Aitor Throup is one designer name you probably haven’t heard in a while. Throup made waves seven years ago when he graduated from Royal College of Art , creating a small debut collection that was carried in some of the world’s best shops: Dover Street Market in London and Tokyo, Atelier in New York, H. Lorenzo in Los Angeles, I.T. in Hong Kong and Beijing, and Rail in Brescia, Italy. After a capsule collection with Stone Island and a few installation works around the world he went quiet. He’s been busy this time refining his process and aesthetic.
The fruits of his labor are displayed in this video for the collection New Object Research. The clothes represent an evolution of past works. Pieces such as the Mongolia wool coat have articulated sleeves, zip double breasted closure and detachable hem are shown worn suspended in-air. Pieces are available to purchase from Rail in Italy and more info can be found on the Aitor Throup website.
Techwear masters ACRONYM have released a video of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The surveillance lke video has a visual style that harkens back to VCRs and CRT televisions. Select womens and men’s pieces can be seen in the short clip. As always ACRONYM has come strong with a host of features on the garments and a slick visual presentation.
If you haven’t yet checked out Season 1 of Model Files you’ve missed some serious laughs. Everyone likes models and snarky humour (cept maybe Nazis) so definitely watch check out the VFILES YouTube channel with all the episodes.
I took some photos at the reunion show set a little while back and you can see those HERE.
Watch the episode below and witness familiar faces from the season and co-host P’Trique from “Shit Fashion Girls Say” fame do his thing.
Photos by Rocky Li
Facetasm Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
Detail shots of men’s looks
Facetasm does not make minimal clothing. As is obvious from the above photos , Facetasm is all about maximalism. Bold colors patterns , and fabrics combined with unorthodox styling define the brand and this season is no different. Hiromichi Ochiai cut his teeth designing for the likes of UNDERCOVER and COMME des GARCONS and has made the theme of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection ‘Flavor’. Certainly these looks don’t lack in that department. While the styling for Facetasm is a bit too over the top for my tastes, there are a few items that I wouldn’t mind adding to my wardrobe. I think the important thing observers of the brand need to recognize is that it really is a brand made for self-styling and expression; you should feel free to choose the pieces you like and wear them YOUR way even if it looks nothing like the runway looks. Each season of this brand so far has been quite different and I’m excited to see how the brand will progress.
You may have seen director’s Grant Singer’s work in the form of music videos for Sky Ferreira (Everything is Embarrasing) and Brooklyn band DIIV (I Wanna Take you Out). His forthcoming project is a full length film entitled’ IRL’, this is the first trailer for the project.
The screenplay is handled by the Senior Editor at V Magazine; Patrik Sandberg. The film stars Sky Ferreira, Damien Echols, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Chris Wetmore, Whitney Vangrin, Liza Thorn, Michael Borne and more.
Take a look at the visual for SGP’s ‘Osiris of the East’ which is off his debut studio album Mysterious Phonk : The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp . You can buy the album digitally on iTunes.
Whatever you do just make sure you don’t sleep on SpaceGhostPurrp and Raider Klan, they’ve steadily been putting out heat and building momentum with each live show and mixtape.
The Gamme Bleu collaboration between Thom Browne and Moncler has been one of the most consistent capsule collections in menswear. Although I am more partial to the Fall/Winter collections, Thom Browne can never be faulted on his immaculate runway presentations. The SS13 iteration of Gamme Bleu is inspired by naval uniforms and traditions.
Kaya is a close friend of mine and the creative director of The Metaproject and Six Scents Parfums. He recently began creating his own short films and he shared this one with me today entitled ‘Theater on Canvas : The Pain in Pleasure.’ The short visceral film explores the impact of pleasure , repetition and sound on our memories.
You can follow Kaya on tumblr here.
The G.O.O.D music crew just dropped this visual for ‘Mercy’. It appears that ‘Ye set the dress code for the video to be Gothninja everything. Time will tell if this will be the tone and visual style of the upcoming ‘Cruel Summer’ album.
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