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SHOPPING: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR PRO

SHOPPING: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR PRO

As part of the Superstar’s celebration, Adidas is launching June 16th a mid-cut version of the Superstar Pro Model. Available in a trio of classic colorways and constructed in premium suede and boot leather with contrast accents, this new release embodies the original design while offering a clean and fresh take.
NOW: NICOMEDE TALAVERA SS15

NOW: NICOMEDE TALAVERA SS15

After studying on a BA Menswear degree, Nicomede worked at 3.1 Philip Lim and Lanvin for a few months before returning the CSM to achieve a Master in fashion. Most students graduating from Central Saint Martins tend to obsess with abstraction and volumes. John Galliano, Alexander McQueen or Hussein Chalayan, just to name a few, are perfect examples of...
MFW: JIL SANDER

MFW: JIL SANDER

SHOPPING: KIRK ORIGINALS

SHOPPING: KIRK ORIGINALS

Created in 1992 in London, Kirk Originals became immediately Jetset’s favorite from Brits brand Oasis to Hollywood’s A-List Julia Roberts. Their quirky designs, very unique at that time, helped to establish the brand and revived vintage’s inspired eyewear. Two decades later, the brand is making a welcome comeback with some additional styles and reissues all honoring the brand’s...
NOW: HUNTER GATHER SS15

NOW: HUNTER GATHER SS15

I lately become obsessed with understated pieces, not that I’m experiencing a certain fatigue but after seeing so many collections conceptualizing too hard, I needed simplicity. It also comes down to a really basic question: “how to be cool without looking like a fool?”. Co-founded by stylist David Bradshaw (ex-Arena Magazine) and designer Chris Bailey (for creative director at Jigsaw Menswear)...
MFW: COSTUME NATIONALE

MFW: COSTUME NATIONALE

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS SS15

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS SS15

The punk spirit is stronger than ever with this new Dr Martens collection! As always, you’ll find the beautiful classic brogues, all Made in England and using a new shiny Portuguese leather, but it wouldn’t be a proper Dr Martens without a vibrant homage to the American Hardcore scene with these red or blue boots (who...
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, playful, sharp but relaxed, and...
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 designed to offer runners flexibility...
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....
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

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
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 solitude also produces perverseness, the...
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