torsdag 31 mars 2011
Every man sometimes need a belt. Why not take a look at what Carol Christian Poell brings to the table. I know that simplicity is a word often used here on CAYA, but it is really a key element in producing sustainable pieces of fashion - and the belts below are great examples of that. Regardless of how complicated the process of making this belts might have been, the result is clean and simple but with a great portion of thoughtfulness in the execution. Available at Darklands Berlin.
onsdag 30 mars 2011
tisdag 29 mars 2011
It is something about the simplicity in the design concerning this pair of shoes that makes us here on CAYA very satisfied. You have a classic derby shoe with an interesting twist. Comme des Garcons leeds the way towards an intriguing summer. Available at Oki-ni.
måndag 28 mars 2011
A lot of Lars Andersson's pieces is hand made by himself in the U.S.A . You have a lot of brands playing with knits today and Lars Andersson is among the best and interprets in high quality yarn from Japan and Italy in his work. Available at Blackbird.
lördag 26 mars 2011
ACNE is developing into something really interesting. A small swedish brand that over the past couple of years has gone from denim, following other trendsetters to being a trendsetter of their own. This jacket is a great example. Available at Oki-ni.
torsdag 24 mars 2011
onsdag 23 mars 2011
Handmade takes a new angle when Margiela gets to work. This pieces is made by hand in his Parisian atelier. This is not an easy piece to wear and probably not for everyone. But it is truly art in an interesting form. Available at Oki-ni.
måndag 21 mars 2011
torsdag 17 mars 2011
This is when it gets interesting. Raf Simons playing with the contrasts between traditional and future. It is good to know that there are people out there that still knows how to deliver something new, Raf Simons is evidently one of them. Available at Oki-ni.
tisdag 15 mars 2011
It has become increasingly important for labels in the industry to work with branding. It is all about how you communicate your self and the collections. You can no longer sell a single piece of clothing - regardless of how good it is -, you sell a lifestyle. We wear clothes as a statementon how we live our life's. Usually Japanese brands are the best in branding - for example Julius and The Viridi-Anne -, but they have competition from LA designer Austin Sherbaneko and his Odyn Vovk. See for yourself, this is branding as its best. If you want to learn more about Austin Sherbaneko read our interview with him.
Rei Kawakubo is one great female designer from Asia. Here is another, Koeun Park. Like many other asian designers she decided to try her luck in Europe, Paris and Milan. Needless to say, she did a good job. Today, this is what she does: (Available at The Archive)
måndag 14 mars 2011
When Misomber Nuan released the ss 10 collection they immediately made their mark on the men's fashion industry. And, this time he is back with yet another fantastic ss (11) collection. It is dark, complicated with a psychic twist - nothing is as it seems and this brand has just started its journey, we here on CAYA thinks they are here to stay. Available at Darklands Berlin.
lördag 12 mars 2011
We are totally lost in the simplicity behind these pieces. So simple, simply great. Lost & Found are one of few brands that in some strange way makes our work easy. You can not ignore the profound craftsmanship, the clean lines, choice of colour, everything blends in to one - this is fashion in its purest form. Available at Layers in London.
Well, Boris Bidjan Saberi is one of the best designers out there on the market today, and this long hooded coat is one of the reasons. Hand made in Spain and crafted with the distinct Boris Bidjan features, this really is outstanding work. Available at Oki-ni.
torsdag 10 mars 2011
Have you ever heard about a shoebrand by the name of Alden? Well, it is about time you put it on your list of fantastic shoebrands. Alden has been in the shoeindustry since 1884 and are still going strong. This particular pair is the result of a collaboration with Black Bird - one of the best men's fashion stores around.
Well, it is back. This is one good looking jacket from Christophe Loiron and his brand Mr Freedom. A true work of art that is made in Japan. Quality never goes out of style. Available at Mr Mudd and Mr Gold.
tisdag 8 mars 2011
We will not argue that this is fashion in the usual form - maybe not in any way -, but it is life and without life we would not get very far. A reflection of how we look on our world today. This is a short film from the frensh street artist JR, renowned for his social projects - turning the world inside out with pictures. Remember, Women are heroes.
måndag 7 mars 2011
The CAYA crew have always been into sneakers. Usually we prefer shoes from Diet Butcher Slim Skin, Rick Owens or a simple pair from Dior Homme. But these Nubuck leather HI trainers from Margiela are simply great. You can find them at Oki-ni.
söndag 6 mars 2011
The first collection this man ever did was named "When football hooligans become Hindu Gods" - what does that say about his creations you might ask your self.. Well, there is a distinct blend of function, the human anatomy, innovation and fashion in his work.
It is inspiring to see yet another perspective on fashion, one that makes us here on CAYA think of the future. I remember a pair of old Grifoni pants - military style in a light brown color - that I have stocked away. Aitor Throups work is similar, but as a contrast to Grifoni he will make the new standard for trousers (or pants) in the fashion-scene.
We will follow his work with great interest and if you would like to buy a pair, just take a look at Darklands Berlin.
Before you go, take a look at "Legs" from Aitor Throup and you will understand what we are talking about.
It is time for us here on CAYA to return to the spotlight. We have been offline working on different projects, but finally we decided to make are way back here.
There been a lot of interesting developments in the fashion scene this past six months and we will continue to highlight the best parts of men's fashion. So stay tuned, because this spring will be packed with life!
Here is some inspiration from Julius ss 2009, this is still one of his best shows.