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NOW: JIRAIYA AT OPENING CEREMONY

NOW: JIRAIYA AT OPENING CEREMONY

Jiraiya is the man behind the lovely chubby dudes, called gachimuchi in Japanese (“muscular-chubby”) . He’s currently one of the most famous gay manga illustrators with Gengoroh Tagame. Born in 1967, Jiraiya started his actual career in his early 30’s after working for several years as a graphic designer. Growing up in rural Japan in the 70s, sumo...
PFW: GIVENCHY

PFW: GIVENCHY

NOW: ASSK SS15

NOW: ASSK SS15

Social comment is a crucial part of Paris based label ASSK. After exploring Doomsday last winter, the new collection is focusing on video surveillance, internet, glitches and all sort of visual collaterals. Agatha and Sarah, the duo behind ASSK, used this time patchworks of pictures or stretched pixels to create visual landscapes and question our places between reality...
PFW: MARGIELA

PFW: MARGIELA

SHOPPING: PATRIK ERVELL SS15

SHOPPING: PATRIK ERVELL SS15

Patrik Ervell’s obsession for minimalism and textures reached a new level with his Spring Summer collection all inspired by industrial materials and interior design. The collection questions the notion of wearability when trespassing the frontier between industrial and fashion, furniture and clothes. The codes are all inverted, defining new parameters and transforming the body as a home....
SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIO SS15

SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIO SS15

What makes Acne Studio so special? Well, forget about the hype, the trendy imagery and the lovely packaging. Acne Studios is the most “realist” contemporary brand that I’ve ever bought. Everything is well-thought-out from the fabric choices, the fit to the price range. You feel tempted, flattered and obliged to get it. Acne epitomizes also very well this Nordic charm, a savant mix of coldness...
PFW: JUUN J

PFW: JUUN J

SHOPPING: PMW MFG BACKPACKS

SHOPPING: PMW MFG BACKPACKS

PMW MFG was one of my first street style coup de foudres. I found in love immediately with the design of Mark’s backpack (Ohayo Daybreak). It was rare (and still) to find nicely conceived backpacks that were not technical or completely crazy. Asa Nishijima and Mai Warshafsky, the two creative minds behind PMW MFG, are dedicated to...
PFW: COMME DES GARCONS

PFW: COMME DES GARCONS

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS SS15

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS SS15

Having a designer like Raf Simons, Dior’s creative director, design polo shirts and updated Baracuta, remains an anomaly in this industry where collaborations usually mean cheaper product for more money. Fred Perry and Raf Simons share a legitimate love for subculture and youth. Each collection has become less about revolutionizing menswear than making a visual statement and perpetuating independent...
NOW: TOMORROWLAND SS15

NOW: TOMORROWLAND SS15

The new Tomorrowland collection is an ode to effortless chic. Taking cues from classic sportswear with an emphasis on tennis, the new season introduces relaxed silhouettes mixing lightweight fabrics, unconstructed jackets and slightly oversized pants. Thanks to its skilled artisans and access to exclusive mills, the Japanese has developed innovative fabrics like a this rayon poplin for a more comfortable fit....
SHOPPING: OLIVER SPENCER SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: OLIVER SPENCER SUNGLASSES

It’s clearly the best time of the year. Hibernation mode is over. Soon we all will be on terraces drinking, chatting, and flirting! So it’s time to upgrade your A game with some classic shades. I’ve picked for you four cute retro styles from London-based brand Oliver Spencer, all very simple but with this Je ne sais...
PFW: DRIES VAN NOTEN

PFW: DRIES VAN NOTEN

NOW : JUNYA WATANABE SS15

NOW : JUNYA WATANABE SS15

After a few seasons marked by a strong workwear influence – British styles (punk, Saville Row, gentlemen farmer) or Eastern Europe, Junya Watanabe went back to his origins with a SS15 entirely dedicated to Japan and indigo. His classic patchworks are updated with traditional floral or geometric patterns. The bold tartans seen before are replaced by elegant pinstripes or...
INTERVIEW: RICHARD HAINES

INTERVIEW: RICHARD HAINES

Talking with Richard Haines is always special. Rare are the people with such great energy and generosity. I remember seeing him during my first street style season chatting with everybody, always with this great smile and curiosity. It strangely took me two years to really engage with him and discover how wonderful he is. While fashion illustration...
PFW: LOUIS VUITTON

PFW: LOUIS VUITTON

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY LAUREL WREATH SS15

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY LAUREL WREATH SS15

Fred Perry’s Laurel Wreath collections are traditionally the crème de la crème of the British brand. Modern and referential, they combine heritage and urban influences. For this new season, the rules have been pushed a bit further with a monochromatic collection all made of dark blue with here and there some accents of colors. The...
SHOPPING: Mr MATTHEW T-SHIRTS

SHOPPING: Mr MATTHEW T-SHIRTS

Mr Matthew is exactly what I need right now after this horrendous winter: colorful and slim fit t-shirts! Nothing complicated or conceptual, just playful colorblock tees like I would love to find more often. Check them out on my eshop (and powered  by EastDane).
SHOPPING: EASTPAK

SHOPPING: EASTPAK

You can’t really live in Europe, and especially in France, without owning an Eastpak or being tempted to buy one. It’s probably the only cool luggage brand covering almost all of your needs from backpack to travel bags. I’ve been a big fan of their backpacks since ages. I’ve put together a small selection from...
NOW: TRADEMARK SS15 COLLECTION

NOW: TRADEMARK SS15 COLLECTION

With its minimalist details and contemporary silhouette, newly launched Trademark fits between Opening Ceremony and Acne studios. You will find the same conceptual inspirations and playful takes but unlike them, a desire to modernize American sportswear. Technical details such as snaps, nylon color blend and waterproof fabrics have replaced traditional zippers, cotton blends and other traditional details. A vibrant color palette, inspired by...
SHOPPING: MARCELO BURLON

SHOPPING: MARCELO BURLON

In a few seasons,Marcelo Burlon managed to establish his name as a designer and create a whole new aesthetic, influenced by sportswear, street art and tribal imagery. Here are a small selection from my eshop presenting some of his classics.