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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...
TRENDS REPORT FALL 12: HAIR

TRENDS REPORT FALL 12: HAIR

My trends reports are usually focusing on apparel, but after getting back to my last NYFW pictures, I discovered a bunch of cool guys with great hair styles. DYED HAIR: Every season has its color. After few seasons with countless tentatives to challenge Lady Gaga’s hysteria, things are almost back to normal. Basic peroxided hair...
TRENDS REPORT FALL 12: TATTOOS

TRENDS REPORT FALL 12: TATTOOS

I don’t have tattoo (and just being tattooed scares me) but I admire guys who have some, especially if their are different or really well done. We are definitely done with those ugly tribal tattoos and the beautiful but no longer relevant japanese ones (Irezumi). I particularly  appreciate the first look (both arms and white shirt) for their complexity,...
TRENDS REPORT FALL 12: SUNGLASSES

TRENDS REPORT FALL 12: SUNGLASSES

Fashion weeks are (almost) over, so it’s time to look back and see what were the trends. I’m starting with one of my favorite accessories, sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses are definitively back with Oakley being the most popular brand.   Transparent frames are usually very nerdy but some styles this season are not to be missed,...
TRENDS: BLACK

TRENDS: BLACK

Bold, edgy, punk, graphic, confident, but also cool and fun, this is the DNA of a new silhouette coming up and developed by UK based designers (and one american). Sons of Heroes is a mix of avant-garde design and homage to heroes from our past with slick silhouettes and a 19th century touch (shirts). Horace,...
TRENDS: HAT REPORT FALL/WINTER 11/12

TRENDS: HAT REPORT FALL/WINTER 11/12

Winter is almost over so it’s time to see how creative and elegant men were. Of course, felt hats, especially fedora, are the most have (seems like it’s always been). NYFW was also rich with options and different types of combinations. First picture, a cool portrait of Ludget Delcy, blogger (with in the background –...