Another tremendous showing at this year’s Paris Fashion Week was from Junya Watanabe as the designer showcased a Spring 2012 collection inspired by a weekend in the British countryside. The styling’s as quirky as you’d expect from the designer as he delivers colorful overalls, cropped trousers and waxed hunting jackets in several finishes and much more. (via GQ)
New York-based designer Phillip Lim began 3.1 as a women’s line in 2005 and branched out into menswear in 2007, and is now known for his well-tailored basics. The designer delivers some real must-haves for Spring 2012 with his outerwear pieces and double-breasted suit jackets.
The NATO watch strap has turned into a pretty iconic accessory and this latest design really trumps most of the comparable varieties out. These nylon straps have some selvedge denim inspiration behind them and come in both a 18mm and 20mm fit, though I’m sure a lot of folks would love to see a 22mm version as well. (via highsnob)
All good things must come to an end, folks and that is the only thing that explains news stating Uniqlo and Jil Sander’s +J collection will end its course after the Fall/Winter 2011 season. Sander’s minimalistic approach to design went mass market just two years ago at extremely accessible price points and we hope Uniqlo is able to craft more partnerships in the near future.
American designer has relocated his Dallas, Texas boutique from North Park to Highland Village Park to keep with the times. As the brand continues to grow, so does the need for more space. The CFDA award-winning designer continues to infuse his southern hospitality and modern aesthete to his retail shops with this one and the other five flagships nationwide are no different. The interior features antique furnishings and locally-sourced materials and carries Billy Reid’s men’s and women’s lines as well as other collaborative items.
Dutch custom clothier Suitsupply has been making some waves in Europe for quite sometime but they’ve finally decided to bring their talents to the United States with a shop in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. Suitsupply offers custom suiting at unbelievable prices and with the help of their on-site tailors, they can make any alterations you desire while you wait. Suits start at $399 and shirts at $99. Kid. You. Not. Though we haven’t had the opportunity to check out the shop for ourselves just yet, we’re extremely optimistic.
Marc by Marc Jacobs looks to deliver this leather tote bag for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 season. It’s made from a pebble-grained chocolate leather and features one large compartment as well as two smaller exterior pockets with buckle detailing. The vegetable-tanned leather straps and brown suede throughout the body really work well against the chocolate leather shell.
Look for this through Marc by Marc Jacobs shops and select retailers worldwide.
Simon Spurr celebrates its 5 year anniversary with a pair of limited edition jeans. The designer decided to go with a broken-in, washed effect, something we’re seeing a lot of on the streets. They feature a zip fly and brass buttons and rivets and are finished off with yellow stitching.
Andy Spade, co-founder of design studio Partners & Spade and husband of accessories designer Kate Spade, invited filmmaker Alison Cherick & NOWNESS to his Southampton family residence for a full-on look of all his collective goods. He’s got some interesting finds which range from a rare Tony Alva skateboard to an original Rene Ricard to faux Picassos to model airplanes.
See the video below.
French designer Alexandre Mattiussi has worked for plenty of iconic labels during his time in the industry including Marc Jacobs, Dior Homme and Givenchy but now he’s set to unveil his own line named “Ami”. We’ve gotten looks for next season’s offerings and have to say it looks quite promising. The pieces are extremely wearable and feature slimmer silhouettes and some timeless suiting to boot.