In 2008, Daniel Wahlberg and Richard Sjöblom from Stockholm, Sweden founded the brand called Army Of Me. The first collection was released Spring/Summer 2009 and consisted of 8 different styles and was only produced in 20 pieces in each of them.
Since then Army Of Me has grown into a well recognized brand all over the world offering full ready-to-wear fashion collections. Mysterious masculinity meets feminine elements creating a haze for the stereotypical.
The tailoring and cuts are playful yet sophisticated and materials are carefully chosen. The smallest detail can make the difference massive. Layering of fabrics in somewhat monochrome colors has always been expressed in the collections since the birth of the label.
Original shapes and cuts makes every garment a statement of individuality.
A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections. A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.
MYKITA’s eyewear collections are available at the firm’s own shops in Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Copenhagen, Monterrey, Cartagena, Zurich, Zermatt, Vienna and Tokyo as well as at selected opticians and fashion outlets in over 80 countries.
CELEBRATING AMERICAN CULTURE WITH A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.
MONCLER ART DIRECTOR FRANCESCO RAGAZZI, INITIALLY STARTED HIS PALM ANGELS PROJECT IN THE FORM OF A MUCH BUZZED ABOUT COFFEE TABLE BOOK, FEATURING BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE L.A. SKATEBOARDING SCENES, SHOT BY RAGAZZI HIMSELF. THE BOOK PUBLISHED BY RIZZOLI IN 2014 – WHICH FEATURED A DOREWORD WRITTEN BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS – RESULTED IN A DEBUT READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION FOR FALL/WINTER 2015. HIS DESIGNS CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS ASSORTMENT OF UPSCALE, SKATE-INSPIRED APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES, THE RESULT OF WHAT RAGAZZI SAYS HAPPENS WHEN HE MIXES HIS ITALIAN SARTORIAL BACKGROUND WITH THE LAID BACK VIBES HE ADMIRES SO MUCH IN SKATERS AROUND L.A.
“Thom Browne opened his doors in the fall of 2001, redefining the concept of tailored clothing. For spring 2004, Browne took his first step into ready-to-wear. All of the items from his ready-to-wear collection continue to be hand-made, but simply pre-made for the customer who values quality, fine detailing and a fresh vision. The collections have evolved into designs that have drawn attention from the fashion and design industries worldwide, often pushing the boundaries of conventional conceptions. In 2006, the original “by-appointment-only” shop in the Meatpacking District relocated to Hudson Street in Tribeca. In 2013, Thom Browne opened his first store outside the U.S. in Tokyo, followed by stores in Hong Kong and Seoul in 2014.”– CFDA
From designer Ben Taverniti comes UNRAVEL. At the age of 17, he quickly moved through the prestigious ESMOD fashion school in Paris and thereafter worked as the head designer at Taverniti Couture, and head designing assistant to Jeremy Scott. Ben relocated to Los Angeles where he became the Design and Creative director of Hudson Jeans. In no time at all, Ben began redefining the world of premium denim.
A decade later, he is creating a new genre. Abandoning all commercial compromise, Unravel is a defiant luxury style designed to disrupt and reimagine a high quality self-expressed and timeless basic.