Gucci Will Be Combining Men's and Women's Fashion Shows Starting 2017
In another big change for the fashion industry, Gucci just announced that it will be combining both its womenswear and menswear fashion shows starting in 2017. Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele stated, “It seems only natural to me to present my men’s and women’s collections together. It’s the way I see the world today. It will not necessarily be an easy path and will certainly present some challenges, but I believe it will give me the chance to move towards a different kind of approach to my storytelling.” He will begin showing one collection each season that combines both lines. However, Gucci will still be loyal to the “see now, buy later” schedule that many designers have recently eschewed, where buyers and press will be shown the collection prior to its release to consumers.
POST-IMPERIAL x Larose Paris 2016 Lookbook by Ivan Bideac
Ancestral methods meets modern application in accessories experts POST-IMPERIAL and Larose Paris‘ new range of cotton-dyed hats that includes two fedoras, two panamas, and two caps. Looking to Western Africa for inspiration, the collection adopted the Adire principles developed by the Yoruba people of Southwest Nigeria that enlisted an artist to hand-paint and dye cassava paste onto each piece, with all fabrics dyed in Nigeria. POST-IMPERIAL’s obsession with bold prints and color palettes is familiarized in a stunning lookbook of bright standout colors, print and texture that was shot in Harlem by progressive photographer Ivan Bideac. All clothing featured are made by POST-IMPERIAL.
All products are now available for purchase for a price range of $135-315 USD online at Larose Paris and POST-IMPERIAL as well as global retailers including UNITED ARROWS, Mohawk General Store, No Man Walks Alone, Jogging (Marseille), Inner (Milan), C Store (Stockholm), Less (Taipei), Fou (Jakarta), Slou (Lisbon), Meyvn (Chicago) and Juice (Hong Kong). check out Larose Paris’s latest lookbook for Spring/Summer 2016.
Supreme x The North Face 2016 Spring/Summer Collection
NYC streetwear staple Supreme drops the visuals for its upcoming and ongoing collaboration with The North Face. The collection, which consists of a hooded jacket ($388 USD), hooded sweatshirt ($198 USD), sweatpants ($168 USD) and a backpack ($148 USD), utilizes a mix of separated panels with asymmetrical zipper layouts. The technology behind the series — Steep Tech — was first introduced in 1991 by skier Scot Schmidt as extreme ski gear for warmth and technical functionality that took advantage of durable materials with a well-thought out placement of pockets and webbing. Bold color choices give each garment a distinctive characteristic, with highlighting details such as the removable hood for the jacket and sectional compartments for the backpack reinforcing another strong release for the collaborative duo.
The Supreme x The North Face 2016 spring/summer Steep Tech collection releases in the Supreme NY, LA, London and Paris locations and online April 7. Supreme Japan locations will see a release on April 9. Keep up with the latest Supreme discussion at the HYPEBEAST Forums.