24 / 04 / 17
Luke Meier of OAMC and Lucie appointed creative directors at jil sander
Luke and his wife Lucie Meier are in at Jil Sander, with both taking on the roles of creative director. The duo is on board with immediate effect, meaning the womenswear 2018 spring/summer collection will be their first. Luke Meier previously worked for eight years as the head designer of Supreme before launching his own brand, OAMC. On the other hand, Lucie worked for Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and, most recently, Dior where she took on the role of co-creative director after Simons’s departure from the brand.
The duo is quoted in the press release as saying: “We feel proud and honored to join this beautiful brand. To be able to work on this side by side makes this opportunity even more special to us. We
hope to show the affection we have for this brand through our work, as JIL SANDER has had such a profound influence on our paths.”
While Alessandra Bettari, CEO of the brand, said: “Lucie and Luke possess an intimate connection and a deep understanding of the brand. They hold a vision which is modern, cohesive, and in touch with what is relevant now and they beautifully combine it with a subtle sensibility for fabrics, garment construction, and detail definition. I expect the creation of very clever collections and a world to be inspired by.”
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24 / 04 / 17
behind the scenes: citizens of humanity
Have you ever wondered exactly what goes in to making a pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans? Probably not! Have you ever wondered why premium and distressed denim is so much more expensive? Probably! Watch this little video to explore the incredible work-
manship that goes into creating each and every single denim garment that comes out of the Citizens laboratories in Los Angeles, California. Shop our newest delivery from the brand online here.
04 / 04 / 17
new arrivals: harris wharf london
We chanced across Harris Wharf at the big Tranoï fashion tradeshow in Paris a couple of seasons ago, and were immediately taken with their quality, simplicity and style. Upon it’s arrival in store, it was immediately a sellout brand and absolute staff favourite. Launched by siblings Aldo and Giulia Acchiardi, Harris Wharf is a London-based, Turin-produced brand offering a “youthful
take on traditional tailoring.” Each piece is made in their grandfather’s factory using Italian fabrics, namely fine pressed wool. Exceptionally cut coats to flatter every single shape and size, in the best colour palettes to match. Find Harris Wharf London in store now and online at thisisfabric.com.
17 / 03 / 17
From former head designer of Supreme, Luke Meier, and former creative director of Carhartt Work In Progress, Arnaud Faeh, comes OAMC.
Founded in 2013 with the objective of representing a harmonious balance between modern aesthetics and innovative techniques, OAMC takes influence from contemporary culture, traditional menswear, functional and rational design, nature, technical innovation, material development, and extensive traditional craft. Creative director, Luke Meier, creates modern menswear for the culture and context of now. Respect for the past is important; notions of re-creating the past are not. OAMC is about the present; what is aesthetically pleasing now; what is culturally relevant now; what is technically possible and valid now.
OAMC goods are produced in France, Italy, Portugal, and Japan and are offered in limited quantities. The majority of the materials, trims, hardware, and other components are custom developed and pro-
duced specifically for OAMC, and the products which are made represent the highest in quality standards. OAMC is designed in Paris and developed at the brand’s Milan atelier. This quality is visible when the garments are viewed on a rack from a distance, and is blindingly evident to the touch.
Based around the foundation of wanting to explore philosophical, psychological, and sociological sensibilities, OAMC set out to artistically interpret its Spring/Summer 2017 design around questions like, “How does being removed from society begin to morph the image of the self and the moral compass?” The Spring/Summer 2017 collection is an assemblage of eclectic pieces that increasingly blur the lines between high-fashion, avant-garde and sophisticated casual. Hitting a wide spectrum of tones and patterned prints, items appear to flow freely from the body — allowing its wearer to move about with relative ease.
Discover OAMC’s SS17 collection in store now and online.
12 / 03 / 17
NEW RELEASE: adidas originals XBYO
Adidas Originals has unveiled the latest addition to its growing repertoire of specialised apparel lines. For 2017 the German sportswear giant will be debuting XBYO, a new streetwear driven range that is inspired by the athletic essence of the Three Stripes and driven by “a trifecta of collaborative mastery.” In an effort to unite elements of the past, present and future, the inaugural collection takes the signature cross motif from the heel detail of the 1959 adidas Italia and applies it to the refined sports-
wear cuts devised by pattern maker SatomiNakamura. Premium materials are used across the board, with a notable premium Japanese terry cotton from Yamayo Textiles echoing the sentiments of XBYO’s emphasis on collaboration. A stunning blend of minimalist design, craftsmanship and creativity, check out the collection in store at FABRIC Britomart now, and on the online store Thursday.