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.
When it comes to producing technical clothing for the city and the countless considerations involved, few brands succeed in the way that Arc'teryx Veilance does. This season's collection, captured on the streets of New York for our latest online feature, combines innovation and wearability with a well-balanced colour palette.
Kiko Kostadinov began working with Stussy in 2013 when he partnered with SHOWstudio to create a limited range of one of a kind items, reinventing some of the brand's iconic basic logo styles. The concept has evolved since then, and the latest collaborative collection will launch at Dover Street Market New York today: June 4, 2015.