Solstice Clarks Solstice Clarks Manchester, summer of 88. In the early hours of the morning, faces are tired, exhausted and happy, as the first rays of sunshine warm the damp ground that has been pounded all night by frantic dance steps. To the sound of acid house and roaring analogue bass, bodies have been dancing all night. A new kind of dance, young, feverish and free, spreading across the country like a powder keg ready to explode. The first raves were born, and Clarks Wallabees were at their feet. Read more
Massimo Osti, or the birth of techwear casual. Massimo Osti, or the birth of techwear casual. Combine Italian craftsmanship with sportswear inspirations, and find the essence of CP Company in all its splendor. Originally named Chester Perry, the brand was founded in the early 70s by Italian graphic designer Massimo Osti. From the outset, the brand stood out for its ambition, both in technical terms and for its original, avant-garde inspirations.Elle se démarque dès ses débuts par son ambition, tant en terme technique que dans ses inspirations originales et avant-gardistes. Read more
Snow, froze and wander. Snow, froze and wander. Like some other precious brands, And Wander is above all an intimate story. A personal experience. That of Keita Ikeuchi and Mihoko Mori, who spend their weekends and holidays walking and camping in the Japanese countryside and mountains. It's worth noting that in Japan, camping and hiking are activities practised by young working people, not just families. At the end of the 2000s, Keita Ikeuchi and Mihoko Mori couldn't find any equipment, clothing or accessories worth their money. Like some other precious brands, And Wander is above all an intimate story. A personal experience. The story of Keita Ikeuchi and Mihoko Mori, who spend their weekends and holidays walking and camping in the Japanese countryside and mountains. It's worth noting that in Japan, camping and hiking are activities practised by young working people, not just families. At the end of the 2000s, Keita Ikeuchi and Mihoko Mori couldn't find any equipment, clothing or accessories worth their money. The two future founders of And Wander were already in the fashion business, working for Issey Miyake. Read more
CdG Homme, Turning Fashion into Art CdG Homme, Turning Fashion into Art If you're looking to explore the intersection of art and fashion, one brand you can't afford to ignore is Comme des Garçons Homme. Founded by Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo in 1969, Comme des Garçons has established itself as a key figure in the global fashion industry, and the Homme line is its masculine extension, capturing the essence of avant-garde style with a timeless touch. Founded in the early '80s, the CDG Homme division is even more radical than the parent label. Read more