“Everyone seems to be so scared of doing something that isn’t “cool ” and we wanted to change that mentality,” says 29-year-old John Skelton, former buyer for Oki-Ni, of the idea behind his and partner Dan Mitchell’s new venture, Late Night Chameleon Café (LN-CC). “The concept is quite simply, everything that we love across all areas wrapped up and enveloped in the best surroundings possible whether it be online or offline.” LN-CC, which recently launched online at www.ln-cc.com is “a project incorporating menswear, womenswear, books and music.” A 6,000 sq. ft., by-appointment-only, LN-CC retail space, designed by Gary Card, is slated at open in East London in October. As always, The EP gets the inside scoop… To read the full interview, please click HERE (PDF).
Browsing the Excellent branded merchandise at the new Monocle shop at 535 Hudson Street in Manhattan.
“I really enjoy playing with fabric and seeing how it behaves,” says Moscow-born, London-based designer Georgy Baratashvili. “I find draped clothes very flattering and sensual, and it was unseen in menswear when I started doing it.” In addition to producing his own athletics-inspired, forward looking and directional collections, Baratashvili, a former dancer and a graduate of Central Saint Martin’s fashion academy, has collaborated with Preen, Puma and, more recently, Monarchy, one of England’s current “It” bands. Apparently, Georgy’s a bit of an “It” man-about-town himself, so The EP decided to see what all the Baratashvili buzz is about. To read the full interview, please click HERE.