Techwear pioneers ACRONYM just released a video highlighting their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The video once again features designer and co-founder Errolson Hugh personally demonstrating the functionality and capabilities found on the range of outerwear, accessories and tech trousers. Be prepared for a dizzying array of hoods, zipper pulls, functional pockets and sling-style straps moving in quick succession set to to a soundtrack by Diamond Version.
Make sure you watch all the way through for the stylized action short which ends the video on a bit of a cliffhanger. Careful observers will also note the cameos in the flick (by Wil Fry and C.E.). Items from SS14 are now available directly through ACRONYMS webstore including my personal favorites the J38-GT and J36-GT.
C.E (Cav Empt) just released a lookbook for their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The lookbook is done in the same visual style as this previously released video. Fans of the Japanese label may recognize some of the pieces which have already released, but it is nice to see select pieces styled together in these stills. Having had experience with several pieces of line I definitely highly recommend any of the graphic hoodies and crewnecks. The quality of printing found on the digitial sublimation T-shirts (such as the Burnbike or Gunpizz t-shirts) and button down shirts is top notch as well. You can shop the collection through C.E Directly or through North American stockists VFILES, Bdga, Wildstyle LA and RSVP Gallery.
See more of the looks after the jump
We got a special post for fans of Ricky Owens today. In a previous roundup I selected the RO bomber as one of the top MA-1 designs out and today regular contributor Alex N has written the below detailed review about his personal version of the jacket from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection ‘Anthem’.
I found this piece after feeling defeated that the other Rick Owens bomber I’d been eyeing on some consignment shop’s website was sold out. I was browsing through all of the Rick pieces up for auction, and saw this, and it was definitely meant to be. I bought it instantly and within a week, I finally had in my possession a true “grail” piece.
Rick’s bombers had always been up there for me. The proportions and detailing were all so sleek and perfect. This piece in particular, from “Anthem” Spring/Summer 2011, is in cotton twill with satin lining. Lightweight and comfortable, fitting on me just so slightly oversized that I could fit a cardigan or sweater underneath, to stay warm in fall/winter as well.
The jacket features two vast interior pockets, two exterior front pockets, and two arm pockets, all using super substantial Raccagni zippers. The interior pockets are deep enough to fit a regular sized book, notepad, or small tablet. The arm zippers are actually functioning pockets which are deep enough to hide a pack of cigarettes, vape, phone or even a personal stash.
The carrying strap is a feature of most Rick jackets, and personally my favorite feature of any piece of outerwear. Such a simple concept that gets used over and over again; a convenience that is well over-looked by many. Another of my favorite aspects is the intricate seaming on the arms, there is a gusset on the underarm that extends to the entire forearm.
This has been my everyday jacket ever since I got it, and it will continue to be my everyday jacket until it gets torn apart in a freak accident or something. Actually, I would just piece it back together and continue wearing it regardless of its condition.
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Que Pasa Shop is an online consignment shop that offers up select pieces from brands such as WTAPS, Undercover, Supreme, Engineered Garments, Our Legacy, Junya Watanabe and Comme des Garcons. The site has a tightly curated collection of styles from these brands (amongst many others) at reasonable prices. If you’re looking to find some older gems, the site is definitely worth a visit. The team there hit me about up about premiering this editorial featuring some of the product that just launched (or will be launched over the next few days).
The editorial was shot on 35mm film and makes use of CCTV video to provide alternate angles of selected looks. I was definitely feeling the presentation and the color palette was vaguely reminiscent of Fallen Angels (one of my favorite flicks). You’ll be able to see the rest of the editorial after the jump as well as Third Look exclusive product photos of upcoming releases. You can browse Que Pasa Shop’s entire selection of goods on their site and follow them on tumblr and instagram.
Recent WTAPS lookbooks have focused more around the lifestyle of the brand (and it’s proponents) rather than on the clothing itself. The lookbook for WTAPS Spring/Summer 2014 collection continues that trend, focusing around on atmospheric lifestyle (or should I say lifist) shots of Tetsu Nishiyama and his close friends and family. Also bundled in this feature are imagery of selected products from the collection including T-shirts, bookbags and new canvas sneakers.
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When it comes to leather motorcycle jackets Schott is the de-facto standard. The makers of the original Perfecto model have teamed up with Neighborhood to deliver this excellent One Star Leather Jacket. The quality of the leather looks incredibly on this jacket that is sure to last for years and continue to be a workhorse item in your closet. Details include Talon zippers (which are no longer standard issue on regular Schott mainline Perfectos), custom branded buttons and a custom lining. All this doesn’t come cheap at a retail price of $2315 USD but if you have stacks burning a hole in your pocket, you gotta respect a jawn like this when you see it.
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From the same creative forces who launched Silent Whisper last year comes Eyes & Sins, a T-shirt label which compliments the Silent Whisper collection. The two brands exist under the Guerilla Group umbrella and were created by the overarching creative agency GFIRMG . The full-service agency has members scattered worldwide and they tackle multi-disciplinary projects from art direction to web development. The above video entitled LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE 001 was released by the group with this accompanying message.
E.\S’ primary tasks are idea consultation, blueprinting and garment production. Virtually all information about the unit is highly classified and details about their objectives and operations are generally not publicly available.
Since I saw Silent Whisper online, I knew it was something special and have been more than happy with the pieces I own by them. I wrote a review of the accessories previously HERE. I do have a Eyes & Sins T-shirt which I wear regularly. It’s held up awesome over multiple washes but what I like most about it is the soft cotton and the slim and long fit of the t-shirt. It’s nice to feel a T-shirt that was cut and sewn instead of just printed on a generic blank. Eyes & Sins released four new designs my favorite of is the Transmutation T-shirt below.
Supreme Team Taped Seam Jacket
February brings us a preview of the Spring/Summer 2014 Supreme collection. It’s almost become ritual for fans of the brand to obsess over the item previews as they are released each season. While I did not really enjoy most of the graphic-heavy items from the collection, I did pick out some gems that I think are worth purchasing from the collection. Having followed the brand for so many years, I generally gravitate towards the pieces that are a bit more understated in terms of branding. I tried to select a mix of items that were my favorite from the collection.
You can view the whole collection preview and lookbook at Supreme. The collection will be available this Thursday , Feb 20th at Supreme in New York and LA. See my selections after the jump
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The ongoing collaboration between Undercover designer Jun Takahashi and Nike continues under the Gykausou running sub-line. Previous seasons have shown a transition towards incorporation more technically advanced textiles and this continues in the Spring/Summer collection with the inclusion of Nike Sweat Map ventilation. The sweat map tech uses an engineered jacquard weave with pinpoint laser perforations in order to keep the hottest areas of the body cool under pressure and rigorous exercise.
A key design theme this season is the idea of duality (ying-yang). This is expressed throughout the line through contrasting colors and materials split vertically across garments and footwear. To Jun (and many athletes) Takahashi running is a battle between two opposite emotions. It’s a struggle between joy and agony, elation and exhaustion, persistence and surrender. It is a crusade waged by both the body and the mind and that constant struggle definitely shows graphically in this collection.
The usual mix of jackets dri-fit tops, and running shorts/pant is back but this time they are accompanied by a new sneaker model Nike Lunar Speed AXL. While I do like aspects of the collection, I was a little disappointed when I first saw the collection. It seems like the more elaborate lookbooks of past seasons have been replaced by the more stock photography found here, and the designs themselves don’t stand out as much from the rest of the pack as they used to. Perhaps as the line grows, Jun’s direct involvement is being reduced and the line has adapted to serve more of a core running audience than the more fashion-oriented crossover audience that it had in the past.
The Nike x Undercover Gyakusou Spring 2014 Collection launches globally on March, 1.
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