Resort Watch: Diesel Black Gold 2014

Diesel has really stepped up their game. This resort season they explored structured coats, slim pants, and utility garments that scream urban warrior.  The “Black Gold” label has really given a voice to the ultra cool downtown girl who also reads her international fashion magazines like clockwork. Keep it going Diesel.   model: kremi otashliyska (ford) photographer: kevin…

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Menswear Monday: “Schoolyard Memories” Topman S/S 13

We just arrived in Palm Springs to work on another project but I’m bringing you a post. These looks remind me of boys from when I was in middle school. This time Topman really got it with these mens looks.                 Photographer: Sarah Piantadosi Models: Alfie Green, Sebastian Ahman,…

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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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Agenda Show Long Beach Recap!

  A few weeks ago the FashionGrunge team attended the Agenda Show in Long Beach. It’s one of the biggest trade shows for the skate and surf apparel community. Here is Cody’s recap of the show and what he’s most looking forward to this year! Agenda Long Beach brought a fresh look into the collections…

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Pre-Fall 2013 Madness: Barbara Bui

She does it again. Barbara Bui showed her pre-fall line  this week in New York. I think I’m completely in love. Not only with the aesthetic of the designs, but the complete simplicity and elegance of the photographs. Shot almost like a Terry Richardson/ Juergen Teller mix, the bold red lip and the sleek messy…

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Tis the Season! Thakoon Addition Pre-Fall 2013

It’s one of my favorite times of the fashion year. That’s right, pre-fall time. We are right in midst of the best season, the fall/ winter that we have here in LA. While I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the fall collections in just a few months, the pre-fall collections rolling out…

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Nothing Lasts Whatever // UNIF Holiday Lookbook 2012

L.A. cult streetwear label UNIF is at it again. They have cornered the market on offending, provoking, and causing a ruckus over the past 3 years. It seems that we are left in the dark with much of the inner workings of the brand but once exposed it’s truly worth the wait. Much to my…

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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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LA Fashion Week Recap!

It’s time for Cody’s LA Fashion Week Recap: In the City of Angels, fashion week takes on a different face for the SS13 season. Locally based LA designers  are joining forces with already established designers,, this city gives new heights for it’s angels to soar . We witnessed some of these must see collections and…

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