RED STREET BLK – IS THE GENDERLESS CROSSING POINT BETWEEN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S STREETWEAR; SPOTLIGHTING URBAN FASHIONS MADE FOR THE CITY SIDEWALK, WITH EMERGING TRENDS FOUND ACROSS THE GLOBAL CATWALK.
The winter is coming. Oh – yes – it is!
And just what, did the brands Albino Teodoro, Boris Bidjan Saberi, R-13, and Moncler 2 1952, all have in common? They all had a very similar idea, when it came to their lengthy and might I say, bulky puffer coats. You never really know when, you’re going to have to strap up for the cold weather months.
ALBINO TEODORO (LEFT) AND BORIS BIDJAN SABERI (RIGHT) FALL/WINTER 2018 COLLECTION:
As you can see above, Albino Teodoro and Boris Bidjan Saberi, both went for muted tones of white, black, and beige; all while staying true to the strap concept. While R-13 and Moncler 2 1952, spiced it up with a pop of primary coloring.
R-13 FALL/WINTER 2018 COLLECTION:
Imagine you came coasting down the diamond slopes at your favorite ski spot (because the bunny slope – is by far – too mediocre, to picture in your head at the moment) and you stopped in the lodge, located at the very bottom of the hill. You kick off your board and head in for a warm beverage (which at this point, may potentially become spiked with some brandy to keep you extra warm). With these selections, you can throw your snowy coat back on your shoulders while you walk in, using the straps on the inner layer of your coat.
Or, if you’re too good for the slopes, you might imagine yourself walking around the snowy NYC street corner, stomping snow off your boots, while you make your way into your local Whole Foods, for some organically brewed hot tea. Though, the same rule still applies with these puffer coats; as they were strategically made for all the in-between ski runs and in-between store runs.
MONCLER 2 1952 FALL/ WINTER 2018 COLLECTION:
Where Astrid Andersen went minimal on the front strap of the coat, over her added layering effects of texture and color, Philipp Plein went for a solid black puffer coat, and added an excess amount of straps.
On the other hand, Moncler 1 Craig Green went for an entirely different approach, with a take on the full length puffers; ones that incased the entire body, from head-to-toe. The entire collection felt like a blissful cocoon state of hibernation. Talk about, the winter is coming; those ones in particular, must be built for the next ice age!
ASTRID ANDERSON (LEFT), PHILLIP PLEIN (MIDDLE), AND MONCLER 1 CRAIG GREEN (RIGHT)
FALL/WINTER 2018 COLLECTIONS :
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF INDIGITAL.TV AND RESPECTIVE BRANDS
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.