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Equipment Launches Homme Collection for Co-ed French Cool

Equipment Homme

During the last New York Fashion Week the FTD team spied Equipment blouses all over — from our team members to the tents at Lincoln Center and beyond. Street style favorites and editors alike were all wearing the brand’s signature silk chemises, paired with everything from pencil skirts to cigarette pants. Tr©s chic, oui? We thought so, too. But what many of the brand’s fans didn’t know was that in 1975, when the brand was just getting its legs in the fashion world, the line was meant to be a unisex label. Now under the creative direction of Serge Azria, Equipment is re-launching their Homme line with a collection of cozy knits that girls will undoubtedly be snagging from their boyfriends.

Equipment Homme

Made of 100% cashmere, Equipment Homme sweaters borrow from the simple chic that the line’s girly goods are known for.

Simple shapes, luxe fabrics and effortless French styling are all hallmarks of both Equipment and Equipment Homme. Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were among the brand’s fans in the ’80s, but with the release of knitwear (male-specific shirts aren’t on offer just yet) we’re sure that the brand will find a whole new generation of fans. The first collection for Equipment Homme features cardigans and crew necks in deep, saturated solids, nautical Breton stripes and raglan baseball-style contrast sleeves for the perfect blend of French dressing and American style.

Equipment Homme is available now at www.equipmentfr.com

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Pellegrino Meets Missoni

Pellegrino Missoni

We were lunching with a friend at Wolfgang Puck Caf© today, nursing our fall cold with sweet potato fries dusted with curry powder, cumin and other yummy, warming spices. In mid conversation, our eyes suddenly darted away from our lunch date, her words turned into inaudible muffled sounds in our head and she was soon dropped like a hot sweet potato. The new object of our affection: A tall waiter sauntering by€¦

€¦with a Missoni-labeled Pellegrino bottle!

We€™d know that iconic chevron pattern

Pellegrino Meets Missoni in action at the Wolfgang Puck Cafe

anywhere.

The collaboration between the Italian mineral water brand and the design house had been announced this past summer and we€™ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival, but we had yet to see it in action. It€™s only recently been available at restaurants and has not been available for retail consumption yet. But that€™s about to change, as the Missoni boutique on Rodeo Drive is expected to receive them any day now. The price has not been confirmed, but a salesperson at the boutique said he expects the 8 oz. bottles to go for about $8. Thirty million bottles of the limited-edition collaboration will be distributed worldwide, and each bottle comes with a special chevron-pattern sleeve designed by the brand. The company said in a press release that the special edition is expected to be available for three months.

We certainly know exactly what kind of water we€™ll be serving and proudly displaying on the table this Thanksgiving. The question is: Should we wear our Missoni for Converse high-tops, too? Bottoms up!