MYKITA and Kostas Murkudis

Stainless steel sunglasses by two Berlin-based brands

Experiments in production techniques and material selection drive the latest Berlin-based collaboration between MYKITA eyewear and womenswear designer Kostas Murkudis. The stainless steel frames from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection comprise two distinct models, the oval-edged Elektra and the more square Phineas. A former assistant to Helmut Lang, Murkudis brings to the eyewear brand a similar affinity for innovation and clean design. Each individual frame is …

Geren Ford Annex

A new multi-use space in Los Angeles invites customers to experience the lifestyle that informs the brand

After a successful decade designing womenswear under her eponymous label, Geren Ford, Geren Lockhart has opened a multi-use space housing all aspects of her brand, including her first retail outpost, called the Annex. The funky building also includes Geren’s studio, showroom, a gallery and event space and a photo studio, all showcasing the many influences of the brand’s eclectic aesthetic. Drawing from likeminded designers, antique …

Neuw Denim

Vintage-inspired denim with a modern fit falling perfectly between tween and mom jeans

While selvedge still pretty much rules the conversation in terms of men’s jeans, the denim debate for ladies often boils down to rise. From low-riders that create curves but pose muffin top risk, to seemingly-safer high-waisted silhouettes verging dangerously close to mom jeans, a perfect mid-rise looks current and flatters most body types. Entering the denim game this year is Neuw, an Australian label whose …