Joining forces for an anticipated Fall 2012 delivery, street icon Stussy and snowboard garment-ier Holden introduce a 5 piece collaborative collection designed for on-the-go functionality. A fashion-focused response to the lifestyle requirements for an active one week road trip, “Stussy by Holden” postures to provide the necessities for a journey from the peaks of the great Northwest to the shores of Southern California. Consistent with Holden’s classic style of understated detail, the line features two military-inspired jackets ($300/400 USD), a pack-able vest ($220 USD), a CPO field shirt ($165 USD), and a field pant ($290 USD) — all constructed with eco-friendlier fabrics, updated tailored fits and technical performance. In correlation with the release, Holden/Stussy chose ten people (three athletes, one filmer, one driver, and five individuals from all walks of media) to embark on an epic journey in March of 2012, pursuing a healthy lifestyle of snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, fishing, camping, and city adventures, all in the span of one week. The road trip was documented and edited into a very cool video piece, debuted below (1:39). The “Stussy by Holden” Collection drops 10/24, available at select retailers worldwide and online at holdenouterwear.com. See the full range and video lookbook (4:15) below.
Reflective of a lifestyle occupied with living, working and surfing in New York City, apparel brand and boutique retailer, Saturdays NYC, debuts it’s highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Recently labeled Best New Menswear Designer of the Year, by GQ Magazine in 2012, the company broadens it’s line for the coming year with slim-fit selvedge denim, a mid-length balmacaan coat, a traditional jean jacket and a fully taped-seam raincoat. In addition to a fresh range of graphic designed slim-fit T-shirts, the 2013 Saturdays delivery introduces three new prints found throughout the collection on oxfords, esquinas, boardshorts and accessories; prints include the Paint Print, Notebook Print and Floral Print. A range of footwear, socks, hats and bags will also be featured in upcoming line. The complete Saturdays menswear SP/SU 2013 collection is expected to drop mid February and will be available at Saturdays’ three flagship stores, the Saturdays online store, MRPORTER.com, Barneys, Colette, Beams, Lane Crawford, and other select locations worldwide. Check out images from the full 2013 lookbook below.Saturdays Surf NYC
Aussie surf lifestyler, Afends, leads Fall 2012 with the release of it’s premium 8-piece button-up selection. Slim fit styling, the line hosts long sleeved, short sleeved and sleeveless designs from the brand’s Pacific vintage inspired fabric prints. Made from 100% cotton, each shirt features a shape-stiffened collar, top stitched seams, double adjustable cuffs (long sleeve only), branded buttons and custom metal badging. Widely available throughout Australia, Afends made it’s North American debut early this year with select retail distribution. Check out the full FA12 wovens collection below. For more info and online store click here.Afends
Surf-lifestyle blog turned apparel brand, The Critical Slide Society, broadens it’s product range and creative headcount to expand 2013 offerings. Born from the collaborative minds of Jim Mitchell and Sam Coombes, in 2009, popularity around the pair’s alternative surf blog quickly gave rise to a limited collection of tees and boardshorts. Three years later, the once two man project postures to release it’s most comprehensive lines to date, featuring premium washed and finished tees, knits, button ups, boardshorts (traditional & volley styles), walkshorts, pants, hats, backpacks, satchels, and weekend bags. Likewise, with the label’s recent addition of head designer and longtime friend, Rama McCabe, supporting 2013 deliveries aim to continue extending beyond. Check out select images from 2013 lookbooks below. Stay tuned for full 2013 collections.The Critical Slide Society