As a huge fan both the Simpsons and Akira, I really enjoyed reading through the Bartkira Vol.1 Manga that came out in 2014. The un-official magna seamlessly combines the worlds of the Simpsons and Akira with work from over 50 artists. The work was very well received and now we have a new effort from Kaitlyn Sullivan which is a video trailer of a hypothetical Bartkira movie. The short clip replicates exact frames from the anime and is well worth watching for fans. Find more info online on the official Bartkira website and be out for forthcoming volumes of the manga.
If you, like me, wear alot of black in the cold weather months it can seem like a challenge to transition to a more colorful palette come summertime. A new video from SSENSE provides inspiration for colorful dressing through a frentic high-energy video.
This editorial was the result of a collaborative effort between Third Looks and EYES & SINS. As I’ve previously noted, EYES & SINS is a brand which relies on a potent graphical narrative with each collection (also reflected in every pixel of their web presence – from the interactive website to promotional animated shorts on social media).
Billy Fischer pieced together these moving images from various EYES & SINS pieces modeled over a contrasting projection of visuals from past DWMS events (by Note PTP) to further delineate the brand’s graphical cyber-militaria design approach.
See all the animations after the jump
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This new video from SSENSE imagines a squash match played in drapy Japanese menswear. Some of the designers making an appearance are from Yohji Yamamoto, Visvim, Kolor, Comme des Garcons Homme Plus, Johnlawrencesullivan. The use of slow-motion captures the volume, colors and movement of the garments in a way that a photoshoot couldn’t.
You can find all items in the video over at SSENSE
In past interviews, C.E brand founders Sk8thing and Toby Feltwell stated that they saw themselves as outside the traditional fashion system in Japan, so it’s not surprising that their presentation for their Spring/Summer 2015 felt more like an subterranean nightclub than a runway show. Backed by a DJ set by Rezzett and eye-grabbing visuals by Bacon , the full presentation is worth experiencing for the music and also a glimpse at what’s to come from the streetwear label.
Video via fcknyh
Fresh off the heels of a collaborative collection with Supreme, Stone Island puts out a new visual ‘Neo-Lux’. The stuttery video alternates between close-ups of fabric and outerwear details to broader shots of key AW14 outerwear against shifting digital backdrops. You can find many of the pieces now over at the Stone Island online shop.
I stumbled across this short video clip highlighting the Y-3 Qasa sneaker. The Qasa is one of the standout sneaker releases of 2014 and this visual really places it in a well-matched urban environment. Gear from Acronym, Arc’teryx Veilance, and EYES & SINS is paired with the Y-3s. If you’re looking for this sneaker, the Adidas Y-3 site should have a restock soon.
The video was shot and edited by Ryan Sheppard and Waley Gao and features music by Evian Christ.
via Impulse Online
The shadowy multi-national team at GFIRMG (also known as Guerrilla Group) have been busy at work on the second collection of EYES&SINS. They’ve been teasing the arrival of new product through social media channels and they’ve put out their latest video communication ‘OUTER SCALE /OCULAR & LIGHT. This short clip provides further intel on what you can expect in the new batch of graphic tees.
「EYE 9」EXTERNAL GRAPH POCKET TEE
「EYE 11」LOUDER THAN SILENCE
The graphic tees now come in revised boxier cut and continue to evolve the cyber militaristic aesthetic of past seasons. As always the visual presentation is top notch through and through (from the presentation of the website to the tags on tees) . The collection includes 8 new designs (6 tees and 2 tank tops) and is available through the GG store.
Japanese Label SOPHNET is more than 15 years in the game. In recent years SOPHNET have expanded their empire through it’s sister labels FCRB (a soccer-focused collaboration with Nike) and Uniform Experiment. In presenting it’s Fall/Winter 2014 video, the brand reaches back in time finding inspiration in 90’s music videos. Timed and set to break beats the clothes are secondary to the mood and feeling created through the strobe-like visuals. The gear that is visible tends to focus on the outerwear and accessory side of things. Expect items to begin dropping in retailers next month.
It’s a beautiful thing when friends come together to create something altogether new. Some of you may have seen a beta cut of this visual at the PTP Pop-Up party a few weeks back but it’s since been re-vamped and set to ‘Verticals’ by Celestial Trax. LIES got behind the lens to shoot the our rambunctious model Juna draped in the Purple Tape Pedigree capsule collection. Choubi and set designer Jeremy also provide creative assists on this. If you’re feeling the video or just know the track record of the previous DWMS events, do come out Friday night for DWMS3.
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