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By H is a New York based label which begun in 2013.  The line makes subtle minimal clothes in neutral color palettes (read mostly black). Common details on the garments include raw edges, double zippers and asymmetrical hems. The latest lookbook from the brand highlights key staples including hoodies, bombers, tees, shorts and sweatpants. The clothing can be purchased directly on their webstore with pricing that ranges around $100-400.

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Tonight is the opening reception for ‘A Period of Juvenile Prosperity’ an exhibition of color photographs by Mike Brodie, aka The Polaroid Kidd. The reception goes from 6PM-8PM tonight at the Yossi Milo gallery in New York at 525 West 25th St.

“A Period of Juvenile Prosperity depicts the gritty youth subculture of freight train hoppers and squatters. From 2004 – 2009, Brodie created a prolific body of work which introduces viewers to an alternative lifestyle based on the constant movement of train travel across America. The gallery will present 30 photographs from Brodie’s series.”

If you can’t make it tonight the photos will be on view at the gallery through Saturday, April 6.

 

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Terence Koh

Luar Zepol

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Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Virgil Abloh

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Photo by Rocky Li

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Ohne Titel Spring/Summer 2013 at Milk Studios

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Eckhaus Latta Spring/Summer 2013 at Milk Studios

Louise Goldin Spring/Summer 2013 at Milk Studios

Gerlan Jeans Spring/Summer 2013

The Blondes Spring/Summer 2013 at Milk Studios

Consider this post a B-side of photos I finally got around to posting from New York Fashion Week. The most promising take-away from it for me was that there are still many new ideas and approaches to fashion here in New York City. It’s easy to get caught up in the media coverage of what’s hot, but when you dig a little deeper there’s a whole wealth of designers who are creating something wonderful and unique just under the surface.

If you missed my earlier NYFW week coverage click HERE to see more NYFW shows.

Photos by Rocky Li

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If you live in New York you will definitely see famous people regularly but its truly rare to see a Victoria Secret Supermodel in the flesh and one of my all time-favorites at that. Ladies and gentlemen, Alessandra Ambrosio was at Milk Studios and so was I. Thank You Based God. Enjoy the eye candy.

Photo by Rocky Li

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Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

American fashion is often a slave to the overarching ideas of sale-ability and wearability. During a fashion week where many designers are attempting to stay relevant through trend-happy clothing Thom Browne continues to build upon the universe that he has long dreamt of living in. Mr.Browne claims the inspiration for the collection was the work of German painter, choreographer and sculptor Oskar Schlemmer.

The Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013 Presentation held at the Edna Barnes Salomon room of the New York Public Library was the absolute highlight of my New York fashion week. Against a backdrop of funhouse mirrors and giant silver pinwheels Thom spun a creepy, theatrical atmospheric and eye-catching narrative. An undead army of models clad in whale print, sculptural dresses, seahorses in bejeweled appliques, laser-cut out patterns and somber monochrome filled the room in designs that the Adam’s Family would die to own.

As his shows continue to wow fashion show attendees around the world, I believe Thom Browne deserves his due as a true industry visionary. After witnessing his Spring/Summer 2013 work I am so excited to see how Thom Browne can continue to add layers to his trademark prep style.

Thom Browne’s critics may ask the tired question : “Will any of this sell or be worn outside of this show?”. The response of anyone who had the pleasure of seeing this in person should be “Who cares?”

More photos of the collection on VFILES.

Words by Rocky Li
Photography by Rocky Li (via VFILES.)

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The first show I attended this New York fashion week was the Siki Im Spring/Summer 2012 runway show held at the Pier 57. The industrial backdrop of the venue was perfect for streetsmart and spiritual looks being marched down the runway. The collection was titled “Ghost Ranch” and was inspired by Georgia O’Keefe and her eerie New Mexico home. I snapped photos both of the show and backstage, you can see of my photos on VFILES.

Photos by Rocky Li

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