Around the World: BIRKENSTOCK opens up in London, Milan is celebrating luxury & more 

Around the World: BIRKENSTOCK opens up in London, Milan is celebrating luxury & more 

by Ollie Cox
7 min

We’re well in the February Fashion Month swing, and New York has definitely been nice to us. As we gear up for London, we’ve got plenty of cool stuff to share with you. BIRKENSTOCK has opened a new Shoreditch Studio, 1664 Blanc is bringing design-led experiences to Selfridges for London Fashion Week, and Evisu Jeans founder Hidehiko Yamane is launching his new label, Yamane at DIJONS. If you like the sound of this, keep reading to learn more about what’s happening Around the World. 

Photon is bringing some four-to-the-floor fun to LA

Compound is bringing a belter line-up of UK and European electronic music greats to the City of Angels, including Ben Klock, Nastia, Setaoc Mass, and Silent Servant. Dive into your wardrobe, dust off those dancing shoes and grab a ticket now. With Berghain lighting designer Lars Murasch on board, this experience will bring some cutting-edge techno to the table that you can’t afford to miss. Grab your ticket from Resident Advisor

BIRKENSTOCK has opened a first-of-a-kind community studio 

BIRKENSTOCK has opened a first-of-a-kind community studio, BIRKENSTOCK STUDIO: WALK WITH ME, in Shoreditch. It will host, partner with, and promote a series of multidisciplinary artists in the heart of London at The Truman Brewery. BIRKENSTOCK is rooted in the anatomically contoured footbed – grounded in the pursuit of nature. The brand’s focus on natural movement has meant its classic styles have found their way into communities around the world, and this wide-reaching appeal has been channelled into its latest space. The studio will host events to connect London’s creative community, kicking things off with Helen Kirkum, who will share insight into her creative process by designing one-off BIRKENSTOCK pieces. BIRKENSTOCK STUDIO: WALK WITH ME will be open four days a week from Thursday to Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm. 

Dover Street Market is doing it large for London Fashion Week 

Your favourite fashion designer’s favourite fashion store, Dover Street Market, has you covered for cool stuff to do this London Fashion Week. From Thursday, February 15, to Sunday February 18, there will be a series of installations, signings and DSM-exclusive product launches throughout the store and DSML E-shop. Take a look at some of our favourites below: 

IDEA Tara by Zoë Law signing – Thursday, February 15

Mulberry x Stefan Cooke DSM Exclusives – Friday, February 16 

Pink Pantheress “Capable of Love” DSM Exclusives and signing – Saturday, February 17 

1664 Blanc is celebrating 40 years of London Fashion Week 
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As the newly appointed partner of London Fashion Week, 1664 Blanc is partnering with some of the city’s most exciting designers. From Tuesday, February 13 until Thursday, February 27, 1664 Blanc will launch with a striking glass deconstruction of the bottle in the Duke Street windows of Selfridges alongside a contemporary cobalt blue interactive tabac style kiosk serving 1664 Blanc and Parisian treats. As part of the partnership, there will be a rich fashion cinema programme in the Cinema at Selfridges, with talks from BFC NEWGEN designers Tolu Coker, and Saul Nash and 1664 brand partner Aaron Esh. There will be sneak peeks of the collections, panel discussions and workshops with industry insiders. For more information, head to the Selfridges website

Lucy & Yak’s (Im)perfect Sale is coming to London

Lucy & Yak, the socially and environmentally conscious lifestyle brand, is pitching up in Peckham with its (Im)perfect Yaks Sale. The event follows the success of its mega Manchester launch and will feature exclusive samples, old favourites and irresistible bargains. Items may have minor issues or defects, but they’re all super wearable. If this is a bit of you, head to Copeland Park in Peckham from Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 17. The pop-up will be open from 1 pm to 6 pm on March 14 and from 10 am to 6 pm from March 15 to 17.

Yamane is dishing up new designs with DIJONS 

Evisu Jeans founder Hidehiko Yamane has united with the original team behind Evisu to launch his latest venture, Yamane & Co. To celebrate the launch, the designer unveiled a pop-up store in the heart of Soho, where he hand-painted designs onto select pieces. On top of that, the brand is throwing a London Fashion Week Event at DIJONS in Shoreditch on February 15 with a diverse list of talent, including Miso Extra, and a host of NTS DJs, including Steven Julien, J Caesar, and Mi Ki Mak

Fashion Art and More is headed to Milan 
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Fashion, luxury design, and entertainment are all meeting under one roof for the “Fashion, Art and More” International Luxury Event. Organised by Wellness for You Fashion by Sabrina Spinelli for Milan Fashion Week, it aims to bring together creatives from all over the world with the opportunity to approach different cultures in couture, design and luxury. International celebrities, buyers, and boutiques will all be a part of the festivities. The event will be held on February 25 at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan. 

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