New to Clae‘s lineup this season is the Gregory, a shoe which takes much inspiration from classic athletic shoes. It’s well-designed and extremely comfortable, both longstanding characteristics of Clae footwear. The sneaker is fitted with a suede and leather upper and is available in white or black.
While at this year’s (capsule) show, we had the opportunity to check out Diemme’s Fall 2011 collection and have to say it’s really something spectacular. This past winter was more of a soft launch the Italian brand told us, but with the amount of press coverage they received, you’d think otherwise. Well, expect next winter’s lineup to pack more punch and a more robust collection. Diemme will be dropping a line of sneakers to compliment their iconic hiker boots. Furthermore, the hiker boot styles have received some welcomed adjustments but the craftsmanship and detail isn’t lost.
For the next fall, Jil Sander continues to evolve her minimalistic approach by dropping suiting that’s more structured than we’d seen in the spring line and consistently darker as far as the color palette goes. The outerwear’s phenomenal though we can expect bigger pockets and a bit more functionality from these pieces. Jil Sander has also brought lots of texture into the line across all the items from the coats to the suiting and sweaters.
To bring their four-door sedan to a larger audience, Aston Martin has launched a new miniseries dubbed, “True Power Should Be Shared,” to shed light on the Rapide. “Shot in Lisbon, Portugal, the films follow a group of agents as they attempt to deliver a precious object, time, to a mystery figure,” Aston Martin said in a press release. “The ethos of the film is said to be based on one of life’s quandaries: the more success you had, the less time you had to share it with the people who mattered.”
This is just Part 1 of many to come and happens to be the luxury automaker’s first foray into the digital campaign medium. Swizz Beatz actually plays a role in the series so look for him. Check out Part 1 as well as a “Making of” video after the jump. (via egmCarTech)
We’ve gotten our hands on the Uniqlo +J S/S 2011 lookbook and have to say we’re quite impressed with the upcoming collection. “The line gets much more technical than in previous seasons and we especially like the outerwear offering. Of course you also get a nice choice of well cut shirts, knitwear, pants and some accessories.”
The collection releases on January 26th. (via Highs Nobiety)
I’ve always believed that if you’re going to look for inspiration when it comes to suiting, look no further than the past collections from Ermenegildo Zegna. They’ve been consistently epic year in and year out but that’s because the Zegna name was built on suits and formal wear. Their F/W 2011 collection was on display at this week’s Milan Fashion Week and goes to show the label’s ability to deliver product that is forever timeless. The styling for the show was amazing as well-layered outfits and color palette that’s sure to admired next winter.
The fun’s kicked off at this season’s Milan Fashion Week and the Burberry Prorsum A/W ’11 menswear show is leading the way in more ways than one. If you recall during last year’s show, Burberry gave their Creative Director, Christopher Bailey, the reigns to the company’s Twitter account to interact with the masses and give up constant updates leading up to the show. This year, the British-bred label is utilizing new technology in ways we’ve yet to see in the fashion industry.
The show was available via a global stream on the Burberry website which actually allows folks to instantly purchase the men’s collection through innovative “click to chat” functionality immediately following the live broadcast. Orders can be placed for one week until Sunday January 23rd and will be delivered within two months, giving the high fashion global consumer instant gratification receiving their product ahead of standard delivery times.
As for the product, needless to say it was phenomenal. Mr. Bailey leveraged the company’s longstanding reputation in the outerwear segment and dished out a plethora of coats for next winter. Honestly speaking, some of the detailing is outlandish but delivery is on point with plenty of well-cut trenchcoats and parkas in heavy wools.
Shop the Burberry Fall/Winter 2011 collection here.
18 Waits is the brainchild of Daniel Torjman, a young, skilled artist that got his schooling at New York’s FIT. The label’s Spring 2011 collection is the first we’ve seen from the Canada-based label though this is their third collection to date. The spring offerings include long- and short-sleeve Henleys constructed in lightweight slub cotton, military shirting made from Japanese fabrics and Billy caps in stripes and solids. This season also brings out the brand’s Scout pant, a slim-fit chino that features a super-soft cornhusk-wash.
18 Waits will be available in select shops and department stores across North America, including Steven Alan Annex on both coasts and Holt Renfrew locations in Canada. They’ll also be at next week’s (capsule) show so we’ll be sure to stop by check out their Fall 2011 collection.
Supermarine Cotton is a World War II fabric that’s highly water resistant, extremely breathable and made of the longest Egyptian staple cotton available. Outlier‘s Storm King Parka marks the launch of the cycling brand’s Supermarine Cotton collection. The four way construction and full sleeve zippers give the garment an incredible freedom of movement and ventilation. Details include envelope pockets, half pit zips, a full view hood and a front Riri Aquazip.
Look for the Storm King Parka at Outlier on January 19th in a trio of colorways — red, anthracite and black.
Red Wing Shoes’ Europe division gives us a preview of their forthcoming photo-exhibition, From the Heartland. The photographic documentary features Red Wing Shoe Company’s craftsmen and –women. It looks to capture the spirit that characterizes these people as well as the town of Red Wing, Minnesota.
From the Heartland will be exhibited in Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam coming weeks and online from February on.