Designer of the Week: Our Legacy, Swedish Menswear

Our Legacy: Post-Modern Honesty Our Legacy is a Swedish men’s clothing brand which has drawn much of its design influence from Basquiat and Marcel Duchamp, looking to the artists for inspiration when creating their comprehensively simple line of relaxed fit shirts, knits, suits, footwear and tees. There’s an attitude about Our Legacy which suggests that they know how good their clothes are and feel no compunction about saying so. Lines entitled ‘Great Sweats’ and ‘Perfect Tees’ make no attempt at self-deprecation, which has all too long been a staple of the indie fashion industry. Instead, there’s something refreshingly honest about…

Designer of the Week: The Hellers

A much awaited designer for us, The Hellers, has emerged with their new collection and brand new website! We featured The Hellers over a year ago in a post about using Holga Cameras for fashion photos, their style and appeal was huge and people wanted to know where to buy their beautiful pieces. Well, the time has come and The Hellers new SS2012 collection is live and as beautiful as ever imagined. Their collection features flowing pieces, original patterns and innovative and modern designs throughout, while also employing a touch of strangeness, their most endearing feature. Designed and produced in Tel Aviv,…

Sinstar Clothing, No Sin in Looking Good

SinStar Clothing (no longer around.. )  is one of those brands that I want to own every piece of, – and put the rest on my boyfriend or gift to friends. A UK brand, Sintar just recently started carrying women’s wear and has a new collection of menswear featuring designs, printing style and theming that sets them apart from other street style brands. Sinstar’s newest collection encompasses several themes, featuring text and images that express the beauty of life, love, sin and the human form. Sometimes expressive, lovely or just plain fashionable, their newest collection goes beyond printed images on…

Designer of the Week: Labor Division, Fall 2012 Lookbook

Labor Division is definitely a clothing company designed for the future. An eco-conscious company with economic etchics? I must be dreaming right? Labor Division works exclusively with small domestic factories that have a long history of craftsmanship and integrity. “Our manufacturers share the typically Italian tradition of respecting the material and working with their hands. The environment in which our products are made is intimate, hands-on and personal.” An Italian brand, Labor Division makes handmade quality clothing the way most things used to be made, by hand and of the highest quality possible by skilled individuals. Not that the Industrial…

Designer of the Week: Feuer Wear Bags & Accessories

Creative eco-fashion always catches our eye and gets us thinking about the future of fashion. Around the world new ideas are popping up for creatively recycling things mankind tosses aside on a daily basis. Not only can it be a cheaper alternative to making or purchasing new materials, but it’s without question better for the planet and peace of mind. Feuer Wear (Feuer meaning Fire in German) is one such creative idea, making bags and accessories out of used firefighting hose. Durable and reliably constructed by nature the hoses prove to be perfect for Feuer Wear’s stylistic and functional designs….

Stylein: Swedish Fashion for this Frozen Land

It’s been cold and frozen for months here and now half of the country is covered in snow and ice as well. I’ve spent half my winter covering up my clothes and acclimating to the average 20F(7c) temps (around 0 at night) for months now and I’ve started to break out of my puffer jacket, wool socks and long underwear and wear things that would have left me shivering last fall. As everyone knows, Sweden is a cold place and just like here in the Rockies, locals acclimate, and what you once wore in the 20 degree (7C) cold, you…

Designer of the Week: Yours Truly (take 2)

Yours Truly is a brand we have featured once before but I they were thin on stock and I always felt bad that I had teased everyone with their cool Brooklyn original designs. I even got a call from a frantic French Canadian guy who really wanted to buy some of their stuff but was unable. I couldn’t get him to understand that I just wrote the blog, and I was not the store, but he just didn’t get it. Anyway, without further ado, Yours Truly is now LIVE and their 2011 Fall Winter collection is now ready to shop!…

Gelada Studio: Talkin’ About My Generation

I recently came across a clothing company that drew my eyes to their tees like a moth to a lamp, but with a much better outcome. I know that sounds a little strange but since travel is basically my way of life, a clothing company who celebrates travel is perfect. Me any my boyfriend have been on the road for 2 years this October and before that I’ve traveled as much as humanly possible, as some of my readers know. When I heard about Gelada Studio and saw pics from their latest line, I fell in love with their idea….

Designer of the week: Yours Truly

At the moment, I’m completely hooked on sweatshirts, cardigans and scarves worn over crop tees (over cozy undershirts), teeshirt dresses and of course some warm thick quality jeans (I’ve been really cold lately as you might guess). I’ve also been bulking up my closets with this newest wave of companies sporting ‘modern meets vintage’ designs, like art deco or tribal/native patterns. While shopping around, I get kind of tired of my main-stream options like my expensive sweet tooth desires, Wildfox Couture and Stussy, and need some smaller companies to bring me back to reality. Yours Truly is a Brooklyn New York clothing…