AgainstAllOdds and Nineteenth-Amendment

Keep an eye out! In the next weeks a selection from our A/W'15 colection will be available for pre-sale and direct purchase on the online indie designer platform  Nineteeth Amendment. We could not be happier to join their already impressive list of designers and be part of what such an amazing concept.  Take a look at the designers already listing collections, and watch for our stuff at ---www.nineteenthamendment.com 

here's a taste of what's to come with some behind the scenes images from the shoot for Nineteenthamendment. 

 

 

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--xoxo

AgainstAllOdds at the Easter Seals Gala

AgainstAllOdds works hard to support causes in and around Chicago land, and just this last Friday our Creative Director and founder accompanied by our stunning in house model swathed in yards of AgainstAllOdds bias cut antique gold silk tucked and tapered into a shimmering belted column, attended the annual Easter Seals fundraiser and Gala at the Four Seasons.  We were so proud to donate a custom piece for the silent auction and  have cocktails with some of Chicago's most charitable contributors.  Although we don't have the final numbers from the evening there were many, many little red envelopes in the AgainstAllOdds jar...  Congratulations and well done to the Easter Seals board and planning comitee, it was quite the event 

 

 

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Peter Kulak

Here at AgainstAllOdds we LOVE to promote our friends in the fashion industry.  A dear friend of Ian's, Erin's, and everyone here at AgainstAllOdds is Peter Kulak, he is a Chicago based photographer who's professionalism and eye are only surpassed by his final product.  Models, designers, and stylists all love working with Peter, and we thought it would be great to do a little write up here, because he certainly deserves it.  

Check him out, you will be impressed.  www.peterkulak.com 

 

p.s. not only is the AgainstAllOdds campaign featured on his web-page but "the pier" shoot was styled by AgainstAllOdds creative director and Director of Collections.

Holiday update -- just in the nick of time

So the holidays have been crazy!  Planning parties, custom work, shopping for gifts, and the holiday capsule, but here are a few images of the AgainstAllOdds holiday capsule on some VIP clients, one of them being the Colleen our spokes model for pre-spring.

Happy Holidays everyone, and see you in 2014

 

 

 

the party hostess (a VIP AgianstAllOdds client) and AgainstAllOdds Creative Dir. 

the party hostess (a VIP AgianstAllOdds client) and AgainstAllOdds Creative Dir. 

Colleen in AgainstAllOdds hioliday capsule and our fearless leader

Colleen in AgainstAllOdds hioliday capsule and our fearless leader

Our Creative Dir. and Dir. of Collections after a couple of glasses of champagne

Our Creative Dir. and Dir. of Collections after a couple of glasses of champagne

What we love about the Holidays ... and a sneak peek at our holiday capsule

I'm going to keep this one short but sweet.  Thanksgiving is 2 days away, and with it the official start of the holiday season.  We Love the holidays, red wine after work, time off work with family and friends, and of course the holiday party.  

Even though we are up to our eyebrows in pattern pieces and samples working on the first official AAO collection to release in the spring, Ian decided to do a (very) small capsule collection for the upcoming party season.  A few kind-of funky party pieces to round out your holiday wardrobe.

Were loving colored lace and and sparkly separates in unusual silhouettes, and of course Ian will throw in some surprises for the AAO followers... Stay tuned for pictures but till then here's a peek at the sketch on the design table :)   

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Campaign Video

The AgainstAllOdds team was lucky enough to work with cinematographer Phil Hosticka on the campaign video for the inaugural  Pre-Spring 2014 RTW capsule collection.  Thank god he knows what he's doing because it was pretty clear going into it that we didn't.  AgainstAllOdds had never been involved with anything video related, and although Ian can direct a still shoot well and has an idea of what the final product will look like, anything moving is another story.  Ian and the team briefed Phil as to an idea and let him and his assistant go to work.  The final product is nothing short of amazing, Colleen and the clothes look amazing and we couldn't be happier as a team.  Also special thanks to the original score for the short promo video by Alec Biccum, Morgan and Tiffany Mehaulic for their beautiful jewelry and art work, Joann Boznos for hair and makeup, and as always Erin Dufour for her styling of the pieces and art direction.  

Heres the video take a look and enjoy.