17 December 2008

Lower East Side you say?


The romanticised ideal of Lower East Side fashion is that of timeless yet fresh basic garment pieces. Taking this inspiration, designers Chrissie Miller and Madeleine von Froomer, created the latest Spring 09 collection for streetwear brand, Sophomore. The company, which started under Miller as a simple custom t-shirt retailer, has recently expanded to focusing on full collections of contemporary sportswear. Sophomore sought to create simple basics, which took on the task of imbibing that timeless New York, Lower East Side aesthetic.

I decided to share their latest lookbook, simply because I am always drawn to designers who work on producing their version of clothing basics. For me, you can gain the best understanding of a designer, from their approach to theses basics. Indeed one can get a feel for the difference between Alexander Wang and Rick Owens, simply from their individual takes on the white t-shirt. As such, I found this collection quite interesting. Basics never go 'out' of style, however I think that finding the 'right' basics for oneself is never an easy task. I must admit that I am most drawn to the torn jeans modelled in this collection for myself.

What are your thoughts on the collection?

Currently playing: Cash In My Pocket ft. Daniel Merriweather - Wiley

xxxx

22 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i have a couple of those pics already but hadn't seen the rest!
    amaaaaaaazing! great post ! oh i love it so much. oh so much. :)

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  2. Oh, Anna loves those jeans too!!

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  3. I don't have much to say - I'm too distracted by the lovely Bijou Phillips.

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  4. I love the LES... :( It makes me so sad that I ever left it. On Sunday's episode of "Skins" (season 2, 2nd to last episode - we're a bit late in the States), Cassie goes to Alias Restaurant in the LES -- I used to walk by there everyday! Ohh, sad memories. But I'm pretty sure the bridge photos in this lookbook were shot in Dumbo, Brooklyn. And I'm also not a fan of Cory Kennedy, but everyone else looks brilliant.

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  5. Oh, I love that soft, worn-in look throughout the collection... All the clothes look as if they've been run through the washing machine thousands of times, sitting in a closet for ages, and then worn with messy chic.
    Love!

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  6. these are great Dapper Kid!! a person can never have too many basics my dear. I like the uncomplicated and chilled mood of this collection.id buy it ;o)
    muah!
    Marian

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  7. i love these pics of the lower east side and i love bejou phillips!

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  8. Dapper Kid, will you DIY a pair of your own (or thrifted) jeans to get this look? I'd love to see your version of it.

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  9. Some great pics.
    I second what enc said...

    xoxo

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  10. you must diy a pair of your jeans!

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  11. I like this lookbook just because it seems like so much fun...

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  12. AAHH! I immediately thought of That 70's Show. I think it's chill and easy-going. Fashion is certainly cyclic!

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  13. i really like the sophomore lookbooks :)

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  14. it could be skins in america..don't you think? now are you going to go a mutilate some jeans now to get the cause effect look?

    thanks so much for the comment.

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  15. You're welcome to my ripped (vintage) jeans but be warned the last time I worn them on 'casual friday' I realized that wearing underwear is a good idea.

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