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Clergerie debut SS18 Collection

THE SS18 collection from Clergerie is here and includes everything from sliders and lace-up sandals to wedges and trainers.  Look no further than the Parisian brand when shopping for your summer shoe wardrobe; Clergerie has it all.

Here is a selection of some of our favourites from the collection:

 

Lendy – Mule in water-repellent lambskin.

Walter – Mule in Handwoven raffia on a rubber sole

 

Wallis – Mule in denim and rubber

 

Zoots – open-toe ankle boot in stretch denim

Youla – Mule in polished calfskin and nickel studs

Figlouc  – studded sandal with removable ankle strapSalvy – Sneaker in raffia fabric, lycra and calfskin.

Prim –  Platform sandal in calfskin.

Asier – Mule in laser-cut patent calfskin.

by Daisy Sewell

To see the collection in full and shop the above selection, click here.

Finnish Label Samuji Announces AW17 Collection

SAMUJI, the Finnish design studio and creative house, has released their lookbook for its upcoming AW17 collection that seamlessly links the house’s signature minimalist aesthetics and architecturally sculpted silhouettes with those of old-school rock glamour.

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Drawing inspiration from nature, brand founder Samu-Jussi Koski has created a collection in his signature colour palette of whites, greys, blacks and navy with the occasional splash of more vivid hues – in this collection being greens and silver.

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The brand is known for its unparalleled focus on fabrics which aligns with its commitment to ensuring quality and sustainability of the entirety of their design process. The new collection is no different and features responsibly sourced cotton, silk, alpaca, virgin wool and velvet all tailored to elevate their natural potential.

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As always the needs of his audience remains central to Koski and he has taken two strong women, both of whom redefined their respective fields – furniture designer and architect Eileen Grey and Madonna – to shape his proposition for next AW season as one of functional elegance with attitude.

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The silhouettes are therefore a comfortable and empowering statement for everyday use as well as special – occasion dressing. Oversized yet fitted outerwear, pretty silk dresses, velvet flares and full length skirts have been styled with trendy sheepskin mules. There is also an abundance of classic separates and mini lengths paired with utilitarian boots as well as Samuji signature hats – their newest incarnation being oversized beanies and edgy berets.

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by Magda McCrimmon

Samuji is on instagram

Loren Nicole announces latest collection

HANDMADE jewellery designer Loren Nicole has launched her newest collection. Using ancient techniques and no electricity, Loren Nicole’s handmade jewellery collection celebrates ethnographic cultures from across the world and the craftsmanship of ancient goldsmiths.

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Each piece of jewellery is designed to highlight the beautiful colour of high karat yellow gold and is produced from gold grain to final finish by Loren’s hand.

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Credit: Rodarte catwalk

Her collections are inspired by a different ancient civilisation’s techniques and aesthetic element, with her first entitled Hellenes highlighting the Etruscan style. Loren’s latest jewellery collection Babylon is inspired by the ancient Mesopotamia temple Ziggurat.

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Loren began her career in archaeology and then specialised her skills at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through a position as a textile conservator.

by Alice Fiancet

Loren Nicole’s collections are available here

 

Gucci, Valentino and More Available at Relaunched Style.com

MAJOR fashion brands have launched their SS17 collections on Style.com. The luxury fashion e-commerce site, created by media powerhouse Condé Nast, is featuring the latest collections from brands such as Gucci, Malone Souliers and Christopher Kane.

Fashion powerhouse Gucci has kept its Italian roots and signature colours while reinstating the white tee as a prominent fashion piece for any wardrobe.

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Espousing the feminine chic for which it is renowned, Italian label Marni has applied a breezy European-inflected bohemianism with the application of ruffles and embroidery.

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While Chloé has continued with its delicate style with lace and chiffon included in its RTW collection.

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 Maintaining its elegant design and signature look, Valentino applies a modern twist to the classic trainer.

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by Alice Fiancet

All items and more are now available on Style.com

Dutch Brand ST. Studio Debuts its SS17 Collection

DUTCH womenswear brand ST. Studio has debuted its SS17 Collection. The elegant collection takes inspiration from the influential ballet company, Ballet Russes, an itinerant ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929. The company is well known and appreciated for its world-class choreography and revolutionary costume design.

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The refined and powerful collection offers much in the way of design including exquisite tailoring, supple denim, modern co-ords and romantic 3D-lace.

Highlights of ST Studio’s SS17 collection include wide-leg trousers, flared jeans, mini skater skirts and power suits, bringing back some of the styles from the sixties.

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With prices range from £22 to £170 there is something in this chic and versatile collection to suit any woman.

by Alice Fiancet

The ST Studio SS17 collection is available here.

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Longstaff Longstaff Presents Loungewear for Valentine’s Day

LUXURY brand Longstaff Longstaff offers a range of silk loungewear for Valentine’s Day. The collection includes silk robes, tunics, pyjamas and camisoles which are available in four different styles with each one first being designed on paper before being digitally prepared for printing on silk.

 

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Lotus robe and Indigo trousers

Inspiration for the collection comes from founder Sophie Barnard’s Russian background. These roots, inherited through her mother, led her to develop a passion for fresh vibrant colours and decorative patterns such as those used by Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin and the costume designs of Leon Bakst. Also as a child Sophie loved dressing up and her dressing-up box was full of bearskin hats, sarafans and a beautiful kokoshnik, a traditional Russian head-dress, which also inform and influence her designs.

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The brand, named after Sophie’s paternal grandmother, who was one of seven sisters all with the middle and surname Longstaff, is designed, sourced and manufactured in Britain. Sophie has always been captivated and inspired by the stories of elegant parties, wild adventures and handsome suitors from her grandmother and pays homage to the British eccentricity from her father’s heritage through her designs.

by Alice Fiancet

The Longstaff Longstaff collection can be found here.

Jewellery Brand Eden Diodati Stocked by La Maison Couture

LUXURY jewellery brand Eden Diodati is now being stocked on contemporary fine jewellery and lifestyle boutique La Maison Couture. The ethically conscious brand combines the innovative use of natural materials with centuries of craftsmanship and artisanal heritage to create pieces designed to withstand the test of time.

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Eve Torque necklace

The jewellery holds profound history, the creation of which providing work for Rwandan women who survived the genocide in 1994. Eden Diodati is inspired by skills, courage and faith of these women and uses this in order to ignite her creative direction.

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The beautiful, sustainable and immutable brand is made for every modern woman, the combination of elegant pieces with classic style creates the perfect balance.

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Eden Diodati’s recognises the need to address human fragility on a global scale and does this through its commitment to donate 10 per cent of dividends to humanitarian organisation Médecins sans Frontières.

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African Torque earrings

by Alice Fiancet

The collection is available here

Ukrainian Label Yulia Yefimtchuk Releases SS17 Collection

Who are you?

We
are peddlers of the new faith,
setting the beauty with iron tone.

Vladimir Mayakovsky 1918

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A look from Yulia Yefimtchuk’s SS17 collection ©Yulia Yefimtchuk

IT is the words of Russian futurist writer Vladimir Mayakovsky that provided the inspiration for Yulia Yefimtchuk’s SS17 collection, which manifests itself in a striking, unapologetically bold aesthetic, with an overtly didactic intention.

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A look from Yulia Yefimtchuk’s SS17 collection ©Yulia Yefimtchuk

A unique, somewhat revolutionary Ukrainian brand, each of Yulia Yefimtchuk’s collections carries an overt political message, using fashion as a medium to confront contemporary social issues.

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A look from Yulia Yefimtchuk’s SS17 collection ©Yulia Yefimtchuk

For SS17, Yefimtchuk celebrates and advocates the ideas behind Communism – those of social equality, solidarity, and the development of the individual, as well as of society as a whole. She suggests that it is upon these ideals that society may move forward and her pieces seem therefore to call for a youthful uprising, for the creation of a new and brighter future.

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Yulia Yefimtchuk SS17 ©Yulia Yefimtchuk

The silhouette is simple with an underlying sporty aesthetic that speaks of juvenility and rebellious subcultures, such as the oversized jumpers, tracksuit-like trousers and military-style boots. Armbands and sashes are a further indication of protest and are emblazoned with the word “Communism” or “glory of the world’s youth” – a slogan taken from Leni Riefenstahl’s film Olympia.

The palette is entirely red, black and white – colours of course, strongly associated with the Communist movement, and which have dominated Yefimtchuk’s aesthetic since the label’s inaugural collection. She believes that red symbolises love and happiness, black represents power and confidence and that white denotes peace.

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Yulia Yefimtchuk SS17 ©Yulia Yefimtchuk

by Hannah Bergin

For stockists visit Yulia Yefimtchuk’s website

Aquascutum Launches New Bag and Trench Collection

FOR its Autumn 2016 accessories collection, London-based brand Aquascutum imbues the traditional with a touch of contemporary, modernising their signature navy handbags with subtle elements from the latest prêt-à-porter pieces.

Each bag, made from soft Aniline leather which is sourced and manufactured in Spain, features a contrasting red base and Van Dyke stitching, matching the undercollar of the new Penryn trench coat. The collection therefore compliments the new season’s trends while remaining distinctly Aquascutum.

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Newman Trench in Camel, Aquascutum Autumn 2016 © Aquascutum

Elegant, functional, durable – the bags have been designed to support the 21st century working woman and what’s more, with prices ranging from £165 for a wallet to £650 for a large tote, each comes with an affordable price tag.

 

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Piccadily Cape in Navy, Aquascutum Autumn 2016 © Aquascutum

To celebrate the launch of the bags, Aquascutum has curated an interactive game – available both in stores and online – in which customers are asked to find five handbags in the hand-drawn illustration of London, below.

 

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by Hannah Bergin

Kröller-Müller Museum Shows Early Drawings By Van Gogh

THE Kröller-Müller Museum presents a rare opportunity to see early drawings by Vincent Van Gogh later this month. The exhibition, entitled The early Van Gogh “work against indifference”, is curated by  Auke van der Woud  highlights work from the Kröller-Müller’s extensive collection, the second largest in the world. Seldom exhibited on account of their sensitivity to light, the drawings on display depict the fringes of late nineteenth century society and convey much about the artists’ regard for working class people.

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watercolour, traces of fixative, on wove paper, 52.2 x 43.2 cm © Kröller-Müller Museum

Accompanying the drawings in the gallery, which is near Amsterdam, are Van Gogh’s comments from his personal letters which reveal a fascinating insight into his tenacious approach to artistic practice, “I say it again – work against indifference – perseverance isn’t easy – but things that are easy mean little.”

 Vincent Van Gogh, Carpenter’s yard and laundry, late May 1882, pencil, black crayon, pen and brush in black ink, brown wash, opaque watercolour, scratched, traces of squaring, on laid paper, 28.6 x 46.8 cm © Kröller-Müller Museum

Although influenced by the work of  Breton and Millet, Van Gogh depicted the drudgery of rural life rather than a romanticised version of it. In a letter to his brother Theo, he describes his studies of tree roots wrenched from the earth as a symbol of “life’s struggle”.  In his figurative drawings, peasants shoulder the hardship of relentless labouring, either digging, gleaning or bent double under sacks of coal, they press on in all weathers. Van Gogh sensed truthfulness in their weathered faces, a quality he regarded more desirable than beauty.

Describing his model and mistress, Sien, he noted, “I find in her exactly what I want: her life has been rough, and sorrow and adversity have put their marks upon her – now I can do something with her.”

 Vincent Van Gogh,  Tree roots in a sandy ground (‘Les rancines’), April – May 1882, pencil, black crayon, pencil in ink, brown and grey washed opaque watercolour, on watercolour paper, 51.5 x 70.7 cm  © Kröller-Müller Museum

by Miranda Charalambous

 

The early Van Gogh: “work against indifference” opens from September 24, 2016 until April 9, 2017 at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Houtkampweg 6, 6731 AW Otterlo, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)318 591 241
Email: info@krollermuller.nl
Front page image: Vincent Van Gogh, Peasant woman gleaning, July – August 1885, black crayon, grey washed, white opaque watercolour, traces of fixative, on wove paper, 52.2 x 43.2 cm © Kröller-Müller Museum