This is a Sprayground “Gold Drips” Top-Loader (Rucksack) Backpack, sits on the fence between Urban and Runway. Read more
Skip & Die Are Back
The South African vocalist / visual artist Catarina Aimée Dahms (aka Cata.Pirata) and Dutch producer Jori Collignon (C-Mon & Kypski, Nobody Beats The Drum) are back on track. They seem to have found in the belgian label Crammed Discs a good housing place to present their lower electro afro-beat debut album “Riots in the jungle”. Read more
Adidas White Space Project
Finally, the moment is now here in the form of Adidas Originals White Space Project. Both a Spring 2012 marketing campaign and platform for self expression, Adidas Originals asked influential young women from the creative field for their own definitions of individualism and originality. Read more
Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz and Wale have all been sporting the classic American style from the brand Hawke & Dumar Co.. The customs goods are carefully crafted to pay homage to the fore fathers of classic American style while creating futuristic ideas to remain encompassed by mankind. They are extremely committed and work hard to ensure customers that each piece will be seen not just as fashion, but also as an individual canvas with intent to enhance life. Read more
NIGO continues to impress with his new label and the HUMAN MADE Spring/Summer 2012 Collection further cements the label within he street culture scene. American vintage clothing cotinues to be the source of inspiration while NIGO defines the label within his unique critique.
The Norse Projects Spring/Summer 2012 Collection further cements the Scandinavian labels place in the market place with another strong line. Applying their minimal critique to pieces like coats, suede bomber jackets, fleeces, patterned shorts, it is all there, even a collaboration with Ally Capellino.
Supreme, the brand that needs no introduction, has unveiled their latest Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Lookbook this morning. For those longing for this collection since the close of Fall/Winter 11, Supreme continues with tradition producing a nice range of eclectic pieces fit for almost any occasion, while introducing a few new collaborations to complete the collection. On their list of collaborations, we get more detailed looks at their highly anticipated Kate Moss poster tee, a beautiful Schott Leather Flight Jacket lined with cotton Hawaiian print, and a custom full grain red leather Rawlings baseball glove to name a few. As expected, Supreme produces a stellar lookbook, showcasing great styling that is more so natural than polished, making for a solid collection of easy to wear garments.
Supreme’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection will be available on February 23rd at their NY, LA and London stores and February 25th in Japan while their online shop will open on March 1st. For more updates, check back at Supreme online
Prints are a great way to spice up any outfit, no matter your style. Apparently a lot of brands agree, as prints on unconventional pieces of the wardrobe are in a lot of the summer collections. The ethnic patterns are everywhere at the moment and the prep college logos are still on a lot of sweaters. Even the army camo prints haven't died out yet. I'm myself usually quite a minimalistic dresser, but even I am looking into buying some printed pieces. The good thing about them is that they can really make an outfit pop, even if you only let a little bit of them show. Here's five of my favorites at the moment:
1. Leopard-print Sweater from APC.
The french company APC usually gets it right, even if they're usually very minimalistic. You need some guts to wear this the right way, but I think it could look really good with the right outfit.
2. Paisley shirt from Junya Watanabe.
Another bold garment, from a designer who's an expert in this field.
3. Ethnic Pattern Shirt from Our Legacy.
Quite eccentric print from the swedish company Our Legacy. Can be bought at www.tresbienshop.com
4. Paisley-Print Shorts from Etro.
Really love this kind of subtle print. A lot easier to wear, of course.
5. Flower-Print Shirt from Hartford.
Have to say I really like these flower prints. Like I wrote before, these can really look great when you don't show all of them, maybe wearing a sport jacket or cardigan to cover some of it.
Nike bring its classic fomposite offering again this Spring/Summer 2012, this time playing off the Foamposites unique material upper with a “Galaxy” print. The perfect high tech shoe pointing towards the stars and the future, when it releases on February 23rd.
This amazing tattoo artist not only took on America by showing off her talents through her creative designs on her hit show LA Ink
, she also has a cosmetic line called Kat Von D
found in Sephora stores.In Fall 2011 she launched a new clothing line “Love Letters” (KatVonDLosAngeles.com
) where we can see her love for both art and fashion. Her personality is truly reflected through her clothing, with great reviews from critics and her fans this artist has an eye for fashion. Kat comes back in 2012 feature her next collection. This 2012, Kat Von D presents her Spring/Summer 2012 line “Treasure Coast” and will be out on February 14. You will find this line more simple, comfy and sexy; with loose trousers, shorts, dresses and tops. She brought back some designs from "Love Letters" collection with cut-outs, leggings and classy outer wear. Kat Von D has hit higher expectations for "Treasure Coast," who knows what she will create next.
Kat Von D inspration hits close to home, here is what she had to say on her website:
"The purpose of me creating this clothing line is simply to practice and share what Mom taught me: Express yourself through your art - whether it’s your drawings in a sketchpad, tattoos on your skin, the shade of your lipstick, or the clothes that you wear." - Kat Von D
Jun Takahashi’s punk inspired brand Undercover, where streetwear meets hi-end, will soon be bridging the gap with fast fashion by teaming up with UNIQLO on an exclusive line
for Spring and Summer 2012. UNIQLO saw great success previously by working with Jil Sander for the +J line. They hope to achieve the same success with their Undercover collaboration entitled "UU". Featuring a wide range of apparel, the collection will release on March 16th
Hiroki Nakamura’s coveted brand visvim
recently unveiled their Spring and Summer collection “Japanism”. As the name of their new line suggests, the brand known for their premium quality footwear and apparel made with only the best of the world’s materials, is returning to their Japanese roots. This is especially evident in their take on the traditional Japanese sandal known as the “geta”. A brand that never disappoints, check your local visvim supplier for their latest offerings.
Having already previewed the debut US Alteration Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
, here is a further look at the all new line of sophisticated cut-and-sew basics and accessories from LA designer and Barracuda founder Miguel De La Barracuda and designer Candie Weitz. An exploration of traditional Americana silhouettes seen through a modern lens, the line is rendered in the United States with immaculate attention to detail using premium materials, and accented by subtle Mexican tribal and vintage military influences reflecting the founder’s distinct sensibilities.
Currently exclusive to Los Angeles, the line will be breaking out in Spring 2012 with select global distribution and an expanded range of articulate modular pieces including vests, scarves, outerwear, and premium denim.
Nike brings its hybrid Huarache Free back for 2012 Spring/Summer in 3 new colours ways. Each is made up of a amalgamation of Leather, Nubuck and Rubber – with a contrasting white Free sole.
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Dries Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection is one of my favorite in sometime. In amongst the collection and playing off the same tones as the clothing is a wide array of accessories and bags, including this classic leather tote bag. Available now at LN-CC.