writer, musician and co-founder of Sonic Youth. This co-lab collection is showed off by Coco Gordon Moore, Kim’s daughter, and features a curated selection of pieces, crafted from organic cotton and silk, decorated with exclusive artwork by Kim Gordon – all available August 31 in selected stores and on stories.com.
Winter’s been postponed until further notice. Ace & Tate launched their new capsule collection, which is made up of retro-inspired, season-defying frames that show no sign of leaving the beach. The collection presents 18 new frames including 12 sunnies and 6 opticals. The collection is now available in-store and online.
This year Weekday celebrates Pride Month by taking inspiration from the life and work of Gilbert Baker (1951–2017), the American artist, gay rights activist and designer of the Rainbow Flag. The flag, which was designed in 1978, is today a symbol of gay pride and widely associated with LGBT rights causes. The original eight colours in the flag are meant to reflect the diversity of the LGBT community and is comprised of eight symbolic colours: hot pink (sex), red (life) orange (healing), yellow (sunlight), green (nature), turquoise (magic/art), indigo (harmony) and violet (spirit). The limited-edition rainbow coloured collection consists of organic unisex t-shirts. Celebrating love in all its forms, there are eight symbolic t-shirt colours with the corresponding Pride word printed on the chest. Wear with Pride…
In preparation of their Spring/Summer 2018 collection presentation at Paris Fashion Week, fashion designer Liselore Frowijn and graphic designer Michiel Schuurman present a sneak preview of their collaboration now at Hôtel Droog. Frowijn & Schuurman started to collaborate based on their mutual interest in design and patterns. The complex, yet ‘extreme logic’ prints of Schuurman fuel Frowijn’s optimistic and energetic designs with an exiting layer. Their collection of 10 layered silhouettes and 3 works of art are inspired by a recent research trip in Mexico. The resort collection is exhibited in Droog, Amsterdam’s leading concept store for Dutch design, showcasing the first of three artworks by Schuurman. On Saturday July 15 (1 pm – 7 pm) and Sunday July 16 (9 pm – 7 pm) the exhibition will be open for public.
For One-to-One, a series of new garments by Elisa Van Joolen, we inked donated items of clothing and used them as tool for printing on other pieces. Each item is therefore both carrier and receiver, they serve as stamp and are stamped. Each piece is simultaneously an original and copy. Van Joolen’s treatments allow us to look beyond the status conveyed by the label and see its actual, material properties.
All clothes – from four different brands: Bonne Suits, By Parra, Ontour and Patta – are made in the same factory in Portugal with producer R. Mariz.
The collection was presented in an exhibition in the stores of Patta and Zeedijk 60 in Amsterdam, where the garments could both be viewed and bought.
With opening a new store in Eindhoven in June 2017, Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate now has 14 brick and mortar shops in European cities like Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin and Copenhagen. Eindhoven’s high-tech environment and cutting-edge design scene made the city in the south of the Netherlands, a more than logic city of choice.
You can find the Ace & Tate store at Nieuwe Emmasingel 26. The interior, by local design studio OS Δ OOS, is inspired by Eindhoven’s unique industrial architecture.
On friday June 9, the fashion department of Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam presented ‘Fashion Show 2017′, showcasing the collections of the new graduates and a selection of work from the first and second year students. The presentation was set underneath a highway, in the middle of the Amsterdam ‘Kolenkit’ district.
This year’s graduates Anouk Beckers, Boris Kollar, Chelsea Peterson, Jonathan Aldenberg, Karen Huang, Line Langkjer, Miro Hämäläinen, Nathaly Vlaun, Ninamounah Langestraat and Yujin Jung, showed their collections.
Following up on their collaboration with sportswear brand Champion last season, Weekday unveils its limited summer capsule collection. This season there are nine products, five which are new for summer; a tank, shorts, cropped hoodies and sweatshirts as well as sport socks. The new range also consists of updated t-shirt and sweatshirt silhouettes as well as lighter terry and jersey for the warmer months. New colours include red, birch and light grey. #championxweekday
From 27 May 2017 Arnhem Museum presents the first major retrospective of the artist duo RAVAGE. A selection of more than 40 years of uninhibited life’s work shows how RAVAGE has developed a unique signature and method. After graduating from the renowned fashion department of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, the duo has carved its own niche in the world of international fashion, design and fine art. Now they return to the city where their careers began. On view until 15 October.
Eyewear brand Ace & Tate is proud to introduce the Ralf and the Roland, their first full-lens frames. Inspired by the sounds of the 80s, they’ll make you want to sleep all day and party all night. The frames are produces in a limited edition and are available in-stores and online from May 22.
& Other Stories embraces the SS/17 season with a new collection featuring wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Whether you are the one inviting or if you are the one getting invited, & Other Stories has a dress just for the occasion. This collection presents dresses in flowy fabrics that range from white and cream to peach and pink. By going for a timeless silhouette, these dresses will serve you well throughout all sorts of occasions beyond weddings and seasons.
The dresses are available in & Other Stories’ stores and on stories.com.
Yesterday, the 26th edition of the prestigious Dutch Coiffure Award gala took place in Studio21 in Hilversum. An evening with a varied program of performances, spectacular hair fashion shows and the release of a total of 13 ‘Hair Oscars’. The Hairdresser of the Year Award is seen as the ultimate award for Dutch hairdressers, and this year Mark van Westerop of Pro-Solo Alkmaar was given this title. He won first place in the following categories: “Women’s Region North Holland & Flevoland” and “Avantgarde”. Additionally, his salon Pro-Solo won the Team Award. The jury praised his submitted collections for the originality, fashion edge, strong concepts, precise execution, his love for craftsmanship and clear vision of color and structure. With pride, Mark received the 4 awards. “My passion and love lies in hair,” said the Hairdresser of the Year.
For spring/summer 2017 Weekday will debuts it’s first-ever sustainable swimwear collection made of waste materials; recycled polyamide and recycled polyester. This season sharp simplicity meets sporty elements, giving way to refined details such as ultra thin straps, fine ribbing and clean lines as well as sporty details such as high-neck lines, thick straps, raw elastic bands and buckles. A vibrant colour palette of yellow, red, pink, tan and black encourages a mix-and-match approach, creating a range of options that are both modern and flattering. Inspired by big city tourism and summer travel style, the swimwear pieces are complimented by a collection of “tourist look” accessories, such as waist bags, backpacks and a beach towel as well as a small range of sun protecting visors and caps. As a whole, this is a collection that builds on personal style, confidence and a ready-for-anything look and feel. The collection is available online via weekday.com and in stores.
MIRROR MIRROR #4 is about daring to be different. Because life is so boring when nobody dares to push the boundaries. Therefore, in this issue, an interview with Peter Philips, creative director of Dior makeup. “As an autodidact, I found a completely unique style. I think this was very attractive to Chanel and later to Dior when they asked me to become their creative director. ”
That wandering of the beaten paths pays off, is something the brave Christine Nagel experienced as well. “I try and I dare, I’m not afraid,” says Hermès in-house perfume innovator about her remarkable career. Christine is a woman to my heart, a source of inspiration. ”Being different” can also be expressed in the choice of makeup or preference for pronounced hairstyles. Personally, I’m jealous of Julie Verhoeven’s fantastic hair. When Mirror Mirror interviewed the British illustrator – working closely with Marc Jacobs – she referred to her colorful haircut as “a mat, partly purple, partly yellow with a touch of turquoise.” Thank you!
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LET SELF-LOVE RULE
Monki is proud to announce that it will launch a capsule collection with illustrator Camilla Engström on the topic of insecurities and the need for self-love. The collaboration is a continuation of the brand’s Monkifesto campaign that seeks to empower young women by challenging the stigma by discussing the issue of self- esteem. The campaign features Engström’s character Husa in four scenarios that many can identify with. But instead of stepping back, Husa is that reminder that proudly takes space by doing want she wants, refusing to stress over societal norms and loving herself wholly. The illustrations will be featured on four T-shirts with four empowering slogans encouraging to ‘Stay zen’, ‘Do it’, ‘Speak up’ and ‘Love it’, and will be available in all Monki’s stores across Europe and Russia from mid-May.
One of the chiquest shopping streets of Amsterdam welcomes their newest neighbour WolfWare tomorrow. A long-awaited wish come true. Following the launch of the clothing and interior brand, and two successful Popup stores, WolfWare opens a permanent own boutique on the Utrechtsestraat 24 in Amsterdam. An inspiring shop full of original clothing, accessories, interior products and gifts for yourself. Or another. The shop sells the complete range of WolfWare, a collection of clothing, interior products and accessories that are produced in series. The interior is an extension of the WolfWare style – chique, but full with amusing details. When you step inside the store you find yourself in another world: A nostalgic vintage collage, in a modern remix with graphic elements.
This spring the multi-brand store MOISE establishes itself permanently in Amsterdam. The store, known for its refined and refreshing selection of minimalistic, cool and feminine clothing and accessories, will open its doors at the Ceintuurbaan 111. In the middle of the Pijp, where no high-end boutiques can be found, MOISE offers its semi- timeless quality collections. The interior is a pleasant change to current store concepts. Inspired by Japanese minimalistic interiors, the architecture in Sante Fe New Mexico and the impression an art gallery makes on you, the interior of MOISE gives a very calm and modest feeling. The official opening of the store is on Wednesday the 19th of April.
& Other Stories teamed up with TOMS in the creation of a co-lab collection featuring new interpretations of TOMS classic shoe styles along with ready-to-wear. With Venice Beach as a strong influence, this co-lab is showed off by model Erin Wasson and provides an effortless wardrobe with easy, mix-and-match pieces to make it your own. The collection is now available at both TOMS and & Other Stories.
Today The Poetry Museum opens its doors on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. The Poetry Museum is a virtual museum on a physical location. The Museumplein is digitally ‘squatted’ and accommodates ten virtual pavilions. Renowned author Anna Enquist was appointed curator of the museum and was given carte blanche. She selected ten Dutch poets, each having its own pavilion which shows six three-dimensional and typographically challenging poems. 24 hours a day, visitors can read the poems through their phone or tablet. The Poetry Museum presents poetry on a topical, experimental, playful and sometimes provocative way. By linking design, typography, architecture and Augmented Reality to poetry, the art form is presented in a new way. The app (currently only for iOs, Android following) is available for free.
& Other Stories is delighted to add a new concept to the range: a gift shop. Ateliers in Paris and Stockholm each designed a special gift shop collection, featuring a mix of presents including travel accessories, stationery, cases, and decorative pieces that inspire you to personalise and organise your world in endless ways. & Other Stories worked with traditional bookbinding techniques and carefully chosen qualities throughout the gift shop range. The Stockholm Atelier collection shows Stories’ signature colour-dippings and highlights their love for the Swedish nature, while the Paris Atelier collection reveals classic symbols such as a pigeon and feather alongside monogrammed key holders, embracing their poetic French side. The gift shop collection is now available in stores and online.
Spring is a time for new beginnings, and for online-first eyewear brand Ace & Tate that means a special new launch: a limited edition collaboration with their friends, Amsterdam’s much loved creative duo Lernert & Sander. Being board members of Ace & Tate’s Creative Fund, Lernert & Sander have been working closely together with the brand for some time, so the idea of collaborating on a product happened very naturally. Triggered by the idea that sunglasses obscure a large part of our facial expression, they designed two frames that simultaneously cover facial expressions and at the same time create them.
Available online and in selected Ace & Tate flagship stores.
This spring Weekday launched its first ever eyewear collection, consisting of sunglasses in 8 styles. Combining sharp and soft elements, the launch, which includes both acetate and metal frames, reflects the dynamism and contrasts that are at the core of the brand. The unisex assortment, which was inspired by big city tourism and named accordingly, follows distinct Weekday aesthetics with clean minimalistic details such as flat and mirrored lenses. In stores March 2017. #weekdayeyewear
For the ss2017 season Monki has a new style crush, fashion writer Stephanie Broek. Monki caught a plane to Amsterdam one sunny morning to capture the new spring lookbook together with Stephanie. The reason: Stephanie’s mix of urban romantic and street inspired edge is highly personal, very now and totally charming – making her the given choice for their spring/summer muse. In addition they want to celebrate a young woman at the start of her professional journey.
For the SS/17 season, & Other Stories introduces a new co-lab collection created by Shoplifter – a NYC-based visual artist known for her artwork with synthetic and human hair such as braided murals and tufted hair in multi-coloured mossy pieces. The collection will be available in selected & Other Stories’ stores and on stories.com February 23.
For spring and summer 2017, Weekday introduces a new series of jeans with the focus on sustainability. Weekday gives old products a new life and makes basic clothing relevant again. With the 80’s as inspiration, three new styles were designed; PEOPLE (unisex), VOYAGE (women) and DRIFT (men). The key product in the campaign is a Denim jacket, available in two styles: SINGLE and DOUBLE. The key washes for the season are standard and mid-blue, mixed with green and lavender for the basics. The entire collection stands for simplicity and embraces the individual spirit. Weekday Jeans is available in stores and online February 16, 2017. #weekdayjeans.
This spring Ace & Tate is celebrating the art of lounging. This year’s first collection is all about switching off and enjoying leisure. Taking inspiration from the 60’s design revolution, the collection is chunky, bold and full of character. The unique furniture of the iconic Italian company ‘Kartell’ was an inspiration for the collection. Featuring thick, see-trough acetate frames, this release reflects the vibrant aesthetic and leisure driven, tech-free living of a past era. Available in-stores and online from February 10.
Good vibes only #nofilter – This spring Monki will release the brand’s first ever campaign for underwear and swimwear with completely unretouched bodies. Shot by Swedish photographer Nina Andersonn Voigt, featuring four young creative, these photographs capture the essence of the female gaze: relaxed, honest and deliberately natural. With this campaign Monki has the next mission: to make girls’ feel great about themselves just the way they are #nofilter.
On Thursday the 26th of January – The designers duo Diek Pothoven and Luuk Kujf showed their first debut collection under the name MARTAN, during the openings evening of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. Inspired by different world religions and spirituality MARTAN visualized elements like the religious spiral, a snake and the bandages of tefillin (Jewish Prayer strap) in a colorful collection for both male and female.
For spring summer 2017 Weekday launched a new underwear campaign called ‘beneath it all’. The collection includes the familiar Weekday designs like the Eve and the Stella in new soft colors, like purple and pink. With a sporty look and thin materials it will fit ‘beneath it all’.
We’re proud to announce that from January 2017 schoon den boer PR will represent Monki in the Netherlands. Monki is the fashion retail brand that started as a reaction to the uniformity of retail. Its belief that the world should have a creative alternative has led it to craft a colour-bursting storytelling world of its own. Today, that world has taken Monki on a journey from small native Swedish brand to multinational company with concept stores on two continents.
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.