Another bit of Stone Island news as Supreme presents its aptly-timed collaborative capsule with Italian company for Winter 2014 season. Consisting of both a crewneck and hooded sweatshirt as well as a jacket, sweatpant and camp cap, the collection features subtle branding from both parties while retaining the performance-oriented features Stone Island is famous for. For example, the Raso Gommato Cover Nero Jacket is crafted from a wind and water-resistant cotton satin bonded to a polyurethane coating and outfitted with a removable liner.
Look for the collection in-store in at Supreme locations in New York, Los Angeles, London and online on October 2 and later across Japan on October 4. The capsule will also be available at select Stone Island stores.
Two labels beloved for their expansive range of collaborative one-offs, Beauty & Youth and Reigning Champ come together to release their first capsule collection reworking a naval classic. Featuring Reigning Champ’s signature heavy-weight terry cotton fabric, the Vancouver-based brand adjoins United Arrow’s sub-line to apply the ubiquitous navy and white naval stripe to slim-fitting hoodies, pullovers, shorts and beach towels.
Fred Perry continues to celebrate its 60th anniversary and has now teamed up with A Bathing Ape on a few pieces. The logos, the two brands, it all sounds great and promising. Imagining the Bape head logo next to the Laurel logo of Fred Perry on their classic polo shirts is a great combo and at first it looks like that is what they did unfortunately I dont like at all…just as I thought the Stussy Colab a couple of years ago wasnt the George (best) either when will huge brands realise thats sometimes less is more…What do you guys think?
J. Crew is no stranger to collaborative design. In fact, CEO Mickey Drexler’s strategic use of partnerships with the likes of Timex and Alden helped to re-launch the brand back onto the fashion scene a few years ago. The American menswear staple now reveals the results of their opportunity to work with Nike: the Vintage Collection. Choosing the Tennis Classic AC and the Cortez Vintage running shoe as their canvas, the design team in charge crafted the former in monochromatic suede with a subtle perforated swoosh and the latter in basic, easy-to-wear combinations of beige, navy and olive green. Both come in two colorways and are given the full Nike vintage treatment. The J. Crew Nike lineup is available now for $75-$90 at their Online Store