Photo credit: James Sakert.

Photo credit: James Sakert.


     You may recognize from an editorial we did with founding members Jeff Fribourg and Laena Geronimo for the Glam Issue and now they're about to release their first full length LP. They are in the middle of a free Monday night residency at The Echo in Echo Park - tonight's bill includes Pow!, Hit Bargain and Circuit Break. In regards to this track "We Hide" Jeff gave us a bit of a back story to where it came from. "This is one of the first progressions I came up with on a synth. I wanted it to sound like spill over from a club in an alley in Berlin. Being a fan of darker bands like Bauhaus and Primal Scream I looked to fuse those musical cultures with some straight-forward punk ideals and thrown it on it’s ass; slow it down and simplify it to add a club feel and an aggressive approach to an extremely sensitive theme." Listen to the track below and don't forget to catch them live tonight and next Monday at The Echo's free residency!


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DIRECTOR  Tommaso Ottomano     TALENT  Lorenzo Sutto
GROOMING  Erica Vitulano     DRAWINGS  Aurora Manni

     Model Lorenzo Sutto and director Tommaso Ottomano came together for a special project in Italy that strayed away from the norm of the "average" fashion film. Iconic is more of an expression of modern day punk rock where the brand clothing didn't matter, only the passion behind the creative endeavor and the music which drives the short film. "We had no idea what this would look like but we didn't care, we just went for it." Watch the full video below as well as their explanation for the project.



Jarvis Cocker DJs a Desert Daze event on the rooftop of The Ace Hotel in Downtown LA.





WORDS  Conor Davage


     For Pretty Green’s latest Black Label collection, they have locked into the mid-60s as a catalyst for both social change and the birth of many staple menswear trends. More specifically the Peacock Revolution of that time, which has been a recurrent influence in menswear ever since. It is for this reason that this period holds such a prominent place in the items contained within the Black Label.


     This is most recognisable not only by the chosen styling of the lookbook, but also by the model's Mick Jagger bowl cut while posing on elements like carpets and arm rests which look well acquainted with vintage markets or aged living rooms.


     The clothing itself stays true to the central focus of the collection. Marked by floral and stripe patterns, materials like leather and suede and accompanied by a wash of pastel pinks and creams to cement the era of reference. Indeed, the collection is grounded in a nonchalance, achieved through neat, clean lines, and a ‘wear it how you feel it’ attitude.


     By way of their tribute to the Peacocks as cultural icons, the Black Label collection by Pretty Green has produced items which reflects their many forms. For a casual Peacock look, they have elevated the traditional track top with plush velour and overarm lace trim embellishments. For this collection they also introduced a Prince of Wales check mac, with slim cut, William Halstead fabric and concealed front bottoms.


      In sum, Pretty Green’s Black Label is rooted in modern menswear, built on a legacy of revolution, freedom and experimentation.




WORDS  Conor Davage

     What happens when you fuse neatly tailored formal wear with the edgy, rock ‘n’ roll of biker culture? This is what occurred at the Dior Homme AW18 show in Paris, and the answer is a beautifully curated collection by the design house which boasts ‘Le New Look 1947’.


     The expertly crafted tailoring created striking silhouettes of the models who donned the pieces, with cinched waists and emphasised shoulders. These features were then accentuated further with belts worn over suit jackets and overcoats. For the most part, suits were styled with crisp white shirts, polos and striped knitwear. These represented subtle nods to previous seasons, only this time the ideas were fully formed and evolved.


     This can be seen in the unlikely combination of camel and navy double breasted jackets, bomber-style coats, and pin stripes with buzz-cut motiff-styled hair, repeated tribal patterns and flame graphics commonly associated with motorcycle gangs on Route 66.


     Other looks were styled like 90s teen skaters, which saw the same flame graphic emblazoned onto tees, worn over shirts and paired with elliptical sunglasses, baggy denim jeans and sneakers. The only autumn/winter add-on being a neckerchief and various sizeable off-the-shoulder bags to seal the ever-recognizable Dior Homme aesthetic.