Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Givenchy’s Madonna imagery has been popular on several styles including the brand’s graphic t-shirts and satin sweatshirts. One of our favourite mediums for the motif is Givenchy’s athletic-cut shorts which feature an all-over graphic combined with a trapunto quilted effect throughout. The lined shorts are a great investment piece that encapsulates Riccardo Tisci’s current aesthetic for the historic fashion house.
Available now at SSENSE.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
We have had the privilege to watch the rise of Troubadour from its earliest conversations to being a full-fledged brand that we have deep respect for. Samuel Bail and Abel Samet set off to create uncompromised leather products. We were energized by their progress as they travelled Europe and North America looking for the best of everything. The brand reflects their successful search with thoughtful design, supple leather, quality hardware and exceptional branding. Every component of the brand is well thought out and executed with intention.
Knowing the great quality of the products, we naturally invested heavily in the collection. We have first hand experience with Troubadour’s Day Bag, Wallet and iPad Case. With use, their products quickly reflect the level of thought that went into their ergonomic designs. Troubadour is a brand to believe in and one that is undoubtedly built to last.
Troubadour’s inaugural collection is available at TroubadourGoods.com
Thursday, May 9, 2013
We are proud to announce that Roden Gray is carrying Tanzania Nights, our collection of hand-woven bracelets from Dar Es Salaam. Roden Gray has chosen a selection of our bracelets which will be available in their Vancouver store as well as online. Enjoy a visit to Roden Gray to shop an exceptional range of brands including Comme des Garcons, Chauncey, Margiela, Kitsune, nonnative and Thom Browne.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We have developed an ongoing appreciation for Neighborhood’s building collection of Booze Incense Chambers. The Colt and The Skull chambers we have seen in the last year were both thoughtful and intriguing.
The latest offering from Neighborhood is The Booze Crow Incense Chamber. This menacing crow sits atop a human skull marked with Caesar’s infamous “Veni Vidi Vici” (Latin for “I came, I saw, I conquered”) that is resting on a book titled “The Black Arts”.
Available at The Goodhood Store.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Gordon Von Steiner is an exceptional videographer out of New York, originally from Canada. We have been fans of his work for a while, which you have likely seen as well through GQ. He recently created the latest video for Givenchy and Barneys which is simply phenomenal. The content, editing and soundtrack come together for a truly engaging experience.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Comme des Garcons is a brand that maintains legendary status by creating new concepts every season without fail. In addition to this accomplishment, they manage to venture into newness while remaining connected to their loyal fanbase. One of CDG’s exceptional stockists is Haven who bring a very well curated selection of brands to a global fan-base.
Haven’s buyers have chosen a few of Comme des Garcons SHIRT’s strongest pieces for Spring/Summer 2013. One of our favourites is the pink/blue paneled short-sleeve button up pictured above. The shirt is distinct in its mixing of patterns and materials in a unique geometric configuration.
Available at HAVEN.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Dover Street Market New York is slated to open at the end of 2013 and we are undoubtedly looking forward to it. DSM London is a thought provoking departure from typical store experiences. From the brand selection to the balanced chaos of the space, Dover Street Market does not disappoint.
The Dover Street Market New York E Shop is now open. They are offering a curated selection of Comme des Garçons PLAY, Perfumes and Wallets. Making the E Shop debut even better, DSMNY is offering free shipping across the United States.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Nike has been releasing a slew of creative designs in celebration of the Year of the Snake. Inspired by Nike’s Aqua Sock design, this limited edition summer release is from the brand’s exclusive Quickstrike series.
The Solarsoft Rache features a woven upper of mesh, textile and Neoprene-like material, produced in shades of black and grey. The quarters are constructed from snakeskin-effect material, while the heel has an open, elasticated construction.
Available at Oki-ni.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Soulland has licensed imagery from our favorite elephant-centric cartoon to create a nostalgic capsule collection of button-ups, t-shirts, sweatshirts and shorts. The capsule collection consists of graphics and prints from Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar Series. “Babar Meets Soulland” does a great job in fusing the children’s characters with cut and sew fashion pieces.
The collection will be available at Opening Ceremony (New York and LA), The Goodhood Store (London), Hunting & Collecting (Brussels), SOTO (Berlin) and Voo (Berlin) in mid-April.
Available for pre-order now from The Goodhood Store.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Every season Visvim makes a great selection of pieces that blend an American influence with Japanese design and attention to detail. The American Flag has been a recurring image in Visvim’s latest collection. They have done an excellent job utilizing it on scarves and again on their Star & Stripes Flag Tee. The t-shirt looks like a simple white tee from the front and features a contrasting back hem detail.
Available at Tres Bien Shop.