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Sir New York is a young high-end-streetwear/ sportswear label with a twist founded by Brooklyn based designer Auston Bjorkman, a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Bjorkman, who has also studied Patternmaking, Couture Sewing and Fashion Design in San Francisco and used to design fetish and leather gear for Mr. S Leather, describes the label’s latest collection as inspired by “dying glaciers” (<3), while combining print with different techniques and materials such as natural and technical fibers and neoprene.
The pictures of the collection I posted below were shot by photographer and Original Plumbing editor Amos Mac, who has featured the designer in the zine’s fashion issue (#5,) in 2010. The complete shooting can be found on Facebook, for an alternative version focussed on model Shaun Ross and all other Sir NY collections visit the label’s website. All pictures (c) Sir NY / Amos Mac.

Amos Mac and Rocco Katastrophe, the founders and editors of the Brooklyn based trans male culture magazine Original Plumbing, have big plans for 2013 – and I’m not talking about the flashy 2.0 edition of their “Original” snapback that they’re selling online right now (see picture to the left by Amos with model Neon Ladosha). The duo has just launched a crowd-funding campaign to revive and extend the magazine’s website, which they’ve turned into a regularly updated web zine and online community platform for trans male culture over the past two years. With the growing amount of blogs posts and articles by great contributors or video projects such as the “Talk About It” campaign the site has now reached a point where according to its makers it not only needs a new coat of paint, but has to be rebuild and restructured from scratch + needs new editors to maintain it. Furthermore, Amos and Rocco are planning to extend the website into a platform that is able to represent the trans* community in its entirety, which would make it even more important than it already is. The relaunch is scheduled for April.

If you want to support this ambitious make-over project please donate generously via Indiegogo and you will be rewarded with great thank you gifts such as one-month free access to queer/trans* related video portals, collectable stickers of pop icons, the sold-out 1st edition of OP, handmade shirts & bags, a personal dance lesson by Jessica 6 choreographer Georgia Maxine Sanford or a private dinner with the OP makers. And if all of this doesn’t convince you, I’m pretty sure this official campaign video will:

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