For Spring/Summer 2013, Lou Dalton‘s archetype seemed to be the sort of everyman who enjoys ’70s movies such as Taxi Driver, likes his silhouettes sporty and relaxed, and prefers pairing sneakers with his tailoring. Her collection of retro-inspired garments showcased a mix of classicism and refined tailoring that has become her signature, while also infusing those elements with modern, athletic touches. There were baseball-style tops, colorblocked suits paneled with technical materials and suede-accented shirts, along with shorts and trousers that veered away from too-short or too-skinny. And, as if to emphasize the wearability of the garments, black socks and athletic sneakers grounded each outfit, putting the finishing touches on a strong collection from British menswear’s newest starlet.
For Spring/Summer 2013, Still Good designer Clément Taverniti found his inspiration in the work of American artist Barnett Newman. Newman’s pure — and often hard-edged — use of color fields is referenced throughout the “MOMENT NOW” collection in colorblocked shirts, trunks and tees, while nautical influences appear on Breton-striped jacket linings and horizontally-striped button-downs. This being a Still Good collection, however, the French label’s signature street elements appear elsewhere in the form of graphic tees, lightweight jackets and hoodies, each colored in neutral hues that should serve one well both at the beach and in the city. Look for the collection to release at select stockists – including our online store — in the coming weeks.
Photography: Yannick Roudier
Denham continue their work with denim and found fabrics for Spring Summer 2013. Taking inspiration from two sources “the contemporary music festival (think
Fuji Rocks in Japan) and the influence of modern mil-spec contemporary military detailing, ” old styles are reintroduced in new fabrics as well as the introduction of fresh designs. Ever wondered what happened to skydiving parachutes when their times up? Denham scoops them up and offers them a new life as a smart technical parka. Fancy fabrics such as silver-back waterproof-breathable packable nylon and custom-printed blue camo sit alongside simpler linens and cottons, with plenty of smaller collections within the Spring 2013 line offering a bit of variety. We’ll take a closer look in weeks to come, for now check out the lookbook in the gallery.
Within the latest issue of the magazine Sense, Japanese Label Visvim reveals a preview of the new collection for Spring / Summer 2013. It displays some of the new creations of designer Hiroki Nakamura: jackets, shirts, t-shirts, shoes, accessories, etc..
Founded in 2008, Song for the Mute has quietly been making waves with its unique approach to tailoring; Its aesthetic is characterized by drapey silhouettes and a meticulous attention to detail. Just launched is it’s 2013 spring/summer ‘Ligne’ collection which features new silhouettes portrayed by strong lines and unique textures. The minimal color palette of white, black and grey really lets the construction and details of this season’s garments shine. Highlights include the various outerwear options and the unique drop-crotch trousers. Look for this latest collection at international retailers including For Tomorrow.
The Samaritan jacket design is inspired by the Special Operations Forces Protective Clothing Unit Level 5 jacket (PCU L5). The PCU Jacket has been the staple for elite forces, from Navy SEALS to Green Berets, all over the world and favored by outdoorsmen and adventure seekers alike. In the Samaritan we have borrowed the functions that have made these jackets popular under extreme conditions and made them more “urban friendly” for everyday use. But still protection is the number one concern so they are made of durable 4 way stretch soft shell material and are wind/ water resistant with a DWR protective membrane cloth that lets water vapor out but contains body heat. The Samaritan jacket works great by itself but is also light enough to layer beneath making it a great shell jacket to weather most harsh conditions.
Additional features are the ambidextrous upper arm pocket for holding objects for quick access, lower wrist pocket for accessing quick items such as ID/PASSPORTS or travel tickets, under arm zipper for quick ventilation after aerobic movements, large front zippered pockets - with interior hooking loops, that can be easily accessed while wearing a backpack or other equipment and a comfortable adjustable hood. For outdoor visibility and team activities there is also two upper arm velcro patches to use with any velcro hook patch or item.
Buy one HERE
German design studio and webstore YBDPT (YeahBoyDepartmentStudio) present their Fall Winter 2012 lookbook. Shot by Kipling Phillips, the story features men and womenswear from the likes of Comme de Garçons, Dana Lee, Norse Projects, Libertine-Libertine, Wood Wood, Sperry, Soulland, Airbag Craftworks and Trickers.
The Eiger is Mission Workshop's version of the classic M-65 military field jacket updated with all the modern advantages of technical outerwear. This limited edition Eiger is constructed from Swiss-made Schoeller c_change™ fabric which utilizes a heat reactive, waterproof-breathable membrane to regulate body temperature and comfort. The waterproof membrane provides complete protection from rain, wind, and snow. Full seam taping and a three-point adjustable hood ensure that you'll stay dry when the storm rolls in.
True to its heritage, this field jacket is equipped with the traditional four-pocket front. Additionally, there are zippered hand-warmer pockets and two internal media pockets.
Made in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Well dressed geezers sport the likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Christopher Shannon, Thom Browne and LVC in this ‘Gangland’ editorial from Oki-ni. A fully shoppable story, the store explains “As the long winter nights draw in and the temperature brings to drop, groups of young men choose to trade the street corner or park for the warmth of a bar, pool hall or cinema. At this time of year social circles tighten and cliques form, as activities move inside and underground.” Check out the OKI-NI Styled - Gangland feature here
Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that he is planning to launch a streetwear clothing line in Spring 2014. The French haute couture designer is apparently still going through the details of a five year contract with licensing company Ittierre SpA, and further details are limited, although reportedly there will be both a women's and men's line. Although it is of course cool to see Gaultier branching out into a more 'street' line of craft, it once agin poses that question; "what is streetwear?". Certainly not what it once was, that's for sure, as we've seen time and time again particularly over the last year or two with high-fashion designers appropriating streetwear styles for a higher end market. We'll keep you posted with updates on this!