Honeyee released images of the Spring/Summer 2013 Visvim collection in a feature entitled ‘Colors in Summer.’ Once again Hiroki Nakamura’s iterative approach to design is visible through the product assortment. Familar items such as the SOCIAL SCULPTURE DENIM JACKET, TROPICAL COMBAT SHIRT and LAMINA backpack are re-interpreted through a lighter pastel-based palette. New footwear appears too in the form of SKAGWAYS, HOCKEYS and VIRGILS.
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C.E has released a lookbook featuring their spring/summer collection. As in the prior videos, the pieces are modeled by Zomby. If you’re looking for an elevated take on streetwear that is still fairly priced, C.E delivers just that. The brand has not really made it’s way to North American shores just yet but you can now find a sampling of the line over at the Hypebeast store.
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The Great Divide is a UK-based men’s online shop that carries the likes of Mark McNairy, Reigning Champ, Our Legacy, Penfield, Soulland and more. It doesn’t hurt that they brought in a model who pulls off the colorful and patterned looks of the season with ease.
You can shop the items in the shoot on the The Great Divide site.
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Japanese designer Soichiro Ito created this Fall/Winter 2013 collection that modernizes the collegiate look. The collection balances traditional menswear elements with a vibrant youthful edge. The heavy usage of grey and the abundance of looks with cropped trousers definitely brings to mind Thom Browne. It seems that college wear has made a strong comeback in 2013 and designers are pulling from all aspects of college culture , from sportswear to class uniforms.
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Lad Musician has been pairing extreme slim cuts , quality production with rock and roll edge for the better part of a decade. The fall/winter 2013 doesn’t exactly blaze new creative ground but is another well executed take on Brit-rock. The collection has been inspired by British psychedelic rock group Spacemen 3. Chunky striped fuzzy knit sweaters add texture to more straightforward takes on outerwear including duffle coats and leather jackets. Also worth mentioning are the plaid trousers which combine a fantastic cut with what looks to be a versatile pattern.
Techwear masters ACRONYM have released a video of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The surveillance lke video has a visual style that harkens back to VCRs and CRT televisions. Select womens and men’s pieces can be seen in the short clip. As always ACRONYM has come strong with a host of features on the garments and a slick visual presentation.
It seems the best men’s brands from Tokyo just keep coming up increasingly ridiculous names. In this mountaineering inspired collection from Banal chic bizzarre I see a slight Raf Simons influence. The bright colors are a welcome departure from the more muted tones most men’s brands choose for fall/winter collections. The futurist vibe is toned down through the outerwear which appropriates visual/styling elements from 90s American hiking brands such as Patagonia. The designs in the collection appear insanely high quality and functional, but definitely not boring. This is gear worthy of Metal Gear Solid boss levels. That varsity jacket looks pretty perfect for the guy who wants a standout piece that isn’t completely over the top.
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Japanese accessories brand Head Porter is known for their practical, well-designed bags, wallets and clothing basics. In this lookbook for the Spring/Summer collection, the pieces are shot to replicate everyday situations. The standpoint items to me are the clear tote bag and the Hawaiian shirt (which is one of the best executions of that style I’ve seen for Spring/Summer). I love the casual presentation through these images, they give the whole lookbook a sense of reliability.
Photographer: Hassan Rahim
Stylist: Jessica Willis
Make Up: Julie Kim
Model: Theresea Bender
Re Toucher: Brendan Pattengale
Hassan Rahim shot this beautiful editorial featuring model Theresa Bender in Shaun Samson. The young London based designer is not quite a household name in fashion just yet but has been gaining exposure and retailers after several buzzed-about London shows. The girls in menswear thing doesn’t always work but this editorial nails it. The film photos perfectly expresses the somber post-industrial mood of the collection.
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