Discreet luxury

For decades, the luxury goods industry represented one of the market’s strongholds. In 2006, Egon Zhender International estimated the global luxury goods sector a $170 billion business. Similarly Kwak and…


Return to Innocence (?)

Probably fashion’s best kept secret of last year, Tom Ford’s first women’s collection, launched in June. It was a surprise to many. Like a sun-bather’s pool party and inspired by…


Lucas Ossendrijver and the Sensible

‘It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye’, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote in his famous novel “Le Petit Prince”….


Sjaak Hullekes’ metamodern fashion

The young Dutch fashion designer Sjaak Hullekes is unique in a number of respects. Not only do all his collections develop from a former factory building whose interiors exude the charms of something between a curiosity shop and Alice in Wonderland 2.0.


Thom Browne’s Metamodern Fashion

The first thing that distinguishes Hollywood-actor-turned-fashion-designer Thom Browne from most fellow American designers is his lust for provocation but also a certain rigidity and appeal to discipline. An American through…

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Henrik Vibskov

The Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov doesn’t like to be pigeonholed. Besides designing four collections a year for both men and women, Vibskov plays drums in the live band of…

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Notes on Metamodernism, 2014