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


Lazy Oaf :: SS15

Lazy Oaf :: SS15

If you’ve read Print Isn’t Dead Element 002, you will see that we were lucky enough to catch up with Lazy Oaf and find out how their sketches are translated into final products, now spring is here it’s finally time to see what they have to offer for the new season. To be released in a series of drops, Lazy Oaf will be introducing signature unapologetic colour palettes exploring the studio’s fascination with all things edible, giving groceries a graphic refresh and exploring snack culture symbols. But that’s not all there’s repeat print goodness referencing ceramic shelf life alongside their take on classic portraiture and a 3D puff print –with the first drop of the season available to buy now. Feature


Neighborhood X Adidas Originals

Neighborhood X Adidas Originals

Continuing with their striking partnership Adidas Originals and Neighborhood have recently dropped their first look book for SS15. Featuring a strong focus on outwear with a nice selection of bold patterned prints, the brands merge distinctively Japanese trends with European sportswear aesthetics for the new season. Feature


Joyrich X Fila

Joyrich X Fila

LA streetwear label Joyrich have recently joined forces with legendary sportswear brand Fila for SS15. Fila’s background in sport alongside Joyrich’s signature application of heavy graphics makes for the perfect partnership with the collection featuring bold patterns across sports staples including tracksuits, hoodies, tees, a bucket windbreaker and a pair of kicks.
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Ethel Vaughn X MTRSFR

Ethel Vaughn X MTRSFR

Ethel Vaughn is a sportswear brand hailing from Hamburg launched in 2010. 2015 sees the launch of a collaborative collection entitled ‘The Gurkha’ as the brand teamed up with New York / Melbourne based designer Sam Chirnside and MTRSFR. The avant-garde range offers a jacket, trackies, hats, and bags with an all-over contemporary take on camo print. Feature


Emily Hadden

Emily Hadden

Multi disciplinary designer and art director Emily Hadden specialises in outstanding visual graphics, branding, photography, collage and installation specifically for fashion. Having graduated from The Arts University College Bournemouth in 2010 after studying Illustration & Visual Communication, Emily has built up an impressive fashion orientated client list which includes the likes of Stella McCartney, Nasty Gal, Alfie Douglas, Desillusion, Liberty London, Casio, G-Shock and B Store to name but a few. Currently based between Berlin and London, Emily’s work is stand out, with gorgeous colour palettes and compositions alongside quality finishes. Feature


Playcloths :: Spring delivery 1

Playcloths :: Spring delivery 1

Progressive streetwear brand Playcloths introduce the first delivery of their spring collection. Consisting of 3 capsules entitled ‘Recess’ ‘Supercross’ and ‘OG (our gang!) war of the roses’ the range is available to buy now and focuses on a variety of themes including their deign routes, motor cross aesthetics and all over print. Feature


Daily Paper :: SS15

Daily Paper :: SS15

Amsterdam based streetwear label Daily Paper have recently drooped the first look at their offering for SS15. Shot in Morocco, the source of inspiration for the first chapter of their lookbook, the collection focuses on the culture, colours and fabrics of the country filled with block colour panels, and simple but effective clean all over prints. Feature


Creative Mess

Creative Mess

With an ethos to change the face of the tech world and banish the generic and monotonous styles that saturate it, Creative Mess is a UK based brand specialising in digitally printed mobile accessories. Working with creative’s from across the globe such as street artist Mr Penfold, Archie Mac London and cartoonist Wolf Mask – they’re forever seeking designers and illustrative talent to collaborate with. We spoke to founder and creative director Ant Fu. Feature


Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and has since submerged herself in pattern design, transforming the finest of fabrics into collisions of colour, shape and narratives. Elsa is the founder and creator of Paris based fashion company Mapoésie, which originates from a willingness to mix codes, modify fabrics and weave language/poetry into printed forms. All of the designs are delicately hand screen printed onto the fabrics, with the colours and layers composed gently to achieve a beautiful result. Feature


Barney Cools :: SS15

Barney Cools :: SS15

Barney Cools is a surf meets street-style brand hailing from Australia that celebrates a ‘laid back coastal lifestyle’ reflecting design, surf, travel and festival cultures. SS15 sees the brand drop a print heavy offer consisting of bold floral graphics across shirts, trackies, buckets, board shorts and light-weight jackets. Feature


Opening Ceremony :: AW15 | Kodak tees

Opening Ceremony :: AW15 | Kodak tees

I think we need to take a minute and appreciate how fresh Opening Ceremony’s new Kodak tees are! Celebrating photography for AW15 and set to drop fairly soon, the collection utilizes Kodak’s classic logo and translates bold primary colour graphics across long-sleeve tees. Feature


Black Scale X BornXRaised

Black Scale X BornXRaised

Spring sees Black Scale team up with up and coming Los Angeles based brand BornXRaised. With both brands renowned for their heavy application of bold graphics the collaborative collection feels organic and fuses their signature imagery in a bold black and white colour scheme. Feature


White Mountaineering X Porter

White Mountaineering X Porter

Following their recent collaborative drop Japanese labels White Mountaineering and Porter, have released a new tote to their collection for SS15. Calling upon White Mountaineering’s focus on design utility and technology alongside Porter’s dedication to craftsmanship, the bag is well considered and far from your average tote – sporting a heavy denim build, rope and leather handle and a discharge print of a tropical oasis. Feature


14 Best Posts of 2014 by Lo Parkin

14 Best Posts of 2014 by Lo Parkin

As it’s the start of a new year I thought it would be a great chance to look back and highlight a selection of my personal favourite web features from 2014 after discovering an ever-growing list of exciting talent. Feature


Wisdom Apparel

Wisdom Apparel

Taiwanese imprint Wisdom is a brand defined by their application of clear-cut styles to manifest their urban outdoor spirit. Dropping their ‘Guerrilla Tactics’ lookbook for SS15 the collection features a military aesthetic with an array of cargo pockets, a mostly dark colour pallete and a selection of prints. Feature


London Undercover

London Undercover

Established by Jamie Milestone in 2008, London Undercover aims to turn around the modern perception of umbrellas as a ‘boring, disposable last minute item’ and ‘return it to its rightful position as a fashion accessory.’ With the celebration of Britishness at the brand’s core, London Undercover have recently dropped a foldable, backpack stashable, wooden handled all over camo printed piece, perfect for this rainy season. Feature


Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux | Mapoésie

Elsa Poux graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris and has since submerged herself in pattern design, transforming the finest of fabrics into collisions of colour, shape and narratives. Elsa is the founder and creator of Paris based fashion company Mapoésie, which originates from a willingness to mix codes, modify fabrics and weave language/poetry into printed forms. All of the designs are delicately hand screen printed onto the fabrics, with the colours and layers composed gently to achieve a beautiful result. Feature


BFGF

BFGF

BFGF are an art led fashion brand based in LA, working with digitally printed textiles, natural fibres and hand painted fabrics. Imagine inspiration flowing from transcendent experiences, coupled with the internet’s influence, along with elements from exotic landscapes thrown in and here you have a guaranteed recipe for dreamily designed garments. BFGF focuses on creating pieces that are non occasion orientated and aim to provide a state of ease and freedom for the body and mind through their clothing. Feature


Maharishi X Undefeated

Maharishi X Undefeated

Maharishi and Undefeated have recently joined forces and dropped a collaborative collection for AW14. With military themes a huge source of inspiration for both street wear brands the collection features both Maharishi’s signature camo prints alongside Undefeated’s application of bold graphics with highlights including their embroidered tiger jacket and all-over disruptive court print custom trousers. Feature


Done London

Done London

Done is an up and coming screen print studio / fashion brand inspired by youth culture and based in Lewisham. I was lucky enough to catch up with the brand and find out more about how it all started and their debut first collection in collaboration with People of Print favourite Matt Manson. Feature


ILLAMERICA

ILLAMERICA

ILLAMERICA has recently dropped their offering for AW14. Consisting of the brand’s first full outfits alongside some classic pieces, the collection is mostly monochrome with hints of bold block red and highlights print with all-over patterns and bold typographic designs. Feature


Ambivalent :: AW14

Ambivalent :: AW14

Ambivalent is a Berlin based fraternity that is driven by a passion for skateboarding and contributing to its culture. Recently dropping their latest beautifully shot look book, their offerings for AW14 feature clean bold graphic prints and simple but stylish branding. Feature


The Quiet Life :: ‘Atwater’

The Quiet Life :: ‘Atwater’

Los Angeles based street wear band The Quiet Life recently dropped their latest look book titled ‘Atwater’ that features ‘thermal friendly’ pieces demonstrating the application of all over and illustrated prints they’re well loved for. With a diverse range of graphics in the collection ranging from tonal abstracts to cityscapes, detailed botanicals, hand drawn imagery and graphic symbols across staple pieces there’s something for everyone in the collection. Feature


WINWEL :: AW14 ‘Years to Come’

WINWEL :: AW14 ‘Years to Come’

There’s a lot of talk about emerging New York based brand WINWEL’s first offering as they ‘think new vintage’ with their debut collection ‘Years to Come’. Focusing on material and history, the collection consists of a range of printed bucket hats made from barkcloth – a fabric that became significantly popular in the 1950’s and is now considered dead stock bringing ‘contemporary eye to something drifting into obscurity’ Feature


G.Kero

G.Kero

Marguerite Bartherotte’s inspiration behind her G.Kero fashion range began with her vision to take her painted work from the canvas to fashion. Her painted designs function perfectly on fabric, as do her humorous and unusual subject matters. Imagery that varies from a David Bowie print to a more daring love-making pattern keep her designs young, exciting and eye-catching, all shown off by an equally stunning photographed look book. Feature


Supreme X The North Face :: AW14

Supreme X The North Face :: AW14

Teaming up for the colder season heavy weight brands Supreme and The North Face have introduced new styles to classic pieces including the mountain parka, sleeping bags, gloves, and bags. Tied together with an all over paisley bandana print the collection sees pieces run in black red and navy colourways and will be available as of the 20th November. Feature


Valorisation Lab

Valorisation Lab

In a vision inspired by Robert Verdi’s custom project, combining Vans slip-ons and Hermes Scarves, Valorisation Lab are an up and coming independent headwear and accessories brand based in Kyiv. Founded last year and based in Ukraine, the street wear brand up-cycle useable remains and cut offs from genuine vintage and reclaimed fabrics giving them a new lease of life. Specialising in 5 panel caps, each is hat handmade, individually designed and only made as many times as the piece of fabric will allow. Feature


Versus Versace :: SS15

Versus Versace :: SS15

Versace’s street diffusion line Versus stays true to the brands iconic application of bold prints for SS15. Amongst block colour options, all over prints are applied across women’s and menswear in gold, monochrome, yellow with bursts of rainbow neon. Highlights include bold typographic prints on a WW 2 piece and a Men’s jumper in contrast to a block colour panel. Feature


House Of Cards AW15

House Of Cards AW15

Here’s a sneak peak of Brisbane based fashion label, House Of Card’s AW15 lookbook. Inspired by the internet, grids, hashtags and screen familiar symbols, adorn the pastel and monochrome garments. The Australian fashion brand are known for their young and trend relevant clothing, with this collection matching forward thinking attributes and playfulness in equal measure. Feature


Return of COOGI

Return of COOGI

Kith NYC is bringing back one of the 90’s most iconic brands, famously a favourite of Biggie Smalls – COOGI. Reintroducing their legendary rainbow coloured kaleidoscopic knitwear, heavily patterned sweaters amongst other apparel, the brand inject a contemporary yet classic feel to the collection, which is available to buy now. Feature


Dr Banana | Second Drop

Dr Banana | Second Drop

After their sell out first collection, masters of bumbags and bucket bags and kings of print in the streetwear world, Dr Banana, have finally dropped their eagerly awaited second release. With each cool, carefully selected print available in just tiny editions of 25, you best get in there quick if you don’t want to miss out again. Be sure to check out their website – their latest skate video is particularly dreamy. Feature


House of Hackney X Puma AW14

House of Hackney X Puma AW14

House of Hackney have boomed since their conception in 2010. Inspired by their desire to create a new take on traditional interiors, they combined their background in fashion and love of interiors to build the unique brand. They have recently collaborated again with worldwide brand Puma, to bring their designs to a new form. Both brands have worked with some of their favourite original designs, including Puma’s Basket and R698 models and a favourite House of Hackney print, Hackney Empire. We love they way they have been a leader in livening up printed interiors, as well as the fact they print in the UK! You can browse over a further selection of their print work here. Feature


Nike X Liberty AW14

Nike X Liberty AW14

Nike have recently teamed up with Liberty for an offering of both clothes and footwear for AW14. The season sees Liberty introduce their Belmont Ivy print into their iconic archive, with botanical artwork inspiration rooting from the entwining patterns of ivy clinging to buildings. Focusing heavily on print offered in 2 autumnal colour combinations, Liberty’s Belmont Ivy pattern appears on the lining and trims of garments combined with Nike’s tonal all-over polka dots. Feature


Stone Island :: Tortoiseshell camo

Stone Island :: Tortoiseshell camo

Iconic Italian outwear brand Stone Island have recently dropped a new tortoise camouflage all-over print collection for AW14. Taking inspiration from the classic tortoiseshell pattern embellished on eyewear for decades, the brand have taken the iconic design to the next level through print, being particularly noteworthy. Sporting an autumnal colour pallet the print is featured on every item of the collection including jackets, trousers, bags, caps and tees and is set to drop shortly. Feature


After Party

After Party

Brighton-based ‘After Party”s debut collection of beautiful silky separates will carry you through the early hours of the morning, the lay in and the hungover day beyond. Quality, craftsmanship and high-end tailoring techniques are paramount, and beautiful marble and spatter patterns feature throughout on silk. The collection drop is imminent, with monogrammed initials a tempting option. Be sure to check out the website to make sure you don’t miss the much-anticipated launch. Feature


Lazy Oaf :: Looney Tunes collab AW14

Lazy Oaf :: Looney Tunes collab AW14

London based brand and lovers of print Lazy Oaf have teamed up with the iconic animation series Looney Tunes for the 2nd time for an exciting AW14 collection. Taking inspiration from the classic cartoons of the 30’s and 40’s visualized through bold graphics and a mostly monochrome colour pallete, each oversized item from both mens and womenswear is designed to be layered and is available to buy now. Feature


Adidas Originals X Mary Katrantzou

Adidas Originals X Mary Katrantzou

Queen of all-over print Mary Katrantzou has recently teamed up with Adidas Originals for a collection of both kicks and clothes for AW14 set to drop on the 15th November. In True Mary K style the collection features a vibrant array of colours, patterns and textures with deconstructed floral prints adorning the footwear and clothing prints focusing on oversized abstract trainer details and textures. Feature


Cool Shit

Cool Shit

Cool shit is a playful, tongue-in-cheek, unisex street wear brand based in Barcelona that specialises in eye-catching colours and quirky as hell print. From burgers to doughnuts, Lionel Richie to Bill Murray, there’s something to amuse and confuse everyone over on their website, not to mention on the streets of Spain and beyond. Feature


Yevu Clothing

Yevu Clothing

Yevu Clothing features an incredible mix of eclectic styles, colourful graphic prints and quirky fabric designs. The range encompasses overblown geometric prints and stylised organic patterns with all their collections ethically produced in collaboration with seamstresses in Ghana and manufactured using locally sourced textiles and hand-woven kente from the markets of West Africa only. The name ‘Yevu’ derives from the local ‘Ewe language’ meaning ‘White Woman’ – the word that founder Anna Robertson heard everyday when she spent 12 months exploring the lively streets of Accra and ended up falling in love with the history of traditional wax print. Feature


PSA  >>|

PSA >>|

PSA, or Pear Shaped Apparel, are fast establishing themselves as Brighton’s coolest street wear brand, and spreading rapidly further afield, with sell out collections at London’s Boxpark and their first flagship store opening this year, as well as the launch of ‘The Pear Shaped Social Club’, which has seen UK legends Mike Skinner and Oxide and Neutrino headline events. The name was coined from a Mike Skinner lyric, and the brand has deeply established roots in the underground music scene, drawing inspiration from city life, skate and youth culture. Feature


Cav Empt X Honeyee :: Puffer Jackets

Cav Empt X Honeyee :: Puffer Jackets

Cav Empt (aka C.E) are a streetwear brand hailing from Tokyo created by Sk8thing (the man behind the graphics at Bape, Billionaire Boys Club and Icecream.) Renowned for their heavy application of glitch graphics and hyper realistic prints, their latest collaboration with online lifestyle magazine Honeyee doesn’t shy away from their signature bold graphics. The limited edition collection features a down filled puffer jacket with a ‘virtual reality style print’ complete with a printed lining in 3 colour ways. Feature


Adidas Originals :: WW AW14 ‘Mountain Clash’ collection

Adidas Originals :: WW AW14 ‘Mountain Clash’ collection

After the huge success of their print heavy collaborative collections with The Farm Company, Adidas Originals continue to direct their focus to all-over print for their women’s AW14 collection ‘Mountain Clash.’ Featuring photographic prints in deep blue and purple hues alongside their iconic 3 stripes, the eye-catching prints are applied across staple pieces including tees, tracksuits, leggings and backpacks and is set to drop on the 1st November. Feature


ONLY NY F/W 14 LOOKBOOK

ONLY NY F/W 14 LOOKBOOK

The guys over at Only NY just sent us some pretty rad images from their Fall/Winter 14 lookbook and they did certainly not disappoint. Choosing a lo-fi approach, members of the independent clothing brand were each given a disposable camera and one week to capture whatever caught their eye. With all the shots taken in New York, featuring destinations from Harlem to the Lower East Side, you really get a sense of the raw energy and grit that flows through the city. Only NY strive to create classic, timeless clothing and these visuals perfectly encompass their deep rooted connections to skateboarding and street culture. Feature


Uli Knörzer

Uli Knörzer

Uli Knörzer is a Berlin based illustrator that directs his focus towards people and portraits, capturing a wide selection of famous faces using coloured pencils. With his detailed artwork capturing emotion, mood and personality effortlessly, Uli strives to capture ‘the beauty of transient moments’ throughout his stunning drawings. Feature


Interview | Collective Textiles

Interview | Collective Textiles

If you are looking to print your own fabric, you will find Dalston-based creative studio Collective Textiles a real bonus. Set up by Claire Suckall, Sarah Pasricha and Louisa Sorrentino with many years of experience in film, theatre, fashion and interior industries, the three innovative textile artists have also worked in textile department on major film productions including Warhorse, Lincoln, Harry Potter and many more. They provide a specialised service in textile printing, fabric dyeing, screen-printing, graphics printing and design consultant and also you can hire a studio which has a 24-hour access at an affordable price. Here’s our little chat with Louisa about their practice and studio. Feature


10 Deep :: ‘Offline’ AW14 del 2

10 Deep :: ‘Offline’ AW14 del 2

The 2nd delivery of 10 Deep’s AW14 look book ‘Offline’ maintains the brands strong position in the street wear industry with a wide selection of tasteful menswear staples, heavy graphics and their uniform colour pallete. Available to buy now, the collection is influenced by ‘The stark crossroads of the hyper-digital modern world’ with a highlight being their off white full clip Altitude Jacket. Feature


Iuter :: AW14

Iuter :: AW14

Iuter is a street wear brand with products designed and manufactured in Italy. Founded in 2002 by a group of individuals with combined interests in board sports, graffiti and music, Iuter has evolved from a D.I.Y approach to where it stands today as a premium brand in both the action sports market and street-fashion sector. AW14 sees Iuter launch their ‘Augmented Reality’ look book championing print as it challenges our perception of objects through eye-catching all-over patterns. Feature


Mansi Shah

Mansi Shah

Featured previously (here) innovative Designer Mansi Shah is a NYC based studio that creates signature prints and products inspired by the alchemy of image making. Raised in India, Mansi grew to love the infinite possibility of pattern, and upon moving to America to study, she learnt to let her mind ‘dream and wander’ founding the studio in efforts to create designs that mix both utility and imagination. Having launched last month, Mansi’s first collection is driven by line, form, color, volume, texture and composition and is inspired by Cy Twombly’s scribbles, Josef Albers color theory and various visual music artists. Feature


Visvim :: F.I.L Indigo Camping Trailer :: Kerchief Down JKTS 2

Visvim :: F.I.L Indigo Camping Trailer :: Kerchief Down JKTS 2

Featured previously (here) Visvim’s F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer Kerchief down jackets are a prime example of print taking garms to next level in detail and beauty. Now dropping a fresh series of renditions in pastel hues the Japanese brand have outdone themselves again with their beautiful paisley prints. Feature


Reebok X Keith Haring

Reebok X Keith Haring

American street art and popular culture phenomenon Keith Haring’s legacy is living on after his untimely death in 1990 through collaboration with trainer superstars Reebok. Using imagery from the Haring mural ‘Crack is Wack’ painted in 1986 in East Harlem, the bright, illustrated collaboration dropped this month – not for the faint-hearted, but ever so covetable. Feature


Supreme X Stone Island

Supreme X Stone Island

Supreme have joined forces with legendary Italian outwear experts Stone Island to drop a capsule collection for AW14. Consisting of the Raso Gommato Cover Nero jacket, a crewneck, hoodie, hat and joggies the collection sports a classic camo print throughout alongside bold yellow and red block colours. Feature


Carmen Fernández Sanz

Carmen Fernández Sanz

Carmen Fernández Sanz is a surface patten designer based in Madrid, Spain. Originally starting her creative career in the fashion design discipline and after working for several large names, she made the transition to producing design concepts for pattern and surface. Her style is understatedly cool, adding her own twist to repeated sequences of organic and geometric shapes, with a nod to 80′s nostalgia. Feature


Moss :: AW14 lookbook

Moss :: AW14 lookbook

Moss is a New York street wear label founded by Shahed Serjuddin (aka Mr Moss) Shahed grew up in Queens and reflects on how fashions would borrow from one culture to another to form a cohesive city identity. Upon founding Moss the brand’s goal is to ‘bring the world and it’s influences together like nowhere else but New York can.’ For their AW14 look book ‘Sons of greatness’ Moss features the children of legendary hip hop icons (gone but never forgotten) Ol’ Ditry Bastard, Jam Master Jay and Pig Pun showcasing flamboyant fresh all over prints throughout. Feature


ICNY :: AW14

ICNY :: AW14

With concern in mind for hazardous cycling on city streets ICNY was born to ‘make functional and stylish basics with visibility features.’ Now considered a reflective apparel pioneer, the Brooklyn based brand have recently launched it’s offering for AW14 with highlights being a reflective camo and graphic all over rain print. Feature


Moncler X Dan Holdsworth :: Collaborative capsule collection

Moncler X Dan Holdsworth :: Collaborative capsule collection

Luxe outdoor brand Monclear has recently joined forces with UK based photographer Dan Holdsworth for a winter capsule collection. With all over print featured throughout, the collection sports Dan’s stunning landscape photography across down-filled jackets and snowpants. Feature


Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Interview :: Jennifer Hope Clothing

Jennifer Hope Clothing is a unisex street wear brand founded in Bristol by Oxford born fashion/print designer Jennifer Hope who specialises in turning intricate 2D designs into 3D retina burning one-of-a-kind garments for its loyal clientele. We spoke to Jennifer about the early days, her design background and discuss the hard-work and dedication required to build your own fashion empire. Feature


Disney X Ron Herman

Disney X Ron Herman

Japanese boutique Ron Herman has recently teamed up with Disney to make an incredible collection of both jumpers and kitchen wear. The collection sports printed visuals of iconic characters from Disney’s archives throughout, a particular favourite piece being their trays donning an old-school Mickey mouse visuals complete with vintage type. Feature


SAWE

SAWE

SAWE’s website is my favourite place to be on the internet right now. The Barcelona based artist works in the fields of illustration, animation, painting murals and graffiti translating his mad fresh bold, contemporary graphic style across a wide range of mediums. Feature


Ethel Vaughn AW15 | Gangs of St Tropez

Ethel Vaughn AW15 | Gangs of St Tropez

Ethel Vaughn, the brainchild of Hamburg-based designer Katrin Diedrich since 2010, has been grabbing more and more attention and acclaim on the underground scene in the last few years for it’s avante garde, 90′s sportswear-inspired aesthetic with a strong focus on printed graphics. However the latest collection, ‘Gangs of St Tropez’ is set to be her most celebrated yet, featuring collaborations with young artists including egyboy, a Lithuanian ‘car-racer’. I am particularly loving the signature dollar bill sign print, applied to everything from trackies to baby rompers, as well as the recently-dropped new line of caps. Stay tuned for an apparently imminent, heavily updated list of European stockists. Feature


10 Deep AW14

10 Deep AW14

After it’s last few collections have paid homage to international subcultures, 10 Deep look towards technology and the internet for inspiration for the new season. Titled ‘World Wide Wave’ the collection ‘moves from referencing culture born pre-internet world to the new one that is emerging online’ visualized through their distinguished application of print. Feature


Black Scale AW14

Black Scale AW14

San Francisco based brand Black scale have recently dropped their offering for AW14. Featuring a balanced selection of both bold all-over graphic prints and subtle cut-and-sew pieces / outwear the brand maintains their monochrome fresh output for the colder season. Feature