Monthly Archives: July 2010

Nike Air Moc x Maharam

The Nike ACG Air Moc is seen here in jacquard uppers from highly-regarded textile house Maharam. The uniquely textured woven fabric is applied to the classic 90’s outdoor silo in a choice of Red Plum or Spice. The Smoke coloured full length Air midsole completes the design. Releasing in August 2010 at select Nike Sportswear stores.

Head Porter Plus Varsity Jacket

Ive been looking for the ‘right’ varsity jacket for a couple of seasons now and whilst doing my day job last week I came across an Oliver Spencer little number but until SS11 I will have to keep looking…This is Head Porter Plus one is an amazing version, the colour red is spot on and I am loving the hood detail. Check it out at Tres Bien

Adidas Y-3 Autumn Winter 2010

Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 brings us into the future with the Autumn Winter collection, Metallic make this high-fashion-meets-sportswear line very exciting especially with the inclusion of adiPRENE which provides comfort through cushion and absorption. Buy/View the collection here

Porter Sping Summer 2011

Renowned for their attention to detail, practical construction and timeless aesthetic, Porter’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection combines these attributes with exciting new features such as reissued WWII Waldes zippers, goat skin zipper pulls and stonewashed PVC fabrics.
Highlights from the 75-year-old cult Japanese brand’s latest collection include the Worker series, which integrates Zimbabwean cotton with Californian sun-form cotton for an “antique brown duck” fabric and the vinyl Jam series, inspired by summer concerts and music festivals

Prada Fantasy Lookbook AW10

Italian luxury brand has always been close to the arts, supported it and integrated it into their own collections. For Fall/Winter 2010 they present the new Prada Fantasy Look book, mixing real life photography and images of models and clothing with illustration art. The look book was produced and directed by OMA (Alexander Reichert & Fausto Fantinuoli), with photography by Phil Meech

Original Fake Tees

Since Original Fake is the brand of artist Kaws, the graphic t-shirts are obviously always among the favourite pieces of the collection. Also, since all the cut-and-sew and most accessories are produced in Japan, the t-shirts are still among the most affordable pieces in the line. The artist has once again produced a strong line-up of graphics for the new season.

The Bray Brothers x Sebago

Chris and Kirk Bray’s exclusive Urban Outfitters line “The Brothers Bray” expands from its bag and accessory collection into a line of footwear with the help of deck shoe specialists, Sebago. But rather than go the obvious route with another deck shoe, the brothers designed a new pair of Fairhaven work shoes and leather Moc Boots

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania x Lee

Vivienne Westwood has teamed up denim heritage brand ‘Lee’ to create a capsule collection of denim that every boy about town will be clambering to get their mitts on.
The capsule denim collection from Anglomania & Lee will consist of 4 styles for Men (and 5 for women) and come in styles influenced by classic denim cuts, low crotch jeans, rock ‘n’ roll and, never one to miss out on an opportunity to shock; bondage. Drawing on inspiration from her over flowing design archive, the styles reference Westwood’s height of influence and infamy from the 70′s and 80′s when punk and pirate were the only words any fringe fashion follower would use to describe their style. Westwood signatures can also boldly be found on the collection through the use dynamic cuts she has developed throughout her career and once risqu? design notes such as crotch zips (surely a sign that middle England isn’t quite as shockable as it used to be – in fact, these days, a crotch zip seems more like a dangerous accident waiting happen, as opposed to the ballsy display of sexuality and subversive eroticism it used to be).
The jeans are sure to sell out in an instant, and with finishes that range from distressed and vintage washes to prints that were once used by Viv in her couture designs, these jeans have the potential to become keepers, if not collectables. Quite how Vivienne Westwood, a designer known for her head strong politically and socially aware design ethos, was convinced to collaborate with main stream denim masters such as Lee, we’ll never know – all that ‘beans has to say on the subject is that we’re glad she did. For those who can’t afford to indulge in the main line collections (and let’s face it, who can?), this diffusion collaboration is the ideal way to buy into the Westwood dream. Buy the collection here Words by Fashion Beans

Pinel & Pinel Arcade Cabinet

Pinel & Pinel add a dose of luxury to the classic arcade cabinet that’s carefully constructed in your choice of calfskin leather (51 colors), shagreen, or Crocodile. The cabinet features a 1080p display and over 60 classic gaming titles like Pac-Man, 1942, and Space Invaders. It also features a 1000W+400W sound system with iPod/iPhone dock. Link

A.P.C. Winter AW10 Preview

A.P.C. previews its upcoming fall collection and as you would expect from the esteemed French retailer all the usual suspects are up for grabs. Notables include gabardine trousers, slim fitting herringbone blazers, and essential tennis shoes. Link