03/31/2012

Mannequin Watch: 03.31.12

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ON HIM: 

Outer: Junya Watanabe Blazer

Inner: Junya Watanabe x Brooks Brothers Shirt

Bottom: Junya Watanabe Overall

Footwear: Junya Watanabe x Trickers

 

ON HER:

Top:Comme des Garcons Blouse

Bottomu:Comme des Garcons Sarel Pants

Footwear:Golden Goose Superstar

Accessory: Florian Necklace

 

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

 

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03/30/2012

Week in Pictures: 03.30.12

ToppwipHere are some weekly pictures that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii, Tokyo, and New York! The top image is the picture of beautiful Rabbit Island in Hawaii, where rabbits were raised until 1994! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone...

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Round-Up: Little White Dress

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We all know the LBD (little black dress) because it is a closet staple for every women, but what about the Little White Dress? They are pure like a blank canvas, and you can add you favorite theme of the moment easily... military, rock-n-roll, boho, clean, or anything else and still look feminine and pristine... We've received many Little White Dresses in the SS12 collections! Click on the images below to see details. 

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Lucien Pellat Finet Surfer Cashmere Sweater...

 

Photo_0_4fa37ab06d31038ec140e5653326cd35Known as his soft high-quality cashmere sweaters and the unmistakable skull motif, Lucien Pellat Finet always defies luxury's standards with his fun and unique spin. In the image to the left, the designer himself wears his famous and surfer pull-over sweater, which was retired for many years, but was brought back from the archive this season! Aloha Rag was abe to secure a special color combinations of this coveted design for both women's and men's... They are amazingly soft and comfortable and perfect all year round, even Spring or Summer...Here you can find the men's version in grey, and the women's version in navy. 

 

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03/29/2012

Aloha! Honolulu Mannequin Watch: 03.29.12

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Inner: ALEXANDER WANG, SILK COMBO LONG SLEEVE SHIRT
Top:  ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, HOLE DETAIL KNIT
Bottom: THE ROW, GRAFTON CROPPED PANT*
Footwear: ALEXANDER WANG, JOAN ANKLE STRAP MULE
Jewelry: FLORIAN, NECKLACE*


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Inner: ADAM KIMMEL, COTTON CASHMERE LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT
Top: RAG & BONE, LONG SLEEVE SHIRT
Bottom: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, UTILITY PANTS
Footwear: NIKE SPORTSWEARAIR TAILWIND



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


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Email: [email protected]

Adam Kimmel Hawaiian Overdye Suit

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Drawning inspiration from surf culture for a Spring and Summer collection can be very cliche, but with Adam Kimmel in the drivers seat, it's sure not to end up a typical hibiscus and palm tree kinda thing. His SS12 collection is beachy and effortless, yet with a rock-n-roll edge and thoughtful twists! One of Aloha Rag's key pieces from the collection is this Hawaiian over-dye print suit. It is the perfect in between of subtle tiger-camo and a esoteric Hawaiian pattern... Constructed of breathable linen-mixed cotton, the jacket and trousers are a great masculine pair for the upcoming weather.  This patterned suit is sophisticated and clean, and to make it a complete look, we also received a tuxedo shirt in same print! Click on the links to see the item pages. 

03/28/2012

SS12 AR Dresses with Florian Jewelry...

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Aya from AR put together a few of their SS12 dresses and the brand new Florian collection yesterday in the showroom. It was very cute, so we had to share! The dress colors and textures mixed with Florian's unique beads made for a perfect combination... The necklaces beautifully reflect sunlight, and illuminate the Spring and Summer wardrobe with a blast of color and cute shapes! They can easily freshen a daily look by just throwing them on... Check out AR's new arrivals on the website here, and Florian will be updated soon! 

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Golden Goose x K.Jacques Sandals

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K. Jacques is a traditinal footwear brand from France, and they have collaborated with Venetian house, Golden Goose, to design these summery pair of sandals! K. Jacques was originally established in 1933 in Saint-Tropez, and is known for classic hand-crafted sandals. Golden Goose gave a special treatment to the leather to give it a broken-in texture, and when you slip them on your foot, they fit like a glove...!! The deep olive color perfectly coordinates with denim and chinos for summer, and adds an effortless resort mood to your outfit. Take a look at close-up images below, and please find item page here

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New Colors for PS-1: NUDE!

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We are always excited about the new PS-1 colors Proenza Schouler releases every season. Ladies... Can you please help me welcome the new addition to PS family this season, Nude! This milky pink is a perfect color for Spring...! We've received it in the large and medium sizes, so please click on the links to see item pages! 

03/27/2012

Video of the Alaia exhibition at the Groninger Museum!

We have  blogged about it before, but the Groninger Museum is currently exhibiting Azzedine Alaia's personal archive collection. We are eager to make it the Netherlands to experience his world in person, but it seems the distance will make it not likely... Fortunately, the museum shared this video of the exhibit, which was taken during the opening! For those of you that are lucky enough to get there, please give us a shout, and tell us how was it... Alaia's collection is only available in our physical New York and Hawaii stores. If you are interested in any of the Alaia items carried by Aloha Rag, please feel free to contact us!  

 

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In the Press: Thomas Wylde Butterfly Pieces...

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Images via Vogue Paris and InStyle Turkey

 

We've just spotted some gorgeous images of Thomas Wylde's demon & butterfly patterned pieces, from the SS12 Collection, in Vogue Paris and InStyle Turkey. Love them! We recently shot a few of these patterned pieces ourselves, and if you have not checked out our Thomas Wylde feature, you can see it here!

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Robert Geller Fishnet Scarf

RobertInspired by the Bauhaus, an early 20th century German school for design, art and architecture, Robert Geller's SS12 collection reminds us of a student with a free spirit who loves relaxed tailoring. It was these fishnet scarves that added the carefree and summery vibe to the runway, which perfectly gelled with his signature muted colors. The tie-dye-esque blue (dusk) and brown (slate) add unique texture to your Spring outfits, and the big size allows you to play with a variety of ways to wear. Click on the icons below to see item pages! 

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03/26/2012

Alexander Wang Joan Mules

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Pointed toes were gradually rearing their head for the past few seasons, but they have officially made their return this season!! Alexander Wang delivered a couple of pointed toe heels, and our staff's favorites are these Joan mules. The white version of these were sported on many of the models in his SS12 runway show, but the black version are versatile pair that brush up your daily look. A neat detail is the ankle straps are detachable, and give two different styles in one pair. While round-toes carry an adorable charm, these Joan Mules bring a refreshing sexy edge for the new season... Click here to see more details. 

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Men's Looks: 03.26.12

ToptoptopLast week, we shot a few men's new arrivals from Raf Simons, Golden Goose and the Gyakusou collection! These items will be up on the website soon, so please check New Arrivals frequently. For any questions regarding the items, please contact us!

 

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Nike x Undercover "Gyakusou"

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Just In: SS12 Gyakusou Collection

The Undercover x Nike SS12 "Gyakusou" collection has just arrived to Aloha Rag, and again we are amazed by the all the functional features and materials of the garments. This season Gyakusou was inspired by the strong contrast which exists in Japanese tradition, and it also marks the first time womenswear is part of the collection. The color palettes are subdued to express the spirituality that lives in the fundamental aesthetic of Undercover. In the behind the scenes video above, the designer of Undercover, Jun Takahashi, walks you through the collection with his commentary. You can check Gyakusou collection in Men's and Women's at Aloha Rag.

03/25/2012

Song of the Day: 03.25.12

Here is the song of the day, picked by Takuro! Have a nice sunday everyone... 

03/24/2012

New Feature: "New Leaders" detail shots

We've just posted a new feature on the website titled "New Leaders". The feature spotlights Junya Watanabe and Raf Simons' SS12 collections. Please find the details below and to see the entire feature please click here!

 

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03/23/2012

Week in Pictures: 03.23.12

 

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Here are some weekly pictures that the Aloha Rag team took in Hawaii,Tokyo, New York and Boston! Above is an image of what happens sometimes when you don't get a cherry on top of your milkshake... Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Todd James "King of the Wild Frontier"

TopLast week, I stopped by the Gering Lopez Gallery in Midtown to see Todd James' show, "King of the Wild Frontier". This time around, his signature style of pop-color took on the fluid form of Somali pirates. They were armed with serious AK-47s, but are resting under trees and enjoying tea, bringing out the great humor in his work that always exists... The most interesting thing to me was the way the combination of colors stood out so much when mixed with black. The curvy lines have a nice voluptuousness, but I think they were used to express the joy and freedom the pirates actually have while locked in their harsh reality.

 

 There was another part in the exhibition, which recreated a "Vandal's Bedroom". The small room is located in the corner of the gallery space, and it was covered with tearings from graffiti black books, sharpies and spray cans on the floor, and a lonely single bed.  It felt real, and I could imagine the person that lives in that tiny pad as if they just left a minute ago...

 

After viewing the exhibition, I read a few words spoken by Todd James about the installation, and I think it relates the correlation of the 2 separate works very well: "both pirates and vandals step over invisible boundaries put in place by faceless power structures every day, Both also anonymously make claims (to space or to cargo), their deeds forcing society to confront the undeniable complexity of right and wrong". The exhibition is runnig until April 21st! A visit is highly reccomended...

 

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Gering Lopez Gallery

730 Fifth Avenue
Between 56th and 57th Streets
New York, NY 10019

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03/22/2012

Model Watch: 03.22.12

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Top: Comme des Garcons Cape Blazer

Inner: Martin Margiela Silk Shirt

Bottom: 3.1 Phillip Lim Draped Pocket Trousers 

Accessories: WGACA Vintage Chanel Quilted Bag, Thom Browne x Dita Glasses

 

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

 

Hawaii:telephone 1-808-589-2050 pc [email protected]

Tokyo:telephone 0120-666-994 pc [email protected]

New York:telephone 1-212-925-0882  pc [email protected]