moreporks

Moreporks is a clothing and lifestyle brand, inspired by the land, crafted to endure. The tag line seems simple, and simplicity is certainly one of the aspects we love about the brand, but the quality and authenticity is the clincher. Moreporks is proud to use only local manufacturers, supporting the industry and skills

New Zealand has on offer. Their enthusiasm for all things outdoors (hunting, shooting, fishing, sailing) has an inherent influence on their pieces and their reason for design. Their brilliant oversized wool blend blankets are now available at both FABRIC locations, $350NZD.

fabric favourites: the flor coat

Have you met the Flor Coat? This quilted, kimono-style army coat from Isabel Marant Étoile is just the kind of jacket we like to throw on over basically whatever. Pictured here: Isabel

Marant Étoile Flor Coat $1,320 / rag & bone Pocket Tee $165 / rag & bone Capri Jean in Barnet $285 / rag & bone Newbury Boots in navy suede $725.

NEW! RAG & BONE

rag & bone tee’s have just dropped at both FABRIC locations today. Any well-organised wardrobe needs to be equipped with an arsenal of well-cut basic tee’s precisely such as these. Perfect

for now, even better for the coming Summer, make sure you snap them up two by two before someone else does.

fabric man / comme des garçons shirt

“It is true to say that I ‘design’ the company, not just clothes”, the iconoclastic Rei Kawakubo has said of Comme des Garçons, which she founded in 1969 in Tokyo, and over which she maintains sole control.

Owned alongside her husband, Adrian Joffe, Comme des Garçons is based between Tokyo and the prestigious Place Vendôme in Paris, the city in which they have been showing their collections during Paris Fashion Week since 1981, and maintained a retail presence since 1982.

Comme des Garçons has been the subject of much controversy and critical acclaim in equal measures since conception, challenging convention with every decision and creating collections characterised by their distressed fabrics, use of black, and deconstruction, catering for a woman “who is not swayed by what her husband thinks”. Her garments bear almost no relation to those of other designers, and betray almost no influence from other fashion eras.  Each year, the company grosses $220 million, USD.

Comme des Garçons SHIRT was added to Kawakubo’s stable of lines in 1988, and similarly carries the same rebellious, deconstructed attitude, which is prevalent throughout the collection in store now at FABRIC Downtown.

According to many observers, Kawakubo’s influence on the history of fashion should rank with that of Cristóbal Balenciaga or Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Her designs have inspired many others, such as Martin MargielaAnn Demeulemeester, and Helmut Lang, and are worn by the likes of Björk , Tilda Swinton, Kanye West, Chloë Sevigny, Mary-Kate Olsen, Alexander McQueen, and A$AP Rocky, to name just a few.

Rei Kawakubo is photographed below by FABRIC crossing the Place Vendôme during Paris fashion week, June 2014. Click through the gallery to view the new arrivals (+ more in store). 

Close-Up! CT300 Limited Editions

New Balance’s first-ever tennis shoe from 1979, the CT300, has re-emerged in two super exclusive collaborations, which we are extraordinarily lucky to get our hands on. Uniquely handcrafted at New Balance’s Flimby factory in England, these special edition CT300’s merge premium construction and luxurious materials, offering superior cushioning and durability. Launched in 1999, Sweedish sneaker retailer Sneakersnstuff is a pillar of sneaker-cool, now with stores in Malmö and London, in additional to the original in

Stockholm, upon which the red, white and grey colour theme of Sneakersnstuff’s CT300 collaboration is based. 24 Kilates, Barcelona, is another of the very few stores worldwide given the opportunity to collaborate with brands such as Nike, Asics, and of course, New Balance, to design their own sneakers. Their take on the classic CT300 takes its inspiration from the Spanish city’s famed beach culture, and is titled “Vamos a La Playa”, or “Let’s Go to The Beach”. $249 at FABRIC Downtown!

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