Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Picks from the Vice Fashion Issue...

London was the only city where I liked two out of the three styles (bottom two).

And this one Berlin look (first):


Based out of Toronto Canada, Ransom Holding Company

Co-Ed Label Lemaire

The music scene always had so much more style than the fashion scene," Christophe Lemaire. I'd say movies over music, Robin Hood to be exact.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Just Because I Really Liked This Movie...

Louis Vuitton special collection of luggage for "The Darjeeling Limited" movie by Wes Anderson.

And Then Some...

I don't need to tell you why I like this. Just look.

From Racked:

This Boerum Hill newcomer, And Then Some, focuses on cutting-edge clothing and accessories that are hard to find elsewhere: Finnish designer Daniel Palillo, Kling by Kling and in-house label thesameniceepeople ($40 to $80); shelves hold Tooth of a Lion jewelry, bottles of D.S. & Durga cologne and a small selection of denim and shoes.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Diet Butcher Slim Skin Shoes

Looking Good Ol' Boy

Cory Gomberg has moved from his first label, Greige to another great line, Bureau.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Italian boutique SlamJam and Stussy Milan have teamed up for a special project to commemorate the upcoming Milan leg of the Bicycle Film Festival. Ride 'em.

my continued obsession with designers from Copenhagen

my continued obsession with windbreakers

Nike's high-tech 10AC line. A key element of the garments are light-weight breathable fabrics, and "Dri Fit" fabric technology. This consists more or less of moisture expelling treatments and high breath-ability, keeping the body and clothes free of perspiration. This is the Spring/Summer '08 line.


Seen painted on the side of a post office, his slogan "One Nation Under CCTV" was conducted behind a large fence with CCTV (surveillance camera) coverage.


Believe it or not, this is the site of an Adidas retail project, the No.74 concept store. The store is a unique partnership with London's No.6, which is an exclusive adidas retailer. The temporary location, open until May 3rd 2008, will carry product including adidas Sport Performance, adidas Originals, Y-3, special make-ups and limited editions, not to mention items that relate directly to Berlin, the City this is in.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

First Opening Ceremony, Now Uniqlo

Chloe Sevigny for Uniqlo. Who else will jump on the Chloe bandwagon? I don't know what to think.

If I was in LA...

I'd go HERE

Opting out of the dismal, heavily trafficked storefront space, the designers (David Hershberger and Mitch Moseley)chose an inconspicuous location that would suit their vision of a minimalist studio gallery. "I really wanted to merge all my avenues of fashion together into one place (design, production, and display) in order to fully translate my message as it was originally intended," says Hershberger.
Source: Refinery 29

Surface To Air and Justice

Today's HOT story: Justice for Surface To Air. Decent jackets and pants. If you didn't know, the Justice/Surface To Air relationship began when the latter directed the award winning video ‘We are your friends’.

For Women Too...

How is Scandinavia SO on top of it?
Swedish label Velour

Source: Selectism

Japanese Label Heath: F/W '08

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Architectural Clothes

22 year old fashion designer, Nahum Villasana of Mexico, has some really interesting clothing for men. I'm glad someone is taking a risk, a step away from the norm. I've picked the most sane pieces here, but check out others on Selectism Spring/Summer 08:

MGMT in DeJour

Read DeJour Magazine's interview with MGMT (the band most people have been obsessed with for the past month). Oh and MGMT is playing Lollapalooza, with pretty much every other great band, so don't miss it.

Swedish Line, Fifth Avenue Show Repair

As from Selectism:
Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair "is a dedication to traditional tailoring, pattern makings and the old ways of the trade" is how this Swedish line describes their line of mens and womens' fashion. 5ASR is part of a new movement in Swedish fashion design and offer a full collection for Spring 2008. Keep eyes on this line.

Hyden Yoo Fall 2008

*Picture from Fashion Indie

Varvatos in Former CBGB Space

I know you've probably already heard about this, but after reading about it a zillion times, I still enjoyed reading this review of the reveal by Racked:
"Just under six months since Racked broke the news that the defunct, much-mourned CBGB space on The Bowery would be transformed into a John Varvatos store, renovation work is complete and, as of noon today, the doors are open. Fans of leather and false nostalgia, rejoice: the space has been remade in a faux-punk ethic, with walls adorned with vintage concert poster reproductions; a section dramatically demonstrating the evolution of what used to be called A/V equipment; plenty of guitars, drumsets, and amps; and even bins of vinyl up front for browsing and buying. Racked's drop-by around 2pm found a relatively sparse crowd, and, worse, no free booze. The front vinyl racks attracted browsers, though.

Overall impression? Quoth Varvatos, a few months ago: "We don't want anyone to walk into the space and say, 'Oh, they screwed it up.' We want them to walk in and say, 'It's not CBGB, but they did the right thing.'" Well, it's not CBGB. As for whether the right thing was to create an upscale reproduction of sorts of the old haunt, we'll leave that for the ghosts of the old Bowery to sort out. "

Friday, April 4, 2008

Andy Salzer, Designer behind Yoko Devereux,

In this interview by Dejour Magazine, Andy says this:

"The US men's market consistently supports that comfortable middle ground for style, which is an important market to speak to. However, for the sake of the brand, for more interesting boutiques and for my creative survival, we're making sure that the collection doesn't lose itself and turn into McFashion."

Love it.

Clemens en August

Besides the fact that the clothes are great, another reason why I love this label:
Clemens & August has an original way of doing business — the Munich-based label only sells its clothes for limited runs at art galleries. - WWD

Get More Here

April77 Spring/Summer '08

Coats Again...


patrick ervell

*available at Blackbird

Keith Haring for Uniqlo

New York graffiti artist, Keith Haring, who's work was popular in Soho circa 1980-1989. I'm sure you've seen his work. Anyway, Uniqlo has a collection featuring his work.

Here's some:

Seattle Street Style

When I found this site, 21 Arrondissment on Blackbird's Blog, I was immediately drawn to it 1. because it had a reference to something French (which if you know me, you know why I was drawn to this) and 2. because I'm very interested in what Seattle's fashion scene is fact what Seattle is like in general. This allows me to visit and see people there, without paying for a plane ticket. Anyway, if you're interested, check out the blog Here.

I like this guy (alright maybe I like him because he reminds me of Matt Pond PA, whose music I'm very fond of and just saw in Chicago this week). Whatever, I like him.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Philip Crangi Jewelry

A man that has style:

And designs:

Ok Maybe I just like the beard.

Comme Des Garcons for H&M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a total nerd but this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE DESIGNER COLLABORATION out there. Both partners are effing amazing. Rei Kawakubo is insanely talented, and for a 'big-name' label, CDG is hot. And H&M is the supplier of 50% of my clothing (40% vintage, 10% designer (can't afford 100% designer yet)). So I rely on these collaborations. Still, it's kind of getting to the point where EVERYONE is doing a designer collab (I winced when I heard Express was following along), but H&M has been behind this type of thing for a while (I think Target was first). Anyway, H&M rules. Comme Des Garcons rules even more. There's no way this will let us down. *Note this is womenswear AND menswear (and some other stuff). Here's what We Are the Market said:

H&M has announced its next designer collaborator: Comme des Garcons. The famously avant-garde Japanese label, spearheaded by design powerhouse Rei Kawakubo, will provide a range of both men's and womenswear, as well as childrenswear, accessories and a new unisex fragrance for the retailer. In honour of its Japanese roots, the collaborative line will launch exclusively at H&M in Tokyo in November before being rolled out worldwide a few days later.

What Fashion Indie Says about it

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

unisex never looked so good...

French designer Alexis Mabille designs unisex clothing for the modern individual. I'm particularly fond of his fresh approach on neckwear. Check out his bowties and ties and some ways to rock them: