Satoshi Kawamoto is a Brooklyn based artist (Green Fingers) who uses plants to tell his story. Launched earlier this week at Green fingers market store in New York, Larose Paris has collaborated with Satoshi on a capsule collection of baseball caps, 2 burlap 5 panels and 2 rabbit felt zip fedoras with contrasting zip tape. All made in France by expert milliners, this collection is reflects white roses and greenery.
Japanese streetwear label C.E (CAVEMPT) has just released their latest selection of items from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. The team of Toby Feltwell and Sk8thing have once again used graphics as the basis of the collection. There’s many items here in a collage-type style , replicating the feeling of a graphic designer work-in-progress. Returning items include a new take on the above distressed Plauge hoody, as well as a new disguise scarf. Ontop of that, this collection features a new backpack design. Shop the collection directly through the CAVEMPT website.
If you’re looking at your wardrobe at the moment and feeling uninspired, there’s fortunately a ton of great deals to be found at the moment. Alot of Spring/Summer ’15 items are now hitting the sale sections of some of the top online stores. This means you can scoop items you’ve been coveting for the low-low. Don’t be stuck paying retail, check out the list of deals below that include some of the best sales from the likes of Oki-Ni, Barney’s, Nike and more.
Japanese label Kolor designed by Junichi Abe has remained underneath the fashion mainstream since it’s inception in 2004. Since that time however the brand has grew a unique approach to design , one that emphasized design emphasis on fabrics, details and construction. This museum level slip-on features suede and leather in a clean navy/taupe colorway and a great cream ripple sole. Made in Japan, the quality looks excellent and these will be sure to go quick. The only downside is the price, set at $825 available at SSENSE.
The April 2015 issue of SENSE contains an editorial showing of the new collaborative gear between Supreme and Undercover modeled by Jason Dill. Among the items shown include a Schott Perfecto Leather , hoodies, jeans, t-shirts and a trench coat along with shoes and accessories (shoutout to that ‘bear pillow’)
There’s been leaked photos of what looks like low-top canvas sneakers and a trucker hat. It seems that production is handled by Supreme as the prices are much more in-line with the NY-based label’s usual pricing as opposed to Undercover’s mainline prices. It’ll be undoubtedly difficult to get hands on some of this gear but if you love something from the collection, going directly to the supreme webshop is the best bet.
Cyderhouse is a difficult label to describe or pin down. The Japanese label is designed by Yuji Okamoto who pulls from disparate inspirations and blends them to create eye-grabbing pieces that draw from grunge, punk and psychedelic drug culture. I’ve come across some amazing items from the brand from past collections and it seems there are many items worth adding to your wardrobe this time around. While many Japanese brands are out to tastefully refine men’s classics, Cyderhouse is about warping them into something loud , strange and slightly aggressive. I’d place the brand in similar territory as brands such as Facetasm and Diet Butcher Slim Skin. Find a list of stockists on the brand’s website, which is also exploring for the flashy graphics and more detailed product shots.
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.
Heading into the Christmas season, there’s a ton of great deals to be had in New York. There’s countless sample sales going on in the city and I’d like to present two of the best ones starting today. First off is the Capsule Market Square event which plays host to a huge range of product from over 100 brands. Running December 4-5 at 548 W 22 St.
This includes product from Union LA’s sample sale in LA at at 60% off retail. Also featured products from the likes of: Arc’Teryx Veilence, Comme Des Garçons Shirt, Golden Goose, Isaora, Junya Watanabe, Sacai and Ten C. The icing on the cake is for shoppers who spend over $500, who’ll receive a grab bag of items from participating designers. If you’d like to get a head start on the sale and attend the VIP preview tonight, just leave your contact info in the comments and the first two commenters will get RSVP if I receive your info in time.
To make the trip out to Chelsea even more worthwhile, the annual Opening Ceremony sample sale is just down the block at 545 W 22 St. with savings up to 90% off. Brands include Kenzo, Komakino , Adidas by Raf Simons and the OC house line. If you’re looking for gifts, there’s tons of cheap options available as well.
I’ve loved much of what The Soloist has put out since the brand first began 10 seasons ago. It’s clear now that the brand’s DNA is a significant evolution from Takahiro’s previous brand Number (N)ine. Unfortunately it’s always been a challenge to find the really great pieces from the collection outside of Japan. The retailers that do carry it in North America have a tendency to play it safe and avoid the really interesting pieces which are the core of what makes The Soloist one of the most original labels out. I’m glad to see HAVEN really did their thing this time around with this Fall/Winter buy.
The item that stands out to me the most is the above Rough Out Work Military Jacket which is basically an ill sheepskin version of the M-65. This stands out to me as one of the best outerwear pieces of the season and a definite grail despite the almost $4000 pricetag. The rest of the buy strikes a nice balance too between statement pieces and core staples. The below waffle hoody has a great texture and color and should work nicely with alot of brands. The MA-1 is another twist on the bomber which the brand has executed in the past.
Browse the entire collection over at HAVEN.
Wishing everyone who reads the site a Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you looking to scoop some deals waiting for the Turkey, or just want to browse markdowns on a variety of websites, I got you covered with a pretty comphrensive list of the best Black Friday deals. Generally you’ll be able to find 20-30% off alot of Fall/Winter 2014 stuff and in some cases additional promo or further markdown.
Click through for a list of compiled deals.