Alexander McQueen presented their Fall 2013 collection in London, giving us a lineup that’s filled with some really unique detailing. The presentation itself featured models with plastic masks and slicked hair, giving an early 1900′s type of vibe and the pieces followed suit. Relaxed suiting with pinstripes and velvet detailing dominated the runway show with hints of polka dots and other standout patterns tossed in the mix as well.
Today marks the start of Pitti Uomo in Florence and we’ve already gotten a few brands in highlight. First up is Woolrich John Rich & Bros. and their Fall 2013 collection which is broken out into two macro themes for the season: the TOWN CONCEPT and MOUNTAIN CONCEPT. From the tailoring interpretation of the original Americana to the technical performances of the new Outdoor Teton Group, the collection presents a wider range of new outerwear and sportswear that go from the outdoor style to the more sophisticated urban and tailored look.
The TOWN CONCEPT focuses primarily on city life by delivering an understated tone via British-influenced blazers, herringbone patterns and tailored cuts. For layering, lightweight 100g pieces in down can be placed under blazers and lightweight outerwear such as the Sundance Jacket with hidden pockets and the hooded Powderhorn Parka.
The MOUNTAIN CONCEPT looks to interpret a lifestyle for a weekend out of the city and free time in the mountains, a continuative theme that goes back to the origins of the Woolrich brand. The pieces are made from technical water-resistant fabrics for cold outdoor temperatures and have an elegance that distinguishes them from purely outdoor outerwear.
Highsnobiety gives us a look at the complete range of accessories from Givenchy‘s Pre-Fall 2013 collection and it’s everything we’ve come to expect from creative director Riccardo Tisci. “Stars, stripes, studs and dogs are abundant as we’ve come to expect, but further motifs such as bulls-eye targets and check patterns have made their way into the latest season.”
Topshop-sponsored label MAN have unveiled their Fall 2013 offerings via London Collections: Men. MAN brings together student designers to create a unified brand image while bringing together varying skills and specialties. Featured this time around are designers Astrid Anderson, duo Agi & Sam, and Craig Green. The looks are skewing towards sportswear with blending of luxurious fabrics and modern silhouettes.
Del Toro looks to expand their current offerings from primarily footwear and accessories such as belts and hats to include fine handmade Italian leather and suede goods. Amongst the latest drops is a Weekender Bag made from brown pebbled Nappa leather with camo perforated suede details and cobalt suede lining as well as a small wallet, card holder and toiletry case.
The items can be had now through Del Toro and other select stockists internationally.
Another presentation from London Collections: Men is Hentsch Man and their Fall 2013 offerings. The vibe for next fall looks to be a welcomed mix of laid-back California living and the chic tailored flair of European suiting. The result is relaxed suiting with single color geometric prints and monochrome block patterns. Also in the mix are a wide of complimentary items such as tees, knitwear, and double-breasted blazers.
British menswear label Lou Dalton opened the London Collections: Men shows with a well-designed range that’s balanced between workwear and fine tailoring in some of classic winter shells. Included in the mix were staple items such as Double-breasted coats in Raw Shetland wools, with welcomed details such as contrasted back panels and pocket flaps. With the Northern Isles of Scotland being the root of inspiration for Lou Dalton’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection, it’s no surprise the offerings also featured red tartan and large-scale green and navy plaid finishings. Some workwear-centric pieces included all-in-one jumpsuits, woolen gilets with technical fabrics and oilskins.
Herschel Supply Co. & New Balance have teamed up for a collection consisting of both bags and shoes. We’ve got looks at the trainers first, which showcase some welcomed detailings to New Balance’s iconic 420 running shoe and H710 hiking boot. Look for Herschel’s signature lining to be found on the inside of each shoe as well as custom branding on the tongues and insole. Look for the goods to hit select retailers in the weeks ahead.
With the holidays now behind us, I know everyone’s looking forward to the hot summer days. Oh, what’s that, it was in the 80′s this weekend in Miami? Well, then it’s good Onia’s dropped their Resort 2013 collection. With inspiration coming from a recent trip to the Maldives, Onia’s latest offerings feature a rich blend of colors taken in from the Maldives’ azure seas, white beaches, multi-hued coral, swaying coconut palms and much more. The new finishes come in classic Onia fits such as the Charles 7″ classic trunks and Calder 10″ long shorts.
Shop the goods now through Onia and other fine stockists.
Ahead of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show comes a look at the facelifted 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. The refreshed front end now features single-piece headlights and a more aggressive fascia. The quad-headlight look isn’t completely lost as there are unique LED running lights that visually split the headlights into two. New LED taillights and a reshaped rear fascia are tossed into the exterior enhancements. The interior’s got minor changes such as a slight redesign of the steering wheel and incorporating Direct Select lever instead of the console-mounted shift lever from the previous years. Tech upgrades include the Stereo Multi-Purpose Camera, Active Parking Assist and a 360-degree camera for a bird’s-eye view when parking.