KENZO IN THE STREETS DOSTOEVSKIJ IN THE SHEETS

Fashion, Flamboyant Exclusive

Since joining the house in 2011, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have brought it back to its original DNA with collections full of bold colors and vivid prints, an eye for sportswear and street style, artist collaborations and creative digital campaigns. Their collaboration with H&M is further proof of the way they push forward the legacy of the house with a knowledge of its history but an eye to the present and the future. An explosion of prints, colors and layers, the KENZO X H&M collection is a perfect example in how to bring a fashion house’s evolution to the general public. Launched in NY with a fashion show and event art directed by Jean Paul Goude which featured dancers, beatboxers, whistlers and musicians, the collection mixes jungle, sportswear and folk in a fun, energetic way.


Taking inspiration from Kenzo Takada’s mix & match attitude ( which originally wasn’t quite a choice as he had to source his fabrics from flea markets) The designer duo of Lim and Leon paired colorful animal prints, floral patterns and folkloric dresses, romantic ruffles and neoprene, bold colors and prints, some even on the same item as many are double-face.
“Kenzo, as a brand, has such a rich and fascinating history, it can be hard to determine what exactly we have changed, with our new collections, we hope that we have injected the brand with a youthful spirit and a sense of fun and cheekiness.’’ Leon has said a year after they started designing for the house, ‘’ But we also want to respect and preserve the traditions of the Kenzo house, such as the importance of prints and the sense of worldliness and travel that has been intrinsic to every collection in the history of Kenzo.” Their collaboration with H&M might not be the ideal wardrobe of the retiring flower, but it shows their impressive grasp on the delicate balance between modern attitude and brand heritage.


The KENZO x H&M collection will be available in over 250 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3.

MODEL ALEXIEY AT WONDERWALL

PHOTOS & STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

ALL CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES KENZO X H&M EXCEPT SHOES H&M

An Afternoon With JD

Fashion, Flamboyant Exclusive, The Unpublished

 

PHOTOS LORENZO MARCUCCI

STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

MODEL JD AT URBAN

ALL CLOTHES FROM STYLIT’S ARCHIVE EXCEPT CUSTOMIZED DENIM JACKET BY STILL ILL

HARDCORE95, STILL ILL FW 16/17

Fashion, This Is A Special

 

PHOTOS LORENZO MARCUCCI

STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

Models   Alex + Tommy @ FASHION,  Jakub @ BOOM, Douglas @ NO LOGO

#hardcore95, works as the title, mood and a graphic for STILL ILL‘s FW 16/17 capsule collection. There’s a mid-90s general feel to the pieces and inspiration spans from Belgian gabbers and hardcore punk to the cult movie The Doom Generation, which turned 20 last year. A desire to mix the digital and a more manual approach translates into hand-drawn graffiti written directly on patterns, so they follow the shape of the garment and mix with the graphics, and a DIY section of hand-bleached denim with patches. Posters from  the seminal Gregg Araki movie are also cut up and pasted into collages to create prints for tunics and tops, the lo-fi mood of ripped and glued paper heightened by the extreme enlargement of small low quality digital images. As a whole a rougher and tougher look that nods to Stephen Sprouse and his luxe-punk aesthetic but with a cheaper, grungier 90s feel and a touch of digital reappropriation.

The collection is already available for press at Maximilian Linz PR even though more customized pieces will be presented in a few weeks. This will be the last STILL ILL capsule to have a seasonal denomination and will be on sale online during MFW.

R.S.

STILL ILL RESORT 14

Fashion, Flamboyant Exclusive, This Is A Special

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PHOTOS & STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

MODELS GIANLUCA & DUSTIN AT FASHION

STYLING ASSISTANT GIACOMO TAGLIATI

ALL CLOTHES STILL ILL RESORT 14

These resort pieces are available to order here ( they are made to order but it takes just about a week)

STILL ILL   press contact. Maximilian Linz Press ( these resort pieces are already available )

for sales info: info@stillill.it

R.S.

 

 

MODEL BEHAVIOUR: A FUN NIGHT WITH LEEBO

Fashion, Fashion Week, Flamboyant Exclusive

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PHOTOS RICCARDO SLAVIK

Ok this might seem like a repost but I never actually got around to doing any post on these pics, I just threw a filter on and posted them, looking at them again i thought maybe they deserved better, so here’s a selection of the night’s pics ina decent version.

Enjoy

R.S.

The Issue That Never Was: Men In Skirts

Fashion, The Unpublished

PHOTOS LORENZO MARCUCCI

STYLING AND LAYOUT RICCARDO SLAVIK

MODELS: FABIO COENTRAO @ ELITE LISBON

MATTHIEU INGLESE @ WHY NOT

JORDAN POSTREL @ INDEPENDENT MEN

TIMMI RADICKE @ FASHION

Men In Skirts was shot for Flamboyant in a lazy afternoon, using some stuff we’d used for our ‘Bunga Bunga’ shoot for Flaunt and vintage skirts from my own archive. ‘Skirts in Menswear’ has always been a theme close to my sensibility and part of my history, I made at least 2 skirts in my sewing classes at Istituto Marangoni in the late 80s, and I haven’t been able to resist a non-bifurcated bottom garment ever since. As you might well know, skirts aren’t the easiest thing for a boy to wear, but they’re incredibly comfortable and, as you can obviously see in this shoot, they can be incredibly sexy as well! Doesn’t it make you want to try a skirt at once?

R.S.