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Nouveau Spotlight: Sergio Wonder Fall/Winter 2016 Menswear Presentation

Posted in Nouveau Spotlight with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2016 by James Field

Last weekend in Brooklyn I experienced a wonderful presentation of menswear for Fall 2016, by a very special designer.

Mr. Sergio Wonder, my former design partner on the highly successful and innovative custom-made jewelry and accessories line  “Sergio + James” debuted his second consecutive clothing presentation among 5  other designers, in a showcase curated by our good friend Curtis Bryant.

Sergio’s aesthetic stems from his incredibly deep and complex love for Fashion, and the art of presentation on the human form. When we worked on the design concepts for Sergio + James, I was continuously awed and dazzled by his love of fabric selection, research, and of course the design process itself.

This collection showcased for Fall 2016 revealed both an expert attention to detail and a touch of urban sophistication in the form of tailored cotton bomber jackets with hand worked knit detailing, to tapered black & white cotton checked-pattered pants worn under a black knit tee topped off by a black cotton collar & button-less jacket.

Two of my favorite looks. Fifty Shades of Chic is the vibe here.

Two of my favorite looks. Fifty Shades of Chic was the vibe here.

The main idea presented in  Sergio’s collection is a simple concept of utility and wearability, so often lost in independent designers so set in the conviction of bold statement pieces to garner press. He achieves this soft yet modern take on classic looks with various pocket details, pleated shorts, and 4 pocket trousers that create a uniformity to the collection. The more whimsical pieces like the bomber jackets, grey knit and jersey sleeve crew neck pull overs and long sleeve black & white jumpsuit, with pleats are fresh and modern urban chic silhouettes that are right on par with the current “revolution” as its been described of new, different and exciting shapes in menswear.

Form & Function displayed in the balance menswear presentation at Sergio Wonder Fall 2016

Form & Function presented in the balance menswear presentation at Sergio Wonder Fall 2016.

This color scheme of mostly black, white, and grey is simple yet incredibly powerful in its ability to reveal Sergio’s tailoring skills. Custom hand worked jewelry to jumpsuits and bomber jackets, his talent has without a doubt sharpened with time and it was an honor to witness the wonderful expression of said skills.

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The black cotton and knit zip bomber jacket that I absolutely fell in love with, paired with black cropped pants featuring a black side leg stripe.

 

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Sergio with two of the shows models.

 

The entire presentation was quite poetic and fresh, and a well received display of tailoring, craftsmanship and passion by a very talented young artist.

Sergio’s collection was debuted during Brooklyn Fashion Week 2016, which seemed to magnetically attract a colorful and fabulously unique flock of artist, designers, makeup and hair stylists, musicians and the like to Bushwick last Saturday afternoon. There was even a reunion with one of our most passionate patrons to our former jewelry collection, Mr. Michael Ibidapo who wore his custom-made black & white, “Jo” necklaces backstage and posed for a photo with myself and Sergio.

James Field, Michael Ibidapo & Sergio Wonder, after the presentation of the Fall 2016 Menswear collection.

James Field, Michael Ibidapo & Sergio Wonder, after the presentation of the Fall 2016 Menswear collection.

 

Sergio Wonder’s collection of Ready to Wear is available exclusively at

www.SergioWonder.com

Also be sure to follow him via his Tumblr page and on Instagram  and Snapchat at: SergioWndr

 

A special thanks and Congratulations to our good friend Curtis Bryant who curated the 6 show designer showcase, doing a wonderful job of getting such great talent together and it was a pleasure to see Sergio and everyone that attended for gathering of superb young talent.

-James

 

 

Jillian Papa Spring 2012 Collection x Sergio + James

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2011 by James Field

J.Papa Spring 2012 Fashion Show.

Accessories by Sergio + James
http://www.sergiojames.com/index.html

Music by Dj Lil Ray
http://www.djlilray.com/

Special performance by BUBBLES!
http://www.bubbleswebsite.com/

After party w. the one and only Rob Flow!
http://soundcloud.com/robflow

Cupcakes by Baked Babes
http://bakedbabes.com/

FASHION SHOW 8:30-11
vodka open bar 9
Runway show 10

The Cove NYC

108 N.6th st
Brooklyn, NY

AFTER PARTY 11-4

vodka open bar 11:30

Come out for a great night of fun, dancing and fashion!
Invite friends!
Hope to see you there!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/JPapa/192185104154121

Oh Glory Day!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2010 by James Field

Come all! Come all!….

This is a very special invite to an amazing pop up store featuring works by some of my best friends! Details below…

WHAT:
Pop up store hosted by Leia Jospe and Caitlin McMullen featuring clothing, photo prints, jewelry…by her & a bunch of their friends for sale!

WHERE:
Kill Devil Hill on 170 Franklin St.
Take the G to Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn

WHEN:
Thursday Feb. 25th
ONE DAY ONLY, open all day!

WHO:
– Clothes from Christian Joy (designer of Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs costumes), Caitlin McMullen, Jack & Louis Shannon, Starscream.
– Jewelry by Misty by M.W.S.
– Photo prints on display/for sale by Leia Jospe, Callie Beattie, Melinda Abercrombie

This store is only going to be open for one day, so make you sure to stop by and support my friends!

UPDATE:

Trekking through a legit blizzard for two of my best friends pop up store in Brooklyn may sound crazy, but that’s my life! The “Glory Days” pop up store was Feb 25th, but of course since I shoot with this dinosaur of a camera, I didn’t get my film developed until this week (yeah I know), but the photos came out awesome!

So the beginning of the photos has my friend Caitlin McMullen designs, the cotton t-shirts with the cool embellishments are hers, along with the rack of cool spring dresses. Not to mention she is like an awesome designer, and she knows it! Her work is going to become really huge and ya know what, I will be there to be her publicist! (lol)

The next set was the Christian Joy section, featuring some insanely cool bags and t-shirts with limited edition print  designs on them. Christian was also just featured in Time Out New York as on of the most stylish New Yorker’s, so yeah, she is pretty dope.

Last but certainly not least, is the photography of the great Leia Jospe. One of my best friends, she is beyond talented with her art and so funny and cool. From her Stop Motion Video, to her Fashion Week coverage, she is truly a phenomenal photographer. Now in the two photos above lets play a little game of “Where is James”, can you point me out in the both the photos? (lol)

So aside from the unbelievable blizzard that began when I made my way to the store, and lasted until we closed, we all had a great time!, and I even brought a shirt and had it customized by Caitlin.

Thanks to Caitlin, Leia, Christian and all the brave souls who battled the elements and came out to show support.

James

Saint’s Alp Teahouse

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2009 by James Field

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is definitely the Indie Capital of America! Well maybe I exaggerate, but that area is super trendy and awesome, with all of  its vintage shops,  hip nightclubs and awesome restaurants. One place I visit often is the Saint Alp Teahouse, located on Bedford Ave & 8th Street. It’s a colorful, cozy, Taiwanese restaurant, that serves delicious food that is totally affordable.

I’ve eaten there countless times, and each and every visit I’m blown away by the food. My favorite dish is the seasoned beef and pork, served over a bed of white rice and a hard boiled egg $7. For dessert I love the toast with sweet milk, absolutely delicious! If your in search of place to just hang with friends, enjoy some awesome Bubble Tea and soak up the Williamsburg lifestyle, this is the place to be.

Happy Eating!

Saint Alp Teahouse

164 Bedford Ave
(between 7th St & 8th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718. 486.3888