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SHOPPING: GENTLE MONSTER

SHOPPING: GENTLE MONSTER

You can define Gentle Monster as the Acne Studios of eyewear. Disruptive design and independent thinking have propelled Gentle Monster as the most sought after designer brand in Korea. Originally created five years ago to satisfy a niche market (i.e. the perfect fit for Korean faces), the sunglasses and frames found a quick following among celebrities and fashionistas. Their...
SHOPPING: AMI SS16

SHOPPING: AMI SS16

In just a few seasons, AMI has become the ultimate cool Parisian brand, eclipsing venerable brands like A.P.C., and keeping editors (and buyers) all excited. The secret of the recipe is simple: revisited staples (i.e. the right fit and the right fabric), trendy or quirky details and the right price point. It’s technically called contemporary menswear since it...
SHOPPING: MAISON KITSUNE FOR MR PORTER

SHOPPING: MAISON KITSUNE FOR MR PORTER

This capsule collection really feels like love at first sight. Think about it: the preppy French brand teaming up with the ultra-chic Mr Porter. Can we really do more cool and chic than that? This 18 piece collection is almost a preview of the upcoming season already all about Japan, its memorabilia and an ode to travel. It has,...
NOW: FABRIC-BRAND & CO

NOW: FABRIC-BRAND & CO

Since its creation in the mid 19th century, denim has remained a constant source of inspiration and reinvention. It’s interesting to note that most of the new players are neither American nor part of the traditional denim history, leaving to the original actors (Levi’s and Co…) not that much room to remain relevant. One of these newcomers...
MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA

MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA

SHOPPING: KIRK ORIGINALS

SHOPPING: KIRK ORIGINALS

Modern reinterpretations of styles brings somehow the best of both worlds, the vintage feeling intertwined with the contemporary take. Kirk Original does it quite well. You won’t find anything ostentatious here, just this charming sensation of deja-vu whether it’s the design of the frames (60’s or 70’s), the textures (love the Havana acetate) or the tint of...
SHOPPING: FILLING PIECES SS16

SHOPPING: FILLING PIECES SS16

Filling Pieces has achieved in a few seasons what almost nobody has ever done so far: bridging the gap between streetwear and premium high-quality sneakers. Handmade in Portugal using the finest Italian materials, Filling Pieces flirts with both worlds, using the visual street codes (low and high top silhouettes, detailed soles, unique color palette,… ) mixed with an impeccable...
MFW: ZEGNA

MFW: ZEGNA

SHOPPHING: NUDIE JEANS - BLEACH DENIM

SHOPPHING: NUDIE JEANS – BLEACH DENIM

Finding the right bleach jeans is always a bit tricky. European brands have always designed somehow stronger styles (think of the APC’s Japanese stonewashed ones). Swedish brand Nudie Jeans, renowned for its sustainable denim, offers this season different shades and treatments from lighter to distressed. Unlike most of American brands, the results are more subtle and have a...
PITTI UOMO: PART 4

PITTI UOMO: PART 4

PITTI UOMO: PART 3

PITTI UOMO: PART 3

SHOPPING: REEBOK ALIEN STOMPER

SHOPPING: REEBOK ALIEN STOMPER

If you are a diehard fan of the Alien franchise like I’m, this might be for you. At the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the James Cameron film, ALIENS (first in order), Reebok teamed up with Fox Studios to reissue the sneakers worn by Sigourney Weaver. The capsule collection includes mid and high-top styles, both reprising the bulky but retro design...
PITTI UOMO: PART 2

PITTI UOMO: PART 2

NOW: WOOD WOOD SS16

NOW: WOOD WOOD SS16

Wood Wood SS16 collection goes one step further from its streetwear origins to embrace a more creative direction. This new season switched from the classic black & white uniform to a rich color palette of burgundy, warm beige, indigo and deep navy blue. The silhouette, while remaining quite linear and sometimes boxy, is slightly more complex, introducing more separates and multiple...
PITTI UOMO: PART 1

PITTI UOMO: PART 1

LCM: RICHARD JAMES

LCM: RICHARD JAMES

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x NIGEL CABOURN SS16

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x NIGEL CABOURN SS16

The new Fred Perry x Nigel Cabourn collection explores another time the British label’s archives, delving into the 1950’s and 1970’s. The original tennis kits and Fred Perry Sportswear leisure styles created Perry and Tibby Wegner, his business partner at that time, were the inspiration behind for this capsule collection, emphasizing the importance of the UK manufacturing, the faded...
SHOPPING: ADIEU SS16

SHOPPING: ADIEU SS16

We are so used of the same styles (and quite often ugly ones), that I can’t help but be emotional when discovering new shoes. That’s what happened almost three years ago with Adieu. This guy, who was wearing a pair during Paris Fashion Week, gave me the name and store location. I went there right away, looked at...
LCM: MARGARET HOWELL

LCM: MARGARET HOWELL

SHOPPING: KENZO x THE JUNGLE BOOK

SHOPPING: KENZO x THE JUNGLE BOOK

Kenzo just teamed up with Disney for the release of The Jungle Book movie, the 3D version the classic animated movie. This capsule collection reprises the luxuriant decor used in the original movie as a playful background on shirts, sweaters, pants and jackets. “What we found most appealing for this project was to marry strong Jungle Book elements with...
SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS EYEWEAR SS16

SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS EYEWEAR SS16

The new Acne Studios eyewear series is more an update of existing styles than a completely new collection. We still have to keep in mind that the first iteration was exceptionally strong and introduced a quite unusual full range of styles from slick aviator to overly dramatic acetate frames. This new series plays with different hues (green forest, light green), remixes materials (the golden,...