Coming from a city where a day without rain is a rarity you always have to prepare yourself, I mean like clothes-wise. For example I never leave the house without an umbrella. Like never. But sometimes it happens that you wear the wrong shoes and boom… your shoes, socks and feet are fucking wet. Wet like you walked through the Atlantic ocean or some. So I decided to prepare myself and get me some Muroexe Sueprcell HPsneakers.
Don’t be like: blaaaaah. The implementation of biomechanical and ergonomic concepts mixed with clean lines and simplicity make this shoe very contemporary. And the waterproof gummy finish to survive the rain is just another plus. You can buy it here and I promise you will never regret.
Mon dieu. Winter decided to not show up this year and global warming is scaring the shit out of me. Like are you fucking serious?! Especially when you can’t wear winter gear like e.g. Andrew Coimbra.
Andrew Coimbra, currently living in Toronto, Canada, began his career in Fashion Design by studying Material Art & Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University before moving onto The School of Fashion Studies at George Brown College. Experience working with prominent Canadian designers Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks proved to be a solid base for his enriching internship with internationally renowned label Proenza Schouler, in New York City.
Andrew defines his aesthetic as cool, refined ease. Strengthened by inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture, combined with an emphasis on tailoring and a focus on fine fabrics, his work offers a new approach to the world of menswear.
For the Fall2015 collection – titled “sorry, not sorry: a Canadian dilemma” – Andrew wanted to explore the subtleties of the Canadian social and physical landscape, using aerial perspectives of icebergs, extreme cold weather mapping patterns, and our notorious use of the word “sorry” as major sources of influence. The playful prints are contrasted with slick fabric choices, and an almost military-meets-thug aesthetic, ushering in a fresh, new attitude; a Canadian confidence. Check FW 15 here:
Ok, so I have been away cuz I really wasn’t feeling that good. But that doesn’t mean that I am not watching my followers. I. see. you. and. I. watch. you. And I mean a couple of people, brand and labels but this time it’s all about SYNTHETIK. Although this brand has a dark touch to it, the collections are always shining bright. SYNTHETIKis basically a label for any boy or girl having any age, at any time and at any place. So clothes for any given moment in life, well, maybe a more melancholic moment in life. But everybody needs some black clothes every now and then. However, I am still watching this brand and expect you guys to post some more on your Facebook page. Thx. Bye. Pictures via SYNTHETIK Ph: Magalí Costa – MuA: Fiamma Ruffo Make Up – St: Rod – Assist: Mauro Fernandez – She: Arami Fasola – He: Nicolas Grinovero
Being sick sucks. Not being able to focus on blogging sucks even more. So I will just leave this post with the words of Japanese designer SoshiOtsuki and crawl back into my bed (and probably stay there until spring). So for his AW15 collection he says: “Start my work is the fact that my father was the sight that carved wooden weapons. I knew that my father is a ninja.” And these fashion pieces actually are reminding me of a modern day ninja, who can actually compete for any best streetstyle outfit at the same time. So arigato for this:
Hello, it’s me.
I am back. And I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me (haaa kidding). But after my New York trip I had to chill for a bit and figure shit out. And what’s a better way for a “comeback” then bringing some news straight out of Parsons: Ximon Lee x H&M!
24-year-old Parsons graduate Ximon Lee picked up the H&M Design Award earlier this year. And he finally had the opportunity to develop his collection and sell it at select H&M stores this fall (available since 22nd october). I remember when I frist saw his collection all over Tumblr and I was trying so hard to find information about Ximon Lee and I couldn’t find any. And one year later finding his fashion pieces all over the internet.
However, Ximon created stuff for both mens- and womenswear, where he is concentrating on structure, fabric and volume for oversized silhouettes that capture the best qualities of denim. Take a look: Pictures via H&M
Returning to my home away from home soon. And with home I mean New York City. The city I used to live in and will never be forget. That’s why I had to bring some New York flavor to this blog.
ECKHAUS LATTA is a New York based fashion label designed and executed by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta. The two met while attending the Rhode Island School of Design, where they studied Sculpture and Textile Design, respectively. After graduating (BFA 2010), they designed and worked with many labels, artists and institutions including Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Matthew Barney, Opening Ceremony, The Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and threeASFOUR. Together in 2011, Mike and Zoe founded ECKHAUS LATTA.
The Designers release collections semi-annually during NYFW. In addition to their shows and presentations, Eckhaus Latta produces videos with the director Alexa Karolinski to further contextualize their collections. The brand has also participated in various artists collaborations including: designing uniforms for Dora Budor’s piece at the 55th Venice Biennale, an edition of Deodorant with the trend-forecasting agency K-HOLE supported by Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Gallery in Berlin, a collection for Bjarne Melgaard’s show at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and outfits for Xavier Cha’s Fruit Machine at the New Museum. This past summer their work was included in the Museum of Art and Design’s NYC Makers Biennial and they will be premiering their SS15 collection video at MOCA in January.