raf simons 2015 fall winter collection 1 Raf Simons FW15 Collection

The Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby collection is all over Paris and London streetstyle this year . That collection was both a return to form for Raf and also a reminder of his influence on the menswear industry. Following his appointment at Dior,  his own namesake label seemed to suffer a bit and seemed slightly neglected for a few seasons following.  As a longtime Raf fan I was quite excited by the new direction he had steered the brand into with the Sterling collaboration.

Raf showed his latest Fall/Winter 2015 offerings in Paris. This collection is more muted and subtle than his last two. The designs cut back on being graphic heavy and instead rely on the cut and fabric to make their mark. The color palette fluctuates between earth tones and  pops of brighter colors. Overall the collection seemed to miss the mark. There were a few things that stood out to me, the coats were generously long and featured great proportions for the most part. Some individual trousers and turtlenecks also caught my eye as something worth a purchase this year. That being said the collection does feel a bit bland, and the execution of the styling simply didn’t appeal to me. I definitely couldn’t get down with one of the sloppy looks in the collection featuring a knit sleeveless vest layered over a baggy oxford. As with most Raf collections there’s definitely gems in some of the individual pieces (particularly the wool coats) but with Raf you have to set the bar high

See all the looks after the jump

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our legacy fw15 lookbook 1 Our Legacy Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

Swedish brand Our Legacy fills an important niche in men’s wardrobes by providing a mix of fashion forward clothing along with easy to wear elevated basics. The brand covers quite a bit of territory and in this upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 collection with a wide array of  colors, themes and styling options. Being a cold weather collection there’s plenty of outerwear here that stands out.

Styles include everything from nylon bombers to wool coats and the above shearling leather. The collection is named 10 , which is also the number of years the men’s label has been in business. The breadth of styles reflect both the brand’s history and also where it’s headed (slightly more experimental territory). Click through to see the full look, and shop new SS15 arrivals at End Clothing.

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rick owens adidas springblade 1 Adidas x Rick Owens SS15 Springblade Sneakers

Adidas and Rick enter into their third season of collaborations with this new entry for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. Similar in nature and materials to last year’s tech runner, the shoe switches to a striking Springblade sole. The sneakers are a bit sleeker and lower than the former tech runners. Part of me wishes the upper on these was chunkier but the all black colorway definitely grew on me and stand out as the best model of the three.

All three versions of the sneakers are available now at Oki-Ni.

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Drake’s label OVO (October’s Very Own) quietly opened up a Toronto flagship shop at the end of last year. The store located in downtown Toronto at 899 Dundas Street West.  The minimal shop features a full range of items from the OVO clothing and accessories including exclusives such as the below 6 God hoodie.

If you’re not in the 6, luckily you can still grab select items online via the OVO webstore.

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third looks bumming around jayne lies 6 Bumming Around Vol. 16 Mirage by Jayne Lies

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third looks bumming around jayne lies 3 Bumming Around Vol. 16 Mirage by Jayne Lies

I’m excited to bring back Bumming Around with this photo feature with work by my friend Jayne Lies. She’s a New York photographer and visual artist. Jayne submitted this selection of 35mm film shots that capture a slice of everyday New York life through her eyes. The style of the photos is candid and voyeuristic and the subject matter revolves around the sighs and people that you might miss walking New York streets.  There’s footage here from the recent Eric Garner protests as well as portraits displaying the character and struggle of  OG New Yorkers.

Be sure to check out Jayne’s website HERE and also you can follow her on instagram. See the entire series ‘Mirage’ feature after the jump.

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the north face purple label 2015 spring summer lookbook 1 The North Face Purple Label SS15 Lookbook

The North Face Purple Label has evolved into what the regular North Face brand would be in an utopian American Society. The Japan sub-brand is understated, lightly branded and has a practical slim cut that still allows for layering. Select items are available for both men and women. On the men’s side, the outerwear once again steals the show with a clean color palette of beiges, navy, white and charcoal. There’s also splashes of color with olive green , orange and a really great rainforest print. The styling is easy to emulate for those who really want to buy into the brands look. For those who don’t want to splash out on some of the more standout jackets and coats, there’s plenty of basics (shirting, trousers, turtlenecks) and accessories (check the Bell hat featured in a few looks) to help you fill gaps in your wardrobe.

Oh lastly, I also have to give a shoutout to whoever casts these female models for North Face Purple Label’s shoots, as they definitely killed it again with another girl who’s waifu status. Anyway click through to see all the looks from the spring/summer 2015 season and check the official site for more info on the entire range

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visvim 2015 spring summer editorial by sense magazine 1 Visvim SS15 Editorial in SENSE Magazine

As per usual each season Visvim introduces their seasonal collection in the pages of Japanese men’s style mag SENSE. The spring/summer 2015 selection isn’t much of a departure from past collections although it does seem like Hirkoi wanted to bring a more casual approach this time around as seen in the graphic tees and some of the busier ‘vintage’ prints. Of particular note is the return of the townsend fishtail in an washed cotton and a striking red Nomad jacket. See both pieces after the jump and shop select items on the visvim webstore or retailers such as SSENSE, Farfetch and Barney’s.

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cavempt ss 15 collection C.E SS15 1st Release

Tokyo based streetwear label C.E had a big 2014. The brand grew it’s audience and distribution outside Japan and it continued to be a favorite of shop buyers and celebrities including Rihanna. The brand just made available it’s first pieces from it’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Amongst the collection is a small selection of a couple tees, a few sweats and two statement accessories (gloves and the neck scarf). You can also get a glimpse of what’s to come by checking out the video up on the site which was shot at the Tate London C.E presentation.

Shop the items directly via the C.E website.

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abasi rosborough redemption editorial 1 Abasi Rosborough FW15 Redemption Editorial

Founded in 2013, Abasi Rosborough is one of the most exciting up and coming menswear labels in America. The brand’s signiture look is captured in the latest editorial from the brand entitled ‘Redemption’. Shot in the Cloisters in upper Manhattan the images display the brand’s stealthly fusion of streetwear and traditional menswear and offer a preview to it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Look out for the entire collection to be shown in Paris later this week.

The best place to find the current season’s pieces is directly through the Abasi Rosborough website.

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Larose Paris returns with a new headwear collection comprising of full-brimmed styles and an expanded range of casual 5-panels and baseball caps. The collection utilizes lighter fabrics including textured cotton pastels, straw and patterns such as seersucker. If you’re looking for accessories to complete your look for the upcoming season, there’s plenty to choose from this time around. The uni-sex styling of the hats make them equally appealing to both boys and girls. You can shop the collection online directly through Larose Paris or through stockists including LN-CC and SSENSE.

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