COZY WEATHER, COZY FITS. A/W'19

In case you missed our daily Instagram must-have pieces, we got you covered with these round-ups of A/W'19 fall drops. This week the majority of our favorite brands released their Fall collections. We are salivating over these pieces from Wtaps, Mfpen, and Engineered Garments.

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Fashionseanella abraham
Artist to know: Meerkat Meerkat 

Masi Bräunlich and Manuel da Coll started the project in 2014 but only released their first batch of singles last month. While balancing their lives as professional musicians –– Bräunlich scores German TV series and major theater productions, da Coll drums for the widely popular La Brass Banda –– the two 39-year-olds have quietly been producing an arsenal of techno songs and are finally ready to share them with the world. 

With over 9,000 monthly listeners, Meerkat Meerkat’s debut single “Eleganz” has racked up over 30,000 streams in less than a month on Spotify while “Blackness” and “Galaxy” are slowly following suit. 

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MUSICIAN TO KNOW : Julian Argo

Coming off of a three-year hiatus, where he taught himself to produce, Julian Argo is back doing what he loves- making music. With two new, Jei Bliss produced, singles dropping today, “Counterfeit,” & “Major Ways”, Julian is ready to reintroduce his raw and honest talent to the public. Having a seal of approval from Roc Nation, and finding inspiration in his mother’s journey, Julian Argo finally knows that he is making music for the right reasons.

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MusicJustin Jenkins
Voussoir Launches at the Royal Opera House

London, England – Oxford Fashion Studio shook up the catwalk and the face of fashion with the launch of their new label, Voussoir. The collection featured over 30 pieces designed by four Independent designers handpicked by the British fashion disruptor that has been offering independent designers groundbreaking opportunities to market their designs on a global stage since 2009.

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Fashionseanella abraham
FALL MUST HAVE: MOZH MOZH AW'19 COLLECTION

As I began the creation process of the Mozh Mozh AW19 collection, my background of music transported me to 1970’s Jamaica and the powerful women who broke barriers singing reggae. And got me thinking about powerful women. It was not without irony that I ended up at my sister’s wedding in Texas, and discovered that a good pair of boots and a wide rimmed cowboy hat can make a woman feel stronger that she knew she could

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NYFW: LIU YONG X RISHIKENSH

Famed Chinese designer Liu Yong collaborated with Rishikensh on their Spring/Summer 2020 capsule, presenting an unapologetic streetwear collection that gave new meaning to the athleisure category.

The collection was bold in color, tie-dye centric, yet very monochromatic. Redefining street style, the collection unfolded with neon blue, orange, and green jumpsuits, tank tops and t-shirts, layered with perforated-mesh overcoats and hoodies. Clear raincoats with neon piping accessorized several looks, allowing for the colorful silhouettes to breakthrough on the runway.

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DESIGNER TO KNOW : BILLIE ESSCO

Growing up, Billie Essco would mill his eyes over his home in the East Side of Buffalo, New York. The closest building to a skyscraper is downtown.  But on his block, there weren’t any high rises or tall structures. It didn’t deflate him one bit. Instead, he used it as inspiration. “We didn’t see how far we could go up,” Essco said.

“Downtown didn’t inspire us. There’s always a culture downtown in cities like Los Angeles and New York. In Buffalo, it’s all in the smaller buildings.”

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FashionBenjamin Blanchet
ARTIST TO KNOW : YUNA

Yuna wants her latest work to showcase the new her. But to pull that off, she had to focus her attention on a record that would, essentially, never end. She found that in Rouge. During the album’s year-long creative process, the Malaysian singer reached out for guest verses from some of the biggest rappers in the game (Tyler, The Creator, G-Eazy), went in a funkier direction than her previous projects and appropriately titled the last song on the record “Tiada Akhir,” which means “no ending” in her native Malay.

“I’m just happy that, in this album, people get to see that grown-up Yuna,” she says. “The woman that I am today was built from all the records that I’ve put out before. This is the new me.”

Rouge, which dropped July 12, is a continuation of the 32-year-old singer’s musical resume and an introduction to Yuna’s new funk-driven soul sound. It’s a far cry from the folk-pop fans are used to, but represents a new, star-studded beginning for a singer looking to soon take over the R&B world.

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MusicBRENTON BLANCHET
F/W19 MUST HAVE : MENSWEAR

For my first set of must have items, i’ve selected these brands Aime Leon Done, Engineered Garments, Descendant, Stepney Workers club, Vintagevibelou and Filthy.Finds.

Each brand encompasses everything you need for the fall comfort, quality, and color. Can be matched with any other items you may already have in your closet, pair great with accessories and transition perfectly for the winter with heavier garments. Shop the brands and make the best out of this fall season.

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seanella abraham
Samia the Entertainer

Samia Finnerty, who fronts her self-named indie band, is a natural performer, singer-songwriter and rocker. The artist is typically introspective through themes of age, loss, self-image, and identity through seas of guitars and drums. Samia’s thoughtful lyrics and amusing nature on the stage have been seen throughout the country and recently on tour with indie band Hippo Campus. 

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MusicBenjamin Blanchet
DESIGNERS TO KNOW: EMBER NICHE EYEWEAR

While in college, Ember Niches founders would resell rare streetwear and ready-made eye-wear to make ends meet. In doing so, they developed passions for fashion and eye-wear. Those passions ultimately intersected at Ember Niche. The objective was to create a luxury eye-wear experience, but from a unique street perspective. Inspired by the extreme sartorial novelty of black dandyism, Ember Niche is devoted to establishing a brand that fosters individuality, creativity and fearlessness.

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Fashionseanella abraham
Raps by digital design: Introducing Knucks

Good things come to those who wait. 24-year-old rapper and producer Knucks has certainly learned this.His patience has moved him past moments where he felt like artists only wanted him for his beats. He would sometimes run into rappers who passed on rhymes in sessions, even after dropping buzzing singles like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “21 Candles.” Now, Knucks is fresh off a new project, a performance at Glastonbury and a shoutout from Stormzy in front of thousands of onlookers.

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DESIGNERS TO KNOW: JUNE NINETEEN

The Anything Collection features diamond penises. Inspired by Gallo-Roman fascinus charms, Freudian thought of power symbolism in phallic objects and owning our own self. She named ANYTHING Collection as the wearer creates its meaning. It's about dating who you want, being who you are, living and loving your life. The pieces are a reminder to challenge the norm, that we all get to choose our environment and values. And that we deserve to thrive.

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FashionAlicia Graham