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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.


Last month premium denim brand AGOLDE launched an exclusive collaboration with Opening Ceremony available in NY and LA, as well was openingceremony.com.

The two design teams come together after a union of minds and ethos, making for a seamless, natural collaboration celebrating diversity and creativity. AGOLDE has emerged as the denim destination with youth culture inspired, high-quality products, while Opening Ceremony has progressed as the leading resource for housing unique and innovative brands in addition to its namesake label.

Crafted entirely in downtown Los Angeles at AGOLDE’s factory and wash facilities, Opening Ceremony’s design team and AGOLDE’s Creative Director Karen Phelps collaborated to create an assortment of denim styles that lends true to both brand’s visions. The first capsule is comprised of two jeans styles graphically cut with straight legs and rainbow stitching.

The collection then expands into redesigns of The Carpenter Group comprising of four denim styles and colour blocked pocket details. The redesign of the Carpenter Group was approached with the idea to as compliment Opening Ceremony’s Spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection.

The Opening Ceremony x AGOLDE collection will retail between $198 – $275 and will be available for purchase beginning February 28th, 2017 at Opening Ceremony NY and LA store locations and openingceremony.com.

London’s first and only festival dedicated solely to prosecco…

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th May
Oval Space, London

Following a grand launch at the start of the year and weeks of speculation, the creators of Prosecco Springs finally reveal the first wave of producers who will be joining them for the inaugural festival in East London this May.

The ultimate festival for Prosecco drinkers and lovers, will bring together the leading Italian producers and the highest quality Proseccos under one roof for the first time ever in the capital. Meet the Producers…

Bottega has been producing some of the finest Italian Prosecco in the hills of Treviso for over 30 years. Bottega offers a beautiful range of premium Italian sparkling wines presented in distinctive, beautifully-designed packaging including the iconic Bottega Gold. Bottega is the ideal choice for aperitifs and parties, or as a prestigious gift for special occasions.

Producing one of the finest Proseccos through their traditional Italian methods and grapes from Valdobbiadene, the birthplace of the Prosecco Superiore, Casanova have also invested significant time and creativity into ensuring that their bottle design matches the contents in terms of luxury and elegance.

Cester Camillo’s boutique estate lies in the enchanting region of Nervesa Della Battaglia, Treviso, nestled between the banks of the Piave river and the beautiful Montello. Each year Cester Camillo Prosecco is crafted exclusively from the grapes harvested on this single vineyard.

A super-premium Prosecco, crafted from a delicately cultivated vineyard in the DOCG heartland of Conegliano, Ombra Di Pantera has become the serve of choice for influencers across the world. Ombra Di Pantera is dedicated to celebrating the traditional heritage and craftsmanship of Italian viticulture to deliver an authentic, exclusive Prosecco experience which embodies the seductive elegance of Italian luxury.

The Vigna Belvedere estate, with cool streams of water marking its boundaries, is set between the lagoon of Venice and the Carnic Alps in the Province of Pordenone. Vigna Belvedere is produced using the Charmat Method, and its whole production cycle is carefully followed from the vineyard to the bottle with great passion and in respect of nature, constantly trying to preserve the health of the vines balancing the yield, favouring quality over quantity.

The ancestral home of the Zonin family is in the village of Gambellara which lies within the famed Veneto region. Being “Vitners since 1821” the Zonin family have tended tp the lush green hills of this picturesque countryside for seven generations: their passion for the vineyards of the area runs deep and today this remains the home of their crisp and refreshing Prosecco.

In addition to tasting the best quality Proseccos on the market, you’ll be able to learn everything there is to know about the much-loved sparkling wine, through tastings and informative Masterclasses. Sample the delights of the Veneto region whilst listening to live jazz and enjoying Italian food, from Venetian Cicchetti to Pasta e Fagioli, antipasti and more. Stay tuned for more information on the music and food, coming very soon.

Click here for more information.

Converse unveil the Forever Chuck film – a celebration of Chuck Taylor

Rooted in youth culture, Chuck Taylor has been and will continue to be, an ever-lasting symbol — never a trend. Chuck is 100-years old, and still brand new. To bring the street style icon to today’s generation, the “Forever Chuck” campaign launched this past February as the first global initiative to serve the encapsulating spirit of youth. Taking over social media feeds, retail displays and digital commerce with engaging stylized images, the videos all told stories of Chuck’s rich history and bright future as a cultural mainstay.

The final instalment of the Converse Forever Chuck Scenes dives deep into Chucks and Fashion and the Chuck Taylor’s iconic influence on the global fashion industry. Hosted by international model Winnie Harlow and directed by award-winning filmmaker Huu Do, the video explores the latest trends in high-low styling that pairs corner thrift shop finds with the latest in haute couture. Speaking with ground-breaking leaders within the underground nightlife scene, Harlow brings viewers into the forefront of trend-driving fashion movements in London and Paris.

The Forever Chuck Scenes explore the three core cultural movements that made the Chuck Taylor iconic: films, LA Hip Hop and fashion. Each film uniquely captures the confident and daring spirit of youth that has symbolized Chuck Taylor loyalists in the past, present and future.

Forever Chuck Cast (in alphabetical order):
Olly Alexander, Keith Ape, Millie Bobby Brown, Jordan Clarkson, Gucci Gang, Winnie Harlow, Lukas Ionesco, Last Night in Paris, Salem Mitchell, Sean Pablo, Marissa Seraphin, Yara Shahidi, Rejjie Snow, Vince Staples & Maisie Williams