From Parisian label Sandro comes a look at their Fall 2013 “3000 Light Years from Home” collection. some of the standout pieces from the lineup include a leather biker jacket and slim-fitting trousers. Plenty more can be found throughout the lookbook. Look for the complete collection to release in the months ahead.
Though there have been rumors recently that Kanye West is collaborating with a French brand on a menswear collection, A.P.C. has come out and made it official. Details are next to none but the release date has been set to July 14th.
Jack Dorsey’s Square has added a new product to their lineup dubbed the Square Stand. The SF-based startup is working with Apple to bring a new Point-of-Sales system to market that will be featured in Apple retail stores. With the Square Stand, you can turn an iPad into a credit-card terminal and full POS system that works with Square’s Register app and other external devices such as cash drawers, receipt printers and barcode scanners. Price is set at $299 and is available to ship starting today through Square’s website, with availability in-store at US Apple Stores on July 9th.
New York designer Thom Browne presented his S/S 2014 collection during Paris Fashion Week over the weekend, bringing forth a militaristic theme. Models walked in Gestapo-style uniforms with colors ranging from navy and grey to red and black. Feminine makeup and styling is merged with masculine pieces and looks.
The promo campaign for Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail continues as he’s dropped three short clips that give some knowledge on the inspiration behind a few of the tracks on this his twelfth solo album. Rick Rubin, Pharrell, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz look on as Jay talks “Heaven,” “Oceans” and “Holy Grail,” with topics ranging from heaven and hell to entrapments of fame and success.
Samsung owners can download the Jay-Z Magna Carta app now at play.google.com. As previously noted, 1 million Samsung users will get the album for free on the Samsung-only release date of July 4th, while the masses get access to the album on July 7th.
Band of Outsiders presented their Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear collection with musician Devendra Banhart earlier this week at The Chateau Marmont. The collection features an incredible mix of wearable product from Scott Sternberg and team. Inspiration came from a 70s “prepster” Mick Jagger trapped in a hotel room that, according to Sternberg embodied a “cool, sexy, easy, youthful vibe.” In the lineup, expect to see everything from patterned sleepwear to shorts and chinos. Lightweight fabrics and summer tones are seen throughout the collection, while hoodies and blazers are delivered in leather.
Bally brings forth their S/S 2014 “Tour de Bally” collection, which takes much inspiration from cycling. With the lineup split into three buckets — City Biker, Cross-Country, and Racer — the collection is perfect for everyone from the city racer to the weekend traveler. Old school 1950s photography from the Tour de Suisse played a huge role in shaping these offerings and Bally did an exceptional job blending class Bally pieces from their archives with innovative treatments and techniques.
Look for the range to be available early 2014 through select stockists and Bally boutiques worldwide.
Les Hommes presented their Spring/Summer 2014 collection at this week’s Milan Fashion Week, with designers Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch presenting one of the standout collections of the show. Tees and even bomber jackets are brought into what is predominantly a formal lineup, though they’re infused in a very fluid manner. T-shirts as well as the core suiting offerings get some leather infusion as well, which looks extremely wearable.
For S/S 2014, Louis Vuitton has introduced the ICONS collection which puts the focus solely on classic staple items that will stand the test of time. The offerings are impeccably crafted, just as you’d expect from the French label with the offerings ranging from formal shirting and trousers to raw denim and outerwear. The colors are fairly neutral throughout, with shades of navy, grey and cream leading the charge.
With Milan Fashion Week underway, we have looks from Versace’s S/S 2014 collection. Donatella Versace showcased a lineup that took inspiration from various sports including swimming, tennis, and boxing. Muscle patch detailing can be seen throughout the offerings as well as on the models while the designer also brings forth suiting that’s less playful and more business.