Dawn J'Heureuse

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Andre Kim and Yahoo ad

Post number 3 in day #1 of my new blog.

These are some radtastic glasses I found in.. the highspeed train magazine, on the way from Seoul to Daegu! I love the cut of the top ones especially.. the arm cut in two was a brilliant idea. The red ones are rad too: I could see them looking great on an edgy guy with a bold face.

A little googling reveals that Andre Kim is a grand fashion designer-cum-architect. Not only is he grand, he is also a grand-father at 70 years old. He may not have designed those radtastic glasses though. He apparently 'lends his names' to various lines (the 'fashion license business?').

Speaking of fashion found on transit, here is a pic of a cute ensemble I found on a (Yahoo?) ad on the subway. Thanks to Brent for taking the pic and sending it to me. I was too scared the ladies in front of it would think I was taking a pic of their faces point-blank. LOL.

Neo Cyber Punk

OK so I'm doing another post in the same day. I can't help it; this blog is like crack! I just have to make a post about this uber cool post-cyberpunk gear.

All this stuff is from a company based in Bali, and sells out of Japan. The stitching and details are, needless to say, intricate and mindblowing.

Their stuff can be found in Japan and certain select 'hyperboutiques'

3-17-11 Minami Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo


213, rue Saint-Honore
75001, Paris

I came across this stuff through a blog belonging to my friend and old coworker Jay (better known as Panda) and one of the most creative, loving and free-spirited people I've been fortunate enough to meet.

Here's a pic of Jay and his girlfriend/design partner:

I love Jay because he is so passionate and excited about artistic things, and every facet of his life.. his desk at work, his clothes, his friends.. the glass pipes he and his friends design.. reek of creativity. He is starting a new clothing company, and the above is some of his inspiration. He sums up the above fashion very well:

fucking "cyber" fashion can lick my well-dressed nuts. i'm officially alllllll about this new breedblend of hypertalented mofos that know that fashion isn't just about sticking kitty ears on a hoodie, or adding plastic PVC piping to a dress and calling it "cyber"...goddammit kids, get a grip ... THIS shit, this next level shit is what we're gonna be wearing in the future. This is the shit that Ridley Scott envisioned people would be wearing when he put Blade Runner on the screen..."

His reason for creating his own line lies on the motto that 'everything out there is crap unless you make it yourself.' This is exactly the reason I'd want to design fashion, or collect fashion around the globe to sell in Vancouver. I get very frustrated buying clothes in Vancouver: the reasonably priced stuff every girl and her chihuahua are wearing. And the stuff that costs a pacemaker and a kidney? It's only borderline creative.. some sweatshirt arms sewn onto a jean jacket, or a few extra ruffles of lace. Perhaps a hole cut out in the front of a t-shirt, with some silk peekaboo-ing under some the ripped strips of t-shirt fabric. It's DIY stuff, with the price jacked up $50 because it's 'unique.' The stuff here in Korea is better.. cheap, yet more diverse. To even bring some creative clothing from Asia back to share with Vancouver, and to keep it at low prices, would be one step in the right direction.