Monthly Archives: February 2011
Meet Brett Wickens, a Graphic Design Partner at Ammunition Group, whose work and talents will make your jaw drop. Not only were we lucky enough to convince him to design the Piece x Piece logo, but Brett also designed the logotype for HBO’s The Sopranos and has done design work for Yohji Yamamoto, Factory Records, Peter Gabriel, Coca-Cola, Shangri-La Hotels, and San Francisco Ballet. As if Brett couldn’t get any cooler, he was also a pioneer of electronic music in Canada, starting his own record label in the early 1980′s. He later formed the music duo Ceramic Hello and released two LP’s. Honestly the list goes on and on and since we don’t want to be here all day we’ll stop, except to point out that Brett was kind enough to model his very own City Matrix tie and we think it looks great on him. Thanks Brett!
This strapping young man is Kenneth Sweet, industrial designer, vintage motorcycle enthusiast, general contractor, avid adventurer, doting uncle and friend to all. Kenneth and I go way, way back and he stopped by the studio recently to show us how good the tie looks dressed down. We’re digging it with a casual button down shirt and knit hoodie. It really suits you Kenneth!
Hizam Haron is a an award-winning designer who runs his own studio, Hizam Design, which brings brands to life. He’s worked with high profile clients that include San Francisco’s very own De Young Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and Banana Republic. He knows how to make good look great and he stopped by to show just how it’s done. Here he is modeling the City Matrix Tie and the Native Owl Scarf. We love the look of the striped shirt accentuated with the plaid tie and paired with an outstanding belt buckle. Nice!
Erica Tanov is a California Native whose line includes designs for Women, Kids, Home, & Accessories. She’s a rare breed indeed. Her beautiful sense of color, shape and balance leaves us breathless and perplexed with a sense of wonder on how she does it all! Erica is also one of our generous fabric donors and we couldn’t be more grateful to her for trusting us with her gorgeous fabrics. Because of her we are able to play with color in ways we’ve never imagined and also get out of our “dark colors only” rut. She is truly an inspiration with all that she has accomplished and with her ability to naturally and gracefully evolve with seamless transition. It’s definitely a quality we can’t help but admire.
Here are some examples of how we have been able to use some of Erica’s amazing prints in our collection. The City Matrix tie on the left has been getting rave reviews from men & woman alike who love the surprise burst of pattern mixed with solid colors. It’s definitely eye catching for Spring and perfect for the trendsetter in your life. The Division Tunic on the right is just a taste of Erica’s gift for color and prints. We mixed this one up with yellow and tan to compliment the brown tones of her print. We think it looks pretty damn good and we can absolutely see it on a sun loving beauty this Spring.
Here are a couple more examples of Erica’s fabric pieced in the collection. We’re just dying to see these out and about this Spring! Thank you to Erica Tanov and her super sweet, and accomadating staff for all of your support. We are proud to be able to use your fabrics in a meaningful way and we appreciate your generosity.
Check out Erica’s entire line here: http://ericatanov.com/
We are pleased to announce two new additions to the Piece x Piece Collection- the Native Owl Unisex Scarf and the City Matrix Men’s Necktie. Our male audience has been neglected quite a bit since our launch, so here’s to them. The Native Owl scarves come in great colors though- so don’t fret ladies there is also something new for you!
The Native Owl Scarf is made extra long so you can wrap it any way you like. It gives any outfit that extra something special and really draws the eye.
Both the scarf and tie are made of 100% rescued swatch fabrics from local design houses. These luxe knit swatches used in all of our scarves come from old headers which are graciously donated to us by Isda and Co. Thanks Isda!
Michael Kors pulled off a beautiful Spring 2011 collection with plenty of gray and neutral tones. As seen on the model on the left a simple belt and bag draped across the body looks exceptionally cool and confident. We’re also loving the uncomplicated ease of this little black dress. With the skirt of the dress cut on the bias, worn with effortless sandals, what more can you say…you’re done.
Band of Outsiders puts a little preppy in your spring 2011 step. The look of these two designs are very similar but different and definitely tom boy-ish with a feminine feel. Maybe it’s the white that draws us in, the yearning to wear something sheer (with the jacket) is the ultimate flirtation with spring.
Derek Lam knows a thing or two about the female form and how to make it stand out. I don’t know about you but seeing a wide leg chambray pant is like a breath of fresh air after season after season of skinny jeans. Paired with a crisp white blouse and wedge sandals, you’re set for the sunny sidewalks cafes. On the opposite side, a sleeveless trench coat is most definitely lust worthy and all I can say is…I want one!