TOPS are Jane Penny, David Carriere, and Riley Fleck. Currently based in Glendale, California, the band may still be considered an essential part of Montreal’s indie pop scene that became the blogosphere’s darling after the emergence of Arbutus Records around 2009, with artists such as Grimes or Sean Nicholas Savage. After their debut „Tender Opposites”, which was released in 2012, TOPS’ breakthrough came two years later with the widely acclaimed follow-up „Picture You Staring”, a melancholic yet light-hearted exploration of the millennial mind against the backdrop of timeless, delicate AM radio pop. Henning Lahmann spoke to Jane Penny.
„VERONIKA” was inspired by the Hyères 2016 Competition/Opening Ceremony prize winning Kiev-based label Yulia Yefimtchuk+, whose political undertones are reinterpreted in these images, with not only the bold orange and black & white Soviet-style pieces from the collection, but also from the incorporation of a few other pieces from other labels, such as Max Tan, Obectra, LVMM Shoes, Alexander Plesco, Hermione Flynn, Elise Nyborg and lastly - and especially from - VAVA Eyewear.
Artistically expressed, through the lens of fashion, today’s politically charged atmosphere, evident in today’s global society, suggests a sense of boldness and identity, yet with a collective conscience of creative expression and freedom of movement, based on the seemingly impending oppression that could, conceivably soon, be in place.
On June 24th HOOD BY AIR hosted a runway performance in legendary establishment SUN CITY spa in Paris, where models walked through corridors and rooms ending the show in the basement’s swimming pool.
Shayne Oliver offered an intimate preview of HOOD BY AIR’s Spring/Summer 2017 delivery one, to be shown in September during NYFW. On this occasion Arca played a preview of WENCH - of which the collection is named after - a music project by both Shayne and his.
Cherevichkiotvichki realizes a new artistic display for London’s legendary Selfridges department store. The „Colours of Sleep” installation embodies the Autumn/Winter 2016 season with soft shades of pastel colours. The showcase consists of five handcrafted mannequin sculptures, each one made of linen cloth and nished with the iconic natural dyeing techniques used by Victoria Andrejeva, the creator behind the brand, in her collections.
Photography Cathleen Wolf / Take Agency Hamburg
Styling Sebastiano Ragusa
Model Paula / M4 Models
Hair & Make-Up Eva Dieckhoff using UndGretel and Davines
Paula wears a Jacket by
as seen at Nightboutique
„Cigarettes After Sex” is a Brooklyn based band known for their soft, delicate and melancholic sounds. Their most known song and the one that usually gets most of the attention is „Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”. This song is somehow becoming like this „new age indie love song classic”. The sold out show in Berlin was the last show on their first ever European tour. Still full of emotions from the tour and minutes before their last show, we sat down with singer and songwriter Greg Gonzalez to discuss what was there to discuss. Anyways, this one is for the romantics.
both Launch Party
Represented by Whitelies Magazine
Hosted by Bureau Haiati
with Mykki Blanco
DJ Sets by Cyber69 & Abu Ashley
Sunday 26th of June 2016
10pm til late
SILENCIO, 142 rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris
The impact of football on society is undeniable. La Galerie du Ballon is a pop-up gallery in the heart of Paris, hosted by local Parisian Football Club Le Ballon FC from June 6th - July 11th. The venue plays host to an abundance of activity including exhibitions by world renowned artists and designers such as Hender Scheme, Steph Morris, Kayleigh Walmsley and more. Avery Dennison RBIS are currently spreading football fever in Paris by hosting the customization lab at the gallery, where guests can create their kits with a huge array of exclusively designed badges and embellishments. 32 crests representing each of the countries taking part in the European football tournament have been creatively designed following the style of a famous art-movement for which the country is famous. Other showcased items include custom badge designs for Heineken, 8by8 and Le Ballon itself.
Simultaneously the gallery plays host to a number of parties and collaborations with leading brands including Heineken, Swatch and Ctrl+C. The Le Ballon Bar opens daily and hosts screenings of all games from June 6th until July 11th.
A pioneer in avant-garde design and handmade clothing for both women and men, Geoffrey B. Small has shown more collections during Paris Fashion Week than any other American designer. Small’s journey into fashion began in his parent’s attic in Boston, where he would make clothes for his friends on an old Singer sewing machine. Within a few years, Small had become Boston’s leading bespoke tailor and has since gained global recognition for his radical approach to haute couture fashion. The designer is now based in Italy where he produces limited-edition collections for Hostem.
Publishing House Amsterdam Berlin
Directed by Moritz Grub
Director of Photography Kevin Klein
Production Amsterdam Berlin
Post Production Paul Schwabe Digital Production
Featuring Frank Künster
McQ and Whitelies Magazine invited to celebrate the launch of McQ Swallow at Voo Store. Thanks to everyone for coming. Special thanks to Warp Records and Our/Berlin Vodka for the incredible support.