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Elnaz Gargari
Elnaz Gargari

Objectification, Censorship, and Global Femaleness Global transplant Elnaz Gargari doesn’t study fashion because she loves to dress in any certain way. In fact, monochrome staples and unfussy footwear are the uniform for the twenty-three year old fashion scholar because, she’ll tell you, “I just can’t be really creative on myself.” The attention Elnaz seeks in […]

Faraway, Nearby
Faraway, Nearby

Ganni dress Gianni dress Dagmar sleevless knitted polo Jennifer Blom pleated skirt Sessun top Rokit skirt Acne Studios trousers and shoes Emelie Jarnell Tie dye dress and gloves with embroideries of fine tulle Diana Orving jumpsuit Märta Larsson necklace FRAME waistcoat FRAME pants Holtblad blouse Anna Zadig & Voltaire shoes Acne Studios sweater Jennifer Blom […]

Emmanuel Jal
Emmanuel Jal

From Child Soldier to Peacemaker “The AK-47 is my father and my mother.” These were the lyrics that seven-year-old Emmanuel Jal sang when he was training to become a child soldier. For the majority of his childhood, war was the the backdrop for Emmanuel’s story, and the sounds of bullets and terrified civilians were part […]

Karen X. Cheng
Karen X. Cheng

At the end of Seamus Heaney’s poem, “Oysters,” the speaker asks to be transformed into “pure verb.” Designer and videographer Karen X. Cheng embodies that phrase. Cheng runs Karen X, a creative agency that makes viral videos and commercials. A palpable sense of energy and activity pervades both her client work and her personal projects. […]

Roche Bobois
Roche Bobois

Creativity, Collaboration, and Cohesion For decades, the name Kenzo has provoked images of a wearable runway duality – garments that are human and street-friendly but not withholding of artistry. Unique patterns, daring lines, and chic resplendence are the markers of the Kenzo brand. But what of Kenzo Takada, the artist? What are his aspirations and […]

Christopher Bevans
Christopher Bevans

Extreme Menswear Much like in the world of extreme sports, emerging fashion designers often need to compete with the heavy hitters in their league in order to get the recognition and support necessary to move on to the next level and perfect their skill. The International Woolmark Competition is to fashion what the X Games […]

Zaid Affas
Zaid Affas

Redefining Womenswear Crystals are said to have holistic qualities that go deeper than their mesmerizing glitter and raw beauty; just as it is almost therapeutic to run your hands over the rough edges where the stalagmite-like protrusions jut out from the smooth, shiny mass, simply possessing certain crystals is believed to provide a bevy of […]

East Siders
East Siders

Gucci dress & shoes Laruicci rings Noir earrings Prada top, skirt, shoes & bag Hart earrings Jason Wu top, skirt & jacket Shahla Karimi earrings Victoria Hayes dress & jacket Sergio Rossi shoes Noir earrings Shahla Karimi bracelet Salvatore Ferragamo bag Etro top & skirt Carmen Marc Valvo top & skirt Isabel Marant top, skirt […]

Luminous Path
Luminous Path

Sabine wears Sessun top Rokit jeans Harmony, left, wears Tibi high-collar shirt Toga pleated skirt and boots Tali, right, wears Ikks roll neck knit Vilshenko dress Toga suede boots Harmony wears Sessun top Rokit skirt Harmony wears Sessun roll neck knit LF Markey skirt Migulina lace top Tali, front, wears Cecilie skirt & top Harmony, back, […]

Verde
Verde

Moschino top, leggings, boots & accessories Emporio Armani off-the-shoulder jacket Dsquared2 dress, lace-up heels Matsu leather gloves with fringe Saint Laurent gold lame dress, sequined socks & fringe earring Giuseppe Zanotti pumps Christian Dior bra, underwear, jewelry Christian Dior beaded tulle gown, bra, underwear, leather sneakers Miu Miu leather quilted handbag Coach 1941 sheer dress, […]

Dubfire
Dubfire

Setting the DJ Scene Ablaze Before he was Dubfire, he was Ali Shirazinia: a young Iranian boy, newly immigrated to America, constantly on the outside looking in. Foreign to his peers and an average student, Ali’s chances of fitting in were slim to none, but fitting in was never what Ali was destined for. His […]

Sip, Sniff, Savor!
Sip, Sniff, Savor!

Creating Memorable Moments with Duckhorn Wine Company It was a true love fest. Hundreds of wine fans wandering blissfully from table to table sniffing and sipping flavorful offerings of new Pinot Noir releases made with pristine fruit grown in the coastal region of Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. Set inside a spacious white tent surrounded […]

Jeans Genie
Jeans Genie

Stefano Rosso He truly is blue blood denim royalty. The son of Diesel founder, Renzo Rosso, Stefano cut his teeth studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York where he completed a BA in International Trade and Marketing. Stefano first began working outside the family company, collaborating with brands like Zoo York. After […]

Gary Hustwit
Gary Hustwit

Interviewed by Primo Orpilla I was a Gary Hustwit fan long before he came to O+A’s office to shoot scenes for his documentary Workplace. Years before that, our whole firm went to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to see his first film, Helvetica—a movie that took a simple subject (a common font used […]

Aarti Shahani
Aarti Shahani

The Influencers Aarti Shahani reports on all things tech for National Public Radio. A native New Yorker, Shahani is determined to understand Northern California and to bring to light emerging innovation as well as contradictions within the tech ecosystem. Shahani brings a sober perspective to her stories – free of rose colored glasses, yet fair […]

Sweetish
Sweetish

BACK top, skirt & socks Maja Freiman/Textilhögskolan Borås shirt Ida Klamborn skirt Whyred shoes Stutterheim jacket Amanda Gerell/ Textilhögskolan Borås sweater Maja Freiman/ Textilhögskolan Borås pants Acne Studios dress & scarf Whyred shoes Vintage top BACK pants Le Snob gloves Whyred shoes Emelie Janrell dress All Blues earrings Diana Orving dress Whyred shoes BACK top […]

Variété
Variété

Tricia wears Savatore Ferragamo dress Stylist’s own earring Kitti wears Issey Miyake dress Marni earrings Eric Javits hat Kitti wears Michael Kors coat Eric Javits hat Lacrasia gloves Arselajda wears Issey Miyake dress Tricia wears Gucci gown Miriam wears Sacai jacket, top & skirt Salvatore Ferragamo shoes Arselajda wears Sacai top Eric Javits headpiece Kitti […]

Callie Hernandez
Callie Hernandez

The Real La La Land Story Callie wears Salvatore Ferragamo dress Noir earrings Jennifer Fisher bracelet Gucci shoes For most, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land would be considered a beautiful work of fiction, but for Callie Hernandez, she is living out her own real-life version of the Hollywood story after landing a main role in […]

Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki

Living His Truth, By Any Means Necessary Steve wears Dim Mak top & poncho Bruno Magli pants Dolce & Gabbana sneakers At the Dim Mak Grammy after-party, everyone was looking to be seen and heard in the heart of one of Hollywood’s hottest scenes. Selfies were rampant, glitzy outfits and jewelry sparkled under the club’s […]

Love to Pose
Love to Pose

Model Kareen Taylor Poses as Naomi Campbell Crawford Models NY Need Supply top Model Daria Poses as Claudia Schiffer M.S.A. Model Management, NYC Dolce & Gabbana dress, bra & briefs Model Bara Holotova Poses as Kate Moss Women/360 Management NYC Gucci shirt & pants Model Paola Poses as Christie Turlington The MVMT, NY Gucci shirt […]

GK Reid
GK Reid

A simple Google search for GK Reid will lead you to a cluster of veins, each coming from the heart of the source- a creative genius. The Renaissance man is not a jack of all trades, but rather the master of all: directing, styling, designing- The list continues to grow as he adds more icons […]

The Influencers
The Influencers

Gemma Lloyd & Valeria Ignatieva Saying you support gender equality is easy; the real challenge arises when you try to prove it. Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva, two young Australian women successful in the IT field, have taken the responsibility of countering the gender bias issues that women face on a daily basis. Diverse City […]

Hand Signals
Hand Signals

Martin Vallin A youth of skateboarding, painting, and reading in the 80s combined with a young adulthood studying philosophy and journalism have left their mark on the colorful career of photographer, Martin Vallin. Vallin now splits his time between Paris and Stockholm, and works with clients such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Nike (just to […]

Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva
Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva

Finding Harmony through Humanity Even amongst the regular, elite crowd on Melrose Place where the height of fashion is everyday wear, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva is a hard woman to miss. Statuesque and glamorous, Lola’s appearance is simple and impeccable from head to toe. Yet as she steps into her own store, The Harmonist, Lola doesn’t wholly […]


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