Sterling Ruby: WORK WEAR

Sterling Ruby's bleached, torched, and enzyme-washed studio clothing is an extension of his post-apocalyptic craft, in more ways than one. Here, Ruby shares his workwear archive in a visual contribution for 032c, and speaks about fashion's speed, hunting jackets, and his Gesamtkunstwerk.
More

Public Transportation: HOOD BY AIR in Conversation with BARNEYS NEW YORK

In the wake of Hood By Air’s sexually charged takeover of the shop windows at the Madison Avenue institution, designer SHAYNE OLIVER, Barneys creative director DENNIS FREEDMAN and BABAK RADBOY discuss transcendent repellence, dermatology, and the legacy of Helmut Lang over martini glasses filled with ceviche.
More

Why SAINT LAURENT Invitations Are Extremely Collectible Art Editions

Hedi Slimane’s growing series of invitation booklets for SAINT LAURENT encapsulates the designer’s goal to mutate the contemporary culture of Los Angeles with Parisian haute tradition and craft. Each book is around 100 pages, perfect-bound between a black notebook cover, and designed by a different LA-based artist. And as veritable art editions disguised as invitations, they are also the …
More

A Rose By Any Other Name: MATTHEW WILLIAMS and ALYX Go Medieval in Ferrara

“A foundation built on the undercurrent.” — This is how Matthew Williams describes his womenswear label ALYX. After establishing himself as a photographer and creative director, the New York-based Williams has devoted himself to ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by a melange of global subcultures. ALYX is luxury subverted, dissolved, and reconstituted into a shadow of…
More

Slash’n’Lace: Welcome to the Couture of OTTOLINGER

032c sat down with Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient from „Ottolinger“ and spoke with them about their first collection, their life between different cities and the secret behind Swiss chocolate.   032c: Is there a story behind the brandname Ottolinger? Ottolinger: It was the name on our neighbor’s doorbell at our first studio, and we…
More

MIRRORS FOR PRINCES: Wigs, Mesh, and Life Lessons

In their new editorial for 032c.com, photographer ETIENNE SAINT-DENIS and stylist LU PHILIPPE GUILMETTE bring us the story of a skatepark waif’s sartorial education at the hands of his new godmother:   Photographer : Etienne Saint-Denis Stylist : Lu Philippe Guilmette Grooming : Rafael Estrella Dunn Models : Charlie Shulz @ Montage Models & Ana…
More

032c Salutes Raf Simons’s Tenure at Dior

"If I could be completely anonymous, I would. But, these days, it's not possible anymore in fashion. Since working at Jil Sander, and especially since Dior, the whole thing is very global and exposed. It's over-the-top exposed and communicated. And that's not me as a person."
More

VETEMENTS Special Commission by Hendrik Schneider and Erik Raynal

When VETEMENTS launched in early 2014, the design team behind the Parisian brand remained completely anonymous. Even with the reveal of its head designer, Georgian-born Demna Gvasalia, the brand continues to eschew the cult of personality. 032c presents a special commission of the up-and-coming brand, styled by Erik Raynal and shot by Hendrik Schneider ahead…
More

ACRONYM’s Functional Intervention on the NIKE Air Force One

Take an Air Force One. Slice it in half. Bolt on a Zipper. Scribble on it with red marker. Put a foot in it. Repeat. Since its inaugural line in 2002, Berlin-based ACRONYM has re-programmed menswear with a laser-focus on functionality. After collaborating in an urban stealth-ops re-launch of Nike’s ACG label, Acronym’s Errolson Hugh…
More

Grüß Gott! Austria’s ARTHUR ARBESSER Is Leading Milan’s Young Design Renaissance

Austrian born designer ARTHUR ARBESSER is a Milan implant whose success story has become a reference point for a wave of young brands popping up in the Italian design capital. Following a seven year stint working with Armani, the Central Saint Martins graduate launched his eponymous label in 2013, quickly garnering international attention as well as a nomination…
More

Warm Leatherette: DSTM’s Twisted Up SS16 Look Book Images

Berlin-based label DSTM‘s lookbooks are a perennial favorite in Berlin. Since the brand’s inception, designer JEN GILPIN has worked in tandem with photographer and 032c collaborator MAXIME BALLESTEROS, who is also her husband. Together, the pair create photographs imbued with a dark femininity. Black leather and silk dominate the looks, and Ballesteros has his models…
More

Time Traveling with ALEX MULLINS by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER and AARON SILLIS

Since landing on the London design scene in spring of 2013, menswear designer ALEX MULLINS has become known for his self-contained fabricated realities which nevertheless evoke a sense of the familiar. His obsession with Americana is clear; References to 1950s Baltimore, native American biker gangs, cowboys, and surreal patchwork are all rooted in archetypal images, imbuing his designs…
More

Cottweiler Show A Softer Side In Their S/S 16 Presentation Images

032c favorites COTTWEILER presented their S/S 16 collection earlier this month during London Men’s Fashion Week. For the upcoming collection, designers Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty worked with softer, more natural tones and fabrics than they’ve used in the past, while still employing their signature neutral colour palette and use of bonded fabrics. The presentation,…
More

Pedal to the Metal: ROXANNE FARAHMAND Teams Up with VISIONIST for her A/W 15 Collection

London-based accessories designer ROXANNE FARAHMAND takes her inspiration from East London youth culture, meshing her heavy metallic jewelry designs with racer aesthetics. Following her last presentation at Fashion East, which featured a group of Fast & Furious-looking youths hanging out in an open-top Mazda, she continues into this hyper-stylized territory with her A/W collection. For…
More