Wednesday, 28 May 2008

April77: The Interview

April77 is a French label launched in 2002 by frenchman Bric Partouche who's obsessed with early punk bands like Ramones and Joy Division. APRIL77 is a tribute to youth movements, counterculture and lifestyle. Keeping its mind open, the label finds its inspiration in the underground scenes, being musical, literary, artistic or even architectural. The choice of quality fabrics, carefully studied cuts and original model names shows an authentic respect for clothing’s classic and noble references. Since we're a total sucker for April 77, here's our exclusive interview with April 77's head of worldwide press Laura Camille Saglio.

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HPDC: Name, Occupation, and Position.

Laura Camille Saglio, APRIL77 & APRIL77RECORDS' P.R. Mercenary. In charge of press, public relations and events.

What makes April 77 so unique?

Inspiration and taste, we hope!

When it comes to idea, who's your inspirations?

Music, art, photography, literature... Architecture!

Who got you started in fashion?

I started by working in a fashion magazine called WAD for two years.

Can you tell us about your latest season?

Next collection, F-W2008/09 is called "We Lived Our Lives In Black" and is inspired by the band Jesus And Mary Chain.
Influenced by England (but not London!), Scotland or even Ireland in the mid 1980s - early 1990s: Shoegaze, Britpop, Dreampop made by autistic teenagers, working class suburbia youth working, religious and political conflicts...
On the other side of the Atlantic, Grunge is coming to life… Influence of Jim Jarmusch’s movie «Permanent Vacation», of James Chance…
Jesus And Mary Chain is the major influence in this collection, their look is super improbable, with an aesthetic and sounds that mix pop music, batcave, new wave... And all this with almost nothing! Both super powerful AND minimalist. Comes close to perfection… But fortunately it’s not!
Pants become straight but are still worn too short (skinhead touch…), with working or military boots.
An important piece is the «Squadron», an officer coat in grey Loden with a strict cut, giving a martial note to the collection. Loden’s stiffness is softened by several oversized plaid checked shirts like the Smiths.
Back to oversize indeed with a mini-collection of handmade chunky knits (zipped jumper, cardigan, V-neck sweater)...
Blue denim is bleached or washed, in Bleach Frip or Snow themes, while black canvas is Triple Stone.
We imagine fog and rain for this collection, which is ok because it has three trench coats, like the severe and zipped up.
Fabrics mix masculine thick wool, checks and stripes, to some more technical canvas like fake leather and parachute, including severe details and silk like surfaces…

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April 77 Records seems to be a new projects you are building on right now. Tell us more about it?

http://blog.stylehive.com/index.php/weblog/entry/next-big-thing-april-77-makes-clothes-you-can-dance-to/

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Any new bands out there that you want to sign or wish you can sign them?

Today we're meeting up with No Age, we really hope we can get them to like us...

What songs are at the top of your playlist at this very moment?

Right now, No Age, Deerhunter, Jose Gonzales...

What project will you be working on next?

This thing never ends... We're opening flagship stores since February. Our first one is in Paris for APRIL77 and we have a temporary one for APRIL77RECORDS until February right next to it. Next one should open in Bordueax, South of France.

Any last shout for anyone in Indonesia?

Yes, of course, a massive shout out to my friend Heruw and his good friend Lisza in Djakarta ;)

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Cheers to Heruw for helping us on this interview!

Live Fast Die Old: Lemmy The Movie

Over the past 40 years, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of Motörhead has an immeasurable impact on rock music. He has become a godfather of heavy metal. So, get ready to be stoked cause' his film is totally in the works. Shot on a combination of High Definition and Super 16mm film. Click here if you can't wait.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Vice and Vanity

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Vivi Masturah Lim and Aaron Kao are the designers behind the collections that focus on necklaces, bracelets and brooches.
every season, the singaporean duo manage to push the boundaries & come up with designs as distinct as their own sense of style. Care for the pieces requires “common sense. No crocodile attacks, nuclear fusion or genetic experiments.”

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Click here to view more: ViceandVanity

Monday, 19 May 2008

CTRL Summer 2008

Latest offerings from CTRL's 2008 summer collection. Click here to view.
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Thursday, 15 May 2008

The Agyness Deyn Issue

For the first time ever in i-D’s 28-year history they dedicate an entire issue to just one person. Meet the new face of Britain, supermodel Agyness Deyn.
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Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Love Bomb !

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Lover presents ''Love Bomb'' for fall and spring sumer '08-'09 collection. Here's some preview of their upcoming collections...enjoy

The Northern Hemisphere. instore August-September
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The Southern Hemisphere. instore September-October
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Corpus S/S 08

The L.A. based label Corpus for Spring/Summer ‘08.
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Violent Elegance

Some tees from Violent Elegance.
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Marsu Homme S/S 08

Marsu Homme is an Australian shoe label and here's a preview of their Spring/Summer 08 collection.
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Passarella Death Squad Spring 2008

The cult label Passarella Death Squad latest colection. Painstakingly hand-prints the graphics in London on imported Japanese cotton.
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FUCT S/S 08

Below is a preview of FUCT’s spring/summer 08 release. They also experimented with water based inks, and wet on wet printing technique, in order to achive a retro-cartoon illustrated look. Click here for more.
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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

VNGRD

VNGRD was born in Milan in 2005 as the natural creative expression of a group of skater, designers and artists who lived for years at the heart of the city's underground. Every garment is made in Italy.
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Gasius Small Run Project

The Gasius Jackets are all fully reversible, with pop stud fastening, saddle sleeves and contrasting lining in pockets.
All items come with a Gasius Small Run Project Certificate of Gasenticity!!
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Hyde S.K - Calamity

Some of the Hyde S.K.'s Spring/Summer '08 collection are available online, and we want these bags sooo baddddd !!! Oh and fyi, recently Sacha designed some bags for APC and a collaboration bag with cult Australian brand PAM.
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Images: Charmworld.JP

CSS are BACK!

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Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS) will be releasing a new album entitled "Donkey" due release in July. An early taster of what’s to come on their sophomore LP, CSS are making new album track ‘Rat Is Dead (Rage)’ available as a FREE DOWNLOAD, exclusively from the band’s website. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for a bigger announcement detailing the new album.

Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester is an influential fashion designer from Belgium and her sneakers is always perfect. You can grab this particular pair at Barneys.
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Norwegian Wood

These are such amazing photography taken by Julie Pike.
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Monday, 12 May 2008

Twelve Bar Spring 08

The Twelve Bar, a premium apparel brand, established in 2005 on London's New Bond Street, is a fully-fledged men's clothing line featuring a selvedge denim program and a wide range of outerwear, shirts, tops and graphic tees. In 2007 Twelve Bar moved its worldwide headquarters to the Melrose/Fairfax area in Los Angeles.
Here's a preview of Twelve Bar Spring 08. Click here for more.
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