CSU Fashion Show ‘Spectrum’ Recap

A little over a week ago something amazing happened. On Friday night April 6th, the department of design and merchandising at CSU hosted its annual fashion show! The show was titled ‘Spectrum’ which can have a variety of meanings, but my favorite way to explain it was that this year’s show features a wide variety of designs, exploring different creative perspectives.

The show featured 24 collections which were created by the graduating class of 2018 earlier this fall. I was lucky enough to be apart of the class that set up the entire fashion show. The CSU fashion show is completely student run under the leadership of the amazing Dr. Carol Engel-Enright! The entire class worked all semester in order to produce this fashion show. The show is around a $20,000 production, and at the beginning of this year we have $0, luckily we had an amazing class that worked extremely hard to find great sponsors for this show!

Throughout the entire semester I had been taking behind the scene shots with my disposable cameras, and everything turned out amazing. It was a great feeling to be surrounded by art, and creativity as well as sharing that feeling with your peers. Once we made it to dress rehearsal everything began to feel so surreal. The entire Lincoln Center became our playground (to an extent), and the feeling that this show was actually happening began to sink in.

Since I was in the class my time was spent backstage, luckily I was able to capture amazing backstage shots of the fashion show. These photos will help my upcoming zine, but I’m still hungry for footage. Later this week our class actually gets to sit down and watch the fashion show that we worked so hard on producing. I’m so excited to actually sit down and watch the show!

I hope you all enjoy the photos. All shot on Fuji Film 35MM disposable cameras.

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Zine Teaser

I’ve recently been shooting a lot of film photography, and I plan on unveiling my first ever zine in the near future.

Here’s a moodboard for my upcoming zine. I hope you like it!

All shot on Fuji Film 35mm disposable cameras.moodboard film one1

Fuji Film 35mm

I recently got a number of disposable cameras back from development, and wanted to share some of my favorite shots with you!

All of these photos are shot on Fuji Film 35mm disposable cameras. I love using these cameras, because they remind me of family road trips and taking an excessive amount of disposable cameras with us for the ride.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.

Two photos taken from a gallery dedicated to the late Prince in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The two sides of Maxwell Levi

Stairway to…

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Behind the scenes…

 

I hope you enjoyed these photos, and I plan on finishing up my zine in the very near future!

Nike AF1 Swoosh Pack Captured on Film

Nike recently released the Air Force 1 swoosh pack, which featured velcro nike swooshes that one could attach to the show themselves. My roommate ended up purchasing a pair, and I decided to shoot some film of him with his new air forces.

As soon as he opened up the box I was incredibly jealous, and wish that I had purchased a pair.

I plan on sharing more of my film photography in the very near future.027_00a017_08018_07

All shot on Fuji Film 35mm disposable cameras.

Top 5 Pieces From Supreme Spring/Summer 2018

Early in the morning on February 12th, Supreme blessed us with their Spring/Summer 2018 lookbook, and preview. It featured a number of 90’s inspired garments, along with numerous pieces displaying an ode to the legendary rap group Three Six Mafia. I’ve been fond of Supreme since the 8th grade, and like most people into the brand I broke down the preview, and chose the items I was going to go after this season.

That is why this week, we are going to discuss my top 5 pieces from the Supreme Spring/Summer 2018 collection in no particular order!

  1. Supreme x Champion Stay In School Crewneck
    Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 10.35.21 PM.pngThis piece drew my attention right away. I’ve always been a fan of of the frequent Supreme x Champion collab and this one really takes the cake. It reminds me of those old posters you would see in your elementary school displaying some sort of positive message. I definitely plan on purchasing this piece this season, hopefully in the purple or yellow colorway!
  2. MLK x Supreme Zip Up Flannel Shirt
    Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 10.22.23 PMThis season features a number of Martin Luther King Jr. inspired pieces, and I absolutely love it. Pieces like this help us remember from time to time the great things people like Martin Luther King Jr. did to help our society. Too often we only think of MLK on his special day, but this piece will remind us much more often. I definitely plan on buying this piece this season, and I am curious to see if it will come out in any other colorways.
  3. Washed Work Trench Coat Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 10.25.49 PMI can already imagine a handful of outfits with this trench coat. This colorway definitely grabbed my attention the most due to it’s obnoxious Mrs.Doubtfire look, but I find it amazing. I’ve always loved nature in clothing, and this flower pattern is done very well, and complements the base color excellently. I can’t wait for this coat to come out, because I need it as soon as humanly possible!
  4. Skull Pile Denim Tote
    Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 10.22.53 PMThis graphic was seen all over the Spring/Summer 2018 collection, and it is an ode to Three Six Mafia. In the music video for “Stay Fly” member of Triple Six Mafia Juicy J was wearing a glow in the dark t-shirt displaying this graphic. I cannot wait to buy this tote, the other pieces are a bit much for me, but this tote is absolutely amazing. Supreme’s denim totes have always been a hit, and this one looks amazing. I’ve been a fan of Three Six Mafia for a number of years, and know all the lyrics to “Stay Fly”, and I cannot wait to wear a piece paying respect to the legendary group.
  5. Supreme x Stern Pinball Machine / Supreme X Stern Pinball Machine Video
    Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 10.24.20 PM.pngI’ve saved the absolute coolest item to discuss for last. This pinball machine has completely blow away the Supreme community, and that is for a number of reasons. First off, it’s a pinball machine for god’s sake, and that is unbelievably awesome. Who doesn’t enjoy a game of pinball? Second, the resell price on this machine is going to be unholy. It’s going to be almost impossible to even purchase one for retail, and I’ve read rumors that Supreme has only produced a handful of these machines primarily for in-store sales. Although I definitely don’t have a chance at purchasing this pinball machine, it’s crazy to see how creative Supreme has gotten with their accessories throughout the past few years.

It’s looking like a good season for Supreme, and I cannot wait to see the future collaborations down the road. Hopefully I’ll be able to purchase my entire wish list this season, but that seems unlikely knowing Supreme’s website. I am interested in knowing what items you are looking forward to this season! Please discuss in the comments!

Welcome to Maxwell Levi

Welcome to Maxwell Levi! This website focuses on fashion, art, and music! We’ll be discussing the top designers, artists, and musicians from all around the world! Art is all around us, and I plan on sharing my love for all things art with you. We will be implementing weekly moodboards, and featuring a zine in the near future. I can’t wait to share my reviews, opinions and discuss fashion, music, and art with all of you!AM101 Mood Board.jpg

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