What began as a vehemently published Tumblr account has since grown into a cult-followed fashion label. Imran Ciesay and Solomon Boyede, otherwise known as Ciesay and Soulz, founded the brand in 2013 to parlay their love for hip-hop into a photography blog. The pair were known for finessing All Access Passes to notable shows across the world. Their unique sense of unorthodox angles and nontraditional imaging propelled them to popularity.
Now, the brand exposes its fans to drops on a consistent basis, tours, and events, which are movies in themselves. PLACES+FACES is in the mode of releasing ready-to-wear garments that push our understanding of cultural phenomena. Far removed from their days of Tumblr, PLACES+FACES is a brand you need to know about.
Continue down as we explore the ins and outs of PLACES+FACES. Prepare to be exposed to stunning streetwear, dope collaborations, and many ingenious designs.
VARSITY JACKET FILM CLUB VOL. 4
Coming from the latest Film Club drop is the heavy varsity jacket. It was released in a black-on-black colourway, as well as a green-on-black. To prove you’re a P+F Film Club Member, punch in your credit card number and add one of these two jackets to your wardrobe.
The black varsity jacket features genuine leather arms and chenille patches throughout. This jacket is completely embroidered and is detailed with knit, foldable collars and wrists.
GUESS X PLACES+FACES CARGO PANTS
In 2019, Guess linked up with PLACES+FACES for another collab that gave Guess brownie points in the streetwear community. One of the dopest pieces from this collection has to be the cargos.
The black joints had an array of belt loops that cascaded down into the pockets. On either side of the legs are deep pockets which include Guess branded buttons, 3M strips, and a badge to signify the brand’s link-up.
SWEATSUIT FROM THE FORREST GREEN ESSENTIALS DROP
PLACES+FACES is an excellent brand due to its ability to live on both sides of the spectrum. On one end, you have staple garments which will last forever in your wardrobe. While on the other hand, they produce easy-to-style essentials for everyone.
In the Autumn of 2020, they released a Forrest Green matching jumper and sweatpant set. The colour in itself is absolutely gorgeous and would fit with the Autumn aesthetic of falling leaves and pumpkin spice. Above the left pec and upper left thigh are the brand’s verbal logo in white, a nice touch to an already clean tracksuit.
The key to having an aesthetically pleasing living space is coffee table books. Dust off your collection of lookbooks and drop the PLACES+FACES Polaroid book right on top. Beneath the vibrant yellow exterior is a collection of polaroids taken over a nine-year span since the inception of PLACES+FACES. Each photo was taken between 2014 and 2021 using the same camera Andy Warhol used to take polaroids throughout his career.
Across the 180 pages is an assemblage of celebrities, artists, and others from different parts of the world. Inside are rap artists like A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, and Skepta. The movie world is portrayed through the faces of Quentin Tarantino and Idris Elba. Rounding out the faces are the likes of Iris Law, Virgil Abloh, and Verdy.
Tagging along with the essential theme is their 3M sidebag from a similar era. The 100% nylon bag is reflective along the verbal logo, which is inserted along the front portion of the bag. It’s a terrific staple and a phenomenal everyday bag for when you’re on the move.
PLACES+FACES is best known for its unique graphic t-shirts. Their plus logo was blown up across T’s in the summer collections for 2020 and 2021. It gives off a high-fashion look without being too flashy. Their graphic T’s tend to have imagery on the back for a more well-rounded design.
Their most recent Film Club drop was absolutely absurd! The American Psycho top has a sick snap from the film itself on the front and is topped off by a mental silhouette graphic with a burst of colour on the rear. Similarly, the Kill Bill top from the Film Club drop before that was insane too! The infamous yellow shade from The Bride’s jumpsuit is sprayed across the rear in a paint-like font.
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