MR PORTER took some time out to chat with the lead of one of the restaurant world’s most influential families as the Cipriani Downtown Ibiza restaurant recently opened up inside the Ibiza Gran Hotel. Mr. Giuseppe Cipriani’s grandfather opened the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1931 and the brand has been flourishing ever since, now with a reputation that’s entering a fourth generation. The Cipriani name defines class and Mr. Cipriani is nothing short of that himself. The face of the Cipriani name discusses his love for the Art Deco movement, racing, and why they decided to set up shop in Ibiza amongst other things. Head on over to MR PORTER to crack open their Ibiza issue.
Herschel Supply Co. has dropped looks for their Fall 2012 collection. Though the core lineup of styles hasn’t changed, the amount of detail and the infusion of new fabrics and prints throughout really takes the brand to new heights. Some desert camo is seen as well as paisley lining on some of the pieces. Look for the Fall/Winter 2012 collection to be available in the months ahead through select retailers as well as through the Herschel Supply Co. online shop.
Hard Graft has released the CarryOn Suitcase, their latest signature work. The brand’s known for making travel goods made from 100% vegetable tanned Italian leather and finished off with wool felt detailing. Their bespoke signature style comes to fruition through their small team of artisans in Italy who hand craft each piece with the utmost attention to detail. This is the case here as well with their new CarryOn Suitcase. It’s equal parts function and classic design as it’s got a bit of a nostalgic feel to it. Coming in at just the perfect size for short trips, this suitcase comes fully lined in rich British wool. The CarryOn Suitcase can be purchased through Hard Graft.
Libero Ferrero showcased their latest offerings at this month’s Pitti Uomo in Florence and we’ve been fortunate enough to get some early detailed shots of the goods. The Balfour Carryall is a minimalistic design coming in at the perfect size with all the proper detailings we’d expect from the Lafferty brothers. The shell’s made from authentic Horween leather, contrasted with gold zip closure and features an extra-wide mouth for easy accessibility to a generous interior space which is lined with an antimicrobial and waterproof lining. The internal zipper pocket is padded with signature wool to protect your iPad, laptop or other personal items.
All-in-all, the Balfour is a great looking bag that’s sure to win you over in either black or cognac. It can be had now through Libero Ferrero.
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.