First off, we would like thank everyone that stayed patience with us as we brought our ideas into fruition.
We are a new style brand. We are very personal with our ideas and creations. For each product we release, we envisioned it to be the missing final piece to your outfit. We love making standalone pieces because we understand that everyone is their own individual with their own style and that is why we strongly focus on building pieces that will not take away the original style of your outfit, but to only compliment it.
We are very happy with the finalization of the pants and we are sure that you all will appreciate the quality and details we placed into each stitch and fabric.
We wanted to make a styled jogger that can be worn casually or dressed up throughout the four seasons of the year. It holds sporty qualities along with a clean, fresh and minimal look. The idea behind this collection was “luxe-bum”. We love the idea of versatility and comfortability and from the luxe-bum concept we created some pieces that really expresses this.
The pants broken down:
- Suede/leather drawstrings
- Long strings that hangs around the knees
- A pair of 7” RiRi Ruthenium zippers
- Comfortable and not rough on hands
- Ease to zip
- Italy made
- Ponte De Roma Poly for the top portion of the pants
- Soft double side poly fabric giving a passive shine
- Light weight and allows breathability during wear
- Cotton thermal blend for the bottom portion of pants
- Tapered legs and made to hug legs tightly
- Unfinished bottoms
- Clean sophisticated look
- Drop crotch
- Relaxed drop for versatility
- Signature “A” Design
- The A design is found on the front part of the pants and it is to made to be a part of the total construction.
Bringing Our Fashion to Philadelphia!
Currently, our products can only be purchased online. In the near future, we will be stocking our products at JNSQ Philadelphia. JNSQ is a clothing boutique that carries brands you will find at a Barneys New York for both female and male fashion addicts. Clothing names that JNSQ carries ranges from Thom Browne, Chanel to Givenchy and Raf Simons. The environment of the store is very minimal and we believe ARSTS will fit perfectly into its space. The store is located on a quiet and notable street in downtown Philadelphia. The owner of the store is very welcoming and runs his store with great sprits. He harbors a lot of knowledge on fashion and trends. You will hear more about this venture as we get closer to the date.
Je Ne Sais Quoi
1014 Pine Street
Hours of Operation:
12pm - 8pm Daily
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Quick Strike or Nah?
We were thinking about releasing a limited amount of new hats named “3AMINNYC”. We are currently debating if we should keep these items exclusive vs creating a huge order and supplying the demand. This hat is set to release in the coming weeks… and we still have yet to decide of how we will handle this. I guess we will find out sooner or later.
The hat is creative yet simple; made for the sophisticated stylish male or female. We will be offering this hat in two colors: white and black. We envision this hat to be worn through all seasons of the year. Whether it’s paired with a t shirt during a summer night or a trench in the raining fall, this hat compliments all outfits and looks. The minimalistic idea of this unstructured hat is what makes it appealing; something that is creative, modest and different. What we value is what we know that is shelled inside our memories and if we remember everything we recognize our own values and others.
The thought of “I Remember Everything” can explain those blurred moments, weekends, summer nights, the shared laughter’s and violent arguments and all between. This is a powerful thought yet sensitive to each person’s perception. Everyone has their own vision to this thought when contemplating the different moments and vibes in their day.
Be on the lookout in the coming weeks!
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Jumping into designing our first piece has taken longer than we have foreseen. From the origin of the idea to creating the sale piece is one long road of meetings, drawings, thinking and innovating. There are many reasons that drive the postponement of having a final sale piece. Here are some examples that we've experienced:
- Ideas- Original ideas are never final, but always evolving and changing through the design process.
- Time- Schedules with the producer and design team will have conflicts; it is inevitable.
- Money- Idea changes and time loss is the formula to creating budget constraints.
It is a lot of pressure when thinking about designing and producing. Do you ever wonder why designers are always perceived so hard on their staff?
Well if you think about it, their pressure scale is always at its max! They think, design and create 4-20 (depending on how fast they can get their ideas together) weeks to meet 1 of 2 seasonal deadlines each year and before they are able to see it on customer’s bodies they are already deep into the next season’s collection.
Currently, ARSTS is designing and creating at our own pace. We do not want to get caught up in the whole seasonal thing as of yet. Now, we like to focus on creating pieces that our consumers can identify with all year around. You will grasp the idea once the pieces become available, if you don’t understand as of yet.
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Do you remember the first time you were very excited to get dressed?
Wow, this question brings me back to the days of elementary. I believe it was fourth grade when my parents built enough confidence in me to dress myself for school. I remember when anytime I’ve gotten a new shirt, a pair of sneakers, a hat or even a pant or jean; I would be very excited to put together my outfit for the next day (usually Fridays). Thursday nights comprised of me staying up later to wash and iron the shirt or pant I needed so badly to make my outfit complete. Even though fashion or style wasn’t highly recognized by your peers in the fourth grade; the one or two compliments received during recess were very much appreciated.
When did you start feeling this euphoric high?
Euphoric-intensely happy or confident: (credits to Dictionary.com)
What started as excitement in elementary transitioned to my weekends during high school. Now that we have access to fake IDs, we are attending social events (e.g. night clubs and lounges) with people that are 5-10 years older. For these weekend nights, getting fresh was the only thing (for me anyways). Now the 1-2 compliments evolved into exponential admirable stares from an older generation. This feeling was worth chasing.
At this time music became a requirement whenever I got dressed for the night. Music is definitely a huge factor when picking and styling outfits. The mix of good music and fashion was the equation to experiencing a euphoric high. If you still don’t know what it is like to be in a state of euphoria; the next time you are getting dressed put on your current favorite song and turn it as loud as you can while you are getting dressed. You will notice it once you start to begin foreseeing your future and smiling because of the intense happiness you’ve created for yourself.
Why is this even a blog topic?
Well when people ask us our purpose besides creating fresh, jiggy and dope clothing. We tell them this; we like people to experience euphoria when they wear our items. The knowing that they share the same vision as we do where many will not understand is mad dope. Who would have thought a year ago Americans or other cultures would be wearing Arabic text on their heads? A lot of people won’t do that, but for the people that are wearing our hats let us know there are people that share our vision. The vision of not caring about how we may be judged because that shit is dope! We are taking baby steps to introducing our culture to our customers. Fashion and style is art, creative and originates from within us. Walking into a night lounge with joggers and still having more confidence than that lawyer in his $2,000 suit is priceless. If he looks at you weird, he doesn’t see the visions…
It is so much work into bringing a design to life. After solidifying the design and vision there is a process where a mockup of the final design is put together. This is where the process of picking fabric and color swatches, cuts, sews, zippers and other details come into play. The prototype process exists for any changes that are required to be made before the final sample piece is produced. This is definitely where most of the planning is completed.
Is quality important?
Quality is very important to ARSTS and our customers will definitely recognize the time and quality put into each of our products. We ensure that our items hold a level of quality that can be worn to all social events. We like to compliment the confidence of our customers with the quality and make of our products.
When are we releasing the new products?
We are trying very hard to release these products very soon. We are making sure everything is made to our standards before making it available to you guys. Please follow our blogs and our social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram @arsts_) to stay updated! We would like to say in the coming weeks you will start to see remnants of our new products leak.
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A lot of people asked us why Arabic text and not English?
Our answer is why not? We have nothing against the English text, but how many hats you’ve seen on people’s heads with English text? We wanted to step outside the box with this snapback since this was the first item our customers would be able to purchase. It was more of a statement piece for us. We wanted to experiment with people and read their responses to wearing a hat with text that is commonly referenced to terrorism in America. ARSTS is aimed towards customers that dress and lives with an open mind for fashion and style. We do not allow society’s rules and expectations blur our creativity and individuality. No filters for us, just jiggy shit...
The binary code that spells out “LIVING” associates directly with our technological background. The binary code in addition to the Arabic text differentiated our snapback from many others in the street wear community. We thought it would be very cool to have it blended with the color of the hat, so that “LEGENDARY” can stand bold independently from afar.
What does it comes down to when customers are purchasing the hat?
We believe our customers are purchasing this hat because of two reasons with the first reason being it is something different and second being the meaning of the hat. We want our customers to feel how we do with wearing our items; Legendary Living.