The models are buoyant; just like the hyped Danish brand, which mark
the focus of Munk Store’s new FW/13-lookbook. The book mixes the best
looks from across the range of brand that the store carries: Wood Wood,
Asger Juel Larsen, Libertine-Libertine and Won Hundred – mixed in with a
bit of German sense of occasion hailing from Dudes Factory and Buffalo.
Munk Store’s new lookbook furthermore marks the incorporation of the
stronger sex within the web store. In regarding the more feminine, you
will be warmly welcomed by renowned brands such as Stine Goya, Tiger of
Sweden and Asger Juel Larsen. They will be available for purchase during
– Brands usually compose their own lookbooks, but in this instance
we have been able to create and illustrate our own universe, without
constricting ourselves to a single brand. The theme is ‘levitation’. It
revolves around the notion of floating away and disregarding the bustle
and strict deadlines of everyday life, says Steffen Førgaard, co-owner of Munk Store.
Munk Store has since 2011 been selling clothes with style. Not
solely in the form of having trendsetting brands on the shelves, but
equally in the philosophy lying behind the whole venture of Munkstore.dk
and the physical store in Holstebro. It is about meeting the customer
on the same level and openly inviting into the authentic universe
surrounding the store.
Spring 2014 Chanel collection. Photography by Karl Lagerfeld
"With life-sized works of modern art scattered around the Grand Palais, German designer Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his latest vision for Chanel.
The Grand Palais was transformed into a gigantic white-walled hangar of paintings and sculpture all seventy-five of them made by Lagerfeld during his Summer of Prodigious Creativity. He didn't actually make them himself but he drew the pieces or made maquettes so his studio could realize the finished product. Just like Jeff Koons. And, as with Koons, Karl's reference points were identifiable, though he cleverly twisted them so they each included some element of Chanel: a camellia, a pearl, a bottle of No. 5. Some of them had red dots beside their titles, like they'd already been sold. Postshow, he wearily insisted he had no intention of doing any such thing; he'd already been asked a thousand times, just like he'd been asked to sign the whole lot.
British model Cara Delevingne starred in the show."
Originally from Vietnam, New York City Based designer Long Tran is on the brink of
something new, fresh, and innovative with amazing concepts and top-notch craftsmanship.
While designing on his own for nearly 7 years since high school, Long Tran did most of his
studies at Columbia College in Chicago for fashion & design, thereafter moving to NYC
and attending Wood Tobe Coburn College as a fashion Merchandise major, while not being
satisfied fully, Long quickly enrolled to FIT for accessories design to get his foot in the
After that Long said to himself, its time to branch out and do everything on his own and
create his fashion house and bring it to life! Fashion is not dead just yet, Long Tran is
keeping what is left of creativity alive and it is being unleashed through both his men’s &
women’s collections. Long single handedly captures an array of seamless Couture high
fashion art in his designs, every garment is specially designed from the finest materials, and
carefully fitted and it all starts from just a simple thought process to sketching and bringing
his art to life.
Texture, new age 3D concepts with just a bit of fantasy for the imagination to
And it doesn’t stop there, not only does Long Tran just design, he also does his own
photography and art direction. Just a second love of his which he can interpret a new breed
of art and emotion and draw from his designing. Its totally a win win situation for him, artand creativity just flows through his veins.
Dear iDEALS, just a few days before the Parisian fashion week took off, Un nouVeau iDEAL presented a few images featuring the SS14 collection by jewellery wear designer, Maria Francesca Pepe.
Her inspiration this time moves from Rousseau botanic paintings to a techno-deco interpretation of the Luxury Jungle.
It’s a post-modern trip into a wild world populated by tribal graphics, deconstructed animal prints, tropical flowers and blocks of colours.MFP’s experimentation develops from statement polished thick gold plated brass and sterling silver, to create true objects of desire.
It was on Thursday that I met with her at the TOTEM showroom where the designer walked me through her creations, piece by piece.