Posts Tagged ‘Vol. 26.2’
The People Issue
The People Issue

The new issue is online and on the stands, check it out.

Kyle Ford
Kyle Ford

Text by Eileen Chiang Dapper as Dan and thickly mustached in a gentleman’s three-button waistcoat, Kyle Ford is a callback to days where integrity stood behind the bar and delivered your libations with true craft and an authentic smile. Co-founder of Ford Mixology Lab with his wife and former high school sweetheart, Rachel Ford, Kyle […]

Rachel Ford
Rachel Ford

Text by Eileen Chiang It is rumored that Graydon Carter used to spend his late afternoons in the offices of Vanity Fair carefully curating the private-line only reservations and seating arrangements of his A-list guests at his Midtown power lounge, Monkey Bar. The storied bar and restaurant has since allowed its exclusivity to ebb, though […]

Enya Meets Kraftwerk in Outer Space
Enya Meets Kraftwerk in Outer Space

Text by J. Poet Photography by Aaron Sterns Grimes is the queen of the mash-up, an artist with an omnivorous musical appetite and an ability to make coherent, futuristic pop out of the most unlikely elements. On Visions, her latest album, she blends a kitchen sink of musical styles, everything from Korean pop to old […]

The Man Behind the Music
The Man Behind the Music

Text by Ellen Georgiou Photography by Farah Sosa Encouraged by a friend to list all the skills and talents that would help guide him in life, 16-year-old Eddie Cota had only two things on his list, a short list that proved to be more than prophetic: 1. I listen to music 2. I tell people […]

Master of Film Noir
Master of Film Noir

Text by Ellen Georgiou Constantinos Isaias could never be cast in one of his movies. Film noir is shot in gloomy grays and sinister shadows, revealing the dark side of human nature. The protagonists are cynical and doomed, and there is a foreboding atmosphere of menace and suspicion where anything can go wrong. Isaias is […]

Love to Pose: Tokyo
Love to 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. I […]

Rich Brilliant Willing
Rich Brilliant Willing

The lighting and furniture design studio Rich Brilliant Willing was founded in 2009 by RISD grads Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams.  In commissions for Artecnica, Urban Outfitters, Roll & Hill, Areaware, Partners & Spade, Swarovski, and Innermost, RBW has offered an aesthetic that is cleanly modern and elegant, while young and fun. SOMA […]

Traces of Nature
Traces of Nature

Text by Emilie Trice   German artist Sonja Hinrichsen’s epic environmental installations manifest more than the natural beauty of her chosen canvas. They are exercises in meditation, philosophically tied to the native tribes of America’s vast landscape, their symbols, rituals and mythologies. Best known for her series of “Snow Drawings,” Hinrichsen creates ephemeral compositions that […]

In the House of Art and Food
In the House of Art and Food

Text by Michael Cohen Photography by Andrew Strasser “Imagination is important for creating new beauty in the world,” says Thu Tran about her artistic perspective. Best known as the host of Food Party, Tran is an artist, often described as part Martha Stewart, part Pee-wee Herman, and part Chewbacca. Just like LeBron James, Tran grew […]

Building a Beautiful Business
Building a Beautiful Business

Text by Karena Akhavein Photography by Peter Cervieri In her former life as an actress, one of Jennifer Yen’s roles was that of a scaly villainess named Vypra. Today, as founder of pūr~lisse cosmetics, she is a decidedly smooth-skinned businesswoman committed to doing good. When we caught up with the peripatetic Yen, she was vacationing […]

Glory Days
Glory Days

Text by Ashley Brewster In the cyclical world of fashion, everything that is old eventually becomes new again. Over the past few seasons, ’90s minimalism has made a strong comeback. Labels like Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, and Olivier Theyskens’ Theory have championed this chic back-to-basics movement — after all, there is only so much neon […]

Emilia Wickstead
Emilia Wickstead

Text by Katia Ganfield New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead’s innovative take on traditional garments is to gracefully manipulate them with a modern, British twist. “I’ve been [in London] for 15 years so I’ve been inspired by having English friends, by entertaining in the English countryside… it’s all triggered a lot of ideas. And obviously, I’m […]

STREET PULSE: AMSTERDAM
STREET PULSE: AMSTERDAM

1. What is your current obsession? 2. To which decade do you feel you most belong? 3. Bad habit? 4. On which activity do you find yourself spending the most time? 5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Dileila 1. Fashion 2. 2000 3. Not being […]

Not Cycling, But Cruising
Not Cycling, But Cruising

Text by Jay Riedl Photography by Che Thomas Carr The Dutch do it, the French do it, and now New Yorkers can do it, too—zip around the city with style and ease on a bicycle made for commuting, errand-running, meeting for coffee, and handling mean city streets. The cruiser—a style also known as the urban, […]

YESTERYEAR DRESSES
YESTERYEAR DRESSES

Text by Jay Riedl     Janice Huminska claims that her dress designs appear fully realized in her dreams. She never sits down to design a season of clothing, instead making dresses as they appear to her mid-slumber. Providing she has been sleeping well, you will always find something new when you visit the Huminska […]

PATTERN PLAY
PATTERN PLAY

Photography by MIKE KOBAL Styling by ANDREW MUKAMAL Amanda wears: Neff hat, Prada shirt, Ohne Titel skirt, Givenchy necklace Ranjana Khan earrings , American Apparel backpack, Superdry blue watch Neff green watch, Freestyle orange watch, Rumbatime yellow watch Diane wears:Neff hat, Prada shirt, Blumarine skirt, Givenchy necklace Ranjana Khan earrings, American Apparel backpack, Toywatch blue […]

TOKYO RISING
TOKYO RISING

Photography by Jacob Hodgkinson Stlying by Keith S. Washington Dresscamp all clothing John Lawrence Sullivan all clothing G.V.G.V. all clothing Dresscamp all clothing G.V.G.V. all clothing G.V.G.V. all clothing Mihara Yasuhiro all clothing Mihara Yasuhiro all clothing Hair: Ryutaro at A.K.A Make Up: Yoshi.T at Avgvst International for Mondo Manicurist: Kanoko Miura at Three Peace […]

HIDDEN PLACE
HIDDEN PLACE

Photography by CHRISTIAN CONTI Styling by HOLLY GRAY Imitation dress, Jen Kao jacket, Mercura NYC  princess sunglasses, LaCrasia gloves Marais USA oxford shoes, Stylist’s own socks Jad Ghandour sequined gown, Karen Walker T-shirt LaCrasia gloves, Mercura NYC sunglasses Jil Sander jacket & shorts, Mawi necklace, LaCrasia gloves Manish Arora dress, Gucci jacket, Marais USA shoes […]

KEATON HENSON
KEATON HENSON

The evasive and enigmatic artist provides sounds and answers that force you to feel as he feels: lonely Text by Katia Ganfield Photography by Olivia Beasley Music is something to be loved, an ethereal substance of infinitesimal vibrations that evokes the pain and glory of its human producers. This is where Keaton Henson’s gentle folk […]

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 […]


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