Sparks Joy. Zankov SS23

Founded in 2019, Zankov is known for its graphic sweaters in bold color combinations and easy-to-wear silhouettes that the designer Henry Zankov has been slowly building upon and expanding season after season. He seemed most excited about a collaboration with his friend painter Philippine de Richemont. Zankov took de Richemont’s gestural paintings of “the human nongender form” and transformed them into a pattern that appeared in an easy yellow dress made from a high-twist cotton fabric with a light weight perfect for summer. De Richemont’s faces also appeared as embroidery on a couple of woven button-down shirts, done in colorful yarns. “Last season I started experimenting with woven material, and this season we wanted something a bit more hand-done,” Zankov said. Also new was a great pair of wide-leg chinos. For spring-summer 2023, Zankov was also inspired by Ukrainian Jewish artists who share his heritage, like Sonia Delaunay, Louise Nevelson, Kazimir Malevich, and Aleksei Kruchenykh. “I never want to be literal; instead I pulled from what’s inspiring about the visual language of each artist,” he said. That resulted in a fantastic geometric pattern done in shades of aquamarine and indigo that was digitally printed on a very fine rib and turned into a swingy button-down shirt and skirt. “I want everything to feel really, really light but also be strong visually,” said Zankov. A knit tank and matching long shorts in an orange terry with thin red and white stripes achieved that goal, as did a horizontal short-sleeve top with a zipper at the neck and banded sleeves in shades of bright green, canary yellow, orchid, black, and white. Zankov’s signature blocks of color appeared on an oversized sweater, a pair of shorts, and a short-sleeve maxidress whose secret seemed to lie in the orchid color that appeared on half the ribbed neckline. “I know the color’s right when it feels joyful,” he said, and there was no shortage of joy to be found in this collection.

As the festive season is approaching, I will be sharing curated selections of my favourite brands’ items here and there. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Henry Zankov launched his eponymous label to inject a sense of playfulness and fun into knitwear. The way he juxtaposes natural fibers with highly technical yarns to create a clean, minimal surface is something to behold. Here are my three favourite knits from the label’s current collection, all perfect for a present under the Christmas tree. Or just wear a Zankov piece while decorating one!

Zankov jacquard-knit tank made from organic cotton.

Zankov striped merino wool midi dress in forest green.

Zankov – Kevin Paneled Jacquard-knit Organic Cotton T-shirt – Red

Collages by Edward Kanarecki.
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Festive Guide: Cozy Up

And just like that, this is my last festive shopping guide of the year! Fabulous and bold winter scarves, hats, and gloves are always a no-fail idea. After all, we all wish for a white Christmas, and what better gift is one you can use right away. For immediate satisfaction, let her unwrap COS’ classic cashmere scarf or JW Anderson’s wooly teddy mittens. However, the must-have winter wear of the season is sure to be a colourful, statement sweater – The Elder Statesman, Christopher John Rogers and Loro Piana are brands to go for!

From left to right: Raf Simons oversized sweater, Molly Goddard fairisle cardigan, Dries Van Noten handle clutch & Christopher John Rogers ribbed-knit maxi dress.

COS floral pullover, Dries Van Noten feathered top, The Row cashmere snood & Rick Owens nylon blanket jacket.

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The Row cashmere, wool and silk-blend cardigan, Cashmere In Love hood, Ashley Williams strawberries socks & COS wool pullover.

Loro Piana cashmere sweater, Cashmere In Love beanie, Paco Rabanne x Kimura socks, Christopher John Rogers polka-dot jacquard-knit sweater, Molly Goddard cable-knit wool sweater & COS cashmere beanie.

Marc Jacobs wool hooded jacket, COS cashmere socks, CFCL tote, Marc Jacobs puffer collar & Marc Jacobs wool skirt.

TASCHEN

The Elder Statesman tie-dyed cashmere sweater, COS cashmere slip-ons, COS leather gloves, The Elder Statesman cashmere track pants, Cashmere In Love balaclava & COS wool vest.

Sea crochet applique fruit sweater, JW Anderson striped knitted mittens, The Elder Statesman cashmere beanie, Sleeper shearling slippers & COS mohair scarf.

All collages by Edward Kanarecki.

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Festive Guide: Take It Easy

Balenciaga resort 2022

What to buy for the homebody? As the temperature dips, our homes become more important than ever. And for the homebody, this means a renewed commitment to all things hygge – with a focus on those everyday luxuries that make staying indoors ever more chic. At the top of her wishlist is undoubtedly a unique tracksuit that is polished yet practical. Tactility is key – so button-up cardigans, socks and blankets will tick all the right boxes, while a pair of shearling mules from Molly Goddard will delight. Here’s the “take it easy”, last-minute festive guide.

From left to right, top to bottom: Marc Jacobs logo-print mini t-shirt dress, Sleeper pompom-embellished shearling flats, Anine Bing sleep mask, Dries Van Noten feather-trimmed cotton-terry track pants & “Jean-Michel Basquiat. 40th Ed.” book by Taschen.

Marc Jacobs Heaven heart earrings, Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock “Arizona” slides, ERL logo socks, Cashmere In Love cashmere halter top & Amomento brown eco-fur balaclava.

Cashmere In Love hoodie, Rag & Bone bouclé sneakers, “Virgil Abloh. Nike. ICONS” book by Taschen, Issey Miyake shell knit bag & Dries Van Noten feather-trimmed cotton-jersey sweatshirt.

Marni sabot loafers, Coperni cut-out bodysuit, Bea Bongiasca asymmetrical flower power hoop earrings, Molly Goddard x UGG sheepskin slippers, Raf Simons silk pants & Rick Owens jacket.

All collages by Edward Kanarecki.

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Festive Guide: In The Spotlight

Christopher John Rogers resort 2022

Between the Christmas holidays and the New Year’s Eve, and all the celebrations this festive season holds, you’ll likely need a bold party outfit – or two. If the autumn-winter 2021 runways were any indication, the time has arrived to get dressed up to the nines. So what better opportunity to wear the season’s most opulent prints, luxe textures, and, of course, exquisite sequins and shine? Here is a selection of festive evening dresses and spectacular gowns, jaw-dropping heels and charming bags, and magnificent jewels that will work as amazing holiday presents!

From left to right, top to bottom: Christopher John Rogers polka dot gown, “Andy Warhol. Polaroids 1958-1987” by Taschen, Bea Bongiasca quartz ring, Ashley Williams heart bag, Oscar De La Renta bouquet clip-on earrings & Amina Muaddi heeled sandals.

Libertine patchwork jacquard coat, Marc Jacobs ruffle cape gown & Bottega Veneta tasseled shoulder bag.

“New York. Portrait of a City” book by Taschen, Carolina Herrera oversized gloral-print silk-gazar shirt, Marc Jacobs wide-leg pants, Dries Van Noten pillow gloral-jacquard tote & Bea Bongiasca candy heart stud earrings with lime green enamel and blue topaz.

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Simone Rocha crystal flower earrings, Khaite ruffled chiffon and satin, Christopher John Rogers gradient evening skirt, Diptyque “Do Son” eau de parfum, Sylvia Toledano necklace, Loewe bracelet pleated leather bag & Clergerie lambskin platform sandals.

Oscar de la Renta tulle coat, Sylvia Toledano earrings, Simone Rocha cameo necklace, Manolo Blahnik “Maysale” mules, Saint Laurent sequined silk-crepe dress (similar style) & Versace gold “La Medusa” earrings.

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Rosie Assoulin “Thousand-in-one-ways” convertiblestriped merino wool-blend sweater, Molly Goddard taffeta dress, Christopher John Rogers cargo pants & Loewe striped mohair-blend scarf.

Simone Rocha pearl coin pouch, Sea ruffled cotton-blend poplin blouse, Byredo “Young Rose” eau de parfum, Rosie Assoulin scalloped pleated cotton-poplin skirt & Simone Rocha platform sandals.

Christopher John Rogers wool-blend blazer, Anthony Lent crescent moon hoop earrings, Marni necklace, Molly Goddard tiered taffeta dress, Simone Rocha crystal flower single earring & Blumarine Hello Kitty hair clip.

All collages by Edward Kanarecki.

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