Christian Dior has launched Dior Mag, an online magazine that will serve as a hub for funding all things related to the famed fashion house. Expect runway shows to be streamed through here and new products and collections to use it as their platform. Exclusive news and content will be found here so be sure to bookmark it as things are about to get quite interesting.
Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.
The folks over at Two Inch Cuffs have just launched their online retail outpost — The Cuff Shop. The product being offered up is as refined and hand picked as the stream of content the online magazine delivers on the regular. The list of brands includes a good mix of up-and-coming designers alongside more established ones. Among them is Archival Clothing, Graham Withers, Sebago, The Laundress New York, and Doane Paper. There’s product ranging from essential accessories like belts and neckwear to hard-to-find denim and footwear. Check out the goods at The Cuff Shop.
What you’re seeing here is the newest and fastest car to ever enter Ferrari‘s stable — the F12 Berlinetta. The beauty’s V12 churns out 740 horses with 509 lb-ft of torque, allowing the F12 to go from 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds and 0-104 mph in just 8.5. Bless the. It’s also the fastest Ferrari to lap around Fiorano, Ferrari’s private test track, breaking the 599 GTO’s record of 1:24 by a whole second. Design-wise, the F12 Berlinetta has a redesigned suspension and gearbox which makes for a lower and more rearward center of gravity, resting roughly 54 percent of the weight over the rear tires.
Look for the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to make its debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.
hard graft has been working on this one for a few years now and we think they got it right with the final product. Their 3Fold Multi-Use bag can be used as an overnighter, messenger/laptop bag or even as a carry-all in the Portfolio format. Every handle, rivet, detail is reinforced and supported on the inside for added support and comfort. The Italian artisans at hard-graft have given us a bag worth buying for just about any occasion.
MR PORTER has hit one year and to celebrate this momentous occasion, the online retailer asked ten of their designers to make them pocket squares and the end result is exceptional. There are 10 pocket squares from 10 outstanding labels — Alexander Olch, Band of Outsiders, Drake’s, Horiyoshi the Third, Jean Shop, Oliver Spencer, Our Legacy, Richard James, The Elder Statesman and YMC — and each limited to 50 pieces. Grab yours now through MR PORTER.
This season, Red Wing Shoe Co. has teamed up with Maine-based shoemaker Rancourt & Co. for a new Genuine Handsewn collection. All the pieces are made right in Rancourt’s hometown of Lewiston, which happens to be very well-known for being a hub for well-known, locally-made footwear companies. Rancourt & Co. has influenced many shoe brands that have come after it though very few are able to win the test of time like they have. This collaboration with Red Wing delivers a line of hand sewn shoes made from top-notch materials and crafted using classic, very manual and intimate methods.
Red Wing created a short film to explain their Made in Maine Handsewn Collection further (see below). Head over to Red Wing to get more details on the offerings as well.
London-based designer Ozwald Boateng had an exceptional showing at last week’s London Fashion Week. Though his Fall 2012 collection is not as vibrant as we’ve seen from him in season’s past, it’s still one to keep an eye on for next winter. The warm fabrics and muted tones play well together while the cuts deliver a well-crafted lineup of goods. The Japanese-inspired aesthetics blend well with the British roots of the label and make for some must-have offerings.
Buttero’s known for their impeccably crafted footwear and now the Tuscan shoemaker has teamed up with Dutch brand Denham for a small line of sneakers. The pieces feature vegetable-tanned leathers local to Buttero’s hometown of Stabbia and the brand’s roots show in the construction as each shoe is made via traditional methods. In order to give their new trainer-inspired designs an added dose of freshness, they have modified these styles for by integrating a pure white leather toe-piece, a minimalistic detail that’s exclusive to Denham. Shop the offerings at Denham.
Here we have Spring 2012 looks from Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply line, offering up another solid mix of product for the warmer months ahead. This season, Denim & Supply channels the adventurous spirit of Cape Cod and the earthy and bohemian air of Baja with a rugged, effortless style. The denim’s delivered in an array of softly washed colors and textures in a palette of ivory and indigo while other pieces such as lightweight knits, bleached fleece and distressed outerwear add to the nautical theme of the collection.
Look for Denim & Supply to be available through Macy’s as well as DenimandSupply.com.