Palm Angels’ latest collection continues to showcase Francesco Ragazzi’s love for Los Angeles skate culture. The designer has begun to skew the narrative with the new “Yosemite” motif and drawing on elements from his collaboration with legendary EDM group Swedish House Mafia.
The result of this eclectic mix of inspirations is a collection full of ironic Americana and fluorescent-clad garments. Ragazzi stays true to his principles, utilizing fine Italian materials, contrasted with oversized screenprints and bright colors.
Shop the full collection online and in the Chicago store now at RSVP Gallery.
Reese Cooper has released his Spring/Summer 2019 collection, featuring pieces with Cooper’s intricately detailed style. Our lookbook features a look into these pieces, displaying the craftsmanship that goes into every garment.
The Fever Dream collection, like all of Cooper’s work, tells a story. The collection features pieces that feel familiar, such as a hoodie or shorts, but Cooper provides his unique touch. The designer alters the fine details of the piece, provide a sensation similar to a dream: something familiar, yet foreign.
The full collection from Reese Cooper is available in-store at our Chicago and LA RSVP Gallery locations and online at rsvpgallery.com.
424’s Autumn/Winter offerings emphasize color and alternative means to provide it. Using bleach and paint patterns, unique effects are showcased throughout the collection. Shop new arrivals in Chicago and online now.
Introducing: LONE PINE by Reese Cooper. Named after a California desert town famously used as a backdrop for Hollywood westerns, Reese Cooper’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection utilizes classic Americana motifs into a casual collection of tees, hoodies, and more. Now available in in-store and online at RSVP Gallery.
Rick Owens’ most recent mainline collection was an anxiety-driven masquerade of clothing that pooled and draped over the runway models. A plethora of pockets, huge hemlines, and a mix of skinny elongated and cropped jackets executed in shearling and thick textures. The inspiration for the collection came from Owens’ inner turmoil with adverse changes to the environment.
As always, DRKSHDW gives us a refined look into the mainline collection. The Fall/Winter 2016 offering sees the return of some classics, in the gimp hoodie, level crewneck, and Detroit jeans. The season’s staple piece is a padded bomber, complete with carrying strap. Owens’ newest iteration of Aircut pants speaks to the main collection, shying away from the ultra-skinny fit.
Check out the video above and photos below for a full look into the latest season. Rick Owens DRKSHDW FW ’16 collection is available in store and online at RSVP Gallery. For more info or to place an order email [email protected] or call (773) 770-666.
Haider Ackermann has been looming just outside of center stage for years. Like many before him, he started in womenswear before venturing into menswear and has since garnered respect from many of fashion’s heavyweights. Years after a five-month internship with Dior’s John Galliano, he was approached to succeed Galliano, after declining the proposed succession of Martin Margiela. In 2011, Karl Lagerfeld said he saw Ackermann as his ideal successor at Chanel. So why does he sit adjacent to other labels?
His signature draping, knotting, and gathering can be found in everything from his shoes to coats, giving his pieces a striking aesthetic. He utilizes expert tailoring and juxtaposes them with fluid, casual styling which has become increasingly popular with the world’s top fashion houses. His namesake label should be more of a household name. But many times, fashion is waves ahead of the masses.
Ackermann is also known for his utilization of gender neutral silhouettes, and until recent years, gender has been a black and white subject to the general consensus. As gender fluidity and identity come to the forefront of the public forum, it seems that popular culture is finally gaining ground on fashion. He holds true to his vices in his latest collection with beautiful tailoring and astute use of fabrics. His collection is dark, angsty, and angular and presents a final product worthy of rock stars.
“Flight. Youthful Dreams of imitation nature. Aerial dominance that gains territory and wins wars. The symbol of peace. The frantic escape from a geographic location with no particular destination save exit.” -OAMC
The brand is led by the former head designer of Supreme, Luke Meier, and former creative director of Carhartt Work in Progress, Arnaud Faeh. As their Fall/Winter 2016 collection intertwines the different connotations of flight; nature, military, and iconography, they pull inspiration and realize them within the clothes. Throughout the collection, you can see it in a literal sense, with graphics of birds, military jackets, and printed phrases like “Peacekeeper.” But the brand dives deeper. Different layering techniques found throughout mimic the structure of birds’ wings and feathers, as well as the utilization of real feathers in select pieces. Even the knit patterns are deliberately in the chevron shape, which birds utilize in flight.
Each collection the acronym, OAMC, stands for something different. This season it signifies Oscar Alpha Mike Charlie, which makes a nod towards the militaristic aspect of flight. But the mission statement for the newest season brings forth a haunting juxtaposition: Military advancement and development in flight have allowed fashion to utilizes some stylistic cues while having a darker side. Military flight has led to the death and destruction of millions of lives. In an attempt to combat that narrative, the brand has taken familiar characters and insignias used on warplanes and warheads and injected peace symbols into the designs.
OAMC is taking fashion deeper than clothes. There is meaning in each collection which people are meant to connect with beyond the feel of the fabric and the wearing of garments. It is a brand that stands for something; beyond the clothing, they also donate a portion of each season’s proceeds to a foundation. This season’s being “Destination Unknown” which helps protect “children on the move” You can learn more about the foundation here.
OAMC is available in store and online at RSVP Gallery. For more information or to place an order email [email protected] or call (773) 770-6666.770-6666.