Avant-garde Belgian brand Maison Martin Margiela has teamed up with Globe-Trotter on a special edition 30″ suitcase. The handsome luggage piece is made of a distressed tan and black leather and will be available in MMM stores this coming March. No word yet on what it will cost.
One of the stand out shows from Milan.
Artist Damien Hirst and Disney are set to auction off a portrait entitled “Mickey” to raise money for the Kids Company. The British charity provides emotional and educational support for children through art therapy.” Mickey” depicts the iconic character in Hirst’s signature spot style. The auction is set for February 13th in London, with no price set yet for the Portrait.
Best show on television, hands down. HBO, Sunday’s, 9pm.
Two great songs from the new 8 episode series, “Young Men Dead” by The Black Angels:
“Far From Any Road” by The Handsome Family:
2014 is starting off with a bang for designer Riccardo Tisci. Aside from just showing Givenchy’s Fall 2014 collection, it’s been announced the he and sneaker brand Nike will be doing a collaboration set to release this upcoming spring. What Riccardo will be designing has yet to be discovered, but we know whatever it is will be monumental.
Prada is always a show worth watching from start to finish, even if it’s just for the unique and incredibly creative production. This time around Miuccia brings the stage to eye level and drops a small orchestra in the middle of it all. There’s a scattered intelligence to her vision of the future.
Here are 7 of our favorite items that will keep you looking sharp all winter long, from the luxury of a leather shearling jacket, to the no-frills functionality of a black canvas strap watch. Globe Trotter Carry-On Case. Functional, timeless and ready for any getaway, from St. Moritz to St. Barths. $1,795, available at Mr. Porter. Tom Ford Black Orchid. Next time you pass a fragrance counter, do yourself a favor and give it a try. $72-$150, available at Sephora. Burberry Prorsum Leather and Shearling Jacket. Howard Hughes would have liked this jacket, dashing and rugged. $750, available at Mr. Porter. Red Wing Beckman Leather Boots. Boots that will get you through a slushy wintry mix, without the trendy hiker heft. $250, available at Mr. Porter. Jack Spade Conway Watch. Understated and elegant, at a great price. $298, available at Jack Spade. Alexander Wang x Beats Studio Headphones. The black and gold design sets these apart. $450, availble at Beats by Dre. Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves. The perfect gift, for you, or that father-in-law you’re trying to win over. $320, available at Mulberry.
“22 Jump Street,” arriving in theaters June 13, 2014. If you haven’t seen the first, check it out, a surprise hit.
If you’re in New York City this weekend, December 13-15th, stop by the Capsule Market Square pop-up shop at 82 Mercer Street in Soho. They’ll be featuring 100+ great brands, including Billy Reid, Mark McNairy, Armor Lux and one of my favorite new Swedish brands Stutterheim. I’ll be showing my Fahlgren winter collection of ski sweaters, scarves and ties. Please make sure to say hi if you make it. It kicks off tonight 4-9pm, and continues through Sunday.
We’re usually not into holiday cover songs here at Style Ledger but this one should make it on everyone’s December playlist. “Jingle Bells” by Sugar and the Hi-Lows.
The duffel coat has military origins, as the heavy wool cloth kept British Royal Navy officers warm during WWI, it’s also been a staple for men when it comes to functional winter outerwear. The coat draws you in mainly because of it’s heavy wool fabric, warm lining and unique wooden toggles, commonly referred to as walrus teeth. This camel color version from Burberry London can be found on Mr. Porter for $1,695.
As rugged winter boots go, you can’t get much better than a pair of sturdy Sorel’s. Founded in Canada in 1962, they’ve been manufacturing superior cold weather footwear designed for anything the winter season can throw at you: snow storms, mountain hikes, or just walking through your favorite ski town. Sorel matches a great looking design with a hefty silhouette that is surprisingly light. Check out the black and yellow color as an additional option, but burrel and red gets our nod. $160, available at Sorel.
This video by H&M featuring their Spring 2014 collection is certainly ok, but for a brand with such deep pockets you’d think they would have stepped it up a bit. Nothing fancy, just a little more context to help convey the direction of the line. The parred down, simple direction and clean aesthetic works well for women’s, but showing a male model getting his eyebrows brushed, lotion rubbed onto his arm and make-up applied is off the mark. Get outside, hop on a bicycle, sit at a cafe, do pretty much anything, read Le Figaro, paint – just don’t try on clothes all day and expect the viewer to watch till the end.
It’s official, Kanye West has left Nike and his Air Yeezys behind for rival brand Adidas. Kanye has recently voiced numerous concerns with Nike, including delayed release dates and product issues. The deal is reported to be worth $10 million.
Check out these custom spray paint cans as conceived by artist Antonio Brasko. Best know for his work with Nike, Adidas and EA Sports, Brasko has created a collection of Montana spray paint cans, featuring his favorite brands, from Louis Vuitton to Nike. See one you like? You can pick one up for $50 at antoniobrasko.com