London shop Garbstore has dropped their first lookbook for the current S/S 2013 season. They’ve always had an eye for top-quality product and this season is no different with roster of brands including Gitman Vintage, Palaca, Isaora and a few others. Look for lightweight jackets, shirts, and accessories, all blending effortlessly to craft a cohesive lineup of pieces. The pieces in the lookbook are available at the Garbstore online or through their brick and mortar location.
As Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen continues to hit retail shelves for S/S ’13, the designer has taken the liberty of putting together some looks on location in his hometown of Los Angeles, highlighting different themes within the collection. And that’s one thing we’ve always appreciated about Shades of Grey – the brand’s ability to deliver a cohesive, yet versatile product lineup consistently season over season. For the current season, you’ll see the “Expect the Unexpected” image set shed light on the collection’s rich mix of patterns, layering options and bring spring colors that inspired the collection — tie dyes, ikats, bandana prints, tees under suits and more.
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.