- Filed in Fashion at 15.05pm on 11 September 14
Born from skateboarding and raised on the streets, for over a decade KR3W has been influenced by the diverse Southern California culture and inspired by it’s pursuit of never setting. It’s with this mentality that KR3W design and manufacture apparel for those wanting more. Celebrated for its superlative denim, and as the originator of the skinny jean style in skate, KR3W has been at the forefront of men’s fashion for the last 10 years with a full collection of apparel that includes denim, tops, hats and other accessories. KR3W enjoys a cult following among artists and musicians, while remaining firmly committed to its skateboarding roots.
This season, the brand synonymous with skinny denim style in skate presents an unapologetically dark collection. A palate of black, dark wash, shadow plaid and camo convey a sentiment that’s a little pissed off, while iconic graphics featuring the grim reaper, KR3W KILLS and TABOO - that have earned the brand a cult underground following - echo an undercurrent that’s a little bit evil. The collection itself is minimal and timeless, with well-made denim at the core of the offering.
Debuting this season is the No.11 range. Named after the 11th letter in the alphabet, it is the most premium of the range with classic denim, non-denim bottoms, and outerwear constructed from rich materials and tIme-honored techniques to offer quality garments with rugged elegance and strict attention to detail. Also new this season is KR3W Rehab Denim technology, offering greatly enhanced durability. Inspired by their skateboarding roots, KR3W Rehab Denim expands with your movements but also contracts when relaxed. Expect the fit to remain as comfortable and fit as well as the day you bought them.
The classic line consists of denim and non-denim core styles, KSkinny, KSlim, and Klassic, available in a variety of colours, materials and washes. The K Standard fit, a Klassic upper with a slim taper, is also introduced to the line. In addition to this, a tight collection of outerwear and accessories featuring expertly crafted jackets and shirts, signature prints and custom basics such as premium pocket tees.
It was 6 years a go Arctic Monkeys took to the Pyramid Stage to headline Glastonbury, a lot has changed for frontman Alex Turner in terms of not only his writing capabilities, but also his sense of style and how to play with it.
The music has matured since 2007 and so has his choice of garments. Alex was seen head to toe in Saint Laurent stagewear as him and his fellow Arctic Monkeys took to the Pyramid stage last Friday to headline the prestigious Glastonbury Festival for a second time.
- Filed in Fashion at 20.06pm on 29 May 13
Sailor Jerry has announced that it will be working with legendary bassist of The Clash and Damon Albarn The Good, The Bad and The Queen collaborator Paul Simonon on The Flash Collection, a series of annual collaborations between Sailor Jerry and like-minded artists inspired by the legendary tattoo flash of Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins.
Artist, style icon and musician, Simonon will design and create three limited-edition pieces – a leather jacket, a T-shirt and a neckerchief.
- Filed in Fashion at 11.45am on 22 May 13
Now that winter’s finally decided to take a hike, it’s time to get that spring wardrobe into gear. The warmer months ahead mean a change to lighter materials, and a fresh new season gives you an excuse to experiment with the latest trends. We’ve taken a look at the SS13 catwalk shows to see what the designers have to offer us. There’s plenty to choose from, and a range of trends that are remarkably simple to work into your existing wardrobe, with just a purchase or two needed here or there.
Topping our list of the hottest men’s clothing trends for this season is camouflage. It’s fast becoming one of the biggest print trends for spring, with its macho appeal, versatility and, thanks to a bit of a runway makeover from some major fashion houses, a whole new appeal. Subtler takes on the traditional camouflage print were spotted at Comme des Garcons, Gant and Dries Van Noten, while Valentino modernized theirs by adding surprise camo details and paneling to everything from trousers to shoes. Get yourself ready for the warmer weather as well as this hot trend with a pair of shorts like this Superdry pair from BANK – a really easy way to work this print.
We’re used to spring’s colour palette being a bit more adventurous, but usually it’s only that addition of a couple of pastel shades. This year, colours get really punchy. There’s loads of in-your-face neon out there, bold primary colours, with an emphasis on blue, orange and pink. The thing that really made this bold new colour palette stand out on the catwalks is that they were used across a range of clothing styles – most surprisingly in tailoring. So don’t be afraid to experiment with intense colour this season, if with your officewear.
The Must-Have Jacket
Last year was all about the varsity jacket, and this spring continues the designer love affair with vintage Americana too. The jacket you want to invest in this season is the reworked baseball jacket. A cross between the all-American baseball jacket and the military might of the bomber, these were spotted all over, from Burberry Prorsum – where things got really colourful, to Hermes and Gucci. Incredibly easy to wear, you can keep things simple and affordable, or go high-end luxe with real leather sleeve detailing.
Stand out in Stripes
There was no getting away from stripes of every variety on the runways, whether they were nautical, vertical, rugby stripes or pinstripes. Another trend that’s incredibly simple to work into your wardrobe, the only rule here is to make those stripes thick not thin if you want to keep the look on trend. Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana were the two fashion houses really leading the way with stripes this year, but they also put in a major appearance at Michael Kors and Dior Homme.
To mark the release of Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic The Great Gatsby, legendary tailors Brooks Brothers have released a limited collection inspired by their archive collections from the roaring twenties.
Influenced by the costumes designed by Academy award winner Catherine Martin, which Brooks Brothers also produced, the collection features everything from pocket squares to tuxedos and boater hats to brogues.
The collection is available in store and online from www.brooksbrothers.com. The Great Gatsby is released in the UK on 16th May.
Ty Segall, The 1975, The Cadbury Sisters and just a thing or two more in this month's issue of Artrocker.
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