Style
Fariba Soltani
Fariba Soltani

Architecture of a Scarf While the concept of a scarf is hardly novel in the accessories market, nor to fashion for that matter, a scarf that draws its inspiration from interior architecture is more extraordinary. “My background is in architecture, hence my love for clear lines and subtle choice of colors,” says Fariba Soltani of […]

Raw Spirit
Raw Spirit

To truly look at one of Russell James’ iconic photos, be it a portrait of a beautiful girl or a moody shot of a stunning landscape, is to be awed by the very real sense of intimacy that emanates from the work. An interesting factoid is that the Australian photographer, perhaps best known for the […]

Suzusan
Suzusan

Shibori For The Future In the town of Arimatsu, Japan, a room of women gather, engaged in conversation as they use tools passed down for gen- erations to wring, tie and press reams of textiles into over fifty intricately knotted patterns. It has been this way, thoroughly unchanged, for over one hundred years in the […]

Chic Beats
Chic Beats

Beats X Fendi headphones Available Jan 2015 Following Apple’s acquisition of Beats by Dre, the company is now working with high fashion brand Fendi. Their spring 2015 menswear show featured models walking down the runway wearing the headphones in an amalgamation of colors. Beats X Fendi headphones will be available in January 2015 and go […]

Passage
Passage

Acne Shoes J Lindeberg clutch ATP Atelier slipons Maria Nilsdotter Ring, earring and headpiece Malene Birger choker Little Liffner fur bag FWSS acrylic bag Maria Nilsdotter Earring, bracelets and necklace   Photography Martin Vallin Styling Eloin Edlund

Peter Gray
Peter Gray

“The total look is EVERYTHING! How a great pair of heels makes a woman feel can affect the outcome of a close up beauty shot” says superstar session stylist Peter Gray. A man often lost in a haze of sleep deprivation and travel, Peter Gray is among the world’s foremost hair stylists: a prolific image-maker revered […]

Elena Slivnyak
Elena Slivnyak

“I want to make a statement, and not the next hot item that can be consulted on the fashion syllabus.” It’s the personal “Fashion Manifesto” of Elena Slivnyak, a San Franciscobased talented designer, with Ukrainian roots, who does not like the catwalks, sparkling dresses and mass consumption. “I believe that fashion is dead nowadays. There […]

Show Me
Show Me

Photography by Miko Lim Styling by Stephanie Tricola

Shoes to Obsess Over
Shoes to Obsess Over

The ‘90s are back, influencing fashion in ways both overt and subtle. In the case of accessories, and especially footwear, this makes for an interesting dichotomy as the ‘90s saw not only the resurgence of casual–butch standards like the Birkenstock and Doc Martens, but also the birth of the status shoe-the more exaggerated the better. […]

Anine Bing
Anine Bing

The inherent ability to incorporate just the right amount of whimsy and downtown cool is what model turned rock goddess turned clothing designer Anine Bing has mastered. Straight from her roots in music and fashion emerges an effortlessly downtown chic look with just the right amount of edge sliced in. Attention to the tiniest of […]

Ali Amaro: Linked to Heritage
Ali Amaro: Linked to Heritage

The boundary that separates the realm of art from the craft of jewelry making is, at best, ambiguous. Bay Area metalsmith Ali Amaro is making a career from fully embracing the blurring of this line. The jeweler and designer, who lives in Point Richmond, creates work that draws from a wide range of inspiration. Amaro, […]

Silver Seed Clothing
Silver Seed Clothing

While leggings may be a recycled trend, New York City-based Silver Seed Clothing has cultivated an ingenious method of not only supplying the masses with top-quality, Made-in-America goods, but also nurturing members of the independent, up-and-coming design world. What sets this small company of newly-minted entrepreneurs apart from the overseas Goliaths who helped set the […]

Piece By Piece
Piece By Piece

Elizabeth Brunner, creator of SF-based label Piece x Piece and pioneer in creating clothing out of discarded fabric swatches, is a fashion designer. Her feelings toward fashion, however, are ambivalent. “I enjoy it creatively,” allows Brunner, but foremost in her mind are the devastating ecological effects of the garment industry. Over 4,500 swatches of non-biodegradable […]

Cres. E. Dim.
Cres. E. Dim.

To those not in the industry, it sounds like the glamorous life. The latest styles, the hottest events, flashing lights, and beautiful, confident people. And while this isn’t an untruth, it’s not the whole truth, either. Behind every collection and runway show that’s oohed and aahed over, there are countless hours of sketching, measuring, planning, […]

Christian Louboutin: Tattooed Shoes
Christian Louboutin: Tattooed Shoes

How does Christian Louboutin, master of the red-soled shoes and innovative fashion icon, stay one step ahead of the saturated designer footwear game? Already a household name known for shoes that range from demure to sensuous and classic to bold, Louboutin introduces the next in must-have shoe fetishism (of which we are all guilty). Just […]

Pain-free Waxing
Pain-free Waxing

Spring is here, which inevitably means abbreviated clothing. Be it Missoni bikini bottoms, Isabel Marant zipped and studded paisley Daisy Dukes, or Alexander McQueen gold-sequined micro-shorts, the conclusion remains the same: It’s time to go bare. And that means waxing. For those who regularly undergo the dreaded bikini wax, the very idea of can induce […]

Decoded: Chic, Meet Geek
Decoded: Chic, Meet Geek

A unique kind of buzz was in the air at New York Fashion Week this year, the undeniable excitement about fashion’s blossoming romance with technology. From live streaming and live tweeting to models Instagram-ing from their smart phones on the runway (thank you, Kenneth Cole), no one can deny the current focus on technology in […]

Don’t Shoot The Messenger
Don't Shoot The Messenger

The Berlin-based label Don’t Shoot the Messengers (DSTM) has an immediately recognizable aesthetic, articulated through sculptural and provocative leather accents, delicate sweeping silk, and, above all else, the color black. It’s a label in constant dialogue with the designer’s adoptive city and Berlin’s notoriously avant-garde disciples. Jen Gilpin, DSTM’s 34-year-old Canadian founder, established the label […]

Continuum: 3D Printing
Continuum: 3D Printing

“Maybe data is the new black,” quips Mary Huang, half of the pioneering design duo Continuum. It might take a moment to wrap your head around, but she and her partner, Jenna Fizel, are onto something—and their work has been making waves across the fashion and design communities over the past few years. With the […]

Nordic Attire
Nordic Attire

Usually a straitjacket is a fashion don’t, but 2013 Designer’s Nest winner, Camilla Jæger, found a way to turn crazy into sassy. Jæger’s award winning line includes three ensembles that flaunt flowing fabrics and a basic color palette. “I wanted to interpret the clothing patients were wearing during hospitalization at an historical asylum in Aarhus, […]

The Evolution of Haute Heels
The Evolution of Haute Heels

Awkward, terrifying, treacherously tall and slightly masochistic  are not typically words used to describe footwear. However, from showrooms to runways the industry has seen a trend of museum and editorial-worthy heels. As Vivienne Westwood introduced her sky-high nine-inch pumps to the world almost a decade ago – who could forget Naomi Campbell’s infamous spill – […]

World of Style
World of Style

In the search for the freshest in ready-to-wear, fashion has gone global. New designers are sprouting up, and the style-obsessed are taking notice, looking beyond their nearest fashion capital to curate truly international wardrobes. In the full promotion of fashion without borders, SOMA presents three of the most promising international designers.   Sofie D’Hoore From […]

TOKYObay
TOKYObay

San Francisco-based accessory company TOKYObay was born when Dory Isaacs, a British art and fashion design major, met Jun Kobayashi, a bass-guitarist and product enthusiast, as the two were passing through Toronto. Though from eclectic backgrounds and cultures, the two saw in one another what Isaacs calls “a great symmetry of aesthetic choices,” and knew […]

Gio Diev
Gio Diev

High Concept Shoes for High Fashion Feet The genre of sculptural shoes is, by definition, an attempt to elevate the design identity of an otherwise basic accessory. The approach undertaken by Gio Metodiev is to offer boldly visual statements. His Gio Diev collection is shaped by personal passions, merging craftsmanship with architectural and artistic inspirations. […]


Facebook
Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest
LinkedIn
YouTube
Email