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Summer Essentials: Neutral Sneakers

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Whether you want to believe it or not, summer is here in full force and RSVP has a fresh grip of footwear to add to your rotation. Low tops have gained ever-increasing notoriety and are at the helm of our focus for the season. Easily paired with shorts or trousers, lows can be utilized to accent your fit or set it off as a head-turning staple.

 

The focus here is on neutral color shoes. From the simple luxury of the Adidas Samoa to the stripes on the Off-White leather sneakers, keeping the color palette simple makes these sneakers an effortless flex. The Adidas Oddity Luxe pack offers a cream color scheme and head turning mixed media details. Raf Simons’ Adidas Ozweego is at the top of its class with a perfect pop of pink detail and iconic silhouette.

 

This collection can only be found in-store at RSVP Gallery. For more information email [email protected] or call +1(773) 770-6666 for phone orders.

6 Pairs of Pants We’re Keeping on Rotation this Season

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When it comes to shorts, we generally put off wearing them until the weather channel declares a heat wave. As opposed to carrying over the pants and jeans you’ve practically lived in for the last three months of winter (feels like six if you live in the Northern Hemisphere), do some spring renewal with this seasonal pants edit.

1.Givenchy Cargo Trousers-Take a utilitarian route in these lightweight 14-pocket trousers. Just make sure you remember which pocket you put your phone in.

2.Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby Blue Denim Jeans-Electric blue was all over the runways for this season and the perfect excuse to revisit one of our favorite collaborations. Side note: the white and blue colorway of this pair is reminiscent of the work Sterling Ruby did on the walls of the Raf Simons Tokyo boutique.

3.STAMPD Essential Moto Pants-We’re always on board with anything “moto” and especially if it is on a cozy pair of lounge pants.

4. Band of Outsiders Melting Plaid Sweatpants-The LA label turns their laid-back aesthetic up a notch with this wavy plaid pair of pants inspired by the “idea of a Nixon-era dad barbecuing and taking psychedelics.” 

5. DRKSHDW by Rick Owens Aircut Jeans-DRKSHDW lets Rick Owens’ fans trade in their leather pants for a more seasonal approach with waxed cotton denim.

6. Oyster Holdings LAX Sweatpants-This season typically means vacation, which we all know is a sport in itself, making these structured yet comfortable pants an ideal in-flight uniform.

Special appearance by Raf Simons Carry Over Velcro Sneakers

Photography by Anthony Trevino
Words by Adriana Gaspar

Your Guide to S/S ’15 Trends

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Although we’re always fans of the classic and timeless, what would fashion be without seasonal trends? Boring is what. From the runway to the streets, here are the top trends we’re getting on board with for the Spring/Summer 2015 season.

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Double up on denim. The Canadian tuxedo is in and who better for the job than Parisian label Pierre Balmain?

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In the colder months it is a no-brainer, in the spring it is refreshingly unexpected. Go with KVA’s suede bomber or Christopher Kane’s Pages tee.

  1. PRINT

From stripes to paisley and everything in between, add visual interest to your look with print. 3.1 Phillip Lim’s vertical stripes caught our eye.

  1. COLOR

Wearing all black in the winter is inevitable; do a 180 in bold, colorful options. KRISVANASSCHE and Raf Simons agree.

 

 

Adidas x Raf Simons x Zach Coffman

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Adidas Originals enables Raf Simons’ to push the boundaries of design and Raf Simons continues to inspire our own creativity. This time around expression comes in the form of illustrations, an underrated art medium in a digital era. Our very own Zach Coffman picks up good old pen and paper to pay tribute to a few of our favorite sneakers from the dynamic duo.

Illustrations by Zach Coffman

RSVP Gallery for Raf Simons S/S ’15

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After putting his namesake label on hold last season for a collaboration with contemporary artist Ruby Sterling, Raf Simons makes a smooth transition back with his S/S ’15 collection. Looking to the art of scrapbooking, Simons puts forth collages of both real memories and imagined ones. Simons’ signature silhouettes are pinned with photos of his parents courting fifty-five years ago, a passport photo of him as a teenager wearing a Superman t-shirt, the roller coaster is the very one he rode with his close friends and colleagues, stylist Olivier Rizzo and fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre decades ago, the Japanese influence was an homage to the first retailers who ever supported him, the shark was for Jaws and Simons’ love of horror movies, the swimmer in peril stands for danger, while the astronaut stands for isolation.  Simons is known to take cues from youth culture and adolescent angst as inspiration for his collections, so it’s refreshing to see him embrace his own youth all while giving us a better understanding of the man who is Raf Simons.

RSVP Gallery + Travis Scott for Raf Simons / Sterling Ruby

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RSVP Gallery presents Travi$ Scott for the Fall ’14 Raf Simons/ Sterling Ruby collection. In an unprecedented move, Raf Simons puts his namesake label on hold for one season in order to drop the collaborative collection. For nearly a decade, Raf Simons has been a fan and friend of the contemporary artist Sterling Ruby. Ruby’s mixed media work is known for exploring counterculture, a shared interest between the two artists that led to a collection inspired by the punk scene of their youth. Ruby approached Simons’ classic silhouettes like a canvas, utilizing DIY techniques from punk aesthetics to create both hand dyed and mass-produced garments that bring their nostalgia for youthful rebellion to life.

Photography by Anthony Trevino and Zach Coffman
Words by Adriana Gaspar

RSVP Gallery for Raf Simons Fall 2013


Uzi and Ash, video & visual artists collaborate with RSVP Gallery to present our unveiling of the brand, but also the Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2013 Collection.

Directed & Filmed by : UZI
Graphics & Edit by : Ash
Model : Mark Theophilus
Soundtrack : UZI
Prod Asst. Maryam Ghavidel
Art Dir : David Muniz