Browsing Category

Fashion

Ashton Sanders Joins Stella McCartney For FW18 Menswear Campaign

The British designer chose the “Moonlight” star as the protagonist of her first short film to launch the FW18 collection. Oversized fits and camo prints update traditional silhouettes and staple menswear pieces. Sportswear has also been infused into the collection to further dress down outfits that would otherwise feel old and stodgy.

The collection also incorporates a wide swathe of ethical materials—camouflage coated print in recycled fabric, organic cotton denim, regenerated cashmere pants, and animal-friendly Eclypse sneakers.


Kim Jones Brings In KAWS For His Debut Dior Homme Collection

Earlier we wrote about Kim Jones replacing Kris Van Assche at the helm of Dior Homme. Well now we have the first collection under the direction of Kim Jones, and it’s made a very pink splash. This first endeavor from the Dior Homme artistic director is painted in bright, bold colors—some of which can be credited to artist and designer KAWS (also sometimes known as Brian Donnelly).

The centerpiece of the debut show is the 10-meter high sculpture dominating the picture above—KAWS created a new character called BFF in his signature style but dressed up in a classic Dior suit and holding a Miss Dior perfume in his left hand on top of an effigy of his dog Bobby. There’s a lot going on there. KAWS also created his own version of Hedi Slimane’s Dior Bee, giving a more cartoonish look to the iconic design.

While this new direction for Dior Homme is definitely a departure from its roots, it still manages to retain that classic Dior love of structured fits and refined sensibility. The new pastel palette of SS19 is a welcome change from the black and red looks of SS18, and the floral and sheer elements give the collection a sense of lightness. There’s a little bit of streetwear edging in, but it’s still tastefully done.

And did we mention his opening model was Prince Nikolai of Denmark? Talk about star power.


COMME des GARÇONS Launching Online-Only Brand

COMME des GARÇONS is preparing to launch its first online-only brand this July.

During the opening of Dover Street Market Beijing last week, CEO Adrian Joffe expressed to WWD that it will be the first “Internet-based” imprint by CdG and Rei Kawakubo is already planning out the website for it. This new addition will mark the 18th diffusion label by the perennial Japanese fashion house following HOMME DEUX, SHIRT, PLAY, and more.

Stay tuned for updates and rest assured that My Shopping Box will be ready to ship any and all items from the United States or Europe straight to your doorstep.

BREAKING: Louis Vuitton Signs Virgil Abloh as New Director

In a stunning move, French heritage house Louis Vuitton of LVMH has signed Virgil Abloh to be the next artistic director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, one of the oldest and most powerful European houses in the luxury business.

Abloh is best known as the founder of the haute street wear label Off-White and a longtime creative director for Kanye West.

In a statement TO THE new York Times, Abloh commented: “I feel elated. This opportunity to think through what the next chapter of design and luxury will mean at a brand that represents the pinnacle of luxury was always a goal in my wildest dreams. And to show a younger generation that there is no one way anyone in this kind of position has to look is a fantastically modern spirit in which to start.”

The appointment, which was merely rumored in recent months, is part of a shake-up on the men’s wear side of LVMH, which began in January with the departure of Kim Jones, Abloh’s predecessor at Louis Vuitton. Last week, it was announced that Mr. Jones would become the men’s wear designer at LVMH stablemate Christian Dior, replacing Kris van Assche.

Abloh’s appointment is also a reflection of the increasing consumer-driven intermingling of the luxury and street wear sectors.


Kim Jones Replaces Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme

Kris Van Assche has officially stepped down from his post as Artistic Director at Dior Homme after 11 years at the helm of the fashion house, confirmed by Petro Beccari, chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture.

Shortly after the news broke, it was revealed that Kim Jones, who recently left Louis Vuitton after seven years, will be the one to replace the Belgian at Dior Homme. Dior’s newly installed chairman, Pietro Baccari, said in a statement: “I am delighted to welcome Kim Jones at Dior Homme. He will benefit from the support of the teams and from the ‘savoir-faire’ of the Ateliers to create an elegant men’s wardrobe both classic and anchored in contemporary culture. I am confident that he will continue to further develop Dior Homme on a global scale.”

Beccari also thanked Van Assche for his work at the house, writing:  “I thank Kris Van Assche for contributing to the amazing growth of Dior Homme by creating an elegant and contemporary silhouette for men. He wrote an important chapter in the history of Dior Homme and played a key role in its development.”

Van Assche’s departure statement read: “After eleven years at Dior Homme, my mind and heart filled with experiences, I am leaving this beautiful house to pursue new challenges. I wish to thank Bernard Arnault for the trust he placed in me, Sidney Toledano and Serge Brunschwig for their warm welcome at Dior and their continuous support during all those years of collaboration.”

Van Assche started his career at Yves Saint Laurent in 1998 when he was appointed as Hedi Slimane’s first assistant for the Rive Gauche Homme line. When Slimane moved to Dior Homme in 2000, he followed his mentor before ultimately taking over the reigns upon Slimane’s departure in 2008.

Since then, the Belgian has redefined tailored menswear at Dior Homme, often opting for sleeker, minimalistic silhouettes.


Fenty x Puma Spring/Summer 2018

At her infamous Spring/Summer show held during New York Fashion Week, Rihanna showcased her X Games-inspired collection amidst mountains of pink sand over which a trio of daredevil motocross stuntmen were performing tricks. The electrifying show made a splash on social media and was the highlight of the week’s shows.

The “motocross-meets-surf” collection takes the athleisure trend beyond its comfort zone with motocross staples like enlarged logos, loose trousers, and utility straps mixed with surfer musts like scuba fabrications and skin-hugging silhouettes. PUMA branding is splashed across a range of biker shorts and scuba onesies, as well as motocross-inspired nylon track pants and anoraks. The colors are classic sports-born combos of orange, navy and hot pink, black and fiery red, pool blue and white and hunter green and navy.

Cop the latest collection at these retailers: Puma, HBX, and Six:02.


Chanel Takes Us “Into the Woods”

Fashion and fantasy met in Paris Fashion Week at Chanel’s couture show when the French house transformed the historical Grand Palais into a lifelike mid-winter woodland.

Chanel, the luxury fashion brand known for its other-worldly fashion show displays, took it up a notch and embraced fall in its entirety by transporting the audience to the middle of a dark and woody forest, with nine moss-covered trees lining the runway and withered leaves scattered all over it.

The brand’s signature tweed in earthy and autumnal colors, quilted puffers, and fur coats dominated the collection, with Karl Lagerfeld departing from the usual bright color palette that was the theme of previous shows. Black dresses accented with neon-colored accessories (most notably, fingerless gloves) capped off the show.

From transforming the Grand Palais into a spaceship, a Parisian café, a grocery, an airport terminal and a bombed-out theater, even going as far as installing waterfalls and an iceberg in the middle of the iconic building all in different years, Chanel manages to surprise viewers by taking one step further each season by creating a whole world for its collections and bringing the viewer straight to the source of the collection’s inspiration.


Off-White™ c/o The Sun is “For Your Eyes Only”

After its Paris Fashion Week runway debut last year, a closer look at Off-White’s Spring/Summer 2018 collaboration with Sunglass Hut has finally been revealed.

Made with thick acetate and flat lenses, the collection boasts three styles that are inspired by popular silhouettes in the 80s. The styles come in black, tortoise, and millennial pink— all sure to create your eye-catching looks.

Have a look at some of the pieces below and stay updated and sign up for the March 20 release here.


Hubert De Givenchy Passes Away at 91

Count Hubert Marcel James Taffin de Givenchy, founder of Parisian fashion house Givenchy, passed away on Saturday morning at 91 years old, his family has revealed.

The French designer founded the House of Givenchy in 1952. He was famous for designing wardrobes for his longtime muse and friend, film actress Audrey Hepburn. Perhaps his most famous creation is the dress worn by Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1962. As an archetype of the “little black dress”, the garment is regarded as one of the most iconic fashion items of the 20th century and was auctioned for $923,187 to an anonymous buyer in 2006.

Givenchy retired from fashion in 1995. The house he founded was handed over to John Galliano, followed by Alexander McQueen, Julien McDonald, Riccardo Tisci and now, is under the creative direction of Claire Waight Keller, whose most recent collection showed during Paris fashion week.

Givenchy will be laid to rest in a private funeral attended by his partner Philippe Venet, their nieces, nephew, and their children. His family have requested that in lieu of flowers, donations to Unicef be made in his name.

My Shopping Box sends its most sincere condolences to the Givenchy family, the Givenchy fashion house, and its fans from all over the world.


New Balance 574 Gets Embellished with Swarovski Crystals

New Balance teamed up with Swarovski to embellish the classic 574 silhouette with crystals. The collaborative series under the footwear label’s NB1 customization line features 12 luxurious makeups in varying shades of grey.

The crystals adorn the signature “N” insignia on the lateral sides with gunmetal or platinum options to choose from. Moreover, the silhouette is dressed in premium suede with leather accents on the heel tab, collar, and tongue. All pairs will include silver lace keepers, matching ribbon laces, shoe bags, and a bespoke box.

The Swarovski x New Balance 574 will launch on the online NB1 customization platform starting March 15. Each pair will set you back approximately $300 USD.