NOW-TRENDS
NOW: CARLOS CAMPOS FW14

NOW: CARLOS CAMPOS FW14

Honduran-born, New York-based designer Carlos Campos is one of my favorite designers showing during NYFW. Unlike many NY brands obsessing more with streetwear (Hood by Air or KTZ just to name a few), Campos is discretely building a serious body of work mixing traditional tailoring and personal influences. For this winter, he went back to...
INTERVIEW: GRENSON

INTERVIEW: GRENSON

You rarely get to meet the people behind a brand. At most you might furtively glimpse them, yet never really engage with them. My encounter with the Grenson team, however, was everything but that. Every single person I met from the design team, from PR to commercial, was incredibly fun and delightful. I could see...
NOW: JOSEPH FW14

NOW: JOSEPH FW14

If you don’t know UK based fashion store Joseph, which has shops around the world, then I won’t blame you. Things have been pretty quiet the last few years, especially outside the UK where its core business is. That’s about to change with the new design team led by ex-Givenchy and ex-Neil Barrett designer Mark Thomas. The...
NOW: MARTINE ROSE FW14

NOW: MARTINE ROSE FW14

We will always question our heritage and our past, flirting, celebrating and sometimes falling for them. The fashion world has excelled – maybe too well – at this game, using references in order to feed its insatiable need for novelty. Obviously, some are better than the others in capturing the essence of the past to...
NOW: CHRISTOPHER KANE FW14

NOW: CHRISTOPHER KANE FW14

I’m still trying to figure out why I’ve never featured Christopher Kane before as his collections represent accurately the British exuberance for which I have particular affection. For this Fall Winter season, Christopher turned things up with a major emphasis on tailoring. As expected, the silhouette is sharp, with playful twists from vinyl treatments, geometric...
INTERVIEW: GOLDEN BEAR

INTERVIEW: GOLDEN BEAR

Rare are the brands with such an iconoclast and prestigious rooster of collaborations from Thom Browne, Union Made, Brooklyn Circus, Stussy, J Crew, Palmer Trading, Engineered Garments, Kith to Club Monaco today. What used to be a very discrete manufacturer created in 1922 in San Francisco has now emerged as an internationally acclaimed and iconic...
NOW: HENTSCH MAN FW14

NOW: HENTSCH MAN FW14

Looking at the new Hentsch Man Fall Winter collection, I can’t help but think of Alexia’s interview published here last summer. She was confessing her desire to offer the perfect piece with the perfect fit before expanding her collections. She’s clearly reached that moment and a new level of maturity. Paradoxically, her new Hentsch Man hasn’t...
NOW: CADET FW14

NOW: CADET FW14

Brooklyn based brand Cadet is slowly but surely building up a new silhouette. Their new Fall Winter collection, largely inspired by the US Army wardrobe and 1940’s, presents strong outerwear pieces and nice tailored jackets. You will probably spot also some super sharp pants and sweatpants. I particularly like the olive ones, totally on trend. The revisited bomber...
NOW: BALLY  FW14

NOW: BALLY FW14

How do you create a contemporary wardrobe but also embrace your heritage? More than 150 years of history and dedication to craftsmanship have decidedly helped Bally to answer this question. The new Fall winter collection is beautiful testimony of excellence, coolness and attention to detail. You won’t find any outlandish pieces, but just the perfect proportions, details, fabrics (sourced in England,...
NYFW: DESIGNER RECAP SS15 – PART 2

NYFW: DESIGNER RECAP SS15 – PART 2

I stumbled upon a Futurist’s manifesto this weekend in a Bushwick bookstore. While scanning the summary, my eyes were caught by the name of this chapter: The Necessity and Beauty of Violence. Back in the early 20th century, the world went through a massive industrial revolution with trains and cars reshaping countries and contracting distances. A few Italians...
NYFW: DESIGNER RECAP SS15 - PART 1

NYFW: DESIGNER RECAP SS15 – PART 1

This last NYFW was certainly one of the strongest I’ve ever seen here. Unlike the women’s collection’s, often tagged as very commercial, the men’s shows offered an energised and creative vision balancing between the London designer’s (Nasir Mazhar, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Raeburn, Agi & Sam) and the Italian perfectionists (Bottega Veneta, Zegna, Gucci…). Discover my...
INTERVIEW: VEJA

INTERVIEW: VEJA

You certainly remember my previous Veja feature posted a few weeks ago introducing their new sneaker La Memory (if not go here). I was very curious about the brand, what makes it so unique and how Ghislain and Sebastien, co-founders, started this adventure. Veja is almost 10 year old now. How did it all start?...
NOW: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS FW14

NOW: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS FW14

Just a little video preview before the entire collection drops really soon. As always with these guys, the result is slick and elegant. You will probably spot some pieces from the preview collection…
SS15: PREVIEW

SS15: PREVIEW

It is quite a something to recap all the shows and list all the new trends (or if I may say variations since this season didn’t offer major shifts). But there are still things that I want to point out. One of them is this recurring theme “soft lines vs hard lines” seen everywhere between Paris and Milan. Tracking down...
NOW: INSTAGRAM RECAP

NOW: INSTAGRAM RECAP

My Fashion week’s marathon is finally over! Seventeen days, four cities, and also countless great moments, new and friendly faces. Before starting posting my street style series and if you have missed some of my Instagram’s post, here is a small recap
NOW: NIKELAB

NOW: NIKELAB

Nike just recreated your future with a new type of store. NikeLab – which opens on June 12 in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and digitally through Nike.com/NikeLab – will feature innovative and highly anticipated products. You will experience a new kind connection with the brand and its latest innovations. NikeLab stores...
INTERVIEW: GARRETT LEIGHT

INTERVIEW: GARRETT LEIGHT

Reinventing sunglasses is a tricky job. A lot has been done before and most of us, at least those of us addicted to them, have seen almost everything. But when it comes to offer a modern take on heritage inspired sunnies, few designers can make the cut. Garrett Leight is one who has. He first...
NOW: SNCL SS14

NOW: SNCL SS14

SNCL continues its foray into streetwear by developing powerful and graphic silhouettes. Reilly, SNCL’s head designer, was influenced this season by Jasper Johns’s artwork. Best known for his Flag series, the Pop Art artist developed quite a radical aesthetic playing with multiple textures, materials and using preexisting elements (newspapers, fonts, labels). SNCL new collection emulates...
NOW: WOOYOUNGMI SS14

NOW: WOOYOUNGMI SS14

After celebrating the 50’s last summer, Wooyoungmi took another road this season focusing on a more graphic language. The collection revolves mostly around strong contrast and color blocking giving a fresh urban take. Her silhouettes have also evolved toward an elegant reinterpretation of streetwear trends seen almost everywhere this season. Oversized tees, sweatshirts, cropped jackets and bold colors (love...
NOW: JUUN J SS14

NOW: JUUN J SS14

I I remember leaving Juun J’s show last June and thinking “what the hell just happened?”. I still remember clearly seeing the boys furtively running on the catwalk dressed in these surreal clothes one more impeccable than the next. Thirty eight looks in almost seven moments. It was a major demonstration of Juun J’s innovative...
MOOD BOARD: STUDIO PRETZEL SS14

MOOD BOARD: STUDIO PRETZEL SS14

I’m thrilled to present this new series called Mood Board. As you know, designers collect tons of elements before creating their collection. Travels, literature, and different kinds of textures from fabric to food are always part of the story telling. These mood boards aim to present the original idea behind the design. Today’s first guest...