Ahead of fashion month, we like to look at prominent labels coming out of cities beyond the four major fashion capitals. With a Fall repertoire tapping many of our sartorial wishes for the colder days ahead, Wendy Jim is a Viennese label on the rise.
Styled by Vetements’ Lotta Volkova, the AW17 venture is fronted by utilitarian statement pieces like corduroy suits, asymmetric shirting and boots toying with proportions and shapes. Keen supporters of European manufacturing, founders and former Helmut Lang tutees Hermann Fankhauser and Helga Ruthner have placed the whole production process, from sketch to shipment, locally in Europe.
The label’s conscious stance also manifests in their perfume section, which boasts one of few natural designer perfumes worldwide. Blended from 99% natural ingredients of which 95% are of certified organic origin, the label’s floral-heavy Drop Nº01 perfume mirrors the label’s progressive but refined aesthetic. This is statement-making done the sophisticated way, marking Austria on the contemporary fashion map.
Brand to watch is our regular dispatch of standout upcoming labels merging ethics with aesthetics.
Amason: ”We send files, emails and animals”
With the release of the first single from their upcoming album (and a virtual release party tonight), Swedish band Amason teams up with adidas and the new, more sustainable Stan Smith. The space of which the iconic shoe enters is one where the love of nature takes center stage. Make it last talks to the band about why they always end up with the animals.
Stan Smith, Forever
Always iconic. Now more sustainable. We’re proudly partnering up with adidas to show you the next generation of sustainable takes on the storied Stan Smith silhouette.
Make it last x Circulose® Jacket
Seven years into making Make it last, we’ve decided to launch our first product. This jacket is handmade in Laxå with fabric made with Circulose®.
The Edit: In Times of Boredom
"Inspired by times of boredom and from the urge to create something fun and hope to inspire others."