Prepare to be moved, disturbed + turned on by Gem Club‘s video for ‘Braid’.
‘Braid’, a track from Gem Club’s second album, last year’s ‘In Roses’, perfectly compliments this weird yet fascinating video by the Massachusetts trio. With a piano intro, followed by their voices singing as one, then laced with strings, you don’t know where this video is going but can’t help but wonder what’s gonna happen next.
With a man having a mask sewn onto his face, a rigor mortised cat that doubles as a piano case + couples engaging in blood drenched kisses, the video ends perfectly with a kiss full of such intensity, no matter how passionate or how deep, it feels as if the couple just can’t get quite enough of each other.
This track definitely pushes all the right buttons, pulling on your heart strings, with the swell of the music.
For Italian brand Robe Trouvè, it IS all about the jackets, but, with a twist or rather, a fold. Based on the concept of giving a new voice to second-hand garments, its central idea that connects all the inspirations is the memory with the aim of letting you find your own identity in garments that didn’t belong to Robe Trouvè.
Inspired by Japanese origami, the first collection is the result of an experiment in deconstruction + re-appropriation. According to the brand, ‘Origami is not more the transformation of something material to something completely new + different, with another soul’.
Second-hand blazers + men’s suits, in good quality wool, cotton or linen, are taken apart, then combined with either another jacket + or the pants, in the most interesting ways. At times, you have a jacket with dramatic draping (above), above or all around. Then there’s a jacket like the one below, incorporating the pants along the front, while it makes its way around to the back. Of course, there’s also the sexy detail of black organza lining the inside of each jacket.
And you’ll be guaranteed not to find someone else with your jacket at a party, as each piece is unique. You can choose the model, the structure, but your jackets will be a different color + material, from all others, because they’re made by the rebirth of recycling. Robe Trouvè follows the tradition of Made in Italy + handmade by designer Linda Tranzillo.
For your very own Robe Trouvè Origami Jacket, go to Wowcracy for purchase.
Over the weekend, designer Becca McCharen showed Chromat’s latest swim collection at Miami Swim Week + as usual, each piece sizzled.
Full of signature graphic elements, this Spring 2016 swim collection is sure to be a hit with longtime admirers of the brand, if not, gain new ones.Power women ‘taking over the world,’ was the inspiration for this collection.
The new shape above, an underwire bikini top with contrast piping + crisscrossing straps, really knows how to highlight ones assets, while still being pretty covered for a bikini.Now, as much as one might run the risk of getting funky tan lines, who cares, as looking this sexy has its sacrifices, right?!
Ever wonder what it would be like to dress in 1940’s surgeon scrubs? Well, in Kristina Lapickaja’s fashion film above, featuring her ‘The Skin I Live In’ AW/15 collection, you get to see a hint of what that would look like, but in leather + bandage fabric. With the shape of the sleeves + closure detailing of the outerwear, similar to those found with surgical scrubs, one can see how this collection’s inspiration came from plastic surgery + its aesthetics.
You get to see leather strip detail, sewn together, to create a jacket, while bandage fabric hangs like an uneven fringe on a skirt. The closure detailing includes tie strips of patent leather, along the side of patent leather pants + the back of sleeves. Zippers also play a major role throughout the collection, not only for their intended purpose, but rather, representing that metal element in a surgical procedure.
(via NOT JUST A LABEL)
Anna Sui is making her splash debut at Miami Swim Week, with a 35-piece capsule collection. Licensed with Onis Design Group, the collection is comprised of bikinis, one-pieces + cover-ups, Sui wanted the range to be ‘classic Anna’ + divided the lineup into two themes, one in red + black with ruffles, cherries + stars; the other, is a take on her signature butterfly patterns + of course, a preference for purple.
This will be Sui’s first license for a complete swim line. But don’t think this is Sui’s first time testing the water with swim, last Spring she collaborated with O’Neill.
For #TBT, here’s Queen Latifah’s vid for ‘Come Into My House’. Love seeing the late Voguing legend, Willie Ninja, turning it out.
Using the power of asymmetry, designer Jacob Birge champions the strong minded, liberated women of the future with these two pairs of boots from his Jacob Birge Vision AW/15 collection. Combining elegance with ferocity in the predatory animal prints, juxtaposed with patent leathers + suede, you get an interesting shoe indeed. It’s all about the angles with these boots. His Jacob For Mys Space Boots make a dramatic statement with geometric cuts in a striking black, grey and metallic red colorway. The metallic red front peak, shoots straight up the front of the leg, making side profile selfies a must!
The angles make all the difference with these boots. Yet, there’s no mistaking Birge really knows a woman’s body + how it moves, as demonstrated in the shape of these shoes.
With his Jacob for Mys High Heeled Boots, while using the same colorway to dramatic effect, the animal print takes center stage in black, covering most of the boot + heel. This boot will have you walking away a lot, as the back black peak, points straight up to your butt.
What I love most about these two boots, is how great they highlight any look, exposed leg or not.
For more on Jacob Birge Vision, go to NOT JUST ANOTHER LABEL.
I don’t know about you but, I don’t think changing your purse strap would make that much of an impact on the overall design of your purse. Of course, Fendi seems to think differently with ‘Strap You’, their latest innovation.
Basically, customers will be able to choose from a collection of nine unique two-tone shoulder straps, in classic leather or exotic materials including python, or in multicolor stud embroidery. Available with either gold or silver snap-hooks, personalization will be pushed further by giving the customer the option of adding their initials, in the two font sizes available.
‘Strap You’ is set to drop in Fendi flagships in November, followed by a larger retail rollout.
And this is supposed to update your existing purse? Sure, ok!