Made in Paradise is proud to present its latest release, a collection inspired by Taiwan’s underground betel nut culture, aka “Asia’s deadly secret.” Synonymous to culture are “betel nut beauties,” more traditionally referred to as Binglang Girls, who wait outside neon lit glass enclosures often scantily clad and ready to sell betel nut and cigarettes to passerbys looking for quick pick me up. To pay tribute to the blood, sweat and tears put in to betel nut selling, MIP has designed a range of graphic T-Shirts, long sleeve crewnecks, jerseys and accessories that celebrates these beauties and the culture they’re surrounded in.
From pixelated portraits of real-life Binglang Girls, to street food staples, slogans, logos, nifty graphics and then some, the latest MIP release will get you hooked on betel nut culture. To showcase a true representation of it looks like to be a Binglang Girl, our lookbook editorial for the collection was taken in Taiwan’s real betel nut streets through the narrative of two betel nut beauties hustling from morning to night, highlighting their day-in-the-life. View the lookbook images in the attachment, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for invetory requests.
Formed in 1919 as the Knickerbocker Knitting Company by Abe and Bill Fainbloom. The company pioneered the manufacture of heavy duty cotton products, used primarily for warming up and down by athletes who had historically used lightweight day attire for sporting activities.
In the 1940s the company changed its name to Champion Knitting Mills and became market leaders in sporting cotton apparel. In 1952 they patented their Reverse Weave heavy cotton knitting process, essentially knitting the cotton backwards they found the solution that avoids vertical shrinkage. Which then gave this garment more durability wash after wash, cornering the US sporting market.
Through this sporting association Champion was adopted by many of the US Hip Hop and Rap pioneers through the 80s and was influential in European club culture in the 90s and has remained a staple wardrobe, leading to collaborations with Stussy and most recently Supreme which have reinvigorated the brands premium marketspace.
PALLET LIFE STORY crafts garments with deep rooted manufacturing tradition in our town. We are committed to weave a new concept of colors we pursue into our products.
PALLET LIFE STORY operates a shop and factories in Kojima, a mecca of garments production, Okayama Japan. We create products through sheer persistence in fabric weaving and dyeing, sewing and finishing at our factories.www.palletlifestory.com
SERCH\DSTROY (surch n dih-stroi) is a Detroit based design brand. Started by Toure' Coates as a means to inspire minds by producing messages through clothing, contemporary art, design & architecture.www.serch-dstroy.com
SKNDLSS is an art and fashion brand based in Detroit, MI. SKNDLSS focuses on street style and feminist statement pieces.
Its aesthetic emerged from primarily metal crochet, and now branches to other garments.
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NAR(New Age Rebellion) is a Detroit based utility streetwear brand that strives to create a street culture that is indicative of useful and pragmatic design, blended with creative cues drawn from the city. NAR is a representation of Detroit's culture and expression with quality goods. Started in 2011 by two brothers, NAR is a statement of the masses to represent our culture, Detroit's culture.
EMLE (Eccentric Merchandise Liberating Enlightenment) was founded in 2007 by Detroit natives Emery Jones, LeBree Jones, and Myke Wright. EMLE is a designer brand encouraging individuality via experimentation and exceptional quality. All EMLE garments are created with a focus on 5 key principles:
INNOVATION: EMLE strives to push the boundaries of design with structural masterpieces(e.g. conversion sweaters)
CREATIVITY: With a focus on green methods of production, 90% of all EMLE products are constructed with recycled materials.
FUN: Fresh colours, witty word play, and tons of experimentation offer an exciting new approach to getting dressed.
CONFIDENCE: High quality, edgy, one-of-a-kind garments provide an added sense of confidence to anyone wearing EMLE.
INDIVIDUALITY: Walk into a crowded room and make a statement without saying a word.
Ian Moore is a 25-year-old, Detroit native that specializes in creating clothing with artistry and finesse. He has been designing clothes for over 6 years and is as dedicated to creating quality clothing as he is committed to assuring that his brand, Live Gourmay©, reflects the history, culture, and eclectic taste that the city of Detroit and its residents exude.