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If you haven’t got the memo by now….we’re knocking on Winter’s door. Before she opens up that bad boy up, it’s essential to have the proper gear on deck. Now, we’ve been putting people onto all kinds of outerwear titans, but the Massachusetts-based newjacks, Penfield, may be edging out the competition. Their latest collection of 80/20 premium down-filled vests and jackets not only showcases their attention to detail (i.e. pocket placement, material usage, lines and contours) but their full understanding that good quality should be AFFORDABLE. That my friends is a Win-Win.
Check out some of the classic styles available this season from Penfield.
One of the best ways for women to add character to any outfit during the Fall/Winter season is to take FULL advantage of unique accessories. Sure, everyone is gonna have a scarf or a bracelet here and there, but how many ladies will have truly eye-catching pieces? ….riiiiiight…not many.
Insert B-Side by Ken & Dana. Their latest accessories collection features a variety of exotic, vibrant pieces. B-Side recreates the modern accessory by using geometrical shapes and mixing them with fluid, yet textured staples like silk scarves and beaded neckwear. The dopest thing about these accessories is that they actually have VOLUME! Chunky accessories are GREAT complements to fall/winter wears. Kudos to B-Side for being bold in the fall, and kudos to the Graduettes with enough moxie to pull of these accessories.
Very rarely do we come across brands that effectively merge conceptual wear with practicality. In the case of Public School, their S/S 2010 line accomplishes the unlikely. The collection, which is inspired by The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, offers some of the most stunning pieces I’ve seen from any brand for that season. Raw materials blended with synthetic….in a manner that comes off as Nuvo — not contrived; It doesn’t get much better than that.
We’ve been watching Public School’s collections for the past few seasons. One of the dopest things about this brand is that it actually takes risks! Their craftsmanship is superb, but more impressive is the subtle sense of maturity that comes with each collection; it’s almost as if there’s an organic progression in construction, concept, and presentation.
If you haven’t got the picture by now, Urban Grads, you should renew your Public School spirit! Support quality, support conceptualization, and support practicality.
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.
Being one of the most-followed fashionistas in the blogosphere has its perks: access to exclusive events and shows, custom articles & samples of designer product lines BEFORE the official release, and the ever-coveted license to SHOP — whenever, wherever. So what happens when said fashionista, Wendy Lam, Editor-in-Chief of Nitro:licious, accrues SO MANY articles of clothing and accessories that closet-space becomes an issue?? Insert VIRTUAL YARD SALE.
At the new Nitro:licious Shop, Wendy has opened up her closet for all Urban Graduettes to rummage through. Inside, you’ll find BRAND NEW or lightly-worn garments for RECESSION-FRIENDLY prices (I’m talking $75 for a denim Marc Jacobs jacket — here)!! The site is a gold mine; shoppers are getting fashion-tips from a world-renown stylist as they browse. Even further, this e-shop gives access to exclusive items that will surely add punch to any graduette’s wardrobe.
**Note: Please consider that Wendy is a size 6, XS or Small. Thus, her closet will reflect that. Purchase accordingly.
The Brooklyn Circus, or simply, BKc is hands-down one of the most refreshing labels I’ve seen in fashion today. I first got my taste of their style a lil over a year ago (shouts to FlyyNerd Will) with one of their screen tees — shortly thereafter, I was hooked.
As artisans, they master what I like to call “urban savoir faire”. Their garments tend to reflect a rare maturity, while blending traditional styles inspired by the Renaissance period, industrial wardrobe, marine/naval workups, and New York’s streetwear culture. For transitioners (aka Urban Graduates) like myself, this brand establishes a working standard; classic, but not old — bold, but not abrasive. Well done, BKc — u|T|ø salutes you.
Like the swimsuits, these are another Lenny Leleu original. These plexiglass and steel shades are…DIG THIS…from her graduation collection at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium. Now I have three favorite Belgians; Ms. Leleu, Kris Van Assche and the elusive Raf Simons. Urban graduettes, these are definitely a good look for the Spring. These shades come in a white and orange colorway, but they are pricey as hell. Last time I checked, I found a pair for $498…yeeEAH. Maybe eBay can help you out on this one.