3.1 Phillip Lim has released a short film as part of their Fall/Winter 2013 campaign. SONOMAMA stars Kiko Mizuhara and Louis Simonon as explore the streets of Japan with close friends and even run into ‘Black Shadow’, a notorious Japanese rockabilly gang, along the way. The Fall 2013 collection embodies the nonchalant ease and eclectic style of the partners, girlfriends and lovers of the racer generation – steadfast in their presence, as they are. Look for a strong leather presence throughout the collection as it’s featured not only on impeccably crafted biker jackets but on rich textured bottoms as well.
Bentley Motors has confirmed that they will proceed with the development of the Bentley SUV, the company’s fourth model line. The SUV will be made in Crewe and will go on sale in 2016. This all equates to over 1,000 new jobs in the UK with Bentley also investing more than £800 million in its headquarters at Crewe and the development of new models.
The SUV will be a thoroughbred Bentley true to the brand hallmarks of luxury, performance, quality and craftsmanship. The styling will set it apart from any other SUV on the road and will be true to the Bentley design DNA. It will be the most luxurious and most powerful SUV in the market. The response from customers to a Bentley SUV has been extremely positive in the last 16 months.
Look for more details to come out in the months and years ahead as the release of the Bentley SUV nears.
Porsche continues to celebrate 50 years of the iconic 911, this time working with Rimowa on a limited edition trolley case. The shell’s made from aluminum and features leather details, with the interior fixed with houndstooth and premium leather pulled from the Porsche “50 Years of 911″ anniversary model.
The Porsche collaboration with Rimowa is available now through Porsche’s web shop.
MYKITA, the eyewear specialists from Berlin, have opened up their first shop in the US and it happens to be in New York City. The Soho shop unites the company’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany. The store’s architecture is based on the progressive composition of different elements and contrasting materials. The shop features purpose-designed furniture and a stage-like lighting concept. Its simplistic design is bold but retains the original character of the art deco factory building.
The all-white MYKITA Wall makes for an amazing presentation area giving the frames ample space to present themselves. Individual shelf elements inserted into the wall provide each model with its own little stage. In addition, out-of-service flight attendant trolleys that have circled the globe a thousand times are given a new lease of life here as a storage facility. The integrated “Relaxed Vision Center” is a special lab equipped with state-of-the-art precision instruments from Carl Zeiss research. Customers can consult the MYKITA in-house optometrist, who generates customized optical profiles and performs an exact adaptation of frame and lens to the wearer’s face. Quality, precision and products “made in Germany” are the common themes behind the partnership of MYKITA with the worldrenowned optical solutions specialist Zeiss.
The ceiling is lit up by a fluorescent-tube construct. The light installation is aligned with the old metal pipes from the original sprinkler system in a conscious reference to the building’s industrial heritage. This finishing touch unites the present with the architectural past.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2014 S63 AMG 4Matic, the company’s flagship all-wheel-drive sedan. Power comes from a 5.5-liter V8 engine that dishes out 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, which is a significant increase from the 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of the current model. With all the enhancements to the twin-turbos, direct injection, and tons more, the S63 still dropped 220 pounds by introducing aluminum construction (body panels, roof and front end), light-alloy wheels, a lithium-ion battery and a “weight-optimized AMG high-performance two-piece brake system. 0-60 mph can be reached in 3.9 seconds with the top speed electronically limited at 186 mph.
Looks wise, the S63 is slightly lower and features a more aggressive design. the revised grille and front end with larger air intakes, gloss-black accents, two sets of twin tail pips and AMG wheels all add to the appeal. Inside, look for AMG sport seats with embossed logos, carbon fiber and metal trim and an AMG steering wheel. One of our favorite details comes in the form of an analog clock in IWC design, which for the first time features three-dimensional, milled metal hands and metal appliqués on the dial.
Look for more shots of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic in our gallery with a world premiere of the vehicle coming in September 2013.
Profound Aesthetic has dropped a capsule collection of bucket hats and five panels, all of which feature a custom one-of-a-kind print designed by the brand’s Creative Director. The print is featured on a canvas fabric in both a natural and navy finish. The five panel is also fitted with a leather adjustable-strap back.
Profound’s “Flight of Birds” collection is available now through their online store and at Urban Outfitters.
Jaguar has officially unveiled the Project 7, an aluminum-bodied roadster that pays homage to Jaguar’s seven victories at Le Mans between 1951 and 1990. It’s based on the current Jaguar F-Type and features a D-type inspired rear fairing with an integrated rollover hoop. Other additions include a new front bumper, an enlarged grille and a ton of carbon fiber details. The rear wing and 20-inch alloy wheels finish things off. The interior is fitted with diamond-quilted leather upholstery, carbon fiber trim and a composite racing seat with four-point harness. The passenger seat is replaced by a bespoke helmet holder that secures a matching Project 7 helmet.
Under the hood, you’ll find a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 550 HP and 502 lb/ft of torque which is mated to an eight-speed Quickshift transmission. 0-62 mph can be achieved in 4.2 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 186 mph.
Jaguar’s dropped a video to show off the Project 7 Concept Roadster which you can find below. Look for this beauty to be showcased in person at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The good folks at HODINKEE continue delivering excellence in editorial content but their retail endeavors have been quite impressive as well. First came a lineup of watch accessories that were made in Italy and then was a tie collaboration with the iconic British label Drake’s. Now, they’ve teamed up with Chicago’s Horween, America’s finest leather maker. Brands like Alden have been using their leather for ages and the brand has definitely withstood the test of time. HODINKEE has introduced a lineup of Horween Shell Cordovan leather watch straps that are made right here in the good ol’ US of A and available in two varieties, lined and unlined. The
The unlined straps are a flexible strip of shell cordovan with a steel buckle closure and matching stitching that almost disappears. The lined cordovan straps are a bit sportier and have a thin cushioned lining sewn into them with matching thread. The unlined comes in 18mm and 20mm while the lined come in 20mm and 22m variations. All sizes come in black, natural and Horween’s iconic Color #8. On the underside you’ll find a special HODINKEE/Horween logo that recalls the Horween logo stamped onto the raw shells at the Chicago tannery.
The entire line of HODINKEE Horween Shell Cordovan straps is available now through HODINKEE.
This post is sponsored by Lifeproof, makers of the waterproof nüüd case for the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.
We’ve all been there – that moment when the world completely halts to slow motion as you watch your smartphone swan-dive headfirst, ever so slowly, into your kitchen sink, pool, toilet.. you get the picture.
Check out this video to re-live that horrible moment, but now with a solution. Enter LifeProof with the first waterproof and shockproof smartphone case without a screen cover, called LifeProof Nüüd. These covers for the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII feature patent-pending Screenless Technology that uses a compression lock system to form a waterproof seal between the case and the device touchscreen – delivering complete water, mud, dirt and snow-proof protection while maintaining perfect clarity and touch.
On top of that, the cases are super thin, light and offer anti-reflective optical glass camera lenses. Visit Lifeproof for more details on the LifeProof Nüüd covers, which available also for the iPad.
Red Wing’s Heritage division has updated the leather used on the iconic 875 and 877 boots to be truer to the original. Red Wing Heritage’s new Oro Legacy leather will replace the Oro-iginal leather that has been used on the previous version of the iconic 875 and 877. Oro Legacy is a supple, more natural richly colored leather that harkens back to the days when Red Wing’s salesmen recalled pulling boots out of the box “slick with oil”. And like the other leathers in the Heritage collection, it’s made right in Red Wing, Minnesota at S.B. Foot Tanning Company. The new Oro Legacy is a more natural leather that displays much more character than the previous 875 and 877 leather.
The 875 6″ moc-toe boot and 877 8″ moc-toe boot will retain their shape and classic styling, but the Oro Legacy leather update means that they’ll be as close to the originals as possible. Learn more about the 877 and 875 boots at RedWingHeritage.com.