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MADE IN CAMDEN: Dr Martens To Launch Experiential Camden Store

Dr. Martens will be launching their 30th store this April in Camden, London.

Situated in the Camden Stables area, this will be Dr. Martens latest UK flagship store which will trade across 2 floors. The store is a grade two star listed 19th Century building and has many of its original features.

Throughout the store there will also be a number of special areas including; one off art pieces, a free gif booth, plus a designated area for artists and fans to personalise their favourite DM’s old and new. The store will carry the full Dr. Martens range across men’s, women’s, kids and will also present an extensive range of industrial product which sits at the heart of the brand. Consumer will also get the opportunity to view limited edition exclusive designs that can only be bought in this new Camden store. These exclusive designs have been all been inspired by generations of individuals that have expressed themselves through their love of customisation of their DM’s.

There will also be a Virtual Reality experience powered by Oculus, which will allow fans to take a personal tour of the brand’s original UK factory. Through the use of VR, customers will be able to see how a pair of DM’s are made like no other shoe on earth from start to finish.


Missoni’s creative director Angela Missoni joined forces with the unconventional Stephane Ashpool of the cult brand Pigalle to create a menswear capsule collection that will be unveiled this April exclusively in Colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in Ginza and the Pigalle Stores.

Missoni’s heritage in crafting inspired and original luxury knitwear and their eclectic and nonchalant put-together style exquisitely compliment Ashpool’s creative utopian vision which melds an organic and imaginative approach with the 90s-era hiphop culture of his youth, all filtered and refined through the Parisian eye.

Missoni revisited the past using archive fabrics, dating back from 1985 to 2010, which have been artfully reworked into triangular patchwork fabrics and used for a selection of Pigalle’s most iconic pieces; rendering Missoni’s timelessness both contemporary and urban. Created in two color variants, a beige-yellow and a blue-purple, this versatile collection is comprised of pieces that fluidly adapt to the personal style of any man.

Junction 2 Returns for 2017

12pm – 10.30pm | Saturday 10th June 2017 | Boston Manor Park | TW8

Following an electrifying debut, cutting-edge festival – Junction 2 – announce the first details for their second edition, uniting the dream-team of electronic music luminaries with areas hosted by Drumcode and The Hydra, the custom-built LWE Warehouse plus new outdoor stage on Saturday 10th June 2017.

Showcasing leading lights of electronic music at London’s most unique festival site, Junction 2’s debut in June was hailed as one of the biggest success stories of the season, setting a new precedence for urban festival production and firmly making their mark on the city’s party calendar.

Organisers, LWE, promise the same exceptional sound and production values, bespoke stages, attention to detail, hidden forest enclaves and delicious food and drinks in this amazing setting.

Tickets released to 2016 attendees have already sold out with early bird tickets released in the coming weeks. For tickets and information go to www.junction2.london.

Junction 2 have released a film of their 2016 debut with BAFTA award-winning composer and sound designer, Alexander Parsons. Alexander fuses ‘found sound’ recorded from this year’s festival and merges it with 4 tracks: 1. Sam Paganini – Satellite (Intro), 2. Enrico Sanguiliano – Dutch Kiss (Straight Mix), 3. Enrico Sanguiliano – Dutch Kiss (Inner Mix), 4. Enrico Sanguiliano – Ghetto Blaster.

Enraptured by the unique surrounding, Alexander was inspired to ‘capture the divide between the real world and this enclosed capsule, in the shadow of the M4′



Hackney Walk are back with another year of stellar workshops

Grace Wales Bonner, Susie Bubble and Christopher Raeburn are amongst the stellar line up of London creatives and designers offering free fashion masterclasses and workshops at luxury outlet district, Hackney Walk from March 25. These exclusive opportunities will allow attendees to try out their skills under the guidance of London’s most prevalent and exciting designers and creatives all for free!

Created by Hackney Walk as an important part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programme, the Stitch Academy aims to inspire Londoners to find out more about the fashion industry. Last year’s line up included designer Henry Holland, Sharmadean Reid from WAH Nails and designer Holly Fulton.

The Stitch Academy concept was launched in 2013 by Hackney Walk to ensure that the local fashion industry, local community and businesses benefit from the growth of Hackney Walk.

Hackney Walk and The Stitch Academy also continue to support important initiatives such as the Hackney Shop and providing free studio space for young designers, giving local designers the best possible start in their business careers.

To register and book one of the free workshops, head over to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hackney-walk-13139776059


Saturday 25 March
Mimi wade – Fashion Drawing and Dressing with Mimi Wade

Sunday 26 March
Caitlyn Price – Contemporary Womenswear Design Class

Saturday 1 April
Fyodor Golan – Textile Design Workshop

Saturday 8 April
Ashley Williams – Fashion Print Design Workshop

Sunday 9 April
Piers Atkinson – Signature Style Headwear Design Workshop

Saturday 29 April
Christopher Raeburn – Tote-tastic: Design and Make Your Own Unique Bag

Sunday 30 April
Susie Bubble – Blogging 101

i-D – Magazine Editorial / Writing Workshop

Grace Wales Bonner – Concept & Research Workshop

Stitch Academy, Unit 2 at Hackney Walk, Morning Lane, London, E9

Boomtown Announce Sector 6 Line-Up

After Sector 6’s inaugural year at the 2016 event, this full scale Nuclear facility stands at a whopping 30 metres tall and quickly became home to not just the fictional ‘Revolutionaries’ but 10s of 1000s of Boomtown’s most enthusiastic music lovers.

Headlines for the stage include, the triumphant return after two years of Shy FX, whose drum & bass knowledge solidifies his legendary status, last playing at Boomtown to a 20,000 strong crowd in a set that’s gone down as one of the best sets in Boomtown history. BBC Radio 1Xtra resident Toddla T will no doubt bring the freshest riddims for a full set of the best in dancehall, jungle and grime and first appearance as new collective, Killbox, Ed Rush and Audio will be shelling out body slamming bass. Critical Sound bad boys Mefjus and Emperor will be playing B2B after dominating Bang Hai last year, and true to takeover tradition, Shogun Audio will have the whole stage to themselves for Friction, Icicle live, Spectrasoul, Rockwell, Technimatic, Joe Ford, Fourward to blow the mind of all in attendance with pure unadulterated drum and bass. Festival favourites and Wonka-Vision head honchos Wonka & Syn will be mashing up the dance with a big bad selection of weighty bassy bangers.

Kicking off the first ever Thursday opening party for part of the festival, will be Edinburgh’s Elektrical Sound System, armed with a 50 KW hand-built sound system specialising in all things Bass with a strong selection of DJs including Jamie Bostron, Jacky Murda, AAA Badboy, plus a Boom Sound Takeover (Asbo Disco, Fat Stash, Jinx In Dub & Kreed Hosted by Gardna).

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Axel Arigato expand collection to include apparel

Axel Arigato is expanding their product offering by adding clothing to their collection. The 6-piece capsule includes modern essentials such as hoodies, sweatshirts, trousers, t-shirts and more.

With the desire to build Axel Arigato as a modern brand and to continually deepen the product offering, the launch of the capsule collection is as a natural step after introducing Bags and Objects in the Fall of 2016.

“I love working with drops, because it allows me to experiment and play around with concepts on a smaller scale. Among the key pieces is the hoodie which I believe really embodies where we want to be within clothing”
Creative Director, Max Svärdh

The collection keeps the color palette simple with only four color options, allowing its prints and detailing that decorates subtle parts of the garments to speak for themselves.

Prices range from €70 to €145. The capsule collection will be available from the 16th of March, sold exclusively in the Axel Arigato London store and online at axelarigato.com.

ISSEY MIYAKE open first standalone store in Milano

ISSEY MIYAKE announce the opening of its first flagship store in Italy. Approximately 500m² in size, and spread over the most prominent floors of the Palazzo, it is the first time that ISSEY MIYAKE has chosen an historical building for its new flagship store.

Built between 1826 and 1831 by the Reina Family, the Palazzo eventually passed into the hands of the Municipality of Milan in 1921.

The space has been curated and designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, who previously worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, before establishing his own studio, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000. His experimental and innovative creations along with the nature and the senses, which transcend the boundaries of art, design, and architecture, are highly regarded throughout in the world.

Talking about his approach to designing the new space, Yoshioka said,

“We are attracted to a past enriched by layers of history as well as an opaque future not yet realized. The space exists within a 19th century building located near Via Montenapoleone, Milan’s sophisticated street famous for historical architecture. It expresses the contrast between history and future showing the many layers of time in the texture of the interior walls juxtaposed with futuristic colored aluminum.”


Milano has been chosen for the location, and the store will be located in an historic building, Palazzo Reina, at Via Bagutta 12, in the Quadrilatero district.

Listen to “Beauty and the Beast” by John Legend and Ariana Grande

Here at 1883 we are celebrating the global release of live-action Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, by listening to the exclusive soundtrack.

“Beauty and the Beast” soundtrack brings together two musical forces, John Legend and Ariana Grande, performing the track together in the ballroom of Beast’s castle, being joined by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens is now in theatres.

Field Day Announce Act for 2017

Flying Lotus needs little introduction. Whilst his own unrivalled cosmic creations cement his place as one of the world’s leading producers, the Brainfeeder label boss has also released the likes of celebrated artists Thundercat, Kamasi Washington and DJ Paypal in the past year alone. Now preparing to grace Field Day this year expect an otherworldly showcase bringing brand new sounds. Meanwhile an exclusive London appearance from Berlin’s Moderat plus electronic mainstay Nicolas Jaar’s only live UK performance of the year, not to mention performances from revolutionary duo Death Grips and rising prodigy Mura Masa reinforce what’s fast becoming the most exciting edition of the festival yet.

Also joining Field Day 2017’s esteemed lineup are synth specialists S U R V I V E, catapulting to worldwide fame this year with their critically acclaimed score for Stranger Things. Field Day revellers will bear witness to world music’s legendary icon King Sunny Ade, a unique talent with artistry that never fails to inspire, plus the almighty return of shoegaze veterans SlowdiveWhitney, Methyl EthelKevin Morby,HAELOSKing Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Julia Jacklin, Áine Cahill, Imarhan and Flamingods will also be appearing to further provide a masterclass in diverse, far-ranging sounds.

Committed to placing boundary pushing music at the forefront, Field Day’s electronic line up flourishes once more with a list of names that include formidable pioneers Silver Apples, Moodymann, Gaika, Forest Swords, Fatima Yamaha (live), Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Omar Souleyman and more. DJ sets come courtesy of lauded producer Jon Hopkins, whilst other highlights set to take to the decks at this year’s festival include Midland, Nina Kraviz, Marcel Dettmann, Lena Willikens, HuneeJon Jobse and more.

The announcement follows the incredible news that Aphex Twin will be headlining Field Day’s brand new second indoor main stage arena “The Barn” on Saturday night for a UK festival exclusive, playing an exclusive two hour set in a gigantic hanger-like construction with a state of the art high-powered sound system and one of the most technologically advanced lighting rigs around. Big enough to rival the main stage, “The Barn” will be an unmissable spectacle.

Now in it’s 11th year, Field Day has consistently proved itself to be one of the leading festivals the UK has to offer. Exceptional programming over the years have seen the best in upcoming and legendary acts such as PJ Harvey, Caribou, Skepta, Patti Smith and Pixies grace the Victoria Park stages and Field Day 2017 is set to surpass expectations once again, with many more artists to be announced.

For more information and tickets, click here.


DJ EZ announces Lovebox as only London Festival appearance

14th – 15th July 2017 // Victoria Park, London

This year’s chapter of Lovebox is set to be even more special than usual. East London’s favourite festival are celebrating their 15 year anniversary – 15 years of music, 15 years of good vibes and 15 years of love.

Now, Lovebox are delighted to announce the incredible DJ EZ will be joining the already impressive line-up on the Saturday as a London festival exclusive. The legendary selector returns to the Park following an all-conquering set in 2014, and 2017’s appearance looks set to be just as explosive.

EZ’s influence has spread over the UK music scene over the course of two decades behind the decks. Starting off as one of the DJs at the centre of the garage explosion in the nineties, he now stands on his own, famed for his all night-long EZ Uncut sets as much as his crowd-slaying performances on the Main Stages of some of the world’s biggest festivals. He’s as prolific as ever, touring the world and in 2016 embarking on a 24 hour set that went viral when it was streamed online.

EZ’s sets are the high point of any festival, and his appearance at Lovebox will see him build on his singular reputation, complete with unique stage production for a performance that is not to be missed.

This year headlined by Frank Ocean and Chase & Status, Lovebox plays host to an eclectic billing – spanning genres from grime to house and hip hop – featuring legends and the hottest new acts alike, not to mention plenty of mischief to make and hidden corners to explore.

DJ EZ joins Chase & Status, Jess Glynne, Annie Mac, Andy C, Kurupt FM, AJ Tracey, Mist, Raye, Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon and many more at Lovebox, Saturday 15th July 2017.

Tickets available at www.loveboxfestival.com.