Like this is basically how the year started: with a big bang and it’s gonna be a good one. Trust me when I say that! 2k15 is about to be epic.
Especially when you start a blog off with a designer with designs being one of a kind: Alexandra Louise Champion Hackett is a mens sportswear designer, practicing in Melbourne, Australia, who’s label A.L.C.H is kinda new to the fashion scene, but will stay there forever:
In addition to working on her graduate collection, A.L.C.H. operates as a freelance practitioner and collaborator, focusing on developing her unique textile-based aesthetic and applying it to various formats.
A.L.C.H. is beginning to become known for her work appropriating found objects (varying from caution tape to banana peels, NASA space foil to astroturf) into planar surfaces. Through the recontextualization of these textiles, A.L.C.H. fashions wearable garments and accessories, whilst looking into the subversion of the sportswear genre. And you can see all of that in her SS15 collection “Shoplifters“:
You can’t say this shit is not epic. You just can’t!
Pictures via A.L.C.H.
I am so so late with this. So so late….but the fact that I find these Hardware LDN sunglasses still dope as fuck and am still willing to write about them just shows that they are timeless and not just a “one season kind of thing”.
Hardware LDN is a London based street wear brand established in 2012 by born and bred London girl Jessica Horwell. Growing up and experimenting with her own style, Jessica drew inspiration from all of the, anything but murky, depths of the city’s diverse subcultures – everything from the punks, to the rockers, to the skaters, to the metal heads, to the urbanites. Eventually, after years of merging together her favourite aspects, Jessica conceived Hardware LDN with the intention to create a brand that embodies her vision of London street fashion in its eclectic entirety.
Known for its accessories Hardware LDN launches it’s first pair of sunglasses that are dropping in Topshop in October 2014. By using a popular shape Jessica was able to make it true to theHardware LDN style by adding a signature attitude synonymous with the streets of London. The sunglasses are unique, edgy, bold, and in an array of industrial colours, which no doubt will become rapidly popular amongst her large celebrity fan base including the likes of Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora and Jessie J.
So as soon as the sun comes out again these sunglasses are the must thing to have! But besides that the clothing is so Ghetto Chanel and Couture Street that made my “Top 10 wishes for x-mas” list!
Shop right here: www.hardwareldnstore.myshopify.com
Pictures via Black PR
I was mesmerized by Chapter 1, but Chapter 2 is just as dope.
For the cold season MISBHV goes back to where they re from in an effort to bridge the gap between the grainy Eastern Block nostalgia and the energy of New Europe. Instead of shooting a studio lookbook the brand is taking it to the streets of cities they love – Paris, Warsaw and New York! And offering shearling coats, wool coats, biker jackets, all 3M reflective jackets alongside suede and neoprene pieces, this collection is in my opinion one of the best ones yet.
And I am ready for a Chapter 3: New York!
Pictures via MISBHV
Models: Emilia Nawarecka (Division), Anatol Modzelewski (Panda)- Photography: Gosia Turczynska – Hair & Make Up: Kentaro Kondo
I know it’s fall and only because it started raining. Like Hamburg is known for clouds and rain and the weather is really fucked up…It’s literally raining and cloudy all the time, which makes me think about wearing my blue rubber boots all the time. But this city is not ready for a me wearing them. But of course it’s acceptable for every female in this city to wear her Hunter boots. But what really surprised me about this brand is that there is more behind it than just boots.
But who would have thought that there is a fashion world outside of the Hunter boots? I really didn’t know and that’s why I am even more excited, because the SS15 collection is dope and perfectly made for living in a city like Hamburg.
For SS15, Hunter Original explores contradictions born out of a quintessential British sense of eccentricity. At the centre of this story is the Dazzle, a pioneering technique that worked on this same notion of contrast. Complex patterns were painted onto ships, creating a camouflage that made them even more visible, but confused the viewer through optical illusion. Hunter Original introduces this concept through pattern and print in the collection. Though always evolving, the brand remains true to the Original boot, continuing to source its design language from its 28-part construction. So good!
This collections should have reached me a long time ago. Just saying.
Pictures via Hunter Original