Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show in Beijing

Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show in Beijing

Last week, Dior Homme hosted its first ever fashion show in Beijing at the city’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Museum. Previously shown in Paris, designer Kris Van Assche put the label’s F/W ’13 collection on display while adding in exclusively produced tuxedos for the Chinese market. Here’s what KVA had to say about the collection as well as entering China.

The Dior Homme man now looks to the future with optimism…What I wanted to convey in the collection this season is rigor, calm and control. This is a confident, self-made man in a multitude of ways. He’s a self-made superhero.

Dior Homme has provided a video recap of the show for all that weren’t in attendance so be sure to check it out.

A. Sauvage Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

A. Sauvage Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

Adrien Sauvage is known for crafting modern menswear that lives by a simple philosophy – “Dress Easy” (DE). The Fall/Winter 2013 collection continues to deliver functional yet wearable pieces for which the London-based designer is now known. Inspiration comes this time from Jean-Michel Basquiat and 1970s graffiti art as well as contemporary tailoring, bringing forth a line that’s filled with classic pieces in a slimmer cut and tossed across a vast color palette and unique prints.

Look for A. Sauvage Fall/Winter 2013 to be available through select retailers in the months ahead.

Mismo Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Mismo Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

From Mismo comes an appropriately understated collection for the fall and winter months ahead, with some much welcomed twists weaved into the fold as well. For F/W 2013, Mismo introduces the highest number of new bags it’s ever done for a single collection, making it quite exciting to see the label expand to appeal to a larger audience while still staying true to their foundation in quality and design. The sophisticated new design scheme mixes the refined feel of the Full-Grain collection with the laid-back appeal of the M/S Fabric collection, providing some added versatility to the range. Look for some bold new fabrics in the mix as well including a rainbow camo PVC and an indigo nylon/linen blend.

Look for the Mismo Fall/Winter 2013 collection to be carried by select retailers including Mr. Porter, Barneys, Opening Ceremony and C’H’C’M to name a few.

wings + horns Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

wings + horns Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

From Canadian label wings + horns comes their lookbook for Fall/Winter 2013. The brand is has always had a minimalistic approach and continues to impress with a lineup that features athletic staples like casual sweatpants and varsity jackets in a more refined fit. Look for other must-haves like wing + horns denim and pea coats, all presented in rich materials.

superNova. Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

superNova. Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

superNova. has dropped their Fall 2013 lookbook, showcasing a strong lineup of classic menswear inspired from fairytales like Snow White and Brothers Grimm to “Snow Black”. The interpretation is dark but welcomed as we see Nordic patterning on thick knit woolen sweaters and cardigans while vests and blazers are delivered in a range of military-inspired colors.

Introducing | HVRMINN Fall/Winter 2013 Ready to Wear Collection

Introducing | HVRMINN Fall/Winter 2013 Ready to Wear Collection

New York-based Hvrminn has provided a custom tailor service for two years and is finally set to introduce its Ready-to-wear and Made-to-measure collection. Production takes place at the historic Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn, allowing the label to provide quality across both the materials utilized as well as the craftsmanship. There’s a timeless elegance to the offerings, with a modern sensibility and an American romanticism not seen in the current Menswear market. For Fall 2013, inspiration comes from the Jazz Age in a forward interpretation including exaggerated lapels and elongated jackets.

Profound Aesthetic | League of Champions Collection

Profound Aesthetic | League of Champions Collection

From Profound Aesthetic comes their “League of Champions” collection. The lineup features a ton of must-have items including their varsity vests which feature wool bodies and supple leather detailing. Other mid-weight items include their crew neck sweatshirts, hoodies, and the standout camo fighter button-down. Profound’s iconic 5-panels are available in a range of old-school, varisty-inspired designs. Look for our leather-brim favorite in either a navy or forest green wool shell.

Shop the League of Champions now through Profound Aesthetic.

GANT Rugger Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

GANT Rugger Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

Here, we have a look at GANT Rugger’s Fall 2013 collection, one which delivers a lineup that’s a bit more casual but with even more attention given to the finest details, fabrics and finishes. Look for a toned-down color palette of muted winter weather classics with shades such as army melange, amarone red, camel and navy as well as the label’s new “winter pastels” which include dusty pink, light lemon and pale powder blue. Look for GANT Rugger classics like tailored blazers to now be available in an Alpaca mix. Fitted outerwear options like the brand’s Homerun baseball jacket, looks exceptional in grey wool herringbone and goat leather sleeves. New pieces for the season include a quilted blazer with a shawl collar and contrast piping, and our super casual cardigan blazer, worn on its own or with true sprezzatura style underneath another blazer.

Don’t overlook the accessories lineup as it includes shantung ties, selvage madras pocket squares, and organic leather goods with some new items including cozy Alpaca cashmere socks, and Italian made wool and silk scarves with hidden hamburger prints.

Look for the GANT Rugger F/W 2013 collection to begin delivering to select retailers late summer.

PROJECT LV | Zanerobe Sureshot Trousers

PROJECT LV | Zanerobe Sureshot Trousers

Australian label Zanerobe is showing at PROJECT LV and have brought forth their highly-successful sureshot trouser in a range of new prints and fabrics. The stretch twill comes in a few mid-weight variations that have been washed and softened to just the right comfort. Zanerobe also worked with a designer to create bespoke prints such as their desert camo and leopard variations, both of which you will not find anywhere else. Look for these pieces to hit select retailers in the months ahead.

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MBFW | J.Crew Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

MBFW | J.Crew Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

J.Crew presented their men’s and women’s collections for Fall/Winter 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, showcasing two very complete and wearable collections. The brand’s done an exceptional job raising awareness for the presentation through their various social and digital outlets, most notably Instagram and Tumblr. The hype was built and J.Crew delivered.

Frank Muytjens, head of men’s design, pulled inspiration from many places including wide-angled David Bailey portraits from the 1960s, particularly ones of Michael Caine, a visit to the Welsh countryside and a day-trip to Oxford, England. The designer reexamined classics – English tweeds, oilcloth, herringbones and black watch fabrics, but cut in clean silhouettes gave them a kind of strong, masculine heft. These rich fabrics are delivered effortlessly in J.Crew’s Ludlow suit fit while other complimentary pieces fill up the rest of the collection. All-in-all, we saw the suiting for F/W 2013 to be the strongest we’ve ever seen from the American label.