Herro by Meerstein AW14 Pitti Preview
Norwegian Rain + T-Michael AW14 Pitti Preview
It’s only fitting that the first entry on the upcoming series of collection previews, features one of the most impressive shown at the venue: Norwegian Rain. This time around the Bergen-based label showcased its outstanding creations alongside those of bespoke tailor T-Michael, one half of NR. Simply put, not only are these guys some of the nicest and most stylish individuals around, they’re also delivering one of the most unique concepts in the current menswear scene.
Within the superb ambience created for visitors, one could find exclusive installations and items evoking their universe of collaborations, as well as the core outerwear pieces from the upcoming line. Along with new colorways, fabrics and textures on trademark pieces, the biggest reveal were the new models on the “Arctic Line” which features shearling collars and linings, that utterly transform the lightweight parkas into full-geared versions able to withstand up to -20ºC. Besides the obvious aesthetic element this brings to the table, it also conveys a more versatile approach to the originals, allowing several combinations that ultimately make the most of your investment.
Ph: Beyond Fabric
SuperDuper Hats Runway Show
As winners of “Who Is On Next” of the previous edition, it was up to Matteo Gioli and his team to host the unofficial opening event for Pitti Uomo 85. Incorporating their love for a retro-vintage universe and unique trademark aesthetic, the show reenacted railway workers of old, dressed in overalls (by CAMO) and the brand’s outstanding hats. Models were in perfect synch with an addictive tune, setting the pace for the metalic soundtrack associated with railway construction, which was later heard throughout the Fortezza.
It’s no easy task pulling off a runway show focusing on hats alone, but SuperDuper Hats managed to create an immersive experience that got everyone enjoying the moment besides the elements that comprised each look.
Ph: Beyond Fabric
Can’t wait to see Super Duper Hats’ special event…
Tommy Hilfiger SS14 Tailored Collection
Public School AW13 Lookbook
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the duo behind Public School were recently announced as winners of the acclaimed CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. A well deserved recognition of the NY label’s outstanding work last year, as the above lookbook can attest.
Wolverine “Made in Portugal” Collection
American bootmaker giant Wolverine crosses the pond for its first endeavor in European grounds. Produced in Portugal, the Bento boot presents a moccasin construction with nubuck and leather uppers, contrasting side panels in felt and a sturdy rubber outsole.