Posts Tagged ‘Sept/Oct 2012’
Living Art
Living Art

Living Art for SOMA Magazine photographed by William Lords with styling by Bryan Marryshow.

Human League
Human League

Human League for SOMA Magazine photographed by Jacob Hodgkinson with styling by Keith S. Washington.

Purple Vision
Purple Vision

Purple Vision for SOMA Magazine photographed by Mike Kobal with styling by Andrew Mukamal.

Scents of Style
Scents of Style

Choosing a perfume merely for its scent is passé. Here, we pair uniquely stunning vessels with a directional look from the same designers’ fall/winter 2012 ready-to-wear collections.

Bally’s Michael Herz & Graeme Fidler
Bally's Michael Herz & Graeme Fidler

As co-creative directors for Bally, Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler oversee the Swiss brand’s overall aesthetic. Renowned for impeccable shoes and leather goods since 1851, the company turned to Herz and Fidler to revitalize ready-to-wear and the brand’s broader lifestyle appeal. While clothing had been part of Bally’s offerings since 1976, shoes, boots and bags […]

Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro Suzuki

Leading the menswear and tailoring industries single-handedly is young London-based, Japanese-born fashion designer Ichiro Suzuki. Suzuki breathes life into the English designs, offering a fresh take on the country’s classic menswear tradition. At once a skilled atelier and an innovator, he meticulously merges his craftsmanship skills with intricate, animated designs. Where other conceptual designers sometimes […]

Sea Wolf
Sea Wolf

Alex Brown Church, the central figure behind the Los Angeles-based musical entity Sea Wolf is uncomfortable. Twitchy and evasive, he populates silences with filler phrases, then ends up mumbling, “I don’t know,” when his thoughts remain unarticulated. Luckily, this communication impairedness doesn’t present itself in Church’s music. In fact, on Old World Romance, his latest […]

San Francisco International Fashion Film Festival
San Francisco International Fashion Film Festival

A low electronic growl. A flicker of light across a black screen. A nude female figure, stark white, writhes in restraints, fading in and out of the darkness. The soundtrack sizzles and pulses, and the images grow choppier. Lightning strikes. Patterns fly across contorted struggling bodies—electric stripes, stark cross-hatching. Luminous purple cloth flutters in slow […]

Onuinu
Onuinu

Dorian Duvall, the artist known as Onuinu (On You, In You), calls his music Disco-Hop, a moniker that obscures as much as it reveals. While the energetic thump of disco and the erratic beats of hip hop are evident in his sound, the songs on Mirror Gazer, his striking debut, can’t really be tied down […]

We Women Warriors
We Women Warriors

“In Colombia, we are living in a war that is not ours.” This statement by Flor Ilva, one of the subjects of first-time filmmaker Nicole Karsin’s We Women Warriors, captures the striking premise of the documentary. The film manages to condense the multifaceted conflict of Colombia by focusing on the account of three women: Doris, […]

SOMA and TOKYObay Salute Top Mixologists
SOMA and TOKYObay Salute Top Mixologists

  JON GASPARINI 15 Romolo, Rye, Rosewood, Rye on the Road – San Francisco Designer-turned-serial-restaurateur Jon Gasparini keeps busy. With three bars (15 Romolo, Rosewood, and Rye) and an A-list cocktail catering venture (Rye on the Road), Gasparini also acts as a consultant all over, from local distillers to brands like Jim Beam Global, and […]

Fashion for a Cause
Fashion for a Cause

  A new collection by Bally Switzerland is always special. The company has been crafting luxury leather goods for more than 160 years and is known the world over for its beautiful designs, distinctive style and exquisite quality. The new Lips for Life capsule collection, however, is extra special. Bally has joined forces with DKMS […]

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 […]

Crème Brûlée On The Street
Crème Brûlée On The Street

Castro and Market, a corner we San Franciscan’s are well familiar with, has another great reason to stop by. There, in the heart of leather and lace, sits what is becoming a sweet tradition. The Crème Brûlée Cart, with its array of growing flavors brings to life an adult’s fantasy of the ice-cream truck. With […]

The Modern Mark of White Chalk
The Modern Mark of White Chalk

Offering bespoke and ready-to-wear suiting from NYC’s Nolita neighborhood, White Chalk represents an international view of modern style. The humble shop on Mulberry Street is the brainchild of owner, head-designer and creative director Aaron Black. Black’s philosophy is to embrace traditional techniques, historical details and modern touches in moderation. His expertise lies in sorting through […]

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 […]


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