Art and I have been on the road for some time now for our seasonal buying trips. After Paris a couple weeks back, we hopped on a plane and headed straight to NYC to meet Nguyen for market week. It’s been challenging fitting in all our meetings into such a short time frame but we’ll worth it when we get to see good collections. Personally, I enjoy seeing Fall collections more so than Spring/Summer as it feels more substantial. Here are some highlights so far.
Needles is quickly becoming a favourite here at the shop. Next Fall season is going to be killer!
Nguyen Le – Assistant buyer and samurai warrior
We stopped by (Capsule) quickly between meetings to say hi to a few friends. Alex from Lexdray
Takeshi and Nguyen discussing Caruso buttons.
Takeshi Ohfuchi – The man behind Post Overalls.
One of my favourite tops from next Fall’s Kapital collection.
Stay tuned, part 2 coming soon!
Always a highlight of our Paris trip is previewing the visvim collection in their showroom. For AW14 the collection is inspired by good ol’ Ronald Raegan and the All American Cowboy. In typical visvim fashion we continue to see the use of exceptional fabrics and construction techniques that we’ve come to know from Hiroki Nakamura. Below are some photos I snapped from around the showroom.
A couple weeks back me and Dan were out in Paris for the first stop in our Autumn/Winter 2014 Buying tour. Here’s a brief recap of our trip and some highlights of what you can expect at HAVEN for next Fall 2014…
Dan showed some shots from the Junya Watanabe MAN show that we attended. The next day we hit up the Comme des Garcons showroom offices to make our selections.
The collaboration between Seil Marschall and Junya Watanabe will be continuing for Fall. It continues to look amazing. Here’s one of my personal favourites.
The reversed side reveals an array of crazy pockets…
Another favourite from next seasons collection is this Paraffin Fishtail Parka with removal liner and fur collar…
We’re Canadian so you know we’re gonna lean towards the Flannels and Plaids….no worries next season we’ll have a healthy selection
The collaborations between Duvetica from Italy and Levi’s is also looking really strong next season, here’s a teaser…
Getting a Taxi in Paris is a bitch! This time around Uber was in full effect. I’d highly recommend using it, most regular cabs are assholes, but service from Uber is top notch and the price is sometimes cheaper…plus you roll around a black car like the President…
Quick stop at the Man Show to say what’s up to a couple vendors..
Eiichi from Minotaur!
The Dawn Duffel Coat is one of the many nice outwear options from Minotaur next season.
Next Stop Tomorrow showroom…
We’re stoked that White Mountaineering is continuing their BLK collection. Here’s one of the jackets we’re looking forward to receiving next Fall.
Saucony collaboration is ongoing… also peep a glimpse at the Porter bags in the background..
Lunch break at supposedly the “World’s Best Falafel” joint. The writing on the right translates to something along the lines of “Often Imitated Never Duplicated”.
Check it out it’s in the 1st District. Not sure if it’s the best in the world, but their Fallafel is definitely legit!
Also when in Paris eat at Richer…Trust!
When we weren’t Ubering around to showrooms we were pounding the pavement….Space Invader all over Paris..
Can you spot it?
Paris essentials….Patio and a Cappuccino!
One of our favourite new collections OverAll MasterCloth / O.A.M.C is looking killer! Be on the lookout as there are some big things coming from this camp…every season it gets better and better.
Their Blacked-Out Deck Jacket is so good!
New vs Old…The team wasn’t fuckin’ around when they decided to ship this American Jeep all the way to Paris in a container from Los Angeles for their showroom display..
Quick stop off at Tranoi tradeshow, then we out…
More from our travels shortly…
Uniform Experiment gives us an in depth preview of their forth coming 2014 Spring/Summer collection. Remaining consistent, U.E. utilizes a majority of navy and blue tonnes with the injection of some bold motifs and signature patterns; such as Colorchart, camouflage, and leopard prints. The brand’s latest updates of men’s classic “Uniform” silhouettes give us plenty to look forward to in the coming seasons. Look for the first delivery to drop in the coming weeks at HAVEN.
In their latest lookbook, we are given a preview of the upcoming 2014 spring/summer collection from Japanese streetwear staple SOPHNET. Showcased against some serene tropical environments, the collection stays close to the brand’s expected aesthetics; eye catching motifs are paired with sophisticated silhouettes for some unique looks in the coming seasons. Look for the first delivery to land in shops and online in the coming weeks.
Arthur and I have been in Paris for the last few days on one of our regular seasonal buying trips. One of the highlights so far was the Junya Watanabe MAN runway show for FW14. It’s going to be a very good season from the looks of things with the outerwear being exceptionally strong. Here’s a preview of what you can expect in the fall. More photos from the showroom to come later.
More photos from the showroom coming soon!