VICE | YSL’s Stefano Pilati Interview

VICE | YSL's Stefano Pilati Interview - The End of Elegance

For the past decade, Stefano Pilati has been the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent, one of the world’s most historically-rich brands in the history of fashion. He’s worked alongside Tom Ford before his departure from YSL and with Miuccia Prada during his time at Prada and Miu Miu. The Milan-born designer has influenced a generation with his work. In this interview with Vice Magazine, he talks the current state of fashion and its future. Some excerpts can be found below.

Levi’s Made & Crafted Pop Up at Smith + Butler

Levi's Made & Crafted S/S 2012 Pop Up at Smith + Butler

Levi’s Made & Crafted have set up shop inside Brooklyn-based retailer, Smith + Butler. It’s a great join, as both brands are known for their passion for traditional American style. The pieces in Made & Crafted’s Spring 2012 collection keep this in mind while still being modern and wearable. The range includes denim, tees, woven shirts, outerwear, and accessories.

Levi’s Made & Crafted inside Smith + Butler
225 Smith StreetBrooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 855-4295

Penfield Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Lookbook

Penfield Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Lookbook Men / Women

Penfield keeps things tastefully simple with their Spring 2012 lookbook, giving us a glimpse into the collection on a clean, white palette. The pieces come in inviting colors that will be perfect for when the sun shines. Massachusetts, from where Penfield originates, is known for its wet springs months and cool summer evenings, so there’s no doubt these offerings will be ideal for this. I’ve actually seen a ton of Penfield goods while I’ve been here in London and it makes sense. The pieces are well designed and work well in just about any weather so when it goes from being sunny and dry to downright gloomy and wet, having a Penfield jacket on does wonders.

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2012 Scarf Collection

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2012 Scarf Collection

Alexander Olch’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection has landed at Barneys New York which includes these lightweight cotton scarves in the mix as well as all the well-made neckwear and accompanied accessories we’re accustomed to seeing from the New York designer. The scarves are available in small ($145) and large ($280) sizes. They are now available at the Barneys New York flagship store as well as online at

Y-3 Black Cord Lace Sneaker

Y-3 Black Cord Lace Sneaker Spring/Summer 2012

Spring product is beginning to drop and this Y-3 sneaker is one of our favorites thus far. The low-top design features tonal leather and rubber trimmings throughout and is finished off with a white rubber cap toe. The black cord lacing is modern and futuristic at the same time and really sets the shoe apart from the pack. The red cord loop detail at the heel worked well as a contrast.

Todd Snyder Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Todd Snyder Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at NYFW

Todd Snyder presented his Fall 2012 collection this week at New York Fashion Week. Entitled, “American in Paris”, the offerings are loosely inspired by Brassai’s louche photographic visions of Paris de nuit. Included in the lineup are tailored topcoats and a ton of more military-inspired pieces such as sulfur-dyed cargos, black indigo office sweaters, and oiled moleskin pea coats. Looks at the entire collection below.

NYFW | Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Fall/Winter 2012 Presentation

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Fall/Winter 2012 at NYFW

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen presented their Fall 2012 collection during this week’s New York Fashion Week, once again delivering staple items with some really amazing detailing. Look for outstanding outerwear alongside suiting in warm fabrics. The color palette is strong as well with neutral colors dominating and a few shots of color throughout to give the collection some edge.

NYFW | Native Son Fall/Winter 2012 Presentation

Native Son Fall/Winter 2012 Presentation at NYFW

New York Fashion Week has been quite exceptional thus far and Native Son continues with the presentation of their Fall 2012 collection. Fall/Winter 2012 marks the first of a four season collaboration with North Carolina based Raleigh Denim. The goal is to develop product that values American culture and pays homage to the old manufacturing techniques of the late 1800s. Native Son’s offerings as a whole take inspiration from this ethos with well-made product that’s both modern and versatile. Most of the pieces are neutral and subdued but there are shots of brown that really stand out.