Thanks to reverse seasons in Australia, our friends down under are gearing up for the heat of the summer and Common Dust follow up their inaugural collection with a fresh batch of goods for the season.
Entitled ‘Collection 1.1′, their latest offering follows on from their previous release, revisiting nostalgic themes from the 80’s and 90’s that has inspired the brand. They continue to apply their signature cut and paste style, derived from the DIY punk zines, to a selection of street ready staples, as well as new additions in the branded caps and tote bags. The popular ‘Psycho’ and ‘Chains’ prints feature in new colour treatments, while the rest of the collection sticks to a minimal black, white and grey palette.
The brand once again gets creative with their visuals, aligning with the gritty themes of the collection. Using a range of techniques in a cut and paste style, they have produced a raw set of images to showcase the release.
The Common Dust ‘Collection 1.1′ is available now www.common-dust.com
You can always rely on Brixton to deliver a solid collection, incorporating clean design, quality fit and interesting prints throughout. Their consistency is the reason why Brixton is one of our favourite street wear/lifestyle brands here at bythelevel.
Their collection for Summer 2014 offers a diverse range of seasonal staples using prints and graphic logo designs alongside cut and sew items. The latest release includes a range of button up short sleeve shirts, tees, long sleeves, shorts, vests and shorts, as well as a strong headwear selection.
We headed to a spot in Uckfield, just outside Brighton for a day of exploring, BBQ’s and shooting Brixton with some of our closest friends. The natural landscape provided the perfect backdrop to shoot the new collection.
Check out our Brixton Summer shoot below including images taken by Adam Borrer in between modelling. The full Brixton Summer 2014 range is available now at the The Chimp Store now
Imagery: Lily Brown
Words & Art Direction: Kieran Sills
Models: Adam Borrer, Freya Harrison & Louis Clarke
Sitting alongside some of the biggest names in footwear and street wear, size? have been developing their own apparel collections for just under a decade now. This Summer sees the second season of their in house range, as they release a selection of basic essentials.
In any wardrobe it is important to balance branded pieces with clean, versatile clothing and size? have you covered with their latest offering. Each piece is crafted from premium, lightweight materials and arrives in a muted colour palette of navy, grey and white. The release features curved hem and striped tees, double lined mesh vest and shorts, as well as lightweight long sleeves.
The easy to wear pieces are designed to form a foundation for any outfit, to allow the wearer to add or take away layers to fit their own style.
The size? Summer Basics collection is available now at www.size.co.uk
London-based Percival provide a contemporary take on traditional jersey clothing for their latest collection for Spring/Summer 2014.
The historical area of Greenwich provides the backdrop for the visuals as they highlight key pieces from the collection, including the crew neck raglan sweater, the Breton jersey and the stripe panel cut and sew tee. With a focus on quality materials and loose fitting cuts, the collection offers a comfortable option for both summer days and nights.
Percival’s Jersey Collection is available now both in-store and online at www.percivalclo.com
One of streetwears most revered premium brands – Neighborhood continues to deliver unique designs inspired by American Motorcycle culture and British Punk Rock.
The latest collection is grounded in the brands original approach, it includes a selection of everyday graphic tees, as well as more specialised cut and sew items. The Aloha Shirt features an all over tropical print and along with the Baker Tiger short brings a pop of colour to the collection, adding the summery feel.
The ‘First Series’ collection is available now at END.
We always enjoy a nineties throwback here at By The Level, especially when someone does it as well as The Hundreds. They pay homage to 90’s america suburbia in their latest collection for Summer 2014, and it captures the era perfectly.
In a diverse collection full of bright colour ways, magic eye and lenticular art and of course some acid wash thrown in for good measure, they draw influence from the subcultures in the american youth of the time.
We take a closer look at the collection as we follow Abbie on a beautiful summers day around the city. Stand out pieces include the Parkside Baseball Jersey in black and the Post Button-up Poplin shirt.
Check out images from our The Hundreds summer 2014 lookbook below. For more information on the collection be sure to visit www.thehundreds.com and be sure to check back soon for UK links.
Imagery: Lily Brown
Words & Styling: Kieran Sills
Model: Abigail Kitchen