Posts Tagged ‘style’
Fashion Comes to the de Young
Fashion Comes to the de Young

Photography by Gregory Bertolini Sheathed in dappled and perforated copper material, the de Young Museum poses in Golden Gate Park like a finely tailored fashion icon. The re-opening of the avant-garde building, which was designed by the Swiss team of Herzog & de Meuron, and local architects Fong & Chan, marked a new unification of […]

Ørgreen
Ørgreen

Scandinavia is an unlikely birthplace for a sunglasses brand: with its generally cold climate, dark winters and rainy summers, one could hardly find the time to wear shades. It comes as a bit of a surprise, then, that one of the most successful sunglasses brands to emerge in the last few years was born in […]

Sneakers: Obsession’s for Fall
Sneakers: Obsession’s for Fall

Sneakers are an ever-evolving style. Each year fashion designers from around the globe design and create sneakers to fit into a particular seasons trends and statements. It is no surprise that sneakers and their versatility allow for a creative and innovative voice, one that is outside of the strict roles of fashion design. Tacky fabrics, […]

Sandra Backlund
Sandra Backlund

Following the thread, quite literally, of the career of Swedish-born knitwear virtuoso Sandra Backlund will take one through interwoven cylinders of yarn that seamlessly connect the fields of design, art and fashion. Her nonconformist aesthetic, applauded by luminaries such as Franca Sozzani of Vogue Italia, Louis Vuitton and Anna Wintour, shares as much with sculpture […]

Bondage: Seductive Decoration
Bondage: Seductive Decoration

Bondage mania seems to have invaded all fields of design recently: lamps, vases and accessories are taking cues from Japanese bondage, with intricate laces tying up porcelain and glass, knots and strings becoming design elements. And the transition from sexual practice to curious aesthetic feature appears strangely natural. Danish artist Steen Ipsen has become one […]

Neighborhood Vibe With a Hi-Fi Sound
Neighborhood Vibe With a Hi-Fi Sound

Audyssey’s SoMA Inspiration South of Market, SF—It’s late in the afternoon and the streets of this San Francisco neighborhood brim with an eclectic mix of individuals who are, once again, reinventing a modern urban landscape. Nine-to-fivers filter into watering hole hotspots for happy hour concoctions. Up and down the street, new restaurants buzz with managers […]

Robert Molnar
Robert Molnar

What has been your proudest moment? I’m very fortunate to have had many…when I made “paper-like” clothing and my mother requested to be buried in “paper” panties that I was making at the time of her death. What has been your most embarrassing moment? My mother being buried in “paper” panties. The joke encapsulates both […]

Jay Bell
Jay Bell

At Barneys New York, Jay Bell oversees the coolest selection of menswear around. His formal title is a mouthful: VP and Division Merchandise Manager (DMM) of Designer Collections and Contemporary Sportswear. His job is to scour the world of fashion, buying collections from the industry’s most famous talents, while also discovering next season’s must-have, rising […]

Hussein Chalayan
Hussein Chalayan

Photo Chris Moore Abundantly oversized yet tailored suits, capes and slinky black hooded dresses flew effortlessly down Hussein Chalayan’s AW 2010 Mirage runway show. The collection was an amalgamation of rich camel, grey and black, with hints of purple, blue and red adding splashes of freshness to the classic color palette. Though the 40-year-old designer […]

Gucci Westman
Gucci Westman

“Luxury and mass market combined.” That’s how celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman describes her collaboration with Revlon. In 2008, when the drugstore cosmetics giant realized it desperately needed an infusion of fashion credibility, the solution was clear: hire Westman as Global Artistic Director. It was an inspired choice. Not only has the talented makeup artist […]

About Town
About Town

Handbag Chanel Candle Comme des Garcons Handbag Derek Lam Coat Eudon Choi Umbrella Marc Jacobs Handbag Hermes Photography Louis Park Stylist Marie-louise von Haselberg at Clicks and Contacts Photo Assistant Daniel Jon Production Ann Kim at The School House

Rumi Neely
Rumi Neely

Forever 21, Balenciaga and hand-me-downs. You don’t often hear these words together, ever, but Rumi Neely manages to put together the grunge and glamour of high-end, com- mercial and vintage pieces with ease. A self-styled, San Diego native, 26-year-old Rumi was just a regular, young fashionista looking for some outlet of self-expression a la mode […]

A Fashionable Hunt
A Fashionable Hunt

The excitement of fashion is always fueled by the creativity of youth. But for every Ralph or Donna, there are millions of “best dressed” recipients; for every Rudi Gingrich or Walter Van Beirendonck, there are innumerable style heroes at the club. In the end, talent be damned, the one who sells the most garments, wins. […]

A little Reflection for Summer
A little Reflection for Summer

top: “Chester” by Orgreen middle:”Low Rider” by Orgreen bottom: “FRANZ 24k” by MYKITA & Bernhard Willhelm If, like me, your eyes are sensitive enough that walking around midsummer without sunglasses is tantamount to headache and disorientation, then you probably know a thing or two about frames. As all we visually impaired people know, frames are […]

Hiroshi Kawai
Hiroshi Kawai

An anonymous author once observed that “the world is divided into two kinds of people:  those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos.” It truly is sad when such a shallow remark manifests generations of misconstrued concepts to come, concerning a truly reputable art form, is it not? The truth […]

Shoes that Rock
Shoes that Rock

To take a blank canvas and cover it with paint is how one can achieve greatness. To take a blank pair of Chuck Taylor All Stars and collaborate with some of the most groundbreaking musicians from the 21st century is to make an iconic product even greater. It’s no secret that Converse has graced the […]

Let’s Get Digital
Let's Get Digital

Bold, bright and slightly surreal—what spring is looking like, with a marasma of amazing prints to cheer up with after the winter gloom. The new season has found its calling, and it’s all about the scientific imagery of fascinating natural phenomena. Designers’ new infatuation with digital printing has resulted in a few incredible collections that […]

Sourcing Southern Style
Sourcing Southern Style

Australia may well be renowned internationally for its coastlines and multicultural cuisine, but for style-starters, it’s the ultimate destination for unforgettable and inspirational fashion. SOMA presents an insider’s guide to the very best in Aussie boutiques. One of A Kind > Catering to the Australian male who craves truly unique apparel and handpicked vintage houseware […]

A Modern Makeup Artist
A Modern Makeup Artist

  Francelle’s view of transformative beauty It’s almost too easy to paint Francelle as a next-gen superstar makeup artist. At 33, she’s already climbed to the top of her profession, shooting with talents like Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, Ellen von Unwerth, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and Ryan McGinley for the likes of Purple, V, Tar, i-D, Self-Service […]

Susie Bubble
Susie Bubble

Polished opinions of fashion “I think people throw around the words ‘icon’ and ‘iconic’ far too much these days,” says fashion blogger Susie Bubble from her London home. Despite being labeled as “one of the most influential voices in fashion” by The Evening Standard, the 25-year-old, whose real name is Susanna Lau, is quick to […]

A Touch of Class
A Touch of Class

Stylist & Casting Director John Tan goes progressive with a dose of reality John Tan is a secret bullet of the fashion industry. A believer in paying dues the old school way, with genuine favors and the right kind of back-scratching, Tan is finally getting his due as a team builder, respected stylist, and go-to-guy for […]

Captured In Time
Captured In Time

Behind the scenes at YSL’s first show It’s Paris 1962, Yves Saint Laurent has just started his own business, only five years after taking the reins from Christian Dior at age 21. It’s easy to identify this as the last great period of haute couture, spurring the subsequent rise of prêt-a-porte. It’s a time idolized […]

Suited For Battle
Suited For Battle

When a man goes into battle, he dons his battle dress. Well, not exactly a dress—a suit. Such was the case when, poised to begin a book tour, I found that my collection of suits was pretty tired and not what was needed to adequately represent a book about the evolution of men’s retail. In […]

Sneaker Couture
Sneaker Couture

Long before the proliferation of the Internet, limited edition sneaker collaborations were only available to the inner circles of “flight clubs”—a sort of underground secret street society. For days, these die-hard fans would line up and sleep outside of streetwear stores like Supreme in Manhattan to get their hands on these highly-coveted kicks only to […]



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