Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’
April 10th, 2013 – Scotch & Soda have been cranking out classic staple pieces since the 80′s, fast forward twenty years, and the Amsterdam based fashion house is keeping the hits relevant. The spring / summer 2013 collection is military-inspired with a fresh twist, dominated by indigo toned items that are bleached down and over-dyed in colorful summer shades. Amongst the desaturated undertones of the garments are pops of minty green, whites, and neon colors to keep the pieces light – think casually stylish guy ventures to the equator, with no iron.
All-over printed linen shirt $140.00
Ethnic Rock chino shorts $140.00
Sailor sweater with 3/4 sleeves $107.00
Photography Courtesy of Scotch & Soda
February 7th, 2013 – And with a blink of an eye, the week is nearing its end. You were only able to cross a few ‘to do’s’ off the list you made on Monday morning, but that’s ok – The relaxing weekend is upon us. While you were busy hustling for that dolla’ all week, we put together a list of our top five most noteworthy weekly creative happenings. Maybe these happenings don’t call for an entire article, but they are definitely worth celebrating and sharing. So what made the cut this week? Thousands of wireless light rocks that can interact with people, Confederate Motorcycles unveiled their latest man-made machine, Louis Vuitton opened their first resort in the Maldives, and, well, just scroll down and see for yourself….
Studio Roosegaarde’s CRYSTALS are thousands of wireless light rocks that interact with people.
CRYSTAL functions as a ‘digital campfire’ where people share stories of light. Each Crystal contains LEDs that are wirelessly charged via a powermat. Once visitors start adding, moving or sharing Crystals, the basic breathing of the Crystals changes. The lighting behavior of crystals moves from ‘excited’ to ‘bored’, keeping visitors curious. People can either share or steal them. CRYSTAL creates a sensual relation between people, technology and light.
Creative firm Craig and Karl took the reins on the art direction for Japanese Vogue
Long distance relationships do work! The fact that Craig is based out of NYC and Karl is now in London (previously in Australia) doesn’t deter this duo from producing some epic artwork. Whether the two are illustrating skateboards, creating patterns for fashion collections, or dressing the windows at Sephora, they seem to confidently evolve their bold artistic style in each new project. Japanese Vogue commissioned Craig and Karl to lend some art direction for their ‘Playing With Color’ editorial in their March issue. The editorial is shot by creative photographer Lacey, who’s edgy creative work has landed her a stream of jobs with magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed&Confused, Details, and Esquire.
Confederate Motorcycles unveiled their new R135 Wraith Combat Motorcycle
This holistic contextual man-machine is the newest edition to the Confederate family of motorcycles. Little details have been released yet on the R135 Wraith Combat bike, except that it looks like it was born to be rebellious and comes with a hefty price tag $135,000.
Designer Omar Arbel creates an bright and earthy aesthetic for the 38 at Tacofino restaurant
When Tacofino, a food truck service specializing in baja-inspired tacos decided to open a permanent location – named the Tacofino Commissary – the owners called on local designer Omer Arbel. Departing from the trucks’ vibrant orange-and-teal palette, Arbel opted to pare back the East Vancouver interior to create a laid-back southwest vibe. The designer employs salvaged lumber and his wonderful 38 Series fixtures to create the first restaurant by the Vancouver food truck service. White powder-coated steel tubes prop up the tables and stools, creating a miniature forest rising from the concrete floor. The walls are coated in white-painted burlap. But it’s Arbel’s sweeping chandelier that steals the scene. Made by Bocci (Arbel’s lighting design company) the piece consists of dozens of illuminated globes that double as planters.
Louis Vuitton opening their first resort in the Maldives
Cheval Blanc, the high-end hospitality brand developed by luxury giant Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH), will open a resort hotel in the Maldives, adding another world-class accommodation option to the island nation. Currently under construction on the island of Randheli in Noonu Atoll, the resort will feature 46 luxury villas, each with private infinity pool, and a Guerlain spa offering exclusive signature treatments. Directing all of Cheval Blanc’s cuisine across its global resorts will be the multiple award-winning chef Yannick Alléno.
January 28th, 2013 – Couture gowns do not belong on the runway. They belong on the stage. And nobody understands the theatrics of Haute Couture better than Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director and visionary for Chanel, who explained “I saw it in my dream, put it on my paper, gave it to the man that builds my set, and I think he worked it out beautifully.” Lagerfield transformed his dream, into an artistic instrument, which he then used to metamorphose Grand Palais in Paris into a dazzling forest wonderland to display Chanel’s Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection.
Lagerfield has reinvented the runway of the Grand Palais in the past. Once the designer whipped the space into a charming Alice-like tea time feast, another time Lagerfield created an Antarctic wonderland – glacier included. This season, the models walked the sandy runway to the sound of chirping birds, surrounded by a pine scented forest. The towering trees reach up towards the iron, steel, and glass barrel-vaulted roof, giving the entire space an imaginative green house feel.
“This is not a usual runway situation, one after the other, in a kind of military speed.” Lagerfield noted “This was a more romantic catwalk.” The designer used the ground space of the famous Beaux-Arts structure to create a more organic place for the models to walk, instead of the traditional linear catwalk. The set designer connected wood fencing together and wrapped it around the circular runway, which leads to the main amphitheater, where guests have joined to witness the collection. The fencing is a suitable way to enhance the forest aesthetic while creating a separation from the bustling backstage antics and the show’s front-of-house dramatics.
January 14th, 2012 – Masha Reva and SYNDICATE of Kiev have mashed up their own mix of botanical paraphernalia and printed the floral arrangements on fine quality sweaters, which are dramatically tailored to be over sized in the shoulder and upper arm area.”The collection juxtapositions immersion in the rapid pace of contemporary life, gadgets and social networks with a yearning for our natural environment, explored as a metaphorical botanical garden of Photoshop layers and loading bars,” Reva explained. Reva and SNDCT’s concept is that people who are living a contemporary lifestyle, are fully immersed in gadgets, but are always searching for nature. This concept manifests itself on the sweater in a layering effect. The grey checks of the base transparency layer in Photoshop reads on one of the sweaters while a floral layer filled with tropical leaves are shown above the transparent layer. The loading bar, printed on the back of the sweater brings the entire idea full circle.
December 20th, 2012 - Pattern making cyborg Mara Hoffman has channeled her up beat energy into a high tempo and spirited new resort 2013 swimwear collection. The New York City based print extraordinaire hit the fashion scene near 2006 with series of slinky garments raging with bright colors and bold arrangements. Hoffman’s booming success naturally forced her to flourish her creativity into the launch of a bi-annual swimwear collection which, in this frigid season, is the light at the end of the winter escape to Miami you’re planning. Hoffman says that she draws inspiration from her “personal affinity with world travel, nature, mythology, and magic.” Lucky for us, no need to go searching those sporadic ‘hole in the wall’ swimwear boutiques to get your hands on her fruitful pieces – the designer opened a new online shop this year. Oh – and because we all know how wild those winter breaks can get, Hoffman teamed up with Planned Parenthood to make sure you wrap it up in style! Check out her equally impressive patterned condoms after the review of the collection. Enjoy!
(Photography: Martin Benz)
October 18th 2012 – We’re not really sure if the world is ready for Alonso Mateo, our resident kidswear expert. But we’re willing to find out. At first glance, one word comes to your head: swag. This kid’s got it. We have to admit, this dapper little dude dresses better than about 98.8% of our male friends (Sorry guys), and he’s only four years old no less.
As luck would have it, Mateo spent some time last week schooling us his latest wardrobe obsessions. We asked the Monterrey-born-slash-Laguna-Beach-raised tot to help us pick out the coolest kidswear garments in the game – fierce combat boots, dapper bow ties, flower pins, and vintage sunglasses all made the top of his list!
We first came across Alonso Mateo on Instagram, his mother, Luisa, posts photographs of him, as mothers often do, but with Mateo’s streetwise style and insanely sweet cheeks, he instantly became a Knstrct favorite. At just four years old, Alonso Mateo is well traveled and cultured, with the passport reminiscent of a rockstar. He says he finds inspiration for his style in the paintings of René Magritte, “the singer from the group, Fun, in the ‘We Are Young’ music video” (Nate Ruess – for those of you who aren’t a hip as Alonso), and from his father. (Quite the trifecta!) But it is his mother – who is equally eclectic – that shops with Mateo and helps him coordinate his daily ensembles. Luisa explained that she first noticed Mateo’s interest in style when she “would put a scarf or a beanie on him and he wouldn’t mind. After a while…When he was 3 almost 4…He started asking me for bowties and suits!” ??When Alonso Mateo isn’t helping us pick out cool garments and accessories for kids, you can find him shredding on the soccer field, catching waves at his favorite surf spot, or hanging out with his ginormous great dane, Hendrix, on the beautiful California coast. Check out his favorite fall get-ups below and follow him on Instagram (@luisafere) to watch the little guy’s style evolve.
Shirt by Dior | Black jacket was tailor made in Mexico | Pocket square by Tom Ford | Belt from Gucci | Jeans by Diesel | Boots by All Saints | Sunglasses are vintage from Gentlemen’s Breakfast store in Laguna Beach
This fashion brainchild extends his talents to the sea, as he holds his mom Luisa’s hand before a surf sesh.
August 7th 2012 – It’s almost time to bust out the scarves and windbreakers, as Autumn is fast approaching. To get you into the fall time mood we went on gear patrol and rounded up our top picks for the season’s best fashion & gear for men. Wool socks, indestructible headphones, and a high quality wind breaker all made the list – along with some quirky gadgets to help keep the indoors a little more interesting!
Supermarine Anorak by Outlier ($580)
Men’s Geometry Eco Friendly Wool Socks ($34)
California Silverado Headphones ($230)
Leather Town Gloves By Rapha ($170)
Element’s Emerald Collection: Three Panel Shoe ($TBA)
Men’s Deluxe Toiletry Kit ($325)
Toaster & Egg Poacher ($29)
Crocheted Skull Mask ($75)
Filling Pieces x Flybird Pack: Sneakers and Backpack ($TBA)
Raw Denim Tie by White Horse Trading Co ($82)
Custom BBQ Branding Iron ($41)
Best Made Company: The Gear Bag ($240)
Wooden Bear Slingshot ($15)
Stone drink dispenser By Uncommon Goods ($125)
Leicia Brown Leather Camera Case ($150)
Nike DWR Chambray Vapour Jacket ($148)
Leather Lunch Tote ( DIY )
Moonshine: A Gentleman’s Cologne ($72)
Andrew 2 Boot by J Shoes ($TBA)
Darth Vader Apron ($22)
Wooden Handlebars by F&Y ($80)
This flirty romper is perfect for some summer fun! cool, elegant, and comfortable! Take a stop by Dolce Vita where you can find this Women’s Stella Silk Cotton Romper ($137.00) and some more fun summer must haves!