Christophe Pillet, Design Director at Lacoste, is at the helm of the Lacoste Lab, a project which revives the brand’s tradition of innovation. The 2013 Collection is the result of collaborations between Lacoste and key partners with whom the lab develops ideas and skills—including goggles with Dragon, football, rugby and volleyball with Duarig, a Petanque game with Obut, helmets with Design GPA, skateboards with Artprint and snowboards with Salomon. Design know-how and technological innovation meet in order to create the most refined products. Available at colette.
The Fold by Leffot
If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then Leffot has their pinkie firmly in the air. A minimalist’s dream—a wallet can’t get simpler than The Fold. Horween shell cordovan leather snugly secures your hard-earned cash in simple luxury. Available in Rust, Natural, Oxblood, Natural in two sizes.
Cole Haan x Nike LunarGrand
The Cole Haan x Nike LunarGrand wingtip marries the innovative ultra-lightweight Lunarlon cushioning system developed by Nike with the traditional construction techniques that made Cole Haan famous. Launching exclusively at the Cole Haan SoHo store on February 10th, the LunarGrand maintains an authentic and timeless aesthetic while redefining classic dress shoes for urban environments. Will someone please pick a pair up for me?
Poler is killing it with their unique hybrid of campground style and practicality. Poke around their site and you’ll see what I mean. Take the Napsack, for example. Built for everyday adventures, this summer weight bag features zippers at the shoulders so you can stick your arms out and a cinch at the bottom so that you can stick your legs out. A sleeping bag with wheels, so to speak. There are also pockets (and the chest pocket even a pass through hole for your headphones). Whether for around the campfire or kicking back at home, you’ll never have to leave the warmth of your bag again.
Maison Martin Margiela by L’ATELIER d’exercises
I love the wit of Ligne 13 by Maison Martin Margiela and L’ATELIER d’exercices. Case in point, these half-spectacles. In them, both halves of a pair of glasses become magnifying glasses, one for right-handed and the other for those left- handed. Simple and clever. Check out the rest of the collection here.
The Commuter by Levi’s
Given the success of bicycle based clothing brands such as Outlier, it’s no surprise to see some of the big brands getting in on the action. But what is a little surprising, is that the Levi’s Commuter Series is so well done. All of the pieces feature developments that are specifically tailored to the needs of a cycling commuter. The NanoSphere® stretch fabric is water-resistant and odor-repellant. They also have 3M reflective fabric tape details for visibility while night riding that can be concealed while off your bike.
With the weather here in Portland, I was intrigued enough to give the line a try myself. Be forewarned. The fit is a bit tight. Buy large or prepare yourself for returns. That said, I’ve been impressed by the hybrid of technology, function and style. Kudos Levi’s.
In April 1994, Supreme opened its doors on Lafayette Street in downtown Manhattan and became the home of New York City skate culture and soon they will be releasing a monograph of their sixteen year history. Published by Rizzoli, this book is a visual history of the brand that includes an introduction by Glenn O’Brien, an essay by Aaron Bondaroff and an interview between Kaws and James Jebbia. The book surveys many of the brand’s products over the years including projects with Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Damien Hirst, Public Enemy and Lou Reed, among others. The Supreme edition of this book will be available exclusively at Supreme stores in the U.S. and Japan, and on-line April 20th. A general release edition will be available April 27th at Amazon.com and select book stores.
I’m loving these leather wallets by UnderCover, a Japanese brand that is the brain child of the talented Jun Takahashi. The brand’s mission, “Make noise not clothes.” The wallets are part of his Less but Better collection and are available in ivory, black and olive. The subtle branding and embossed texture make these objects of desire. Available now from the Zozo store.
The Pradalphabet is an alphabetical collection of 26 ornamented initials designed by M/M Paris for Prada. Released as a collector’s edition of t-shirts, they are available in a custom-made cloth covered archive box containing a signed a numbered 64 page album detailing the 26 letters with an essay by Italian writer Federico Nicolao. The Pradalphabet individual letters are all available soon as a made-to-order service printed on demand on a Prada t-shirt.
Parra x Nike Air Max
Les Trompe L’oeil de Chanel
Temporary tattoos graduate from Cracker Jack prizes to Chanel as the fashion house introduces fifty-five exclusive temporary tattoos, hand-drawn by Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Chanel Makeup. Since their first appearance at the Spring-Summer 2010 Fashion Show in Paris, they have been creating a huge buzz amongst beauty and fashion editors alike.