SOCKSIAL CLUB X EXTRA-ORDINAIRE
We love collabs at Extra-Ordinaire. Each collaboration is unique in how it unfolds but one thing that all these partnerships have in common is the ethical consciousness. We work to grow with people who care for others.
This time, we’re proud partner with Socksial Club; a new private club for fans of the (mainly) organic cotton unisex socks produced in ultra-limited quantities by the last family-owned French hosiery company, Perrin Manufacturing.
The concept is simple, yet powerful: each month, a new curator/artist is appointed to develop a pair of socks, part of the benefits is destined to support BXL Refugees; a Brussels-based non-profit organization that helps refugees. Practically, each purchased pair of socks is translated into a meal given to a refugee and each subscription to the club leads to a full underwear-kit (socks, slip and t-shirt) being given also.
At the basis of the project, Mathieu Fonsny, one of Belgium’s finest music curators.
Oh, and as you probably guessed it, Extra-Ordinaire – through our Creative Director and Founder Jean-Paul Lespagnard – is in command of the new Socksial Club pair of socks!
It won’t sock, we promise 😉
PS: Get to know more about Mathieu and his work in our next ‘Have you met’ interview
In partnership with Socksial club, we’re hosting special events all month long :
December 9th – 7pm : Socksial Club invites BXL Refugees
Mehdi Kassou and Julie Pire from ‘BXL Refugees’ will host a talk about the charitable organization: since 2015, BXL Refugees has become the main Citizen Platform in Support of Refugees. Julie and Mehdi will present their numerous missions, along with all the devices and help they still need on a daily basis.
December 16th – 6pm : One launch Two Pairs: Jean-Paul Lespagnard & Jean Jullien
Just in time for Christmas; we’ll be launching Jean-Paul’s unique design to rock your feet and your Christmas. You know Jean-Paul Lespagnard, right? The renowned fashion designer and artist; founder of Extra-Ordinaire and also its Creative Director. Join us to be among the first to discover what he’s got for us!
Now, as good news never travel alone, we’ll also be unveiling Jean Jullien’s latest collaboration with Socksial Club: The Christmas Socks. Jean Jullien is famous for his work in illustration. He’s also the one who designed the very first Socksial Club pair of socks in December 2020: an amazing dog muppet sock. This year, Jean Jullien has designed another pair which will be exclusively available in a very limited edition at Extra-Ordinaire (and at Plaisirs d’Hivers ‘s Christmas market where Socksial Club runs a chalet).
December 22nd – 7pm: Christmas Socksial Club party with a live performance by JUICY
Let’s celebrate Christmas together by dancing to these two crazy talented artists.
Expect the duo Juicy to celebrate Santa Claus with a mix of revisited Christmas songs. Christmas is going to be groovy!