Storm Support Gear: Fashion for Charity
While hurricane Sandy and the floods over taking Manhattan have finally subsided, graphic designer Walter Shock has put his creative mind to good use. Teaming up with friends Anshey Bhatia and Jesse Resnick, the group has created a line of fashionable accessories aimed to support those hit hardest by hurricane Sandy. With the destruction of lower Manhattan, Storm Support Gear was born. The SSG site offers basic tees and tote bags that feature unique graphic designs. 100% of profits go directly to Sandy victims. The company has already raised $3,000 for relief efforts and is working to grow in the coming weeks. While the storm is over, the memories are not and Shock’s designs will serve as a landmark in the sense of community that has been formed in the aftermath of Sandy.
Shopbop Unveils Plan for Men’s Site
Fashion site Shopbop reveal its plans to create a Shopbop men’s site that should be activated by the tail end of 2013. The site makes stylish accessible to even the most fashion impaired man. With contemporary designers like Rag-and-Bone and Alexander Wang, men of all fashion backgrounds will appreciate the site. Not only with the site by a curated collection of easy to wear style, but it will educate and engage guys in fashion and style. The site will reflect the look and feel of the original, women’s site while being geared towards men. The new site will strike a balance between fashion forward and laid back style. Now it will be easy to have your husband shop for himself by logging him onto the site and trusting Shopbop to do the work.
Monette Lingerie Launches First Collection
French lingerie brand Monette is gearing up to unveil their first full collection. Beginning with a pop up store on December 13th in Paris, the brand is looking to spread internationally, to the US in particular, in 2013. The collection will be available to purchase by January at The Left Bank department store. The 60 pieces will be made from (mostly) silk and named after Parisian landmarks like Pont des Arts. The designs, created by Lingerie designer Assya Hiridjee, will be price pointed between $244 and $296. As we wait in anticipation for December to roll around to view the new line, we hope that the silky designs are worth the wrinkles and bring our steamers in defense.
Source: WWD and NYMag