Milan Fashion Week | Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week | Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2011

For the next fall, Jil Sander continues to evolve her minimalistic approach by dropping suiting that’s more structured than we’d seen in the spring line and consistently darker as far as the color palette goes. The outerwear’s phenomenal though we can expect bigger pockets and a bit more functionality from these pieces. Jil Sander has also brought lots of texture into the line across all the items from the coats to the suiting and sweaters.

Milan Fashion Week | Ermenegildo Zegna Fall/Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week | Ermenegildo Zegna Fall/Winter 2011

I’ve always believed that if you’re going to look for inspiration when it comes to suiting, look no further than the past collections from Ermenegildo Zegna. They’ve been consistently epic year in and year out but that’s because the Zegna name was built on suits and formal wear. Their F/W 2011 collection was on display at this week’s Milan Fashion Week and goes to show the label’s ability to deliver product that is forever timeless. The styling for the show was amazing as well-layered outfits and color palette that’s sure to admired next winter.

Milan Fashion Week | Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week | Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2011

The fun’s kicked off at this season’s Milan Fashion Week and the Burberry Prorsum A/W ’11 menswear show is leading the way in more ways than one. If you recall during last year’s show, Burberry gave their Creative Director, Christopher Bailey, the reigns to the company’s Twitter account to interact with the masses and give up constant updates leading up to the show. This year, the British-bred label is utilizing new technology in ways we’ve yet to see in the fashion industry.

The show was available via a global stream on the Burberry website which actually allows folks to instantly purchase the men’s collection through innovative “click to chat” functionality immediately following the live broadcast. Orders can be placed for one week until Sunday January 23rd and will be delivered within two months, giving the high fashion global consumer instant gratification receiving their product ahead of standard delivery times.

As for the product, needless to say it was phenomenal. Mr. Bailey leveraged the company’s longstanding reputation in the outerwear segment and dished out a plethora of coats for next winter. Honestly speaking, some of the detailing is outlandish but delivery is on point with plenty of well-cut trenchcoats and parkas in heavy wools.

Shop the Burberry Fall/Winter 2011 collection here.

Introducing | Lunettes Kollektion Eyewear, Berlin

Introducing | Lunettes Kollektion Eyewear, Berlin

For the past four years, the Lunettes boutique in Berlin has been a great source for 20th Century unworn vintage eyewear. The Lunettes Kollektion is the famed shop’s in-house brand which features shapes and designs reminiscent of vintage frames with a generous dab of the very individual sub-culture that defines Berlin style. Each design is carefully produced by small family-run factories in Italy and Austria, using traditional methods of frame production. All frames come in exclusive packaging inspired by soap and chocolate boxes of the roaring 1920s.

Uta Geyer, head of Lunettes, tells us her and her team are extremely environmentally conscious as well, so to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting their local communities, Lunettes works with small local firms instead of mass production facilities. Berlin book bindery Ernst Lies (Est. 1869) creates the handcrafted cases that accompany each frame.

Preview | CAMO Fall/Winter 2011

Preview | CAMO Fall/Winter 2011

Italian label CAMO is a fairly young brand but they’ve really gained some traction over the past few seasons. We’ll have the opportunity to check out their Fall 2011 collection first hand at next week’s (capsule) show but here are some shots from their lookbook for the season. We’re spotting some really great product that’s sure to please their loyal following, us included. (via Selectism)

Preview | Herschel Supply Co. Fall 2011

Preview | Herschel Supply Co. Fall 2011

Agenda was in full swing this week and the folks at Hypebeast really dug deep with some outstanding brands, including Canada-based Herschel Supply Co. Co-founder Jamie Cormack took some time out to speak about the brand’s history and preview what we can expect from Herschel’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Featured products include classic backpacks, duffels, totes, accessories and just about everything in between.

More shots and video after the jump.

Beetle Bailey by Dr. Romanelli and The Real McCoys’ Hitoshi Tsujimoto

Beetle Bailey by Dr. Romanelli and The Real McCoys' Hitoshi Tsujimoto

We’ve seen some amazing collaborations in recent months but this most certainly a powerhouse tag-team. In conjunction with King Features Syndicate, Darren Romanelli, founder of Dr. Romanelli (DRx) and Hitoshi Tsujimoto, head of Japanese-based apparel company The Real McCoys, have teamed up to develop an Americana and military-infused Beetle Bailey apparel and accessories collection.

The limited edition line is set to be unveiled this month at PROJECT New York but we’ve got a couple shots to quench your thirst. For now.

Alden for Epaulet Natural Chromexcel Longwing

Alden for Epaulet Natural Chromexcel Longwing

Alden’s been known to collaborate directly with retail shops to get some unique offerings on the feet of customers. Their latest collaboration is with Brooklyn’s Epaulet as the two have teamed up for a pair of longwings in a natural leather upper atop Alden’s double leather Flex-Welt sole. For anyone wondering, the “Flex-Welt” sole is actually bathed in oil to make it exceptionally supple and water-resistant. “This special edition is done in a beautiful shade of Chromexcel. Called “natural,” the color sits between a pale tan and a light grey. The oil under the surface gives the leather a handsome “burnished” look, and the color casts change as the leather is worn. It’s a great twist on an old-school style. ”

The finish is definitely something else and it gets our recommendation just be ready to wait until next fall to get it as it’s currently up for pre-order.