April 2016

— April 25, 2016 —

The Look: Antipodium Fall Winter '16 Presents Rush Hour

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The “RUSH HOUR” collection is a typical ANTIPODIUM tour de force - a concentrated double shot of essential London energy swirled with its consistently quirky outlook on life. We caught up with ANTIPODIUM's designer, Madeleine Press to know more about the brand's Fall/ Winter '16 Collection, presented in The Electric sekki Paris Showroom. 

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“RUSH HOUR” celebrates the mesmerizing murmuration of a million daily commuters. A diverse mix of people all sharing a communal desire in a common task, silently protecting and projecting their personal space, often immersed in their own digital worlds - and then quietly peeling off from the crush and throb to head towards their final destination.

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Igniting curiosity and the urge to look twice, ANTIPODIUM offers the modern woman a new chemistry; an essential distillation of London’s wit and wisdom for a tuned-in global audience. With a focus on innovative fabrications, dynamic print collaborations and canny colour combinations ANTIPODIUM delivers collections that are as smart or uninhibited as you dare.

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ANTIPODIUM spells an everyday attitude, becoming the by-line for subverted classics as well as modern basics - with a hook on the zeitgeist has secured a tribe of loyal followers and tastemakers across fashion, music, film and

style.

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ES: Describe who ANTIPODIUM is for?

MP: " People who are excited and inspired by the collection as we are, and that love it. Appealing to people’s love of living in the city, this is part of who we are and what we do everyday. Living in the moment. This thing about technology- people being absorbed in their own space is a big influence to us in this collection. It's about living that 24/7 existence and never stopping- it can be taken in a harsh way or a beautiful way. Its sort of building on that through the seasons."

— April 8, 2016 —

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Hunter Opens 2nd Global Flagship Store In Tokyo, Japan

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On Friday 1st April, Hunter’s Creative Director, Alasdhair Willis, and CEO, Vincent Wauters, hosted a reception party to celebrate the opening of the brand’s new flagship store in Tokyo, Japan.

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This is the brand’s second global flagship, following the opening of the first flagship in the brand’s 160 year history on London’s Regent Street in November 2014.

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The 3100 square foot store, set over two floors, is located within the new Tokyu Plaza building in Ginza, Tokyo. The building and Hunter’s flagship opened to the public on Friday 1st April at 11am local time.

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In attendance were Alasdhair Willis; Vincent Wauters; Soichiro Fujiwara; Loveli; Kozue Akimoto; Kana Oya; Elli-Rose; Melody Yoko; Ayana Miyamoto; Rene Takeshita; Teruma Aoyama; Taylor Suzuki; Joe (of Tokyo Dandy); Yuya Nara; I Don’t Like Mondays; Harry Sugiyama; Zoe; Emi Renata; Kelly; Sakimi Kanda; Nina Ito; Rei; Seina Shimabukuro; Daiki Ito; Seria Kawachi; Taiki; Noah; Natsuno Aoki; Mami Mochinaga; Yayoi Sato; Miyu Kogawa;

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For entertainment, acclaimed Scottish bagpiper, Calum Adamson performed traditional music, reflecting both the heritage and the humour of the progressive British brand. Following on, DJ Yuru Nara was on the turntables for the remainder of the evening.

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Fish & chips, finger sandwiches, potato & pea croquette, spinach pie, Scottish cream pastries, Empire biscuit, Gin and Fever Tree cocktails.

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