WTAPS and GRIND return with their seasonal editorial , presenting new pieces from the streetwear label in the magazine’s latest issue. The vibe this time is decidedly sportswear with a football and baseball jersey featured and styled in manner that brings to mind 90’s New York. Check the latest editorial here and look for the product online at the usual suspects END and Haven.
Not one to rest on their laurels, Guerilla Group presents a new editorial for their fall/winter collection entitled ‘Simulacrum’. The moody photos by Runaway Heroes zero in on the detailing and fit of the pieces. The presentation in the editorial is very cinematic and includes items such as the 15F-ES-JC01 coat and the 15F-ES-JJ01 bomber. Re-visit the collection in detail on their official site.
Japanese streetwear experts Sophnet are coming off their 20th anniversary in 2015. They continue their momentum with their seasonal editorial in Japanese magazine SENSE. This time around Spring/Summer 2016 features a mix of more discrete staples (button-ups and trousers) alongside the more street side of things covered by hoodies, crewnecks , and a camo varsity jacket. If you’re looking to pickup pieces, the label really is able to contribute to more standard streetwear type outfits (think denim , hoodies and bombers) as well as mixing with more done-up looks (think of wearing Sophnet with Thom Browne, Visvim or Nanamica). Look for items to be releasing online soon at retailers END Clothing, Haven and Supply Store
I have long enjoyed the look of outdoor brands like Patagonia, but find it a bit hard to incorporate some of their utilitarian pieces into a daily wardrobe. And Wander is amongst a new wave of Japanese brands that aims to create garments that will weather the elements on a camping or hiking trip while fitting gracefully into a fashionable wardrobe. The spring/summer collection continues the minimal, clean design found in past seasons.
As per usual the styling is excellent . The gear itself is able to incorporate lots of useful features while still keeping a great fit that should work well with your existing clothes. The only downside is that distribution still seems quite limited outside of the brands native Japan so you may need to hit your proxy.
Japanese magazine PRODISM covers on upper-echelon streetwear and for their latest issue, the publication has presented an editorial look at Undercover Spring/Summer 2015 collection. We covered the collection previously here. The collection is one that many hardcore UC fans are looking towards as the brand is bringing back many of it’s greatest hits. Many of the designs revisit and re-create key design details from classic UC collections such as ‘But Beautiful’, ‘SCAB’ and ‘Languid’. The editorial is one of the better ones featuring UC pieces this year and it faithfully re-captures many key styles throughout the 13 looks.
You can find the latest issue here.
New York based menswear purveyors Unis puts out a new editorial for it’s 15 anniversary consisting of some of the most loved pieces from the brand’s history. Displayed are clean well fitting basics, with everything leather bombers and varsities to Scottish-made sweaters and the brands signature chinos. The editorial shot by photographer Andrew Jacobs is well worth a look if you’re looking for clean , grown-up inspiration for Fall.
Sophnet has celebrating 16 years of existence with a product lineup that features collaborations with the likes of Alpha Industries (fur lined MA-1 anyone?) Stussy and even Vitamix (not joking). Grind Magazine kills the execution as per usual with this effective editorial highlighting key pieces from the collection. The look with the stussy varsity and the leather double riders gets top marks from me. See the rest after the jump.
With editorials, I prefer to see different brands are mixed together in creative ways. For FW15 Haven has chosen to highlight it’s Arc’Teryx Veilance selection by styling it together with pieces from likes of sacai, C.E, TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The SoloIst., Needles, OAMC, wings + horns, and Visvim. The juxtaposition of the minimal technical pieces against these different brands offers relatable and inspiring cold weather looks. If you’re looking for new ideas in regards to layering, this editorial is a must see. Check the full editorial after the jump.
Images via HAVEN.
Every now and then a designer creates one of their strongest collections. I feel that way about Sacia’s Fall/Winter 2015 men’s collection. Obscure and hard to find outside Japan, Sacai and head designer Chitose Abe has raised her profile internationally with a collaboration with Nike and an expanding womenswear distribution. GRIND Magazine plays with the nomadic vibe of the collection in this new editorial.
See the rest after the jump
Progressive street wear publication GRIND has been highlighting C.E each season and the fall/winter 2015 is no exception. A selection of jackets, pants, hoodies and accessories are combined in a shoot emphasizing movement and graphics. Check our last C.E post for more info on the fall/winter collection.