MR PORTER Adds Three New Designers For SS14
The leading name in luxury menswear, MR PORTER, has announced the addition of three new note-worthy designers to its roster of designer labels. Porter-Yoshida Kaban, Sacai and Officine Generale has joined the likes of Ami, Paul Smith and Givenchy, whose lines have already been harvested by the e-tailer ahead of spring/summer 2014. This is the first time Japanese bags and accessories label Porter-Yoshida has been available in North America since closing its New York City store several years ago. Each bag from the label has been strictly handmade in Japan since 1935 for both quality control and authenticity. Toshio Saijo, the brand’s leather, gold and silver stamper, has used the “same machine, same hands, for 50 years”. Sacai, another Japanese brand, comes to the online style warehouse with nine pieces that mix athleticism with colour and pattern. Founded a decade after the women’s collection, the menswear division from the firm has a strong focus on Japanese refinement. Bringing some Parisian classicism to the shopping hub, Officine Generale combines traditional tailoring with military and workwear influences. According to the brand: “Every detail, every pocket, every stitch has been thought out to ensure the item lasts longer, and improves the comfort of its wearer.” The online store also recently welcomed the world’s oldest grooming products to its lineup. Santa Maria Novella, which can trace its heritage back to 1221, joined the tight edit of bathroom cabinet brands the site made available last year. Price points for the three new menswear names range from between £115 for Generale’s Dot-Embroidered Cotton-Pique Polo Shirt to £1,075 for Sacai’s Woven and Knitted Cotton and Linen-Blend Blazer. All three brands are available at MR PORTER now.