Posts tagged "Joseph Keefer"

Flat sketching, small preview of what the future of GHSTS will be. 

Flat sketching, small preview of what the future of GHSTS will be. 


filthavenue:

Robert Geller

outtake from “The Escape” Shoot for alwaysnever I styled with Peter, not sure which of us actually took this picture though

filthavenue:

Robert Geller

outtake from “The Escape” Shoot for alwaysnever I styled with Peter, not sure which of us actually took this picture though


Charlie shot by Ethan James, Styled by Joseph Keefer
Charlie wears
Leather jacket by Robert Geller
Button Up Shirt by Raf Simons
Necklace by Robert Geller
Tee Shirt Models own

Charlie shot by Ethan James, Styled by Joseph Keefer

Charlie wears

Leather jacket by Robert Geller

Button Up Shirt by Raf Simons

Necklace by Robert Geller

Tee Shirt Models own


Axel shot by Ethan James, Styled by Joseph Keefer
Axel wears: Blazer by Number (N)ine, Tee Shirt by Nicholas Andreas Taralis

Axel shot by Ethan James, Styled by Joseph Keefer

Axel wears: Blazer by Number (N)ine, Tee Shirt by Nicholas Andreas Taralis


Aiden & Linus Shot by Ethan James, Styled by Joseph Keefer
Both wear all Robert Geller, Tie pin on Linus by Surface To Air 

Aiden & Linus Shot by Ethan James, Styled by Joseph Keefer

Both wear all Robert Geller, Tie pin on Linus by Surface To Air 


Asa shot by Ethan James Green, styled by Joseph Keefer
Asa wears Sunglasses by Robert Geller
Necklace by Ann Demuelemeester
Blazer & T-Shirt by Raf Simons 

Asa shot by Ethan James Green, styled by Joseph Keefer

Asa wears Sunglasses by Robert Geller

Necklace by Ann Demuelemeester

Blazer & T-Shirt by Raf Simons 


me for Alwaysnever NYC’s warehouse sale

me for Alwaysnever NYC’s warehouse sale


My favorite shoes, beat to death Number (N)ine Converse Jack Purcells, paired with Acne Max Cash

My favorite shoes, beat to death Number (N)ine Converse Jack Purcells, paired with Acne Max Cash


Stylecaster.com

Thanks Susan!

Stylecaster.com

Thanks Susan!


bitemagazine:

FEATURE | INTERVIEW WITH GHSTS DESIGNER JOSEPH KEEFER

We speak to Joseph Keefer, the man behind Brooklyn’s latest line, GHSTS. Equipped with a pre-existing knowledge in fashion as Robert Geller’s assistant, the American translates his unremitting passion for music into the premiere collection entitled Unmastered. 

What prompted you to start the collection? Is it a case of bringing out an identity of some sort? I wanted to branch out and begin my own line. GHSTS’ identity is parallel to mine and I’m also very driven by DIY and music hence I established the brand myself in the only way I knew how.

What are the inspirations behind the first collection - Unmastered?
The inspiration for the first collection Unmastered was music - music I grew up with listening to and playing - music that inspired me. Mainly revolving around the genres of punk, hardcore and grunge (i.e Nirvana, Fugazi, American Nightmare, Botch). 

Is it a conscious decision on your part by likening them to band t-shirts? If so, why? I designed the t-shirt graphics in a way similar to band t-shirts because they’ve always been my favorite. Band t-shirts have always been so iconic and I wanted to capture that.

Is GHSTS more inspired by music or is it more fashion conscious? GHSTS will always be more driven by music. The idea of the brand is of course to be a fashion brand and to grow in that way, but the roots will always be attached to music.

How do you approach the design process? Does it begin with a text in mind followed by the graphics or is it more organic? The design process for t-shirts has always been the same for me, I get an idea of word, phrase, lyric, or graphic in mind and I build around that. The text, graphic, placement all comes together after.

How much has working as the asst for Robert Geller influenced GHSTS? Or do you regard this as a project or collection that is a complete diversion from your previous works? I’ve been able to learn from Robert about fashion and fashion design more than I could from anywhere else. This has been invaluable. I would say in that way I am inspired by Robert Geller, however the brand GHSTS isn’t inspired by my job with Robert. I have been able to use that knowledge in helping to develop the brand and its course going forward. GHSTS is a project entirely separate from my work at Robert Geller, it’s meant to be seen through its own light as it develops.

What’s next for GHSTS? Are there any future aspirations or desires to branch out the brand even further or are you focused on developing niche tees? What’s next for GHSTS is growing our segments, we want the brand to be more than a t-shirt brand. T-shirts will always remain a strong part of our core but our goal is to be introducing more cut and sew pieces into the line up as we move forward. Currently we are developing a couple of pieces we hope to be able to show soon. We’re taking it slow and not trying to overwhelm ourselves with the project as we want to nurture GHSTS, bring it along slowly and steadily allowing to experience a real successful growth and lifespan.

GHSTS’ premiere collection can be found here

Text: Nadirah Nazaraly/Daniel Griffiths
Images: GHSTS

THANKS BITE!


An old Polaroid I took a couple years ago at Coney Island, just found it the other day.

An old Polaroid I took a couple years ago at Coney Island, just found it the other day.


No scanner today so I took a quick pic of this sketch.

No scanner today so I took a quick pic of this sketch.


bitemagazine:

Preview #13
BITE Magazine 02 | David Urbanke (feat. Jackson Rado @ RE:QUEST)
Part of our Preview Series ahead of the release of The Power Issue.
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Really happy with this editorial I shot with David. The shoot exclusively features clothing from ALWAYSNEVER NEW YORK

bitemagazine:

Preview #13

BITE Magazine 02 | David Urbanke (feat. Jackson Rado @ RE:QUEST)

Part of our Preview Series ahead of the release of The Power Issue.


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Really happy with this editorial I shot with David. The shoot exclusively features clothing from ALWAYSNEVER NEW YORK


bitemagazine:

BITE MAGAZINE 02 | ROCK CLASSICS

Photographer: David Urbanke Stylist: Joseph Keefer Model: Jackson Rado

As featured on Models.com
Full editorial in BITE Magazine Power/02 Issue. Read online now.

bitemagazine:

BITE MAGAZINE 02 | ROCK CLASSICS

Photographer: David Urbanke
Stylist: Joseph Keefer
Model: Jackson Rado

As featured on Models.com


Full editorial in BITE Magazine Power/02 Issue. Read online now.


Early morning sketching.

Early morning sketching.