words, translation, title pic & cheese platter by Philipp Vogt
“I love riots. I mean, I am not partaking in fights. But I love the adrenaline rush of being in them – second row, yelling”, David laughs. He’s sitting on my couch, and we are chatting about May 1st – German Labor Day – which is known for violent clashes in the streets between police and autonomous groups. We are killing time waiting for his partner-in-crime Jakob to read more >
Chapter is from Costa Mesa, CA but you’d think they materialized from the workshop of an Eastern European/deep underground Tokyo fashion guru. Komplett in schwarz is what they say in German, all in black is what the people want, so Chapter gives it to them. From their 2014 collection I present to you a minimalist, focused collection of images from a brand that will soon need no introduction as the fashion concept of transgender infiltrates even the squarest read more >
Milk The Goat is a Bali-based beachwear and jewellery label.
Blended with ‘California pin-up hippie’ spirit and an ultra-relaxed attitude, MTG is designed and cut to give female curves the perfect shape, drawing elements from different decades such as high waist bikini cuts from the 1940s/50s.
However, what stands out most about this independent label is its authenticity – product design, corporate identity, brand values, and other activities surrounding the brand feel so organic as it can only be read more >
No Love is a collaboration between New York twin design-duo Dee & Ricky and Daily News Project which was founded in 2014 by Toronto-native brothers Guillaume and Alex Viau.
They say: Luxury with an avant-garde outlook – inspired by fashion, art, design, and culture.
We say: Clean and to the point. Not a massive line but their message is strong and the brand feels on trend. Love the playfulness of the lookbook as we see too many street brands read more >
It’s easy to write off something different. Growing up with a name like Dersu in Montana wrote me off as strange right off the bat, and I spent a big part of my middle school being the target of endless heckling. In a place like Denver, Colorado, Tikwid could be seen as the odd kid out, however when you begin to get to know what the brand/store represents and the cultural influences that permeate the shop, it doesn’t read more >
With all the storms racing down the midwest and east coast I thought it would be nice to remind everyone that over seas our Australian brothers and sisters are dancing on the beach, trunking it in the ocean, and just generally being good looking. It’s summer in Oz and The Astral Plane recently launched some new gear for us guys. Loving the 60′s vibe of this stuff, and the one-color printed tees and tanks. See more read more >
I’m thankful for shops like Lone Flag because they make it impossible to look like a chump when you outfit yourself there. You don’t have to read fashion blogs or spend time cruising the mall, because you’re guaranteed to have guys like Sam Larson and gals like Kelli (husband and wife team) selectively placing every piece in the store. Shops like this are the absolute future. The sure fate of our entire consumer culture will be saved by read more >
Homme Girl is designed by Natalie Yuri and Brittenelle Fredericks and run by a solid group of LA based guys and gals. I came across their site through a friend and appreciated the no bullshit approach to fashion. On the girls side, I feel this is harder to find, as LA is home to a lot of over-the-top fashion. The line feels edgy, young, and sprinkled with some punk and rock and roll which for me really works. read more >
The debut line from the New York brand Aimé Leon Dore launched online recently and I’m loving everything about this street-meets-high fashion line. What is thoroughly impressive is the attention to detail in everything from the stitching and hardware that adorn the clothing. Visit their online store here.
I have reached a time in my life where I am confronted by a fashion/personality/lifestyle/age crisis. Sounds complicated and dramatic but it’s really very simple. The look I have at my age doesn’t really cater to being active in the way that I love to be. For example, I choose to dress more maturely than I did in high school and college; stylish read more >