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.
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.
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.
From n.d.c. made by hand comes a look at a limited edition camouflage release for the upcoming Fall 2013 season. The lineup ranges from the brand’s footwear offerings to leather goods and accessories. The Burford boot features double-stitched Blake construction and an upper with Tuscan ‘camouflage’ suede with vegetal-tanned leather details. Other standouts from the collection include n.d.c’s classic card and passport holders made with camouflage-printed calf-leather. The B10 is a day-bag that features newspaper side-straps and a removable shoulder strap and is made with camouflage-printed calf-suede & leather from Tuscany.
Look for the offerings to be available in the months ahead through n.d.c. stores in Paris, Berlin & Brussels as well as selected stockists worldwide.
Following the return of the Burberry womenswear show to London in 2009, the menswear collection was shown as part of London Collections: Men. The showing took place at London’s Kensington Gardens. Here’s what Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey had to say about bringing Burberry’s shows back home to London.
London is the creative heart of Burberry and our global headquarters, so we are incredibly excited to be showing our next men’s collection here. The country’s proud menswear heritage and outstanding contemporary talent give it a unique and powerful energy. It is a wonderful time to be bringing our menswear show home.
The label’s put together a short video which you can check out below.
Johan Ringdal founded SWIMS back in 2005 and has seen tremendous success over the years. With the release of the Norwegian brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 offerings, we had the opportunity to connect with the Creative Director to talk SWIMS and S/S ’13. Check out the Q&A below and flip through the Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook.