20 December 2008

"Hood Rats to Upper Class Heroes"



It seems that whenever I tend to browse through streetwear collections I am usually drawn to a premium simplicity of basics - standard streetwear garments that are manufactured to a high quality individual to the aesthetic of the specific brand or designer. I was therefore pleasantly surprised when recently looking over the latest Holiday Collection for Australian streetwear brand, Insight.

The brand which is rooted deeply within skateboarding and surf culture, took a relatively new direction for their latest collection. They took their vision and applied it to high end streetwear, not simply streetwear engineered to a premium, but rather premium clothing crafted by the hands of streetwear. As such the resulting collection is far more elegant and sophisticated than previous clothing from the brand. Although not boundary altering in terms of mainstream fashion, this is yet another example of streetwear catching up and challenging previously held notions of their concept. I for one enjoy those streetwear brands which cater to this somewhat more elegant look without trying to move away from their street roots.

Given the money, I think a few of these pieces would make a nice addition to my wardrobe. Indeed I think any future better half of mine may also have a piece or two from the womens collection coming her way.

Currently playing: I Wish You Were Here - Al Green

xxxx

12 comments:

  1. love me some Al Green...oh and the collection too! ;-p

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  2. This looks nice! "Love this look", me too! It looks really good and it definitely looks like something you'd wear :)
    xxx

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  3. yea this is a great direction for Insight...taking streetwear to the next level. I love it!

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  4. I love how all the whole women's wear is on the line between casual messy and sexy-- oversized knits and leathers look great.

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  5. I can see you with a girl dressed like that, but she'd have to be pretty sharp.

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  6. I love that look too. Those boots that 'do' that look!

    question: University of Arts in London.. is that a good school for photography? This isn't for me..

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  7. hey, pics 4 and 6 rock! woo. as does Al Green.. let's stay together is one of my fav songs..purely from it being on Pulp Fiction..
    hope your health is better! also i love getting nice cards/thoughts from ppl when you least expect them..can easily make your week! x

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  8. i love the first few girl's looks.

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  9. Wow that is a very 'fashiony' direction for the brand...

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  10. It's a tad bit more 'chic' than what i remember... nonetheless, i still heart it... i think i prefer the mens collection rather than the girls

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  11. I'm really liking the menswear. For men and for ME. ♥

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  12. I Love these they are so normal yet amazingly stylish! I love that leather jacket to.

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