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Dr. Martens x Alpha Industries “Spirit of ’69” MA-1 Flight Jacket

MA-1 Flight Jackets have a history and attitude all their own. The child of World War II and the recipient of innumerable reworkings and collaborations, there are few that have the pedigree to do the silo justice. On their own, Dr. Martens and preeminent military apparel brand … READ MORE

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Mark McNairy New Amsterdam – Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show | Behind The Scenes

Mark McNairy’s runway presentations at NYFW have become events to look forward to, not only because the designer has such a deft hand when it comes to reinterpreting preppy essentials for the 21st century. It’s also because his shows have a celebratory air, and for Mark McNairy New Amsterdam Spring/Summer 2015… READ MORE

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Hood by Air – Fall 2014 VFILES Exclusive Collection

Hood by Air’s Spring/Summer 2015 runway show at NYFW was emblematic of designer Shayne Oliver’s penchant for theatrics, as well as the blurring of lines between, well, just about everything, including gender, race and fashion classifications. The looks were more about the potential that lay in the … READ MORE

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Alexander Wang’s Sneaker-Inspired Spring 2015 Collection

Back in 2010, rumors began circulating online about an impending collaboration between designer Alexander Wang and Nike. It turns out the gossip wasn’t entirely unfounded, as talks between the two parties had been on-going before the project ultimately fell through. Wang’s preoccupation with Nike hasn’t entirely dissipated, evidently, as … READ MORE

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Mark McNairy New Amsterdam – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

Possibly Mark McNairy‘s most important contribution to New York Fashion Week was a sense of a humor, something the world of fashion is always sorely lacking. No one will ever accuse the prolific designer of taking himself too seriously, but that’s not to say his menswear essentials … READ MORE

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Public School – Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Collection | Runway Show

Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborn have enjoyed a meteoric rise owing to the designers’ ability to blend streetwear influences with classic menswear. A different kind of dualism was present in the brand’s ready-to-wear menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2015, with the first series of looks from … READ MORE

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Tim Coppens – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgian-born designer Tim Coppens designed for Bogner, adidas Originals and Ralph Lauren before striking out on his own in 2011. Now based in New York, Coppens’ menswear collections are clearly influenced by his sportswear past, blending utility and … READ MORE

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ACRONYM – Fall/Winter 2014 Collection Lookbook

Year after year, the ACRONYM label has always found a way to raise the bar. More than just a military-inspired brand, ACRONYM’s street-ready, cool style leaves no functional or design detail unturned, resulting in a truly comprehensive line-up. The range for Fall/Winter 2014 is absolutely nothing different; … READ MORE

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HOOD BY AIR – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

Creative types often refer their creations as “children,” a description that’s part term of endearment and part portrayal of the effort spent on it. In designer Shayne Oliver’s case, his l’enfant terrible HOOD BY AIR might have just hit puberty. With New York Knick’s JR Smith, Edison … READ MORE

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N.HOOLYWOOD – Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show | Behind The Scenes

While his contemporaries sought to refine streetwear into the fold of contemporary fashion, Japanese designer Daisuke Obana went for something more rudimentary with his sportswear-inspired N.HOOLYWOOD collection for Spring/Summer 2015. Naturally, this called for a fitting backdrop for the runway show, an outdoor space high above the New York skyline… READ MORE

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N.HOOLYWOOD – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection | Runway Show

Since his debut presentation at New York Fashion Week in 2010, Daisuke Obana of N.HOOLYWOOD has shown an ardent appreciation for vintage Americana. Previous collections were marked with densely layered concepts featuring a singular thematic through-line, whether it was Amelia Earhart, Ernest Hemingway or the photos of … READ MORE