Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Peek at the Alexander Wang for H&M Men's Collection

A Peek at the Alexander Wang for H&M Men's Collection
A Peek at the Alexander Wang for H&M Men's Collection
A Peek at the Alexander Wang for H&M Men's Collection
A Peek at the Alexander Wang for H&M Men's Collection
H&M's annual designer collaboration is something that I always look forward to and this year, the fast fashion retailer has joined forces with IT designer of the moment, Alexander Wang. I've been a huge fan of Wang ever since he launched his T by Alexander Wang collection for women in 2009 and since then, the designer has flourished and literally changed the fashion landscape with his innovative sportswear designs and visionary design aesthetic.

Wang grew up in the '90s and this collection clearly draws heavily from that time when bold brand logos were seen all over garments and one's status and prestige was associated with the brands they wore. Rocking some WANG today would totally say that you're a part of the fashion IN crowd without trying too hard. WANG emblazoned sunglasses, sweatshirts, bags, leggings, jackets and shorts have all made it into this first glimpse at the collection and from the looks of it, the collection will have a strong sportswear offering. But this makes complete sense because wearable, contemporary, urban sportswear is the designer's specialty. WANG x H&M is definitely going to be the brand that street style stars and fashion lovers will be coveting this fall, and it's definitely going to be another one of those collections that sells out in a few hours. Look for it at select H&M stores on November 6.

Images: H&M

Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014

Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014 (Omni Lite)
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014 (Court Victory)
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014 (Aerobic Lite)
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014 (Running Dual)
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014
Keith Haring for Reebok Fall/Winter 2014 (Instapump Fury)
New for fall/winter 2014, Reebok has teamed up with the Keith Haring foundation to produce a fun, graphic and funky collection of sneakers that will instantly amp up the street style factor of any outfit. Aptly named after the iconic mural that Haring painted in East Harlem in 1986, the "Crack is Wack" collection sees signature elements from the street art piece emblazoned on classic Reebok shoe styles including the Omni Lite, Instapump Fury, Running Dual, Aerobic Lite and the Court Victory. The Instapump Fury and Aerobic Lite variations will definitely be the first ones to sell out, so snatch them up while you can when they hit stores later this month.

Best of Uniqlo +J Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Best of +J Uniqlo
(+J) Wool Flannel Jacket, $169.90
Best of +J Uniqlo
(+J) Single Coat, $149.90
Best of +J Uniqlo
(+J) Premium Down Reversible Jacket, $149.90
Best of +J Uniqlo
(+J) Wool Flannel Chester Single Coat, $229.90
Best of +J Uniqlo
(+J) Premium Down Coat, $199.90
Best of +J Uniqlo
(+J) wool Blend Duffle Coat, $249
Best of +J Uniqlo
(+J) EFC Slim Fit Long Sleeve Shirt ($49.90)
Best of +J Uniqlo
+J Denim Slim Fit Shirt, $49.90
Fans of the +J designer collaboration between Jil Sander and Japanese fast fashion giant Uniqlo can rejoice in the upcoming Best of +J collection hitting stores and online on October 10th. Similar to a greatest hits compilation, the special collection will revisit and reissue key pieces from past seasons that represent the contemporary +J design philosophy the best. Minimal and modern button-ups, sweaters, wool jackets, trench coats, puffer vests and parkas are some of the highlights of this upcoming collection. Timeless and elegant, any +J garment from this curated collection will instantly inject your wardrobe with some cool, sophisticated style. Make sure you mark the date on your calendars if you want a piece from this collection because it will definitely sell out quickly.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hugo Boss Releases Pocket Square in Support of TIFF's Pocket Fund

Hugo Boss TIFF Pocket Square

Just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Hugo Boss has released a limited edition BOSS pocket square in support of TIFF's Pocket fund (a charity that ensures kids and youth from less fortunate communities have access to programs that teach them about films, leadership and teamwork). I'm a huge fan of fashion that gives back, and this wonderful initiative is just another reason to pick up one of these charming and stylish pocket squares. Made from 100 per cent silk, this accessory is perfect for adding an interesting pop of colour to your favourite suit, or for sartorially stepping up any formal look. Pick yours up at Hugo Boss locations and show your support by wearing it during the 11 days of TIFF (Sept. 4 - 14)!

Hugo Boss TIFF Pocket Square

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne continues to reinvent menswear with his playful take on men's suiting and sportswear in his upcoming fall/winter 2014 collection. Mono-patterned suits complete with matching patterned footwear, beautifully tailored coats that create sleek and modern silhouettes, and luxe, fashion-forward athletic wear all cohesively work together to represent the designer's unique, contemporary design vision. I'm coveting this entire collection, but I especially love the fun sartorial hats and the puffy patterned jacket -- they're completely innovative and refreshing! Although this collection isn't necessarily for everyone, I definitely believe a piece from this collection would effortlessly add interest to any fall wardrobe and help elevate any look to the next level. Look for this collection at Thom Browne retailers in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Video: H&M Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook



H&M just released these two visual lookbooks for its upcoming fall/winter 2014 collections for men and women respectively. Moto-chic is going to continue to be a hot trend this fall, and the leather moto pants and biker jacket for men (seen in the video above) are definitely the must-have pieces from the men's collection. While the colour palette of the men's collection is primarily comprised of black and white, the women's collection is a bit less serious with muted neutral tones of black, white, grey, brown, burnt red and mustard yellow. The must-have pieces from the women's collection are the brown faux fur coat and the mustard leather windbreaker -- they will go with everything in any girl's closet and will easily glam up any look. The silhouettes for both guys and gals this fall appear to be a bit more relaxed but still sleek and refined. From the looks of it, this fall is totally going to be another fun and chic fashion season for both men and women!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dirk Bikkembergs Clone-tastic Fall/Winter 2014 Ad Campaign

Dirk Bikkembergs Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

Dirk Bikkembergs has jumped on the Orphan Black-bandwagon and moved in a chic, sci-fi creative direction for the brand's latest ad campaign for fall/winter 2014. Model Josh Haywood gets transformed into a dark, edgy and brooding clone with the sole mission of selling Bikkemberg's minimal and modern designs. Luxe leathers combined with impeccable tailoring elevate the jackets seen in this campaign to an other-worldly level that is reminiscent of the costumes seen in Ridley Scott's film Prometheus. I, of course, love this entire ad campaign and have no doubt that this collection will sell extremely well.
Dirk Bikkembergs Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

Dirk Bikkembergs Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

Dirk Bikkembergs Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign