Cowboys are the epitome of ruggedness and strength, so what better way to clad yourself in their style than with the toughest, purestform of denim: raw. The Mister Freedom brand — “A fine and solid product… guaranteed to make heads turn” — has just released the perfect adaptation of the all-American man’s version of a suit and tie, and we are absolutely in love. From the retro packaging to the gritty ads, Mister Freedom has hit the bullseye. And, because it comes in black, brown, striped twill, and the classic dark indigo, you can literally wear it with anything. Giddyup!
A stroll around Coterie revealed the denim trends of both fall and spring, and in the case of Artisan de Luxe designer Philippe Naouri, it’s all about the hand-crafted details and bohemian edge. Living up to its name, the artistic quality of each piece is underlined by thoughtfully appropriated trims of beads, fringe, cut-outs and fabric distressing that makes the collection look like there’s a history behind it—as if each piece could be a character in a film. Jackets were the perfect unison of utility (denim patches) and tribal influence (saturated South American textiles). Jeans had ’70s flare legs and designs (like peace signs and overlapping abstract scissor silhouettes) affixed with stitching in sand-color thread. Overall, a collection a New York girl can slip into to put a little more West Coast nomad-chic into her life.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: artisan deluxe, Bohemian, coterie trade show, denim and fringe, denim trends, destroyed denim, ethnic print, fall fashion, navajo, spring 2012, Western
Czech bombshell Hana Soukupova trades the Victoria’s Secret runway for the wild, wild west (of Hollywood) on the ELLE Spain March 2011 cover. Her editorial, shot by Santiago Esteban, features ace layered styling with distinctive bohemian edge. Resort gowns, tailored jackets, fringe, slashed leather and heavy jewelry mix with fierce denim separates for a take on Hollywood glam that only a fool would mess around with.
See the full editorial at Fashion Gone Rogue.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Bohemian, ELLE Spain, Hana Soukupova, hollywood glamour, March 2011, Santiago Esteban, victoria's secret angel, Western
The title says it all, Summer is Bershka! With a youthful incandescence and sense of humor this Spring/Summer 2011 campaign is perfection! We’re loving the eclectic mix of Americana meets collegiate, meets western, meets grunge, meets all kinds of retro, and rock. A lot to take in, isn’t it? One thing is for sure, Bershka definitely stays true to it roots and keeps it young, fresh, and summer-ready. Here are some of our favorite images from the campaign:
Catch the rest of the campaign and more on Bershka.com.
Tags: Americana, Bershka, campaign, Collegiate, Grunge, retro, Rock, summer 2011, Western