Here’s a look at APRIL77 2008 spring/summer collection for men. A favorite of Japanese fashion magazine HUGE (which hipsters devour these days), we see a classic street style referencing an era likened to that of your parents. It’s true, history does repeat itself, wingtips, Ray Ban frames, vests, biker jackets, and ankles exposed all make a strong combo from the French brand April 77.
Rei Kawakubo, founder and head designer of Japanese label, Comme des Garcons, will be the guest designer for H&M’s 2008 autumn collection. The collection will include everything from men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing to accessories and even an exclusive unisex fragrance. The collection is set to launch in early November at the opening of H&M’s second store in Tokyo, Japan, and it will hit other H&M stores a few days later.
Ever since Comme des Garcons’ debut in 1981, Rei Kawakubo has been known for challenging the norms with her use of distressed fabrics, unfinished edges, asymmetrical cuts, and monochromatic tones. The collaboration will let H&M break into the Japanese/Harajuku market and compete with the dominating Uniqlo, both known for fashionable yet affordable clothing.
This collaboration will definitely be worth waiting for since it will be Comme des Garcon design at H&M prices.
Alife Rivington Club, the sneaker boutique on the Lower East Side of New York, has released part two of their t-shirts from their Spring ‘08 collection. Three different styles have been released including the Official tee, the 158 tee and the Yall tee. All three styles feature the number 158 which refers to the address of Alife Rivington Club. Available now for $40 USD.
Alife Rivington Club158 Rivington StreetNew York City, NY
Rick Klotz, creator of Freshjive, recently did a short interview on heavy.com. He talks about how he got started in the business and some short advice on starting your own label. With his years and years of experience, he gives a very pragmatic insight that people don’t really care about what statements you’re trying to make, as long as your clothes sell. After all, making clothes is still a business. Check out the interview at Freshjive.
The 8021 collection was conceived in association with Crooks & Castles’ inaugural flagship opening on 8021 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. Three new hoodies will release this weekend with extensive embroidered imagery representing the brand including the Medusa head. Available Saturday, April 12th exclusively at the Crooks & Castles store.
Crooks & Castles8021 Melrose Ave.Los Angeles, CA90046tel: 323.944.0576