Archive for August 2009
Back for the FIFTH time, Levi’s has teamed up with designer KAWS to bring us Urban Grads a Levi’s x Original Fake mash-up. The line features the infamous “chompers” on the back pockets of the re-edition of the 1947 and 1955 Levi’s 501 models. There is also a much baggier cargo pocket jean that was inspired by the Original Fake line. If I had to have anything more on my back pockets then this would be it. The teeth don’t overpower the back of your jean. They are a nice statement piece that say “this is a pair of Levi’s“…but something more.
These limited edition Levi’s can be purchased at Colette’s…if they aren’t already sold out.
Frankly, 3sixteen needs no introduction. Back in April, we previewed the S/S 09 collection just to give Grads a taste of the creative genius this brand possesses. This fall, our friends over at 3sixteen have truly outdone themselves, presenting a collection that is both sophisticated and unique. View the video look book here.
The entire collection emits a rich urban zest, offering a variety of pieces (from staple outerwear like pea coats and toggle coats to elite accessories like ties, bracelets, and glasses). Their latest look book is set against a New York City backdrop, adding a sleek cosmopolitan element to this collection.
Honestly, it’s refreshing to see such an astute approach to presenting a designer collection. A brotha can look at something like this and visualize himself in these settings, wearing this apparel, and giving off this vibe. With that said, u|T|ø stands behind this product — unequivocably.
Here’s your quick u|T|ø doubleshot — everything you missed or need to be reminded of:
- Dime Piece and Cassie have collaborated to unleash a A/W ’09 collection, celebrating female empowerment. Read here.
- Streetwear giant 10.Deep and budding artist Donnis celebrated the joint mixtape/t-shirt release in Atlanta. View here.
- Justin Timberlake teams up with Givenchy to produce PLAY, a new fragrance for men. Read here.
- ARISE Cape Town Fashion Week 2009 designer reviews. Read here.
- Rachel Roy for Macy’s Fall 2009 Lookbook. View here.
Warrior chic really got its push from the gladiator sandal, however…the designers over at Acne Jeans decided to take it one step further. Their Spring/Summer 2010 skinny denim line features metallic plates or armor fashioned along the thigh, knee, or shin of the pant leg. We’re not sure whether the inspiration behind this is Joan of Arc, Xena – Warrior Princess, or that Beyonce robot suit (designed by Thierry Mugler), but…yea — to each his/her own. What do you think about Acne Armored Jeans?
What if I told you that you could pull off designer footwear….for less than $50?
Payless has paired with designers like Christian Siriano (of Project Runway fame), Alice + Olivia (Russian designers), and STPL (of Staple Design) to produce some recession-friendly footwear options for both women and men. I understand that people have an affinity for overpriced goods….but sometimes it’s about getting more bang for your buck, being sexy while also being smart with your expenses. Don’t let the name fool you! Payless has put a lot of effort into acquiring industry-proven brands and making affordable products that are just as fashionable as “runway footwear”. Check out these examples….none of which exceeds $49.99:
Rocksmith has been one of the more heavily-acclaimed streetwear labels for a while now. When we heard they released a new look book for their fall collection, we acted accordingly. Enjoy the visuals (uTo’s in-house favorites: The black perforated leather cap and the red crewneck sweater w/ Jay-Z graphic).
We’re at it again — and today, it’s all about heels! Everybody loves a lady with a mean shoe game….even the haters. Tell us how you would rock these shoes below! Be creative, be original, and be YOU! All of your replies will be posted RIGHT HERE for other readers to view. Wanna join in? Send your @reply to @Gr8vision, @Bleyzmanuel, or @GunnerSixx — we’ll post E-Mee-Jit-Lee!
Here are your kicks:
The Marc Suite (only pick ONE)
>> LiaDelFresco says: “the yellow marc jacobs scream “woman with a mission” to me. simple black pencil to compliment the black detail and a nice blouse.”
Bets on Betsey
>>Diva_Esquire says: “OMG The Bets on Betsey…doing it!!! I LOVE these kill ’em in circa ’50s style dress yes!”
The Givenchy Effect
>> NadirahAli says: “the Givenchy Effect… they give orgasmic dreams. im not a fan of black shoes. Zippers are sleek & sexy”