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Stone Island has been a technical wear stalwart for decades now but recent seasons from the mainline have made me want to invest in a ton of their recent pieces. Think of Shadow Project as a more tech oriented branch of the label with designs by Errolson Hugh. This dramatic detail oriented video shows off some of pieces in the collection. There’s alot of little touches in the collection that set apart these items, for example the Crewneck ribbed sweater is made in a special yarn with a nylon down core covered in fine cotton yarn. Check the collection direction online through the Stone Island store.

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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.

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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.

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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 10」PURITY

「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.

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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.

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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:

FADE SWEAT

PLAGUE HEAVY HOODY

 

GLOVE by Ashram Japan

PVC #3 Jacket

 

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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.

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Video shot and edited by Goodwin Cities Aviv (Gavin Mays) is a musician who defies easy categorization. His lyrical content fluctuates between braggadocios and contemplative; his voice set to raw. spacy production that sits miles apart from most contemporary rap . Meeting him it’s clear that Cities is at once a product of his environment and also someone who defies it. I met Gavin around the time of his Black Pleasure mixtape releases on the PTP radio show Fresh out the Box. I remember hearing his tracks and interview and appreciating his left field approach to music making. Nearly a year later I had the chance to interview Cities. I spoke to him about his Memphis roots, his personal style and his continued desire to be different from everyone else. The interview is spliced with visuals from an afternoon aimlessly roaming Chinatown. Special thanks to Goodwin for killing it on editing and shooting the video. Be sure to check out Cities’ new release URL IRL off his forthcoming album Come To Life. You can Cities Aviv on twitter for more updates. See accompanying photos of Cities after the jump

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Not sure what it is about fashion and forests that goes together so well but this Patrik Ervell trailer is yet another example of mans x nature. Through the misty wilderness of the Santa Cruz Redwood Forests a selection of Fall/Winter 2013 looks are revealed. My personal favorite the quilted white sweater makes the cut along with some very decent looking outerwear for the season.

Shot by Luke Gilford with music by How to Dress Well.

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Word of a collaboration between Loewe and Junya first came in May and now we get a further glimpse at the capsule collection between the contemporary Spanish leather maker and Junya. Fashion filmmakers Marco Adamo Graziosi & Maria Host-Ivessich highlight both the apparel and accessories from the line. Most prominently denim and leather are shown as well as flashes of the bags (many of which are adorned with the signature Junya patchwork). It will be interesting to see full images of the outerwear pieces when they launch later this month.

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