Kjøre project: handmade Italiano per uno stile tutto nordico

Pellami di qualità, pietra trattata e sughero sono alcuni dei materiali da  cui nascono i prodotti Kjøre Project, brand italiano dal nome norvegese dal sapore nordico, minimale e ruvido come i fiordi del mar del nord.

Ogni prodotto è realizzato artigianalmente con la massima cura e richiama un sapore vintage.

Un’idea che già da molto tempo era nella mente di Luca, partita con la semplice idea di realizzare valigette porta pc e successivamente ampliata con l’aiuto di un amico nonché ex socio; costantemente coadiuvati da esperti e stilisti del settore che non hanno mai fatto mancare il loro supporto tecnico.

Il Brand è nato per gioco e senza aver prefissato alcun obiettivo, un gioco che però sta avendo successo e sta riscontrando gli apprezzamenti del pubblico.

Ed è così che Luca, con l’aiuto di alcuni amici ed un’impiegata speciale, nonché mamma, che porta avanti la contabilità aziendale, giunto quasi al termine dei suoi studi in economia all’Università di Verona, ha deciso di trasformare questo gioco in un lavoro vero e proprio, mettendoci tutto l’amore e la passione che in questi mesi ha dedicato al progetto, scontrandosi spesso con chi era mosso esclusivamente da un input economico.

La grinta e la determinazione di Luca, l’hanno portato a presentare il suo Kjore Project al Pitti Uomo, la principale fiera italiana dedicata al mercato internazionale, ricevendo grandi consensi.

Il marchio si pone in una categoria ibrida tra concept-stores, minimal-design e negozi che strizzano l’occhio al workwear, denim e categorie affini ma anche al moderno street-wear scandinavo.

Tutti i negozi vengono serviti in tempi medi di 24/48h nel mondo.

La collezione  Kjøre Project è fortemente caratterizzata da uno stile Nordico e pulito, prodotti moderni ma che rispettano il passato, una consistenza e capacità di durata garantita per anni.
Manufatti che rimarranno inalterati nelle loro qualità fisiche ma che grazie alla loro preziosa pelle rivestita con oli naturali saranno continuamente in evoluzione nel loro aspetto e stile.


 

 

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L’ultima creazione poi, in termini d’innovazione assoluta è stata la linea di covers presentata a Firenze durante Pitti Immagine Uomo 2014: sughero naturale, pietra, e carata conciata, totalmente fatte a mano e di produzione Italiana, uniche nel loro genere e stile.

I materiali, ed in particolare i pellami, sono legati ad un processo di concia sviluppato in tempi antichi, con un processo lento e laborioso che dipende dall’abilità e dalla maestria dei conciatori Italiani, appassionati e impegnati nel loro lavoro.

Pellami naturali che arrivano dalla lontana Nuova Zelanda, ed i quali invece di secchezza e screpolature sviluppano la propria patina gradualmente, cambiando aspetto e assumendo il carattere del suo utente nel tempo; cicatrici, graffi, vene e le rughe che danno ogni pezzo della  loro collezione il suo carattere unico non levigato o lucidato prima dell’uso.
Hanno scelto appositamente di non coprire le piccole imperfezioni con sigillanti vernici o finiture artificiali e sono consapevoli di come i nostri materiali appaiono dopo le 12, 18 e 24 mesi di uso pesante.

La lavorazione è interamente handmade ed il loro team di progettisti e artigiani produce ogni pezzo di Kjøre Project a mano, utilizzando lo stesso stile e gli stessi strumenti che sono stati utilizzati per creare la pelletteria per anni, non esistono fustelle in acciaio ma solo dei semplici cartoni di riferimento che utilizzano i modellisti impegnati in questo lavoro, difficile da credere ma chiunque voglia lo può vedere di persona, le loro  porte sono aperte a tutti.


Qui di seguito un breve video di presentazione del Brand:


dedicated brand has arrived in store, the new collection is characterized by unique graphics and built with the logos of NHL teams with permission, from the New York Rangers, to Chicago, 100% organic fabrics …. Pittsbourght regular fit, you can find them both in store now that our on-line shop on www.genovesestore.com/shop, for more info please send us an email to genovesestore@gmail.com or on twitter @genovesestore

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Genovese Store since 1830

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dedicated brand Stockholm based lifestyle brand DEDICATED was founded by a group of individuals, all with backgrounds in various sub cultures like street art, boardsports and music.

The DEDICATED name is a homage to all those who have set their minds on being able to live from their passion for their craft – weather it’s design, music, art, sports etc. – “Talent means nothing without dedication and ambition”.

The garments and accessories we produce are interpretations of pop cultural influences. In addition to our own creative efforts we also benefit from our creative community – a growing network of designers from all over the world. We’re constantly on a lookout for new graphical talents.

We are Dedicated to doing good. It’s not enough for us to design great/attractive products. As a conscious brand we make sure to use
100 % organic cotton, which is both GOTS and Fairtrade certified.

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rip curl surf style is a The year: 1969. A man called Armstrong is about to walk on the moon. In Australia, surfing is at a curious stage of its development. The “short board revolution” of 1967 has created a frenzy of experimentation in surfboard design and surfing technique. In the cool climate of Victoria, sanity prevails in design and technique, if not in the temperaments of the surfers. The cold, always a great leveller, has created a hardy breed of surfer who has no time for the hoopla and hype of the glitter beach capitals of the world. And by 1969 these like-minded souls have begun to gravitate towards the equally no-frills seaside town of Torquay, just a couple of kilometres away from Bells Beach, home of some of the most challenging waves in Australia. And it is into this environment that Doug “Claw” Warbrick and Brian “Sing Ding” Singer decide to pitch their fledgling surf company, Rip Curl. And yes, it will be called Rip Curl. Rip Curl Surfboards did well in a highly competitive market which had opened up in response to the revolution in design. Pioneers like Gordon Woods and Barry Bennett in Sydney and George Rice in Victoria had been joined by hundreds of wide-eyed hopefuls operating, like Rip Curl, out of garages and tool sheds.In many cases enthusiasm and innovation overshadowed technical expertise and quality, but Rip Curl concentrated on producing a small number of functional surfcraft for local waves. In 1970, however, Warbrick and Singer made the decision which changes forever the nature of their fledgling company. Looking at the essential needs of their fellow surfers in cold-water Victoria, they see that one – a board to ride – is being serviced by too many companies, while the other – a wetsuit to keep out the cold – is being serviced by only two, one of whom makes wetsuits for divers and has only a marginal commercial interest in surfing. Rip Curl took over an old house in Torquay and the partners made a small investment in a pre-World War II sewing machine. They put together a crew of locals and went into production, cutting out the rubber on the floor and handing the pieces to an over-worked and underpaid machinist. By today’s standards, the prototype Rip Curl wetsuits were primitive, but they differed from others on the market in that they evolved through interaction with surfers. The people who ran the company were – and still are – the test pilots. There can be no more direct line of communication… A couple of odd figures arguing in a garage… Two young men, and hardy souls at that, because it is the dead of winter in a cold part of the country, but they are both wearing thongs – good old Aussie flip flops – although one of them has made a concession to the climate by wearing thick football socks with the rubber. They call themselves “Sing Ding” and “Claw”, and surrounding them are foam surfboard blanks and tins of nasty chemicals. It is not a safe environment and if tempers flare any more the whole lot might go up in flames. “Well,” says the young man with gingery hair and a moustache (“Sing Ding”): “I reckon it’s a bloody stupid name, but I’ll run it past my kids and see what they think.” The other man (“Claw”) jumps up and down on the spot like a demented jack-in-the-box, screaming: “It’s a great name! You rip the curl! Get it? The grommets will love it!” Continue reading →


surfboard  is a sport and lifestyle. The first historical source is contained in the diary of Captain James Cook ( discoverer of Hawaii ) : describes the exploits of the Polynesians, who at the turn of the waves at edge of surf rudimentary wood were described as people who experienced an immense joy in being carried away by the waves. The first rudimentary tables were usually built by tying together three trunks cables bent upward at the bow . The explorer James Edward wrote in 1835 in Guinea finding that ” we could watch the boys who swam in the sea, with the plates read below the belly. Were waiting for a wave , and then drag to the left bank of standing up on it as if it were a cloud. was said , however, that the sharks occasionally sbalzassero from behind the rocks and inghiottissero them ” [3] Bandit era of colonization of the Calvinist missionaries , because of the nudity exposed by the Polynesians of the time, surfing was taken up with interest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries . A fundamental contribution to the spread of the surf from Hawaii to the rest of the world was the Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku , who, future champion swimmer discovered by a talent scout , who won the gold medal at the Olympics in Stockholm and those of Antwerp 1920 in the course of his travels brought surfing competitions on the U.S. coast and Australia . The maximum spread of surfing has taken place in the sixties and seventies, when the waves were surfed on boards rather large ( longboard ) . A significant breakthrough was the invention of the shortboard date ( tablet ) , of smaller size and with three fins ( thruster ) . Since the mid- eighties to the present day technology has evolved particularly in terms of speed and looking for manovree Airlines ( aerials ) . One of the most famous in the surfing world was Greg Noll, “Da Bull ,” which became famous in the late ’50s and ’60s.

The surfer who has won more titles and competitions of all is Kelly Slater , which in 2011 signed for the eleventh time winning the world championship professional at the age of 39 years .

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bflak The brand

bflak The brand was born in 2012 , the brainchild of three young designers Milanesi always been interested in the universe of fashion , art and all forms of communication.
 
The desire to enter actively into the world of fashion has taken following numerous trips around the world and , from the contact with different cultures and trends , was born the desire to experiment and to confront the existing market, with the belief that they can offer something new and be able to capture attention.
 
BFLAK , triple reading by name means just that : “to be the opposition ,” ” to be hostile ” against something or someone but it also means flame / fire, as represented by our logo and during the 2nd World War, the term was also FLAK used to indicate the anti-aircraft artillery , and weapons of ” reaction ” to counterattack.
 
BFLAK is a brand made ​​entirely in Italy , born in Milan but with international roots and wants to embrace an audience of young and old alike with a bold and unconventional spirit who do not like to submit to mass and , as the name of our first collection ” Kill Your idols ” , wants to break the mold , coming to tease even their childhood idols .
 
The T-shirt is white, 100% cotton malfilé , available in both Man and Woman and the grading is S – M – L – XL Men’s and S – M – L for Women

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Founded in San Francisco, California, USA, in 1998, Upper Playground has become a leader in today’s progressive art movement with its innovative apparel line and gallery,FIFTY24SF.
Recognized for the fusion of fashion and contemporary art, Upper Playground producesapparel and accessories sold through their retail stores in San Francisco, Berkeley,Portland and London.
The brand uses both tradition and innovation in the creation of clothing through its partnership with new artists.
Collaborations are made in the field of graphics for clothing, gallery, exhibitions, films, prints.
Upper Playground has created several sub-lines with various artists, and currently manufactures the brand of super Fishal Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores 12 Grain, and a line in Los Angeles with photographer, Estevan Oriol.

on-line store:
http://eshop.genovesestore. com /