With the PROJECT Tradeshow in full swing here in Las Vegas, we’ve seen plenty of great product that you may have seen highlighted on the go via our various social media outlets such as Instagram. Hong Kong’s 11After11 has a baseball jacket coming that’s fitted with an aztec pattern that we really dig. The jacket features a wool shell with the pattern in black & white while the sleeves come in an off-white leather that blends in effortlessly. Look for this piece to be available in the months ahead.
J.Crew presented their men’s and women’s collections for Fall/Winter 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, showcasing two very complete and wearable collections. The brand’s done an exceptional job raising awareness for the presentation through their various social and digital outlets, most notably Instagram and Tumblr. The hype was built and J.Crew delivered.
Frank Muytjens, head of men’s design, pulled inspiration from many places including wide-angled David Bailey portraits from the 1960s, particularly ones of Michael Caine, a visit to the Welsh countryside and a day-trip to Oxford, England. The designer reexamined classics – English tweeds, oilcloth, herringbones and black watch fabrics, but cut in clean silhouettes gave them a kind of strong, masculine heft. These rich fabrics are delivered effortlessly in J.Crew’s Ludlow suit fit while other complimentary pieces fill up the rest of the collection. All-in-all, we saw the suiting for F/W 2013 to be the strongest we’ve ever seen from the American label.
CREEP by Hiroshi Awai enters its tenth season with a collection that’s as memorable as the ones before it. There’s a strong outdoorsy appeal to the collection that’s mixed up with fine details and high-quality fabric choices. Amongst the offerings is a Tweed Country Jacket which features patchwork detailing throughout as well as a MA1 Type down shirt that comes in an olive green finish. The trousers deliver comfort and fit with the pieces ranging from a fleece sweatpant to pleated cord pants. Midweight outerwear is strong in Mr. Awai’s latest collection as well, with highlights including a wool blend anorak, heather sweatshirt with royal blue chest and a polar fleece zip-up jumper.
Look for CREEP by Hiroshi Awai to hit select retailers worldwide next fall.
Last night, Public School presented their Fall/Winter 2013 collection at Milk MADE Studios and we on hand to check it out. Designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have always looked at Public School to find perfection in imperfection and so the theme for F/W 2013 is natural. It centers around destruction and reconstruction to portray the essence of breaking objects down to their core and building them back up. Fabric development is key here with wool blended knits and stretch skins, making way for a solid collection featuring some top-notch pieces. The lineup includes tailored jackets with leather sleeves, ombre and fabric blocking in everything from shirts to sweaters as well as a few motorcycle jackets we can’t wait to see in-stores come this fall.
All the looks were paired with Generic Man x Public School creepers.
Here we have a look at Shipley & Halmos and their Fall/Winter 2013 collection. As expected, we see some slim attire that’s wearable both casually and in more formal settings. We spied a ton of great pieces including structured blazers, well-fitting denim, henleys and much more.
Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen presented their F/W 2013 collection earlier today and not only did we get a chance to check out the label’s men’s collection, but today also marked the debut of its women’s collection. Micah looked to infuse the philosophy behind the Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen men’s line and translate it into a women’s collection. As for the men’s offerings, expect Cohen’s signature slim suiting, athletic-inspired knits and outerwear including baseball jackets and boiled wool overcoats. Taking a cue from his S/S ’13 collection, Cohen included more color than in previous fall collections, in rich autumnal colorblocking seen throughout.
Here, you’ll find all the men’s looks from the Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen F/W 2013 Presentation as well as a few of our favorite women’s looks.
Introducing Vietto, a New York-based outerwear label that looks to deliver top-notch, military-inspired product. The focus is on a refined take on classic military outerwear with infusion of hefty wool coating, laser cut horn buttons, and Vilene interfacing. Look for a hearty silhouette, staunch fabrications, and subdued color palette. What really caught our eyes about Vietto is that their pieces can appeal to both the young and old and doesn’t restrict itself to one consumer type or region. These pieces are versatile and can be applied over suiting and brogues or a denim jacket and boots.
We’re expecting Vietto to be available through fine retailers this coming fall.
With PROJECT NY now in full swing, we’ve had the opportunity to connect with some phenomenal brands, one of them being Italian label Esemplare. One of the constants throughout has been their ability to take tremendous design cues and infuse them with functionality. For Fall 2013, we see a ton of extremely wearable outerwear, including one reversible puffy jacket that’s fitted with a subtle camo print as well as some dyed wool shells that are finished to perfection.
We first heard about Todd Snyder collaboration with Champion this past weekend and we’ve been fortunate enough to preview the collection at PROJECT NY. As mentioned before, the “City Gym” collection is inspired by archival Champion pieces and vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club. Snyder designed the Fall/Winter 2013 collection in partnership with Champion’s Chief Design Officer, Ned Munroe, and Design Director, Joanne Sessler. The lineup blends the best styles and fabrics from Champion’s vast archive of sales catalogs with Snyder’s love of classic American tailoring.
Look for the Todd Snyder x Champion “City Gym” collection to hit stores in August 2013.
French brand A.P.C. gives us a look at their Fall 2013 collection which features a muted color palette that’s filled primarily with deep reds and blues, black and gray. There’s a collegiate influence here with the delivery of casual sweatshirts and a varsity jacket though the formal pieces aren’t forgotten. Look for well-fitting trousers and a navy double-breasted suit I was wish was in my closet yesterday.