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    We all have that moment where Friday night rolls around and a Netflix binge is the primary “event” option. In order to cure your major case of FOMO, we’ve teamed up with The Mirror Cube, a happenings site that features events recommended by artists. With their expert panel of visual artists, actors, writers, and directors, The Mirror Cube brings you the lowdown on what shows, screenings, and exhibits you should check out each week in New York and Los Angeles.



    NY: Best Coast and Wavves with Cherry Glazerr at Terminal 5
    February 18 at 7:30 PM
    Picked by: Natalie Neal
    What: The three Los Angeles-based rock bands make a stop in Hell’s Kitchen on their Summer is Forever II tour.

    Why Go: This past Sunday was the coldest NYC Valentine’s Day on record, and you can thaw off to this show that’s billed as “so hot it’s scary.” DIY magazine crowned Best Coast’s duo “the Californian queen and king of lo-fi surf-pop” and they called Wavves’ fifth studio album, V, “an album packed with energy and chaos, rough-around-the-edges but still filled with satisfying earworms.”


    NY: Witches’ Brew at BAM Rose Cinemas
    February 16-29
    Picked by: Lyz Olko
    What: In honor of the release of Robert Eggers’s Puritan horror film The Witch, BAMcinématek presents a series that explores some of the many depictions of witches on the silver screen.

    Why Go: It’s a potent brew in BAMcinématek’s cauldron, with highlights of the series including the Danish silent Häxan, Nicolas Roeg’s Road Dahl adaptation The Witches, Dario Argento’s giallo Suspiria, batty cult classic The Wicker Man, ‘90s teen coven flick The Craft, and Theodor Dreyer’s austere masterpiece Day of Wrath. The 7:00 p.m. screening of The Witch on Saturday, February 20, will feature a Q&A with director Robert Eggers and actor Anya Taylor-Joy.


    NY: Munch and Expressionism at Neue Galerie
    February 18-June 13
    What: An exhibition centered on artist Edvard Munch’s influence on his contemporaries and the influences that inspired his artwork.

    Why Go: The Norwegian painter and printmaker is best known for his painting—and definitive portrait of modern angst—The Scream. This show, which was organized with Oslo’s The Munch Museum, will only be on view at the Neue and includes several pieces that have never before been on view in the United States.


    LA: DIIV at The Echo
    February 22-24
    Picked by: Kilo Kish
    What: The Brooklyn indie rock/dream pop group headline three nights at The Echo in Echo Park.

    Why Go: Frontman Zachary Cole Smith named his band after a Nirvana song, but DIIV’s sophomore album,

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    When your signature staple is the white shirt, it’s probably complicated to get more conceptual from there, right? In the case of design duo Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding of Palmer Harding, this couldn’t be less true. While the brand has become known for their crisp shirts and modern shirtdresses, they also specialize in revitalizing wardrobe essentials in a contemporary manner. This season, the designers found inspiration in the work of contemporary artist Nathan Peter, who frequently uses shredded linen as his canvas.


    Shop all Palmer Harding here



    Name: Matthew Harding
    Hometown: Watford, England
    Astrological sign: Scorpio
    Hidden Talent: I can fold my fingers and hands into a dragon face.
    What was your style like in high school? I was obsessed with Tyler Durden from Fight Club and Harry from 3rd Rock from the Sun, so it was kind of late ‘70s inspired. I used to layer two shirts and have a double collar thing going on, which I thought was really cool at the time.
    What's your current Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspiration? We were looking at Nathan Peter’s work and got to Skype him a few times and pick his brain. It felt really relevant to be looking at artists who are still working and are maybe on the verge of something. We were thinking about the idea of anti-digital, something with a hand touch to it. The shirts were dissected and so were the fabrics.
    Do you have a design muse? Not really a muse as such. We dress quite a wide variety of women. There are a few women who we’re close to who we love seeing wearing our pieces, such as Caroline Issa and Carmen Borgonovo.
    Coolest place to visit in London: Our new studio that we’re going to be moving into in March (FINALLY)!
    If you were to do another job besides designing, what would it be? Farmer, something physical where I’m working outdoors with my hands and in nature.
    What's your go-to karaoke song? “Jane” by Jefferson Starship
    Four nouns that define you: Obsessively addictive, annoyingly right a lot of the time, sarcastic, and Star Wars fanatic


    Name: Levi Palmer
    Hometown: Belton, Texas
    Astrological sign: Virgo
    Hidden Talent: I am great at remembering numbers and random facts.
    What was your style like in high school? Goth
    What's your current Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspiration? Nathan Peter’s artwork and anti-digital
    Do you have a design muse? Jan Strimple. She’s a wonderful friend and she was a supermodel in the ‘80s. Aside from that, she has wonderful style and a generous heart.
    Coolest place to visit in London: The Wapping Project
    If you were to do another job besides designing, what would it be? Philosopher or farmer
    What's your go-to karaoke song? “Where Have all The Flowers Gone” by Marlene Dietrich
    Four nouns that define you: Slightly inappropriate, blue sky lover, socialist, and easygoing
    Click through the slideshow to see all products from

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  • 02/21/16--21:00: Isa Arfen Lives For Tonight
  • With a release that states the Isa Arfen’s Autumn/Winter 2016 inspiration is about “using clothes as a form of escapism, dressing up and living for today— or rather, tonight.” With an inspiration that ranges from the sadness of seventeenth-century Pierrot to Maripol’s iconic polaroids and the style preferences of late-’70s Blitz Kids, Isa Arfen’s sources of inspiration time travels to the glamorous days of the hard-partying past.

    This season, Isa Arfen’s oversized bows are constructed in velvet, buttoned-up blazers receive a square shoulder finish, and the off-the-shoulder statement pieces from Spring/Summer 2016 get an ‘80s touch straight out of a Pat Benatar video. The entire collection is a peek into your mom’s closet, where embroidered velvet and “disco silk” ran amuck. During this weekend’s presentation in London, Prudence Millinery collaborated with the brand for hats picked straight out of the smoker’s section at Le Kilt, while hair styling was apparently inspired by Flock of Seagulls updos and the makeup tacted as a tribute to the late David Bowie.

    For Fall/Winter 2016, the typically feminine Isa Arfen proves they can be just as punk as they are glamorous.


    Shop all Spring/Summer 2016 Isa Arfen herePhotos courtesy of Isa Arfen 

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    Continuing where their Spring/Summer 2016 collection left off, design duo Palmer Harding again looks to the situationist movement and anti-digital aesthetic of artist Nathan Peter, to inform their Autumn/Winter 2016 collection for London Fashion Week.

    The new collection focuses on protecting ourselves from the onslaught of modernity, by concealing our identity through multiple layers, boxy silhouettes, and turtlenecks that rise to cover the bottom half of the face. Cinched waists gather the boxy shirtdresses the brand has become known for while, asymmetrical skirt proportions play off of oversized off-the-shoulder tops and tapered jackets. A surprising inclusion of square suede details is also present in the mix, found on a boxy vest as well as the trimming details of a button-up shirt.

    Peter’s artwork continues to filter into the colors and textures of the collection. Dusty yellow, stark black, and light coral are the season’s key colors. At the end of the brand’s press release for this season, Palmer Harding states, “It’s clear that anonymity and authenticity seem to be in short supply. But then this also makes them very worthy pursuits.”


    Shop all Palmer Harding Spring/Summer 2016 here.Photos courtesy of Palmer Harding 

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    Cue the music, warmer weather is almost upon us, and that calls for a unanimous “Hallelujah.” This season, we partnered with visionary Spanish photographer and stylist duo Filip and Kito for our latest menswear editorial, Colegio de Música. Inspired by the musings of surrealism, the editorial casts a set of unexpected characters in a slightly off-kilter orchestra audition under the guise of a technicolor dreamscape. Using Filip and Kito’s signature aesthetic and chiaroscuro visual effects, the a-typical editorial casts musical misfits, all wearing some of Spring/Summer 2016’s most exciting offerings. 

    Acne Studios’ statement coat of the season is dramatized with its straight shape and baby blue hue. Platform oxfords and thick-soled Kenzo boots are mismatched throughout while button-downs find perfect harmony as they enclose together at the center. Technicolor prints and vivid colors interact in unexpected ways, such as Gosha Rubchinskiy’s color-blocked mesh tank top that plays off of the monotone high-waisted Raf Simons trousers. A classic Lemaire dress shirt is styled throughout, showcasing the versatility of the brand’s staple piece within the more structural, dramatic options.


    View the full Colegio de Música editorial here

    Gosha Rubchinskiy Mesh Patchwork Tank Top, Lemaire Button-Down Shirt, and Raf Simons Pants (Items not linked available in stores and online soon). View the full Colegio de Música editorial here.

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  • 02/21/16--21:00: Minimalist Vs. Maximalist
  • “The excitement of today is the freedom of the individual to make his own choice and the vast range of possibilities from which he may choose,” reads a quote from interior designer David Hicks, printed copies of which were placed on each of the seats at J.W. Anderson’s Autumn/Winter 2016 London Fashion Week runway show. In typical Anderson fashion, London’s design sweetheart skipped the usual show notes in favor of a cryptic introduction to the collection guests were about to see. It’s not as though show notes can properly describe or narrow down Anderson’s vast inspirations and numerous references. But what we can take away from Hicks’ quote placement is simply this: J.W. Anderson follows his own rules and can be categorized as an individual who takes freedom and liberties with each of his collections.

    Since winning both the Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year titles at the British Fashion Awards this past fall, Anderson has officially captivated the fashion world, receiving nonstop accolades while delivering innovative collection after innovative collection. Autumn/Winter 2016 is no different.

    With a strong emphasis on silhouette, innovative fabrication, and unexpected design details, this season introduces a new step for the designer. Standout pieces include billowing maximalist layered tops paired with minimalist A-line skirts and the surprising silk tracksuits, which offer up a new take on both sportswear and eveningwear. Is this the new cocktail get-up? If Mr. Anderson says so, we’ll order another round, please.

    Accessories such as the zipped leather capelets (or were they simply Anderson’s new collar?) surprised, while handbags were laced with unexpected additions, such as the hooped piercing through the center and the colorful ruffled straps on one signature style. And the footwear… where to begin with the shoes? Textured pointy-toed mermaid heels shimmered down the runway while a the brand defined a new approach to footwear with cylindrical heels on certain styles.

    There’s no arguing with Hicks, who states a clear case when he states that the excitement of today is the freedom of the individual to make his own choices. J.W. Anderson is (and has always been) making his own choices. We’re just all following his lead.


    Shop all J.W. Anderson Spring/Summer 2016 women’s and men’s


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  • 02/23/16--21:00: No Shoes, No Entry
  • A place you can call home starts from the outside and moves inward. From the front door to the back, the way you furnish your home is an extension of your personality, no matter how big the picture frame or how small the lampshade. When it comes to getting dressed, the same rule applies. And you know what they say? The shoes always make the outfit.

    Considering our Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear and footwear collections are inspired by one’s dream home, we won’t make you ruin an outfit by leaving your shoes at the door… This season’s footwear offerings in particular take inspiration from furniture design. Strappy sandals and ankle boots come complete with a twisted heel that closely resembles table legs, while a teardrop-shaped versions finds inspiration in the base of a lamp post. The Samata Heeled Sandals feature an oval cut-out that closely resembles the curved mirrors found in numerous mid-century design pieces.

    The Sneaker, Opening Ceremony’s first running sneaker style, proves that you can have both comfort and style at the same time. Those aren’t the only practical offerings: As an alternative to the house shoe, the Neoprene Slip-Ons and classic Platform Slip-Ons offer our own take on the comfy slipper. The only difference is that these can be worn inside, outside, or really... wherever you feel like. Footwear fabrications take cues from the natural wear of wooden furniture, as seen in the untreated leather found in the Vachetta leather pieces.

    With a collection that hits this close to home, you’d better have the innovative and practical footwear to match. Luckily, you don’t have to step too far outside to find the perfect pair thanks to OC’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.


    Click through the slideshow above to explore all the elements of Spring/Summer 2016 from heel to toe.

    Shop all Opening Ceremony women’s and men’sSneakers in black/white (all items not linked available in stores and online soon). Photos by Hart + LëshkinaSneakers in naturalCharly Denim Slip-Ons and Charly Neoprene Slip-Ons in black

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    As part of our 2016: Year of China focus, we’ll be rolling out a special edition of our New To OC series to introduce some of the emerging Chinese designers we’re proud to carry this year.

    Since graduating from the London College of Fashion, design duo Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang, aka SHUSHU/TONG, have been honing in on their aesthetic, both aiming to build a modern sophisticated female image with a girly twist.

    While the design duo state that their personal muses range from Tina Chow to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, their Spring/Summer 2016 collection focuses on a very specific gang of girls. Inspired by the 1993 indie film Mi Vida Loca, which tells the story of a group of young Latino women finding happiness in the midst of violence in Echo Park, Los Angeles, tough denim fabricates feminine cuts such as halter tops and off-the-shoulder dresses while contrasting with girly gingham prints in a selection of colors.


    Shop all SHUSHU/TONG here



    Name: Yutong Jiang
    Hometown: Chengdu, China
    Zodiac Sign: Virgo
    One Chinese superstition no one knows about: Don’t sit at the corner if it’s a square table. It’s bad luck.
    What is your current Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspiration? Inspired by girl gang friendships and movies like Thelma & Louise and Mi Vida Loca. It’s their way to be brave and real together.
    Do you have a design muse? Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
    Coolest place to visit in China: I love extreme views, so the coolest place I have visited in China by far is an unknown plateau in Ganzi Province. There are no residents; it’s very original and makes you feel like you are on Mars.
    Favorite traditional Chinese food dish? Sichuan paprika chicken
    What's your go-to karaoke song? “Almost Lover” by SHE (a Taiwanese female group) and “Borrow 500 Years from God” by Lei Han
    What reminded you of home most in London? Sichuan Restaurant
    What do the Chinese characters in your name mean? Rainbow after the rain
    What Western pop culture topic was popular where you grew up? I remember I was crazy about Britney Spears and Hilary Duff when I was in junior high school, then Aaron Carter.

    Name: Shushu
    Hometown: Chengdu
    Zodiac Sign: Aries
    One Chinese superstition no one knows about: Being vegetarian on every first and fifteenth Chinese calendar month
    What is your current Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspiration? The movie Mi Vida Loca
    Do you have a design muse? Not really, but I do have style icon: I love Tina Chow! She is the perfect combination of edgy and elegant!
    Coolest place to visit in China: It has to be where we live now, Shanghai
    Favorite traditional Chinese food dish? Sichuan hot pot
    What's your go-to karaoke song? A Chinese song called “The Forest of Norway “ by Wu Bai, a Taiwanese rock star.
    What reminded you of home most in London? The Karaoke room in Soho, the food, decorations, and th

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    A week after Kanye premiered Yeezy Season 3 (and The Life of Pablo) at Madison Square Garden, the Westminster Kennel Club took to the same stage. Last Monday and Tuesday, right in the middle of Fashion Week, I found myself bouncing between the kennels and the runway. From Terriers to Telfar, Xoloitzcuintlis (the “Mexican Hairless Dog”) to Eckhaus Latta, it turns out a dog show is a lot like a fashion show.

    Below are some of my takeaways from my Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show experience.


    Click through the slideshow above to see some of the best photos from the event.



    1. Arriving feels like going through airport security.

    2. Everyone is dressed like it’s 1993.

    3. There is a narrow definition of diversity. You can be short haired, long haired, a Shiba Inu, or a Great Dane; you just have to be really really ridiculously good looking.

    4. People are pretty loose with the word “bitch.” Overhead: “Her mother was the original bitch.”

    5. The nervous energy backstage at the grooming stations is as exciting as the big event itself.

    6. There’s lots of fur. Like, fur coats on top of fur coats. I spotted a Dalmatian in a mink.

    7. There is a poetry to the way the chaos suddenly morphs into choreographed rows of identical bodies.

    8. Some of the dogs are big on Instagram.

    9. There is a lot of insider knowledge that escapes me. I have no idea who Bjorn is and I have no idea what any of the judge’s hand signals mean.

    10. Every dog has his or her own walk.

    11. When all the folding tables and temp stages come down, there are hairballs blowing across the cement floor until next year.Photos by Whitney Mallett

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    ​​How does a collective of creatives celebrate the 25th anniversary of their publication that sits somewhere in the intersection of art, film, fashion, and contemporary culture? By creating an issue that is totally free, of course!

    This past Sunday, we attended the outer space-themed launch of Visionaire 65 FREE, a multimedia event consisting of free art, free Stella Artois, and a seven-piece orchestra that played hits from the late David Bowie as well as today's top 40 (including “BBHMM”). The event, held in the lobby of the sprawling Creative Artists Agency headquarters and produced by Bureau Betak, was only the second installment of the three-part release.

    Beginning last December in Miami, Visionaire released 12 of the 36 exclusive art prints that, when assembled all together, complete issue 65. Each of the 36 different artists—including Spike Jonze, Kahlil Joseph, and Gus Van Sant—created their own prints with the same questions in mind: “What do I want to say to the public?” “How do I want to open minds through visual engagement?” “What would I want to see hanging in someone's home?” The result is 36 beautiful, exclusive posters all available for the taking.

    Some of the most popular prints of the night were Sterling Ruby’s bleached canvas for Raf Simons, Marina Abramović’s digitally drawn-on video still, and Ariana Grande’s groundbreaking kisses in different colors.

    To get your hands on some of these free, limited-edition art prints, you can visit the installation. Visionaire 65 FREE runs through Saturday, February 27.


    Creative Artists Agency
    2000 Avenue of the Stars
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    MAP

    Photos courtesy of Nathaniel Santos and Stefanie Keegan of Getty Images 

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    Here’s your (free) ticket to Milan Fashion Week with a first-class seat next to Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott. You can thank us later. 

    Each season, Scott guarantees one helluva show for both New York and Milan Fashion Week. Whether it’s introducing Moschino’s idea of a squeaky-clean car wash or revisiting our childhood Barbie home, the man does not disappoint. And we’re sure today’s runway show for Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 will be no different. Watch the livestream video of the show above and see for yourself.


    Shop all Moschino Spring/Summer 2016 women’s and men’s 

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    We all have that moment where Friday night rolls around and a Netflix binge is the primary “event” option. In order to cure your major case of FOMO, we’ve teamed up with The Mirror Cube, a happenings site that features events recommended by artists. With their expert panel of visual artists, actors, writers, and directors, The Mirror Cube brings you the lowdown on what shows, screenings, and exhibits you should check out each week in New York and Los Angeles.



    NY: Embrace of the Serpent at Film Forum
    February 19-March 1
    Picked by: Maxwell Hoffman
    What: Ciro Guerra’s black-and-white Colombian drama about an Amazonian shaman who guides two scientists 30 years apart.

    Why Go: Embrace of the Serpent is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, and you can see it before the ceremony airs this Sunday. The film won the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and The Village Voice called it “a legitimate stunner...that will mesmerize you.”


    NY: The Big, Long, Lebowski Sleep Goodbye at Present Company
    February 26 at 8 PM
    What: A gallery event featuring the simultaneous screening of the films The Big Sleep (1946), The Long Goodbye (1973) and The Big Lebowski (1998).

    Why Go: Howard Hawks’s The Big Sleep and Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye were adapted from Raymond Chandler novels, and the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski was inspired by Chandler’s hard-boiled noir style. The concurrent screenings of the three films reveal the similarities in narrative storytelling and genre tropes, as well as the evolution of the protagonists from clever detectives to clueless losers.


    NY: Santigold at Rough Trade NYC
    March 1 at 6:30 PM
    Picked by: Rebecca Dayan
    What: A free in-store performance and signing of Santigold’s new album, 99 Cents, with purchase of the CD or LP.

    Why Go: Singer and producer Santigold (a.k.a. Santi White) is known for boisterous and playful singles like “Disparate Youth” “L.E.S Artistes,” and “Shove It.” 99 Cents is her first record in four years and a welcome return. Drowned in Sound called Santigold’s third studio LP “the brightest and biggest album she’s ever made, a complex confection sold with a knowing wink.”


    LA: Parquet Courts at American Legion Hall - Highland Park
    February 27 & 28 at 8 PM
    Picked by: Jessica Stroup
    What: The Brooklyn-based rock band headline two nights in Highland Park in s

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    As part of our 2016: Year of China focus, we’ll be rolling out a special edition of our New To OC series to introduce some of the emerging Chinese designers we’re proud to carry this year.

    Established by Hong Kong-based duo Calvin Chan and Joyce Kun in 2014, The World is Your Oyster melds together the worlds of sleek menswear tailoring with a streetwear aesthetic. Color-blocking, geometric shapes, and experimental fabrication experiments find a home in boxy biker tops, cargo shorts, and svelte pocket tanks.

    Below, we speak with the design duo about Chinese superstitions, the internet phenomenon, and girls who love menswear.


    Shop all The World Is Your Oyster here



    Name: Joyce Kun
    Hometown: Hong Kong
    Zodiac Sign: Leo
    One Chinese superstition no one knows about: Chinese people will never buy anyone a clock as a gift, since the phrase "to give a clock" in Chinese is pronounced exactly like "attending a funeral." People think that such a gift is a curse. But you can still give a watch to others since it is of different intonation.
    What is your current Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspiration? We take inspiration from youngsters and their sub-culture each season. This season, we were inspired by the phenomenon of the internet and social media and how it helped to change our lives. It has provided so many possibilities that no one could ever have imagined.
    Do you have a design muse? Girls who wear menswear
    Coolest place to visit in China: Hong Kong, where you can find all sorts of exciting things. There is so much cheap, but incredibly delicious, food!
    Favorite traditional Chinese food dish? The peking duck! The meat, with its crispy skin, is dipped in sweet bean sauce and rolled with a pancake
    What's your go-to karaoke song? I used to be a huge fan of Denise Ho (aka HOCC), so I definitely pick any of her songs when I karaoke.
    What makes you feel most at home where you currently live? Having people around speaking in Cantonese makes me feel most at home. The interesting thing about Cantonese is that it's a tonal language and the pitch carries meaning as well. So with different pitch patterns, the word can have a completely different meaning.
    What do the Chinese characters in your name mean? My Chinese name is 鄞子欣 (Kun Tsz Yan). 鄞(Kun) is my surname. 子(Tsz) means child/children and 欣 stands for joy and happiness. My whole name means that my parents want the Kuns kids to grow up happily.
    What Western pop culture topic was popular where you grew up? Western pop music for sure. We love to hear all kinds of music. And we get so excited when we know the singers/bands are having concerts in Hong Kong.


    Name: Calvin Chan
    Hometown: Hong Kong
    Zodiac Sign: Virgo
    One Chinese superstition no one knows about: Chinese people will not buy shoes during the Chinese New Year because the sound of shoes in Chinese is similar to the sound of sighing. The Chinese think it's not a good way to start the year. So a lot of people will buy themselves new shoes before Chinese New Year instead.
    What is your curr

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    As if intergalactic couldn’t get any more intergalactic, Rihanna catapults this concept to the next continuum. Loaded and launched for February 26th with enough hype and #FENTY hashtags to last you through the next 72 hours, get all the deets on the meta covetable Fenty Trainers.

    Architectonic honeycomb rubber panels decorate a Premium Airprene upper, only to be trumped by an exaggerated tongue with contrast pulls at the front and back. Other details include a subtle embossed logo at the front and pivot points at the outsole heel and toe allowing for 360 degrees of movement. Whether you're a minimalist, maximalist, or just as Anti as yours truly, RiRi, the Fenty Trainers incite a new revolution in futuristic footwear.

    Shop all Puma by Rihanna women’s and men’s Shop all Puma by Rihanna women’s and men’s


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  • 02/28/16--21:00: Chance of Unknown
  • For as long as we’ve been waiting for spring sunlight, it’s important to remember: Leonardo Dicaprio has been waiting far longer for his Academy Award. Almost 22 years, to be exact. Last night, when he finally won his golden statue, the actor took the high—and practical—road, choosing not to speak about how long he’s waited, but rather a cause he believes in. "Climate change is real," he began. "It is happening right now; it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world... who speak for all of humanity. I thank you all for this. Let us not take this planet for granted.”

    Which got us thinking about the superficial consequences of this undeniable crisis… And not just about how fast fashion hurts the environment, but how to dress for the unpredictable weather. From 70 degree winter days to unexpected blizzards in the midst, it’s been impossible to leave the house in this season’s traditional outerwear options. In our latest photo journal, Chance of Unknown, we took some of our transitional spring pieces out of the city for a trip upstate.

    During this excursion, we styled looks that satisfy the urge for new spring pieces that can also handle our current climate’s schizophrenia. Our first trick? Select jackets that can be layered—such as Gosha Rubchinskiy’s highlighter yellow sports jacket or an Acne Studios bomber—this way, if need be, you can easily layer a light winter jacket over it without rethinking the whole outfit. The other trick (and probably the most important) is the footwear factor. Nothing throws a whole look off like the wrong shoe. Translation? Pick a shoe that’s seasonally relevant and stick with it… problem solved. We choose all-terrain Blundstone boots, which are engineered for dramatic weather changes. The classic 500 leather elastic sided boot is not only oil, acid, and organic fat resistant, but also features a leather lug outsole designed to withstand temperatures of up to 290 degrees fahrenheit. And as you can see when you scroll through our slideshow, they work with every outfit. Not only will this save you daily outfit forecast headaches, but it will prevent side-eyes during that unexpected March snowfall when your ankles are showing.

    During today’s current state, we may not be able to predict the weather, but we can address the issue and, well, dress for it.


    Click through the slideshow above to see our
    Chance of Unknown photo journal

    Shop all transitional menswear here

    Left Picture: Acne Studios Mooi Jacket, Opening Ceremony Crushed Stripe Crewneck Sweatshirt in olive multi, Acne Studios Jeans, and

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    By now, it should be old news that our Fall/Winter 2015 men’s collection celebrated 35-millimeter film photography and the legendary company Kodak. So why are we still talking about it? Because we have new news… obviously. This season, we’re keeping our “Kodak moment” alive by introducing our Spring/Summer 2016 capsule collection, consisting of sweatshirts and T-shirts inspired by the Super 8 camera.

    Not familiar with the Super 8, or simply need a refresher? Here’s a quick rundown of its history: By the ‘50s, home movie cameras were slowly making their way into family vacations and parties. When Kodak’s Super 8 was introduced in 1965, the masses were ready to take on a cheaper, more convenient device that was also foolproof. This meant less jamming and interruptions when loading and shooting on a 50-foot cartridge. While the Super 8 was discontinued in 1982 due to the rise of video, the camera has since become a valued collector’s item.

    Luckily, ever since the beginning of the year, the internet has been abuzz with exciting news about the re-release of the Super 8 camera. Who knows, those very cameras might even be available at OC... and sooner than you think!


    Shop all Opening Ceremony men’s and women’sKodak Ektachrome Short-Sleeve Tee in magenta multiKodak Shutter Short-Sleeve Tee in blackKodak Film Strip Crewneck Sweatshirt in whiteKodak Cartridge Collage Long-Sleeve Tee in black multi

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    There’s a phenomena happening up north, in the largest most northern region of Finland to be exact. The Sami people, a seminomadic indigenous community are witnessing their youth venture out to the urban capital of Finland, Helsinki. Like any individual who relocates to a different environment, the youth are cast into an identity crisis, where feelings of being a “nomad” or an “outcast” are strong. The way each individual assimilates themselves, whether that means keeping a part of their origins and traditions or not, creates an opportunity to mold a new identity. This precise moment of creativity and vulnerability is where AALTO’s Tuomas Merikoski takes inspiration from.

    AALTO’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection, entitled “Hellsinki,” a name that suggests hell-like qualities in the struggles Sami youth face in adapting to Helsinki, is a lineup that fuses traditional concepts with new and experimental aesthetics. Beautifully tailored suit sets in traditional plaid and mustard yellow are layered over knits whose elongated sleeves peek out of jacket cuffs. Other talking points include extreme shapes of oversized jackets and fitting tops. Graphic elements are also present, with triangular shaped symbols representing youth culture and white “artisanal snow” motifs that embellish square toe boots and blazers. “Hellsinki” patches plastered onto sweatshirts and nestled in the interior of leather jacket sleeves add a playful touch.


    AALTO Spring/Summer 2016 coming soon
    Photos courtesy of AALTO 

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    Nehera’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection, aptly titled Faded Forms, was just that. Dramatic silhouettes floated down the runway, meticulously layered beneath unexpected contrast shapes crafted in a plethora of tactile fabrications including corduroy, silk, and Japanese cotton. Nehera creative director Sam Drira has been steadily gaining a loyal following in the fashion world with his asymmetrical shapes that envelop the wearer in unexpectedly chic ways. His latest collection that debuted yesterday at Paris Fashion Week did not disappoint.

    Billowing culottes closely resembling breezy jodhpurs were paired with bias-cut silk tanks, while one-shoulder camel leather vests were offset by silky blouses worn underneath. Rich velvet tunics cut on the bias were layered over draping pants in the same fabrication, offering a sense of consistency throughout the collection.

    The biggest surprise on the Nehera runway for Paris Fashion Week? The unexpected monochrome plaids seen on trenches, blazers, and trousers, which offered a decidedly masculine contrast to the flowy feminine consistency throughout the collection. As written by Italian journalist Angelo Flaccavento in the collection’s show notes, “Powerfulness comes though, spontaneously. Quiet individuality materializes as an antidote to the blatant urge of showing off.”

    So you can exude power and be comfortably chic at the same time. Where there’s a will, there’s Nehera.


    Shop all Spring/Summer 2016 Nehera herePhotos courtesy of Nehera 

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    If the prospect of denim chaps, faux python print two-piece suits, and shoulder-baring camisoles isn’t enough to get you excited for the onset of Fall/Winter 2016, then we don’t know what will. Luckily, designer Glenn Martens is satiating our thirst for early aughts goodness with his gender fluid collection for Y/Project, which debuted its first-ever women’s show yesterday at Paris Fashion Week.

    Since launching as a conceptual menswear brand in 2010, Y/Project has seen subtle changes over the seasons, one of them being Marten’s recent role as designer for the Parisian brand. In January 2014, Martens designed the brand’s first womenswear collection, which has since transitioned into two cohesive unisex collections available in sizes and styles for both men and women.

    What made this season’s Fall/Winter 2016 runway show so spirited was the fact that it was hard to peg down any of the looks or, in all actuality, the inspiration. “We are about proposing fun clothes” Martens retorted in his show notes. As proven with the pieces that made their way down the runway, sometimes that’s all that matters. High-waisted tartan trousers with built-in corsetry, billowing sleeves looped through silver grommets, and one-sleeved hoodies shaped the collection. But it was the hip area cut-outs, shoulder-baring camisoles, and belted necklines that stole the show.

    If anything, Y/Project’s Paris Fashion Week show is proving to be a peek into the future of fashion, albeit with a nod to the early aught’s unfashionable past.
    Photos by Carlijn Jacobs; creative direction by Imruh Asha 

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    You’re already going to be in Brooklyn this weekend, so why not score big at Opening Ceremony’s bi-annual sample sale? Starting Friday, our spring sample sale is going down in true Brooklyn form over at the Villain warehouse at 50 North 3rd Street.

    All weekend long, take up to 90 percent off of your favorite brands including Acne Studios, Kenzo, Raf Simons, Proenza Schouler, and more. As if the prospect of L train service being suspended in the near future wasn’t enough reason for a weekend commute, we guarantee the racks on racks of designer items at our sample sale —think Opening Ceremony footwear, Dries Van Noten gear, and Marques'Almeida frayed denim—is.


    The Opening Ceremony sample sale is open all weekend (3/4-3/6) on Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 8PM and Sunday from 11AM to 6PM.The Opening Ceremony sample sale is open Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 Take up to 90 percent off your favorite brands

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