Abyssnia by Gabriella Marina Gonzalez

Functional PVC and leather accessories tapping the energy of Berlin

Chokers have been revived, exhausted, and are on their way out, but the vehemently functional work of Gabriella Marina Gonzalez exists far from what’s in vogue, or traditional fashion seasons for that matter. The Miami native’s Abyssnia accessories collection channels her newfound home, Berlin, and its inescapable club scene. In her previous collection “Alcyone,” Gonzalez seems to defy the laws of physics by molding rigid …

11 Apps and Gadgets That Encourage Greener Living

We should be adopting environmentally-friendly habits all year long, not just when Earth Day swings around—but sometimes it’s tough to know where to start. The team at The Webby’s Netted is helping ease the transition with their latest round-up, which gathers 11 of their favorite eco-conscious apps, products and websites that integrate green practices into the tech-obsessed world. With apps like Recycle Nation, services including …

Olderbrother’s AW15 Collection: “Enthusiasm and Naps”

Made in USA, gender fluid apparel in organic fabrics and rich natural dyes

by Adrienne So Olderbrother, the new clothing line started by Portland, Oregon-based designer Bobby Bonaparte and LA-based Max Kingery, has a whimsical, minimalist aesthetic that is partly influenced by the duo’s fascination with Japanese design and partly by their sly, irreverent attitude towards fashion and clothing. The brand’s 2015 autumn/winter collection, called “Enthusiasm and Naps,” is comprised of boxy, unisex and deceptively casual garments like …

Nudie Jeans Lean Dean US Selvedge Denim

The ethical Swedish brand teams with Cone Mills for their first run of made-in-USA jeans

by Steve Dool As Nudie Jeans unveils their limited edition run of 14.75 oz. selvedge denim jeans today, it represents more than just a new product launch. The jeans, created in partnership with North Carolina’s revered Cone Mills, are the first Nudie Jeans product made entirely in the United States. For a brand as proudly Swedish as Nudie, it took a fair amount of persistence …

Interview: Wilbert Das on the UXUA Hotel

Sustainable building, creative collaborations and how his experience in fashion helped shape his boutique accommodation in Brazil

by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman As far as designers go, Wilbert Das is something of a legend, creating some of the most provocative advertising in the ’90s that turned Italian fashion label Diesel into a household name. In order to fully grasp how a renowned creative director could make a successful pursuit into the foreign industry of hospitality (more so in a foreign country, …