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NOW: A COLD WALL

NOW: A COLD WALL

Streetwear has become the synthesis of art and fashion, creating a new genre, a support for creative directors, good or bad, engaged or not, master of communications or/and real thinkers. Streetwear is graphic design, photography, fonts, textures, music, performances, installations. All are part of the same vision, the same desire to establish a dialogue, to...
PFW: Y/PROJECT

PFW: Y/PROJECT

SHOPPING: COS × AGNES MARTIN GUGGENHEIM

SHOPPING: COS × AGNES MARTIN GUGGENHEIM

Rare, I believe, the collaboration between fashion labels and museums (besides some overpriced t-shirts here and there). So the news of this unexpected collaboration between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and COS for the Agnes Martin retrospective makes it definitely unique. This capsule collection is also the occasion for the COS design team to...
NOW: RABBITHOLE

NOW: RABBITHOLE

Rabbithole is one of these brands with almost no digital imprint. London-based and founded in 2010, Rabbithole went through different iterations before looking that cool. You might find here and there a few images from previous collections but nothing really noticeable until, I believe, this new collection. We always praised NYC as the Mecca of streetwear. It’s...
NOW: SUNNEI

NOW: SUNNEI

It’s always interesting to observe how brands evolve and what they actually are about. From their first collection for SS15 to their most recent (SS17), Sunnei’s evolution is truly mesmerizing. Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo, the two designers, seem to have aggregated (or learned) what’s a cool brand is about nowadays. From a revisited soft tailoring slightly influenced by...
PFW: LEMAIRE

PFW: LEMAIRE

SHOPPING: ARKK

SHOPPING: ARKK

I read here and there that Arkk’s Raven sneakers were basically a rip-off of Y3 Qasa. While it’s difficult to deny some similarities,  you can’t the simplicity and slick lines of their design. Unlike the Qasa, the Raven are extremely streamlined, offering a good compromise between a designer sneaker and a trainer, with a lightweight sole...
SHOPPING: TOMORROWLAND FW16

SHOPPING: TOMORROWLAND FW16

Someone asked me the other day what was my favorite brand. It’s almost impossible for me to answer that question, first because I’m always drawn to quirky brands, but also, and as you know, they don’t always translate well at work. So realistically, my options are rather limited, besides my favorites (Raf Simons, Kenzo, Martine Rose, Acne and COS)....
SHOPPING: GRENSON ARCHIVE COLLECTION

SHOPPING: GRENSON ARCHIVE COLLECTION

Grenson is celebrating is 150th anniversary. For the occasion, Tim Little, owner and designer of Grenson, decided to revisit their rich and long history and picked eight styles, all reflecting different periods of the brand but also of our history (trends, war, influences, technical evolutions). While Tim’s goal here was to respect the essence of each style,...
SHOPPING: SOLID HOMME

SHOPPING: SOLID HOMME

It’s some kind of back to school moment for everyone and no better than a full new look to start the new season. It’s also this typical moment of the year when mornings are a bit chilly, the long days are over and… we feel the need for something cool and understated to cheer us up. Solid...
MFW: GUCCI

MFW: GUCCI

SHOPPING: PRADA AT MR PORTER

SHOPPING: PRADA AT MR PORTER

This is kind of a big deal in the e-commerce world: this is the first time ever that Prada’s ready-to-wear collection is available to buy online. Mr Porter will offer about 150 pieces every season, from the runway to the mainline collections. I’ve handpicked six styles just to give you an idea of how great this...
SHOPPING: NIKELAB x STONE ISLAND WINDRUNNER

SHOPPING: NIKELAB x STONE ISLAND WINDRUNNER

Great classics never die! Nike’s windrunner, first launched in 1978, is getting a second update with Stone Island. Using this time two nylons developed by the Italian brand, the Hyper Light Membrana and the Membrana 3L TC, both wind and water repellent, the new jacket comes in primary colors (black, blue, green, red, yellow) and ivory. Beyond...
MFW: ARMANI

MFW: ARMANI

SHOPPING: ADIDAS ROD LAVER PRIMEKNIT

SHOPPING: ADIDAS ROD LAVER PRIMEKNIT

The Rod Laver are probably the most underrated sneakers ever made by Adidas. Launched in 1970, right after the Stan Smith, the Rod Laver have, for some reasons, never enjoyed a similar success. Named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver and initially designed with a rounded toebox and a thick white mesh (and later white leather),...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY EXHIBITION FOOTWEAR

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY EXHIBITION FOOTWEAR

Fred Perry has reinvented the notion of heritage by continuously updating or challenging his most iconic styles. The latest sneaker drop, the Fred Perry Exhibition Footwear, updates the B1 and B2 tennis shoes originally launched in the 1980’s. The B1 features the distinct bowling detail of the original while the B2 also retains its original design features with...
SHOPPING: KEF MUO SPEAKER

SHOPPING: KEF MUO SPEAKER

The world of wireless Bluetooth speakers is a well saturated market with anyone claiming delivering the perfect beat. Nonetheless to say that this highly anticipated promise offers quite often disappointment to a point you wonder what’s the definition of a good speaker. The MUO answers that question in an elegant and organic way. By merging signals...
SHOPPING: RAEN

SHOPPING: RAEN

California keeps on giving the most interesting eyewear brands on the market. Founded in 2008, RAEN’s mission is to offer a boutique approach to eyewear using the finest materials and techniques. All the styles are hand-finished, made with Zyl acetate, an organic mix of wood pulp and natural cotton fiber and feature Carl Zeiss CR-39 lenses...
SHOPPING: GRENSON 4 COLLECTION

SHOPPING: GRENSON 4 COLLECTION

Three men and one brand. Three perfectionists and one 150 year old shoemaker aka Shinsuke Takizawa designer and founder of Neighborhood, Kazuki Kuraishi designer and founder of THE FOURNESS and of course Tim Little, creative director and owner of Grenson. Three men united to celebrate and reinvent one of Grenson’s most iconic style, the Triple Welt. These...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS FW16

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS FW16

This is the 14th Raf Simons collection for Fred Perry! Who knew that the conceptual designer would extend this collaboration for so long… and still surprise us with new takes season after season. This Fall Winter collection focuses on knitwear, using the same bold graphics (stripes and color blocking from this Spring Summer), revisiting the traditional tipping...
SHOPPING: RE-KANKEN

SHOPPING: RE-KANKEN

This is a great day for all the Kånken lovers! Fjällräven just introduced a special edition pack built with sustainable materials with recycled polyester that is sourced from used water bottles. The material is coated with a PFC-free treatment for eco-friendly weather resistance. Fjällräven was able to develop one yarn to create three materials to complete the Re-Kånken design....