Song for the Mute Spring/Summer 2018 Lookbook

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 FW18 Release

 

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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Carhartt WIP FW17 Lookbook

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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Kappa Kontroll FW17 Lookbook

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 ‚Äô80s and early ‚Äô90s. 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 FW17 Lookbook

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 FW17 Lookbook

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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Stone Island Shadow Project FW17/18

 

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¬†‚ÄôTilt Storage Pockets‚Äô, a seperated series of sloped pockets using a single zipper that runs around the entire piece. Also shown are elasticated ‚ÄėArticulation Tunnels‚Äô, that allow the wearer to adjust the garment‚Äôs 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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The North Face Purple Label FW17 Lookbook

Japan is a shopper’s paradise for thousands of reasons and the North Face Purple Label is among them. While branded as North Face, these pieces are a lot more fashion leaning than the North Face products you normally see in North America. As has become routine for the label, the look book is uni-sex featuring men’s and women looks. The color palette mixes blues and neutrals with tans and khaki. Standout pieces include ¬†a fantastic pullover anorak , fleeces and thick knits.

You can shop the items through the Nanamica online shop.

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Needles Fall/Winter 2017 Lookbook

The Fall/Winter collection Needles has a bohemian feel throughout. There’s plenty of eclectic looks in here that feature plenty of patterns and wide silhouettes. As to be expected from Needles, the clothing has a vintage Americana feel exemplified in pieces like the oversized leather coach jacket, argyle mohair cardigan and the flared pleated pants.

Look for the items in shops including Union Made and END.

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Cav Empt (C.E) FW17 Lookbook

Back with another collection the team at Cav Empt released their Fall/Winter 2017 lookbook today. While the spring/summer collection had a club and rave theme, this one takes a more pedestrian approach to showing the clothes. The photography is reminiscent of street style focused with what appear to be street cast models. As for the clothes themselves, the full range of bombers, parkas, sweats, hoodies, graphic tees and even bags are represented. Longtime fans of the label will have plenty to choose from with both heavily graphic items as well as simpler tonal or textured items. Look for items out already on the CAVEMPT website or stockiest like SJS.

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