Op-Ed: The Return of Ugliness

This past summer a pretty girl in her twenties I know cut her shoulder-length dark hair to military grade shortness, which made her look decidedly less attractive. When I remarked on this to another friend, also in his twenties, he said without hesitation that unattractiveness has become a trend among his peers. You can also see it quite clearly in fashion, especially in the rise of brands as seemingly disparate as Hood by Air, Vetements, Gosha Rubchinskiy, and Gucci, and their calculated ugliness and awkwardness.

BORIS BIDJAN SABERI FRAGRANCE RELEASE

This month the Barcelona-based designer Boris Bidjan Saberi launched his first fragrance. Saberi is best knows for his intricately constructed leather jackets, and it was no surprise to learn that the fragrance is inspired by the smell of vegetable tanned leather. Saberi also wanted the fragrance to reflect the sensory imprint of his daily work routine, the scents of raw materials that surround him in his atelier that at the end of the day mix with the odors unique to his body. This is how Saberi thinks of his work; each product he produces inevitably contains a part of himself as a designer and artisan.

WERKSTATT:MÜNCHEN Sunglasses Collection 2016/2017

We would like to present to you WERKSTATT:MÜNCHEN’s 2016/2017 sunglasses collection. Designer and master jeweler Klaus Lohmeyer reimagines sunglasses as an elementary piece of jewelry for your face. Every component of the frame is entirely made of sterling silver, down to the nose pads. The glasses feature Rodenstock lenses that are capable of sensing and reacting to different light conditions. Each piece is created through 3D wax prints, and then finished by hand

SZ10 Pop-Up Shop Products – Part 1

As part of StyleZeitgeist’s 10th anniversary celebration I decided to open a pop-up shop in New York City. So much of what we do is digital that I thought it’s time we should do something in 3D. The pop-up shop will take place at the new Atelier New York location in Greenwich village and will open this Saturday at noon. I will try to be on site for most of the time, so feel free to stop in and say hi.

A1923 Personalized Footwear at SZ10 Pop-Up

As part of the StyleZeitgeist 10th Anniversary pop-up shop and in conjunction with Atelier New York, we are helping launch the personalized footwear program by A19123. For the first time ever customers will be able to order three classic A1923 styles in fabrication and color they desire.

On September 13th, from 6-8 p.m. the A1923 designer Simone Cecchetto will be on site in order to guide customers through the available choices. If you miss the launch, you will still be able to order a custom pair of A1923 footwear at Atelier, exclusively in New York City. A1923 will subsequently roll out the program in select boutiques worldwide.