The week's top stories in fashion news.
- There's no better stocking stuffer this holiday season than the 60th anniversary issue of Playboy, which features ten pages of Kate Moss (in full bunny regalia, natch) shot by Mert and Marcus. A close second, however, is Marc Jacobs' commemorative T-shirt—emblazoned with the supermodel in the requisite rabbit ears and tail—which goes to benefit the Foundation for AIDS research. (Hypebeast)
- The US snowboarding team will hit the Sochi slopes with serious swagger at the upcoming winter games. Burton created patchwork snow suits for the athletes using multicolored fabric, chambray, and an American-flag motif to create an effect that's part extreme sport, part granny quilt. (Complex)
- Our desire for a stiff drink increases significantly during the holidays. Understanding this, U.K. department store Selfridges tapped interior designer Lee Broom to create a swanky new bar inside its men's-shoe department in London. Dubbed Mark's Bar, the decadent (and modular) watering hole is the smallest cocktail bar in the city, and will be operated by restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix. We'll drink to that. (Mark's Bar)
- One-stop holiday shopping alert: The Pop Up Flea, a menswear market curated by founders Randy Goldberg and A Continuous Lean's Michael Williams, is returning to New York City for its fifth holiday season. Load up on goodies from brands like Freemans Sporting Club, Steven Alan, Shinola, Baxter of California, and Tanner Goods for the gents on your list—and go ahead, grab a few things for yourself, too. Opening doors at 82 Mercer Street, the market will run from Friday, December 6, through Sunday, December 8. (The PopUp Flea)
- After a string of head-turning campaigns—like models Saskia de Brauw suited up like a dapper gent and Julia Nobis posing half-naked in a floppy black cap—Hedi Slimane, the L.A.-based creative director of the revamped house of Saint Laurent, photographed musician Beck Hansen and model Edie Campbell for a string of moody black-and-white campaign images that show off their clothes as much as their perfectly un-perfect tousled hair. (New York Daily News)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.