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NOW: ETUDES STUDIO SS15

NOW: ETUDES STUDIO SS15

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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
NOW: SIVIGLIA

NOW: SIVIGLIA

I discovered Siviglia during the last Pitti Uomo in January. Founded in 2006 in Italy, Siviglia became quickly known for the impeccable fit and construction of their pants. The brand fully embraces its Italian heritage with a contemporary twist using playful patterns and a vibrant color palette. My selects from the SS15 SS15 color palette My selects...
REVIEW: FW15

REVIEW: FW15

All good things must come to an end. New Fashion Week closed almost two months of men’s shows spread out between Europe and the US, from early January to mid February. Busy shooting most of the time, I only get to see everything afterward. I actually appreciate this distance, giving me more time to digest...
NOW: RAF SIMONS SS15 CAMPAIGN

NOW: RAF SIMONS SS15 CAMPAIGN

Just on time for Paris Fashion Week, Raf Simons unveiled his new campaign with longtime creative partners photographer Willy Vanderperre and stylist Olivier Rizzo. Model Luca Lemaire was portrayed wearing some of the most iconic patchwork pieces from the new collection indoors and outdoors. The team reprised Raf’s favorite aesthetic, a delicate mix between intimate and minimalist composition.
SS15: TREND REPORT - PART 3

SS15: TREND REPORT – PART 3

Last part of my SS15 report with two new trends. Embroideries It’s quite unusual to see embroideries in men’s collections so I found interesting to highlight it even though, I must confess, it’s not a major trend. With that being said, I was really seduced by Maison Martin Margiela’s conceptual treatment (embroideries and sheer gauze),...
SS15: TREND REPORT – PART 2

SS15: TREND REPORT – PART 2

Second part of my SS15 trend report with two new themes, denim and bondage. Unless you are Hood By Air or Calvin Klein, denim is usually a major persona non grata mostly because considered as too casual. So it’s particularly pleasant to see a few designers reinventing jeans and denim jackets like the impeccable Kenzo’s suit, Prada’s 70’s look and Yojhi...
SS15: TREND REPORT -  PART 1

SS15: TREND REPORT – PART 1

Before featuring individually my favorite collections in the coming weeks, I decided to dwell into the Spring Summer collections and present some kind of visual report of what I consider essential trends. First trends, white and blue. You can really do more cliché than these two colors, but what interested me here is how most of...
INTERVIEW: JULIEN DAVID

INTERVIEW: JULIEN DAVID

Julien David is not your typical French young designer. First, his training years before starting his own line were spent going to school at Parsons, assisting Narciso Rodriguez and working at Ralph Lauren’s tailoring studio. Then he moved to Tokyo, where he’s been based for 8 years. There he learned Japanese and eventually started designing....
INTERVIEW: VIDUR

INTERVIEW: VIDUR

The collision between streetwear, sportswear and outerwear has created a brand new world with a new set of rules. London-based label Vidur has successfully translated into a new wardrobe this area we live in. From its more classic but twisted debut to its new SS15 dropping in a few weeks, Vidur’s collections are a savvy...
FW14: JUUN J / THOM BROWNE

FW14: JUUN J / THOM BROWNE

I recently came across a Diana Vreeland quote saying “modern designers think they need ideas. But they are wrong. All they need is a point of view.” With the men’s collection less than a month away, I couldn’t help but try to figure out who these designers are. Considering my admiration for the rule-breakers (Nazir...
INTERVIEW: NOAH WAXMAN

INTERVIEW: NOAH WAXMAN

Noah Waxman is not your regular guy and definitely not your typical shoe designer. His background, beside his love for shoes, has nothing to do with fashion. He came out as a designer a bit by accident and ever since he’s been sincerely devoted to create a beautiful and contemporary shoe. In less than two...
NOTE: THE ODD AND THE BEAUTIFUL - PART 2

NOTE: THE ODD AND THE BEAUTIFUL – PART 2

Fashion’s voracious appetite for images and more specifically good-looking people has often reduced street style to its narcissistic and decorative functions. While I can’t contest it (my job is also to compliment people’s looks), I’ve never limited myself to this role. Observing and documenting are the main reasons I started MonsieurJerome.com three years ago. I...
NOW: XXBC - COLLECTION TWO

NOW: XXBC – COLLECTION TWO

It feels really good to see the second collection of my friends Alex and Will finally out. We often forget how difficult it can be for young designers to finance and produce new work while maintaining a specific aesthetic and quality. Since launching XXBC in 2012, things have gotten undeniably better. Their Collection Two marks a departure from their...
NOW: CARVEN FW14

NOW: CARVEN FW14

Carven has a long and tumultuous history. Created in 1945 just after WW2, Carven for decades was one of the most successful and savvy “masons” in France, with Dior launching perfumes and accessories along with Haute Couture and ready-to-wear collections years before anybody else. Things got a bit complicated and the company lost a bit...
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...