• Close Up and Private


    Close Up and Private is an on-going project by Sergei Sviatchenko (try saying that three times) which looks to capture the spirit of Ivy-League style, as seen through the subtle shades of the individual. Through these details a complex discourse between clothing, style, and image takes form, offering new perspectives on contemporary style and identity. I’ve curated my favorite images from Sviatchenko’s autumn/winter 2009 collection—encompassing the youthful, Ivy-League inspired style with traditionally preppy roots that Unabashedly Prep champions.

    Dec 16, 2009 | Permalink (10) Total Comments

    Craig left a comment on 1/25/2010 at 10:51 PM:

    Found some of the bracelets!
    Not exactly the same brand, but the same idea

    Christian DePrepp left a comment on 1/19/2010 at 2:16 PM:

    Those tie-like watchbands are sick! I need them!

    Paul left a comment on 12/28/2009 at 7:40 PM:

    Ahhhh - silk bracelets - Hmmmmmm—-, So, um, yeah, where are they from? huh?

    Sergei left a comment on 12/21/2009 at 10:34 AM:

    Paul—The watch band is Hackett vintage. But I bought it in Paris years ago.

    Sergei left a comment on 12/21/2009 at 10:31 AM:

    Enzo ACG—Close up and private featuring JvdF.
    Available now at RoseArk, the wrap bracelets retail starting at $220 and the wallets can be custom-ordered starting at $290 retail or via the website www.jvdf.net.

    For further information:

    Paul left a comment on 12/20/2009 at 9:13 PM:

    where in the world can i get those regimental stripe watch bands????

    Jack left a comment on 12/16/2009 at 7:24 PM:

    The use of color is also an example of Prep done right - Not too ostentatious (in 95% of the images), but also not as stodgy as ‘Ivy’ or ‘Trad’(at least not in the ridiculous blogosphere definitions) Throw in some bedhead and a stale pack of Marlboros and this is what many well-dressed real Prep school students might wear.

    EnzoAGC left a comment on 12/16/2009 at 4:22 PM:

    The tie silk bracelets are amazing!  Where are they from?

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/16/2009 at 2:52 PM:

    Jack—Agreed. I feel a great Fair Isle is hard to find these days. That one isn’t trying too hard…that’s what makes is great.

    jack left a comment on 12/16/2009 at 2:21 PM:

    The Fair Isle in photo one is the best looking example I’ve ever seen.