& Other Stories introduced a brand-new concept to their beauty category this Summer, with their LA Hair Care collection, developed by the & Other Stories in-house team together with LA-based, celebrity editorial stylist Kylee Heath, an expert on red carpet and quintessential LA style. The development is perfectly aligned with the aesthetics of its fashion design atelier in Los Angeles. In addition, each of the three ranges in the collection also have their own signature fragrance, cleverly developed by & Other Stories long-time collaborator, the perfumer Jêrome Epinette.
[06 September 2018 2:20pm]
COS x Pitti Uomo: SOMA
Last week, COS launched a menswear capsule collection at the 94th edition of Pitti Uomo in Florence. The first time the brand has presented at Pitti, the 17 piece collection and presentation was conceived in collaboration with Wayne McGregor – Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, and a multi award winning British choreographer and director. Wayne and nine dancers from his company moved through the Istituto degli Innocenti in an explorative and contemporary performance. We were there and we witnessed how the unconscious and unintentional everyday movements which formed the starting point of the collection, were put into motion to encapsulate the COS aesthetic: wearable, versatile and quietly inventive.
[18 June 2018 5:25pm]
COS AW18 Preview
An fittingly autumnal spring day in Dublin on 12th April to preview the COS Autumn Winter 2018 collection Presented in a private residence close to the city center, the double height glass wall brought the outside in and reflected the AW18 collection’s starting point of juxtaposing metropolitan and natural environments. Natural tones of green and brown were punctuated with sulphur and muted lilac alongside colder, industrial hues of grey, off-white and petrol.
[19 April 2018 4:00pm]
Só Collective has now closed its copper doors. We want to take this opportunity to thank the 100 plus designers at the vanguard of Irish design, who worked with Só Collective during our time in Kildare Village, and to all those who supported this pop up during the two years of the project’s duration. We @balubacreative are looking forward to the next chapter. Beautiful outtake from our campaign shoot by @andrewnuding and @kierankilgallon.
[18 April 2018 5:26pm]
The British Collective by Luke Edward Hall
A big thank you to all the emerging designers who worked with us on The British Collective by Luke Edward Hall, a gifting pop-up conceived and operated by Baluba and hosted by Bicester Village. The seasonal retail experience was rendered in Hall’s signature brilliant palette and inspired by “an imagined eccentric English country house [offering] a colourful, magical environment for festive shoppers”. The quality, vibrancy and eclecticism at the heart of British design came through in apparel, accessories and homewares by Markus Lupfer, Sophie Hulme, Jade Jagger, Tom Dixon and more.
[17 November 2017 4:11pm]
Sphere One x Inis Meain
A contemporary iteration of a garment proudly to the fore of the Irish design vernacular, the New Aran Fisherman’s Sweater – a collaboration between Sphere One and Inis Meain Knitting Company.
“A collaboration between two of Ireland’s most prized knitwear labels, Sphere One x Inis Meáin merges the modern, conceptual construction of Sphere One’s colourful designs with Inis Meain’s expert artisanal craftsmanship” – Barneys, New York.
A short film shot on the island celebrates this collaboration.