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FASHION LIVES WITH 36PIXCELL

It’s the “end of fashion as we know it,” announced influential fashion forecaster Li Edelkoort at a recent presentation at Design Indaba in Cape Town. “Fashion is insular and placing itself outside society,” she explained. Despite calling the fashion industry “a ridiculous and pathetic parody of what it has been,” Edelkoort added that she still loved fashion, finding it painful that marketing and greed changed everything. She noted the loss of competence in textile design, replacement of intelligent critique by shallow coverage, and the close relationships between fashion houses and magazines which limit coverage to only the brands that can...

MEIR’S CREATIVE PROCESS

PIXCELL36 designer Meir Shavit may have made a name for himself as a fashion photographer, but his palette of self-expression has not been limited to one medium alone. He may soon be just as well-known for his latest line of clothing, the most recent called CONVEY. Meir’s inspirations are various and include art, architecture, technology and fashion; although inspiration can often come at unanticipated moments. This makes the moment of inspiration all the more special, because it can’t be coerced, predicted or quantified. Inspiration may have little value as a source of scientific study, but it’s still responsible for every...

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2015

No two fashion weeks are alike, and on occasion, they can be as different as night and day. This appeared to be the case with Paris Fashion Week and the recent New York Fashion week; Parisian eclecticism turning to the hard-edged cultural jumble of the New World. Three days into New York Fashion Week and it seemed the designers were replaced by athletes. From Kanye West’s collection for Adidas to the NBA All-Star fashion show with James Harden, the focus was on leisure wear. One of the most prominent designers at Fashion Week was Alexander Wang who may have done...

FASHION DECONSTRUCTION ON THE STREETS OF PARIS

Although Paris Fashion week may have been abuzz with the new spring/summer fashions displayed on the runways, street fashion offers just as much insight into the latest fashion trends. One might say high fashion is just as influenced by streetwear as streetwear is influenced by high fashion. Cold January weather means the usual stylishly layered outerwear; however, an interesting theme is the level of deconstructed fashion on the Paris streets in the form of destroyed jeans, patchwork jackets and frayed hems. Deconstructed fashion, of course, is nothing new. A deconstructed look is noticeable for fraying, revealing linings, raw edges, exposed...

INTERVIEW WITH TRAVIS WEINAND

Last week we did a photo shoot with Travis Weinand for our upcoming Convey Collection to be released spring/summer 2015. We decided to interview him and get his thoughts on the new collection and what other things he’s up to. What is your name? Travis Weinand   Where are you from originally? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   How long have you been working with Meir Shavit? A little over a year.   How did you meet Meir? I was picking up some supplies at Home Depot and he came up to me and asked if I was a model. I had actually...

FUNCTIONAL FASHION

In modernist architecture, it’s said that form follows function, shape determined by its essential purpose. In fashion, on the other hand, this doesn’t always hold true, particularly when function isn’t even a consideration.    Although clothing fills the functional needs of billions of people, it also reflects the boundless possibilities offered by high art, clothing valued for its beauty rather than its portability.  It’s a statement of expression, which means it can seem fairly obscure and utterly impractical. Take Victor & Rolf’s haute couture presentation of A-line dresses inspired by Van Gogh paintings. The looks are eye-catching and bold, although,...

PARIS FASHION WEEK RECAP

Paris Fashion Week wrapped up January 30th, but the spring summer collections on display have left their mark. Fashion houses like Christian Dior, Chanel, Versace and Armani showed off timeless designs as well as forward-looking looks. Here’s a glance at some of the featured collections. Raf Simons (Christian Dior): Simons’ collection made use of sequins, lace and tulle along with a beautiful color scheme. He said he was inspired by “the romance of a near past when space-age and mind-expanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities.” Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel): Lagerfeld’s collection included tweed suits with crystal flowers accompanied...

36PIXCELL INTRODUCES NEW JEANS LINE

With 36PIXCELL now including jeans in its latest clothing line, it might be interesting to examine how jeans have become so popular today. Many people in the world own at least one pair of jeans, if not several, but jeans weren’t always a fashion choice. Although jeans were first developed in Genoa, Italy (spelled Gênes in French) as work clothes, they never became popular in the U.S. until Levi Strauss introduced blue jean overalls in 1873. The first American jeans had riveted copper pocket corners and a button fly, and the durable denim material made this the ideal material for...

CONVEY: 36PIXCELL'S NEW SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION

36PIXCELL’s new spring/summer collection is called CONVEY,  the word placed inside the back of every shirt. Why CONVEY? Let’s examine this by considering the meaning the word, usually defined as a means for expressing something. Interestingly, art itself can also be defined as a means of expression, conveying a message and evoking an emotion. From cave drawings to digital comics, humanity has found many ways to convey ideas and feelings. What would we know of life before photographs, if there had been no artists to commit it to canvas or etch it in stone? And what would we understand of...

36749 AND THE MYSTERIOUS VALUE OF NUMBERS

Sewn on the fabric of 36PIXCELL’s new clothing line are the numbers ‘36749’. At first glance, it might appear to mean nothing at all, that is until one matches the ‘36’ in the number with the ‘36’ in 36PIXCELL.  Then one might begin to look for hidden meanings. In our modern digital age, there isn’t much we do without the use of numbers. Our computers and smart phones operate by means of binary code, a succession of ‘1’s and ‘0’s serving as ‘on’ and ‘off’ instructions; and our computer screens respond to six digit hexadecimal instructions to display color. Recognizing...

MEANING BEHIND 36PIXCELL

The number 36 has particular significance in the world of photography. For those of you who remember the pre-digital age, you’ll recall that the full-length roll of 135 mm film offered 36 exposures.  For digital photographers, high quality, high-resolution cameras provide 36 megapixel precision. When photographer Meir Shavit developed the 36PIXCELL clothing line, he was keenly aware that his brand should be synonymous with the superior quality one might expect of a 36 megapixel digital camera. His photography has even explored how people express the number 36 with their fingers, with three raised fingers representing the number 3 and an...

36PIXCELL FASHION APPAREL


The 36PIXCELL 2014 Collection has only recently hit stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Seven Points, but its eye-catching visuals have already been making a strong impression in the world of fashion apparel. Photographer and designer Meir Shavit wasn’t interested in creating just another fashion commodity. What he wanted was a clothing line that would offer people from all over the world and in all walks of life, pieces of art with narratives. Meir has always considered the diversity of his customer base, striving to offer his unique aesthetic using only the finest fabrics and materials, crafted to offer a...