Wok Store : Brands of the Week II

From London, New York, Madrid, all the way to Italy!


Our second selected Brands of the Week features brands that you definitely wouldn’t want to miss


Know Them


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Opening Ceremony was founded in 2002 by two friends from UC Berkeley, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, as a place to

share their passions for travel, art, and fashion. Inspired by a trip to Hong Kong, the two decided to leave their jobs in

corporate fashion to realize their unique dream. What began as a single store on a quiet street in downtown New York is

now a global community with outposts in New York, London, and Los Angeles, a department store in Tokyo, a wholesale

showroom, an in-house clothing line, a blog, an e-commerce site, a TV channel, and an annual magazine.





Driven by the concept of redefining the already defined: Nasir Mazhar continues to challenge the conventions of

headwear, working both with and against the standard structures of hats set before him. With the aim “re-introducing the

practice of hat wearing”, Mazhar simply sets out with the curiosity of finding an alternative to the existing format of hats.

Reflecting his background in theatrical hat making, his designs have drawn upon influences as eclectic as Hip Hop,

fetish, the animal kingdom, cartoon, the Far East, Mythology, Sport and Religion, all of which are given a twist of

street-culture and hyperbole to create fantastical collections of hats.





 Steve Mono is a contemporary Spanish brand founded in 2007 on the idea of reinterpreting classic bags,

accessories, and other small leather goods for a modern lifestyle.

Influenced by travel, office culture, utility, movies, and an appreciation for the old, we continue to focus on designing

essential items for everyday and every journey. Every collection is timeless, functional and sustainable.





The DKNY x Opening Ceremony Collaboration Collection for Spring 2014 is sporty and slouchy.

The black and white shaded clothing and accessory create an interesting color-blocking collection.

The sporty street-wear styles feature ultra-relaxed and nonchalant models.

The collection incorporates both of the individual designer brands styles to create one unique flavour.





Christopher Ræburn is a British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating

menswear, womenswear, and accessories collections.

A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher became known for his re-appropriation of

military fabrics and in particular for iconic outerwear created from de-commissioned parachutes.

The ‘re-made’ ethos still guides and influences every aspect of the Christopher Ræburn design and development process.

A Christopher Ræburn product is defined by distinctive aesthetic, meticulous detail, considered

functionality and sustainable intelligence.

gif and text: Catherine Viriya