Fashion // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Our friends, Daylight Curfew have just launched their limited edition / embroidery numbered streetwear line, The Daylight Curfew Black Label. First up in the collection is a collab with Jeremy Fish. The limited (edition of 100) Hoodie ($89) and Pocket Crew (edition of 100) ($79) will be available on Today, Wednesday, March 18 at 1pm PST.
Fashion // Monday, March 16, 2015
This weekend the Victoria and Albert Museum in London opened the first and largest retrospective of Alexander McQueen's work to be presented in Europe. "Savage Beauty" showcases the late designer's work spanning his 1992 MA graduate colleciton to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen's designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.
Fashion // Thursday, March 12, 2015
If you don't know by now, Kanye West is both promoting a soon-to-be-released LP, So Help Me God, and his new fashion line with adidas. Both promotional projects are beginning to take a similar aesthetic look; cold, grey, futuristic warfare eroticism (that is not a bad thing in the case of these pictures by Jackie Nickerson.) And so now we have this zine, focused on the adiidas x West Yeezy Season One, athletic and apocalyptic all in one, feeding off of some of the live performance vibes Kanye has given in recent weeks.
Fashion // Thursday, March 12, 2015
Guy Bourdin was a painter and legendary fashion photographer whose style has been pervasively appropriated in pop culture. Mentored by Man Ray, he avoided the limelight, focusing strictly on the creation of arresting pictures. Despite staging surreal mise en scènes for high-end brands like Vogue, fashion was the last thing on his mind. On the occasion of a current retrospective of Bourdin’s work, his son, Samuel, revealed the truth about his father, an artist who is legitimately known as one of the twentieth century’s best fashion photographers.
Fashion // Thursday, March 05, 2015
HUF has partnered up with Voutsa, a New York City-based lifestyle and interiors brand founded by American artist and designer George Venson, on a limited-edition Classic Hi featuring Voutsa’s signature “Lips” print on Black.
Design // Monday, March 02, 2015
Bloomingdale's had a handful of designers create pieces for Spring 2015 that were constructed and inspired by Crayola crayons. Rebecca Taylor, Clover Canyon, Rebecca Minkoff, Nanette Lepore, Torn by Ronny Kobo, and Parker each contributed to the project, which is currently on display at the 59th St. Bloomingdale's in New York City.
Photography // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
We are huge fans of the photography work of English-born Tim Walker, who turns fashion shoots and celebrity portraits into fine art showcases. There are some great shots of the Fanning sisters, Tilda Swinton, Jessica Chastain, and other Oscar-nominated actors and actresses. We grabbed a mixture of a his work, which has been collected by The Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Design // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
These vintage illustrated Vogue magazine covers caught our eye, making it hard to believe that this is the magazine you see in the grocery store today. The typefaces and illustrated figures are fascinating blasts from the past taking us to the fashion and design of the early twentieth century. The simple, hand-illustrated design is something that has become a thing of the past and a visual treat to enjoy.
Erotica // Thursday, February 05, 2015
Yesterday, while looking through the work of legendary South African photographer Sam Haskins we came across this shoot he did for Levis in the 1970s. At the time, Levis had a traveling exhibition of denim decorated by their customers and a competition along with it. Unfortunately (but not surprisingly) Levis executives got cold feet over the nudes and the photographs were never used commercially. (via)
Erotica // Wednesday, February 04, 2015
South African photographer Sam Haskins, who passed away in 2009, left behind a defining legacy as a key player in mainstream 20th century photography and the sexual liberation of the 1960s. Some of his most notable and influential work was seen in a 1962 book called Five Girls, a study in black and white of the nude female form, and a 1965 book Cowboy Kate which was an adventures photo essay of a model, her hat, and the Wild West. Both captured "the era's sexual freedom and independence," launching his career as a commercial and fashion photographer.