Posts Tagged ‘vol 22.7’
Dean and Dan Canten
Dean and Dan Canten

Squaring off with fashion Literally separated at birth, identical twins Dean and Dan Caten—the two D’s that comprise the design dynamo team Dsquared2—practically started designing together while still in the womb. Proving that two minds are better than one when it comes to designing, their secret to success is not taking fashion too seriously. Their […]

Ndeur
Ndeur

For French graphist, Mathieu Missiaen, it all starts with a pair of vintage pumps. But there’s nothing dated about the final product—his custom, street-style paint-job makes for the perfect fit. Missiaen’s brand, NDEUR (yes, it’s an anagram for ‘under’), is inspired by different patterns: from ancient civilizations, to seventeenth century paintings to urban sprawl. “I […]

Simply Chic
Simply Chic

Filippa K is all about simplicity. With its classic look and clean lines, the Stockholm-based brand has established itself as one of Sweden’s leading fashion houses with its signature minimalist elegance. As fashion moves away from excess and toward refined tastes this fall, the brand spreads its raison d’être beyond European shores by opening its […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Gin: A Brief History
The Good, The Bad, and The Gin: A Brief History

Photography by Aaron Campbell For many people there is no middle ground with gin. They either love it, or hate it. But for a beverage that elicits such strong, singular opinions, its proponents couldn’t be more diverse. Among those who favor gin are members of British Parliament and house partiers in Compton. Gin passed muster […]

Not All Great Design is Under a Tent
Not All Great Design is Under a Tent

The Mansion, Amsterdam With a solid wink to the fin de siècle opulence of A’dam’s histoire, The Mansion, which set up shop in one of the Dutch royal family’s historic residences a few years ago, manages to cram glittering chandeliers and gilt-edged mirrors into a space that routinely throbs with house DJ mega mixes. It’s […]

Fashionable Haunts
Fashionable Haunts

Twice a year, every year, the phenomenon known as fashion week marks a fashion industry one-month pilgrimage from New York to London, Milan and Paris. But you don’t have to be couture-clad to enjoy these international fashionista favorites. Hotel Byblos, Saint-Tropez (featured above) If a month of following the dizzying whirlwind of fashion weeks around […]

Montréal: Paris, Quebec
Montréal: Paris, Quebec

The days of Americans sniggering at Canadians are clearly done and gone. Indeed, in 2007, the Mercer Quality of Living Survey placed five Canadian cities ahead of any single American city, effectively ending our seemingly unceasing superiority complex. Yes, we totally suck. So a zip up to Canada now would be like leaving the new […]

Last Word

What the hell is SOMA anyway? Fact: Originally an ancient Indo-Persian word invoking ecstasy, and later used by the Greeks and Romans to refer to the body, the word soma has meant many things over time. Aldous Huxley described it as a holiday from the ordinary and William S. Burroughs used it to hypothesize the […]

Grails
Grails

Portland’s most enigmatic psych-troupe orbits beyond experimental parameters It seems like just about every city has its crowning moment in music history. Simply consider any predictable VH1 retrospective on ’60s San Francisco or throwback story about the emergence of punk in New York City. But like any great city, there are always a few bands […]

Street Pulse: Olso
Street Pulse: Olso

One tiny population with many creative minds makes Oslo Fashion Week a stylish destination. SOMA captures individual styles during Fashion Week where fashion enthusiasts are showing that trends begin on the street. 1. Define fashion 2. Who is your favorite designer? 3. What’s your favorite fashion decade? 4. Where do you get your sense of […]

Emerging Boutiques
Emerging Boutiques

There’s no shortage of exceptional fashion designers working today. American clothing design has never been more chic than right now. Scratch that. Right… now. The challenge for shoppers is no longer finding non-mainstream perspectives, but rather, scoring the right style, for the proper function, at the best price. Specialty boutiques and nationwide retailers alike are […]

Think T’s
Think T's

Four new designers that will knock your shirt off Everyone knows the perfect T-shirt when they see it. And these days it’s easy to find. You stole it from your boyfriend, who stole it back. At summer camp all your new friends autographed it (while you were wearing it). You bribed your best friend into […]

Why So Serious?
Why So Serious?

MAC’s new Holiday line goes smoky and bold I, like the rest of the world, was shamelessly enthralled with The Dark Night. While Heath Ledger’s Joker was meant to have a haunting and disturbing appearance, I couldn’t help thinking that with a few swipes here and there, it would be the perfect smoky eye and […]

Rikke Hubert: Copenhagen-Found Levity
Rikke Hubert: Copenhagen-Found Levity

In the fashion world, dichotomies abound. Some say of designing, it’s either sink or swim. For Rikke Hubert, it’s float. “I am only thinking one collection at a time,” says the 28-year-old Dane, whose new work reflects at least one duality in her life. The anticipated release of Hubert’s womenswear collection, only the third since […]

Maria Louise Suhr: Great Dane
Maria Louise Suhr: Great Dane

Scandinavia has just kind of dropped in and taken over. From IKEA to H&M to Cheap Monday to Acne, the region has produced its fair share of stylish designers. At one time or another, each of these up-and-comers was dubbed “one to watch.” Well, now here’s another: Maria Louise Suhr. Never heard of her? No […]

Bland Is As Bland Does
Bland Is As Bland Does

For lack of a better descriptor, we’ll call Bland a “clothing line”—though that hardly encapsulates the cleverly subversive efforts of Theodoric Bland Willoughby and his co-conspirator Meghan Coleman that have included, among other things, hooded hats, cigarette broaches, armless vests, clear ruler sunglasses, mannequin pantomime, as well as some expertly constructed, unisex separates. It’s a […]

Academy of Art Alumni Cut Free
Academy of Art Alumni Cut Free

If you consider the thousands of fashion design students who graduate each year and the collections they produce at the culmination of their education—it’s a wonder that anyone ever gets noticed. These pending alumni put endless amounts of resources, stitches, time and ambition into their designs with the hope that they will create a halo […]

Olympia
Olympia

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Ron Purdy STYLING BY Raphael Mendonca Dress HERVE LEGER, corset and neck piece KENNY HUANG, bracelets PATRICIA VON MUSULIN, booties DIESEL. Top MALANDRINO, t-shirt and wrist guards ADIDAS, shorts AMERICAN APPAREL, cap MIU MIU, bottom piece straps AGENT PROVOCATEUR, boots GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, sun glasses YVES SAINT LAURENT. Bodysuit, skirt and cap MIU MIU, […]

Jean Genie
Jean Genie

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Sergio Kurhajec STYLING BY Elle Strauss Denim vest Current/Elliott, navy all in one Rebecca Beeson, rings Helen Ficalora. Jacket with gold buttons Foley+Corinna, fur beanie Nolita, jeans Fresh Ink. Denim bustier Fornarina, black net leggings Bebe Design Lab, black fur and leather fingerless gloves (mens) Costume National, necklace with gold disc with diamond […]

Dream of Me
Dream of Me

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Dan Lim STYLING BY Juliana Schiavinatto Corset Dolce & Gabbanna, rings Swarovski, dress (worn as skirt) Malene Birger. Coat Escada, high-waisted brief and stay-ups Agent Provocateur, shoes L.A.M.B. Capelet Dolce & Gabanna, necklace Tom Binns Design, high-waisted brief and stay-ups Agent Provocateur, Dress Alice+Olivia, earrings Holt Renfrew. Corset, Dolce & Gabanna, chain belt […]

JMary: Rolling Out The Red Carpet
JMary: Rolling Out The Red Carpet

From the sunny, silicone-injected land of trendy snow boots and sweat suits comes a true couture label, JMary. Created by Jennifer Gheur in 1999, it began in a small studio in the LA neighborhood of Los Feliz—-long before it was the Williamsburg of the West. The evolution of this label has been slow and methodic. […]

Geometry & Coincidence
Geometry & Coincidence

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Andrew Yee STYLING BY Kemal Harris Jacket, pants, belt and necklace YVES ST. LAURENT, boots PRADA, tights HUE. Dress, bodysuit and brooches MIU MIU, shoes STELLA McCARTNEY, stylist’s own gloves. Suit SONIA RYKIEL, skullcap and shoes MIU MIU, tights HUE, necklace DEKA RAY. Dress and necklace PRADA, shoes VICINI. Dress GIAMBATTISTA VALLI, vest […]


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