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Karmin + Rachel Zoe for Coach

Pop sensation duo Karmin (aka Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan) teamed up with mega-stylist Rachel Zoe to produce an exclusive holiday song for Coach. “Sleigh Ride” is a high-energy version of a classic holiday song – with Coach-filled looks styled by Rachel.

Check it out below and be sure to shop Karmin’s picks on Coach!

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Alexander Wang BalenciagaMonths of speculation have come to head today as French fashion house Balenciaga officially named Alexander Wang as the replacement for long-time house designer Nicolas Ghesqiuère, who led the brand in global expansion over the last 15 years – as reported in Women’s Wear Daily.

While Ghesquière has remained mum on his reasons for leaving, but speculation is that he disagreed with his PPR bosses decisions to focus on commercial expansion which would ultimately hinder his creative freedom. This is where Wang can step in and shine. He can bring the commercial success that PPR so desperately seeks, while proving he can maintain Balenciaga’s current momentum.

More importantly, Wang’s connection (and success) with the Chinese market makes him a valuable asset to Balenciaga. He speaks fluent Mandarin and makes trips often to Hong Kong and Shanghai, where his father and mother live, respectively. He understands the needs and aesthetics of the Chinese consumer. “In a way, I know there’s an audience that connects with me,” he said recently. “How I identify that or what I pinpoint that to, whether it’s because of my background or because I connect with people of my generation in New York or London – that, I don’t know how to explain or quantify.”

Wang, 28, launched his eponymous label in 2007. His grunge aesthetic (featuring slouchy silhouettes and monochromatic collections) quickly became a favorite among New York fashionistas longing for a reminiscent taste of the 90s. As the “off-duty model” look was rising, Wang became the face of a movement. Wang’s Spring 2013 collection includes geometric laser-cut dresses and a rife of “censorship” with pieces only slightly concealing body parts.

(Women’s Wear Daily)

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Hugo Guinness for COACH Men's Holiday 2013

An Artist’s Rendering

London-born Brooklyn-based artist Hugo Guinness invited Coach into his studio for a truly special behind-the-scenes look at his second collaboration with Coach. Check out the video below – where he shares his inspiration behind the iconic linocut designs he created for ten limited edition men’s products in the Holiday 2012 Collection.

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Maison Martin Margiela H&M Collaboration

Maison Martin Margiela + H&M

In one of my favorite mass-market collaborations to date, the Maison Martin Margiela collection for H&M is one that’s not to be missed. Classically cool neutral pieces are juxtaposed with hyper-textured jackets, tromp l’oeil patterns and jolts of red in a way only Margiela could craft.

Each piece will also be labeled with a unique tag indicating the Margiela season which inspired it (i.e.: Pre-Fall ’96 or Fall ’01). While price-points are a bit higher in this collaboration (most pieces fall between the $120-$350 range), I am curious to see how well it performs against their previous designer collabs like Missoni and Lanvin. Bottom line: it’s a must-have collection for any wardrobe this spring. Launches on November 15, 2012.

Of the 105 pieces offered, I’ve picked my personal favorites above. From left-to-right:

For the Girls:

Circle Shirt, $79.95
Suede Jacket, $299
Hitched Up Skirt, $99
Glitter Pump Flat, $129
Candy Wrapper Clutch, $59.95
Trompe L’oeil Tattoo Top, $49.95
Plexi Wedge, $299
Biker Jacket, $249
Oversized Peacoat, $349
Oversized Turtleneck, $149
Oversized Jeans, $69.95

For the Guys:

Tan Loafer, $199
Painted Jeans, $99
Black Boots, $299
Fusion of Several Coats, $199
Fair Isle L’oeil Top, $34.95
Leather Belt Jacket, $399
Reversed Coat, $399
Painted Jeans, $99
Trompe L’oeil High-Top Sneaker, $129

To see the entire collection, check out Refinery29′s comprehensive slideshow and full lookbook.


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Coach Men’s Spring 2013

I had the opportunity of previewing the Spring 2013 men’s collection from Coach last week. As you’re well aware, I’m a huge fan of the brand – I love the classic aesthetic and wearability of the pieces. With a sportier theme this season, they’ve hit a home run (pun intended). Double stripes in contrasting palettes, multi-hued woven accents and pebbled leathers all made guest appearances this season. My personal favorites were the leather and exotic skin iPhone cases (great gifts at prices that won’t break the bank!), as well as the duo-tone card holders.

To see more from Coach, click here.

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Justin Livingston for The Earnest Sewn Co.

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve partnered with The Earnest Sewn Co. on an amazing pair of jeans, after competing in their 30-Day Denim Challenge. Earnest Sewn’s creative director, Benjamin Talley Smith, recreated my DIY’d bandana jean for the Earnest Sewn Co.’s Spring 2013 Collection, which you can buy in stores and online at: www.earnestsewn.com!

The jean has been dubbed the “Ramone Livingston” in honor of my DIY on a pair of ES’s classic slim Ramone style for men.

I’ll be posting more photos in the coming weeks of the final jean! Discover more over at Earnest Sewn.

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Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...

The Met's Costume Institute - Punk

This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute announced their next theme to be launched next May. This season will chronicle one of the most trend-setting, powerful movements in fashion history: punk. As curator Andrew Bolton said, “Punk broke all the rules when it came to fashion, and everything became possible after punk.”

The Met’s exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture“, will detail the dual-city perspectives (a musical phenomenon in New York and political/social movement in London) – from the bands that influenced it (like the Ramones) to the designers that formulated it (like Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren).

Luxury e-commerce site Moda Operandi will underwrite the show, with Condé Nast providing additional support. Designers shown include: Alexander McQueen, Rodarte, Dolce & Gabbana, Azzedine Alaia and more.

This is going to be an exciting change from the gilded and brocade-loving exhibits of the Costume Institute’s past. The punk movement inspired more than just music fanatics, it transcended a generation – and can still be seen today.

Bolton added, “Primarily the biggest legacy is DIY [do-it-yourself] and deconstruction. Punk has had one of the biggest influences on fashion over the last 30 years, and sometimes people wear punk without even realizing it.” DIY and deconstruction? Yes, please.

(WWD)

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Pantone Fashion Color Palette - Spring 2013

Pantone Fashion Color Report – SS13

Pantone, the world’s authority on color, unveiled their Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013 (download here) this week just in time for New York Fashion Week. This year, designers are addressing consumer’s desires for self-expression, balance and a need to re-energize. The color direction for Spring 2013 satisfies these compelling needs with a palette that mixes dynamic brights with novel neutrals to create a harmonious balance. This allows for unique combinations that offer practicality and versatility, but at the same time, demand attention and earn an appreciative glance.

The expression ‘balancing act’ is something we all relate to as we strive to find harmony in the frantic pace of our everyday lives,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “The same can be said for fashion as we look for balance between light and bright, classic and new. This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.

What do you think of this palette?

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Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...