Wings, Wheels & Rock 'n' Roll - Vol.1
A 240 page book with 1600 photos detailing the legends, the leathers and the legacy behind Britain's Oldest Motorcycle Clothing Company.
Rina Tanaka & Derek Harris took a deep look at the first 60 years of Lewis leathers, covering its early history detailing images of flying, motoring and motorcycle clothing from the 1920's onwards. The story told through vintage catalogues and advertising material from the company's collection along with previously unseen pictures of the Racers, Riders and Aviators who wore the brand, bringing to life the story of one of Britain's truly unique and iconic clothing companies.
Release date is end of March 2017.
The overriding idea for J.Crew's latest Fashion Week collection was to put a contemporary twist on their heritage. Frank Muytjens took some of the classics that date back to the '80s—like a rugby shirt and those woodland animals that pop up on ties and shirts that we call “critters”—and then combined them with some contemporary looks, like wide-leg pants, raw denim and technical athletic wear. It’s heritage rebooted.
When it came to styling this modern J.Crew guy, Frank looked back to his own roots as a New Wave art school kid in early ‘80s Holland. “The whole idea behind these looks is to capture that moment when a young man knows he’ll have to wear a suit some day, and he’s all right with that, but he’s going to play around with it first,” Frank said. “He might wear a tuxedo shirt, but he’ll leave the cuffs undone.” It was all about toying with (and redefining) menswear codes: mixing high and low, traditional and irreverent. As Frank summed up the collection: “Young or old, creative or buttoned down, everyone can express their personality through what they wear and how they make it their own.”
I just can add to this: Hat's off Frank