Fashion Week Style

The Skyy Is The Limit as we hit the halfway point of Fashion Week!  Everyone is in great spirits and the cool outfits keep on coming.  We attached some of our favorite looks from New York Fashion Week, Fall 2015.   These outfits feel authentic, unique and just the right amount aspirational.

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Love to funk up a black blazer in the Fall.

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That ’70s feeling….

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Socks for the win.

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Her statement choker seals the deal.

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Americana

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A wrap-around ear-cuff bringing the drama.

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Working all the angles.

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Cool without trying too hard.

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Look back at it.

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All BFFs need matching moto jackets.

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Clutch game, proper.

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A boot worth a double-take.

Do you have any favorite photographs that think need to be added in this set?  Let us know in the comments below so we can add to this list!

 

Asphalt Angels

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Laura Thornhill

We are absolutely loving these stylish photos of female shredders from the 1970’s ‘Golden Era’ of skateboarding.  These chicks just ooze cool.

Hugh Holland, Team Line-Up (No. 60), 1970s

Hugh Holland, Team Line-Up (No. 60), 1970s

It’s great to take a look back at California’s skateboarding culture in the 1970’s and to reminisce about what life was like before people were obsessed with gadgets and screens.  (I suppose people were obsessed with the counter culture, surfing the sidewalks and the stripes on their tube socks.)  Let your mind travel back in time to California – Summer of 1970.  Young surfers are waiting restless for waves, and while waiting, they started surfing the streets.  The summer 1975 in California was extremely dry, a water restriction forced most pool owners to close their pool.  A group of surfers known as Z-boys crew should revolutionize and create modern skateboarding one day in 1977.

Ellen O Neal

Ellen O Neal

Skaters did not begin to form into a consistent, visually identifiable subculture until the mid 70s, The first young people that influenced the sport most came from the Californian surf culture and they brought the clothing style and attitude from surf fashion. The public, tired of dodging teens on boards, got skateboarding banned from most public places. Skaters were banished to remote, often desolate locations where they made use of discarded bits of concrete or created self-made ramps.

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Ellen Berryman

While many people wouldn’t think of skateboarding as being a women’s sport, countless ladies have proven time and time again that they can work their wheels just as well as their male counterparts.  This was definitely true in the 1970’s, when female skaters broke onto the scene and blew everyone away with their talent and passion.

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Ellen in 2014 – “My skating has become pretty low key. I’m now snowboarding. It gives me the same joy and freedom.”

We certainly wish that we could travel back in time to the Summer of 1975 and catch big air with these California beauties.  We would be just as happy spectating.

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Skate Contest Spectators, Torrance (1975)

We love hearing from you!  Let us know in the comments below what era you would like to travel back in time and spectate.

For further reading about these rad 70’s sidewalk surfers these rad sources: DistractifyGirlsSkateUK.

Gridlock

TopshopPopular in the 1930’s and a quick stint in the early 1970’s — the grid pattern is once again a hot commodity.  We like to think of the grid pattern as plaid’s cooler little sister, being possibly the easiest print to ever pull off.  Will you be on the grid this Spring/Summer?

Kunihiko Hayakawa

2Kunihiko Hayakawa was a Japanese architect and boy was he ever cool.  He saw in the Tokyo cityscape a floating, fragmented quality that inspired his architectural approach. His designs resembled stage sets; he reduced buildings to compositions of lines and planes with the use of pastel colours.  Wish there was more of Kunihiko to go around.