KENZO IN THE STREETS DOSTOEVSKIJ IN THE SHEETS

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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

HOUSE OF BORDELLO #4 BY RICCARDO SLAVIK

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PAGES FROM HOUSE OF BORDELLO #4, OUT ON ANGLE RECORDS PH/ RICCARDO SLAVIK

House of Bordello N°4 by Riccardo Slavik is a photographic journey inside Plastic’s legendary saturday night party. Photos taken mostly without the subject’s permission or knowledge, stolen moments of nightlife shot in black and white. Frozen moments already probably forgotten, disco memories of just the other day. Soft cover, 112 pages black & white 15,5 x 23 cm

R.S.

MODEL BEHAVIOUR: A FUN NIGHT WITH LEEBO

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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.

DISKOPOLITAN PRESENTS: LEEBO FREEMAN, ALREADY A CLASSIC

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Another season, another pre-MFW party at Blanco with the lovely Leebo, the boys dropped by to relax after all those exhausting castings and mr Freeman delighted us with a super funky set, I somehow managed to take some decent pics even though I was highly intoxicated, high on vodka and good music. below a link to my warm-up set from the evening.

ENJOY!

Diskopolitan with Leebo, Again, pre-mixtape by Riccardo Giorgio Emilio Slavik on Mixcloud

R.S.

DISKOPOLITAN, ALREADY A CLASSIC, with LEEBO FREEMAN

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Leebo mixing

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Florian Van Bael

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Andrey Smidl making faces

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beautiful Henry

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Sebastian Sauve

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Leebo Freeman

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Paolo & Florian

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Conor McLain

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RJ King

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Alexander Beck

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Leebo and RJ

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Alex Dunstan

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Charlie France

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Alex and Charlie

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Robbie Wadge

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We managed once again to organize a Leebo Freeman dj-set at Diskopolitan, our usual Thursday night bash at Blanco, a few days before the madness of Milan Fashion Week, as it could be expected when the model/dj/producer/actor is involved all the boys came out to play, and the random pics I shot during the drunken fun have a cast worthy of a major campaign ( with boys from Why Not, who now represents Leebo I Love, D Men, Fashion etc) , and why not, everybody loves Leebo!

RS