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INTRODUCING ALEXANDRA MOURA


It wasn’t until she stumbled on an editorial showcasing the flowing, oil slick-esque draperies of Yohji Yamamoto that Alexandra Moura’s focus shifted. She ditched a career in science to focus on fashion design, and hasn’t looked back since. There is, we would discover over the course of our conversation, nothing typical about Moura. From musings on…

Clothsurgeon’s “A Peaceful Exploration” Collection Reinterprets Military History


The autumnal equinox might just have passed, but try telling that to clothsurgeon: the London imprint who refuse to let their output be dictated by the seasons. For their latest collection, the brand has again eschewed conventional fashion directives for a largely eclectic range. Titled “A Peaceful Exploration,” the clothes are centred around a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the…

Introducing ARCHIVIO J.M. RIBOT


“Garments as gifts of time, imbued with history and tradition, artisanally reworked into contemporary design.” Officially launched last year, Archvio J.M. Ribot is a research clothing project split in two capsule collections: Riforma, consisting of one-of-a-kind pieces created by combining sections of antique clothing from the early 20th century, and Archivio, a series of limited…

MEET THE MAN WHO MAKES THE KARDASHIANS' GO-TO BOMBER JACKETS


Ben Taverniti, 36, is the creative director and founder of Unravel, a brand that in a little over a year has claimed the go-to bomber jacket for celebrities like the Kardashian-Jenner clan, the Hadid sisters, and Rihanna. Born in Toulouse, France, Taverniti is an international man of luxury who lives by a simple motto, “To…

Omer Asim Spring Summer 2017 Collection


We present the Spring Summer 2017 collection of multi-disciplined, Sudanese designer Omer Asim. Omer’s unique approach to design: use of primitive materials, architectural structures and nondescript gender is continued and built-upon for SS17 which was presented at London Fashion Week earlier this month. Omer Asim is exclusive to 4. To enquire about purchasing Omer’s Autumn Winter…

Tom Dixon Presentation At The Mondrian For London Design Festival


Yesterday we visited The Mondrian hotel on the Southbank in London for a presentation by renowned British designer Tom Dixon. Inspired by the glamour of 1920s cruise ships, the hotel was originally designed in the 1970s by American architect Warren Platner but the building’s brief was never fulfilled and it was instead occupied as an office up until…

David Koma Spring Summer 2017 At London Fashion Week


We would like to share a selection of photos we shot at David Koma’s Spring Summer 2017 Show at London Fashion Week last Saturday. David Koma is exclusive to 4. Shop the Autumn Winter 2016 collection here.  

A Romantic British Designer, Inspired by Science


Having studied medicine for 10 years at the University of Glasgow, Katie Roberts-Wood changed course to pursue a women’s wear master’s at the Royal College of Art. Since graduating in 2014, she has become known for her magical feats of sartorial illusion, turning cleverly cut pieces of fabric into completely unstitched garments that are akin to wearable…

J.W. Anderson And Versace's Versus Play With Femininity At LFW


J.W. Anderson and Versus were just two of the labels showing their Spring Summer 2017 collections at fashion week in London. The idea of gender and clothes, specifically the norms of how a woman or man should dress, is central to designer Jonathan Anderson’s work. In both his womenswear and menswear he undercuts societal conventions…

What Pyer Moss's Bernie Sanders-Bernie Madoff-Inspired Show Was All About


For his spring 2016 Pyer Moss show, designer Kerby Jean-Raymond tackled the issues of police brutality in the black community. Six months later he teamed up with Erykah Badu to address depression and mental health awareness at his Autumn Winter 2016 show. This season, for his latest collection named “Bernie vs. Bernie” Jean-Raymond turned his sights towards America’s…

RICK OWENS NEW YORK STORE OPENING


This past weekend Rick Owens reopened his New York boutique on the corner of Crosby and Howard streets in Manhattan. The former textile factory building was previously occupied by a Jil Sander store, and has undergone extensive renovations to reflect Owens’s universe. The 8,000-square foot shop is painted minimalist white, with a poured concrete floor. The new…

J.W.Anderson To Curate Exhibition ft. Dior And Rei Kawakubo


It’s no secret that Northern Irish designer J.W.Anderson is a fan of the visual arts – and it’s a love that feeds into his designs. Take his SS16 womenswear collection for example, which featured squiggles inspired by the work of New York graffiti/visual artist Keith Haring. But his love for art transcends the medium on fashion – over the past year, he’s published several books in…

Anthony Vaccarello Puts Brand On Hold


Anthony Vaccarello has announced that he will be put his eponymous brand on hold to concentrate on his new duties as creative director at Saint Laurent. “This adventure has been amazing but I now feel the need to fully focus on this new project,” the designer said via a statement, which also thanked those who…

Last Chance, Final Reductions


Our Summer Sale is coming to an end with final reductions of up to 70% on Spring Summer 2016 collections. Please note, this applies in-store only but if you would like to enquire about purchasing any items from the sale, please contact us here.

Fornasetti Introduces New Looks And Scents To Candle Collections


Five fresh new façades and one new fragrance are lighting up Fornasetti Profumi’s scented candle collection this September; the enigmatic face of Italian-born opera singer Lina Cavalieri taking on three new guises – each more mysterious and beguiling than the last – a new architectural set and a rather novel addition to the ‘Pennini Nero’…

Fashion’s Rising Stars


Emerging designers are plumping for maximum impact with dramatic silhouettes and exaggerated proportions. Here are some of our favourite looks for Autumn Winter 2016. Aganovich 4 favourites, Aganovich continue to push their accomplished, avant-garde aesthetic: Vetements The Parisian collective have had a huge effect on both womens and menswear and can seemingly do no wrong: Undercover Jun…

Where In The World?


We’re in the middle of summer and it’s officially holiday season, so this month we’ve asked some of our favourite designers if they could be anywhere in the world right now, where would they go? David Koma “Cancun, Maxico, with friends.” Rick Owens “Exactly where I am right now – overlooking the sea in Lido Venezia.”…

Summer Sale Buyer's Highlights


Our buying team select their spring summer 2016 sale highlights. Up to 50% off, Shop online or in-store. Featured Womenswear: Rundholz Sheer Jacket, Olgana Mink Fur Flats, Simon Miller Dress, Jerome Rousseau ‘flicker’ Heels Haider Ackermann Gilet, Rombaut Slip On Sneakers Featured Menswear: Yang Li Sash Shirt, Ann Demeulemeester High Panel Sandals, Haider Ackermann Draped Sweatshirt, Forme D’expression Shirt, Matthew Miller Oversized Linen T-shirt

Manta Resort Offers A Private Island To Sleep Beneath The Waves


Underwater accommodations seem to have become a trend among hotels in recent years, but a resort off the coast of Tanzania is now putting a unique spin on the concept. The Manta Resort recently unveiled its Underwater Room, a three-floor suite that floats beside a thriving coral reef and boasts a submerged master bedroom surrounded by windows…

Tom Dixon Designs Interior For New London Restaurant Bronte


Tom Dixon has designed the interior of new restaurant Bronte on The Strand, London. The venue overlooks Trafalgar Square, with an arched glazed facade leading from the traditional colonnade terrace. Inspired by the history of the Strand and Victorian explorers, the restaurant’s interiors are marked by a pink concrete breakfast bar, a green granite kitchen…