Blood Brother AW14 Lookbook

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Blood Brother’s AW14 collection is its most luxurious so far – the signature butter soft leather pieces are combined to suede details, offering striking contrasts of matt and shiny. The seamless long lined bomber stands out as the ultimate sports luxe must-have with its beautiful finish. Soft alpaca jumpers are available in the collection’s dominant tons of black and red, while the selvedge denim is made from 13oz Japanese Kuroki. The injection of Kevlar gives the designs an innovative techy feel, which contrasts with other organic materials – the pony hair jacket is one of this season’s hero pieces.

These grown up designs and materials are then combined with details inspired by collectibles and sports – panini football stickers, trophies, scars – giving the collection a fun, playful twist. Building on the brand’s reputation for graphics, the key repeated eyes and roses prints are available on shirts and tops. Subtle sport themed embossments can be found on tops, offering an alternative to the brighter printed pieces. Available soon at Concept by Cruise & Van Mildert.

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Trophy Case for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

louis-vuitton-monogram-trophy-case-2014-fifa-world-cup-001-960x640French fashion house Louis Vuitton teams up with FIFA for the second time to design a trophy case for this year’s tournament. The case opens from the front and at the top to allow the trophy to be easily removed. Following the final game on July 13, both the trophy and case will be delivered to the captain of the winning game.

adidas Pure Boost

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Combining style and performance, adidas has unveiled its brand new Pure Boost silhouette. Pure is the first shoe with an entire Boost cushioning midsole, providing maximum energy return and comfort in a simple design. Top designers from adidas Sport Performance, Y-3 and Originals combined their expertise to create a stylish, lightweight, comfortable shoe that can be worn with anything in the closet. Pure Boost features a breathable four-way stretch seamless upper and no sock liner to enhance the feeling of standing directly on Boost cushioning. The TIRRENINA suede heel, a sustainable luxury fiber that is made without any solvents during the manufacturing process, adds a fashion element and keeps your foot in place without restricting movement. Launch colorways include black, solar blue, tech grey, and infrared, with additional colorways and prints becoming available this summer. The adidas Pure Boost will be available at adidas beginning May 14

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Marc Newson x G-Star RAW 10th Anniversary Collection

G-Star-Marc-Newson-01-630x445G-Star hasnt really been a brand that I’ve ever worn myself, but I have respect for what they have done over the years as a brand. but this collection I really like. They celebrate 10 years with famed architect and industrial designer Marc Newson with the release of their Autumn Winter 2014 collection. Considering how long we see most collaborations stick around, this is pretty significant. The season’s centerpiece is a Reversible Tour Jacket featuring patches that represent a decade’s worth of graphics. Other standouts include the Seven Day Suite, a wool piece that can be treated just like your denim — no washing or ironing.  I will 100% be purchasing some of the collection.Look for the collection at global G-Star outlets this October 15.G-Star-Marc-Newson-02-630x445 G-Star-Marc-Newson-03-630x445 G-Star-Marc-Newson-04-630x445 G-Star-Marc-Newson-05-630x445 G-Star-Marc-Newson-06-630x445 G-Star-Marc-Newson-07-630x445

maison-kitsune-yasmine-eslami-valentines-capsule-lookbook-1This post is for no other reason than I can!! Though V-Day is pretty far behind us now, that didn’t stop Maison Kitsuné and Paris-based lingerie designer Yasmine Eslami from getting together to shoot a special lookbook for their Valentine’s capsule collection. Featuring South African model Shané van der Westhuizen, the lookbook was shot by Henrik Purienne.

The capsule was inspired by the Paris in the ’70s and consists of a panty and bra set available in black or white. It is currently available at Maison Kitsune and through Yasmine Eslami’s website.maison-kitsune-yasmine-eslami-valentines-capsule-lookbook-3 maison-kitsune-yasmine-eslami-valentines-capsule-lookbook-2 shane-van-der-westhuizen-models-maison-kitsune-x-yasmine-eslamis-lingerie-collection-4

A.O.CMS Premium Basics

AOCMS_A-630x441A.O.CMS is a must have brand for many menswear retailers in Sweden, providing premium basics that aren’t accompanied with a price tag that will make you cringe, whilst carrying a level of quality that will make you want to wear the stuff for days on end. Founder Rodrigo Gutierrez and the Stockholm-based team pride themselves on being one of the ‘slowest brands in the business’, ensuring focus on quality, production and communication. Now that the boys have aced the basics, we’re starting to see hints of fuller collections, including the appearance of a varsity bomber in their Spring/Summer 14 collection entitled ‘Life Uncooked’, made from fine goat suede and that favorite YKK zipper. Take a closer look at A.O.CM

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Tom Hide Accessories

64232-434cf4c8af4847ff93fd1b4d3114b3b6I’m a sucker for well crafted accessories and Tom Hide is a London based creative company, developed from a desire to produce heritage inspired items, made with quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Careful attention is given to the selection of materials that are durable, timeless and shall develop individual character as they age.  The current line of belts, bags and leather goods uses waxed canvas from Scotland, leather from premium suppliers in Europe and USA and high strength thread from Japan. Constructed by hand in England using a blend of modern and traditional techniques, each item is unique and enduring. Check em out here64232-434cf4c8af4847ff93fd1b4d3114b3b664232-350316b0252243e5943c7a982a2e898b 64232-6d81685393404a1484dd7400b04ca76c64232-583f78f42f8b423082870988e4c27221 64232-329ad00708e946a28e9024e284e6d83364232-c31c7a29cb514dbf95dd5e89cf088d98 64232-ad174433c8df46d7a15a59b67f6c28f564232-6fb6e7bb4a264b9792912788219b264d 64232-41aedd9ec54242429840bb9559091f3c

 

Nike Air Safari Spring Summer Collection

Nike Air Safari | The Style RaconteurThe Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Safari returns this spring in a huge aray of great colorways. Back after celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 these tonal takes on the classic silhouette are pretty sweet. All options feature mesh and suede with safari print panels on the toe box and heel. Contrasting white collars, Swooshes and soles finish the look. Available at usual Nike stockist.

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Shigeki Fujishiro x adidas Consortium Stan Smith “PLAY”

shigeki-fujishiro-x-adidas-consortium-stan-smith-play-pack-1Adding to the list of collaborations for this year’s re-release of the Stan Smith, adidas Consortium has teamed up with Japanese designer Shigeki Fujishiro to give the Stan Smith a fun makeover with this “PLAY” pack release. Expressing his fascination with spacial relationships — a familiar theme for the designer — Fujishiro has added colored string to the classic silhouette to give a new look to the perforated Three Stripes. The rest of the shoe is kept clean and simple in all white leather, which serves as a great backdrop for the playful string designs. Look for the Stan Smith “PLAY” pack at No.6 London, No.42 Paris and No.74 Berlin stores and select adidas Consortium partners.