Spring jackets are tricky business. How do you find one that's not too thick, but will still protect you during those breezy evenings? Are you more of a trench coat or light leather jacket type of gal? We picked the brains of some of our favorite outerwear designers (Veda, Confezioni Crosby, Gryphon and more) to bring you some tips on how to find and wear the perfect spring jacket for you--and came up with a handy little guide to find the best ones. We've scoured the market to find the best in five iconic spring jacket styles: the trench, the leather jacket, the denim jacket, the utility jacket, and the rain jacket (we already covered bombers, fyi).
While Dries and Kim Jones were grabbing much of the attention in Paris last week, Capsule’s giant Fall 2012 menswear trade show took over New York. Capsule is a chance for buyers and journalists to review the designers whose resources don’t allow a presentation at fashion week or a media push. Fashion shows can feel a little tidy, even antiseptic, and trunk shows and previews can feel choreographed and corporate, but with 250 booths and even more merchants under one roof, Capsule is the closest NYC fashion comes to a bazaar. The experience can be a little overwhelming, and even if you take your time, it can be hard to walk through the massive space without reeling. I am by no means exempt from this feeling. But once I’d straightened myself out, and collected my thoughts (which were, even then, still divided into sartorial categories of shirting, trousers, outerwear and accessories), here were the items and designers who stood out:
There's a lot of great fashion coming out of Scandinavia these days, but one of the labels I was most excited to see up close and personal over Copenhagen fashion week was Won Hundred. The label, which launched in 2004, was just nominated for Danish designer of the year by the Dansk Fashion Awards. I wouldn't be surprised if they took home the win--the line defines Danish style in the best way: simple and practical but never boring, well-constructed, well-fitting basics for men and women. Think A.P.C. but less precious. It's the kind of label where you always want everything they put out. So we asked creative director and denim vet Nikolaj Nielsen how the line came about, what Danish style is all about, and how on earth he came up with the name "Won Hundred."