Here we go again!
You are all invited to my favourite fashion-moment of the year :
THE GRADUATION SHOW OF THE ANTWERP FASHION ACADEMY
All info & some KNOTORYUS highlights after the jump!
1. Seeing Flag live
A cliché question amongst music bores is ‘best festival line-up dead or alive’. Black Flag would always be on my list. Ideally, Keith Morris would sing most of the set and Henry Rollins would sing ‘My War’ with Kira on bass. FLAG, a reunited Black Flag without Greg Ginn, is as close to that fantasy as I’ll ever get. If you watch closely, you can see me (and my best friend next to me) getting stomped in the left corner of your screen.
This is one of my bruises the next day.
Unfortunatley, that was the least of it. The muscles on the right side of my neck got infected after being overly stressed at the gig, so I ended up in the emergency room at the hospital a few days later.
They fitted me with a neck brace … Read More »
(Nosedrip waving via @AnJosefien)
You know those Top 5 lists LGF and I make at the end of every year? Not that I care whether everyone agrees with my choices, it is nice to see that the people whose taste level I value appreciate some of the same talent I do.
So last year’s included Nosedrip. I really like that kid. I don’t know half the stuff he swings our way, which I find super inspiring. He guides you towards the weirdest and greatest shit.
In honour of him representing Belgium at “Queensday”, Holland’s most anticipated national holiday, here’s is an update on where to appreciate the DJ’ing, producing and organising skills of Young Ziggy Devriendt (that’s his real name).
After the succesful launch of their collaboration with New York artist KAWS, luxury cognac brand Hennessy asked Lenny McGurr aka FUTURA (57) if he would fancy designing a custom label for their esteemed Hennesy V.S. Cognac bottle. KNOTORYUS jumped at the chance for an exclusive interview with the legendary artist …
Not one to be pigeonholed, Ed Templeton has received critical acclaim as a professional skateboarder, painter, photographer, graphic designer, entrepreneur and clothing designer. Born and raised in Orange County, California, Templeton got his start in professional skateboarding life at just 18. He married his girlfriend of four years, Deanna, a year later and they’ve been each other’s constant companion ever since. His first gallery show took place almost 20 years ago, around the same time that he founded his own skateboarding brand Toy Machine. Now, at 40, Templeton has published several succesful photography books and toured the world with his paintings. Currently showing at the Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Templeton’s latest show ‘Symptoms’ shows his point of view on our symptomatic society and features work that mainly consists of ‘in-between’ moments.
In October 2012, late at night, I found … Read More »
Last Friday, A Cut Above opened their temporary storefront in the red light district of Ghent.
KNOTORYUS came to support the official release of the SS13 menswear collection which consists of hoodies, bombers, t-shirts, jerseys, bombers, varsity jackets, caps and hats.
So here’s what went down that night:
The always gorge AJ showed off this present made by Gummy of Piracy League.
Clothes were tried on. (“YES, gorl, this mesh shirt can double as a dress! But, like maybe not without underwear.”)
There was hugging from behind (shout-out to our friend Tom De Poortere and his COMME shorts, who had just hopped off a plane from Hong Kong).
A Cut Above founder Flo.
Standing in front of the store window, AJ and I were later mistaken for prozzies by a group of rowdy British students on spring break. “No … Read More »
By now you have probably heard about acclaimed Belgian rapper/musician/producer Baloji being one of the faces of the S/S 13 Diesel + EDUN collection. But what a lot of people don’t know is that the campaign was shot by non other than Alasdair McLellan (who is responsible for numerous of my favourite and absolutely iconic magazine covers, most recently Beyoncé for Gentlewoman) with Dazed & Confused co-founder (and KNOTORYUS hero – listen to his words about magazines & longevity here) Jefferson Hack acting as Creative Director.
This morning, after returning from the accompanying Studio Africa Tour (Paris, London, Berlin), our friend briefly talked to us about the collaboration…
In the Middle Ages there was an art form called the ‘Danse Macabre’, which basically is a bunch of skeletons dancing around, telling all the peasants death’s around the corner. The biggest part of Dutch artist Vincent van de Waal’s work involves black and white skullheads reminding us of that same fate, but while getting laid instead of dancing around.
After graduating from the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2006, this talented man started designing flyers and party posters to get by. He then became Creative Director for Patta, designed album covers for Vic Crezée and The Opposites and had an expo called ‘Did You Think Of Me Today’. A couple of months ago, he showcased his work at premium shops Lockwood and Avenue.
KNOTORYUS talked to Vincent van de Waal … Read More »
You may not know all of their names, but if you’ve ever as much as glanced at a street style blog, you’ll recognise them. They’re fashion’s very own rat pack and total street style pros. At the heart of this group are Sam Lambert and Shaka Maido, the founders of Art Comes First. Lambert and Maido used their impeccable dress sense to turn it into a clothing label, a lifestyle collective and creative craftmanship family.
EYECANDY SMÖRGASBORD feat. The XX, Woodkid, Albert Elbaz, Lucian Freud, Kate Moss, Rick Rubin