Thursday, 27 March 2008

Hannah Marshall

For autumn winter 08-09 collection, Hannah Marshall takes inspiration from female music icons such as the intensity of punk rock singer Siouxsie Sioux, the eccentric and sensual androgyny of Grace Jones to the liberation of Alison Mosshart. Hannah Marshall is made in England.


Danish label 'Annhagen' by Dianna Opsund Bay is intriguing with eloquent attitude. Mathematically-abstracted tailoring borrows from the rules of couture to create avant-garde yet accessible clothing. Expect black and grey tones and multidimensional texture in the garments.

The new face of Reebok

The supermodel posed yesterday at Paris's Pompidou Art Centre for the European launch of the Reebok Freestyle Cities footwear collection, which is set for release later this year. The collection is inspired by six cities - Tokyo, Paris, New Delhi, Madrid, London and New York - and the ambitious women within them. Agyness represents London, while French singer Yelle is paired with Paris, and Spanish model Bimba Bose stands for Madrid.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

The Notorious Family: An Exclusive Interview


The Notorious Family is one of our favourite brand from Indonesia and we had a chance to hang out with them to get a little history about everything behind their works. So, sit tight, nevermind the bollocks, and here's the interview.

HPDC: Hey guys, let's start off by asking where you from?
Notorious : We're all from Jakarta, except Sid he was born in Sydney, Australia, but he kinda here and there. We met each other when some of us were studying there, we skate and play music together, did some dumb shit together and partying hard.... what are you working on these days?
Notorious: Not much ay haha...we still party a lot, but with the opening of the shop pretty soon, we kinda get busy with doin all the productions stuff and of course laying out all the concept together. Especially now, we got 3 brands which made us exhausted but jolly. We are pretty much happy people anyway so it doesn't really matter if we're tired or sick of doing all the process and stuff.

How'd you guys get hooked up?
Lust at the first sight hahahaha… As we said before, we met kinda randomly, we never met each other but then we decided to started a band together. From there it was just sorta happened.But we haven't got any ideas that we'll be doing a clothing label as our primary job.

Did you both ever go to the art school?
Yeah, Sid just graduated from Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts in Sydney and Mirzie graduated from Martin College as graphic designer too in Sydney and more like the free spirit of the brand, hes got his own taste and skills which is cool when we work together and Julian, he's the business whore hahahaha he's the one doing all the networking and you know, business side of the label.


So, tell me more about Notorious, A.o.D, Bzrre & Proud Parents? What's the different between those labels?
Basically Notorious, Bizarre & Proud Parents has one roof which is A.O.D (Association Of Division).

Notorious started of by Mirzie and one of the other guy in sydney, they were just messin around with doing their own thing just for their own fun. Then few years back, we met each other and decided to do this thing seriously. And then, Bizarre started off when Julian offered Sid the opportunity of doing his own thing, and Sid was pretty keen on doing it, cos he got to fuck around with the design and not caring on other people comments. The style and concept are totally different with Notorious where he tries to stand in his own taste and influences which is the opposite of the concept of Notorious.

Proud Parents produces the kind of clothes that will make your parents proud! Haha maybe just our parents.

The story behind Proud Parents was, Julian called Lisza and asked her if she wanted to start a label, make some clothes and that he will provides her with all the production costs and all, so she was like, “hell yeah”, and Julian asked what would she like the label to be called, and she said “Proud Parents”. Why Proud Parents? (Lisza said she will keep this to herself). And then Julian asked Resida to join, cos obviously Lisza didn’t understand a thing about patternmaking and all those fashion designing stuff. So it was like a blind date at first, but then Resida and Lisza just clicked right away. Resida didn’t mind the name of the brand, so that was a good sign. So the second story was, about the brand, well these girls just wanna make clothes that they can wear and make money of, and Proud Parents never tries to look like a streetwear label cos it’s a very girly label, very feminine, just like the girls..ha! Definitely the kind of girls that will go out with guys who wear Notorious and Bizzare.


So, what are the inspiration and themes behind those brands?
: Whatever really, music, books, people.As chessy as it sounds, just living it on day to day basis can really inspired me. Whatever….yeah im old! Fukk off!

Bizarre : Few packs of cigarette, chicks, James Dean, Elvis fucking christ, 70's rock n roll and punk, 50s/60s music, saints & sinners, cocks & balls, leather pants, psychedelic drugs, twin peaks, mr.drum & mount heart attack, 80s pop music, michel gondry, chuck palahniuk, Pink Floyd, stewie griffin, book of satan, and many books that he doesn't wanna bother to tell...

Proud Parents : We went through a lot of phase making these clothes…we were inspired by everything…kitchenware, English tableware, deep sea creatures, feathers, watercolors, any pastel colors available on this planet…the theme is well, you have to wait for that one, is not supposed to be told yet

What other things are you into outside these area?
Mirzie : Plenty, from music to movies to foods..whatever fun things i get to do these days, pushing my creativity/ideas in other areas these days really excite me too. Like im running my own record label as well now,doing shows, trying to put my releases to some decent cd stores. Which surprisingly i need to put my hustling game on to these people..haha!
Stuff that keeps me busy really. But I can totally relate to Sid’s answers below.
Sid : Music and girls, I'm done.
Lisza of Proud Parents: my boyfriend D-H-I-K-A
Julian: anything associates with tech... Call me a nerd, a geek, weird, anything you guys like... GEEKS WILL RULE THE WORLD, MARK MY WORDS!


What kind of music are you listening these days?
Mirzie: anything from Lupe Fiasco to Metallica...from Cro-Mags to Darkthrone…from Roxx to Final Attack and anything in between.29 years old and still not into this “rave” music!
Sid: the cramps, the stones, black lips, birthday party, teenage death star, goons of doom, suicidal tendencies, 60s music, any hardcore/metal/hip hop music.
Julian: pretty much any metal, punk, pop, funk, blues and rock and roll music from 60s to 90s and KANGEN band...
Lisza of Proud Parents : black lips, juno movie soundtrack, buzzcocks, rodeo massacre, rancid, Fleetwood Mac, velvet underground, The Virgins

What else do you have going on for the year?
We're just gonna keep ourselves busy with these 3 brands plus other projects are already in motion too, which takes alot more time than we expected. Still having fun doing them tho’.

You guys have the shop opening up pretty soon here. What type of things will be going on there?
Notorious: As for products, we’ll only stock products from 3 labels mentioned above.And as for what sorta products you guys have to check them out yourself , when we open the store sometime in April.

Any collabs in the work?
Notorious: We're cooking up something for future projects, but unfortunately we’re like to keep them in the down low for now. Be on the look out tho'.
Bizarre : Yeap, there are some collaborations, i try to pick one artist for each season to do a shirt or two, but im not gonna tell you who. HA HA!!
Proud Parents: Yea between us two! Haha..

Nice, well any shout-outs to anyone?
Mirzie: To all the haters, thank you! Any publicity is a good publicity, now who's the sucker? HA!
Sid: Everyone...FUKK ME!!
Julian: Take me home PLEASE!!! And make me a fish ball soup just like Tracy Takinawa and David Bowie. And we want to welcome our newest member of the family ALBIE THE ZOMBIE…you’ll love him to death
Proud Parents: Our parents! And our lovely boyfriends! Thanx for the support!

The Second of the Sound & Fury episodes with Gallhammer

Another exclusive Rockers NYC TV interview with the Japanese doom metal band Gallhammer. This all-girl band has captured the attention of metal fans and critics around the world with their heavy and apocalyptic sound. Sean Reveron sat down with Vivian Slaughter, the lead singer and guitarist, to talk about the band and their recent European tour.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Elizabeth and James

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen act as muses and co-designers on this new fashion label. Inspired by the mix of uptown and downtown, masculine and feminine, and casual and dressy, the Elizabeth and James collection is unique in the mixture of androgynous menswear inspired blazers and shirts with delicate mini-dresses, feminine detailing, sequins and unusual fabrics.


The first shirt in the new colaberation effort between cory kennedy, ksubi, and thecobrasnake...only 250 shirts worldwide

Pics courtesy of cory kennedy & face hunter

Dirty 80's Skate Zine !!!

Jocko Weyland, who made this zine went on to publish The Answer is Never.

This 80's skate zine was done by Neil Blender...

Bring on 1985.

Legendary skateboarder & artist Neil Blender stopped to bomb the wall at the end of his run.

Click here for more 80's skate zine.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Deadly Ponies

Deadly Ponies bags are all created entirely by handfrom the leather selection to the handstiching, having a deadly ponies bag is more than just having a place to put stuff. Their spring summer '08 collection named 'knoted mind'.


Thursday, 20 March 2008

Acne Jeans S/S'08

Acne Jeans is one of our favourite Swedish fashion brands. Their spring/summer 2008 collection is now available to buy online.

Ann-Sofie Back

Swedish designer Ann-Sofie Back collections are paradoxically avant-garde, strangely elegant and always compelling. The designer says "I am always inspired by normality and the mundane, the fantastic has never really interested me". Her clothing collections and styling work are in many ways defined by a rejection of that aspirational fantasy land and looks at her own awkward place within it.

P.A.M. S/S 08 Space Face Collection

We personally thought that this is the most interesting design of the premium graphic t-shirt by Perks & Mini of Australia, from the SS08 Space Face collection. Hails Dirty Rotten Imbeciles!!!
Just click here to see their latest collection.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Claudine Bags

Claudine is a new handbag designer. She graduated from fashion at Central Saint Martins, in 2002. The collection is a range of contemporary and sculptural evening bags, made of sprayed plastics, velvets, and silk satins. The look is strong, with block colours in bold and simple shapes.


Who Loves me, who loves me not

A.P.C spring summer '08 collection part II..


Missbibi collection is inspired by the world of childhood and nostalgia. Within this innocent beauty, the subversion of scale becomes a recurring figure and the visual object is often fetishised. So Missbibi's work both transforms and diverts the everyday life through its recreational approach and its meticulous attention to small details.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

We Live Our Lives in Black


Peek a booth from april77 fall-winter 2008-2009 backstage shooting collection called 'we lived our lives in black'..just add a little music to get a better picture, the soundtrack involves jesus and mary chain, my bloody valentine, the stone roses and wire..
Lookbook coming soon !!

Movie Mayhem

Tatty Devine new collection under the name 'Movie Mayhem'..

Lonely Hearts

Lonely Hearts Club Spring Summer '08 collection

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Lair of the Minotaurs

Lair of the Minotaurs third full length on Southern Lord Records, WAR METAL BATTLE MASTER is a concept album about solving conflicts with a big fucking axe! Recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Unearthly Trance, Venomous Concept) and mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer member). The songs are a mix of the thrashing aggression & mega-riffage of the previous album: The Ultimate Destroyer and the unrelenting beatings & Sabbath chugs of Carnage, mixed with a new emotionless ferocity reserved for an executioner. The CD contains a 20 page booklet with graphic illustrations for each song.

HPDC: RockersNYC Exclusive Interview

RockersNYC is a Lower East Side streetwear company that its built on originality and music as the foundation of their inspiration. Most of their designs are heavily influenced by Jamaican Reggae culture, Punk Rock, Speed Metal, Hip Hop & Rasta because these cultures inspired them with their rebelliousness and intelligence. Believe me, they cover streetwear culture like it has never been seen before!
Now, HPDC have an amazing opportunity to have a small interview with its founder, which are Marcus Burrowes and Sean Reveron. Here, we're allowed to discover their ideas behind RockersNYC latest S/S 08 collection, "The Sound & Fury".
Enjoy it!

Hows it goin mate.
MB: Wicked!
SR: It’s all gravy…totally hyphy…smiles kill war!

So, what are you into at the moment?
SR: Fruit smoothies…bike rides…creating epic gear…post-punk…grindcore…taking flicks!

Cool! Grindcore Rules!!! Haha..


You just released your latest S/S 08 collection, why the name "THE SOUND & FURY"?
SR: Music was the theme of this season…we brought the sound…& killed it with fury!

What's the philosophy behind the new season SS 08 collection?
SR: Rules are made to be broken…music rules & war kills!


What was the first time you were exposed to the punk/speed metal?
MB: I was exposed to the Clash and the Ramones before, but in 1984 I was 10 and I discovered Suicidal Tendencies’ "Institutionalized" and Black Flag, and it was on!

SR: I was first exposed to hardcore in 1981 in L.A., CA…I got into speed metal around 1983…I really started feeling Motorhead – they were my gateway metal. Then I got into Venom, Oz, Voivod, Exciter, Raven, Metallica, Slayer & Exodus (I saw them perform @ the Mab in SF in 1983). I still love both hardcore & thrash metal!


And what types of music do you like these days?
MB: If you’re talking current music, right now I'm big into dancehall.

SR: Doom metal….grime…dancehall…d-beat…Lil Wayne…Pixies…post-punk…postive-punk (goth)…dub…& weirdo pop!

Do you play any instruments at all?
SR: My voice…I guess you could call me a singer.


What's the biggest obstacle when you started doing this retail business?
MB: That would probably be not knowing much about the business at first, and also trying to keep the integrity of the brand while the money was tight.

SR: I don’t believe in obstacles…whatever you perceive you can achieve!

You move a lot as a child (Kingston, California, London, New York). What did your parents do for a living while you were a child?
MB: My mom is a poet/folklorist/historian and my dad is a painter.

SR: Traveling is in my blood…my dad was a rolling stone & my mom is a chef!


Do you like travel a lot?
SR: Yep yep!

What are some of your favorite cities?
MB: I would have to say Kingston and New York because of the non stop inspiration!

SR: Saturn, the ocean, the moon…Ethiopia (but I have not been there yet) Tokyo & Rome!

Well, don't forget to visit Jakarta next time. So, any last words for all the RockersNYC lovers in Indonesia?
SR: Expect the unexpected…we could be in Jakarta at any time!….thanx for all of the support styles!

Awesome. Cheers guys!!!
See below for "The Sound & Fury"..