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9/17/14

Recently we ventured out of the city with New York photographer Jimmy Fontaine and stylist Andrea Cuomo. The backdrop of Socrates Sculpture Park offered a calm and relaxed setting used to depict a luminous feeling behind Chapter’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection in contrast to the city’s chaotic tempo and dictation of shadows.

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8/13/14

Chapter’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Moral Form collection is derived by the principles of not only simplification of form but also by functional design elements such as key details reflected within in each garment. The following explores several understated design details that hold true integrity within form and function.

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8/13/14

Introducing Chapter Autumn/Winter 2014 collection Moral Form now available online and in stores. Design based around the garment’s functional element and structure is the core principal of Chapter’s Autumn/Winter collection, Moral Form. This collection is derived by the characteristic principles of Soviet Modernism through the simplification of form, repetitive angular geometries, and the aesthetic sensation and interpretation of contemporary materials.Emphatic in expressive simplicity, large in scale and imperial in its abstraction, Moral Form proposes bold interpretations of Brutalist Architecture such as cold appearance, harsh lines, linear elements and the consistent porous texture of concrete. The idea behind the functionality of structure as a design feature and the sense of vastness accustomed by repetitive structural elements embody this creative transformation of Chapter’s progressive design for Autumn/Winter 2014.

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8/13/14

When traveling abroad, there is always an element of isolation. In one of the most densely populated cities in the world, it is hard to believe that one could feel alone. Even when surrounded by the masses, social barriers will leave one to fend for themselves in complete solitude. This short photo narrative explores the almost robotic social migration of Tokyo’s daily commuters and captured brief moments of isolated stillness within a city that never sleeps.

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8/7/14

In Chapter’s continued series, Of: Paris, we highlight individuals that bring a sophisticated point of view to fashion, sharing their innate style and perspective of the Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Labyrinth, through their own personal interpretation.

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7/8/14

A series of photographs depicting a behind the scenes look into Chapter’s Spring/Summer 2015 Labyrinth campaign shoot.

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7/3/14

Chapter and furniture designer, Stephen Kenn release their first collaboration collection, Parallel, available for pre-order. Parallel is a result of these two design disciplines both of similar mind and direction coming together to show beautifully worked materials and flawless precision. A strong sense of design and incredible craftsmanship results in thoughtfully considered furniture that are both functional and effortlessly attractive.

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6/23/14

Chapter’s Spring/Summer 2015 Labyrinth collection incorporates architectural design inspired by a feeling of constriction that evolves into functionality: straps, rope suspenders, zippers and adjustable inseams. Line drawings of mazes are reworked into embroidery and large-scale patch application. To keep the onlooker fixated, the removal of natural seam lines, distortion of shapes and angular paneling result in new takes on classic silhouettes.

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6/4/14

Chapter continues to highlight an ongoing creative partnership with The KVB by inviting them to share their perspective of the Spring / Summer 2014 Lucid Void collection through their own personal wardrobe.

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5/28/14

In Chapter’s continued series, Of: New York, we highlight individuals that bring a sophisticated point of view to fashion, sharing their innate style and perspective of the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, Moral Form, through their own personal interpretation.

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5/14/14

Styles:
Ro – Chapter sleeveless t-shirt
Plas – Chapter capped sleeve t-shirt
Dimitri – Chapter two panel t-shirt
Kean – Chapter pocket t-shirt

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5/7/14

Introducing the second release in Chapter’s new music series, COMPOSITION_DISORDER with artist, The KVB. Based upon the blending of disciplines of similar mind and direction coming together as an inspiration of sorts, COMPOSITION_DISORDER, features the artist’s own uniquely conjured interpretations of dark, distorted but emotionally powerful ambient sound. By creating irregularity in compositional spaces the perspective of scale and the listener’s place is shifted.

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5/6/14

Areas of Interest:
Duality is a source of interest and intrigue in the creative process here at Chapter. Recently we worked with Los Angeles based fashion and fine art photographer Ben Cope and hair stylist Tara Jean with the intention to explore the duality of blurring the lines between the Male and Female form. This composition relates to fashion design as a relationship between wearing intentions and wearing expressions

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4/16/14

Areas of Interest:
Mohave
Red Rock Canyon
Indian Wells
Pearsonville
California City

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4/2/14

Chapter has teamed up with Rayna deNiord of San Francisco’s artist platform, Modyfier to launch Chapter’s new music series, COMPOSITION_DISORDER.

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3/20/14

Continuing with Chapter’s Visual Composition series, a visual semblance realized through local surroundings, the latest in exploration is Richard Serra’s vast fabrication and work currently on display at LACMA.

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3/14/14

Introducing Chapter Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Lucid Void now available online and in stores.

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2/11/14


We are always intrigued by artists out there that are driving their own unique process. Stefani Pappas, a photographer living and working in New York City is one who is doing just that. Published in both editorial and commercial media, Stefani’s work explores a dramatic undertone in youth culture that pays homage to a timeless aesthetic. By capturing the unique silhouette of each of her subjects, Stefani creates a noticeably raw and unseen quality in her portraits.

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2/6/14

Moments: New York Winter
Areas of Interest:
Soho
Tribeca
Chelsea
The Museum of Modern Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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2/4/14

This past weekend we stopped by the second annual L.A. Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA to check out the multitude of artists and their featured artists’ books zines, art catalogs, periodicals and monographs.

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