We’ve covered information on the Supreme x Undercover collection as it has slowly leaked online. Now an official release date has been set with the pieces dropping in-store and online this Thursday, March 26 in London, New York and Los Angeles. It will be available in Japan on the 28th.
Pieces include a Schott Perfecto collaboration, a Trench Coat, 4 T-shirt designs, hoodies, shorts, flannels, bondage pants and sweatshirts. The manufacturing , branding and pricing all seems geared towards the Supreme audience as opposed to the regular Undercover consumer. On the plus side I anticipate the pricepoint will be more in line with regular Supreme (hopefully) instead of the types of prices we saw with the CDG Shirt x Supreme collabs.
If there was a show stopping item here, it would definitely be the Schott collaborative leather jackets. These take some of the design ascents of the UC riders and translate them over to a standard Schott design. Other than the schotts, I expect the t-shirts and hoodie to generate the most interest. I can only imagine the type of line that will be forming this week, so if you don’t want to pay resell prices the best point is to check the Supreme site Thursday morning right when the drop happens.
Maiden Noir is a label that has always carefully navigated the path between refined menswear, military/workwear inspirations and upper echelon streetwear. With the release of their new Spring/Summer collection and ‘Taking from the Land’ lookbook, the brand offers a look at the new collection in the wilderness. As expected, there’s a mix of easy to throw on outerwear paired with inspired takes on men’s staples.
The warm weather collection serves up plenty of diverse looks from lounge-y sweat material tees and shorts to reversible bombers and light rain-resistant parkas. Shop the collection through their website or stockists like No.4 Shop.
Leading eyewear brand Oliver Peoples has selected actor Jack Huston (of Boardwalk Empire fame) to be the face of the brand in 2015. As part of the campaign , Oliver Peoples has launched an entirely new website and a video and set of images to present the frames within the context of an idyllic LA lifestyle with model Joanna Halpin. The backdrop of the campaign, the Boyd house, a Los Angeles historical landmark designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1964; it is his only residential home in North America.
Head over to Oliver Peoples to the new Spring/Summer collection and view the full campaign video.
Visvim hosted a showroom of sorts to present it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection to press and buyers in town for New York Fashion Week. The serene space was a contrast to the hustle of other runway shows this week, and with no audible music, models or other distractions the attention fell upon what really mattered, the product itself.
Split between men’s and women’s each rack was separated by category, shirting, jackets , pants and accessories/shoes. One of the most exciting developments was the addition of MA-1 bomber jackets, some embroidered with flag details as seen below. Other field jackets were adorned with hand-illustrated graphics or embroidered patches. The footwear were mostly returning styles of boots and sneakers with the addition of a new minimal stan-smith inspired model. There’s definetly strong styles in here that are worthy additions for Visvim collections and the outerwear in particular represents a return to form in comparison to recent collections.
See all the images after the jump
Some brands look like what their brand name sounds like, this is not one of those brands. Minotaur doesn’t look like the half-man creature of Greek myth, instead the Japanese label delivers clean, non-nonsense minimal clothing. While the garments themselves are relatively nondescript, the lookbook shows the care taken on fit, fabrics and little utilitarian details.
The spring/summer 2015 collection is shot very minimally allowing the viewer to focus in on details on each individual item. Unfortunately distribution for the brand is still quite limited outside their native Japan. That being said hit the proxy and check their site for more info on how to cop.
Undercover just released the lookbook for it’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. The pieces in the collection embrace color in a way that the last fall/winter UC collection did not. Jun Takahashi pairs his trademark outerwear (parkas, leather riders, bombers and wool coats) styled in simple clean looks. Different trousers are shown throughout the collection and come in skinny, straight cut and wider cuts. The most intriguing pieces here to me were the outerwear that had feature more elaborate graphics like the parka above.
I think Jun has reached a point he’s not going to release collections that are as conceptual as Earmuff Maniac or Less But Better. Instead it seems like Undercover is basically going to the brands past DNA and releasing interesting pieces that fans of the brand can easily add to their collections and mix with previous season UC items. Also promising for the brand is the fact that it’s distribution has increased in western countries with stores like Dover Street Market, Tres Bien, Haven and SSENSE stocking the line.
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
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.
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
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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