The latest collaboration from the duo is a five piece capsule collection offering a windbreaker, paneled pullover, a cotton tee, light-weight puffer jacket and a baseball hat. The two brands combine their distinctive logo for a striking branding look. The collection’s color palette has hints of bold choices, like, orange, blue and silver, there’s also black. The range features Moncler’s exceptional outerwear construction combined with OFF-WHITE’s graphic-centered styling. The puffer jacket comes with two breast pockets, an enlarged rubber Moncler logo patch in orange, a silver OFF-WHITE arrow print on the back, as well as the diagonal stripe logo the brand is known for on the zipper lining and cuffs in the same silver shade. The hooded windbreaker and paneled pullover both come in a bright blue and feature the same silver branding prints across the back and sleeves, with the pullover featuring a black panel on the front upper half and a glossy finish on the back upper half. The tee offering is oversized and white, with the OFF-WHITE arrow graphic in black on the back and a blue baseball cap embellished with Moncler’s logo patch rounds out the collaboration. Although street-ready, the pieces have a luxe feel to them.
Asics have been reimagining their classic silhouettes. The latest is the ASICS Gel-Lyte III, the retro runner gets a luxe leather makeover. The two toned tan treatment adds a modern feel to the silhouette that has been around for a decade. The update takes away some of the sporty aesthetic, for a more fashion forward construction, as seen in the two toned leather overlays and the contrasting tan against a pink-ish nude. These are currently available at rime’s Upper East Side location.
Schott NYC has been delivering street-wear/ lifestyle pieces for the past few years, with collaborations in their near past. The American clothing manufacturing company has been around since 1913, founded by brothers Irving and Jack Schott. For The spring/summer 2017 the brand went into their archives and pulled inspiration from some of their iconic pieces from the 70′s and 90′s. The stand outs are the leather outerwear pieces, because that is what Schott has always done well, but for the current season other stand outs includes the bomber jackets, especially the pink and orange ones. The baseball cap also stands out for its retro, yet modern feel, done in a waxed leather-esque material. Tees, denim and camo shorts round out the collection.
Coach’s creative director Stuart Vevers has a thing for nostalgic Americana, as seen in previous collections that were dominated by varsity jackets. Fevers always seems to put a nice street-wear cool to the collections. For fall/winter 2017 Vevers Americana inspiration was pulled from Westerns, a makeshift prairie house was at the end of the runway. The stars of the collection were the outerwear. Vevers popular shearling coats and nicer jackets were softened with charming embellishments of floral and songbird appliqué. A fuzzy caramel jacket was cut with and intarsia pattern that gave off a full bloom in effect. Puffer jackets have become a part of Vevers’ Coach outerwear offering, the floral-print down filled coats were pretty and practical, they’re an elevation of the sporty versions dominating the current street-wear trend. Other outerwear pieces that stole the show were a fringy vest with a fur collar, the fur shearling bomber jacket hybrid, the varsity jacket adorned with patches with the contrasting fur collar and plaid jackets with leather accents. The sneaker boots had an adidas superstar vibe, were also nice additions to the street-wear aesthetic.
The Nike Air Force 1 is a hardwood icon, it gets a modern remix in the Nike Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid. The debut of the Nike Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe to house Nike Air, revolutionizing the game for players, while rapidly gaining traction around the world from the hardwood to the core of hip-hop culture. The Air Force 1 UltraForce Mid features a one-piece internal bootie with a mesh overlay that helps keep feet cool and allows for it to be put on and take off easily. It is cored out in key areas for a lightweight, flexible feel. The durable foam doubles as an outsole, reducing the shoe’s overall weight to make it the lightest Air Force 1 silhouette. The leather overlays add durability, while paying tribute to the classic AF1 design lines. The UltraForce Mid also features reflective details that enhance visibility in low light, pull tabs on the heel and tongue and a mid-cut collar for a snug, supportive feel. It stays true to its roots with soft, springy cushioning and a large midsole. The Nike Air technology takes a backseat to the sneaker’s status as an icon. These are available at rime’s locations.
FILA Heritage gets all nostalgic for their 2017 spring collection. The collection features retro looks ranging from tennis skirts and headbands, to classic logo hoodies, giving some serious ’90s vibes. The classic sportswear inspired looks easily transcend into everyday gear. The classic logo hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, tennis skirts, leggings, dad caps and headbands is perfect for anyone going for that throwback look.
Nike is set to release a new color way of the sough-after Special Field Air Force 1 boot. The Desert Camo is a beige sneaker boot hybrid that has a nylon camo panel that was inspired by the U.S Military camo used during the Persian Gulf War.The stretchy removable strap at the ankles replaces the second canvas strap seen on previous models. The ankle strap embellishments shows the footwear’s inspiration from tactical military gear. These will be available at rime, keep posted to our Instagram @rime_nyc for when they drop.
Since its debut, Yeezy has been on of the most talked about shows of fashion week. Every season Kanye came up with a new way to show off the clothes. This time around West rethought the runway concept, the models were projected, rotating, on a screen. The diverse casting was elevated by hijab model Halima Aden. They all appeared to be larger than life, much like the way Kanye displays himself on the big screen at his concerts. The silhouette of the clothes were relaxed and loose. Some of the looks took inspiration from when Ralph Lauren had a high point in street-wear during the ’90s. There were camo pants and parkas, as well as the brand’s first foray into denim with a barn jacket and modernized mom-jeans. There was a scruffiness to the styling, that expressed that off-duty celebrity look—baseball caps and loose layers. The laid back California aesthetic is surely inspired by Kanye’s adopted residency in Calabasas. It translated in the faded relaxed denim looks, over-dyed sweats, and there were vintage adidas pieces. Pieces were adorned with Calabasas or Lost Hills, referencing the gated community where Kanye and his family lives, along with other trendsetting celebs. On the sneaker roster a chunky running sneaker done in multi black, white, teal and all white color-ways were in place, along with the Yeezy 700 runner and Yeezy Calabasas runner. But the clothes were still the highlight of the presentation, like the two-toned shearling, slouchy cardigans, velour v-neck sweatshirt and that teal bomber. There was something fresh about the way the pieces were styles, relaxed pants with over the knee boots, everything seemed easy to wear compared to the previous Yeezy collections. The camouflage over the knee boots were standouts, and was an interesting choice to put them with other camo pieces giving a luxurious duck hunting feel. There was a strong adidas presence seen in the athletic inspired pieces, like cropped sleeved track jackets and track pants, which were also paired with calf or knee boots, giving that early aughts feel when Paris Hilton would tuck her Velour track suit pants into her boots. The collection was fresh, wearable and stylishly forward.
Asics is following up their Valentine’s Day theme release from last year’s Asics Gel-Lyte 3 Strawberries & Cream. The brand takes on the holiday again this year with a Gel Lyte V pack. The silhouette gets two look for the holiday, one in a pastel-muted pink with cream laces and the other is an opposite reiteration in a cream with pink laces. Constructed out of suede, with perforation on the toes and sides these are a nice Valentine’s day release that can be worn all year round. The Gel Lyte V Strawberries & Cream are available at rime locations.