When it comes to Jeremy Scott & Adidas, this collection definitely epitomizes his bold style.
… Adidas Originals for Spring/Summer 2013 is no different.
Like any other day on instagram, I was perusing my timeline and ran across a photo of a model in garments that really caught my eye because of the quality, creativity, and sophistication of the look. I had to get more information from its curator.
“From the birth of Smith&Brand, the brand as sold out of stock within the first week of the collection release day. But, the defining moment was the day that the brand first brought the varsity jacket to its target. How fast those jackets sold out was overwhelming. We sold 20 pieces in one hour.”
The brand Smith&Brandon was created in the summer of 2009, when Drake Smith had a vision to create something that he could offer the world, while inspiring the kids in his area of living.
“Everyone has a dream, right?”
He wanted to show that it is possible to follow your dreams and live through those dreams. Before the brand came up as an idea for that “Something”, Drake found himself walking into different department stores mesmerized with different articles of clothing always stating,
“I would have done it like this.”
This statement helped craft the high end street wear brand known today as,
Smith&Brandon is a lifestyle brand that offers high end street wear garments and accessories to every demographic and not one particular race. The S&B brand was birthed upon the love of fashion and the ambition to present the world with innovative style.
S&B’s mission and goal is to provide consumers with classic yet innovative designs combined with high quality apparel that portrays not only fashion, but the lifestyle of Smith&Brandon.
TheBlaqueBook’s intern Klah contacted me today about an email with a lookbook attached like any other normal brand feature. I asked him to send me the photos to my iPhone; as I gazed at the messages filled with breathtaking menswear. I immediately replied and told Klah to forward me the email so I can get started with this feature. I knew from the photos that this was European.
All of this to say, that I would like to present to some and introduce to others a graduate collection of Sheffield Hallam University created by Benjamin Bertram entitled “Suburban Boys”. Benjamin recently won the Brightest Spark from the Creative Spark exhibition awarded by Rita Britton of Pollyana. His collection is now set to be shown in the Brightest Spark exhibition, held in Sheffield in October of this year.
A little background on the collection:
The collection is based around the idea of disenfranchised youth in Britain and how in times of financial hardship, great creativity is born. Influences for the design work were taken from Suburban Subcultures and Architecture as well as the boy himself; a street lad with a cheeky wink. The collection features menswear staples but with an urban Twist, featuring no colour as I believe colour can distract from form; the garments themselves are intricate in cut. An accent of Gold was used referencing back to “Bling” in Rap culture, something that has also been discussed within politics after the riots in London.
Benjamin’s Design Philosophy: My design Philosophy:
BENJAMIN BERTRAM BELIEVES THAT NO MATTER
WHO YOU ARE, OR WHERE YOU COME FROM, THE
CLOTHES YOU CHOOSE TO WEAR ARE YOUR OWN
PERSONAL STATEMENT. AESTHETICS ARE AS SIGNIFICANT
AS FUNCTION, BUT IT IS EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT THAT
OUR STYLE CHANGES AND EVOLVES AS WE DO, AND
THAT OUR CLOTHES SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHO WE
ARE AT A PARTICULAR MOMENT IN TIME.
I must say that I was elated to have been offered to present this collection to TheBlaqueBook viewers, it is definitely stuff fly people like.
Follow Benjamin on Twitter: @DENT_BBert
Corrupt Originality is a lifestyle-clothing brand that makes clothes for all ages and sizes. Founded in July of 2010, Corrupt Originality makes clothes to reach out to others to find their own form of “originality.” Be yourself. Don’t let others stop you from being your own person. Our goal is to help bring people closer to each other, while delivering a product that many enjoy wearing.
Corrupt Originality was founded July 22, 2010, by Blake Van Putten, a Freshman at Howard University. Corrupt Originality is not a huge company run by hundreds, of people, but is a growing independent business, run by the one and only Blake. Many people have offered to team up to help run the company because of its great success, but the whole movement wouldn’t be the same if run by others. In the future, people will be allowed to team up for designs and collaborations, but for now, the company itself is independently run.
What age group are you targeting for your company?
All ages. There have been times where kids have requested specific designs and we have fulfilled the request. There are also instances where parents also want to wear some of my designs. Corrupt Originality does not discriminate.
How is your company more personalized than any other line?
Well, usually with every print, companies only supply S-XL. There are people that really enjoy wearing modern lifestyle brands, but are not in these size categories. Yes we have printed 2XS as well as sizes as big as 4XL!
Email – email@example.com
Webstore – http://shop.CorruptLA.Com
Facebook – http://facebook.com/corruptoriginality
Blog – http://CorruptLA.Com (Coming Soon)
Ollie Edward and Nicklas Kingo shot by Renie Saliba and styled by Katie Burnett with pieces from Yhoji Yamamoto, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and more, for DSection‘s fourth issue.
The weekend started relatively slow and perfect, I was off three days this week for various reasons. I enjoyed these days to the fullest, hitting the city streets to enjoy things that the city offer such as a diner on the east side that is famous for its french toast and the famous meatpacking district filled with high end designers and brands.
… i have had one of the best weekends, I have had in a while here. One of my closet friends Jessica “OLIVIA” Anthony came up from the south to see me in New York City. She is also a Wardrobe Stylist with her brand by the name of “Olivia Anthony”. She is honestly like my little sister and I had the pleasant surprise of my close friend Danielle driving down from Connecticut as well. So I showed her around the city, we partied, we stormed the city streets, and I was so sad when she left but she had duties to tend too in the south.
Until next time.