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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...
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