NOW: JOSEPH SS15

NOW: JOSEPH SS15

Leather up! According to Mark Thomas (Joseph’s designer since two seasons) summer is officially time to wear leather pants. While it might seem like an anomaly, it actually translates well what this collection’s narrative is about, a growing man. After a darker fall – winter collection, this season explores a different man, more confident,...
MFW: ZEGNA

MFW: ZEGNA

SHOPPING: NIKELAB FREE RIFT SANDAL

SHOPPING: NIKELAB FREE RIFT SANDAL

Looking in the past to reinvent the future seems to be Nike’s latest mantra. After revisiting a few of its classics (Air Force, Air Max, …), Nike, through its experimental division NikeLab, just reimagined the Rift, a hybrid between a sandal and a sneakers. Launched in 1996, the Rift was initially...
SHOPPING: ONIA SS15

SHOPPING: ONIA SS15

With Memorial Day around the corner (aka the official beginning of summer in the US), it was about time to feature some of my favorite swim-trunks from my friends at Onia. They were one of the first to offer “transitional” shorts (city/beach) using elegant but fun prints. Discover my picks below....
PITTI UOMO: DAY 2

PITTI UOMO: DAY 2

EDITORIAL: LES FAUVES

EDITORIAL: LES FAUVES

I’m quite excited to present this new editorial photographed for GQItalia.it and styled by Mitchell Belk. While the inspiration was mostly visual, I also had this quote from Thomas Man’s Death in Venice. I couldn’t find better words to describe this new project. “Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But...
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SHOPPING: CROPPED PANTS

SHOPPING: CROPPED PANTS

Weirdly enough, I never wore cropped pants. I always found difficult to adjust proportions and consequently put together the right outfit. But considering the last seasons with multiple designers including them in their collections, they clearly became a new staple for the contemporary man. I’ve picked six styles from ssense.com, all playing with volumes and lengths. Lemaire...
NOW: CHAPTER SS15

NOW: CHAPTER SS15

Started in the 80s with Japanese brands Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo, all-black brands are numerous these days. Looking at their collections, you can easily identify their references from gothic to romanticism, Arte Povera, grunge or even 19th century with quite often the feeling of cult attached to it. A little has been done so far to offer an unpretentious...
LCM: HARDY AMIES

LCM: HARDY AMIES

SHOPPING: SAINT LAURENT SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: SAINT LAURENT SUNGLASSES

Saint Laurent’s bold sunglasses series channelled vintage styles perfectly. This Wayfarer inspired kept the traditional width but with an updated thick frame and a contemporary clear acetate. It celebrates Hedi Slimane’s love for the 50s and 60s while offering a new take on a classic. Shop them here on MrPorter.com
NOW: NA DI STUDIO SS15

NOW: NA DI STUDIO SS15

Na di is a perfect illustration that talent, outstanding education and a good official support system can make the difference and reveal young designers. After studying at Central Martin School and London College of Fashion where she got a master degree, Na Di was invited to showcase her graduate collection at the Royal Victoria House during the London...
LCM: LEE ROACH

LCM: LEE ROACH

SHOPPING: PRINTED POUCHES

SHOPPING: PRINTED POUCHES

After decades considered as persona non grata, pouches have made a serious comeback thanks mostly to our iPad and co. We need functional but also modern options to carry everything. So I decided to pick my favorite styles from Mr Porter, opting for bold pieces because it’s always better make a statement than playing it safe! Maison Martin Margiela Shop it here...
NOW: CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION SS15

NOW: CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION SS15

Some runway shows are made for your eyes and to offer this ultimate fantasy that we will be all one day 6 feet tall and muscular. This dream comes back everything season at multiple occurrences, one of them being Calvin Klein Collection show in Milan. Italo Zucchelli, CKC’s designer, has this rare talent to perpetuate Calvin Klein’s...
SHOPPING: AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

SHOPPING: AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

Aviator sunglasses are a must-have! No matter who you are and what you wear, you’ll need them at them at some point. They can be the perfect understated sunglasses or even the most arrogant ones (if you go for a polarized glasses). Mr Porter has a full range of them, from the most affordable one (Ray-Ban, $135)...
LCM: MAN

LCM: MAN

SHOPPING: CAMPER SS15

SHOPPING: CAMPER SS15

Since taking over Camper’s creative direction more than a year ago, Romain Kremer has slowly but surely streamlined the entire collection. While staying true to Camper’s DNA, the Spring Summer collection is sleeker reflecting Kremer’s obsession for everything futuristic.
MJ STUDIO: PAX 2

MJ STUDIO: PAX 2

Today’s makes the official launch of my MJ Studio series. I love still life photography and I was always wanted to photograph accessories, books or anything else that I love. Pax 2 is the smallest vaporizer available on the market right now. It also offers a completely different experience from the first version with a different mouthpiece...
PFW: OUTTAKES

PFW: OUTTAKES

SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS EYEWEAR

SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS EYEWEAR

After years of producing sunnies occasionally, Acne Studios just launched its first full collection. The series revisits three great pivotal periods in the eyewear history with first the 30s with a few Art Deco styles, the psychedelic 60s and then the extravagant 70s with some very Emmanuelle Khanh inspired styles and also some classic Aviators. The collection will...
PFW: LEE

PFW: LEE

NOW: SIKI IM SS15

NOW: SIKI IM SS15

So New York is finally getting its own Men’s Fashion Week with a first edition coming this July (13-16). While the timing (two weeks after Paris Men’s Fashion Week ends) and the first participants are mostly commercial, I couldn’t be happier to see designer like Siki Im taking part of it. Siki’s aesthetic is quite unique in the American landscape. Unlike...
PFW: LANVIN

PFW: LANVIN

SHOPPING: LACOSTE L!VE VINTAGE AD COLLECTION

SHOPPING: LACOSTE L!VE VINTAGE AD COLLECTION

This is such a brilliant idea: celebrating Lacoste fabulous ads from 70s with a series of printed polo shirts, t-shirt and sweatshirts. The result is a playful collection mixing perfectly the charm of the nostalgia with a contemporary touch. The collection drops April 20th.
SHOPPING: GARRETT LEIGHT SS15

SHOPPING: GARRETT LEIGHT SS15

The Garrett Leight collection is all about retro glamour and Hollywood royalty. The design, as always, is elegant taking cues from vintage styles but with a contemporary note. New hues have been introduced with a series of delicate pastels (pink, lemon, mint). You will find also some rich earthy tones (brown, dark green), that I personally...
SHOPPING: FJÄLLRÄVEN SS15

SHOPPING: FJÄLLRÄVEN SS15

I’m really loving the new Fjällräven collection. After seeing all these utilitarian and outdoorsy inspired jackets (Patrik Ervell recently), it felt natural to come back to the original “adventure” style. These four models – anorak, jacket, lite jacket, trekking jacket – offer different features (materials, fits, length) and functionalities. Their designs successfully embody a cool mix between urban and outdoor...
PFW: OFFICINE GENERALE SS15

PFW: OFFICINE GENERALE SS15