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21 Dec

The Modern, Sculptural Jewellery Brand You Need To Know

Photography by Juliette Cassidy, Styling by Pau Avia

With ornate beadwork, dynamic forms and a Japanese psychedelic influence, URiBE presents a new collection for a powerful woman

Who is it? London-based jewellery brand URiBE
Why do I want it? Modern, sculptural and dynamic pieces which team colourful beadwork with contemporary references
Where can I buy it? In URiBE’s online store, and in shops around the world

Who is it? When URiBE was first founded by jewellery designer and creative director duo Tiffany and Sion Philips almost four years ago, it was with a modern woman in mind. As such, beautiful beadwork, contemporary references and a sculptural element have always been central tenets of the brand’s DNA; these are pieces which feel bold and memorable, and look as strong left on a bedside table...
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18 Dec

Rick Owens On Assembling Archives For His Retrospective

Ylva And Alison, Cyclops Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear. Archive photographs by Danielle Levitt, courtesy of OWENSCORP

As a new exhibition dedicated to his life’s work thus far opens at the Milan Triennale, we present an interview with the designer from AnOther Magazine A/W17

“The horse fucking and fist-fucking videos? I don’t think Carolina Herrera has those on her résumé.” It’s June, a few days before the CFDA Awards, and Rick Owens and I are sitting in his garden in Paris, behind the concrete palace that has been home to him, his wife Michèle Lamy, and their business since 2003. He is about to be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American fashion institution, and he is completely delighted by the prospect, unlikely as that might seem of the oft-titled dark prince of fashion. “The thing about...
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8 Dec

Seven Ways To Wear Fluff, Fuzz And Hair This Winter

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Agata Belcen and Nell Kalonji demonstrate how to pull off the hairiest of trends this season, photographed by Jackie Nickerson for AnOther Magazine A/W17

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Long-haired coat by Bottega Veneta, stylist’s own shearling belt, oversized shearling mittens by Max Mara, shearling yeti boots custom-made by Markus Wernitznig. Photography by Jackie Nickerson, Styling by Agata Belcen and Nell Kalonji

Add texture to your winter look in two shakes of a lamb’s tail by throwing on a coat, hat or scarf made from shearling, faux fur or goat hair this season. It was seen aplenty on the runways of A/W17, with the likes of Mrs Prada presenting her Miu Miu collection – heavily laden with bulbous, fluffy silhouettes – against the backdrop of a fuzzy purple runway. Here,...
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23 Nov

Looking At The S/S18 Collections Through The Colour Spectrum

Possagno, Treviso, Photography by John Pawson; Versace S/S18

A new book of architect John Pawson’s inspiration reads like the arc of a rainbow, writes Ana Kinsella – and its vibrant hues map neatly onto Spring/Summer 2018

Taken in isolation, colour can seem like such a simple thing: a vibrant, incidental background noise that links the visual world to the world of emotion. But colour can’t be taken in isolation. Each shade, each moment, is interconnected with an infinite number more, and every decision we make around colour – whether it’s selecting a new paint for the front door or simply getting dressed in the morning – ends up revealing more about us and our world than we might imagine. Spectrum, a new book from renowned minimalist architect John Pawson and published...
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22 Nov

This New London Shopping Space Is Designed to Make You Happy

Photography by Alexander Coggin

We step inside the newly opened Browns East – a nomadic pop-up shopping experience that will never look the same way twice

Since 1970, the Browns flagship store has been nestled in the heart of Mayfair, commandeering a quintuplet of Georgian townhouses on South Molton Street to house an ever-changing, ever-growing roster of luxury fashion brands. As one of Britain’s longest standing boutiques – and the first to sell multiple brands in London – it has a reputation within the industry for bringing the very best new design names to London; a precedent set by owners Joan and Sidney Burstein from day one. Mrs Burstein’s unparallelled knack for talent spotting resulted in a long string of firsts for fashion in the capital,...
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21 Nov

Serge Lutens On Bottling The Scent Of Lost Milk Teeth

Photography by Esther Theaker, Set design by Amy Stickland

The olfactory luminary discusses his latest fragrance, Dent de Lait, which captures the bittersweet evanescence of childhood innocence

“My history in fragrance was driven by a defined personal journey; it wasn’t a choice or a wish. Let’s just say I couldn’t escape it,” says master perfumer Serge Lutens, his turn of phrase characteristically poetic and mysterious. Lutens is a singularly gifted storyteller, a quality noted by his schoolteachers when he was a young boy, and one which has gone on to underscore his many adult triumphs. These span his early work in make-up artistry for the likes of French Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar in 1960s Paris; his pioneering beauty line and accompanying campaign imagery for Dior in the 1970s; and his groundbreaking tenure at Shiseido,...
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20 Nov

The Lavish Period Drama That Inspired Louis Vuitton S/S18

Dangerous Liaisons, 1988(Film still)

Nicolas Ghesquière looked to 18th century France for inspiration this season – here, we examine Dangerous Liaisons, a film set in the same opulent era

Nicolas Ghesquière set his S/S18 Louis Vuitton show in the Louvre’s Pavillon de l’Horloge. The collection itself was a mish-mash of the contemporary – including a Stranger Things T-shirt and chunky, futuristic trainers – punctuated by a series of frock coats that alluded to the lavish decadence of 18th century France. These pieces, which wouldn’t have looked out of place worn by Louis XVI himself, married the historic grandeur of French high-fashion with the modern Parisian sensibility for which Ghesquière is so renowned. Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons (1988) is a film that delves into a similar moment. Based on the 1782 French epistolary novel Les...
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2 Nov

A Sartorial Reflection On The Colour Red For A/W17

Mohair Argyle dress and silk ribbed thigh-high socks by Missoni-
Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

We take a moment to mediate on the most provocative shade of all

“Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum,” said filmmaker Derek Jarman in his 1994 book Chroma: A Book of Color. The incendiary nature of the colour red has started political revolutions, indulged in pleasures of the flesh and flirted with danger in its many forms throughout the history of cinema, art and fashion alike. Hues of scarlet, crimson, vermilion and burgundy, incorporated into on-screen costume and propelled down the runway, act as telling flags to the nature of its wearer, not to mention the intention of a designer. Here, we present 16 red pieces of clothing for Autumn/Winter 2017, as...
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2 Nov

Logomania, The 1990s Trend That’s Returned With A Vengeance

Ribbed wool dress, metal and cardboard chain belt, and necklace by Moschino. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

As demonstrated by the A/W17 collections, branding is back to assert its place in our wardrobes

The logomania trend, whilst rooted in the excess of the 1980s, truly came into its own during the following decade, as a sartorial response to the US economic boom of the 1990s. Whilst branding initially found its place in fashion as a mechanism to denote prosperity and status, it soon became an aesthetic trope in itself, with Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior logos emblazoned on It bags, splashed across sweaters and seductively printed on underwear. Post-recession, the desire to wear labels in such a blatant manner waned, and a quiet minimalism began to dominate the runways. This season, however, the logo returned with a vengeance...
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25 Sep

Documenting the 1970s Revival of Teddy Boy Style

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With the post-war economic prosperity which swept Britain in the 1950s came a slew of unprecedentedly flamboyant fashions – not least among them the Teddy Boys. Characterised by a ‘Drape’ – a long, velvet-lapelled and -cuffed overcoat – and an extravagantly ruffed collar fastened with a shoelace tie, these were working class men with a disposable income, however small, who were fixed on establishing themselves as part of a style tribe. They were tough, elaborately coiffed and impeccably turned out, presenting an as-yet-unseen new configuration of masculinity. (Teddy Girls, though in the minority, embraced similar codes.) They commanded confrontation, and they weren’t afraid to receive it. Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins’ first encounter with the Teds came about when he was a ten-year-old...
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