ONLY NY | Holiday 2016 Lookbook

ONLY NY | Holiday 2016 Lookbook

Following their Fall/Winter collection, ONLY NY have officially released their Holiday 2016 Collection paired with the beautifully shot lookbook by New York photographer Dean Majd. The collection features their mainstay classics and defining pieces, and has expanded on its premium flannels and technical outwear. Feature


Fiorucci and Its Provocative Ads

Fiorucci and Its Provocative Ads

Fiorucci was once an unquestionably cool Italian brand and a breeding ground for everything new and upcoming. To be precise, in the 60s and 70s. Think primary colours, loud advertising and disco scene. It was most famous for its stretch designer jeans, however, garments were almost the least important part of the enterprise. “He made shopping theatre before every brand decided to put on a show. He was the first to exploit pop art, music and celebrity.” – his website says. A controversial brand launched bikinis, thongs and monokinis in 1974s Italy. The provocative advertising following that was confiscated by the police from Elio Fiorucci’s home. Feature


Posterzine Issue 12 | Em Cole

Posterzine Issue 12 | Em Cole

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The twelfth issue features the wonderful Em Cole, a still and moving image artist that has immersed herself in the world of image making. Characterised by animated narratives Emily’s work is mainly fashion based and has so far worked with the likes of Wah London, Polyester Magazine, as well as being featured on ID magazine and collaborated with fellow artists Liv Thurley and Edd Leigh to name a few.  Feature


Posterzine Issue 10 | Drop Dead

Posterzine Issue 10 | Drop Dead

Posterzine is our monthly publishing project where a poster meets a magazine in the form of a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm) which folds down into an A4 monograph. The tenth issue showcases top alternative streetwear fashion brand Drop Dead consisting of an exciting interview with their design team! Drop Dead has grown its reputation to one of the most extroverted brands selling merch by Oli Sykes and his gang. In this issue we find out the teams style and creative process, and what inspires their wonderful collections. Feature


Wes Anderson & H&M | Come Together

Wes Anderson & H&M | Come Together

As the Christmas spirit settles in and the campaign competition heats up, H&M have enlisted the help of master visionary Wes Anderson, dazzling with his iconic and meticulous aesthetic for the high street brand’s 2016 Christmas offering. Oozing Anderson’s signature cinematography style, a charming and unconventional narrative unfolds, as Wes Anderson favourite Adrien Brody features as Conductor Ralph who with help from his porter, Fritz, unveils the news that forces the passengers, each dressed beautifully in H&M garments which blend in seamlessly to the allure of Anderson décor, to spend Christmas Day together. Feature


You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966—70 at the V&A Museum

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966—70 at the V&A Museum

We went along to see You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966—70, which runs from 10th September 2016 until 26th February 2017 at the V&A Museum. This colossal exhibition explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. From global civil rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, consumerism, computing, communality to neoliberalist politics, the world we live in has been vitally influenced by five revolutionary years 1966—70. The show intends to investigate the upheaval, the explosive sense of freedom, and the legal changes that took place resulting in a fundamental shift in the mindset of the Western world. Feature


Tallulah Fontaine

Tallulah Fontaine

Tallulah Fontaine’s images are striking in their simplicity. She mostly sticks to a palette of muted pastel colours that perfectly matches the minimalist images she creates. Hailing from Toronto, Fontaine creates zines, jewellery and prints whilst running ‘Home Zine Collective’ with fellow artist Carla McRae.
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Nikelab Air Zoom Spiridon x Roundel

Nikelab Air Zoom Spiridon x Roundel

Originally released in 1997, NikeLab has recently unveiled their brand new collaboration with Roundel, revamping the retro running shoe that is the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon. Initially inspired by the 90s garage rave scene, the updated interpretation is boldly decorated with an all over Johnston100 font, celebrating the font’s 100 year anniversary. The iteration is the second release from the Nike x Roundel collection. The first was unveiled in 2013, when Nike used the roundel to decorate a pair of Air Max models in honour of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary. Feature


Issey Miyake | Ikko Tanaka

Issey Miyake | Ikko Tanaka

Modernist simplicity, Japanese iconography and a sophisticated admiration for strong geometrical forms are all distinctive qualities shared by Japanese fashion label Issey Miyake and influential graphic designer Ikko Tanaka. Issey Miyake has just unveiled the second collection of its 2016 series influenced by the iconic works of the acclaimed graphic designer, specifically featuring garments inspired by two of Tanaka’s designs created in the 1990s, Face and Bokugi. Feature


Only NY Stanton Street Sports | Fall/Winter 2016

Only NY Stanton Street Sports | Fall/Winter 2016

Establishing an underground sub-cult style is Only NY, an independent brand based out of the west side of Manhattan with a flagship store in the heart of the Lower East Side. Conceived in 1997, Only NY draws inspiration from their amazing city, and activities such as skate boarding, graffiti, sports art and photography. Feature


SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

A carefully stylised sense of nostalgia radiates through the cinematography of SAYHELLO’s summer ’16 lookbook. The Tokyo based brand injects a perfect interpretation of 90’s skate culture iconography, evoking the stereotypical rebel attitude of adolescents through ironic slogans, gothic typography and appropriation of famed prints of the past. Feature


Collar | Athirst SS17

Collar | Athirst SS17

Striving to dress the personality rather than the body type, Collar, the fashion label hailing from Riga, Latvia, decorates their ever-evolving silhouettes with clean playful graphics, channelling the beauty of unconventionality through their swimwear and lingerie garments, perfectly sculpted to fit the body. For SS17, an exploration of the elements is apparent, conveying a conceptual narrative of a woman’s thirst through the application of multiple graphic raindrops, further doubling as a visual symbol for the contemporary human’s aspiration for balance, fulfilment, success and desire. Feature


Nasir Mazhar for Topman

Nasir Mazhar for Topman

Launching on September 6th 2016, the exclusive collaboration between Nasir Mazhar and Topman welcomes Mazhar’s renowned streetwear vision to a wider audience, ever-injecting the infectious energy of the UK’s grime, garage and dancehall culture into the art of his contemporary British clothing. Sharing the same sense of spirit as the collections presented at LFW and LC:M, the only differing aspects are the affordable price tag and exploration of new styles and techniques, ensuring the Topman customers complete authenticity when the long awaited collection drops. Feature


Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

With the desire for creative freedom at the forefront of importance, Stéphane Casier’s French design studio and independent apparel brand has strayed from client demands and in turn, slowly blossomed into a platform renowned for its vintage aesthetic, producing quality clothing, accessories and art prints. Yeaaah! Studio have recently unveiled their Spring 2016 lookbook which perfectly references the artistic processes of their creations while also showcasing their unique approach to apparel and talent regarding graphic design and execution. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Previously entertaining a quirky cartoon aesthetic for the fall/winter 15 campaign, where 2D pop art paintings were the primary inspiration for the 3D environments, Sagmeister & Walsh have continued their collaboration with Aïzone, maintaining the immersive art direction but shifting inspiration from illustration to illusion. The latest visual campaign sees the infusion of both the psychedelic and constructivist worlds as the striking optical illusions radiate amongst the mesmerising myriad of motifs, both juxtaposing and camouflaging into the vivid and trippy backdrops. Feature


Rebecca Carrington

Rebecca Carrington

Dynamic garments decorated through vivid pattern, showcasing avant garde silhouettes and erupting in ruffles which unfold a subjective narrative are the result of Fashion Graduate, Rebecca Carrington’s latest collection. Studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, Carrington specialised in print and womenswear, in turn developing her unique aesthetic tearing away from the mainstream and embedding a wearable art feel in every aspect of her designs. Feature


Irene Infantes

Irene Infantes

Created in collaboration with a wool manufacturer in Spain, Irene Infantes uses the technique of screen printing to create her ethereal textiles. The detailing of geometric forms emphasise the structural element of the silhouettes, while the industrial colour palette with joyous accents intelligently references the inspiration behind the creations, this being photographs of forgotten treasures left on London streets. Using artisinal techniques including silk-screen printing and needle-punching, Irene Infantes masters the art of reinventing the application of the fibre for contemporary conceptual fashion purposes. Feature


Crimson Rose O’Shea

Crimson Rose O’Shea

A dramatic exploration of colour, scale and form is evoked through Crimson Rose O’Shea’s whimsical textiles, ever-embedding the feminine feel iconic to her creations. Adorned in graphic digital prints and highlighted through luxurious colour palettes, O’Shea entertains her gloriously sculptural aesthetic; hand crafting her laser cut silk duchess satin and beautifully decorating her designs through embroidery, beading and couture embellishment techniques. Feature


Emma Kendall

Emma Kendall

Predominantly entertaining an eye-catching, ephemeral aesthetic, Emma Kendall’s latest collection visually communicates a psychedelic landscape, revealing hidden textile layers embellished in reflective properties, which enhance the optical appeal and provoke unpredictability when subject to contrasting light environments. Inspired by the intangible spectrum, texture and play of light, Kendall has successfully created a subversive scene where the transient phenomena of light manifests through fashion design. Feature


Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg’s graphic aesthetic is continuously informed by both her undeniable talent regarding textile design and the relationship between traditional and digital techniques. Her vivid prints entertain the combining of screen-printing with digital methods from inkjet printing to multi-head embroidery and laser cutting, resulting in the complex prints which beautifully inject inspiration from unintentional pattern created by nature, architecture and the built environment. Feature


THE PALACE BOOK

THE PALACE BOOK

Documenting through compelling photography, the life of London skate brand Palace, from the beginning in 2009 as the Palace Wayward Boys Choir to the Soho store, renowned youth subculture photographer Alasdair McLellan has created THE PALACE BOOK in collaboration with the brand, celebrating the PWBC family through the photo book of historic imagery, resembling through both design and narrative a family photo album. THE PALACE BOOK is published by IDEA and features art direction from M/M Paris. Feature


ONLY x Vans

ONLY x Vans

We always like to feature the awesome clothing designs by ONLY NY — this time around they have teamed up with none other than Vans to create a capsule of apparel and accessories that embrace both brands’ signature styles, while working seamlessly for the city or the outdoors. The collection focuses on the influences of the outdoors with classic flannel, tee, and fleece styles, technical outerwear, and two Old Skool Pro colourways. The collection will be available on Thursday, July 14th at 12PM online at onlyny.com, in-store at the ONLY NY Flagship, along with select retailers worldwide. Feature


Tyler Mitchell for Wonderland

Tyler Mitchell for Wonderland

Tyler Mitchell is an Atlanta born and raised skateboarder turned photographer-filmmaker. Working in both still and moving image, Mitchell’s work is diversified, standing at the cross roads of fashion, music, photography and film. Toeing the line between richness of detail and minimalism, Mitchell explores pure settings to showcase his playful compositions and rich colour palette. Feature


PARAÍSO | Young yesterday, Young today, Young tomorrow

PARAÍSO | Young yesterday, Young today, Young tomorrow

A sense of both curiosity and spontaneity powerfully inform the whimsical creations of PARAÍSO, beautifully embedding a heart warming sense of nostalgia as 90s silhouettes are adorned with abstract prints. Established in 2012 as a collaboration between artist David Méndez Alonso and fashion designer Kirzia Robustella, both combine their multi-disciplinary talent establishing a continuation of their unique aesthetic and resulting in the conversational garments, which evoke an undeniable joyous energy. Feature


Drop Dead X Sonic

Drop Dead X Sonic

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of everyones favourite Hedgehog, Sonic, and in celebration SEGA have teamed up to collaborate with Sheffield based clothing brand Drop Dead for the second time, and it certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. Drop Dead’s latest collection launched on Saturday 25th June and is available exclusively online at the Drop Dead website and in the brand’s stores, based in London and Sheffield. Focusing on the legendary video game character Sonic the Hedgehog, along with his best friend Tails, the collection consists of both men’s and women’s t-shirts, hoodies, crewnecks, outwear, bottoms and accessories, all of which keep in touch with the brands well established and unique identity. Feature


GO by Glagoleva Olya

GO by Glagoleva Olya

GO, the eco-conscious brand with an emphasis on contemporary print and natural fabrics exudes the “playful chic comfort” aesthetic by embedding its signature style into its array of modern classic cuts. The Russian brand majorly focuses on working in collaboration with contemporary creatives, creating pieces of wearable art, which are all organic, hand woven or recycled, reflecting the brand’s significant love and affinity with nature. Feature


Happy Socks SS16

Happy Socks SS16

With the vision to spread happiness, inject colour into the everyday and transform an essential into a creative design piece, the concept for Happy Socks was born. Beginning in the Spring of 2008, the creations are now sold in more than 70 countries worldwide, with an ultimate focus on quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Feature


Mira Mikati

Mira Mikati

Iconic for its distinctive combining of cartoon graphics and emoji embroidery with elegant silhouettes and a contemporary aesthetic, Mira Mikati is the London-based label creating eccentric garments, expressively informed by a passion for travel and an admiration for art. Feature


Oiôba

Oiôba

Oiôba is a swimsuit and active wear brand born in Rio de Janeiro, but based in Porto. The brand consists of three male architects who do everything for their brand. After a one year trip to Portugal, they found the most beautiful beaches, the most incredible atmosphere and a positive attitude that they couldn’t find anywhere else in the world — this is what caught their eye and soul. Positive energy, natural beauty, fresh flavours and colours, which they try to take into their garments. Feature


PUMA x McQ SS16

PUMA x McQ SS16

Following from the release of the SS16 video, PUMA x McQ have released their SS16 campaign, continuing the embedding of the torn paper edit creating their multi-layering technique which resembles a scrapbook effect. The styling is transformed through the post-production process of layering the digital photography, shifting the garments from the expected into unique and dynamic silhouettes, through the compositional crops of both model and product. Feature


Alana Macleod — ‘Solace’ Collection

Alana Macleod — ‘Solace’ Collection

Beginning her creative career in interior design, Macleod’s focus on colour and texture swayed her towards surface pattern and textiles. By hand painting, playing and most importantly, having fun with her work, Macleod’s work is truly unique in style and is most definitely one to watch. Feature


MC1R | Issue 04

MC1R | Issue 04

The independent publication famed for its unique portrayal of the rarity of redheads, has to our pleasure, released its fourth issue, continuing their conceptual exploration into one of the world’s smallest minorities and further the embedded ideology through the diverse and all encompassing nature of MC1R, that red hair is far more than just a hair colour.  Feature


Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

Charlotte Linton’s Scarves

With the use of a fictional muse named ‘Ermantrude’, Charlotte Linton documents her expeditions across the world, collecting research and field notes inspiring the illustrations seen on her scarf designs. After working with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith and Chloe, she then went on to produce her own line of surface pattern designs to be featured on accessories, and most prominently scarves. Feature


Beyoncé | Lemonade

Beyoncé | Lemonade

We all know that merch has always been an additional revenue stream for artists. But for many of us the association is still there – of picking up a craply printed, poorly manufactured tee from a stall at an equally as crappy and poorly manufactured gig like Summer XS. However, in more recent years, merchandising has become something else entirely, with artists creating fashionable collections of graphic tees that can actually be worn as something other than pyjamas. Feature


Steven Harrington x Nike

Steven Harrington x Nike

Los Angeles-based designer, Steven Harrington, known for his pop-aesthetic and bright iconic style. Playful yet contemplative, his work is inspired by California’s mystique landscape and vast variety of cultures. The pro-doodler has teamed up with Nike to create two colourways of the Benussi Swoosh and Nike Rosche Run. Plastering the classic shoes with Harrington’s signature Palm Tree motif and additional cartoon characters, these psychedelic, intricate visuals are perfect for the warmer weather. Feature


Gabriella Marcella

Gabriella Marcella

Vibrant colour, playful typography and lively graphics are at the roots of all works created by multi-talented Gabriella Marcella. As both a designer and director of RISOTTO, a risograph print specialist and stationery company based in Glasgow, Marcella delves into the worlds of print work, art direction, illustration and tangible creation, adorning objects with her iconic aesthetic where ever she goes. Feature


IKEA X Katie Eary | GILTIG Collection

IKEA X Katie Eary | GILTIG Collection

Following from the likes of H&M, who brought designer names, Versace, Alexander Wang and Matthew Williamson to the high street, it seems IKEA are following the trend. Set to be the first of many, this April, IKEA released their first fashion collaboration with print-based menswear designer Katie Eary. Dubbed ‘GILTIG’, the limited edition collection applies her signature loud and innovative designs to a range of homewares from dinnerware to furniture and textiles. Feature


Supreme x Sasquatchfabrix SS16

Supreme x Sasquatchfabrix SS16

Combining the aesthetics of Supreme, the embodiment of downtown culture and the Japanese clothing brand Sasquatchfabrix, the brand that never fails to fulfil their aim of fresh styling and high performance vandalism, undoubtedly makes for one striking street wear collaboration. Feature


Tom Jueris for Oliver Cabell

Tom Jueris for Oliver Cabell

Founded as a genuine alternative to high-end fashion, Oliver Cabell ensures its customer base knows every last detail about their creations, from production to price. The simplicity of the less is more theme running throughout Tom Jueris’ take on branding is a perfect nod to the honesty firmly embedded. Feature


GUNEE Homme: Mountain Trip

GUNEE Homme: Mountain Trip

A heightened importance of quality and sustainability flourishes within GUNEE Homme’s distinctive designs. Founded by Eugen Laitenberger in 2014, an embedding of his talents in both fashion design and illustration are apparent, resulting in the contemporary prints and vivid pattern strikingly informing the menswear garments. Feature


Cool Machine

Cool Machine

Created with their beloved passion for crafts, photography, fashion and design always in mind, Hélène and Edouard of Cool Machine have undoubtedly fulfilled their aim of offering the unusual, the beautiful and of course, the cool through their graphic fuelled stationary, accessories and home ware. Feature


Franzius AW16/17 lookbook

Franzius AW16/17 lookbook

Designed by Cee Cee Creative, the Franzius AW16/17 lookbook is a perfect example of both fashion and print design informing one another, infusing iconic elements of the collection to thus result in the complex and considered aesthetic running throughout. Feature


Recom Farmhouse and Madame Peripetie for Vision China

Recom Farmhouse and Madame Peripetie for Vision China

Recom Farmhouse, an icon in the world of CGI and Creative Retouching has collaborated with Madame Peripetie, aka Sylwana Zybura, a renowned Polish photographer embedding the unconventional into the conceptual, resulting in the mesmerising monochrome fashion editorials created for Vision China Magazine. Feature


Noa Raviv: 3D Printed Hard Copy Collection

Noa Raviv: 3D Printed Hard Copy Collection

Distortion of digital drawings and classical Greek sculpture are the two contrasting elements used to inform Israeli fashion designer Noa Raviv’s remarkable Hard Copy collection. Feature


Palace Skateboards Spring 16

Palace Skateboards Spring 16

Launched exclusively within the Palace London Store on March 5th, the Spring 2016 collection unveiled embodies major contrasts in regards to the design details considered. From minimum to maximum, the collection delves through both ends of the spectrum, juxtaposing bold slogans on block colour backgrounds with crowded prints decorating signature street silhouettes. A sense of irony is embedded through the transformation of iconic logos to appropriately communicate the Palace branding, while nostalgia is also infused through the VHR prints vividly complimenting a suit and trouser combo. Feature


Stine Goya SS16

Stine Goya SS16

Since their establishment in 2006, the Danish brand Stine Goya has implemented its iconic signature within the fashion world, receiving international acclaim for its expressive prints and artistic aesthetic. Feature


Kvadrat x Raf Simons 2016

Kvadrat x Raf Simons 2016

Built on a mutual appreciation for fine and technical craftsmanship, the collaboration between Kvadrat and Raf Simons never fails to disappoint, delivering sophisticated home accessories, iconic for their unconventional design, high production standards and use of luxury textiles. Feature


Stussy x Tomoo Gokita

Stussy x Tomoo Gokita

For their latest collection and part of their ongoing artist series, Californian streetwear brand Stussy have teamed up with Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita. In conjunction with their recent beach inspired SS16 line, the collection fuses classic surrealism with 80s Neo-Expressionism for their exclusive 5 piece collection. Feature


Anya Hindmarch: AW16

Anya Hindmarch: AW16

Do computers dream when they sleep? This was the question informing Anya Hindmarch’s latest collection, encompassing every element within the vintage videogame theme, fuelling the digital concept. From the injection of arcade game inspiration and early 8-bit graphics, the addressing of the debate surrounding digital design as ‘art’ is considered within both the final designs of the collection and the towering stage stacked with illuminating cubes. Feature


RAGING BUSH: Not Your Grandmothers’ Embroidery

RAGING BUSH: Not Your Grandmothers’ Embroidery

Female silhouettes, feminist phrases and eye catching illustrations detail just a selection of the painstakingly hand-stitched designs RAGING BUSH offers its loyal following. Feature


Ferran Capo for Tame Impala’s The Less I Know The Better

Ferran Capo for Tame Impala’s The Less I Know The Better

Approached by CANADA stylist Carolina Galiana, Ferran Capo, the creative professional based in Barcelona who specialises in Graphic Design, Illustration, Lettering and Video, has implemented his original aesthetic into the designing of graphics and patterns for the euphoric costumes used within Tame Imapala’s latest music video. Feature


ADER error x Sydney Sie

ADER error x Sydney Sie

Established in 2014, the Korean brand ADER error implement the ideology of simplicity within the contemporary, injecting a quirky sense of whimsical minimalism which interprets, through both class and wit, elements of life we miss. Flouting the aim of something new but rather of something special, ADER error’s clothing screams individuality through both the playful phrases and comic illustrations tastefully applied. Feature


Glossy SS15 by Sista studio

Glossy SS15 by Sista studio

“Glossyfixion” – the term used to both describe the Glossy Collection SS15 project and express the generational signature as implemented through the futuristic aesthetic of the capsule collection. All forms of art, be it fashion, design or graphics represent a period of time, The Glossy Project signifies the aesthetic of the era upon us, the era belonging to that of the digital natives. Iridescent hues of pastel blues and pale pinks combine and contrast, illuminating the set and bathing the model in an artificial glow significant to the theme at hand. Feature


Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography | Atlas Gallery

Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography | Atlas Gallery

Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography is the latest exhibition by Atlas Gallery. Charting the evolving styles of photography from the 50s to the present-day, the collection celebrates ‘the female form and the making of icons’ alongside uncommissioned work from renowned fashion photographers. Feature


Restless Socks: Out past bed time

Restless Socks: Out past bed time

Created by two childhood best friends Kirra Thomas and Andrei Priplotski, even the initial creation of the brand is ever fitting regarding the feelings of 90’s childhood nostalgia the duo aim their socks to evoke. The Australian brand Restless Socks was launched in 2014 with an emphasis on both quality, infused within the reinforced heel and seamless toe, and visuals, illustrating the graphic fuelled garments with a combination of bold and pastel colour hues, confidently reminiscent of a sense of 90’s childlike wonder. Feature


House of Vans | D.I.Y.ourself Art Show

House of Vans | D.I.Y.ourself Art Show

To celebrate the International Women’s Day 2016 on the 8th of March, House of Vans, Lotte Andersen (Maxilla), Claire & Nelly (Babyface), Bertie & Char (Mushpit Magazine) and Studio Calm & Collected have joined forces to present a group exhibition supporting women and creative expression through a series of lo-fi posters, workshops, talks and films. Feature


Variety Hour Lookbook

Variety Hour Lookbook

Created using a mixture of pigment inks and gouache, then further digitized and re-worked, Variety Hour produce beautiful and fun injected products ranging from clothing to homeware to artwork, all detailing the undoubtable originality of the Melbourne based label. Feature


Julie White

Julie White

A pastel pink cloud shadows Julie White’s studio, enabling the creation of the beautifully whimsical prints injected with originality and fun then etched onto her instantly recognisable fashion accessories. Feature


Hattie Stewart x MAC Cosmetics

Hattie Stewart x MAC Cosmetics

In the midst of London Fashion Week, ‘professional doodler’ Hattie Stewart’s cheeky aesthetic was adding to the excitement of the city, with her latest collaboration plastered across the sides of black cabs, playfully decorating the city streets. Feature


Jetty van Wezel NEWSHIRT

Jetty van Wezel NEWSHIRT

Dutch multidisciplinary designer Jetty van Wezel is combining her talents and background in both Fashion and Illustration to protest against the domination of disposable and fast-paced fashion we as a culture devote our lives. Feature


Drink Beer Save Water: Paper Craft

Drink Beer Save Water: Paper Craft

DBSW, the label which was named following a young and drunken absurd attempt to tackle the on-going crisis of water conservation has unsurprisingly garnered critical acclaim regarding the innovation embedded into its quirky conversationals. The South Korean brand designs its collections with the ideology injected that they are to be used a social lubricant, prompting the conversation surrounding the graphic fuelled garments. Feature


H.Y.T. Studio

H.Y.T. Studio

Established in 2009, H.Y.T. Studio aka HideYourToys is an avenue for the commercial work of English artist and designer John Slade. Mostly built with an unlimited, high-contrast colour scheme, John creates bold, striking and often conceptual graphics and illustrations using squiggly lines an geometric shapes. He also loves working with fashion labels and that’s why you can also find the work of John Slade in garment and accessory based applications. We love how John Slade keeps his approach fresh by working across a variety of techniques and mediums whilst still experimenting with styles to suit particular briefs and create impactful outcomes. Feature


Trapo

Trapo

A sense of liveliness is what you get when you take a close-up look at this collection of textiles created by Argentinian designers Guillermina Astorga and Pini Perrone. Set up in 2014, the duo take us deep into the imaginary world inspired by people and nature. They meld together traditional printing techniques and collage with a healthy dose of abstraction and that explains why there’s an unidentifiable otherworldliness to their work. All in all, we love how Trapo reinterpret the beauty of natural forms and transform it into a beautiful collection that you’ll definitely fall in love with. Feature


The Link Collective

The Link Collective

Tokyo-based designer Kyoko Bowskill set up ‘The Link Collective’ with an aim to revive and preserve the supposedly outdated printing technique, the making of Furoshiki textiles, as there has been a resurgence of interest in traditional craft methods across the globe. Considered as an eco-friendly method of wrapping items, the Japanese age-old Furoshiki is enjoying a renaissance as Kyoko is trying to build bridges between international artisan printmakers by inviting them to create patterns which will then be hand printed on traditional Japanese cotton wrapping cloths by a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience in producing Furoshiki textiles in Japan. Feature


The Radical Skate Apparel Collection :: Kyle Platts x Wasted Paris

The Radical Skate Apparel Collection :: Kyle Platts x Wasted Paris

Strange Beast’s Kyle Platts has celebrated his signature style and love for skating in his collaborative project of skate apparel and a skateboard. Sheffield-born, London-based illustrator and artist Kyle Platts has recently teamed up with Wasted Paris, an independent fashion label, to develop a narrative that makes the most of his cartoon characters and humour. After their brief meeting back in 2014 at Be-Street weekend, Kyle has decided to create a series of illustrations which consists of trees cutting down lumberjacks – some perfect cartoon characters with a dark twist and mother nature taking some pretty brutal revenge. Feature


Amelia Graham | Interview

Amelia Graham | Interview

Amelia Graham is a London-based print designer, bringing her unique style to both fashion and interior textile designs. Her work is a mesmerising mix of graphic and kaleidoscopic patterns, working in parallel with her beautiful choice of colour palettes. Constantly inspired by her new work, we thought we would catch up with her to find out how she became a master in the print world, and what the hurdles and triumphs are of being a print designer. Feature


House of Hackney X William Morris

House of Hackney X William Morris

Sharing the same values and non-conformist approach Morris & Co and luxury British lifestyle brand, House of Hackney, were both formed as a rebellion ‘against the prevailing aesthetic of their time’. Both renowned for their iconic, maximalist prints we couldn’t envision a more perfect pairing. Feature


Talk Magazine

Talk Magazine

What’s behind the latest wave of independent magazines is a move towards style-driven publications that are fuelled by passion for their niche. Talk magazine is a new design magazine that dives deeply into a tiny corner of fashion and emerging culture. Beautifully curated and crafted by founders Harry Gassel and Eric Hu, Talk is a contemporary, cool alternative if you’re looking for fresh content and to see the world through a new lens. The inaugural issue comes with a beautiful image on the cover by our all-time favourite photographer, David Brandon Geeting, and is now up for grabs! Feature


UNMADE

UNMADE

If you want to understand how the textiles industry is shifting, Unmade is probably as good a place to start as any. Set up two and a half years ago by fashion graduate Kirsty Emery and industrial design graduates Ben Alun-Jones and Hal Watts, today, Unmade along with its collaborators have produced a wide range of original knitwear designs, using the studio’s own computer programme and machines combined with the founders’ progressive and inventive attitude to bring complex ideas to life. Feature


Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us

The female-focused independent magazine, Girls Like Us, was founded in 2005 by Jessica Gysel, after her first endeavor Kutt magazine (a sister, you might say, of the quarterly gay magazine Butt). When Butt was established in 2001, male gay media was entering mainstream popular culture, enabling them to create a niche and to own it entirely. However, Jessica felt that for lesbians, it was a different story. Feature


Las Coleccionistas | Pista

Las Coleccionistas | Pista

A recent collaboration between photographers Las Coleccionistas and designer Emma Pardos caught our eye thanks to its colourful prints applied to a variety of fabrics with different finishes. Having been designed in Barcelona and produced in Spain, the collection consists of printed unisex accessories for city life, with limited edition backpacks, socks and scarfs to brighten a rainy day. Feature


MAMAMA x Samuel Eckert Collection

MAMAMA x Samuel Eckert Collection

MAMAMA have teamed up with Parisian illustrator Samuel Eckert for their latest collection. The simplicity of his lines almost blur the lines between graphic design and illustration — let’s just say he’s an excellent visual communicator, that’s the name of the of the university courses these days anyway! Choose from an 90s cell phone coming out of a t-shirt pocket, a broom sweeping away your single and only problem printed on a 5-panel cap…or what appears to be a banana on top of a mountain. Or simply get all of these awesome items. Feature


Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin is an ethical homewares brand founded by designer and illustrator Ciara Phelan. With a focus on sustainability and community, the brand works with charities and small manufacturers harnessing the skills and creativity of people in the local community. The brand’s aim is to create a new consumer philosophy advocating quality over quantity and ensuring each product is handmade to the highest quality. Feature


Thornback & Peel

Thornback & Peel

Founded by Juliet and Delia, Thornback & Peel are an eclectic British homewares brand inspired by traditional Victoriana and a hint of modernism. Their signature style draws upon the artistic traditions of the nineteenth century and the iconic visuals of Mrs Beeton’s household management, Beatrix Potter’s children’s stories and microscopic imagery of the 17th century. Printed by hand, their beautifully detailed designs exude British eccentricity in their use of colour and subject matter – my favourite has to be the guinea pig and pineapple design. Feature


Adidas Tracksuit Day 2015

Adidas Tracksuit Day 2015

Marking the tracksuit’s ongoing significance in sport, style and culture, adidas has named Friday 6th November as #adidastracksuitday and they’re inviting everyone to get involved. adidas has collaborated with photographer of the moment Vicky Grout and stylist Hayley McCarthey to create a set of imagery celebrating almost 50 years since the Franz Beckenbauer Tracksuit was released in 1967 — it was the first piece of adidas apparel that would make the brand famous for more than just footwear. Oh… and we hand screen printed their lovely tracksuit boxes! Feature


Footpatrol X Lacoste L!ve

Footpatrol X Lacoste L!ve

Retailer Footpatrol has teamed up with Lacoste L!ve for the first time to drop an exciting new capsule collection. Consisting of both footwear and apparel, the offering sports a wicked monochrome all-over print constructed from the original Lacoste logo for a contemporary and sophisticated look. Feature


Palace Skateboards X Adidas Originals :: AW15

Palace Skateboards X Adidas Originals :: AW15

The much-anticipated collaboration between Palace Skateboards and Adidas Originals has finally dropped for the cooler season and it was well worth the wait. Merging Palace’s street sensibilities and Adidas’ sportswear heritage, the offering drives a print heavy focus with lairy bold designs featuring brighty coloured marble / wave prints, bold block colours and some real special under-arm classic Adidas stripes. Feature


Mokuyobi

Mokuyobi

Mokuyobi describe themselves as ‘an out of this world company’ who design accessories, bags and ‘general radness for the super beings of Earth and beyond’. Founded in 2006 and based in LA, all of their products are made in the USA with usability and uniqueness at the heart of their mission. The brand name Mokuyobi or 木曜日 translates as Thursday in Japanese – the best day of the week ‘because there’s always something to look forward to’ according to founder and designer Julie Pinzur. Influenced by her desire to create something new and different, the brand is bold, colourful and focused on individuality. Feature


Spencer Harrison

Spencer Harrison

Spencer Harrison is an Australian graphic artist and illustrator based in Melbourne. With degrees in Nanotechnology and Visual Communication his work blends an analytical approach with playful creativity. His illustrations are vivid and energetic, inspired by his ‘fascination with daydreams, adventures, nature and fun’. Often focused on pattern, repetition and everyday objects he also incorporates a colourful and bright palette fusing pastel colours and neons. Feature


T–Post®

T–Post®

Founder and Editor-in-Chief Peter Lundgren has described ‘T–Post’ as “the world’s first wearable magazine”, and indeed, T–Post has managed to redefine every term in the publishing and fashion equation by creating a unique piece of clothing and printing its content on the inside of a t-shirt with an aim to “take streetwear back to the streets”. Feature


Club 75 X BMC Paris

Club 75 X BMC Paris

Music / clothes / graphics collaborative label Club 75 have recently joined forces with new clothing brand BMC Paris for a special and mad fresh capsule collection. With each brand hailing from musical backgrounds there’s no surprise this collaborative collection was ment to be featuring on point illustrative graphics and hybrid branding across long / short sleeve shirts and a beanie. Feature


Eight Hour Studio

Eight Hour Studio

Eight Hour Studio is a British luxury sleepwear brand set up by Sonia Padam who decided to take a giant leap from corporate to startup. With an aim to produce high-quality garments with delicate detailing, each Eight Hour Studio item is produced by hand using the traditional methods of woodblock printing and only 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and AZO free dyes. Feature


AH/OK

AH/OK

Design duo Claudia Carieri and Francesca Errani are the co-founders of brand new independent silk printing brand AH/OK based between Milan and Como. Having recently launched back in May this year, the pair have created a capsule collection of silk kimonos and accessories produced from start to finish in Italy. The collection showcases contemporary bold prints and shapes made with brush strokes, stamps and acrylic paints plus a delicious colour palette, all of which were born from simple scribbles on a large sheet of paper and then translated onto the timeless kimono. Feature


SAFOMASI

SAFOMASI

In 2010 Sarah Fotheringham and Maninder Singh both found themselves in Delhi. After living in Melbourne, Maninder had recently moved back to India and Sarah had left London after getting a job as an art director. Brought together and inspired by ‘a love of beautiful things and a desire to work and travel together’, homeware brand Safomasi was born in December 2013. Sarahs background as an artist and illustrator combined with Maninder’s previous experience in fashion and production is evident in their distinct and quirky illustrative designs. Feature


CLOT X VANQUISH X fragment design

CLOT X VANQUISH X fragment design

Hong Kong brand CLOT have embarked on a super exciting new collaboration with Japanese streetwear powerhouse VANQUISH and fragment design, for a new capsule collection. Focused on fine details and the use of high-quality materials, the collection sports a vintage aesthetic applying a ‘washing effect’ discolouration to denim and beautifully printed hickory fabric patches across loungewear, a tote and raw denim jeans. Feature


Brain Dead X Eric Elms

Brain Dead X Eric Elms

Brain Dead is a creative collection of artists and designers from around the world that are deeply focused on the spirit of subcultures with a disruptive graphic lead approach to work. Recently joining forces with Eric Elms, this exciting collaboration sees the drop of a capsule collection in conjunction with the NYC Art Book Fair. Sporting the Brooklyn artist’s iconic imagery across a hat, tee and tote bag it’s well worth checking out. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: AW15

Lazy Oaf :: AW15

We’re always excited to nosey at London-based Lazy Oaf’s latest offerings of print and graphics and as always the brand provide us with a bold new range of illustrative garms for this years winter season. Highlighting their signature use of humorous slogans and cartoony motifs across tees, shirts and dresses, both men’s and women’s collections are as eccentric and playful as ever. Feature


Age of Reason

Age of Reason

For the world of fashion, you have to be creative under pressure and always keep fresh ideas pumping through collections. We last featured ‘Age of Reason’ in 2012 and now, three years later, Age of Reason loyalists will notice that Ali Taylor Mapletoft, the founding designer of Age of Reason, still continues to hold onto her number one spot as a fashion/print designer. The latest scarf designs look utterly brilliant. They are absolutely perfect for updating your wardrobe this autumn. Feature


IUTER :: AW15

IUTER :: AW15

IUTER have recently dropped their new AW15 collection titled ‘The sky’s the limit’, which is inspired by climbing, in the metaphorical sense of striving to reach the top while staying firmly in touch with reality. Communicating this concept through print, the collection bases the graphics, patterns, colours and detailing of the garments on reworked distinctive features of the technical outdoor look. Feature


Stussy :: Women AW15

Stussy :: Women AW15

I’m really into Stussy’s womenswear offering for this year’s colder season. Alongside classic interpretations of their graphic logos, the collection highlights all over prints and unconventional materials to streetwear including faux fur and a shift dress / bottoms. Feature


Raised by Wolves :: AW15

Raised by Wolves :: AW15

Canadian streetwear brand Raised by Wolves just dropped their stunning look book for AW15 shot by the talented Chicago based photographer trashhand. Featuring bold typographic prints a personal highlight has to be their yin-yang graphic logo interpretation on a classic grey hoodie. Feature


CHHIPA

CHHIPA

Design duo Chhipa craft contemporary shirts, drawing influence from traditional techniques and the communities who continue to practice them. Claudia Borfiga, a screen printer and Lizzie Lock, a milliner by trade, grew up together and both expressed a love of design from an early age. Travelling to India and discovering the ancient craft of woodblock printing, the brand started as they were ‘standing on top of the Nahargarh Fort, reflecting on what [they] had seen and both wearing oversized men’s shirts’. Feature


Heidi and Hallbery

Heidi and Hallbery

Friday has finally arrived and I decide to end the week in grand style with this exquisite set of silk scarves created by London-based print designers Heidi Pridham and Nick Hallbery. Having launched their first designs in June, ‘Heidy and Hallbery’ is now one of the most talked about topics in town. I guess we’re all big fans of kaleidoscopic patterns and I think it’s always exciting to see some striking prints that employ only the brightest hues. Feature


Gosha Rubchinskiy :: AW15

Gosha Rubchinskiy :: AW15

Moscow based designer / photographer Gosha Rubchinskiy is certainly turning heads right now as he channels streetwear with a strictly Russian flavour. With his current AW15 offering showcasing graphic imagery, pattered and typographic prints, garments form an exciting urban youthful aesthetic. I can’t wait to see what he drops next. Feature


Opening Ceremony :: AW15

Opening Ceremony :: AW15

Opening Ceremony’s AW15 offering titled ‘Contact/Space’ has really caught my eye with the interesting graphic all-over prints applied throughout. With print based imagery constructed from film negative strips and paired with bomber, trench and camel over coats the collection highlights a youthful yet refined aesthetic, great stuff. Feature


Opening Night

Opening Night

If you have a copy of our Print Isn’t Dead Element 003 magazine, then you will already be aware of Imperial Pictures Publishing after reading the interview with Art Director Amy Hood featuring their cinematic styled publication ‘Bang!’. Since then they have released a new publication Photo Book titled ‘Opening Night’, featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Elliott Landy, and it’s a beauty. Feature


Rockwell by Parra :: AW15

Rockwell by Parra :: AW15

There’s no mistaking Amsterdam-based illustrator Parra’s graphic imagery, and Rockwell by Parra is back in full force with a selection of fresh new streetwear for AW15. The graphically driven collection features many classic staples including tees, hoodies and hats for the cooler season with both printed and embroidered imagery throughout. Feature


10 Deep :: New arrivals

10 Deep :: New arrivals

Looking at silhouettes, patterns and washes from the 90’s as inspiration, 10 Deep have recently dropped some fresh new arrivals for their summer offering. With a particular highlight being their sports inspired messier jersey, the brand’s signature application of print is apparent through classic clean bold type throughout. Feature


Joyrich AW15

Joyrich AW15

LA streetwear brand Joyrich has dropped some exciting new print focused pieces for their upcoming AW15 collection. Featuring abstract all-over patterns alongside bold graphics and type, the brand blend a range of styles to showcase a ‘retro-future’ aesthetic. Feature


Bad Bunch NYC X Kiesza

Bad Bunch NYC X Kiesza

New York brand Bad Bunch NYC has proudly announced musician / digital artist Keisza has stepped in as guest creative director for their pre fall collection titled ‘Select Surrealism.’ Exploring patterns and textiles products indicate abstract detailing, heavy prints and a sportswear aesthetic across both men’s and womenswear. Feature