Category archives: Fashion

Raeburn Re-Appropriating

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Article by Camilla Doig Lorentzen   Christopher Raeburn, a graduate from London's Royal College of Arts, is fast becoming known for his pioneering work towards the future of ethical design. Christopher utilises re-appropriated military fabrics to create garments that are functional, intelligent and meticulously crafted. Th[...]

A QUESTION OF the past

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Here Ye, Here Ye!... or shall we say "Ahoy Matey"? Hot off the [screen printing] press come A QUESTION OF's two new ode-to-the-past prints; La Mariniére and Wisdom. La Mariniére, originally made for the French Navy, has been respected by French sailors and adopted by designers such as Coco Chanel, and embraced by fashion houses like Gau[...]

It's a GREEN Festival

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Article by Andrea Krystine It's a Green Day Festival, "a multi-city campaign dedicated to connecting people to resources and information for a greener planet.." held their latest at Liberty Station Park in San Diego, CA. I went by to scope out the scene and take a gander at the grassy runway and Eco Fashion Show featuring local San Diegans. Of the design[...]

Bedouin Treasures

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Article by Andrea Krystine News that a Vintage Collective/Art Gallery had opened up in San Diego gave me hope, inspiration and above all appreciation to those artists and vintage lovers who came together to fill a huge space with colorful modern art, eclectic retro furniture and nostalgic pieces from our past lives. Owners Jan Welch and Jon Elliot invest[...]

Veja – Is Another World Possible?

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Article by Camilla Doig Lorentzen Veja is "just a drop in the ocean", they state on their website. Luckily for us, this drop exists and there are becoming more and more of them. With organic cotton from the Northeast of Brazil, wild Amazonian rubber and ecological leather; Veja is working under three main principles: 1. Using ecological inputs 2.[...]

A Purrrfect Sunday - Melrose Trading Post

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Article by Andrea Krystine While in the City of Angels, my friend and I decided to stretch our legs from all the wine and girl talk and go out into the hot, hot sun for an adventure in rummage shopping. Our journey took us to the marvelously never-ending and glorious Fairfax and Melrose flea market! Oh what a treat to see so much random 'stuff' being[...]

Hopping on the "Zero-Waste" Train

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Article by Andrea Krystine Although many are adopting new means of fashionable consumption through wearing organic or buying second-hand, these acts alone are simply not going to cut it when it comes to making a dent of true sustainability in the fashion industry as we know it. Reality Check: Because it is cheaper to dump fabric scraps than recycle[...]

Edun’s Mission

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Article by Camilla Doig Lorentzen Ali Hewson couldn't possibly have guessed how life would turn out when she met her future husband at Dublin's Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1975. Her high school sweetheart, Paul, now known as Bono, perhaps the biggest rock star (and according to Time in 2009, one of the most influential people) in the world - th[...]