Sewn Zine ISSUE 5 CLASS OF SS17
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FRANKS GARMENT PROJECT I AND ME ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE KINGS OF INDIGO RASCALSâ€™ 1
MENSWEAR: FRANKS. 4 — 5 GARMENT PROJECT. 6 — 7 KINGS OF INDIGO. 8 — 9 RASCALS’. 10 — 11
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INTRODUCING: I AND ME. 14 — 15 WOMENSWEAR: GARMENT PROJECT. 18 — 19 ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE. 20 — 21 KINGS OF INDIGO. 22 — 23 RASCALS’. 24 — 25 THE BOYSCOUTS. 26 — 27
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F R A N KS
Franks collection of original, hand illustrated prints by local Australian artists draw on and are inspired by nature, geometric patterns, architecture, photography and graphic art. Stocked worldwide from Auckland to London, Franks shorts are celebrated for their high quality, quick drying fabric and classic retro cut. Key styles from the SS17 collection include: the ‘Burleigh Night’ shorts — native flora and fauna print set against a deep and pensive backdrop evoke the sensation of the coast under a bright full moon. The ‘Daintree’ shorts — inspired by the ancient and glorious natural wonder that is the Daintree Rainforest, these trunks incorporate the key seasonal trend of highlighting forms of nature in the way of ferns and leaves in a playful watercolour design. The ‘Bondi’ shorts — a classic look with a modern twist, the Bondi trunks are a contemporary take on the traditional breton stripe. Franks also increased their range of original and solid prints for SS17, in both its shorts and mid lengths. Spring/Summer ‘17 sees Franks introduce their first line of apparel consisting of high quality tees, polos and sweats. About Franks: Established in 2006, and born out of the beach culture of Australia, Franks is an apparel and accessories brand that designs bold, exciting swimwear for those who like to have fun and hail the sunshine. Franks captures the vibrancy and energy of Australian beach culture whilst simultaneously injecting its products with a distinctively Australian laid back cool.
GARME NT PROJE C T
Creative Director, Kent Madsen is an expert in the art of sleek, minimal design. Designed in Copenhagen and made in Portugal, Garment Project’s Spring/Summer ‘17 collection of contemporary footwear and accessories are the definition of laid back luxury. For SS17, Garment Project continue to master the perfect fit, with a focus on soft and flexible materials they have created a versatile and comfortable footwear collection of sneakers and formal silhouettes to complete any spring wardrobe. Garment Project’s popular sneaker styles return for Spring/Summer ‘17, ranges are refreshed with bursts of bright pastel shades and cool earth tones. The menswear collection offers a choice of either monochrome or contrasting soles allowing either a laid back, sophisticated look or statement style. A new addition to the sneaker family is the Army — a retro inspired design with a gum sole. The formal element of the collection can be seen in the popular Desert and Chelsea boot, and the Derby shoe. The refined colour palette of black, grey, tan and mushroom combined with supple leather and soft brushed suede bring a more mature feel to Spring/Summer ‘17. SS17 also see’s Garment Project introduce a line of contemporary daywear bags made from water repellent coated nylon. The range includes a messenger bag, weekend bag, backpack and laptop sleeve. Madsen draws inspiration from both traditional and modern footwear to create refined, trend focused styles that can be dressed up or down. SS17 is a confident yet modest collection. About Garment Project: Launched in Copenhagen in 2014, Garment Project was established and founded by Kent Madsen, who integrates his past experience with technical knowledge from his background at Nike to create sleek contemporary footwear to withstand the test of trend and time.
K I N GS OF I ND I GO Kings of Indigo return for SS17 with a collection of strong denim staples and quality workwear inspired by American classics with a Japanese eye for detail. Kings of Indigo pride themselves on crafting quality garments for the next era, creating clothing with a conscience using sustainable production techniques wherever possible. Spring/Summer ‘17 sees the brand continue their workwear-inspired aesthetic bringing together an eclectic colour palette of vibrant natural hues combined with an array of breton stripes and rich textures, Kings of Indigo create a mix and match co-ord wardrobe to transcend from season to season, from day to night. The Kings continue their abundant range of raw, selvedge and recycled denim, in a variety of weights and natural indigo washes. Triple R (Recycle, Repair, Reuse) and customised denim play a key part in the SS17 collection, seen through unpicked hems, panel jeans, patchwork and painted denim. Key pieces from the collection include the Army jacket - this menswear staple is a low key style but when worn well creates a statement summer look. The same shade of green is highlighted throughout the collection to complete the utilitarian element of the range. Sustainable materials such as organic cotton, linen, tencel lyocell and hemp make up the cut and sew range with shirting and knitwear design kept clean and minimal creating a contemporary, street-casual uniform for the modern man. ‘Veggie Denim’ returns for SS17 as Kings of Indigo continue in their journey to find more sustainable and ecological solutions for their production. The ‘Veggie Denim’ suit made up of a relaxed trouser and a patch pocket jacket is dyed in the most sustainable way possible with zero use of synthetic chemicals, consuming 30% less energy and 70 litres less water per kg of fabric. The environmentally friendly natural indigo dye (coming from the waste parts of plants) provide a rich deep colour and the use of stretch provides superior performance and an ultra soft feel. About Kings of Indigo: Kings of Indigo is a sustainable denim brand from The Netherlands. Ranked Europe’s number one jeans brand when it comes to sustainable production. Innovation is at the core of this brand. Kings of Indigo is influenced by the American heritage of jeans and inspired by the Japanese eye for detail in developing quality product. The Kings of Indigo collection contains a selection of denims, tops and accessories. Every garment is made with a conscience; the brand uses sustainable techniques where they can and have a bond with the Fair Wear Foundation to guarantee fair working conditions for all involved in the production process.
RASC AL S ’
A nostalgic 70’s and 90’s vision is evoked by Rascals’ Spring/Summer ‘17 collection as they channel ‘Natural Born Killers’ and take a roadtrip from the city streets through the Mohave desert creating a transitional wardrobe that takes you on a journey from urban life to the wilderness. Rascals’ defy the rules of streetwear, creating an innovative interpretation by fusing together classic sportswear and more mature menswear styles, crafting a dark and gritty aesthetic of simplistic, contemporary streetwear staples. The American desert theme is reflected in the colour palette, the highlights of copper reminiscent of the hot dust and the use of off-white, peached blacks and green give the feeling of a desert motels sun exposed surfaces. A distinct 70’s influence sweeps through the collection, depicted most vividly within the introduction of bowling shirts, polo shirts featuring wide open collars and tank tops. The ‘Silver City’ jersey styles are heavily influenced by 90’s football kit and culture, however paired with the drop needle polyester fabric and the off white colour a 70’s Italian luxe sportswear vibe is present. About Rascals’: Rascals’ is a Copenhagen-based brand created by two brothers in 2008. The motto ‘No History’ has since the beginning stated that Rascals’ doesn’t have a grand story nor based on a heritage, but is an evolving movement free from any dogmas. “Our design is where the city meets a childhood in 90’s, our love for all kind of sports, the mood of a movie or that one album we kept on repeat at the office/during the summer. The collections are not a fixed expression – they are ever changing – but always rooted in that particular place where our everyday life in Copenhagen connects with our world of ideas.”
The mood is set in a small town in Death Valley mid day when the sun is at it highest and the heat is stifling. You just stepped outside the car and the dust immediately settles on your humid skin. Across the road, there is auto-repair shop and the mechanic is bend over the engine wearing an off-white dropneedle tank top smeared in oil. As you are contemplating about a life in the desert, Mallory steps out of the gas station in her black silky dress that creates a mirage as the sunlight hits the fabric. Silently she opens the passenger and gets into the car, you take one last hit and follow suit - Your jersey shorts clings to your thigh as your hit the clutch and pull out of the side road. The Sun is setting behind the Sierra Nevada Mountains as you approach the state road 190 and Mallory rests her head on your shoulder and sticks the snake boots, she got from gift shop back in vegas, out of the window. War on Drugs trancing guitar riffs kicks in and you feel like driving all night. You hit up the volume and accelerate – the wind catches your dusty blue shirt as your gain speed and you feel the urge rise again as you glimpse the billboard blocking the last rays of sunlight. ‘Who Killed Me?’ Stacy Gerhart, Age 14
I NT RO D UC I N G
I AN D M E ONE THING WELL is the second collection from I AND ME. Born on a road trip across Japan spanning Autumn last year, it was inspired by the endless life encountered in every city, but moreover the boundless beauty between and among the small towns and provinces peppering the countryside. The collection is driven by the limitless form and function present throughout Japanese life... ... All we had to do was gaze out of the window. Bullet train journeys from Tokyo to Kyoto, the deers in Nara, wild nights in Osaka, ferry trips across the inland Sea to Okinawa and the Southwest islands - it all played its part, however, ONE THING WELL found its spiritual home, just like so many artists’ work before and undoubtedly after, on the Benesse Art Site, Naoshima. Creative Director Jessica Gebhart explains: “The Lee Ufan museum and Tadao Ando buildings on the Naoshima island took my breath away. I’ve never felt so inspired by space before; the materials, the light, shadows, the air, so white and grey and sun bleached, smooth yet raw, Ando’s architectural style inspired the fabric and design of the garments. As always, simple shapes allow for the texture and palette to talk” ONE THING WELL embraces considered details and sharp silhouettes to accentuate a direct, driven aesthetic design to make each piece timeless and signature. Ridged raw denim cut in deep-indigo Japanese Selvedge, premium Italian wool - an indigo and charcoal mix, plus striped white and grey merino. Jet black, structured rib with raw hems, and soft jersey on the updated Essential Tee which reads ‘TO ME AND I’; an unintentional play on words when translating I AND ME from English to Japanese. Collaborations with miliner Carla Rose on our signature ONE THING WELL Miki hat, coupled with our ONE THING WELL x LISTEN STUDIO lifestyle partnership on a series of resin vessels act to accentuate , but also extend beyond the aesthetic that drives the collection. About I AND ME: I AND ME is a denim and lifestyle brand based in London. Founded on the primary aim of delivering contemporary solutions for both men and women, I AND ME surpasses seasonal trends by developing garments to withstand the test of time. With the key focus on fabrication and function, I AND ME allow our collections to move at their own pace – reflecting the moment rather than the season.
WOM E N SW E AR
GA RM E N T P ROJ ECT
Drawing inspiration from both contemporary and traditional footwear styles with a focus on soft and flexible materials Garment Project have created a range of trend focused and comfortable footwear for SS17, further cementing the brand as experts in understated luxury and supreme quality. Metallic bronze and silver alongside bursts of bright pastel shades lift the cool, neutral colour palette, crafting a more eclectic look to the collection, aided further by the array of textures and prints in the form of perforated suede and oversized polkadots. SS17 also see’s Garment Project introduce new silhouettes including the Spy — a trend led sneaker featuring a feminine upper in soft brushed suede and chunky white sole, the Army — a retro inspired design with a gum sole, and the Sillo — a range of super soft nubuck sandals available in tan, black, off white and pink. The Classic Lace, a Garment Project staple is updated for SS17. The Classic Lace Plato features a chunky flatform, shiny toe caps and an XL polkadot print adding a playful element to the collection while the Classic Lace Mid available in white, black and mushroom offer a sophisticated yet relaxed look. Another new edition for SS17 is the ‘Tech Collection’ a special selection of the Ace sneaker reinvented with mesh, nylon and suede panelling, velcro and stripe detailing, and vibrant colour blocking. Garment Project once again master the perfect balance between simplicity and style, creating a collection suitable for any occasion to dress up or down, to wear day in or day out. About Garment Project: Launched in Copenhagen in 2014, Garment Project was established and founded by Kent Madsen, who integrates his past experience with technical knowledge from his background at Nike to create sleek contemporary footwear to withstand the test of trend and time.
IL LU S TR AT ED P EOP LE
Illustrated People’s Spring/Summer ‘17 range stays true to the brand’s ethos of fresh creativity, originality and freedom of expression. Drawing inspiration from two of their favourite films: True Romance by Tony Scott and Romeo and Juliet by Baz Luhrmann, Illustrated People have created a collection that perfectly depicts the IP girl gang attitude. SS17 see’s Illustrated People adopt a more sporty silhouette, keeping it casual with oversized hoodies and crewnecks, sweatshirt short-shorts, half zip crop tops and flared sweatpants. The collection also brings back IP favourites such as the mix and match jersey separates featuring cheeky slogans and playful prints. The colour palette of soft baby pink that runs throughout is infused with black satin and velour adding an element of subtle romance to the collection, paired with sports detailing and a focus on embroidery SS17 feels more mature than previous seasons. This summer Illustrated People had a pop up in the heart of East London, search #IPSTORE on Instagram to see what went down. About Illustrated People: Illustrated People are a London based fashion label with a free spirited and relaxed voice of style. They believe in the wide-eyed optimism of youth, challenging the accepted and the energy of a thought. Born from collaboration, Illustrated People take influence from all art forms, inviting forward the makers of all practices to craft interesting projects that represent the youth of London
K IN G S O F I ND I GO
Spring/Summer ‘17 sees Kings of Indigo craft a collection of timeless classics and style driven pieces designed to be worn season after season. Staying true to the brand’s signature style, Kings of Indigo bring the best of both worlds in denim; the minimalistic beauty of the pure, Japanese denim and the tough character of the classic American blue jeans. Kings of Indigo’s cut and sew range is the perfect balance of fluid lines and strong fabrics allowing the brand to continue their American workwear story while still offering a touch of femininity to the collection. SS17 sees Kings of Indigo introduce a small range of handwoven pieces in clean cut silhouettes including wide culottes, an oversized midi dress and a kimono-style jacket, made from heavy woven organic cotton and linen this special weave is slightly looser giving the material a rich texture and providing supreme comfort. The denim soul of the brand remains a strong focal point for SS17 as Kings of Indigo take their Triple-R (Recycle, Repair, Reuse) philosophy to the next level with an exciting selection of panel items including jeans, a jumpsuit and statement spring outerwear. The panel garments are constructed by hand, made from different denim fabrics and brought together bit by bit to form a completely new piece. By deconstructing worn and washed denim and uncovering the unique colour palette in the seams, pockets and belt loops, the beauty of the fabric truly shows. Kings of Indigo have also given special attention to customised denim detailing for SS17, from indigo dipped patches, unpicked hems, XL turn up selvedge and painted denim. Kings of Indigo’s favourites are celebrated within the Royal Core section of the brand, this line of classic fits and washes is never out of style and never out of stock. Focus on the core is important for Kings of Indigo as they believe in the ‘Slow Fashion Movement’. Creating timeless designs in strong quality helps the consumer to enjoy the garment for longer. About Kings of Indigo: Kings of Indigo is a sustainable denim brand from The Netherlands. Ranked Europe’s number one jeans brand when it comes to sustainable production. Innovation is at the core of this brand. Kings of Indigo is influenced by the American heritage of jeans and inspired by the Japanese eye for detail in developing quality product. The Kings of Indigo collection contains a selection of denims, tops and accessories. Every garment is made with a conscience; the brand uses sustainable techniques where they can and have a bond with the Fair Wear Foundation to guarantee fair working conditions for all involved in the production process. 22
RAS C AL S ’
The Rascals’ brothers have returned for Spring/Summer ‘17 with their second womenswear collection. Keeping true to their signature style, Rascals’ take you on a ‘Natural Born Killers’ inspired road trip from the city streets to the Mohave desert, perfectly encapsulating the collection as a natural extension of Rascals’ characteristic universe while still managing to evoke distinct memories from the 1970’s and 1990’s. Playing on the juxtaposition of the brands gritty aesthetic and a playful feminine attitude, Rascals’ draw inspiration from 90’s sports culture and the bohemian style of the 70’s to add delicate details to the collection, best illustrated in the ringer tees that lend a subtle nod to retro football kits and the flare cuffs of the Stevie long sleeve tee. The colour palette of rich copper, dusty off white and peached black and green encapsulate the American desert theme that inspired the collection, giving the feeling of hot sand and desert motels surfaces bleached by the blistering summer sun. Bridging the gap between sportswear and contemporary fashion, Rascals’ have created a girly yet mature spring wardrobe, bringing a new lease of life to women’s streetwear. About Rascals’: Rascals’ is a Copenhagen-based brand created by two brothers in 2008. The motto ‘No History’ has since the beginning stated that Rascals’ doesn’t have a grand story nor based on a heritage, but is an evolving movement free from any dogmas. “Our design is where the city meets a childhood in 90’s, our love for all kind of sports, the mood of a movie or that one album we kept on repeat at the office/during the summer. The collections are not a fixed expression – they are ever changing – but always rooted in that particular place where our everyday life in Copenhagen connects with our world of ideas.”
THE BOYS CS OU TS The Boyscouts toy with the origin of their brand name in their Spring/Summer ‘17 collection titled PLAY. ‘Wear jewelry to impress, to scout and to score. Let’s challenge the game, and marvel at its impact. Keep on chasing.’ Each piece designed and handcrafted in Rotterdam is available in silver, matt gold plated and gold plated. Trophies carefully selected from past seasons are celebrated through their CLASSICS collection, available season after season in silver, matt gold plated, gold plated and rose gold plated. About The Boyscouts: The Boyscouts is a fashion accessory label from the Netherlands promoting elegance in urban life, with products varying from jewellery to bags and accessories. Combining urban with outdoor elements define the Boyscouts’ signature: Contemporary fashion meets the aesthetics and tradition of scouting. Themes and items change with every new collection, but what never changes is the use of high quality materials. The Boyscouts believes in quality components, works with fair-trade materials and local craftsmen. – Survival of the Finest
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