Lab Series (ELC)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Did A Fashion Coincidence Occur In Milan?

(R) A look from Moschino's SS 13 Collection
(L) A look from Marlon Gobel's SS 12 Collection

While reviewing the Milan menswear shows their was something very familiar about Moschino's Supermarket Chic runway show. From the set design that resembled the detergent aisle at an Italian supermarket, to the Budweiser-esque prints that dominated Moschino's runway I felt that I've seen these elements before. I then recalled a very similar set-design at New York designer Marlon Gobel's spring 12 collection. Marlon’s SUPER-MART set featured walls of Lays, Doritos, and Cheetos displayed as if you were at your local 7 Eleven. Marlon also debuted a Budweiser sweater tied around the waist on the stunning Sebastian Suave.

Although Marlon would not comment on the similarity between Moschino’s recent men’s collection and his spring/summer 12 Super-Mart inspired collection he did speak on why he referenced the very American idea of a Super-Mart and states, “It’s extremely sophisticated in the way that it’s created to entice you and draw you in and that’s what clothes are about. They’re there to draw attention to yourself.” The ideology of the supermarket has been a strong influence to many pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and most recently Liu Bolin. 
So my question is, was this a blatant knockoff of an up-and-coming designers collection or a mere coincidence? 

 Super-Mart set at 
Marlon Gobel's SS12 Collection

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Why Buy Shorts?


Denim shorts or cut-offs are an item I just refuse to spend money on. Why spend money on a new pair of shorts when you possibly have an old pair of jeans that fit, but you just do not wear. I was going through a bin of old jeans checking to see what fit, what didn't, and what was going to Good Will. I came across an old pair of Citizens of Humanity boot cut jeans from my early college days. Before the early stages of the skinny jean craze may I add. Anyway, when I tried them on they still fit really well and the last time I wore them was in college. I knew I desperately needed a new pair of shorts, so I cut them. Crisis averted and money well-saved! 

Making jeans into shorts is really easy and it literally took me not even 15 minutes to make. Just mark where you want them cut, I'd suggest above-the-knee, especially if you have nice legs, and cut-away. Please keep in mind, after a wash they will shrink a bit so my advice when cutting is to leave room for shrinkage and not cut them too short. You do not need anything falling out of your shorts on the subway if you get my drift. 

The funniest part of going through old jeans is finding the bits you forgot you had in your pocket. You might find money, those keys that just disappeared, or rolling papers like I did.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Linda Farrow Frames Men for Fall

Since the 70's, London eyewear designer Linda Farrow has been making amazing innovative, luxurious, and fashion forward eyewear. Not to mention major collaborations with brands like The Row, Raf Simons, and Alexander Wang to name a few. For fall 12' Linda Farrow has collaborated with three amazing men's brands: Dries Van Noten, Kris Van Assche, and for the first time with Boris Bidjan Saberi. Check out the beautiful eyewear that will amazingly frame your face for fall.

Kris Van Assche 

 Boris Bidjan Saberi

Dries Van Noten

Monday, June 11, 2012

Behind the Scenes: IDOL Magazine Issue 3

Here are some behind the scene shots from my shoot for IDOL Magazine. It was a freezing winter day and Soul Artist stunner, Simon Tham, was such a trooper! Toughing out the cold weather wearing mesh ensembles by Simon Spurr and Dolce & Gabbana you cannot even tell he was freezing behind that pretty smile. Now thats a model! Here you can see a few shots of him wrapped up in between takes. Who said fashion was glamourous?

Click here to see the shoot and Here to purchase your copy of IDOL magazine. 

Blog Widget by LinkWithin