MFW: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

MFW: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

SHOPPING: WARBY PARKER SS16

SHOPPING: WARBY PARKER SS16

Warby Parker does very well the updated classic, a style you could have fallen in love at the thrift store but, somehow, wasn’t quite right or modern. Warby Parker understood it and has, ever since its creation, delivered elegant styles playing the nostalgic card with a certain quirkiness. This new summer collection has...
SHOPPING: SUICOKE

SHOPPING: SUICOKE

The Japanese label Suicoke reinvented the sandals just when everyone thought we will be stuck with Birkenstocks for another century. While keeping the original chunky look, they managed to elevate the classic Teva adding a Vibram sole, adjustable webbing straps and rubber footbeds, making them indestructible, highly comfortable, steady and...
SHOPPING: MATCHESFASHION SALES

SHOPPING: MATCHESFASHION SALES

Here we are again! Sales Sales Sales!! MatchesFashion.com just opened the season with a large selection at 50% off. I’ve picked five of my favorites including the super cool Blue Blue Japan (one of the new Indigo masters), Yohji, Raf and of course Kenzo. Happy shopping! Blue Blue Japan Shop...
MFW: FERRAGAMO

MFW: FERRAGAMO

NOW: FABRIC-BRAND & CO

NOW: FABRIC-BRAND & CO

Since its creation in the mid 19th century, denim has remained a constant source of inspiration and reinvention. It’s interesting to note that most of the new players are neither American nor part of the traditional denim history, leaving to the original actors (Levi’s and Co…) not that much room to remain...
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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...
LCM: COTTWEILER

LCM: COTTWEILER

SHOPPING: NIXON BACKPACKS

SHOPPING: NIXON BACKPACKS

You don’t necessarily think of Nixon when looking for a new backpack. Nixon mades primarily watches, a lot of them, super affordable and quite resistant. It’s only recently that I discovered their backpacks as I needed volumes, functionalities, space for my MacBook Pro and resistant materials. Nixon uses the same nylons (1200D and 600D coated ripstop) used for hot air...
SHOPPING: NATIVE APOLLO MOC XL

SHOPPING: NATIVE APOLLO MOC XL

Native shoes makes one of the most lightweight sneakers you will ever find thanks to their microfiber upper and EVA midsole and outsole. Their new Apollo Moc XL is also super breathable (perforated patterns), beast free (like the other Native products) and shock absorbent. The new iteration is available in four different color ways – Jiffy Black,...
LCM: NASIR MAZHAR

LCM: NASIR MAZHAR

SHOPPING: HÆRFEST

SHOPPING: HÆRFEST

My quest for the perfect backpack continues bringing us back to NYC with HÆRFEST (pronounced “harvest”). The two founders (and brothers) opted for a radical and understated design, eliminating all the unnecessary elements and focusing on premium materials and features (embossed nylon, gun-metal hardware, high-quality zippers). While the overall aesthetic might feel simple and slightly familiar, the materials and...
NOW: TOMORROWLAND SS16

NOW: TOMORROWLAND SS16

Full disclosure: I’m a big fan of Tomorrowland. I love everything about it, whether it’s the silhouettes, the designs, the fabrics and obviously the philosophy behind the brand. The collections offer an effortless take on menswear with a vibrant color palette, extremely well fitted pieces and luxurious materials. The color story of this season is influenced by...
LCM: TOPMAN

LCM: TOPMAN

SHOPPING: ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD R_1 Mono

SHOPPING: ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD R_1 Mono

Adidas Originals has definitely found a new groundbreaking hit with this new NMD series presented last December in NYC. The new iterations reprises the exact same design launched in January minus the color blocking. The result is two minimalist and slick sneakers, available in black and in white, both available March 17th.