We love the direction that style is going in, trends are soon a thing of the past, and we are inspired by the past and present in moving forward. Margaret Howell’s Autumn Winter look book this year is so much of that timeless goodness that speaks to greatness through history, with her romantic poetry that’s woven through every scene. Alasdair McLellan has yet again communicated her exquisite fictional world that we can’t help but think about stories of audacity during war time. Watch the film unfold, the narrative is yours to finish.
New York model Anastasiia Chorna did a total 180 for us by going behind the camera, shooting new season women’s sportswear on Odessa Beach in Ukraine. Snaps were snapped, kebabs were exchanged, and she even gave out her phone number for the sake of art.
Shot by our dear pal Eric Kvatek on his birthday, we’re proud as a peach to present to you some w’menswear favourites for the season. This year brings the 10th year that our oyster loving, Harley riding, s’mores centred, funnest photographer ever has been shooting for Kapital, and that’s kind of epic in itself. Here are looks for the Parisian w’menswear nerd.
We’ve just made new friends with The Mercantile, internet newness that speaks to a slightly more feminine flavour of w’menswear to the table. The store together hand selected vintage pieces from California alongside modern basics and interior accessories designed by the founders themselves, and we bring you favourites from their latest vintage drop.
In France, I love the fact that the average Joe has a wardrobe full of classic cuts, wools and linens. There is an abundance of French provincial tableware, and you can get your hands on some of those great heritage brands Welcome to my notes on the vintage French backpack. This pack could be yours if you’re into that kind of juju.
Matthew Dolan made a new food-group everyone. He shredded his classic American sandwich up into strips, wove it into a rainbow cake and when you bite into it, you burp unicorns while farting sparkles. The sum of its parts made a whole new thing. It’s workwear for women at its highest evolution.
It’s almost impossible to go past a David Hart ensemble. So, we couldn’t bare missing his Bauhaus flavoured Spring Summer ’16 showing at Industria Superstudio today for the first day of the New York men’s shows. We asked our pal Emil Corsillo of The Hill-Side to show us his favourite looks, because he has impeccable taste. Pretty much spot on.
It’s not often that you come across a collection where you would see yourself wearing every garment, but Haversack did just that for us this coming season. They nailed that fine balance between looking new while referencing the past, and especially in menswear where so much inspiration is drawn from vintage, it’s hard to maintain a unique and strong aesthetic without being compared to someone else.
We bring you a collection of pink skies, red hair, and basics inspired by that magic juju that Australia breathes into our soul. This season Lee Mathews did his take on w’menswear basics like the crisp white shirt and linen pants - essentials for the holiday wardrobe that inspires us muchly during the Northern Hemisphere summer season and perhaps daydream material for those who gravitate towards the South Pole.
Last week saw more hashtag menswear around Paris and online. Parts are still trickling down the web at the moment. Buyers, press, and internet famous dudes flew in to see next season goodness like technical gear, rare weaves, interesting colour ways, and what kind of flavour the future market will be. Here I scouted some of my nerdy favourites from the MAN show, because to be honest it was a stand out in terms of curated coolness. My eye-popping, jaw dropping finds were published on GQ.com for y’all to take in.
For y’all out there who are looking for a fresh flavour in your life, feast your eyes on 2 by Lyn and Tony’s REworked Denim jewellery. Sprouted from their tightly woven denim masks that they made for exhibition, the artists have created a group of wearable pieces that speak to time and reference their art making practice that explores pockets of weirdness that blooms amongst our Universe.