Raf Simons x Fred Perry

Hooked: Raf Simons x Fred Perry's 10th Collection

Except for a short gap between 2011 and 2013, Raf Simons has been going at it for Fred Perry, tweaking the sporty label's signatures to his own off-kilter ends. Fall 2014 is their 10th collection, a study in artful patch and pocket placement, Haçienda-inspired diagonal stripes (made famous by Peter Saville), and color-blocked knits.

One of the more statement pieces is the diamond-quilted Raf bomber in green, applied with patches of diagonal striped fabric. Other key pieces include the optical-stripe Raf shirt, the two-button Raf sweat, and the lace-knit Raf sweater — in autumnal shades of royal purple, burgundy, pine green, navy, and Halloween orange.

$160 - $495 in Fred Perry Laurel Wreath shops and Fred Perry

Aug 21, 2014 13:58:00
Proenza Schouler fall 14

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Proenza Schouler

You know a new season is here, or almost here, when Proenza Schouler's new stock arrives in its e-store. A ton of new fall arrivals just went up on the site, in all their building insulation glory. So while it may sound icky and prickly now, in the summer heat, just wait until the colder months — by October, you'll be begging for some thermal foam on your body. And remember, the boys make their fabrics from scratch, so while it looks like insulation, it is not technically insulation. Concept over trends.

Also on the site, you can catch up with all the cute street posters the duo have made to promote their stores, which, with the addition of the brand-new Soho location, totals two.

Shop Proenza Schouler or select from below...

Aug 04, 2014 20:26:00
Alexander McQueen fall 14

Sarah Burton Puts the Homme in Homage for Alexander McQueen Fall 2014

In the great tradition of the namesake designer, Sarah Burton continues to pay homage to society's damned and discarded in her Alexander McQueen collections. For men's fall 2014, she looked to the British photographer John Deakin for historical inspiration. Before dying broke and all but forgotten in 1972, Deakin regularly took photos of Lucian Freud's strange coterie, which the modern master often used to paint his lumpy, languid nudes.

As gold outlines, these works of modern art live on in the house's fall 14 offerings, as do a striking portrait of the poet Oliver Bernard on the front of a white shirt — pictured with the same collar as the shirt itself — and a self-portrait of Deakin splashed across the entirety of a tux-topcoat hybrid.

Shop Alexander McQueen men's pre-fall or select from below...

Jul 31, 2014 15:46:00
Anya Hindmarch Mini-Mart

Anya Hindmarch, Consumer-Pop Cribber, Opens Mini-Mart

London accessories designer Anya Hindmarch has made a killing from her clever clutches that riff off consumer-pop themes — smiley faces, bags of chips and, most famously, Tony the Tiger, of children's cereal fame. She's selling these wily wares, along with her regular fine leather goods for fall, in Mini-Mart, a shop-in-her-own-shop in Mayfair. Lasting three months, Mini-Mart will also serve 99 flavors of ice cream because, well, the address is 99 Mount Street — and nothing screams pop like ice cream.

Jul 31, 2014 13:21:00
Opening Ceremony Shoreditch

A Store Is Born: Opening Ceremony London

Opening Ceremony just keeps opening. The sprawling chain's latest outpost sits in the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London, designed by Max Lamb. The British interior designer employed Dadaistic elements like stone tables that are not stone, but foam, and a cocoon-like white latex curtain that ripples all around the store, doing away with right angles. The racks, too, are not what they seem. One continuous blue rack curves around the space, inspired by — and made in the same factory as — the blue handrails of the Victoria Line tube.

Mixed with international labels marqueed by Raf Simons, local brands include Faustine Steinmetz, Helen Lawrence and Marques'Almeda, and Nicomede Talavera.

Opening Ceremony Shoreditch, 106 Shoreditch High Street, London

Jul 25, 2014 14:20:00
Saint Laurent Emmanuelle bag

Hooked: Saint Laurent Emmanuelle Bag

Whether named after the editor-in-chief of French Vogue or the sexually adventurous fictional character of 1970s French cinema, Saint Laurent's Emmanuelle bag aims to please. New for pre-fall and available in leather or croc, the bag features a roomy bucket shape that can accommodate nearly any apparatus while the optional suede fringe shimmies and teases.

$1990 - $2150 at YSL.com and Saint Laurent Boutiques

Jul 21, 2014 14:46:00
Nike + R.T.

Shooing In Shoe Collabs at Dover Street Market NY

The black versions of Riccardo Tisci's crowd-pleasing Air Force 1 collaboration with Nike are dropping this week. Tomorrow (July 17), to be exact, at Dover Street Market NY and online.

As if that weren't enough titillating sneaker news, DSM NY will also unveil Sacai's furry new collab with Vans on July 19. Sacai designer Chitose Abe, Hint readers will recall, is a former protege of Rei Kawakubo who now also shows in Paris...

Jul 16, 2014 19:40:00
Raf Simons for Adidas

Hooked: Raf Simons for Adidas Men's Shoes

The ongoing Raf Simons for Adidas shoe collaboration seems to be picking up speed. For spring 2015, Simons' beloved staples for the brand — Response Trail 2, Ozweego 2, Bounce — are expanded with new hues and fabrics; his color experiments on the Stan Smith are pushed further; he's introduced two raver models, the Platform Strap and the Platform Lace, that illuminate with each step; and he's interpreted the cult-adored Adilette with three extreme new versions with elevated platforms. All the racy new kicks, priced from $195 to $1,120, can be found at Adidas Icon stores in London, Paris, Berlin and select boutiques around the world beginning mid-February.

In other Raf Simons news, his fall 14 men's collection, made in partnership with the artist and longtime collaborator Sterling Ruby, is getting its own e-store. Open only for the summer, Inthenameof.be will close September 1. After that, a clubby pop-up will launch at 16 Lange Gasthuisstraat, Antwerp, open only on weekends and rotating its merch each week through the end date of October 13.

Jul 11, 2014 19:38:00
Rick Owens for Adidas

Hooked: Rick Owens for Adidas Men's Shoes

Rick Owens and Adidas have again teamed up on a capsule of pupil-dilating, mind-twitching men's shoes, three new styles introduced on the designer's spring 2015 runway. The first is based on the loose boxing silhouette, employing covered lacing and Adidas' new Spring Blade tooling on the sole — basically, a row of suspension rubber cantilevers that give height, buoyancy, and much foot interest to the wearer. The second model brings the same Spring Blade sole to a more traditional track shoe, while the shell-toe boot — the "Superstar" boot — recalls the classic Adidas shape, here recast in calf stretch-leather.

$666 - $938 at Rick Owens and Adidas stores, beginning mid-January 2015

Jul 10, 2014 13:19:00

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