Milk Fed was founded in Japan, circa 1998 by the stylish and talented director Sofia Coppola and Stephanie Hayman. Reminiscent of Coppola’s Virgin Suicides characters, MilkFed is fun, quirky and eternally 17 years old.
The latest collection is a homage to California, as seen through the eyes of Japan – slightly twisted images that look ‘right’ on first inspection, before the charming flaws become apparent. MilkFed is available at Sofia’s store Heaven 27, which has outlets around Japan. For those of you not about to travel to the land of sakura and karaoke soon, MilkFed has kindly put up some fun desktop wallpapers & icons on their site.
New Zealand street brand Huffer’s latest collection (Winter 2008), Infinite Supersymmetry is a geometrical woolen wonderland. I really like the flexibility of their women’s pieces, perfect for layering your heart out. I actually purchased the Year Hood this weekend and am currently wearing it as a dress. Super comfy, grey marle cotton – it’s baggy in all the right places. I’m teaming it with with a black merino jersey and black leggings; rather good for slouching about in or walking around town. I am also rather keen on the Obstruction Hoodie and the Reflection Skirt (as seen above).
As we are all aware, ombre (think of it as an intellectual fade or tie dye) is exceedingly popular right now. And who am I not to take advantage of this pleasing aesthetic… This scarf from Rabbit On The Run works the trend in a subtle way and is perfect for cold mornings! US$55 from Pixie Market or Rabbit On The Run. Also check out their other smoking goods, like this bold graphic cape.
1am, a fashion magazine, launched this week. Borne from the creative minds of Glenn and Amanda Hunt, it’s fashion in large format and tactile. This pair were the brains behind wishuwereherexxx magazine, which was luscious and brilliant (I dare say I still have a few issues hoarded somewhere), so I’m looking forward to this “monthly joyride of visual, mental and emotional stimulation”. The first issue, cover below, features the Lovefoxxx from crazy-sexy-insane CSS. Look out for it in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and North America.