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TrendWatch: Piece d’Anarchive S/S 2012 Collection

Virginie Muys and sisters Deborah and Priscilla Royer are the Trio behind hot new french label Piece d’Arnachive. An interesting name mixing two different terms: Anarchy and Archive – The word Archive in reference to the expertise and the French heritage of tailoring techniques, and Anarchy for their envy to disrupt the conventions. “This name was born…

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Acne F/W 2012

Confused, surprised, and extremely curious were just a few of the emotions that surfaced as I began to review the Acne F/W 2012 collection. I had to do a fact check and make sure I did not miss a major replacement in the house, but Jonny Johansson was right in his place, only stepping into…

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Topshop Unique F/W 2012

Topshop’s biggest coup d’état so far was in hiring veteran British stylist Kate Phelan last year as Creative Director. Her keen eye for wearable, edgy, cool separates made for a collection that will be seen in the streets of every major city next fall. Khaki military coats over hip slung skirts, over-sized shirts and vests…

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Santigold: Disparate Youth

Listen to “Disparate Youth” Here BUY HERE Sometimes it takes music to strike a chord within. Go figure. With a history of being charted for spelling out what often really ought to be heard (not just listened), Santigold once again punctures the surface in a vortex of sounds, and with an elegance for singing: yo,…

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Peony Yip Morphing Illustrations

I just stumbled over the lovely illustration work of Hong Kong based artist Peony Yip, aka The White Deer. I’m loving all her pencil work, but especially these animal morphing illustrations overlayed on females faces, aiming to

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Alba Prat’s Neon Old School Collection

For her second collection Alba Prat got inspired by the cold war children going to school with their leather bags and knitted accessories handmade by their grandmothers. She sent us  her ‘Neon Old School’ lookbook, where disciplined pupils are represented in three different outfits, in