We may have hit peak cross-body bag in 2018, but in 2019 a functional easy to throw on bag is still a necessity. As always, Rick Owens places his own signature on the style with this Alien bag by DRKSHDW. Crafted in tan canvas, it includes external Velcro and zip pockets and a laminated window enclosing a photographic print and a patch that reads ‘Aliens’. The theme fits in with the larger SS19 collection which focuses around the paranormal.

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Finding the right hat for running and the approaching spring weather proves more difficult than you’d imagine. Luckily Gyakusou has released one of the best hats of the season, utilizing ripstop material and a mesh back design. Engineered for performance, this ‘NRG Tailwind’ cap is made from lightweight, breathable ripstop with mesh panels for optimized airflow. Using colors from the season, this item drops alongside other notable items including the Zoom Pegasus Turbo mesh sneakers.

Shop the collection at Mr.Porter and Nike.

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Italian brand NemeN drew a new audience with their Acronym collaboration from a couple years ago. They continue to push the envelope when it comes to developments in garment treatment. The complete Spring/Summer 2019 It’s the brand’s largest range so far consisting of outerwear, t-shirts, accessories and pants. 

The first collaboration is with Japanese accessories brand Master-piece, comprising 3 different bag styles. The second is with CLASH, an Italian underground spray-can producer, and consists of custom spray-cans in 2 colors, 15mm nib custom markers, a T-shirt, and a bomber vest and holster to carry spray-cans.

Perhaps the most interesting pieces from the collection are the result of an acid-dye treatment on nylon.  Garments are constructed from acid-dye treated nylon or monofilament nylon with rubberized polyester. The look it provides offers up a unique texture and appearance. 

Finally, NemeN’s first-ever pants are constructed from technical nylon Taslan, whereas the T-shirts and sweatshirts are made from quality cotton with an integrated nylon armband. You can shop the collection directly at Browns

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Junya Watanabe continues his streak of working with outerwear brands for the spring summer 2019 season. Watanabe teams up with both Karrimor and The North Face for some lighter jackets appropriate for warmer weather.

While the fall collections featured bulkier cuts and heavier duty materials, the spring collection emphasizes subtlety. Items include a dark navy technical parka and a fairly low-key camouflage coaches jacket. Expect items to show up at shops including SSENSE soon.


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Following up the 10th Anniversary of Shadow Project, Stone Island presents the latest SS19 lookbook from the Errolson Hugh led sub-line. Reflecting the warmer weather , the collection combines light fabrics and a nice array of lighter-pastel colors, my favorite being the pale green shown above.

The Spring/Summer 2019 or collection 7019 brings back features from past collections including Articulation Tunnels and Articulation Zippers, which come in new spiral and curved versions. Other innovations include the Encase Panel and new stowable Split Hood.

New fabrics include The DPM CHINÉ which uses woven rip-stop. IMPRINT NYLON is influenced by the contrast of surface and tension and, finally, the LENTICULAR JACQUARD uses perception to create a visually shifting textile.

Look for the items to drop at Shadow Project stockists including Matches Fashion or directly from the Shadow project site.

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Wacko Mario returns for the spring/summer 2019 season and continues to bring strong streetwear looks. Continuing to mix and match inspiration from unlikely sources ranging from raggae to rockabilly. Notable items including Hawaiian shirts, western jackets, a embroidered blazer. There’s a lot of silk-embroidered pieces along with the familiar assortment of Wacko Maria patterns; leopard print and typographic hits.

Look for items to drop at Slam Jam in the coming weeks.

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When it comes to finding staple pieces to work into your wardrobe, Uniqlo is difficult to beat. Their U line just happens to excel at offering items that are more interesting than their regular selection. That’s no surprised considering the project is creative directed by Christophe Lemaire. Bright colors, boxy cuts and on-trend styling make this selection worth looking at. Look for items to start popping up in-store and online at Uniqlo stores worldwide.

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One of the great things about Junya is that they go straight to the source when it comes to producing certain collaborations. Instead of trying to re-create something the military already does, Junya teamed up with Ark Air – a retailer for services like the British Royal Marines and the French Foreign Legion on this wool vest. The item draws obvious inspiration from military vests, this piece does not shy away from the aggressively utilitarian look.

Available at Mr.Porter.

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The middle of winter means that you’ll need to layer up, fortunately Kapital has come through with some of the best of the season. Two designs available now on Mr.Porter show off a creative and practical take on the style. The first is a half-placket sweatshirt made from a fuzzy style fleece that’s printed with a moreu pattern – a whirlpool-like shape indigenous to the Ainu people from Hokkaido, Japan, that’s believed to ward off evil. The other style is printed The other style is a full zip version with plush fleece and is even reversible to become an army-green nylon. You can find both fleeces over at Mr.Porter. Click through for more images of both styles.

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In the new year, it seems that Nike has renewed its focus on the classic Blazer model. Giving it proper attention means that Nike is set to released a Mid 77 Vintage version of the mode, in a “Lucid Green and Sail White” colorway. The sneaker attempts to re-capture the details of the original, down to the tongue and midsole. The grey suede really adds something to an otherwise clean color way. It’s nice to see that Nike is starting the year out with a focus on both their archives as well as new sneakers.

The aforementioned sneaker will hit the shelves of select Nike retailers including SJS at a retail of $100.


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