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KOTO BOLOFO: Dream Weaver
KOTO BOLOFO: Dream Weaver

Avoiding the label of designer, this photographer transforms photographic qualities into dimensional garments that capture more than just attention Text by Michael Cohen Photography by Koto Bolofo Photographer Koto Bolofo is prized for his ability to present honest beauty. His signature is to forsake gimmickry, respecting subjects and composition. He works in film rather than […]

POWER & ROMANCE
POWER & ROMANCE

Disregarding the conventional elements of fashion photography, architect-turned-photographer But-Sou Lai has perfected the art of the imperfect Text by Lynn Wang Photography by But-Sou Lai Fashion photography today is obsessed with artificial perfection. Mise-en-scène and composition have become just as important as models and the clothes they wear. The majority of fashion editorials today involve a large […]

BLUE ANGEL
BLUE ANGEL

Photography by FILIPPO DEL VITA Styling by ELENA MOUSSA DKNY pants, Boy. by Band of Outsiders shorts, Norma Kamali striped body, Betsey Johnson top, DKNY shoes, American Apparel socks, RR Rentals necklaces What Goes Around Comes Around jeans, ACNE t-shirt, Deryck Todd helmet, Betsey Johnson shoes Cheng shorts, James Perse t-shirt, Topshop top, Katya Leonovich […]

WHITE LINES
WHITE LINES

Photography by CHRISTIAN CONTI Styling by JASON REMBERT Gucci dress, Ben Amun necklace Lever Couture dress Givenchy dress, Dolce & Gabbana earrings, Bottega Veneta shoes Emporio Armani hat and pants, Dolce & Gabbana shoes Versace top and skirt, Ben Amun necklace and cuff Givenchy dress, Dolce & Gabbana earring YSL dress Photo Asst. Sebastian Beckmann […]

COLOR THEORY
COLOR THEORY

Photography by SVEN-ANTON Styling by LIZ SORRELL Alexander McQueen jacket, Topshop dress, Kelsey Quan necklace, Make Up Forever eyeshadow in Yellow 2, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra lipstick in Peony Diane Von Furstenberg dress, Topshop jacket, Christian Dior scarf, Marni sunglasses, Vintage gloves, Michael Kors bracelet, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra lipstick in Ruby Rose Vintage bolero, […]

MARIOS SCHWAB
MARIOS SCHWAB

London’s adopted son reveals the depth beneath his delicate layers Text by Katia Ganfield Portraits by Henrik Knudsen & Photography by Olivia Beasley Greco-Austrian designer, Marios Schwab, is a designer of such caliber there is little need for introductions. Winning Best New Designer in 2006 and the Swiss Textile Award in 2007, he has been […]

TAKING CARE OF ACNE
TAKING CARE OF ACNE

SOMA talks to the Persson behind Acne Paper When he was a small boy growing up in Oslo, Norway, Thomas Persson was always drawing, constantly making things, forever creating. His love of clothing comes from his grandmother who was delighted by her grandson’s interest in fashion. “She is French and, like most French women, it […]

UNIQLO HITS NYC
UNIQLO HITS NYC

Fifth Avenue is getting a fast fashion facelift. But among the throngs of retailers investing in flagship stores deep in Tiffany territory, one is standing out. Meet UNIQLO, the Japanese retail giant whose latest U.S. store resides at 53rd Street & Fifth Avenue. The three-story glass cube invites us into another world—an enormous 89,000-square-foot flagship […]

I-POSE: TOKYO
I-POSE: TOKYO

I-Pose is the latest addition to SOMA’s ongoing tradition of introducing unique, cutting-edge features to our magazine. This section portrays the winners of our online competition, where SOMA readers posed as their favorite icons. In this issue, we featured young creative minds from Tokyo and ask them to explain the reasoning behind their choices. Text […]

BARTON PERREIRA
BARTON PERREIRA

When internationally acclaimed accessories designer Patty Perreira met Bill Barton, President of Oliver Peoples, the stars were not only aligned, but illuminated a path where a love of design and passion for excellence came together in perfect union. Her strong aesthetic prowess—honed over time at houses like Prada, Paul Smith, Jil Sander, and Vera Wang—paired […]

CARIN RODEBJER
CARIN RODEBJER

Carin Rodebjer takes a common objective of women’s wear—to offer high fashion with a relaxed, accessible vibe—and succeeds where so many labels fail. The Rodebjer label does not imitate renowned fashion houses or jump on trend bandwagons. She designs for a woman who is comfortable in her own skin—refined, casual and stylish. Born in Sweden, […]

FENSTER’S SONIC HIDE-AWAY
FENSTER'S SONIC HIDE-AWAY

Hauntingly visceral and poetically cerebral, the melodic and lyrical compositions that comprise Berlin-based band Fenster’s debut album Bones seem to excavate our collective subconscious. The result is a powerful collection of songs that have rapidly infiltrated Europe’s independent music scene since forming in the winter of 2010. The creation of Jonathan Jarzyna, a Berliner, and […]

FACEBOOK’S BIG SISTER
FACEBOOK'S BIG SISTER

SOMA sat down with best-selling author and CEO of Hearsay Social, Clara Shih “Every decade or decade and a half, you get these narrow windows of opportunity and there is such a disruption in the market that you actually can change the world with an idea,” says Clara Shih from the offices of Hearsay Social, just […]

RIVIERA CLUB
RIVIERA CLUB

Over the past decade, the majority of impactful menswear trends have leaned toward tailored pieces with traditional inspirations. Now, as the fashion pendulum swings away from suits and ties and toward a more relaxed, casual look, Riviera Club is stepping out with a laid-back California style. As the story goes, Derek Buse and Greg Ullery […]

GREEN AND GORGEOUS
GREEN AND GORGEOUS

Natural and organic beauty products are cropping up all over. SOMA examines a few of the best. EYE MAKEUP: JOSIE MARAN REM PEN Model Josie Maran was motivated to create her eco-friendly cosmetics line after countless hours spent in makeup artists’ chairs, asking whether there were products out there that were effective but also good […]

SCREAMING FEMALES
SCREAMING FEMALES

It’s Saturday night in New Brunswick, New Jersey. A restless crowd buzzes with energy as a petite girl with jet-black hair slowly pushes her way through the crowd. Once on stage, she picks up a guitar that’s almost as big as she is and starts generating a grinding dissonant wail. She seems to double in […]

MUJI: SWEEPING NYC
MUJI: SWEEPING NYC

Meaning “no brand,” MUJI comes from the Japanese word mujirushi and their simple aesthetic mirrors their moniker. With humble beginnings, MUJI started as a small storefront in 1980 in the hip Aoyama area of Tokyo, offering only 40 products. Since the concept emerged in the Japanese metropolis 30 years ago, the company has skyrocketed into […]

FILM: LORD NORMAN FOSTER
FILM: LORD NORMAN FOSTER

How much does the building weigh? This question seems to haunt every project Lord Norman Foster designs. Challenged by Buckminster Fuller in the ‘70s, Foster began to seriously investigate weight, energy and performance to answer this difficult question. And his architecture shows it. When you ask Foster to define his modus operandi, he isn’t able […]

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