Last delivery from Gosha Rubchinskiy
Gosha Rubchinskiy has been part of our mix for many years but this winter the designer presents his final collection. His signature aesthetics and obvious Russian influences can be found throughout and the drop includes colabs with adidas, Levis and Dr Martens. Check out the concluding collection here.
Dan Lissvik / Atelje
Artist/Master degree in Fine Arts, Meditator and Instrumentalist.
Founder and Co-Founder of Service (record label), Studio (band), Information (record label), West Coast Recordings (record label), Vinyl Export & Atelje.
"- I'm currently re-listening to a lot of Terence McKenna talks.."
"- Nice background music for print making.."
New brand: Sies Marjan
Sies Marjan is a relatively new brand, founded in New York in 2016, and designed by Sander Lak, a Dutch creative with an impressive resume. He previously worked very closely with Dries Van Noten, and before that Balmain, and Philip Lim. When Sander and his team launched menswear earlier this year, we immediately took interest and were impressed by his use of unexpected fabrics and very vibrant color.
In contrast to his more fantastical womenswear collections, Sander designs men’s clothes that he himself wants to wear (for example, his signature button-down shirt, in sumptuous colors and textures, carries his namesake: the Sander Shirt). We’re beyond excited to welcome Sies Marjan to the Très Bien mix of brands beginning Fall / Winter 2018.
Below is some behind-the-scenes footage from the recent webshop product shoot. Find the products here.
Très Bien x Diemme
As a part of our Fall / Winter '18 collection we teamed up with the Italian footwear manufacturer Diemme for the Trebbio Vet Hiking Boot. Diemme was founded in Montebelluna, Italy, by brothers Dennis and Maico Signor in 1992. The hiking boot, made out of suede and nubuck upper and features a Vibram sole and contrasting laces, comes in two colorways and is now online here.
Très Bien HQ playlist - Lil Wayne
Growing up in Sweden and listening to hip hop during the 90s, we heard a lot of East coast rap. Besides Tupac, Ice Cube, Souls Of Mischief and maybe some The Pharcyde, it was all coming out of NYC. Back around that time it was quite rare for southern hip hop to get much attention in Europe. Chances are you picked up Lil Wayne's Da Block Is Hot a few years later than its release back in '99 as sound started to shift into the millennium.
That said, for as long as we've been doing Très Bien, Lil Tunechi have been part of the soundtrack. With the arrival of Tha Carter V we’ve put together a new version of the Très Bien HQ playlist made up of our favourite Weezy songs. Though some of his best material can’t be found on Spotify and is from his slew of mixtapes (Drought 3!), this is a pretty nice selection.
Très Bien x Crescent Down Works
For this winter we have worked together with Crescent Down Works on a puffer down jacket and a vest. Crescent Down Works has been making premium hand-crafted down outerwear in the Pacific Northwest out of their Seattle factory since 1974. The down jacket and the vest both come in two colorways and are now available here.
Photography by Rémi Lamandé.
New in from Cobra S.C.
Cobra S.C.'s collection for this fall is now available online. Refreshingly reserved as a brand, the New York based duo prefer to let their clothes be the emphasis. Slick shapes, Italian made and premium materials always presented with top notch lookbooks comes to mind. Our selection from the latest season is online here.
Undercover x NikeLab Energy React Element 87
The last two colorways of the Undercover x NikeLab Energy React Element 87 sneakers will be online this Saturday, September 29. Also featured here is the Our Legacy Para Sail Drape Pants, Très Bien Merch Hood and the Jacquard Fleece Jacket from the upcoming Napa By Martine Rose release.
Another week, another round
CDG Homme Plus Printed Patchwork Jacket
Lemaire Fall / Winter 2018
Très Bien HQ playlist
A rotating selection of music on repeat in our office. New stuff, old stuff and everything in between. The music speaks for itself. Featured in the latest update, you’ll find the left field classic “Zanzibar” by Helen, “Lovely Day” by adult contemporary legend Mike Francis, good old MF DOOM and more.
Last Friday, we toasted for the Fall / Winter 2018 collection from Polar along with the exhibition ”Raw Archive Files” by Jacob Ovgren. Polar founder Pontus Alv took to the markers for an authentic backdrop at the HQ store. Shop the FW18 collection here. Some pictures from the event seen below.
The first FW18 deliveries from Prada are now available online. There's new America's Cup colorways and more accessories than you'll know what to do with. The second Prada delivery will be available tomorrow, September 14. Shop our entire FW18 selection here.
New brand: Wales Bonner
Très Bien are excited to welcome Wales Bonner for the first time for the Fall/Winter 2018 season. Grace Wales Bonner founded her eponymous brand after earning her B.A. from Central Saint Martins in 2014. Each season, Grace continues her exploration of black male identity, telling a story via her collections, which typically include sharp tailoring, unexpected embellishment, and a twist of sporty ease.
For FW18, Grace honed in on the French-Caribbean philosophy of "créolité"—an active process of forming identity. Très Bien’s curation of Wales Bonner FW18 includes luxe interpretations of sport classics, such as an anorak in vibrant yellow silk, and track pants with knit embroidery, along with a polo shirt incorporating the artwork of Jacob Lawrence, an important African American painter who represented African American stories of migration and everyday life.
Designer Grace Wales Bonner
Polar Archive Raw Files
Très Bien and Polar would love to see you at the HQ store for happy hour this Friday, September 14, from 17:00. The exhibition "Polar Archive Raw Files" by Jacob Ovgren will be on display along with the Fall / Winter 2018 collection from Polar. Refreshments will be served. More information available on the Facebook event.
Martine Rose FW18
For Autumn & Winter '18, Martine Rose builds on the working class aesthetics the designer does so well. A collection inspired by the bits of the 90s that were worth remembering. From twisted takes on classic football tops to mind bending tracksuits, first drop is now online here.
'Untitled' EP vinyl and t-shirt are now online. Our own Anton and Sacred Grove affiliate about the release.
"Sacred Grove is an artist collective based in Malmö Sweden, all the way to Japan. Its main focus is for the artists involved to define their own sounds and creativity. No bullshit. This release on City-2 St. Giga contains shattered sci-fi elevators and blissful space jams for the real g’s of today. The t-shirt was made by Teodor Heijkenskjöld and his mother Margareta. Only 50 were made."
Très Bien x Gitman Bros
Très Bien has worked on a capsule collection with classic American shirt maker Gitman Bros. The collaboration includes four shirts; a white cotton-stretch ripstop western shirt, a brown plush velvet epaulet shirt and two variations of a hooded shirt; one black plush velvet and one dark navy cotton-stretch ripstop. The collection combines the heritage and quality of a classic made-in-USA Gitman Shirt, with high-end fabrics and functional details selected by Très Bien. The capsule collection is now available here.
Photography by Rob Kulisek.
Typical hiring process
Très Bien FW18 campaign
Our Fall / Winter 2018 collection photographed by Lo Vahlström and styled by Natalia Altewai Ohlsson. Shot on location in Stockholm, Sweden, February 2018.
Set design Elvira Kastrup
Model Yohanis (IMG)
Hair and makeup Maja Söderlind
Retouch Madly Unda