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RTA Denim has just launched their new Spring 2014 Look Book video which you can see above! RTA denim is a movement, not only a product, but a culture that embraces the creative aspiration of the individual and combines street lifestyle with obscure nature in the constant search to attain awe.
The video was produced, shot, directed and edited by Jon Ryan Sugimoto, CEO and head creative director of Sugimoto Pictures. It doesn’t give too much of the denim away, but it gives you an amazing behind the scenes look at the whole shoot, from start where hair and make-up is done, to actually shooting the images! Check it out!
In celebration of the new Striver’s Row spring collection, the brand has launched this digital short featuring actor, writer, and director Omar Epps. It’s called “Life Is In The Details” and the video showcases The Striver, a gentleman who perseveres through life’s obstacles in style and relishes in the details of their day-to-day life. As Omar says himself, “life is in the details, style accordingly.” You can read some of the press release below and watch the video above!
This is not the first time Striver’s Row has differentiated themselves with a unique twist on the lookbook via a short film. The Striver’s Row Holiday One Collection, released to select retailers this past November, utilized a video lookbook as well. The video, entitled “The Urban Cowboy,” featured an actual cowboy in a unique day-in-the-life piece showing his sophisticated yet functional style, juxtaposing the past with the present.
Named after a famous series of historic brownstones inHarlem, Striver’s Row draws inspiration from the bold choice to not to listen to conventional wisdom that directed people to follow the pack and lower quality to reduce price points. Striver’s Row has deconstructed the previous iteration of men’s lifestyle wear, clearing the way to express this brand in a never before seen fashion.
Featuring a design theme influenced by military and hunting, Striver’s Row highlights an array of apparel and accessories including denim, tops, mixed fabric wovens, carrier bags and outerwear including leather coats. Striver’s Row is priced at $160.00 – 340.00 USD for denim; $120 – 240.00 USD for knits and wovens; $740.00 – 1200.00 USD for outerwear and $500.00-800.00 USD for carrier bags.
Striver’s Row recently wrapped up successful showings at both New York and Las Vegas Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs and is available for purchase at select influencer stores and luxury boutiques in major cities. Locations include, but are not limited to, The Atrium in New York, Union in Los Angeles, Sir N Madame in Chicago, Wish in Atlanta, Brooklyn Circus in New York City, Nubian in Tokyo, Japan, Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, and Manhattans in Seoul, Korea and also online at their official website.
AG Adriano Goldschmied has gone back to nature for Spring Summer 2014, exploring elements of flight and weightlessness while foundation denims and AG-ed Vintage washes keep the collection down to earth. Colours recall the early morning transition from dark to dawn, with elegantly shaded hues, hushed pastels, and sun-warmed neutrals. Prints of feathers, dandelions, and abstract bird nests are woven throughout and they look really intriguing. Spring also marks the debut of new add-ons: belts in rich, buttery leathers to complement the understated luxury that the brand have. You can check out the full Look Book below and the details on the collection!
Tonal layering mixes textures in nuanced hues of sand and blush; the silken Luminous Tank floats beneath a slouchy zip-front cardi dress, striking a balance with the Absolute Legging’s sleek silhouette. The chambray Marcel Shirt pairs effortlessly with the weathered Drew boyfriend jean, while the Radiance Tee reimagines an everyday basic in a whisper-light mix of modal jersey and rayon piecing.
Zipper accents deliver a modern touch to fluid dresses, knit layers, and the newest skinnies of the season—the Taxi Zip, detailed with a mini zip pocket at the outer thigh, and the Reagan, a paneled style with ankle zippers along the inseam.
A touch of the unexpected elevates both on-the-clock essentials and downtime classics. Contrast piecing adds interest to fundamental tees and oxford shirting. The nature-inspired prints of the Dive Bomber denim jacket and the Aviator S/S Shirt are low-key but forward-thinking options for incorporating pattern, with ties and pocket squares to match.
Brilliant white selvage offers a palate-cleansing take on denim, as twills and sueded sateens supply toned-down shots of color. The Kannon trouser and short feature a two-tone waistband with drawstring closure for daringly pared-down style. All-terrain influence is evident in the Utilitarian slim and the Expedition pant, capturing the adventurous spirit of the collection.
Here is the brand new Denimocracy Spring 2014 Look Book! For those of you not too familiar with the brand, Denimocracy is based in Los Angeles and focus on fits and comfort. I have a pair of their Anarchy knit leggings and they are a dream! For the new Spring 2014 season, they have focused their attention on some gorgeous new prints as well as some pretty classics. The best thing is they use a technology which means their jeans never end up sagging even after a lot of wear!
Some of the key styles feature polished Anarchy liquid knits, Anarchy painted florals on French terry, solid French terry knits, bold tie-dyes on terry, real life prints on twill, and never before seen seamless patchworks! These are just some of the unique styles offered in skinny, boot cut, crop and cuffed crop. You can see more of the styles in the gallery below, but which pairs do you like?