While the on-going collaboration between Fred Perry and Raf Simons has not really broke new ground in it’s product offering, there are always a few gems in each collection. For Autumn/Winter 2013, Raf once again visits Mod culture (think checkerboard shirts) and mashes it against American collegiate wear (varsity jackets w/ chenille letters). The presentation is nicely done with Pierre Debusscherre behind the lens with styling by Robbie Spencer (fashion director at Dazed & Confused). Keeping with the line’s inspirations the location of this shoots Hippodrome de Boitsfort ( a former racecourse in Brussels built in 1875).
My personal favorites are the electric blue duffle coat, the knit polo and the burgundy varsity. Take a look at the rest of the collection after the jump.
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Photography by Saty + Pratha
Styling Ian Bradley
This editorial from the ‘1997’ issue of Fucking Young is inspired by rave and electronic music culture in the mid to late 90s. There are some great pieces featured with everything from Raf Simons , Highland, Adidas and Siki Im being used to paint a drug-induced portrait. Ian Bradley definetly killed it with the styling on this one, check out his Style Profile if you haven’t already.
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Fred Perry x visvim
COMME des GARCONS Junya Watanabe MAN
Fred Perry x Undercover
Fred Perry is turning 60 years old this year. Best known for it’s classic take on the polo shirt, the brand is collaborating with the likes of visvim, Undercover, and sacai, COMME des GARCONS Junya Watanabe MAN and Kolor. Look for these polos limited quantities at 60 YEARS GALLERY located at Tokyo’s Dover Street Market Ginza from April 2nd to April 25th. If you ask me the visvim one is my favorite , followed by the Junya design as a close runner-up. See more after the jump
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The term streetstyle has come to define those who are snapped by photographers outside the fashion weeks of New york,London, Milan and Paris. To me the term is really about how people dress day to day to reflect their personalities, experiences and inspirations. Ackime is one of those rare people who has a style that is pure, as it’s not so much about the items he wears, but how he wears them. The small details from the accessories to how shirts are buttoned elevate an outfit. But even more than that the attitude of the wearer is what really sets one person’s personal style apart from anothers.
Since I’ve known him Ackime has always been had an intuitive sense about what is about to blow in music and popular culture. He is able to assess things and cut right through the bullshit in a way that trend forecasters casters dream of. I shot this style profile in Ackime’s neighborhood of West Harlem and also picked his brain about how his personal style came together.
J Sabatino Trench
Eddie Bauer Vintage Shirt
Nike Air Max 90
How has your style evolved over time?
I guess it was a natural progression. When I used to skate alot I used to wear skate gear and shoes. I’ve been into sneakers and just adding on and refining my wardrobe. I don’t really like to be noticed too much because of my clothes. I like to be low key. I’d describe my style as “casual friday” with a twist. I wear New Balances all the time and be looking like a dad, you feel me?
What are you inspired by?
I guess I’m inspired by normality. I don’t really care about fashion but normal people inspire me. Day to day life and seeing people rocking regular clothes. I’d be inspired by to flip it and do my own thing with it. For example trench coats are being associated with business guys and formal attire but I’m gonna wear it my own way and throw people off. I really like clothes that are athletic inspired because of the sneakers and practicality but really I’m just doing what’s comfortable.
What are your favorite films from a style aspect?
Lots but a couple are Leon the Professional and The Limits of Control.
What kind of clothes do you wish people would make or have trouble finding?
Modernized sportswear without losing the functionality, practicality and comfort of it.
Where do you and how you shop?
Acne, vintage/thrift shops, and online. Opening Ceremony some of the time. I think about the concept I want to go for, say running style, and I find items based around that. I really execute these concepts down to the details, even if it’s a little thing like the right pin. I come up with the concept that I’m really feeling first and then build around that.
You got a good bullshit dectector and you have such consistently solid taste across different things (fashion, music etc)
I trust my interests but I’m also very cyncial and critical person I’m not a hater but I’d say I’m not easily impressed, If I’m excited about something it’s good.
Photography by Rocky Li
Fashion magazines and brands have incentive to push certain trends and looks. One of the persistent challenges of wardrobe building is translating the looks designers put on runways, and editors in magazines, to fit into your own personal style. I chose to profile my friend Dae because I see him as someone who is able to navigate between brands effortlessly, bringing varied pieces together to create seamless simple outfits.
In part one of this style profile I got a little help from photographer Rebekah Seok.
Pants : Nom de Guerre
Shoes : Red Wing Postman
Top : Undercover T-shirt
Pants : Nom de Geurre Trousers
Shoes : Visvim FBT
Jacket : Supreme x WTAPS Reversible Varsity
Top : Fred Perry
Trousers : Engineered Garments
Shoes : Comme des Garcon
When and how did your interest in fashion and clothes develop?
My interest for fashion really picked up when I started DJing in sophomore year of high school. A friend on djforums taught me everything about the art of mixing and the eclectic DJ scene in Japan, which introduced me to individuals such as Nigo and Hiroshi Fujiwara of Major Force. I then visited Japan for the first time in my junior year and that changed everything.
Your wardrobe has a large mix of pieces across many different brands. How did you come to own such a large and varied clothing collection?
I’m just a fan of design, whether it’s clothes, architecture, or a website even. It’s also fun to mix with different brands and try to craft your own unique look.
What are some of your style inspirations?
Literally everything. The art you see at the MET, the different type of people you see from walking around NYC or seeing your favorite DJ perform on the big stage. All that man.
How has moving from the west coast to New York changed your personal style?
Not much, but you certainly have more brands available here compared to the Bay Area.
How do you choose which pieces to buy next? Any current grails?
It really depends. My mentality when it comes to shopping during the summer is much different compared to winter. Like I won’t start looking for a t-shirt when it’s blistering cold outside. I’d rather save up and get a warm jacket. My favorite piece at the moment is my Supreme x WTAPS varsity. It’s perfect.
How do you see your style evolving over the next few years?
Look out for part 2 of this style profile with Dae coming soon. Be sure to check out Dae on tumblr HERE.
Writing by Rocky Li
Photography by Rebekah Seok
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