Nonnative released images of their AW14 collection today. The reliable japanese label outdoes their respectable spring collection with some great cold weather coats and several well thought out complete looks. I enjoyed the monochromatic styling which pops up throughout the collection . Nonnative doesn’t strive too far outside the comfort zone for most men but it has presented some solid pieces here that should be worth investing come Fall. For a brand taking on men’s staples it’s nice to see that they’ve considered usability and made items that are stand above the typical lame basics that countless brands are currently churning out. See more on their website and all the looks after the jump.
4dimension may not be a familiar brand outside of Asia but the brand has been growing a niche audience from it’s home base of Taipei. The Taiwanese label was launched in 2013 and recently released images of its Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection ‘Big Data. The collection is inspired by duality of our public online and offline personas in the current hyper-connected digital age.
The collection has a utilitarian mix of greyscale technical garments and accessories. While many brands are making currently pushing a similar techninja aesthetic, I do appreciate the amount of restraint shown in the product design. You can grab one of these pieces and easily work into many different looks. I’m particularly interested in the trousers and outerwear from this collection which I feel are some of the standouts. It’s also a nice touch that the footwear choices in the lookbook are on point ranging everything from Air Maxes to Rick Owens Adidas.
While there’s nothing in here that comes out of left field , the pricing seems to be reasonable given the fit and apparent quality of the garments. I haven’t had the chance to handle them in person so I can’t vouch for the durability and feel of the garments but it seems like 4dimension is worth investing in and at the very least keeping an eye on from here on out. You can shop the SS14 collection (including sale items) on their international order friendly webstore. See all the looks after the jump.
Japanese Label SOPHNET is more than 15 years in the game. In recent years SOPHNET have expanded their empire through it’s sister labels FCRB (a soccer-focused collaboration with Nike) and Uniform Experiment. In presenting it’s Fall/Winter 2014 video, the brand reaches back in time finding inspiration in 90′s music videos. Timed and set to break beats the clothes are secondary to the mood and feeling created through the strobe-like visuals. The gear that is visible tends to focus on the outerwear and accessory side of things. Expect items to begin dropping in retailers next month.
East Dane is an online menswear retailer that carries a wide array of great brands and product categories (everything from sunglasses to suiting). Launched in 2013, East Dane is the brother site to Shopbop. Right now they have a pretty substantial 50% off sale section and they’ve recently added a large selection of mens jeans to the site as well. Some the labels I’m excited about that they carry include Norse Projects, A.P.C, Reigning Champ, Diemme and more.
Today I’m excited to announce a giveaway in collaboration with East Dane that will give you an opportunity to win just by picking out your favorites.
I’ve selected three of my top items from the site below:
Up for grabs are 4 East Dane $50 gift certificates. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below with a link to your favorite item on East Dane right now and your contact e-mail. Winners will be randomly selected from these entries.
You can also get a second chance to win via Twitter by doing the below
1. Follow Third Looks & East Dane on Twitter
2. Tweet the URL for this post (http://www.thirdlooks.com/2014/07/third-looks-x-east-dane-giveaway/) , mention @thirdlooks and @eastdane and use the hashtag #thirdlookswin
Entries will be accepted until Midnight Sunday July 20.
C.E has gained a cult following after several strong seasons of graphic-based streetwear. Taking off-beat themes on their clothing has become a trademark and the brand continues to pull from everything from dytopian sci-fi novels to military replications and net-art style imagery. Without much announcement or fanfare, C.E dropped a small range of items from their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Familar styles such as the ‘simulation shirt’ and the usual coaches jacket and t-shirts and crewnecks make their return. Prices seem to have also dropped a little bit compared to past seasons. Definitely curious to see how the rest of the collection shapes up.
Available now online at Cavempt.
Wacko Maria is quickly becoming one of my favorite emerging Japanese labels. When I seen the Wacko Marias clothes I see the influence of brands like Fuct, WTAPS, and Neighborhood but the brand does have a DNA that is very much it’s own. GRIND Magazine brought these Spring/Summer 2014 pieces to life with an editorial that’s has a strong cinematic look and feel.
Damir Doma has quietly built himself a fashion empire that topped over 9 million euros in sales in 2013. Silent (which launched in 2010) is ostensibly a diffusion line which offers moderately priced basics such as t-shirts, hoodies and denim. The spring/summer 2014 men’s collection marks a bit of departure from the brand as it embraces minimalism and some of the trends commonplace in menswear today: oversized graphic t-shirts, sweatpants.
That being said there is something refreshing about this line with it’s unique color palette: pastels and khakis done Damir’s way mixed with black/white and grey. I also appreciate the inclusion of both oversized and cropped summer outerwear overtop both slim shorts or baggier trousers and pants. While past collections of Silent were decidedly more bohemian (and more of a natural element to the materials), I like this cleaner direction for SS15 and I think there will be plenty of pieces worth picking up in it.
While it’s a little early to really start planning purchases for next summer, it’s always exciting for me to see what UC puts out each season. Now that the brand has so many seasons to pull from the design team can mix and match themes and concepts from previous seasons and incorporate them in new ways. You see many of these UC signatures in this collection: large-print graphics (this time courtesy of the influential 70′s rock band Television) novel prints, screen-printed branding and a familiar punk rock proportions (think razor sharp and skinny distressed denim with rider jackets and coats). Standouts are the statement wool hats, printed bomber and rainy-day outerwear. To me this collection is a continuation of the similar ideas and cuts from the pyscho candy but mixed in with some of the mod influence from the UC Neoboy/Poptone collection.
The stifling humidity and faint stench of garbage signal the arrival of summer in New York. While it may difficult to find inspiration for dressing in this weather, I’ve collected a series of images that can set the mood for how you can stay cool and comfortable through the season.
It’s a beautiful thing when friends come together to create something altogether new. Some of you may have seen a beta cut of this visual at the PTP Pop-Up party a few weeks back but it’s since been re-vamped and set to ‘Verticals’ by Celestial Trax. LIES got behind the lens to shoot the our rambunctious model Juna draped in the Purple Tape Pedigree capsule collection. Choubi and set designer Jeremy also provide creative assists on this. If you’re feeling the video or just know the track record of the previous DWMS events, do come out Friday night for DWMS3.
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