ExKite Limited-Edition Capsule Lands at Barneys New York

Renzo Mancini is proving that you don’t have to be based in a fashion capital to have your products sold by a luxury retailer. Of course, Mancini is a little more remote than most — some would even say, off the grid. Still, he managed to get the attention of Barneys New York buyers from Sardinia, where he lives and operates ExKite with his wife, stylist Eirinn Skrede.
The eco-friendly ExKite creates jackets from kite-surfing kites that are decommissioned and upcycled.
Mancini, a former professional kite surfer, found his calling when he was test-piloting a kite surfing brand. Testing the kites in the water, Mancini realized they could no longer be used for kite surfing, but he didn’t want to throw them away. Each kite was associated with a memory — of a beautiful day or a nice moment on the beach. With Skrede, he designed jackets, each a one-of-a-kind article.
Mancini said he didn’t “want to take a corner at Barneys because we are not yet known.” He had an idea, which sounds quite ambitious, but was second nature for the kite-surfing pro. “‘Why don’t we take two kites and put the logo of Barneys on one and the ExKite logo on

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Danielle Guizio Teams With FDNY to Create Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

FOUR-ALARM FASHION: With a few relatives who are firefighters, Danielle Giuzio understands the round-the-clock dedication that goes with the job. Now the New York-based contemporary designer has created a capsule collection with the New York City Fire Department. Developed to honor the work of New York’s bravest, the nine-piece collection of genderless streetwear features FDNY logos and incorporates uniform accents and fire truck insignia.
Four years into her own company, Giuzio started her career as a stylist, working with Lady Gaga’s stylist. More recently, she started doing a little personal shopping on the side at the request of her friends including Halsey, whom she first met six years ago. One of Giuzio’s childhood friends is now the musician’s manager. The designer said she first got to know of Halsey via the Internet. “It might have even been before Instagram,” she said.
The pair became friends during their leaner days, when each was trying to make their way. At that time, Halsey was sleeping on the floor with two of Giuzio’s other friends in a New York apartment. As for lending a hand to Gaga’s wardrobe, Giuzio said she grew up singing and dancing to the six-time Grammy winner’s music in her friends’

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Ban.do, Starbucks Limited-Edition Offering to Come Stateside, Canada

ONE MORE TIME NOW: Steam behind Starbucks’ collaboration with Los Angeles brand Ban.do continues, with the two bringing a limited-edition collaboration Stateside for the first time.
Ban.do’s capsules for Starbucks have, to date, only been released to the coffee chain’s Asia-Pacific market locations. They’ve served as a key part of a broader strategy from Los Angeles-based Ban.do — known for its bright and quirky prints on organizers and accessories — to grow in the global markets.
The latest rollout brings the brand home with the launch at Starbucks’ U.S. and Canadian doors on Sept. 5. It will also include distribution in some of the coffeehouse’s locations within Target, grocery stores, airports and hotels. The collection consists of a ceramic mug, tumblers for cold and warm drinks, notebooks and pouches in two prints: a dark floral exclusive to Target and a print of whimsical drawings of rain boots, pumpkin-spiced lattes and sweaters.
Demand Stateside and in Canada began building among Ban.do fans when the collections first began rolling out in Asia, according to Ban.do chief growth officer Lana Hansen.
“This is the first step to really answer the demand of the U.S. customer,” Hansen said when asked if additional collections are expected. “Starbucks has been

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Birkenstock and Berlin Porcelain Maker KPM Join Forces on Limited-Edition Sandal Collection

Strange Bedfellows: On the heels of its most recent collaboration with Rick Owens as well as this year’s assorted Birkenstock Box cooperations with retailers the world over, the footwear maker has tapped a somewhat unlikely royal partner for the latest take on the brand’s iconic Arizona and Gizeh cork footbed sandals: KPM Berlin.
Founded in 1763 and thus 11 years older than Birkenstock, the highly respected Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur provided its Kurland Royal Noir pattern as well as a signature porcelain inset for the limited-edition Birkenstock x KPM. There are four models in all, the Arizona and Gizeh in black-on-black embossed leather, and both models in a black and gold Royal Noir print. Limited to 300 pieces per style, the sandals are available exclusively at Berlin’s leading premium department store KaDeWe through June 9, as well as online at birkenstock.com for 280 euros a pop. For those who’d like to wear their Birkenstocks and have a matching cup of coffee, too, a large-sized KPM Kurland Royal Noir cup and saucer will set one back 1,190 euros.
The special edition was feted Thursday night with a cocktail reception at the third-floor Birkenstock X KPM pop-up shop at KaDeWe, which featured the Birkenstock sandals, items from

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Canada Goose Partners With FDNY Foundation for Limited-edition ‘Bravest’ Coat

Canada Goose and the FDNY Foundation have teamed up to unveil the brand’s “Bravest Coat.”
The Canadian outerwear company will donate all proceeds of the $ 695 limited-run item to the nonprofit, which specializes in fire safety education. In addition to outreach programs for the public, the group provides training and support for FDNY fire and EMS workers, as well as technology and equipment for the department.
The unisex wind-resistant jacket with reflective stripes and metal clasps is being sold in Canada Goose stores in New York City, Toronto, London and Tokyo and through the company’s web site. It is adorned with the foundation’s emblem on the left chest. For a customizable element, consumers will receive a selection of five official FDNY Firehouse patches that they can change as they see fit on the Velcro patch on the garment’s right sleeve.
Noting the Toronto-based company’s 60-year heritage and experience making products for industrial workers, researchers and in some cases first responders, Canada Goose’s chief product officer Lee Turlington said the initiative was an opportunity “to honor the people who protect the people in the city that we have such a strong relationship with.” Canada Goose opened a SoHo boutique in November 2016. A few

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Ralph Lauren to Release Limited-Edition Polo Snow Beach Collection

Ralph Lauren is mining its archives.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its snowboarding collection, which included the lauded Snow Beach graphic, the brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs.
On Jan. 25, the color capsule will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and Opening Ceremony in the U.S., and on Feb. 1, a black and white assortment will drop.
The color capsule consists of 10 pieces including the Snow Beach Pullover, a collector’s item, which rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video, the red Snow Beach vest, high-top sneakers, a fanny pack, a bucket hat and the Cold Wave fitted cape.
The black-and-white line features eight styles ranging from a water-resistant nylon poncho and a rugby covered in patches. Shoppers will be able to customize garments at the Ralph Lauren shop on Price Street in New York. The lines retail from $ 69 to $ 395.

A look from the Snow Beach capsule collection. 
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Nicole Miller Teams With Puppies Behind Bars for Limited-Edition Dog Accessories

OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE: Nicole Miller has linked with Puppies Behind Bars, an organization that teaches inmates to train service dogs for wounded war veterans, and canines for explosives detection for law enforcement. Most of the puppies enter the prison when they are eight weeks old and remain there for 24 months. To help spread the word about the group’s efforts, the designer has created a $ 40 dog bowl and a $ 20 phone case with all of the proceeds going to Puppies Behind Bars. Miller will host an event for the group on Oct. 17 in her SoHo flagship. Dogs from Puppies Behind Bars will be on hand, and guests are welcome to bring their own dogs as well.
Miller initially collaborated with the nonprofit years ago, creating dog collars for the organization. She also had an honorary dog at one point and the inmate who was training the dog wrote to her periodically to tell her about its progress. “The inmates train the dogs, which I think is fantastic therapy for the inmates. But apparently, my dog was not very happy about being locked up. So after he was there a year they took him out because he was

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Vanessa Traina, DECASO Curate Limited-Edition Vintage Home Collection

Two design forces have come together to curate a limited-edition collection of vintage pieces for the home.
Vanessa Traina, executive creative director of the holding company Assembled Brands, and online home decor marketplace DECASO, or the Decorative Arts Society, worked together to put together a collection of more than 60 vintage finds from 15 Los Angeles dealers, including Antique Rug Co., AW Gallery, Dana. John, Den Mobler, East Meets West Antiques, Gallery Girasole, Lumfardo, JW, Paul Marra, Pasadena Art Monkeys, Reform, Rewire, Robert Kuo, Susanne Hollis and UnHeim.
The pieces will be on sale through Oct. 19 at The Apartment by the Line — Los Angeles on Melrose Place.
“It just makes a world of sense for us,” Traina said of the partnership. “We were really looking to give as much attention to our interior community as our fashion community with The Line being a lifestyle brand. DECASO’s marketplace and selection of goods is so vast. It was a great opportunity to do something with a lot of local vendors and a really great and interesting experience to work with vendors that aren’t in our immediate network and take pieces that we wouldn’t necessarily have had in The Line and show them in

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Matchless London, Schwarzenegger Create Limited-Edition Men’s Collection

“I’LL BE BACK”: Matchless London is collaborating with Arnold Schwarzenegger on a limited-edition collection of three men’s wear staples, all made in Italy.
“Having worked closely with Arnold for ‘The Terminator’ movie, it is with enormous pride and satisfaction that yet again Matchless London, with its timeless style and quality, have teamed up with such an action hero and jointly created this exciting new part of our collection,” said Michele Malenotti, managing director of Matchless London.  The project will support Schwarzenegger’s charity foundation, After-School All-Stars.
Winking to Schwarzenegger’s action hero roles, the Iron Bomber is realized in Matchless antique black leather, using an exclusive Riri Swiss handmade zip for the front and pockets. The back is emblazoned with the U.S. flag with a vintage effect. The inside label is signed by the actor.

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The cowboy blazer in tanned leather has a back half belt, shaped buttoned pockets and a detachable shearling waistcoat. Matchless included an inside cigar holder pocket “in true Schwarzenegger style with his top selection of Partagas, Montecristo and Cohiba,” the company said. To complete the look, there is a label inside signed by the actor and by Malenotti.
 

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The M47 Tank Parka is a three-quarter length double-breasted coat with six buttons in leather and

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Columbia Sportswear Develops ‘Rogue One’ Limited-Edition Jackets

GOING ROGUE: As far as movie fans go, “Star Wars” followers are known to be more zealous than most. And now thanks to Columbia Sportswear, they can dress the part for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Working in tandem with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, the company has developed three styles of jackets inspired by “Rogue One” characters Sergeant Jyn Erso, Captain Cassian Andor and the Imperial Death Trooper.
The limited-edition cinematic venture is a first for Columbia Sportswear, which will offer the trio of products through it’s web site and select stores starting Dec. 9. The $ 400 Jyn Erso Rebel jacket is a stretch twill cotton jacket with leather details on the sleeves. The style borrows from the look of one worn by Felicity Jones, who plays Erso. Its quilted insulated vest can be worn in its own or as a base layer. More heavy-duty is the $ 500 Captain Cassian Andor Rebel Parka, a parka with a detachable sherpa-lined hood with faux fur trim detail. The waterproof breathable jacket also has Omni-Heatä Reflective lining, which is meant to help the wearer retain heat.
“Star Wars” fans also have the option of the Imperial Death Trooper Jacket, a waterproof, a breathable

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Timo Weiland Collaborates With Jaboneria Marianella for Limited-Edition Soaps

TINY BUBBLES: Timo Weiland has teamed with Jaboneria Marianella’s mother-son team of Marianella Febres-Cordero and David Foote for an assortment of limited-edition soaps. Inspired by Weiland’s fall collection, the eight fragrant vegetable-based soaps are packaged in colorful patterned wrappers like chevron. The $ 16 Jaboneria Marianella/Timo Weiland soaps have a run of 500 units.
Shoppers can find the special-edition items at the new Jaboneria Marinaella Soap Bar at the Gansevoort Market, which is housed at 353 West 14th Street in Manhattan. Weiland and Foote became friends more than 10 years ago. Foote said, “Timo’s designs have always inspired me. I love how he plays with masculine silhouettes and concepts, and applies them to women’s wear.”
Having worked in fashion illustration, Foote said he plans to collaborate with other designers going forward. His drawings can be found in Poppy King’s book “The A to Z of Lipstick,” which was published earlier this month. Foote said, ”I love the idea of pairing up a fashion designer and their vision with ours, the combination of ideas really sparks something unique.”
Weiland’s mother, Alison, has been part of his company’s story from the beginning. The designer said it was inspiring to work side-by-side with another mother-son team. “Keeping

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