3 years ago founder Blake Mycoskie stepped up when President Clinton asked TOMS to help the people of Haiti. Help they did, donating hundreds of thousands of shoes to the Haitian people. Now they are investing in a whole other caliber of donation, providing them with jobs and future income.
We’ve just been dropped with a serious dose of Gant and we’re not complaining. Gant has released the Spring/Summer ‘14 look books for each of their collections: Gant, Gant Rugger, and Gant by Michael Bastian. Each collection has it’s own signature style, but Gant’s DNA of Americana heritage meets European luxury can been seen throughout. Check out each look book and decide which Gant collection best represents your style…or if you’re like us, we’ll take it all.
The #BloggerProject, created by PROJECT in conjunction with Marcus Troy has been a program that both our brands and attendees love. Many of you ask us where else to find menswear blogs and street style photography online. Well, aside from Tumblr and Style.com, we also look to sites like Fashion Beans, which has a dedicated section that is updated regularly. Check them out: http://ht.ly/oUwRR or follow them on Twitter @FashionBeans.
Taking a look at the #BLOGGERPROJECT 2013 winner of best collection - J. Lindeberg’s bi-annual journal, “A Documentary and a Dream,” their 2013 Fall Winter collection Look Book.
Levi’s always makes a mark on the PROJECT floor and this season they started a new marketing campaign called, “The Future Is Leaving” – a series of art projects asking their customers to discover and share more about who they are – as the world we live in is rapidly changing. The campaign asks participants to answer the question, ‘What Moves You?’ with an Instagram picture — including the hashtags #MakeOurMark and #Moves. We’re excited to follow along. To find out more visit the Make Your Mark site.
Eli Soul via @urbanemenswear: vertical geometric patterns + 1920s Americana on the streets of New York.
The British Fashion Council Launches Menswear Pop-Up For LFW
The British Fashion Council launched a pop-up store in celebration of contemporary British fashion for London Fashion Week. The on site pop-up at Somerset House will launch opens today. ‘The Shop’ will house A/W13 ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes by menswear brands Markus Lupfer, Prism, Dominic Jones, and House of Holland – the best names in British advanced contemporary fashion design. The shop will also play host to a series of events and will be open to the public. These include flash sales, musical performances, readings, interviews and guest appearances. What’s more, Alex Chung will be signing her book. Follow the action via twitter with #LFW #TheShop.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring-Summer 2014 collection paid homage to the 1950’s, with a retro-rocker vibe that kept things casual at the Pier 57 venue. The menswear collection featured a slew of varsity jackets and fitted pin strip suiting options. He offered the women slim lines, chic ascots, and plenty of sequins. Many pieces in the collection had an almost relaxed pajama-inspired feel, and we mean that in the best way possible.
Celebrating 40 years at the top of the fashion industry, the Elie Tahari Spring/Summer 2014 presentation showcased a muted palate of white, black grey, blues, and a few subtle geometric patterns. The men’s collection featured dark tailored suits, sweaters, and slim fit, distressed leather jackets. The women’s collection featured boxy basket weave and eyelet dresses that created some intense graphic illusions, playing tricks on the eye. Tahari showed his range and craftsmanship as a designer, developed over the many years, but still kept things modern and as relevant as ever.