Rewind: SNUG ads and articles

May 1, 2013 at 9:08 pm
snug bbb ruff ryda peace

  Tony H. forwarded these to me a while back.  Finally got the email back up and running so here they are  Some great high quality (finally) versions of some pics I’ve already posted (obviously).  Also some great new ones As always I’m updating the SNUG Industries profile with any new pics I find.

Fast Forward: Gareth Pugh Spring Summer 2011

April 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm
Gareth Pugh Spring Summer 2011 01

  This is such a ridiculously perfect collection it hurts my eyes.  Just a little bit.  Technically superb, cohesive, a variety of pieces for men AND women, prints, metallics, fit to perfection, with structure, asymmetry AND draping.  Have to say though, between collections I’d like to see a wider variety of necklines from His Highness GP.  I mean lord knows I love an asymmetric breasted jacket more than your average bear, but I know there’s […]

Fast Forward: Metallic Moment

April 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm
Magdalena Frackowiak, peter lindbergh, harper's bazaar 07

  Hmmmm.  I wonder where this photo shoot took place.   Metallic Moment Model: Magdalena Frackowiak Photographer: Peter Lindbergh Magazine: Harpers Bazaar March 2007 Clothing: Chloe, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Lanvin, Carolena Herrera, Hermes, Anna Molinari, Balenciaga

Closer to the Edit: Ashley Madekwe

February 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm
Ashley+Madekwe+Burberry+Prorsum+Kimberly+Ovitz+7

Been wanting to do this since LovEvolution 2011 in Oakland. Alright, Ashley Madekwe (on some tv show or something) shows up at an underground party in an abandoned loft in NYC.  Stacey Pullen is rumored to be headlining.  Unfortunately, Ashley gets turned away at the door due to dress code violation.  Let’s see what Ashley could’ve done that would’ve gotten her a solid 6 hours of dance-time and likely free treats. First off, I’d probably […]

Shuffle: Kikwear Returns for a Second Spin – LA Fashion Week | Fashion News | California Apparel News

January 26, 2013 at 4:31 am
Kikwear mens phat pants tshirt visor

Way to go Alex and everyone else at Kikwear!  Nice write up on the return of rave fashion by industry mag California Apparel News. Kikwear Returns for a Second Spin – LA Fashion Week | Fashion News | California Apparel News. And from the Kikwear tour, wish I could go to this in my hometown: Check out Kikwear facebook page for more info.  Yes, I will get around to doing a full post in Kikwear/Kikgirl […]

Fast Forward: Anouk Wipprecht – Techno Sensual

January 22, 2013 at 12:54 am
1280-smoke-dress-by-aduen-darriba-anouk-wipprecht-04-aduen-darriba-anouk-wipprecht-photo-peter-grill

One of my raver BFFs clued me in to Anouk Wipprecht a year or so ago.  I kinda freaked out.  Not only does her stuff look like old school raver clothes, but it also DOES STUFF.  Like paint itself, create smoke clouds, and makes drinks.  In my opinion, in most of  Wipprechts pieces she is successful at creating something unique, conceptual, and technologically challenging while maintaining a distinct look and aesthetic quality.  No small feat. […]

Raver styles 101

December 5, 2012 at 6:48 am
types of ravers

Alright, so I know there’s a lot of different “genres” of rave clothing.  Let’s try and clarify them shall we?  First, lets make a list. East coast techno-snob Club kid Candy kid Cyber punk Cyber goth Industrial/rivethead Indie/emo raver Sparkle pony/gogo Burner Hippie/boho festival raver Hipster nerd West coast feathers and leather Junglist Gabber Punk/DIY/Free tekno What am I missing?  Enlighten me.  I know there’s a bajillion goth styles and I can’t cover them all […]

Rosie the Raver’s bucket list

November 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm
Kitchen Orange top blue

Alright.  So the post on SWEAR Alternative is gonna be epic.  It’s taking some time to pull everything together.  I think I’ll have to do an individual post on each model.  Currently I have HUNDREDS of pics that I’m trying to organize, I still have a few more resources I need to datamine, plus I need to try and track down the original designers, if at all possible.  I also have to work on a […]

Rewind: SNUG Industries

November 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm
SNUG In the Beginning

It’s been pretty challenging trying to track down old pics.  The designer profiles/image archives will definitely be a work in progress, I’m going to post what I’ve collected so far and hopefully this will inspire more contributions. If you have any additional photos or company info/history, please hit me up at thetechnosnob (at) gmail (dot) com [post a comment below, email on the fritz] In action: 1995- ?? (latest 2005) Designers: Tony H. Elston and […]

Intro to Techno Snobbery

October 8, 2012 at 3:39 am
intro to techno snobbery

Welcome to my third attempt at blogging!  Obviously the first two went absolutely nowhere.  But really, i’m shocked and appalled I didn’t think of this concept earlier.  Those that have known me for a while, know that I fucking love raver clothes.  Let’s just say I was stylistically challenged before I was introduced to the joys of Geek Boutique and FDCO.  With the crash of the late 90s rave wave, most clothing companies producing garments […]