Tabasco, Tequila and Tomato

Tabasco, Tequila and Tomato

>> The title is a drink that I'm now quenching after in my post-flight hazy state.  I had a few bloody mary's on the flight but suddenly the introduction of tequila makes for something that I wouldn't mind knocking back and that's thanks to agi&sam whose S/S 12 collection was inspired by this curious shot concoction from Mexico.  Well actually the title is just a playful starting point but it's the cultural journey through Central America that bears fruit for Agape Mdmuller and Sam Cotton's heavily print-based collection.  Style Salvage dissects the influences in greater detail and there's not much point in paraphrasing it all but suffice to say, the resulting prints and colour combinations aren't indicative of your usual sartorial trip through Mexico and Central America.  Not a sombrero in sight in fact – just a neat hat collaboration with Justin Smith Esquire. 

agi&sam is part of a burgeoning group of young menswear designers in London where my eyes will pop out at the lookbook and I greedily wonder whether their size smalls or extra smalls will be alright on me.  Steve likes to loudly growl "Keep your paws off the menswear!  You have enough choice already!!"  He may be right but that doesn't stop me from having a cheeky look at what are potentially interesting menswear pieces that can crossover into womenswear.  Fortunately agi&sam recognise this and have sized their pieces accordingly so that for S/S 12, they can offer womenswear too.  There are some instances of womens-specific designs but by and large, it's just an easy job of adjusting the fit for women, making the pieces unisex in design but not in sizing.  Likewise their printed shoes will also run the gamut of both mens and womens sizing, which means if a rainbow technicolour checked parka or a pixelated Mexican embroidery jacket and shirt is a little overwhelming, then a touch of agi&sam's vibrant prints on the feet might suffice. 

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Here's another agi&sam tidbit where sex/sizing doesn't matter.  My Sunday afternoons of watching Fresh Prince of Bel-Air repeats will now be incomplete if I don't have a t-shirt on with Will Smith and his heightened hair do.  The potato smileys are just here because they're …well… potato smileys.

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  1. Rene Walrus

    2011-11-07 at 9:32 PM

    Amazing prints! I’ve never hear of these guys before, thanks Susie for opening my eyes. x

  2. Lydia

    2011-11-07 at 10:25 PM

    I adore these! Espesh the first one. And those shoes!

  3. Mr Sleek

    2011-11-07 at 10:58 PM

    I find something interresting in what you bring Susie, because with Web, social netwok etc. The notions of the “exotism” are disappeared. And with this collage, it sets up my theory: It’s already begin, but it still, culture of every country will not exist any more it will be a melting pot! A layout of all the cultures; we shall eat sushis by listening to some African music, wearing clothes made in Italy!
    http://sleekdesignmontreal.blogspot.com/

  4. M

    2011-11-07 at 11:08 PM

    Love these! They’re special.
    WastedWardrobe.net

  5. Jenny

    2011-11-08 at 12:52 AM

    i’m loving the shoes with the blue mosaics and woven print. oh and fresh prince is awesome too! X)

  6. Ingrid

    2011-11-08 at 12:57 AM

    You would look great in these concoction of prints!
    Ingrid
    Visit me: http://www.sewchique.com

  7. Edward Gallagher

    2011-11-08 at 6:47 AM

    i like their outfits very colorful the style is amazing an also the shoes i want that shoes.:)

  8. Constance

    2011-11-08 at 7:04 AM

    Those shoes… *.* Creativity in pure way

  9. Ophelia

    2011-11-08 at 7:35 AM
  10. Suzi

    2011-11-08 at 9:45 AM

    WOW FACTOR! Thanks for sharing.
    I always find something interesting on your blog.
    Please come & visit me some time!
    suzimaynard.blogspot.com

  11. ANDORI

    2011-11-08 at 6:41 PM

    I really love the shoes. Can you tell me if any of them is hand painted?
    These pieces are unique.
    Thanks for the pictures.
    http://www.andori.es

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    2011-11-09 at 6:53 AM

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    2011-11-09 at 6:53 AM

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  15. Swim Shop

    2011-11-09 at 10:26 AM

    These are interesting and different. These Prints & shocking colors are just BUZZING. Shoes really colorful they are vibrant. Just wow.

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    2011-11-10 at 12:39 AM

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  17. elizabeth

    2011-11-12 at 5:10 PM

    i like the potato smiles t-shirt!

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