& Other Stories continuously adds layers to their diversity by inviting a wide variety of creative friends to interpret their collections. This time, Italian design duo and twin sisters, Guilia and Camilla Venturini guide us through some key pieces designed in the brand’s Stockholm Atelier.
The Milan-based designers and creatives Guilia and Camilla Venturini are known for their strong personal style, their it-bag brand Medea as well as their Instagram account @FotinePaura. & Other Stories fell for the sister’s artistic expression and for having their own take on fashion and not following common rules and perceptions.
The SS/19 collection from & Other Stories’ Stockholm Atelier collection features an array of stand-out leopard prints, workwear detailing and classics with a quirky twist, embracing a colour palette of cream, beige and blue, with hints of yellow. By pairing the key pieces together, the sisters created their very own twinning look.
Now available in store and on stories.com
In time for Valentine’s Day, ARKET launches a new scented candle called Baie Rose, with notes of black currant, dewy rose and almond water. This is the latest addition to the brand’s series of single- ingredient scent concepts. The candle is available in two different sizes and will launch in stores and on arket.com on 5 February 2019.
Baie Rose interprets the aroma of a small berry that grows on the branches of the Peruvian peppertree (Schinus Molle). The name is French for ‘pink berry’ and although the fruits are commonly known as pink peppercorns, they’re not related to pepper. Their fragrance is slightly spicy at first, but when the heat fades, it also reveals rosy and herbal facets that blend well with floral, woody and citrus notes. Baie rose belongs to the floral family and because of its sharp opening, it’s often used as a top-note ingredient in contemporary perfumery.
This is the sixth release in ARKET’s scent program. The concepts have been influenced by the International Perfume Museum and its conservatory gardens outside Grasse in southern France, where florals, herbs, woods and others are plotted according to traditional scent families. An illustrated ‘scent tree’ serves as a map of the area and documents the relationship between plants and other raw materials used in perfumery.
This tree has been transferred to a grid and used for classifying ARKET’s growing collection of single-ingredient scents. Previous releases include Rosemary, Geranium, Cade, Oakmoss and Vetiver.
Baie Rose is available in stores now and online on arket.com
For pre-spring 2019, Weekday will launch a small jersey collection of t-shirts and a sweatshirt, as well as accessories addressing the amount of time we spend on technology. With a humoristic approach, the collection reflects on how technology has become part of us, and not something we view as new or interesting. Here a unique emoticon shows what happens to us after hours online; our tired eyes glaze over and like the digital influencers created to show the collection (image below), we glitch.
ARKET introduces its yogac ollection for spring 2019 – a Seamless™ program of high-quality activewear including tights, tops and bras. The pieces in the collection are made using an innovative tube knitting technique that creates flexible and extra-soft performance fabrics with a second-skin fit. The Seamless™ collection offers sports bras, tops and tights in neutral colours that range from black and grey to brown, taupe and light blue. The styles are knitted from recycled nylon yarns and are designed to keep the body cool and dry during workout, and to offer support without restricting the body’s movements. Seamless knitting reduces material waste compared to conventional cut-and-swe methods and helps saving energy during production. Made of recycled polyamide, the pieces in this collection are durable and resilient, while they are also wrinkle-resistant and dry quickly.
Today, & Other Stories celebrates women in comedy. Capturing the glamour and anti-glamour of the celebration season, & Other Stories has brought together two of comedy’s most exciting stars, Aparna Nacherla and Jen Kirkman, for a peek behind the comedy stage in one of LA’s iconic theatres. The story celebrates silliness, sparkles, struggles and sisterhood in a holiday special set off-stage.
“As a female-driven brand, & Other Stories has a constant aim to empower women. Women in comedy pave the way for women all over the world by standing up and being the unfiltered voice of today. That’s why we want to salute their stories with this collaboration, ” says Sanna Lindberg, Managing Director, & Other Stories.
Now available in stores and on stories.com.
All the feels is a campaign by Monki to raise awareness about the effects of social media on young people’s mental health. The campaign is part of the Swedish brand’s ongoing work to empower young women by raising awareness on topics that are important to their community. For professional advice, Monki has teamed up with Mental Health Europe which includes a donation to support their ongoing work for mental health awareness. The campaign features three social media influencers who are mental health advocates in their own right.
For A/W 2018, ARKET launches a new series of technical outerwear for men, women and children insulated with 100% recycled down – Re:Down®. The natural filling is composed of down and feathers reclaimed from used consumer products like sleeping bags and duvets. Recycled down has the same properties and is used exactly like virgin down but gives new life to waste materials that would otherwise have been discarded.
Used down and feathers are washed in natural thermal water, dried and sterilised at high temperature without the use of chemicals. The factory is partly powered by solar energy and all wastewater used in the washing process is recycled back into clean drinking water. 97% of all collected materials are regenerated for new products.
The Re:Down® series contains two styles for women – a waist-length puffer jacket available in red and black, and a longer version in beige or black. The men’s jacket is a hooded puffer with shell fabric and lining made from recycled polyester. The children’s collection includes a cropped, hooded jacket in bright red.
This week, Scandinavian fashion brand Monki will open its second concept store in Amsterdam. Located in De Pijp area of the city, the new store will be a welcome addition for Monki’s ever growing Dutch fan base.
Bringing its unique blend of Scandi-cool and Asian street style, Monki’s design team has stayed on the pulse of interesting trends and personal inspiration since 2006. At the core stands the Swedish fashion brand’s aim to empower young women everywhere to express and feel great about themselves.
A peaceful collaboration; Weekday x Non-Violence Project. For AW18, Weekday will launch a comprehensive collaboration with Non-Violence Project (NVP), a non-profit organization that promotes solving conflicts without violence through educational programs. The partnership consists of two parts: a newly formed network of spokespersons for peace and a collection, Available from October 11th, that enables Weekday customers to promote peace in their daily life.
The new network, dually dubbed Peace Force, is comprised of 9 individuals who in some way or another have been affected by violence and therefore decided to take a stand against it. They also have an opportunity to become certified trainers to schools, sports teams and community centers.
Along with the goodwill collaboration, a collection inspired by the Non-Violence Project and their work will be launched online and in stores. The main graphic is the “knotted gun” NVP logo, originally created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, as a tribute to John Lennon who was shot and killed in NY in 1980.
Maxime Cartens, owner of Teym, introduces her newest design: The Sweatsuit, sophisticated and comfortable. The 100% cotton that is used for this Sweatsuit is specially made for Teym. The Sweatpants, The Sweatshirt and The Zip Hoodie are available in three colourways: night blue, fire red and camel and available for both men and women. Teym its’ mission is to create a perfect closet, by adding a new modern classic item every year. Teym believes in timeless designs of its’ best quality, a fair method of production and an as much possible transparent business model.
Bubbly Buddy by Foekje Fleur and Good to give. Use a Bubble Buddy to grate organic soap bars instead of buying liquid soap in plastic bottles. The Bubble Buddy can be used in three different ways; a little box to store the soap, to let it dry and to grate. The Bubble Buddy is made in the Netherlands from 98% recycled PE plastic and 2% pigments and comes in 8 different colours. Available on foekjefleur.com and goodtogiveshop.nl
On September 27th Weekday will launch Zeitgeist by.. a print collaboration with local creatives and influencers from 9 markets. Given creative control, the locals had an opportunity to produce their own t-shirts; speaking up on issues that are important to them. The collab collection covers topics like mental health, girl- splaining, nature, self-acceptance, female genitalia, and gender identity. The result is a diverse collection that is personal yet collaborative, pushing the Weekday brand beyond its own influence.
Monki is happy to introduce Kicki Yang Zhang from Berlin as their latest style crush. A model and artist with a personal style that inspires fans and followers around the world. The looks are influenced by streetwear and classic suiting with a modern twist. It’s about tailored silhouettes mixed with playful oversized styles that the Monki DNA is known for. The collection is available now in store and online.
On Friday afternoon – the 7th of September – Ferry Schiffelers won Lichting 2018. In a spectacular catwalk show 14 fashion graduates showed their final collections to a group of national and international fashion professionals. They chose, Ferry Schiffelers, graduated from AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute as an upcoming talent. He received the Lichting Award; €10.000 provided by Meester Koetsier Foundation to invest in developing his work and career.
Photography by team Peter Stigter
Happy Birthday! ARKET is a destination for simple and beautiful everyday essentials. For their first anniversary, the brand introduces a campaign celebrating the modern-day market. Throughout the campaign, the brand will focus on the core wardrobe components that form the foundation of its collections. Each item in the product family is intended to be a perfect version of itself and has earned its place on the shelf. The notion of the archive is ARKET’s central theme which forms the basis of the collection’s organization and presentation. The celebration comes with the launch of their fifth pastry drop, the One-Year Open Sesame.
& Other Stories continuously adds layers to their diversity by inviting a wide variety of creative friends to interpret their collection. For the AW/18 season’s capsule collection launching on Thursday September 6th, Paris-based fashion stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington created a ‘Styling Story’ that salutes self-expression and personal style. The ‘Styling Story’ features Camille herself wearing some of her favourite pieces from the collection, showing how to be creative with a smaller selection of clothes and how to layer them in different ways. More on stories.com
Today, Ace & Tate launches a limited pair of sunglasses in collaboration with Londen-based designer Ashley Williams. Presented during her AW18 London Fashion Week show, this collaboration consists of an acetate frame in two colourways. Ashley Williams joined forces with the design team at Ace & Tate to create the Hell Raiser: a frame inspired by early 80s eyewear and named after the streetwear designer’s favourite film from the same era. Intended to be worn by both men and women, the sleek butterfly-shaped design is available in two timeless colours: a sophisticated black and a classic tortoise.
Today, ARKET launches a capsule collection of childrenswear in collaboration with illustrator Marion Deuchars. This is the third release of the Artist Edition series that invites selected creators to explore their respective themes through ARKET’s signature pieces. Sweatshirts and T-shirts are playfully decorated with vibrant colour illustrations by Deuchars. The limited-edition prints are based on the Deuchars’ illustrations, created using ink and her own hands and fingers. ARKET’s Artist Edition is now available in all ARKET stores and online.
& Other Stories hosts an online pop-up shop on August 22nd with The Deep End Club – a community clubhouse and online shop founded by drummer and activist Tennesee Thomas. The online pop-up shop features two t-shirts with the The Deep End Club’s classic slogans “Give a damn” and “In Solidarity” as well as two colourful t-shirts made exclusively for & Other Stories. The Deep End Club Pop Up is available on August 22nd.
& Other Stories launches brand new hair care range with celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath. The collection is divided into three different ranges: Restore, Universal and Fullness. & Other Stories encourages you to explore and mix among the three ranges to find your favourites. In addition, each of the three ranges has their own signature fragrance. Furthermore, all of the products are suitable for all hair types and are safe to use for coloured and chemically-treated hair. The & Other Stories hair care range is available now in stores and online.
The weekday AW18 collection is a denim celebration, inspired by the American workwear tradition. Cuts and silhouettes are all recognizable, but placed in a new context to expand the existing assortment with more conceptual yet easy to wear pieces. Unconventional yet ultra-wearable hero garments have a workwear mindset; durable and comfortable but with a wist. Vests, jeans, jackets and a belt/waistband come in traditional washes such as dark raw and a mid-blue as well as warmer shades such as ecru and over-dyed rust- that will give individuals a new denim expression. All denim in the collection is made from organic cotton. #inweekday
Ace & Tate collaborated with Berlin-based Place Skateboard Magazine to field test their unapologetically playful and boisterous Billy sunglasses. A group of old friends were given the frames and told to put them through their paces for the day. The Billy collection is full-on fun for your face. Available in-stores and online from August 9.
The 8-piece Rainbow Collection celebrates LGBTQIA+ awareness and pride by taking inspiration from the work of Gilbert Baker, the American gay rights activist and designer of the Rainbow Flag. The limited-edition collection consists of organic unisex t-shirts in eight colours with the corresponding flag word printed on the chest.
In addition to the collection, Weekday will work with eight individuals who will reflect on the flag and it’s symbolic colours and meaning: pink (sex), red (life), orange (healing), yellow (sunlight), green (nature), turquoise (art), indigo (harmony) and violet (spirit) in short campaign videos. The videos, which will be shared on social media, aim to encourage others to raise their voice to honor LBGTQIA+ pride, diversity, and creativity.
Weekday will also host store events throughout the summer in conjunction with corresponding Pride parades, where guests will be able to craft their own flags. For each flag made Weekday will donate 10€ to UN Free & Equal campaign, promoting equal rights and fair treatment of LGBTI people everywhere.
This summer Ace & Tate launches two new frames that perfectly fit these summer nights. The frames are named Lenny and Cliff with a relaxed 70’s vibe. Looking effortlessly elegant. Ace & Tate teamed up with two talented individuals of the creative scene in Amsterdam: writer and journalist Olga Kortz and choreographer Gil Gomes Leal. Available in-stores and online from July 26.
This summer, Monki will release a limited-edition capsule designed for style gurus and their little ones. Made from 100% soft organic cotton, the drop features statement prints on two matching tees – ‘Peace please’ and ‘Love is the colour of the rainbow’. The online- exclusive will be available at monki.com from mid-July.
Yesterday, Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum presented a capsule collection made from H&M overstock and unsold garments. Great presentation as part of M-ODE.
This year for World Refugee Day, June 20th, Weekday will collaborate with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to create a collection of products that encourages action, in support of the millions of refugees and forcibly displaced persons worldwide. The objective of the international day of observance, as well as the collaboration, is to honor the strenght, perseverance and courage of people who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. The collection includes 5 original designs, printed on organic cotton t-shirts and totes, a belt, a key chain and a procelain cofee cup. 100% of all proceeds (30% of sales price) from all collaborative products will be donated directly to UNHCR.
The Colour Pop collection comes in four different styles. Four shapes from Ace & Tate’s main collection are now available in limited colours online and in-stores.
On Wednesday, June 6, the fashion department of Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam presented ‘Gerrit Rietveld Show 2018’, showcasing the collections of the new graduates and a selection of work from the first and second-year students.
This year’s graduates Nikola Cemanová, Lieselot Elzinga, Yaroslav Glazunov, Edward Liao, Galatée Martin, Jahmuna Mcclean, Yana Monk, Anna Myntekaer, Sonia Oet, Antonina Pawlowicz, Tatiana Quard and Sonia Witwitzka, showed their collections.
& Other Stories launches the House of Hackney co-lab collection through maximalist horoscope looks celebrating each star sign’s unique style. The entire zodiac family is decked out in twelve different decadent looks from the brand’s latest co-lab collection – all available May 24 in selected stores and online.
This may Monki will launch an exclusive capsule collection together with RFSU. The collaboration aims to raise awareness of body rights, and is part of the Swedish brand’s mission to empower young women everywhere. RFSU, Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, is a non-profit organisation with a mission to educate young people on the topics of body rights and sexuality. The capsule collection consists of limited edition t-shirts and tote bags, featuring two mission statements – ‘This body got rights’ and ‘Handle with love & respect’. The collection will be available in selected Monki stores worldwide and online.
Weekday asked 25 women to deliver self-portraits with no restrictions and compromises for their new spring/ summer swim collection showcasing 8 new fits. These women were given complete creative control and unlimited opportunity to create the sort of images they would like to see in a swimwear shop. The result is a nuanced campaign that is individual yet collaborative, honest and real. Nadine Schmidt, Head of Marketing at Weekday state that they wanted to engage women to take control and reflect over how the female body is portrayed in the media. They also hope that this campaign gives women the power and freedom to tell the truth and represent their body the way they want. The Weekday swimwear collection is created by women for women in order to celebrate the diversity of the female body.
The swim line can be found in stores from May 3, 2018.
State of Fashion, the successor of the Arnhem Mode Biennale, is an exciting new international fashion event that is entirely dedicated to a more sustainable and honest fashion industry. The first State of Fashion is themed ‘searching for the new luxury’ and discusses how we can use the imaginative, seductive and innovative powers of fashion to create a more future proof fashion cycle. In a large exhibition and a seven-week program, curator José Teunissen, together with various designers, companies, scientists and consumers, searches for new definitions of luxury in fashion that match our zeitgeist – all based on the manifesto: ‘imagination agency essential tech care reuse fairness no waste is the new luxury’.
State of Fashion 2018 will be held from 1 June to 22 July. The main location is De Melkfabriek, Nieuwe Kade 1 in Arnhem. Early bird tickets are now for sale, you can find them here:
Coiffure Awards 2018
The winner of the 27th edition of the Coiffure Award is Bianca van Zwieten, from salon Sjenkels, in Amsterdam. On sunday 22 April, she was announced the well-deserved winner of the title ‘Hairdresser Of The Year’. Bianca was chosen from 93 nominees who competed for the most influential and leading hairdressing prize in the Netherlands.
The Coiffure Award – founded in 1992 by Schwarzkopf Professional and Coiffure Magazine – seeks to lift the hairdressing industry to a higher level and is committed to the role and promotion of the hairdresser. Every year trends are set at the Coiffure Awards, together the participants create the most influential of fashion images. Last Sunday the 27th gala of the Coiffure Award took place, this evening both 12 Coiffure Awards and the famous Grand Prize, the title ‘Hairdresser Of The Year’ were granted.
For SS18 Weekday drops a new 20-piece collaboration with iconic sportswear brand FILA. Building on the strengths of each brand, the streetwear inspired and functional sportswear aesthetics of FILA is united with the minimalistic fashion perspective of Weekday to create an unique co-branded collection that promotes Strength in Unity during otherwise divisive times. Now available in stores and online.
The new Weekday Eyewear collection for SS18 consists of sunglasses in 11 styles, seven new and four returning. This season’s new, bolder and more expressive options combine sharp and soft elements, reflecting the contrasts that are the core value for Weekday. New takes on Cat-Eyes, Wayfarers and Aviators, as well as new colour options creates a new dynamic offer for the sunny season.
From 21 April until 26 August 2018, Centraal Museum in Utrecht presents a major exhibition on the work of Jan Taminiau.
Displaying dozens of his top works, the exhibition demonstrates the wealth and depth of Taminiau’s work. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey of discovery into the world of research, memories, inspiration, experimentation and craftsmanship of one of the country’s most prominent fashion designers. Jan Taminiau (1975, Goirle) is known for his use of traditional handicraft and production techniques, the application of unique and original materials, and for his outspoken sense of aesthetics. In 2014 he was awarded the most important fashion prize in the Netherlands, the Grand Seigneur. After establishing his label JANTAMINIAU in 2004, his way of combining the classic and the feminine with the conceptual and experimental quickly made him very popular with clients all over the world.
& Other Stories announces new co-lab collection with British interiors and lifestyle brand House of Hackney. Taking the beige out of interiors, husband-and-wife team Javvy M Royle and Frieda Gormley are known for their maximalist aesthetic and iconic floral prints. The co-lab collection is coming at you this spring. Stay tuned.
Spring/summer 2018 at Weekday offers an easy-going collection inspired by the optimism and bliss of off -grid communities. The collection is a peaceful one, moving between solitude and togetherness, simple separates and layering options. Laidback garments come in a palette of cream, orange and green; colours that traditionally represent pure, happy and nature. Fabrications for the season are light and airy; cotton, crisp nylon and silk with some leather to add a bit of urbanity.
For women, smock-like dresses, casual slip-on tops and trousers and loose knits create a relaxed vibe. For men, there is a distinct but overtly casual workwear look, with loose, slightly oversized shirts, t-shirts and jackets as well as matching trousers and shorts for an overall keep it simple feeling. South-eastern inspired accessories and three reoccurring prints sum up the inspiration and sentiment of the collection; Shanti which means peace, written in Sanskrit as well as ‘all is one’ and ‘semi-spiritual’. Online now at weekday.com and in selected stores.
Monki welcomes SS18 with a collection that is a clear statement of style and sustainability. The new collection redoes the classic oversized and unexpected Monki Originals silhouettes with sustainable fabrics. With materials like recycled polysester, polyamide and plastic – style truly meets sustainability in this limited drop. It’s part of Monki’s ongoing mission to only have 100% sustainably sourced cotton by 2020, and the aim to use only recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030. Read more about Monki’s ongoing work towards sustainability at monki.com/cares.
The new SS18 Ace & Tate sunnies collection is now available online and in Ace & Tate stores. The collection consists out of a selection of 15 famous frames in new fresh colors such as lilac, mint, chameleon, marmalade and slate. All frames are available from €98.
For spring/summer 2018 Weekday takes inspiration from the laidback style of the early 90’s. Inspired by the minimalistic approach of vintage jeans, rigid fabrics are off set by loose fits and a high waist, to give an effortless warm weather vibe.
This season bleached out and light blue denim comes in old favourites, such as ACE for women and new t called Pine for men. The new t for women this season is Row, a clear reference to 90’s comfort with its high waist, straight legs and loose t. Also new for spring are striking coloured denim kits, a yellow pairing for women and a rust duo, of jacket and jeans, for men.
Connected to the denim collection, Weekday will continue to use its platform to shine a spotlight on important issues, with a new print collection. After the great success of last season’s Love print collection Weekday takes a new look at ‘love’, this time in the form of pro-love activism with 5 new print messages which come on embroidered t-shirts or can be customised in store.
& Other Stories blurs the line between day and night dressing with a curated capsule collection launching in time for Valentine’s Day. As this occasion reminds people to cherish the ones closest to them, it calls for a story of love and relationships that also captures the mood of the collection. Together with musician and street style favourite Patricia Manfield and her best friend and manager Renata Di Pace, & Other Stories dedicates this year’s Valentine’s Day to friendships.
This collection will be available in & Other Stories’ stores and online at stories.com from February 8th, 2018.
Ace & Tate goes back to its roots for the launch of the SS18 campaign, come as you are. They explored the many facets of four Amsterdam characters to set a tone for their new brand identity. This campaign was intimately shot by none other than local heroine, Lotte van Raalte. Now available in-stores and online.
& 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.