Undercover has been hard to find in North America until the last couple of years. One of the stores leading the charge in bringing cult Japanese labels to a global audience has been Haven. The team there put together this latest editorial using pieces from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
See more after the jump or head to Haven to shop the new UC items.
Haven did their thing with their new editorial for the Spring/Summer collections entitled ‘Burn My Shadow’. They’ve been low-key building up one of the best brand lineups online and it’s good to see the Canadian team putting effort into presenting it in unique visual fashion. Included in the presentation are pieces from johnUndercover, Junya Watanabe, NBHD x Adidas, Human Made and Stone Island Shadow Project. Click through for more
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Nexus VII and Stussy have teamed up for a capsule collection entitled ‘Rainy Dayz’. Previous collaborations between the two labels have resulted in some awesome outerwear and this joint venture follows in that pedigree. This gore-tex shell is a pullover-style combined with a fishtail design. Other key design elements include sleeve snap button pocket, waist snap button pockets and contrast braided drawstrings. The piece comes in purple and black but it appears the black version has already completely sold out online.
$720CDN / $675USD from Haven
The good folks at Haven have put out their lookbook for the Fall/Winter 2013/14 season. In it you’ll find looks styled from pieces by Visvim, WTAPS, Needles, Engineered Garments and other brands stocked at the Canadian retailer. The looks exemplify casual layered looks that blend these varied brands into a cohesive practical outfits. See more after the jump or visit HAVEN.
Photography by Jan Micheal Stasiuk
Pretty Canadian girl in WTAPS AND NEIGHBORHOOD so you know I had to post this right. Model Emma-Mackenzie Jardine is shot by Jan-Michael Stasiuk for Haven in the select items. I definitely need one of the WTAPS logo hoodies in my life and that Neighborhood incense chamber is one of the coolest collectable branded items I’ve seen this year. Shop these pieces on Haven and see more photos after the jump.
One of the top shops in Canada Haven teamed up with fellow Canadian boot producers Viberg to create a capsule collection of 8 Hole Boots in 3 suede colorways. I like all of the models presented so I gotta say it’s a pretty difficult choice to pick which version I’d get.
The customized 8 Hole Service boot rests on top of a durable lightweight Vibram Moreflex sole. The 3 distinct uppers are comprised of a premium Calico Grey suede, and distinct Black Oil or Copper Task Rough Out leather. Additional details include a reinforced toe cap, contrast stitching, 2 sets of leather and round laces, smooth contrasting leather tongue, and a custom stamped insole.
Haven posted up this dialogue with Shinsuke Takizawa. Footage from both of NBHD’s Tokyo brick & mortar stores is spliced in with an interview with the head of Neighborhood. Mr. Takizawa shares his personal viewpoints on design and how everything he does with the brand coincides with his lifestyle and long-time hobbies of rock and roll and motoring. I have noticed that all of my favorite designers tend to really pull from a very personal place. I believe it’s incredibly important for creatives to have blinders on at times and separate themselves from the influence of industry trends.
Haven’s got some new heat from Japanese militaristic lines WTAPS & Neighborhood. Of note in this latest drop are the WTAPS ‘leopard’ pieces which are sure to sell out quicktime. Also new in stock is the Cash CA x Neighborhood collection which features knitwear with fishermen heritage element. To round it out there’s a great tote produced by immun.
You can browse all the latest arrivals on the Haven site.
With it’s sophisticated take on modern street and tech wear, Haven is without a doubt one of the best menswear retailers in my homeland of Canada. In their forth video lookbook, Haven presents some of it’s Fall/winter offerings from Sophnet, Stone Island, wings+horns, Ten C, Stone Island, and White Mountaineering. The video called ‘Supernatural’ is shot against of the natural splendors of the Canadian west coast.
This Undercover accessory has a 3D text ‘Fuck’ monogram reminiscent of Goyard and Pierre Hardy printed on textured poly vinyl. Subtly branded Undercover/Undercoverism in gold foil the one zipper compartment is sized to be appropriate for carrying day to day needs such as cards, bills folded notes, receipts, coins and keys. The colorway displayed above is ‘green’ but various accessories including wallets and tote bags with this same monogram can be found in an assortment of colors.
The wallet version is still available at Haven in Bordeax for $321 CDN.
This zip pouch is also available through Oki-Ni for £70.00 in the small size, or £120 for the medium.
Photos by Rocky Li