Friday, June 20, 2014

Sound and Vision

Photos courtesy of Won Hundred

Midsommar is upon us, which is another good reason to check in on what's going on in the Northern part of the world.  Won Hundred is based in Copenhagen, well established in Scandinavia, and just starting to make a name for itself stateside.  Last week I got a preview of the Pre-Spring collections and was impressed with the combination of new technical materials and fun prints, all in casual, sporty cuts.  Inspired by David Bowie's life in Berlin in the seventies, the collection has a wallop of the musician's signature glam flair without getting overtly referential or falling into the cliche rocker tropes.  I'm particularly obsessed with the paintbrush prints and the sherbet colored jackets.  As for Bowie?  I think his seventies-era self would definitely approve of the black and white striped leather jacket and the metallic shoes.






-Tiffany

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Obsessions


Sometimes I'm surprised by the local talents that I've somehow overlooked while searching farther afield for new discoveries.  Novis has been around for two years now, yet I only got my first preview of the collection a few weeks ago.  Designed by a fellow native New Yorker, Jordana Warmflash, the collection is the perfect balance of sporty yet very sophisticated, featuring luxurious custom designed prints that are dense in both color and texture.  I love the way that the color block patterns tip a hat to Pop Art without any overly literal references, contrasting bold and unusual color combinations with streamlined and elegant silhouettes.  Definitely a designer to watch, and a new personal favorite.





-Tiffany

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