Coinciding with the release of the exclusive Grenson x Concept collection, we get a glimpse at the behind the scenes process that goes into making each pair. Located in Northampton, British shoemakers Grenson lets us in on how the collection came to fruition. By using three of its classic silhouettes — the Curt, Archie and Stanley, we see a premium makeover for the models. These exclusives are crafted from superior leather and suede, and feature Goodyear Welted constructions. Finished off in premium fashion with a dual branded sock-liner and hand numbered in an edition of 12, the Grenson x Concept collection is now available via Concept by Cruise’s online store.
Timely considering the start of the World Cup is just days away, the UK’s ctrl+c presents a Summer 2014 “Pre-Season” collection. Bold and assertive, the range of tees draws inspiration from the football shirts of the ’80s and ’90s for a slick combination of colorful gradients and geometric patterns – each even appropriately sports oversized versions of the faux-three-dimensional numbers that graced many a jersey during the two decades. ctrl+c’s 2014 “Pre-Season” collection can be picked up now via the label’s own web shop.
Paris fashion house Saint Laurent has released a preview of its 2014 Autumn Winter collection. Presenting a compelling range of luxurious apparel, the collection features timeless outwear staples such as the double-breasted biker jacket, varsity jacket and duffle coat, while leopard and reptile prints and plaid take on button-up shirts, tees and crewnecks. Continuing the label’s progressive forays in fashion, Hedi Slimane provides another solid line for the forthcoming season. You can still buy the SS14 collection HERE…also keep an eye out for AW14 within the next four weeks.
G-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.
A Bathing Ape celebrates its 21st Anniversary with a special-edition set of tees. The celebratory release will include a multicolored ape head tee design made with 21 ape heads and various camo pattern foil printed tees. Both designs are available in a choice of white and black and will release on April 1
adidas Originals continues its expansion of its ZX 500 WEAVE collection with five new colorways. Appearing in solar blue, black/black/white, medium lead/white, navy/electricity and poppy/black/white, the shoe features a woven two-tone upper that seamlessly incorporates the trademark three stripes into the sides. Other details of mention include the rugged nylon tongue, plastic heel pieces and plush suede panels as well as a plastic D-ring lacing system and foam midsole.
Celebrating their year in Belgium, Opening Ceremony has partnered up with the Magritte Foundation to create a unique project to feature some “wearable art” using the iconic Vans Authentic low top as their canvas. The project is a nod to one of the country’s most famous and greatest artists, Rene Magritte, and displays five of Magritte’s pieces of surrealist art, including The Blow to the Heart, Good Connections, The Ladder of Fire, Sheherazade, and The King’s Museum. Aside from the all-over artwork, each pair sees a crisp white midsole with blue piping and a set of white laces to match. All five pairs are available to pre-order online now and are set for a release this May for $135 each. View the full range of preview images after the click.
Comme des Garçons SHIRT and Supreme recently teamed to produce a special 2014 Spring/Summer Collection with Vans chiming in with a set of footwear offerings as well.
Using the same fabric Comme des Garçons used for the apparel items, Vans re-interpreted both the Sk8-Hi and the Era, incorporating the signature visual themes of the collection. The Era, appearing in both black and red, combines both white polka dot and stripes for the upper and features the Supreme tag stamped on the heel and Comme des Garçons SHIRT printed on the white rubber outsole. The Sk8-Hi features a similar upper while also paying a graphical tribute to late NYC skate legend Harold Hunter.
Created in collaboration with London-based artist Rhys Coren, the Eytys Spring/Summer 2014 collection features graphics inspired by late 1980s, early 1990s soccer goalkeeper kit designs and the acid house-scene from the same period. The first time the brand has used prints on its footwear, the unisex collection is a tribute to The Memphis Group and consists of three printed versions of Eytys’s Mother silhouette. The sneakers feature confident proportions, accentuated soles and dark purple heel tabs– visible details are limited with the main focus on function. The collection will be available at select retailers such as Dover Street Market, colette and Opening Ceremony beginning March 5.
Reebok Classic teams up once again with the Keith Haring Foundation to rework several styles for Spring/Summer 2014. Included in this season’s offerings is the Classic Leather Lux, Workout Mid Strap, Princess and NPC Lux, all of which feature artwork inspired by the New York artist’s 1983 Matrix mural. A full-grain leather upper with 3D raised print is complemented by Haring’s signature along the heel tab. A custom Haring sock liner design finishes off this season’s eye-catching models.
Look for the Reebok Classic x Keith Haring Spring/Summer 2014 collection to hit select retailers on March 1.