Posts Tagged ‘feature’

September 26, 2013

NYFW on Film Part II

Here is the second installment of what my eyes have seen around New York Fashion Week, through the filter of my old Olympus Trip 200 film camera.  Highlights include backstage at Siki Im, styling a lookbook mid-fashion week, and a few portraits here and there.

Siki Im, backstage, moments before his show

Siki Im, backstage, moments before his show

Guidis, on Siki and me

Guidis, on Siki and me

suave

suave

Noma Han

Monkey Noma

Noma Han in the Siki Im Spring 2014 lineup

Noma Han in the Siki Im Spring 2014 lineup

baby blue leather at Siki

baby blue leather at Siki

Siki Im Spring 2014 finale

Siki Im Spring 2014 finale

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backstage at Parke & Ronen

backstage at Parke & Ronen

Parke & Ronen walkthrough

Parke & Ronen walkthrough

one of my favorite NYC photographers: Eli Schmidt

one of my favorite NYC photographers: Eli Schmidt

the pit

the pit

Jagger on Emrich

Jagger on Emrich

at the Public School afterparty in Rajo Laurel brocade and a vintage brooch

at the Public School afterparty in Rajo Laurel brocade and a vintage brooch

May Kwok and Ian Bradley

May Kwok and Ian Bradley

metallic shorts and star-emblazoned Common Projects at Tim Coppens

metallic shorts and star-emblazoned Common Projects at Tim Coppens

Phil Oh, at work

Phil Oh, at work in Chelsea

Mopsey at the Tim Hamilton studio

Mopsey at the Tim Hamilton studio

The Tim Hamilton Fall 2013 lookbook team

The Tim Hamilton Fall 2013 lookbook team

September 16, 2013

NYFW on Film Part I

I went analog this season and took pictures of New York Fashion Week with an Olympus Trip 200 film camera.  It sure beats carrying a big SLR, and the quality of film photos simply cannot be recreated on any digital camera.  But shooting on film is an arduous process; film is expensive, and limited, and needs to be developed, scanned, and edited.  Having to change rolls mid-show can cause heart palpitations on a young fashion boy.  This is the New York Fashion Week that I love: friends, favorite designers, what I saw, ate, and wore, and where I went after dark.

This striped shirt is the one Robert Geller piece I need next summer.

This striped shirt is the one Robert Geller piece I need next summer.

"From Russia, With Punk" by Robert Geller

“From Russia, With Punk” by Robert Geller

Mustachioed man of the hair backstage at Geller

Mustachioed man of the hair backstage at Geller

Robert Geller and daughter Luna, before the show

Robert Geller and daughter Luna, before the show

Highland's easy and impossibly cool streetwear

Highland’s easy and impossibly cool streetwear

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green brows + vintage + Yohji

green brows + vintage + Yohji

Dashiel, entering Le Bain in Comme

Dashiel, entering Le Bain in Comme

Dustin in Sons of William

Dustin in Sons of William

+ on M. Boudet

+ on M. Boudet

man in a dress

man in a dress

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the inimitable Willy Cartier

the inimitable Willy Cartier

Birkenstocks, the unofficial uniform of Team The Dandy Project

Birkenstocks: the unofficial uniform of team The Dandy Project

William Yan #bloggerstakingpicturesofbloggers

William Yan in SoHo #bloggerstakingpicturesofbloggers

Baptiste Radufe walks General Idea

Baptiste Radufe walks General Idea

cool and clinical at Duckie Brown

cool and clinical at Duckie Brown

Richard Haines, being Richard Haines

Richard Haines, being Richard Haines

Converse sans Margiela

Converse sans Margiela

July 24, 2013

Orlebar Brown

My favorite thing about summer in New York City is that for four months teeming with rooftop ragers and backyard bashes, everyone is practically naked, engaged in the perpetual motion of hopping from party to party, stopping to work or sleep from time to time.   When it is too hot to even think about layering, each one of the few pieces you can wear must count, and these digital-print swim trunks pack an entire scenery of detail on a pair of shorts of such brevity.  Orlebar Brown had tasked me with styling and shooting a couple of their key pieces; here they are on my neighbor and swim-buddy Philippe Via.

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Swim Shorts in the "Las Hadas" print, taken by photographer Slim Aarons in 1959

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Swim Shorts in the “Las Hadas” print, taken by photographer Slim Aarons in 1959

with Illesteva sunglasses, backpack model's own

with Illesteva sunglasses and model’s own backpack

navy beach towel by Orlebar Brown

navy beach towel by Orlebar Brown

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Orlebar Brown is doing a summer-long competition featuring prizes of trips to Miami and shopping sprees, downloadable masks, and other wonderful things.  Check it out here.

 

July 10, 2013

Black Mesh

The thing about dressing in the summertime is that much as I want to stick to my idea of wearing just quality, investment pieces—I sweat through my clothes and the strictly curated wardrobe needs to be augmented with everyday filler pieces.  Amazon has become my new eBay as of late, and Summer 2013′s filler fabric of choice: black polyester mesh.  It’s amazing how breathable such a synthetic textile can be and how it drapes to quite a flattering effect.

A reversible basketball jersey, two baseball jerseys in different sizes, and basketball shorts in varying generic sports brands, all in black mesh.

A reversible basketball jersey, two baseball jerseys in different sizes, and basketball shorts in varying generic sports brands, all in black mesh.

I like to wear my jerseys oversize and unbranded.  There is an authenticity (and great savings!) to wearing the basic, generic versions of sportswear pieces contemporary designers render in fashion fabrics.

Augusta Sportswear black mesh baseball jersey, striped raffia shorts of my own design, all-black Converse Chuck Taylors. interiors (in progress) by Paul Morehouse

Augusta Sportswear black mesh baseball jersey, striped raffia shorts of my own design, all-black Converse Chuck Taylors. interiors (in progress) by Paul Morehouse

 

April 30, 2013

Drawn & Quartered

Drawn & Quartered is the work of Australian silversmith Jake Andrew.  The aesthetic is stark, and dark, with a bit of fantasy, which I love—odd pieces of silver jewelry that I would like to wear all at the same time, bumping into and buffing each other with wear.  Jake enjoys working on custom projects as much as his own line, and in his first visit to New York, he came bearing special pieces that I will treasure very much.

It might be a little jarring to see me in a bow tie nowadays, but here is one that harmonizes quite well with my everyday look. Jake took the little bow tie in my logo and carved it into an oversize signet ring in solid silver, and created quite a handsome piece.

It might be a little jarring to see me in a bow tie nowadays, but here is one that harmonizes quite well with my everyday look. Jake took the little bow tie in my logo and carved it into an oversize signet ring in solid silver, and created quite a handsome piece.

I'll be using this to wax-seal my handwritten notes.

I’ll be using this to wax-seal my handwritten notes.

There is also this thumb ring, adorned with nothing but the tiny dents and inclusions it incurred in the creation process.

There is also this thumb ring, adorned with nothing but the tiny dents and inclusions it incurred in the creation process.

Secretly engraved with the letters of my real first name.

Secretly engraved with the letters of my real first name.

The Drawn & Quartered shop

April 5, 2013

Sliced Stack

Call it a sign of maturity, or perhaps just a wavering aesthetic, but I’ve been gravitating towards smaller, precious pieces of jewelry now, as opposed to my usual big baubles.  I like the idea of minimal but storied rings implanted on each of my fingers, and this silver Sliced Stack, a lovely gift from Autoctona, has comfortably made my right pointer its home.  The ring is made by slicing up the ring to create a thinner slice to accompany the main piece.  It is a play on the notion of heavy and light, a charming imbalance that looks just as good stacked as it does askew.

I like to wear my Autoctona sliced stack slightly askew to reveal the disparity between the two components of the ring.

The Sliced Stack, in brushed solid sterling silver with the polished inside, is one of my favorite pieces from Autoctona’s 2013 line. I like to wear mine slightly askew to reveal the disparity between the two components of the ring.

Autoctona Sliced Stack ring with a DIY overdyed vintage DKNY knit top

Autoctona Sliced Stack ring with a DIY overdyed vintage DKNY knit top

The smaller piece can easily be assigned to the role of thumb ring: my little nod to the 90's.

The smaller piece can easily be assigned to the role of thumb ring: my little nod to the 90′s.

stacked

stacked

photographs by Mikee Tuason

March 13, 2013

The Craig Green Sweater

Leafing through his Fall 2013 lookbook, I immediately felt a kinship toward Central Saint Martins MA graduate Craig Green, with his deliberate omission of color, relaxed shapes, and weathered, raw finishes.  The kinship soon turned into some sort of yearning for a long lost brother as I read in an interview with Thisispaper that Craig Green was a “self-proclaimed DIY enthusiast,” treating each garment in his collection as an individual project.  He would crinkle-wash fabrics, apply raw-cut anti-fray techniques, and even dip sleeves in rubber, then apply these things to a classic silhouette—it is DIYing at a designer level.  His technique shows strongest on his sweaters, where this honest craftsmanship meets the relaxed, weathered look that I so fancy.

It is the patchwork sweater on the left, in both cream and black, that I yearn for the most.   There is something about the fabrics in different shades of the same non-color, pieced together in different positions, that just speaks to me.  I hear the lightly metallicized striped one on the right, in the darker black, also calling to me.

It is the patchwork sweater on the left, in both cream and black, that I yearn for the most. There is something about the fabrics in different shades of the same non-color, pieced together in different positions, that just speaks to me. I hear the lightly metallicized striped one on the right, in the darker black, also calling to me.

The metallic one on the left is an impactful nighttime piece and could double as a great wind blocker.  Nearly all of Craig Green's sweaters, particularly the white one on the right, work as great layering pieces.  As of late, I've been layering long to short---long shirt to cropped bomber and things in between, as similarly illustrated above.

The metallic one on the left is an impactful nighttime piece and could double as a great wind blocker. Nearly all of Craig Green’s sweaters, particularly the white one on the right, work as great layering pieces. As of late, I’ve been layering long to short—long shirt to cropped bomber and things in between, as similarly illustrated above.

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photographs via Craig Green

March 4, 2013

Power Wash

I’m folding up my collection of Alexander Wang and BDG scoop-necks for now; I think I’ve found my new blank canvas t-shirt.  The American Apparel power washed tees have an ever so slightly wider neck opening, ample sleeve length, and hang so perfectly that they softly skim the shoulders and chest, then hang lightly just past the stomach.  These tees are given an enzyme treatment that simulates 40 wash cycles, and really do feel like t-shirts you’ve had for years—minus the scandalous holes and unsavory stains.  This summer, I’ll be going from bed (in outfit on left below), to brunch in relaxed black trousers and kung-fu shoes, to dinner in a precious jacket and toe-ring sandals, all in the same white t-shirt.

the American Apparel power wash tee

the American Apparel power wash tee

photograph via American Apparel

January 28, 2013

Adante

pouch in hand-woven bamboo, embellished with semi-precious stones and handcrafted gold seed beads by Adante Leyesa

I picked up a clutch when I was in Manila a couple of months ago—one in woven bamboo decorated with large, heavy semi-precious stones bordered with tiny iridescent gold beads that shone like little lights.  There was something cosmic-punk about it, with the planet-like stones and hammered gold plates that looked like oversized studs.  Add to that the sparkle of the beads, the island warmth of the woven bamboo, and the ease and casualness of the zip-top pouch style, and I was set on adding this beautiful little thing to my collection.  Adante Leyesa is an emerging accessories designer from Lipa, Philippines, independent and self-taught.  Tribespeople from the Cordillera mountains weave the bamboo by hand, then a group of out-of-school youth from Lipa meticulously works on the embellishments, the entire process taking two weeks to finish.  You’ll see me toting this around in the warmer months, with my pocketless pajama-like pants and sneakers in shocking colors and patterns.

January 28, 2013

Tillmann Lauterbach x AnOther

AnOther Magazine teamed up with designer Tillmann Lauterbach on a titillating new partnership.  It’s a competition, which will run for two weeks from now; readers will have the opportunity to win a new menswear SS13 wardrobe selected by top AnOther Mag editors by entering their email addresses on the competition page.  The winner will be selected at random.  Check out the competition here, and in the meantime, enjoy these Tillmann Lauterbach backstage images shot exclusively by AnOther.

Tillmann Lauterbach Spring 2013 sketches

monkey Noma

Paul Boche

 

photographs c/o AnOther Magazine