Potential Prices for All Jean Paul Gaultier x Supreme Items Surfaces


After a much-hyped product and lookbook reveal, potential prices for the Jean Paul Gaultier x Supreme collection has now surfaced. The collaborative offering will range from $58 USD up to $488 USD, according to Instagram handle @Supreme_Leaks_News. Standout products like the Vans sneakers will run you about $118 USD while other coveted items like the plaid coat and leather vest should run about $488 USD and $398 USD, respectively.

Pricing for the collab has been a hot topic since the release as Supreme fans have been readying their wallets closer to the drop date. It’s still up in the air, however, if this is Supreme’s most-hyped collaboration of the year so far.




Yohji Yamamoto Ground Y Rejoins 'Ghost In The Shell' for SS19 Capsule

Following the initial collaboration launched almost exactly one year ago, Yohji Yamamoto’s youthful Ground Y imprint rejoins the Ghost In The Shell  franchise for another round of lightweight graphic goods. Utilizing a black palette as the base, the garments are all emblazoned with thematic imagery.

Ghost In The Shell: Innocence was the franchise’s second movie and the first feature-length anime film to compete at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Coincidentally releasing close to the film’s fifteenth anniversary, the Ground Y clothing capsule is the first collection to draw influence specifically from the movie, as opposed to the anime series or prior film.

Clothing designs run the gamut of familiar Ground Y garments, repurposing Yohji Yamamoto‘s signature silhouettes into accessible layering pieces. These include extended-length collared shirts, hooded dresses and drop-crotch pants, with plenty of imagery sourced from the film. This includes illustrative apparitions that represent Innocence‘s digital “ghosts” and Japanese Kanji representing quotes from the dialogue. Elsewhere, a wireframe sketch of Major Motoko Kusanagi is emblazoned in stark colors on the hooded dress with ghostly effect.

Expect the new Ghost In The Shell: Innocence goods to hit Ground Y’s web store and Japanese storefronts on April 19.



Craig Green Drops Summer-Ready Reversible Parka

Craig Green continues to release products from his SS19 collection, this time dropping a reversible parka. Made from cotton twill and rubber, the color-blocked pattern has a navy front and a beige reverse, with Green’s signature hole pattern on the lower pocket.

A loose-fit coat, it’s ideal for rainy days in summer, with the rubberized finish providing protection from the elements. It’s been one of a few drops from Green, who earlier released more psychedelic parkas in colors that mimicked thermal imaging. The Craig Green reversible cotton twill and rubber parka is available now from Matchesfashion.com for £1,485 (approx. $1,944 USD).



Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton Offers Accessible, Minimalist Wardrobe Essentials


Virgil Abloh‘s conceptual Louis Vuitton collections have impressed critics and fans alike, though one could argue that they don’t cater to the average consumer; not everyone can wear harnesses and billowing cargo pants as part of a day-to-day wardrobe. Enter Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton.

The concise array of menswear pieces caters to those seeking premium essentials to round out their wardrobes. The goods themselves take the form of recognizable silhouettes, ranging from hoodies and denim jackets to tailored blazers and puffers, but feature subtle tweaks and lavish construction that befits Louis Vuittons luxury reputation.

Fabrication is key to the collection, with top-shelf textiles sourced for each item. Consider the buttery leather gloves, hat and backpack or the beige cashmere hoodie and coat, all replete with subtle details that include carabiner attachments, leather straps and LV-branded buttons. Similarly, the cotton for the denim jacket and jeans is sturdy, yet soft thanks to a special wash, with gold buckles and branded buttons reinforcing the luxurious motif.

A complete collection of items will launch in the debut Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton range, including field, track and leather jackets, a raincoat, polo and tonal utility shirts, flared trousers, cargo pants, cotton chinos and shorts. Classic LV bags, like the Keep-All and Tote, receive a thematic makeover that blends recognizable logos with utilitarian ease. Naturally, the range is rounded out by plentiful accessories, including sunglasses, bracelets, necklaces, a low-top sneaker, work boot and derby.

Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton is currently available for pre-order in select Louis Vuitton stores and will be launched in the house’s global outposts on May 3



Exploring What Luxury Means in 2019


The luxury market is changing because consumers are changing. The rise of environmentalism, sustainability, and digital activism mean that luxury brands can no longer take a step back and cater to what feels and looks good. They now are expected to be the world leaders when it comes to their industry. The fashion industry, in particular, has faced massive backlash over its wasteful processes. After all, when thousands have died in the process, rivers run with chemical dyes, and massive lakes dry up from cotton production, it’s no wonder that the consumer is up in arms.

They want fashion; they also want to feel like they’re leaving the world in a better place. Though the middle market is still having difficulties (budget consumers would rather prices didn’t go up) that doesn’t hold true for the luxury market. Today luxury means great quality and design, but it also means being socially and environmentally conscious.

The Rise of Environmentalism

Perhaps it started with Blue Planet, or with the concept of minimalism, or perhaps it has been building for years and only in the last few has taken worldwide attention. Plastic is demonized, luxury fashion brands have faced massive backlash over their burning policies, and the true cost of fashion has been driven home.

Fast fashion brands are putting out more sustainable collections. Clothes recycling has become more common, and the second-hand market is set to out-value the luxury market in a few short years. Luxury brands cannot afford to ignore this, not when top trending styles are often just rehashes of the past.

A jacket on the catwalk could easily be replicated by buying a retro coat online at JACK1T. A key look can be replicated by buying vintage items and tailoring them. Fashion has come full circle, so luxury brands need to offer something new.

The Rise of Diverse Beauty Representation

For luxury brands to succeed in the future, they must cater to greater representation. This means using a diverse cast of models in their campaigns, but it also means crediting and caring about the communities whose designs they have adapted or whose hands created their clothes. Dior came under fire recently for appropriating a traditional style of dress. By giving back to communities and tracing heritage where it belongs, luxury brands can give their customers more value and meaning, while also lifting up these traditional communities.

The Rise of Mobile Activism

Digital activism cannot be ignored, especially when it is how big stories spread. That is why luxury brands must be socially conscious and care about the people along their supply chain, from inspiration to production, to marketing.

What this Means for the Luxury Industry

This means that the luxury market is now expected to:

  • Do more for the planet

  • Ideally commit to a circular business model

  • Aim to clean emissions and output from production

  • Use less water

  • Support local communities

  • Use innovative materials that do not harm the planet or animals

  • Represent real people, not one beauty standard

  • Use innovation to offer personalized products

The luxury world cannot afford to slip up here, because emerging luxury fashion brands will take their place and second-hand fashion is already set to overtake them in sales.


Raf Simons Discusses His Post-Calvin Klein Plans in New Interview


To mark the launch of his latest Kvadrat collaboration at this year’s Milan Design WeekRaf Simons sat down with The Guardian to discuss his work with the textile label as well as his plans after leaving Calvin Klein in late December. Speaking about the launch installation for his new work with the Danish brand, Simons explains that it will “have a cafe, and a space for social interaction. It’s not a showroom, it’s an environment, a place of inspiration.”

As well as his ongoing work with Kvadrat, Simons also covers his ever-growing and increasingly ambitious art collection. Speaking about the works, Simons described his collection as “quite a responsibility. I’m not exactly buying things you can ship back home in a crate and hang on the wall.” Because of this, Simons is considering turning his collection into an art foundation: ”I’m not interested in setting up a really private private foundation. Rather something with education and collaboration built into it.”

While Simons mainly covers his future plans in the interview, the Belgian designer also discusses how the fashion industry has changed over the course of his career: “In the past, a designer made a collection and presented it to a small audience of professionals, then one picture appeared in a magazine, and months later the clothes came to the shops. Oh my God, the desire that created! Now everyone sees the runway show right away, and by the time the clothes are available, people have moved on to something else. This fast communication, it’s exciting but it can be dangerous, too. Damaging.”



DRESSED TO KILT benefitting The Navy SEAL Foundation

Dressed to Kilt Strip

Dressed to Kilt’s return to New York was a hit with a celebrity fashion show featuring kilts and kitsch and cool Native American designers as a fun twist to celebrate diversity. The fashion show featured designers from Scotland and some Native American tribes along with the runway debut of a LGBTQ tartan worn by Scottish TV personality Phil MacHugh. The show featured fun spectacles and delights to keep the crowd entertained ranging from Native American dance numbers to famed rugby player brothers strutting shirtless down the runway, and even live Falcons making a catwalk appearance. The fashion show was followed by a cocktail party and buffet along and beats spun by DJ Johnny that had guests dancing the night away.

This year’s notable lineup included: Master Chief Edward Byers (active Navy Seal), Tom and Max Evans (Famous Scottish Rugby Players), Phil MacHugh (Scottish media personality and columnist), Adam Beach (“Law and Order SVU”, “Hawaii Five-O” and “Juanita” on Netflix), Francesca Curran (“Orange is the New Black”), Jessica Matten (star of “Frontier’ on Netflix), Buddy Valastro (“Cake Boss”),  Janelle Evans (“Teen Mom”), Kelli Barrett (“Fosse/Verdon” on FX), Marvin Cortes (“America’s Next Top Model”) and Genevieve Gorder (Former star of “Trading Spaces” and new Bravo series “Stay Here”).

Guests were greeted at the entrance of the Church of the Holy Apostles to a traditional Scottish bagpiper and treated to delectable nibbles before the show started. The crowd was treated to incredible designs from Native American designers Shyanne Brant, Stacey Mitchell, Sparkling Spur, Red Berry Women and Wabigonikwe Tenasco reminding guests of the incredible rich history and talent of Native Americans that is often ignored by the fashion community. Designers from across the pond such as Lucan Fashion, Edinburgh based label Totty Rocks, Calzeat and Walker Slater reminded the crowd what true craftsmanship and heritage looks like. A nod was made to the outdoor lifestyle arena with designs from Horse Country Saddlery. In addition to these special designs, kilts and the Navy SEAL Foundation Tartan highland dress. A very special LGBTQ Tartan quilt made its debut on American runways last night really ringing in the message of inclusivity for the evening.

The guest list included a bevvy of celebs, influencers, media and incredible military notables such as: Pat and Michael Parry, Goldstar parents of fallen Navy Seal Brian Bill; Robin King, CEO of the Navy Seal Foundation; 911 Survivor Andrew Cullan and Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Master Chief Edward Buyers and his family.

The soiree was held in Houston last year, taking a break from a long run in New York City, but returned to its roots in New York City on Tartan Day, April 5, 2019. Dressed to Kilt has developed a cult like following for those seeking some good Scottish fun and many celebrities with Scottish roots have dawned the catwalk.