Love: Arts & Science

Arts & Science, fashion, love, Japanese fashion, Mouki, London
I just spent 48 hours in London (sorry London friends whom I didn’t see… I was very limited on time) and it was a whirlwind of meetings, catch ups, discoveries, plus a few hours in the pub. I spent Wednesday running from one end of London to another to meet with various people, and had only a few moments to see some shops. My most exciting discovery was Mouki, Maria Lemos’ store in Marylebone. Maria is known to the fashion industry as being one of London’s best sales agents, and her store is a curated selection of her favourite brands and products. Think lifestyle at its most chic, with unique scents, stunning glassware, innovative leather goods, interesting jewelry, and a selection of fashion that represented everything I want in clothing: simple, effortless, luxurious, beautiful, easy, unique, and special. Unfortunately, the prices were not in line with my fashion needs, and one of the stand out brands, Arts & Science, encompassed everything I was looking for in clothing today, except its very, very hefty price tags were totally out of reach.

Arts & Science, fashion, love, Japanese fashion, Mouki, London

This was a good reminder of how different Vancouver is to London, you would never find someone spending £850 ($1300) on a cotton blouse from an underground, niche, virtually unknown Japanese brand, but in London, it is perfectly acceptable. If I had a lot more money, I would be buying up their beautiful yet crazy expensive cotton smocks and shirts, but for now I am simply going to have to content myself with admiring them from afar.

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  • Ana O

    When I read the title and the first sentence, I was expecting you to write something about London’s museums :) But the brand seems lovely, too.

  • Rajan Sami

    The perfect embodiment of the kind of clothes I’m always looking for, albeit in menswear, of course ;-)

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, everything in the collection felt so right. (Except the price tags.)

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, I should have tried to make a museum but there was no time. Kinda wish I’d stayed another day, but then again, it was 30 degrees, so kinda glad I didn’t :-)

  • Rajan Sami

    I just saw that they do a genderless collection on their website but alas, I too, shall lust from afar.

  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    There are some Japanese brands with cult status in Canada, namely Engineered Garments and Nonnative.

    I love Japanese stuff, minus the price.

  • Sienna

    The scarves are beautiful–simple design with a lightness and movement to their fabric.