Posts Tagged ‘vol 23.3’
The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch

Model on left:  Shipley & Halmos leather jacket, LNA tank top, Levi’s shorts, Made Her Think studded cuff, Coach bangles, Chris Habana earrings and necklace, Celine shoes, Screaming Mimi’s belt, Gryson bag Model in center: Alexander Wang leather jacket, LNA t-shirt, Levi’s shorts, Made Her Think studded cuff, Ben-Amun bangles, Susanna Galanis necklace, Brian Atwood […]

Platinum Submarine Dreams
Platinum Submarine Dreams

Guided by his own compass, Wyatt Cenac divines the humor in race, identity and ultra-wealthy jackasses There was a time when Wyatt Cenac worried that he might actually become a hobo. One might argue that he would have made a great (if not the greatest) hobo to walk the streets of Los Angeles. He’s gregarious, […]

On Grace of Graphite
On Grace of Graphite

Adam McEwen: Burning Bridges to the Mundane Were there a single thread interwoven through his past and current work, Adam McEwen would have no idea what it would look like. “I’m just trying to make the thread visible,” he says. “I don’t know what it is, but I know for me, an obituary of Kate […]

Scott Sternberg
  Scott Sternberg

Scott Sternberg navigates outside design­, where dialogue plays freely and clothes take life. Scott Sternberg premiered Band of Outsiders for fw 04 starting as a humble collection of slim ties and button-downs out of la. A Hollywood agent-turned-designer without formal training, Sternberg took slimmed-out proportions to a full collection of ready-to-wear with suiting, trousers, knits […]

Into the Void
Into the Void

Tom DeCillo’s When You’re Strange resurrects Jim Morrison’s cosmic wandering myth. Tom DeCillo has never made a documentary film before. The New York-based director, who gave Brad Pitt his first leading role in the film Johnny Suede back in 1991, generally leans towards dreamy, darkly comedic filmmaking. Genre-jumping is no easy feat and directing a film […]

Deconstructing Rudo Y Cursi
Deconstructing Rudo Y Cursi

Carlos Cuarón unravels universal themes in the language of cinema’s new era. A fraternity of Mexican filmmakers is credited with ushering in a new cinematic movida, an epoch during which prescribed storytelling maxims have been dismantled and the visibility of Latin American films has swelled internationally. These men, of course, are Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro […]

Shadows of Perception
Shadows of Perception

Specters of material meaning in Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s choreography of life’s debris These are sly works. Deceptively careless heaps of trash littering a gallery floor. Or the fragmented remains of the farm cat bonded together on a stick like a vagrant’s shish kabob. The stuff you throw away. In the basest way of […]

Diesel Planet
Diesel Planet

In a city where nothing seems to faze its residents, Diesel’s newest and largest store opening created quite the stir amidst the bustling NYC streets. Imagine walking down 5th Ave, only to come across a store window in which mannequins have been replaced by humans and still-life scenes have transformed into animated dinner parties, the […]

Street Pulse:SF Spring 09
Street Pulse:SF Spring 09

Over the rolling hills of San Francisco, the streets are teeming with young artists and style innovators. Forget those images of gangling long hair and oversized tie-dye tees the city once conjured. San Francisco is vibrant with original style. Strolling past Victorian-inspired architecture, soma explores the districts that are sf’s whimsically unique hubs of street […]

The Denim Master
The Denim Master

Mille Monferin’s cosmopolitan cross-pollination of jeans culture. Sweden has produced some of the most sought after brands of the last few years, from inexpensive lines to cutting-edge, avant-garde and innovative collections, falling just shy of fashion’s radars as the country on which to always keep a watchful eye. Denim is no exception, and the Scandinavians […]

Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice

Braille bombing street aesthete Andy Uprock radically reconceives city canvassing. Sydney-based former graffiti artist Andy Uprock has swapped spray paint and walls for cups and fences, spawning a revolutionary new street aesthetic he’s coined as “cuprocking.” His massive non-permanent street installations are arresting, provocative works of art that beautify urban landscapes, recite poetry and can […]

Bland Is As Bland Does
Bland Is As Bland Does

Dada Punkist Ted Willoughby colors the world of fashion in hues of conceptual perversion and pantomime 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 […]

Head Out on the Runway
Head Out on the Runway

Bikers crash the catwalks as couturiers usher in an era of post-apocalyptic punk. While some claim punk rock to be dead, its defiant and unrefined aesthetic is experiencing a raging revival in fashion. In its newest incarnation, the reigning influence of rebellion is not lost on modern fashion where moto-madness is alive and kicking — clad in […]

Conversations with the Past
Conversations with the Past

Vintage treasure seeker Doris Raymond pays homage to the way we wore. It’s mid-morning on La Brea Blvd in Los Angeles and Doris Raymond, proprietress of The Way We Wore vintage shop, has Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange on the brain. A Vanity Fair stylist is dressing the actresses for a shoot themed on their upcoming […]

Making Way for Swedish Style
Making Way for Swedish Style

From one of the coldest countries on earth springs some of the hottest fashion. Stockholm endures one of the iciest climates in the world. Yet, despite its frosty exterior, in the last decade, Sweden has become renowned for producing many of the world’s hottest designers. During Fashion Week, ny’s fashion cognoscenti dashed to Bryant Park’s […]

Freedom Not Fear
Freedom Not Fear

In the wake of 9/11 and the wave of civil liberties violations that followed, ordinary citizens around the world have become accustomed to being viewed as guilty until innocent. Airports, bridges and monuments quickly become proving grounds of innocence when a slip of the tongue, snap shot, or being in the wrong place at the […]

Latin Streets Unleashed
Latin Streets Unleashed

Bold, brash and only for the brave, the ss 09 menswear collection from Givenchy’s main man, Riccardo Tisci, is tearing up the streets with a color palette that screams, “Wake up hombre! Spring has sprung.” With more than a little nod to the gothic sub-cultures down south, this first menswear collection from Tisci features a […]

Mike Mills: Soul Coughing
Mike Mills: Soul Coughing

Even amidst all the visual detritus of our cluttered contemporary media landscape, the indelible imprint of Mike Mills retains visibility, be it in his nakedly subversive graphic designs, T-shirts, album covers and music videos for Air, Sonic Youth and Moby, commercials for Nike and Levi’s, or emotionally charged documentary films of post-modern dislocation. Add to […]

Sk8 to Death
Sk8 to Death

Skate or die meets fashion fly with la’s legendary record-spinning, hip hop rock jeweler Han Cholo and Diamond Supply Co.’s latest collabo, the Sk8 To Death Necklace. Staying true to urban skate subculture, designer Brandon Schoolhouse, aka Han Cholo, drops his crudely engraved skull design in silver, gold and black with silver available online through […]

House of Utilitarian Reverie
House of Utilitarian Reverie

What happens when you mix conceptualism with measured pragmatism sprinkled with intellectual imagination? You may conjure something akin to Droog if you’re fortunate, the Dutch gallery/furnishings boutique that approaches design with a wry wit that challenges us to rethink the everyday. Founded in ’93 by art critic/historian Renny Ramakers and designer Gijs Bakker as an […]

Theoretic Conspiracy
Theoretic Conspiracy

Denim and apparel designer Brice Partouche plots a course to the dark side of the moon for April 77 Spring/Summer ’09 men’s and women’s collections, titled The Apollo Program was a Hoax. Since its inception in 2002, April 77 has been obsessed with a late ’70s silhouette, featuring tightly tapered jeans, brimming with influence from […]


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