Although forming the label only recently in 2013, founder Simon Cato spent years behind the scenes before the genesis of O.Ballou, aligning the brand with the oldest and most respected production facilities in Italy. The balance of traditional hand-tailoring and advanced garment techniques inform the core principles of O.Ballou. This notion of balance also plays a key role in their identity, where aesthetic is influenced by the juxtaposing forces of Italy's grittier, street sensibilities and the high level of sophistication that surrounds places like Sicily and Naples. Expert craftspeople, superior construction complemented by the use of high grade materials such as full grain leathers, fine wools, cashmere, silk and organic cotton.
We are proud to present to you the brand's first full fledged collection - this season features, "A study of Neopolitan life".
View the AW14 collection from O.Ballou here.
Posted on August 03, 2014 in Patrik Ervell
i-D Magazine catches up with Patrik Ervell just as the Fall-Winter 2014 campaign gets underway. Ervell comments on infusing the idea of romantic modernism in his ever-evolving collections and how the element of interior design is showing itself in his latest work.
Plastic crocheted rope installation
We are pleased to introduce the work of Vancouver-bred designer, Isaac Penn, to our space and brand lineup. The current collection consists of shirting and pants in endless fabric variations, stationary objects, handwoven carpeting and small accessories. Graduating with a major in Fibres from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, Isaac designs with an intense curiosity in textiles, sourcing from all over the world, namely Belgium, Italy, Japan and in his own backyard, Vancouver. He is best known for his signature oversized tees and harem pant bottoms, but continues to experiment with varied techniques in embroidery and weaving. Currently, we are the exclusive retailer for Isaac Penn. Full collection available in-store only - please inquire for more details.
Signature tees in a variation of linens, silks, bamboo and cotton weave
Hanging objects in heavy vinyl and jersey stretch
Bungee stretch pet leashes
Handwoven silk rug
More information: isaac-penn.com
Posted on July 24, 2014 in Our Legacy, SS15
Spring '15 collections have been making the rounds on the web and for the first time ever Our Legacy has chosen to debut their newest offering on behemoth online platform, Style.com. Click here for your first look at what is in store for next Spring-Summer.
The latest volume of Cereal Magazine highlights the coastal city of Vancouver, a place near and dear to the heart of the publication's editor-in-chief, Rosa Park. This digital excerpt features some of the oldest, most valuable elements of our ecological landscape - our trees. Read more for a bit of a history lesson on our city's prized and revered natural resource. The images by Jeremy Koreski are quite stunning as well.
Trees of Vancouver - Natural Cover
Our Legacy's Autumn-Winter 2014 campaign has begun. The extensive collection contains many of Our Legacy's signature cuts and classic fabric choices, but also enjoys a handful of new seasonal motifs and exquisitely interesting textiles. Below are some previews which include a few pieces from our upcoming selection.
For the full Our Legacy AW14 preview, please click here.
Last Days of the Arctic - What has been described as a haunting, awe-inspiring exhibition by Icelandic photographer, Ragnar Axelsson, had become a prevalent source of inspiration for Christopher Raeburn when creating his collection for Autumn-Winter 14. In a disappearing world of craft, culture and community, the resourcefulness and stoicism of the men and women captured in Axelsson’s images and their ability to endure the harshest of conditions, resonated with Christopher Ræburn’s ongoing interest in protection and preparation.
Style, function and meticulously referenced detail remain paramount for AW14; heavy outerwear is layered with knitwear and lighter garments, offering protection against the harsh arctic elements. The ‘POLARIS’ collection captures lost cultures and changing landscapes, inspiring the archeologist and the explorer in you. Axelsson's Last Days of the Arctic is available through most major outlets. Below is a preview of the book in video format.
View the Christopher Raeburn AW14 'Polaris' collection here.