Cheap Monday Store opening in China!
We are happy to announce a new Cheap Monday Store opening in China! Hello Shenyang!
The Cheap Monday Store Shenyang is the second Cheap Monday Store in China. Located in the buzzing Joy City Mall it offers the complete range in a full on Cheap Monday environment.
Cheap Monday Shenyang, NO. 10 Xiaodong road C122-123, Joy City Shenyang
Open Monday-Sunday 9:00-21:30
Richard Hutchinson Talks Jeans, Andy Warhol and joining Cheap Monday design team
In early February, Richard Hutchinson joined Cheap Monday. He will be part of the brand's design team and be responsible for the men's collection. We asked him a few questions.
Hi Richard and welcome! What makes you excited about working at Cheap Monday?I decided to join after being approached by Ann-Sofie Back, the Creative Director of Cheap Monday. By working at Cheap Monday, I am expecting a creativity rush and a new interesting chapter in my role as a designer.
What is your position gonna be?
I will be Meanswear Designer at the head office in Stockholm.
What did you do before working at Cheap Monday?
I was the Designer at The Local Firm, a Stockholm-based brand of which I was the founder of for 6 years. Prior to that I was a Designer at Tiger of Sweden Jeans and Acne. From my experience I have learnt to be humble, be proud and work hard. There is not one way to design a collection. Although I have been working as a Designer for 14 years I still learn something new each season.
How many pairs of Cheap Monday jeans do you own?
One pair, I got them many years ago in Cheap Mondays early days. My favorite cut is high slim, recently I have been wearing super long sweaters so the jeans are perceived as a part of a layered look. I almost always wear jeans.
What do you have on your desk when you work?
Loads of coffee cups and pictures of my husband and our dog. Pen and paper and Creative Suite.
Favorite person living or dead?
Wow, difficult… Perhaps Andy Warhol? It’s Amazing that one person could generate so many new ideas that influenced so many. If I could meet him I would ask if I could hang out in The Factory with him, but then I would need a time machine first…
What is the best thing about working at Cheap Monday?
The team is amazing and the products are really fun to work with! The atmosphere in the studio is creative, ambitious and free-spirited. People in Sweden are used to new concepts and ideas and easily adapt to new ways of doing things. That makes work life enjoyable and interesting. Even though I have only been at Cheap Monday for a week, I already have a strong impression. The team are all strong individuals but also work well together as a group.
Thank you and good luck!
New Doom and last day of the Cheap Monday Pop-Up Store Stockholm
After our Fall 2014 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm, we hosted an after-party for the show and a closing party for our pop-up store in Stockholm. Check out the party pics from the night below!
FALL 2014 FASHION SHOW BACKSTAGE
Cheap Monday Fall 2014 backstage pictures from the show at Kulturhuset in Stockholm at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Did you miss the live stream? Watch it here.
FALL 2014 FASHION SHOW
ON TUESDAY January 28th, WE HELD OUR FALL 2014 FASHION SHOW DURING MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK IN STOCKHOLM.
The fall 14 collection theme reflects its naïve and youthful direction, the positive spirit of the innocent in the face of a gloomy environment. The young glorify the end of the world, as destruction is a chance for change and revolution! The opposing youth are eager for change, and the conflict between the playful and serious has been an inspiration for the prints as well as the denim and collection.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Raw, heavy denim and inverted denim are prominent throughout the collection. Texture is important with crinkled jersey, fleece, leatherette, pleated chiffon and jersey as well as clear sequins on knits, flannel, denim and jersey. The shapes are straight and organic with rounded shoulders and funnel-necks. There is a clean seriousness to the the look with more sombre colours. Clashing with the solemn feel we play with a crazy crisp print with a matching gold crisp jewellery kit, playful fabrics such as faux fur, velvet, reflective fabric, fluffy knits and sparkly effects. A faux knot detail is used to shape the garments on denim dresses, blouses, jersey and sweat. A knotted reflective backpack and puffer bags to match the collection. The rough, smudgy and random versus the clean and crisp play an important role for the denim as well, where greys and blueblacks, rips and bleach clash with constructed crisp twills and square shapes on white coatings. A new mid-rise skinny fit is introduced in “Prime”, as well as a new denim jacket “Ikon”.
Stylist: Naomi Itkes, LinkDetails // Hair: Rudi Lewis, Management Artists // Make up: Anya De Tobon, LinkDetails Set design: Sahara Widoff, LinkDetails // Music: Erik Haal // Casting: Marcus Pettersson, LinkDetails Thanks to: Patriksson Communication and A Loud Minority