Leaving Eyebeam studios, where the young label Ovadia and Sons presented its spring collection, a smarter, more incisive fashion editor commented, “It’s just Polo (Ralph Lauren), but years ago, and done better—a popped collar here and there.” He’s not wrong–and there’s no dis here.
More Seal Team than yacht club, this season Patrik Ervell looked to the sea and sailing for his inspiration, producing a winning, paired-down collection of sleek maritime aesthetics with technical fabrics and sporty appeal. “Continuing a theme for the past few seasons, I’ve explored the junction between technology and nature as the foundation for my Read more →
For Spring 2014, Billy Reid cut loose. His indigo surf pants, camouflage poncho, henleys, and club shorts gave more breathing room than we’ve seen in recent seasons, offering a silhouette that, while far from boxy, rebuffed the sacred tightness we’ve become accustomed to.
If Todd Snyder’s 2014 SS collection wasn’t mind-boggling, it’s not because it wasn’t beautiful, well composed, smart and immaculately styled (by the one and only Bruce Pask, fashion director of men’s at T: The New York Times Style magazine). Snyder is a master of American prep, which like its designer isn’t necessarily intending to flip Read more →
You have to hand it to Daisuke Obana: when he picks a theme he commits to it. Like last year’s airmen or 2012’s Hemingway fishermen, there was absolutely nothing halfway about his approach to that most American of all icons, the cowboy (specifically William S Hart’s establishment of the visual archetype in silent films of Read more →
BESPOKEN Liam and Sam Fayed, the boys behind Bespoken, took their inspiration from photographer Ray Petri’s Buffalo Boy 1980s looks, which I too had to Google, so you shouldn’t feel weird if you’re about to do so. The collection is schoolboy charm meets nightlife impresario, with blocked color patterns on their blazer and oxfords shirts, Read more →
If Woody Allen, that quintessentially American auteur, can find success in France, why not Michael Bastian? The invitation to the designer’s Spring 2014 show was inscribed with the words “French men always break your heart,” and featured a sultry photograph of a man’s leg, bent, partially clad in a short—with a hand holding a cigarette Read more →
Finally: a cool rain jacket. With Stutterheim’s “Arholma,” the moat between the classic elegance of a British Barbour, or everyday trench and the sporty utility of a Fjallraven has dried up.
We liked these before he wore it, but Kanye West was recently spotted wearing one of Stutterheim’s gorgeously minimalist and heavy duty raincoats, presaging a trend that will no doubt take better hold than his leather skirts.
We caught up with brand’s founder Alexander Stutterheim to find out why he launched to label–and what’s next.
“So much better than last year” was the chorus heard time and time again at the Whitney Art Party and auction last night at Skylight at Moynihan Station. Presented by MaxMara, with co-chairs Maria Giulia Maramotti (MaxMara’s director of retail, and granddaughter of the brand’s founder), entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman, and actress/model Nichole Galicia, the event managed to raise over $450,000 for the Whitney’s Independent Study Program. A fashion brand getting behind an art institution; we support that.
“The Boss” might soon be looking for a new job.
Reebok is being pressured to drop rapper Rick Ross as its spokesperson in light of his new single, which appears to glorify date rape. Released earlier this month, “U.O.E.N.O.,” contains the lyric “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that. She ain’t even know it.” (For the uninitiated, Molly is slang for ecstasy, or its active ingredient, MDMA).
UltraViolet, a new women’s rights group, has collected more than 70,000 signatures on a petition demanding that Reebok drop the rapper, which they plan to deliver to the Reebok’s flagship store in Manhattan today.