Yuki Matsuda’s clothing line, Monitaly, is - like the man himself - playful, humble, and good natured. It’s also a collection, in the true sense of the word. Some of the pieces he’s been making for years. He picks favorites, he iterates, he revisits old ideas and constantly updates them. The result is a collection of garments that feels like a hand-picked assortment of favorite items, full of love, history, and character.
In Part 1, Stephan Schneider talked about Floating Inflations, his design process, and his design ethos. Today he discusses the new consumer, the role of the internet, and the crazy things he has in his own wardrobe.
Antwerp-based Stephan Schneider’s quiet, sophisticated collections are a No Man favorite. I talked to him about Floating Inflations, his collection for Spring/Summer 2014, and many other things, ranging from fabric design to his place in the fashion industry. It’s a two-parter, so don’t worry - there’s more to come
In the spring of 2013 I was running through Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, my super-cool (and super-slim) faded selvage jeans hanging halfway off my ass, feet sore and swollen inside sleek side-zip boots. With one finger hooked through a belt loop, I did my sorry best to maintain a firm grip on denim, messenger bag, carry-on suitcase, and the carefully-cultivated image of a seasoned traveler. I was shimmying at full speed down the corridor to the international transfer gate, trying not to lose hold of my pants or my pride, when I came to a realization...