Often the well-rehearsed sanctimony of promotional material insisting on the qualities of a service, brand or product reduces it to the level of juvenile bragging rights, trivial garnish or constituent parts incapable of adding to anything approaching their combined promise.
Label of The Day – No, No, Yes!
“Presence based on emptiness” is the ethos behind No, No, Yes! Designer duo Taichiro Hashimoto and Makoto Kawawura established the leather label in 2005 in the backstreets of Kobe’s Chinatown, before moving upmarket to Tokyo. The brand beautifully masters the manipulation of
Label of The Day – Simon&Me
Simon&Me is a Berlin-based menswear label characterised by a minimalist signature and a focus on local craftsmanship. Their streamlined collection of five key pieces emphasises a clear and visually striking aesthetic, ‘creating experiences through lasting design’. It includes the ultimate compass,
Label of The Day – Ivanman
Berlin-based menswear designer Ivanman creates classic pieces for the modest mod. Muted and plum tones flow through the high-class collection of oversized jumpers, soft-lined overcoats, bomber jackets and luxurious leather backpacks. Chantal Adams
Label of The Day – VERSUCHSKIND
VERSUCHSKIND, which translates to English as ‘experimental child’, is a Berlin-based men’s jean label – run by designers Tanja Kim Kupke and Thomas Hintz – with a philosophy of pursuing innovation in denim. All garments are hand-crafted in Germany and
The Last Conspiracy – A Conversation With Footwear Aesthete Roald Nore
As the Scandinavian winter cranked up a notch, we ducked down in the studio of The Last Conspiracy whilst the torrential snow pounded on the pavements outside. This remarkable Danish brand takes pride in crafting sturdy yet aesthetically pleasing footwear that lasts