I don’t think there is anything to say about Band of Outsiders besides, “Oh my heavens, are they good!” BoO is one of a handful of Los Angeles fashion brands that come to mind when you think of local, hyper respected clothiers, which is why their lo-fi approach to sharing new works is so good.
Scott Sternberg, the brands behind it all, has always had a thing for Polaroid photography, which he trains at celebrity and cool stylish friends all the time, turning quaint afternoons into little photoshoots. There are many famous faces he has wrangled in as subjects recently, from the always dapper James Marsden (shot at the Gaylord Apartments) to the one and only Kirsten Dunst (at the Huntington Gardens). Two new photo sets that are by far the best are Michelle Williams and Ed Ruscha’s modeling work for BoO. Williams plays around the Hollywood Forever cemetery like a silver screen pixie while Ruscha gave a little tour of his Culver City studio.
What’s remarkable about them is four things. First, both Williams and Ruscha do an excellent job at being really approachable personalities, which is not necessarily what I would call either of them (not that they aren’t, but they just seem too cool for anyone to approach). Second, Sternberg is just a wiz with the instant photo medium. It’s very impressive how much he can capture and how much he can isolate with this point-and-shoot medium. Thirdly, the clothes are just fantastic, if only we could afford them. Lastly, Los Angeles looks great, as it does in all of his photo sets. But, then again, we all already know how great Los Angeles looks.