SHOPPING: RAEN

SHOPPING: RAEN

California keeps on giving the most interesting eyewear brands on the market. Founded in 2008, RAEN’s mission is to offer a boutique approach to eyewear using the finest materials and techniques. All the styles are hand-finished, made with Zyl acetate, an organic mix of wood pulp and natural cotton fiber and...
SHOPPING: GRENSON 4 COLLECTION

SHOPPING: GRENSON 4 COLLECTION

Three men and one brand. Three perfectionists and one 150 year old shoemaker aka Shinsuke Takizawa designer and founder of Neighborhood, Kazuki Kuraishi designer and founder of THE FOURNESS and of course Tim Little, creative director and owner of Grenson. Three men united to celebrate and reinvent one of Grenson’s most iconic...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS FW16

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS FW16

This is the 14th Raf Simons collection for Fred Perry! Who knew that the conceptual designer would extend this collaboration for so long… and still surprise us with new takes season after season. This Fall Winter collection focuses on knitwear, using the same bold graphics (stripes and color blocking from this Spring...
SHOPPING: RE-KANKEN

SHOPPING: RE-KANKEN

This is a great day for all the Kånken lovers! Fjällräven just introduced a special edition pack built with sustainable materials with recycled polyester that is sourced from used water bottles. The material is coated with a PFC-free treatment for eco-friendly weather resistance. Fjällräven was able to develop one yarn to create three materials...
SHOPPING: NATIVE MONACOS

SHOPPING: NATIVE MONACOS

Native shoes makes probably the lightest sneakers on the market thanks to its seamless technology and the revolutionary EVA (lightweight sole, found also in Adidas sneakers). The new Monacos (available in a low and mid top) reprise the sleek design of the Apollo Moc adding this time a more old-school...
SHOPPING: ACNE EMOJI COLLECTION

SHOPPING: ACNE EMOJI COLLECTION

Acne Studios just released what we all secretly hoped for: the most playful and pop-art inspired capsule collection. While quite a few designers have previously featured emojis, Acne Studios just embellished its classic sweatshirts and t-shirts with clean and vibrant embroideries. The series includes our favorite symbols aka banana, donut, hotdog...
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NOW: NYFWM SS17

NOW: NYFWM SS17

Private Policy Inspired by the story of slaves kept prisoners on fishing boats for years in the Southeast Asia, Private Policy, created by two Parson’s alumni, designed a collection where clothes are seen as political statement. Second Layer After a first collection mostly influenced by their neighborhood (Los Angeles, skaters, streetwear, oversized fits), the duo behind...
NOW: NYFWM SS17

NOW: NYFWM SS17

NYFWM just ended a month-long of shows sprawled between London, Florence, Milan and Paris. While the utility of this additional fashion week remains to be redefined, it offered to a few designers an opportunity to showcase interesting ideas. Linder Image Patty Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe designing a collection back in the 70’s and you will understand what Linder...
MFW: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

MFW: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

SHOPPING: WARBY PARKER SS16

SHOPPING: WARBY PARKER SS16

Warby Parker does very well the updated classic, a style you could have fallen in love at the thrift store but, somehow, wasn’t quite right or modern. Warby Parker understood it and has, ever since its creation, delivered elegant styles playing the nostalgic card with a certain quirkiness. This new summer collection has the perfect balance between vintage and...
SHOPPING: SUICOKE

SHOPPING: SUICOKE

The Japanese label Suicoke reinvented the sandals just when everyone thought we will be stuck with Birkenstocks for another century. While keeping the original chunky look, they managed to elevate the classic Teva adding a Vibram sole, adjustable webbing straps and rubber footbeds, making them indestructible, highly comfortable, steady and somehow a must-have. I’ve picked...
SHOPPING: MATCHESFASHION SALES

SHOPPING: MATCHESFASHION SALES

Here we are again! Sales Sales Sales!! MatchesFashion.com just opened the season with a large selection at 50% off. I’ve picked five of my favorites including the super cool Blue Blue Japan (one of the new Indigo masters), Yohji, Raf and of course Kenzo. Happy shopping! Blue Blue Japan Shop it here Raf Simons x...
MFW: FERRAGAMO

MFW: FERRAGAMO

SHOPPING: GENTLE MONSTER

SHOPPING: GENTLE MONSTER

You can define Gentle Monster as the Acne Studios of eyewear. Disruptive design and independent thinking have propelled Gentle Monster as the most sought after designer brand in Korea. Originally created five years ago to satisfy a niche market (i.e. the perfect fit for Korean faces), the sunglasses and frames found a quick following among celebrities and fashionistas. Their...
SHOPPING: AMI SS16

SHOPPING: AMI SS16

In just a few seasons, AMI has become the ultimate cool Parisian brand, eclipsing venerable brands like A.P.C., and keeping editors (and buyers) all excited. The secret of the recipe is simple: revisited staples (i.e. the right fit and the right fabric), trendy or quirky details and the right price point. It’s technically called contemporary menswear since it...
SHOPPING: MAISON KITSUNE FOR MR PORTER

SHOPPING: MAISON KITSUNE FOR MR PORTER

This capsule collection really feels like love at first sight. Think about it: the preppy French brand teaming up with the ultra-chic Mr Porter. Can we really do more cool and chic than that? This 18 piece collection is almost a preview of the upcoming season already all about Japan, its memorabilia and an ode to travel. It has,...
NOW: FABRIC-BRAND & CO

NOW: FABRIC-BRAND & CO

Since its creation in the mid 19th century, denim has remained a constant source of inspiration and reinvention. It’s interesting to note that most of the new players are neither American nor part of the traditional denim history, leaving to the original actors (Levi’s and Co…) not that much room to remain relevant. One of these newcomers...
MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA

MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA

SHOPPING: KIRK ORIGINALS

SHOPPING: KIRK ORIGINALS

Modern reinterpretations of styles brings somehow the best of both worlds, the vintage feeling intertwined with the contemporary take. Kirk Original does it quite well. You won’t find anything ostentatious here, just this charming sensation of deja-vu whether it’s the design of the frames (60’s or 70’s), the textures (love the Havana acetate) or the tint of...
SHOPPING: FILLING PIECES SS16

SHOPPING: FILLING PIECES SS16

Filling Pieces has achieved in a few seasons what almost nobody has ever done so far: bridging the gap between streetwear and premium high-quality sneakers. Handmade in Portugal using the finest Italian materials, Filling Pieces flirts with both worlds, using the visual street codes (low and high top silhouettes, detailed soles, unique color palette,… ) mixed with an impeccable...
MFW: ZEGNA

MFW: ZEGNA

SHOPPHING: NUDIE JEANS - BLEACH DENIM

SHOPPHING: NUDIE JEANS – BLEACH DENIM

Finding the right bleach jeans is always a bit tricky. European brands have always designed somehow stronger styles (think of the APC’s Japanese stonewashed ones). Swedish brand Nudie Jeans, renowned for its sustainable denim, offers this season different shades and treatments from lighter to distressed. Unlike most of American brands, the results are more subtle and have a...
PITTI UOMO: PART 4

PITTI UOMO: PART 4

PITTI UOMO: PART 3

PITTI UOMO: PART 3

SHOPPING: REEBOK ALIEN STOMPER

SHOPPING: REEBOK ALIEN STOMPER

If you are a diehard fan of the Alien franchise like I’m, this might be for you. At the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the James Cameron film, ALIENS (first in order), Reebok teamed up with Fox Studios to reissue the sneakers worn by Sigourney Weaver. The capsule collection includes mid and high-top styles, both reprising the bulky but retro design...
PITTI UOMO: PART 2

PITTI UOMO: PART 2

NOW: WOOD WOOD SS16

NOW: WOOD WOOD SS16

Wood Wood SS16 collection goes one step further from its streetwear origins to embrace a more creative direction. This new season switched from the classic black & white uniform to a rich color palette of burgundy, warm beige, indigo and deep navy blue. The silhouette, while remaining quite linear and sometimes boxy, is slightly more complex, introducing more separates and multiple...