NOW: KTZ SS14

NOW: KTZ SS14

KTZ’s success is the story of an underdog turned into one of the most acclaimed and successful brands. Unlike many brands, KTZ has created its own rules and thanks to that, found a massive audience ready to jump into its world. Season after season, Marjan Pejoski and Koji Maruyama have...
SHOPPING: NIKE x PIGALLE

SHOPPING: NIKE x PIGALLE

Nike seems unstoppable these days and is redefining what the hype is all about. After the Nike + R.T. collaboration (still wondering if it has really happened since only a few people put their hands on them), Nike teamed with Pigalle Paris, soon to be City of Light’s new fashion...
NOW: BOTTEGA VENETA SS14

NOW: BOTTEGA VENETA SS14

Summer is generally the pivotal moment of the year where designers reveal bodies, embrace bright colors, and most importantly develop a more joyful narrative. Unlike his colleagues, Bottega Veneta’s designer Tomas Maier took another direction. The colour palette was consciously limited to black, grey and white (with few splashes of...
SHOPPING: SHWOOD SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: SHWOOD SUNGLASSES

Wood, like acetate (main material used for sunglasses), has something very unique. Its texture and quality can differ dramatically from one to another. If used correctly, it can elevate a simple object to something elegant and refined. Portland based brand, SHWOOD  has totally integrated this concept. The precision of its...
NOW: PATRIK ERVELL SS14

NOW: PATRIK ERVELL SS14

Patrik Ervell is for the urban dandy. Functional, avant-garde, innovative fabrics but also elegant, tailored and sharp, Patrik Ervell’s aesthetic embraces opposites to reflect the contemporary man. His classic jackets from the double-breasted to the barn coats (very Pointer), are all revisited, either cut shorter or tailored for a modern...
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SHOPPING: AIR MAX BREATHE COLLECTION

SHOPPING: AIR MAX BREATHE COLLECTION

A six-month wait seems quite a lot when you want something! Of all the new Nike collections that I had the opportunity to preview last fall, this particular Breathe collection got me the most excited. As you surely know, sneakers can be a ticking bomb when it comes to smell and heat, especially during summer....
SHOPPING: A.P.C. + M/M

SHOPPING: A.P.C. + M/M

A.P.C. teamed up with Parisian designers and art directors M/M for a capsule collection. Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag are well known for their intellectual approach. Since opening their studio in 1992, each project, whether its an exhibition catalogue (FIAC Paris) or album artwork (Björk, Madonna) or fashion show invitation (Givenchy), each  is an opportunity...
SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

If you ever wondered if the future of fashion is in Asia, these two brands are the beginning of the answer. Keenkeee‘s designer, Hyoungkee Kim, is making a name for himself with his 3D inspired patterns. You clearly enter into a new dimension here, half way between raves and psychedelic. His designs are powerful, pop...
SHOPPING: MOSCOT CLIP-ONS

SHOPPING: MOSCOT CLIP-ONS

This is not a trend report but a statement: Moscot does really cool clip-ons! Of course many brands are offering them but until now I couldn’t find this retro and typical New York style. They have this very unique “vintage meets modern” design that I’ve rarely seen. The Clipzen featured here on the Miltzen frames...
SHOPPING: K-SWISS

SHOPPING: K-SWISS

American sneaker brand K-Swiss became internationally known in 1966 for its “Classic”. It was the first leather tennis shoe on the courts. It’s unique design and its 5-stripe lacing have since then been its signature. For this new season, the Classic offers unique updates with the ”Clean Classic”, a stripped-down minimalist version and  also a...
MFW: EMPORIO ARMANI

MFW: EMPORIO ARMANI

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

If you follow K-pop phenomenons BIG BANG, 2NE1 or SHINee, you certainly know Human Potential (aka HUMPOT). Launched in 2008, the brand was quickly picked by buyers and stylists. Their oversized printed patterns, abstract or pop art, have seduced a large streetwear audience all over the world. Their motto, “potential of humans are unlimited and everyone...
NOW: DAMIR DOMA SS14

NOW: DAMIR DOMA SS14

You sometimes think you are familiar with a designer’s aesthetic but then realise something’s different, or at least partially. This is what happened to me with the new Damir Doma Spring Summer collection. I had a precise idea in my head, a combination of oversized silhouettes very Yohji Yamamoto with multiple layers and a dark...
SHOPPING: S&H ATHLETICS

SHOPPING: S&H ATHLETICS

Shipley & Halmos just launched their vintage inspired sportswear brand called S&H Athletics. Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos have always wanted to reimagine the pieces worn during their childhood and also offer a more relaxed wardrobe to their fans. This new collection features staples all inspired by American classics from varsity sweaters, baseball jackets to rugby shirts and...
MFW: JAMES EDWARD

MFW: JAMES EDWARD

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

Maybe you are familiar with Bompas & Parr if you live in London or are a jelly maniac. Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have mastered the art of jelly (!!!) and candies creating crazy pieces from public monuments in the most eccentric colors. They recently teamed up with London based designer Kit Neale to create...
SHOPPING: COMME DES GARCONS SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: COMME DES GARCONS SNEAKERS

Comme des Garcons shirt launched few weeks ago a new sneakers series very Supports/Surfaces movement. They feature nice contrasts between a simple black geometric form, an optical white leather and a thick rubber white midsole. They will be for sure a great statement piece for your new spring summer wardrobe! And speaking of wardrobe essentials, these Comme...
NOW: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM SS14

NOW: 3.1 PHILLIP LIM SS14

New York or Ibiza? Urban dwellers or bohemian beach look? Phillip Lim was clearly inspired (and maybe conflicted but who wouldn’t be?) by these two tribes. His Spring Summer collection plays constantly between oppositions and contrasts: floral prints, bright red and cyan, soft fabrics, oversized shirts and pants, summer stripes vs muted colors, fitted silhouettes,...
SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

Few are the stores who invest in new designers. It generally lasts a few seasons and then fades away when the hype is gone. But then there are stores who continuously support designers. Since its launch in 2011, Marques ‘ Almeida has been sold at Opening Ceremony. For this season, OC took their support a bit further...
SHOPPING: G-SHOCK CAMO SERIES

SHOPPING: G-SHOCK CAMO SERIES

Whether you like it or not, G-Shock watches are unique. Urban, strong, highly resistant and efficient, they managed to stay on trend and be the only cool brand in this category. For this spring, G-Shock just launched new camo series, the GD120CM with an overall camo print (bracelet and dial) and GA100CF with a camo...
MFW: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

MFW: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

For anyone curious to know what’s happening now, Opening Ceremony is the reference. Carol Lim, Humberto Leon and the OC family have constantly supported young designers. From Acne to Gypsy Sport, every single cool brand has been sold in at least one of the OC stores (NYC, LA, London and Tokyo). To celebrate this new season,...
SHOPPING: LAZY OAF SPRING 14

SHOPPING: LAZY OAF SPRING 14

Spring wouldn’t be the same without a slice of Lazy Oaf! Their illustrations, mix of pop culture and tongue-in-cheek messages, have been  their trademark since its creation in 2001. Discover some of my favorite pieces from the new collection.