Shadow Project is home to some of Stone Island’s most progressive designs. The spring/summer 2016 collection will appeal to long-time Stone Island fans as well as guys looking to add a solid technical piece into their current wardrobe . The spring/summer 2016 is laced with an array of color options outside of the usual black, white and grey. Some of my favorite pieces include the Anorak, the cargo pants and the long shirting. Graphic tees and a slip-on sneaker round out the selection.
Check the rest of the collection after the jump and look for it to release online soon.
FPAR stands for Forty Percents Against Rights and was started by WTAPS designer Tetsu Nishiyama in 1993. The line uses political statements and guerrilla messaging as the crux of it’s designs. A wide array of inspirations helped shape the spring/summer range, from Beavis and Butthead logo to old horror films. You can pickup the pieces at a number of names store* , End Clothing and Slam Jam Socialism.
Uniform Experiment looks to summer with it’s new lookbook featuring key pieces from the collection. Expect well executed streetwear pieces and relaxed styling. Graphical text logos and a range of patterns add visual impact. Watch their SS16 video to see the more of the collection and check the collection after the jump.
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Nike has not been afraid to adapt and change some of it’s best known sneakers. The Air Force 1 is one of their longest running classics and the latest iteration adorns the upper with their patented flyknit construction. Not only is the sneaker completely transformed by the switch in materials, there also fundamentally changed the sole itself, resulting in a shoe that’s half the weight of the original Air Force One. This multi-color flyknit model is now available at Nike along with red and black colorways. Expect more variations on the AF1 Ultra Flyknit to drop soon.
Canadian retailer Haven announced their second collaborative collection with Urahara based streetwear legends Neighborhood. 4 pieces will release this saturday under the name “Dark Savage”. Included are two flannel “Lumbers” button downs, graphic tees and the heavily distressed, damaged and repaired “Savage” denim and Western inspired “Highliner” shirt. All the gear will be exclusively available at HAVEN in-store and online.
Neighborhood’s new lookbook Spring/Summer 2016 is divided into three distinct sections. The first shows looks that play on military staples and styling. The second is a denim themed, with full outfits of indigo distressed jeans and jackets. The third harkens back to early 1900s American looks, bringing back the types of pieces that may have been worn by craftsmen and factory workers of the era. More information is available on the Neighborhood website in anticipation of a February release.
WTAPS founder Tetsu Nishiyama also runs FPAR (Forty Per Cent Against Rights), which is a niche graphic based line. Many of the graphics are straight to the point and draw influence from propaganda and fringe rebel movements worldwide. Two standouts from the 2016 release are this Beavis and Butthead logo flip and the collegiate styled Courage crewneck. Both are available at END Clothing.
Designer Takahiro Miyashita releases images of his Fall/Winter 2016 collection under his label The Soloist. Once again he turns to rock stars as primary inspiration. Styles are named after the like of John Lennon, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain. The assortment of looks recall moments from past Number (N)ine collections like Noir and A Closed Feeling. The pieces range from the fantastical to practical easy basics. Certain styles were crafted with usability in mind, patches on the legs and seats of jeans were designed for cycling. They were made to protect your seat and your trousers from the chain along with a detached waistband to hang your bike lock on. Certain Jackets are lined with PrimaLoft, a wind- and water-resistant fabric, combined with luxurious bits of cashmere and velvet. It’s good to see that Takahiro is thinking about about more than just making beautiful pieces, he’s making garments that provide function.
Earlier this month, Visvim’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection was previewed in SENSE magazine. Now take a look at the official lookbook from the Japanese label. Shot in a scenic Californian modern home, the collection channels the laid-back west coat vibe of the 1970s. Workwear pieces blend in with easy staples and military jackets. Two of most sought after pieces are the insulated noragi and an overcoat adorned with native American inspired graphics. Look for the items to release on the Visvim site and international retailers like SSENSE and Mr.Porter.
Sophnet puts out a flashy video previewing it’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. We saw some of it previously in this SENSE editorial. Fast editing and neon lights are an effective counter to the eye-catching pieces in this collection set to drop online on January 30.