Collection was created as homage to one of the designer’s closest friends, deceased in August, 2011. The Fall/Winter 2012 collection by DER METROPOL discusses the impact of the absence which is created by death, be it physical or an analogy with a moment of transition. Finally, it discusses the search for Faith through religious syncretism represented by symbols of Judaism, Oxossi’s bow and arrow and Xangô’s axe from Umbanda, an afro brazilian religion, Saint Francis of Assisi’s tau, and the hexagon, as a reference to beehives and bees, which represent the soul for Muslims
In total, Sónar 2017 will feature more than 140 performances across 9 stages, including brand new shows from Justice, Arca (live) & Jesse Kanda (av), Soulwax, DJ Shadow, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz, De La Soul, Anderson.
“Essentials is the perfect blend of product and culture from a brand like Converse. Focussed around classic sportswear items, redefined for streetwear….it mirrors the story of Converse as a brand, born in sport, raised by the streets.”
For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, co-founders and artistic directors of Maison Kitsuné, drew their inspiration from American pop culture and the aesthetic and creative energie of New York born, Paris based, artist William Klein.