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J+O New Arrivals: Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela is an iconoclastic, avant-garde French fashion house founded in Paris in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela.

Both masculine and feminine, oftentimes fusing the two genders, the brand’s universe can be described as conceptual and enigmatic, mysterious and iconoclast. Today, the House is recognized internationally for its unique approach to modern elegance.

Since 2014, the Maison thrives under the guidance of Creative Director Mr. John Galliano. He reveals a new aesthetic, marrying his own poetic vision with the codes of the house of Margiela.

Maison Margiela ready to wear, accessories and footwear is available in-store and online from Jonathan+Olivia

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J+O New Arrivals: YEEZY Season 2

The much awaited delivery of Season 2 is here… well partly. The first installment of the collection drops at 11am EST on Monday June 6th at Jonathan+Olivia… and features the highly coveted crepe boots for both men and women, the high knit boots and the low knit boots . Now available online at http://jonathanandolivia.com/ 

Stay tuned for more YEEZY arrivals

 

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J+O New Arrivals: Hood By Air

Hood by Air… HBA… whatever you choose to call it there’s no doubting the impact that the collection has had nor the legacy its left on fashion in the 2010’s. It’s paved the way for many a young brand over the past 3 years and all should probably doff their cap to Mr Oliver.
The collection itself ? Oliver has been perfecting a look of his own, incorporating ’90s staples like oversized tees, bold logos and graphics, with super premium materials and progressive silhouettes. With its bold 1990s-style graphics, striking silhouettes and high-fashion elements borrowed from the playbooks of Raf Simons and Helmut Lang , Hood By Air has managed to capture the energy of today’s mashed-up youth culture while upending traditional concepts of power, race and gender with a look that is both sensual and tough, androgynous and masculine.
Everyone should have an HBA piece in their wardrobe for posterity.
In store and ONLINE at J+O

J+O New Arrivals: NicoPanda

After an early flirtation with cult cartoon merchandise, Nicopanda has evolved within a matter of two seasons into a fully-fledged fashion label. Named after the nickname Nicola had as a young child we’re very happy to be the exclsuive stockist of the collection in Canada. Don’t know much about the brand or Mr Formichetti then read on after the video which was voted as one of the Top 10 fashion films of the year
Nicopanda is available in store and ONLINE at J+O

Uber stylist and creative director Nicola Formichetti has positioned himself at the centre of the industry by engaging effortlessly with millennial consumers, through his use of social media and his engagement with global aesthetics and demographics.

Formichetti moved to London using architecture school to sell it to his parents. Instead, the Italian spent three years immersed in the London club scene. During this time Formichetti began working at The Pinneal Eye, a leading retialer and something of a fashion institution in London’s Soho, that balanced the sharpness of Dior Homme and the rampant creativity of club kid-inflected collections. He worked there for two years, working his way up to become head buyer and art director. It was here that Formichetti met Katy England , then the fashion editor of Dazed and Confused, who offered him a monthly page entitled ‘Eye Spy’.

Formichetti’s work at Dazed catapulted him into London’s burgeoning ‘new style’ magazine scene; a slew of projects followed for V, V Man, Another, Another Man and Arena Homme, granting Formichetti the opportunity to hone his talent in readiness for his next role as Dazed ‘s fashion editor, to which his was appointed in 2005. Formichetti stayed in the role until he was made the title’s creative director in 2008. Formichetti was appointed Fashion Director of Vogue Hommes Japan in September 2008, and remained in the role for the magazine’s duration.

Formichetti’s career was again irrevocably changed by another chance meeting. this time with Lady Gaga on a shoot for V Magazine, in 2009. The art director has since said of their meeting that it was “an instant love.” He went on to become Lady Gaga’s personal design director, collaborating with her on some of her most memorable looks, including those for the 2010 MTV Awards and 53rd Grammy Awards, which saw Gaga arrive in a meat dress and a Hussein Chalayan egg, respectively.

In September 2010, Formichetti was announced as the creative director of Thierry Mulger, rebranded as MULGER. Formichetti spent two years at Mulger; his collections, produced concurrently with his work at Uniqlo, received mixed, but generally positive reviews. In December 2010, Formichetti was named the Fashion Creator of the year at the British Fashion Awards.

His appointment as Diesel’s creative director in April 2013 has ensured fashion’s most contemporary iconoclast has a commercial platform sizeable enough to test just how much he can achieve.

J+O New Arrivals: AMI by Alexandre Mattiussi

AMI derives its name from the initials and the last letter of its founder and artistic director, Alexandre Mattiussi, who I’ve known for many years but thats another story…
Founded in 2011 AMI offers a smart, comprehensive wardrobe of both casual and chic pieces. AMI as a friend, as authenticity, sincerity, always with a positive and smiling message.
You’ll find J+O’s summer offering from our parisian AMI here

J+O New Arrivals: A.P.C

It’s now almost 30 years since Jean Touitou created his “Atelier de Production et de Création’ or A.P.C as it is more commonly known. In 1992 he won the now  globally renowned ANDAM Fashion Award which financed an early runway show and the rest as they say is history.

The original concept of the collection is that of a wardrobe that consists of one of each classic item, trench coat, cotton poplin shirt, round-neck sweater, raw selvedge jeans and a musical t-shirt etc  (my personal favourite still is their take of the infamous Woodie Guthrie image ‘ This machine kill fascists’). That core concept remains true today.

30 years on Touitou has released some amazing CD’s via his Section Musicale, check out the Unreleaseable Tapes, collaborated with Kanye West, Vanessa Seward, the infamous Timberland collab and many others. The fashion industry would be a far less interesting place without his contribution.

A.P.C mens, womenswear and accessories have been available in-store and now online at Jonathan+Olivia since we opened in 2005

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J+O Careers: P/T sales specialist

April 2016: Part time sales specialist
Fancy working in a shop surrounded by your favourite designers?
J+O is looking for hard working, enthusiastic and stylish part-time sales associates who are fluent in English and can speak both Cantonese and Mandarin. Fashion retail experience, good knowledge of the designers sold at Jonathan+Olivia a must. Weekend availability needed / start date immediate.
If you fit the description and love all things fashion please email your cover letter + resume to Nic Jones at nic@jonathanandolivia.com

 

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