Mr Porter launch Rocketman-inspired capsule

Upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman has served as inspiration for a new Mr Porter capsule collection.Rocketman, which stars Taron Egerton as the Tiny Dancer hitmaker, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, and hits cinemas from …

Upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman has served as inspiration for a new Mr Porter capsule collection.

Rocketman, which stars Taron Egerton as the Tiny Dancer hitmaker, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, and hits cinemas from around the globe from 22 May.

Taking cues from Dexter Fletcher’s movie, designers from Mr Porter’s in-house menswear label Kingsman have created a 16-piece line, capturing the spirit of Rocketman.

“Double-breasted tailoring is the epitome of the Kingsman brand – as the Rocketman biopic is set throughout the 1970s where double-breasted styles were at their most popular, it was a no brainer to highlight this and create a capsule collection inspired by the fabrics, prints and styles of the era, as worn by the character John Reid. The Rocketman by Kingsman capsule has been a great way to further Mr Porter’s existing partnership with Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, who is a producer on the Rocketman film,” said Sam Kershaw, buying manager for Mr Porter, in a statement.

Among the pieces on offer is a blue velvet tuxedo jacket with bright red lining, a paisley printed dress shirt with a pointed collar and a vibrant selection of colourful silk ties.

And alongside the sharply tailored looks is a pocket square by Kingsman and Turnbull & Asser and a pair of Chelsea boots by Kingsman and George Cleverley.

Prices start at £75 ($96) for the pocket square and go up to £1,250 ($1,593) for the velvet tuxedo jacket. The range is available from Monday.

It marks the latest launch in Mr Porter’s Kingsman’s ‘costume to collection’ project. Previously, the e-tailer has launched lines inspired by Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, both of which also starred Taron.

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Saint Laurent set to drop capsule collections with Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter

Fashion’s newest partnership is an exciting one – Saint Laurent is teaming up with both Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter on two capsule collections.The lines will drop on 13 May, with woemsnswear, menswear, shoes and accessories all on offer.Saint Laurent,…

Fashion’s newest partnership is an exciting one – Saint Laurent is teaming up with both Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter on two capsule collections.

The lines will drop on 13 May, with woemsnswear, menswear, shoes and accessories all on offer.

Saint Laurent, headed up by creative director Anthony Vaccarello, is known for its edgy silhouettes and androgynous offerings, which will be seen through the new capsule collections. A heritage music note print runs through the items, with nods to styles from the ‘60s to the ‘90s.

“We spotted the trend of genderless dressing emerging over the past few seasons, and never has this idea felt more relevant,” Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-Porter, commented. “We see Saint Laurent as the genesis of this movement, and the perfect partner for our joint exclusive capsule celebrating androgynous dressing at Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter.”

The womenswear Net-a-Porter collaboration will consist of 29 pieces, 21 of which will be ready-to-wear, and eight non-apparel. A leather jacket, jeans, denim jacket, tops, dresses, bags and shoes all feature, with prices ranging from $275 (£211) for a cardholder to $6,500 (£5,000) for a sequined minidress.

Over at Mr Porter, there will be 14 items of clothing, two accessories and a pair of shoes, with prices starting at $275 and going up to $4,990 (£3,838).

The news comes shortly after John Wick star Keanu Reeves was unveiled as the new face of the luxury French label. He fronts Saint Laurent’s fall 2019 menswear campaign.

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Off-White collaborates with Mr Porter on capsule collection

Virgil Abloh has partnered with Mr Porter on an exclusive Off-White capsule collection.The new line from the designer and founder of streetwear label Off-White, one of Mr Porter’s most popular brands, will include 44 pieces and is an exploration of wor…

Virgil Abloh has partnered with Mr Porter on an exclusive Off-White capsule collection.

The new line from the designer and founder of streetwear label Off-White, one of Mr Porter’s most popular brands, will include 44 pieces and is an exploration of workwear entitled Modern Office.

It includes an embroidered trench coat, Class of 2013 T-shirts, and an iPhone X case, as well as other apparel and accessories. Pieces will go on sale on 21 January (19).

Speaking to editors at Business of Fashion, Mr Porter buying director Fiona Firth explained that executives at the e-commerce retailer wanted to collaborate with Abloh’s Off-White to tap into the younger market, which is hungry for new and exclusive streetwear.

“(We want to) put a stamp in Mr Porter and say, ‘Actually, we do sell this product and we sell it really well,'” she told the fashion publication. “It’s really important to tap into different segments of customers, so obviously the people who are buying Tom Ford… (Brunello) Cucinelli and Loro Piana probably aren’t Off-White customers, and that’s absolutely fine, they will be (Louis) Vuitton customers.”

Abloh is no stranger to collaboration, having previously teamed with Nike on a series of reimagined icon shoes and also designed cups and apparel for the New York cafe Cha Cha Matcha.

Accordingly, the fashion star insisted that he enjoys working on partnerships as they allow him to tell “smaller stories”.

“I dispel the sort of idea that there is a perfect amount (of collaborations) or restraint is the best way forward,” the 38-year-old said. “The amount of collaborations should near the amount of relationships that I have with either brands or people… I don’t understand how a peak could be reached.”

Abloh’s first collection for Louis Vuitton, where he acts as creative director of menswear, will hit stores at the end of the month. He will present both of his new Louis Vuitton and Off-White menswear lines as part of Paris Fashion Week: Men’s later this week (ends20Jan19).

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Prada team up with Mr Porter for capsule collection

Prada is releasing its first men’s range with Mr Porter.The Italian luxury label will be releasing a 32-piece capsule collection in partnership with the global retailer, launching on 25 April (18). Prada, helmed by Miuccia Prada, first launched on th…

Prada is releasing its first men’s range with Mr Porter.

The Italian luxury label will be releasing a 32-piece capsule collection in partnership with the global retailer, launching on 25 April (18).

Prada, helmed by Miuccia Prada, first launched on the menswear website in 2016 with its fall collection, and is currently among the top-selling brands in both clothing and shoes, with knitwear proving particularly popular with customers, and the company is “extremely pleased” to announce the new collaboration.

“Prada’s DNA is, in fact, about creating products (that) are really breakthrough, (and) that might at times surprise customers, while bringing ideas and ideals to life,” Stefano Cantino, Prada group strategic marketing director, told WWD. “We strongly believe that this partnership with one of the major men’s wear luxury e-tailers is strategically relevant to our digital transformation in today’s changing scenario where we are making significant steps forward.”

The Mr Porter x Prada capsule features ready-to-wear items and shoes which have all been designed with a vintage vibe. Garments include Hawaiian printed shirts, striped cardigans, and blouson jackets made in suede and satin, while loafers, creepers, and cap-toe sneakers will be offered in the footwear selection.

“The retro themes of ‘50s and ‘80s menswear were an effortless inspiration for the campaign and content, and allowed us to easily meld the worlds of Mr Porter and Prada,” explained Toby Bateman, managing director at Mr Porter.

Mr Porter will also host an event at a bowling alley in Brooklyn, New York on 26 April in celebration of the launch, while a campaign video will be posted throughout the site’s social media, email and app platforms.

This is Prada’s first menswear exclusive with a retail partner, with prices ranging from $369 (£260) to $3,483 (£2,450).

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