A new menswear store bowed in Chicago two weeks ago – Gallery Aesthete. A brain child of Stephen Naparstek, the owner of Bonnie and Clyde’s, the new shop offers a carefully selected designer lineup in a stark space designed by Lukas Machnik. Next to the established names like Ann Demeulemeester, Comme des Garcons, and Rick Owens hang clothes by Boris Bidjan Saberi, InAisce and Julius. Faliero Sarti scarves round up the collection. A rotating selection of fine art will be displayed alongside the garments and accessories, to highlight Naparstek’s view that the boundaries between fashion and art have been blurred.
Here is a mix by our editorial photographer Jeff P Elstone II, who has worked with us since volume one and has created unforgettable images based on Herman Hesse’s book Narcissus and Goldmund, Joseph Beuys’s infamous “I Like America and America Likes Me” performance, and the Norse goddess Freyja.
“Autumn is a melancholic and magical time of year… This mix is a collection of some of my very favorite tracks that capture the mood of this season,” is how Jeff describes this mix.
Volume 3 is now available for pre-order and will start shipping at the end of the month!
We are proud to present two new special edition products available with volume 3. You can preorder these items, which include a copy of volume 3 in our Market section.
Continue reading for updated information regarding our New York launch event, which will be on October 19th at 8.30 pm.
While the rest of the world is showering you with street style porn from the New York Fashion week, we would like to do something different. Here is our second installment of StyleZeitgeist mixes. This one is by Karlo Steel, the mastermind behind the iconic men’s boutique, Atelier.
In our first volume, Cintra Wilson interviewed Karlo about his vast collection of printed fashion publications and the importance of printed matter.
Karlo wrote about his mix,
There is no doubt in our mind that the Iceland-based designer Sruli Recht is one of the most interesting creators out there. Finally, there is an opportunity to buy his otherworldly designs from his newly relaunched webshop. We highly recommend the wallets, bags, and of course the special edition of StyleZeitgeist magazine.
Here is the new section of our blog, where we invite people who have participated in StyleZeitgeist Magazine, whether as subject or contributor, to create their own mixtape. Fashion is often intertwined with music, so we thought why not? Our first mix is by Rick Owens. Rick contributed the flagship piece on his role models for volume one. Here is what he wrote about his mix,
THESE ARE SELECTIONS FROM MY FAVORITE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPHONE – “CRACKWHORE” FOR THE LOUD STUFF AND “FAG” FOR THE PIANO BAR STUFF.
IT ALL USED TO BE SISTERS OF MERCY AND WAGNER BUT NOW I CAN ONLY LISTEN TO MUSIC THAT’S SUPERFICIAL – EITHER BIG AND DUMB FOR THE GYM OR SUGAR SHOWTUNES FOR WORK.
Following the success of their first shop Desenzano del Garda, Italy, the founders of Tabo, Riccardo Bettoni & Nicola Tononi, now opened a second boutique in Brescia. The unisex boutique, housed on two floors of a 1940s building is an exercise in aesthetic restrain, with a white interior and minimal decor. Among the more established designers such as Boris Bidjan Saberi, Nicolas Andreas Taralis, A1923, and Julius, the shop will carry brands like InAisce, Masnada, Y.Project. The owners plan on monthly installations and collaborations with designers, artists, and musicians.
At StyleZeitgeist magazine we count the menswear editorial, “America Still Likes Me,” one of our proudest moments. Based on the Joseph Beuys’s 1974 infamous performance piece, “I like America and America Likes Me,” it was published in volume 2. We have tried to recreate everything as it was, down to the hay, the felt, and the newspapers. The gorgeous creature playing the part of the coyote is actually half-wolf, half-husky.
The Italian shoemaker showed its spring-summer 2013 collection in Paris during men’s fashion week. The lineup consisted of their signature footwear, bags as well as leather jackets designed with Italian label Layer-0. Continue reading for more pictures from the showroom.