LOS ANGELES – Saturday July 9 2016. Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo unveiled its collaboration with Patrick Matamoros of Chapel NY titled, “Chapel of God,” today at Melrose’s Maxfield retail space in Los Angeles. With only a total of 65 one-of-one tees curated in the entire selection, Matamoros stated that the entire joint project took a little under a year to come to fruition. The aged original band and concert tees cover a wide spectrum of notable artists including Public Enemy, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Tupac, Metallica, Biggie, Megadeth, Prince and more. Each “Chapel of God” piece came with a limited edition Fear of God x Chapel NYC selvedge denim tote bag. Only one tee was allowed to be purchased per person at the price of $1,200 and customers also had an opportunity to buy Fear of God military sneakers and vintage denim jeans. The collection sold out quickly after its 11 a.m. release today at Maxfield’s.
This post might be finding you in the dog days of summer, but bear with me: Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you should forget about jackets. I’m talking layers my guy, like an onion. The first step, ditch the wool and heavy fabrics from winter and exchange them for lightweight fabrics with breathability, like cotton and nylon. Also, keep an eye out for technical fabrics that are water-resistant and ready for summer storms to strike. For days when rain isn’t in the forecast, it never hurts to have a jacket handy for notoriously cool summer nights. We put together an assortment of our favorite jackets, ready for the summer and whatever it has in store.
Fear of God Fourth Collection Bombers: Lightweight bomber jackets with tons of versatility. It can be worn a variety of ways and features added volume in the chest and arms for better breathability and an oversized look. The silk lining gives the jacket the ultra-luxurious feel we’ve come to expect from Jerry Lorenzo.
Christopher Kane Reflective Bomber: This one is the perfect statement piece, ready for any day, no matter the weather. Ultra-lightweight technical water-resistant shell and a flash finish that is guaranteed to turn heads.
Raf Simons Hooded Parka: Raf parkas are some of the most coveted items in any rendition. This one features a light cotton twill with single-layer construction and is a perfect piece to throw on. Go ahead, nonchalantly rock the Raf.
Tim Coppens Mushroom Bomber: Coppens is relatively new to the scene, but he began his career designing activewear, so he knows about functionality and breathability. This bomber is no exception and it dons a dope Murakami-esque graphic on the back.
These jackets and more are available in store and online at RSVP Gallery. For more information or to place an order email [email protected] or cal (773) 770-6666.
Often thought to be a Fall/Winter piece, flannels have made their presence felt in this year’s round of Spring/Summer collections. Although most people will be shedding their layers, having flannels in your arsenal can provide a great finishing touch.
This season, designers have gone away from traditional drab offerings and countered with a fresh mix of bright colors and clean monotones in lightweight fabrics. Elongated, oversized, and flowing fits allow breathability and justify the additional layer, even during the summer.
Fear of God Flannel (Blue): First Fear of God Flannel that doesn’t feature side zippers. It delivers an elongated body with drop shoulder to add comfort and volume.
Mr. Completely Banded Collar Shirt (Orange): Boasts a mandarin collar and front pockets along with a loose fit.
Public School Double-sleeve Mandarin Shirt (Red): Layered sleeve detail with a mandarin collar and traditional shirttail hem. Also features a shoulder yoke in back.
A.P.C. Trevor Plaid Shirt (Green): Touting a large front chest pocket and a curved hem, this flannel is made of a blend of cotton, linen, and ramie, giving it a super-soft feel that resists wrinkling.
Pierre Balmain Check Shirt (Black/White): Features a traditional fit and shirttail with button cuffs and a spread collar.
Mastermind Button-Up Shirt (Black/White): A fresh twist on the gingham pattern with oversized checks. Also features a drop-tail rounded hem in the back.
More can be found online and in-store at RSVP Gallery. Email [email protected] for more info or call +1(773) 770-6666 for phone orders.
“Work hard, play hard” would best describe a day at the office at the RSVP Gallery headquarters. Take a look for yourself as our Neon & Nonsense video series continues with Episode 3. This time around, we made our way to Drake and Future’s “Jungle Tour,” Sneaker Con to support Don C. at the “Sneaker Legend” booth, A-Trak’s “Gold Gone Wild” with Aarab Musik, plus behind the scenes footage from our Fear of God pop-up and a sneak peek at what’s next from OFF—White. Hit play above for a glimpse at everything we’ve gotten into the last few weeks and if you haven’t already, check out Neon & Nonsense Episode 1 and 2. Enjoy and répondez s’il vous plaît.
Video by Zach Coffman, Jake Osmun, Anthony Trevino
Our Q&A Series serves as a way to get into the creative masterminds of the individuals we have the privilege of calling our friends and family. This time around, we sat down one-on-one with Jerry Lorenzo, post our Fear of God x RSVP Pop-up Shop, for a little bit of wisdom and inspiration. In conversation with RSVP staff member Adriana Gaspar, Lorenzo gives us an update on the “Fourth Collection,” insight into the process involving the controversial “Resurrected” vintage rock tees, plus his level of involvement on creative work for Kanye West and vise versa. As always, the questions we ask our episode guest are submitted by you via social media, so click through to see if your question made the cut. Enjoy and répondez s’il vous plaît.
Words and interviewed by Adriana Gaspar
Video filmed by Zach Coffman, Jake Osmun, and Anthony Trevino
Video edited by Jake Osmun
Jerry Lorenzo made his way to Chicago this past week for the second wave of the Fear of God “Resurrected” rock tees. An avid vintage rock tee collector, Lorenzo sourced and repurposed fifty shirts for an exclusive collaboration with the shop. Guests filtered through the tees as a montage of old concert footage projected on the wall and 90’s rock songs filled up the space. As with the “Collections,” the collab shirts flew off the racks and were nearly gone by the time Lorenzo made his arrival. In an act of giving back to the Fear Generation, Lorenzo chopped it up one-on-one with everyone who came out to support. Check out our recap of the RSVP x Fear of God pop-up shop above and stay tuned for our Q&A Series Episode with Jerry Lorenzo.
Video by Jake Osmun and Zach Coffman
Photography by Anthony Trevino and Jake Osmun
RSVP Gallery presents our Q&A Series, where we sit down one-on-one with the creative and talented members of our friends and family.
For our second episode, we’re welcoming Jerry Lorenzo, founder of one of the hottest—and one of our favorite—brands of the moment Fear of God. As always, our Q&A Series turns to you for the questions we’ll be asking our guest. Want advice on starting your own label? Wondering what Lorenzo’s most coveted rock tee is? Comment below or on your social media platform of choice via #RSVPGALLERY for a chance at getting your question answered on video. While we wait for the questions to roll in, check out Episode 1 of our Q&A Series featuring all-around music guru A-Trak.
Words by Adriana Gaspar