NYCs most preeminent outer borough has been inspiring culture since forever and the latest outgrowth of that obsession, this time by way of Paris, is Brooklyn We Go Hard. The collection was launched in 2010 by two friends, David Obadia and Nelson Hassan, and the duo have quickly built their brand name by staging art shows and events around the world, and collaborating with a range of industry idols like Kitsune, Colette and Opening Ceremony. Not just another brand made FOR creative BY creatives, BWGH embraces the culture of emerging artists, photographers, and musicians around the world and even publishes a high quality magazine each season to highlight the people, places and ideas that inform the collection. For AW13, BWGH has matured, offering a wider range of well-designed outerwear like a two-toned, suede baseball jacket, a sophisticated sportswear collection featuring Liberty fabrics, and a new range of accessories. Stop by and say bonjour at Capsule Vegas.
The people of Denmark certainly know how to dress for all sorts of inclement weather. Danish raincoat company Elka has been producing a full range of technical outerwear plus perfecting the art of making durable, ultra waterproof rubber raincoats with all the right functional details, since 1958. This season, under the direction of the creative team at Norse Projects, Elka will debut its line of functional, perfectly pared-down, street savvy raincoats and a for the first time, a capsule collection of sportswear that works in any weather. Exclusively at Capsule Vegas.
Close friends Rachelle Sinclair and Fay Ogunbadejo, founded Australian based KAHLO in early 2011. This collection of artistically themed, androgynous, beautifully cut and simple sportswear is all made in Australia using only the finest materials sourced locally and from the United States and Italy. Gallery A - the brands AW13 collection was inspired by performance artist Marina Abramovics motionless form in her piece The Artist is Present. That meansclean lines, precise yet compelling silhouettes punctuated by unexpected textures in quilted and glazed leather, buttery soft suede, PVC plastic and boiled wool. See it at Capsule Las Vegas.
LA-based Kenny gives us all the sort of 90s girlie looks we want right now semi sheer fabric minis and racy cut-outs, romantic blouses and brocade -- while still managing to keep it all very new millennium. Kenny is the brainchild of industry vet Lindsay Sternberg, named for her dad and produced exclusively in Los Angeles with fabrics sourced globally. Sternberg finds most of her creative influence in her family, using old photographs of her mother and grandmother as inspiration for her womens silhouettes some of which have become evergreen since the line launched in 2009. Share your family stories with Lindsay at Capsule Las Vegas.