Two kings of streetwear – one from Montreal, the other from New York – come together for a strictly limited edition sock collaboration with both style and a sense of humor. These jacquard-knit sports socks with a layered heel and toe feature not only the Raised By Wolves branding but reflective 3M Scotchlight polka dot detailing on the leg and RBW’s special hidden message over each set of toes to guarantee a smile every time you kick off your shoes. They’re on sale from July 11 at the Raised By Wolves online store but across both black and white colorways they’re limited to just 80 pairs, so don’t hang around if you want some.
Levi’s explores the passion that it takes to be an inner-city cyclist with the trailer to a new series of short films titled “Levi’s Commuter: The Ride.” By showing the daily journey of three cyclists in London, Brooklyn and Oakland, the video really takes us into the state of mind during the ride. “A bike is liberating. It’s freedom. It’s the places you go, the people you meet, the things you do. How to get there is up to you.”
West Coast premium streetwear label Stampd presents a series of monochromatic iPhone 5 cases in line with their minimal black and white aesthetic. Both marble and wooden textures are featured, available in both black and white colorways. Available now via the brand’s webshop.
Japanese magazine SENSE presents a styled look at select garments from the much anticipated A.P.C. Kanye Fall 2014 collection. The shoot highlights a few key pieces from the second and final Kanye West for A.P.C. offering, including one of several military-inspired jackets and this season’s light wash denim. Look for the full collection to hit A.P.C. stores on July 17.
We met up with Mark McNairy on the streets of New York to take a closer look at what it means to be a master in the field of design. Outfitted in his regular wares, Mark pairs his signature look with a pair of coveted headphones from B&O PLAY. With one focused on fashion and the other on audio, both take classic design elements and infuse them with new truths brought about by constant change.
Sticking to a dark color palette overall, McNairy opts for a laid-back look consisting of a jacket and sweatshirt by Champion Japan, vintage Vietnam-era military boots and a feather chain by GORO. The New York designer wears some of his own creations as well like the “Regular” cap done in collaboration with New Era, a white “Miami” belt produced in conjunction with Heather Grey Wall, and a pair of glasses from his own eyewear collection which he claims, “enable me to both see good and look good.” In the trousers department, Mark opts for a pair of Levi’s LVC 505 jeans which allow “stretch for old folks like me.” Invisible to the naked eye is a white undershirt from 7-11 Japan and a leopard thong from Riff Raff’s collection for Versace.
All of this, of course, is topped off with a pair of BeoPlay H6 headphones which Mark describes as, “super lightweight, super comfy, sound awesome and allow you to ignore people when they ask if they could bum a cigarette.” Classic Mark.
About Mark McNairy
Origin: North Carolina Current Residence: New York, New York
Mark McNairy worked as the Creative Director for Ivy League-inspired J. Press before starting his own label, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam. Now, the designer’s creations can be seen on the backs of everyone from hip-hop artists to financial masterminds. To learn even more about Mark, check out our in-depth WHAT ELSE? piece.
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GRIND Magazine presents their latest editorial with Japanese brand Wacko Maria‘s Spring/Summer 2014 offerings. Shot in a dingy bar with a speakeasy vibe, the setting perfectly shows off the label’s tailored and quirky pieces. Various prints, from stripes and leopard, to nude pin-up girls, adorn the collection, while their take on a classic pin-stripe suit is a highlight.
KITH NYC continues to spread its apparel roots with a new lookbook for summer 2014. The line is an assortment of updated KITH classics, along with some new exclusive items. The summer drop includes the seasonally-themed KITH classic logo wave print and palm tree tees, in addition to the KITH original classic logo tee. Two new original pieces introduced are the deconstructed Nassau sailing jacket and the pullover short sleeve Hester hoody. Shorts are available in an array of options, including the dual-layered Sullivan short, Great Jones short and the Bleecker short. With the Bleecker sweatpants incorporated in a brand new colorway. Headwear comes in the form of KITH x Starter snapbacks which are emblazoned with the iconic “Just,” “Us” and “Kith” logos. While footwear is provided by the Ronnie Fieg for Sebago Spinnaker and Schooner models along with an exclusive re-issue of the ASICS Gel Lyte V’s in its OG colorway. The collection drops Wednesday, July 9 from the KITH webstore and their locations in Brooklyn and Bleecker Street.
Parisian brand A.P.C. also used the occasion of Paris Fashion Week to present its new Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Sticking to what it does best, A.P.C. presents a solid offering of formal wear and sportswear. Classic silhouettes are revived with refreshing colors and materials. The bomber jacket is very present in the collection, coming in a series of materials, including a beautiful premium leather version. In general the French brand continues to push for an elevated yet simple look that is timeless and premium. As usual A.P.C. manages to create a sophisticated and timeless look, without ever appearing too simple and boring.
Thom Browne’s Paris Fashion Week presentations are without any doubt usually among the most interesting ones and that was also true again for today’s event for the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Inspired by futuristic sci-fi movies, such as Tron, the designer put together yet another collection that re-interprets his classic grey suits in completely new ways. Puffy, laser-cut versions of the suit were walking up and down the runway with the models all wearing plastic masks, underlining the season’s theme. While the New York designer’s presentations are always dramatic and impressive, this season he went yet another step further in removing his presentation from reality, while still ensuring a very direct connection to his signature looks and fabrics.
This week Hedi Slimane presented his new Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2015 collection on the Paris runway. Not getting distracted at all what is going on around him, the designer continued on his patch, inspired by Americana, Rock N’ Roll and cowboys. Next to a lot of leather pieces, super skinny jeans and hats, ponchos were very present in the upcoming collection presented this weekend. The color palette is slightly larger than it used to be, and there are more bold highlights than in previous seasons. You still find a lot of wearable and easy to combine pieces in the collection, which without a doubt makes it such a commercial success.
Exploring an energetic fusion of surf and punk, Yohji Yamamoto introduces his upcoming Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Staying true to Y-3’s history of sport-style, Yamamoto delivers a collection of slim-fit futuristic sportswear detailed with bright pops of color and playful prints—all of them finished with unique surf-inspired details and Y-3’s own take on traditional Hawaiian prints. Neat polos and T-shirts come trimmed with this season’s bold Hawaiian motifs, while suit jackets feature a subtle tone-on-tone version of the print, and button-down shirts introduce a playful pattern of seaside iconography.
We continue to report live from the French capital for this season’s installment of Paris Fashion Week. While Day One erred more on the conservative side, Day Two saw much more flamboyance, combining unmistakable allover prints with aggressive, borderline fetishy offerings. Meanwhile, sports, baseball in particular, continued to make their presence felt through arresting pieces.
Check out part one here and stay tuned for more.
Continuing our coverage of Paris Fashion Week, we ventured to Yohji Yamamoto‘s Y-3 Spring/Summer 2015 presentation in order to catch a glimpse of those in attendance and some behind the scenes action. Yamamoto most recent show saw the guests mixing and matching formalwear getups with standout items from brands likes adidas and Nike. In addition to capturing the looks and styles outside of the show, we were also able to capture some of the actual presentation as well as some of the key individuals who sat in the first few rows. Enjoy!
Earlier today, we ventured to Parisian fashion house Lanvin‘s Spring/Summer 2015 show in order to catch a glimpse of the attendees and some behind the scenes action. Like the majority of this season’s Street Style reports, Lanvin’s most recent show saw the guests mixing and matching formalwear getups with standout casual streetwear items. In addition to capturing the looks and styles outside of the show, we were also able to capture some of the actual presentation as well as some of the key individuals who sat in the first few rows. Enjoy!
Following our live stream of Hermès‘ Spring/Summer 2015 show, we present a look behind the scenes of the French fashion house’s latest collection. The label once again showcased a wide range of wearable offerings, incorporating allover prints and premium sneakers into carefully tailored outfits. Sticking to a rather earthy color palette, pops of orange and red appeared throughout for contrast. As almost every other house has done, Hermès included a selection of sandals among their Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
Behind the Scenes | Hermès Spring/Summer 2015 Show is a post by Brock Cardiner on Highsnobiety.
ADYN is a non-gender clothing brand that supplies minimal, luxury pieces which are the essential monochromatic addition to any wardrobe. The line embraces clean styling with understated, premium finishes for an update on refined streetwear basics. For this capsule collection, ADYN presents a selection of the aforementioned wardrobe essentials, all reimagined using Airtex. It features styles such as their classic raglan tee, baseball jersey and basketball shorts all in mesh and neoprene. The cuts and length of these pieces truly lend themselves to a layered look, pairing the interchangeable garments together and on top of each other for a unique look. All of the pieces are available to purchase now direct from the ADYN webstore.
Following our trip to Italy for Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week, we make our way to the French capital to capture the industry’s finest at Paris Fashion Week. Day One saw a smattering colorful wardrobe choices against more conservative, luxurious offerings. Pieces from the wide world of sports continued to make a splash while sneakers remained the go-to choice for a number of this season’s attendees.
Coinciding with the release of their Fall/Winter 2014 campaign, ELEVENPARIS presents the accompanying campaign video starring Wiz Khalifa. Shot by Terry Richardson, the video shows off some of some of the American rapper’s favorite pieces from the upcoming collection. Khalifa’s rebellious spirit comes through effortlessly as Terry snaps away and captures both colorful and subdued pieces.
Champion of the avant garde, Yohji Yamamoto, has just debuted his Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week. The fashion house is known and loved for its deconstructed spirit, and this season was no exception. It’s easy to get caught up in the mode du jour which currently happens to be a distinctly more minimal, sophisticated streetwear look. Yohji Yamamoto’s collection is a breath of fresh air because of its genuineness. It was casual, non-conformist suiting that played the mainstay of the collection, some pieces inspired by Far Eastern designs, with head scarves and oversized hats also playing a big part. Innovative strap systems built into the jackets allowed them to hang off the body in unusual ways, with straps having been a recurrent theme throughout the collections this seasons.
For his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Boris Bidjan Saberi offered up his characteristic loose tailoring combined with militaristic accoutrements in the way of harnesses and straps. Carrying the tone over to lighter shades of white, beige and khaki, as well as his signature black, the collection was strong on layering with leather, mesh and netting. Long, clean lines with minimal details were the focus, with a lack of collars and pockets being replaced for the additional layering courtesy of leather harnesses and vests.
Parisian fashion collective Montaigne Street was asked by Munich-based accessories label Wood Fellas to collaborate on a limited edition eyewear collection. Montaigne Street are known for their creativity which spans fashion, style and music – including some pretty legendary parties – while the latter brand has established itself by delivering on-point wooden accessories.
The collaborative line was inspired by the Voyager Golden Records, which were sent to space to portray the diversity of life and culture on earth. The result is a hexagonal silhouette which comes in three different wooden finishes and the “Planète Sombre” logo laser-etched onto the sides. The sunglasses are all crafted using recycled wood to keep them in line with Wood Fellas’ eco-friendly ethos and come in a galaxy screen-printed bag and box.
Limited to 150 pieces, the shades will be released July 9 and will be available straight from the Wood Fellas webstore. To celebrate the launch of the collection, a party will be held at Berlin’s Cookies hosted by Virgil Abloh in partnership with Highsnobiety. Make sure to drop by if you’re in the German capital.
Cookies Friedrichstrasse 158 10117 Berlin Germany
French high-end fashion house Balmain debuted its Spring/Summer 2015 collection at this season’s iteration of Paris Fashion Week. Oliver Rousteing hosted an appointment-only showing of his collection, where all the looks presented had a distinctly sculptured athletic style. Models sported thick leathers trousers, graphic bombers and sharp-shouldered jackets. The silhouettes were all relatively body conscious and Balmain’s trademark embellishment featured on Navajo-inspired jackets which required three weeks’ worth of workmanship.
Tying into the launch of their collaborative FILA Cage, New York-based retailer RISE put together a small capsule collection of premium basics perfect for the Summer months. Highlighting the release is the “NYIFL” tee which features an oversized graphic center aligned and placed atop a slightly elongated premium, lighweight tri-blend dyed in jet black. Also included in the range is the “Pixel Heart” tank, and the RISE x FILA co-branded “NYIFL” french terry sweatshort. The “New York is for Lovers” capsule collection launches exclusively at RISE on June 27, with a global web launch alongside the footwear on June 30 at 7 p.m. EST on the brand’s online store.
JanSport once again partnered with San Francisco-based Benny Gold to bring a fresh update to its iconic SuperBreak pack for Fall 2014. The pack comes in three Benny Gold-designed prints — paisley, arrowheads and fog camouflage. Features include interior graphic details with a 15-inch laptop sleeve and tablet sleeve, as well as graphics on the exterior front pocket and shoulder straps. The collaborative Fall 2014 SuperBreak pack is now available at JanSport and Benny Gold for $45 USD each.