LFWM: CHALAYAN FW17

LFWM: CHALAYAN FW17

British designer Hussein Chalayan was one of the last happening in London this season. I took me a bit by surprised as he used to present in Paris along with labels sharing the same ethos and aesthetic like, for example, Lemaire. Besides being from the same generation, Chalayan and Christophe Lemaire have...
LFWM: FW17

LFWM: FW17

London Collection: Men is now called London Fashion Week Men. Why? No one really knows besides maybe the BFC’s desire to solidify and rebrand its fashion weeks. What did we gain? Surely a streamlined schedule, more venues for designers who usually were only offering presentations and now got the space and...
INTERVIEW: ETUDES STUDIO

INTERVIEW: ETUDES STUDIO

Who is Études Studio? Études is a clothing label, an art direction studio and a book publishing house. We first started with different companies separating all those activities but realized they were all part of the same project. That’s how Études Studio was born. We want to explore all kind...
NOW: JULIAN ZIGERLI FW16

NOW: JULIAN ZIGERLI FW16

What’s the value of memories after all? This is the question Julian Zigerli is asking us and is trying to answer with his new fall winter collection. Between nostalgia and memorabilia, Zigerli recreated a whole new world using his favorites pieces, colors, materials from his childhood during the 80’s and...
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SHOPPING: GUCCI

SHOPPING: GUCCI

To Gucci, or not to Gucci, that is the question. Ever since Alessandro Michele, all editors have been more than ecstatic about the new creative director. Whether we all like it or not, the New Gucci is definitely killing it with its Baroque extravaganza meets London 60s meets Italian Renaissance. I personally still have difficulties digesting the intensity of...
SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE / NIXON

SHOPPING: FJALLRAVEN / NATIVE / NIXON

I’m taking you on a little field trip today with three fall / outdoors essentials. First, the Fitzroy and Apex boots from Native shoes. Like the rest of their collections, they are water-resistant (repellent systems from Scotchgard), lightweight and super comfy sole (thanks to the EVA aka ethylene-vinyl acetate), and completely BPA and phthalate free. I especially like the Fitzroy...
NOW: CARVEN FW16

NOW: CARVEN FW16

By borrowing from the past, Barnabé Hardy, Carven’s creative director, shaped a new man, half bohemian, half gentleman. With its high waisted wide pants, PVC bags, oversized striped scarves, tight sweaters, its bold mix of orange, red, blue, but also its anoraks or brown leather jackets, Hardy created a fun trip to the late 70’s early 80’s keeping only the...
PFW: HENRIK VIBSKOV

PFW: HENRIK VIBSKOV

SHOPPING: STRIPES

SHOPPING: STRIPES

Once considered as a totally unflattering, too nerdy, uncool or even boring, stripes have somehow made their way back thanks mostly to iconoclast brands like Comme des garcons. It’s only recently with brands like AMI or Sacai turning, season after season, this old-fashioned pattern into a staples that we finally got playful takes on this classic. This...
SHOPPING: DR MARTENS FW16

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS FW16

For once, a short and slick selection of Dr Martens focusing mainly on black styles. As the collections seem to expand, I narrowed them down to what we finally don’t expect from Dr Martens, elaborated shoes and boots in the pure British heritage. This season sees beautiful rich and grained leather in both main and...
SHOPPING: NIKE x CDG VAPORMAX

SHOPPING: NIKE x CDG VAPORMAX

It might seem like an old news for some of you but I couldn’t resist posting these soon-to-be-released Nike x Comme des garcons VaporMax. Unveiled in Paris last October during Comme des garcons runway show, those Nike’s reprise the new iteration of the AirMAx, the VaporMax, presented last spring in NYC. The new technologies, helped by a...
INTERVIEW: EDITIONS M.R

INTERVIEW: EDITIONS M.R

Founded by Mathieu de Ménonville and Rémi de Laquintane, Editions M.R (formerly Melinda Gloss), is the latest addition to the Nouvelle Vague of French designers (AMI, Officine Generale,..) that emerged recently. Editions’s concept is quite unique but yet familiar: create an effortless and iconoclast wardrobe made for the every man. Bold prints, rich textures and strong color palette...
SHOPPING: MILITARY INSPIRED SWEATERS

SHOPPING: MILITARY INSPIRED SWEATERS

Staples, investment pieces, must-haves, cozy, warm, vintage inspired, military sweaters should be mandatory. What should you look for? Heavyweight ribbed wool-knit, chunky texture, front patch pocket, raglan sleeves, earthy color palette and if you are lucky, grosgrain placket and oversized buttons. I handpicked six styles from MatchesFashion.com, the Savile Row institution Gieves & Hawkes to the French OAMC including aslo Raf...
PFW: WOOYOUNGMI

PFW: WOOYOUNGMI

TECH: MASTER DYNAMIC MW50 HEADPHONES

TECH: MASTER DYNAMIC MW50 HEADPHONES

NYC based premium audio brand Master & Dynamic just reinvented its lightest wireless headphones with the new MW50. While 30% smaller and lighter than the MW60 Wireless released last year, the MW50 still features Master & Dynamic’s stainless steel and aluminum as well as lambskin-covered memory foam ear pads. It also offers a powerful antenna allowing to be up...
SHOPPING: BOMBER JACKETS FW16

SHOPPING: BOMBER JACKETS FW16

It’s again that time of the year when coats are too heavy and warm to keep all day, especially when the sun is bursting during lunchtime, but when our light jackets are definitely to light for the cold mornings… The only viable option remains bomber jackets, lined or unlined, nylon or light wood, or even neoprene (for...
INTERVIEW: KRAMMER & STOUDT

INTERVIEW: KRAMMER & STOUDT

The joy of being a writer is to meet strangers and have them telling you almost everything about their lives. Sometimes things stay conventional, sometimes magic happens and you get to spend two hours discovering how a brand was created and built from scratch. That’s what happened with Courtenay and Mike of Krammer and Stoudt. Their kindness...
ART: ASOS SUPPORTS TALENT

ART: ASOS SUPPORTS TALENT

The fashion industry has always been a strong supporter of social issues (aids, poverty, illness,…) but, unlike designers, online stores and brands have been more reluctant to fully embrace them… until ASOS new initiative launched this last week. Called ASOS Supports Talent and launched simultaneously in Europe and the US, the program promotes creative talents and supports...
PFW: LOUIS VUITTON

PFW: LOUIS VUITTON

SHOPPING: Mr PORTER x COS

SHOPPING: Mr PORTER x COS

It was about time! Mr Porter teamed up with COS for another modern and perfectly priced capsule collection. This new iteration offers everyday staples all revisited by COS including suits, scarf, sneakers and bag. Expect slick silhouettes, impeccable and subtle color palette (white, charcoal, brown, pale pink, dark petrol and burgundy), delicate and fabrics (love the alpaca blend sweater),...
SHOPPING: ACTIVEWEAR

SHOPPING: ACTIVEWEAR

Activewear has become a giant laboratory for textile and performance gear. Somehow, Adidas, Nike and Co have been quite (too?) obsessed lately with hype collaborations leaving to smaller brands the opportunity to launch products we haven’t really seen before. While Huez, Satisfy and 7L are coming from different backgrounds (cycling, running, outdoor performance) share the same ethos...
SHOPPING: STRAP SNEAKERS

SHOPPING: STRAP SNEAKERS

This might seem like the most random feature but it’s actually not. Velcro straps are making a significant comeback, propelled mostly by Raf Simons with his Adidas collection but also Acne, Nike and Marni. I can safely say that we all had a pair of those at some point in our lives so the idea of a comeback...
NOW: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY FW16

NOW: CITIZENS OF HUMANITY FW16

I have this ongoing conversation with one of my friends about what makes denim washes authentic. Difficult to actually find an answer as everyone seems to have their own idea of what make them relevant and cool but… all can certainly agree that the more natural and effortless looking the better. So here comes Citizens of Humanity. I...
PFW: KOLOR

PFW: KOLOR

TECH: PRYMA FOR CANALI

TECH: PRYMA FOR CANALI

What can we expect to luxury headphones in a tech world where almost every single product has been perfected? Well, Pryma and Canali just offered a simple and obvious answer: craftsmanship, comfort and impeccable sound restitution. Thanks to Italian manufacturer of handcrafted speakers Sonus Faber, the Pryma headphones were designed as the ultimate headphones. Lightweight aluminum shell, ultra-soft...