Every man should know about MR PORTER.COM by now. The global online retailer is well known for its great eye and pick on men’s style, through years of success in Europe and US, they’ve combined the best international menswear products with excellent editorial contents for every man to be up to date on the latest trends and happenings. Recently, Mr Porter teamed up with some of the most popular designers today on a collaborated exclusive capsule collection for the site. Starting in this month, Alexandre Mattiussi(Ami), Beams Plus, Alexander Wang, Raf Simons , Foot the Coacher and Grenson will be on-sale exclusively on MrPorter.com. Note that these items are not only sold exclusively on Mr Porter, but also exclusively designed for the retailer.
Below is a sneak peak on the capsule collections!
May 2013 Exclusive
The Alexandre Mattiussi capsule collection for spring 2013 is based on ‘les bords du Canal Saint Martin,’ where the cool crowd hangs out on summer nights in Paris. The 13 piece capsule collection consists of well-tailored blazers, jackets and trousers.
Beams Plus’ collection is based on the ‘Ivy Surf’ concept – collegiate meets the coast – from Tokyo to Montauk. The 6 piece capsule collection consists of polo’s, t-shirts, and shorts adorned with Japanese designer Palm Graphics’ signature palm surfer.
‘I got inspired when I first saw ‘THE SURF IVY’ artworks by Koji Toyoda, a Japanese surf art pioneer and came up with the concept of this collection. His designs have a very special taste as surf designs. And I thought his way of life has something to do with American traditional styles. Ivy styles with the “sloppy” essence of surfers—I got very excited when I came up with this concept.’ - Beams Plus.
June 2013 Exclusive
Alexander Wang designed a 9 piece collection of t-shirts, sweats, varsity jackets, and leather bombers.
‘The exclusive collection for MR PORTER.COM includes some of my favorite styles from our Men’s ready-to-wear and T by Alexander Wang collections. These pieces are essentials in my everyday wardrobe. For this collaboration with MR PORTER, it felt right to make the selection really personal and effortless, by mixing ready-to-wear with T.’ - Alexander Wang
Raf Simons’ created an exclusive floral inspired collection, where the prints are wild and the tailoring is modern and classic. The 13 piece capsule collection includes an assortment of shorts, blazers, t-shirts and shoes.
Foot the Coacher and Grenson combined the coveted aesthetic of one of Japan’s most sought after shoe makers with traditional English designed production. The 5 piece collection from cult Japanese footwear brand Foot the Coacher and British heritage shoe brand Grenson will be offered exclusively this time.
‘Last year, I visited a small but beautiful showroom in Tokyo and met the man behind the brand ‘Foot the Coacher.’ Our shoes were different but also had a lot in common. We agreed to work together and he sent his ideas over to me. We then adapted elements to fit with our lasts and our brand and the result is a very fresh collection.’ Tim Little, Grenson Creative Director.