Following up on their 10th anniversary in 2007, Staple Design is entering their 11th year with a new direction. As they transition into the new decade, the “Teachers Work Harder Than You Do. No Matter What You Do” collective embodies the same design aesthetic and visual communication skills which has put Staple at the innovative forefront since it’s inception. For jeffstaple, this latest collection will carry a more mature look, focusing more then ever on fabrics, cuts and styles. Always being inspired by the institution of eduction, the collection is themed after teachers and professors.
So profound the effect of his teachers and profs, jeffstaple named the collection after his high school teachers which paved the way for jeffstaple’s success. The capsule is broken into various stages of staple’s life, referencing specific times and events.
The highlights of the collection encompass a variety of different styles, the Nappa Leather Jacket, Gingham Check Rain Poncho, Technical M-65 Jacket, Pinstripe Hooded Cardigan, Buttondown Shirts, Leather/Canvas Bankers Tote Bag, DJ Muro Collaboration Series of Tees and more. 80% of the collection is produced directly in New York City, as the line tries to reinvigorate the art of design and production in the United States.
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Australian label Schwipe have launched a lookbook preview of their latest range, titled ‘The Original Party Animal.’ To coincide with that theme, Schwipe created a series of animal masks for the shoot using party-patterned fabrics from the season. The collection seen here includes a vast array of products ranging from leggings to caps to cardigans each of which embodies a unique Schwipe aesthetic. Both mens and womens items will be available in stores starting 2 weeks from now.
In a cross-border meeting, UNDFTD and Canada’s Ransom hooked up together at UNDFTD Las Vegas to showcase each brands respective upcoming collections. The event drew a wide range of industry people for an intimate gathering full of interesting discourse. Both lines exhibited refined directions and relevant themes which have made each brand so respected and popular.
To commemorate their local roots in the Fairfax area, Freshjive has initiated the Fairfax collection with a series of locally relevant products. Look for these to start hitting retailers in May while some pieces are currently Freshjive’s flagship store Reserve.
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Almost 20 years in the making, Canada’s Too Black Guys has been consistently dropping smart designs. Each season incorporates a new theme and logo. The 2008 Summer Jim Crowe Couture collection has several racially themed undertones offering both serious and more light hearted connotations in some smart aesthetics.
With sneakers at the root of many of their designs, Sneaktip has previewed some of their latest pieces for the 2008 Spring collection. The designs include beanies, 99 Problems tee, Spiz’ike tee and Step Your Game Up tee. These pieces are set to hit only the top 25 Sneaktip retailers in the US.