With the Spring-Summer '16 collection from President's about to be released, we sat down with the brand's creative director, Guido Biondi, to discuss his vision for the emerging Italian label. In a relaxed conversation, he opens up about a family history in fashion that goes back decades, the inspirations and philosophies that underpin his work, and the important role played by Tuscany.
For Fall-Winter ’15 photographer Andrew Jacobs and stylist Michael Baquerizo have produced a new online feature for Inventory, showcasing the current Nepenthes New York offering. Highlighting a range of textures, tones and fabrications, it includes selections from the Engineered Garments, FWK, Rough & Tumble, South2 West8 and Needles collections.
Despite locations at DSM in London and New York, and the Comme des Garçons Trading Museum in Paris, IDEA Books is perhaps best known for its Instagram. With a growing following online, the London-based company has done an exceptional job with product and delivery to capture a modern audience. On a recent trip to London, Chris Black visited co-founder David Owen to speak about their growth, and have a look inside their modest studio.
Last year we commissioned Brooklyn-based designer Shin Murayama to make a series of utilitarian items using iconic products from Levi's, Adidas, Filson, Vans, Champion, Dickies, Red Wing and Saint James. Subsequently staged and shot by photographer Jason Evans for an editorial that appeared in our eleventh issue, one of each repurposed piece is now available to buy from our online store.
To accompany a new exhibition of over 50 items from the Ken Stradling Collection curated by Margaret Howell, we are pleased to present a conversation between the collector and the designer. Shot on location in Bristol, the short film offers a glimpse into Stradling’s modern design archive, and sees the pair discuss not only the origins, but also the depth and breadth of his collection.
Ahead of his contribution to the forthcoming issue of Inventory magazine, New York-based photographer Michael James Fox worked with his wife, the stylist Jessica Zamora-Turner, on an editorial featuring a series of looks from the latest Aries collection.
Earlier in the year I had the chance to revisit the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. When I was last there, Richard Serra’s Sight Point (for Leo Castelli) had been dismantled to make way for improvements to the Museumplein. Not this time though; divesting myself of all the baggage that comes with art history, I had one of the most moving experiences I've ever had with a piece of sculpture, contemplating this gargantuan geometric form with fresh eyes.
The influential Japanese magazine, Popeye, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016. There aren’t many fashion titles that make it to this landmark, and fewer still that remain relevant to contemporary culture. We had the opportunity to talk to current Editor-in-Chief, Takahiro Kinoshita, about his relationship with the publication, the renewal it received following his arrival in 2012, and what interests him most about the current fashion landscape.
As summer reaches its peak, we worked with London-based photographer Lewis Khan on an editorial featuring light layering and loose fits styled by Gabriel Pluckrose, using a selection of new and archive pieces from Stone Island, Comme des Garçons, Palace, Our Legacy, Prada and Nike, among others.