PFW: HAIDER HACKERMANN - PRESENTATION

PFW: HAIDER HACKERMANN – PRESENTATION

NOW: RAF SIMONS SS15 CAMPAIGN

NOW: RAF SIMONS SS15 CAMPAIGN

Just on time for Paris Fashion Week, Raf Simons unveiled his new campaign with longtime creative partners photographer Willy Vanderperre and stylist Olivier Rizzo. Model Luca Lemaire was portrayed wearing some of the most iconic patchwork pieces from the new collection indoors and outdoors. The team reprised Raf’s favorite aesthetic, a delicate mix between intimate...
MFW: FERRAGAMO BACKSTAGE

MFW: FERRAGAMO BACKSTAGE

MFW: CANALI FW15 PREVIEW

MFW: CANALI FW15 PREVIEW

“Lines are an essential part of everything. I design one line at a time, studying and moving them to craft the motif or silhouette that I have imagined – abstract stripes, oversized checks, cropped proportions. Signature elements shift and evolve, resulting in coherent and relaxed ensembles that are unexpectedly refreshing” said recently...
LCM: KTZ - BACKSTAGE PART 2

LCM: KTZ – BACKSTAGE PART 2

LCM: KTZ - BACKSTAGE - PART 1

LCM: KTZ – BACKSTAGE – PART 1

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SS15: TREND REPORT - PART 3

SS15: TREND REPORT – PART 3

Last part of my SS15 report with two new trends. Embroideries It’s quite unusual to see embroideries in men’s collections so I found interesting to highlight it even though, I must confess, it’s not a major trend. With that being said, I was really seduced by Maison Martin Margiela’s conceptual treatment (embroideries and sheer gauze),...
PFW: 22/4_HOMMES - PART 2

PFW: 22/4_HOMMES – PART 2

SS15: TREND REPORT – PART 2

SS15: TREND REPORT – PART 2

Second part of my SS15 trend report with two new themes, denim and bondage. Unless you are Hood By Air or Calvin Klein, denim is usually a major persona non grata mostly because considered as too casual. So it’s particularly pleasant to see a few designers reinventing jeans and denim jackets like the impeccable Kenzo’s suit, Prada’s 70’s look and Yojhi...
SHOPPING: AIR MAX 1 ULTRA MOIRE

SHOPPING: AIR MAX 1 ULTRA MOIRE

Nike’s quest for more simplicity, lightweight products and innovation seems endless. Made with synthetic suede, laser-perforated, one-piece upper ( actually inspired by the 2006 Nike Air Zoom Moire), the Air Max Ultra Moire offers playful color and fabric contrasts while keeping very low key with mute textures. The sole has been completely revisited using less material while...
SS15: TREND REPORT -  PART 1

SS15: TREND REPORT – PART 1

Before featuring individually my favorite collections in the coming weeks, I decided to dwell into the Spring Summer collections and present some kind of visual report of what I consider essential trends. First trends, white and blue. You can really do more cliché than these two colors, but what interested me here is how most of...
PFW: 22/4_HOMMES

PFW: 22/4_HOMMES

INTERVIEW: JULIEN DAVID

INTERVIEW: JULIEN DAVID

Julien David is not your typical French young designer. First, his training years before starting his own line were spent going to school at Parsons, assisting Narciso Rodriguez and working at Ralph Lauren’s tailoring studio. Then he moved to Tokyo, where he’s been based for 8 years. There he learned Japanese and eventually started designing....
MFW: ARMANI

MFW: ARMANI

SHOPPING: GITMAN VINTAGE SHIRTS

SHOPPING: GITMAN VINTAGE SHIRTS

Gitman Vintage shirts are the epitome of the cool shirts. Part of the Gitman Bros family but only reserved for the cool retailers, the Vintage series offers all you can expect from a made in USA shirt (craftsmanship, excellent fabric quality) with a contemporary take whether is the print (often quite eccentric) or the fit (more...
INTERVIEW: VIDUR

INTERVIEW: VIDUR

The collision between streetwear, sportswear and outerwear has created a brand new world with a new set of rules. London-based label Vidur has successfully translated into a new wardrobe this area we live in. From its more classic but twisted debut to its new SS15 dropping in a few weeks, Vidur’s collections are a savvy...
MFW: FENDI

MFW: FENDI

SHOPPING: NIKELab ACG

SHOPPING: NIKELab ACG

Nike is redefining the future of sportswear one more time with the relaunch of its line ACG under the NikeLab label. Berlin-based designer Errolson Hugh, co-founder of Acronym®, an independent design agency focused on the unification of style and technology in apparel, was invited to join his creative force with the Nike design team. Using the in-house technology (Nike...
FW14: JUUN J / THOM BROWNE

FW14: JUUN J / THOM BROWNE

I recently came across a Diana Vreeland quote saying “modern designers think they need ideas. But they are wrong. All they need is a point of view.” With the men’s collection less than a month away, I couldn’t help but try to figure out who these designers are. Considering my admiration for the rule-breakers (Nazir...
SHOPPING: 4 CLASSIC SCENTS

SHOPPING: 4 CLASSIC SCENTS

My personal tastes have singularly evolved towards sophisticated and unknown brands mostly because I’ve been wearing perfumes for quite some time now. I felt the need to explore new horizons. But with that being said, friends and readers have always asked me what to wear. So I’ve made a simple selection (all from Sephora and...
MFW: CANALI

MFW: CANALI

SHOPPING: HESCHUNG SHOES

SHOPPING: HESCHUNG SHOES

It all started in 1934 with the creation of the Schlitteur heavy-duty boot. Far in the Northern Alsace (east of France), Eugene Heschung decided to establish his own business after 14 years in the industry. First supported by the major industrial activity in Alsace, the brand started developing all sorts of boots, from hiking to competition skiing. 80...
MFW: PRADA - PART 2

MFW: PRADA – PART 2

 
GROOMING: IMMUNOCOLOGIE

GROOMING: IMMUNOCOLOGIE

Today’s I’m introducing you to Immunocologie, a new skincare brand launched this year and founded in NY. Its concept is based on an innovative new delivery system, developed around the science of the skin’s interaction with the immune system. Free of parabens, chemical emulsifiers, or fillers, the products are cold pressed, all natural and contain 15 vitamins...
SHOPPING: ASOS'S BACKPACKS

SHOPPING: ASOS’S BACKPACKS

Asos makes fun and affordable backpacks. So if you are like me (ie a different backpack for different look), Asos is the best source. Discover below some of my favorites currently on my e-shop. Part of them are in promotion and under $50! (Just type Asos in the search to find more styles).
SHOPPING: COLORBLOCKED SWEATERS

SHOPPING: COLORBLOCKED SWEATERS

It’s not because it’s cold outside that we can’t look smart! I’ve selected from my e-shop some bold and some more classic colorblocked sweaters designed by three independent designers. First, the London-based designer Hentsch Man and their colourful sweaters, then Industry Of All Nations, a sustainable studio sourcing fabrics from cooperatives around the world, and...
SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE SHOES

SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE SHOES

Seasons in New York are extremes. It’s no news for anyone living here unless you are me. I’m in a constant denial ! For instance, I naively thought that buying winter boots in August would help me prepare for and accept the cold, sleet, snowstorms, and the 5 hours of daylight but I dramatically failed...