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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...
NOW: CARVEN FW16

NOW: CARVEN FW16

By borrowing from the past, Barnabé Hardy, Carven’s creative director, shaped a new man, half bohemian, half gentleman. With its high waisted wide pants, PVC bags, oversized striped scarves, tight sweaters, its bold mix of orange, red, blue, but also its anoraks or brown leather jackets, Hardy created a fun trip to the late 70’s early 80’s keeping only the...
NOW: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY FW16

NOW: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY FW16

I have this ongoing conversation with one of my friends about what makes denim washes authentic. Difficult to actually find an answer as everyone seems to have their own idea of what make them relevant and cool but… all can certainly agree that the more natural and effortless looking the better. So here comes Citizens of Humanity. I...
NOW: MAISON KITSUNE FW16

NOW: MAISON KITSUNE FW16

The new Maison Kitsune Fall Winter collection embodies perfectly what the Parisian brand is about: a playful celebration of memories, a profound admiration for Japanese memorabilia and an obsession for traditional wardrobe. For this season, Maison Kitsuné pays homage to Hayao Miyazaki in acclaimed and his animated film The Wind Rises, with a series of playful patterns...
NOW: KENZO x H&M

NOW: KENZO x H&M

When the news of Kenzo x H&M collection first broke out a few months ago, I was told that it will bold and fun. As you can see, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the two masterminds behind Kenzo, went beyond everyone wildest expectations. This is a real visual explosion, a mix and match of wild prints,...
NOW: A COLD WALL

NOW: A COLD WALL

Streetwear has become the synthesis of art and fashion, creating a new genre, a support for creative directors, good or bad, engaged or not, master of communications or/and real thinkers. Streetwear is graphic design, photography, fonts, textures, music, performances, installations. All are part of the same vision, the same desire to establish a dialogue, to...
NOW: RABBITHOLE

NOW: RABBITHOLE

Rabbithole is one of these brands with almost no digital imprint. London-based and founded in 2010, Rabbithole went through different iterations before looking that cool. You might find here and there a few images from previous collections but nothing really noticeable until, I believe, this new collection. We always praised NYC as the Mecca of streetwear. It’s...
NOW: SUNNEI

NOW: SUNNEI

It’s always interesting to observe how brands evolve and what they actually are about. From their first collection for SS15 to their most recent (SS17), Sunnei’s evolution is truly mesmerizing. Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo, the two designers, seem to have aggregated (or learned) what’s a cool brand is about nowadays. From a revisited soft tailoring slightly influenced by...
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...
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...
NOW: CHAPTER SS16

NOW: CHAPTER SS16

Dubbed Displacement, the new Chapter collection explores the convolutions between past and present, old and new, constraints and freedom, light and shadows, open spaces and darker minds. The silhouette intertwines oversized pieces with some more tailored, the color spectrum was slightly expanded including warmer and neutral tones. The lines have evolved, embracing a linear and functional vocabulary. The romanticism of the first collection,...
NOW: R.SWIADER SS16

NOW: R.SWIADER SS16

I only discovered R.SWIADER a few weeks ago even though the brand has been around since almost two years. After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Rafal Swiader worked as a womenswear designer and eventually moved to Los Angeles where he launched his eponymous brand in 2014. What first stroked me was this effortless silhouette, all...
NOW: ONIA SPRING 16

NOW: ONIA SPRING 16

It’s a bit early in the season but the weather has been so nice here in NYC that summer is becoming day after day a tangible reality. I really like Onia. They make sophisticated prints, made in-house or in collaboration with Liberty London, quite often bold but surprisingly not overwhelming. The fabrics used have also very nice...
NOW: J.W.ANDERSON | IAN DAVID BAKER

NOW: J.W.ANDERSON | IAN DAVID BAKER

J.W. Anderson created his very own space in the fashion world, questioning gender, infusing romanticism and poetry but mostly importantly intertwining art and fashion in an open dialogue. One of his latest ventures includes a new Workshop series featuring visual artists. After a first collaboration last January with Luis Venegas, photographer and illustrator Ian David Baker was...
NOW: PATRIK ERVELL SS16

NOW: PATRIK ERVELL SS16

February 3rd. The second NYFWM is about to end but I’m still on the lookout for something more disruptive. Vogue Collections has just released Patrik’s new Fall Winter 16/17 lookbook so I decide to skip a few shows to visit his studio. As I was meticulously looking at each piece, Patrik introduced himself. There is always something nerve-racking about meeting...
NOW: TOMORROWLAND SS16

NOW: TOMORROWLAND SS16

Full disclosure: I’m a big fan of Tomorrowland. I love everything about it, whether it’s the silhouettes, the designs, the fabrics and obviously the philosophy behind the brand. The collections offer an effortless take on menswear with a vibrant color palette, extremely well fitted pieces and luxurious materials. The color story of this season is influenced by...
NOW: BARTON PERREIRA - HANDMADE IN JAPAN

NOW: BARTON PERREIRA – HANDMADE IN JAPAN

The Barton Perreira team had the excellent idea to document their fabrication process in Japanese factory where all their frames are handmade. Only a few brands kept their production there so it’s really interesting to discover all the steps required to achieve such quality and what it entails. In addition to this video, a few...
NOW: ARMOIRE D'HOMME SS16

NOW: ARMOIRE D’HOMME SS16

There is something reassuring about Armoire d’Homme. Its simplicity, and somehow honesty, proves that a new brand can emerge without all the fuss and eccentricity quite often required to be noticed. Scandinavian brands got us used to their minimalist and understated visions, quite often influenced by workwear and streetwear, but rarely with a classic silhouette. Armoire...
NOW: BALENCIAGA FW15

NOW: BALENCIAGA FW15

It surely comes off  now as an old news, especially with Alexander Wang out but I always loved his work for the Paris-based house. While the press has quite often questioned his understanding of the Balenciaga’s history, I found Wang’s vision for the men’s collections successful, intrinsically intertwining the slick DNA of the founder with his own modern...
NOW: ACNE STUDIOS FW15

NOW: ACNE STUDIOS FW15

People watching in the subway is truly unique. It’s slightly awkward due to the forced promiscuity but quite enjoyable for the exact same reason. My morning commute is usually a pain until this guy walked in. He had some earrings on, eye shadow, faded purple lipstick and matching nail polish and faded blue hair. Mesmerized by this combination, I took...
NOW: MONCLER GAMME A FW15

NOW: MONCLER GAMME A FW15

Moncler is truly a unique brand in the fashion industry for having first built an entire empire based its outerwear before merging synergies with guest designers like Thom Browne, Giambattista Valli and now Parisian designer AMI’s Alexandre Mattiussi for Moncler Gamme A. Renowned for his effortless silhouettes, Mattiussi designed a contemporary and fresh capsule collection while staying true to Moncler. The...