OSC Cross is a new outerwear brand from our friends north of the border, featuring handmade downwear for the “discerning modern urbanite.” The line debuts with a collection of jackets named after Canadian cities: the men’s Toronto and women’s Montreal, both lightweight down-filled mid-layer jackets, plus the Edmonton down bomber for men and Lavan down coat with Sherpa collar for women. Each piece is designed and constructed by hand in Toronto. Check out the introductory video below, photographed by Christian Carter, edited by Jonathan Lall and featuring a soundtrack by Clams Casino.
The most adored women in fashion, J.Crew big boss, Jenna Lyons, explains on the J.Crew blog her Met Ball outfit–a bright pink skirt and denim jacket–which was viewed by the blogosphere as a little controversial because of the jacket. (Anyone other than Lyons and it would have been viewed as a LOT controversial…just saying.) Btw, that guy with her above is head women’s designer Tom Mora, who wore J.Crew’s Ludlow tuxedo. Here’s what she says about the skirt: “I felt I had to do something in shocking pink because that’s what Schiaparelli is known for. I sketched the design for this skirt on the back of a piece of paper during a meeting one day about two weeks before the ball. Honda, our patternmaker, draped and stitched the satin right here in the office.” The jacket: “I didn’t want to wear duchesse silk satin with something sparkly or pearls. I am who I am—so I took it down a notch with denim. We pulled a J.Crew jean jacket and then had it fit and re-tailored to raise the waistband. I’m also not really wearing a shirt underneath—the collar and cuffs were custom-made by my custom shirtmaker and were stitched into the jacket.” And even her bag and its contents: “I carried a J.Crew clutch (the contents of which included reading glasses, phone, keys, $20, license and credit card—and a tube of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar).” The aspect of the collar and cuffs custom stitched into the jacket is what slays me. That’s where the jean jacket goes up a level from normal folks. Hardly an original thought, but..luv her. See a bunch of images from the night of the event, including Lyons in curlers, on the next page. Related posts: » J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons on Oprah » NYFW: Jenna Lyons » Images of J.Crew’s Jenna Lyon’s Townhouse Now For Sale » Current Elliott Dorothy Denim Pencil Skirt » Madewell Whistletop Platform Sandals
Undefeated will be dropping the first delivery from their Summer 2012 collection. We see a handful of graphic tees, in addition to a button-up checkered short sleeve top with a matching all blue collar. A pair of shorts have been thrown in to round things out for this initial drop. Delivery 1 will be available at all Undefeated chapter stores and online . Check out the first delivery after the jump. Related posts: » Undefeated Spring 2010 Collection – Delivery 2 Lookbook » Undefeated Fall 2010 Collection – Delivery 2 » Undefeated Spring 2010 Collection – Delivery 2 » Huf Spring 2012 Collection – Delivery 2 Lookbook » Undefeated Fall 2009 Collection | Delivery 1
Following up releases late last month from Loopwheeler , English brand CASH CA team up with their fellow countrymen at Liberty to create a pair of new Piping Polo’s for the Summer 2012 line-up. Created with classic Liberty flower patterns around the hem of the collar and across the shoulders, these heavy cotton polos come in your choice of navy blue or pure white. Three white buttons tighten up the collar while CASH CA and their home country are affixed to the inner label. A touch of red stitching on the yoke finish off the look. You can look for these polos at CASH CA retailers, including Heather Grey Wall’s online shop.
The Reebok RealFlex Mid features a design based loosely off the brand’s Racer X runner, featuring classic design notes combined with modern performance technology in a versatile 3/4 silhouette. The shoe has an upper crafted from mesh with leather overlays plus a RealFlex technology sole, consisting of 76 strategically placed RealFlex sensors that independently adapt to the wearer’s environment and providing a more responsive and natural feel. Contrast oval laces and comfortable padded collar round out the details. The Reebook RealFlex Mid comes in two colorways — Black/Excellent Red/White reminiscent of the Chicago Bulls, Royal/Paprika/White echoing the New York Knicks — and is available now at retailers like Japan’s mita sneakers . mita sneakers 4-7-8 Ueno | Map 1/F & 2/F Ameyoko Center Building Ueno, Tokyo Japan
In the midst of the colette carnaval , colette and The Cobrasnake, Mark Hunter, have paired up with Vans create a limited run of 66 pairs exclusive to Colette. The Hamburger illustrated pair of Eras is highly inspired by the Californian lifestyle and iconic Burger joints. The shoes are made from premium 6oz canvas, have cotton laces, natural drill linings, a leather collar. Related posts: » The CobraSnake x colette x Vans Era – A Detailed Look » The Cobra Snake x colette x Vans Era » Cobrasnake At The Gucci Party In Tokyo » Vans Fall 2009 Era » MOB x Uffie x Cobrasnake Sping 08 Collection