While I'm sick of hearing about anything ROYAL wedding related...British luxury company Globe-Trotter has designed a special edition luggage collection. Releasing seven different hard-shell models in both "William" (Navy + Chocolate with a striped shirt lining" and "Kate" (Ivory and Navy with a feminine print) versions, the collection actually doesn't look half bad...and believe me, it could be much, much worse.
If I can get the "Kate" with the "William" lining, that would be IDEAL. Also, add in some monogramming and consider me sold.
One of my favorite online retailers OAK NYC recently released a menswear editorial with Major's David Chiang. Shot by Jonothan Melamed, the looks feature T by Alexander Wang, Surface to Air, Tuesday Nigh Band Practice, Pleasure Principle, and Hyden Yoo. Love it...perhaps it's time to shop.
Los Angeles based contemporary brand FIVE FOUR just released their newly published book, THE GRADUATING CLASS Vol. 1, 2011, featuring some of the brightest and most promising talents for the 2011 NFL draft! JUST IN TIME FOR THE DRAFT TODAY!
The roster includes: Von Miller, Jake Locker, Jordan Todman, Stephen Paea, Austin Pettis, Ryan Kerrigan, Kyle Rudolph, Nate Solder, Kai Forbath, Casey Matthews, and Scott McKnight. Captured through the lens of Five Four creative director Andres Izquieta, the books takes these twelve graduating college athletes on a journey through fashion, art, and photography.
I was fortunate enough to work styling on this book and also was able to create some custom pieces for FIVE FOUR just for the shoot. Overall, it was a great experience and a new one as well - imagine lots of XLs and 2XLs to pull - definitely not your typical photoshoot! But thankfully, lots of great pieces from FIVE FOUR made it easier.
Information direct from the FIVE FOUR website:
"Five Four's The Graduating Class is a book that chronicles the journey of twelve college football players entering the NFL Draft. It captures the essence of their personal journeys through fashion, art, and photography, while they are in the pursuit of achieving their lifelong dream of joining the ranks of the NFL. Five Four captures the inherently personal aspect of pursuing one's dream of playing in the NFL and opens our eyes to the fact that these individuals are so much more than football players. It helps us realize that although NFL football players are often portrayed as strong and powerful, they too face the same uncertainties and anxiety that we all do as we prepare to transition into the next phase of life.
The Graduating Class roster is comprised of the following players: Von Miller, Jake Locker, Jordan Todman, Stephen Paea, Austin Pettis, Shane Vereen, Ryan Kerrigan, Kyle Rudolph, Nate Solder, Kai Forbath, Casey Matthews, and Scotty Mcknight."
For more information on how to buy it or even get eBook versions of it for your iPad, Kindle, Issuu, check out the FIVE FOUR blog.
Check out more images below and the behind-the-scenes video below:
Australian brand Saxony's Fall/Winter 2011 menswear lookbook is a great combination of fashion forward menswear and commercial appeal. Loving the styling and the color palette and will definitely keep my eyes open for this label from now on.