I dug up some of the more interesting photos from the tail end of our New York buying trip. We’ll be adding quite a few interesting brands for FW13. Here’s a little preview of what’s coming.
The M5 Showroom is an all day meeting for us with many brands to go through. One of the new ones we’ll be picking up is Ts(s) from Japan. Here’s Cam convincing us to order Hunting Jacket. He doesn’t have to try to hard..
We were able to take another look at next season’s Ten c. Here is a new model: the Storm Parka. I don’t like to use this term too often, but.. POW! Insta-copped.
Another new luggage based brand, Briefing. Travel functionally and stylish with this carry-on!
Herno Laminar has become a favourite at the shop and it is looking strong for next season.
Michael Burns the photo bomber. GOTCHA! ha!
Now on to the part you’ve been waiting for. Food recommendations! A quick walk through central park takes us to Jean Georges. Normally, this 3-star Michelan restaurant is pretty pricey. But go for brunch and you can get the damn good meal for just 40 USD.
Get the grape juice. Trust me. It’s something ridiculous like $15 a glass but gat dayum if it ain’t refreshing!
A new place that I completely recommend for lunch or dinner is Flex Mussels.
Get the donuts for dessert.
And lastly, if you find yourself around this travelling food truck in New York, do yourself a favor and get a waffel. Waffel and Dinges. It’s hard to catch, so don’t miss it if you see it.
That’s all for now. Photos from Tokyo travels soon!
I’m just now realizing how long and extensive of a trip our FW13 buying tour was. I find myself sitting here on a layover in San Francisco on my way to Tokyo for a couple exhibitions this week and trying to find free moments to catch up on blogging from January! So, apologies for the delay! Now on to the photos..
There are a few (capsule) trade shows that happen around the world, but the New York one is probably the busiest I’ve found. Walking that show floor can get a bit intense. One of the interesting things I’ve noticed is that the New York (capsule) can be used as a sort of rough measure of incoming (and soon to be outgoing) fashion trends. ie. Menswear is the new streetwear!
We stopped by to say hi to Doug and Kenta from Reigning Champ. Their booth was packed so we didn’t stick around.
We did head over to the booth next door though. Yuketan! Look for it dropping at our shops very soon (this spring), here’s Arthur showing another one for next Fall.
After the (capsule) craziness, we took a stroll to the Maiden Noir show suite.
Arthur and I taking a much needed text and food break at Katz’ Deli.
Get the pastrami sandwich. Don’t bother with anything else on the menu.
Ride the train!…all the way to the LVC showroom.
Battery showroom to meet with John and check out Post Overalls.
Another new brand coming in for FW13 is Kapital. Artisan crafted in Okayama Japan and very detailed. We think you guys will dig it.
Can’t forget about Shake Shack! No seriously, if you haven’t had one of their Shack Stack burgers you are missing out.
On to the ACE hotel to see the boys at CYC (wings + horns / Reigning Champ). The boardroom was busy with a few meetings going on at once.
Oh, and if you missed out on the much sought-after varisty jacket from wings + horns a few years ago, they are bringing it back in a new way!
Part 2 of New York coming soon (or whenever I get another free moment).
Last month during our buying trips, Arthur and I were invited to the visvim showroom in Paris. Next Fall/Winter 13 we are excited to say that visvim will be offered across our 3 HAVEN locations. Here’s a few shots from our visit.
Our appointment was on one of the coldest days of the year in Paris. The snow reminded me of Canada but apparently it was unusual for Paris. Enroute to the showroom…
The showroom is housed in an industrial warehouse space in a quiet district of the city.
They imported this old camping trailer for the exhibition!
Next stop…New York! stay tuned for a new post soon.
Canadian menswear brand wings + horns released a preview of their highly anticipated upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Known for their wide spectrum of products and accessibility wings + horns has become a staple brand in the wardrobes of the staff here at HAVEN. Look forward to more of this collection arriving soon online and in store.
Once again nanamica has successfully blended technicality into a wide range of classic contemporary garments. Under the theme of “One Ocean, All Lands”, the 2013 Spring Collection predominately consists of a blue, grey and white colour scheme. As nanamica is known for its usage of functional fabrics, materials such as GORE-TEX®, COOLMAX®, PERTEX®, and 3XDRY® can be found in a variety of pieces from this collection. The 2013 Spring Collection will be available shortly at HAVEN just in time for the rainy seasons.
The latest collection lookbook from uniform experiment has just been released for the forth coming spring/summer season. Once again utilizing classic silhouettes with bold colours and patterns, the range showcases a distinctive urban sophistication the brand has been associated with. UE has a penchant for including experimental elements into their garments which always impresses; with this preview of looks revealed, we look forward to seeing the collection in its entirety and each piece in detail. Stay tuned for news on UE’s S/S13 delivery at HAVEN in the coming weeks.
White Mountaineering has always been known for its ability to integrate technical materials with a wide array of distinct textiles and patterns. This is predominantly seen in their Fall/Winter offerings and their FW 2012 “Award Tour” collection no exception. The editorial done by Grind Magazine shows the wearability of each piece and its focuses on layering for the cold winter months. White Mountaineering “Award Tour” available now at HAVEN.
Vancouver’s very own SNEEZE MAG issue No.17 will be available very soon in limited quantities at ALL HAVEN locations. Here’s a look at the latest issues with poster highlights from MR. and SUPREME.
In celebration of their 7th Anniversary MAIDEN NOIR introduces their much anticipated “Rise of the Seventh” collection. To mark the occasion they have collaborated with a number of brands such as NEXUSVII, New Era Japan, Challenger, Porter, Stussy Deluxe, Skookum and Timberland. MAIDEN NOIR will also be hosting a travelling POP UP SHOP in various cities around the globe as follows:
MAIDEN NOIR “Rise of the Seventh” Pop-up Shop Schedule
Tokyo: 9/15 ~ 9/30 at Stussy Harajuku
New York: 10/5 ~ 10/14 at Stussy NYC
Toronto: 10/19 ~ 11/4 at HAVEN Toronto
Los Angeles: 11/2 ~ 11/24 at OUR FAVORITE SHOP
Seattle: 11/16 ~ 12/2 at TOTOKELO
Please SAVE THE DATE as HAVEN Toronto will be hosting the the POP UP shop North of the border starting October 19th – November 4th. We will be throwing a LAUNCH EVENT, with details to be provided shortly. Also be on the lookout for exclusive MAIDEN NOIR x HAVEN Collaborative products that will release exclusively at HAVEN in the upcoming weeks.
In anticipation please enjoy their Fall/Winter collection lookbook that will be arriving very shortly.
Here’s a new video sneak peak of Stone Island Shadow Projects AW’12 collection. Featuring SIS lead designer and Acronym creator Errolson Hugh in some of the standout pieces of the season. The futuristic setting of the video really helps emphasize Stone Island Shadows standing as one of our most advanced brands in terms of technology and functionality. Stone Island Shadow Project_AW’012 available in store and online HERE.