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Kris Van Assche Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Belgian designer and creative director of Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche, presents his latest collection for Fall/Winter 2014 at Paris Fashion Week. Focusing on a palette of cool blue, grey, black, rust, and mustard, the offering was a sharply tailored roundup of jackets, pants, button-up shirts, sweaters and re-imagined vests. A textured black-and-white chevron print featured prominently, as did colorful geometric chest adornments. Silhouettes were slightly loose and bulky due to heavy layering, but still retained the clean and modern look the designer is known for.

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McQ by Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Alexander McQueen‘s younger, more rebellious second line, McQ, unveiled its Fall/Winter 2014 collection at Paris Fashion Week. It captures the essence of the whole line, with garments given a punk-edge through the use of red tartan on jackets and outerwear, tough, military boots, ripped jeans and shredded knitwear. Design features include razor-sharp accessories, zip detailing and leather patches. The faded jeans and bomber jackets seem to be an ode to another subcultures of the era – skinheads. While sharp double-breasted overcoats and ankle-length tailored trousers feel like a nod to Mods.

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Kenzo Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Continuing this season’s Paris Fashion Week, local label Kenzo presents their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. With a slimmer silhouette compared to what other designers have offered this season, the French brand makes heavy use of jackets, sweaters and coats with flight jacket-style collars. Hints of lime alongside bold graphics provide a dynamic contrast for yet another solid collection from the contemporary label.

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Air Jordan 1 Mid “Infrared 23”

Jordan Brand presents yet another “Infrared 23” edition of its beloved retro silhouettes. Featuring infrared laces, midsole, tongue tag and heel branding, this Air Jordan 1 Mid received a layer of 3M reflective coating that covers its toe, eyestay, Swoosh, collar and heel overlays. The “Infrared 23” edition of the Air Jordan 1 Mid is now available at Premier for $105 USD.

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Herschel Supply Co. Spring 2014 Video Lookbook

In the need of some fresh sea breeze, Herschel Supply Co. ventured towards the islands to shoot their amazing Spring 2014 video lookbook. Embodying the spirit of sun-soaked lazy beach days, their latest collection is designed in varying styles to accommodate journey’s long, short, far or near. For a preview of what’s to come from the brand, press play and and enjoy as you’re treated to “Rooks” by Canadian band Bleachers. The Spring 2014 collection will be available at Herschel Supply in the near future.

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Maison Kitsuné Opens Café Kitsuné Paris

After the successful launch of Café Kitsuné Tokyo, Maison Kitsuné recently celebrated the official opening of Café Kitsuné Paris. Developed by brand founders Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, this intimate coffee bar features a clean design with the charm of a European café. The location offers the opportunity to recharge, chat, and engage with the brand in a whole new way. Cleverly aligning fashion, music, design and lifestyle, the café is centrally located at the Palais Royal, nestled in a garden with 17th-century architecture. The menu offers premium London-roasted coffee as well as tea, juices and gluten-free pastries and cakes from Noglu.

Café Kitsuné Paris
Gallery of Montpensier
Garden of Palais Royal, Paris

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Watch the Official Music Video for Pusha T’s “Suicide” featuring Ab-Liva

Pusha T presents the official music video for “Suicide,” the newest single from his debut solo album My Name is My Name. Featuring Re-Up Gang member Ab-Liva, the Nathaniel Brown-directed visual is one of the first times we’re seeing designs from the recording artist’s upcoming collaboration with Marcelo Burlon‘s County of Milan label. Inspired by the album, the County of Pusha collection launches February 2 and will include T-shirts, hats, bandanas, iPhone cases and more.

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Virgil Abloh Speaks on Kanye West, Building His Brand, Designing Womenswear and More

As many of you know, Kanye West‘s longtime right-hand man Virgil Abloh recently launched his own label Off-White. After a successful first men’s season, with stockists including colette and The Webster Miami, the designer is planning on launching his first womenswear line in February. During Paris Fashion Week, The Cut had the opportunity to speak with Abloh about architecture, building his brand, working with West and much more. You can read an excerpt from the interview below, while the entire piece can be found here.

Why did you stop doing Pyrex Vision, and launch Off-White? Pyrex was the first vision of the idea but that was more of an art project for me. It was a simple exercise of working with one graphic; I had no intention of starting a label or a fashion brand. I just had this idea and wanted to put it out there. I organized it as a fashion film, with models … and just organizing it in that fashion context helped to grab hold of that culture. But when I looked back, I would never have named a fashion brand [Pyrex] that had to consistently put out new ideas. “Off-White,” to me, is vague and all-encompassing. So the collection starts with canvas, which is the DNA of the brand [gestures to a neutral-colored canvas shirt with a white screen-painted print]. The DNA of the brand is always screen-print on cut and sewn and/or ready-to-wear garments. I’m playing on ideas from my past, my training as an architect.

You studied architecture?
Yes, I have a master’s in architecture. It’s had quite a lot of wide space: I’ve been able to apply things that interested me — and concepts that I learned about — in my current role as a creative director.

Do you think architecture and fashion share similarities?
Yeah, it’s all the same side of the brain. In architecture you have to listen to a client. They might say, In two years time, I’m going to have two kids and I like my morning tea in the sun. Just that simple statement organizes the floor plan … For me, with fashion, I take the same approach. I look at culture and I see what the kids around me are wearing and I see a particular style. I understand the space between fashion and streetwear. The same way architecture tries to fill a void, my goal is to build a brand that’s young, but also a brand that plays between the world of fashion and streetwear. The fashion consumer likes a high-low mix — I want to be a brand that represents that.

You have the title of Kanye West’s creative director. What does that actually mean?
[Laughs] Essentially we’re spent ten years being creative. That is his life goal, he is an artist, and basically I just help him see his vision through.

Is that a full-time role?
Yeah, it can be. That’s the thing about this … for me, this is what I am meant to do for my career. I am fortunate to be able to have a team to help put this together but this is my main focus. I needed this to be the core to the legacy of ideas that I have. This is completely my vision and it’s recurring. It’s daunting, but I like the idea that I kind of just jumped on a treadmill, and that each season there needs to be new ideas.

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Air Jordan 3 Retro “Infrared 23”

Following the release of the mouthwatering “Powder Blue” colorway, Jordan Brand presents another brand new take on the iconic Air Jordan 3 silhouette. This particular “Infrared 23” edition features a tumbled white leather upper with perforated black leather detailing, elephant print paneling and infrared accents. The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Infrared 23″ will be available at Kinetics beginning January 18, followed by Jordan Brand stockists near you.

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The Weekly Outfit: Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

As with every January, designers, buyers, celebrities and anyone who is more or less involved in the wonderful world of fashion gathered in the City of Light, also known as Paris, France, for this year’s Fall/Winter 2014 Men’s Fashion Week. This means first and foremost the city is crowded with tons of good-looking and even better-dressed people, let alone the already way-above-stylish locals, who collectively turn the fashion-meter all the way up to eleven. With that said, one could either succumb to that budding inferiority complex or go full-on fashion mode. We, of course, opted for the latter and compiled a Paris fit outfit featuring a lineup of our favorite French brands.

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