Posts Tagged ‘31.4’
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. […]

Marcel Wanders
Marcel Wanders

The days of cold industrialism are gradually melting away, and making way for empathetic environments that integrate sustainability and architectural history, thanks to iconic architect and designer, Marcel Wanders. Known around the world for the creation of the knotted chair, Wanders is starting a movement in design toward an age he calls the “Contemporary Renaissance […]

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 […]

Lola Marsh
Lola Marsh

Opposites Attract Yael Cohen and Gil Landau have explored every facet of their relationship. Musically, romantically, and creatively, their journey together has been a bumpy road trip across vast artistic terrain and the results are the off beat, dream-induced pop sounds of Lola Marsh. The Israeli indie band is a classic case of opposites attract, […]

LA’s Got Talent
LA’s Got Talent

Los Angeles is known as the city of angels, but when red carpets, Hollywood glamour, and action-packed media become the focus, it’s easy for substance to get lost in the fray. The five Los Angeles creatives featured in this section are outliers on the rise who have become true angels of the city, gracing Los […]

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 […]

Bar Chef
Bar Chef

There’s a special kind of buzz surrounding a new bar in Toronto–domestically and internationally–and it only grows with each dazzled patron who enters the dizzying expanse of his cocktail kingdom. Frankie Solarik, author of The Bar Chef and co-owner of Toronto’s BarChef, is applying the same detail and passion to preparing cocktails as a chef […]

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 […]

Street Pulse
Street Pulse

Text & Photography by Sara Davis @sara_davis_photography 1. What’s the color palette that’s inspiring you this season? 2. What’s the favorite piece that you are wearing? 3. What is the style category that you are wearing? 4. What is your favorite go-to piece when in SF? Jillian Knox 1. Millennial pink and muted earth tones. […]

SOMA x Isabel Marant
SOMA x Isabel Marant

Photography Bob Adler/Jared Brick

Sacha Dhawan
Sacha Dhawan

Playing the Right Roles Sacha Dhawan began as a child actor, but hit his first dry spell when he reached adulthood. At 18 years old, he unenthusiastically worked in his father’s clothing store for ten hour shifts, writing poetry to pass the time and keep up his morale. So when he received a chance to […]

Sylvan Esso
Sylvan Esso

Try to pinpoint the perfect occasion for Sylvan Esso’s music and you won’t find just one. If you haven’t already, you’ll discover the staying power of their songs that take residence from mood to mood, room to room. So when it came time to work on their sophomore album What Now, Sylvan Esso made it […]

Brandon Zuck
Brandon Zuck

Brandon Zuck picks rebellion as his protagonist. As a short filmmaker residing in Los Angeles, Zuck’s best ideas come to him between pop punk covers of ‘80s hit songs. This is only fitting given that his work traces angsty storylines against the backdrop of muted neon hues reminiscent of the worlds in John Hughes’ cult […]

Maria Burns
Maria Burns

Exploring the Psyche in Fashion Filmmaking A white glove on a table suddenly begins to move on its own, twitching in spasms as if taking in its first breath of life. A woman switches in between contorting her body in visceral, extreme movements, to freezing in rigid perfection. A girl’s face warps as an ice […]

Hoch, Dali, de Salvia
Hoch, Dali, de Salvia

Luca de Salvia Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.- Salvador Dali Deh deh deehhhhhhhhh. Vrrrrmmmmmmm. Clink, clink, clink, clink. Clunk. Blub, blub. Close your eyes. The instrumental journey of Sinfonia Digitale is an enticing, disorienting, and clever symphony as colorful as the accompanying images. If […]

Polimoda
Polimoda

Students graduating from Polimoda, one of Italy’s most prestigious fashion schools, based in Florence, showed their final collections in June in a group show entitled ‘Tell Me About You.’ At the invitation of Polimoda’s Director Danilo Venturi, an international jury of fashion experts gathered to view the event, which was staged at the beautiful Villa […]

Brandon Kee
Brandon Kee

BFA Fashion Design student Brandon Kee grew up in a small town outside of Salt Lake City, Utah before coming to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art University. September of last year, Kee shared his newest collection during the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 season. Kee’s inspirations for his work include […]


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