Cease & Desist S/S 19 "Black Hollywood" Collection

Cease & Desist unveiled their S/S 19 collection entitled “Black Hollywood” to a sold-out show this past Thursday in Atlanta, GA. Celebrities, social influencers, buyers and industry professionals converged inside one of Atlanta’s most unique industrial warehouse’s to preview the popular luxury brands newest collection.

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“Black Hollywood” celebrates the growing influence of black celebrity and urban culture in fashion and other art forms around the globe. The collection featured a full assortment of vibrant hues, directional pleats and asymmetric accents, ill-fitting trousers, micro-miniskirts and more. A nonchalant aura paired with nostalgic pieces paced the bubble-wrapped catwalk, with ready-to-wear as the focal point.“It feels amazing to showcase my newest collection in Atlanta,” said Fred Foster, founder and creative director of Cease & Desist. “Atlanta continues to set international trends including fashion. Therefore, it was important for me to present this collection in Atlanta and highlight our cultural influence, which is often overlooked by the fashion industry.”

Established in 2012, Cease & Desist is a lifestyle brand inspired by the grittiness of street culture and the allure of high-end designer fashion. Since our inception, our minimalistic ideals combined with our fashion forward approach to streetwear have enabled us to carve a lane for ourselves. Focusing on extreme detail and superior workmanship, while creating trends through defiance has become the staple of self-dubbed “Runway Rebels”.

For more information about Cease & Desist, please visit:  https://www.ceasendesist.us

Photography: Dustin Sparks and Dennis Carter

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JUN JIE SS19 NYFW

Designers often look to the past to create a new future and Spring Summer 2019 was just like that for Jun Jie. The menswear and womenswear designer presented a rich collection of 70s retro inspired looks. Bold colors and strong pattern while giving a nod to the past, still embraced a young, modern and chic approach. Jun Jie also featured hand bags and futuristically fabulous shoes. Models stood, sat and posed in an art deco influenced set which help drive the play in time and era of the very well received collection.

Jun Jie is a New York based luxury fashion label whose focus is both menswear and womenswear. Jun Jie is emphasizing a unique approach to a new fashion generation.

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J&M Davidson SS19

For Spring Summer 2019, J&M Davidson embarks on a Moroccan voyage with a collection inspired by the country’s exotic colors, distinct architecture and bustling bazaars. The resulting designs are imbued with the spirit of a luxurious traveler of the past who would dress up to travel.

Vibrant brights – Majorelle Blue, Cosmos Pink, Avocado Green and Acacia Yellow – embolden this season’s accessories, and evoke Marrakesh’s luscious Jardin Majorelle, which was famously bought by Yves Saint Laurent in 1980. Handbag shapes subtly mirror Moroccan architecture – the half-moon Arca bag references layered arches, while the Coura’s central handle echoes the distinct keyhole cut-away that punctuates many buildings. A drop-waisted dress is crafted from a glistening gold and red silk – a nod to the shimmering metallics synonymous with mosaics.

A muted palette of neutrals – camel, ivory, powder grey and sand – conjures the colors of the
Moroccan landscape, creating easy pieces that integrate effortlessly into an everyday wardrobe.
Traditional Moroccan embellishments – tassels and ties – add feminine charm to romantic peasant blouses and bohemian maxi dresses, while the pom-pom offers a playful flourish to this season’s new Liberta handbag.

The collection is also characterized by the unexpected – bags that appear to be simple totes convert to clutches and bum-bags, while the clever use of gathering and drawstrings result in artful draping for this season’s key dresses. Balloon shapes, seen in both sleeves and skirts, create contemporary proportions with a distinct nod to Seventies styling. A striped fabric, used to striking effect on a dress, appears to be woven, but on closer inspection is a luxurious Liberty silk.

While the points of inspiration may flavor the collection with a bohemian feel, the designs are inherently luxurious – from the butter-soft leathers to the bold, yet understated, cuts. These luxury touches – thanks to the easy-to-wear silhouettes, and discreet detailing – do not imbue the pieces with a formality or stiffness but lend Spring Summer 2019 an air of breezy elegance.

Photographer: Joseph Molines
Art Direction: Benjamin Grillon
Stylist: Danielle van Camp
Model: Nica Mestres

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PIERRE HARDY- MEN SS19 COLLECTION

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The Summer collection introduces a new informal and emancipated elegance articulated around two types of models. 

First, a folk spirit is given to lightweight classics developed in supple leathers – often unlined – and mounted on thin leather or rubber soles. Desert boots, “espadrille” slippers and slip-ons refer to a drifting Jack Kerouac look or an unlaced derby evoking a Gyspy Rock Jimmy Hendrix type. These shoes reflect a feeling of travel, wandering, from the Mediterranean Sea to Orient. Black, cobalt blue, Havana and black stripes, kaki … these colors take us to solar places.

The sport models refer to a more urban aesthetic. Two new sneakers, the Vibe and the Trail, play on graphic constructions. Pierre Hardy designs extremely striking models in contrasting tones.

Casual or sporty, these models are often punctuated with colorful lines, whether it’s in black and Havana leather for the dressed models or in overlapped leather bands for the sneakers.

Pierre Hardy defines a new dynamic tempo.  

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Yang Li Spring 2019 Menswear

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Music & Fashion from Yang Li Spring 2019 Menswear. “I wanted to emphasize that live music is a physical experience for which there’s no adequate substitute. Not everything can be consumed through mobile phones.” Yang Li.

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