Pop Up Flea NYC 2013 | Dec 6th – 8th

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Pop Up Flea‘s coming back to New York City and is set to be the largest event the boys have put on to date. The space is massive and they’ll be in the heart of Soho. Oh, and the lineup’s as good as we’ve seen it. Everyone from Hodinkee and Shinola to Rancourt & Co., Todd Snyder, Baxter of California, and the Carson Street Clothiers team. The cool thing about the Pop Up Flea to us is that you get to connect with the folks behind all these great brands on a real one-to-one level. The space is always filled with great people that just want to have a good time and show off some of their great product in the process.

Pop Up Flea 2013 in NYC will take place from December 6th to 8th at 82 Mercer Street in Soho. For more info and to stay up to date on all things PUF, check out thepopupflea.com, Twitter and Instagram.

Now Open | Suitsupply Madison Avenue Store

Now Open | Suitsupply Madison Avenue Store

Suitsupply has opened doors to its second New York City location, this time staking claim in Manhattan’s Madison Avenue shopping district. The detail of the shop was unveiled at last night’s opening party and it’s everything we’ve come to expect from the European brand. Similar to their Broome Street location, the new space at 59th and Madison is perched on the second floor though the view from these glass walls is more inspiring than that of the iconic Soho shop.

In trademark Suitsupply fashion, the new space features a tailoring kiosk front and center, ready to perform alterations on the spot, as well as an expanded made-to-measure program and the full Suitsupply collection, which includes tailoring, knitwear, shoes, and accessories, plus a new, exclusive collaboration with GQ Best New American Designer Baldwin Denim, all unified by Suitsupply interior designer Floor Enneking’s bold use of graphics and color, and innovative, inviting product displays.

Now Open | MYKITA NYC Store

Now Open | Mykita NYC Store

MYKITA, the eyewear specialists from Berlin, have opened up their first shop in the US and it happens to be in New York City. The Soho shop unites the company’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany. The store’s architecture is based on the progressive composition of different elements and contrasting materials. The shop features purpose-designed furniture and a stage-like lighting concept. Its simplistic design is bold but retains the original character of the art deco factory building.

The all-white MYKITA Wall makes for an amazing presentation area giving the frames ample space to present themselves. Individual shelf elements inserted into the wall provide each model with its own little stage. In addition, out-of-service flight attendant trolleys that have circled the globe a thousand times are given a new lease of life here as a storage facility. The integrated “Relaxed Vision Center” is a special lab equipped with state-of-the-art precision instruments from Carl Zeiss research. Customers can consult the MYKITA in-house optometrist, who generates customized optical profiles and performs an exact adaptation of frame and lens to the wearer’s face. Quality, precision and products “made in Germany” are the common themes behind the partnership of MYKITA with the worldrenowned optical solutions specialist Zeiss.

The ceiling is lit up by a fluorescent-tube construct. The light installation is aligned with the old metal pipes from the original sprinkler system in a conscious reference to the building’s industrial heritage. This finishing touch unites the present with the architectural past.

Now Open | Steven Alan Home Shop in New York

Now Open | Steven Alan Home Shop in New York

The Steven Alan Home Shop is now open in the New York neighborhood of Tribeca. The team worked with folks at Fort Standard to transform their old office space, and brought in items from Steven Alan himself as well as some of the team’s favorite vendors, from cookware to frozen foods. Steven Alan also teamed up with local furniture designer Jason Pickens on a limited line of made-to-order sofas and even collaborated with Brooklyn Glass on a collection of glassware.

The Steven Alan Home Shop is now open at 158 Franklin Street.

Menswear in NYC | 5th Annual Pop Up Flea

Menswear in NYC | 5th Annual Pop Up Flea

The Pop Up Flea back for their 5th year, this time bringing together a group of menswear brands that’s as good as ever. From our experience, the Pop Up Flea has allowed folks to meet the people behind their favorite brands at a more personal level while getting access to exclusive product and a ton of stuff you just won’t see anywhere else. A Continuous Lean’s Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy fame are the duo behind the juncture so the planning and organization happening behind the curtain is nothing short of flawless.

Brands on deck include Hodinkee, Oak Street Bootmakers, Gitman Brothers, C.H.C.M., Terrapin Stationers, Unionmade, Schott NYC, Danner and many many more. Pop Up Flea 5 takes place this weekend on November 30th, December 1st & 2nd, 2012. Location: 443 West 18th Street (btw 9th & 10th Ave.), New York, NY.

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Launch Video Recap

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Launch Video Recap

On October 23rd 2012, in an abandoned building in downtown New York over a thousand people gathered to celebrate the most interesting and exciting design collaboration so far. I was one of them and got to witness the launch of the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection and have to say the detail put into the presentation was nothing short of exceptional. The unique event was held across many floors of 5 Beekman Street, a historical building in the city’s financial district. Guests were able to discover the collection in dance performances by noted choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and through specially commissioned art installations, before DJ’s kept the party going into the early hours. Celebrities at the event included Kanye West, Alan Cumming, Helena Christensen, Margareta van den Bosch, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Selma Blair, Doutzen Kroes and many others.

The Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection will be available in selected stores and online on November 15th.

Jay-Z Barclays Center Brooklyn Concert

Jay-Z Barclays Center Brooklyn Concert Stream

If you weren’t able to make it out to one of eight Jay-Z shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the final show from Saturday’s available via a YouTube stream. Jay-Z came out in his all-black attire featuring a goose down hooded vest, gold chains, a limited-edition Just Don Nets snapback and the newly unveiled Brooklyn Nets jersey. Check the stream below.

MBFW | Public School Spring/Summer 2013 Presentation

MBFW | Public School Spring/Summer 2013 Presentation

Earlier today, New York-based Public School presented their S/S ’13 collection during an eventful Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here in NYC. The inspiration behind their latest lineup is “structure” as they looked to classic architectural forms to help frame the collection both historically and figuratively.

We examined the concept of “structure” and how it exists contextually within society.We were very interested how a delicate balance and network of relationships helped to form structure and provide a base in which all law and order was supported.