Just before the launch of their collaboration with LEE Jeans later this week, I caught up with Matthew Murphy, co-designer of OTHER (with Chloe Struyk). Formerly knowns as B Store, OTHER is a fashion brand, a physical boutique on London’s Kingly Street in W1 and a web store. OTHER produces its own-label range of unisex, utility-influenced clothing and accessories, which it sells alongside expertly selected pieces from independent designers, including Sharpened Lead favourites Marwood and Berthold. Regardless of their current name, the team are no strangers to collaboration, B-Store previously worked with Liberty, fusing Liberty’s print heritage with OTHER’s relaxed but contemporary approach to shape and form.
The new collection with LEE combines some of the classics from … Read More »
I’d previously passed over Raimund Berthold’s designs as being not really for me, so I was therefore surprised to be so taken with the Berthold SS13 collection. Raimund’s earlier experiments with shape and form and use of ‘sculptural’ materials such as neoprene now look very prescient, given Balenciaga’s recent use of the same material.
Having overdosed on print and colour in recent seasons, suddenly the idea of monochome clothing that still makes a statement through playful, unconventional form is very appealing to me. So, I caught up with Raimund last week, for a Q&A session about the new collection. Below are Raimund’s witty, yet insightful ripostes to my questions and shots of the collection itself.
SL: SS13 looks very fresh, exuberant and youthful. What was your overall aim with this collection? Any specific starting points or inspirations for SS13?
RB: My aim was … Read More »