MR PORTER’s currently stocking this suede backpack from Parisian label Ami. It comes in a brick-red finish made and features very subtle detailing such as the embossed emblem on the front pocket as well as the top handle and adjustable shoulder straps. Everyone should have a backpack in their lineup of travel bags and this one from Ami is a sound investment as it’s made from rich materials and is sure to last.
H&M has announced that Beyoncé will be the face of its summer campaign. Beyoncé is set kick off her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on April 15th and will be appear in television and print ads featuring pieces from H&M summer collection. The print and outdoor billboards introduce “Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M”, the idea that all women can be all things: strong, vulnerable, sensual, maternal, fun, flirtatious. The campaign was shot in Nassau in the Bahamas by photographers Inez & Vinoodh, while the commercial was directed by Jonas Åkerlund. The clothing will be available beginning May in H&M stores worldwide and online.
Here we have a look at Tres Bien’s Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook. The retailer’s known to pick all the right brands and is able to effortlessly deliver a solid blend of product that’s wearable and perfect for the current season. Photographer Linus Morales was behind the lens for this shoot and featured a mix of styles for both men and women. Labels include Acne, Marni, Kolor, Maison Martin Margiela, Lanvin and many others.
Check out the goods through this lookbook and be sure to head to Tres Bien as the products are now available for purchase.
Frank Ocean caught the interest of Band of Outsiders founder and creative director Scott Sternberg, so much so that the label commissioned the R&B artist to showcase their Spring 2013 collection. The Polaroid-style lookbook is on par with delivery of lookbooks from past seasons but the tux Frank wears is exceptional and everything we’ve come to expect from Band of Outsiders. Mr. Sternberg was behind the lens as they shot the lookbook oustide the Los Angeles Times Building.
This is in fact the first batch of photos from the lookbook featuring Frank in a Band of Outsiders peak lapel tux in the SoCal sun. Expect the rest of the lookbook to be released throughout the rest of the week via their Tumblr and Instagram accounts.
From Haerfest comes their latest collection, pulling inspiration from DeWain Valentine and the Light and Space Art Movement of the 1960s. Their use of aerospace materials to suggest, manipulate, and conceal light was a driving aspect of the new collection. Reflective gold leathers, translucent ghost PVC panels, and high density canvas to deliver fresh takes on some of Haerfest’s signature pieces. The lineup includes their overnight duffel, shell backpack, two handle clutch, as well as their E18 Book Sleeve.
Submit pre-orders for pieces from the Light and Space collection at Haerfest.
Damasquina presents this 2-pocket accordion style card case made with vintage leather. It’s made in Japan and features exceptional detailing such as the leather string wrap flap closure with a brass anchor on the end.
A.P.C. and Retrosuperfuture recently teamed up to make a few pieces that are all about quality and delivering them at the best possible price rather than over-the-top branding. The limited edition glasses are for both men and women, with the shell’s being composed of 100% Italian acetate with Carl Zeiss engineered lenses, and entirely hand-made in Italy.
All silhouettes were designed by A.P.C. to work back to the Spring / Summer ’13 collection and are available at A.P.C. stores and select retailers worldwide as well as A.P.C.’s online store.
Brooklyn-based Ferris gives us a look at their Spring 2013 offerings through this short video. They commissioned famed model Hailey Clauson for this and the end result is definitely worth checking out. The lookbook video highlights some key pieces from the brand’s collection, including their tees, 5-panels and other fine accessories. Video below and you can shop the goods through Ferris.
From Valentino comes these lace-up sneakers for the Spring and Summer seasons. We actually saw this in person a short-while back and are glad to see MR PORTER picking them up. There’s a nostalgic appeal to them as the design takes us back a bit. The detailing is exceptional and ranges from a rich grey leather upper to red and blue suede heel patches and of course Valentino’s iconic studs along the heel. They’re Italian made and also feature contrasting brown and black rubber soles.
From Profound Aesthetic comes their “League of Champions” collection. The lineup features a ton of must-have items including their varsity vests which feature wool bodies and supple leather detailing. Other mid-weight items include their crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, and the standout camo fighter button-down. Profound’s iconic 5-panels are available in a range of old-school, varisty-inspired designs. Look for our leather-brim favorite in either a navy or forest green wool shell.
Shop the League of Champions now through Profound Aesthetic.