Posts tagged Fall/Winter
Japanese label EOTOTO quickly positioned itself as an innovative brand with a focus on the worldly textiles and experimental fits. The approach always seems to come out neatly executed, evidenced by the brand’s latest lookbook for its Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Here we see EOTOTO drawing inspiration from the culturally rich foothills of Central Asia, offering a range of turtleneck sweaters, cropped trousers, woven jackets, and other accessories for the new season. In terms of color, bold stripes are the motif across each selection, yet the true genius of the collection lies in the intentionally casual tailoring, which renders this contemporary take on Asian layering staples all the more wearable. Look for the EOTOTO Fall/Winter 2013 collection to hit retailers in the coming months.
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This season Levi’s Vintage Clothing revisits history once again, this time to the 1960′s Motown era. An era associated with the likes of the Jackson 5 , irresistible rhythms and fresh fashion. In place of denim, corduroy pants and fringed suede leather jackets were the showstoppers of that musical revolution. Other offerings from this collection include retro-fitted polo tees and shirts with vintage embroidery. Alongside this, another interesting re-introduction this Fall would be the Orange Tab denim line with classic wash offerings such as rigid, rinsed, stonewash, stone bleached and black overdyed. Previously targeted at price-conscious youth, it is highly unlikely that this re-issue has the same intention. Stay tuned for more updates in the weeks to come!
Master of knitwear, Monseiur Lacenaire presents a brief preview of its 2013 fall/winter lookbook with select pieces for the colder season such as flannel plaid vests, shirts and the brand’s mainstay, knitwear. This season’s knits include a mix of cardigans and crewneck sweaters with playful details construed by the clever use of simple lines and colors. With the powdered slopes calling, should you need a knitwear piece to scream “Ski Vacation,” you will find one here too, tastefully edited of course. Look out for more pieces in the coming weeks!
The PUMA Slipstream has seen limited airplay as a shoe straight out of the German sportswear’s archives. However, that’s about to change as the shoe is poised for a comeback later this year. An early preview presents a high-quality, made in Japan version that utilizes one of PUMA’s old soccer boot factories as the premise for shoes that are often defined by its great shape and construction. The 1988 model features in an animal-inspired upper with three colorways set to drop in late summer.
Luxury conglomerate Kering has teamed up again with famed New York City design school Parsons to create Empowering Imagination, a competition for graduating fashion design students to contend for the chance to score a prestigious internship at one of Kering’s brands. While each finalist has presented a thoughtful body of work, one designer, Gamu Moyo, caught our eye with her fashion forward yet very wearable menswear collection. For her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Moyo focused on Rumspringa, the Amish rite of passage where adolescents leave their closed off communities to live in the secular world before deciding to devote the rest of their lives to the church. The designer asks what one might do when venturing from a strict home life into a more free society and her answer is: skateboarding. Moyo blends the more formal aspects of Amish wear including minimalistic garments, lack of buttons and zippers, with the laid back feel of the skate lifestyle. The result is an unexpected “cultural assimilation” of sorts represented by clean lines, modern cuts and updated silhouettes with just the right amount of design detail to make it special – think of it as more formal urban wear. Mixing cultures is something the Zimbabwe born, South African raised designer describes as her design ethos and Rumspringa is a perfect representation of her personal voice. This is one menswear designer to watch.
For Fall/Winter 2013, French fashion house Lanvin delivers a new profile that combines its high-end aesthetics with neo-sportive design. Joining its well-received line of directional footwear, the new Cross Training sneaker is a low top profile featuring mixed materials — airy mesh, suede and premium leather — on its upper. Sitting atop a brawny midsole, a variety of colorways are available. Stylish without forgoing technical factors, the Cross Training Sneaker will be available in later months via selected Lanvin retailers.
Clean cuts and sharp lines abound in the latest collection from Swedish label COS, which presently showcases its Fall/Winter 2013 range with a new lookbook. The brand went decidedly minimalist in its approach to the line, stripping blazers of ostensible buttons and labels, tailoring jackets high at the waist to create sharp contrast lines, and sticking to a relatively neutral color palette. Deep shades of maroon, navy, and grey, in addition to white, seem near ubiquitous throughout this offering from COS. Enjoy the looks from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook and look for a release in the months ahead.
“Happiness” may not be a word associated with those who rarely see the outside world, but in the case of Trine Lindegaard, the two converge for a collection that brings together needlework from U.K. prisoners and the traditional textile crafts of West Africa. For Fall/Winter 2013, the Danish-born designer drew inspiration from a painting by the prisoner Ziga, who was asked to create on the subject of happiness — an image both surreal and naive, and amazingly imaginative for one under lock and key. The embroidery featured in Lindegaard’s new lookbook was produced within U.K.-based prisons in collaboration with Fine Cell Work — a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled and creative needlework — the result being a look-good, feel-good collection from a young designer to watch. Visit Trine Lindegaard’s website for more information.
Italian eyewear label SUPER unveils an early release from its Fall/Winter 2013 collection with the debut of the “Reflek” and “Spektra” series. Two of the brand’s well-known frames, the Leon and the Primo, have been executed in raw metal, fitted with two kinds of unique lenses produced by legendary Italian brand Barberini. Here we find the lenses offered in a choice of either bright acid green or mellow copper-toned mirror, which pairs well with the enduring alloy frames. The “Reflek” and “Spektra” series are both available now via SUPER’s web store.