NEIGHBOUR Toronto / Now Open at 126A Davenport Rd
We are ecstatic to share news with you that NEIGHBOUR has officially opened its doors to a new men's location in the Upper Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto.
126A Davenport Road
1 (416) 551-1085
Our current brand list for FW17 includes Our Legacy, Lemaire, Stephan Schneider, Comme des Garcons Shirt, Margaret Howell, Tres Bien, Niuhans and Gosha Rubchinskiy. In addition we have added Marni, Stone Island, Engineered Garments and Isaac Reina which will be available exclusively in Toronto and online only. More to come!
photographs by James C Lee, JCLFoto
New Pieces by James Coward
James Coward’s recently released Belgian-linen dyad projects the same level of cool insouciance that the brand has become known for. Both the jacket and trousers are generously cut to allow for a loose and drapey-look, while still maintaining a level of weight perfectly suited for year-round wear. Having developed a small and discerning group of clientele in just a short time, the team at James Coward recently partnered with British heritage brand Solovair to produce a hand-made, custom-make, three-eyed derby to supplement their concise collection. Goodyear-welted with a leather insole lining, the derby also features Solovair’s signature soft suspension sole perfect for taking in the city streets.
See the offering in-store and online now.
"Exhaustion" by Antosh Cimozsko for James Coward
James Coward is a design-centered project upstarted by two friends who possess backgrounds in industrial design and philosophy, respectively. In anticipation of their upcoming offering the label has produced a set of visuals with photographer Antosh Cimoszko entitled, "Exhaustion." The editorial is recently featured here in Kennedy Magazine, a publication with intersectional sensibilities to the label itself.
The images and ideas expressed in the Exhaustion offering emerged as an exegesis of the effects of exhaustion on the human condition. Feelings of exhaustion materialize under duress, and at the end of expressive and productive cycles; they also can act as a catalyst for inspiration and creativity.
The designers offer a revision of traditional assumptions and preconceptions of exhaustion through a conscious rejection of a lens of standard interpretation. Modernist Austrian philosophical writer Robert Musil stated: "To experience the need for (artistic) representation […] means to depict something: to represent its connections to a hundred other things; because objectively nothing else is possible, because only in this way can one make something comprehensible and tangible, … as even scientific understanding can only arise through comparisons and connections, and as this is the only way human understanding can arise at all." Exhaustion is a conduit that numerous, variegated conditions of our existence pass through; artistic expression is a precondition to understanding its scope and breadth.
Rather than drawing reference from within the framework of fashion, the designers draw from a nexus of personal insights, architecture, photography and music in constructing "Exhaustion." This project incorporates a strong sense of the madness; a madness that leads to the world around us becoming increasingly surreal as our regular points of reference are clouded by the lethargic and elliptical consciousness that accompany exhaustion.
Diffuse, disorderly and chaotic, the warehouse space of the editorial in many ways reflects the tired and cluttered mind of exhaustion. The notion of a dialectic emerging between personal tragedy and absurd comedy is palpable, as is a contrast between the simple notions of light and dark. The robust fabric and construction of James Coward not only imbue its wearer with autonomy and freedom but an ability to hide within their garments and take respite as they grow weary of the world around them.
To complete the offering, James Coward also presents a special audio mix to soundtrack the experience. The mix is crafted by Wolfey and can be heard on the player below:
Human Scaffolding - DDugoff SS17
We like working with friends. Who doesn't? So, while in New York working on a forthcoming project, we were able to bring some of our friends together. Becky McNeel, a photographer, was able to meet many of the designers behind our NYC-based brands, including Daniel Dugoff. It's no surprise that our friends get along together, but we were excited to hear that Becky and Daniel have since worked on another project for DDugoff's spring collection.
Here are a few of our favorite images from the series "Human Scaffolding : Austin + Paul".
FIRST EVER ARCHIVE SALE
DESPERATELY SEEKING SERPENTINES with Stephan Schneider
Serpentines came showering down from the ceiling on the night Stephan Schneider came to town. Amidst the decorative maze and flowing bottles of Leffe, Mr. Schneider and partner-in-chief, Martin, truly entertained and connected with fans from the west coast. A special thanks to them for being such gracious co-hosts.
To accompany the evening, a mix by Belgian-based Fanklub DJs provided the soundtrack. Enjoy Serpentine Mix below and continue reading for an image recap of the event.
photographs by Pius Chan
Stephan Schneider Meets Neighbour
Stephan Schneider meets NEIGHBOUR
an intimate evening with the Belgian designer
We are pleased to announce that we will be graced by a visit from our friend and favourite garment-maker from Belgium, Stephan Schneider. You are cordially invited to join us in meeting and greeting the man himself at our newly renovated men's space. Stephan Schneider and company will be creating a new seasonal serpentine installation for us in-store and we will be serving fine Belgian refreshments through the evening. Specially crafted souvenirs will also be handed out to those in attendance. All guests are welcome.
Thursday, March 30th
125-12 Water Street
New Spring 2017 collections are also available in-store and online now.
Ten Songs: Daisuke Hamada
We recently reached out to our designers to share a playlist of ten songs which inspire their creative process. We are pleased to present the second of this series from Japanese designer, Daisuke Hamada of Niuhans.
Ten Songs: Daisuke Hamada