Style findings: dispatches from the Wallpaper* fashion team

Style findings: dispatches from the Wallpaper* fashion team

From Japan comes a new project by Chacoli, a brand specialising in storage and transport containers. The Chacoli team has been working on a range of products based on a concept they call ‘Case of Case’. The case in this instance is from the brand’s Partition Collection, which consists of a range of functional bags with graphically compartmentalised sections. Made of heavy-duty cotton they might look like storage boxes but once held they fit comfortably in the hand and can be folded compactly. Now available at Dover Street Market London.

Writer: Lune Kuipers

Box fresh
23 January

Since Demna Gvasalia took the helm of Balenciaga in 2016, the Parisian brand has demonstrated a fascination with workwear silhouettes. The label’s A/W 2017 menswear show was even set against a backdrop of grey roller blinds- a stereotype of corporate visual culture. Now, Balenciaga have teamed up with Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter, on two exclusive capsule collections, with its accompanying campaign shot on staff members across all three companies. This was shot and styled by Balenciaga collaborators Johnny Dufort and Lotta Volkova, with creative direction from Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter's in-house teams, at its chic West London HQ. Boasting Balenciaga's signature ‘Pantashoes’ sockboots with an exclusive metal chain print, men’s checked suits and branded caps, the offering will mean you never want to work from home again.

Writer: Laura Hawkins

 

 

Office appropriate
22 January

There are so many eye-catching elements to KITE- a new Eyebar on East London’s Redchurch Street - we don’t know where to begin. Take the sleek design of the space, one realised by architect Asif Khan MBE, and made up of an assemblage of minimalist wood fixtures, mirrored surfaces and metal stools. Or its pioneering eye testing equipment and partnership with lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss. Most alluring of all is co-founders Asad Hamir, Adarsh Radia and Amar Radia’s offering of modern opticals and sunglasses, ranging from octagonal stainless steel frames, to clear acetate styles with exposed wire temples and gold hardware.

Writer: Laura Hawkins

 

Line of sight
19 January