Journal


Journal



In conversation with: Sylvain Lance Pierre


Parisian-born retail expert and owner of Cape Town-based boutique Bastille, Sylvain Lance Pierre knows a thing or two about the ultimate shopping experience. We chat to him about the importance of selecting the right brands, what’s to come in the world of retail and of course, his love for FIELDS 

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Details: The Artist Collaboration Tote Bag


The FIELDS Artist Collaboration Tote Bag is more than just an aesthetically pleasing shopping basket. Social entrepreneur and man behind the development of these bags, Andrew Lane, shares how manufacturing them contributes to the upliftment of a local community of seamstresses and tailors.


A New Collection: Building Connections


Olivine, Buttercream, Green Eyes and Zen Blue are a few of the earthy hues that hang effortlessly in our store. With comfort, durability and practicality always at the forefront of our minds, we’ve created our new collection that's minimal in its design approach, but abundant in its detail; all to suit the multi-faceted lifestyle of the modern man. 


In conversation with KIM VAN VUUREN


For our second collection, we reached out to visual artist and graphic designer Kim Van Vuuren to collaborate with us. As one of two South African creators we have chosen to work with on our Building Connections collection, Kim’s simple yet dramatic forms evoke a sense of wonder for the viewer.


In conversation with LEBOHANG KGANYE


For our second collection, we reached out to Johannesburg-based artist Lebohang Kganye to collaborate with us. As one of two South African creators we have chosen to work with on our Building Connections collection, Lebo sits amongst a new and exciting generation of contemporary photographers. 



In conversation: DANIEL TING CHONG


Creative Director and Graphic Designer Daniel Ting Chong is no stranger to the language of successful branding, working with the likes of Nike, Puma and The New York Times. The creative mind behind the FIELDS visual identity talks about the importance of research in his work and his clothing choices.



In conversation with JONATHAN KOPE


Photographer Jonathan Kope has been partnering with FIELDS from our brand’s inception. Here, we interview him on how he has chosen to create and define our visual identity, whilst simultaneously bringing a modern and refreshed approach to each season’s campaign imagery. He reveals to us his most important objectives when capturing fashion photography. 



FIELDS heads to Pitti Uomo, again


Armed with a brand new collection, we journeyed all the way back to Italy to showcase at Pitti Uomo - the most important platform and trade show for menswear collections and the world’s leading brands.  Officially our second visit to the prestigious event, we were proud to represent as the only South African brand on the floor.


In conversation with LEI LESTER


Designer and Retail Expert Lei Lester was tasked with transforming FIELDS headquarters into both our creative studio as well as our first store. The challenge was not only to create a place for people to try on and purchase garments, but more importantly to come and see, touch, feel and experience the FIELDS philosophy.


Celebrating 365 Days of FIELDS


As we celebrate 365 days of FIELDS making its mark both locally and internationally, we also cheers to the official opening of our Cape Town-based and online store. Friends and family gathered as the sun went down, to drink champagne and explore the newly-designed space and collectable garments that make up our debut collection.



In conversation: MICHAEL CHANDLER


For our first collection we were honoured to work with artist and gallery owner, Michael Chandler. Based in a must-visit 18th Century, Cape Georgian House in the heart of Cape Town’s bustling CBD, Chandler continues to surprise and delight his audience with his detailed and intricate work. 



FIELDS: Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair, Florence


Armed with three over-sized suitcases, we made it to Pitti Uomo - the world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections. Created in 1972 Pitti Uomo is held in Florence twice a year and is famous for being the launching pad of many men’s fashion labels across the globe. 


Welcome to FIELDS


Founder and creator, Mikael Hanan, talks about the start of the FIELDS journey. In this interview we speak on the inspiration behind the brand and visions for the future. We talk fabrics and sustainable practices that are put into production as we welcome the multi-faceted menswear label into the universe.