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


Jump From Paper :: She’s Electric

Jump From Paper :: She’s Electric

No these aren’t fun illustrations of rainbow coloured accessories they’re the real thing! Playful Taiwanese brand Jump From Paper makes accessories like you’ve never seen before and was founded in 2010 by best friends / designer duo Chay and Rika. With signature colourful and quirky products the brand encourage people to let their imagination run wild and live by the philosophy ‘Why take everything so serious.’ Recently dropping their limited edition offering titled ‘She’s Electric’ the pair merge childhood loves of cartoons and comics with time spent drawing and studying graphic design to source inspiration for the collection. Feature


ZANROBE :: Project A

ZANROBE :: Project A

ZANROBE are a fashion brand hailing from Australia, best known for their trackie bottoms. As the brand have expanded ‘Project A’ is an elevated limited edition contribution from the Zanrobe collection that offers an ‘un-compromising self-indulgent’ definitive design vision. Project A’s AW15 collection sees clean and tapered pieces in contrast to super nice abstract monochrome print based patterns. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: AW15

Lazy Oaf :: AW15

Lazy Oaf never fail to deliver on the print front and their offering for Autumn is as exciting and fun loving as ever. This time round graphics are inspired by brainwashing propaganda, 90’s sitcoms and horror movies and is available to buy now. Feature


Publish Brand :: Space Camp

Publish Brand :: Space Camp

Hailing from California, Publish Brand strives to deliver premium, timeless products and ideas that transcend the realms of art and fashion. Drawing focus towards utilitarian, yet refined premium outerwear, denim, tees, accessories and cut & sew pieces Publish Brand’s garments have a structured and contemporary aesthetic. Their most recent collection titled ‘Space Camp’ is inspired by the mystery and fascination beyond our planet and embraces ‘comfort, durability, mobility and forward technology.’ Consisting of full zip and anorak hooded jackets alongside matching bottoms, each set sports a unique 3M pattern speckled throughout to enhance a futuristic look and feel that ‘represents the light years that separate each planet in the universe.’ Feature


Manual for Speed | Artist Residency Cycling Kits

Manual for Speed | Artist Residency Cycling Kits

Manual for Speed is a contemporary look at professional cycling and they are launching the final piece of their Artist Residency Program today. They collaborated with five tremendous artists who visually interpreted a moving peloton in their own style. These designs were then printed onto cycling jerseys, shorts, and other pieces of kit which were all manufactured by Castelli. Feature


Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

I have a thing for paisley prints and was in awe when I saw the recent release from Burberry Prorsum. Merging high fashion with street wear aesthetics the AW15 all over print quilted jackets are inspired by the quilts of Durham (England) and come in classic red and navy colourways. Feature


Primitive X PacSun :: Bloom

Primitive X PacSun :: Bloom

American skatewear brand Primitive has recently joined forces with Californian retailer PacSun for a new menswear collection titled ‘Bloom.’ Following an appropriate monochrome colour scheme, the range features over printed florals embodying themes of light / dark seasonal changes from when the first signs of autumn appear and summer vibrancy still remains. Feature


Rascals :: SS15

Rascals :: SS15

Copenhagen based brand Rascals offering for the current season is as fresh as ever highlighting clean staples, bold block colour and typographic prints. Continuing to reinterpret inspiration from 90’s athletic wear, this season sees the brand merge this focus with everyday movement and commuting in the city. Feature


CLOT :: SS15 New arrivals

CLOT :: SS15 New arrivals

CLOT is a lifestyle / fashion brand / retailer based in Hong Kong that was established in 2003 and ventured out to start dropping their own line of products in 2004. With new arrivals for the current season featuring print pattern and unique details throughout, their recent offerings are based around the concept of ‘judging a book by it’s cover’ inviting audiences to take a deeper look at the individual rather then relying on first impressions. Feature


10 Deep :: VCTRY :: Summer 2015

10 Deep :: VCTRY :: Summer 2015

10 Deep’s sportswear offshoot VCTRY has recently dropped their offering for the current season. Blending classic Americana and a vintage sportswear aesthetic they’re onto a winner as we see contemporary prints and type embellished across considered pieces. Feature


Valentino :: AW15

Valentino :: AW15

Back with the new collection which famously featured Derek Zoolander and Hansel, Valentino has dropped the look book (shot by the iconic David Bailey) showcasing their offering for AW15. Revealing bold block colours and a range of patterned print across traditional menswear silhouettes, the collection will be available to buy soon. Feature


IUTER SS16 :: Collection preview

IUTER SS16 :: Collection preview

IUTER is a premium sportswear brand that was founded in 2002. Recently dropping a preview of their upcoming summer 2016 collection, their offering takes inspiration from nature and its strengths in the form of the 4 elements (fire, water, wind and earth) each of which have been translated to 4 different prints titled Dune, Thunder, Wave and Volcano. The main pattern of the collection is the result of photographic prints breakdown and the developing of a color palette inspired by Earth tones. Classic materials such as cotton and jacquard are juxtaposed with innovative processes and fabrics, including dye sublimation printing, heat welding and hi-tech Majocchi textiles. Feature


Vans X Eley Kishimoto

Vans X Eley Kishimoto

Considered ‘the patron saints of print’ Eley Kishimoto is a British design label that lives by the maxim ‘print the world’ and gained a reputation for incisive and intelligent print design with their craftsmanship gracing catwalks worldwide as they collaborated with some of fashions biggest brands. Recently joining forces with Vans for a print heavy, graphic capsule collection, the collaboration highlights a selection of Eley Kishimoto’s most famous compositions on iconic Vans silhouettes across footwear, apparel and accessories. Feature


ICNY :: Summer capsule collection

ICNY :: Summer capsule collection

We always have our eye on reflective focused sportswear brand ICNY, and as always we were super excited to see their latest offering. Compromised of fresh and functional warm weather essentials for the current season, the brand’s new capsule collection reworks patterned graphics from their spring collection rendered in bright whites, mint green and cool greys. Staying true to the brand’s focus on being seen, 3M reflective elements are strategically found throughout with each piece ensuring 360-degree visibility during low light activities for the wearer. The capsule collection is designed, inspired by, and aimed to compliment the brand’s sophomore footwear collaboration with Puma. Feature


mous. magazine | Interview | Bonnie Stevens

mous. magazine | Interview | Bonnie Stevens

Founded by Bonnie Stevens and Allie Speers, mous. magazine is an independent design and culture magazine based in Brisbane. Championing creativity and honesty in their content, their aim is to challenge the predictability and monotony of the mainstream media encouraging their readers ‘to think, question and delve deeper’. Feature


COMME des GARÇONS :: Embossed wallets

COMME des GARÇONS :: Embossed wallets

COMME des GARÇONS have brought back their popular wallets for the summer season, sporting metallic gold and silver colourways alongside some more subtle brown and black options. The range boasts a beautiful embossed pattern (complete with logo) onto the entire leather upper of the pieces and if you got the cash they’re without a doubt a must have! Feature


UNITED ARROWS :: 25th anniversary

UNITED ARROWS :: 25th anniversary

In celebration of their 25th birthday, Japanese retailer UNITED ARROWS feature Keith Haring’s iconic designs in a fresh new range. Channelling iconic imagery of the 80’s in NYC visuals explore birth, death, sexuality and war across totes, pouches, sleeves and drawstrings with each bag made from durable canvas. With prices starting at an affordable $21 they’re available to snap up now! Feature


ONLY NY | Great Summer Graphics

ONLY NY | Great Summer Graphics

What ONLY NY are offering for summer has really caught my eye, with a proper nice selection of illustrative graphic prints. The imagery reflects NY sports and lifestyles, alongside weekend fishing trips – they’re onto a winner with this one! Feature


Kiko Kostadinov X Stussy

Kiko Kostadinov X Stussy

Having previously worked on a collaboration alongside Stussy and SHOWstuido, CSM student Kiko Kostadinov has joined forces with the streetwear giants once again, this time for a full capsule collection. Created exclusively for Dover Street Market, the collection highlights iconic Stussy staples alongside Kiko’s signature shredded and layered aesthetic. Feature


Pharrell Williams X Adidas Originals :: Dear Baes

Pharrell Williams X Adidas Originals :: Dear Baes

Joining forces once again, Pharrell and Adidas Originals introduce their new women’s collection scandalously titled ‘Dear Baes.’ With a heavy focus on print, the collection sports Pharrell’s signature polka dots alongside a more detailed line work print across tees, crops, skirts, leggings and shorts. Feature


Zanerobe :: SS15 ‘Global movement campaign’

Zanerobe :: SS15 ‘Global movement campaign’

Zanerobe is a menswear brand that came from brash beginnings and grew to be a confident global brand of today. Mixing fashion and core essentials the brands inspiration routes in ‘a hectic lifestyle of festivals, beats, travel, friends, street and surf.’ Recently presenting their SS15 campaign entitled ‘Global movement’ the brand have enlisted 18 insta creative and photographers from 18 different cities to showcase their personal style wearing piece from the collection. Feature


Shoop X Massage

Shoop X Massage

Founded in 2011 Shoop is a Madrid based sportswear brand with an urban and sophisticated edge. Next month sees Shoop join forces with Japanese underground street culture Magazine Massage, drawing inspiration from both music and Japanese culture to form a capsule collection focusing heavily on typographic prints. Feature


The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien

The Art Socks Photo Series by Kate Brien

You probably think of an awkward look and a real no-no when you hear people want to combine socks with sandals. But stylist and curator Kate Brien of View From The Topp and photographer David Kitz have been working together and recently they have created a series of gorgeous photographs depicting art socks illustrated by the world’s art legends. From Mona Lisa, self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, to Munch’s The Scream, Brien has paired socks, available for purchase via The Sock Drawer, with open-toed sandals from her personal collection. The results are flattering and will definitely fill you with awe. Take a look for yourself! Feature


Slam Jam X Carhartt WIP

Slam Jam X Carhartt WIP

Slam Jam and Carhartt WIP head towards to the launch of their 4th ‘Boom Town Slickers’ collaborative drop and were hyped to see their amazing reworked bandana print featured throughout. Compromised of classic red and black colourways the fantastic print is featured across shirts, shorts, bandanas bags and buckets. Feature


A Cut above :: ‘Young and Restless”

A Cut above :: ‘Young and Restless”

A Cut Above are a street wear brand hailing from Belgium. Recently dropping their offering for summer 2015, the ‘Young and Restless’ collection boasts a nice selection of typographic prints inspired by early 90’s hip hop and skate magazines. Feature


FAKEDCANDID

FAKEDCANDID

Singapore-based visual artists and friends XL and Donson have joined forces, regularly collaborating together under the name of FAKEDCANDID. The duo ‘value the balance between providing positive aesthetic experiences and sustaining their significance’. Although they come from different design based backgrounds they are able to combine their specialist skills and produce well considered, concept driven designs which are both thought provoking and light hearted. Feature


Made in Paradise :: Junk in the Trunk

Made in Paradise :: Junk in the Trunk

Established in Hong Kong by childhood friends Maurice Maghnagi and Vishal Sani, Made in Paradise was formed to introduce urban inspired swimwear that appeal to the style and sensibilities of their youth. With bold print being a huge signature for their aesthetic, each piece holds a unique story, memory or visuals associated with teenage ‘growing pains.’ Their 2015 offering ‘Junk in the Trunk’ pays homage to food being a fundamental part of our everyday lives, and the all consuming ‘food porn’ on social media serving testimony to this. Be it their favourite dingy dim sum diner, or memories from a food fight at a late night burger shack, the collections certainly not about fine dining and packed with vibrant fun. Feature


Visvim :: Handwork

Visvim :: Handwork

We’ve always had a lot of time for Japanese brand Visvim for both their intricate and beautifully considered prints to the construction of their garments, and their new project ‘handwork’ has blown us away. Straying away from the mass production mainstream, the brand indicate what true innovators they are, crafting one of a kind pieces highlighting hand-drawing and paint applications throughout. Feature


MCM ‘Bionic’ Collection

MCM ‘Bionic’ Collection

German born distinguished high-end leather goods purveyors MCM have dropped a particularly exciting collection for pre-fall 2015. Staying true to there beliefs in being an ever changing brand with reinvention being a constant, the new ‘Bionic’ collection takes inspiration from the future as they reinterpret classic pieces through a three-dimensional printing process. Great stuff. Feature


Liberty X New Era :: SS15

Liberty X New Era :: SS15

This month sees iconic London store Liberty join forces with New Era for the spring and summer seasons. Utilising classic Liberty floral prints throughout, the collection highlights hats, tees and shirts and is set to drop throughout the month. Feature


ICNY X Monkey Time :: Capsule collection

ICNY X Monkey Time :: Capsule collection

People of Print faves ICNY have recently teamed up with Japanese menswear speciality shop Monkey Time for an exciting new capsule collection. Merging ICNY’s signature reflective elements alongside Monkey Time’s casual aesthetics, classic ICNY patterns are embossed on all white garments that stay true to the UNITED ARROWS sub-brand’s minimal approach. Providing fashionably functional pieces the collection is definitely a winner and is available to buy now. Feature


Bandana Book by Kapital

Bandana Book by Kapital

Celebrated Japanese denim house Kapital have released an interesting new publication as part of their ever growing range. ‘Bandana Book’ aims to showcase creative director Kazuhiro Hirata’s personal collection of vintage bandanas, displaying his admiration for the classic, versatile print. Exploring the much loved pattern that frequently adorns the iconic accessory, 253 pages are dedicated to the bandana’s famously recognised detail securing its place in fashion, history and culture. Feature


Minotaur X JAXA :: SS15

Minotaur X JAXA :: SS15

Japanese brand Minotaur has recently teamed up with Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for a very exciting SS15 collaboration. Focused on outwear that reflects the brand’s heavy focus on structured traditional clothing, the collection is compromised of a deck parka and climbing jacket with each outer shell sporting amazing prints sourced from JAXA’s incredible satellite imagery. Feature


P.A.M :: SS15 “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION”

P.A.M :: SS15 “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION”

Ozzie brand Perks and Mini are best known for their offbeat psychedelic aesthetic and their latest menswear offering certainly isn’t shy! Featuring all-over prints alongside bold type and colour combinations the “PSY ACTIVE MUTATION” collection isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. Feature


THIS IS SS15 Range

THIS IS SS15 Range

THIS IS are an independent clothing label based in Brixton, producing limited seasonal collections. Started in 2014 by Stacey-Leigh Pallister-Waite, the streetwear company has it’s roots firmly planted South of the river. Launching their latest collection for SS15, the range includes organic t-shirts, notebooks and beanies, designed by Stacey herself and contributing designer Joe Farrell, intended for day to day wear and urban adventures. Their holiday fuelled lookbook consists of laidback vibes only and was shot across Woodstock, Cape Town and Brixton, showing the vibrancy of the colourful neighbourhoods opposite sides of the world. Feature


Lazy Oaf | A FUN Project

Lazy Oaf | A FUN Project

People of Print faves Lazy Oaf are currently exhibiting at Pick Me Up with a super exciting project titled “A FUN Project” … Apathetic, Funny, Ugly, but Nice. Teaming up with a selection of influential artists (including Kyle Platts, Jack Sachs, Jiro Bevis, Dominic Kesterton, Alexander Medel Calderon and Yoko Honda) the collaboration sees the artists work applied to a range of iconic Lazy Oaf garms that play with the boundaries of illustration and fashion to form an interactive surreal world – be sure to check it out. Feature


House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

House of Vans | Heated Words | Initial Research

This whole hunt began with a curiosity that quickly snowballed into an obsession, the occasional appearance within a streetwear collection or on a B-Boy event flyer let us know we weren’t the only ones preoccupied with ‘that fucking font’. Heated Words Initial Research at House of Vans documented the uses of an iconic yet anonymous typeface, illustrating the rich history and identity of a font with no name, and no known designer. Feature


Daily Paper :: SS15 Del 2

Daily Paper :: SS15 Del 2

Amsterdam based brand Daily Paper are back with the 2nd drop of their SS15 collection. For their amazing look book the brand have traveled back the city that sourced their inspiration, that city being Morocco. Stylish prints provide reference to their refined motivation of pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa throughout. Feature


10 Deep :: Spring del 2

10 Deep :: Spring del 2

Never failing to deliver a wide selection of prints throughout their collections, 10 Deep have recently dropped the 2nd offering of their spring collection. Shot on a clean plain backdrop, the collection features a range of styles in bluey grey tones and will be available to buy soon. Feature


Redman X Mighty Healthy :: 420

Redman X Mighty Healthy :: 420

Iconic rapper and blazer Redman has teamed up with Mighty Healthy to drop a new capsule collection titled ‘the High Standard’ just in time for 420. Celebrating the relationship between hip-hop and weed culture the collection applies bold graphics and prints throughout. Feature


Mel Elliot | I love Mel

Mel Elliot | I love Mel

The brand started life ‘as a few badges that were made and handed out to make Mel Elliott feel better after her boyfriend dumped her’. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Mel started her design career and her little I love Mel badges became more of a brand than a badge. Feature


Sansovino 6 :: SS15 SOTO editorial

Sansovino 6 :: SS15 SOTO editorial

Berlin boutique SOTO recently dropped their latest editorial and I had to share! Featuring a range of printed goodness from Milan based brand Sansovino 6 the editorial highlights soft textures and bold graphics throughout the SS15 collection. Feature


Nonnative

Nonnative

Nonnative is a Japanese menswear label that draws inspiration from military, work and outdoor wear, taking elements from each and retooling them to form a clean structured and casual aesthetic. With spring underway the brand have recently dropped a matching shirt and trouser combo, a must see crafted from stunning Liberty fabric. Feature


Supreme X Stone Island :: SS15

Supreme X Stone Island :: SS15

Fashion giants Stone Island and Supreme have teamed up for SS15 to create an amazing capsule collection. Consisting of jackets, hats and a long sleeve tee the collection highlights an incredible all-over paisley print across 2 colourways. Feature


TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

TANK BOOKS | Tales to Take Your Breath Away

Launched in September 1998 as a thick, square, small-scale pocket book with the slogan ‘Small tank, big fish’, TANK is a quarterly magazine based in London. The magazine is preoccupied with the very concept of contemporary culture, covering art, fashion, music, news, and architecture. Their editorial platform is non-conventional. As a relatively non-commercial outlet, they are driven by aesthetic and ideas rather than advertising – their aim to disrupt the homogeneity and over commercialization in the magazine industry. Feature


Brownbreath :: SS15

Brownbreath :: SS15

Brownbreath are a streetwear imprint hailing from South Korea. Recently dropping their look book for SS15 titled ‘High & Low’ the brand introduce a collection inspired by the existence of social hierarchy in today’s world infused with a street aesthetic and a nice range of typographic prints. Feature


Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints | Interview

Just Kim Prints is the brainchild of Kimberley Westwood. The screen-printed sport luxe accessories range is inspired by a combination of Kim’s passion for pattern and experimental texture design. The outcomes mix traditional printing processes such as screen printing with Kims love for modern materials such as neoprene. We caught up with Kim to find out what sparked the beginning of Just Kim Prints and the fascinating stories behind her work. Feature


VERITIES

VERITIES

Dubbed “The Anthropology of Modern Culture”, Verities is a bi annual, self-published magazine based in London. Focused on provoking thought and reflection through observation, each issue is centred around a theme. The self-proclaimed “magazine for the ultra observant”, aims to provide new ways of looking at the mundane and the ordinary, the overlooked and the understated. Feature


Michiel Schuurman

Michiel Schuurman

I had to look twice when I first saw Michiel’s work. Not only because of the spectrum of colours he fits into one design, but more often than not what you’re actually looking at is more than just a flat image, but is a meticulously built multi-layer screen print. One example made up of four fluorescents and black ink is uniquely inspired by “noise bands with their pedals on dirty carpets.” Based on a fan photo of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon pedal set up, this amazing print was born. Feature


Mårten Lange X Études Studio :: SS15 collab

Mårten Lange X Études Studio :: SS15 collab

Based in both Paris and New York, Études Studio was established in 2012 and works as a collective to design contemporary men’s fashion and artists books whilst offering there creative services to potential clients. Teaming up once again with Swedish artist Mårten Lange, the partnership have dropped a fresh new capsule collection for SS15. Utilizing multiple patterns from Mårten’s work for Marchina and Crows, the collection applies all-over monochrome graphics across tees, shirts, shorts trousers and crewnecks. Feature


Huf :: Spring del 2

Huf :: Spring del 2

With a look book set at the racetracks, San Fran OG’s Huf have recently introduced the 2nd delivery of their offering for spring. Featuring a range of both simple typographic and bold all over prints that range from floral to detailed and graphic, as per the collection is set to be a winner and will be available to get your hands on soon. Feature


ICNY :: SS15 Del 2

ICNY :: SS15 Del 2

Inspired by growing up in the mid 90’s ICNY have dropped the 2nd delivery of their SS15 look book. Featuring a number of new products including crushable caps, breathable mesh vests and shorts, the collection highlights their signature typographic prints referencing bold primary colours amongst pale greys. Feature


Raised By Wolves :: SS15

Raised By Wolves :: SS15

Canadian streetwear imprint Raised By Wolves recently dropped the first preview images of their upcoming offering for SS15. Featuring a nice selection of both patterned and typographic prints in mostly monochrome the collection will be available to buy later this week. Feature


PUTPUT

PUTPUT

PUTPUT is an interdisciplinary Swiss / Danish artist duo established in 2011 and currently based in Copenhagen. Operating in the intersection where photography, styling, art and design meet, PUTPUT’s contemporary approach to imagery acts as both a response to their immediate surroundings and sculptural printed illustrations for commissions. Feature


VFILES Sport Plus

VFILES Sport Plus

Fashion based social media site VFILES has recently dropped the AW15 look book from their in-house line VFILES Sport Plus. Reflecting their sportswear inclinations, the collection aims to make sports clothing fun and whimsical featuring both typographic and bold graphic prints. Feature


10 Deep :: Spring del 1

10 Deep :: Spring del 1

Never failing impress and give us a fresh selection of all-over prints throughout their collections, 10 Deep take it back to the late 90’s / early 2000’s with the first delivery of their spring collection. With inspiration routing from the era alongside American workwear and hunting gear, the collection features a selection of NASCAR themed pieces with contrasting bold and muted colour tones drawing focus towards denim. Feature


Joseph Veazey

Joseph Veazey

Starting his career at Adult Swin, Joseph Veazey relocated to New York in 2012 where he is currently based, working on a variety of freelance projects and assisting Azede Jean-Pierre with the launch of her fashion label serving as art director. Joseph’s incredible portfolio boats a brilliant sense of humour applied through a wide range of beautifully considered print based projects. Feature


Assistant Magazine

Assistant Magazine

Assistant is a brand new fashion magazine about the aspiring assistants of the greatest minds and creatives of the world’s fashion industry. Often, when we start looking at things from a different perspective, we come up with creative solutions or original ideas. The inaugural issue of Assistant Magazine, released earlier in January, highlights on the lives and experiences of young talents who are carving their own paths in the contemporary fashion world. It is a playground for young generations to express themselves and it’s here for the world to discover their manifest charms and proven abilities. Feature


Valentino :: ‘Camupsychedelic’

Valentino :: ‘Camupsychedelic’

Juxtaposing the theory of camouflage, Valentino’s recent drop for SS15 couldn’t be more striking. Their new ‘Camupsychedelic’ collection us inspired by psychedelic artwork of the 1960’s boasting a range of colourful camo jackets, crewnecks, shirts, shorts, baggage, footwear and accessories. Feature


Stussy X Champion :: Spring 15

Stussy X Champion :: Spring 15

Streetwear icons Stussy have recently teamed up with classic American sportswear brand Champion for a bold collection this spring. Presenting the Kings warm up jacket and Kings hockey jersey the primary coloured pieces are available to buy now. Feature


Minotaur :: ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket

Minotaur :: ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket

Minotaur is a Japanese brand inspired by the reexamination of the timeless elements of traditional clothing that focus heavily on stitching and quality. Recently dropping a particularly notable offering in terms of print, the brand have released their ‘Camo Check’ M-65 jacket sporting a unique blend of printed textiles. Feature


Noway Apparel

Noway Apparel

NOWAY apparel is an independent clothing project brought to life by a couple of young Italian creatives. Experimenting with geometry, type, colour and pattern, their screen-printed designs appear on t-shirts and posters. Reflecting contemporary visuals, they seem to focus on an energetic fresh aesthetic that appeals to a younger market. Feature


ICNY :: SS15

ICNY :: SS15

Brooklyn based ‘reflective apparel pioneer’ ICNY has unveiled their ever fresh and functional latest offering for SS15 as the brand expands to broaden their seasonal collections. Featuring t-shirts, shorts and accessories (all of which are of course reflective) the collection highlights a mixture of bold typographic and geometric prints. Feature


Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart is a London based illustrator who’s traditional meet’s contemporary ‘fashiony’ style of illustration has lead her to work with an impressive body of clients including Harvey Nichols, Carven and the W Hotel. I was lucky enough to catch up with her about her work, eager to find out more about her outlook on contemporary fashion illustration. Feature