Everlane has offered up a uniquely rugged take on your average denim construction with the introduction of its Reverse-Denim Collection for Summer 2013. Featuring a reverse design that sees the grey weft of the denim on the exterior of the pieces, the collection includes brown leather trim and water-resistant khaki twill interiors. The entirety of the collection – which includes a weekender, backpack, tote bag and dopp kit – can now be purchased online for between $30 USD and $95 USD.
Another great capsule line from Unionmade. As the San Francisco store explains – ‘The collection started with a simple idea: The Absence of Color. With the arrival of Spring and so much going on, we thought this would be the perfect time to surround ourselves with easy, neutral pieces.’ The key to these collections (remember when they went all Indigo?) are the exclusives they commission from some of their top labels. No picking pieces to fit, the full range specially made for the Natural project. So, expect to see the likes of Filson, Anonymous-ism, Journal Standard, Tender, Merz B Schawnen, Golden Bear and plenty more. Beautiful V-Stitch sweatshirts, subdued print button down shirts, patchwork pattern socks and clean, unfussy footwear. Grab it all here.
From its beginnings as the originator of the flat trunk, Louis Vuitton has always been about the art of escaping in style. Consider the fact that designer Kim Jones is himself an avid wanderer and natural historian and it’s no surprise that the house’s Fall/Winter 2013 presentation was one of Paris Fashion Week’s most buzzed-about shows. Taking luxury exploration to new heights — both literally and figuratively — Jones sojourned to Bhutan and Nepal to research the collection and set it against the backdrop of a 20-foot tall projection of Mount Everest. Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 isn’t quite ready to hit stores, but we were recently presented with the opportunity to preview the collection in all of its fur-trimmed glory. In addition to the house’s storied luggage and accessories, next season’s wares include runway standouts like ethnic-printed eveningwear, snow leopard coats and leather jackets, sumptuous accoutrements for the most adventurous — and well-heeled — of travelers.
Yet another solid presentation from New York Fashion Week is Balmain’s diffusion line, Pierre Balmain that derives its Fall/Winter 2013 collection from classic rock ‘n’ roll, yet gravitates it towards a more and obviously mature nature. Leather biker jackets and high leather boots maintains the rebel aesthetic while trench coats, two-piece suits and stiff button-down shirts bring on the London’s mod vibe. Clean and timeless, the Pierre Balmain range stands strong on its own bringing a decidedly comprehensive aesthetic to the Balmain name.
A beautiful lookbook from the team at Unionmade. Snatching a whole heap of Harris Tweed, shipping it from Scotland to be reformed in the USA, the San Francisco store brings in some well known names for this collection. Down jackets, overshirts, totes, blazers, handkerchiefs, ties and vests from the likes of Crescent Down Works, Gitman Vintage, The Hill-side, Golden Bear, Filson and Todd Snyder. Find it all here.
This collection takes the brand to new heights with the introduction of selvedge denim jeans and two new outerwear styles.This season is the most advanced thus far, with a focus on superior manufacturing techniques and high quality fabric selection.
Outclass is a Canadian menswear brand with a refined yet rugged aesthetic. Carefully selected fabrics and sophisticated details are combined with modern styling and contemporary influences to create garments that are durably crafted to stand the test of time. Our look is polished and relaxed and at the same time it projects confidence and individuality. Outclass is committed to quality and authenticity. Only limited quantities of each season’s product offerings are available.
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“Milano Takeover” is the theme of SOTO Berlin’s Fall Winter 2012 look book featuring garments from Acne, Norse Projects, Adam Kimmel, Soulland, HAN, Mismo, and more. Björn Jonas photographed the affair, modeled by Sebastien Polet – from Milan himself. More at SOTO.
Maiden Black prepares to celebrate its seventh anniversary with this capsule collection in collaboration with seven different brands: Challenger, Stussy Deluxe, NexusVII, New Era, Porter, Timberland and Skookum. Pieces designed for the occasion will be available from September 15, exclusively in a pop-up shop in the Stussy Harajuku chapter store and for a period of two weeks. The pop-up shop will then open its doors to New York (NYC Stussy), Toronto (Haven), Los Angeles, and finally Seattle.
A look through the Private White V.C. men’s collection for Fall Winter 2012. The British made menswear line featured a complete range of outerwear for all conditions and more importantly for all consumers. The DB Trench in navy blanket and SB Tweed belted navy coat are just two of the standout jackets in the collection. Browse the Private White V.C. collection in our gallery.
The first pieces of the new collection Fall / Winter 2012 the Parisian label Bleu de Paname have started filling up the interwebs. Check out some of the lookbook shots here. Founded by childhood friends Thomas Giorgetti and Christophe Lépine in late 2008, young Parisian brand Bleu de Paname has rapidly taken its place as one of the most exciting new streetwear brands to emerge from Europe in recent years. Their combination of workwear inspired garments and artisanal production techniques has crafted an extremely strong identity for the brand that was quickly picked up for distribution by the likes of Comme des Garcons in Japan, Colette in Paris and Très Bien.
With heavy denim, chambray and the somewhat underused moleskin as their DNA fabrics, Bleu de Paname create high-quality utilitarian apparel that is rooted in the heritage tradition. However, BdP isn’t just about reproducing classics. Through the use of modern twists and detailing such as oversized pockets and large wooden buttons, the brand updates traditional silhouettes creating smart, functional clothing with a streetwear edge. Furthermore, all Bleu de Paname garments are designed and manufactured in France, using some of the countries last surviving factories, and many of their raw materials are also homegrown.
In their short history Bleu de Paname have collaborated with the likes of PF Flyers and Pointer. However, this season sees a collaboration of a whole new caliber as the brand work on a capsule collection with industry giants Comme des Garcons. The past three years have shown whirlwind success for Bleu de Paname, and with collections that are consistently strong, they're showing no signs of slowing down.