Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
There is no questioning Simon Spurr’s talent or pedigree. Before launching his own label, Spurr, in 2006, the thirty-something British designer worked for some of the biggest names in menswear: David Chu, Hedi Slimane, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. He initially launched a jeans line before developing full collections that featured his own unique tastes as well as the best design elements from his all-star mentors.
Spurr’s Spring/Summer 2010 line paints traditional silhouettes of highly refined menswear in an innovative and vibrant palette. The wool/silk suiting was inspired by vintage Helmut Newton photographs, with cuts ranging from conservative to avant-garde. Trouser legs vary from slim to slightly wide. The flyweight nylon trench coats are impressive. This collection is replete with romantic design and classic construction. Below are some images from the lookbook.
Monday, April 26, 2010
From Robert Marc:
“Robert Marc’s new collection is influenced by the lush, organic scenery of Harbour Island, Bahamas. The balmy tones and rich textures that make up the natural landscape and quaint, rustic architecture of this Caribbean sanctuary have been interpreted into a fresh, sophisticated eyewear collection infused with serene elegance and subtle exoticism.
"The colors and materials of this collection celebrate diverse elements of Bahamian island life. Nature-inspired motifs paired with soft pastels allude to the muted, sun-faded colors of the Colonial-style cottages that dot the island. An intricate, asymmetrical cross-hatch pattern brings to mind the seductive sight of palm leaves being interwoven by the oceanic breeze. A dark peppercorn-inspired speckled material that appears porous like coral, as well as a new bamboo print provide interesting aesthetic counterpoints to traditional tortoiseshell. By layering textural patterns and shades, Robert has innovatively transformed solid, smooth acetate into an array of exciting, detailed textiles.
"The new Limited Edition “Raffia” Collection is the ultimate coalescence of old world craftsmanship with modern design. An ultra-thin sheet of hand-woven raffia has been layered onto the temple material and finished with a clear crystal acetate coat. The surface tension between the coarse texture of the raffia, the smooth, polished acetate exterior and the iconic ruthenium hinge is unexpected and aesthetically striking. The limited edition collection is available in three warm, earthy, sun-kissed tones”