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It’s tricky to wear shorts in the city and not seem like the ultimate tourist. She makes it work with an aztec print short paired with an orange kimono sleeve top over a tee and neutral wedges. Not a huge fan of the fannypack but at least it has a nice aesthetic going for it!
Recently I attended a reception at EVA NY for Stone Morris. Created by Roz Morris who has a background in the arts, Stone Morris is fine art transmuted into fashion. The designer’s sculpture, photography and installation pieces merge with every aspect of each clothing collection, blurring the line between the two.
I have a love/hate relationship with prints. I’ve been excited seeing them more frequently on the runway and even on the streets among the black clad New Yorkers. But it’s tricky to find prints that don’t make it look like you’re trying to hard to be “phresh” (think Jeremy Scott) or are too girlie (Liberty prints, anyone??!?)
So I was pleasantly surprised to encounter a rack of prints that hit the sweet spot of my personal aesthetics. Beautifully made in organic cotton, twill and silk the prints are created from photographs taken in Africa as well as from Roz’s sculptures.
Another major trend I’m in love with (and I have no shame loving trends!) is the images of animals that began with Givenchy and the Rottweiler and have made Kenzo’s Tiger sweater a sold out item despite being the most hideous kelly green imaginable.This silk leopard top is a way to have a bit more originality in your wildlife friendly wear. And it’s not going anywhere when the trend leaves the building. It’s beyond it!
Roz has Southern roots and this informs her artwork as well. This multimedia piece is inspired by the Southern Gothic culture –and as someone who suffered through four long years of living in the South I think she captured it brilliantly.
She photographs her artwork to create prints to use in her collection. This silk crepe de chine windbreaker is one of my favorite pieces and the print was created from photos of the wax sculpture below.
So if like me, you’ve been waiting for the right prints to come along to incorporate into your all black wardrobe then Stone Morris might have exactly what you’re looking for.
Check it out here!
I love this skirt. The sneakers? Well I think they’re the kind with hidden wedge heels which is a trend I just can’t get behind. But to be fair, they have a certain logic if you’re going to be running around the city all day.
Everyone –and by everyone I mean the fashion mags and blogs–has been obsessing on prints for the past year +/-. And I have to say I am really starting to feel a desire to wear prints. And I really like prints WITH other prints. The problem is my wardrobe is pretty much black and gray and sometimes I look at prints and I don’t know where to begin. But I love THIS look. Maybe because it’s just black and white. Or maybe it’s because the pieces are actually really pretty yet not overly feminine. (I can not get behind Liberty Prints and you can’t make me regardless of which brands collaborate with them). So look for me out in prints this summer. And what do you think about this trend? tweet me @katya_nyc
Okay, I seriously need to know who these boys are so if YOU know, please tell me! They were at The Blonds show but they didn’t show up on the BFA site where I look for names in these situations. Anyways, I love the printed pieces they’re wearing and I can just imagine the conversation: Okay! If you’re wearing the suit I get to wear the coat! Fine! Fine! And I’m wearing purple metallic under it because metallics are seriously on trend right now! Yeah? Well so is my cotton candy hair!
(the above dialogue is strictly fictional…or is it?)
When my friend Joseph (that’s him ^^^) wore these pants recently to the Rose Bar I almost fell off my chair when I saw them. He picked them up on his recent trip to Tokyo at a store called Dog in Harajuku ‘hood. A major trend right now is the graphic sweater. Is the kooky print next? LOVE IT -also adora the OUIJA board tee that’s from his own line, YOUNGBROKENFAMOUS which he’ll be relaunching in the Spring.
This top is the Poltergeist Cut0out top in slime time print from Gerlan Jeans spring 2012 collection – a label known for its bright and crazy patterns and streetstyle influence. I don’t know if I’d be bold enough to wear lime green but Jonna rocks it with polka dots and hot pink keds.
This girl has a crazed colorful confused look going on. Patterns bumping up to one another with no apparent logic. But the polka dot bra peeking out from underneath the cropped sweater that says “Teach me a lesson” suggests that whether you like this look or not, it’s exactly what she intended.