Atelier de L’Armèe x Facing West Sashiko Bags
Yet another collaboration from the Amsterdam label, this time focused on its core product: handmade bags. Teaming up with Facing West, this limited edition features Japanese Sashiko stitching embellishments, traditionally used by farmers and fishermen as a means to reinforce stress points or repairs.
PG - Blogging My City #1
For the first entry in this collaborative series I chose one of my favourite restaurants in town - Góshò. Located in Avenida da Boavista, this beautifully unconventional space hosts some of Porto’s finest Japanese cuisine: from traditional and rather exquisite sushi dishes up to more elaborate fusion alternatives, it definitely sets itself apart from the myriad of sushi places of the northern capital. Mixing luxurious and industrial elements within its architecture you are faced with a refined environment that allows for different experiences according to your mood and occasion. Sitting at the counter puts you face to face with the sushiman, providing an enriching experience as they masterfully prepare every single piece right in front of you, whereas a more intimate surrounding can be found within small rooms with paper walls, mimicking a more traditional Japanese atmosphere.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Curators SS14 Lookbook
Head Porter SS14
Niche SS14 Lookbook
Minotaur AW13 “Dawn” Lookbook
The Japanese label elevates standards once again, delivering high quality selvedge denim paired with an array of groundbreaking pieces. Among them: cable knit woven pants and an outstanding gradient dyed effect on outerwear and wintery shirts, embodying the transitions of light and color that occur during the early hours.
Bedwin AW13 “Now’s The Time” Lookbook
This was a drawing my best friend did a couple of years back…still on the list to get it inked:
The Hannya mask is an integrating part of the Japanese folklore, used in many noh and kyōgen Japanese plays. It portrays the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession or jealousy and is believed to drive evil spirits away…