Feature: Julian Louie. Despite the hustle and bustle of this week I couldn't help but post this excellent second collection by Julian Louie. If you've been a follower of my blog, you will know exactly why I am enamored with each of these pieces. The colors in the second outfit give me warm tingly sensations inside. I especially love how he describes his influences: "a stream of references: the discovery of a hefty felt, which led to the idea of riveted clothes, to tectonic plates, to armor, and then to samurai armor. Oh, and then there's the matador thing. In practice, Louie was exploring 'austere layering'." Courtesy of style.com.