Ximon Lee x H&M

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:
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Pictures via H&M

LED Futurism Sneakers

Central Saint Martins and Parsons student collections always make every other school’s fashion programs look like shit.
Same with Samuel Yang‘s graduate collection. Her interpretation of “the invisible and formless things, the aura that exists among people” with white symbolizing purity as a common theme and the silhouettes being sculptural but still clean is the shit. But when I saw the pictures I couldn’t take my eyes of the shoes. The highlight from the collection came in the form of a pair of minimalistic LED futurism sneakers.
If your brain didn’t get it yet: minimalistic LED futurism sneakers!!!
samuel yangSo Yifang Wan and Samuel Yang collaborated on the so called Simulation shoes.  This is so next level, it’s blowing me off my feet! And I remember being a kid having glowing shoes (like the kind that start glowing when you make a step) literally tap dancing in the dark just to make them glow. These shoes make my inner child super excited.
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So if you have $499 left then feel free to shop the shoes right here. And since I want and need these, I am just gonna look on Ebay for a cheaper version of it…

Saint Alexander

This designer does not need an introduction, because her collection speaks for itself:
Alexis Tiganila is the menswear designer behind the label Saint Alexander with an artist’s point of view.  Born in NYC, but grew up in the forest of Connecticut, Alexis graduated from Parsons the New School for design and has also spent time studying abroad at Central Saint Martins in London. Alexis likes to work intuitively, striving to portray emotion visually through print and color. Inspired by the people she has met, Alexis takes a unique approach to exemplifying her past while constantly aiming for the new.

And that’s what she did for her FW14 collection “La Collectionneuse” where Alexis is inspired by gypsies and her own experiences.  For Artsy Magazine she explains:
“My thesis journey began with an interest in gypsies. I have always been passionate about the romantic idea of traveling with your belongings from one place to another while escaping reality. To make my collection more personal, I wanted to bestow upon the garments my own memories. In this way, the wearer would be taking my ‘caravan of experience’ with them where ever they go. The collection title, “La Collectionneuse,” is derived from the 1967 film by Eric Rohmer, about a woman name Haydée, who spends her summer playing a game of collecting relationships and men she meets along her way.”

She likes to use mixed media to create an ambiance for her garments. With appliqués on jackets like collages, original all prints, a transparent trench coat, bomber jacket, a skate board with the same print, sneakers and denim, she takes it to another level. Good stuff! Point blank and period.

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Pictures via Saint Alexander