18 July 2011

JUNKS Launch Party Tonight!

On July 18th a phenomenon awaits the fashion industry as the emerging clothing line JUNKS Tokyo/Japan takes center stage at Kiss & Fly. The mind behind the magic Takashi Endo has created perfection within fashion after crafting his unparalleled silkscreen designs for more than two decades. 

Join us for a fashion show (styled by some of our favorite movers and shakers such as Mitsu Tsuchiya from Nylon, William Buckley from Antenna, Darius Baptist from YRB, Jessica Caban from Zink and Chamisa Lamm from MTV) and a live performance by Honor Society.  

The Japanese rock and roll inspired brand will be launching their Spring/Summer 2012 collection in New York City.  

It won't be the same without you!

Kiss & Fly
409 W 13th Street
red carpet arrivals

28 June 2011

Mick Coogan of The Dance Party in J5

Mick Coogan, the lead singer of The Dance Party, came in today and was obsessed with wearing the Tito tee on the upcoming Warped Tour.  The band released their studio album Touch in 2010 and their music has been featured on "The Jersey Shore," "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "The Real World."

 For those of you new to The Dance Party, here's a little bit of YouTube action:

It's live and HD, which means if you squint enough, you can see MAN PORES. TMI for you? Listen to some samples on ye olde iTunes and here's a link to the Amazon samples or watch these three episodes featuring music from The Dance Party

Season 2 Episode 215 "It's Gonna Be An Interesting Summer" featuring The Dance Party's "Sex Disco" and "Jenny, Wait"

Season 2 Episode 217 "Free Snooki" featuring The Dance Party's "Lipstick" and "A-List"

Season 2 Episode 218 "Drunk Punch Love" featuring The Dance Party's "Ultra Radical"

The Bump commands you!

Image c/o A Blog About Things



It's THRILLER!  THRILLER NIGHT!  Michael Jackson's original Thriller jacket worn in the video was auctioned in Beverly Hills on the anniverary of his death on June 25 by Julien's Auctions.  The iconic jacket sold for $1.8M.

17 June 2011

As Is: Art Walk Downtown's Fashion Connection

The June 17-23 Apparel News spotlights the As Is Fashion show during Downtown LA Art Walk...

So many designers have tried new angles on classic American looks. But Japanese-born Ayumi Shibata thinks she found a new wrinkle on one of the original American styles—Navajo.
Southwestern and Plains Native American looks are the inspiration for Shibata’s latest As Is collection. On June 9, Shibata and the Connected International Sales showroom produced an intimate runway show at downtown Los Angeles’ Tiara Café. On a raised runway in the café’s dining room, 10 looks for As Is’ Spring and Fall/ Winter 2011 seasons were on display. Read More

16 June 2011

J75 by JUMP

 Connected Showroom welcomes J75 by JUMP to the showroom!

JUMP has launched is sister line, J75 by Jump, for the INDIVIDUALIST who seeks to stand out from the rest!  The diversity in their designs are relevant in color, material and detail guaranteed to be street stoppers! With Boat shoes, high tops and boots to name a few Connected is excited to have J75 by JUMP aboard!  Let's Get It!

J5 Collection in Europe!

For-Believers has signed on as the exclusive European distributor for the official J5 Collection!  Recently, For-Believers visited the showroom to try on the Fall Collection.  Enjoy!