It’s been about a month since we were out in NYC for the first leg of our FW15 Buying Trip. I finally had a chance to sort through some images to blog about. We saw the usual suspects as well as some new stuff that we are excited to introduce for FW15. Here’s a brief recap and highlights from New York.
A game changer for those unforeseen extraneous circumstances!
On to some clothes…First up was Engineered Garments. We made an incredible selection of pieces from their Fall/Winter collection. Lots of military inspired pieces that we are really excited about. We also got a couple show stoppers as well…See above
How to become a Ninja….Step 1: Buy Stone Island Down Jacket…
Step 2: Buy Stone Island Shadow Project Sneakers
Next up was a visit to our good friends at CYC to view the latest wings + horns and Reigning Champ collections in their Chelsea gallery space. The wings + horns collection is by far their strongest offerings we’ve seen to date. Inspired by vintage astronaut clothing, designer Tung Vo collaborated with amsterdam based ByBorre on incredible 3-D knit space suit. We have some special projects and events in the works for the upcoming season as well, so stay tuned.
While in Chelsea we had some free time in between appointments to stop off at the Gagosian Gallery to check out the Takahashi Murakami exhibition…..Mind Blown!!!
Expect some wild stuff from Needles next season.
When in NYC go to Decibel Sake Bar to get your drink on!
Go to Angel’s Share to get your drink on as well!
Just in case you didn’t notice…we’re strong supporters of Nalata Nalata. If you’re in NYC and haven’t visited yet, go now! You will not be dissapointed.
I’m sorting through more photos and will get up pics from Paris in the next couple days.
This past weekend HAVEN Vancouver played host to the first Arc’teryx Veilance Trunkshow. Guests were given the opportunity to get a first hand look at the FW15 collection. Below is a small re-cap of the event that went down.
On my recent FW15 buying trip to NYC I had the chance to visit the brand new Nalata/Nalata shop! Founded a couple of years ago by my sister Angelique and her fiancee Stevenson, the shop is a treasure trove of predominately Japanese homewares. If you are ever in Manhattan, make sure to pay them a visit!
2 Extra Place
New York, NY
Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm-7pm
They carry some amazing product so it can be overwhelming when you walk in. I’ve taken the liberty of picking out some of my favourites.
Stone Door Stop
Brass Pendant Lamp
Nalata/Nalata “Sunrise to Sunset” Blanket Set
Hender Scheme Harribaco Leather Box Set
Lemnos Snow Clock
A couple weeks ago we got together with our friends over at INVENTORY Magazine and threw a launch event at our Toronto shop. It was a packed house, and guests in attendance were treated to good eats by Imanishi Japanese Kitchen, drinks from Duggan’s Brewery and Glenmorangie and music supplied by Jamie Sin. For those of you who weren’t able to make it, enjoy these snaps from the party.
It’s been about a month since we last got back from our final buying trip for the SS15 season. Finally had some time to put together a post with some images that me and Dan collected throughout our trip. Enjoy the highlights.
C.E Exhibition is always wild. Blasting techno in the showroom
Foot the Coacher makes some seriously awesome footwear. Next season stay tuned.
One of the best Backpacks I’ve ever seen. Foot the Coacher x Porter
Coming to HAVEN next season….
Engineered Garments in Aoyama
Hender Scheme had a small presentation in the basement of Isetan
Cibone lifestyle store is a must visit. One of my favourite shops.
The Pool Aoyama
Shin-San and Dan.
Sundown in Tokyo
Sasquatch Fabrix SS15 Exhibition.
Satoshi is one of the steeziest dudes I know.
I’m all about that Bruce Lee look right now!
The Fam! Hue from Deluxe
From the top of Omotesando Hills visiting the retaW offices.
Masako and Zen from retaW are awesome people!
We’re stoked to be adding WACKO MARIA to the brand list for SS15. They are killing it!
Wacko Maria x Wolfs Head
Our boy Christophe from Pigalle was in town as well. We had a chance enjoy some NYC breakfast at Clinton Street Bakery Tokyo.
WTAPS Exhibition…Tet drew this picture of Bugs Bunny high out of his mind…haha.
The new SOPHNET. showroom is amazing. SS15 collections from Soph and Uniform Experiment are always strong.
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist. SS15 exhibition.
Amazing Bomber Vest for next season from TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist.
A few Tokyo essentials…
Hitting up a Yakitori restaurant in Tokyo is a must. Chicken hearts for days!!
Frozen Beers from Kirin.
Royal Milk Tea from the corner convenience store or the millions of vending machines scattered around Tokyo is a morning must.
The Standing Sushi Bar in Shibuya. I usually hit this place up at least 2-3 times every trip. Bang for the buck and amazingly good.