June 5, 2012
Following last month’s introductory “Your Story” collection from adidas Originals‘ top-shelf Consortium range, the brand presents the follow-up drop, featuring the individual kicks in recurring roles alongside an all new cast of collaborators. The assortment is made up of the following sneaker styles: the Pro Shell by Kara Messina, Matchplay by Viktor Tell, Decade Hi by Stefan Glerum, ZX 500 by Shaniqwa Jarvis, and finally a special white and black adidas Originals BC MMXII. The shoe celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the partnership between adidas and the Olympics, recognizing the milestone with 20 specially designed sockliners. (Each pair will be assigned two random liners from the selection.) Look for the second delivery of the adidas Consortium “Your Story” collection to land at select retailers on June 8th.
May 12, 2012
Last season adidas Originals reintroduced its premium Consortium series under the guise of the Tabula Rasa pack, a five-piece collection comprising sterling white kicks that aptly embodied the Robe de Mariée“blank slate” definition of the title. Now with the London Olympic Games on the horizon, the brand presents a new collection featuring the styles from the Tabula Rasa range. Each is designed by noted figures from previous Olympics cities that are inspired the individual’s personal Olympic memories. The shoes from the first drop are made up of the following: the Baltic Cup by Kate Moross of London, Pro Shell by Muro of Tokyo, Decade Hi by Aloe Blacc of Los Angeles, ZX 500 by Quote of Berlin, Matchplay by Jim Thompson. Look for the kicks to land at select retailers on May 19th.Robe de bal courte
April 14, 2012
The Spring/Summer 2012 collection for Los Angeles-based footwear brand The Generic Man comprises a range of refined designs and classic silhouettes. The individual models are made up of the versatile Florentine chukka in leather or suede makeups in a quartet of neutral colorways; the Wingman with perforated wingtip detailing and Morflex Vibram foam sole; the sporty rubber-soled Chuckman dressed with a canvas and leather upper; the sleek and dressy Naval oxford; and finally the Slipman loafer in suede or leather builds. The assortment is L.A.-designed, Portugal-made and in stock now at The Generic Man retailers. See the entire range in the gallery below.
April 14, 2012
The Spring 2012 collection for Seattle-based Maiden Noir features vintage-inspired cut-and-sewn pieces that place a premium on details. A prime example are these climbing shorts, crafted from 60% cotton/40% nylon blend and equipped with a built-in adjustable belt made from nylon webbing. Hitting above the knee, the utility shorts feature a pair of large contrast-colored patch pockets with snap closure at the front, plus a single pocket at the back. A woven Mt. St. Helens Climbing Club label finishes the look. Available in Woodland Camo/Black or Tan/Red colorways, the shorts are in stock now at Maiden Noir stockists like Couverture & the Garbstore.
April 14, 2012
If we had to wager a guess with respect to Adam Kimmel’s recent viewing habits on Netflix, our pick would be repeated streaming of the 2001 cult classic Super Troopers. The lookbook for the designer’s co-branded collection with Carhartt for Fall/Winter 2012 reveals an aesthetic clearly inspired by the typical state trooper’s uniform. Kimmel commissioned the one and only Ari Marcopoulos to act as both photographer and model, noting that Marcopoulos has the right kind of intimidating presence for the role. The looks — complete with trooper hat and mirrored shades –feature a slimmed down silhouette as compared to previous collections, with durable fabrications that fit within the work uniform sensibility, at the same time paying tribute to Carhartt’s rugged heritage. See more in the gallery below. via: Dazed Digital
April 14, 2012
New York City-based Isaora has only been around since 2009, but the technically proficient brand has succeeded in making a name for itself in that short span. Keys to its growth was recognizing a deficiency in the marketplace for beautifully sleek designs that meet rigorous performance demands, as well as a thorough understanding of its customer — a “global citizen with a taste for adventure.” Isaora’s lookbook for Fall/Winter 2012 continues the brand’s impressive run, presenting down-filled jackets, technical shells, insulated button-downs and thermal knits, all finished in a tasteful neutral color palette dominated by blacks and greys. See more in the gallery below.