Style Wars is Back!

WORLD TOUR PHOTOS UP AT www.cargocollective.com/houseofdiehl/Style-Wars-World-Tour

WERE YOU THERE?? The 2nd Style Wars ™ Battle Championship Tour went Nagasaki on the US last fall. 40 designers from 6 cities stepped up to battle live for an invitation to the International Finale in NYC and a spread in Surface magazine. STYLE, bitches!
ACCEPT NO IMITATORS—HoD’s Style Wars is [...]

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WORLD TOUR PHOTOS UP AT www.cargocollective.com/houseofdiehl/Style-Wars-World-Tour

WERE YOU THERE?? The 2nd Style Wars ™ Battle Championship Tour went Nagasaki on the US last fall. 40 designers from 6 cities stepped up to battle live for an invitation to the International Finale in NYC and a spread in Surface magazine. STYLE, bitches!
ACCEPT NO IMITATORS—HoD’s Style Wars is the biggest party ever!

You saw it on Make Me A Supermodel. Now come see it live. The second US Style Battle Championship Tour burned across the country in fall 2009. Now steel yourself for an international Grand Final Battle Royale, in NYC Spring 2010, and international shows in Asia, Canada, South America, and Paris. F*ck ready to wear; get ready to rumble!

FUSING the street-bred spontaneity of a rap battle with the glamour of fashion, House of Diehl’s STYLE BATTLING™ is the fresh phenomenon born in the basements of New York that is blowing up all the way from San Francisco to South Africa, LA to London, Atlanta to Argentina. Check out the video: www.houseofdiehl.com

AFTER a runaway first US campaign, a 5-continent World Tour, support from Banksy, Bravo, and Ashton Kutcher, the original style battle competition returned for a second US tour this fall.

DESIGNERS applied to battle at www.houseofdiehl.com. Of those hopefuls, 8 designers/teams per city faced off in knock-out rounds of rapid design, LIVE on stage. Competitors innovate to dominate this runway, making bold new fashions from recycled clothing and household objects in just 5 minutes! It’s DESIGN OR DIE as the crowd and a celebrity panel of Style VIPs choose which battler stays in the game or bites the dust, while hottest DJs shred the decks.

PAST judges include Catherine Malandrino, V.V. Brown, Joe Corre, Jody Watley, Casey Spooner, Mick Rock.

CREATED by House of Diehl as an opportunity for fresh young designers to prove their chops, Style Battling™ is a new approach to fashion, championing the possibilities of recycled/eco-friendly design. Style Wars offers emerging designers and the audience the experience of high fashion without the costs—to wallet or world. Moreover, with concept-to-creation in just minutes, the incredible designs offer an inside vision of future style.

Press & inquiries: hello@houseofdiehl.com / 212.358.8915

“Like an old-school MC Battle, [but] these guys spit out style.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Raising fashion’s already quick pulse to a New York-minute.” —THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“A huge phenomenon. High in suspense and fun.” —THE LONDON TIMES

“A battle of the most fashionable kind” –VOGUE.COM

“Buzzing with excitement—an awesome night out!” INSTYLE

“The epitome of fashion, glam, beauty, fun and booze…a must-see event that has to be experienced.” COOL JUNKIE

“The start of one designer’s rise to stardom… rip the clothes off a model, and transform it into a jaw-dropping art piece.” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Imagine if Project Runway had one less supermodel and twice as much edge” TIMEOUT, CHICAGO

About | Mission | Style Battling

About

STYLE WARS(tm)! DJs & designers, models & make-up artists, press & public: all come together to forge an interactive style experience described by The New York Times as “part circus tent, part runway show… high fashion!”

At each hot venue, local Lagerfelds step up to battle in head-to-head rounds of rapid design. Cutting, tearing, tagging, draping… recycled garments and every-day objects become the raw material for brand new high fashion pieces—made in minutes! Fans witness the fitness, and a runway walk-off, to select a winner. Meantime, DJs mash up the freshest sounds, photographers vie for pics, and the backstage is brought to the crowd.

F*ck Ready-to-Wear! You better be Ready to Rumble!

Mission

Fusing the intensity and spontaneity of a rap battle with the glamour of a fashion show, and the excitement of extreme sports, House of Diehl invented STYLE BATTLING(tm) as the newest opportunity for rising fashion designers to make their name in the competitive arena of design.

Style Battling

Style battling is a democratic approach to the elite world of high fashion. With so much talent out there and so few opportunities, we wanted to break down walls for anyone with mad skills for fast fashion and the balls to put it out there. We strive to create opportunity and audience for those who deserve it most—the creative, the uncompromising—the take-no-prisoners talent.

If you can cook a look faster than Pat Field on PCP, this is the competition for you.

In designer’s dream world, you’d have 6 months to transform a bolt of silk into the next big “little black dress”. In the real world, your deadlines, resources and budgets are tighter than Shrek in a Speedo. To make it, you have to be bold, you have to be vicious: No guts, no glory—That’s what this competition is about.

Because…
Whether you live in Brooklyn, Bombay, or Bethesda —great talent deserves opportunity.
Because…
Today’s undiscovered stars are tomorrow’s icons.
Because…
Those that need an audience for their work can rarely afford it.
Because…
There’s world of super-talented people out there who ought to be a worldwide community.
Because…
The product is the process.
Because…
It’s not about what something is, it’s what it can be.

After a runaway first US campaign, a 5-continent World Tour, support from Banksy, Bravo, and Ashton Kutcher, the original style battle competition returns.

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MIAMI

miami

When:Wed 11/4 (10PM)
Where: Fontainebleau
Address: 44441 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL Map
Cost: RSVP only

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NYC

newyork

When:Sat 11/7 (10PM)
Where: Don Hill’s
Address: 511 Greenwich St. at Spring St. New York, NY Map
Cost: 15.00

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ATL

atlanta

When:Fri 11/13 (8PM)
Where: Opera Nightclub
Address: 1150 B Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA Map
Cost: 15.00


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LA

LA

When:Tue 11/17 (7:30PM)
Where: Cinespace
Address: 6356 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Map
Cost: 15.00

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SAN FRAN

Sanfran

When:Sat 11/21 (10PM)
Where: MEZZANINE
Address: 444 Jessie St. San Francisco, CA Map
Cost: 15.00

Glasslands, NYC: Wed Aug 13 (8.30PM) Cost: $10/$15

Glasslands, NYC: Wed Sep 10 (8.30PM) Cost: $10/$15

Media

July 14 2014

It’s On! Style Wars, The Sessions begins at Glasslands August 13. Let’s Do This!
http://www.theglasslands.com/event/628155-style-wars-brooklyn/

April 12 2013

House of Diehl is demoing its mad style science at Fashion-Art-Toronto April 25th – come check it out! http://fashionarttoronto.ca/

March 29 2012

Style Wars creators House of Diehl created 20 pieces that we hope will be on stage for Gaga’s summer world tour. Watch this space!

October 5 2011

The official US Style Wars(tm) site is on Facebook. Take me with the quickness!

February 21 2011

Another continent comes into the Style Wars fold with our first Style Wars battle in Asia, at the Butter Factory in Singapore this Saturday. Rock it!

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  • On Nov 01, 2009, I will be over the age of 21.
  • I am a US resident or visa holder.
  • The work I submit is my own.
  • Submission of my entry form implies my acceptance of Style Wars rules and regulations.
  • If I am selected to participate in a live show, I understand that I am not compensated for travel or expenses incurred. Style Wars producers decision is final.

“Impressive. Hundreds of people… Large doses of creativity… High fashion.”

-The New York  Times

“Raising fashion’s already quick pulse to New York-minute speeds… A touring fight-out for the fashion-savvy art set.”

-The Los Angeles Times

“A huge phenomenon–there’s no doubt about its potential!”

-The London Times

“Buzzing with excitement–an awesome night out!”

-InStyle.com

“Battle of the most fashionable kind.”

-Vogue.com

“Geniuses!”

-Bravo  TV

“If the fashion world had an Olympic sport, it might look a little like Style Wars.”

-The Chicago Sun Times

“Shear Ingenuity, cocktailing, and a room full of fashionistas.”

-The New York Post

“ The start of one designer’s rise to stardom.”

-San Francisco Chronicle

“A phenomenon… the newest variation on krumping.”

-The Village Voice

“Project Runway meets Iron Chef…”

-LA Weekly

“Who really wins is the audience.”

-AM New York

“Duchamp meets Dior”

-BlackBook magazine

“A Project Runway-esque sartorial smackdown.”

-TimeOut NY


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