This is NY Baby ! Celebrating the end of NY fashion week the all time classic chic of Diane von Furstenberg, Herve Leger form fitting body hugging dresses, Alon Livne Sonic Futurism presentation, Katie Gallagher Girl interrupted inspire collection and Cynthia Rowley swingers love fest !
Diane von Furstenberg SS 15
Herve Léger SS 15
Alon Livné SS15
Katie Gallagher SS15
Cynthia Rowley SS15
THE UNLIMITED asked writer, muse and fashion icon Haya Maraka to share her toughts about what is timeless fashion in the fast fashion world.
Yes, you have heard that term constantly and in an industry that is truly based on change with no time at all to even wear all the clothes between pre fall and cruise. What really is timeless fashion? Is it a term that is loosely used, and a tad bit cliché, without us really knowing what timeless fashion is? Also is anybody really designing timeless fashion anymore or are people more focused on fast fashion. Or will the fashion being created now only become timeless 20 years from now. Who are we to judge, in an industry that is so controlled by time, do we ever stop to remember the time less pieces and fashion?
When I think of timeless fashion, the first few names and images that pop in my mind, are YVES SAINT LAURENT’s Le Smoking tuxedo, or the Valentino Red Era. To me timeless fashion is something that made an impact on the world and something that can be passed on and worn again and again. Timeless fashion doesn’t just have to be portrayed through a designer, but also can be an image or a woman. Strong images that have made an outfit timeless, like Jacqueline Kennedy’s pink Chanel Suit she wore the tragic day JFK was shot, or the flannel shirt that became Kurt Cobain’s staple piece can also be an example of timeless fashion.
Essentially the answer is in your hands and you are the one who decides what timeless fashion should be. Whatever it is that you have had in your closet the longest that can still be worn today is considered timeless. In an industry that is consumed by hierarchy at the end it really is you the consumer that is the main dictator.
We are excited to share our final update of issue No. 6 - The Navigate Jacket exclusive video editorial. Leading wearable tech company, Wearable Experiments, is ready to launch NAVIGATE, a gorgeous GPS jacket that will make having a sense of direction obsolete and following your feelings mandatory. Our pair of star-crossed lovers took the jacket for a spin around Manhattan, hoping to reunite.
Street Style Heaven @ Jeremy Scott AW14 by Victoria Barndt
Creative & Photo Direction: Casey Brooks
Stylist: Sarah Perillo
MU: Colleen Runne
Hair: Jakob Sherwood
Models: Henric Olsson and Olga Boiko
Barbara briones,Daniella kallmeyer, Duckie brown Florsheim, General idea
Highland, Nicholas k, Nouveau, Rochambeau, Topman, Verlaine, Waldrip
Paint it White
The Unlimited Magazine Interactive Exclusive: Converse x Maison Martin Margiela Revealed
When you ask Maison Martin Margiela to reinvent & innovate plain old Converses you should be ready for the classic MMM treatment. MMM collections are always questioning the norms of fashion and presenting its pieces through the technique of deconstruction and transformation, and so does this new & most exciting collaboration.
“The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself,” says Maison Martin Margiela.
There is an element of time to the design, MMM X Converse sneaker are covered top to bottom with fresh coat of white paint, which will chip and fall the more the sneakers are worn and the true color beneath will be revealed. The styles are available in four color ways based on heritage colors from the Converse archives: red, black, navy, and Margiela-exclusive vintage yellow.
The unlimited team could not resist the temptation and had to allow you to already see what it will look like after, all you need to do is scratch the surface of the shoe.
*The sneakers will be available for purchase globally in September at Margiela stores, and at select Converse stores for $200USD
Photography by Roy Friedman
Crystal Dyer- Artist and leather bag-maker
Style inspired by Victorian fashion, fashion from the 18th and 19th centuries and religious ceremonial clothing.
“I borrowed this dress from my friend. The (clear) collar is cool.”
Justine Bui E-Commerce Director, Fleur Du Mal
Style inspired by vintage and bohemian fashion.
“What inspires my style? Well, it’s hot outside!”
Style inspired by bright colors, vintage and menswear. Ann about Claudia:
“Her shirt is bad!”
Claudia: “It’s really old! I thrifted it.” Ann is looking for employment and says, “I was born this way” about her green hair.
Samuel Bowles Retail Sales Style inspired by old, rough trade and the 1950s.
“I’ve had the same haircut for the past 10 years.”
Tyler Harrison-Tremblay Designer Style inspired by a lot of everything.
“I’m really inspired by the fashion in New York. I’m from Canada.”
Text & Photography : Regina Spurlock
Menswear Dog gets creative when it comes to a fashion blog. The Tumblr page features a dapper 3 year-old Shiba Inu named Bodhi who models for creators, Dave Fung and Yena Kim. Bodhi is sure to be dressed in some of the hottest trends in male apparel, all while strutting the streets of NYC.
This was all created one Saturday afternoon when Fung and Kim were
“bored and decided to take a picture of Bodhi in Dave’s serious menswear. It made us laugh so we posted it on Facebook and the response was explosive and we knew we had something very strange and amazing. Our blog was created the day after and Menswear Dog was born.”
Animals wearing human clothing is not original, yet this pup is not dressed in some cutesy little outfit you can find at your local pet store. Thanks to his owners, Bodhi has got some serious style.
When asked what’s next in-terms of menswear fashion, Fung and Kim gave us the scoop.
“We think the future trends in menswear fashion will be ‘risk-taking’. Not risk-taking like wearing meggings (men leggings) but risk-taking in-terms of finding new ways to layer color, pattern and texture…Menswear will always involve classic pieces, but the future trends will reinvent how those classics translate for the bolder modern man who want to look good AND stand out.”
Want a more casual look for the workday? Combine Gant Rugger suit trousers with a Levi Denim Jacket. But be sure to go for the blasé look of the menswear dog himself. Not your style? Check out his Ryan Gosling Impersonation by creating the perfect shirt/vest/tie combination. Keep in mind its hard to pull off any look as well as Bodhi. According to Fung and Kim,
“Bodhi was born with a tremendous amount of houndswag and he's somehow able to add pizazz to any outfit he wears.”
We wanted to know how the couple gets this dog to cooperate so well. We were told that he “cooperates really well most of the time (swayed by treats and peanut butter of course), but there's always going to be those days when he doesn't want any part of it. He lets us know by giving us a swift paw to the face, so we don't shoot when he doesn't feel like it. After all, he's a model now so he's got demands.”
Since the launch on Jan.27, the page is going viral. I mean, who wouldn’t take fashion advice from a dog whose interests include,
“never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches.”
- Rachel Chodor
Self-embellishment is seldom considered a spiritual practice - and yet, to me it has always been one of divine power, a sacred embodiment of something larger than my own physical presence. Jewelry carries a reflection of its wearer’s identity; it holds within it sentimentality only the owner can appreciate. Every time a new piece is made, it begins its individual journey, unique to only it alone. Each piece is passed down from owner to owner, borrower to borrower, recharging with a transcendent energy – an energy empowering its inheritor. My jewelry is a reflection of historical significance. I bring in the past to embellish my future. With each added cuff, with each added choker, I create a symbiotic relationship between history and modernity.
Tribal stacking has gained a steady following over the past couple years. Bloggers are arm partying, designers are neck stacking, and commercial retailers have definitely taken notice. Jewelry designers like Dannijo, with help from affluent fashion elite, have pioneered the stacking trend, taking it out of the context of historical fashion, and bringing it center stage for today’s trends. No longer are these pieces seen as style-specific, they have become mainstream.
More is more, unique is more, and more is unique.
- Yevgeniya Yelkina
*Yevgeniya Yelkina is a contributing editor at The Unlimited and A super stylish girl we love. check out her amazing Instagram here
Punk: Chaos to Couture
On May 6th The Met Gala will host the first ever Punk Inspired fashion event. inspire by the Punk: Chaos to Couture Costume Institute exhibition which focuses on high fashion’s appropriation of punk’s avant-garde aesthetic. A lot has changed since Punk's happy days in the early 70's, back then Anna Wintour would NEVER show her respects to this street style and music genre, or even look at the punker at Piccadilly square in London.
Inspire by the exhibition MO curated a limited edition, One-of-A-kind collection of Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Eddie Borgo, Ek Thongprasert, Givenchy, House of Waris, Moschino, Prabal Gurung, Preen, Rodarte, Thom Browne, and Vivienne Westwood .
Out of all of the designers Vivienne Westwood should be acknowledged for being the woman that inspired it all and is together with some punker responsible for this fashion.
“The enduring appeal of punk’s avant-garde ideology is that it inspires designers across the spectrum of design sensibility,” said Lauren Santo Domingo, Co-Founder of Moda Operandi. “Each designer has created pieces for this capsule collection that expresses their unique vision of punk’s rebellious spirit.”
Punk: Chaos to Couture, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 9 to August 14
To view the collection visit: www.modaoperandi.com/chaostocouture
Back Stage @ HOOD BY AIR F/W 2013
Image Maker: Joseph Lally
Fashion Editor: Jules Wood
Hair Stylist: Bridget Brager ( Wall Group, using Frederic Feffai)
Model: Stephanie Cam (@ Request Model Management NYC)
Band of Outsiders New York fashion week F/W 2012-2013
Arizona Dream inspired collection.
“Yes, it’s the Great Plains and the great West, and a little bit of Mexico City. So it’s kind of spaghetti western.
For the men, especially, it was definitely time to go to that sort of western place.”- Scott Stemberg
Band of Outsiders F/W 2012
Band of Outsiders F/W 2012
Band of Outsiders F/W 2012
Band of Outsiders F/W 2012
Back Stage @ Thom Browne F/W 2012-13 // NYC Public library
“Personally, when I see it on the girls I think it looks so good. I like the idea of men’s tailoring on girls. It’s very strong and sexy in a nonovert way.”- Thom Browne
Stunning pretension in one of the most beautiful location in New York City.