The week's top stories in fashion news.
- In terms of style, Kermit crushes it in Muppets Most Wanted, and it's all thanks to Brooks Brothers. The retailer created over 200 pieces for the movie's male cast members (including the fuzzy green one). Kermit's bespoke "morning suit" even features a boutonniere and a silk necktie. (LA Times)
- As if driving a Land Rover wasn't enough of a signal of your yuppiedom, the car company has partnered with Barbour for an apparel collection inspired by its "core values" of design, reliability, and style. From the preview pics, the pieces don't look that different from other Barbour jackets, except for the "Land Rover studs" and "Land Rover tartan lining." (WWD)
- Pharrell has a lot to be happy about these days. This week, the singer announced yet another partnership—this time, designing clothing and shoes for Adidas. This project is the latest in a seemingly endless stream of Pharrell's fashion collabs, which now include Uniqlo and Comme des Garçons. (Glamour UK)
- Four years after the secret launch of his eponymous womenswear collection in 2010 (complete with Beyoncé taking a turn on the catwalk), Tom Ford has finally embraced the wonderful world of e-commerce. The results are precisely what you would expect: elegant, expensive, and really naked. (Fashionista)
- Steve McQueen's iconic Persols are about to go 2.0. Google Glass has partnered with luxury eyewear maker Luxottica—which makes Persol and brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley—to add some sex appeal to the gizmo. (Forbes)
- That story about Korean men being legally required to adopt Kim Jung Il's version of the high and tight was way over-hyped. In reality, the rule was only imposed on college students, and some sources that reported the hairy news seemed skeptical that it could be enforced effectively. (Slate)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.