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LFWM: CHALAYAN FW17

LFWM: CHALAYAN FW17

British designer Hussein Chalayan was one of the last happening in London this season. I took me a bit by surprised as he used to present in Paris along with labels sharing the same ethos and aesthetic like, for example, Lemaire. Besides being from the same generation, Chalayan and Christophe Lemaire have indeed a lot in common....
LFWM: FW17

LFWM: FW17

London Collection: Men is now called London Fashion Week Men. Why? No one really knows besides maybe the BFC’s desire to solidify and rebrand its fashion weeks. What did we gain? Surely a streamlined schedule, more venues for designers who usually were only offering presentations and now got the space and exposure of major brands… ready...
INTERVIEW: ETUDES STUDIO

INTERVIEW: ETUDES STUDIO

Who is Études Studio? Études is a clothing label, an art direction studio and a book publishing house. We first started with different companies separating all those activities but realized they were all part of the same project. That’s how Études Studio was born. We want to explore all kind of mediums and activities whether...
SHOPPING: FERRAGAMO SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: FERRAGAMO SUNGLASSES

What makes designer’s sunglasses better than a regular eyewear brand? Well, like handbags and shoes, you are tapping into the brand’s story but more importantly, the designer’s point of view. In the specific case of Ferragamo, you are even getting part of the traditional italian eyewear craftsmanship i.e. thick acetate, wayfarer or 1930s inspired frames, slick metal detailing, playful treatments...
SHOPPING: JACKSON BY WANT LES ESSENTIELS

SHOPPING: JACKSON BY WANT LES ESSENTIELS

Want Les Essentiels has made a name for itself with its urban chic accessories and footwear. Their products reconciled luxury fabrics, smart detailing and everyday functionalities. Their new Jackson briefcase epitomizes perfectly their ethos with its messenger inspired design. Its 15” will accommodate your computer, iPad Pro or portfolio while its front pocket can hold all...
SHOPPING: COS HOLIDAY COLLECTION

SHOPPING: COS HOLIDAY COLLECTION

While the Holidays are truly a guilt-free season, it somehow also became awfully cheesy with plethora of tacky options. COS, true to its legendary simplicity, just launched a neo-futurist inspired capsule collection with a subtle 80s flair (think David Bowie during his dandy period). You’ll find  collarless cream coat, narrow collar double-breasted black jacket and front pleats cuffed...
SHOPPING: STRIPES

SHOPPING: STRIPES

Stripes have been quite an obsession this season. After a first story a few weeks ago focusing on formalwear and its different iterations, I’m featuring today five styles inspired by its sportswear origins. From AMI track jacket to Saint Laurent’s sailor sweater, Long Journey’s classic striped shirt with this playful yellow patch and of course...
NOW: JULIAN ZIGERLI FW16

NOW: JULIAN ZIGERLI FW16

What’s the value of memories after all? This is the question Julian Zigerli is asking us and is trying to answer with his new fall winter collection. Between nostalgia and memorabilia, Zigerli recreated a whole new world using his favorites pieces, colors, materials from his childhood during the 80’s and 90’s. Expect an explosion of...
SHOPPING: CITIZEN OF HUMANITY

SHOPPING: CITIZEN OF HUMANITY

We will probably never know the truth about denim but we surely know when it feels right. And that’s how I feel about Citizen of Humanity. Their washes feel natural getting even better overtime while their jackets and pants offer great fits, whether you go for skinny, slim or relaxed. They introduced for this season a new relaxed...
SHOPPING: PALLADIUM x BLACK SCALE

SHOPPING: PALLADIUM x BLACK SCALE

Those new Pallatech boots are the Palladium 2.0. Palladium design team has been working continuously the last few seasons to establish their classics as rugged and all condition boots, improving materials, resistance and style. But we had to wait until this new collaboration with Black Scale to actually really benefit from all those improvements. I particularly...
PFW: KENZO

PFW: KENZO

SHOPPING: GRENSON BOOTS

SHOPPING: GRENSON BOOTS

As you know, I’m a big Grenson fan. Not only because they are fantastic team, but because of their dedication to make great products, regardless of the price point. Whether you look at the Triplewelt series or the G line (more affordable), the quality remains the same. The average price for my boots selection today is around...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY HARRINGTON JACKET

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY HARRINGTON JACKET

Fred Perry didn’t invent the Harrington jacket but it surely made it cooler and honored more than anyone else this British staple. When some other brands got lost trying to reinvent this classic, Fred Perry’s genius was to reprise the exact details making it so particular and a great everyday jacket. Veritable tartan lining, buttoned collar, waterproof...
INTERVIEW: BESPOKEN

INTERVIEW: BESPOKEN

Bespoken is one of those NY gems that has been overlooked for too long. Launched by Sam and Liam Fayed in 2008, the brand grew gradually benefiting from their father’s ties with London based label Turnbull and Asser. Intrigued, I met with Sam at their NY showroom to discuss his father’s influence, what it means...
SHOPPING: BOHEMIAN GREEN

SHOPPING: BOHEMIAN GREEN

You might wonder what I actually call bohemian green. Well, a few seasons ago, a handful of designers (Craig Green and OAMC, just to name a few) reintroduced this yellowish green, lighter than an army green but dirtier than the traditional olive green. It quickly became the new green, and as always opened new design possibilities. Craig Green was the first to reinvent...
PFW: KENZO

PFW: KENZO

SHOPPING: EVENINGWEAR

SHOPPING: EVENINGWEAR

The sarcastic in me always runs away from the Holiday season (and everything linked to it). Not that I dislike it but that sudden obligation to look cute make me feel really weird. I do have to admit that it does help some of us struggling with the gentleman attire. So with a little help from MatchesFashion.com,...
ART: CALVIN KLEIN + DAN FLAVIN

ART: CALVIN KLEIN + DAN FLAVIN

Calvin Klein, Dan Flavin and Raf Simons, three unconventional minds with the same desire to challenge the present and shape the future and now united by this art installation. We always talk about the controversy and sexualized campaigns but Calvin Klein’s world is defined by an insatiable need for perfection and effortless silhouettes. His iconoclast vision has redefined and...
SHOPPING: DSM x VANS U OLD SKOOL

SHOPPING: DSM x VANS U OLD SKOOL

Dover Street Market NY is gearing up for the Holiday season with multiple new drops coming out soon. You can now sign up for those cute Vans U Old Skool with a revisited check print. As always, quantities are limited so if you missed the previous release earlier this year, this is the perfect moment...
NOW: R.SWIADER FW16

NOW: R.SWIADER FW16

I went to the movies this past weekend to see Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. While I’m not completely sold on it, the cinematography is all along quite stunning, especially during the daytime scenes in Texas. The desolate plains filmed in the pure Western tradition reminded me the  romantic loneliness of R.Swiader fall winter collection. Inspired by 18th century...
ART: WES ANDERSON FOR H&M "COME TOGETHER"

ART: WES ANDERSON FOR H&M “COME TOGETHER”

Who would have expected H&M to invite Moonrise Kingdom’s director, Wes Anderson, to lens their new Holiday campaign starting the one and only Adrien Brody? I bet nobody! The four minute features Brody, as a very affected train conductor, announcing to his passengers that the snow will delay their journeys home for Christmas. The art direction and cinematography respect...