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London Fashion Week Men's Highlights

London Fashion Week Men’s concluded yesterday on a wet, travel disrupted day in the capital. The Autumn Winter 2017 shows have ushered in a mass of wearable tends from baggy trousers at Craig Green to multicoloured crochets at J.W.Anderson. Here’s our rundown of highlights: Miharayasuhiro At The Barbican “Titled ‘This is only a start’, Miharayasuhiro’s AW17 show…

4 (Non-fashion) Things To Do In London This Weekend


London Fashion Week Men’s commences today, but if you haven’t got a ticket for the shows, here’s our edit of must-see things to do in the British capital this weekend. RADIO ROOFTOP BAR Get away from the London traffic and go sky high at Radio for tapas and a 180 degree view over central London…

The Cult Of Craig Green


London Fashion Week Men’s starts tomorrow with the British Capital playing host to a number of the globe’s most celebrated menswear designers. The British designer and 4 favourite, Craig Green shows his Autumn Winter 2017 collection tomorrow evening at The Old Selfridges Hotel. Here are some of our favourite looks from his previous collections. 1. ‘The…

'Rick Owens: Furniture' At Moca


“I want it to be monumental. I think we have enough cosiness in our lives. Isn’t it nice every once in a while, to have a little bit of discipline and to have something that makes you sit up kind of straight?” explains Rick Owens of his recent exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art…

Bursary Award Winner Hazem Kais Launches 'Human Nature' Winter 2016 Collection At 4


Hazem Kais’ inaugural womenswear collection ‘Human Nature’ draws on parallels between human emotions and volcanic natural forces. Illustrating these notions through colour, drapery and texture, the collection blends rich and tactile fabrics with dramatic and poetic form. Last year 4 worked with Creative Space Beirut, a fashion school founded by Lebanese designer, Sarah Hermez, to host 9 student collections, …

Ten years of Ann Demeulemeester's Darkly Poetic Jewellery


In Ann Demeulemeester’s visual language, feathers figure heavily as symbols of freedom, humbleness and poetry. The free-spirited Belgian designer uses them often as keepsakes at her shows, but also in her jewellery. Demeulemeester introduced jewellery to her brand offering in 2006. She chooses to work with dove and pheasant feathers, sometimes bare, sometimes dipped in silver…

Christian Richter's Images Of Abandoned Architecture


Photographer Christian Richter grew up in an area that used to belong to East Germany, and was 14 years old when the Berlin wall came down. ‘Many places began to fall into disrepair. that’s when I started visiting old buildings, sometimes with friends, sometimes on my own’, Richter recalls. This early investigation of abandoned architecture soon developed…

A SECRET BALLROOM UNDER A LAKE, GUARDED BY NEPTUNE READ


A giant statue of Neptune sits atop an underwater dome enclosing a secret room under the lake of the Whitley Estate in England. The entire estate was drenched in opulence and extravagance. It was built in the late 1800s by Whitaker Wright, a shady businessman who was convicted of fraud after many years of floating…

Yang Li's Halloween Playlist


After interning at Raf Simons and leaving Central Saint Martins without his degree, Yang Li went on to create his namesake brand, working from London and showing in Paris. Heavily influenced by youth subculture and rebellious visionaries, Li has put together an Halloween inspired soundtrack exclusively for 4. From post-punk and cold wave to industrial, consider this…

Disney & Christopher Ræburn Team Up For Iconic Bag Collaboration


Christopher Ræburn, Walt Disney and two of the most iconic cartoon mice in the world. Designed and developed over the last 12 months at Ræburn’s East London studio, through seven stages of prototyping, Christopher Ræburn and Disney present an exclusive, unisex series of Mickey and Minnie Mouse bags. The bags are made from ethically sourced nappa leather or organic European milled indigo denim.…

Daniel Arsham At Galerie Perrotin


American artist and designer Daniel Arsham has created a cave from purple spheres as part of his first solo exhibition in New York. Arsham, who co-founded Brooklyn studio Snarkitecture, has installed the show at Galerie Perrotin in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Known for his use of white in artwork and installations, the artist has introduced colour into his work for the first…

Harvey Nichols Kuwait x Versus Pop-up


Harvey Nichols and 4 are pleased to present an exclusive Versus pop-up commencing on Tuesday 18th October and concluding on Saturday 12th November. Versus is the diffusion line of Italian luxury fashion house Versace. Founded in 1989 it has been helmed by some of the most ground-breaking names in fashion from Christopher Kane, J.W. Anderson…

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…