The Soloist by Takahiro Miyashita SS16 Lookbook

Takahiro Miyashita has never been the type of designer to rest on his laurels. If one thing has defined his design career, it has been his ability to constantly shift from season to season. From Number (N)ine, to this his 13th collection of the Soloist. While the DNA of his work remains¬†vintage Americana filtered through a rock and roll viewpoint, it seems he has chosen to focus on sleeker cuts and a lot of monochrome looks this time around. Looking at the lookbook, it’s hard not to think Noel Gallagher, but fortunately the clothes seem much¬†more relevant in 2015.

See more after the jump, and find current season Soloist stuff at Barney’s or HAVEN.

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Undercover SS16 Collection

Undercover is coming up on it’s 25 anniversary in 2016. To mark the occasion the spring/summer 2016¬†Undercoverism collection entitled ‘The Greatest’ ¬†draws inspiration from past UC collections. Many of the pieces re-interpret the themes of classic collections like ¬†‘But Beautiful’, ‘SCAB’ and ‘Languid’ to create something new all together. If you’re a fan of older Undercover this is a great¬†opportunity to get items that you missed the first time around. It seems that there are also a number of licensed¬†Star War pieces in the collection. The sci-fi series was always something aluded to in collections but it’s interesting to see it acknowledged directly here (though I’m a bit iffy on the SITH/JEDI snapbacks). Overall I the SS16 collection is an unpretentious acknowledgement of where UC has been and a nod to some of the brand’s long-term supporters.

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