Heron Preston Fall 2018 Menswear

Designer Heron Preston showed his third womenswear and menswear collection for his eponymous brand, titled “Public Figure,” an aesthetic riff on influencer culture and self-declared celebrity.

For inspiration, Preston decided to play with observations of his surroundings on the “influencer jet stream,” a term for the highly attended cultural churn of annual events, from Art Basel in Miami to global fashion weeks (one can find a list of such events printed on a shirt in the collection under a sparkling crystal globe).

In our current culture, “Public Figure” is a title one can select for oneself on Instagram, and the patterns and proclamations of these “Public Figures” are present in the details of Preston’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection.

Graphics in the new collection bestow pseudo-titles like “Influencer” and “Public Figure”, a playful take on the intensely curated self-display that we see en masse on social media, meant to be worn and made visible in meta-context.

The labels appear across the front of camouflage pants—with a new take on the print that focuses on leaves with rich colors—as well as on denim jackets and polos. “If you buy a polo from Heron Preston you are an influencer,” the designer jokes. “Who is to argue that?”

For this season, Preston merges his covetable workwear aesthetic with new luxury materials, introducing a range of new accessories, including handbags, footwear, and eyewear. The first Heron Preston handbag, The Canal Bag, is a dual flap shoulder bag with snakeskin and calf-hair, designed with two pockets and a bright orange Heron Preston branded strap and complemented by the brand’s eye-catching orange pull tab with “Pull” instruction playfully printed on it. A construction inspired thick sole boot comes in snakeskin, black and camouflage printed leather, with the “Style” logo printed in red. The collection also introduces sunglasses, with tortoiseshell and rose, black, and red and orange colorways with branding on the frame, inspired by glasses Preston was gifted (as an influencer, naturally) and wore himself. All branding, from the silver embossed Made In Italy to the signature orange label and serial numbers appear on the outside of accessories in the collection.

Womenswear offerings continue to evolve in this collection, which includes a snakeskin leather dress, crushed velvet bodysuits, and for the first time, women’s suiting, with a two-tone oversize blazer and skirt. Preston also worked with luxury shearling and faux fur for the first time, letting elevated materials have a playful dialogue with his workwear influence.  A crystal application of the “СТИЛЬ” logo updates Preston’s signature for Fall/Winter 2018.

Fall/Winter 2018 also marks the debut of Heron Preston’s NASA collection, an idea the designer teased in December 2013 when he appeared in a Styles Section piece in the New York Times under the headline, The Street Wear Designer Heron Preston Has His Eyes on NASA. This season, which coincides with the space agency’s 60th anniversary, Preston’s self-declared dream collaboration will be a reality.

The Heron Preston NASA capsule is a NASA-inspired collection that taps on the agency’s authentic 1975 logo, which consists of the word "NASA" in a unique type style, nicknamed the "worm." The NASA “worm” logo, originally discontinued in 1992, is resurrected with Preston’s FW18 collection.

Inspired by the outer layer of Extravehicular Mobility Units, or spacesuits, Preston interprets the iconic uniform in the form of a 3M nylon space jacket, a silver denim logo jacket, and a multifunctional convertible backpack (which can also be worn as a fanny pack or tote bag). The collection is branded with “fall/winter 1990” as an homage to the former logo. 

Rounding off the Fall/Winter 2018 collection, Heron Preston introduces a new collaboration with Carhartt WIP. Early in his career, Preston re-worked and styled vintage Carhartt WIP jackets for his website, and the brand’s iconic canvas workwear remains essential to the Heron Preston DNA. This new collection will combine the classic canvas with Preston’s crystal “СТИЛЬ” logo, a high fashion stamp on utilitarian garments.

The collaboration includes a fanny pack, beanie, jacket, vest and pants, all treated and paint splattered for a deep wear look, and accented with Heron Preston’s signature orange trim. The treatment marks Preston’s reverence to workwear as functional protective layers, capturing a moment in the clothing’s life that makes it striking.

To shop Heron Preston, visit: https://www.heronpreston.com/en/US

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ETRO Fall 2018 Menswear

“The velvet stories, the carpet stories . . . sometimes [when I am designing] I look at sofas and curtains. And yurts!” - Kean Etro

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Takahiromiyashita The Soloist Fall 2018 Menswear

Takahiromiyashita The Soloist Fall 2018 Menswear

Designers Jun Takahashi of Undercover and Takahiro Miyashita of The Soloist collaborated under the theme of "order/disorder" for their Fall 2018 menswear collection.

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FILA Presents the First Women’s Footwear Collection for Spring ‘18

fila footwear 2018

FILA kicks off 2018 with the introduction of the women's Embroidery Pack. A fresh, floral embroidery design element is featured throughout this pack, which includes an Original Fitness and a Drifter slide. The footwear styles are adorned with brightly embroidered blooms in varying shades pink and green, as well as metallic gold accents.

fila footwear 2018

The Original Fitness Embroidery is offered in white, with direct embroidered rose details that extend around the sneaker. This low-top classic features a leather upper with a women's only last, highlighting the feminine toe shape of this silhouette. FILA logo hits appear on the tongue and the outsole in the same pink hue. The sneaker also boasts the brand's signature flag design in white.

fila drifter slide

Also featured in this pack is the Drifter Embroidery, crafted in white with direct embroidery over the strap. The floral design is emblazoned with a metallic gold FILA logo. The Drifter slide also features an EVA footbed for a more comfortable, cushioned fit.

The Original Fitness Embroidery retails for $75, while the Drifter Embroidery retails for $30. Both styles in the Embroidery Pack are available on FILA.com. These new styles are very versatile and will pair up stylishly with most items in your closet. Wear them with shorts, cropped jeans, casual skirts, maxi dresses or even by poolside. Accessorize with an oversized bag and a fabulous pair of sunglasses and you'll be right on trend with the season.

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E. Tautz FALL 2018 MENSWEAR

E. Tautz FALL 2018 MENSWEAR

“Why, why, do people change things up so quickly? When we introduced one pant, it only sold 60 pairs in the first season. We kept at it, and, well on, we sell thousands of it. That’s how it works.”

Patrick Grant - E. Tautz

E. Tautz continues with the "very full thing" as he tells Vogue during London Fashion Week. We are particularly fond of the wide leg pants, the dramatic pleat and the pleated denim trouser.

See the full E. Tautz Fall 2018 menswear collection.

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Matthew Miller Fall 2018 Menswear

Matthew Miller menswear 2018

“There’s this underground music scene, really good 19, 20, 21-year-olds, who can’t afford gigs, but they can really play—and they have something to say. There was a long time when music didn’t have that, but now it’s back. And I wanted to give them a chance.”

Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller Fall 2018 Menswear. See collection.

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Golden Globes Red Carpet Goes Black 2018

Dior, Gucci, Tom Ford, Valentino, Miu Miu, Zac Posen, Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, Atelier Versace, Armani Prive, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein is who they wore. No one asked because for the first time in more than two decades, the red carpet focus was NOT fashion! That's not to say that our A-list faves were not chic or glamorous, they most definitely were, but instead they chose to place humanity over clothes and discuss the validity of their career and not the designer labels on their backs.

Black was the color du jour as celebs - veterans and newbies alike - stood in solidarity over gender inequality and sexual harassment within their industry, politics and beyond. Men and women at the Golden Globes brought overwhelming awareness to the #TimesUp initiative that promotes gender equality and an end to sexual harassment and abuse. Many celebrity women walked the red carpet with the founders of women-based non-profit organizations bringing further awareness of their mission and important work. Many of the men, donned the Times Up logo on a black & white pin on the lapel of their tuxedo.

Last night, Hollywood showed the world that glamour has a strong, powerful voice and they used it to ROAR about significant issues.

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