Kanye West, Alan Cumming and Chase Crawford were among the guests
at a party in New York to celebrate H&M’s collaboration with
Maison Martin Margiela.
Kayne West wearing MMM with H&M
The unique event was held across many floors of 5
Beekman Street, a historical building in the city’s financial district. Guests
were able to discover the collection in dance performances by noted
choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and through specially commissioned art
installations, before DJ’s kept the party going into the early hours.
Alan Cumming wearing MMM with H&M
“I’m here to see the lovely Margiela collection. I love the way
H&M is doing collaborations with other designers. It’s a great thing, to
make clothes stylish and affordable. The collaborations are a great idea, they
are really amazing!” says Alan Cumming.
Chace Crawford wearing MMM with H&M
Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection will be launched on November
15th in around 230 H&M stores worldwide.
Bally introduces its first collection of luxury eyewear
Created in collaboration with the international eyewear
group TWC L’AMY , the designs reflect Bally’s leather goods with titanium and
Bally’s iconic elements:
the red and white Trainspotting stripe, the Mountain Goat motif,the Bally Crest
and the Block-B are also present.
The men’s models range from contemporary thin, rectangular
frames to more vintage shapes such as the aviator and classic tortoisehell.
The centre piece for the men’s collection is a classic
aviator model featuring a bridge nosepiece and temples lined in leather. Bally’s
Block-B is crafted from metal mounted inside the temples places at the end tip.
Lenses are available in brown or polarised green.
This collection will be available in selected Bally stores
from Dec 2012 and in dedicated optical retailers from Jan 2013
To kick start the season Clarks
are celebrating their unique British Heritage with a video featuring a range of
hip urbanistas and aspirational real Londoners wearing Clarks in their own
Which style will you go for?
First on the video you will see
the dapper black and white spectator shoe:
Called the Black Check Win, this is a black and white
leather Oxford wing tip brogue. It is Goodyear welted with a cork underfoot for
added comfort Price £99.99
The next men’s shoe on the video was a vintage style boot..
A vintage style boot called Montacute Lord is in dark tan
burnished leather. Has high top lace
ups, brogue detailing and authentic Harris Tweed lining. Price £79.99
Called Hardies Life, this slip on formal shoe was inspired by Clarks’
60s collaboration with British designer Hardy Amies.
It has a kind of Chelsea boot look.
Cosy up with brown leather boots lined with sheepskin.
Called Genmore Cap, this boot has an extra light sole and
authentic eyelet lacing, but also a side zip making it easier to get on and
off. Price £89.99
Called MidfordAlp GTX
, these blue leather rugged boot are designed in waterproof and breathable
Gore-Tex. The padded collar is in hardwearing British Millerain fabric renowned
for its waxed jackets. Has authentic
eyelet lacing and ridged outsole. Price £94.99
Inspiration is drawn from evolution in nature with coarse
structures giving the feel of earth or gravel.
Colour palette reflects fog and dust.
Touches of Eastern philosophy and contemporary martial arts influence. Although the below image reminds me of a medieval knight in chain mail- what do you think?
Hisoka sweater in colour blocks of grey, green and pale beige
accessorised with 2 plaited leather belts, the bottom one of which has 2 leather
keychain necklaces dangling from it. The sleeve suspenders are separate from
the jumper.Worn with 2 tube scarves,
one in black one in grey and underneath is the long sleeved Tung Tee in dark grey marl .
Jeans are a tight yet classic silhouette all the way from
top to bottom. In a non stretch fabric
with low waist and normal back rise. Legs are tapered.
Key wash for AW12 is the Coated Denim in black
Torex shirt in grey blue with fade blue jeans. Accessorised with black Alan hat. Braces separate from shirt.
I can see the martial arts influence on the above image. Alas I have no information on the shirt jacket - I don't think it is out yet.
Accessories: Black tube scarf, black Hoffa fingerless gloves and Jekko skinny leather belt.
Jeans: loose and
comfortable. Features a normal rise with a loose top and narrow tapered legs.
Works best when worn slightly on the hips.
Key washes for AW12
are Clean Black and Standard Blue.
This month marks the launch of
Citizens of Humanity’s 12 month charity video campaign “Just Like You”. Each
month, two videos will be released featuring interesting and respected
creatives and professionals from a variety of cultural backgrounds including
Michelin-starred chefs, pro-surfers and this month prolific ballet dancer
Mikhail Baryshnikov (who you may also recognise as “The Russian” from Sex and
the City!). The videos offer an insight into the lives of these people as they
muse on their lives and achievements.
Charity tee designed by Mickhail
“You go through your daily
routine with the hope that you will be a little better…and do something
meaningful. I believe this program does something significant both in its
philanthropy and in hopefully inspiring others in their creative journey,” said
For October Baryshnikov is profiled
alongside founder of Citizens of Humanity and denim guru Jerome Dahan. Each
month the two participants will also design /customise a tee that will be sold
online, with all proceeds going to a charity of their choice.