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SHOPPING: ITOKAWA

SHOPPING: ITOKAWA

Translating visual concept into illustration for clothes can turn out sometimes very ornamental. The narrative has to be visually striking to avoid the gimmick effect. London based designer Samuel Membery and visual artist James Ari King have found the perfect balance between a post-90′s / Internet geek approach and designing a cohesive collection. I love the references to Peter Saville...
SHOPPING: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD BY GRENSON

SHOPPING: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD BY GRENSON

Christmas before Christmas? Yes! Grenson was invited by Vivienne Westwood to  create a limited edition of handmade shoes for the Spring- Summer 2014 Man Collection. The collection includes traditional Oxfords, tassel slippers and classic English brogues all sporting Westwood’s famous tartan prints, War and Peace illustrations and other exuberant Squiggle prints. All the shoes are obviously made...
SHOPPING: CAMPER x NENDO SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: CAMPER x NENDO SUNGLASSES

Since its creation in 2002, Nendo has consciously developed over the years an organic approach working on multiple projects from interior design to dinnerware.  After designing the 5th Avenue store, Nendo was asked to create for Camper their first sunglasses collection. Inspired by the eclipse, the sunglasses feature two layers of colored lenses perfectly sealed. Nendo achieved...
SHOPPING: BACKPACKS

SHOPPING: BACKPACKS

With summer approaching really fast (!!!), backpack options are become crucial. Fun, lightweight or convenient, Asos has almost everything you need to cover your next trip or…your commutes. I’ve picked few styles including this cool Asos leather sport bag, by Danish brand Wood Wood Mills and of course Eastpak. ASOS Leather Sports Bag Shop it here ASOS...
SHOPPING: NIKE x PIGALLE

SHOPPING: NIKE x PIGALLE

Nike seems unstoppable these days and is redefining what the hype is all about. After the Nike + R.T. collaboration (still wondering if it has really happened since only a few people put their hands on them), Nike teamed with Pigalle Paris, soon to be City of Light’s new fashion Mecca. Like the previous collar...
SHOPPING: SHWOOD SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: SHWOOD SUNGLASSES

Wood, like acetate (main material used for sunglasses), has something very unique. Its texture and quality can differ dramatically from one to another. If used correctly, it can elevate a simple object to something elegant and refined. Portland based brand, SHWOOD  has totally integrated this concept. The precision of its sunglasses, all handcrafted, is remarkable....
SHOPPING: AIR MAX BREATHE COLLECTION

SHOPPING: AIR MAX BREATHE COLLECTION

A six-month wait seems quite a lot when you want something! Of all the new Nike collections that I had the opportunity to preview last fall, this particular Breathe collection got me the most excited. As you surely know, sneakers can be a ticking bomb when it comes to smell and heat, especially during summer....
SHOPPING: A.P.C. + M/M

SHOPPING: A.P.C. + M/M

A.P.C. teamed up with Parisian designers and art directors M/M for a capsule collection. Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag are well known for their intellectual approach. Since opening their studio in 1992, each project, whether its an exhibition catalogue (FIAC Paris) or album artwork (Björk, Madonna) or fashion show invitation (Givenchy), each  is an opportunity...
SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

If you ever wondered if the future of fashion is in Asia, these two brands are the beginning of the answer. Keenkeee‘s designer, Hyoungkee Kim, is making a name for himself with his 3D inspired patterns. You clearly enter into a new dimension here, half way between raves and psychedelic. His designs are powerful, pop...
SHOPPING: MOSCOT CLIP-ONS

SHOPPING: MOSCOT CLIP-ONS

This is not a trend report but a statement: Moscot does really cool clip-ons! Of course many brands are offering them but until now I couldn’t find this retro and typical New York style. They have this very unique “vintage meets modern” design that I’ve rarely seen. The Clipzen featured here on the Miltzen frames...
SHOPPING: K-SWISS

SHOPPING: K-SWISS

American sneaker brand K-Swiss became internationally known in 1966 for its “Classic”. It was the first leather tennis shoe on the courts. It’s unique design and its 5-stripe lacing have since then been its signature. For this new season, the Classic offers unique updates with the ”Clean Classic”, a stripped-down minimalist version and  also a...
SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

If you follow K-pop phenomenons BIG BANG, 2NE1 or SHINee, you certainly know Human Potential (aka HUMPOT). Launched in 2008, the brand was quickly picked by buyers and stylists. Their oversized printed patterns, abstract or pop art, have seduced a large streetwear audience all over the world. Their motto, “potential of humans are unlimited and everyone...
SHOPPING: S&H ATHLETICS

SHOPPING: S&H ATHLETICS

Shipley & Halmos just launched their vintage inspired sportswear brand called S&H Athletics. Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos have always wanted to reimagine the pieces worn during their childhood and also offer a more relaxed wardrobe to their fans. This new collection features staples all inspired by American classics from varsity sweaters, baseball jackets to rugby shirts and...
SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

Maybe you are familiar with Bompas & Parr if you live in London or are a jelly maniac. Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have mastered the art of jelly (!!!) and candies creating crazy pieces from public monuments in the most eccentric colors. They recently teamed up with London based designer Kit Neale to create...
SHOPPING: COMME DES GARCONS SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: COMME DES GARCONS SNEAKERS

Comme des Garcons shirt launched few weeks ago a new sneakers series very Supports/Surfaces movement. They feature nice contrasts between a simple black geometric form, an optical white leather and a thick rubber white midsole. They will be for sure a great statement piece for your new spring summer wardrobe! And speaking of wardrobe essentials, these Comme...
SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

Few are the stores who invest in new designers. It generally lasts a few seasons and then fades away when the hype is gone. But then there are stores who continuously support designers. Since its launch in 2011, Marques ‘ Almeida has been sold at Opening Ceremony. For this season, OC took their support a bit further...
SHOPPING: G-SHOCK CAMO SERIES

SHOPPING: G-SHOCK CAMO SERIES

Whether you like it or not, G-Shock watches are unique. Urban, strong, highly resistant and efficient, they managed to stay on trend and be the only cool brand in this category. For this spring, G-Shock just launched new camo series, the GD120CM with an overall camo print (bracelet and dial) and GA100CF with a camo...
SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY

For anyone curious to know what’s happening now, Opening Ceremony is the reference. Carol Lim, Humberto Leon and the OC family have constantly supported young designers. From Acne to Gypsy Sport, every single cool brand has been sold in at least one of the OC stores (NYC, LA, London and Tokyo). To celebrate this new season,...