With Mosaert, Belgian Musician Stromae is Building a Fashion Brand

Stromae performing at the La Fête de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles | Source: Flickr/Kmeron

The second capsule collection by Mosaert, the brand started by Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae, whose videos have attracted hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, is set to launch at Paris concept store Colette. BoF speaks exclusively with the Belgian artist and stylist Coralie Barbier about building a fashion brand rooted in music.

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De-Mystifying the Cult of Common Projects

Peter Poopat and Flavio Girolami of Common Projects | Photo: Justin Chung

BoF sits down with Common Projects founders Peter Poopat and Flavio Girolami to uncover the origins and growing appeal of their visually clean — almost blank — shoes and decode the meaning of the signature numbering that appears on each pair.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Launches in Beijing in Next Step of Expansion Plan

Nicholas Kirkwood's store at Shin Kong Place | Source: Nicholas Kirkwood

Today, British footwear label Nicholas Kirkwood opens its first own-brand presence in China, in partnership with Beijing department store Shin Kong Place. BoF sat down with the designer and CEO Christopher Suarez to find out how this new ‘jewel in the crown’ fits into a global retail strategy propelled by investment from LVMH.

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