Thursday, 23 October 2014

SRETSIS - Has Arrived!


I'm sure alot of you have been waiting for this "cute as a button" new season collection from cult label Sretsis to arrive. The "CURIOUS CLUB OF GENTLEWOMEN" is now available in all Violent Green stores an Violent Green online store. Pop in soon ( its selling out fast) or shop here


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SRETISS IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Getting to know..... TRASHFITS


Brisbane local Chris Hahn aka Trashfits tees arrived instore a few weeks ago and already causing quite a buzz. All original prints done by the man himself, reminiscent of punk and stoner gig posters. We thought we would pick Chris' brain about his creative process and what makes him tick
If you are interested in Trashfits tee's pop into the Violent Green Brisbane city store or shop the collection here


Rob Green: Hey Chris, How long have you been designing prints?
Chris Trashfits: Since I started Trashfits really, I had an art show with a few others at The Fox and did some art for that, but never to be mass produced.
Rob Green: Did you initially design them to print onto clothing, or was that something you decided once you had finalised the prints?
 Chris Trashfits: They were never designed for clothing man, it just seemed like the next step in the process of the art. But my room mate did push me to make him a shirt and by the end of the night, we had the brand Trashfits.
Rob Green: Other than your prints, what other mediums do you work with?   
 Chris Trashfits: I've been doing some fine art, which includes water colour, pencil and sharpie pens mainly. Other than that it's just what I can get my hands on. 


Rob Green: Your artwork reminds me a lot punk/stoner gig posters.  Would you say that music was an inspiration toward your aesthetic?  Any particular artists or genres? 
Chris Trashfits: Punk/ stoner gig posters, haha I'm flattered. But yeah for sure, music is a massive influence in what I do for Trashfits and anything really. I don't really know how to explain the genre, but I guess you could call it stoner rock, you know, like your FIDLAR or DRENGE kinda bands. 
Rob Green: Are there any artists that you draw inspiration from?  The simple black and white prints and heavy shading definitely remind me of Ric Clayton’s work.
 Chris Trashfits: I dont really know if I have any inspiration for the shirt designs. I really like drawing the skulls of pre historic animals as I can put a lot of detail in the works with heavy use of black and white. But for my fine art, I quite like the collaboration of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, any of their solo works and of course, Jackson Pollock.
Rob Green: Are you working on any more prints at the moment?  Any insight of what we can expect to see next from Trashfits? 
Chris Trashfits: I have a few that I've done up already. For example, a pair of boxing gloves with barbed wire around the fists, underneath the text 'Institutionalized,' representing the song by Suicidal Tendencies. Which is going on a black shirt. 


Rob Green: Do you find yourself drawing in your free time?  When you sit down to draw do you have a definite idea of what you want in your head, or are you more inclined to just ‘wing it’? 
Chris Trashfits: I don't really draw in my free time but when I draw I'll try to get some source material to help me, but I almost always have a definite idea of what I want to draw. But in saying that, I tend to 'wing it' when I've been drinking...


Rob Green: What else do you do in your free time?  How do you unwind? 
Chris Trashfits: FIFA with my room mates. It get's pretty heated at times and I would hardly call that unwinding, but nah, FIFA is the greatest. 
Rob Green: Do you have anywhere in Brisbane you enjoy to hang out? A bar?  Maybe somewhere to grab a bite to eat? 
Chris Trashfits: I find myself at Greaser quite a lot, and I do love a good burger and Ben's Burgers has it going on!  
Rob Green: Any words of advice you can give to other young artists?
Chris Trashfits: I dont really have any advice because I'm not an artist, but I would say get your style down pat.  

Rob Green: Thanks for taking the time Chris and we wish you the best with everything.


posted by robgreen

VG TV PARTY


posted by kimgreen

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

VIOLENT GREEN x ZOE AND MORGAN - INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY!

Got a great little competition we are running on the Violent Green instagram. Get moving to win!
Winner will be drawn Friday 24th via instagram. 


posted by rozgreen

Sunday, 19 October 2014

LAZY OAF x LOONEY TUNES - Coming Soon!


posted by kimgreen

SONG OF THE WEEK!


Nujabes + Fat Jon- Aruarian DanceSecond track from the Samurai
Champloo Soundtrack. I envision a bullet train ride through the
Japanese country side when I listen to this. Enjoy. 
 




posted by lindagreen

Saturday, 18 October 2014

SATURDAYS SURF NYC - GOOD STUFF!


What more of a fitting day than today to post up some great pieces from New York kings Saturdays Surf Nyc. Crispy! Slip into the weekend with some Saturdays Surf Nyc. Pop into VG stores for these goodies and plenty more or click here

BRANDON ENGINEERED STRIPE

BELLOWS SHORTS

ESQUINA SHIFFLI

ESQUINA SHIFFLI- NAVY

RIO STACKED T-SHIRT

RANDALL LARGE STRIPE

CURTIS TRUNK

JAY SUEDE

SLAB CIRCLE NYC

JAY SUEDE

TOMMY CHINO SHORT

JAY SUEDE

posted by ishagreen

SATURDAYS SURF NYC IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Thursday, 16 October 2014

STANCE - SKATE LEGENDS!


The new Stance Skate Legends collaboration socks have finally arrived into VG stores. The range is so sickk! All your favourite skaters are available. Pop into VG stores or shop the full Stance collection here

BARBEE SOCKS

CARDIEL SOCKS

CABELLERO SOCKS

HOSOI SOCKS

GROSSO SOCKS

posted by simongreen

STANCE IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

KAREN WALKER


As you are aware, Karen Walker has been on fire this season ( and every other season!). A recent shoot by local  photographer Nathan Mann captures some of the great pieces from the fashion collection and also the BENAH x KAREN WALKER collaboration collection. Click the links to view the ranges.

SALUTE THE DAY
Photographer: Nathan Mann (www.mullco.com.au)
Model: Bri Lee (www.poiseonarrows.com)
Hair/makeup: Kelly Vo

Featuring Benah x Karen Walker women's Sloane Satchel in Black/Ivory and Karen Walker Drop Shoulder Jumper


posted by robgreen

BENAH x KAREN WALKER  AND KAREN WALKER COLLECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES

VG RADIO

Another one to add to the Burger Records list of great bands, GAP DREAM. Feeling those summer vibes already. Enjoy!


posted by simongreen

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

SAY HELLO... TO EAT ME DO


One of the new additions to the Violent Green mix is Melbourne label "EAT. ME. DO" a label mixing jewellery, playful shapes, bold/bright colour and plenty of food inspiration. Violent Green womenswear buyer Roz recently caught up with EMD designer Lara and picked her brain.

 

ROZ GREEN: Hey Lara, so tell me, what is EAT. ME. DO and how did it all begin?

LARA EAT ME DO: Eat.me.do is a creation of my imagination which fills people with smiles and happiness. It all started after I finished uni back in mid 2012 when I turned a hobby into a business.


ROZ GREEN: Why the decision to create wearable food?

LARA EAT ME DO:  I've always loved quirky things that have some sort of novelty factor. I've always had a love for food related objects and art so it was only obvious and natural to create food inspired pieces.



ROZ GREEN: Where do your ideas come from and what is inspiring you at the moment?

LARA EAT ME DO:  My ideas pop up from all over the place. Whether I'm in a supermarket or at a cafe, I'm constantly being inspired by the things around me. At the moment I'm totally in love with and inspired by the artist pip and pop! Their work is absolutely magical and it takes me to a happy place every time I look at their work.



ROZ GREEN: What's your favourite piece from the collection?

LARA EAT ME DO: My favorite piece from my new 'ice scream' collection would have to be the strawberry fluff jumpers! It's my first time ever creating a clothing collection and this piece was one of the first garments I design for the collection. However everything in this collection is so much fun and sooo pink it's really quite hard not to love everything.



ROZ GREEN: One last question, what's your ultimate desert?

LARA EAT ME DO: Oh wow my ultimate dessert. That's a hard one. I'm going to state the obvious and say some amazing ice cream creation! But then again I can never go past a good tropical fruit salad.



posted by rozgreen

EAT ME DO IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN STORES + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE