I absolutely love the concept behind these dresses and they are actually attractive and interesting from a distance. It’s a brilliant idea and in an era of customizing they are perfect for someone trying to be unique.
“By placing colored felt-tip pens in the pockets of the dress its appearance changes over time. Within an hour – to one and a half hours the colored ink bleeds into the fabric and creates a one-off design for each occasion. the owner can then clean the dress and color it in a different way for each time they wear it.”
Well, while we are on the subject of t-shirts today I think Hecklewood deserves a mention for their spring collection this year. There are some new classics in their line for sure. The tee posted above is testament to that fact.
I have written about the awesome t-shirts for sale at Design By Humans before but I couldn’t resist writing about this new tee. I just love this design. I know it is on the hipster drawing tip but I love what the copy says, ‘After the rain comes a rainbow‘.
Sixpack France recently released some new shirts. They have had an ongoing series of premium artist designed shirts for a while now similar to 2k. There are some really fantastic shirts in their collection now from the likes of Cody Hudson, Parra, Steven Harrington and Grotesk. The only major setback is that the shirts will cost your 37 Euros and that is a little rich for a working-class american’s blood these days, if you were to ask my opinion. Sorry Cody Hudson, I love you but I most likely won’t be rocking your steez this summer.
I have realized lately I have pretty much all together stopped posting cool places to find well designed clothing. So, I am going to make an effort to do something clothing and fashion related posts more frequently. With that said, there are some pretty cool wares at NYC-based Built By Wendy. The exploding Mickey Mouse shirt is a must have.
This has got to be one of the nerdiest design shirts ever made and yet it is totally awesome and I want one really bad. What a great idea. The shirt, designed by Turn Nocturnal, features all your favorite Sans-Serif typefaces including Helvetica, Meta, Avenir, Frutiger, Officina, Optima, Gotham, Akzidenz Grotesk, Univers, Trade Gothic, Din, Agenda, Interstate, News Gothic, Myriad, Eurostile, Futura, and Gill Sans. Notably, the shirt does not feature Arial (thank you for that).
In an effort to stir excitement, t-shirt maker Johnny Cupcakes has released a video announcing the opening of a new store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The store sounds like it could be a lot of fun but Johhny’s delivery is pretty dry. What really blows my mind though is that by selling t-shirts for 30 plus bucks a piece he could actually afford to decorate and pay rent for a store on Melrose Ave. I had no idea his shirts were that popular. As a matter of fact I thought the whole t-shirt craze had kind of reached a saturation point. Guess not. It made me consider selling t-shirts though. I just need some kind of gimmick like a monkey or cupcakes or something of that nature. Hmm.
Acclaimed London illustrator Hellovon has stocked his store with some new goods. He has a simple tote bag and a t-shirt available now if you are interested in supporting him through rocking his wears. You can find them, along with his art prints for sale at his Shopvon online store. I am a big fan of his work which you can view at his site. His work keeps appearing in a lot of the magazines I read and he has collaborated with some of my favorite art and designers lately.
Clae is regarded as the pioneer of the ‘athleisure’ footwear movement. Clae launched in 2001 with its hybrid collection combining the comfort of a street-ready sneaker with classic footwear styling resulting in a new kind of casual. The brand was awarded the Sportswear International Fashion Award (SIFA) for ‘Best Men’s Footwear Collection’ in 2003. After a brief 3 year incubation, they have returned with some new cult classics and revamped models.
If you like to keep your clothing simple, timeless yet stylish, Clae is a strong contender in the shoe department. You can purchase their wares directly from their website.
There are some beautiful things for sale for the aesthetically inclined at Greener Grass Design, including the Cube Clock featured above by Constantin Boym. Be sure to spend some time digging through their catalog because it is a treasure trove of well designed clothing and gadgets. There is even a little something their for the design-conscious pet owner.
The affair offers up t-shirts referencing issues and ideas that are a little more high-brow then your average pop-culture savvy trend-whoring consumer might be interested in. Especially in a trend-whoring pop-culture savvy industry like ours (design and advertising). So, if you like the idea of sporting something that ‘looks’ trendy but references an issue, idea or book that you might feel strongly about then the line of t-shirts at The Affair were made just be for you. If you want to know even more about them, you can also read up on their blog. Is it just me or does anyone not have a blog these days?
There is some seriously sweet duds for grabs by the underground fashion brand +41 at their website. The problem is, they are asking for Euros not dollars and that doesn’t exactly make them cheap for those of us who have the misfortune of working in the Bush economy. If you feel like springing for and expensive t-shirt on the other hand, you could do a lot worse. Their new 42 Hubble Serie of tees are a particular standout, especially if you are a sucker for Hubble space telescope imagery like myself. If only I had thought to screen those images onto a t-shirt.