Rumors began to swirl and before you know it, H&M had dropped the official news that they had locked in another high-end label collaboration. For Fall 2012, they’ll be joining forces with Maison Martin Margiela. The Swedish label’s released a short teaser which gives us a look one of the central pieces of the collection — the car coat. The collection is set to drop on November 15th.
From British designer Paul Smith comes their Spring/Summer 2012 Swimwear collection. Filled with an array of summer appropriate prints, the trunks are accompanied by packable tote bags. Select Paul Smith stockists should be getting these in the weeks ahead.
Kris Van Assche and Eastpak continue to dish out some amazing collaborative pieces. Their Fall 2012 collection infuses some Sander-esque blue into the mix alongside a ton of black. The lineup also brings a stronger leather presence than collections past. More looks below.
The New York Times reports Rei Kawakubo is looking to open a DSM New York as the designer recently came to Manhattan to scope out a few different locations. With the multibrand Comme-owned stores already calling London and the Ginza district of Tokyo home, opening a space in New York is something a lot of folks have been anticipating. The New York DSM will be in an area where there are no other fashion stores in hopes of revamping the identity and culture of the area.
Here we have a look at Burberry Prorsum’s Resort 2013 collection. With shots of both the men’s and women’s lines on display, we get a chance to see the label’s exceptional styling and layering for the winter months ahead. The color palette is really something else with dark greys and blues seen blended with olive and a pop of salmon here and there as well. Complete looks below.
From New York clothier Ovadia & Sons comes these Italian indigo blue linen shorts finished in the label’s signature striped linen and fitted with a cuff to seal the deal. American-made with the utmost detail, these shorts also feature a hidden watch pocket and will look good all summer long. They’re available now through Ovadia & Sons online.
From LV comes their Monogram Kibo Sac, which is inspired by historic travel materials and delicately embossed. It’s a vintage-inspired rendition to a timeless essential and features natural cowhide leather detailing throughout to complete the look. The Kibo Sac is available now through Louis Vuitton online as well as their boutiques worldwide.
This Memorial Day Weekend, the fine folks at Bentley were kind enough to toss us the keys to their flagship coach, the Mulsanne. It is the pinnacle of British engineering and built from the ground up in Bentley’s Crewe, UK headquarters. The detailing is as impressive as you’d expect from Bentley as there is really no expense spared both in aesthetics and performance. It takes roughly two months to build a Bentley Mulsanne and expectedly so as more than 50 percent of this time involves handcraftsmanship. It takes style cues from past Bentleys — the Bentley 8 Litre, Flying Spur of the 1950s, Brooklands, Azure as well as the Arnage. The result is a car that’s simultaneously modern and classic. The work that goes in to making such a grand car look so powerful and versatile is unparalleled in the industry and proves once again why Bentley is the last of its kind and is the opposite of mass production.
From British designer Gary Fidele comes Clomm, a boutique watch brand specializing in creating minimalist, distinctive and timeless designs. Clomm products are made from materials of premium quality and embody both style and function. Each piece is designed and engineered to stand the test of time. Gary’s first design, the Terra Firma, is now available in a few different finishes. The Rose Gold and matte black PVD shell really stood out to us as it works really well with the rich brown leather strap. Clomm recently launched their online store which allows users to navigate through the brand’s entire collection, make a purchase, and keep up with news via their blog.