The release of the Kapital Autumn Winter 17 catalogue, "Blue High Ways" is an epic milestone (literally) for our friends designer Kiro Hirata and photographer Eric Kvatek. The book is a 6000 mile feat of organisation, friendship and letting-loose in the vast landscape that we know as the United States of America. Here is your specially curated window into the trip, narrated by Eric himself.
A couple weeks ago, Lauren sat down with Tom Clothes & Goods founder Arielle from Los Angeles to talk about the W’menswear All-Weather jacket, which I designed to adapt with the cold, rain, sleet, snow and even warmer weather.
As a designer, cook, gardener, skater, surfer, and someone who loves being active, Lauren loves to look back into history to root myself in the origins of ’how stuff came about’. Fascinated about ’why’ and ’how’ things came to be rather than following ephemeral trends for now reason, she designs by looking at how goodness in life came to be. Presenting a study of workwear, sportswear, and heritage garments, all of which inspire for next winter.
In the Ponytail space, we are over the moon to hear news of mindfulness taking root in the garment industry. Our friends at Heddels have shared a recent video they made about their visit to a ’post-consumer-waste’ recycling plant in Karachi, Pakistan, that transforms used denim jeans into new cotton fibers.
Be first to witness the W’menswear Spring Summer 18 collection, inspired by the impermanence of both happiness and suffering, two opposing forces that fill our lives with growth and beauty. No mud, no lotus
Our natural universe has brought us heat waves, cold bouts, hail, and the most sublime sunsets all summer long. It is a fact that all of this mystery has deeply affected how our creative juices have churned here at Ponytail Journal. So once again we would love to bring you on board our ship headed to the sparkling waters of unmanned territory - that is the way forwards. It seems very familiar, yet a little strangely different all the same.
There are so many experiences that deeply connect us all humans alike - like sadness, boredom, sweetness, or gloom. None are better, worse, or worth more than the other, but all are the mysteries of experience that we can enjoy everyday. Lauren teamed up with her buddy Stacey Cotter to dive deep into the present moment for Vogue Australia.
Chez Vogue Australia this week Lauren talks about banishing the sartorial anxiety that is ’fear-of-missing-out’ to embrace the wardrobe that is utterly you.
Radiating our love out to all of you with a radical Summer Sale at PTJ Supplies from today. Take 30% off our Spring Summer ’17 W’menswear range from navy painted chore coats to handwoven hemp and bamboo boat bags.
Spring Summer 2018 is a milestone for our friend Nigel Cabourn who is celebrating not only the birth of a new design concept to his body of work, but also 50 years since he started fashion school in 1967 where his life long career and passion kicked off. The context of 1967 plays an incredible role in the domino of events that brought Nigel to where he is now, and in terms of political and cultural impact there are so many factors that played in his pathway.
This week we welcome a newcomer in retail, Tom Clothes and Goods out of Los Angeles who have just set up shop online with prospects of a brick and mortar storefront in the sunny region. Stocking W’menswear and some really interesting brands for a product savy lady, we’ve got our eye her growing curatorial list. Today we’re getting cozy with founder Arielle Ackerman, and taking stock of her shiny new retail (ad)venture.