Amsterdam-based, Japanese-inspired Kiyoko
With their debut product being a quality, 100% natural lip balm ("that softens your lips on a sunny morning after a swim in the lake," the minimalist packaging reads), many (incorrectly) considered the mysterious brand Kiyoko to be a new skincare...
Eight Unexpected Ways to Wear Camo
Whether it's an abstract take on the classic pattern or a bright colorway, flashy fabric or unexpected texture, there are plenty of non-traditional ways to wear camouflage—for all genders. Inspired by nature and adopted by military uniforms, camouflage...
Witu Bags' Cosmos Collection
Makers of neoprene bags and accessories worth wearing, Melbourne-based Witu launches its latest collection Cosmos. Classic favorites like the Habitat bucket bag are introduced in new, earthy colorways, and their tote bag has been hand-screenprinted...
BUTCH BABY CO
CH25: Vanessa Newman
Vanessa Newman's start-up Butch Baby & Co. is the first-ever “alternity-wear” company for the those expecting bundles of joy. Because Newman understands that carrying a child isn't as stereotypically feminine as it used to be, and while hormones...
Tamara Gonzales and Andrea Bergart's "Popsicle Puddle" Nail Wraps
by Chermelle D. Edwards For LA-based former Kickstarter project Scratch's summer release, the brand worked with two Brooklyn-based artists—Andrea Bergart and Tamara Gonzales—on a design aptly named "Popsicle Puddle." The artists collaborated...
CH25: Roxie Darling
Hair is one of the biggest (or perhaps most obvious) expressions of personal style. Coloring it makes a statement, showing how daring we can—or who we want to—be. While many go with natural shades, increasingly others opt for bright, adventurous...
Food-Themed Pins and Brooches
Over the past couple of years enamel pins of all kinds have seen a huge comeback—from the NYC-made sporty and playful Prize Pins, to Melbourne-based Georgia Perry's celebrity portraits and Hungry Eyes' personified dishes. Food-themed apparel also saw...
Laurie Lee Custom Leather
As a statement leather jacket that's more personable than something straight off the rack, London-based Laurie Lee's one-of-a-kind pieces are an enticing option. She transforms quality vintage leather jackets found in secondhand stores and paints...
Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin
Since setting up his eponymous label in 1991, French designer Christian Louboutin's shoes have become synonymous with power, prestige and class thanks to their sexy, edgy design and extreme creativity. Lesser known is the fact that Louboutin produces...
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
While there's an almost overwhelming selection of swimwear available, the search for the perfect suit often ends in lukewarm feelings. Sydney-based Postcard Swimwear offers a different kind of service: custom pieces that are designed using artwork...
Converse Unveils the Chuck Taylor All Star II
Some of us were too young to remember our first pair of Chuck Taylors; others may distinctly recall the moment of consideration and purchase. Either way, Converse's iconic centerpiece has reached global prevalence, relevance and a dynamic reputation...
CH25: Sabine Seymour
Imagine your everyday clothes had built-in human sensors that monitored vital signs and activity levels, played your favorite song and kept you connected. Dr Sabine Seymour, Director of Parsons’ Fashionable Technology Lab and Chair at Computational...
Rest in Peace, Elio Fiorucci
Yesterday, 20 July, one of the most colorful lights of the international fashion faded away. Elio Fiorucci has, for decades, been a reference for those who consider fashion as a synonym for freedom, color, fun, love. Fiorucci could seek and understand...
CH25: Pauline van Dongen
Wearable technology is much more than just watches and wristbands—and Pauline van Dongen is seeing to that. In fact, the Dutch designer goes as far as employing photovoltaic sciences and solar energy in the materials of her future-forward clothing...
Bold, Graphic Swimwear from Orlebar Brown and Marcello Morandini
With the amount of mileage many men get out of their swimsuits in the summer months, it only makes sense when adding to the rotation to pick one that's top quality and of lasting style. That's exactly what defines the new Orlebar Brown + Marcello...
Luxury sheet sets can retail for hundreds, even thousands, of dollars—and even if people do spend one-third of their lives in bed, it's hard to justify that kind of purchase. Young online bedding brand Parachute, which launched last year, offers...
Vans + Eley Kishimoto Collaboration
Vans and London-based design house Eley Kishimoto—both who are serial collaborators in their own right—have joined forces for a collection dubbed "Living Art." Turning art into fashion, the two have created a line that puts Eley Kishimoto's vibrant...
Tiff Manuell Bags and Clutches
Tiff Manuell is a South Australian artist, illustrator, and designer of her own line of accessories. After deciding to take two days off per week (from her other job—at commercial illustration art brand Happy House, which she also co-founded...
Soxfords' Charming Sock + Tie Pairings
Two years ago, we fell for Soxfords' unconventionally patterned dress socks. Founder Ryan Kent struck a chord with those looking to punch up the personality in their outfits, in an entirely acceptable way. Earlier this year, Soxfords debuted 100...
alfa.K + Camille Walala Nail Stickers
Fresh, colorful nails are an easy way to update an everyday look into something a bit more exciting. French illustrator and graphic designer Anne-Claire Gambette's nail sticker brand alfa.K offers plenty of unusual, fun hand decorations—like...
Carla Colour Eyewear
Brisbane-raised and Brooklyn-based Carla Robertson had been working as a television producer for about 15 years until a few major life events put everything into focus. "I've always dreamed about doing a line of eyewear—and then I got pregnant...
Mignonne Gavigan's Beaded Shark Scarves
You've probably spotted Mignonne Gavigan's work under another moniker, as she was head footwear designer at Rachel Roy as well as the senior shoe designer for Loeffler Randall. But under her eponymous label, she's able to pull out all the stops...
STARS AND STRIPES
4th of July Looks
Between the recent Supreme Court ruling to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states and the continued, indomitable notion that with persistence anything is achievable, there's plenty to be proud of in the USA. While it's not a country without...
Debuting Converse's New Jack Purcell Signature Leather
In Converse's array of iconic footwear, Jack Purcells have long stood out for their classic low-top design. Over the last year now, Converse has been releasing an updated Signature division of the style which incorporates modern touches and technological...
MADE IN USA
Limited Edition March Caps
Founded in September last year by Barclay Douglas, March Caps has just introduced its first collection. With five designs, made in an edition of 150, the caps are classic six-panel baseball-style, but boast bright, minimal and design-forward motifs...