Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mr. Porter x 3 LCM Designers

In celebration of London's men's fashion week, Mr. Porter has teamed up with three of the designers: JW Anderson, Agi & Sam, and Christopher Raeburn.  Each designer has created 3 pieces for the luxury men's e-tailer...

All available now online: MrPorter


Monday, June 17, 2013

Club Monaco expands into footwear

Ralph Lauren owned, Club Monaco, will be expanding into footwear come this Fall.  Prices will range from $198 to $395, and all shoes will be made in Italy.  The collection will total 25 styles ranging from animal prints, python leather, lizard detailing, studs and gold and metallic leather.

The shoes will be offered online and at select Club Monaco stores (initially).


Liberty x Vans

With a successful run with Nike, Liberty's next footwear collaboration will be Vans.  The sneakers will be part of their A/W collection, but are already on pre-sale at Titolo.

See the rest of the sneakers here: Highsnobiety

Friday, June 14, 2013

Esteban Cortazar's second collection with Net-A-Porter

Esteban Cortazar left Emanuel Ungaro back in 2009, but it didn't take him long to find his was way back thanks to Net-A-Porter (who gave the designer the opportunity to create a capsule collection for the luxury, e-tailer).

It looks like things went well, since they have asked him to do another collection.  This time around Cortazar states, "I'm putting all of myself and my past experiences into this new journey, and [Net-A-Porter has] given me all the freedom and confidence to experiment." The collection consists of 18 pieces ranging from a stretchy, double faced cady sheath with a capelet to deconstructed to tunic which had a sweatshirt like ease.  

The Estaban Cortazar X Net-A-Porter collection goes up on the site on July 3.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rick Owens X Adidas

Rick Owens will be next in line for the Adidas collaborations.  Owens will be designing running sneakers (one silhouette) in different materials and colors: Six for men and four for women.  Of course, as a Rick Owens project, the colors are limited to the basics: black, white, grey, pearl, bone and then a hint of yellow.  Prices will range from $400 to $600, and will be available in December.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Kris Van Assche: first store

Kris Van Assche has made a name for himself at Dior Homme, but it is his eponymous label which has been getting the attention from the fashion savvy.  As a result, the designer will be opening up his first store in Paris at 16 Rue St. Roch.  Not much has been released about the upcoming opening, but the store, itself, will have the same desconstructed feel, and muted color palette as his ready to wear.

Kris Van Assche boutique will open during the upcoming Fashion Week later this month.


Celine to keep the Resort reviews and photos secret... (for a while, at least)

For their upcoming Resort collection, Celine has decided to keep everything top secret.  While there was a presentation for editors, press, photographers, etc... they were told beforehand there would be no photographs, no tweets, no instagrams and no reviews.  While they have done this before, they still have sent out their own images to the press. Phoebe Philo has become so coveted in the fashion community, and as a result, so quickly copied... assumably,  this was there attempt at preventative measures.

Despite all of this, WWD did manage to print a mini review: " A leaner yet still relaxed silhouette dominated the tight lineup marked by a distinct utilitarian vibe.  This showed up in a mostly neutral palette of khaki, black and white, and bold D-ring and pocket details.  While these rendered straightforward chic, a pair of transparent white dresses over loud underpinnings- one green, one purple- made a slyly subversive tweak on nurse's garb.  There were also rich suedes, including an ultrachic belted lavender shift and fabulous two-toned minks- one color coming and another going."