On Our Radar… Atelier de l’Armée

Atelier de l'Armée hand-makes totes, backpacks, and micro-totes in Amsterdam, where they also sell a curated selection of vintage Menswear at the company's retail space. They just dropped their F/W 12 look book, which perfectly shows off bags made from heavy canvas and other military fabrics.
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We Love… S/S 13 Eyewear from Kris Van Assche

One of Belgium’s best, Kris Van Assche, hits hard for S/S 13 with his multicolor, multi-piece eyewear collection. Van Assche juxtaposes clear acetate temples against marble or tortoise, while adding extras like flip up tinted lenses over eyeglass frames, for a collection that feels completely novel.
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We Love… KANGOL x Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs debuted his recent collaboration with Kangol at his S/S 13 Marc by Marc Jacobs show, where models sported all manner of the company’s classic driving caps, including a color blocked striped Ventair Tropic 504 flat cap. The high fashion reinventions sport custom combined logos at the rear of each cap and will be sold at Marc by Marc ...
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Herschel Supply Digs Rugby For Field Collection

Street-oriented bag maker, Herschel Supply, takes a surprising turn for F/W 12, looking to rugby for inspiration on the new Field Collection.  The six style capsule collection pairs ultra tough Cordura Brand Fabric® and classic rugby stripes with chunky brass hardware and leather details to create a hardy, preppy collection.
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We Love… New Marni Collars

Marni plays up the active influences as it drops its new series of sought-after collars in neoprene and acetate. This round of the dainty accessories also features resin brooches and prints that, according to the company, seek to “clash harmonically” with the items’ decidedly artificial constructions.
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We Love… Printed Accessories at Jacket Required

Recently Stylesight swung by the highly curated Jacket Required tradeshow in London. What we saw was an explosion of prints for accessories. These new prints feature a friendly, warm-weather vibe, with an emphasis on florals and fowl, and a dash of camouflage thrown in for ruggedness. Top brands like Eastpak and rising brands like RVLT-Revolution threw prints on their goods, ...
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Snow Bummed

Last week Stylesight swung by the New York City edition of Capsule to check out the coolest looks from emerging brands. Active-inspired styles have trended up at past iterations of the show, and this one was no different. At the show, a distinct retro “snow bum” looked emerged for accessories trends, with top new guys like Owner Operator showing pompom ...
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We Love… Marni Winter 2012 Sunnies

Bright colors and abstract floral motifs characterize Marni's Winter 2012 sunglasses collection. Featuring delicate engravings on acetate, the sunnies pair fluorescent frames with contrasting solid temples. Thick, clean lined temples juxtapose against the curved frames, adding a structured feel to the sophisticated sunglasses.
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Stylesight Marni F/W 12

Toasted

Toast has been bringing a natural touch to iPhone’s with customizable wooden covers for a minute now, but recently announced a step up in scale, finally releasing a full-sized iPad cover. The unique design features special scoring that allows the wood to conform to the iPad’s curves while retaining its naturalistic look and feel. Toast’s combination of tech and tradition ...
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Jil Sander and the Luxe Tote

Tote bags have hit the Men’s market hard in the last couple seasons, but lately there’s been an onslaught of this vaguely pedestrian workhorse bag from the highest end designers. Jil Sander leads the charge with her new reversible leather tote, while other top Maison Martin Margiela’s model features the finest leather and subtle stitching embellishments. At slightly lower price ...
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The Latest at Louis Vuitton

It's been a busy month for Louis Vuitton. In addition to their bespoke trunk service, the retailer will now allow customers to create customized bags, choosing from 80,000 options to create the bag of their dreams. The Haute Maroquinerie, found inside of Louis Vuitton's Bond Street store, will serve as a private salon in which store experts guide customers through the ...
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Stylesight Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama

Ring My Bell

Stylesight’s been loving kooky country club gear lately, and that includes the so-dorky-it’s-cool bucket hat, but lately there’s a new contender for the top summer headwear style – the bell hat. The bell hat is the bucket hat’s sleeker cousin, featuring a rounded crown produced by stitching triangular patterns together. Lately, labels are producing a range of types and price ...
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We Love… Sophie Hulme

British designer Sophie Hulme has caught our eye with her sleek accessories. Metallic bands and panels find a home on her luxe leather bags and belts. Stressing the importance of wearability, she says in an interview with Vogue, "I like the idea that they are individual pieces that can be worn in all kinds of ways. I’m always hugely inspired by ...
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Delfina Delettrez’s Delphinarium

In a collection entitled Delphinarium, Italian jeweler Delfina Delettrez featured a series of her work ranging from 2007-2012. Her first monographic exhibition, Delettrez's jewelry took on a new life, allowing visitors to view the pieces as art instead of purely commercial collections. Inspired by showing pieces that focus on "context" and "space", she displayed her unique pieces, including "Love is ...
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Stylesight Delfina Delettrez Delphinarium

Dandy Heads

Pitti Uomo is one of the world’s best dandy watching sites, but this is because the world’s best menswear manufactures know how to draw a crowd with their offerings. This time, much of the dandy-attracting gear came in the form of dramatic headwear. Top looks included candy colored hats and dramatic hobo bowlers, while simple caps saw new looks with ...
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