ON OUR RADAR: FROM BERLIN NIGHTLIFE, CLUBSOUNDS AND ARCHIVAL TREASURES

25.11.2021, Fashion Mode Musik News
 
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Numéro Berlin’s weekly collection of the most exciting news about fashion, music and simply everything that is on our radar. And here is why it should be on yours as well!

DUA LIPA ANNOUNCES HER NEW PROJECT: SERVICE95 WILL START IN 2022
Most recently, she won at the GRAMMYs and the BRITs, landed an endlessly long series of global hits – and is now back with completely different news: Dua Lipa announces her latest project Service95 this week!
The new platform, which functions like a media concierge service, is set to launch in early 2022: Topics from style, culture and society will come together on Service95, which helps readers to better understand the world. The plan is to provide a carefully curated, entertaining and highly personal mix of lists and recommendations, stories, information, thoughts, reflections and conversations that you won’t see, hear or read anywhere else. Meaningful articles from some of the most interesting voices from around the world are flanked by smart social commentary. There are also fun features and tips that are more off the mainstream. „I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with others – and I love finding connection in our shared experiences,“ Dua Lipa said. „Service95 takes that very idea and makes it accessible to everyone who is as curious about life as I am.“

HUGO PAYS HOMAGE TO BERLIN’S NIGHTLIFE
Hugo and Vertere Berlin just recently launched a new collaboration that pays homage to Berlin’s nightlife and the people who make it.
Hugo was founded in 1993 as an independent brand. Since the beginning, the label’s designs have always been inspired by the German capital, the company explains. Vertere Berlin is a dynamic fashion label launched from a collective of local DJs, designers and artists.
So it seems obvious that Hugo has now teamed up with Vertere Berlin to launch a joint collection that combines the spirit of the brands. The Hugo x Vertere Berlin collection is designed to pay homage to Berlin’s nightlife, especially in these extraordinary times, and picks up characteristic pieces of Berlin’s clubbers. Thus, the unisex collection includes an oversized bomber jacket, functional and club-ready tracking pants and an oversized hoodie.
The collaboration also features two T-shirts with blurry, moody prints of clubbers. A crew-neck sweater and other accessories like a beanie, socks and a nylon bag that fits DJ-standard headphones round out the lineup. The collection features eye-catching graphics and abstract shapes that can be worn both day and night. A key graphic of hands touching, featured on select styles, is meant to capture the electrifying sense of contact, movement and physical expression that nightlife offers.

AGNONA WILL OPEN FIRST MEN’S STORE IN BERLIN
The first German AGNONA Men’s Store is located on the prestigious Kurfürstendamm in the elegant heart of West Berlin and will open on December 4, 2021.
Adjacent to the AGNONA Women’s Store, the 60m2 boutique provides a unique insight into the AGNONA world. Designed by architect Christopher Burns, the interior provides a warm and inviting welcome – a vision of an elegant, classic modern apartment in Milan, surrounded by characterful elements of Italian design and exceptional furnishings collected over decades of passion and taste.

DIESEL LAUNCHES THE NEW SNEAKER DESIGN THE PROTOTYPE WITH AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION NFT
DIESEL introduces the company’s new hero sneaker: the PROTOTYPE, with an exclusive limited-edition DIESEL NFT created by digital fashion house The Fabricant. The PROTOTYPE is an innovative sneaker design that sets the tone for the future of Diesel footwear pushing the limits of athletic footwear design, breaking aesthetic and technical conventions. In addition to the textured rubber strips and the off-center lace-ups, the sneaker features an industrial outsole tread and rubber overlays across its uppers.

THE FINALISTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE 2022 HAVE BEEN SELECTED
The International Woolmark Prize 2022 will soon find a new winner. In advance, the seven finalists of the world-renowned fashion contest were announced, who will keep their chance to win. The emerging design talents had applied in July 2021 with hundreds of other up-and-coming designers the course of the talent contest hosted by Woolmark and were evaluated by a distinguished jury of industry insiders and The Woolmark Company as well as voted into the decisive final round. „We are excited to introduce the next generation of creative game-changers who will compete in the International Woolmark Prize in 2022,“ said John Roberts, CEO of Australian Wool Innovatioon (parent company of The Woolmark Company). „The evolution of the award is designed to support designer:ing to develop forward-thinking concepts that highlight the innovative potential of merino wool, particularly in terms of versatility and sustainability. This is the basis for new technologies to meet the demanding needs of tomorrow’s customers.“

TAMA GUCCI SHARES NEW EP ‘ALMOST BLUE’
The New York City-based, Miami-raised musician, vocalist, and electronic composer released a new EP and forges his own sound that uniquely reimagines the intersection of Pop and R&B and has been a regular collaborator with Anonymous Club. „Almost Blue is a straightforward and heartfelt ode to his favorite color. “For me, blue is a color that represents total comfort and fulfillment,” he says. In titling the work Almost Blue, Tama fearlessly confronts his uneasiness about being just shy of where he wants to be in love, life, and his own artistry. 

SPAGHETTI ARCHIVES LAUNCHES RECIPE NR. 3
Sophia Elizabeth has been working as a creative consultant for ten years for fashion and design houses. Her mantra is simple, we are saturated with products, and the archives contain treasures that new generations are asking to discover. This was the concept of her first Laboratoire Trinité project, which transformed men’s archives (Balenciaga, Dior or even Pierre Cardin) into a women’s collection then produced in limited replica. With Spaghetti, she strives to offer a selection of unique pieces in the same way a designer presents a collection. Each „recipe“ revolves around a monthly theme, a democratic adventure: the pieces are unique so they are for everyone. Sensual, easy, minimal or bizarre.
The emotion of a vintage piece has always intrigued her. Perhaps because she grew up in a textile factory which attached her to the flesh of the garment, the main ingredient, genderless and essential.The French have a saying: the best soups are made in old pots. The spirit of Spaghetti Archives is attached to the values of vintage clothing, the effervescence of archival pieces and a deep sense of resistance against overconsumption of clothing. Products rich in joy and stories that serve a contemporary purpose.
For it’s third curation, Spaghetti Archives unveils « Twisted Uniforms » as its fall/winter 21 recipe.
Caught in between fantasy and reality, the curation explores all facets of the uniform. From timeless or overdone volumes to the 90 ́s aesthetics found in Galliano’s, Comme des garçons’s, Fendi’s or Vivienne Westwood’s archives.
A punk and sensual woman arise, twisting plaid prints and red leather ensembles. She diverts the codes with elegance and questions the notions of equality, social distinction and belonging.

All Images: Courtesy of brands mentioned

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