TRENDS
NOW: SS16 TRENDS - NEW COLORS

NOW: SS16 TRENDS – NEW COLORS

Each season has a its new color palette. Green had a major comeback the last season with multiple variations (forest green, emerald, pistachio,…). This time, two new ones emerged from the runway, lavender blue and ochre. While they are not the most outrageous ones, they definitely have something refreshing and quite unexpected if you consider the different...
NOW: SS16 TRENDS - ELONGATED

NOW: SS16 TRENDS – ELONGATED

According to trend forecasters, skinny silhouettes are over. Men don’t want to wear tight pants like they have been doing the last 4 years. It seems that designers also got the memo and figured out some tricks to get us still look skinnier while not being too literal. One of them has been stretching the silhouette with elongated...
NOW: SS16 TRENDS - DISRUPTIVE

NOW: SS16 TRENDS – DISRUPTIVE

Fashion loves order. It’s the essence of its business. Chaos just don’t sell and even in their more desperate attempts, designers are always struggling to be completely disruptive. On the other hand, fashion shows always offer an opportunity to translate visually the original intention. Some designers are more gifted than others, offering a more comprehensive...
NOW: SS16 TRENDS - QUEER

NOW: SS16 TRENDS – QUEER

Defining a season can be some kind of pick and choose contest where you try to agglomerate looks and pray to get new trends. But Spring Summer 16 offers an exceptional amount of major trends, almost all divided into niches. Forget the recent seasons, all compulsively obsessed with streetwear and all sorts of Goths, and get ready to celebrate a new...
FW15 TRENDS: GREEN

FW15 TRENDS: GREEN

Mineral colors are a huge trend this season. While earthy tones are runway’s regulars, green has always had a conflicted relationship with designers…. until Burberry designed this gorgeous collection a few winters ago using a subtle mix of olive-green and darker shades. For this season, we have a delicate color palette, mostly taking cues from...
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...
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...
FW14: TRENDS – PART 2

FW14: TRENDS – PART 2

Second and last part on my runway report five new trends. Olive: We all know now and thanks to The Devil Wears Prada, that nothing arrives accidentally. So this season’s color is olive in all its shades from a slightly yellow tint to a more deep-green. What does it tell? Summer blues? Italian romance?  Who...
FW14: TRENDS - PART 1

FW14: TRENDS – PART 1

Sportswear was once more a strong theme with layerings, shorts, leggings, varsity or bomber jackets, oversized t-shits and sweaters. But unlike the previous runway season, this one didn’t really offer any major new trends. Nonetheless, I’ve spotted 8 new trends (or “revivals” for some of them). Here are my first four favorite ones. FUR: Like Garbage...
FS: TREND REPORT: BOMBER JACKETS

FS: TREND REPORT: BOMBER JACKETS

So bomber jackets are back. I featured great pieces last fall (Bernhard Willhelm, KTZ, DSQUARED2, Givenchy, Mugler…). It’s now time to look back and see how they were reintegrated in our wardrobes during fashion weeks. First, the classic version (Schott or Alpha Industries). As you can see, the skinhead years are over, with none of...
FASHION WEEK: TREND REPORT: PATTERNS

FASHION WEEK: TREND REPORT: PATTERNS

Patterns are everything: they can define a mood, a trip, a season, a heritage, a generation… I love watching people in the streets embracing new or reinterpreting old ones. It’s a curious mix of rational and irrational. Everyone becomes a different story, regardless of the marketing rules. Last season, digital prints were everywhere from Jeremy...
FASHION WEEK: TREND REPORT: TEXTURES

FASHION WEEK: TREND REPORT: TEXTURES

Someone asked me the other day why I was shooting only menswear for my blog, saying that I would gain a faster and more consistent notoriety with womenswear since it’s a bigger market. Well, the reason is simple: menswear has become a gigantic laboratory. The movement is worldwide, just look at the runway shows or...
FASHION WEEK: TREND REPORT: LEOPARD

FASHION WEEK: TREND REPORT: LEOPARD

It’s always fascinating to see a pattern like leopard, initially reserved for women, becoming more and more adopted by men. Its versatility offers a large range of looks, attitudes and codes from the most masculine to the most androgynous depending on how you accessorize it. It’s quite obvious that it’d be better used as a...
FASHION WEEK: TREND REPORT: METAL

FASHION WEEK: TREND REPORT: METAL

I’ve developed few obsessions after almost 2 months of constant shooting or editing between Pitti Uomo, Milan, Paris and NY fashion weeks. This first theme, metal, is probably the most punk and paradoxically, the most polished of them. Studs (Prada or Burberry), coated fabrics, earrings, metallic embellishment on portfolio, and of course metallic pieces of shoes (thanks Louis Vuitton!), everything is possible....
FW13: TREND REPORT: ASIA

FW13: TREND REPORT: ASIA

There is nothing more charming when designers explore different territories and create new silhouettes. Some of them left this season for an imaginary trip to Asia visiting Beijing, Katmandu and Tokyo. Nothing folkloric or no chinoiserie this time but just simple and elegant details or designs. Noten, Vuitton and Gucci focused on elegant Chinese inspired...
FW13 TREND REPORT: SPACE ODYSSEY

FW13 TREND REPORT: SPACE ODYSSEY

Astronauts, superheroes, soldiers or supersonic men, the new Fall Winter 13 collections showcased new men ready to enter the digital realm. Bulky silhouettes, metallic fabrics, sharp uniforms, neoprene, oversized shoulders, moon-boots, backpacks, they are all prepared to battle against aliens and villains. Astronauts: Space odyssey is back on! Soldiers: Armor, bulletproof and Star Trek revisited Supersonic men:...
FW13 TREND REPORT: ATHLETIC LOOKS

FW13 TREND REPORT: ATHLETIC LOOKS

Defining a new wardrobe can be seen as a subconscious exploration. Between androgyny, role-play, nostalgia and exoticism, each season offers multiple variations. The Fall Winter 13 collections dug surprisingly even deeper from J.W. Anderson asexual silhouette to Kenzo’s superheroes or Louis Vuitton’s constant sportswear exploration. The risk, because there is always one, is to forget about the clothes....
FW13: TRENDS REPORT: COATS

FW13: TRENDS REPORT: COATS

Men’s fashion weeks are now over. Before exploring men’s collections in a future post, here are the few trends showcased this season, including Burberry Prorsum, Dries Van Noten, Fendi, Gucci, Jil Sander, J.W. Anderson, Kenzo, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton and Walter Van Beirendonck. Credit images: Style.com
PRINTS: 12 TRENDS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

PRINTS: 12 TRENDS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

You probably know how much I love prints, whether they are classic or avant-garde. Here are the trends spotted in Paris, Milan and New York during the last 6 months. And believe me, you don’t want to miss them because they are here at least until next summer. COSMIC: Probably not the easiest one but surely...