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

OH ISN’T IT WILD?

Fashion, Flamboyant Exclusive, Uncategorized
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COAT AND ROPE TOP ANGELOS FRENTZOS, TANK AND SHORTS STILL ILL, HAT MODU DESIGNS

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TSHIRT STILL ILL TOP ALBERTO ZAMBEZI SKIRT ANGELOS FRENTZOS

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JACKET ANGELOS FRENTZOS TOP STILL ILL HEADDRESS DONIA ALLEGUE

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VEST TOP AND SHORTS STILL ILL

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TOP STILL ILL TSHIRT ANGELOS FRENTZOS HEADDRESS DONIA ALLEGUE

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TUNIC AND LEGGINGS STILL ILL

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PONCHO NIKOLAS K TOP AND PANTS STILL ILL

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COAT ANGELOS FRENTZOS

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COAT ANGELOS FRENTZOS TOP AND LEGGINGS STILL ILL

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TUNIC STILL ILL TOP ALBERTO ZAMBELLI

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TUNIC STILL ILL MAXI TSHIRT ALBERTO ZAMBELLI

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PHOTOS LORENZO MARCUCCI

STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

MODELS TURNER BRAVOUR ‹ MARTIN ALBAEK AT FASHION

STILL ILL’ SS16 collection, ‘Quentin Crisp at the Flaunt It Club’, inspired by a strange clip of  the iconic Stately Homo/Resident Alien mixing with The Club Kids in NY, is a graphic romp through clubbing and gender. We decided to shoot it in an easy, silly, slightly 90s way, a bit of a domestic rave where all the drugs are good and people dress up throwing on random make up and a fast, fun, ensemble. Can Easy-Rave-Chic be the season’s hot look? Enjoy.

R.S.

OUCH! ( A ‘SORT OF’ JEREMY SCOTT FOR ADIDAS ORIGINALS SPECIAL)

Flamboyant Exclusive

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PHOTOS AND ART DIRECTION: RICCARDO SLAVIK

CLOTHES & SNEAKERS JEREMY SCOTT FOR ADIDAS ORIGINALS EXCEPT: TURBAN DONIA ALEGUE, NET TANK TOP, CROPPED TEE AND SWIMSUIT, STYLIST’S OWN

MODEL MARC LULOH AT INDEPENDENT

This is a little mixed media experiment on altering photos inside an iPhone, using Glitchè and other apps, stealing conversations, emoticons, screenshots from an online parallel life and using them out of context as a decorative commentary. Blurring the lines between reality and hyper-reality, who knows what it all means? Where it all comes from? Doing it with Jeremy’s FW14 collection for Adidas seemed apt, as his work is in itself an experiment in mix-matching pop culture and references, taking sportswear way out of it’s comfort zone to drag it into a leather bar, for example……And is it still beauty, is it fashion still, even after the confines have been expanded and twisted?

It’s Pop, but is it Art? Obviously not, but I still hope you’ll enjoy it

RS

POP LIFE ( & Pop Outtakes)

Fashion, Flamboyant Exclusive, The Unpublished

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Pop Life shoot, originally published in Fiasco’s POP Issue
photographer Lorenzo Marcucci
stylist Riccardo Slavik
photographer assistant Alexandre Torres
grooming Elisa Rampi
stylists assistants Jacky Parker Jiao and My Nguyen
Models Cristian Grib @ Independent, Martin Conte @ Urban, Nicolas Hagius @ Why Not , Tadas @ NoLogo, Youri @ I Love
digital retouch Lorenzo Mascher @ Photo In

Fashion:

Angelos Frentzos: http://www.angelosfrentzos.eu

Au Jour Le Jour: http://www.aujourlejour.it

Basso & Brooke, Basso & Brooke Studio : http://www.bassoandbrooke.com

Black Sanctuary: http://www.blacksanctuary.bigcartel.com

Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus: http://www.comme-des-garcons.com

Kenzo: http://www.kenzo.com
Frankie Morello: http://www.frankiemorello.it

Leitmotiv: http://www.leit-motiv.com

MSGM: http://www.msgm.it

Versace: http://www.it.versace.com

Vivienne Westwood/ Anglomania by Lee Jeans: http://www.viviennewestwood.co.uk