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Japan’s insatiable hunger for luxury goods has incentivized the designer world to whip out only the best for its customers in the Land of the Rising Sun. Take Maison Martin Margiela, for example. The Belgian fashion line has teamed up with Globe-trotter (maker of Queen Elizabeth II’s honeymoon suitcase) to create a timeless luggage collection in two colorways: black and white, and sepia. Although no official images have been released, the items are said to be handmade, covered with Maison Martin Margiela‘s emblematic trompe-l’œil concept print, and reminiscent of Globetrotter‘s 1920s – 1950s style. If you want them, but aren’t in Japan, too bad. The collection will be exclusively available at Margiela’s Isetan Shinjuku store in Tokyo come December 2013. Via Freshness

 

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As part of their collaboration, Smart and furniture brand BoConcept set up a pop-up installation in Paris a few weeks back. The theme was to design what would be an urban living room in a public open space. The result showcased the limited edition Smart car along with a few pieces of the collection. I wouldn’t mind a rockin’ chair or a sofa and I’m sure most of you digg that crazy CEO seat hereabove.

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“We do menswear. Sometimes goods for women too. The important is to make cool stuff.” That’s why Project Pietà, founded by a 26 yo French guy, is a project worth writing about here. The collections are entirely produced by men and women in the prisons of Lima. While an inmate’s day of work reduces his sentence by a full day, the project is completely coherent and inspired (just look at their website!). Alpaga, cashmere, Pima cotton or even silk are used to create a whole collection and the result is pretty nice as you can see in the lookbook below!

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West coast staple streetwear brand Stussy appointed the editor in chief of Sneeze Magazine, to shoot his favorite places. The shots showcase a few pieces from their Spring and Summer 2013 collection worn by faceless dudes. Note the presence of the bucket hat. You can’t say I didn’t warn you!

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Founded in Amsterdam in 2010 the Zoe Karssen collections can best be described as easy to wear, tongue in cheek styles for the cool girls in town. Launched by design duo Zoe and Quince Karssen, the brand aspires to reinterpret and modernise the cool easy to wear tees and sweats. Simplicity is the key, mixing themes and references from rock’n roll to fashion, famous icons and quotes and with a distinct emphasis on popular culture. I love the spirit and the oversized cuts. Grungy but classy. 

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Thom Browne isn’t known for his commercial approch to fashion. He’d rather put giant whales on a jacket and cut it way too short than release something too easy to assume. So I was pretty stunned when I heard he was debuting a resort collection for 2013, which is normally a sales-oriented collection. Still, it doesn’t lack some Brownean subversion and, well, Jessica Stam looks so good. Whale bones and carcasses mixed with floral jacquards, pastel madras, and embroidered lace, fashioned into modest skirts and worn under printed silk peignoirs or Browne’s signature tailored jackets. Many of the fabrics are sourced in Japan and most of them are custom-developed. Pumps worn with matching socks or plain white socks along with new frames make the looks very coherent with our beloved Browne. Full lookbook after the break.

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The good thing with running a blog is that we get a chance to meet the new wave of creators. David Sarfati, who happens to be one of the nicest guys in the business, is also the mastermind behind the newcomer brand 13 Bonaparte. Funded in the fall of 2010, 13 Bonaparte is a contemporary wardrobe for men willing to play with worwear codes and appreciate subtle details. To me, the collection finds itself somewhere A.P.C. and Margiela. We love the overshirts, the sweaters, the coats, the shirts, the fabrics (you have to touch some of them to figure it out)… Well we loved many things as we had a chance to chat with David and enjoy the atmosphere of his showroom. Take an extensive look at the collection and showroom after the break and let’s pray together for 13 Bonaparte to hit the French stores soon! 

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Dries Van Noten was explaining backstage that his men’s collections had become “so serious” and that he wanted to get a little crazy. So he figured a way to create “psychedelic elegance”. Three painters were still busy working on a giant wall when Dries van Noten’s fall men’s collection took to the runway. The artists were working on recreating the colorful work of Dutch artists Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters, and had been working for a complete day already. The prints themselves weren’t that impressive but really provided a profound harmony to the collection, making the whole show stand out from other runways in my opinion. The multicolored prints pair perfectly with the black, blue ant white tailoring and embrace the current “all-printed-out” movement. Definitely worth taking a look after the break !

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These look like stills from a Sofia Coppola film…totally love the dreamy, cheery-meets-melancholy feeling of these shots from the Current Elliott SS 2012 collection lookbook. Saddle shoes are really cute there but I’m not sure girls will adopt them anytime soon. Current/Eliott is the proof girls don’t have to be underdressed to be sexy.

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No fucking caption needed. Tons of picks right after the break. 

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