Menswear Label Willem’s Contrasting Artistic Influences

Ahead of the brand's first-ever NYC pop-up, we speak with founder Sean McDonagh

Menswear brand Willem—under the direction of founder and creative lead Sean McDonagh—reimagines staples with contrasting artistic influences. The newest collection, FW19’s Pavement Preacher, includes nods to Dash Snow, Glenn O’Brien, Richard Prince, and silhouettes from Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider. When investigating “cowboy” style (which comes and goes), McDonagh saw an opportunity to address the root of its most recent resurgence. Brushing aside the trendier traits, …

Tempus Now’s SS19 Homage to Africa, Afrofuturism

Contemporary menswear infused with African tradition

Tempus Now, helmed by South African-born designer Ora Fine, is an LA-based label that fuses African influences and processes into contemporary menswear releases. For SS19, Fine designed a collection called Afrofuturism—pulling from her intellectual and creative memories to create clothing that’s representative of her world; a place somewhere between South Africa and LA. “I was looking for context as I set out to design SS19, …

COOL HUNTING + PROJECT

We team up with the menswear show for sneak peeks, prizes and more

Presented in partnership with PROJECT

With a focus on menswear, PROJECT is a fashion trade event that showcases everything from sneakers to hats, with emerging talent and established brands on display side by side. Attendees (mostly industry experts and buyers) can see the newest and most impressive creations spanning apparel, shoes and accessories—with a focus on sportswear. PROJECT offers up countless sneak peeks at what brands are planning to drop, as …