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While fashion trends may change from season to season, fashion collaborations aren’t going out of style anytime soon. Don’t believe us? Just look at the news of Forever 21 teaming up with PONY, Reebok collaborating with ASOS, and an L.K. Bennett x Preen capsule collection launching, all announced in only the last 24 hours. Just when we think there are no more dynamic individuals left who can pair up, we learn about yet another collaboration we didn’t think we needed but now can’t imagine living without. With New York Fashion Week being an inspiration playground for fashion creatives, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that so many designers partner up during this time on capsule collaborations, ranging from accessories to full fashion lines, that create as much buzz as everything else coming down the runways.

So while New York Fashion Week may have wrapped up, the dust surrounding some of the highlight moments hasn’t settled. Ahead, the eight best fashion collaborations that debuted on the NYFW runways. Bonus: Some of them are even available to shop now.

Nomia x Absurda
For its 10-year anniversary, the ultra-cool NYC-based womenswear label Nomia cast real women off Instagram as models to embody its ethos and brought back staples from the past decade. In addition to the sleek separates and versatile dresses, the collection included a limited-edition collaboration with Absurda, an impossibly cool South American eyewear brand, featuring two of its best-selling sunglasses styles in exclusive new lens colors meant to complement the collection.

Full article here: https://nylon.com/articles/collaborations-nyfw-ss18
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So happy to announce our collaboration with Nomia, developing exclusive eyewear for their SS18 Presentation at New York Fashion Week, on September 6th.

Womenswear line Nomia, based in New York and designed by Brazilian-American Yara Flinn, found their perfect match with our South American soul.

“Nomia is a brand that is influenced by art and architecture, which is exemplified in their product, making this partnership a perfect fit for us. Absurda also has a synchronicity of influences: design, art, and fashion. Between the designer’s Brazilian roots, our common inspiration and an overall unique vision, Nomia seemed to be the perfect opportunity for our first U.S Collaboration.” says Rafael Rodrigues, one of four partners of the Absurda team.

Our two best selling styles in the US were reimagined and recreated with exclusive lens colors, handpicked to compliment Nomia’s SS18 collection by the designer herself, Yara Flinn.

“I was drawn to work with Absurda because I felt a connection to their story and passion they put in their product. In an oversaturated eyewear market, they bring something unique and authentic to the table.  My mother is from Rio de Janeiro and I love seeing more companies from South America breaking into the international market with new product and a strong philosophy.  We’re very excited about this collaboration” says Yara.

Our collaboration will be revealed at Nomia’s SS18 NYFW presentation on September 6th, 2017 at Max Fish in New York City, from 8PM.

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Hannah Bronfman is a Native New Yorker creator: DJ, Health and Wellness enthusiast and founder of HBFIT.com. She established the site in 2014 as a unique online community of people, passionate about health, beauty, fitness, wellness, travel, music and travel, leveraging her skills as a workout enthusiast and beauty expert.

Recently, Forbes mentioned that “As a DJ, Hannah Bronfman has developed a vast following, spinning parties, and events for a decorated list of global brands. Considered amounts the top fitness influencers in the space, Bronfman has built a personal enterprise that merges the two worlds, making her a sought-after symbol for millennials looking to enhance their lifestyles.” Meet Hannah here: www.instagram.com/hannahbronfman

Welcome to the journey, Hannah.

sources: Forbes, Wikipidia, HBFIT.com, Instagram

A bridge can be a simple bridge or a source of colors and shapes. Everything will depend on the eyes of the beholder. Photographer Mon Zamora chose the second option when making those unique clicks from the Williamsburg Bridge in New York. It binds in that composition.

Images by Mon Zamora

Direct from our beloved tierra, a street artist (and architect) who embellishes the walls of the world with flowers: Francisco Diaz, but can call it Pastel.

Diaz has painted murals in Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Australia, Spain and the USA.

Far from conventional architecture, I understand working on the street as an urban acupuncture. Modern cities are filled with “non-places” because of irregular and non-inclusive planning. So these paintings work to rescue the local identity (…)
I try to base my work on experiences. (…) I try to understand the conditions that the environment imposes and not arrive with an already ready concept about that space. Work with symbolism, with arrowheads and flowers. My plays start a dialogue about the nature of the man and his surroundings.

 

       

By Pastel

LONELY HOUSES

From a very young age the photographer Manuel Pitta, better known as Sejkko, lives flying around the world.

In an eternal air bridge between Venezuela and Portugal, Sejkko began, as a teenager, to search the houses he found along the way. The ones chosen are always those with the vibration of the place where he grew up.

These records have profoundly influenced his work, in which there is a mixture of nostalgia, magical realism, minimalism, and an obsession with geometry and patterns.

Follow the series Lonely Houses.

 

 

By | Sejkko

Jumping from one continent to another, the Australian Guido Van Helten was at the end of October in Eastern Europe, where he painted a giant mural on the walls of Kiev, Ukraine.

Faced with the intense cold, the street artist took a few days to create this realistic portrait of a young woman wearing a print jacket typical of that region of the world.

We have one word to define this work: Awesome!

 

By Street Art News

We know that the web was taken by these images, but we had no way to leave that beautiful moment out of our records.

The desert is dry, hot, inhospitable. Atacama, then, is the most arid in the world. However, however, however, there is a special moment of the earth in which it rains in the sands of the desert. This year, due to El Niño, this desert received an unexpected amount of rain, which covered the desolate landscape with flowers.

The event is not uncommon, but the great amount of rain this year surprised and brought a scenario that was not seen for more than 40 years. A show in shades of pink and purple that will be remembered for a long time.

 

Photos by MARIO RUIZ via El País

Happiness is only real when it is shared

If I can give advice to anyone who wants to start “falling into the world”, I would say two things: get to know Latin America (yes, break our continent) and get to know Portugal.

Portugal is a welcoming place. Not only for the language – which is unique in the European continent, but also for the warmth and receptivity with which we are received. I spent 15 wonderful days in the country and I can say that I came back in love. With that will to come back soon, you know? Algarve, Lisbon, Azores, Alentejo … the options are diverse and cater for all tastes. The certainty is unique, the nature, the architecture, the people and the history of that country are remarkable.

And it was this set of attractions that led the photographer and instagramer German André Josselin to the Lusitanian terrinhas. The young man made a roadtrip across the country. He started in Faro, went through Lisbon and finished in Porto.

The 12 days of travel were recorded in real time by Instagram and also yielded a movie that exudes wanderlust. And you can feel some of it both in the images and in André’s own words:

Everyone needs a break sometimes. The best way to do this is to stay away from all the problems. Without any concern for the past, present or future. Just hit the road with amazing people, see new things, learn more about me, find peace and do what I love. These records are about that.
Be free and evade the rules and limits that make you feel trapped. Just live. These 12 days that we spent in Portugal were surprisingly peaceful and invigorating. I slept in a tent in the middle of nowhere, I crossed the most beautiful scenery I’ve seen in a long time, I set up a tuktuk (which was a lot of fun, although I thought I’d die at any moment) and watched the most amazing sunset Life … And had beer, lots of beer!

  

Photos Whudat

VJSUAVE

Vjsuave was created in 2010 by the new media art duo Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga. Based in São Paulo, they work with a single goal: to communicate love through light.

 

The double cat’s leap is the audiovisual performances (live) that they make with the “softcycles”, which are these tricycles adapted with computer, projector and battery, that allow to take the projections to the street and to transmit the message people through Drawings, animations and poetry. As specialists in animation, projection and digital graffiti on the move that are, in addition to working on the streets, Vjsuave has already released 4 short films: Trip (2013), La cena (2012), Homeless (2011) and Run (2011). The duo have already been invited to film and music festivals around the world, but they occasionally return to their roots and make projections on their friends’ windows.


Suaveciclo by Vj Suave from vjsuave on Vimeo.

Fonte | Vjsuave

The tag La Piel does not exist for nothing. We definitely love tattoos. Oh really! Exactly why when we come across these 9 gifs, we think: “This is the vibe ABSURD This is the Vibe La Piel, this has to go to the blog!” And yes, we stayed here in the madness to call the favorite tattoo artist and schedule a session to mark the skin. Was that just this way?

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Ah, Latin America … absurdly beautiful place and scenery of that charming timelapse.

The documentary Patagonia 8K is a production of the German company Time Storm Films and explores the beautiful and wild landscapes of Argentina and southern Chile. The recordings took place over 6 weeks and recorded frames from more than 7,500 kilometers from Santiago to Punta Arenas. Filmed in 8K resolution – hence its name, the producers capture about 100,000 frames that make up this video.

Anything we say will not be enough to express the beauty contained in Patagonia 8K. We only have one word: WATCH!


PATAGONIA 8K from Martin Heck | Timestorm Films on Vimeo.

When we find material like this we stay like this: with wide smiles, sighs and pride to be from here.