Cole Haan + Mountain Hardwear’s ZerøGrand Lifestyle Collection
As long time fans and supporters of Cole Haan, CH continues to be impressed with their unexpected collaborations and the resulting products. And there was definitely an element of surprise to their latest collection: technical outerwear made with the...
Dressing Up with G-Shock's G-Steel Watches
When G-SHOCK first announced their upscale stainless steel range, G-STEEL, our first reaction was one of curiosity. When thinking on the brand, launched by CASIO in 1983, immediate associations tend to be: shock-resistant, sporty or outdoorsy...
Adidas Originals' New Stan Smith Horween Leather Pack
One of the most recognizable sneaker silhouettes of all time, adidas' Stan Smith tennis shoe has seen many an iteration and upgrade since it was officially renamed (from the Haillet) in 1971. The latest reimagining of the classic sneaker features...
Three Picks From Nau's F/W 2015 Collection
Winter is coming—at least, for those in the Northern Hemisphere. But there's no need to spiral into panic if your closet is prepped with technical-forward pieces that can challenge the cold without sacrificing style. And Portland-based Nau's latest...
Kith + High Snobiety Collaborative PUMA Sneaker Collection
Thriving as a media company that publishes inspired, cutting-edge cultural content for a decade—eschewing trends while targeting new but lasting movements—is no small feat. High Snobiety has successfully navigated these tricky waters and continues...
Studio 189's SS16 Collection
Co-founded in 2013 by actress Rosario Dawson and former Bottega Veneta associate communications director Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 isn't just an emerging fashion brand started by two longtime friends. It's a movement creating opportunities in a place...
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
WAH-WAH Australia's Unconventional Knitwear
As the season of the "ugly sweater" approaches, the marijuana-themes and Tumblr-esque designs abound, but one label—WAH-WAH Australia—has taken a different (albeit still delightfully gaudy) approach. Helmed by Kaylene Milner, WAH-WAH creates unconventional...
CONTEXT's No-Nonsense Gender Neutral Skincare Line
During the colorful, romantic and bold Spring 2016 presentations taking place at last week's NYFW, a new skincare brand with noticeably clean, straightforward packaging was being used on Public School's models to prep bright complexions for the...
MADE IN CANADA
Roots Long Varsity Jacket
The varsity jacket has well and truly shed its academic-athletic ties to become a contemporary fall style for all genders, with everyone from streetwear brands to high-end fashion houses offering their own take—whether you're going for casual or...
MADE IN USA
Spiewak Outerwear: Recycled Down Process
NYC-based Spiewak is a brand steeped in history, yet has a vision toward the future. Founded in 1904, the family business began with handmade sheepskin vests which they sold on the docks of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and grew to provide pea coats...
MADE IN NYC
MADE IN USA
MAKE's Naxos Collection for All Genders
NYC-based MAKE launched in 2013 as a beauty line determined to be different. The high-quality, paraben-free products are made locally in NYC (with the savings passed on to customers through their e-commerce structure), unexpected collaborations...
AVANT GARDE FASHION
Totokaelo Opens in Soho, NYC
It's rewarding to be able to grow alongside a brand you love and follow its evolution. And as longtime Totokaelo fans, we've observed the thoughtful fashion purveyors develop and extend their philosophy far beyond the doors of their original brick...
MADE IN USA
Circular Series by Julia Gabriel Studio
Launched last year, Julia Gabriel creates bags, all handmade—from beginning to end—in Houston, Texas. Under the name Julia Gabriel Studio, the brand came to be after she finished college (where she studied fine art) and was exploring ways to blend...
Bukvy Multi-Purpose Bags
"It started with an idea of the ultimate bag. One bag in many forms evolving as life does,” say Joanna Bark and Elena Ekström, founders of the Bukvy, whose multi-purpose bag doesn't sacrifice aesthetics. The two designers knew each other as children...
THE THING QUARTERLY
The Thing Quarterly + Michelle Blade's Aura Scarf
Pushing artists to explore other mediums, conceptual object-based periodical The Thing Quarterly also hosts projects outside of their art-object subscription service (which "publishes" four times a season). They recently worked with visual artist...
Fashion Meets Function with ADAY's Activewear
We've seen the rise of independent brands like Outdoor Voices blurring the line between gym attire and streetwear, and fellow newcomer ADAY sets the bar high for apparel that can perform, but also, not look like gym attire. In fact, a quick scroll...
Amsterdam-based, Japanese-inspired Kiyoko
With their debut product being a quality, 100% natural lip balm ("that softens your lips on a sunny morning after a swim in the lake," the minimalist packaging reads), many (incorrectly) considered the mysterious brand Kiyoko to be a new skincare...
Eight Unexpected Ways to Wear Camo
Whether it's an abstract take on the classic pattern or a bright colorway, flashy fabric or unexpected texture, there are plenty of non-traditional ways to wear camouflage—for all genders. Inspired by nature and adopted by military uniforms, camouflage...
Witu Bags' Cosmos Collection
Makers of neoprene bags and accessories worth wearing, Melbourne-based Witu launches its latest collection Cosmos. Classic favorites like the Habitat bucket bag are introduced in new, earthy colorways, and their tote bag has been hand-screenprinted...
BUTCH BABY CO
CH25: Vanessa Newman
Vanessa Newman's start-up Butch Baby & Co. is the first-ever “alternity-wear” company for the those expecting bundles of joy. Because Newman understands that carrying a child isn't as stereotypically feminine as it used to be, and while hormones...
Tamara Gonzales and Andrea Bergart's "Popsicle Puddle" Nail Wraps
by Chermelle D. Edwards For LA-based former Kickstarter project Scratch's summer release, the brand worked with two Brooklyn-based artists—Andrea Bergart and Tamara Gonzales—on a design aptly named "Popsicle Puddle." The artists collaborated...
CH25: Roxie Darling
Hair is one of the biggest (or perhaps most obvious) expressions of personal style. Coloring it makes a statement, showing how daring we can—or who we want to—be. While many go with natural shades, increasingly others opt for bright, adventurous...
Food-Themed Pins and Brooches
Over the past couple of years enamel pins of all kinds have seen a huge comeback—from the NYC-made sporty and playful Prize Pins, to Melbourne-based Georgia Perry's celebrity portraits and Hungry Eyes' personified dishes. Food-themed apparel also saw...
Laurie Lee Custom Leather
As a statement leather jacket that's more personable than something straight off the rack, London-based Laurie Lee's one-of-a-kind pieces are an enticing option. She transforms quality vintage leather jackets found in secondhand stores and paints...
Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin
Since setting up his eponymous label in 1991, French designer Christian Louboutin's shoes have become synonymous with power, prestige and class thanks to their sexy, edgy design and extreme creativity. Lesser known is the fact that Louboutin produces...