Stone Island AW14 Neo_Lux Video

Fresh off the heels of a collaborative collection with Supreme, Stone Island puts out a new visual ‘Neo-Lux’. The stuttery video alternates between close-ups of fabric and outerwear details to broader shots of key AW14 outerwear against shifting digital backdrops. You can find many of the pieces now over at the Stone Island online shop.

NEPENTHES FW14 ‚ÄúMERKMAL‚ÄĚ Editorial

NEPENTHES has had a great track record with their editorials and they keep the streak going with this Fall/Winter 2014 editorial ‘Merkmal’. As always their aesthetic is carefully crafted and harmoniously blends together their family. The shoot directed by Keita Izuka incorporates the Engineered Garments, Needles, Sonic Lab and South2 West8. ¬†Check out more images from the editorial and see it paired with sound over on the NEPENTHES¬†blog.

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North Face Purple Label FW14 Lookbook

North Face Purple label is the sartorial equivalent of those elusive¬†Japanese Green tea or Red Bean Kit-Kats. While North Face’s reputation in the states is mainly based on it’s ability to deliver functional garments in a variety of challenging environmental ¬†conditions, Purple label is it’s more exclusive and refined sister label.

As in the past few lookbooks, the collection is presented with format with looks for both genders that are consistently on point. I also have to note that the model in this is a dime and a far cry from countless basic¬†bitch still rocking those North Face fleeces with UGGs. The garments¬†themselves are mostly¬†navy, tan or olive and in terms of the men’s pieces there’s a great variety of things here. From what looks to be a gore-tex fur-lined hooded parka to an easy grey crewneck/suitpant combination. The mix of proportions and textures really give some solid inspiration for how to dress for colder days ahead. See all the looks after the jump and hit nanamica to cop.

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11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi FW14 Lookbook

11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi is the Barcelona’s-based designer’s more accessible menswear line. It shares much of the same design DNA as the Saberi’ namesake mainline : monochrome color palette, distressed treatments and a heavy militaristic edge. A continual theme throughout the line are the badge patterns derived from military award ceremonies. The most exciting takeaway from this lookbook for me were the jackets. Looking forward to seeing more close-up images of the bomber jacket and the hooded raincoat. You can find select pieces from the collection already online at Antonioli.

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Uniform Experiment FW14 Collection Lookbook

Under the Sophnet umbrella Uniform Experiment has been releasing novel twists on men’s classics since the brand’s inception. The Japanese label puts out a mix of both dressed up gear and more casual streetwear for their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The looks found in the collection are blends military/sreetwear inspired looks with more tailored trousers and shirting. The simple styling really allows us to see the gear clearly, and emphasizes some of the more exciting pieces such as the above blazer/ma-1 hybrid. Look for the collection at END and Haven See the rest of the looks after the jump.

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Sophnet FW14 Collection Lookbook

We posted the collection video a few days back, now comes the full photo lookbook. Sophnet really slays this collection in all aspects: styling, presentation and the pieces themselves. Plenty of awesome looks here with the outerwear stealing the show in my opinion. A great varsity, vest and an awesome version of what appears to be a down filled parka. Sophnet continues to deliver in time for colder weather and I can’t wait to see or even grab some of these pieces myself. Don’t own any Soph right now but I figure that will change in the very near future. If you’re looking for a North American stockist, check Haven which should have a selection of FW14. Sophnet continues to hit that perfect balance of refined streetwear that so many brands are trying (and often failing) to reach.

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Nonnative AW14 Collection

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.

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SOPHNET FW14 Video Lookbook

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 … Read more

C.E FW14 1st Delivery

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 … Read more

Mr.Olive FW14 Lookbook

The fashion industry being stuck in it’s ways, we’re already getting peeks at Fall/Winter 2014 lookbooks. That being said, Japanese Mr.Olive really did a solid job of translating the classic film Serpico in this shoot and once again proves that Japan is doing America better than America. While the pieces don’t stray too far from the menswear status quo , the styling and presentation of this collection set it apart from the pack.

It’s a damn shame anytime fashion brands use cinema as inspiration and fall flat. While it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find this brand readily on North American shores, the Mr.Olive collection will be available on ZOZOTOWN later this year.

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