NOW: JOSEPH SS15

NOW: JOSEPH SS15

Leather up! According to Mark Thomas (Joseph’s designer since two seasons) summer is officially time to wear leather pants. While it might seem like an anomaly, it actually translates well what this collection’s narrative is about, a growing man. After a darker fall – winter collection, this season explores a different man, more confident,...
MFW: ZEGNA

MFW: ZEGNA

SHOPPING: NIKELAB FREE RIFT SANDAL

SHOPPING: NIKELAB FREE RIFT SANDAL

Looking in the past to reinvent the future seems to be Nike’s latest mantra. After revisiting a few of its classics (Air Force, Air Max, …), Nike, through its experimental division NikeLab, just reimagined the Rift, a hybrid between a sandal and a sneakers. Launched in 1996, the Rift was initially...
SHOPPING: ONIA SS15

SHOPPING: ONIA SS15

With Memorial Day around the corner (aka the official beginning of summer in the US), it was about time to feature some of my favorite swim-trunks from my friends at Onia. They were one of the first to offer “transitional” shorts (city/beach) using elegant but fun prints. Discover my picks below....
PITTI UOMO: DAY 2

PITTI UOMO: DAY 2

EDITORIAL: LES FAUVES

EDITORIAL: LES FAUVES

I’m quite excited to present this new editorial photographed for GQItalia.it and styled by Mitchell Belk. While the inspiration was mostly visual, I also had this quote from Thomas Man’s Death in Venice. I couldn’t find better words to describe this new project. “Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But...
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SHOPPING: SANDALS

SHOPPING: SANDALS

Time to update your sandals collection with some revisited classics (thanks to Mr Porter). First Birkenstock’s Boston sandals in an elegant with off-white suede, followed by Japanese brand Suicoke and its updated strap sandals (using a two-tone Vibram sole), then Zurich-based Dan Ward with its super chic black and white flip-flops and last but least Adidas’s slides....
NOW: STUDIOPRETZEL SS15

NOW: STUDIOPRETZEL SS15

Looking at the new Emiliano Laszlo’s StudioPretzel Spring Summer, I can’t help but quote this Simon & Garfunkel’s song: “Time it was And what a time it was, it was A time of innocence A time of confidences”. Remembering the time of innocence, this defining moment before adulthood, these moments with your friends spent in the...
PITTI UOMO: DAY 1

PITTI UOMO: DAY 1

 
SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SUNGLASSES

Looking at these Barton Perreira brown-tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses, I can’t help but think of Hollywood’s golden age with all these fabulous movie stars… I love how these three styles revisit perfectly this heritage. Chic and effortless. www.bartonperreira.com
SHOPPING: LOUIS VUITTON ACCESSORIES

SHOPPING: LOUIS VUITTON ACCESSORIES

These Louis Vuitton’s sneakers are everything! I love the combination of a classic runner’s features with Louis Vuitton’s embossed iconic damier pattern. The different panels offer a nice and subtle white on white play making this style very chic and low-key. Louis Vuitton always surprises us with new interpretations of its monogram. This deep blue V printed...
SHOPPING: GITMAN VINTAGE SHIRTS

SHOPPING: GITMAN VINTAGE SHIRTS

Founded in 1932, the Gitman Brothers established itself as a preppy, très East Coast, shirt maker. Gitman Vintage was launched more recently to explore the massive archives and offer a more contemporary, quite tongue-in-cheek, take. This new season plays with new patterns, including the famous I Love NY and some cool exotic prints. Check out my favorite styles (all from my eshop)....
SHOPPING: K-SWISS BELMON T

SHOPPING: K-SWISS BELMON T

Known initially for its performance styles, K-Swiss rapidly introduced court inspired sneakers. One of them, the Belmont T, reprises some of the brand’s classic features (five stripes, decorative stitching) with a very vintage feeling thanks to its canvas, minimal silhouette and rubber midsole. Kswiss.com
PITTI UOMO: DAY 1

PITTI UOMO: DAY 1

SHOPPING: CHUCK TAYLOR x PLAY CDG

SHOPPING: CHUCK TAYLOR x PLAY CDG

Converse and Play Comme des garcons are back with a new collection revisiting the premium Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 relaunched last year. This fourth collaboration features heavy grade canvas uppers, a smaller toe box and higher midsole finished in solid white, reinforced contrast canvas heel strips along with an accentuated red eyes logo. All will...
LCM: ALEX MATTSSON

LCM: ALEX MATTSSON

SHOPPING: COS x MR PORTER

SHOPPING: COS x MR PORTER

While COS is quite established in Europe, it’s still a newcomer in the US with only one store for now in New York City. So it’s a very exciting news to see them collaborating with Mr Porter today for a limited capsule collection. Dedicated to the modern traveller, the series emphasizes COS’s design with very slick pieces...
SHOPPING: MR PORTER EXCLUSIVES SS15

SHOPPING: MR PORTER EXCLUSIVES SS15

Mr Porter teamed up again with Officine Generale and Hentsch Man for two exclusive capsule collections. Paris-based brand Officine Generale has made a name for itself with its revisited classics and its impeccable fabric choices. This selection includes a midnight-blue leather jacket made using butter-soft leather, a cotton-jersey tee and some really cute striped denim shorts made with Japanese cotton....
SS15: WARRIORS

SS15: WARRIORS

Hypersexualized men are common currency on the runway. Tom Ford, Versace, Calvin Klein, just to name a few, have used and abused of them until they slowly vanished with the new millennium. As menswear was getting slowly but surely gaining momentum during the last decade, a new dandy, sophisticated, savvy, global, emerged. Dries Van Noten is certainly...
SHOPPING: WANT LES ESSENTIELS SS15

SHOPPING: WANT LES ESSENTIELS SS15

As you know, Want Les Essentiels is all about travel and self discovery. For this season, Dexter and Byron Peart, the twin brothers and designers, went back to their origins, Jamaica. Shades of blues, vivid greens, floral prints and also exotic fabrics like thatched raffia weaving have been incorporated. The Sangster, their first beach bag, is introduced for the occasion...
SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: BARTON PERREIRA SUNGLASSES

Vintage inspired sunglasses with champagne frames and vintage green lens are a must-have for any eyewear fanatic. While some brands are quite often just replicating archive pieces, Barton Perreira has produced ones of the most elegant and contemporary styles. Each piece offers a delicate balance between vintage and modern influences. Read also Patty Perreira’s interview published...
LCM: RICHARD JAMES

LCM: RICHARD JAMES

NOW: JUUN J SS15

NOW: JUUN J SS15

Do you remember Juun J’s Spring Summer collection packed with these gorgeous but skinny shorts… Well this time is over. Forget about the sexualized warriors, it’s now all about monks wearing oversized tees, shirts, kimono pants or robes. The silhouettes, largely influenced by everything sportswear, are longer, drapey, loose, masking or stretching bodies, reminiscences of old Yojhi Yamamoto from...
SHOPPING: FERRAGAMO SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: FERRAGAMO SUNGLASSES

The Italian powerhouse has a long tradition of designing sophisticated sunglasses revisiting here and there classics. For this season, Ferragamo reinterprets a vintage steampunk style from the 50s. The frame has been streamlined making this type even more timeless while the bold contrast between the metallic core and black acetate offers a very chic new take. Shop them at Ferragamo.com and worldwide...
LCM: JOSEPH

LCM: JOSEPH

 
SHOPPING: NEIL BARRETT

SHOPPING: NEIL BARRETT

Neil Barrett has a unique talent for mixing black and white whether with panel compositions, ombres or collages. For this new season, he played with vintage photographs creating slightly weird collages with antique statues and  Einstein’s portraits. The result is, as always, very clean and chic. Check my selects from ssense.com below. Shop it here...
SHOPPING: ADIDAS x PALACE SS15

SHOPPING: ADIDAS x PALACE SS15

Palace teamed up for a second time with Adidas Originals pulling this time even more classics from the archives and offering a performance-driven update. All the styles have been updated with highly breathable and lightweight fabrics while staying true to their original looks. The color palette is this time a bit more muted, with a range of...