Friday, 11 January 2013


After 6 years in the making, the conceptual designer and artist Aitor Throup has revealed his first full ready to wear range, titled 'New Object Research'.

The launch of this long awaited menswear product line took place as part of London Collections: Men on Tuesday the 8th January.

The presentation consisted of multiple suspended life-size human sculptures each wearing different iterations of the four complete outfits, collectively made up of the unique 20 piece collection. The event also featured a live soundscape by Sergio Pizzorno (Kasabian) who performed an exclusive sonic composition inspired by Throup's varied themes, with references varying from Hinduism to Mongolia.

The event represents a key moment in the path of the critically acclaimed designer. Throup has continuously challenged the cyclical structure of the fashion industry, refusing to launch a commercially available line, and has finally managed to create a unique business model which allows him to showcase his product innovation periodically, whilst being able to work on new concepts without any pre-determined time constraints or seasonal pressure. 

Currently on show in Paris
18 - 22 January 2013
Le Loft
Off 28, rue Saint Antoine, Impasse Guéménée
3 Cour Bérard, Paris
75004 France
By appointment only 

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Monday, 7 January 2013


Selfridges is introducing a new initiative that calls on shoppers to be quiet; ‘No Noise’ runs from January 7th to the end of February. A Silence Room (an idea the founder Harry Gordon Selfridge had in 1909) will feature the best of minimalist design, and meditation experts Headspace will help customers “find balance in this fast-paced world” by providing in-store meditation sessions.  Shoppers will be asked not to speak, to remove their shoes, and hand over their mobile devices.

Some of the world’s most recognisable brands have taken the admirable step of removing their logos in our exclusive collection of de-branded products, available in the Quiet Shop.

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