HANDCRAFTED IN SWEDEN
both × SOUVENIR Capsule Collection
Both has teamed up with Berlin-based art label and creative studio SOUVENIR on a capsule exposing their respective origins and expertise.
The capsule collection includes a cotton-fleece hoodie, socks, low-top sneakers in canvas and a rubber cardholder with a signature rubber dip lace attached by a brass carabiner.
Injecting a political message, each of the pieces sports SOUVENIR’s EUnify logo, featuring the circle of stars of the European Union flag minus that of the United Kingdom. (The Berlin collective first initiated the logo in 2017 at the local Koenig galerieas a comment on the British referendum)
The outfit comes exclusively in bright red, an iconic colour representing a symbol of prosperity since ancient times while also nodding to China’s five-starred flag.
It also points to the European and Chinese provenance of the two brands, playing on the graphic parallels between the two flags to create an impactful visual language while raising questions about identity, heritage, divergence and convergence in today’s globalised world.
Headquartered in Paris, and with a factory specialised in manufacturing shoes based in China, both is a pioneer in the development of traditional vulcanisation processes and contemporary techniques for rubber geared to the sneaker industry.
Renowned for a poetic balance of shadow and light, the collections for women and men evoke a serene and romantic universe nuanced with a rock spirit. Masculine and feminine elements are woven throughout each collection, as signature silhouettes fuse languid tailoring in noble fabrics with sensual asymmetries and the twist of sheer and opaque textiles. Entwined with classicism and the radical touch of music and contemporary art, each design captures strength and sensitivity in equal parts.
A TENTATIVE ATELIER
A Tentative Atelier based in between Hong Kong/United Kingdom. The collection is shown in Paris fashion week. They aim to explore artistic handicraft elements and innovative forms and silhouettes on garments.
The collection evolves a contemporary sense of luxury and each piece of clothing has its own identity. Creating a unisex, timeless look that is defining the coexistent generation for both masculine and feminine wardrobes. Consists of natural fabrics such as leather, silk, and linen, to maintain its raw quality.
M_MORIABC by maurizio altieri
M_MORIABC names a threefold collection of thirty-three shoe_objects, with three species a_b_c_ of eleven pieces each.
The shoe_object is the product proof of a principle: That a shape may be made without compromise to human need or to cultural habit. That extraneous decoration and ornament without organic or structural necessity can be identi ed and excluded as a matter of process. That the natural accumulation of experience which reveals itself in the distortion of structure, the de ection of shape, the plasticity of leather and of other materials can be taken in charge alongside the hand of the maker. It is hoping not to be worn, nor to be walked in, but to propound — in de ance of that heavy yoke of the material — the purity of an idea: One piece of leather, no stitch but to close the opening. A wooden last, shaped in the manner of leather. Years of love to ght with the monster. A foot like an egg. A shoe for the sake of a shoe.
The organization of the project is as a matrix divided into three species. The species a_ having the symbol of the circle, and the elementary material of wood. The species b_ having the symbol of the square, and the elementary material of iron. And the species c_ having the symbol of the triangle, and the elementary material of aluminum. Each of the species a_b_c_ travels in and is displayed in a dedicated chariot shaped according to its symbol and built in its elementary element.
Through its masterful expertise, the Maison Yves Salomon has revolutionized the fur industry. Its passion for skins has allowed it to truly modernize its approach and change the image of fur in the world of fashion and luxury. Lightweight, trend-driven and often combined with other materials, furs are updated every season under the direction of the creative and artisanal workshops.
While exploring new horizons in fur, the Maison Yves Salomon also taps into its historical know-how and enriches its creative vocabulary with every season. Each prototype or sketch is created by hand and brought to life by the creative and artistic teams, after which it is manufactured by the workshops. Out of this tradition emerges visionary ambition and a passion for legacy.
Maison Yves Salomon House collaborates closely with the largest fur suppliers in the world, including Saga Furs, Kopenhagen Fur (Scandinavia) and NAFA (Canada).
It is integral that each affiliate follows strict policy regarding the skins’ origins and undergoes extremely strict regular inspection by independent organizations to verify optimal living conditions at the farms.
The wild furs used by the House (5%) are controlled by government agencies of their respective countries (Russia, Canada) in order to validate the ethics of the capture and control the preservation of the species.
Explores an architecture of materials and patterns,
grounded in a unique hypothesis on the form of the human body.
Believes in the transformation of muscle balance, through well informed clothing.
nuraphone - this is not just a headphone
Hear your favourite music like never before
The nuraphone is the world's only headphone that automatically learns and adapts to your hearing by monitoring otoacoustic emissions — tiny tones the human ear generates in response to sound.
Create your unique hearing profile and control your nuraphone settings using the nura companion app — for iOS and Android.
The nuraphone plays a range of tones into the ear, and then measures a very faint sound that your ear generates in response to these tones called the Otoacoustic Emission (OAE). This tiny signal originates in the cochlea and vibrates the ear drum, turning it into a speaker and playing sound back out of your ear. Yes our ears make sound! This sound is about 10,000 times smaller than the sound that went in.
Encoded in the returning sound wave is information about how well you heard the sound that went in. The nuraphone uses an extremely sensitive microphone to detect this returning sound wave, and a self learning engine built into the nuraphone to create your profile. No buttons or knobs. It all happens automatically and in about 60 seconds. It is a little bit magic.
Once the nuraphone has created your hearing profile it sonically shapes your music so that it matches your hearing system and delivers all the detail of the music you love. Once personalised you can listen to your favorite music in stunning detail from your favorite player.