February 11th, 2014

Mark McNairy debuted his New Amsterdam Fall 2014 RTW collection earlier today at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center during New York Fashion Week. Only a few hours after showing, McNairy’s collection has received rave reviews from GQ and the NYTimes.

Known for shirking apropos fashion week etiquette, a few of McNairy’s models enjoyed cold Heineken while walking the runway. Over the last two years, Heineken has been working with the American fashion designer. This runway integration marks the second time models have sipped the beer during a McNairy show. The designer has collaborated with the brand and the #Heineken100 program since 2012.

November 22nd, 2013

VILLA, the premier urban lifestyle fashion retailer, has partnered with Timberland to release 1,200 pairs of the JTM (Ruby Red) Boot – modeled after Timberland’s iconic 6” silhouette – in an effort to make the world a better place.

Nicknamed the “JTM boot,” 10% of sales will benefit the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club in Philadelphia, PA – the first Boys Club to serve African Americans. Money raised will also support programming for the VILLA Teen Center established at the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club.

Learn more about the boot on GQ.com.

November 5th, 2013

In celebration of Damien Hirst’s ‘Relics’ exhibit at the Al Riwaq Exhibition Space in Qatar, the artist teamed up with Miuccia Prada to create a pop-up juice bar.

Housed in a Bedouin tent, the ‘Prada Oasis and Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy Juice Bar’ was designed to replicate Hirst’s 1990s ‘Pharmacy Restaurant’ exhibit and a nearby Prada boutique once housed in a traditional sheep hair tent.  For the project, Prada created 20 limited edition ‘Entomology’ Plexiglas bags, which encase bejeweled beetles.

The proceeds from the sale of the bespoke bags benefited the Sheikha’s Reach Out To Asia non-profit organization that aims to improve youth access to education in Asia and the Middle East. 

(Source: wallpaper.com)

October 14th, 2013

Scott Morrison, the brain behind denim brands Paper Denim & Cloth and Earnest Sewn, pushes the boundaries with his 7,300 square foot denim concept shop, 3x1. Unveiled in 2011, the shop can best be described as part retail shop, part gallery, with in house production allowing patrons to see the action first hand. Each pair of jeans is limited edition, with only between 8-24 pair made of any given style and is fully customizable with 60 unique selvedge denims from all around the world.  The shop also offers bespoke services allowing customers to work with Morrison and his patternmaker from start to finish on their pair of jeans.  All good things come at a lofty price; your perfect pair of 3x1 jeans can cost upwards of $800.

October 11th, 2013

In the latest  #Heineken100 collaboration, Heineken has partnered with Los Angeles based KILLSPENCER to craft a premium leather daypack.  The bag is carefully constructed from black leather and finished off with a suede bottom with the signature Heineken green detailing.  The interior pocket serves as a tablet compartment, while the Heineken X KILLSPENCER logo-piece doubles as a passport holder. The daypack also includes a Swiss-made Riri Antique Silver zipper, foam padded leather straps and a leather handle.

The #Heineken100 project has collaborated with Mark McNairy in the past and has projects with Japanese denim icon NEIGHBORHOOD and artist Eric Haze in the works.  

September 27th, 2013

In a world where the overuse of superlatives has made them hollow and meaningless, Mariano Rivera still stands out undeniably as the greatest. The famed Yankees pitcher, regarded as the greatest closer of all time, is closing out his final season in baseball with much fanfare. Elaborate ceremonies, touching moments, and moving words have all helped cement the reality that after 19 long years, fans will no longer hear the loud thrum of “Enter Sandman” late in the game as Mariano takes the field. Cutting through the commemorative clutter, Nike produced this one-of-a-kind pack that includes a custom “Sierra Circular” Destroyer Jacket, custom Mariano cleats, an inscribed Nike Pro Gold Tradition glove, custom Nike TR Max 360s, a Nike cotton men’s tee, and a Nike wool blend fitted with “MO42” logo on the front. The sendoff pack—which came in a box bearing a fitting inscription—is just for Mo, but if you want a piece of the legendary action, Nike has made the men’s cotton tee shirt available here

September 25th, 2013

When you think of New York City, there is no one better to capture the spirit of the town than Brooklyn’s finest. Barneys New York is teaming up with rap legend Jay Z to ring in the holiday season with “A New York Holiday,” a collection celebrating everything the Big Apple represents.

The luxury retailer and Jay Z are partnering with some of today’s most successful and popular fashion houses, including Balenciaga, Balmain, Lanvin, The Elder Statesman and En Noir to name a few. 

There is no doubt that this collaboration will deliver over the top and memorable themes to pay homage to Jay Z’s hometown. Barneys New York will also donate 25 percent of sales from “A New York Holiday” to the Shawn Carter Foundation. Bring on the holidays.

August 21st, 2013

Warby Parker recently opened their first long-term location on the West Coast, at The Standard, Hollywood. The space features artwork from L.A.-based artist, Geoff McFetridge. In addition to the art, the space holds true to the professorial Warby Parker aesthetic with a hand-picked selection of books and the entire collection of frames.

West Coasters, visit Warby Parker at The Standard, Hollywood at 8300 W. Sunset Blvd., open Monday-Sunday, 11am-7pm.

August 13th, 2013

As anticipation heightens for Target’s latest collaboration with Phillip Lim, fans can finally see the full collection. The designer shared that he once shopped at Target when he had a very low budget, and is glad he can now provide some of his signature looks to fans for a reasonable price. The collection features electric animal prints, leather, muted camo, and an undeniable line of accessories. Prices range from $20 to $300 and  3.1 Phillip Lim for Target hits stores and Target.com September 15. 

To view the entire collection, visit http://philliplim.tgtlookbook.com/

June 28th, 2013

Watch out for the latest mobile initiative, Station To Station, coming to 10 cities in the United States this September. Starting in New York and ending in San Francisco, this public project will showcase art, music, food, literature and film that will be site-specific. 

This project was supported by Levi’s brand and all funds will go to a multi-museum arts program for 2014. Collaborators include MoMA PS1, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, etc. 

The traveling art installation will stop in New York, Pittsburg, Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City, Santa Fe, Winslow, Barstow, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

June 25th, 2013

Lacoste, one of the most iconic luxury brands of France, celebrated its 80th anniversary last week. Lacoste invited the other 9 prestigious Maisons Francaises to produce luxury collaborations for the event, including Baccarat, Bernardaud, Boucheron, Christofle, S.T. Dupont, Fauchon, Goyard, Hermès, and Veuve Clicquot.

The collaborative products range from golf clubs to crystal vases. All of these “gifts” from fellow French brands are being showcased on the website with a video and a brief history. The products by Boucheron, Bernardaud, Christofle, S.T. Dupont and Fauchon will available for special orders in a limited quantity of 80 pieces each. The other products will not be available for sale, going directly to the Lacoste archives.

(Source: huhmagazine.co.uk)

June 4th, 2013
We couldn’t be more excited for our friends, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, of Public School. The duo took home the Swarovski Award for Menswear last night at the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.
Congrats, guys!

We couldn’t be more excited for our friends, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, of Public School. The duo took home the Swarovski Award for Menswear last night at the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.

Congrats, guys!

May 29th, 2013

Salvatore Ferragamo is celebrating 35 years of their classic and most recognized shoe, Vara. To do so, they launched a digital collection of portraits, L’Icona, featuring influential women wearing the Vara and other Ferragamo favorites. Not only that, it looks like you can also customize your very own Vara and Varina! Get to customizing!

May 20th, 2013

Marc Jacobs x KRINK released this video highlighting their quality markers and paint pens. The soundtrack coupled with close-up shots of paint splatters is sure to lure out the inner artist in you.

May 14th, 2013

Made from shipping containers, Aether Apparel is the latest brand to embrace sustainable architecture. This 3-story clothing store temporarily lives in San Francisco, as part of Proxy – a two-block hub of retail stores, art galleries, and restaurants. From the metal exterior shell to the cozy interior, these pop-up shops speak to the ever-changing nature of urban landscapes.


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