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Copenhagen-based Norse Projects’ F/W 2012 lookbook arrives right as things begin to cool down. Too much to be said about this lookbook. In sum, it’s a beautifully styled and well photographed effort by stylist Stephen Mann and photographer Jonas Bie. Regarding the wears, the collection offers a mixture of sportswear and menswear influenced profiles that range from basics like denim, button-downs, trousers, a variety of outerwear pieces, and their signature branded caps. Additionally, the collection shines with some basic colors, pops with a few bright tones, and mellows things out with some stylish patterns. If you’re in London you can buy pieces from this collection at our favorite shop The Goodhood Storesource: Norse Projects Journal

Currently in north-american theaters (coming soon to the UK)  The Master, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson of There Will be Blood fame, possesses that eye-catching aesthetic that we love here at the collective. More specifically, in relation to the styling of its characters. It won’t be a surprise to see stills and screenshots of said styling go viral on the menswear bloggosphere and the nets. And who knows, it might make its way to your favorite designers moodboard serving as inspiration for future collections. Below is a quick bit about the plot: A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “the Master” whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man. source: The New Yorker

On to what we like to call good musics, here’s a short film by Kahlil Joseph for Flying Lotus‘ recently released fourth album “Until The Quiet Comes”. The multi-genre inspired beatsmith keeps one upping himself with masterpiece after masterpiece. This latest album should serve as further reassurance that Steven Ellison is operating in a world of his own creation. Accompanying these sure fire beats is a brilliantly designed collectors edition 180g vinyl, a standard double vinyl, and an 8 panel CD digipack. You can purchase the album from any respectable record dealer, such as Boomkat in the UK or Amoeba Music in the US. source: Warp Records

Flying Lotus – “Until The Quiet Comes” from WHAT MATTERS MOST on Vimeo.

Undercover Labs and Nike deliver another smashing collection on their recent Gyakusou F/W 2012 delivery. With an already impressive collaboration with Uniqlo making serious noise in the garment game, Jun Takahashi, demonstrates why he is receiving a tsunami of praise from the fashion world. Like a stealthy ninja, Takahashi, executes a seamlessly integrated collection pairing his undercover design ethos with NIke Run products, resulting in some very appealing looks for both men and women. An ardent runner himself, Jun takes this creative shoot to the exotic natural backdrops of Togakushi Shrine, a long ago training ground for ninjas.Yes, ninjas. Select Gyakusou pieces can be purchased online at oki-nisource: Selectism

GYAKUSOU A/W 2012 from UNDERCOVER on Vimeo.

Typography fans heads up! we have a dose of inspiration for you, which can also serve as a distraction if you dive in too deep on this one. Here we share with you a website dedicated to Swiss magazine Typographische Monatsblätter. This exhaustive archive is the work of Louise Paradis, whom involved friends and staff from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. The site focuses on the years 1960-1990, featuring covers, copious typeface identification, and even interviews featured in the magazine. Typeface and graphic design heads are surely going to love this one.  source: Grain Edit


Munich based, A Kind Of Guise‘s mission and ethos has always been admired here at the colectivo. And the wears offered in each collection continue to impress us. The A/W 2012 collection titled “The Carpathian Season”, was inspired by a visit to south-east europe. As in previous collections AKOG crew’s experience and interactions with a new environment guided and influenced the A/W 2012 collection. source: Anchor Division

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