Interview with Humberto Leon and Carol Lim at Kenzo
Contagious energy is what Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are all about. Since their arrival at Kenzo in July 2011, they have turned the somewhat dormant brand into an achingly cool line, delivering great clothes and accessories for boys and girls. When the two California natives chose downtown New York to launch Opening Ceremony in 2002, they managed to capture the essence of fashion within a retail environment, mixing street style cred with fresh proposals. By Philippe Pourhashemi
Fashion Story: Somewhere In Paris
Photography by Pelle Lannefors and fashion by Hilda Sandström.
Fashion Story: When The Time Past By
Photography by Lee O´Connor and fashion by Jaime Ortega.
Fashion Story: Altushka
Photography by Nadya Filatova and fashion by Tali Rutman.
Fashion Story: At The Beau Rivage
Photography by Magnus Magnusson and styling by Stefanie Miano.
Fashion Story: East Of The Underground
Photography by Emma PICQ and fashion by Alexandre Misericordia and Aurélien Storny.
FASHION STORY: THE DAY IS THE NIGHT OF DAY
Photography by Philip Andre Hegger and fashion by Christina Holzum. Click for details.
Nensi Dojaka – Soft Power
Winning the LVMH Prize can catapult you to stardom within weeks, which is precisely what happened to Nensi Dojaka in 2021. The Albanian designer, who works and lives in London, has already managed to craft her own signatures within a few collections, and an invitation to her shows, which she presents during London Fashion Week, has become as desirable as her intricate designs. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
Jan-Jan Van Essche & Pietro Celestina
Jan-Jan Van Essche, who is Antwerp-based and launched his eponymous brand in 2010, is clearly an example of someone who has invested his clothing with intimate and personal meanings, reflected in his ongoing collaboration with his partner Pietro Celestina. In fact, the word ‘collaboration’ does not do justice to the fact that both men pretty much spend their whole time together, even though Pietro has Atelier Solarshop to focus on, a beautifully curated retail space he launched with Jan-Jan in Antwerp in 2008. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi.
A Matter Of Taste. Interview with Lou De Bètoly
Berlin-based French designer Lou de Bètoly belongs to an exciting wave of talents questioning the status quo, as well as looking for new ways to create collections beyond the usual calendars, while making them playful, unique, sustainable and smart at once. Interview by Philippe Pourhashemi