This week I bring you another Bumming Around photo feature by New York lensman OG Seige. He’s got a unique eye and the instinct to capture those fleeting moments New Yorkers experience daily. You can follow him on tumblr and instagram.
After two polar vortexes , it seems warmer weather is finally around the corner which means canvas sneakers can re-enter the rotation. PF Flyers has released some new styles for Spring/Summer . Among them are the vintage pack which includes some of the brands most popular models : Center Hi, Center Lo and the Windjammer. The sneakers are flipped with retro-inspired branding and details discovered in the PF Archives. You’ll be able to find these at the PF Flyers website.
Models Ouigi Theodore and Stack-Aly | Photos by Adam Larson.
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C.E (CAVEMPT) has just released a video showcasing items from their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The visual features a variety of cropped detail shots of the pieces in slow motion. To me it really gave off the feeling of what attending a C.E presentation in person must be like. The music and visual effects serve as useful additions; adding atmosphere to the clip’s otherwise straightforward style. It’s nice to see the C.E looks head to toe like this in such a clear video (particularly in contrast to prior videos C.E has put out). I definitely enjoyed seeing this video much more than most ‘fashion’ videos out there.
C.E is a hard brand to pin down as it really stands at the intersection of all these disparate influences. The quality of the garments keep it from entering gimmicky territory. I got to check these Spring pieces when they were samples were on display at the brand’s New York Showroom and I hope to share snaps from that with you shortly.
You can start purchasing select spring pieces now directly from C.E’s webshop. I’ve listed my personal favorite pieces below:
PLAGUE HEAVY HOODY
GLOVE by Ashram Japan
PVC #3 Jacket
KOMAKINO delivers more strong pieces for Fall/Winter 2014 with a collection inspired by industrial and electronic music. The usual brand signatures are here : graphic detailing, color-blocking and military themes. I first became interested in KOMAKINO after seeing their well-executed MA-1s at Opening Ceremony and have been tracking the brand since. I feel it’s a brand that actually rides the line between high fashion and streetwear quite well and in this regard it reminds me of Nom de Geurre (RIP). The standout outerwear pieces this time around are the leather trench and MA-1 bomber. While I’m admittedly sick of fashion camo, KOMAKINO did do a respectable job of remixing the German Army (Camo Flecktarn).
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The North Face Purple Label is one of those things that is very hard to come by outside Japan. Like the clothing equivalent of a green tea flavored Kit Kat, you have to scour to find pieces from this sub-label. As they have done for many seasons now, Purple label continues it’s tradition of paring down North Face technical pieces into something more refined and better fitting. I’ve always enjoyed how minimal the branding has been compared to regular North Face and you can expect pretty toned down shirting in an array of plaids, earth tones, navys and olives. Add to the fact that the female model in this lookbook is straight wifey status and you have yourself a lookbook worth looking through.
I discovered Jeff Masamori’s photos online and hit him up to contribute to Third Looks. I was very impressed by the stunning desert shots ended up submitting.
These were shot in the Alabama Hills of California. The medium format images were taken with a Hasselblad 500 C/M using Ektar 100 and the digital on a Canon 7D. – Jeff
You can see more of Jeff’s work through his website and blog , more photos after the jump
When it comes to straight forward streetwear, few brands are doing it better than C.E right now. I’m happy to own a handful of pieces from the label and I’ve mostly found the quality, fit and detailing to be best in class when it comes to streetwear basics such as tees, hoodies and crewnecks. They paired up with fellow Japanese label Beauty & Youth for a small capsule collection of items featuring an ‘eyes’ motif.
The release date for the capsule collection is Jan 28 at Beauty & Youth stores around Japan. If interested in finding out more about C.E this interview with co-founder Toby Feltwell is a must-read.
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Apart from stocking an incredible lineup of designer brands , online retailer SSENSE has regularly put out compelling content that ranges from fashion editorials to frequent collaborations in the world of music and film. Their latest is a video that is an visionary take on the shapes, textures and colors of Spring 2014.
“Fluid Silhouettes” explores the experimental forms of SSENSE’s Spring 14 collections. Genderless bodies shift in shape and proportion, morphing into abstract translations of key men’s and womenswear silhouettes. I don’t normally recommend fashion films but this synthesis of sight and sound is well worth your time. You can view the video on SSENSE.
The audio is produced by Arca (real name Alejandro Ghersi). His excellent releases *Stretch 1/2* (UNO NYC) and *&&&&&* (self released) mixtapes are worth checking out and he recently was credited as a co-producer on four tracks off of Kanye West’s Yeezus.
London-based director Jesse Kanda has recently created music videos for FKA Twigs’ “Water Me” and “How’s That.” He is Arca’s visual half, creating all of his artwork and recently collaborating on “Anaesthetic,” a film which premiered at MoMA PS1 in October.
I’ve been wanting to add an music component to Third Looks for some time now. I’ve been listening to more and more mixes through soundcloud through the last year and figured why not share sounds from some of my favorite DJs/producers with you directly. I really like the experience of putting on a well curated mix and just zoning out to it. I intend for this to become a regular feature on the site and I’d love to hear any feedback you may have on this initial offering.
First up in the series is a mix by Note of PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree). He may be a familiar face to some of you as he’s been featured in a style profile here some time ago. When I first heard the mix, I wasn’t familiar with most of the tracks or artists on here, but it was learning experience that was worth the investment. This is the sort of mix play practically anywhere, whether you’re getting work done at the office or drinking with friends at the crib.
I asked Note to describe the mix in a sentence and this is what he submitted. But I suggest you just throw on a good pair of headphones or play this on a deserving system and hear it for yourself.
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Having tracked the evolution of Rick Owens for the better part of a decade it’s always fun to see what he puts out each season. The main theme in his design career has been refinement, not necessarily re-invention. Fall/Winter 2014 continued his slant towards minimalism and it’s cool to see Rick continue to pare down some details while still experimenting more with volume and shape. The three looks from this season stood out to me the most are above in particular the military vest piece. I’ve seen many good takes on similar pieces but Rick definitely was able to give it a luxe feel. I also like the look with the layered black shorts as it’s an obvious homage to the Adidas shorts everyone wore in high school. Although I don’t intend on buying too much Rick in the near future, I do love the idea of wearing and styling Rick as expensive gym clothes/streetwear. Ultimately that’s what draws me to the brand as it’s branding and price-point serve to project one image, but Rick has always been about a confluence of disparate inspirations both high and low.
Also respect to Rick for somehow both designing some hybrid between a nun’s headpiece and a du-rag AND playing a chicago footwork track by RP Boo for the finale.
“I think all men want to project a certain amount of authority in the way that they dress. Défilé means parade, a military thing. I was thinking about how a young man reacts to authority, the way he is hard-wired to reject it in order to move forward and create his own authority. I remember rejecting authority and I remember how urgent that was – school! Cops! Teachers! Parents! Everything. A lot of what I do is a memory of that reaction. A man who’s interested in dressing, is interested in expressing himself. And part of that is rejecting standards” Rick Owens
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Backstage Photos by Lea Colombo via Dazed
Many close-up detail shots after the jump
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