Season after season Alexander Wang presents us with his signature athletic luxe garments. His pre fall 2013 collection is updated with tailored suits in jacquards and donegal tweed, with covetable details like soft draped frocks, zipped-on doubled lapels in black leather, and ombré jackets and tops, the feeling is that everything is blurring together.
Many of you can probably relate to our obsession with statistics. There is an ongoing unspoken competition in our office to see who has got the viral touch, and we decided to materialize this obsession into a ‘Weekly Viral Report’ that includes the top post on Trendland.com, the most repined images from our Pinterest, and [...]
Why is leather synonymous with luxury? Think rebel: like leather-clad ‘50s icons exploding the constraint of the drab and the ordinary. Think primal: leather’s deep roots in nature—where, as with diamonds, no two sources are exactly alike. And think Mitch Alfus, the leather genius best equipped (and dressed) to elaborate: “Leather is a fabric in [...]
After checking out BRANTÊ‘s Summer 2013 collection, we are feeling a bit punk rock, a bit tribal, and excited as ever by the effortlessly cool being crafted down in Brazil. As always, a tangerine, purple and pastel palette equals great fun and we are digging every which way this Brazilian leather accessories brand has layered [...]
With Thierry Mugler out of the equation, one could have imagined that the MUGLER’s new creative director, Nicola Formichetti, would quickly let his inner creativity develop to its full capacity to impregnate his new turf. However, over the past 3 seasons, we have seen a lot of “retenue” from his part: he repeatedly bet on [...]
Pedro García was founded in 1925 as a Children’s shoe workshop in Elba, Alicante. Three years later they branched out to become a men’s footwear factory. In their third generation of a family devoted to footwear, Pedro García has now successfully expanded out to all world markets.
Vogue UK editorial featuring Suvi Koponen for their September 2012 issue displays this Fall’s season biggest trend, leather. Photographer Craig McDean captured the flawlessness of model Suvi Koponen and the smooth surfaces of the soft leather silhouettes with the uneven grains of the wood backdrops.
Why would a promising designer leave a plumb job with cult designer Robert Geller after just five years? Well, to to set up his own company, for one. And to start creating clothes for his girlfriend. “It came after years of complaints from my female friends about how hard it was to find great leather [...]
Hermes is opening a new exhibition in London this month, entitled Leather Forever, featuring some of the historic label’s most famous designs. Celebrating Hermès’ 175th anniversary, the exhibition will also play host to some of the brand’s famed artisans, of which I have included some images below. The locale will be the sister space of the Royal Academy of [...]