Superated Fall / Winter 2012 Menswear Lookbook

Just came across these images from Austrian brand Superated.  It's my first exposure to them and I'm really glad that this came across my radar (thanks THIS/HEARTS/ON/FIRE)!

The Fall / Winter 2012 menswear collection is titled "Recollection" and designer Peter Holzinger takes a commercial (gasp!) and wearable approach to his highly conceptual work.  The result is pretty brilliant.  Often playing off proportions by mixing exaggerated volume with sharp tailoring, Holzinger infuses his looks with a sense of surprise and humor, underlined with classic elegance.

Definitely one to watch.  And...where can I get that open knit chunky cardigan?!

RANDOM THOUGHT: Whenever I see all-over fur on a guy, I think about Johnny Weir.  Don't know why.  Wait, this is why.

More looks below:

AIE VEE Fall / Winter 2012 Video : Cayahoga

Yes, yes, I am still crazy busy.  But, I just wanted to drop in and share something with you all.  Here's a quick video to get you in a fashion mood.  New York based new label AIE VEE just dropped their Fall / Winter 2012 collection video based on their collection CAYAHOGA.  I recently covered their awesome Fall / Winter 2012 lookbook.  See HERE.

Watch below.


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General Idea Fall / Winter 2012 Menswear Runway

I love Korean label General Idea Fall / Winter 2012 menswear collection.  Taking inspiration from 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, specifically from the archival images of the hockey players, designer Bumsuk Choi tackles the intersection of menswear, street wear, and activewear.  In a collection titled "After Games" I'm coveting trousers with knee pad details, varsity jackets with toggle buttons, and the lean/mean version of the puffer.

Quite honestly, the collection felt more mountaineering to me than hockey, but hey, good clothes are good clothes.  The styling actually reminds me a bit of Band Of Outsiders FW11 collection except more quirky.  Anyhoo, strong design emphasis on color blocking, mixed media, and puffers.  

More looks below.  What do you think?

Six Lee Fall / Winter 2012 Menswear Lookbook

First things first...SORRY for the delay in posting.  I've been super busy at work and traveling so the posts haven't been as regular as I would like.  But, definitely, we'll get back into the swing of things once SPRING 13 designs wind down.  Of course, that is until I leave again for Asia in March for about 3-4 weeks for work.  This time, I'll figure out the whole proxie-china internet ban thing before I go (but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.  hehe ).  This is for sure one of the best posts to get us back on track.

Six Lee Fall / Winter 2012 is one of the most refreshing menswear collections I've seen in a while.  From the fabric selection to the way he layered the silhouettes, I am very happy to say that I have found my long lost design twin.  Kidding of course...sorta, kinda, not really.

I love the repetition of the "double" detail found throughout - double collars, double sleeves, double EVERYTHING and am also drawn to the unexpected asymmetric cuts. I also think the use of the ombre plaid is pretty genius and created a strong focal point to the collection to tie it all together.  Overall, a wonderful nod to British tailoring through a very refreshing and youthful perspective.

More looks below:

Side note- GOD, I WISH I WAS WORKING AT THIS LEVEL OF DESIGN AGAIN! *Sigh* I really do miss designing collection-driven menswear.  To see what I can do, check out my portfolio!

PERHAPS IT'S TIME TO GET BACK INTO IT?   Any VCs out there want to invest?  haha!