Our Spring 2015 editorial, titled Ritual of Rivals, took inspiration from the famous ballet from 1913 by Vaslav Nijinsky with music composition from Igor Stravinsky titled The Rite of Spring. One of the most influential musical works of the 20th century, The Rite of Spring pushed the genre of ballet forward through introducing new forms of choreographed dance and music composition previously unseen. We’ve selected contemporary labels such as Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Matthew Miller, OAMC, and adidas by Raf Simons to parallel the sense of rebellion and emphasis placed on individuality and creativity. The imagery evokes the notion that the old will be destroyed and grow into something new.

Fig. 01:
_Comme des Garcons War and Peace Long Sleeve Tee Black – $235.00
_Carhartt WIP Aviation Pant Camo Isle Rinsed – $202.00
_Common Projects Achilles Low Putty/White – $520.00

Fig. 02:
_Carhartt WIP Balboa A-Shirt Camo Isle – $82.00
_Matthew Miller Marlboro Cropped Trouser Pinstripe – $475.00
_Common Projects Low Achilles Navy – $495.00

Fig. 03:
_OAMC Marine Sport Coat White – $770.00
_Carhartt WIP Sid Pant Duke Blue Rinsed – $154.00

Fig. 04:
_Common Projects Leather Chelsea – $695.00

Fig. 05:
_Engineered Garments BDU Shirt Olive – $525.00
_3.1 Phillip Lim Side Slit Pullover Sweater Black – $695.00
_Comme des Garcons Homme Plus Tropical Stripe Faux Fur Woll Short Charcoal – $565.00
_Adidas by Raf Simons Pendant Adilette Black – $310.00

Fig. 06:
_Common Project Achilles Mid White – $525.00
_Adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith – $510.00

Fig. 07:
_Wings + Horns Base Tank Top White – $65.00
_Comme Des Garcons Glen Check Embroidered Wool Apron Black – $785.00

Fig. 08:
_Matthew Miller Rogue DTC Removable Grosgain Graphic Sweater Navy – $445.00


Photography: Paolo Azarraga
Creative Direction & Styling: Jesar Gabino, Richard Autio
Grooming: Claudine Baltazar (Plutino Group)
Model: Sam F (Elmer Olsen Models)
Photo Assistants: Waley Gao, David Tran
Production Manager: Ryan Williams