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First|Løøk: OntFrønt

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Shouts out to our friend Tomas for hittin us off with the first look at the Spring/Summer 2010 OntFront collection. “The spring summer 09-10 collection is called Tonight is the Knight. OntFront created a 60 piece collection inspired by the bold iron armor of the middle ages. “Tonight is the Knight” is designed to catapult the bold sophistication of the valiant medieval knight into comfortable gallantry for the modern-day street cavalier.”

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November 1, 2009 at 4:29 pm

u|T|ø endorses…B-Side

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One of the best ways for women to add character to any outfit during the Fall/Winter season is to take FULL advantage of unique accessories. Sure, everyone is gonna have a scarf or a bracelet here and there, but how many ladies will have truly eye-catching pieces? ….riiiiiight…not many.

Insert B-Side by Ken & Dana. Their latest accessories collection features a variety of exotic, vibrant pieces. B-Side recreates the modern accessory by using geometrical shapes and mixing them with fluid, yet textured staples like silk scarves and beaded neckwear. The dopest thing about these accessories is that they actually have VOLUME! Chunky accessories are GREAT complements to fall/winter wears. Kudos to B-Side for being bold in the fall, and kudos to the Graduettes with enough moxie to pull of these accessories.

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October 28, 2009 at 1:37 am

Get Familiar: Gucci In A Flash [Gucci x Mark Ronson]

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OPENING TODAY IN NEW YORK (via Crosby St.) is the GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY pop-up store. This “flash sneaker store” has brought Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and DJ Mark Ronson together to design a limited edition collection of sneakers. At each stop on this 18-city international tour a new Gucci Ronson sneaker will be introduced to the world, in addition to exclusive editions of 18 sneaker styles in the Gucci Icon-Temporary collection. The Gucci Ronson sneakers retail between $500-$600, while the Gucci Icon-Temporary sneakers are between $500-$1,400. Each sneaker comes with exclusive packaging and the option of having your initials placed on the leather lace adornments.

Shout out to Bay Area Kicks for the photos.

**UPDATE** — Here are some shots from the pop-up store, courtesy of Nitrolicious 🙂

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October 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

[4]u|Tø Know: Watermelon Democracy

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A couple weeks ago, we got up with our friends over at Watermelon Democracy to talk about their brand, the vision of their label, and their Fall 2009 collection (available through the Watermelon Democracy® website or Red’s Swagger in Cedar Hill, Tx). Check out the interview:

UTO: Off top, the name Watermelon Democracy® stands out among other brands. Tell us about the name’s origin.

WD: WD truly started out as just a joke with my friend.  We were discussing funny clothing line names and my friend mentioned Banana Republic.  I made a joke about [Watermelon Democracy being] the opposite of it.  I couldn’t sleep that night because I kept thing about the phrase, so I woke up and started researching the meaning of Banana Republic and what WD [being its opposite] could represent.    came up with a definition of WD.

UTO: Ok, I can dig that. So, how is WD defined?

WD: The image of the Watermelon symbolizes toughness and an inner spiritual richness (sweetness).  Democracy symbolizes freedom and power, 2 traits we should aspire to achieve as individuals and the two most important aspects of Democracy.  The combination of the two presents this message.  Develop your Watermelon and achieve individual Democracy.  Through the development of your mind, body, and soul you can put yourself in a position to achieve your goals.

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UTO: That’s very empowering! Now, since the last time we talked, you all have been preparing a fall product line. Tell us a lil bit about that.

WD: The concept of the new line is “The Anatomy of WD”.  [Expect to] see images of the body with a WD spin on it, [conveying] the message that, bit by bit, we should all develop and achieve our own WD.  You’ll also see more color offerings and exclusives with a set number printed this season.

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UTO: Dope, as usual. You guys are known for having thought-provoking tees. Is there any chance that WD will be expanding into other apparel markets?

WD: Absolutely, our tees are setting the stage for our full apparel line. We have to always keep that in mind when we come up with designs.  We’re getting ready to release some crazy winter products, which will be our first step to branding ourselves as more than just a t-shirt company. With investment groups reaching out to us, we must do everything we can to ensure them that WD is not a fad, but rather, a way of life.

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UTO: These days, longevity is definitely the name of the game. Sounds like you all have great direction! What can we look forward to from WD? What’s on deck?

WD: There will be a lot of surprises, exclusives, and collaboration with a popular Atlanta Blogger (ASampWasRight.blogspot.com) and a Houston based brand that is the only brand that I love right now almost as much as WD….lol.  We also have a design competition that will give a young designer a chance to make a name for themselves by having their design printed through our distribution and marketing channels. I’m really excited about the future of WD!

UTO: So are we brother, so are we.

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October 15, 2009 at 9:32 am

[4]u|Tø Know: Hellz Bellz Sample SALE!

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LADIES in the New York area, here’s your opportunity to stay ahead of the class! Hellz Bellz is having a SALE, 100% samples, 100% straight from the cutting room floor. Don’t sleep!!!

Dates: Saturday — October 10th (10/10) & Sunday — October 11th (10/11)

Times: 12pm – 7pm E.S.T.

Location: 151 Orchard St. (between Rivington St. & Stanton St.), New York, NY 10012

Contact: (212) – 253 – 0588

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October 6, 2009 at 1:01 pm

RecessionPrøøf 220: Jockin’ (+J) – Z

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Who’s gonna run this fall? Fashionably speaking, it will be none other than +J – Z. Let me clarify; we’re not talking about Hov, we’re talking about the fall offerings of two affordable fashion powerhouses, Uniqlo and Zara.


The heavily anticipated +J collection (Jil Sander for Uniqlo) is set to launch October 1st, and from what we’ve been privy to viewing…the pieces are BANANAS (especially the women’s down ¾ length coat)! The monochromatic grays used in this line will establish a legit base for every look you attempt this Fall/Winter. We’re talking, Japanese engineered garments, with a reputable designer’s vision, ALL ranging from $21 to $155 (we know…those are like Canal St. prices). Don’t SLEEP!


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The budget chic underdog, Zara, usually gets overlooked because of H&M’s popularity/ accessibility, and Topshop’s coup d’etat of Europhile fashionistas. However, there are 2 lanes that Zara succeeds both brands: Outerwear and Footwear. In terms of outerwear, Zara uses a unique color palette and mixes different, yet complementary materials to recreate traditional blazers, jackets, and overcoats. In terms of footwear, Zara manages to produce tasteful analogs of designer/runway shoes, with better construction than ANY budget chic brand – for prices ranging from $39 to $89 (women & men). That’s a no-brainer!


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On that note, just act accordingly: this F/W, your Blueprint for fashion…+J – Z (AWH!…in my best Hov voice).

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September 22, 2009 at 5:33 pm

The.DøubleShøt

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Here’s your quick u|T|ø doubleshot — everything you missed or need to be reminded of:

  • Dime Piece and Cassie have collaborated to unleash a A/W ’09 collection, celebrating female empowerment. Read here.
  • Streetwear giant 10.Deep and budding artist Donnis celebrated the joint mixtape/t-shirt release in Atlanta. View here.
  • Justin Timberlake teams up with Givenchy to produce PLAY, a new fragrance for men. Read here.
  • ARISE Cape Town Fashion Week 2009 designer reviews. Read here.
  • Rachel Roy for Macy’s Fall 2009 Lookbook. View here.

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August 29, 2009 at 8:05 pm

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