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Studio Visit: Paula Cademartori
Constantly surrounded by architectural and natural beauty alike, Italians sometimes need someone from abroad to remind them of their exceptional surroundings. This may happen when friends and family visit or when some talented creative mind falls...
STYLE
Fashion and Nature in China: Su Guangyu
A renaissance in local traditions and, in turn, the rise of a new contemporary Chinese identity is becoming a key issue among many young creatives living in the capital. When it comes to defining the core features of Chinese style, the link between...
STYLE
Qinghe Cao
Qinghe Cao is a talented young designer from Beijing's prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), with a very unique and imaginative style. In 2011 she launched her first collection of accessories "H=H," and in 2013 she was invited...
STYLE
Interview: Orondava Mumford of Alternative Apparel
Born in rural Kentucky and raised on a farm he describes as, "in the woods, down a dirt road," fashion designer Orondava Mumford has worked with some of the world's most iconic brands. After lending his keen eye to Converse and acting as Global Design...
DESIGN
Alpha Lyrae
As her name would suggest, Beijing-based designer and 2008 Central St. Martins graduate Vega Zaishi Wang is definitely among the brightest stars of China's fashion scene. Coincidentally, she developed a love for experimenting with light and luminous...
STYLE
Wolsey Fall/Winter 2012
With 257 years of brand heritage behind it, Wolsey's Fall/Winter 2012 collection remains fully modern in a marriage of robust fabrics and forward-minded design. Moleskin and mohair are everywhere in the coming season, as are old favorites like cable...
STYLE
High Fashion Low Countries
Over the last year or so a number of smaller nation players in the global fashion game have gotten a creative boost from new cultural institutions funded by their respective government organizations. In the Netherlands, a new venture called High...
STYLE
Quit Mad Stop
High-end beach basics are the provenance of Quit Mad Stop, a menswear label delivering handsewn apparel out of NYC. Their Spring/Summer 2013 line expands the label beyond trunks, windbreakers and totes, bringing in hybrid short-trunks and button...
STYLE
Publish Collaborations
Making a case for the value of a good collaboration is LA-based fashion brand Publish. After dropping their well-recieved "Good Moods" collection just two weeks ago the label teamed up with NYC's premiere lifestyle boutique Reed Space and Hawaii...
DESIGN
I AM NOT A VIRGIN
As the name implies, I AM NOT A VIRGIN uses recycled—non virgin—materials to produce their jeans and T-shirts. Now nearly four years into the business, founder Peter Heron is reaching out to his audience with a Kickstarter to keep...
STYLE
AGI & SAM
One menswear collection stood out among all the others at A/W 2012 London Fashion Week in March. Bright, bold and bearing no resemblance to anything seen before, Agi & Sam hit the headlines for their seemingly effortless fusion of color and...
STYLE
Terra New York
Braving the elements in style just got a whole lot easier thanks to Terra New York, a new line of fashion-conscious, 100% waterproof rainwear. The semi-transparent, smoky-hued jackets and accessories have NYC-centric names including the "Lower...
STYLE
Lug Von Siga 2013 F/W Collection
After eight years in advertising, Turkish designer Gül Agiş switched gears and returned to school, studying fashion first in Istanbul and then in Milan, where she received a masters degree from the revered Politecnico di Milano. Her talents...
CULTURE
SymbiosisO: Voxel
A bright blue interactive installation has taken over the walls of Issey Miyake's Tribeca storefront. Composed of grids of hexagonal pads or "voxels", Symbiosis0: Voxel responds to body heat or "artifacts" left by users who touch its textile surface...
STYLE
Private White V.C.
Trading on the heritage and skill of several generations of local manufacturing in the UK, Private White V.C. is a menswear label named after founder James Eden's great grandfather. Jack White was a decorated hero of World War I, awarded the Victoria...
DESIGN
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Acid DropsThe short film from animator Matt Box combines art and skateboarding with tricks from pro skater Dylan Rieder. The name refers both to both the film's trippy styling and the introductory skate trick. 2. SkullethystThis supremely mesmerizing...
STYLE
Studio Visit: 80%20
Proving that fashion and function can indeed go hand in hand, 80%20 stands out as a chic, everyday answer to the often painful women's heel. What started as a girl's spin on what sneaker-heads and skaters were wearing has grown into a much more...
STYLE
Martha Davis
A long career in industrial design informs Martha Davis' footwear collection, which was first launched back in 2009. The multifaceted designer spent the last few months at San Francisco's Workshop Residence, creating shoes by hand from custom steel...
STYLE
Sruli Recht and InAisce
Of the many noteworthy designs to come out of 2012 Paris Fashion Week the spatially inspired Fall/Winter collections of Sruli Recht and InAisce were particularly captivating. Sruli Recht presented a highly spirited line of garments featuring...
STYLE
Woolrich Woolen Mills Fall/Winter 2012
Revealed this week in Milan, the Fall/Winter 2012 collection for Woolrich Woolen Mills marks the continued evolution of the brand, whose soaring reputation is owed—at least in part—to Mark McNairy's stellar direction over the past year...
STYLE
Gemma Kahng
Perched on the top floor of a nondescript building in New York's fashion district you'll find veteran designer Gemma Kahng's studio. The bustling space serves as a showroom, office, archive, design studio and production workshop, housing more than...
STYLE
Myrrhia Fine Knitwear
A fledgling startup specializing in knitwear is now expanding from custom orders and art fairs into a full Fall 2012 product line. What had been Myrrhia Resneck's one-woman operation at the 25th Street Collective and local business incubator...
DESIGN
Skull Style
Long lauded as a dark symbol of the occult, the skull has endured a rather fashionable resurgence in recent years. Cataloging some of the most intriguing and sometimes unnerving displays of the symbol's use is Skull Style, a newly released visual...
STYLE
Vandorst
After 18 years in the fashion industry, John van Dorst has made a foray into leather goods, debuting Vandorst in a test phase earlier this month. Van Dorst happened upon the leather accessories and diaries from his grandparents' travels during the...
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