Supreme Spring/Summer 09

classic NY streetwear brand Supreme is back with their S/S 09 collection, and the lo0ks are really on point.. I’ve been out of the streetwear scene for a while now (working in an upper-end menswear store will do that to ya..), but with an impending career change coming up (to something much more casual/dirtbag-oriented), I’d l0ve to cop me some of this excellent collection. clean looks, updated classics, and great colour choices make this line what it is – top of the heap. more of my favourite pieces after the jump.

Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2009

Fall/Winter 2009 marks Browne’s most ‘pulled-back’ collection yet, according to the designer.. but as Tim Blanks at men.style points out, it’s important to keep this statement in context.. while there may be no outrageous ski hill pieces, there is still outfits that involve four items of the same pattern, overcoats paired with shorts, and the ever-present dwarf cap (toque?). regardless of how unwearable some of the full styles might seem, one or two pieces on it’s own would certainly be most welcome in my wardrobe.. call him ridiculous or a savant, there’s no question Browne is one of the most inventive and trend-setting/shattering designers in the US. more of my choice runways looks after the jump.

Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade

directed by Hiroyuki Okiura and written by Mamoru Oshii, Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade is one my favorite anime, with a storyline as rich as that of Ghost In The Shell or Akira. with a bit less action than the two aforementioned, the movie relies heavily on the character study of Kazuki Fuse, a member of Tokyo’s secret police (The Wolf Brigade), who’s internal moral battles are the main focus of the movie. with all the philosophical underpinnings you know and love in the best anime, I would definitely reccomend this lesser-know work to fans of the genre who are looking for something they might not have seen before.

‘Concrete Things’ chair by Komplot

time for a break from all the fashion stuff we’ve been posting.. this moulded concrete chair was created by Danish designers Komplot in conjunction with Swedish design house Nola. focusing on the urban environment, these two companies showed a bunch of new designs at the recent Stockholm Design Week, which was well documented (along with this chair set) on Designboom. I really like the boxy geometry of the set and the way it blends with the urban backdrop.. form meets functionality. detail shots and the original frame after the jump.

Acne Pre-Fall/Fall/Pop Fall 2009

Here is a look at Acne’s pre-fall collection/fall/pop fall collections. The pre-fall line is a precursor to the full a/w collection. It seems that this is becoming a bit of a trend in the industry, lines are not just releasing collections seasonally as the customer is looking for more out of a brand. Maybe it is the speed of the Internet and the blogs that are pushing this ‘new’ trend as you see a collection at least 6 months before it drops, thus there isn’t really much you haven’t seen, that’s why it makes sense to have  in between seasons, capsule collections to keep the customer on their toes and give them something fresh and new. Check the rest of the pre-fall collection, the fall collection and the Pop classics fall 2009 collection after the jump…

Pics via: Fashionisto

Apolis Activism A/W 2009

Here we go again, Apolis Activism A/W 2009 lookbook/collection. We have been featuring these guys quite a bit as of late and I don’t feel bad about it. The A/W 2009 collection is looking amazing, nice trousers, sweaters, bags and jackets, with some great waxed looks,  my favourite being the ‘Earth waxed canvas USMC jacket’. Also, the briefcase they collaborated with Filson on is featured in this collection, which was to benefit the Invisible Children organization. I would literally wear every piece from this collection so for me it is one of my favourites to date. A full preview after the jump…

Pics via: Secret Forts