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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The latest collaboration between Supreme and Comme des Garçons SHIRT launches tomorrow and will undoubtedly be sold out in a matter of minutes. This collection has been extremely well received and has been getting maximum online coverage. Supreme fans, Comme des Garçons fans and re-sellers will converge on the selling points to buy whatever they can get their hands on.
Here are some of your options to own a piece of the capsule collection:
Supreme New York: The Supreme store on Lafayette will have a good amount of stock to sell, but only to those dedicated to line up long before opening. From previous experience, these lines may begin forming on Wednesday evening. The store will open at 11am on Thursday in which customers will be ushered in a handful at a time to make limited purchases.
Supreme Online: The online store will be refreshed with new product at 11am on Thursday. Your best bet is to be on the store page a few minutes before, clicking refresh to make an attempt at purchasing at the earliest moment. Remember, you are not allocated the item until you have checked out. The common sizes will be gone in seconds, the whole collection in a few minutes.
Dover Street Market Online: Our best guess is that the DSM E-shop will be refreshed at 11am in London which is 7am EST. The physical store opens at 11am (London time) and will likely experience similar lines and dedicated fans as the Supreme stores in New York, London and Japan.
eBay: Items from the collection will be up on eBay soon after people make their online purchases. Based on the last collaboration, items will sell for 2 – 4x the retail price.
Some of our favorite pieces are pictured ahead. Best of luck tomorrow!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Our Legacy has become well known for their exceptional basics amongst their Ready To Wear collection every season. One of our go to pieces from the brand is their crew-neck sweatshirts which are available in a range of colors. This Spring they have offered a playful departure from their blanks with the Reversible Smile Sweatshirt.
Inline with the recent movement of 90s resurgence, the sweatshirt features a big smiley face in red on the chest. If you feel like playing it down, take advantage of the fact that the piece is reversible and features a grey melange on the flip side.
Available at Tres Bien Shop.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Maison Martin Margiela has become well known for their High Top Sneakers. The shoes have been created in homage to well made designs of the past; upgraded with Italian workmanship and premium leather. The Sneakers from Line 22 of Maison Martin Margiela feature tonal stitching on the upper combined with a contrast sole and laces. The shoes are fully leather lined with a patch logo and the signature Margiela stitch on the heel.
Available online and in store at Maison Martin Margiela.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Elongated cuts and layering have been a trend in collections for Spring/Summer 2013. We have seen a handful of designers do it exceptionally well such as Alexander Wang, Comme des Garçons and 3.1 Phillip Lim. The Navy Pullover does an excellent job with balancing a dark and layered aesthetic with a cut for warmer weather. The short-sleeve sweatshirt has been constructed from a soft French terry and upgraded with a poplin shirt tail sewn in at the waist.
Available at Hypebeast.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Alexandre Mattiussi’s brand, Ami, has been catching our attention for the last two seasons. After working at Givenchy, Dior and Marc Jacobs, in 2011 Mattiussi started his own brand. Ami creates some exceptional pieces for men to wear everyday. The brand also takes a conscious effort to leave no room for pretention in their experience.
For Spring/Summer 2013, Ami’s collection includes their Bird Print Motif which can be seen on a range of clothing and accessories. We especially like the shorts and certainly support going all out with the whole matching outfit.
Ami’s Bird Print Shorts and matching button up shirt are available at Roden Gray.