The Schoeller Two Layer Mac by Garbstore. This versatile lightweight seam sealed double layer mac keeps the rain off during wet months and acts as a perfect summer staple with single rear vent and packable bag for when it gets too hot. The clean lines of this laser cut mac are maintained in the detailing, through the use of waterproof zip closures and hidden magnetic fasteners at the top button and rear vent.
New to Couverture this season is German designer Svenja Specht’s elegantly androgynous label, Reality Studio. Not tied to seasonal trends or fast fashion, Reality Studio focuses on cleverly constructed pieces in luxurious fabrics and effortless shapes.
For S/S 14, the brand has collaborated with French scarf label Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre; renowned for their digital printing and photo montage techniques. The result is a contemporary collection with an intriguing mix of surrealist designs and a vibrant colourful palette.
The collection is available online and in-store.
The team at Garbstore recently completed their bi-annual buying trip to Tokyo to see the collections from Japanese designers such as Mountain Research, Blurhms and Rhythm Footwear. We are committed to introducing cult and independent brands to the UK, and the high quality of products crafted in Japan ensure they still influence and resonate globally today. As well as sourcing some new brands, we were lucky enough to witness the first cherry blossoms flowering – which is an event in itself that has been celebrated by the Japanese for centuries.
The second collection of footwear from Garbstore x Reebok takes its cues from early 1970′s TV test card transmission signals. The principles of colour overlay and shape definitions are applied to a series of Reebok’s silhouettes, updating the Classic Leather, Inferno, Sole-Trainer and Instapump Fury. The official launch took place last week in Chen Mi Ji, a vintage furniture store based in Hong Kong specialising in radios and TV sets from the early ’70s.
Watch Hypebeast’s coverage of the event, as they speak to designer Ian Paley about the introduction of Japanese audio-visual technology to the British market, unique details of each shoe, as well as the process of reworking Reebok’s existing styles.
Previously known for 15 years as Rhythm Footwear, RFW is a Japanese sneaker brand started in 1997 by Kanokogi Takashi. RFW focuses on simple and timeless shoes, which are nonetheless highly original in their ingenious ‘upper’ design. Garbstore is proud to introduce RFW to the UK.
With Spring signifying all things new, we have curated our favourite pieces for the new season inspired by green hues, cactus prints and understated florals.
| Suturno cactus print scarf |
Couverture recently showcased the new childrenswear collections in a summer inspired photo shoot. With an extensive range of key pieces, from delicate florals to bright, bold, signature tees, the rails were alive with colour whilst the stars of the show were our three young models, Alistair, Lancelot and Maddie.