German designer Jil Sander founded her eponymous fashion house in 1968 and is renown for the minimalism and purity found in its collections. Jil remained head of design until Raf Simons took over between 2005 and 2012. Now the brand is headed by design power couple Luke (OAMC) and Lucie Meier (formally Balenciaga and Dior).
John Smedley is an iconic British brand that creates the world's finest knitwear from their factory in Lea Mills. The factory has been continuously producing since 1784, making it the longest running production facility in the world.
John Smedley uses only the finest merino wool and Sea Island cotton to create immaculately finished fine-gauge knitwear.
Each season, Lemaire presents qualitative collections with attentive details designed for everyday life. The vestiaire consists of realistic clothing and singular pieces influenced by the cosmopolitan streets of yesterday and today Paris.
Lemaire is a collective, independent project led by Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran, bringing together a team that is united by a shared work philosophy, with clothing at its core.
Maison Margiela is a French fashion house, founded in Paris in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela.
Both masculine and feminine, oftentimes fusing the two genders, the House takes a cerebral approach to deconstructing, reinventing and redefining men’s and womenswear silhouettes. Since 2012, Maison Margiela has held the official ‘Haute Couture’ appellation from the Féderation Française de la Couture for its collection entitled ‘Artisanal’.
Iconic Italian high-fashion house Marni was founded in 1994 by Consuelo and Gianni Castiglioni. Marni plays with color, prints and textures, characterised by eclectic style and refined materials and an inspired mix of shapes and patterns stand out every season.
2016 saw Consuelo Castiglioni step down, and the appointment of new creative director Francesco Risso, whose young talent writes a new chapter in the history of Marni
Marwood is a London-based luxury accessories label that believes in providing well-designed, highly considered products whilst drawing on and learning from established techniques and methods from the past in terms of craftsmanship and manufacturing.
Marwood is known for its handmade English lace ties and bow ties, as well as their fantastic mohair socks.
Milan Palma is an independent designer brand that produces hand-crafted leather bags and accessories. Timeless products that are long lasting, practical and unique.
Only premium full grain leather is used and all materials are hand-selected by Milan himself in small quantities to ensure that each product is one of a kind.
From the original design to the stitching, each Milan Palma leather product is crafted individually by hand with care and perfection in his atelier in Maastricht.
Raising the concept of a scarf to the status of an exceptional item imbued with character. That is what Emmanuel Demuynck of the Belgian company Monsieur Maison succeeds in time after time. And with flair. One could describe his creations as unique stories. They are almost poetic and above all beautiful. They are the fruit of an exciting search for rare couture and haute couture fabrics from days gone by, the unique combinations of which today constitute the clearly recognisable trademark of Monsieur Maison. With each of his scarves, Emmanuel creates a link to a very special figure from the 20th century.
Launched in 2014 by Luke Meier and Arnaud Faeh, OAMC represents a harmonious balance between modern aesthetics and innovative techniques.
Taking influence from contemporary culture, traditional menswear, functional and rational design, nature, technical innovation, material development and extensive traditional craft, OAMC creates modern menswear for the culture and context of now. OAMC is about the present; what is aesthetically pleasing now; what is culturally relevant now; what is technically possible and valid now.
Our Legacy is a Swedish fashion brand based in Stockholm. Founded in 2005 by Jockum Hallin and Cristopher Nying, the brand started out with a line of graphic print t-shirts, and in 2007 the fist full collection was released. In the same year, mutual friend Richardos Klaren joined the brand, becoming a third co-owner.
Renouncing fast-paced consumerism, the first collections were characterized by pieces stripped of conspicuous detailing, with the emphasis placed instead on quality. Pieces developed within the fist collections had a timeless approach and an effortless appeal. Our Legacy was originally, and in many aspects still is, more of a product-focussed company than a fashion brand focussing on seasonal collection with transitory themes.
Fueled by his love for both rebellious youth cultures and traditional menswear, he emerges in fashion halfway through the nineties, presenting a radically different image of masculinity. Fusing the energy and singularity of teenage subcultures with the sharpness and precision of classical sartorial craft, the look presented by Raf Simons is both inspired by and designed for confident outsiders.