Buck Mason is a digital-first menswear brand and the full collection is only online, but retail locations also allow customers to touch and feel each style.
Buck Mason was founded in 2013 by Sasha Koehn and Erik Allen, who were neighbors in Venice, California. Initially, they set up shop in a 350 square foot garage off Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Sasha built the website and Erik created the brand’s first collection of jeans and tees. Obsessed with quality, they worked closely with a local family factory to create small batch production runs, crafting each piece using old school manufacturing techniques combined with modern technology.
Buck Mason makes fashion less complicated, building each piece to last beyond a single season. Each design is a riff on an iconic American staple, combining to make a useful and effortless wardrobe. Consistency in fit, fabric and quality guide this hands on approach. Much of the product is made in the USA, where you can often find Sasha and Erik on the factory floor.
Visit the Website: https://www.buckmason.com
London-born designer Craig Green established his namesake label in 2012 shortly after graduating the Fashion Masters course at Central Saint Martins. He has since carved out a unique position amongst the city’s most innovative talents and continues to earn both critical and commercial success globally.
Exploring concepts of uniform and utility, Green’s cult-like runway processions have become a highly anticipated fixture of the menswear calendar. Though known for their dramatic and deeply emotive qualities, his collections are firmly rooted in the steady development of simple, yet rigorously considered signature garments such as the Worker Jacket.
Green’s distinct offering of substance within spectacle has earned the label a loyal customer base within some of the world’s most prestigious boutiques and department stores. Stockists include Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Dover Street Market, Galeries Lafayette, Joyce, MatchesFashion, Mr Porter and Selfridges. Green’s work also resonates within wider creative spheres. His designs have been featured in a range of major exhibits including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ in 2015, and 2018’s forthcoming ‘HEAVENLY BODIES: Fashion and the Catholic imagination.’ The brand has also been commissioned to create costumes for Wayne McGregor’s ‘Obsidian Tear’ at the Royal Opera House in 2016 and Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ in 2017.
Green’s accolades include British Menswear Designer at the Fashion Awards 2016 & 2017, the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund prize 2016 and Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards 2014.
Visit the Website: https://craig-green.com
As for many others, the human collective culture remains an endless inspiration for Jan-Jan Van Essche to create new garments, each new design a genuine attempt to open up new perspectives and to push conflicting dialogues forward.
With every series of garments, traditional patterns from different ethno cultural origins are cautiously studied and subsequently interpreted in the designer’s individual pattern language; one speaking the poetry of simplicity.
Jan-Jan Van Essche mostly opts to remove all possible seams and minimalizing the details and cultural connotation, while maximizing the comfort for the wearer and therefore proposing an experience that works from the within. Unlike classic Western approach to confine and shape the body, Jan-Jan provides the body the luxury and freedom to shape the garment. His sincere and discrete designs are executed in carefully sourced, refined quality fabrics of natural fibres, all contributing elements inducing ones awareness and state of mind.
Contributing to this story of minimizing anecdotic connotations some fabrics remain un-dyed or even loom state, the colours are rather to the muted palette and the black colour with its endless shades is always present to rigorously accentuate the silhouettes.
Jan-Jan Van Essche continuously aims to develop new insights on contemporary yet effortless male elegance. His pieces are layered with subtlety, integrated into modern-day city life and into personal wardrobes, slowly and carefully playing their humble role in finding connection and acceptance. They see no boundaries, no limitations, no restrictions no exclusions. The conventional male silhouette is amplified and each individual garment literally leaves room for interpretation, engendering openness.
The wearer of Jan-Jan Van Essche is a gentle soul in constant dialogue with one’s personal context as well as with the world as a whole. Like the garments the wearer is humble and is unrestrained.
Jan-Jan Van Essche is born in Antwerp, Belgium, where he has his design studio. He’s a 2003 graduate of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
In June 2010 Jan-Jan Van Essche launched his first eponymous label as an annual wardrobe. COLLECTION#1 – ‘YUKKURI’, Japanese for ‘take it easy’ or ‘slowly’. This title also became his intrinsic and conceptual approach to contemporary menswear as a designer.
Visit the Website: www.janjanvanessche.com
Falconeri - affordable price, superior quality, sophisticated, the finest Made in Italy artisan craftsmanship.
Falconeri is an Italian brand specialising in creating a range of versatile, timeless knitwear. The collections accentuate the quality of the yarns, combining tradition and creativity, simplicity and attention to detail, at an affordable price.
Nature is the gateway to a world of exquisite yarns, craftsmanship and Italian passion for style. Minimalist, versatile designs, focusing on fashion details, combining aesthetics and quality in a single mandate imperative. Providing the ultimate in comfort for those who always want to feel totally at ease, whether for work or leisure.
MADE IN ITALY
From the design sketches to weaving the fabrics - all stages of the manufacturing process including final meticulous quality control are carried out at our plant in Avio (Trento). This is where skilled experts transform fibres into versatile, timeless garments; unique items to wear regardless of seasonal trends. The affordable price in comparison with superior quality and sophisticated details plus continual technological research, are indicative of the finest Made in Italy artisan craftsmanship.
Visit the Website: www.falconeri.com
PERU STYLE WEEK: Yirko Sivirich - a style oriented to the details, under a sartorial, masculine and creative perspective.
Signature of the Peruvian designer Yirko Sivirich, of a style oriented to the details, under a sartorial, masculine and creative perspective.
About the designer
He studied Business Administration and, later, he started working for the prestigious Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna in Lima, awakening his passion for fashion. After the experience acquired in the field, he began his fashion design studies at the renowned Mod'Art Institute, which he graduated with great success. Soon he launched his first collection under his own brand, which opened the doors to important fashion shows in cities such as New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Santo Domingo.
After taking his work to different countries and performing in more than 13 international fashion shows, in 2013 Yirko Sivirich presented for the first time his male line on a catwalk in his own country, forming part of Lima Fashion Week, the most fashionable fashion event of Peru, in the "New Talent" category. For that occasion, Yirko Sivirich presented his Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection, the same one that had already been presented weeks before in New York, with which he was cataloged as one of the new promises of Peruvian fashion design. The same year, her Spring-Summer 2014 collection "Mi Ica Querida" was nominated as the best collection in the Luces Awards of the newspaper El Comercio, and a season later her "Sierra" collection was awarded the Barrington Award for the best LIF collection Week, adding one more achievement for his career as a designer.
To this, his participation in 2014 was added to Mercedes Benz Fashion Day in Bolivia and in the catwalk of Cali Exposhow, the most important fashion and beauty event in Latin America. In 2015, his brand took a new direction by focusing her style on tailoring and incorporating a new female line; During that year, he participated in catwalks such as BMW Fashion Show in Lima and Men's Fashion Week in Santo Domingo. A year later he was invited to Miami Fashion Week, Puerto Rico Fashion IN and Latino Fashion Week in Chicago, and he successfully presented his most recent Callao collection for the Spring-Summer 2017 season.
Visit the Website: https://www.yirkosivirich.com
Khoman Room - today’s culture and its people coming together through art, design, language, humour, and fashion.
Khoman Room is a men’s lifestyle brand for contemporary streetwear based in NYC. With high quality materials and unique designs, our products bridge the gap in men’s fashion, going beyond the basics and uniform of current designer and contemporary streetwear.
As a company, we are incredibly involved in every part of the process, which also includes supporting emerging creatives and showcasing their talent through collaborations. Khoman Room is today’s culture and its people coming together through art, design, language, humour, and fashion.
Visit the Website: www.khomanroom.com
Mismo is the ultimate personal companion to the urban sophisticate. Whether Mismo is in your hand or your pocket, it’s always on the move, protecting your valuable personal belongings and facing the myriad challenges of a vibrant lifestyle. Mismo supports and accentuates individual style and personal expression across the spectrum, from laid-back to sophisticated.
Mismo represents straightforward, functional and durable design that showcases only what is strictly necessary - nothing more, nothing less. Behind our products is the philosophy that real luxury arises from the choices made - about what to subtract, and what should remain. The tactile qualities of the materials. And in the synergy created between aesthetics and function.
Firmly based in the Danish design tradition and appreciation for the values of classic craftsmanship, Mismo unites natural materials with simple yet refined details to create products of true style. Leather constitutes the backbone of our design, and only the best materials of premium quality are used. In Mismo bags, functionality and detail are meticulously harmonised with versatility and durability to strike exactly the right balance.
Mismo signifies contemporary chic that is rooted in the virtues of classic design. Mismo is the style-savvy choice with a unique patina that only grows more resplendent with the passage of time.
Visit the Website: www.mismo.dk
Known for its eyewear offerings in the early days, Han Kjøbenhavn quickly expanded to encompass a full line of men’s ready-to-wear. The clothing retains a penchant for adventurous design, without abandoning the brand’s keen sense of timelessness. Crafted for the Danish gentleman, the brand’s laurels are fundamentally tied with Danish design principles, down to the silhouettes and materials of each collection.
Visit the Website: www.hankjobenhavn.com
Anerkjendt is made for every geeky rock ‘n’ roller with a laid back lifestyle and a sense of fashion. The collections are making new statements every time and pushing a little to the boundaries of commercial fashion.
Easy to wear, fashion forward, clothes with an edgy twist and always with a sense of humour – that is the Anerkjendt signature!
Visit the Website: www.anerkjendt.com
UMMOK represents the transforming experience one acquires through delving in the deep waters of the unknown world within. This process asks for complete surrender to the powerful forces of their psyche pulling them in and opening them up, reshaping everything they have ever perceived of their existence.
Established in 2015 taking its name from the Hebrew language, meaning Depth, UMMOK is a creative calling in the need to express powerful content studied in the past few years from the world of holistic psychotherapy, therefor it is inspired by the greatest thinkers in history which paint it in diverse colours and give it its unique attitude.
Each collection takes on a new face, encompassing different approaches to human psychology through textures, designs and details, externalising and mirroring this intimate exploration and allowing individuals to express their inner wisdom and their ideas through what they wear.
The UMMOK item tag is an upside-down triangle connected externally on the items, extending our minimalistic nature, representing the journey of traveling into the depths of our souls and coming out on the other end, transformed.
Visit the Website: www.ummok.com.au
Our story starts with a wallet. A wallet made for cash.
In the ever-evolving landscape of fashion and accessories, the wallet has remained remarkably unchanged for decades. Most are too thick, poorly constructed, expensive, or surprisingly, terrible at carrying cash.
But wallets should carry cash. Period. So with this in mind, we turned to the Kickstarter community to see if there was an appetite for what we believed to be a better wallet, the Minimalist™. We crafted an everyday essential that is sleek, simple and finely constructed — a perfect blend of design and function. And best of all, it’s designed around a CashStrap™ that’s made for cash.
WE'RE CAPSULE. NICE TO MEET YOU.
At Capsule, we thrive on challenging the design of products we use every day. Most are just good enough, but we think they should be better. In doing so, we hope to introduce you to a simpler way of living.
Welcome to our Capsule family.
Visit the Website: www.capsulewallets.com
FFIXXED STUDIOS IS A COLLABORATIVE MENS AND WOMENSWEAR BRAND BASED BETWEEN HONG KONG AND SHENZHEN, CHINA. THE BRAND WAS FOUNDED IN 2010 BY CREATIVE DIRECTORS FIONA LAU AND KAIN PICKEN.
FFIXXED STUDIOS MAKES CLOTHING AND OBJECTS THAT RESPOND, ADAPT TO, AND INSPIRE CHANGING CONDITIONS FOR CONTEMPORARY LIVING.
THE READY-TO-WEAR LABEL EVOLVES SEASONALLY ALONGSIDE A VARIETY OF OTHER PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS THAT INFORM THE EVOLUTION OF THE BRAND. REFLECTING ON THE EVERYDAY, THE COLLECTIONS RESPOND TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF DAILY LIFE, EXPLORING NOTIONS OF WORK AND LIFE IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE. PRIORITISING MOVEMENT AND OPENNESS BOTH CONCEPTUALLY AND IN MATERIAL AND FUNCTIONAL TERMS, FFIXXED STUDIOS PROPOSE A LAID BACK SIMPLICITY, EMPHASISED BY MODERN CUTTING AND A FLUID, ECLECTIC AESTHETIC. THEY DRAW ON NATURAL FIBRES, CUSTOM-DEVELOPED FABRICS AND PERSONALISED PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES TO ADDRESS ISSUES OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ETHICAL WORKING PROCESSES.
THE COLLECTIONS ARE SHOWN DURING TOKYO, PARIS AND SHANGHAI FASHION WEEKS AND ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH SELECT RETAILERS INTERNATIONALLY.
Visit the Website: www.ffixxed.com
The most important message SADAK wants to communicate is: pride in individuality
The clothing is innovative and unique, while still incorporating distinctive elements from a variety of preceding periods and ethnic cultures.The various inspirations for the collections are essentially what makes them so superior in character. It’s not only the collection as a whole that comes with a motive, it’s the individual works themselves.
Always at the core of his universe (and as essential as the clothes themselves) are attitudes, moods and statements about individuality and independence. Equally important in SADAK’ s approach is the constant quest for innovation. The key elements stay the same: modern proportions, a constant research for fabrics and textures and above all the interplay of pure construction and new shapes with the body and psyche of the contemporary fashion and art.
Sasa Kovacevic is a Serbian-born fashion and stage/costume designer. He graduated in Fashion Design from Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin,Germany; he also studied Stage and Costume Design at the Academy of Art, Belgrade. In addition to designing for his own Fashion Label- SADAK, Sasa has also designed costumes and set design for several dance projects.
Recently, Sasa’s costumes and designs have been featured at MADE Berlin in the work of visual artist Ebony Heat (Tipographic Ballet) and in the MADE Symposium organized by Marvel Comic Illustrator Marko Durdjevic. He has also been nominated for various European Fashion awards including Designer for Tomorrow, European Design Award, Baltic Fashion Award (Best Male Collection). Sasa continues to expand his label, SADAK, while working in collaborative theater, film and dance projects throughout Europe ,Asia and the US.
Visit the Website: www.sadak.de
PAZ ALPACA unites French design and Andean alpaca heritage to create soft, light and premium textiles. Our portfolio of handcrafted pure alpaca products includes men and women fashion as well as home fabrics..
Our La Paz studios.
All our products are handcrafted in our own studios, located in La Paz, Bolivia. Because we do not outsource, we control quality and are able to conduct our business in an ethical way. And because we only use pure wool from local alpaca herds, we are able to deliver our customers genuine, durable and desirable products.
Visit the Website: www.pazalpaca.com
Knot Standard creates a luxury menswear experience like no other; using trusted stylists, fit technology, and classic tailoring. Each custom look is as individual as you are.
Name: Mikio Sakabe
Occupation: Fashion designer for the brand Mikiosakabe
1. What made you want to study fashion outside of Japan? I knew I couldn’t learn about the world in school — I had to go outside of my country to experience it.
2. If you could only wear one fashion item for the rest of your life what would it be? My Jean-Paul Gaultier perfume.
3. What made you want to be a designer? I like new and fresh things. Fashion itself is the creation of newness.
4. If you could dress up as anything for Halloween, what would you be? A zombie. I look like a real one by accident anyway.
5. Where do you find inspiration for your collections? I get my inspiration from walking around my neighborhood in Nakano (Tokyo).
6. What do you think about fast-fashion culture? It’s a waste of fabric, that’s what it is.
7. What do you think is the biggest difference between streetwear and high fashion? The biggest difference is the attitude of the people who wear them.
8. What goes through your head when you are taking a bow at the end of the show? I’m thinking, “How far do I really have to walk out onto the runway?!?”
9. Do you read reviews on your own shows? Just … sometimes.
10. If you had to watch one movie for the rest of your life what would it be? That sounds like a pretty terrible thing to have to do!
11. What is your favorite cafe or lunch spot in Tokyo? I’m always somewhere in Nakano.
12. What do you think when you’re standing on the train? I usually play around on my iPhone.
13. If you could design an outfit for anyone in history, who would it be? I would love to have designed the outfit for the first ape in history to have worn clothes.
14. What does the kanji of your first name — 三樹郎 — mean? Does it match your personality? My name Mikio means “three tree man” — I have never thought about that before.
15. If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? I’d be happily working in a part-time job somewhere.
16. Is there someone you respect the most? Belgian designer “Walter van Beirendonck,” as his collections are always madly creative.
17. If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why? I would be a time traveler. It’s a secret.
18. What is your favorite word or phrase in Japanese? “Maa ne,” or “well, whatever.” I don’t like to make decisions.
19. Do you have any words of advice for young people? Being young or being old isn’t really all that different.
20. Tell us something about yourself that people might not know. I don’t do any research for my designs.
Interview reproduced with permission from Japan Times.
DANSHAN is an emerging menswear brand made up of a woman, Dan, from China and a man, Shan, from Hong Kong.
After graduating from the womenswear design course at Central Saint Martins in 2012, the pair worked in fashion before deciding to start their own labels and focus on their own observations of the way gender dynamics are changing and how this relates to fashion.
Frangipani is a family
Our people are likeminded, free spirited and fun. We like to travel, to experience and most of all we like to live every day to the full. Our brand is a way of life and we like to keep to our roots. No fancy frills. Just vibrant colour and quality cotton shirts.
Frangipani founders, Clem and Benny Wilmot, are a husband and wife team from London. In 2009, they packed up their jobs and their home and hit the road. They were on a long awaited honeymoon that would change their path forever. It was the extraordinary cultures of Asia and South America that inspired the first collection of Frangipani shirts. The couple wanted to create shirts to live in. Shirts that would take you from beach to bar adding colour & style along the way.
Now with two young boys the family continues to create and to be inspired by nature, culture and the core things that make us happy. Friends, fun and lots of colour.
Our shirts are unique, just like you.
A light-weight cotton that when saturated with our vibrant colour-ways is perfect for any occasion and utterly wearable. Speaking from experience we know that not every day is a slim line day, so we have devoted much time to perfecting the fit of our shirts so they flatter and feel good too. Go ahead and have that beer. Our shirts are fitted on the side but loose round the middle. They are timeless, even if we aren’t!
No matter what your age or size, there is a Frangipani shirt for everyone.
Frangipani – Shirts to Live in