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Madero by Taller KEN

Rising to a total height of 15 meters, the ‘Madero Café’ appears as a monolithic red object next to one of the most heavily trafficked highways in Guatemala city. However, it’s inside the eatery where the project comes to life.   Conceived by Taller KEN, the project’s vibrant interior is layered with textures and colours, forming…

Getting To Know : Mohsin


Menswear designer and London College of Fashion graduate, Mohsin Ali, has developed and designed product for a number of global brands. Emphasising a critical attitude towards design, Mohsin is a label living by three rules: Form, Fabric and Function. Fuelled by a love for both traditional and technical fabrics, Mohsin’s collections are dedicated to silhouettes,…

International Woolmark Prize Nominees Announced


The International Woolmark Prize celebrates outstanding fashion talents from around the globe who showcase the beauty and versatility of Merino wool. It is the world’s most prestigious award for rising fashion stars. First held in 1953 as an initiative of the International Wool Secretariat, the award was won the following year by iconic fashion designers…

V Is For Vetements


One of the leading brands redefining luxury is Vetements. Less than three years old, the fashion collective, led by Demna Gvasalia, has turned oversize jackets, banal work shirts, recycled fur, and giant parkas into objects of desire. Notably, it transformed a DHL T-shirt into a status symbol. It has been invited to show more recent…

Paula Knorr: Modern Femininity


Paula Knorr is a German womenswear designer and Royal College of Art Fashion MA graduate. She describes her time spent in London at the RCA as “one of the best things that ever happened. I learned so much about myself, my creative vision and what I want in life,” and adds “the artistic and visionary support I received…

Abasi Rosborough: Bringing Menswear into the Future


Abasi Rosborough clothing features all-natural fabrics that let the wearer move easily, seams that follow the body’s anatomy and magnets in lieu of buttons. The futuristic vision is catching on: In February, the duo (Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough) was nominated for the prestigious LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, voted on this year by…

Established & Sons — Salone del Mobile 2017


This year’s Salone del Mobile Fair saw esteemed British design brand, Established & Sons, return with a showing in the  Salone Pavilion for the first time. Bringing together iconic designs from the brand’s archive, the team worked against the clock to install a specially designed Wall to Wall floor and reception desk and impressive and entirely flexible flooring…

4 for 4 : Private Policy


The creative directors of Private Policy, Haoran Li and Siying Qu, graduated from Parsons in 2015, launching the Private Policy Label the same year. Through the use of deconstructed silhouettes and an underlying current of youth culture – the brand addresses issues such as globalization. In this extracted interview, the pair discussed their blossoming introduction to…

Gufram and Snarkitecture at Salone Del Mobile 2017


There is always an element of surprise around Gufram’s Salone del Mobile launches. Its wacky and outlandish products may not always functional, but the radical brand’s experimental streak keep us on our toes. This year is no different as Gufram’s inaugural collaboration with New York studio Snarkitecture will set tongues wagging. The first mirror launched by…

Sies Marjan Autumn Winter 2017


In just a few short seasons, Sies Marjan designer Sander Lak has become New York’s latest critical darling for his high-key sense of colour and delicate use of fabric. For Autumn Winter 2017, Lak again embraced fantastical colour and free-flowing silhouettes in a collection that encompassed a ‘sweet and subversive otherworldliness.’ – WWD. In addition, the…

Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield


Today sees the opening of J.W.Anderson’s highly anticipated exhibition at the neobrutalist Hepworth Wakefield gallery. Featuring fashion, art, photography and design, Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield showcases works from different creative fields on an equal platform, allowing them to be appreciated autonomously. A personal selection of sculptures are on display, alongside notable fashion pieces and objects…

Sweet 17 : 4 Picks For The Season


Introducing 4 key new brands for Spring Summer 2017: Litkovskaya Litkovskaya is a contemporary minimalistic womenswear label founded in Kiev, Ukraine. Confronting the motives of masculinity and femininity, Litkovskaya explores the idea of androgyny, dismantling stereotypes with garments that feature sublime fabrics and surgically sharp silhouettes. Litkovskaya is exclusive to 4. Contact us here to order online.   Di Liborio…

Paris Womenswear Highlights


4’s buying team returned to the French capital last week for Paris Fashion Week and a host of buying appointments. Here’s our highlights from the womenswear shows. Rick Owens AW17 Show        Shop the Rick Owens Spring Summer 2017 collection here.   Yohji Yamaoto AW17 Show     Haider Ackermann   Mugler AW17 Show   Shop…

ROBERTS | WOOD AW17 Presentation, London Fashion Week


London avant-garde womenswear designer and RCA graduate, Katie Roberts-Wood, presented her AW17 collection as part of the city’s fashion week earlier this month. The designer emphasises abstract, theatrical and asymmetric silhouettes with sheer fabrics, minimal colour and an ethereal touch. Key pieces of the ROBERTS | WOOD wardrobe were shirting and blazers, which were dissected with strategic cutaways and dramatic bows.…

Archive Re-stock


4’s Archive has discounted product of upto 60% off some of the world’s leading contemporary fashion, jewellery and accessories designers. The recently launched ‘Future Classics’ section of the site also contains rare pieces from the Parisian collective Vetements and for a period of 48 hours we’re offering an extra 10% off all stock, just enter code extra10 at checkout…

Paris Menswear Highlights


4’s buying team spent a busy week in Paris at the end of last month. Here’s some highlights from their time in the French capital. Vetements AW17 Show Boris Bidjan Saberi Showroom Street Style Craig Green Showroom Henrik Vibskov / Vlad Agency Lakic Showroom [caption id="attachment_39362" align="alignnone" width="480"] Private Policy AW17[/caption] [caption id="attachment_39365" align="alignnone" width="465"] Mohsin…

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…