First releases from Italian footwear brand BePositive’s FW10 collection are arriving at retail. Starcow, Paris has received stock in the suede Chukkas pictured here. Simple and cool looks for the new season.
Fred Perry gets all romantic on us, with the release of the Byrons, mid-rise chukka sneakers in Iris leaf suede. Everyone’s got a bit of Byron in them – some of us more than others – and these suede chukkas are the perfect combination of style and adventure. They’d look just as good drinking in the streets of London or marauding around Athens, so go on, get a bit of Byron in you. Available from Revolve.
If you’re looking to get that rugged, functional look for less, ASOS offers this impressive pair of work boots. Side zip fastening keeps these worn leather boots snug on your feet, keeping your feet safe as houses. What’s more, the leather distressing is handled well, giving these boots an unexpected dimension. Available from ASOS.
High end Italian luxury label Bottega Veneta are known for their quality application of exotic skins and premium leathers in their collections, including the buttery black leather of their Calf Nero Boot we liked so much. And the above Nero Briefcase is no different, using soft dark alligator leather throughout, both inside and out, with laptop and portfolio pockets. The Nero Briefcase is carefully handcrafted and strengthened with a brass lock-and-key buckle closure and corner reinforcements. Of course a briefcase like this doesn’t come cheap, but if you have $26,300 lying around, hell why not — it’ll surely last you a lifetime.
A tie clip should normally go unnoticed, a sharp punctuation in your otherwise well chosen suit. Such is not the case with Tateossian’s Gear Tie Clip. With its rhodium-plated accessory, the British label managed to create something that is simultaneously subtle and attention getting. Pick it up for $140.
Today we can preview a collaborative collection between Converse and DC Comics for Spring 2011. Most of you know that the iconic comic brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In time for that some of their most famous characters are featured on the Chuck Taylor by Converse. Overall the line has a vintage feel to it.
We take a detailed look at the latest release from the adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Collection. The popular JS Wings mid top sneaker comes in an all silver reflective colorway with silver metallic embroidery details.
Europe’s largest clothing retailer, Spain’s Inditex, is taking its flagship Zara brand online, but it can expect stiff competition from other giants of high-street fashion already well-established in cyberspace. Zara’s virtual boutique will be available on Thursday in selected European markets: Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Britain. From 2011, it will be expanded to the United States, Japan and South Korea.
But it will enter an already crowded sector, where its main rivals in low-cost fashion have been operating for years. US retailer Gap, which has been online in the US since 1997, expanded the service to 55 countries on August 16. Sweden’s H&M, Europe’s second-largest clothing retailer, has been selling online since 1998 in seven countries, including Germany, and plans to move into another major market, Britain, on September 16. Zara’s late entry to the market may be a surprise, but it may also have anticipated a boom in cyberspace clothes shopping. Clothing sales represented just 2.5 percent of online commerce in Spain last year, and 5.6 percent in France, according to industry experts in these countries. Another high-street brand, Mango, has been online since 2009, but receives only about 1.0 percent of its revenues in this way. Gap has performed better, pulling in 1.1 billion dollars in online sales last year, or 7.7 percent of its total. But a recent poll by the Nielsen institute in 55 countries showed that clothes are now the second most popular products online, after airline tickets but before books. Mango’s aim of multiplying its online sales seven-fold in three years is one indication that the market may be about to take off. Zara’s arrival “is eagerly awaited, as we are in the middle of boom in Internet clothing sales,” said Nathalie Gennerat, a consultant at the French Fashion Institute. She pointed to Britain, where almost 10 percent of clothing is purchased online. Previously people were reluctant to buy clothes online because it is impossible to try them on first. “There was also the question of shipping costs” and the problem of returns, said Jacqueline Anderson, an analyst with Forrester Research. But companies now pay closer attention to some of these concerns, offering to pay a certain amount of the shipping charges or making exchanges easier, she said. Zara said it wants to “reproduce the buying experience of its boutiques on the Internet,” with 100 percent of its products available at the same price of its high-street stores, and extend its website to the 77 countries where it is already present. It has already prepared the ground. Its Facebook page, launched last year, now has 4.4 million fans. Its iPhone application has been downloaded some two million times. And, even though you can’t yet shop there, its official website received 33.5 million visits last year. Inditex, which owns seven other brands including Massimo Dutti and Bershka, sees the move as a “major strategic step” which will boost sales rather than eating into the earnings of the shops themselves.
Celebrities have always set a trend when it came to fashion style and hairstyle. They are always up to date with the latest trends and their hair is cut by top professionals only, this is why they are copied most of the time. They look incredible and this is why they become fashion icons even when it comes to hairstyle.
The most popular hairstyles this year seem to be:
Shag hairstyles look good and contribute to a more mysterious and sophisticated look. The hair has layers incorporated in order to create this look. The hair needs to be medium length and celebrities like Zack Efron, Owen Wilson, Richie Sambora, Jared Leto were a few of the celebrities which looked incredibly hot with this hairstyle.
The Buzz Cut
The buzz cut is one of the most popular hairstyles just because the hair is very low maintenance and looks good too. The hair is cut very short, close to the scalp and at equal length. It is suitable for people with a well proportioned and shaped head. Celebrities like Collin Farrell, David Beckham, Wentworth Miller are only a few male celebrities that looked great with this haircut.
The messy look has been a very popular. It seems like the bed head hairstyle is easy to style and looks great also. The hair can be styled in a variety of ways, therefore celebrities like Adam Levine, Tom Cruise, Robert Pattison, Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt, opted for this messy hairstyle.
Every time before school, people go crazy around buying new supplies for a new year even things that they don't even need, including clothes which come as an essential for everybody, but since this year people care more about economy, wasting a lot of money on clothes is quite impossible, that's why we'll see next what are guys must-have items for this year in school!
As always, jeans come as a must-have item in every single season for any type of person, a pair of denim jeans should be in the closet! Try to choose a pair that's fitted well, not loose ones and definitely not skinny, because those are classics that you can wear everywhere, from school to parties, to work. Also try a color that goes well with the clothes that dominate in your wardrobe, from style to shades. Never buy some jeans with many random details attached to them because those are useless that you'll have to change in a few months.
saksfifthavenue.com pacsun.com 2. Shoes
Once again, classics take the lead this season even if we're talking about men's shoe fashion. From typical All Star Converse shoes to Vans Canvas authentic, going for comfort and casualty doesn't come as a surprise, in men's fashion. Whether you prefer the neutral colored shoes or go for pop fun colored ones, it doesn't matter, because they're not only good quality but look great too, with sportswear or urban street style.
For shirts this season is all about colors and teenage styles. Go crazy with pink, red, green, blue shades together by looking interesting and fun in the same time. Plaids, stripes, dots and prints overcome this season fashion trends for shirts, so that's why for school they come perfectly casual and still keep it fashionable. Also, denim shirts are this season's must-buy item for the Fall 2010 season!
4. Leather Jacket In those rainy days of fall when everyone still needs to go to school, there's nothing that provides you from the weather outside than a rough rock'n'roll leather jacket. This way you'll look cool for school and you'll be a badass hottie after it. Whether you go out clubbing, walking, having fun with your friends, for fall the leather jacket will keep you comfortable by looking good. Keep it hardcore with dark colors from black to brown or blue-green!
5. Winter Coat As we all could see lately the weather changes from a season to another, the summer is hotter than we could ever expect and winter is freezing our brain out, but that doesn't mean we can't keep ourselves warm and still be fashion-forward in the same time. Just because we want to be comfortable doesn't mean we wear our blanket in public, does it? For the winter season, guys should choose a good classy winter coat that may cost more, but it will last longer than a season if they choose it simple and not based on new fashion trends. Remember to look like a gentleman, not like a teenager!
Italian luxury label Gucci has come out with a cool new collection of "heritage" aviator sunglasses harking back to the brand's heyday of louche glamour in the '60s and '70s. The three new models – 1627/S, 1622/S, and 3108/S – all feature the vintage red and green Gucci stripe and "G" logo on both temples and complete the theme with a special edition leather case and carrying pouch. The case has a wide signature stripe while the pouch has a matching strap. Available in multiple classic color combinations, the best are the basic black versions which have the classic red and green stripe on them. The Gucci 1627/S is a well fitting unisex aviator, the 622/S is a slightly larger unisex cross between an aviator and a wrap, and the 3108/S is a more feminine style. They're now available for $174, $180 and $170 respectively from haute online eyewear boutique Eyegoodies.
Bono and and his wife Ali Hewson star in the newest of Louis Vuitton’s “core values” ads shot by Annie Leibovitz. The couple, who were shot in South Africa, wear clothing by Edun, Hewson’s sustainable fashion line. in which LVMH took a 49 percent stake last year. it’s the first time the U2 front man has appeared in an ad without his band, and the first time a label other than Vuitton is getting a fashion credit.
Antoine Arnault, Vuitton’s director of communications, explained that Edun’s presence in a LV campaign would give the small brand major international exposure. Ali Hewson carries a new handbag that was a join project between Edun and LV and has a special charm that is the French firm’s first made-in-Africa product. The ad — which reads “Every Journey Begins in Africa” — features the humanitarian duo arriving in an African grassland. The ad coincides with Paris Fashion Week’s Africa Rising Exhibition, where contemporary African art will be sold alongside Edun’s Spring collection. Both Bono and Hewson donated their appearance fee to charity organizations that promote growth in developing countries. A portion of the profits from their new co-designed LV bag will also go to charity. Via WWD - Popcrunch