Kaarem in Design 360 No.61

by Brian Nguyen Posted on May 05, '16

Images from the Scales and Folds editorial with Ladies & Gentlemen and Calico Wallpaper can be found in Design 360° Magazine Issue No.61 and includes a feature profile about Ladies & Gentlemen.

Kaarem in Design 360 No.61

Kaarem in Design 360 No.61

Kaarem in Design 360 No.61

Kaarem in Human Being Journal #7

by Brian Nguyen Posted on March 16, '16

Kaarem pants featured in Human Being Journal Issue 7. Featuring India Salvor Menuez, photographed by Amber Mahoney and styled by Ali Breslin. Pants featured: Wind Lantern Front Pleat Wide Leg Pant and Pebble Relaxed Pocket Pant.

Kaarem in Human Being Journal Issue 7
Kaarem in Human Being Journal Issue 7
Kaarem in Human Being Journal Issue 7
Kaarem in Human Being Journal Issue 7
Kaarem in Human Being Journal Issue 7
Kaarem in Human Being Journal Issue 7
Kaarem in Human Being Journal Issue 7
Kaarem in Human Being Journal Issue 7

Kaarem in Human Being Journal #6

by Brian Nguyen Posted on March 16, '16

Kaarem Stream Deep Pleated Midi Skirt in White featured in Human Being Journal Issue 6.

"Juliette Cassidy shot model Leah Goode in the California desert for an otherworldly editorial of flowing fabrics, ethereal materials and cleansing tones."

Kaarem skirt in Human Being Journal Issue 6
Kaarem skirt in Human Being Journal Issue 6
Kaarem skirt in Human Being Journal Issue 6

Lauren Hastings by Jared Chambers

by Brian Nguyen Posted on March 16, '16

A few of photographer Jared Chambers' editorial. Lauren Hastings in selected Kaarem pieces, by way of Nonna, styled by Samantha Baker.

Kaarem featured in editorial by Jared Chambers and Samantha Baker
Kaarem featured in editorial by Jared Chambers and Samantha Baker
Kaarem featured in editorial by Jared Chambers and Samantha Baker
Kaarem featured in editorial by Jared Chambers and Samantha Baker
Kaarem featured in editorial by Jared Chambers and Samantha Baker
Kaarem featured in editorial by Jared Chambers and Samantha Baker
Kaarem featured in editorial by Jared Chambers and Samantha Baker

Products Featured:
Kaarem Wind Chime Raised Collar Cropped Top in Coral
Kaarem Stream Deep Pleated Midi Skirt in Burgundy

Products by other designers can be found on Shop Nonna.

Julianna Barwick in Tokyo

by Brian Nguyen Posted on March 16, '16

Congratulations to Julianna Barwick
for her recent Japan tour

Photography by Ryo Mitamura

Below are photos from her first show on January 23, 2015 at Shinagawa Church in Tokyo, wearing KAAREM Triangle Midi Dolman Open Back Dress.

Julianna Barwick performing in Kaarem in Tokyo January 2015
Julianna Barwick performing in Kaarem in Tokyo January 2015
Julianna Barwick performing in Kaarem in Tokyo January 2015
Julianna Barwick performing in Kaarem in Tokyo January 2015
Julianna Barwick performing in Kaarem in Tokyo January 2015

We would like to share with you Julianna Barwick's "Forever" video by Feathers on Wings:

Visit her website: Julianna Barwick

Mexico City with Vanha Lam

by Brian Nguyen Posted on March 16, '16

Words by Vanha Lam
Photography by Sha Hwang and Mike Jacobs

News today and tomorrow a ruin, buried and resurrected every day, lived together in streets, plazas, buses, taxis, movie houses, bars, hotels, pigeon coops and catacombs, the enormous city that fits in a room three yards square, and endless as a galaxy. - Octavio Paz, on Mexico City, 1976

Alejandro Castro’s Intervención

Van Ha Lam in Kaarem at Alejandro Castro’s Intervención

View through the plastic window of an agua fresca stand, Colonia Roma Norte

Van Ha Lam in Kaarem at Alejandro Castro’s Intervención

Wall and joinery detail of Intervención by Alejandro Castro’s, Museo Tamayo

Van Ha Lam in Kaarem at Alejandro Castro’s Intervención

Found quiet, found sky inside Alejandro Castro’s Intervención, Museo Tamayo

Van Ha Lam in Kaarem at Alejandro Castro’s Intervención

Exterior of Alejandro Castro’s Intervención, Museo Tamayo

Museo Nacionale de Anthropología

Museo Nacionale de Anthropología

Repetition in the exterior of Museo Nacional de Anthropologia

Jardín de Botánico

Vanhalam in Kaarem at Jardín de Botánico

Wooden crates scattered on the grounds of Bosque de Chapultepec

Vanhalam in Kaarem at Jardín de Botánico

Local flora inside the glass greenhouse of Jardín Botánico

Sculpture Garden at Museo de Arte Moderno

Vanhalam in Kaarem at Sculpture Garden at Museo de Arte Moderno

Through a Sebastián at the sculpture garden of the Museo de Arte Moderno

Sebastien’s Arco de Roberta

Vanhalam in Kaarem at Sebastien’s Arco de Roberta

Enjoying a break from afternoon rain against Sebastián's Arco de Roberto

Vanhalam in Kaarem at Sebastien’s Arco de Roberta

Sebastián's beautifully etched signature below the sculpture

Lago de Chapultepec

Lago de Chapultepec

Sitting along the edge of the pond at Lago de Chapultepec

Lago de Chapultepec

Mexico City was a city built on shallow lake beds. When it rains, it floods; history of a sinking city.

Casa Luis Barragán

Casa Luis Barragán

Soft light inside Mexican architect, Luis Barragan's home and studio

Casa Luis Barragán
Casa Luis Barragán

About Van Ha Lam:
Vanha Lam is a San Francisco-based designer and researcher practicing at the intersection of art, architecture, and technology. Founded Site and Stasis, an archive of disappearing architecture, emerging landscapes, and temporary interventions. Assisted with exhibitions through Department of Architecture, a pop-up architecture gallery. Curated Topography, a radio program broadcasting site-specific sound, sound art, and other forms of experimental music. Studied environmental design at the University of California, Davis.

Visit: vanhalam.net

Ana Kraš by Marcelo Gomes

by Brian Nguyen Posted on March 15, '16

A few of photographer Marcelo Gomes' work for Human Being Journal Issue 5. Ana Kraš in selected Kaarem pieces, styled by Ali Breslin.

Ana Kraš in KAAREM for Human Being Journal by Photographer Marcelo Gomes
Ana Kraš in KAAREM for Human Being Journal by Photographer Marcelo Gomes
Ana Kraš in KAAREM for Human Being Journal by Photographer Marcelo Gomes
Ana Kraš in KAAREM for Human Being Journal by Photographer Marcelo Gomes
Ana Kraš in KAAREM for Human Being Journal by Photographer Marcelo Gomes
Ana Kraš in KAAREM for Human Being Journal by Photographer Marcelo Gomes

Photos from Marcelo Gomes.

Ana Kraš in KAAREM for Human Being Journal by Photographer Marcelo Gomes

About Arianne

by Brian Nguyen Posted on March 15, '16

Ariadna Guirado and Ernest Vidal are two young designers in Barcelona who have figured out how to beautifully combine the traditional shoe making skills of Spain with contemporary design. Recently our friend Scott Hayashida sat down with the About Arianne duo to learn more about their shoes.

About Arianne team: Ariadna & Ernest

How did you meet and get started?

Ariadna: I’m originally from Barcelona and I studied fashion design. Shoes have always been an important aspect of design for me.

Ernest: I’m originally from Alicante, and I came to Barcelona to study graphic design and art direction. I planned to be in Barcelona just to focus on studies and work, but Ariadna made an effort to break the ice with me. When she started the brand, I worked on the graphic design of the site and created the logo. She would also call me to help with the photoshoots.

About Arianne in Kaarem

About Arianne team: Ernest

A: The truth is I liked Ernest for over 1 year (smiles). One day I asked for his phone number to grab coffee or beer, but Ernest was shy. I had to keep pushing. Finally, after our first tea together, we both realized that we connected well and that we were both on the same wave length in terms of design. To this day, there are times when I’m thinking of an idea for a photoshoot, and it’ll turn out that he has the same exact idea in mind.

About Arianne shoes

Working in fashion design for me has been a fun experience, but learning on my own without the experience of working for a major label has also been a challenge. What are the most challenging aspects of the design and production process for you?

E: What’s challenging is when you design a product but you aren’t in total control of production. As with most brands, since we don’t produce the shoes by hand, we need to work with manufacturers to produce them for us. Since the factories we work with are more traditional, they are used to working with classic style shoes. When they see our designs, they’ll tell us, “this is not what we are used to”, and it’s often hard for them to understand what we want. This means we have to push and insist with our designs. This has been challenging, but it has also been very beneficial for us because it is a complementary relationship. We have the designs, and they understand how the manufacturing process works to make very good, high quality products.

A: Yes, the production process is the most difficult challenge. When we start a design, we create the last, the platform, and the sole, and all these elements of the shoe need to connect properly. Then, when trying the shoes, there is often a need to change things. Therefore, you need to have to have an open mind and you need to be able to balance the design with usability for the customer. With a t-shirt you can survive without it fitting perfectly, but for a shoe it’s a different story. For example, for a sandal to work properly, the heel needs to be softer, and the sole needs additional cushioning. Without factoring this in, you could have a nice looking shoe, but one that is not comfortable enough to wear.

E: And this means we need to maintain our high standards of design, comfort, and quality. For us it’s very important for us to have repeat customers who come back to see the next collection, season after season.

About Arianne in Kaarem

What part of the design process do you enjoy the most?

A: The presentation of the final collection. When the boxes of shoes from the manufacturers arrive, it’s like Christmas.

E: For me it’s like having a baby. It takes a lot of time. And when it takes a lot of time and effort, you get more emotional when you have the final product. It’s very rewarding.

About Arianne in Kaarem Changes & Wind Chime

Often when people think Barcelona fashion, they think Custo or Desigual. For you, what does it mean to be a designer based in Barcelona?

E: One of the benefits of Barcelona is that it’s like a village and it’s easy to meet new people, while at the same time there are a lot of creative people that come here. Sure it’s not NYC or London, but Barcelona still has its own thing, and it will only get better in the future. The new generation of people here have traveled and experienced more, and have tried and seen new things. It’s only a matter of time for the design scene to grow and there is a lot of potential here in Barcelona for fashion design.

About Arianne in Kaarem Changes & Wind Chime

A: Yes, there are a lot of creative people here who want to do projects here. When we first started, we knew two photographers, now we know twelve. The city is relatively small and you meet people and have your own design community. Another thing is that people here do know a lot about shoes and, often times, know more about the brand than we think. Last week was a presentation of another designer, and a friend of a friend who I was introduced got very excited when she found out who we were.

E: As for the association of Barcelona with Custo and Desigual, we are from completely different genres of fashion. Here in Barcelona, or Spain in general, the fashion is either very classic or hippie. Therefore, similar to the production process, the challenge is that since things here are classic, you have to insist a lot. You have to push people to understand our brand and what we have in mind.

About Arianne in Kaarem Changes & Wind Chime

About Arianne in Kaarem Changes & Wind Chime

Kaarem Angle Mini Dolman Open Back Dress in Camel

About Arianne in Kaarem

About Arianne in Kaarem

Visit: About Arianne

About Scott Hayashida:
Scott Hayashida was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he made his way east through New York, London, and Barcelona, working in the world of online advertising for over 10 years. In 2012, Scott made the bold decision to follow his passion for fashion design. Since then, he has been perfecting the craft from his studio in Barcelona. When Scott is not working on clothing, he can be found cruising the streets on his bicycle, in search of new cafes, bars, restaurants, boutiques, city life, and inspiration.

Array 1 to 9

by Brian Nguyen Posted on March 15, '16

Stills from ARRAY 1 to 9 Video Performance

Maria Van Ngyen of VYEN in New Windsor, New York - ARRARY 1 to 9 by Andinh Ha

Simone in New York City

Nhocdenthui in Ha Giang, Vietnam - ARRARY 1 to 9 by Andinh Ha

Julia Doan of Floral Punk in Berlin, Germany

Jean Guo in Los Angeles, California - ARRARY 1 to 9 by Andinh Ha

Maria Van Nguyen in New Windsor, New York

Rachel Nguyen of That's Chic in Los Angeles, California - ARRARY 1 to 9 by Andinh Ha

In ARRAY 1 to 9 video performances, we will have a woman present herself disrobed and perform the simple act of putting on garments - provided by Kaarem. Each performance will take place outdoors in New York, Los Angeles, HCMC, Ha Giang, and Berlin. The performances will be organized to be as uniform as possible to create a psychological unity with our performers despite their large distances from each other. These videos explore elements of diaspora, unity despite geography, and natural versus public self.

a KAAREM production
Creative Director: Andinh Ha
Performers: Maria Van Nguyen (New Windsor), Jean Guo (Los Angeles), Rachel Nguyen (Los Angeles), Simone Nguyen (New York City), Julia Doan (Berlin), Lena (Ho Chi Minh City), Nhocdenthui (Ha Giang)
Special Thanks: Denise Leong, Roger Ayson, Casey Unterman, Raul Gasteazoro, Minh Nhat Phat, Khanh Phan, Ronnie Lin, Lena Bui
Clothing: Kaarem

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