09/20/2011

Spotlight: Band Of Outsiders

Business of Fashion sat down with Scott Sternberg, the designer of Band of Outsiders, for a nice lengthy interview. A new season of his finely detailed American staples was just delivered to Aloha Rag! In the interview, he talked about the advantages and disadvantages of being a designer based in Los Angeles, future plans, and shared the creative and business visions of the brand. It's a great video that shares his viewpoint on the fashion industry. As he spoke to in this interview, it is the brand's high-quality fabrics and tailoring factories that make a piece by BOO last a long time, and coupled with exclusive distribution, you have a recipe for success. Check out the new collection of Band of Outsiders at Aloha Rag here

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09/19/2011

ARNY Just In: 9.19.11

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Here are some of the latest arrivals at Aloha Rag New York. We would love to assist you at the store,  but if you can't make it in, you can always shop our website

 

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Lanvin; Mountain Boots 

Junya Watanabe: Brooks Brothers Collaboration Shirt, Wool Jacket

Giuzeppe Zanotti; Long Boots in Grey and Brown

Lanvin; 2 Way Tote Bags in Camo and Navy

Carven: Duffle Coat, Combo Dress

Martin Margiela: Long Boots

 

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In the Press: Chanel Vintage on ELLE October

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ELLE's October Issue is dazzling with loud prints and tons of Vintage Chanel Accessories! The famous Victoria's Secret models are dressed up magnificently with extravagant jewels on the beach... (You can click on the images above to see the details) This editorial is full of great styling suggestions for the WGACA Chanel Collection, which we've just received the new delivery of!! Either layering up or simply putting a single piece on, these gorgeous accessories are surely statement pieces. At Aloha Rag, we received bracelets, watches, necklaces, belts, earrings, and more...! Check out the whole collection here

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Martin Margiela Long Gloves Sweater

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When Martin Margiela's Long Glove Sweater was unpacked for shooting, we paused and were speechless... It was the bizarre combination of leather and jersey, mixed with the longest sleeves on a garment we've ever seen, but we instantly became the fan of it's humor and bizarre character. This top is so special, and got the most attention from press and stylists of this season's Martin Margiela runway looks. The detachable long gloves have functional long zippers, so they are easy to pull on/off. There are many ways to wear this item, as seen in the looks below... This season's Maison Martin Margiela Collection is all about unexpected details utilizing zippers, and many pieces from the collection are wearable in two or more ways! We received this sweater in Black and Grey, which will be up on the website soon. Check out the latest Martin Margiela collection here

 

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09/18/2011

Song Of The Day: 09.18.11

 

Today's song of the day is a special edition, picked by Milo, one of our favorite Aloha Rag models!! Below is the original, where the sample came from. Enjoy your Sunday...

 

09/17/2011

Mannequin Watch: 09.17.11

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On Him:

Outer: Raf Simmons Jacket 

Inner: 3.1 Phillip Lim Raglan Pull-over Sweater 

Bottom: Robert Geller Pants

Footwear: Adam Kimmel Hiking Boots

 

 

On Her

Outer: 3.1 Phillip Lim Letterman Jacket

Inner: AR Two Tone Oxford Shirt 

Bottom: Alexander Wang Stirrup Pants

Footwear: Alexander Wang Stella Sandals

 

For any questions regarding the items, please feel free to contact us! 

 

New York : 1-212-925-0882 / 505@aloharag.com

Hawaii: 1-808-589-2050 / love@aloharag.com

 

09/16/2011

Week in Pictures: 09.16.11

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Here are some pictures that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii, Tokyo and New York! We made this post a special edition with more pictures than usual since we had a busy and crazy New York Fashion Week! Top image is from 3.1 Phillip Lim SS12 Fashion Show. It is the most breath taking moment when the first look comes out on the catwalk through the spotlight... Hope those who could not make it to a show can feel the excitement in this picture!! Have a nice weekend all! 

 

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Showroom Visit: Nike

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Tatsugo and the Aloha Rag team just made a showroom visit to Nike Headquarters and saw Gyakusou (Nike x Underconver). They were debuting the women's line and SS12 men's line. With the marriage of Nike's high-tech materials and Undercover's sleek details, the collection is the ultimate in functional gear. The clothing is so good it actually inspired us to run (so we have a perfect excuse to get an outfit for running). The color combos are sophisticated, and the designs are fun yet practical, to satisfy serious runners. We will received FW11's Gyakuso Men's line any day now at the store, so be ready runners... and soon-to-be runners! 

 

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Lanvin Hi-Top Sneakers

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It's no secret that Aloha Rag is a big fan of Lanvin's Hi-Top sneakers. Whenever a new season comes in, we're excited to open up that creamy blue box and carefully fold back the tissue paper to see the piece in person. This FW, we've received a pair in anthracite/military green (left) and a pair in gold/mustard(right). Both perfectly match the cold weather color palette, with it's browns, greys, and khakis. The shoes successfully accomplish complicated details like material mixing and color blocking, without being too over-the-top, and maintain the elegance and refinement of Lanvin's character. They also bring a new level of satisfaction to the "sneaker fiends" as well! Check out the item pages of Anthracite and Gold pairs at Aloha Rag! 

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09/15/2011

AR News: 09.15.11

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You might have heard if you're following us on Twitter, but AR just had it's big look book shoot last week with a great hair& make up team from Access Moon Japan! Before the shoot, the showroom was packed up and moved into the backroom, and then it became a photo studio. This time, we selected three models to show the versatility of the collection. It came out great and we are super excited to show you soon! A big thanks to the whole hair & make-up crew, shooting team, and design team!! Check out the backstage shots below! 

 

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Models! from the left: Bruna, Katya and Annamarie! 

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From the left: Group shots, The cutest hair-product from Japan, Models walking for the video... 

NYFW Round Up!

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New York Fashion Week is over in the next few days! The Aloha Rag team attended a few and our photographers snapped it up outside the shows on some current street trends. We captured some good stuff on the editors and fashionistas, and here is a quick recap of the craziness and excitement of the NYFW!! 

 

1. Men's Style Inspired Shoes

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Whether it's brogues or loafers, classic men's shoes are a big inspiration for women's footwear! 

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2. Metallics

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We witnessed shiny metal is heavy in street style at the moment... Let it shine on your neck, feet and arms! 

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3, Animal Prints

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Wild animal prints were howling on many fashionista's feet! 

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Spotted on some great styles before 3.1 Phillip Lim runway show:

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09/14/2011

Fall Looks in Motion

 

This short clip gives you a sneak peek of the new looks we've just shot at the studio. It features the latest items from Martin Margiela, Rozae, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten, Band of Outsiders, YSL Men's, Carven, Lanvin, Raf Simons, Alexander Wang, Comme des Garcons, Eternal Child, Thakoon, Ann Demeulemeester, and many more amazing designers!! Please enjoy the close-up views and styling tips in the clip above, the pieces will be updated to the website soon!! Let us know in the comments which item is your favorite or if you have any questions, we will reply back to you quick! 

In the Press: Adam Kimmel in WSJ

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Adam Kimmel's latest "backwoods motorcycle punk" themed collection is featured in Wall Street Journal's Off Duty.  Heavily inspired by the Oregon based painter, Dan Ottoe, his current collection is rugged and masculine with the designer's basic aesthetic, luxury materials and tailoring, combined two unique elements together...  As the title "Mountain Man Mode" eludes to, the article tells a little about the background of the trend of utilitarian & outdoorsy inspired looks this season.  It's worth a read!  We've received the Big Foot Tee in the picture above, Hiking Boots in black, and also a different version of the flannel shirt. Check out the entire Adam Kimmel collection at Aloha Rag here! You can either click on the image above to enlarge it, or read the article in WSJ's online page

09/13/2011

Trend Alert: Flared

 

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Pants are a crucial element when deciding on a silhouettte of a day's look. Recently, flared trousers have returned to the spotlight, and we are very excited about it! The gentle bell-shape lengthens and slims the legs, and when paired with high-heels, it takes your style up a knotch! Try switching it up from a pair of everyday skinny jeans to flared pants, and see how your style changes... Click on the images below to take a closer look.

 

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From the Left: Thakoon Bootcut Pants in Navy, ALC Thomas Pants in Navy, ALC Thomas Pants in Plaid, Thakoon Bootcut Pants in Green , AR Denim Trouser

Converse First String x Sak at Aloha Rag!

Converse has collaborated with SAK, again!!! This time they made a special version of the world famous "Dr. J" Pro Leather. This renowned basketball shoe was recently rejuvenated from obscurity by the Converse First String Team. Ryusaku Hiruma (SAK for short) flexed his master shoe maker skills from his Florence (Italy) based atelier, and showed why he is known as a "master of leather". Only 24 pairs of this shoe were produced in the world!!! The fine Italian leather's texture and the natural curve of the sole are amazing, and he brought a classic dress shoe feeling that takes this pair way beyond normal basketball shoes...  As the reserved and humble designer said in the interview, "making the wearer happy" is his first goal. You can feel his honesty and attention to detail in this shoe just by looking at it! Please check out the video above to see the designer's shoe making process. On a side note, as part of the DR.J collaboration, SAK also handmade 14 doctor's bags. The leather is so amazing on these, and the hardware is from the same manufacturer as H****S. Check it out here and the shoes here.

 

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UPDATE: You can read the Hypebeast's feature about this bag here.  

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FW11 Bag and Shoe Preview Credits

Index  Bag: Martin Margiela Tote Bag,  Footwear:Thomas Wylde Raccoon Fur Boots 

(Outfit: Martin Margiela Leather Jacket, Martin Margiela V-Neck SweaterThe Row Leather Shorts)

 

 

Index-1 Left: Martin Margiela Shoulder Bag / Right: Alexander Wang Brenda in grey

 

Index-2From the left; Bag: Proenza Schouler PS-1 Military in Large , Footwear: Alaia Open Toe Heel 

Bag: Proenza Schouler PS-1 Navy Suede in Large, Footwear: Nicholas Kirkwood Pearl Pumps

Bag: Proenza Schouler PS-1 Stone Suede in Large, Foowear: Nicholas Kirkwood Sea Snake Heels

Outfit: Martin Margiela Draping Trench Coat 

 

Index-3 Left; Bag: Yves Saint Lauren Leopard Borsa Pony Bag , Footwear: Martin Margiela Ankle Boots

Outfit: Diane Von Furstenberg Long Sleeve Tunic Dress

 

Right: Bag: Lanvin Happy Bag, Footwear: Nicholas Kirkwood Navy x Red Heels 

 

Index-4Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim Satchel, Footwear: Lanvin Bow Ballet Flat

Outfit: Thakoon Cropped Jacket, The Row Klimpton Shirt, The Row Leather Shorts

 

Index-5Left; Bag: Proenza Schouler PS-1 Navy Suede in Large, Footwear: Nicholas Kirkwood Red x Navy heels, Outfit: Diane von Furstenberg Pea Coat, 3.1 Phillip Lim Trousers

 

Right: Bag: WGACA Vintage Chanel 2.55 Bag, Foowear: Ann Demeulemeester Wedge Boots, Outfit: Martin Margiela Leather Jacket, Martin Margiela V-Neck Sweater, Balmain Biker Pants 

 

Index-6Left; Bag: Proenza Schouler PS-1 Navy Suede Medium, Footwear: Nicholas Kirkwood Heels with Pearls

 

Right; Bag: Proenza Schouler Small Keep All Bag, Footwear: Lanvin Monk Shoes

Outfit: Martin Margiela Mongolian Fur Vest, Diane von Furstenberg Blouse 

 

Index-7From left: Yves Saint Laurent Large Travel Muse Bag, Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag, Yves Saint Laurent Easy Bag in Yellow, Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel Bag 

 

 

Index-8 Left; Bag: Lanvin Happy Bag, Footwear: Giuzeppe Zanotti Leopard Open-Toe Heels

Outfit: Martin Margiela Fur Vest, Thakoon Cropped Jacket, Diane Von Furstenberg Blouse, Diane Von Furstenberg Suede Shorts

 

Right; Bag: Martin Margiela Shoulder Bag, Footwear: Giuzeppe Zanotti Cap Toe Heels,

Outfit: Martin Margiela Draped Trench Coat, The Row Straply Pants 

 

Index-9Left; Bag: WGACA Chanel Vintage Lizard Bag, Footwear: Nicholas Kirkwood Lace-Up Heels 

Right; Bag: Lanvin Happy Bag, Footwear: Nicholas Kirkwood Printed Heels 

09/12/2011

Ann Demeulemeester Leather Jacket

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We've already written about this season's great leather jackets here and here, but now that's its arrived we would like to talk about 1 more... this amazing Ann Demeulemeester lace-up motorcycle jacket. Finely crafted of matte textured leather, this tight-fitting jacket is one of the great pieces from her FW11 runway. The double zipper gives the wearer a lot of variation to play around with, and the lace-up panel in the front, and laces on the sleeves, are beautifully constructed. This jacket will be available soon so don't forget to check in on the New Arrivals often...

 

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Men's Looks: 09.12.11

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Fall and Winter deliveries are at full steam, and we see the FedEx guys everyday, sometimes twice, at the store, bringing the cart-full of giant boxes from all over the world!! We recently shot great items from Adam Kimmel, Robert Geller and 3.1 Phillip Lim! When looking at them, we got the feeling that we are now (completely) dialed into the mood of the new season... These looks below are going to be up in the New Arrival section of the website soon, but click on the looks to see a preview now. 

 

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SS12 Men's Collection available at Aloha Rag

SS12 Men's Collection available at Aloha Rag!

For any questions regarding the items below, please feel free to contact below; 

Hawaii:telephone 1-808-589-2050 pc love@aloharag.com

Tokyo:telephone 03-6427-6901 pc aloharag@hi-press.com

New York:telephone 1-212-925-0882  pc 505@aloharag.com

If anybody interested in a pieces you see on the list, pleaselet us know so that we can contact you when we receive it.  

*Please note that price and arrival date are subjected to change. 

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  2. ADAM KIMMEL
  3. ADAM KIMMEL x CARHARTT
  4. T BY ALEXANDER WANG
  5. ALEXANDER YAMAGUCHI
  6. ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
  7. ANN DEMEULEMEESTER ACC.
  8. AR
  9. BALMAIN
  10. BAND OF OUTSIDERS PRE
  11. BAND OF OUTSIDERS MAIN
  12. CONVERSE x MISSONI
  13. ELDER STATESMAN
  14. GOLDEN GOOSE
  15. GOLDEN GOOSE ACC.
  16. JIL SANDER
  17. JIL SANDER ACC.
  18. JUNYA WATANABE
  19. LANVIN
  20. LANVIN ACC.
  21. LPF PRE
  22. LPF MAIN
  23. MARTIN MARGIELA  AVANT PREMIER
  24. MARTIN MARGIELA  AVANT PREMIER ACC.
  25. MARTIN MARGIELA
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  27. MARTIN MARGIELA LINE8
  28. NIKE MAIN
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  30. RAG & BONE
  31. RAF SIMMONS
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  33. RICK OWENS
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  35. ROBERT GELLER
  36. SATURDAYS SURF HOLIDAY
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  38. YSL
  39. YSL ACC. 

 

SS12 Women's Pre Collection at Aloha Rag! 


For any questions regarding the items below, please feel free to contact below; 

Hawaii:telephone 1-808-589-2050 pc love@aloharag.com

Tokyo:telephone 03-6427-6901 pc aloharag@hi-press.com

New York:telephone 1-212-925-0882  pc 505@aloharag.com

If anybody interested in a pieces you see on the list, pleaselet us know so that we can contact you when we receive it.  

*Please note that price and arrival date are subjected to change. 

  1. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM RESORT PRE 
  2. ALAIA PRE
  3. ALAIA PRE ACCS.
  4. ALEXANDER WANG PRE RTW
  5. ALEXANDER WANG PRE BAG
  6. ALEXANDER WANG PRE SHOEA
  7. AR PRE
  8. T BY ALEXANDER WANG  PRE
  9. CARVEN PRE
  10. CLU HOLIDAY
  11. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG PRE
  12. GIRL PRE
  13. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI PRE
  14. LANVIN PRE
  15. LUCIEN PELLAT-FINET PRE
  16. MARTIN MARGIELA  AVANT PREMIER
  17. MARTIN MARGIELA  AVANT PREMIER ACCS
  18. MARTIN MARGIELA
  19. MARTIN MARGIELA ACCS
  20. NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD PRE 
  21. NIKE PRE
  22. PROENZA  SCHOULER PRE
  23. RICK OWENS
  24. RICK OWENS ACCS
  25. THE ROW PRE
  26. ROZAE PRE
  27. THOMAS WYLDE PRE 
  28. THOMAS WILDE PRE ACCS
  29. YVES SAINT LAURENT PRE