For those concerned that Maison Kitsune’s last few collections were starting to blend together, the French designer debuts an impressive new Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The collection channels a fresh vintage driving and cycling aesthetic that takes shape with smartly tailored shirts, sweaters, tweed blazers, heavy wool overcoats, and even a cycling jersey-inspired button-up.
Following the recent glimpse at the 2012 spring/summer collection from SASQUATCHfabrix‘s EOTOTO line is the release of the first pieces from the collection. With a look inspired by the Japanese summer sunshine, this button-down features the floral print found throughout the line, adorning the right sleeve of the shirt. Produced in both off-white and black, the EOTOTO 2012 Spring/Summer Floral Shirt is now available
Another of NIGO’s longtime friends steps up to help promote the latest collection from his HUMAN MADE brand. N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams first met NIGO back in 2002 during a trip to Japan, and later worked together with the streetwear legend to create Pharrell’s Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream clothing lines. In this photoshoot, Pharrell he manages to express a different, more relaxed side of the collection unlike previous looks. Also featured are the new Converse Addict and EFFECTOR by NIGO collaborations which blend in effortlessly with the HUMAN MADE pieces.
Spring/Summer 2012 brings the introduction of the newest 02DERIV STORM PARKA-NYLON TUSSER GORE-TEX 3L. Despite the longwinded title, the tenants of the surf-inspired jacket are rather simplistic in their execution — water-resistant durability and contemporary aesthetics. Boasting two spacious anterior pockets, the GORE-TEX-constructed outerwear piece is mocked up in a navy blue shell and positioned alongside complementary bold red hits that trace their origins to the taped zippers, cuff Velcro, and lining.
The Indigenos from French brand Veja are returning for Spring/Summer 2012. Made from ecologically tanned suede, the Veja Indigenos are a classic high-top style with leather detail at the back. This season sees the introduction of new colorways – including a vibrant electric blue and a rich, earthy brown. The Veja Indigenos can be found online
The Spring/Summer 2012 line from OriginalFake continues to roll out, with the INSIDE RIB STAND COLLAR Zip Hoody. The signature KAWS Chomper pattern is applied on the inside hood and collar — the latter of which is designed to stand and hold shape when unzipped. This whimsical cotton hoody is available from the OriginalFake store
The predominantly British made collection for spring summer puts the emphasis on casual tailoring and classic wardrobe pieces. Particular highlights include the casual blazers and lightweight outerwear, but across the board, there’s a nice combination of simple, clean designs and nice detailing which belie its high street price.
The collection will be available to buy online from today and across 18 existing Jigsaw stores* throughout the UK.
The custom Japanese tailoring from Tokyo’s FLAPH has again crossed with American high-end retailer of Barneys New York with this new Bespoke Shirt for Spring 2012. The carefully tailored shirts are constructed of quick-drying fabrics — perfect for keeping cool during the sweltering summer months ahead. And continuing the tradition of this Bespoke collaboration, the sleeves feature the same Union Jack-inspired, ribbed tricot cuffs