The week's top five stories in fashion news.
⋅ Ladies and gentleman, it has arrived: a stylish fannypack. Well actually, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie designers Dexter and Byron Peart are a bit more elegant and call it a "waistpack." The Tacoma features their signature excruciating attention to detail, gold and silver zippers, and comes in a wild print from their collaboration with Liberty of London. This isn't your great-aunt's fannypack from your childhood trip to Disneyworld. You'll have to wait for it, though; it doesn't hit stores until August. (Want Les Essentials de la Vie)
⋅ Trouble in paradise? The #menswear circuit had a mini meltdown last week after one blogger after another wrote blazing manifestos about how everything has been done before, and #menswear is all just a sham now. Talk about an existential crisis. Four Pins has a great end-all response to the matter. (Four Pins)
⋅ Opening Ceremony knows what's cool before you do, plain and simple. So of course they knew Spring Breakers would be a cultural phenomenon and designed a capsule collection inspired by it. Cannabis-print jerseys, anyone? The collection launches online and in their New York and Los Angeles stores today. (Opening Ceremony)
⋅ The watch-lover's watchmaker Baume & Mercier held an intimate gathering at the Eventi hotel in Manhattan on Wednesday to launch its Clifton collection, with bold, flat faces inspired by the clean style of the 1950s. The new watches hit stores next week. (Baume & Mercier)
⋅ For the discerning dresser always looking for what's next, Complex has rounded up 12 emerging brands that you should be wearing this season to be ahead of the curve. Catching our eyes: Diet Butcher Slim Skin's metallic track jacket, Department Fives' floral prints (pictured above), unexpected leather pieces from Isaac Sellam, and fun shades form Sherrif & Cherry. (Complex)
—Todd Plummer. Follow him at @toddkingston.