Under the Radar: Vyner Articles Is All About Individuality
Our Under the Radar series is made in collaboration with SSENSE. Each month, we shine the light on a new, burgeoning talent that you can shop at the retailer. Encompassing all sides of the contemporary style spectrum, this series acts as a measure of where luxury fashion is headed in the coming years.
Founder Heikki Salonen’s Vyner Articles imprint is a distillation of anything that inspires him. Named after Vyner Street, the East London street where Salonon’s home and studio is based, everything — from the name to the references behind the garments — is born from Salonen’s life and experiences.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Lynch, Louise Bourgeois. Three masters of their own crafts and three artists cited as major inspirations for Salonen. It goes some way to explaining the ordered chaos of Vyner Articles collections.
Patchwork pieces cut from heavy workwear fabrics sit alongside bold prints and vibrant color. They’re all things that Salonen has lifted from outfits he sees in his daily life — everyday inspirations that inform the direction of one of the most exciting young labels of the moment.
Below, we’ve put together a short list of our favorite Vyner Articles pieces available now at SSENSE. Heads up, they’re all in the sale, too.
Alternating panels of bold bandana prints give this workwear-style jacket big personality. Actually, this piece is perhaps the best example of the brand’s work in one place.
Continuing the bandana prints that characterized the recent collection, this backpack feels equal parts technical and organic.
There’s something so great about the checkerboard print. The two-tone classic is eye-catching but also surprisingly understated in its simplicity. This silk two-piece shows off the best of the pattern thanks to the flowing material.
Two contrasting prints battle for attention on this cut-and-sew long-sleeve T-shirt. The organic cotton base is super comfortable and falls perfectly from the shoulders.
Leopard print versus floral versus gothic text. There’s a lot going on but we’re here for it. It’s the raw energy that we love.
Exclusive pieces are always nice to own, but bagging an exclusive piece from a younger brand like Vyner Articles is basically an investment. Wait until the brand blows & you’ve got an early exclusive.
Translating to ‘masters of reality’ in Salonen’s native Finnish, this basic graphic tee feels like an ad for a retro horror film.
We are all trapped in reality, aren’t we? So why don’t we make it a bit more bearable by copping fire hoodies from burgeoning labels?
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