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Paris based brand Harmony has released a lookbook highlighting a series of clean looks from their Fall/Winter 2018. Inspired by the iconic counterculture writer Jack Kerouac, the collection translates classic men’s staples and modernize them with a comfortable trim fit. With just enough character to avoid feeling generic, the items including denim shirting, lambswool sweaters and Prince of Wales Check overcoats. Best of all the items are affordable , coming in a reasonable price point .

Shop the new line on Harmony’s e-shop now.

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You may be familiar with Toronto based designer Waley Gao through his work with Canadian label Index as well as his own custom designed pieces he’s featured online. Today marks the launch of a new endeavor Tired Lab, which is a distillation of design concepts that have inspired the designer in recent months. The full fledged line includes a full range of outerwear, shirting and trousers. The pieces stand out with their unique blend of details which include hand-stitching, mixed fabric selections and utilitarian pocket and zipper placement. One perfect example of this mindset is the versatile 2-in-1 convertible Phase Vest which doubles as a side bag when it’s not being worn.

Among the notable items are a logo graphic tee, a Cropped Flannel Jacket and the Mechanics Jumpsuit. One thing that stands out about the selection is the fact that each piece is made to order. Each item is hand cut, sewn, and constructed on a per-order basis. Take a look at the lookbook for the debut collection below and visit Tired’s webshop to see the full range of products.

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Celebrating a decade of collaboration between Stone Island’s Carlo Rivetti and Errolson Hugh & Micheal Sachenbacher of ACRONYM, Shadow Project has released a lookbook for their 21st collection 6919./

Driven by the fundamental processes of exploration, development, and expression, the 10-year anniversary collection marries comfort and carrying capability. The label has a series of flank and drop pockets for all your every day goods. Perhaps the most important and eye-catching aspect of the collection is the research put into the fabrics themselves.  The pay off comes via Scarebeo textile which is a conspicuously reflective iridescent material inspired by the exterior of beetles. The ever-popular Stealth jacket serves as an excellent example of this new iridescent treatment. Items are available at stockists including SSENSE and E-35.

 

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I previously covered Dominate Jakarta, announcing it as one of the most exciting brands coming out of Indonesia. The team at Dominate is back for a Spring/Summer 2018 offering , releasing a lookbook that draws inspiration from different musical movements. The focus this time around shifts from the 70’s punk seditionairies movement as well as reggae music.  These musical influence is sprinkled throughout the collection itself which also focuses  on outerwear, graphic T-shirts, long-sleeve crewnecks and printed button-down shirts. My personal favorite item from the collection is the khaki and olive  nylon pullover. For more info on the products check out their Instagram. Click through for more images.

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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.

Click through to see the rest of the lookbook and a video presentation below.

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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