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BIKING IN BRIEFS

Back in September 2010, we suggested in our weekly newsletter to go outside for a bike ride around NYC — in your underwear. You feel a bit silly at first, but once that passes, it becomes great fun — you'll feel somewhat liberated. Embrace your inner-exhibitionist and explore the city like you never have before. Go outside and show some skin. As long as your junk stays in the trunk, you'll be fine. 12 years later we decided to ask a few friends to experience the feeling of riding a bike in just a white brief.

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Tuesday 07.26.22

AllTogether: New York — Sponsored by Diesel, Tom of Finland Foundation, and The Community

A catalogue celebration with music by Silvia Prada and Sunzhique at 99 Scott Studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Tuesday 07.19.22

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE THONG

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Friday 05.13.22

JW Anderson & Saks celebrate the launch of Pre-Fall 2022 and the Bumper bag collection

Hosted by Roopal Patel + Jonathan Anderson with a special performance by Justin Vivian Bond at Joe's Pub

Wednesday 03.16.22

PATRICK CARROLL

Knit from cashmere, a marigold sweater warns “EVERYTHING WILL BE TAKEN AWAY.” From silk, a chocolate brown T-shirt declares “TODAY WE REMEMBER OUR DEAD.” And from mohair, a tiny beige thong boldly reads “WRATH OF GOD.”

 

Haunting phrases like these are integral to Summon Elemental, the emerging knitwear project by writer and artist Patrick Carroll. “It’s all mourning costume,” he says of the project. “It’s how to dress for loss across scales, person to world.” Inspired by artists, philosophers, and poets, Parick’s one-of-a-kind garments range from shirts and dresses to thongs and balaclavas.

 

Grief served as the catalyst for Summon Elemental, which Patrick began toward the end of his father’s life. He’s since come to view knitting not only as a hobby but as a source of ongoing solace. Now, with his clothes featuring in fashion editorials and selling out in notable boutiques, Patrick’s faced with an existential question: Is he… a fashion designer?

 

“I call myself a clothesmaker,” he tells me, “which feels more accurate than fashion designer.” For Patrick, the distinction comes down to labor. While the fashion industry is notorious for its exploitative practices, Summon Elemental is a wildly transparent one-person operation. “I don’t design anything to be made by other people,” he says. “Ever.” The result is an assortment of intricate knitwear styles, each of which require between one and twelve hours to complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The garments are documented through a series of self-portraits, highlighting Patrick’s lithe frame and his remarkable skill as a knitter. …

Friday 02.18.22

WILLY CHAVARRIA

The designer whose street-smart tailoring speaks volumes

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Thursday 01.27.22

ALL FOR ALTU

Joseph Altuzarra started his namesake brand in 2008, just as fashion blogs were taking off but long before the mayhem of social media was mandatory. It’s in the new Instagram era, however, that the French-American designer recently launched his second brand Altu, featuring cozy knits and soft cotton pieces he describes as genderful, suggesting they’re conceived with an abundance of gender expressions in mind. Joseph told us he thinks of Altu as “who I really was and who I really am, not an idealized version of me.” Our conversation covered everything from loving Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs to being a dad to mining your awkward 16-year-old self for inspiration. Plus we got the tea on exactly what New York does better than Paris.

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Friday 12.10.21

Inside Florian Krewer’s latest book

The publication accompanied the LOEWE SS22 Men's presentation.

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Tuesday 11.02.21

Mr. Mickey continues to add a little sparkle to our lives

The fashion darling, and dear friend, Mickey Boardman talks about his new fashion brand and the bitches he loves most...

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Monday 09.13.21

Yeah, I Work Out x Ace Hotel Brooklyn launch

Celebrating the release of the capsule collection between the Ace Hotel Brooklyn and the streetwear brand Y, IWO.

Tuesday 08.03.21

Calvin Klein celebrates moments of Pride

With The House of Tisci, Kandy Muse, Xunami Muse, Leyna Bloom, Bowen Yang, Aquaria, Symone, Parker Kit Hill, Papi Juice, Linux, Adam Eli, West Dakota, Tyler Ashley and many more. Guests celebrated Calvin's Pride initiatives at an after-party at The Flower Shop on the LES in New York City.

Tuesday 07.20.21

Baby’s Lingerie

The gorgeous Baby Love invited us to experience a typical day in her life as a lingerie model. Baby posed in a few of her go-to intimates as we toured her New York City boudoir. We weren't the only ones who showed up...

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