Gilbert & Lewis

A new label peddling confidently off-center American classics for an upscale Green Acres aesthetic

Veteran designer Jose Abellar recently left his post at Gap to put his own spin on classic American style, creating Gilbert & Lewis, where high fashion meets functional plaids. An expression of Abellar’s favorite fashion components, Gilbert & Lewis is an evolved view of sportswear boasting bold colors, great patterns and slim fits. The inaugural Spring/Summer collection (above) features a fresh color scheme inspired by …

CYMK Cocktail

Renowned bartenders mix color-inspired drinks to benefit NYC's Food Bank

CMYK Cocktail, presented by Tasteologie and Droog design, interprets color into alcohol and other goodies with an experimental mixology presentation this coming 28 March 2010. Five mixologists and five designers will use the CMYK colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white) to create singular cocktails and accompanying treats at Droog’s Soho store, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Food Bank of New York. Orson …

Pleasure Principle x Olaf Breuning T-Shirts

"Happy Hands" and "Peeping Pervert," two new artist-designed tees

The second in a series of artist collaborations for NYC clothing brand Pleasure Principle, these U-neck tops draw on Swiss artist Olaf Breuning’s typically playful imagery for a two-piece unisex collection. Breuning’s graphics—two hands with faces positioned over the chest and the similarly goofy “Peeping Pervert“—make light of sex and fashion and fit perfectly with the eight-year-old label’s “spirit of dissent.” Printed on soft white …