Céline net bag

Hooked: Céline Net Bag

It's unclear what kind of netting this calfskin Céline bag for fall refers to: fishing, tennis, www. No matter, really, because the bundle of intertwined ecru flowers is a bigger head-scratcher. Together they make one of the more surreal creations to pop out of Phoebe Philo's ever-moving imagination, far removed from the minimalist hobos and wearable vest-bags she also showed in the collection. While reminiscent of trendy fringe, the net in fact appears to be a new thing — and the shape of things to come, as usual.

$3,600 at Céline

Aug 26, 2015 22:04:00
Christopher Raeburn inflatable jacket

Hooked: Christopher Raeburn Inflatable Jacket

This pool floatie of a jacket from London designer Christopher Raeburn bridges concept and comfort. Not only does it bring back memories of childhood buoyancy, but it's surprisingly warm and super lightweight, too, as it's made of little more than latex and air. The hoodie alone could double as a cushion. Plus, the blow valves are exposed for easy re-inflation.

Fellow straphangers on the subway won't take kindly to the jacket, but if even they spitefully poke a hole in the latex, worry not, for it even comes with a puncture repair kit.

£949 at Christopher Raeburn

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Aug 21, 2015 18:26:00
Prada Raw

Hooked: Prada Wood Glasses

While it didn't get wood first, Prada is joining the action now with Prada Raw, a limited collection of women's sunglasses made entirely from black walnut or Malabar ebony. The curious eyewear marries classic design — including the house's Minimal Baroque style — with the calming effect of natural wood.

Beginning today, available exclusively at Prada stores in New York (5th Ave), Milan (Galleria), Paris (Faubourg St-Honoré), and London (Old Bond St)

Mar 27, 2015 14:09:00
Rick Owens for Adidas

Hooked: Rick Owens for Adidas Fall 2015

With all the crotch-watching at Rick Owens' men's show last week, the shoes may have gone unnoticed. And what nice, restrained statement shoes they were, the designer's latest collaboration with Adidas.

The new generation of his signature Runners sneakers — a kind of haute-caveman hybrid — sees several new models in stretch suede: a high boot, an ankle boot, and the reintroduction of the original in fur. All styles are available in women's or men's sizing, and in black or various shades of brown. 

$790 - $1,435 at Adidas concept shops in mid-July 2015 and Rick Owens stores

Jan 29, 2015 21:28:00

Hooked: Raf Simons for Adidas Fall 2015

In its fifth season, the collab between Adidas and Raf Simons is starting to show signs of wear — on purpose. The new range, shown on Simons' fall runway in Paris, features the classic white Stan Smith model in happy hues of yellow, purple, and green, as well as four age-distressed versions.

Two other Adidas styles, the Response Trail Robot and the Ozweego Robot, have also been reimagined. Drawing inspiration from vintage astronaut suits and backpacks, Simons pepped them up with molded and machined closures, zippers and straps.

$455 - $730 at Adidas concept shops in Paris and Berlin in mid-July 2015, as well as select stores worldwide

Jan 22, 2015 13:42:00
Céline resort 2015

Hooked: Céline Striped Bags

Don't adjust your screens. The scrambled stripes of Céline's canvas and leather bags for resort 2015 are as intentional as the cartoon face created by the zippers and handles. It's a colorful, telegenic addition to the house's classic trapeze and clutch styles — and the ideal companion for any of Phoebe Philo's other technicolor options for resort.

$375 - $1800 at Céline

Nov 27, 2014 11:56:00
Marc Jacobs x Yestadt Millinery beanies

Hooked: Marc Jacobs Beanies

Marc Jacobs loves a good gotcha. His holiday beanie collaboration with Yestadt Millinery is a prime example of his taste for trompe l'oeil, his fondness for faux. Molly Yestadt and her small artisanal team used super-luxe rabbit felt to craft each beanie on a custom wood hat block in their lower Manhattan studio and topped it off with a hand-beaded pom pom and logo. In other words, no knit whatsoever. Surprise!

$350 - $1500 at Marc Jacobs boutiques and online

This video explains how it works...

Nov 21, 2014 18:14:00
Rick Owens thigh-high sneakers

Hooked: Rick Owens Thigh-High Sneakers

The problem with thigh-high boots is, well...they're sorta cliche. Enter Rick Owens' thigh-high sneakers. Crafted in Italy from stretch calf-leather, the shoes hug the thigh with smug temerity. But the pièce de résistance is found below, where a rounded rubber sole brings much-needed punk sashay — which is probably why they're called Ramones. Message: leave the stiletto heels for working girls and Helmut Newton photos.

$1975 - $2000 at Rick Owens stores and Sneakerboy, LN-CC, Farfetch, and Saks Fifth Avenue

Nov 13, 2014 11:33:00
Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou

Hooked: Adidas by Mary Katrantzou

For her collaborative twirl with Adidas, London designer Mary Katrantzou took track shoes worn by former medal winners and jumbled, layered, camouflaged their codes and colors. Employing elaborate, immersive prints, she infused the sneakers with her own visual language and vivid-dream colors. She also had a go at clothing, most notably an A-line mini-dress with a large-scale print of shoe lacing and an ultramarine and coral-red neoprene coat-dress.

At Adidas Originals stores starting November 15, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 22:10:00

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