September 25, 2014

Elements that Matter

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Flash back to chemistry class but with a sartorial twist. There are various elements that make up who we are right down to what we wear. This weeks collection is inspired by the different elements that are found within our environment. From earth to sky, scroll on as we breakdown what each piece visually represents to us >>

ClearJacket

Matte  Clear Parka

Molecules are present all around us. When two or more atoms join together, they form molecules yet are so small that they can’t be seen within the naked eye. This piece is a representation of when molecules are bonded together, it creates something as a whole even if we cannot physically see it.

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Le Specs ‘Neo Noir’ Milky Tort

Light is an energy that travels in waves. The reflection of light is when light bounces off an object. If the surface is smooth and shiny, light will reflect at the same angle as it hit the surface called specular reflection.

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Ice Blue Racerback Slip Dress

Blue light has a wavelength of 475 nm (nanometers) which is the smallest wavelength in the color spectrum. Because of this it’s light is able to be scattered in all directions as the Sun passes through the atmosphere, which give us the impression that the sky is blue.

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Lazy Oaf Plant Necklace

All plants need sunlight to grow. Sunlight gives plants an input of energy which gives them their green color called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll absorbs this energy from the sunlight in a process known as photosynthesis. Photosynthesis converts this light energy into a chemical energy of sugar and other organic compounds.

Sky The Fifth Label ‘Safe and Sound’ Top & Skirt

The atmosphere we live in is a mixture of gases that surround the Earth. It’s an important part of what makes Earth liveable. High above the planet, the atmosphere becomes thinner until it gradually reaches outer space.  Yet it is the Troposphere (the lowest layer of the Earth) where all the weather takes place and the clouds are found.

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September 10, 2014

IN THE MOOD: THE SPOT

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Soaking up the last decadent rays of summer. Chill out wherever your spot may be.

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August 28, 2014

Symbolism : Desert Voyager

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The clothing we choose can take on a symbolic meaning, whether we know it or not. The shirt that we always gravitate to and the bracelet that we can’t help but wear everyday. These are the pieces that go beyond style or adornment and start to cross into the realm of meaning and emotions. Here we break down the collection that we’ve brought into the shop this week and visually communicate the feeling each piece evokes in us.

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Infinite Universe ‘Hieroglyphs’ TeeThe first look was translated from the literal textures found within the desert environment. Sands and hieroglyphics mask this look as they do in most Egyptian deserts.

 

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Something Else Tassel CardiganSubtle nods to structural elements found within this garment inspired the statuesque and repetitive background. It was important to recognize the complex constructed qualities that pyramids and the like are composed of.

 

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Deja Vu Tassel ScarfThis look was heavily influenced by the idea of mirages and the almost bi-polar weather that surfaces as day morphs into night. Suddenly covering up for warmth is necessity as the cold creeps over.

 

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Gypsy Junkies ‘Wildheart’ Bowler BlouseThis look exemplifies the heat and brightness found within the desert. It was important to connect these two ideas while keeping in mind accessories that lent a practical defense against such climates.

 

 

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Aten Pendant NecklaceThis accessory references the cultural history of Egypt’s Past, while providing a new and current perspective dually. Embellishment played a huge role in Egypt’s culture, just as it does presently.

 

 

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August 27, 2014

IN THE MOOD: CAFE STAR

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“To search expectantly for a radio signal from an extraterrestrial source is probably as culture bound a presumption as to search the galaxy for a good Italian restaurant. And yet, this has been chosen as the avenue by which it is assumed contact is likely to occur.” -Terence McKenna

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Fountain by Isamu Noguchi. Image by petespix75 #Fountain

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August 21, 2014

Back to the future with Pierre Cardin

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This week’s theme ‘ Fiber Management ‘ was inspired by ideas we had of technology from the past that’s not so much about the future, but ideas of what the future could be. One of our favorite designer’s, Pierre Cardin, was an innovator and pioneer in fashion with his use of geometry and bold choice of colors that made him a forward-thinker. His bubble dresses, tunics, eyewear and unique head gear were out of this world. Cardin was a true example of freedom of expression and how far creativity (along with fantasy) could take you. Look on at some highlights from his space-age vision… >>

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August 13, 2014

IN THE MOOD: RACQUET

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A meridian is the half of an imaginary great circle on the Earth’s surface, terminated by the North Pole and the South Pole, connecting points of equal longitude. The position of a point along the meridian is given by its latitude. Each meridian is perpendicular to all circles of latitude. Each is also the same length, being half of a great circle on the Earth’s surface.

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S H O P   T H E   T H E M E  ‘ R A C Q U E T ‘

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