Freshjive have just unveiled the first part of their Spring collection. As you’re probably already aware, this collection marks a new beginning for the label, ridding it of all branding and logos, replacing them with a plain black box. Some might argue that this is just another form of branding, but either way, the change is also present in the direction the brand has taken, as their items are more refined, and tailored. The first delivery consists of plaid jackets, shirts, and shorts, denim, along with hoodies, and crewnecks. Rounding out the collection are accessories such as New Eras, belts, bags, etc… And last but not least, Rick Klotz has come up with some killer graphic t-shirts that make you think, and laugh at the same time.
Alexander McQueen’s funeral was held yesterday at Saint Paul’s Church in London. It was a private funeral, attended only by family and close friends, which included Naomi, Kate Moss, and Stella McCartney. According to the Daily News, “Members of the family wore McQueen tartan, which the designer draped across much of his 2006 ”Highland Rape” fashion show.” Very sad day for those who loved him.
And image of Daphne Guinness after the flip.
UNDFTD and its latest round of spring and summer collection releases have started hitting retailers. The sports-centric brand put together the following lookbook to convey the brand’s direction for this season. A strong visual identity has always been part of UNDFTD’s aesthetic as we see a few interpretations of the UNDFTD logo as well as the addition of accessories.
Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver have been exercising the street dandy look for a few seasons now with pitch perfect execution. Beloved by the ladies for pretty frills and soft shapes, the label had won the hearts of grown-up sneaker fiends who are looking for a little sophistication and luxury in their kicks. For Spring/Summer 2010, a new ankle sneaker had just arrived at colette, fusing three popular sneaker trends into one shoe– the chic lumberjack, the urban wanderer and the street smart sartorialist. Hi-top sneaker in shape of hiking boots are given the casual sneaker kick with vulcanized soles and they come in two fresh colorways– an all-over tonal green with matching soles, and another mixing denim with brown leather. The silhouette is slightly chunky a la outdoor boots with padded ankles. Both numbers would go perfectly with your favorite denim but the denim pair is especially fun to try with the layering denim look this season (mixing different shades of denim together is no longer a sartorial taboo). If you are feeling them, they are now available online at colette.
Having built a solid reputation and strong following throughout the past few years, Creative Recreation continues its onward march with a new set of colorways for Spring 2010, offered on three of the brand’s more popular styles. Both the Cesario and Testa, as well as the Dicoco, receive special color makeups, all being made exclusive to Barneys New York. A release is scheduled for this coming week, with retail set a $130-135 USD.
Supra plays off the minimalism wave with the introduction of its Cuttler model, a sleek hi-top silhouette. Available both in canvas as well as leather, the kicks are featured as part of Supra’s NS line with a scheduled release for March 1st, 2010.
Raf by Raf Simons presents a look into its upcoming collection for Fall/Winter 2010. Working up a collection that heavily focuses on outerwear, Fall/Winter features plenty of great designs, with leather jackets, vests, and a quilted bomber piece highlighting the line. Of course, Simons adds various other silhouettes to the mix, including a nicely produced range of knits.
Previewed is a look into the upcoming Fall/Winter 2010 Collection from New York-based ALIFE. The line continues ALIFE’s cut-and-sew looks with a simple lineup that features button-downs, fleece, and of course graphic tees. Stay tuned for a closer look into the full collection when a release date nears.