Model, photographer and blogger Zanita visited Scotch & Soda HQ in Amsterdam alongside Dutch blogger Rebecca in a collaborative editorial shoot for her Zanita.
On a journey to discover more about the brand and what makes the team tick, Zanita said that she felt lucky have an opportunity to work with Scotch and Soda.
“Their offices are full of colour and people who are really inspired by what they do, a youthful energy and an aesthetic that's really unique, citing influences from all over the globe. I'm a huge fan of the campaigns - which have been shot by some of my favourite photographers including Aussie Benny Horneand Dutch Anne Mareike Drimmelen and have starred models like Jessica Hart…and Aline Weber.”
Hello Sydney! We have finally launched our first store in Sydney selling both Scotch & Soda and Maison Scotch.
Our new Australian flagship is located in the historic Legion House on Castlereagh Street, Sydney’s luxury shopping strip. The heritage listed building was originally constructed in 1902 by the YWCA and operated as a women’s hostel and outreach service for 60 years. Today, Legion House continues its social significance as one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. Disconnected from the electricity grid, it is azero carbon building.
So, pop down and check it out at 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, Australia.
Legend producer Jay Z has finally launched his new album, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’, and we spotted a familiar jacket….Check out the promo video that Jay Z and his friends shot in the studio while recording the album.
One of those friends is rapper and producer Swizz Beatz, who also happens to wear a Scotch & Soda leather jacket from the current Spring/Summer collection. So great to see him wearing our stuff! Get your hands on the jacket here, available in both Navy and Tobacco.
I went for a second visit to theStedelijk Museum Amsterdam to find new inspiration for upcoming artworks. In my search for the ultimate balance, I find inspiration in all aspects of the world. Whether it be nature, fashion, design, art or music; it can all inspire me for new paintings and designs.
While I'm walking through the museum my initial interests go out to abstract and minimal art. At the Stedelijk for example, the artworks from Barnet Newman, Daan van Golden and Sol Le Wit are pure abstract paintings that influence me immediately.
Of course I also like to expand my interests as much as possible. Ranging from a beautiful photography series by Rieneke Dijkstra to the installation art from Luzy Mckenzie and the repetitive silkscreens by Andy Warhol; they all have a similar connection to my works aesthetic. I create paintings to challenge the viewer to experience form, colour and composition, which I derive from everyday recognizable objects. I find inspiration in each artwork in a different way. The repetitive pop-art by Andy Warhol is in line with my patterns and Mondrian's creative search for abstract composition out of natural basic forms, follows another one of my concepts.
The ‘Something They Have To Live With’ installation by Lucy Mckenzie is completely different from a first point of view, but it still has similarities to my work. The fact that she used the exact motifs of the Alhambra Palace in her paintings for example. My work evolves in a dynamic process for which I use existing images as inspiration to create new work, patterns, colors and compositions.
You can probably tell I found a lot of inspiration, time to go back to work!