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FASHION / January 25 2012 11:18 AM

Karl Lagerfeld For Net-A-Porter is Finally Available

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If you’re anything like us than you probably follow Karl Lagerfeld‘s every move. That being said we were super excited to see that he was collaborating on an exclusive line with one of our favorite online retailers, Net-A-Porter. Since the line just launched today we decided to share with you some of our faves from the capsule collection. 

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BACKSTAGE / September 19 2010 1:32 AM

White Mountaineering SS 2011

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White Mountaineering SS 2011 White Mountaineering SS 2011 White Mountaineering SS 2011 White Mountaineering SS 2011 White Mountaineering SS 2011 White Mountaineering SS 2011

White Mountaineering recently debuted their Spring/Summer 2011 collection with a runway show. The theme for the collection is the “primitive” and the looks pair classic stylistic elements from many different countries. Overstated stitching and embroidery patterns are common throughout, with the collection offering a wide array for the Spring …

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GIRLS / September 15 2010 12:03 PM

FIRST LOOK: Jason Wu for TSE

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FIRST LOOK: Jason Wu for TSE

Dying over this first image from Jason Wu’s collection for Tse Spring/Summer 2011 capsule collection. Inspired by abstract expressionist Barnett Newman, this collection really ups the game for Wu who is well on his way to creating a lifestyle brand.

What do you think about this sneak peek? Love it or hates?

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GIRLS, MEN'S / August 10 2010 3:04 PM

ISAORA S/S2011

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ISAORA S/S2011Based in New York City, ISAORA proves that technical performance and high style need not be mutually exclusive.  An advanced sportswear brand, ISAORA draws its inspiration from forward-thinking design, progressive tailoring and a mix of athletic lifestyle influences to seamlessly deliver cutting-edge cool and relaxed sophistication.

ISAORA clothes are manufactured using only the most advanced fabrics, innovative layering technologies and state-of-the art construction. Japanese-made Toray® fabrics, PrimaLoft® One insulation, Schoeller® Nanosphere™ and Phase Change Materials, YKK Excella®, Aquaguard® and RiRi® AQUAzip™ zippers are standard features throughout the collection.

For S/S2011 detailing is streamlined with subtle aerodynamic references.  The color palette combines sophisticated neutral shades ranging from soft grey to charcoal with indigo replacing black as the dominant dark color.  In addition, the brand is introducing a swimwear component as well as a limited edition bag line in collaboration with Yoshida & Co. Ltd. Japan, the esteemed maker of Porter bags.  Check out the S/S2011 collection at (capsule) Las Vegas and preview more looks after the jump.

ISAORA S/S2011

ISAORA S/S2011

ISAORA S/S2011

ISAORA S/S2011

ISAORA S/S2011

ISAORA S/S2011

ISAORA S/S2011

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BACKSTAGE, INTERVIEWS, MEN'S / July 20 2010 9:45 AM

A Dose of (capsule) NY: The Perfect Tangent

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A Dose of (capsule) NY: The Perfect Tangent

Mathematics and fashion collide, as The Perfect Tangent brings the secret of the Golden Ratio from Hong Kong to (capsule) NY. Perhaps not so much a secret, but for those of us who are less than proficient with calculators and numbers, Designer Pak Lee reveals that a perfect fitting item can be achieved with formula. Should one be fitted by Tangent, one will become the owner of a piece that can be worn now or 10 years from now – thanks to the Golden Ratio, a discovery linked to DaVinci and his Vitruvian Man.. A variety of cuts accommodate the various shapes of the public. They are Golden Ratio, Gradient, Fjord, and Arc. Angles and locations of stitching allow for these cuts to exist in harmony with the Golden Ratio. Just another day of innovation at (capsule)…(Antonio Reis)

A Dose of (capsule) NY: The Perfect Tangent

A Dose of (capsule) NY: The Perfect Tangent

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BACKSTAGE, INTERVIEWS, MEN'S / July 20 2010 9:45 AM

A Dose of (capsule) NY – Taylor Supply

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A Dose of (capsule) NY – Taylor Supply

Sweat shops, unemployed Americans and low quality work are just a few outsourcing issues menswear brand Taylor Supply will never have to deal with because every single item is designed and produced right here in New York. Founder and designer Christophe Hascoat, a collector of vintage objects, is inspired by the rugged individualism, industrial innovation and entrepreneurship that was prominent in the early 20th century and as a native New Yorker, he is convinced that keeping everything close to home will only result in clothes that look good, are comfortable to wear and last a lifetime. “It allows me to see the line progress and be absolutely sure of the quality of the final product. I also appreciate the idea that I am actively contributing to an industry in New York that is highly qualified and should still be thriving.” Hascoat will be at (capsule) NY to show the ss11 line that was inspired by industrial boating from the early 1900’s and includes clothing made with fine fabrics mostly imported from Japan.Having prior experience in the industry designing for brands such as Triple 5 Soul and Zoo York, Hascoat is off to a great start with Taylor Supply so be a patriot and check out this inspiring interview ofthe man behind Taylor Supply. (Santho Goonewardene)

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GIRLS, MEN'S / July 16 2010 4:58 PM

(capsule) Is Coming, Huzzah!

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Berlin has its Bread & Butter, Italy‘s got its Pitti Uomo, New York has (capsule).  The annual showcase of up-and-coming, independent, and streetwear designers, (capsule) provides a look at pieces just as beautiful and innovative as anything on the runways.  Jump for more info.

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BACKSTAGE, MEN'S, PLAYLIST / July 16 2010 1:21 AM

(capsule) Presents Other Spaces

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(capsule) Presents Other Spaces

We’re so excited to be moving the (capsule) show to Chelsea—the heart of NYC’s vibrant art gallery scene– that we’ve decided to present an art show of our own. Other Spaces, a temporary exhibition of paintings, photography, sculpture, video and installation works, and the first curatorial venture by Jayne Drost, features seven New York-based independent artists– Palma Blank, Leah Dixon, Sam Falls, Left Coast, Daniel Turner, Timothy Uriah Steele,and Kristof Wickman– who use formal and material qualities of their work to create an internal or psychological experience for the viewer through a network of references.    Other Spaces gathers paintings, photography, sculpture, video and installation works by seven New York-based independent artists who assert the formal and material qualities of their work to propose a spatial montage—an internal or psychological experience for the viewer experienced as a network of references.

The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday thru Friday from 11AM-7pm.  Please stop by!

Other Spaces, Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street NYC

Information about each participating artist can be found after the jump.

Palma Blank’s abstract paintings play with the optical perception of spatial relationships in the
picture plane. The bright and contrasting colors used in her compositions create illusions of
movement and complicate the viewer’s read of the two-dimensional canvas. The formal qualities
of her line-based paintings refer to the striations and pattern often seen on a digital screen.
Leah Dixon’s paintings, which incorporate a collage of paper, canvas and synthetic materials in
aggressively mismatched images and clashing colors, evoke the constant and aggressive
onslaught of media, news images and information experienced in daily contemporary culture.

In the work of Sam Falls, the artist deploys large format photography, found material, and digital
drawings to blur the perception of where the actual ends and the image begins. His latest series
of photographs entitled Re-Constructions incorporates a series of paper forms altered by light and
shadow, the resulting images of which are manipulated through a traditional and methodical
photographic process.
Left Coast, the collaborative group of artists and musicians Sarah Kuhn, Lane Lacolla and David
Shull create video and installation works that draw upon a multitude of references from art and
pop culture. This site-specific work uses the act of charity or gifting to reflect upon the new-age
narcissism inherent in a contemporary, image-conscious culture.
Daniel Turner’s minimal sculptures use highly evocative and often caustic industrial materials,
such as tar, iodine and vinyl in surprisingly delicate ways. For Turner these substances refer to
his American southern birthplace and have a powerful, nostalgic effect. Turner has also created a
site-specific wall drawing for the show made by a series of repeating bodily gestures by the artist.

Drawing upon a network of references from art history, biology, and pop culture, Timothy Uriah
Steele explores relationships of space, time and location in his paper relief paintings. Steele
mixes a wide range of legible imagery with abstract elements in his compositions to create
psychological apparitions of an (un)known space or time.
Using a cache of unambiguous objects in his sculptural practice, Kristof Wickman reframes the
familiar through the use of humor and alienation. In his minimalist sculptures of culturally specific
and yet unclassifiable forms, Wickman subtly manipulates what appears to be a “readymade.” By
isolating a specific alteration, he undermines both the thing itself and the tired Duchampian
process of straight re-presentation of everyday objects.

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BACKSTAGE, MEN'S, PLAYLIST / July 15 2010 10:40 PM

A Dose of (capsule) NY: Riviera Club

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A Dose of (capsule) NY: Riviera ClubRivieria Club of Santa Barbara has always done a wonderful job of blending the past and present – a look at the Fall 2010 collection’s resurrection of the 1950’s outing club proves that Creative Director Joe Sadler and Company have a knack for navigating history in a modish fashion. Every piece lends an air of California repose, some intangible quality of aplomb that seems to disappear more and more in the daily hustle.  The modern aesthete will want to take a gander at Riviera Club’s SS11 collection, as wardrobe staples are sure to be plentiful. Sadler explains the inspiration he found in the annals of Baja California in a pre-(capsule) interview, after the jump.

What’s the inspiration behind the SS11 collection?

The life and writings of Ray Cannon and the Golden Age of Baja California. 1947-1977.

What are some concepts, movements, era, people, music etc that have impacted the design of the collection and why?

In 1947 only a single, 70-mile highway paved the Mexican peninsula from Tijuana to Ensenada. A pre-tourist era, before luxury hotels, resorts, and sport fishing fleets. This is where Ray Cannon left a successful Hollywood career, for a legendary fishing romance in unspoiled Mexico.

Spring Summer 2011 draws inspiration from Ray’s sport fishing columns on the Sea of Cortez for Western Outdoor News, and the rustic palette of local ox carts, cacti, sunsets and sailing canoes.

The desert palette revisits washed out sun-drenched colors of red dust, turquoise and chalk blue, contrasted by a more refined black and white delivery.

What do you expect will be some key items in the collection?

Vintage cut Japanese selvedge denim is introduced into the collection.

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