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15 Jul

Prada’s FW19 Campaign Captures the Spirit of Love and Romance

Prada’s Fall/Winter 2019 runway show — though laced with references to horror movies — was meant to be a “romantic” presentation, as explained by creative director Miuccia Pradaduring Milan Fashion Week in January. Months later, the Italian label has rekindled that same spirit of love and enchantment for its corresponding FW19 campaign, highlighting its upcoming menswear and womenswear collections through artistic and floral-imbued visuals.   Meant to explore “tension between man and nature,” the images set opposing ideas within the same context. The inside of an industrial warehouse gets transformed into an outdoorsy scene, housing colorful wildlife and bushes in order to connect the liveliness of nature with the hardness of the indoors. Lush flowers and greenery get juxtaposed against concrete slabs. All the while,...
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11 Jul

Ronnie Fieg x ASICS on the Way

Continuing on their longstanding collaborative efforts, Ronnie Fieg has taken to his personal Instagram account to tease another upcoming ASICS sneaker. Already spanning numerous years and various models, this time around the duo focus their efforts on the GEL-KAYANO 5 OG, an upgraded model paying homage to its 20-years-old GEL-KAYANO 5 predecessor. The picture shared by Fieg sees the shoes placed into the sand, helping to suggest the summer-ready colorway should be dropping sometime soon.   Crafted from an array of mesh, suede and leather panels, the shoe’s outfit takes on a mostly white and grey palate. The summer tones of orange, mint, and red then find their way onto the tongue tab, inner liner, midsole and outsole. Take a first look at the forthcoming ASICS GEL-KAYANO 5 OG...
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11 Jul

Outdoors Style in Japan.

It should be noted that “Outdoors Style” has long since been a thriving subculture in Japan. There, brands like White Mountaineering have pioneered the rugged look as a conscious fashion choice, while magazines like GO OUT combine shopping suggestions with tips on traditional outdoor activities. But as a Western phenomenon, the outdoorsy look is a more recent fashion — at the same time as luxury brands like Acne and Off-White™ have recently released hiking-style boots, true performance wear brands like The North Face and Patagoniahave become as commonplace in streetwear-heavy wardrobes as in the closets of suburban New England dads. It’s a look primarily adopted by — though not exclusive to — men, with upstart American and European brands such as Reese Cooper and PHIPPS making outdoorsy styles a core part of their DNA. “People talk about living somewhat a bit more offline lifestyle....
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9 Jul

TOD’S HAPPY MOMENTS

Can a pair of shoes make you happy? Tod’s makes you happy! Happy to be on time on your first job interview,to dance down the street,to match him and her on the wedding day, to receiveTod’s as a birthday present; a happy family all together in Tod’s. Tod’s is a part of your daily happy moments in life; it touches and energizes, speeding all the way to the heart. Tod’s make you run faster to the destination you need to go: in style and ease. New to Tod’s family, Alber Elbaz has created a capsule collection for Tod’s Factory calling it “Tod’s Happy Moments”. His starting point was the iconic and beloved Tod’s driving shoe, capturing and transforming its true...
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7 Jul

Gucci’s Porcelain Cat Incense Holder

Gucci has added an incense holder to its roster of lifestyle goods, releasing a Richard Ginoriporcelain piece. The incense holder looks to Gucci’s ready-to-wear collection for inspiration as it features the phrases “Black Cat” and “Blind For Love,” which are often seen on Alessandro Michele-designed garments. The lettering appears in yellow and two shades of pink, which is placed above and below Gucci’s synonymous motif.   The cat emblem will hold an incense stick and sees stripes decorate its head. The dish is finished with a high lip, detailed with raised dots all around, and features stamps on the rear denoting its Italian heritage, moniker and construction alongside another cat motif. You can purchase the Gucci Cat Porcelain Incense Holder for $203 USD from retailers such as MATCHESFASHION.COM....
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6 Jul

Maison Margiela in Black & Silver

Maison Margiela is no stranger to the realm of iconoclastic design, especially when one considers much of the conceptual vision that brought the renowned imprint to the forefront of fashion. The luxury fashion house re-emphasized its unique approach to design late last year with the introduction of its new Fusion Sneaker, highlighting a chaotic bricolage of materials through stitched duct tape panels, supple leathers, mesh, and even directly-applied translucent glue. Now the sneaker has returned in an eye-popping black and silver colorway.   As is normative with the sneaker, the new iteration takes on an impeccably distressed look — its duct tape panels meet various mesh and leather details, all looking as if spray painted in a silver tone. More details include...
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1 Jul

COS Autumn Winter 2019

The COS Autumn Winter 2019 collection explores two key concepts, bound by the exploration of scale. A brutalist approach based on the strong, angular lines of monumental architecture is complemented by a tranquil mood of escaping to nature – drawing the manmade and natural worlds together as one.Creating a collection with contrasting forms and sensual richness, firm structure and soft fluidity intertwine to form exaggerated proportions, while natural and innovative materials create architectural silhouettes. New methods of design turn to the delicacy of construction and deconstruction, exploring voluminous proportion and creating impactful scale. Slanted shoulder angles create bold and sculptural forms in menswear; cuffs, straps and belts add versatility while obtaining a relaxed fit. Womenswear pieces appear uncomplicated and exposed in...
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29 Jun

“Louis Vuitton X” The New Exhibition

Almost immediately after premiering its Virgil Abloh-helmed Spring/Summer 2020 presentation, Louis Vuitton has launched an expansive exhibition to commemorate its 160th anniversary. “Louis Vuitton X” is a historical retrospective encompassing the house’s inimitable clothing, accessories and collaborations. Comprised of nine distinct “rooms,” the exhibition presents objects and artworks in the following order: “Louis Vuitton: As seen by…;” “Origins: A Tradition of Modernity;” “Reinterpreting Icons;” “The Monogram as a Blank Canvas;” “Art on Silk;” “Art Meets Fashion;” “Lights, Camera, Action! Louis Vuitton on the Red Carpet;” “Magic Malle: The Past is Present” and finally “Artycapucines: Six Visions of a Contemporary Classic.”   Each theme is an opportunity to showcase a selection of items from Vuitton’s archives, ranging from the trunks crafted under the supervision of the actual...
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28 Jun

THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL FW19

Once again taking cues from The North Face‘s expansive archive, nanamica‘s THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL delivers another strikingly styled seasonal lookbook. Fall/Winter 2019 sees the Japanese imprint delving into cozy layering pieces and loose trousers, elevating classic skiwear and adventure garments into covetable casual clothes. Comfy wool and fuzzy fleece appear throughout, bolstered by baggy jeans and oxford collar button-downs, a nod to nanamica’s plentiful trad influences. Puffer coats, mountain jackets and cargo pocket anoraks lend a technical touch to the more blue collar goods, with plenty of relaxed hoodies, trim sweaters and graphic T-shirts to reinforce THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL’s laid-back intent. Heritage items, including the Denali jacket, Sierre parka and retro Yosemite-branded pullovers, receive timely tweaks, complemented by an array of...
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