10 / 10 / 16
new in: PUMA x RIHANNA FENTY Camo Creepers
It was clear from the get-go that she was a busy woman, but 2016 has been the year in which Rihanna definitively announced just how much “work, work, work, work, work” she is capable of. Aside from decimating the charts with ANTI, she has steadily unveiled a stream of footwear as part of her collaboration with PUMA, including a sick pair of trainers and a luxurious pair of fur pool slides. The crown jewel of this partnership has been the Fenty Creeper, and the pair has just unveiled this sneaker in a stunning new “Orange Camo” colorway.
Structurally, the new model boasts many of the same facets of construction as the previous Creepers. Which means that this too
sports a patent leather upper and a gum-bottom sole that is distinctly thick. The camo print of the sneaker’s title is wrought in an inspired mix of orange and tan which covers the entirety of the upper, completed with tan laces and a leather liner. The gilded PUMA logo is embossed on the side panels, finishing off the sneaker.
The PUMA x Rihanna Fenty “Camo” Creeper is now available in store only at FABRIC Britomart!
Words / Highsnobiety.
10 / 10 / 16
new store opening: fabric britomart
We are really excited to announce the opening of our first flagship FABRIC store! While FABRIC has been in operation since 2001, we have never had a space that was a reflection of our philosophy or our specific viewpoint. The new shop represents a new era for FABRIC where our retail space is a true reflection of what we value and also enables us to display our product in a mutually compatible environment. We are proud to present FABRIC Britomart, a retail space that expresses our love for thoughtful design, honest craftsmanship, and clean modern lines.
The design of the store is an exercise in simplicity with elements of traditional Japanese cabinetry, making the space functionally and aesthetically relevant. The changing rooms are based on a traditional Japanese door called Shoji. The glossy door panels are fixed by wooden Iroko framing which has been used as a detail throughout the store. The pendants are design by Babrer Osgerby who created the lights drawing on the heritage of Japanese lantern
making. The collection is manufactured by Ozeki & Co Ltd, a celebrated Japanese company who has also worked with Isamu Noguchi on the production of his Akari light sculptures. The details of the wooden fittings throughout have been developed closely with a local cabinet maker who we consider a true artist. Inspiration for these dates back to the 1800’s when principles of design were minimal and authentic to create well made furniture with functional design.
With new deliveries from A.P.C., Maison Kitsuné, R13, Gosha Rubchinskiy and more, we look forward to seeing you all at our new space!
Fit-out by Katie Lockhart Studio. Photography by Neeve Woodward. FABRIC Britomart / 2C Commerce Street, The Pavilions, Britomart, 1010, Auckland.
07 / 10 / 16
fabric introduces: Études Studio for SS17
Coming to FABRIC next season, we are excited to introduce Parisian brand Études Studio into the mix!
Established in 2012 and based between Paris and New York, Études works as a collective, across platforms ranging from menswear to publishing to creative services, at once reflecting and engaging the contemporary landscape through diverse but distinct content.
For their Spring/Summer ’17 collection, there’s a sense of raw elegance in the range that’s interspersed with apocalyptic themes. Harmony in the fluidity of its silhouettes, from the trousers, knits,
tops and outerwear, while oversizing and asymmetry are intelligently used. Some garments are embroidered with flower motifs to expand on this subject of peace and utopia. There is also a sense of dystopia, seen in the oversized trenches, belted jackets, graffiti-printed tops, and the metallic foil-like ponchos. Creative tailoring and the graphic prints the brand is known for also appear throughout for SS17 and we can’t wait! Check out the backstage photos from the Études Studio SS17 presentation at Paris Mens Fashion Week.
Photography / Céline Bischoff.
04 / 10 / 16
gosha rubchinskiy x reebok workout plus: instore & online now
Gosha Rubchinskiy’s newest collaboration with Reebok, sees the duo offer up an iteration of the iconic Workout Plus silhouette. In a premium grained leather, the left sneaker features the brand’s signature “PACCBET” logo in blue (meaning ‘dawn’ in Russian
Cryllic), while the right side features the classic Reebok logo in black. Finished with custom Gosha Rubchinskiy PACCBET tongue patch labels. Find them in store at Britomart and online now!