Just the thing I need this Monday morning: a little surf inspiration courtesy of Chanel and Baz Luhrmann. I’m smitten over the “5” Wetsuit. The BTS video of the locations also give a few neat insights into the filming of the ad, too. Happy Monday!
“Wang has explained ad nauseam that his H&M collection is all about performance, and activewear in the form of seamless knitted leggings and tops, neoprene sweats, utilitarian, water-resistant coats and reflective mesh separates took center stage.” – Fashionista
Since it was announced this past Spring, I have been wildly awaiting the Alexander Wang + H&M collection to preview, and we finally got to see what it’s all about yesterday. While my initial reaction was that it’s not as wearable as I had anticipated (e.g. significant branding], I think it makes a strong statement for sport-influenced product and looks really wonderful from an editorial stand point. With neoprene being one of my favorite fabrics to use, I’m thrilled to see Wang continue to inject it into more product, even if it’s lost in novelty in high fashion. What are your favorites?
A couple of weeks ago, I swung by Space 15 Twenty and picked up the inaugural issue of RANGE, an outdoor & active industry publication from This Is Range. Founded by Jeanine Pesce, RANGE is a thoughtful array of industry insight, trend direction, and a celebration of the outdoor lifestyle in a neat and inspiring package. I don’t want to give a thorough rundown of the publication because I hope you’ll pick it up for yourself and enjoy it.
Grab your copy at participating UO/Without Walls locations or read along online here.
From retail stores to the NFL, October 1 signals the influx of a lot of pink with Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicking off. Forever 21’s put together a collection of various items that will contribute to The Keep A Breast Foundation, including the above items from our Activewear team. Check it out!
The Endless Summer is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I never quite get tired of seeing product inspired by the film despite its ubiquity. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Dusters partnered with Bruce Brown, the film’s director, on a vibrant set of completes. Take your pick between the cruiser and longboard. Plus, both come with inlaid bottle openers – neat touch.
“That looks like me.” That was my thought when I scrolled across this pullover on Without Walls yesterday. I even sent it to my co-worker to tell her it’s my new favorite thing. Like, if I turned into a piece of apparel, I’d bet it’s this. [or this. Close enough.] Described as a “bonded foam” fabric, I’m assuming that the unofficial way to say neoprene or a similar quality. I’ll take one, please.
Weekend, I mean, Summer happenings//
Although unplanned, not posting for most of the Summer was pretty easy to do. Not much happened, and, whatever did, I didn’t bother with many pictures. Here’s a catch-up if you’re so inclined.