We Love… Bande des Quatres

New York based Bande des Quatres, described by designer Erin Wahed as "techno meets Bauhaus' architecture," recently launched Collection II. Wahed joined forces with her mother, Janis Kerman, to create a unique melding of Bauhaus style with architectural mastery. Named after Bauhaus designers, the minimalist designs meet luxurious materials and traditional manufacturing methods for a perfect marriage of styles. We've featured some of ...
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We Love… ASOS Neckerchiefs

With non-tie neckwear exploding for Men and Young Men, we can’t help but love ASOS new line of neckerchiefs. ASOS’ in-house design team does a masterful job of updating this classic multi-use item, with prints that stay true to the bandanas rugged roots, while updating it with au courant favorites like florals and Mod polka dots.
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Festival Fun!

Young Men gear up for summer festivals in hippie-inspired accessories that are practical, fun, and unique. The perfect festival backpack sports a triple threat of technical nylon, vintage rucksack design, and bright color blocking highlighted by tribal motif trim, all with enough room to hold the necessities. A fisherman cap will shade eyes from the sun, while boasting rough-hewn hippie ...
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We Love… Re-Membering Barbie Fondly

We can't help but be fascinated by Margaux Lange's Barbie jewelry. Taking apart the anatomy of the iconic doll, Lange creates pop jewelry from the pieces. With so many incredible pieces in her collection, we decided to show a few more than usual. From a ring bearing Ken's six-pack abs to a necklace made from Barbie's arms, Lange creates unusual compositions ...
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We Love… Five-Panel Cap Updates

There’s no doubt that the five-panel cap, once beloved only by sailboat racers, skaters, 90s rappers, and military personnel, is the headwear of the moment among Young Men and Juniors. However, truly creative brands don’t rest on past achievements, so it's no surprise to see industry leaders like DQM, Polo, and Engineered Garments investigating updates to the five-panel cap. DQM and Engineered ...
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Fendi Celebrates 15 Years of the Baguette Bag

With the release of Rizzoli's book scheduled for June 1, Fendi's celebrating the iconic bag's 15th birthday with reissues of the famous Baguette Bag. Chronicling its history, the book is sure to cover the Baguette's debut on the arm of Carrie Bradshaw as the first designer good ever lent to the then-new series. Arguably the first "It" bag, the Baguette ...
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Dita Does Thom Browne Part Deux

Divisive designer Thom Browne teams up with Dita Eyewear for the second season in a row to produce bravely innovative glacier glasses, as well as classic aviators and round tortoiseshell shades. And, while the new styles are fantastic, Stylesight can’t help but wonder where the futuristic robot-punk glasses from Browne’s F/W 12 runway show are? Even without these outlandish lenses, ...
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FIT Accessories Design Senior Exhibition

On Wednesday night, we stopped by FIT's Accessories Design Senior Exhibition to check out the up-and-coming accessory designers. Showcased in the C Lobby, we loved seeing what the graduating class had created. Giving the audience a look at the creative process, the students included their inspiration along with their actual designs. With such incredible designs, we look forward to seeing ...
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Prada Reissues 9 Greatest “It” Bags

Giving us a blast from the not-so-distant past, Prada is reissuing some of their best bags from 1991-2005 in honor of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (be sure to take a look at our sneak peak of the exhibit!). Specifically from 1991, 2000, 2003 and 2005, the relaunch provides the perfect opportunity to snatch up these incredible pieces of Prada history. Available ...
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Schiaparelli & Prada – The Take Home Accessories

With the Met Gala tonight and our recent look at the vintage Schiaparelli accessories up for grabs, it's no wonder we've been ooh-ing over the souvenirs available at the Met. Staying true to the surrealist roots of the exhibit, the items available include a luscious red lips pin and an ornament version of flaming Prada heels. Featuring Elsa Schiaparelli on both ...
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Time After Time

Esteemed Swiss watchmakers Girard-Perregaux have been producing precision timepieces since the late 18th Century, so it may be surprising to some that the maker of the luxurious triple bridge, rose gold Tourbillon has launched a site devoted to the youth and dynamism of the companies new crop of young craftspeople. Check out Girard-Perregaux’s New Face of Tradition website to meet ...
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Iris Apfel Designs “Extinctions” Handbag Collection

Fashion's "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel is launching a new line of handbags that promise to have much style as she does. With materials including Mongolian lamb, haircalf and snakeskin, her love of the exotic is apparent. Calling the collection "Extinctions" after a conversation with Apfel's business partner Lisa Nunziata, a dodo bird fittingly serves as the collection's hangtag. With their new collection in ...
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Light The Match Bracelets

A new edgy twist on stacked bracelets, matchstick-inspired bracelets take shape. Made from a variety of metals including gold, brass and silver, these bracelets hit every price point while looking chic. Bold match-head colors pop against saturated yellow gold while simple silver and black combinations give the bracelets a utilitarian vibe. Lightweight and easily combined with others, these matchstick bracelets ...
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Artist Shelter Serra Makes a Better Bootleg

For everyone who ever wanted a Rolex but couldn’t quite afford one, artist Shelter Serra comes to the rescue with his fake Submariner cast in silicone. While Serra’s reproduction of Rolex’s iconic timepiece might not come in white gold or have, say, the ability to keep time, it too can withstand underwater depths of 100 meters, and packs the punch ...
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Isabel Marant x Jem Process

Her father's daughter, Isabel Marant returned to her familial roots with a new limited edition gold watch. Channeling her father's simple yet elegant timepiece, Marant partnered with Jem Process and created the first "ethical" gold watch. With a history of recutting her parents' garments for her own fits that led to the evolution of her signature long-sleeve and micro-mini styles, her adaptation of ...
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