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EDITORIAL: SET IT OFF

EDITORIAL: SET IT OFF

This new editorial is a love letter to NYC, its energy but most importantly to its new designers. I had this desire to feature what we would call in French, la Nouvelle Garde, a group of new talents. Hood By Air, Gypsy Sport, Telfar and XXBC have all developed bold and iconoclast aesthetics. The press has...
NOW: MSGM SS14

NOW: MSGM SS14

Have you ever dreamed of quitting everything and moving to California? If yes, the MSGM SS14 collection is for you! Packed with tie-dye, flower prints and bleached tartan, this new season is an invitation to go west, watch sunsets, skateboard, but most importantly stir up the hippie in you. After two last seasons featuring numerous bold and...
SHOPPING: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD BY GRENSON

SHOPPING: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD BY GRENSON

Christmas before Christmas? Yes! Grenson was invited by Vivienne Westwood to  create a limited edition of handmade shoes for the Spring- Summer 2014 Man Collection. The collection includes traditional Oxfords, tassel slippers and classic English brogues all sporting Westwood’s famous tartan prints, War and Peace illustrations and other exuberant Squiggle prints. All the shoes are obviously made...
NOW: JULIAN ZIGERLI SS14

NOW: JULIAN ZIGERLI SS14

Fashion is an ongoing conversation embracing new trends, techniques, and social evolutions. Unlike established houses, young designers have this amazing freedom – and almost obligation – to experiment. Julian Zigerli has proven season after season to be one of them, using each project as an opportunity to invite artists, graphic designers or just explore abundantly...
SHOPPING: CAMPER x NENDO SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: CAMPER x NENDO SUNGLASSES

Since its creation in 2002, Nendo has consciously developed over the years an organic approach working on multiple projects from interior design to dinnerware.  After designing the 5th Avenue store, Nendo was asked to create for Camper their first sunglasses collection. Inspired by the eclipse, the sunglasses feature two layers of colored lenses perfectly sealed. Nendo achieved...
PFW: ISSEY MIYAKE

PFW: ISSEY MIYAKE

NOW: KAY KWOK SS14

NOW: KAY KWOK SS14

I find it quite delightful to see a young designer nurturing without overworking his style. Looking back at Kay Kwok’s collections, you can easily understand where he’s coming from and where he’s going. This evolution seems completely effortless with his silhouettes even more uncluttered, stretched, and geometric than they were before. This maturation is also marked by...
SHOPPING: BACKPACKS

SHOPPING: BACKPACKS

With summer approaching really fast (!!!), backpack options are become crucial. Fun, lightweight or convenient, Asos has almost everything you need to cover your next trip or…your commutes. I’ve picked few styles including this cool Asos leather sport bag, by Danish brand Wood Wood Mills and of course Eastpak. ASOS Leather Sports Bag Shop it here ASOS...
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 expanded horizons, mixing gothic, mysticism,...
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 Mecca. Like the previous collar...
PFW: WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK

PFW: WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK

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 color), no shorts, no sandals,...
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 sunglasses, all handcrafted, is remarkable....
PFW: JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN

PFW: JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN

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 feeling. His silhouettes constantly vary...
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...