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.

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Aug 04, 2014 20:26:00
Selima Andys, photo Elsbeth Struijk van Bergen

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Selima Andys

Selima, the Paris-New York eyewear label, already had a bestseller on its hands with the Andy, frames based on those Andy Warhol wore. Now Selima has teamed up with Colette on a mini-range of the sunglasses in hyper-saturated pop-art Technicolor, inspired by the late 70s, when disco gave way to new wave and art punk. "Think Fiorucci meets Blondie, or the Talking Heads and Lizzie Mercier Descloux," says founder Selima Salaun. Handmade in France, the seven shades are intended to be worn both outside and in — adding a little more velvet to your underground this summer.

$385 at Selima Optique in New York and Colette in Paris

Apr 30, 2014 22:58:00

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Statement Sweatshirts

Don't sweat the sweatshirt. It's still all about comfort. But should you require a pop, trompe l'oeil or other statement, take your pick...

Acne
Swan print
$430 at Barneys New York

Cedric Charlier
$490 at Barneys New York

Alexander McQueen
Patchwork print
$675 at Alexander McQueen

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Apr 08, 2014 13:14:00
M/M (Paris) for A.P.C.

Money Where Your Mouse Is: M/M (Paris) for A.P.C.

Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of the cultishly followed French creative agency M/M (Paris) are all about secret messages, the more coded the better. An aversion to the obvious is the calling card of the press-shy duo who, over 22 years, have worked with virtually everyone in the fashion arena, most notably Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci and Nicolas Ghesquière, now of Louis Vuitton. M/M's new T-shirt collaboration with A.P.C. is no exception.

Needless to say, the designs are highly yet delightfully complicated. But it begins simply enough, with a T-shirt called Mister T, in reference to A.P.C. founder and designer Jean Touitou. With its recursive mise en abyme effect, it is also a drawing of a character in the shape of a T-Shirt. Meta much?

M/M also designed 'Jean' and 'Judith' motifs, another reference to Jean Touitou, as well as his wife. A bit of wordplay is at work here, naturally. As dogs are sometimes called toutous in French, the Jean motif resembles little black dogs while spelling out his name. This is in addition to a whole new typeface M/M created for the collaboration — which they do with most of their projects, to get into the right frame of mind. So this spring and summer, why not confound everyone around you with slogan tees that look like anything but?

$110-155 (men's or women's sizing) at A.P.C. stores and online.

Mar 06, 2014 14:14:00
Raf Simons X Fred Perry

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Raf Simons X Fred Perry

Raf Simons has gone graphic for his 9th collaboration with Fred Perry. For spring, Raf Simons X Fred Perry consists of polos, jackets, and light sweaters, each piece exploring color, pattern, and proportion in its own bold way. Combine them for amplified effect.

$160-$550 at Fred Perry stores and online store.

Watch a (very) short video for the collection by Willy Vanderperre...

Feb 24, 2014 12:51:00
Boy George & Mick Jagger

Money Where Your Mouse Is: David Bailey T-Shirts

British photographer David Bailey — whom our Vivien Lash credits for inventing the Swinging Sixties, no less — is having a moment. A retrospective of his nearly 60-year career, Stardust, has just opened at London's National Portrait Gallery. Culled by the man himself, it's a must-stop for the fashion pack en route from the New York shows.

A commemorative series of unisex T-shirts has also launched, made in collaboration with the East London creative agency The Bleach Room. One per decade, the six fronts — comprised of tweaked versions of his famous portraits of Mick Jagger, Boy George, Michael Caine, Grace Jones, John Lennon, and Johnny Depp — show the breadth and persistence of the still-working lensman.

£70 at Selfridges and €85 ($115) at Colette

Feb 13, 2014 16:52:00
Zero + Maria Cornejo with Cindy Sherman (left) and Karen O.

Maria Cornejo's Zero Label Turns 15

Hard as it is to believe, Zero + Maria Cornejo turns 15 this year. To celebrate, the Chilean-American designer asked fifteen of the brand’s nearest and dearest (clients, friends, artists) to choose a favorite piece of clothing from their own Zero wardrobes — including one in Zero's first print — to be re-issued in new colors or new fabrics for spring. A hangtag will tell a personal anecdote from the artist who wore it.

Working in a wide range of disciplines, these elite fifteen include Cindy Sherman, Tilda Swinton, Wangechi Mutu, Kara Walker, Cat Power, Karen O, and Miranda July, each embodying the Zero spirit of originality and nonconformity. The capsule collection will launch at Barneys locations in the US and Zero + Maria Cornejo stores on Bleecker Street (New York) and Melrose Place (Los Angeles), as well as Zero's newly designed e-store.

Feb 01, 2014 21:10:00
Hood By Air

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Hood By Air

The jury is still out whether Hood By Air is punk, hip hop, sporty, or some clever combination thereof. And that's probably the point: the Brooklyn label can't be labeled, or not easily so. So judge for yourself on HBA's new e-store, featuring exclusive styles from the Hood By Air Classics collection on an easy-on-the-eyes male model — and Jared Leto double — set against an easy-to-understand clean white background.

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Jan 22, 2014 22:08:00
Maison Kitsuné's Cabinet de Curiosités

Maison Kitsune Holds Your Curiosity a Little Longer

Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean you can't still buy things for other people, only to keep them for yourself. Maison Kitsuné's Cabinet de Curiosités, curated by journalist Thomas Erber, has been extended through January due to "high international interest." Which isn't surprising, considering the high oddness factor of the mostly men's items, many of which are limited-edition.

Upon a cursory glance, here are the curiouser of the curiosities we saw: a baseball bat that says "Fuck I Love You" by RAIF Adelberg ($3080): a right-angled hat called the Leonard, in honor of Leonard Cohen, by Yashkathor ($770); a device recharger in the shape of a stone by Alexandre De Betak ($1500); and our favorite, Batglass and Catglass shades by Maison Bonnet ($4000 for a set of four).

Jan 06, 2014 10:25:00

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