Pater Sato (real name – Yoshinori Sato) was a Japanese artist and illustrator specializing in airbrush technique in the 1970’s and 80’s. This style was very popular at the time, especially in Japanese commercial art. His elegant style and the pure sexiness of his images really sets him apart from his contemporaries. From the very first time I saw these images, I was hooked.
This particular series – SatoMasochism (1980) is absolutely some of his best work. I have no idea where this was actually published (my guess would be Penthouse?). Absolutely love the illustrations juxtapozed with bits of saucy literature!
October 31, 2015
Happy Halloween xo
October 12, 2015
PEACE OUT – Aubrey Beardsley
One of our all time favourite leggings releases is called “Dark Sixties” featuring the artwork of the one and only – Aubrey Beardsley. The title refers more to the feel of the design which reminded us of the more dark and mysterious aspects of the “hippie” generation.
Aubrey Beardsley was a Victorian era English illustrator and along with Oscar Wilde, a leading figure in the aesthetic movement. He produced a massive body of some of the most elegant and unique artwork ever during his brief lifetime. He was only 25 years old when he died, which makes his accomplishments that much more mind blowing.
His craftsmanship and style were an obvious influence on 60’s counter culture pop and poster art. We wanted to release a legging that somehow paid tribute to that lineage. This Beardsley image perfectly encapsulates a certain late 60’s vibe of sexuality, drugs and a certain darkness seeping into the mainstream consciousness.
Images below are a selection of of Aubrey Beardsley’s work, followed by a couple of examples of psychedelic poster art from the late 60’s that clearly bear his influence.
The process of creating and designing these leggings, was fairly involved and required us to actually re create by hand, additional panels of line artwork that had to perfectly match the Aubrey Beardsley look and feel. Harder then in looks. We wanted the image to flow from one leg onto the other as a fluid drawing would.
July 3, 2015
To Fiorucci with Love
Fiorucci is an Italian street wear brand established in 1967 and it flourished in the late 70’s and much of the 80’s. Although the brand is still around in some form, it really is a shadow of it’s former self. In it’s heyday it was one of the coolest names around. Combining pop culture, art, and fashion while infusing it with a sense of fun and sex that was never really done before. Fiorucci was was affordable, street and cool long before any of todays’ “fast fashion” brands ever existed, and it’s attitude was always pure sass!
Some Product would probably not exist without Fiorucci. I can’t think of many other brands that have had a more significant influence on our aesthetic and approach to design. We have always aspired to make products that are fun and functional with a reverence for pop culture.
Enjoy some very amazing vintage Fiorucci print ads, and an absolute must is this gem of a news clip about the original Fiorucci shop in New York. Watch it here.
TACK-O is where it AT!
April 30, 2015
What inspires us: Newton’s Eye
Helmut Newton is just one of those people whose work I have had a love affair with, practically my whole life. Really, what’s not to like? Beautiful people, photographed beautifully, in beautiful and seductive settings. His photographs are a sort of an affirmation of life. They seem to be saying – “Yes, life can be beautiful and glamorous, and that’s just how it’s supposed to be!”
La vita é bella
April 15, 2015
DRIPPING with CA$H – new low prices
We lowered all of our online retail prices ( due to the strength of the Yankee $$$ )… To mark the momentous occasion, we played around made some psychedelic looking images.
These kinda make me think of Garbage Pail Kids cards. Siiiiick! xxx
We are soooo excited to finally release our brand new activewear line Some Product Active aka SPA. This luxury collection of styles and graphics geared for the ultimate in athletic wear chic and performance. Using only the highest quality high-tech Italian materials, this collection is entirely designed and ethically manufactured in Canada.
Here’s a sneak preview. The full collection will be available online starting on March 16, 2015.
We will debut or CITY TRASH collection at Capsule Tradeshow in New York (February 22-24).
Location: Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue, New York, New York
Hair + Make Up: Jette
Photos: Some Product
February 14, 2015
Happy Valentine’s Day XO <3
Much Love to all our friends and customers, today and everyday!
Happy Valentine’s Day XO <3 <3 <3
February 5, 2015
Tantalum Magazine – Odessa
Martina + Reem are very much in our creative family. Aside from being absolutely lovely humans and frequent collaborators, they are some of the most talented and hardest working creatives around. We have also had the pleasure of working with them on a capsule collectionfeaturing some of their more ethereal and abstract photography.
A beautiful editorial featuring many of the pieces from our collaboration was recently published by Tantalum Magazine.