Designer Radar: Sandy Liang

New York based designer Sandy Liang has one of those wavelengths that I would love to surf. Her designs are inspired by the street and skate culture of NYC but with the ease and nonchalance of the 90s throughout. Theย denim plays on frayed edges and deconstruction while her coats are full of shearling trims paired…

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Kaibosh Goes Metal

Norwegian eyewear label Kaiboshย is one of my current faves in terms of frames. Theyย have really mastered the art of balancing a minimal aesthetic with rock and roll. The new range aptly titled Metallicumย morphs their already classic designs with a thin rim to add the perfect mix of an organic style to compliment your look. I’ve…

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Tamara Akcay x fashiongrunge

Just last month we collaborated on a shoot with Parisian based jewelry designer Tamara Akcay. We couldn’t wait to blend our two worlds together. Her structured and raw designs really lent itself to a dark grunge inspired edge that we put into our shoots. We chose a beach up the coast in Malibu just after…

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“Tiger Blood” This Is A Love Song FW 13

It’s becoming more and more clear that I have hardly any patience. I’ve been waiting for ages it seems to release the full shoot! A year ago in NYC we shot some pieces from a new label from Bali called This Is A Love Song. Little did we know that a year later we would…

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Designer Crush: Mardou & Dean

Another reason why I need to get over to Scandinavia again. Norway’s Mardou & Dean recently showed their AW13 line “Souterrain”, a brilliant blend of both grunge and hip-hop influences. It seems that even in all corners of the world the way of the 90s is certainly back. This line effortlessly mixes leathers, knits, and…

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Lookbook Love: UNIF Spring 2013

I look forward to the new UNIF lookbooks every season. It’s almost like clockwork. In particular this season really made my nostalgic flame burn even brighter. Shot by Ben Cope, the colorful open knit sweaters, holographic sneakers, and the signature UNIF knits are really something to die for. It’s shoots like this that make me…

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Designer Crush: Each x Other

When fashion and art connect it’s a beautiful thing. This the concept behind Parisian label Each Other. One of the first collaborative projects was a group of leather jackets by L.A. graffiti artist Alec Monopoly. They are described as a fusion between artists, poets, filmmakers, etc… I always appreciate a good street wear brand with…

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“Camouflage” by Ksenia Schnaider S/S 13 Kiev

I’m all about the avant garde. Especially when it comes with such simplicity as well. Ksenia Schnaider, formed by Ukrainian designer Ksenia Marchenko and Russian graphic designer Anton Schnaider in 2011, is a unisex luxury brand that is totally on my radar. For their Spring/ Summer show entitled, “Camouflage” they have incorporated this design in…

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Throwback Thursday: X-Girl Clothing by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth

In the 90s it was all about grunge in mainstream fashion. Let’s face it grunge was mostly identified by the men. Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Daisy Von Furth decided to spawn X-Girl. They decided to make a clothing line in true fashion riot grrl fashion. X-Girl clothing flattered all body types and was…

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Throwback Thursday: Sonic Youth + Marc Jacobs in 1993

Everyone knows that Marc Jacobs was notoriously fired from Perry Ellis after his S/S ’93 Grunge collection. Little did we know that almost 20 years later the grunge fashion trend would re-emerge and seem to last longer than ever before. While trying to search around the web like crazy it was more than difficult to…

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