Women's March on Washington DC #womensmarch January 21 2017
We all here at IDILVICE - as an immigrant Swiss women owned small business operating in the United States since 1995 - today are very proud of our fellow sisters and brothers all around the world! Thank you very much for all your strong voices and for showing up to support our causes and more. You exhibited to the world how much you care about each other and how you plan to fight for your rights in the coming years. What a humble, wonderful display of grassroots movement in Washington DC today - Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Madonna, Angela Davis, Maxwell and many more: Say My Name. As Janelle said: "Women gave you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. We women can stop this at any time if we choose to." So don't you ever forget we're all Wonder Woman women and we choose freedom over fear. So proud of you.
Sausage Party in Style with IDILVICE! August 24 2016
That's right, do your Sausage Party in Style :)
New Oversized And Extra Long Clothing April 20 2016
Here. We spilled it out: all we wanna wear is oversized and extra long clothing. Where does this come from? No sure, but we feel the itch (desire). Can't deal with cropped tops this season, even skinny jeans seam out of whack. It's not that we are out of shape, quiet the contrary, we work out more than ever. So, there is definitely something in the air... it's flowing and easy and we wanted you to be the first to know.
Check out this awesome 100% cotton turtleneck tunic featuring Clint Eastwood - just right up our alley! A bit of Wild West, California cool (we love you Clint) and a lot of comfort.
Our Take On The Classic Turtleneck Sweater March 17 2016
What better image to feature on a turtleneck? Barbra Streisand's famous profile and long lean neck just asks to be on a turtleneck sweater, so we put it there :) 100% organic cotton knit and up to women's size 2XL makes it a go-to item in your closet. This is obviously a very limited edition and only a few Barbra Streisand turtleneck sweaters are still available.
David Bowie Uses Fashion To Express Messages of His Impending Death February 22 2016
Some time has now passed since David Bowie's death and I am wondering if his ashes have been scattered in Indonesia according to his last wishes. Heck, it's gonna take such a long time until we can get used to the fact that he is gone!
Meanwhile, I was reading a lot of articles written about Bowie and of course paid attention to the many tributes to him and his music.
When looking at the timeline of the last one and a half years of his life, I can't help but shockingly notice that Bowie sent us messages of his pending death all along, softly, smartly and oh so stylishly, but many of us were too busy to notice them.
As a fashion label we've always believed it to be odd that people do not use fashion more frequently to communicate messages. David of course has done this all his life and he did exactly that again when he did not want to speak or was unable to speak. He opted for soft messages through fashion.
I personally can't stand the last picture of him rushing into the theater for the premier of Lazarus, looking fragile and tightly holding onto a bottle of pills. But what I noticed there was the subtle tiny little white skulls woven into his scarf (an Alexander McQueen) that night.
Sure, David probably loved skulls - there is another picture of him wearing a skull scarf a bit earlier - but the choice to wear this particular one that night in the public, designed by a fellow English men who killed himself a few years ago, cannot be a coincidence. The scarf by the way, incredibly understated and skulls almost invisible, had to have been a conscious fashion choice by David Bowie, a man who planned in every detail his exit, and he could not have missed this one detail or worn it unconsciously. But most everyone missed his message then.
Now, don't get me wrong, David was a scarf fanatic and wore them frequently, even in his Ziggy Stardust days, and the fact that he wore a scarf that night in the public might just be what he does, but focussing in on it, it was undoubtedly a message to those who looked carefully. And how genius it it that he used a fashion accessory to transmit it?
Then, while thumbing through more images from his last few months of life, there were other hints such as a sweater with a single feather embroidery, as if he wanted to remind us how delicate and precious and fragile life is. He was already certain of it.
David Bowie wearing a Alexander McQueen Sweater with a feather embroidery.
While he did not say a word, he used fashion to express himself to those who were carefully looking. So glad we did. Thank you sir!
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Thank you for everything David Bowie! January 12 2016
Of course unexpected, at the very start of the new year 2016 we have to accept a world without David Bowie's... Thank you for everything David Bowie!
Don't leave the Black Sea because of Black Friday to save on holiday shopping [seriously]. November 24 2015
Just shop online instead! On your own terms. At your own time.
Work (Fashion Design) In Progress September 21 2015
This is what we are confronted with at times in this studio... in case you wonder... it is hot, still Summer here in Oakland but we are prepping for what's popping in Fall 2016. It's not always easy, that is for sure, but when things come together such as here, we gain confidence that it all will work out in the end :)
Misfits Skirt in Tribeca NYC - WTC Background #911 September 11 2015
The IDILVICE™ MISFITS Skirt photographed in Manhattan sometime in the nineteen nineties. The Word Trade Center Twin Towers in the background.
Carl Posey Photo Fashion Exclusive Edition August 30 2015
This is not yet totally and completely official, but since we like to give our readers and customers first chance on IDILVICE™ news and we already started designing we can let the cat out of the bag: Carl Posey Photo Fashion Collection Exclusive Edition designed by IDILVICE™ coming soon...
We will first make the pieces exclusively available for order on IDILVICE.com. You can already check the very first pieces mixed in amongst the Hip Hop Collection, but Carl will have his own shop and category and the collection will be available to the wholesale trade this Fall. More infos coming soon, stay tuned!
Wyclef Jean of The Fugees by Carl Posey on a limited edition Dress designed by IDILVICE™
Remembering Elvis Presley Today & Everyday August 15 2015
You can read more about the celebration here!
Ever since IDILVICE's release of the Elvis Presley Collection in 2002, its pieces have been sought after.
We'll forever love the King Of Rock'n' Roll!
Once you ended up on our homepage you most likely came across our new hot Banner? Well, we wanted to give you a little background story of how it all came together.
In the photo pictured is designer IDIL back in... probably 1994 or 1995, in front of an old fountain in Wollishofen Switzerland in the Canton of Zurich, from which the cows drink water when the pass coming down from their Summer up in the mountains to go inside for the Winter months (Yes, we have lots and lots of snow in the Winter). But what does this have to do with the banner? Well you see IDIL is wearing an Ice-T t-shirt as a dress. This image represents IDIL's beginnings as a designer quiet well, because it shows where her inspiration was. She loved Hip Hop and especially Ice-T. So what was she doing with those XL Mens T-Shirts? She wanted desperately to wear them but needed to do some tucking, which brings us to how she manufactured many of the t-shirts into other well, better constructed, unique garments for girls and woman.
And yes, if you have not already heard, this weekend "Staight Outta Compton" a movie about the story of another of IDIL's favorite Hip Hop bands N.W.A. is opening in the theaters nationwide, so for that special occasion, as you can see on our homepage, we have reissued some of our Hip Hop repertoire this month!
And for the banner, we had to come up with something and what we did is take that original photograph of IDIL in her beginnings and added it to a typical Cali shot by Carl Posey. We sure hope you dig it as much as we do :D
Proud Swiss Brands - Swatch & IDILVICE July 07 2015
It's so easy to miss important stuff on the internet. Duh. But how can we have missed this picture of our own designer attending the NYC Swatch Club event? IDILVICE & Swatch two very distinct Swiss brands which already have many ties together and even collaborated, it comes as no surprise - still how can we have missed it - that the Swissies hang out in the Bid Apple together. The Marquee was bursting with style and two Swiss brands were celebrated accordingly.
IDILVICE Naval Officer Zip Top - Photo by Carl Posey.
Sporty Indeed! April 30 2015
One of the top trends of the new millennium has been and still is actually sporty couture or leisure wear - 'cause it's so modern and in tune with our new lifestyles - IDILVICE Leaf Print Satin Shorts are featured in this Sporty Style Etsy Treasury curated by Tania Zagaria, check it out for 'up to date' sporty styles. Oh, what about that funky retro stripe halter...
Our Photographer In Front Of The Camera For Once April 21 2015
Only seconds left to bid & win our Lady Gaga Boys Graphic PRINTED Strapless DRESS - Made In USA - Size M with C-Cup http://t.co/Ws1gC77I1G— IDILVICE (@idilvice) April 13, 2015
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Ready For Easter Sunday's Egg Hunt March 16 2015
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photos by Carl Posey
R.I.P. Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) February 27 2015
The ones of you who have been following IDILVICE Fashion for a while, know that we are huge fans of Star Trek, and for years we've been designing clothes which beared the images of it's famous cool characters. Here's a quick flash back of some of those items. If you are interested in ordering one of them, let us now and we will check to see if we can make them on special order for you. For a limited time only.
.... and as Mr. Spock used to say: "Live Long And Prosper".
The Golden Collection Inspired by California's Poppy Flowers February 08 2015
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