Stone Island gives us looks from their S/S 2013 collection. The Italian label’s known for making jackets that are designed to perfection with plenty of detailing and functionality to match. This season’s goods are spread across a wide color palette with shades of red, blue and green featured through the collection.
Aether has opened the doors to their first-ever stand alone retail store, AETHERsf. Located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, and constructed from three 8‘ x 9.6‘ x 40’ shipping containers, AETHERsf is the brainchild of Thierry Gaugain (designer behind AETHERstream), envelope a+d, and AETHER’s founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West. The AETHER concept store features a custom glassencased cantilevered lounge, reclaimed oak ﬂoors, and a third ﬂoor conveyor system which interacts with the customers needs on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. What’s most impressive is that all design partners were locally sourced in San Francisco.
AETHERsf will carry a wide range of men’s and women’s outerwear.
A.P.C. drops their Black Sac De Voyage carryall, one that’s understated and will work for any trip you have coming up. The treated canvas shell blends effortlessly with the leather detailing. It’s got plenty of space for a few days away but can work well for overnighters or as a gym bag as well. The Black Sac De Voyage bag can be had now directly from A.P.C.
With PROJECT NY now in full swing, we’ve had the opportunity to connect with some phenomenal brands, one of them being Italian label Esemplare. One of the constants throughout has been their ability to take tremendous design cues and infuse them with functionality. For Fall 2013, we see a ton of extremely wearable outerwear, including one reversible puffy jacket that’s fitted with a subtle camo print as well as some dyed wool shells that are finished to perfection.
We first heard about Todd Snyder collaboration with Champion this past weekend and we’ve been fortunate enough to preview the collection at PROJECT NY. As mentioned before, the “City Gym” collection is inspired by archival Champion pieces and vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club. Snyder designed the Fall/Winter 2013 collection in partnership with Champion’s Chief Design Officer, Ned Munroe, and Design Director, Joanne Sessler. The lineup blends the best styles and fabrics from Champion’s vast archive of sales catalogs with Snyder’s love of classic American tailoring.
Look for the Todd Snyder x Champion “City Gym” collection to hit stores in August 2013.
French brand A.P.C. gives us a look at their Fall 2013 collection which features a muted color palette that’s filled primarily with deep reds and blues, black and gray. There’s a collegiate influence here with the delivery of casual sweatshirts and a varsity jacket though the formal pieces aren’t forgotten. Look for well-fitting trousers and a navy double-breasted suit I was wish was in my closet yesterday.
Once again, Thom Browne blessed the stage of Paris Fashion Week with a phenomenal collection. The heavy wools and tweeds are delivered in a range of patterns while the models wore the pieces in boxy cuts. The New York-based designer brought out stars, squares, and stripes to really make the offerings standout from seasons past. All-in-all, the suiting, as quirky as the presentation was, stood out the most as we expect the gray and midnight blue color palette to really be a push for Fall 2013.
Here’s a look at Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi‘s F/W 2013 collection, one of our favorites to be presented at this week’s Paris Fashion Week. The highlight of Ami’s offerings is the designer’s infusion of some color for a season that’s normally pretty mute. Standout pieces include outerwear in red and beige, while strong patterns and some well-designed suiting take Mattiussi’s work to new heights.
T by Alexander Wang delivers another lineup of well-designed sportswear, ranging from hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts to some more minimalistic topcoats and a black leather jackets. Pieces from the label’s Fall 2013 collection bring understated luxe to what are usually casual looks. Look for the offerings to hit select retailers in the months ahead.
Next week, Todd Snyder and Champion will be showcasing their Fall/Winter 2013 collaborative effort at PROJECT NY. The men’s sportswear line, entitled “City Gym”, is inspired by archival Champion pieces and vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club. Snyder designed the collection in partnership with Champion’s Chief Design Officer, Ned Munroe, and Design Director, Joanne Sessler. The lineup blends the best styles and fabrics from Champion’s vast archive of sales catalogs with Snyder’s love of classic American tailoring. The end result is a collaboration that sees the designer add a modern aesthetic to archived Champion’s apparel and shedding light on the authenticity and quality of the American brand.