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Lemon Brands After Hours: 95 Live Show

95 Live Show @ Avant Garde LES

On Thursday, March 30th, Lemon Brands attended the Opening Reception of Avant Garde LES's latest showing, "95 Live Show". The showing is a exploration of an era, a diverse set of featured artists referenced the cultural climate of the mid-1990's through visual works of art.  

The Lemon Brands team enjoyed some drinks and the visual displays while the DJ had Golden Era Hip Hop on heavy rotation. The event was New York to the core. The wallpaper had images of life-sized Subway cars that had been tagged with graffiti and a framed collage of flyers for Jams featuring legends like KRS -1, The Notorious B.I.G., Funkmaster Flex, etc...  was displayed.

It was clear that this event was a reunion of some sorts as people embraced and talked like they hadn't seen each other in awhile. All in all, the music was right, drinks were flowing, and there were good vibes all around.  

 

Come check out "95 Live Show" @ Avant Garde LES [ 319 Grand Street, NYC ] 

Top Brands at CAPSULE A/W 2017 NEW YORK WOMEN'S ACCESSORIES + RTW

To close out February, Lemon Brands walked the Capsule A/W 2017 New York Women's Accessories + RTW Tradeshow to connect with brands ready to make a splash in 2017. 

 

ALETHEIA & PHOS

We were immediately drawn to Aletheia & Phos's booth by a collection of tiny anatomical hearts. For those who like to keep it simple when it comes jewelry, these pieces are perfect! The minimal designs still add a delicate, and tasteful feminine touch.

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Website: https://www.aletheiaphos.com/

 

Alter EGo Adornment  

Adorn's bold display (and the designer's bright blue hair) drew us in to the booth right away. The designs are edgy, unexpected, and handmade! 

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Website: http://aeadorn.com/

 

Maria mariscal

Everything designed by Maria Mariscal seems to make a bold statement. Her pieces range from necklaces & bracelets adorned with a hand giving you the finger, to wild geometric pieces that completely stand out from the organic shape of your body. 

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Website: http://mariamariscal.com/

 

Tina Lilienthal

We heard neon was making a comeback and Tina Lilienthal proves that it's a good thing! Pops of bright pink and orange paired with crystals bring a fun & edgy twist to your wardrobe. Keep it simple with a single wrapped crystal, or go bold with a full neckline.

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Website: http://tinalilienthal.com/ 

 

Tamarzizt  

Fun mix & match charms, golden tassels, colorful Pom Poms... Tamarzizt's bright, funky pieces immediately caught our attention. 

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Website: https://www.tamarzizt.com/

 

ROSEFIELD

We love Rosefield's beautiful, delicate, and feminine wristwatches! Each collection reminds us of home here at Lemon Brands, as they were inspired by the iconic neighborhoods of New York City. 

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Website: https://www.rosefieldwatches.com/us

 

Spitfire

The bold, bright colors of Spitfire’s glasses drew us into their booth. After a closer look, we fell further in love with the clean cuts and unique shapes of their lenses. At a affordable price point, elevating your style was never so easy!

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Website: https://ilovespitfire.com/

 

Iala Diez

The craftsmanship and elegant simplicity of these bags demand your attention. Created for the modern and natural women, these bags are perfect of any New Yorker looking for that timeless but contemporary look.   

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Website: https://ialadiez.com/ 

 

Graf lantz

Granf Lantz’s newest collection features clean cut, unhemmed leather with suede and metal accents. For a more traditional look there are different shades of grey and black. For a pop of color there are bags that have a lilac, or burnt orange color. With many sizes, styles, and textures to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favorite!

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Website: http://www.graf-lantz.com/

 

They

We spotted these bold geometric shapes popping from a clean cut, bright white sneaker from down the aisle. With their neutral color palette, these shoes will pair perfectly with anything in your closet. 

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Website: http://theynewyork.com/

 

Krista Norris

Krista’s pieces are everything you love in a good scarf - thick, warm, effortless… However, the Maverick Shawl and Wingtip Scarf allow for a elongated look that falls on your body in the most flattering & fitted way possible. Did we mention how comfortable they are? \

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Website: https://kristanorris.com

 

Hot as Hell

Walking into Hot As Hell's booth like entering a 70's inspired wonderland full of pastels and lace! Whether you’re draped in velvet, wrapped up in lace, or sporting one of their bomber jackets, you'll be feeling hot as hell in these pieces.

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Website: http://hot-as-hell.com/

 

Laveer

Laveer is the creative genius of designer Kat Ciepluch. She is creating for women looking to have a quintessential tailored look without the classic rigid structure. Kat’s recent move to LA has inspired her to play with flow and a new color pallet. Laveer is perfect for women that are looking to elevate their personal style with a timeless tailored look.

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Website: http://www.laveer.com/

 

Helter

Consisting of intricate necklines and slashed sleeves, everything about Helter’s featured collection stood out to us. When asked what inspired the collection, the designer told us that he was inspired by the animals of the sea - specifically the stingray.

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Website: https://www.helterstudios.com/ 

Top Brands of CAPSULE New York Men's FW17

Lemon Brands x Capsule New York Men's FW17 |  TOP BRANDS of 2017

This year Lemon Brands walked the CAPSULE New York Men's FW17 show to stay up to date with all the new brands showcasing their FW17 lines. We came up with a list highlighting the Top Brands of Capsule. 

 

QILO

This contemporary streetwear brand marries quality garments and expressive creativity. The brand started out in 2013 with a 5-panel cap designed by two college friends. Since then their brand recognition has risen as Qilo continues to center its design aesthetic around the pineapple: the international symbol of hospitality. With a strong presence in quality headwear, Qilo is expanding into bomber jackets, parkas and suede longline coats.

 

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FOODI

This two-year-old brand was the manifestation of a dream. As London-based designer Stephen Akpotaime professes, “I love food, I dreamt of a chicken.” Using the concept of food, Stephen’s aim is to make you think with some, “food for thought”. Citing importance of fair trade and a renewed sense of environmental stewardship, he makes sure his product are eco-friendly. Each piece is also numbered as only a limited number of each style is printed and sold. Talking about the future, he told Lemon Brands he is looking to customer feedback to tell him where to take Foodi saying, "I will let you tell me because you are the customer.”

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BRISTOL LOS ANGELES

Bristol is a Los Angeles-based garment studio and lifestyle brand that was a result of collaboration between two designers and lifelong friends. Tommy Novels, one of the Co-founders/Designers, explained that their garments represents a, “refined but naive fashion” that represents the neighborhood all the designers grew up in. Rapidly finding fans across the country, Bristol Los Angeles is ready to bring their unique style to the east coast.

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Mixing traditional methods with contemporary style, Country of Origin has 35 years of the most experience hand-frame knitters in Scotland creating timeless apparel. Taking inspiration from painter Kazimir Malevich and the effect of bold primary colors, the pieces combine quality with strong design elements. Country of Origin is primarily sold in Japan, but be on the lookout as they move into the US market.

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FRIED RICE

This apparel brand takes inspiration from the eccentric lower eastside of New York where global minds and the multi-cultural mix constantly on every block. The fusion of these influences has brought to life a style that is visibly unique with its unisex style and modern interpretations of the different worlds we inhabit. The strength of this brand is in the versatility of the pieces allowing Fried Rice to reach a wide range of customers.

 

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TOP BRANDS OF Agenda NYC

LEMON BRANDS X AGENDa NYC  |  TOP BRANDS OF 2017

This year Lemon Brands walked the Agenda NYC show to stay up to date with all the new brands showcasing their FW17 lines. Looking around we came up with a list of brands that caught our eye at this year's show. 

 

Chpo

Combining Japanese mechanics, Scandinavian clean cut design, and a strong social value statement Chpo delivers a classic look at an affordable price hence their saying, “anyone, anywhere.” While providing a premium product Chpo is quick to point out what they stand for telling us on their website, “If you hate homosexuals, people of different color or women, please do this one favor for us. Don’t buy our gear.” Based in Stockholm, Sweden, they are currently selling in 21 countries. As CEO Viktor Telegin looks toward the future, he wishes to increase awareness of the brand internationally partnering with brand ambassadors and building content that can spread across the social media world. 

 

Check out the latest from CHPO:

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Weiv

Featuring their Tactical Jackets, Weiv showcases a classic look with a twist that is perfect for anyone that is looking to make a statement. Focusing on the basics, the design team aimed to used different color palettes and silhouettes to give the customer pieces that can be layered and styled in numerous ways.  In addition to style, comfort is the word that comes to mind with Weiv. The cotton spandex fabric they use with their lazy silhouettes allows the clothes to be lighter without compromising comfort.

 

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Ekumenik

Into their tenth year, the Canadian brand’s attention to detail is what truly makes them unique. Derived from the Greek word, oikoumene, Ekumenik stands for “The Inhabited World.”  Providing an escape from the mundane, this menswear brand chases adventure. After all, the apparel is manufactured in Bali, the surf destination for anyone looking for a scenic escape. Known for their modern knits and soft flannels, Ekumenik strategically selects its fabrics to enhance its fit focused pieces.

 

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