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As Shadow Project continues to distinct itself from mainline Stone Island, the SS18 collection brings one of the brightest, most colorful collections yet.  The label has taken inspiration from two central ideals for the season “expression through removal” and “opacity and transparency.” Certainly these appear throughout pieces in the line. This appears in the form of repeated print patterns and thin breataable fabrics. These include durable NASLAN as well as LUCID FLOCK, a translucent and ultra lightweight nylon material.  My personal favorite is the purple iridescent parka which is sure to catch looks. Look for the collection available at Stockists including END and Farfetch.

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In preparation for the spring/sumer 2018 collection Stone Island drops an inspired lookbook showing the new items. They have taken inspiration from vintage Polish military uniforms and have used alligator camouflage this season as a new print. he pattern was hand painted before being photographed and re-printed. The alligator camo pieces also come with shoulderpieces of a special light cotton-nylon rep material which undergoes a six color printing process.

Elsewhere in this collection, the brand has reworked some iconic pieces from its cult Marina line. The Marina release was developed in two separate collections – the  “Folded” capsule seeing pieces dyed, folded and printed by hand to give them an original graphic motif that varies on each piece.. The “Allover” pieces are produced in a more conventional method with a range of spring-friendly colors and striped patterns reminiscent of past Marina collections.

The collection also features garments made using a nylon tela base that is then plated with a highly reflective white coating — made using thousands of glass microspheres. The capsule also sports TANK SHIELD pieces which have a multilayer fusion technology that guarantees water resistance and breathability. The key colors used throughout the collection include “Pewter,” “Ink” and “Moss.” Look for the collection to drop in the common months available at retailers including END , SSENSE and 18 Montrose.

 

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There’s something special about a well worn garment that becomes a personal favorite and that’s a feeling that emerging label Placebo is attempting to re-create. Placebo’s debut collection is titled “Induction” and the brand concept is making “Something from nothing.” The brand has selected military surplus pieces from the 1940’s and 50’s as the basis for their designs and breathed new life into them.

Toronto based designer Eske Schiralli has transformed the militaristic staples into something wholly different. For example the Convertible Overcoat has been over-dyed black from it’s original olive drab and re-crafted with raw edges and outfitted with waist pockets with Talon zippers. The brand has transformed these vintage pieces bringing them into a new context where each wearer can configure them for their personal style. For example the M51 Panel Cargo Pant comes equipped with integrated cargo straps that fasten around the thigh and ankle allowing the fit to be adjusted from slouchy to tapered. The Oversized Noragi T-Shirt can be tied at different locations making it wearable in four different ways.

Placebo also has a selection of accessories in the collection. They include an awesome black Patchwork Boonie Hat that’s overyded and handcrafted as well as a portable Multi-Purpose Travel Bag with antique government issue D-Rings and heavyweight canvas belting. Ultimately Placebo hopes wearers will make the pieces part of their daily wardrobes, breaking in the items through natural wear and tear. You can check out more from the brand through website and  the collection is now available at Blends and other select retailers.

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Photography Jayson Palacio | Videographer Lucas Chemotti

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Australia may not come to mind as a fashion capital but it is home to an up and coming line “Song for the Mute” has been steadily building an audience and an aesthetic that pulls from both traditional streetwear and more avant garden concepts. The spring 2018 collection has a washed out palette and raw hems.  Hand-screened graphics in the line come from a personal place –  old family photos and the coordinates the brand’s studio . The season has a bit of everything from distressed BDU style shirting and vests to knit shorts and baggy cargos.  The styling emphasizes the possibilities the pieces enable amazingly paired with sandals. If any of the pieces catch your eye you can pre-order them directly from the brand’s webstore. Regardless the lookbook is well worth further inspection.

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ACRONYM returns with news of their annual Fall/Winter collection release. The items shown here are set to drop September 20th at 15:00UTC which is 2PM Eastern. There’s a mix of re-crafted favorites making a return but there’s also plenty of new items to look through. Returning items including the classic J28-GT, the slightly redesigned P26H-DS, and the J58-WS liner.

Some of the new items that most grabbed my attention was the J16-GT. This is actually a re-engineered FW08 jacket but it’s been done quite a bit of justice being re-vamped with an interesting fit block and detached shoulder pockets. The new J56-S field jacket pictured below is also a welcome addition, mixing traditional ACRONYM elements with elements of vintage field parka detailing. A couple other of my personal favorites are S14-AM silk/cotton crewneck which should be a great layering piece for fall with it’s grid mesh construction. The climashield J-65 vest is a short sleeve piece that looks awesome and should appeal to those in warmer areas who still want layering ability and functionality.

 

All in all the collection should give hardcore ACRONYM fans more of what they are looking for. If you like the aesthetic and production up to this point there should be something that captures your interest. That being said some of the items may be harder to pull off than others and while prices weren’t listed past history shows everything should fetch a pretty penny. If you’re looking for the J28 , J26 or the J64 I highly recommend you try to cop as soon as possible as I bet those will be immediate sellouts items. That being said with the increased hype over the brand in past collections, don’t expect any items to sit for long especially in smaller sizes.

Look for the items to be available online through  stockiest including END, Haven, HBX, Bdga, Hanon Shop, Bureau Belfast, Revive Michigan, Belief Moscow, Idol Brooklyn, Notre Shop,  Darkside Initiative, FRWRD, 18 Montrose  and Firmament Berlin.

Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the collection and your pieces from it. I’ll be doing a follow-up post when the release goes live.

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We all need seasonal pieces to fill in the gaps and Carhartt WIP has been reliably providing that since it’s inception. The workwear offshoot steps up this season with some new takes on Carhartt classics like overalls, chore coats, insulated parkas and hoodies. Fall/Winter 2017 also sees the return of the a small military inspired selection, highlighted by ripstop fabrics and camo patterns.

You can also expect a number of wool iterations of classic Carhartt WIP styles, as well as seasonal check flannels. A selection of futuristic sportswear, marked by reflective detailing and minimalist branding, rounds out the collection. Check out the full lookbook below, shot by British photographer Ian Kenneth Bird and shop the selection on the Carhartt WIP site or stockists including Caliroots.

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While Kappa has long been associated with soccer and athletic wear, recent collaborations with Gosha have brought the brand to prominence with a new audience of fashion-minded consumers. As a reaction to that demand Kappa has taken from the soccer kits of the late ’80s and early ’90s. The companies archives are minded and re-constiteuted in this new capsule collection targeted at the streetwear market. While the gear is set to release this Fall, there’s no exact launch date just yet but look for more info through the official site and stockists like Slam Jam.

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WTAPS always strikes that careful balance of maintaining their aesthetic while bringing out fire variations on the staples they’ve become known for. Fall/Winter 2017 does have quite a few heaters in it. First among which is the tactical field jacket above. It seems the Japanese label has struck a careful balance between a full on militaristic approach and more laid back streetwear staples. Other standouts here include a cowichan sweater, chore coat, and beige parka. Also of note are the Timberland boots in brown suede that is a great take on the staple 6″ boot.

Look for the collection to hit shops including END and Need Supply.

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Noah is a label that is always worth keeping an eye on. Designer Brandon Babenzian delivers one of his strongest showings yet with this Fall/Winter 2017 lookbook. Really exploring 80s and 90s New York street style, the collection is a mix of preppy knits, simple graphic streetwear, and excellent styled tailored pieces. One of the hardest looks to pull off is the suit with a graphic tee and it’s done here effortlessly. Look for pieces to drop soon over at Noah.

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At this point in Shadow Project’s development , the line’s identity has been solidified. Entering into it’s 19th season the label continues to further differentiate itself further from mainline Stone Island. Most notably the fall/winter collection is packed with heavy winter gear. An array of colorful down jackets and graphic patterned bombers grab most of the attention.

In terms of actual function some of the new features include ’Tilt Storage Pockets’, a seperated series of sloped pockets using a single zipper that runs around the entire piece. Also shown are elasticated ‘Articulation Tunnels’, that allow the wearer to adjust the garment’s shape.

Although it’s hard to ignore the new boots and accessories that complete the looks. It seems Errolson Hugh has found his comfort zone and continues to make SISP a universe onto itself. Look for the items to drop on Stone Island’s  online store and online at Farfetch.  

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