SHOPPING: RAEN

SHOPPING: RAEN

California keeps on giving the most interesting eyewear brands on the market. Founded in 2008, RAEN’s mission is to offer a boutique approach to eyewear using the finest materials and techniques. All the styles are hand-finished, made with Zyl acetate, an organic mix of wood pulp and natural cotton fiber and...
SHOPPING: GRENSON 4 COLLECTION

SHOPPING: GRENSON 4 COLLECTION

Three men and one brand. Three perfectionists and one 150 year old shoemaker aka Shinsuke Takizawa designer and founder of Neighborhood, Kazuki Kuraishi designer and founder of THE FOURNESS and of course Tim Little, creative director and owner of Grenson. Three men united to celebrate and reinvent one of Grenson’s most iconic...
SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS FW16

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x RAF SIMONS FW16

This is the 14th Raf Simons collection for Fred Perry! Who knew that the conceptual designer would extend this collaboration for so long… and still surprise us with new takes season after season. This Fall Winter collection focuses on knitwear, using the same bold graphics (stripes and color blocking from this Spring...
SHOPPING: RE-KANKEN

SHOPPING: RE-KANKEN

This is a great day for all the Kånken lovers! Fjällräven just introduced a special edition pack built with sustainable materials with recycled polyester that is sourced from used water bottles. The material is coated with a PFC-free treatment for eco-friendly weather resistance. Fjällräven was able to develop one yarn to create three materials...
SHOPPING: NATIVE MONACOS

SHOPPING: NATIVE MONACOS

Native shoes makes probably the lightest sneakers on the market thanks to its seamless technology and the revolutionary EVA (lightweight sole, found also in Adidas sneakers). The new Monacos (available in a low and mid top) reprise the sleek design of the Apollo Moc adding this time a more old-school...
SHOPPING: ACNE EMOJI COLLECTION

SHOPPING: ACNE EMOJI COLLECTION

Acne Studios just released what we all secretly hoped for: the most playful and pop-art inspired capsule collection. While quite a few designers have previously featured emojis, Acne Studios just embellished its classic sweatshirts and t-shirts with clean and vibrant embroideries. The series includes our favorite symbols aka banana, donut, hotdog...
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PITTI UOMO: PART 1

PITTI UOMO: PART 1

LCM: RICHARD JAMES

LCM: RICHARD JAMES

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x NIGEL CABOURN SS16

SHOPPING: FRED PERRY x NIGEL CABOURN SS16

The new Fred Perry x Nigel Cabourn collection explores another time the British label’s archives, delving into the 1950’s and 1970’s. The original tennis kits and Fred Perry Sportswear leisure styles created Perry and Tibby Wegner, his business partner at that time, were the inspiration behind for this capsule collection, emphasizing the importance of the UK manufacturing, the faded...
SHOPPING: ADIEU SS16

SHOPPING: ADIEU SS16

We are so used of the same styles (and quite often ugly ones), that I can’t help but be emotional when discovering new shoes. That’s what happened almost three years ago with Adieu. This guy, who was wearing a pair during Paris Fashion Week, gave me the name and store location. I went there right away, looked at...
LCM: MARGARET HOWELL

LCM: MARGARET HOWELL

SHOPPING: KENZO x THE JUNGLE BOOK

SHOPPING: KENZO x THE JUNGLE BOOK

Kenzo just teamed up with Disney for the release of The Jungle Book movie, the 3D version the classic animated movie. This capsule collection reprises the luxuriant decor used in the original movie as a playful background on shirts, sweaters, pants and jackets. “What we found most appealing for this project was to marry strong Jungle Book elements with...
SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS EYEWEAR SS16

SHOPPING: ACNE STUDIOS EYEWEAR SS16

The new Acne Studios eyewear series is more an update of existing styles than a completely new collection. We still have to keep in mind that the first iteration was exceptionally strong and introduced a quite unusual full range of styles from slick aviator to overly dramatic acetate frames. This new series plays with different hues (green forest, light green), remixes materials (the golden,...
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,...
LCM: J.W.ANDERSON

LCM: J.W.ANDERSON

SHOPPING: PIERRE HARDY COMET SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: PIERRE HARDY COMET SNEAKERS

Pierre Hardy’s cube is probably one of my favorite patterns ever since it was launched in 2006. Initially envisioned as a purely decorative, it was gradually expanded to all categories until used as inspiration for his new sneakers, the Comet. ‘I decided to take this archetype because it’s like a pixel in a way – it’s a motif and a pattern but it’s...
LCM: MATTHEW MILLER

LCM: MATTHEW MILLER

SHOPPING: COS ESSENTIALS SS16

SHOPPING: COS ESSENTIALS SS16

I’m not sure I can remember my days prior COS launch in the US. As dramatic and overstated it might sound, my wardrobe has shifted, spanning a full range of pastels, clean t-shirts (from their kimono tee to crisps classic T-shape), and slick shirts. Each season sees a new arrival of essentials, staples you can wear from morning to...
SHOPPING: GRENSON SS16

SHOPPING: GRENSON SS16

After a few seasons focusing on their triplewelt, the Grenson team embarked on new adventures, primarily focusing on their 150 year anniversary with the New Balance drop earlier this year being the first commemoration. This summer sees the return of vintage inspired sandals, the Neville, the Waldo and the Wilf, all reprising or updating designs from the...
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...
LCM: LOU DALTON

LCM: LOU DALTON

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...
LCM: YMC

LCM: YMC

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...
SHOPPING: DR MARTENS SS16

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS SS16

You probably know my fascination for Dr Martens and everything Made In England if you’ve been following me for a while. Rare are the brands like Dr Martens capable to almost reinvent themselves season after season. This new collection is a particular good representation of their creativity, revisiting for example a few classics like these brogues with a slimmer sole, the suede Chelsea...
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...
SHOPPING: NIKE AIR MAX 90 ULTRA SUPERFLY T

SHOPPING: NIKE AIR MAX 90 ULTRA SUPERFLY T

Nike has made innovation the core of its business since many years, creating new performance technologies and challenging established standards. One of its design groups, HTM, launched in 2002 and acronym for the first initials of its three contributors, Hiroshi Fujiwara, founder of the studio Fragment Design, and Nike’s anchors Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker, has recently brainstormed on how...