01/31/2012

SS12 Martin Margiela German Trainer

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If Martin Margiela's iconic piece of Women's footwear is the Tabi, when it comes to Men, it definitely would be the famous German Trainer. It draws inspiration from the training footwear of the West German Army, circa 1970-80's.  Their gum sole gives a classic sports vibe, and upper has simple stitching and blocking that provides multi-utility for various kinds of looks. Every season, Martin Margiela releases these trainers in all kinds of materials! For SS12, we've received black linen and painted linen in white, blueish-grey combo, and also the unparallelled classic leather and suede pair in Margiela's signature white color! Click on the images below to see the item pages...

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Model Watch: 01.31.12

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Outer: Martin Margiela Sheer Trench Coat

Inner: Dries Van Noten Shirt*

Bottom: Girl. by Band of Outsiders Shorts

Footwear: Giuzeppe Zanotti Peep-Toe Pumps

Accessory: Samudra Canvas Pouch 

 

*Some items on the model are not available online. Please contact us if you have any questions!

 

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Alexander Wang Bags

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Alexander Wang has been releasing iconic bags season after season. He built his signature style by combining leathers and hardware, all while turning the bag collection into every cool and effortless girl's dream! The range has now expanded and delivers us a lot of choices, and we will admit it's hard to pick one... they are all simple and sophisticated yet edgy and unique. In SS12, the Marion and Iris joined the collection, both are practical as everyday bags. As you can see above, they are versatile, timeless, and stylish with a bit of attitude...! Please click on the images below to see product pages. There are many more styles, and you can check all of them here

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01/30/2012

Aloha! Honolulu Mannequin Watch: 01.30.12

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Inner: DOSA, BOLUDA CAMISOLE
Top: THOMAS WYLDE, JACKET
Bottom: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, JODPHUR PANTS
Footwear: NICHOLAS KIRKWOODSIGNATURE LACE HEELS
Accessory: THE ROW, KEY RING FOX

Kaneleo (Boy)
Inner: RAF SIMONS, PRINT TEE WHT/BLU*
Top: RICK OWENS, SCUBA HOODED LEATHER JACKET*
Bottom: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, SHORT TROUSER*
Footwear: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, BOOT SANDALS

 

*Some items on the mannequins are not available online. Please contact us if you have any questions!  


Phone: 808 589 2050

Email: love@aloharag.com

SS12 Little Black Dresses!

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(L to R: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Girl. by Band of Outsiders, AR

 

All women know that you can never go wrong with a perfect little black dress; LBD as it's affectionately known! It's a classic style that never goes out of style, and whenever you are lost in your closet and have no clue what to wear, it is one you always know will work. Every season Aloha Rag seeks great LBDs, and these three above are some of our favorite dresses from the recent arrivals! 3.1 Phillip Lim's dress has a beautiful drape on the front, and a thin white strap to mark the waistline. When you would like a relaxed LBD, Girl. by Band of Outsiders' dress would be your choice! Utilizing three different materials, it can easily be casual or dressed-up depending on your pairing of shoes and accessories. AR's First Dress has a baby-doll silhouette which makes your legs extra long, and the crisp linen-blended cotton creates girly volume! As the name states, this is the first dress that AR designed. There are more great dresses from SS12 on our website, and you can find them all here

Inspiration from the archive: Chanel Vintage!

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Aloha Rag will always have it's mind on current fashion, but it's also fun to go back and look at photos from fashion's history to observe how trends came and went, or remain and became classic. Here you can find an old muse of Chanel's, Kirsten McMenamy, wrapped in oodles of Chanel gold accessories... The shot was taken in 1992 for Vogue Italia, and it's an overloading of pearls, gold chains and the famous CC logo. What makes this look work is the simple white tank and blue jeans!! Whether you enjoy this beautiful jewelry with the "more-is-more" philosophy, or simply put one piece on to make it stand-out, Chanel vintage jewelry always makes the difference! Check the Chanel Vintage collection from WGACA at Aloha Rag here!  

 

 

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01/29/2012

Song Of The Day: 01.29.12

Here is a Song Of The Day, picked by Aloha Rag's stylist, Taichi! Have a nice Sunday.

01/28/2012

Mannequin Watch: 01.28.12

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On Him:

Top: The Elder Statesman Sweaters*

Bottom: 3.1 Phillip Lim Shorts*

Bottom 2: Balmain Sweat Pants*

Footwear: Martin Margiela Painted Sneakers

Accessory: Balmain Scarf*

 

On Her:

Outer: Girl. by Band of Outsiders Blazer

Inner: Carven Dress*

Bottom: Dosa Ruffle Skirt

Footwear: Giuseppe Zanotti Denim Wedge

Accessories: Alaia Studded Bag*, Dosa Scarf

 

Styled by Vicen

 

*Some items are not available online. For any questions, please feel free to contact us!

 

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

 

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

01/27/2012

Week in Pictures: 01.27.12

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Here are some weekly pictures that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii, Tokyo, New York, and Paris! The top image is the sunrise, taken in Hawaii... Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 

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Women's Looks: 1.27.12

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Here are some items that we've recently received at Aloha Rag New York from the SS12 collections! There are many more new arrivals at the store, so please come visit to see, touch, and try them on this weekend...

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Women's 

-Martin Margiela Tabi Boots with Clear Heels

-Martin Margiela Belts

-Alexander Wang Pouch 

-Martin Margiela Cut-Out Sneakers

Men's

-Junya Watanabe's first shipment

-Tees from T by Alexander Wang 

- Raf Simons Sneakers

- Raf Simons shoes with chain

 

Aloha Rag New York 

505 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10013 
USA

Phone: 212.925.0882 
Fax: 212.925.0883

01/26/2012

FW12 MENS LANVIN runway backstage via T Magazine

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Men's FW12 fashion show were at their pinnacle a few days ago. Did you find anything exciting? T Magazine revealed backstage photos of Lanvin's runway show, showing the exciting moments and craziness of the show! We found a familiar face in a couple of the shots, Milo who modeled for Aloha Rag's website many times. It is great coverage from an insider's vantage point, and you can check all the shots on their website here. Don't forget to check out Lanvin's SS12 collection at Aloha Rag here... 

Samudra Pouches Restocked!

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Whenever we receive a new shipment, the bags just don't stay with us too long... Samudra's pouches are now RESTOCKED!!!! With five kinds of beautiful scenes printed on durable canvas, the pouch is the perfect go-to size for everyone. Since outside is freezing and windy, why not to carry the remembrance of summer with you? You can see all our Samudra stock here

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Indigo Blue

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As we were looking through the recent arrivals of SS12, we've noticed that indigo is definitely a key-color this season for both men's and women's wear. The true navy pigment reminds us of the deep sea, and the sky at dawn, anything that instantly connects with nature and the earth. Mostly known as dye for denim, indigo is one of the oldest techniques of garment dying, which has been practiced across the globe since the 18th century. Dosa's indigo series are hand-died in India with real indigo, which makes the quality and hue pristine! As time goes by indigo fades, part of it's natural character, and as it does it tells the personal story of your wear of the garment through it's wrinkles and the marks broken in by you. Please find some indigo items below and click to see the item pages. 

 

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01/25/2012

Trend Alert: Sports!

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In recent seasons, a sporty essence seems to be in trend, and of the elements that we've noticed in the last Septembers runway presentations, the trend isn't going away anytime soon. For SS12, it's back even stronger without being too literal! The athletic feel in the garments comes to life with the designer's unique take on color combos, cuts and silhouettes! Here are some items available at Aloha Rag that are draw inspiration from sports! Please click on the links below to see the item pages...

 

 

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1, Girl. by Band of Outsiders Shorts

2, 3.1 Phillip Lim T-Shirt

3, Alexander Wang Chloe Sandals

4, Martin Margiela Mirror Sneakers

5, Clu Sweatpants

6, 3.1 Phillip Lim Track Pants

7, Alexander Wang Racerback Tank

8, The Row Leather Latonya Blouson

 

 

 

AR in Pitti!

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It's the busy season for AR right now, and Tatsugo and the team are flying overseas back and forth presenting the collection. A few weeks ago, they took a trip to Pitti Uomo to show the new line. Here are a few photos from one of the biggest men's trade show in the world! Currently they are in Paris for the men's FW12 presentation. Meanwhile at the showroom, FW12 women's samples are arriving daily, and they are GORGEOUS!!  Here at the Atelier, we're casting everyday for the forthcoming look book shoot in the beginning of February... Please keep an eye out for the more news to come. 

 

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JUST IN: Tails and Tassels

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The Row Fox Fur Key Chain, Martin Margiela Key Ring, Ann Demeulemeester Tassel


When you want to add a fun spin to an outfit, tails and tassels are perfect accessories for SS12. You can put them on bags, purses, belt loops, zippers, and pretty much anywhere you want to! It gives an unexpected volume and texture, and moves playfully whenever you walk... Click on the links above to see the item pages. 

01/24/2012

Men's Looks: 01.23.12

ToppicLast week, we shot some ss12 Men's new arrivals from Balmain, Ann Demeulemeester and Martin Margiela at the studio. You can see a bigger picture by clicking the images below. If you have any questions about these items, please feel free to contact us! 

 

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Aloha! Honolulu Mannequin Watch: 01.24.12

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Wahinevirgo (Girl)

Inner: ALEXANDER WANG, RACERBACK TANK
Top: DRIES VAN NOTEN, BELTED CARDIGAN*
Bottom: MARTIN MARGIELA, WIDE PANTS
Footwear: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN, CAP TOE FLATS
Accessory: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, FLOWER PIN*



Kaneleo (Boy)
Inner: BALMAIN, PRINT TEE*
Top: LANVIN, CARDIGAN*
Bottom: JIL SANDER, TAYLOR PANTS*
Footwear: MARTIN MARGIELA, HEMP SANDAL*
Accessory: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, 31 HOUR LARGE BAG*

* Some items are not available online. Please contact us if you have any questions! 


Phone: 808 589 2050

Email: love@aloharag.com

Martin Margiela Hardware Aids Tee

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Martin Margiela's Aids tee is probably the most iconic/must-have item from their designs. It keeps coming back every season in different color, sometimes changing language, and this SS12, we've received a very special version with metal letters!! Each letter has a different font and are hand-sewn onto the T-shirt. Who else would think of the combining tees and metal other than Martin Margiela...? This piece is very limited, so please check the item page while it's available! 

 

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