This spring, Monki is launching their very first sustainable swimwear collection. Made with recycled polyester and recycled polyamide, the materials come from PET bottles and production waste fibres. This marks another step towards the brand’s 2030 sustainability goal to only source recycled or other more sustainable materials.
‘We are always trying to find more sustainable ways of doing fashion,’ says Managing Director Jennie Dahlin Hansson. ‘It feels good to now offer swimwear made from recycled materials.’
The SS19 swim collection carries retro vibes with off the shoulder frills, shirring, cut out details and high-legged briefs. Leopard print, citrus fruit and golden beige hues kick off the collection that also features pops of red, green and bold prints. With a sporty edge, the line-up is ready to be styled however you like – for the beach, pool, backyard or any insta-worthy moment.
Get ready to take a dip; the collection will make a splash instore and online throughout spring.
& Other Stories is delighted to launch a co-lab collection of sustainable jewellery handcrafted by Mia Larsson. Renowned for giving materials from the sea a second life, the innovative Swedish jewellery designer’s co-lab collection sheds light on oyster shells, giving it a whole new value. Her one-of-a-kind pieces will be available in selected stores and on stories.com today.
Stockholm-based jewellerist Mia Larsson turns to nature in search of new treasures. By featuring jewellery of oyster shells, her co-lab collection for & Other Stories celebrates the beauty and fascination of the oyster’s ability to make a sustainable, intelligent, high-tech material in order to protect itself.
From the sea to the table, oysters bring people together and leaves us with this beautiful leftover material, which is transformed to one-of-a-kind jewellery in the hands of Mia Larsson.
Timeless and sculptural, this limited co-lab collection features seven powerful pieces — rings, earrings, a hairclip and a necklace — all made of recyclable and decomposable materials from the sea. Mia created the collection by picking up oyster shells from a seafood restaurant in Stockholm, washing them in her atelier, and then handcrafting the shells and the recycled silver into unique pieces of jewellery.
To accompany the jewellery, & Other Stories created a ready-to-wear collection inspired by the treasures of the sea.
The Mia Larsson co-lab collection will be available in selected & Other Stories stores and on stories.com from today.
From the 14th – 16th of June the Textiles & Fashion department of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) will present the work of its students during EXPOSED 2019 – Powered by Keep an Eye Foundation. In two fashion shows, a textiles exhibition and a publication the students will share their innovative visions on fashion and textiles. The Helena – a former school in the middle of a residential neighbourhood in the city centre of The Hague will be the setting where you will meet the designers of the future.
EXPOSED starts on the 14th of June with two fashion shows (17.00 and 20.00) – in which nine graduating students will present their collection. The textiles exhibition, which will be free of entrance the whole weekend, shows the graduation projects of five textile students. Both the fashion show and textile exhibition will feature works from first-, second- and third year students. The scenography of the show and design of the exhibition are done by Maarten Spruyt (who created exhibitions in Centraal Museum Utrecht, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam). Tickets for both shows are available at www.kabk.nl
During EXPOSED, a 200 page publication, designed by designer Johannes Verwoerd in collaboration with visual artist and teacher Peter de Potter and all of the students of the Textiles & Fashion deparment will be presented. The publication gives an in-depth view in the work and identity of the students. The publication is free for all the visitors of the EXPOSED fashion shows and will be sold later on for €10,-.
The Weekday swimwear campaign for 2019 was created by the artist Sara S. Boljak and her female collective of photographers, animators, make-up artists and musicians. Similar to the swimwear campaign from 2018, this years’ campaign was created by female creatives who were given complete creative freedom.
“The idea with this campaign was to create an alternate universe, a reality that reflects something that is inside of me. Instead of the reality as it is. It’s not always easy to explain to others a vision that takes place in a space, that they have no access to. That’s why I try to make this space accessible and tangible so that more people will understand it’s meaning and build it with me. The goal is to create something that feels safe, empowering and interesting as opposed to the images that are presented in normative media today. Weekday has given me the chance to rewrite and reclaim these expressions, that have been previously monopolized by patriarchal structures. I work a lot with LGBTQ youth, that is part of my activism and very separate from this but at the same time it’s the same basic idea of creating a safe space.
As I only work with a collective of women, I try to do so with great respect towards the woman, both behind and in front of the camera. I always want to create spaces where people are comfortable with their bodies. Swimwear is difficult to portray in a light that doesn’t expose women in a weird and sexist kind of way.
For me, there’s nothing interesting about pictures of women in bathing suits and bikinis. The interesting part is the portrayal. I realize of course that this campaign mainly focuses on my perspective – the bird’s eye. To rig a camera in the ceiling and take pictures of half-naked women is usually not what you’d call progressive feminism. But, I thought let’s do it. I’d rather the bird’s eye be my gaze and not ‘his’, not owned by any gender. It gives us the opportunity to experiment with a perspective that women are often on the opposite end of.”
– Sara S. Boljak
At Monki, spring equals celebration. That’s why the Scandinavian fashion brand is proud to introduce a brand-new occasionwear drop.
The collection is a tribute to all things worth celebrating. From weddings to a girls’ night out, graduations or date night – this drop has something for every occasion.
The white double-breasted suit is ready for business and play, while the floral print pieces are all about embracing one’s romantic side. For the wild at heart there’s a perfect snakeskin print ruffle skirt and shirred crop top with short puffed sleeves. It’s playful, romantic and perfect for every occasion.
Don’t forget about accessories, because Monki hasn’t. The drop comes with playful jewellery, chic handbags and sandals. It’s everything you need when you’re ready to party. And there’s always an occasion to celebrate.
The collection is available in store and online.
Exploring physical activity as a therapeutic method in the spirit of ‘Fashion Therapy’, Amsterdam-based fashion labels SCHUELLER DE WAAL and LPRD collaborate to launch a sustainable and quirky sportswear line. A focused range of sporty pieces made from recycled polyamide, featuring a unique print de- sign, that SCHUELLER DE WAAL designed for this collab. Recycling and cycling form the perfect team, dressing you for various occasions: from work-out to workwear, from spinning to dancing…you decide!
The signature ‘Tape-Leopard Print’ unites the essence of LPRD and SCHUELLER DE WAAL.
In its natural habitat, leopard print reminisces ‘camouflage’ of a powerful predator whereas in its fashion origins it is a symbol of exotic luxury and wealth. This print design translates those references embracing the vision of both labels.
For LPRD the print aims to empower the wearers physical capacity with energising colour.
For SCHUELLER DE WAAL the brown tape, a reoccurring ingredient in their collections, symbolises improvised construction techniques humorously expressing a counter-reaction on
the elitist approach of luxury fashion.
The collection consists of ve items o ered in two colour ways, ‘fuelling blue’ and ‘fuelling red’.
The SCHUELLER DE WAAL classic ruffle sleeve turtleneck and asymmetric bathing suit next to LPRD’s functional pieces for the fashion-forward athlete: The leggings and top, perfect for a comfortable yoga or pilates session; the high-performance cycling bib-shorts for your indoor spinning lesson or outdoor cycling trip.
The entire range is handmade in the Amsterdam-based studio of LPRD.
The collaborative collection is now exclusively available in the webshops of both labels ‘made to order’ (first deliveries beginning May 2019):
ARKET expands its sustainable swimwear line for spring/summer 2019 by introducing a full collection made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon.
The Sustainable Swim collection, launched today, includes simple classic-cut bikinis and bathing suits for women and woven swim shorts for men, making use of recovered fishing nets and nylon leftovers that would have ended up as waste in landfills and oceans.
The innovative ECONYL® yarn is made in Slovenia and has been used for ARKET swimwear since the brand’s launch in 2017. Known as ‘regenerated nylon’, it has exactly the same quality as virgin nylon: it’s lightweight, strong and elastic, durable, quick-drying, UV-resistant, easy to wash, and thus ideal for making high-performance swimwear. The only difference is the raw material. Regenerated nylon is made entirely from recycled waste products instead of fossil materials.
ECONYL® has a much lower impact on the environment compared to regular nylon. It helps save crude oil and reduce carbon emissions and reclaims materials that would otherwise have been considered waste: recovered fishnets including ghost nets lost at sea, discarded plastics, tulle and other textiles, industrial components and old carpets.
And because it’s made by breaking up and recreating the nylon molecules, it can even be regenerated over and over again with perfect quality, forming the basis for a closed-loop cycle of regenerated nylon.
Summer is a season full of special occasions and & Other Stories created a collection just for those. Whether you are going to a wedding, graduation or just in the mood to dress up, here is an array of ensembles, all made to have fun in.
& Other Stories’ wedding capsule collection serves up a little something for everyone. It includes a short suit, a wide selection of dresses and jumpsuits – ranging from sleeveless and spaghetti straps to full sleeves and high collars – alongside a beaded clutch, two beltbags and a scarf. All embraced by a dreamy summer palette of floral and abstract prints, solids in pink, beige, white and yellow completed by darker classics such as navy and black.
The warmer seasons light a spark to the festive spirit and gives you the urge to dress up more. With this collection, & Other Stories wants to give women beautiful options to do just that, wearing the kind of pieces that will make you feel like the best-dressed guest, whether you are going to a party or not.
The wedding capsule collection features materials like recycled polyester and mulberry silk, riddled with elaborate embroideries, lavish lace, cleverly placed cut- outs, sculptural draping and handy pockets. Each piece is designed with love and thoughtfulness, ensuring it will become a long-time favourite in your wardrobe.
Today, ARKET released an unique design collaboration with Apartamento magazine. The collaboration is a limited-edition range of ARKET Cotton GSM™ featuring illustrations by artist Martin Fengel. One of the pieces from the collection will be sold exclusively at apartamentomagazine.com.
The collaboration between ARKET and Apartamento presents a playful interpretation of the four different jersey materials that make up the Cotton GSM™ program. Each piece has been edited with an illustration representing the qualities of the respective fabrics. The illustrations are created by Munich-based artist Martin Fengel (b. 1964).
‘The passion for everyday life is something that we have in common with Apartamento. This collaboration was an inspiring way to play with one of our core programs in a genuine way. Apartamento and Martin added a laid-back sense of humour to the collection,’ says ARKET Head of Design Anna Teurnell.
The campaign was art directed by Apartamento’s creative agency Apartamento Studios and shot by Pablo de Pastors in the magazine’s hometown of Barcelona. A film portrait of artist Martin Fengel was shot at his studio in Munich by director Guillem Cruells and will be released at arket.com on the date of the launch.
Monki welcomes the new season with a collection that celebrates the power of friendship and the joy of sharing fashion with your girl gang.
Spring is the season to explore and embrace newness. It’s about adventure and having fun in the first rays of sunshine. Monki has created a collection that embodies the playfulness of the season by combining strong silhouettes with earthy tones, playful prints and a dash of colour.
A new season calls for a new way to mix materials and silhouettes. In this collection, flowy skirts and dresses meet statement workwear in homage to feminine streetwear. Metallic animal prints create a feeling of freshness and unexpected twists which sets the tone for a season of exciting fashion.
Shot in Marrakech by Hedvig Jenning, the collection is styled by none other than stylist, costume designer and fashion designer Selam Fessahaye. The collection will be available in-store and online mid-March.
For spring/summer 2019, Weekday together with Recover® will proudly introduce a collection made from 100% recycled fabrics. The collection, with its innovative coloring process, is not only more sustainable, it looks pretty damn awesome, reforming fashion denim forever.
The process of producing the fabric starts with post-industrial cotton waste being collected and color separated, so no recoloring is needed. The cotton is then shredded into bers and blended with recycled polyester, made from recycled PET bottles. Using two different fabrics, the limited edition collection consists of a light knitted cotton for jersey and a heavy woven cotton for denim. The low impact textiles save on energy, CO2, chemicals and water. And, help save PET bottles from ending up in landfills or oceans.
The collection is inspired by the idea of owning your choices; the future is something to be achieved and not something to be taken for granted. At Weekday, the belief is that individuals hold the power to change their lives and make choices that make less of an impact on the environment. With this in mind, the collection is made with a sustainable mindset and consists of 100% recycled fabrics, that go from very casual loungewear to workwear suiting.
For spring 2019, ARKET is introducing a new denim collection for men and women including seasonal pieces as well as reimagined classics. The name ARKET is a nod to the brand’s Nordic heritage, meaning ‘sheet of paper’ in Swedish, and symbolises newness and creatives possibilities.
Blue jeans are the ultimate blank sheet. Timeless, ageless, unisex and neutral, they’re a canvas for any idea or interpretation. They take on a different meaning depending on who is wearing them. Denim is defined by transformation, as the colour of indigo intensifies with use, and has the unique ability to grow more beautiful every day.
The full collection is showcased in a visual campaign highlighting the permanent collection of 5-pocket jeans as well seasonal denim looks. Tonal layering and double denim are combined with workwear and tailored styles to create an everyday unifrom that is applicable for modern life.
With the brand’s Denim Satisfaction Guarantee, customers are invited to try any pair of jeans for a month and return them for a full refund if they for some reason do not feel right.
For International Women’s Day on March 8th, & Other Stories has found kinship in the dance group L.A. City Municipal Dance Squad, known for their powerful, unconventional way of engaging women in dance. Together, they are teaming up to create spaces where women can express themselves freely without the judgement and expectations of others.
LACMDS and & Other Stories encourage women to share their own stories and connect through the hashtag #dancingstories, embracing the squads’ fearless dance philosophy of being bold without caring what anyone thinks. The hope is to inspire women to further claim the social media space and use it to dance however they please at home, on the street, at work, school or wherever they may be.
Since the launch in 2013, & Other Stories has worked with many talented and diverse women. Previous collaborations feature a wide range of inspiring creatives such as Kim Gordon, Rachel Antonoff, Lena Dunham, Iris Apfel, Hari Nef, Kate and Laura from Rodarte, Tennessee Thomas of the Deep End Club, fashion stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington and stand-up comedians Jen Kirkman and Aparna Nacherla.
Monki’s new underwear collection is all about you – as you are.
This spring, Monki’s new underwear collection is a plain canvas, so that your skin can paint its own story. With neutral shades, soft textures and delicate sheer detailing; it’s all about keeping your individuality in focus, because confidence starts with the first layer (that’s you).
Shot in London, the campaign is a continuation of the creative collaboration with Chloe Sheppard. Using analog film, the London-based photographer is exploring a narrative of self-love and sisterhood with models
Bell, Zuleika, Leonie and Vanessa.
Inspired by the aura of old Hollywood, & Other Stories’ SS19 beauty collection features twelve products that reinterpret the idea of a glamorous look. Shades that work for all skin tones combined with the creamiest of textures to ensure everyone can build an award-winning look. Loved for its ability to bring out the best in every skin tone, lavender became the starting colour for the SS19 beauty collection. It has been carefully tweaked into a variety of tones, which all come together in this curated collection of twelve products. All products will be available in stores and on stories.com from February 2019.
Monki sees denim as an extension of you. Worn, shaped and molded by your movements. Ripped, stitched, patched and washed (or not) by your hands. It’s a love affair only the wearer know.
For spring 2019, things are getting fresh for the Swedish brand. There’s a new palette of washes, light vintage blue, poppy purple, mustard and a natural ecru. Workwear inspiration is everywhere; hammer loop details feature on Monki’s new wide leg Rio jeans and contrast stitching is all over – on jeans, jackets and the denim equivalent of the little black dress, the dungaree pinafore.
Styling is easy-going and crisp for spring, with tops and tees cropped yet feminine. Bucket hats and denim scrunchies bring back ’90s nostalgia in the accessories department, allowing you to turn up the jeanious layering as much as you like.
Available in stores mid-February, this collection is ready to be worn, shaped, styled, and most definitely, loved by you.
SCHUELLER DE WAAL it’s ‘Blue Monday’ capsule is a focussed collection of shirts inspired by ‘Monday Blues Office Realness’. The capsule consists out of The Hug (a tight-fit ruffle sleeve shirt), Skirt in Shirt-Dress, SDW Classic Shirt, SDW Classic Ruffle-Sleeve shirt. The ‘Blue Monday’ Capsule is available at shop.schuellerdewaal.com
SCHUELLER DE WAAL is a design studio based in Amsterdam. The label creates capsule collections and fashion statements in which they express their belief in Fashion as Therapy.
Building upon the succes of the Classic Ruffle Sleeve blouse, which has been in the collection since the beginning of the label, SCHUELLER DE WAAL focus on their expertise: Shirts and Blouses with a modernist approach to design.
& 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.
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.
SCHUELLER DE WAAL launches ‘Blue Monday’ collection. Depression is a natural state, blue is a beautiful colour, so SCHUELLER DE WAAL decided to do something with that instead of hiding underneath their desks. ‘Blue Monday’ marks the soft launch of their very own SDW shop. An online shop where you can discover and purchase diverse SDW products throughout the year. They’re kicking off with the SDW ‘Blue Monday’ capsule. A focussed collection of shirts inspired by ‘Monday Blues Office Realness’. Now available on shop.schuellerdewaal.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.
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.