My NYC designer friend Paula Rosine dropped her very first jewelry and accessories collection. And you better believe me when I say that it’s one of a kind. The necklaces and bracelets are literally magnets, because people on the streets or on after-show-partys would not start a conversation without making a compliment on her jewelry! And getting genuine compliments in NYC for your style or fashion pieces is the hardest thing to get. Like it’s on #lifegoals level!
However Paula Rosine (“Zine”) is a New York based designer and artist. She earned degrees from Duke University, the University Of Cambridge, and Parsons The New School For Design before honing her fashion expertise at Chris Benz and Kate Spade. Paula Rosine discovered her love for 3D modeling while working on a line of silicone jewelry for her mentor and idol Geoffrey Mac. She describes her work as “the love child of Manish Arora and Iris van Herpen”, which is the perfect description. I could have not said it better!
Her eponymous jewelry line pairs technical innovation with a signature outré aesthetic. And I promise you have notseen this kid of jewelry before! So take a look:
And the online store is up and running! Check it out here: www.paularosine.net/shop/ and leave your cash at the checkout!
They see me rolling, they hating, they trying to catch me riding dirty…
That’s exactly how I felt when I had the chance to test drive Jaano. Never heard of it? Well, that’s what I am here for.
Founded by the two friends Jaan Hofmann and Tino Hoffrichter, Jaano is offering scooter sharing to everybody living in Hamburg (and it will probably spread out to your city soon, so just watch out). It’s the perfect solution for traffic and transportation in urban areas, since you can rent the scooter for as much time as you need and just park wherever. No strings attached, because you pay for the time you use the Jaano scooter and wherever you find one of these you can hopp on and off anytime. The concept is simple and genius at the same time! You just have to register (and of course have a driver’s licence and stuff like that) and off you go.
And since I am a huge fan of it, I did put on my good outfit and got myself up on that Vespa Primavera 50 4T 4V. Take a look (a little posing never hurt nobody)! VROOM VROOM!
The idea is dope as fuck and you will definitely gonna catch me riding on this in Hamburg, so make sure you like Jaano on Facebook!
And btw: wanna shop the look? Here you go:
1. Sweater: Weekday (it’s on sale)
2. Shirt: Asos
3. Jeans: Cheap Monday
4. Shoes: Superga
5. Socks: Bought them in Patrica Field‘s store in NYC and I couldn’t find them online...
This designer does not need an introduction, because her collection speaks for itself:
Alexis Tiganila is the menswear designer behind the label Saint Alexander with an artist’s point of view. Born in NYC, but grew up in the forest of Connecticut, Alexis graduated from Parsons the New School for design and has also spent time studying abroad at Central Saint Martins in London. Alexis likes to work intuitively, striving to portray emotion visually through print and color. Inspired by the people she has met, Alexis takes a unique approach to exemplifying her past while constantly aiming for the new.
And that’s what she did for her FW14 collection “La Collectionneuse” where Alexis is inspired by gypsies and her own experiences. For Artsy Magazine she explains:
“My thesis journey began with an interest in gypsies. I have always been passionate about the romantic idea of traveling with your belongings from one place to another while escaping reality. To make my collection more personal, I wanted to bestow upon the garments my own memories. In this way, the wearer would be taking my ‘caravan of experience’ with them where ever they go. The collection title, “La Collectionneuse,” is derived from the 1967 film by Eric Rohmer, about a woman name Haydée, who spends her summer playing a game of collecting relationships and men she meets along her way.”
She likes to use mixed media to create an ambiance for her garments. With appliqués on jackets like collages, original all prints, a transparent trench coat, bomber jacket, a skate board with the same print, sneakers and denim, she takes it to another level. Good stuff! Point blank and period.
The internet is the place to be (if that expression makes any sense). And I am so sad to say this, but everything happens on the internet first, before it’s in Vogue or in the streets. I know, you know, everybody knows, and so does designer Raun Larose!
Independent designer and New York native, Raun Larose founded his label in 2009 as a lifestyle brand for young, fashion-forward men. His designs are wearable, unique and avant-garde, incorporating classic menswear tailoring. For the past three seasons, Larose has quietly turned out impressive collections and continues to be innovative in his designs. He has already received international, critical acclaim from the fashion media (including us right now)…
The SS15 collection named “Because The Internet” is inspired by the range of feelings and emotions the study of Internet evoked and by concepts like Isolation, Unity, Freedom and Consumption. I am seriously waiting for the day when the internet becomes a independent religion (just kidding), but seriously the dopest fashion things happen online. Or maybe I am just weird…However this collection is dope af:
Pictures via Raun LaRose
Do you know that feeling when you hear a name all the time, but you don’t know what it’s about? You just hear that name over and over again and you are eager to find out. Who is Jessica Walsh? I had sleepless nights and after days of searching and researching I finally got the answer (thank you Fucking Young!):
Te 24 year old British born menswear designer Jessica Walsh graduated with her BA from the University of Westminster in London before progressing straight to the MFA program at Parsons. During the 4 year program at Westminster she studied both mens and womenswear design and she did internships in the fashion capitols London, New York and Amsterdam.
Fucking Young says about her collection:
Her Spring/Summer 2015 collection represents a feeling that she want to evoke, and the relationships of groups of friends – in particular boys. “There’s almost a sense of conjecture when anyone looks at a group of boys and the roles they each play to one another, this is something that has fascinated me for a while. So from this idea and wanting to identify the research just developed really quickly. This idea of bruising the fabric to create an intimate touch. The series of photographs of slants of the body that are printed on the jersey t-shirts. The interviews that created the huge geometric patterns that are again translated into jackets. I think these are just some of the ideas that I played with as there was so much research developed, but these strongly represent a sense of colour and volume that are important to the menswear that I want to produce.”
Pictures via Jessica Walsh