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Shopping for men can be quite the cumbersome task. Whether it’s for your father, son, brother, husband or any guy really, WWD rounds up the 47 best gifts for the stylish man in your inner circle.
1. Amalgam The Porsche 917K — 1970 Daytona Winner — Road & Track Edition
Created by Amalgam, the esteemed model car brand, the Porsche 917K — 1970 Daytona Winner — Road & Track Edition, $795, is a perfectly detailed model at 1:18 of one of the most iconic cars in the history of motorsport. The model is accompanied by a small booklet with miniaturized facsimiles of the articles published by Road & Track magazine about the car over the decades since 1970.
Amalgam The Porsche 917K — 1970 Daytona Winner — Road & Track Edition
2. Ami Beanie
Ami’s Black Wool Pom-topped beanie, $150 from the Ami Paris Holiday capsule collection.
3. Baccarat Four Elements Triple Old-Fashion Tumblers, Set of 4
Handcrafted set of four assorted glasses, $550, Inspired by the four elements (Earth, Fire, Air, Water) that make the legendary Baccarat crystal. Now available in a larger, triple old-fashion format.
Baccarat Four Elements Triple Old-Fashion Tumblers, set of four.
4. Barbour Gold Standard Supa-Beaufort Wax Jacket
Barbour Gold Standard takes inspiration
A look from The Empress collection.
During a global crisis and through a roller-coaster of emotions, Kepler designers Jaimee McKenna and Alexandra Hadjikyriacou have enjoyed a slow and mindful pace that has allowed designing to feel the most liberating. The timeless and otherworldly brand, as the girls described it, is focused on the construction of the pieces. With backgrounds in textiles, most pieces are made by hand or have a handcrafted element and “we think that speaks volumes,” said the designers.
Planet Kepler is inspired by landscapes, natural materials, the contours of the Earth and geology, as well as the arts and culture and all things creative. Their most recent collection, for example, was inspired by The Empress, who represents all the zodiac signs, said McKenna and Hadjikyriacou. A fine black pullover top from the collection, for instance, illustrates the hand embroidery of symbols.
A look from The Empress collection.
The duo works as a balanced yin and yang and would like to inspire people to buy into made-to-order, bespoke and hand-created pieces. Moving forward, the duo will continue to make the brand as ethical and sustainable as possible by “exploring not just our own craft, but introducing other traditional crafts and
The white, fringed organza coat has clean, angular lines and flecks of shine; the top is laser cut, and the pants are straight, ending in a long, stiffened cuff.
In a WWD exclusive, Matthew Williams, the new creative director of Givenchy, shared the first full women’s look from his debut spring 2021 collection, to be unveiled tonight in Paris.
The silhouette suggests a tailoring-driven approach to the storied French couture house, while reflecting the modernism associated with Williams’ 1017 Alyx 9SM brand and his obsession with cutting-edge craftsmanship.
The 425,000 people who follow the American designer on Instagram would have noticed him wearing intensely shredded jeans of late, foreshadowing the surface texture of his Givenchy top, the horizontal shreds of fil coupé jacquard mounted on organza.
A look from Givenchy’s spring 2021 collection designed by Matthew Williams.
It’s also clear Williams didn’t wipe the product slate clean. His first look is accessorized by a new version of Givenchy’s hit Antigona bag, with elongated straps and a more streamlined élan. It was first introduced a decade ago.
A key ringleader of the luxury streetwear scene, Williams joined Givenchy last June and became the French house’s seventh couturier. At the time, the designer vowed that Givenchy’s new
“I am calling on you both to HELP STOP THIS.”
Sunday marks the first official day of New York Fashion Week’s spring 2021 season, set to be an unprecedented series of collections shown digitally, physically — socially distanced or without bystanders — or not at all. In the last seven months, the world has experienced global turmoil and hardships; the fashion industry, with its usual hamster wheel of newness, was forced to stop and slow down immensely. For many, the time has been crucial to step back and understand how the industry should move forward, with important conversations about the fashion calendar, the wholesale model, sustainability and equality all at the forefront.
Throughout the resort season and in the weeks following, designers worldwide have made decisions based on what’s important for their businesses. The New York calendar is split — a lineup of new and expected talents is scheduled to show through the 16th while New York’s marquee designers, Michael Kors included, have their sights set on mid-October. Even Council of Fashion Designers of America chairman Tom Ford does not anticipate a traditional runway season returning until at least fall 2021 (for the spring 2022 season).
Regardless of date, time or format, a shared value among designers big and small is
Kente Gentlemen is seeking to address misconceptions about what is meant by “African” fashion. More expansive than what’s typically highlighted, fashion in Africa encompasses “a multitude of traditions, cultures, textures, forms, techniques and philosophies,” according to founder Aristide Loua.
Loua serves as creative director, the the team consists of Sydney Bagrou, chief financial officer, and Cyprien Mvuanda, chief technology officer. The brand’s aesthetic approach is a combination of culture, poetry and color into each article of clothing. Each piece is tailored in unique style from fabrics handmade in Africa to pay respect to and support the textile heritage and local craftsmanship of the continent, which includes a community of hand-weavers, artists, tailors and artisans. Loua ventured to the markets of Abidjan to find tailors, and the countryside for local artisans.
Other standouts include the “Femi” cropped jacket, which retails for $155, and the best-selling “Tradi-Jacket III-01,” a denim-like shirt jacket handwoven by local artisans in the Senoufo region of Côte d’Ivoire.