Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

S.M.N: JAPANESE DENIM OUT OF DTLA

Located in the industrial heart of Los Angeles, S.M.N (Simple, Modern, Nonpareil) Studio is designing and constructing denim featuring clean silhouettes, hand-crafted washes, and quality materials. Following careers at AG, Hudson and Goldsign with Adriano […]

INTERVIEW: CHRIS BENZ, CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF BILL BLASS

On the surface, Bill Blass is a legacy brand that serves up American Sportswear and accessories for a modern lifestyle. But it hasn’t always been the streamlined success that it is today. The kitschy, colorful […]

INTERVIEW: KAT MACONIE

By Ivan Padilla Main image by Elvin Tavarez Images courtesy of Kat Maconie Known for signature gold hardware details, block heels and strong prints, Kat Maconie has, in seven years, expanded from a small range […]

HOW SOKO IS SUPPORTING ARTISTS + EMPOWERING WOMEN

By Ivan Padilla Photographs courtesy of Soko Originally founded in Nairobi, Kenya, Soko is redefining the aesthetics of ethical fashion, creating modern accessories that appeal to consumers while working with marginalized artisans who would otherwise […]

INTERVIEW: KRISTIN KONTROL

You’ll recognize Kristin Welchez as the founder and lead singer of Dum Dum Girls (in which she was known as Dee Dee). Now known as Kristin Kontrol, she’s back with a new project, 2016’s X-Communicate, […]

INTERVIEW: JANICZA BRAVO

As filmmaker Janicza Bravo gears up to release her first feature-length film Lemon – which will have its world premiere at Sundance this January – she talks with the OAK crew about her creative process, why it’s important to […]

BREDA TELLS US WHY WE STILL NEED A WRISTWATCH

By Ivan Padilla What does a watch say about its wearer? We asked a few people to share their reasons for wearing a wristwatch and the answers I received ranged from strictly for style to […]

INTERVIEW: SCOTT EWALT

Photograph by Kristi Lebowitz Interview By Conor Riley Ever wonder who was creating the genius fliers for Ladyfag’s Holy Mountain parties? Meet Scott Ewalt, visual artist and New York legend, who is also responsible for […]

MEET THE STAFF: OAK BEVERLY BLVD.

  Yesterday you met the staff at OAK DTLA, today get to know the crew at 7228 Beverly Blvd. as they tell you their favorite spots to hang out in LA, how they describe their […]

MEET THE STAFF: OAK DTLA

  The OAK crew in LA are taking over our social media this week, giving you their guide to the city that’s home to two out of four OAK retail locations. Today, get to know […]

MIXED MEDIUM: PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA

  By Dez’Mon Omega Fair Interview by Conor Riley Photographs courtesy of Paul Mpagi Sepuya UCLA’s Graduate Open Studios on Saturday offered a range of creative expression; from hand drawings to installation and performance all […]

MIXED MEDIUM: SAMANTHA WEST

  With our Moving Spaces Show only a few days away at OAK 910 S. Broadway, we’re introducing you to photographer Samantha West, the third artist exhibiting at the show. Check out some of Samantha’s […]

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