Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nike Continues to Develop it Knits

Nike knows their way around knitted materials, for the last couple of years the brand has created a hugely popular shoe line with the Flyknit series and that knitted material has become as much of a staple as Nike Air.

The swoosh is taking that knitting expertise into a new version of their N98 jacket with a special edition for the latest Nike F.C. collection for Fall '14. Using similar production methods that are used to create Flyknit, the N98 has a more modern cut, a lower collar, and strategically placed breathability and flexibility where its needed most in the garment.

Welcome to Exclusive: Aston Martin to reintroduce Lagonda

Some of Aston Martin's best customers are going to get a special opportunity this year as the company is reintroducing the Lagonda nameplate to the Middle East due to specific market demand. The car will be created inside the building built exclusively for the One-77 supercar and will be hand built on Aston Martin's VH architecture.

The new Lagonda super saloon will be incredibly exclusive and sale of the car will be by invitation only. The car will be inspired by the 1976 Lagonda designed by William Towns and will have the latest Aston Martin technologies under the hood. The body will comprise a lot of lightweight carbon fiber.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A.P.C. & Kanye West Team Up Again

From left: Swiss Army Parka with Fur, Kanye Jeans, Airport Sweater
A.P.C., the French powerhouse brand, earlier this week released its its second collaboration with rapper, turned fashion designer, Kanye West.  West has created a full vision of the line he wanted to create with this second collection including pants, shirts, fur lined parkas & even an eponymous ski-mask.

The second iteration of this collaboration includes 14-pieces and takes strong cues from a military perspective.  In fact, A.P.C. founder and creative director Jean Touitou and Mr. West dug through archives of clothing from different armies to form a clearly defined framework, from which a collection wad developed. 
Mr. West's first collection with A.P.C. sold-out hours after its release.  This run has been expanded.
West says this is his final collaboration with A.P.C., he wants to focus his efforts on building his own brand.
The collection is available at your nearest A.P.C. store or online at the A.P.C. website.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Balmain Cable-Knited Wool Sweater

For Fall/Winter 2014/15 the House of Balmain brings us this cable-knitted merino wool, overlaid with a large cotton fleece panel on both sides, and punctuated with silver zips at the waist. This classic all black sweater is equal parts parts edgy and luxurious. The design is reminiscent of protective motorcycle leathers – fully in keeping with the French fashion house’s biker aesthetic – although the super soft feel of the materials are anything but tough and rugged.  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Face Saving Moves: Russell Westbrook Launches Westbrook Frames

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has an explosive presence on the courts, and his unique personal style has generated an equal amount of buzz. Often spotted in vibrant, printed shirts and a pair of lensless glasses, Westbrook’s statement-making “nerdy chic” outfits have inspired other basketball pros to swap out standard suits for clothes with a bit more personality. Coming off of another impressive season (after recovering from knee surgery, he finished the year on a high note by scoring 40 points in a Western Conference Finals game), Westbrook has kept busy this summer by making serious moves in the fashion industry.
Earlier this month, news broke that the 25-year-old California native would be collaborating with Barneys on his Westbrook XO capsule for the retailer, which puts him a step above other stylish ballers (Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, et al.) who occasionally attend fashion shows. Westbrook’s curated collection, which hits stores in July, will include pieces from brands including Jordan, County of Milan, Naked & Famous, and Del Toro. Last week, Westbrook took his first-ever trip to Paris, where he sat front-row at menswear shows including Rick Owens, Comme Des Garçons, and Givenchy, and celebrated his Barneys line with a private dinner hosted by Barneys and Marcelo Burlon on Sunday.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

GoodPops, Just Plain Good

Summer is here in full effect, and the rising temperatures across the country mean only one thing--it's time for a frozen pop.  

GoodPops are a specialty brand, based in Austin, TX, made in small batches with big helpings of fresh fruit, these pops are designed for refined palates (flavors include hibiscus mint and watermelon agave) and guilt-free snacking. Sweetened with just a tiny bit of organic cane sugar and no artificial ingredients and nearly gilt free, they'll set you back just a mere 48 to 96 calories per pop.

GoodPops come in five flavors banana cinnamon, hibiscus mint, coldbrew coffee, watermelon agave, and watermelon.

Sadly, this goodness is only available in the southwest through Whole Food Stores.


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