I have a list of sites bookmarked so that each week I can quickly access these pages and see whats new. Most times, I just randomly click through archives for things that may not have caught my eye before. This past week I made a visit over to HERO Magazine and found a Q & A session “Beyond The Storm” with Craig Green.
Craig Green designs photographed by Charlotte Wales
I enjoy reading up on Q&A’s because you get a glimpse into the true essence of a person. The questions are usually thrown out on a fly without giving the interviewee time to prepare for what he may be asked. They may have a general idea, but in the end the answer must always be the truth from within themselves. You are welcomed into a a realm of their reality and you have to immerse yourself into it to understand fully what their approach is or to simply see their perspective. It’s like taking the lens of their minds and setting it onto yourself for a new way of thinking- if only for a few minutes of reading.
“People can’t do it exactly as you did it. Even if one person makes a mark on a piece of paper, and the next person makes a mark in the exact same way it’ll never be the same.” - Craig Green
Vincent Levy who sat with Craig Green gave us a bit of a tour of the designer’s mind when it comes to his creative process. From the viewing of the SS14 collection to his words, there is no connection lost.
Read the Full Q&A- Beyond The Storm: The reality of Craig Green
Visit the Craig Green website here.
A warm late night and a cool blue pool. These are the main ingredients for a relaxing evening. What makes it luxurious is the attention to fashion. Even when one is stripped down to just a pair of swim shorts, a statement of individuality is still necessary.
An extra layer for swim, though it seems the opposite of the right idea, can sometimes bring forth a new character or attitude. In the end, the point of it all is being able to do whatever it is you want. It’s your night and the water feels nice.
Level37- Jump In
Danny Schwarz photographed by Hong Jang Hyun for GQ Style Korea.
In this editorial from the latest issue of Hercules magazine, classic winter ensembles are given a modern twist. Interest is captured with three-piece suits with patterns and topcoats of different hues being smartly paired. Texture comes into play to provide us with an option to give a look that may look the same over and over again a quick punch into unique beauty.
Giving us a glimpse into the past of New York when men weren’t afraid to look the part for the city, a revival of the natural gentleman is a call to be heard. After all, how you present yourself is a testament to your character. To be considered as an individual among the elite, you must carry yourself to the same degree.
Level37- Top Gent
David Agbodji photographed by Bruno Staub for Hercules Magazine. Styled by Miguel Arnau.
Etro has taken a wilder approach for its F/W 2013 lookbook. Models Ton Heukels and Andres Risso don the latest from the brand with sketches alongside the ensembles, handing us the notion that as people we survive on instinct.
Whether it’s to smartly layer apparel or to go bold with a print, we are never ones to hide. We must always choose to stand out and be free.
Level37- Basic Instinct
Ton Heukels and Andres Risso for Etro’s F/W 2013 lookbook.
You don’t have to be a superhero to save the day because no one is expecting you to be. What it is all about is being at the right place at the right time. If you do whatever you can within your power to solve the problem, you will surely have time to shine.
Doing more than what is required for your job, going above and beyond to lend a hand says more about you than doing what is your simple duty within your own world.
Level37- Here and There
Joseph Quigley photographed by Luc Coiffait for GQ China.
In this exclusive from Fucking Young! we are given various looks donned by Jordan. From sporty to simple luxe, we see various designs shine through and present their full glory.
Style in a simple form always strikes a chord that is rarely walked upon. One of the things that the world desires are limits that are pushed. We always seek to be in a place that is beyond our comfort zone. Breaking away from habit spurs excitement and allows a new perspective to be realized. Sometimes that realized perspective can shift energy creating an infectious vibration which rings into the creative pulses of those around us.
Level37- New Field
Jordan Regalado photographed by Svetlana LK for Fucking Young! Online. Styled by Raymond Gee and grooming by Alexis Williams .
Style doesn’t stop, even when you’re on the edge of land.
Although no one else may be around, you should still challenge yourself to take your look to the next level. Creating a full look head to toe complete with accessories, coats, and tailored jackets is key to setting the standard for yourself and others to follow. Some pieces may make more of a statement than others, providing a great balance to an ensemble that may otherwise come off as garish.
Knowing where you stand in the current of fashions that come and go allows you to always make the right decision and land in the right place at the right time. Always.
Level37- Style Wave
Karel Struhy photographed by Alvin Kean Wong for Prestife Magazine. Styled by Eddie Halim and grooming by John Lee.