Trimäpee is Mario-Luca Carlucci and Peter Strateas. Carlucci and Strateas were born 1985 and 1984 in Melbourne, Australia. After studying Industrial Design and Communication Design respectively in 2005 at RMIT, the pair collaborated on a number of private commissioned based art-works, mainly in sculpture. In a sudden change of profession, the pair were guided by their intrigue and exploration of sculpture and the human form, and became self-trained menswear designers, effectively launching the Trimäpee label 2006.
4 years on, and Trimäpee now have extended what was only a small menswear collection, to a full ready-to-wear men’s and women’s range, offering accessories, hand-made shoes, bags and jewelery. Now with their third store launched in 2010, Trimäpee have become an established brand within the Australian fashion community.
Despite the craftsmanship and fine tailored aspect of each Trimäpee garment, the physical product is not the driving force behind the label. To create moods, to become a storyteller and to bring an idea to life is more important. Unique collections with conceptual themes make each Trimäpee garment a product of character expression, rather than the attempt of mimicking mainstream fashion. With thematic and historical influences, Trimäpee aims to transform the humble wardrobe into a means of expression. This multifaceted brand is fused together by music, art, images, performance and words. Inspiration is not only drawn from tales of the past, however by events from day to day activities, to the intimate and private details of the designers lives. This, combined with the labels dark and moody underlying aesthetic, creates collections not only with depth and purpose, however invites you into the minds and worlds of the story-tellers themselves. Trimäpee is inspired and designed for the confident outsiders, who seek uniqueness and individuality and who break the mold of the mundane.
The symbol of the “Arlecchino” is the essence of the Trimäpee brand. Arlecchino (the Joker or Harlequin) represents the outsider; one who does not conform to any suite, yet stands alone. Arlecchino is mischievous, yet always creates a challenge. He is ambivalent, neither good nor evil, but a leader in his own right, breaking the mould for others following his path.
Trimäpee will show A/W2011 this coming season at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney. Stay tuned for more great things to come and a debut in the US here in the future.
It’s been a busy ride here at TMRW… We’ve had our 3rd edition of TMRW men’s during ENK NYC, ENK Vegas and just recently finished our 2nd edition of TMRW women’s during Coterie as of yesterday. Stay tuned with us this week for reviews from each prospective event as well as recent trends and news from the past few weeks. Next up on our Agenda is Paris Fashion Week… We’re busy gearing up to head to the city of lights and just as excited as everyone else is. In the meantime stay tuned for upcoming news, reviews and more and be sure to follow us while in Paris with up to the minute information… Until then Aurevoir!
Approaching their tailored suiting separates with a slick and modern sensibility, the designers of Alex & Eli looked back to the future and found inspiration in Star Trek—the original Star Trek.
The collection boasts a modern wave of bold suiting separates that combine Alex & Eli’s signature sharp silhouettes, asymmetrical hemlines and intricate seaming. The label developed two custom prints for Fall, one derived from industrial cables and charm like spaceships, and other, an ethereal atmospheric watercolor, which merchandises back to a palette of cool neutrals and rich shades of red.
The result is a Fall/Winter collection that echoes the sleek interior of a spacecraft; showcasing the label’s skill at combining concept with purpose.
Bolongaro Trevor is created by British designers Kait Bolongaro and Stuart Trevor – original founders and former designers behind the cult retail store group All Saints. Original, unique and commercial, the new collection is comprised of contemporary handmade pieces, inspired by vintage finds amassed over the past 20 years
The collection has a moody darkness reminiscent of Victorian London, making the brand a hit with the edgy East End crowd, British bands and models - Kate Moss, Agyness Deyne, Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof and Emma Watson.
Recent collaborations include The Libertines - Carl Barat & Pete Doherty for their legendary comeback gigs in Reading and Leeds, The Who for their Feb 2010 Superbowl gig USA and uber-cool bands Kasabian and The Kings of Leon for the front cover of music bible NME
Jackets are made from overdyed, reconstituted Union Jack flags, which also appear as linings and prints on T shirts, shirts, knits, scarves and dresses with vintage Victorian pennies as badges and buttons.
Available in over 200 stores worldwide including L’Eclerieur Paris, Selfridges London, Atrium New York, H Lorenzo L A, IT Hong Kong, Opening Ceremony, Loveless, Beams Japan.
Between the pleasure of love and progress of death. NKWON’s A/W11 collection is coming from mans insecurity towards love and death. Inspired by Maya Deren’s avant-garde films from the early 1940’s, and Japanese erotic wood block prints and motifs from Trinity churchyard cemetery at downtown NYC where all sketches were done for the collection.
Founded in 2010, New York city based designer Nicole Kwon graduated London College of Fashion and honed her design chops in the studios of Hussein Chalayan, Vivienne Westwood and Peter Som.
TMRW designer,Siki Im, shows NY Times blog, The Moment,a special inside look at his upcoming presentation tonight. Native Indian inspirations and earth like spirituality along with Siki’s signature architectural attention to detail make this collection one of depth and precision. Best of luck and congratulation on this season’s collection Siki!
After graduating from the fashion institute of technology, N perfected her skills and vision at: Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren, Paper denim&Cloth, and Zac Posen. In Fall 2010 the New York based designer N launched a fresh contemporary line ‘Stripe by N’. After all, N had always been drawn to stripes and still believes Stripe is the most popular and stylish pattern in the world. Consequently, N sought to explore and demonstrate their versatility and potential.
Each piece in the entire ’ Stripe by N’ line contains some form of a stripe or a line based pattern such as plaids, gingham on a simple jersey t-shirt to fabulously striking silk shirts. Additionally , N loves to experiment with color, layout, and distortion which brings magnificent diversity to the collection. All together, ‘Stripe by N’ pieces suggest both whimsy and an effortlessly cool styling to women all over the world. N is also planning on launching a men’s line soon.
Check out Stripe by N at TMRW @ Coterie / Pier 94 / February 20-22, 2011
Tonight is the award show and presentation for GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America. We’d like to say good luck and congratulations to all of the nominee’s Gant by Michael Bastian, Rick Klotz of Warriors of Radness, Miller’s Oath by Kirk Miller, Patrick Ervell, Riviera Club, and Alexander Wang for T by Alexander Wang.
The current reigning trend of this past season and the season upon us from so many fashion houses of late, Celine being the most obvious, has been minimalism. While countless designers follow suit like factory workers in a line of many producing the similar trend in one form or another, it is best to shed some light on the roots of minimalism. Be it from the 60’s and 70’s art movement to what many would love to believe as a trend derived from the 1990’s. We here at TMRW found a nice gem amongst Nueve Musas, a great website for any fellow fashion enthusiast. Nueve decided to shed some light on one legendary designer in particular, that of Zoran. For further reference on Zoran please refer to Teri Agins classic read: The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever. In Nueve’s post there is an excellent selection on Zoran and she is even prone to shed some light on the actual purveyors of minimalism along with Zoran, those names such as Halston and Calvin Klein and the 1970’s with their stripped down, cleaned up and effortlessly chic silhouettes. See the story here: Nueve Musas Zoran.
Today we came across quite an excellent and in-depth read from Gilt Manual editor Jared Flint. The question at hand for an all star cast of designers and taste makers was one of importance… What is next for men’s fashion in America? From Michael Bastian and Robert Geller to Tim Blanks and Mordechai “Mister Mort” Rubinstein, here’s the consensus: American Men’s Fashion: So What’s Next?
Tomorrow the madness, the mayhem, the elegance and the frenzy that is New York Fashion Week is set to begin. With many designers’ set to show A/W 2011, New York Magazine’s The Cut, decided to share the inspiration from 65 designers from this season. From the “Folds” of Araks to the “Noir” seen here from Mandy Coon and the “Urban Emperor” from new comer Dominic Louis, we enjoyed the possibility of understanding the thought and meaning behind many of the collections set to show here during this frigid February Fashion Week. Take a peak at the slideshow here: 65 Designers Reveal Their Fall 2011 Inspirations and enjoy!
“ANAGRAM is a way for me to translate some of our best-selling pieces to a new customer. It’s a rearrangement and different interpretation of our key pieces.”
Introducing ANAGRAM, a new capsule collection from New York designer Gary Graham for Spring 2011. ANAGRAM captures a youthful and confident viewpoint: 20 pieces created in 100-percent natural washed silks, cottons and hand-knits that can be mixed and arranged in various combinations for a complete yet multifarious wardrobe. The ANAGRAM woman is young, intelligent, intrepid and playful, a person who shops at a lower price point but values original and versatile pieces. The palette reflects this woman and is equally conversant, with a range of subtle yet refined tones. Together, the pieces are a manifestation of her many moods: from sophisticated Victorian to pagan rocker to witty party girl. This is an edited yet expanded vision of Gary Graham, an opportunity to share the designer’s breadth of view with a wider, burgeoning audience. ANAGRAM is Gary Graham, rearranged and viewed with new eyes.
We had the chance recently to talk with fellow New Yorker, style aficionado, blogger, and fashion photog JFKJean. We discussed his love for style and fashion along with the launch of his new venture, “Classe by JFKJean”. Afterward JFK decided to send us 7 things that he needed to clarify. So we willingly decided we should take upon the notion and post his 7 topics to share with everyone. Here it is without further ado: 7 Things with JFKJean.
I. James Jean is my legal name but JFKJean is a nickname I came up with that my father (Fritz), younger brother (Kenny) and I share and strangely when thrown together almost sounds like the name of a former U.S. President ha ha.
II. I’m a New York City kid, born and raised. Brooklyn to be exact. I grew up with great role models in my parents and my Father directly and/or indirectly affected my personal style growing up. He was a pre “Baby Boom” baby so his wardrobe even today revolves solely around business and formal wear, never sneakers or jeans and he looks as great at a retired 73 than he did at 37. I only try to channel how dressed to the best of my abilities, whilst keeping my own identity and adding a modern flavor to it.
III. “Classe By JFKJean” is an concept that marries my two passions, helping people and fashion. There are people out there who genuinely want and need help with their wardrobes and how to maximize what they have but don’t know who to turn to for honest advice. I just happen to be someone who wants to aid them in the process.
IV. I think most if not all of us fall into the habit of impulse buying then regretting the purchase some time after. It pretty much boils down to trial and error, figuring out what works for your personal taste, trying garments on is also key and if there’s any emotional attachment to the item. If you’re unsure about it, take some time to think about it. The best purchase sometimes is the one you didn’t make.
V. The first and only thing you can do is dress to your size. A lot of people get too hung up on the size tag on the back of the garment instead of embracing what they’ve got right in front of them. Figure out which brands, pieces, colors and fabrics work best for your particular shape and skin tone, most importantly how it should fit and what can and can’t be altered to fit your body properly. Everyone is built differently, even if they are the same size.
VI. More writing contributions, styling for editorials and documenting the looks of the people of New York City for my style blog, The Mod Revival, among many other adventures and opportunities that the year will bring.
VII. I think its about time for America to look and feel good about ourselves again, internally.
JUMA creates unisex, progressive ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by art culture and travel for the creative professional.
Founded in 2003 and based in New York, the eponymous label JUMA developed by brother and sister team, Alia Juma (Design Director) and Jamil Juma (Creative Director), can be found in various locals around the world including Canada, United States, Israel, China, UK and Japan.
Their line is carried in coveted retailers including Bloomingdales (Dubai), Harvey Nichols (Hong Kong), Revolve (LA), Eva (New York), By Definition (Austin), One Of A Few (Vancouver), Free Shop (Tokyo), Vered (Israel), Bella (Guatemala), Simons (Montreal), Serpentine (Toronto) and many others worldwide.
Check out JUMA at TMRW @ Coterie / Pier 94 / February 20-22, 2011
C’est un rêve, un rêve très mauvaise…
Inspired by cloak & dagger noir, French New Wave films such as Last Year in Marienbad & Diqbolique, 35mm color negatives, and the end of New Bohemia; The Riff’s FW11 remains dark, shaded and a study in divergent notions from the recent past and modern era.
Around the world right now we are witnessing a strong desire to challenge convention, to find a genuine life, and embrace an offbeat, creative, personal aesthetic. Intrigued by extreme purism within a multi-referencing culture, The Riff balances specific pieces such as the oversized origami coat with luxe fur collar mixed with the ultra soft crochet knit tank.
Well it’s Monday morning and we here at TMRW have decided to share a nice little gem to start the week off as we head into New York Fashion Week. We caught up this past weekend with Roark, a new collection hailing from Los Angeles. Fresh off of their debut in Milan from men’s fashion week and ready to debut here in New York this week. They shared with us a bit of their inspiration on the new collection, the thought between LA versus NYC and a unique ethos all unto themselves…
Tell me a little bit about how Roark came about?
Roark was originally conceptualized by Andrew Steiger, who had an idea of bringing together a group of different people to achieve a united idea.
Does living in Los Angeles affect the way each collection and concept is constructed?
Los Angeles serves as Roark’s meeting ground and now home. Our very first collection was inspired by Los Angeles’ downtown uprising, but since has merely been our launching pad.
What makes Los Angeles the preferred place to launch a designer menswear collection..? Just given the stigma of LA versus New York City.
Living in Los Angeles allowed us to follow our own path without heavy outside influence. We really have been able to live / create a world all our own which may have been more difficult in a larger , more “fashion forward” city.