Kris Van Assche and Eastpak continue to dish out some amazing collaborative pieces. Their Fall 2012 collection infuses some Sander-esque blue into the mix alongside a ton of black. The lineup also brings a stronger leather presence than collections past. More looks below.
From LV comes their Monogram Kibo Sac, which is inspired by historic travel materials and delicately embossed. It’s a vintage-inspired rendition to a timeless essential and features natural cowhide leather detailing throughout to complete the look. The Kibo Sac is available now through Louis Vuitton online as well as their boutiques worldwide.
Suitsupply is getting set to invade the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and we’ve got some first looks at the mock ups. The 5,400 sq./ft. space is in close proximity to the Four Seasons, the Georgetown campus and its surrounding strip of notable retail boutiques. Expect all the fine product you’d find in any of their other fine locations which, for those of you who aren’t familiar, ranges from well-made suiting and shirting to footwear, accessories, and some exceptional outerwear as well. They also offer in-house tailoring by experienced professionals who are able to deliver some pretty quick turnarounds when the situation calls for it.
With a late-July opening in place, the final touches are being put on the gorgeous space as we speak. They’re also making some key hires now so be sure to email Suitsupply for more information on that front.
FGF Industry, the folks that own C.P. Company, have opened their first flagship store. The store stocks C.P. as well as Blauer USA, another brand it owns. It’s located in London’s Soho neighborhood and spans across two floors and 185 square meters. C.P. Company‘s goods are housed on the ground floor, with the overall conception of the space being created from two existing Victorian shops.
Stone Island has opened the doors to its first German flagship store. Located on Sylt,a charming island and exclusive tourist destination on the North Sea, this store’s an important milestone as its just a few weeks after the London Opening, showing the brand’s on-schedule growth strategy. The interior design of the 80 m2 surface area, will host the Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Junior collections.
Stone Island has opened a new location for their London flagship store, moving to 79 Brewer Street, at the crossroads of Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street. Look for the store to host the Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Junior collections. More look at the space below.
For those not in the loop, Jamie of The Standard Edition has been on a European tour for the ages. He’s taken a liking to Italy particularly and understandably so. There’s a lot to take in from beautiful architecture, well-dressed people, and the abundance of textile factories tucked away in the villages of Florence and other surrounding cities. Among them is that of G.R.P. Knitwear, a Florence-based maker of fine knits and other men’s offerings. They first opened doors back in 1973 as a source for other companies but quickly established their own name in a few years time. G.R.P. Knitwear is like an unsung hero of sorts as they’ve made pieces for more notable labels like Engineered Garments, Beams, Svenson, and many others. A few words from Jamie on the look and feel of the space:
Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.
Dries Van Noten delivers this leather bag for the upcoming season. The crisp brown and beige horizontal pattern works well with the brown leather handles as does the navy canvas upper. The inside’s lined with brown canvas and features a pocket for all your delicate documents.
Killspencer has released some new items to start the year off proper, including the latest rendition of their Weekender 2.0 duffle bag. It’s delivered in Moss leather and has a padded laptop compartment as well as a waterproof zip pocket. It comes in six different material options. It’s available now through Killspencer for $595.