In zes zalen van de Philipsvleugel presenteert het Rijksmuseum vanaf 20 februari t/m 22 mei 2016 mode in Nederland van 1625 tot 1960. Te beginnen bij de kleren van de Friese Oranjes uit de Gouden Eeuw, via japonnen van kleurrijke Franse zijde en flonkerende fluwelen mannenpakken uit de 18de eeuw, naar de klassieke Empire en de queue’s uit het Fin de Siècle tot aan 20ste-eeuwse haute couture van Dior en Yves Saint Laurent.


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Renowned London-based designer Stella McCartney is going back to her roots. According to WWD, McCartney will finally be confirming her long-rumored foray into menswear, unveiling a Spring/Summer 2017 collection sometime in June of this year. As Vogue notes, the release will hardly be McCartney’s first time in the realm of menswear: she worked for Edward Sexton on Savile Row in the early days of her career before her 1997 appointment as creative director at Chloé.


Cold winter weather can make it hard to want to get out of bed, but Wintervacht has answered your wish to stay wrapped up in blankets. Two young Dutch designers are creating elegant clothes from old blankets and curtains, giving new life to textiles that have otherwise lost their original purpose.


Yoni van Oorsouw and Manon van Hoeckel met in design school. They took sewing classes from Yoni’s mother. At the time, Manon was living in a house without heating, and would sleep under three heavy old blankets. When her sewing teacher, Yoni’s mother, suggested she make a jacket, she was inspired to use the blankets.

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Conceived along the three pillars of design, utility and technology, Yosuke Aizawa’s White Mountaineering collaboration with adidas Originals is the purest expression of the nexus of function and fashion to date. Utilizing futuristic cuts and high-tech fabrics such as GORE-TEX and cotton-nylon blends, the collection consists of essential pieces ranging from T-shirts and sweat pants to windbreakers and parkas that feature unique panel construction and muted tonal designs. Meanwhile, the footwear is a fresh interpretation of classic adidas models with reengineered soles and performance-oriented materials. The adidas Originals by White Mountaineering 2016 spring/summer collection will be divided into two drops on February 26 and April 9 respectively at select adidas Originals retailers worldwide.


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The Art Institute of Chicago is currently hosting an exhibition of all three paintings that Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh made of his bedroom in Arles in the South of France; to celebrate the occasion, the Institute has recreated the Dutch master’s bedroom and put it up for rent on Airbnb.

According to the listing:

This room will make you feel like you’re living in a painting. It’s decorated in a Post-Impressionist style, reminiscent of Southern France and times gone by. Its furniture, bright colors, and artwork will give you the experience of a lifetime.

This experience can be yours for the low, low price of $10 USD per night “for no other reason than that I [Vincent] need to buy paint.” If you have $10,000 USD burning a hole in your pocket, maybe Beyoncé’s Super Bowl abode is more your style instead.


Pharell Willams wordt mede eigenaar g-star raw


G-Star RAW en Pharrell Williams gaan nauwer samenwerken; de zanger en entrepreneur wordt mede-eigenaar van het jeanslabel. Hij zal betrokken zijn op allerlei creatieve vlakken, van collecties, tot campagnes en bedrijfsstrategie.

Pharell Williams werkt al twee jaar samen met G-Star. Zijn bedrijf Bionic Yarn werkt samen met het jeansmerk aan het project ‘RAW for the Oceans’, waarbij recycled plastic uit de oceanen tot denim wordt verwerkt. Een intensievere samenwerking is het resultaat van Pharell’s ‘ontwerpethos en creativiteit en een gedeeld streven naar innovatie’, aldus G-Star RAW.