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The Moving Development SS14 “Made Forever”

April 16, 2014 – 14:27 in Fashion | Calum

The Moving Development SS14 “Made Forever”

We’ve been featuring The Moving Development on here for a minute and we’re more than happy to do so, because not only is their product dope, it’s also free of bullshit. Staying true to it’s name, it has been interesting to watch TMD grow with each collection – carving an aesthetic that is increasingly unique to itself – whilst retaining the dark, oil-soaked nuances which first caught my attention. The brand is still in it’s formative years, but has shown itself to be adept at executing an array of products from the humble graphic t-shirt to soft flannel shirts. This is undoubtedly their most comprehensive and refined offering to date – partly due to an increased presence of cut & sew items – whilst still remaining a small-time operation. A true labour of love; Spring Summer ‘Made Forever’ certainly comes correct.

More images here.

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adidas Originals Select Collection

April 15, 2014 – 08:40 in Fashion | Calum

adidas Originals Select Collection

Part of me just wanted to copy and paste the press release for these trainers and attach a picture. And it’s not just because I’m lazy – which I am – but because the latest size? exclusive Adidas Originals Select Collection carries a fascinating back store. Indeed, all that means very little if the trainers aren’t good – but they are. I am, after all, a professional; so I have instead edited the press release to make it more digestible for those who frequent these pages for the pictures of sultry females and posts which require minimum effort to read. For those of you who want to know more about the inspiration behind the trainers, click here. If not, read on:

The Memphis group was a collective of young Milan-based furniture and product designers who created a series of highly influential products throughout the 1980’s. Led by veteran architect Ettore Sottsass, who arranged a meeting at his apartment in December 1980 to discuss his vision for a bold new range of furniture, 15 people invited to join the group. Each member had a common interest in designing pieces that reacted against the slick, black and humourless designs of the previous decade, which they felt lacked personality and individualism. Their designs offered bright, colourful and shocking pieces in contrast to the predominately black and brown furniture in Europe at the time; starkly juxtaposed to the design zeitgeist of the era.

At a meeting in February 1981 each member submitted design proposals using bold, extravagant patterns and materials. They then approached furniture and ceramic companies, commissioning them to produce their concept pieces and on the 18th September 1981 the Arc ’74 showroom in Milan exhibited their work for the first time. British designer Jasper Morrison remembers going to the exhibition and feeling “shocked and panicked” at what he was seeing but “immediately freed by the sort of total rule-breaking” the critically acclaimed group had shown.

To celebrate the Memphis group and its post-modern style, adidas Originals presents us with four ZX silhouettes and two t-shirts inspired by this design movement. This UK exclusive pack launches this coming Friday 18th April as part of our on-going adidas Originals Select Collection. It will be online at 8:00am BST via direct links on Size’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as being available in all size? stores. Prices range from £85 to £95 for the footwear and £35 each for the t-shirts.

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Bucket Hats & Handfuls of Mescaline

April 10, 2014 – 11:35 in Fashion | Calum

Bucket Hats & Handfuls of Mescaline

I’ve definitely posted other iterations of this Stussy Double S bucket hat in the past, but only a fool would knock a classic. And I don’t really care if my bucket hat postings are getting repetitive, I basically wear the same shit on the daily so it’s a reflection of me or whatever? Anyway, this is one of the most low-key buckets I’ve seen this season – meaning that you can team it with some wild flagrant shirting on some Hunter S Thompson steez. You can catch me at a BBQ this summer gobbling mescaline by the handful and rocking this. Obviously, you’ll need some simple chucks to complete the look, maybe some Dickies too. Hey, size? is basically a one-stop shop for dressing like your favourite gonzo journalist. Props to size? for that.

Headwear here, Bubba.

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Menno Aden – Room Portraits

April 8, 2014 – 11:11 in Design | Calum

Menno Aden – Room Portraits

In a world of convoluted ideas, “sneaker art,” and Banksy’s wildly popular but relatively inane throw-ups, sometimes simplicity is the finest tool for cutting through the visual white noise. The work of Menno Aden in her recent series of Room Portraits is wonderfully powerful, yet there is no grand idea or set-up behind it. Essentially, it is a camera attached to a ceiling, but the results are fascinating. As is her reasoning behind the collection of work:

“The views into private homes and secret retreats bring up associations of the ubiquitous observation camera. The notion of surveillance is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.”

Check out the full series here. 

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