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Junya Wantabae's S/S 2016

Junya Wantabae's S/S 2016

The season’s defining outfit is finally here. This premier look that opened Junya Wantabae’s Spring 2016 Menswear Collection is something short of an Indian Summer. Revitalizing your wardrobe with a pop of color, and bold details — printed panels scattered across a classic a long sleeve button down, here is a look that reminds us the season is not quite over. The spirit of summer runs through such playful patches and statements made by jewelry designed with dynamic effect in color and shape. Style can still be exciting; especially during summer, where everything else is depleted by the sun’s heat.

Style Advice: Commence with a button down. While summer’s soul still breezes through, experiment with the fun and innovative styles as they intermix with classic choices that have fundamentally defined the industry from the start.  Loewe’s Slim-Fit Patwork Cotton-Poplin Shirt ($650) is a perfect example. Not only is this button down made from lightweight fabrication — ideal for the summer’s heat wave— but its nature, lighthearted with experimental fashion. This is a trademark of the Spanish luxury brand. This Madrid based label addresses attention to craftsmanship through the details of design. This men’s button down plays its easel. 

Craftsmanship is the leading factor for Tod’s. The shoe brand has a heritage of footwear created from the notion of unique leather goods made with bespoke precision and modern style. This legacy designates Tod’s Lace-up shoes in leather ($765) as the perfect pair for this summer outfit. The brand’s notorious title fits the mold for a defining summer leather dress shoe. 

Jewelry is a defining piece of this summer look. Shop the up-and-coming, New York-based brand Sons of Manhattan for an exploratory introduction into the world of men’s jewelry. With ring styles such as Bone black and Raw, styles made of sleek steel; the brand designs and builds each piece in America’s fashion capital, therefore supplying the latest trends with distinct characterization. Cuff bracelets by Alexander McQueen and beaded necklaces in high fashion form from Gucci are alternatives.

Theory Cotton Sateen Cargo Short ($175) is a certain piece of fashion fit for the summertime. Made of cotton and finished with a sateen, to gloss its surface. This cargo short prepares the finished look. 

Must Have: Top the summer look off with Summer’s favorite hat: a Fedora. Lock & Co. Hatters’s Capri Rollable Cotton Hat ($116) sets the scene. This cotton-made hat is a festive accessory for the season. Inherently utilized to ward off the sun’s rays, this style has quickly become an intense fashion statement.  Through class and style, Lock & Co. Hatter’s carries the responsibility into new interests that surpass functionalism. For the summertime, fashion and function unite.  

Industry News: News has been confirmed: Raf Simons will be taking over the reigns at Calvin Klein. The new appointment comes with high anticipation and yet with no surprise. In a recent article published by I-D Magazine, the magazine outlines the sights for the future of menswear through the lens of Raf Simons. According to the publication, Simon’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection showed at Pitti Uomo earlier this summer unlocks the designer’s bond to the perspective Calvin Klein has communicated for decades. Simon’s incorporation of prints from American artist Robert Mapplethorpe conveys a common interest the male body. I-D reports, " Take first Mapplethrope's sensitive, erotic male nudes. They show masculinity as something ornamental — something that can be preformed, slipped on and off when the camera snaps. It is the same idea that Calvin Klein has always traded on — the brand's enduring campaigns hold up the male body to the same gaze that women have been subject to." The relation between brand and designer could not appear more seamless. Here is an exciting new engagement to will put the heat to rest, as we now eagerly await his work for the next season to come.