With Project and Capsule down, my last stop before MRket (which kicked of it’s three-day run Sunday), was Liberty. Over two buildings across six floors, the show was sprawling, but still maintained a tightly curated and cohesive feel. The energy, even on the last day, was high, and the atmosphere was excellent. Highlights included:
I discovered this brand in London over Christmas, and shot some of their pieces for the January 2014 issue’s fashion feature. Look out for it.
Two Guys Bow Ties
Wooden bow ties are an updated twist on the classic.
A favorite paired with tailored clothing Italy, this U.S. shoe brand showcases contrast colors in brights and neons which can be dressed up or down.
This bright orange blazer is a bold statement for fall, and a welcome one. Olive leather goods are also right on the money.
Founded in 1914, Brooks is the number one best-selling running shoe at specialty running stores, and has just launched a more trend-focused heritage collection. Very cool.
Canada Goose Branta
The Loro Piana fabrics used in Canada Goose’s premium Branta collection are every inch the luxury they feel like. New additions include this black on black bomber with black fur ruff, a navy bomber with golden fur ruff, and this grey overcoat with fur collar.
Muskoka Dry Goods
My favorite discovery this season, Muskoka Dry Goods. Offering a huge collection, knits and outerwear are seriously impressive. Based in Muskoka, the ‘Hamptons’ of Toronto, Canada, the brand is Jaytex Group’s first foray into a house brand, and the result is a collection in luxe fabrics, with soft boiled wools and furs combining to give an authentically artisan aesthetic to Canadian luxury.
Thomas Kay Collection, Pendleton
More trend-driven than the Pendleton core, this full lifestyle collection offers contemporary takes on classic Pendleton patterns in jackets, blankets, and bags, and bold colors in knits and wovens.
As the folk at the PRPS booth pulled out the items that had performed the most strongly, it was refreshing to see more directional pieces at the forefront. Laser-cut patterns, heavy distressing, and colors were the strong suits.