ACOLYTH E-STORE 12TH JANUARY: ENSAEMBLE NONSENSE NOISE T-SHIRTS

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ensæmble is the love-child of Finnish-Belgian-Russian ambition and curiosity. Its independent spirit and itinerant practice account for works stemming from the in-betweens of fashion, art and craft. ensæmble was established in 2011 and is based in Helsinki. The name ensæmble represents the firm belief in collaboration both as a requirement of the complexity of our time as well as something personally hugely inspiring. Its most intimate form is the æ, a chiasma of the initials of the two designers Alisa Närvänen and Elina Peltonen. From this intimacy all works are extended to incorporate other life-worlds and invite a polyphony of interpretations through both artist collaborations as well as the everyday actions of wearing the clothing. The clothes convey a silent yet strong presence. ensæmble studies the relations of clothing within the concurrent familiarity and absurdity of life. Its independent spirit and itinerant practice account for works stemming from the in-betweens of fashion, art and craft. Acolyth e-store now carries the brand’s collection of print t-shirts titled N*ns*ns* Noise.

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 17TH SEPTEMBER: PROJECT PAPILLON

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Project Papillon is a Finnish fashion label on a mission of rehabilitation. Initiated on 19th of August 2009 in Finland, this distinctive lifestyle brand evolved through an unorthodox collaboration with correctional institutions. Project Papillon’s whole line has been created while offering inmates meaningful work on the road to rehabilitation. Inmates participate by providing inspiration or actual creative input, which Project Papillon’s team of professional fashion and graphic designers adapt and develop. Inmates and prisons are also involved in the manufacturing of the final products.

 

Selected pieces like leather accessories and t-shirts (some made in Vanaja & Sörnäinen prison, Finland) from the collection are now available through Acolyth e-store & Acolyth Helsinki store.

 

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Black Leather Key Ring

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Black & Red Leather Key Ring

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Brown Leather Key Ring

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Black Leather Notebook

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Brown Leather Notebook

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Black Leather Cigarette Box

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Brown Leather Cigarette Box

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Black Bandana Scarf 

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Red Bandana Scarf 

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Blue Bandana Scarf 

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Black Bandana Blanket

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Black Poem T-Shirt

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PROJECT PAPILLON | White Made In Prison T-Shirt

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Blue Made In Prison T-Shirt 

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PROJECT PAPILLON | Black Made In Prison T-Shirt 

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 10TH SEPTEMBER: DUSTY MARJUT UOTILA AW15

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Designed and expressively created by Marjut Uotila, DUSTY is an avant-garde menswear label known for its presentation of artistic signature pieces without compromising on wearability. The austere and minimal collections are entirely developed and produced in Finland. DUSTY utilizes experimental yet beautiful silhouettes comprised of quality fabrics that have an unmistakable and effortlessly wearable signature look. For her collections, Marjut works with innovative fabric treatments and patternmaking in order to challenge traditional detailing and tailoring.

The locally developed garments, often ecologically produced, are meticulously manufactured in small independent ateliers in surroundings of Lahti, Finland, nearby the DUSTY studio. All exquisite details are finished by hand, alluding to the artistic uniqueness of each individual piece. The collections are made of natural fabrics and fibers such as sheer cottons and merino wools, to further enhance their wearability and effortlessness.

Axl Rose meets Anglomania in its AW15 collection. Drawing inspiration from 80s androgyny and punk sensibilities, DUSTY’s structured tailoring and signature minimalist color palette is interspersed with hints of red in plaid and lace. Simple jersey basics are transformed with exquisitely hand crocheted golden yarn applique and structural designs. Black quilted linen jackets are updated with understated black and white plaid linings. Exaggerated silhouettes and quality fabrics provide a fresh take on classic trousers and shorts.

The following styles are now available in Acolyth e-store & Helsinki store:

 

Dusty Marjut Uotila AW15 Tarmo Jersey Jacket

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DUSTY | AW15 | Aksu Jersey Jacket 

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DUSTY | AW15 | Golden Skeleton Sweater 

Dusty Marjut Uotila Golden Skeleton Dusty Marjut Uotila AW15 Viita Cape

DUSTY | AW15 | Viita Cape 

Dusty Marjut Uotila AW15 Viita Cape

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 2ND SEPTEMBER: ODEUR AW15 “OPPOSITE/ME”

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Odeur was founded by art director and designer Petter Hollström in Stockholm in 2006 as a brand experiment. By replacing the traditional wordbased logotype with a brand specific scent that is infused in the garments, Odeur was able to become the label with a non-visual logotype. The scent is described as white, clean and light. The triangular shape often used to brand the collection represents the construction of the scent – with a base note, middle note and top note.

The collections are developed drawing from a wide range of inspirations. Elements incorporated are always present in the brand’s direct surroundings, including musical, contemporary art, film and architectural references. Odeur embraces such open interaction through its unisex and multidisciplinary approach towards design.

Today Odeur is designed by Petter Hollström and Gorjan Lauseger and has spread to over 20 countries, selling clothing, jeans, outerwear, footwear and accessories. From 2013, the newly conceived, effortlessly clean quality accessory line Odeur Artefacts, have been added to the brands portfolio.

Odeur AW15 collection “Opposite/Me” has now landed in Acolyth Helsinki store & Acolyth e-store. For AW15, Odeur returns to the essence of a silhouette, rich in sincere tactile functionality. Boxy shapes, with oversized shapes omnipresent, underline the overall lush and billowing feel. Comfy roomy woolen coats are paired with snug tailored bombers and sporty rubber parkas. The outerwear connects to the indoors, though a curation of crisp tees, drop crotch pants and crafted tops. Shell-like surfaces are constructed in sleek tech fabrics, plush wool paired with functional knitwear, sheer cotton and pristine jersey. Selected garments may be reversed for textural effect and utility purposes. Odeur works from a pensive disposition for AW15. This is reflected by a foundation of deep blacks, contrasted only by a dash of crisp whites and all over shirting ‘’contrast’’ graphics. The monotone colorway supports ton-sur-ton printing and fosters expressive identities without overstatement. From process to performance, each garment is constructed with purpose and intent. Interior dwellers are triggered by exterior freedoms, comfortably layered in astute wardrobe solutions.

 

 

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Odeur AW15 Object T-Shirt

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Odeur AW15 Object T-Shirt

 

Odeur AW15 Object T-Shirt

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Odeur AW15 Object T-Shirt

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Odeur AW15 Opposite Tank

 

Odeur AW15 Opposite Tank

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Odeur AW15 Opposite Tank

 

Odeur AW15 Long T-Shirt

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Odeur AW15 Long T-Shirt

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Odeur AW15 Long T-Shirt

 

Odeur AW15 Tech Sweatshirt

ODEUR | AW15 | Tech Sweatshirt 

Odeur AW15 Tech Sweatshirt

 

Odeur AW15 Tech Sweatshirt

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Odeur AW15 Tech Sweatshirt

 

Odeur AW15 Grey Tech Sweatshirt

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Odeur AW15 Grey Tech Sweatshirt

 

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Odeur AW15 Grey Tech Sweatshirt

 

Odeur AW15 Low Sweatshirt

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Odeur AW15 Reverse Beyond Pants

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Odeur AW15 Reverse Beyond Pants

 

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Odeur AW15 Reverse Beyond Pants

 

Odeur AW15 Dark Grey Beyond Pants

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Odeur AW15 Dark Grey Beyond Pants

 

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Odeur AW15 Dark Grey Beyond Pants

 

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Odeur AW15 Grey Beyond Pants

 

Odeur AW15 Grey Beyond Pants

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Odeur AW15 Grey Beyond Pants

 

Odeur AW15 Drop Crop Pants

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Odeur AW15 Drop Crop Pants

 

Odeur AW15 Drop Crop Pants

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Odeur AW15 Drop Crop Pants

 

Odeur AW15 Solid Boot

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Odeur AW15 Solid Boot

 

Odeur AW15 Long Bomber Jacket

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Odeur AW15 Long Bomber Jacket

 

Odeur AW15 Long Bomber Jacket

ODEUR | Aw15 | Long Bomber Jacket 

Odeur AW15 Long Bomber Jacket

 

 

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 28TH AUGUST: MEN’S DAMIR DOMA SILENT AW15

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DAMIR DOMA is a Parisian fashion brand founded in 2006 by the designer Damir Doma and Paper Rain. The Croatian-born designer grew up surrounded by toiles in his mother’s atelier in Germany and later studied fashion in Munich and Berlin, where he graduated in 2004. After gaining experience in the ateliers of Antwerp designers Raf Simons and Dirk Schönberger, he relocated to Paris to join Paper Rain in 2007.

DAMIR DOMA launched the first menswear collection on the official schedule for the Spring Summer 2008 season, and three years later showed the first women’s prét-à-porter collection for Autumn Winter 2010. The DAMIR DOMA collections can be found in leading luxury and avant-garde boutiques across the globe. In late 2012 the DAMIR DOMA Paris boutique opened in the courtyard of 54 Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

The designer’s work is harmoniously linked by a sense of uniform and an obsessive interplay between shadow and light, with designs that encapsulate a measured study of proportion and a juxtaposition of rough and refined textures. Questioning the modern wardrobe, garments offer multiple expressions of identity – contrasting elements of androgyny with dress codes across cultural and historical spheres.

DAMIR DOMA SILENT AW15 menswear items are now available in Acolyth e-store.

Damir Doma AW15 Silent Lookbook images courtesy of Damir Doma.

Photography: Pascal Gambarte

Model: Johannes Schulze

DAMIR DOMA SILENT Scylla Basic Hoody

DAMIR DOMA SILENT Black Talim T-Shirt
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DAMIR DOMA SILENT Black Talim T-Shirt

DAMIR DOMA SILENT Beige Talim T-Shirt

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DAMIR DOMA SILENT Tityos T-Shirt

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DAMIR DOMA SILENT Soria Sweatshirt

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DAMIR DOMA SILENT Scylla Basic Hoody

DAMIR DOMA SILENT | Scylla Basic Hoody

DAMIR DOMA SILENT Scylla Basic Hoody

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 8TH JUNE: SS15 WOMEN’S LOOKBOOK

Acolyth SS15 women’s lookbook was shot on 15th May in the surroundings of Lapinlahti Hospital, Helsinki.

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LOOK 3 | Ona wears Kowtow Long Hours Anorak over Liisa Riski Charcoal Square V-Neck Top & Odeur Layer Shorts

 

photography: Diana Luganski
model: Ona / Brand Model Management
hair: Tynius Saari
make-up: Tuomas Kristian Sjö
styling: Joonas Saari
stylist’s assistant: Juliana Lönnberg

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 27TH MAY: KOWTOW SS15 EVOLUTION DRESS

Kowtow’s self-imposed constraints lead the New Zealand label to research further while working exclusively with sustainable resources, carefully introducing new fabrics and techniques such as recycled Italian made hemp buttons, woven textiles and water-based hand screen-printed fabrics into the collection. Kowtow designs within those limits with an obsession for perfection without compromise, stubbornly affirming an aesthetic that has become the label’s signature and relentlessly pushing the boundaries season after season.

One thing that makes Kowtow unique as a brand for ethical fashion is the construction and pattern work of the garments. The pieces in the main line collection take pattern elements from more niched and up-scale collection and translate them to fit the Kowtow mood. One classic piece in the collection is the two-layered dress, which is usually made from a light cotton plain weave fabric or cotton voile or cotton jersey or a mixture of both. Also the proportions and the silhoutte of the two-layered dress change a bit: for SS15 the two-layered dress (known as the Evolution dress) has much shorter sleeves and hem than it’s predecessor from SS14 collection. SS15 collection Evolution dress is made of firm cotton voile, which is 100% organic cotton. The dress can be machine washed in cold water. Made in India as 100% fair trade product.

Very recently Finnish fashion blogger wore the Evolution Dress for her blog Pupulandia. Check out the images here.

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Kowtow Evolution Dress comes in either dark navy color with white circle print or in rust red. Both styles can be shopped in Acolyth e-store.

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 22ND MAY: LIISA RISKI SS15

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We are excited to introduce a new brand to Acolyth e-store. Liisa Riski is a design house based in Helsinki, Finland which aims to create simple, feminine and long lasting women’s wear that is shaped by positivity, joy of life and love. The Liisa Riski handwriting is clean, feminine yet colourful and vivacious. Each season presents a new exciting theme – story, which is told through the use of fabrics, specially created prints and knits that are designed ‘in-house’ in our studio in Helsinki. All items are created with kindness and understanding. Fabrics are carefully sourced from high quality suppliers from Europe and Japan. Manufacturing in Finland and Estonia is done to cherish the design and the skills of people making the products happen.

Liisa Riski pieces are sold through selected stockists that share the same vision and hold similar values to the brand. Liisa Riski SS15 collection titled “Troupes Marinierès” is now available in Acolyth e-store.

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 18TH MAY: KOWTOW SS15 “IN THE MOMENT”

Our second delivery of Kowtow SS15 collection has arrived in the e-store. ”In the Moment” is the second part of the collection, and it is inspired by the moments preceding the premiere, when the artist, dancer or actor is on stage ready to confront the audience. Tension and focus are translated into the origami-like structure of the Premiere Dress, where the In the Moment print hints at stage lights. The Face to Face print refers to contemporary artist Marina Abramovic’s ‘The Artist is Present’ performance that deals with confrontation between the performer and the public.
Kowtow’s self-imposed constraints lead the New Zealand label to research further while working exclusively with sustainable resources, carefully introducing new fabrics and techniques such as recycled Italian made hemp buttons, woven textiles and water-based hand screen-printed fabrics. Kowtow designs within those limits with an obsession for perfection without compromise, stubbornly affirming an aesthetic that has become the label’s signature and relentlessly pushing the boundaries season after season.
10,000 Hours, Building Block and In the Moment collections are entirely made with 100% premium certified fair trade organic cotton dyed using GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) approved inks.

 

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ACOLYTH E-STORE 30TH APRIL: SS15 MEN’S LOOKBOOK

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Acolyth SS15 men’s lookbook was shot on 25th March in Club Kaiku and Kuudes Linja, two nightclubs in Helsinki. Pieces from Odeur and Daniel Palillo SS15 collections were modelled by Peter Linden, Mr. Gay Finland 2014 and photographed by Mikko Rasila. Hair by Tynius Saari / Qhair & make-up by Tuomas Kristian Sjö.

 

 

 

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