Monday, October 26, 2009

PRPS: A Denim Story

Looking for that vintage Levi's 501 fit modernized? Well look no further than PRPS! The luxe denim brand was started in 2003 by Donwan Harrell (a former Nike designer and founder of Akademiks) and epitomizes a "premium denim" label. What makes PRPS so unique is not just it's rich washes and hand finishing, but the process that creates this look. Japanese looms from the 1960's are used to give the jeans the texture and look of the original Levi's 501. Organic cotton grown in Africa is used to create each jean so that it is both durable and eco friendly. The brand is a staple for celebrities such as Halle Berry, Jay-Z, David Beckham and Katie Holmes. PRPS Denim retails between $250-$400 and can be found at retailers such as Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Nike Sportswear X Cassette Playa

Switching gears up a bit, I'm adding some new Men's features starting with the Nike Sportswear X Cassette Playa collaboration. This is the second installment of Nike's collaboration with the British label which is known for it's tribal cartoonish prints, famously worn by M.I.A. and Dj Steven Akoi. The shoes feature bright colorways & prints on a classic Nike Dunk High and are available at

Thursday, October 15, 2009


For S/S 2010, Hussein Chalayan imagined the 1950's woman meets Total Recall. The designer paired futuristic frames with body hugging dresses and over sized hats, gave us the new "working girl" in geometric power suits and sultry dresses with plugging necklines. Futuristic Chic!

The Return Of Madame Vionnet

Legendary designer Madame Vionnet has been rebirthed with a new collection, combining her famous bias cut and Grecian style on a modern day pallet. Acquired in 2009 by former Valentino president Matteo Marzotto and designed by former Prada womenswear designer Rodolfo Paglialunga. Prior to it's new acquisition, the house was designed by Sophia Kokosalaki and was carried exclusively in the U.S. at Barneys New York.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Paris Fashion Week S/S 2010

As Paris Fashion Week is coming to a close, I have picked my favorite looks from the collections.

From top: Givenchy, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen.

Versus By Versace S/S 2010

Versace's diffusion line Versus has been reintroduced for Spring/Summer 2010 courtesy of designer Christopher Kane. The Versus line was created in the 90's by shoe designer Brian Atwood to give the mass consumer access to the seductive world of Versace. The revamped label will focus on women's RTW, accessories and eventually men's under Kane's creative supervision.