Chromat: Where Architecture and Undergarments Meet

Inspiration, Reviews

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Designer Becca McCharen’s design label, Chromat, was born after she married her love for architecture with her passion for fashion design. Her valiantly bold designs reflect the maps and scaffolding of the New York City environment. These extraordinary undergarments are awe-inspiring and truly an experimental piece. How do you wear them? Not quite sure. But, I’m willing to give it a try.

NENUKKO Short Film

Fashion Films, Inspiration

Today’s inspiration is from independent design team, NENUKKO. Their inventively minimalistic aesthetic and provocatively abstract concepts allow them to confront and surpass the classical conventions of design, fashion, and communication. Ambiguity, motion, and stagnancy are the focal points of the conceptualized short film.

TSATSAS x Ramon Haindi: Aesthetics Habitat

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“Bringing together what belongs. This Aesthetics Habitat collaboration literally comes from a like-minded neighborhood, as both photographer [Ramon] Haindi and fine leather craftsmen TSATSAS, live and work in Frankfurt am Main. Subtle structures and a high level of attention to the characteristics of surface, invite you to observe the fundamental significance of skin without the disturbance of color. A sensitive ensemble of details and protagonists embracing a simply perfect product.”

Eleen Halvorsen: [DE]COMPOSED

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Today’s inspiration is courtesy of Norwegian-born fashion designer, Eleen Halvorsen, whose designs are innovatively minimalistic with just the right amount of architectural androgyny. Her collection, “[De]composed” is rich with strong lines, soft drapery, and conceptual proportions. Cropped leather tops layered and transparent mesh dresses push this collection into covetable status.

Knock On Wood

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This gorgeously crafted clutch by textile design and development team, Tseler+Mendelovitch is constructed of 100% ebony wood. This particular type of wood is exclusive in itself as it takes over 100 years to mature. Truly a limited edition collectors’ item, this clutch is far more than just aesthetical statement piece. The accessory embodies the directional progression towards sculptural design through natural, sustainable resources.

Constructed of: Paper

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Designer Bea Szenfeld and photographer Joel Rhodin collaborated together to capture the Szenfeld’s all-paper Spring/Summer 2014 collection, “Haute Papier.” The revolutionary collection featured rivetingly sculptural pieces made entirely of paper. Geometric shapes and wildlife motifs brought life and eccentricity into the novel collection. The stunning installment was held at the infamously decadent vintage store, Decades, in Los Angeles.

Menswear Monday: Ximon Lee

Inspiration, Reviews

Recent Parsons graduate, Ximon Lee, used the tattered and heavily layered clothing styles of children in Moscow as his inspiration for his graduating thesis collection, “Children of Lenengradsky.”