SHOPPING: GITMAN VINTAGE SHIRTS

SHOPPING: GITMAN VINTAGE SHIRTS

Gitman Vintage shirts are the epitome of the cool shirts. Part of the Gitman Bros family but only reserved for the cool retailers, the Vintage series offers all you can expect from a made in USA shirt (craftsmanship, excellent fabric quality) with a contemporary take whether is the print (often quite...
INTERVIEW: VIDUR

INTERVIEW: VIDUR

The collision between streetwear, sportswear and outerwear has created a brand new world with a new set of rules. London-based label Vidur has successfully translated into a new wardrobe this area we live in. From its more classic but twisted debut to its new SS15 dropping in a few weeks,...
MFW: FENDI

MFW: FENDI

SHOPPING: NIKELab ACG

SHOPPING: NIKELab ACG

Nike is redefining the future of sportswear one more time with the relaunch of its line ACG under the NikeLab label. Berlin-based designer Errolson Hugh, co-founder of Acronym®, an independent design agency focused on the unification of style and technology in apparel, was invited to join his creative force with the Nike design team....
FW14: JUUN J / THOM BROWNE

FW14: JUUN J / THOM BROWNE

I recently came across a Diana Vreeland quote saying “modern designers think they need ideas. But they are wrong. All they need is a point of view.” With the men’s collection less than a month away, I couldn’t help but try to figure out who these designers are. Considering my...
MFW: CANALI

MFW: CANALI

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NOW: XXBC - COLLECTION TWO

NOW: XXBC – COLLECTION TWO

It feels really good to see the second collection of my friends Alex and Will finally out. We often forget how difficult it can be for young designers to finance and produce new work while maintaining a specific aesthetic and quality. Since launching XXBC in 2012, things have gotten undeniably better. Their Collection Two marks a departure from their...
SHOPPING: SSENSE.COM SALES

SHOPPING: SSENSE.COM SALES

Yeaaah! The winter sales are officially here with markdowns up to 50%! Check out my e-shop selects all powered by Ssense.com. Richard Nicoll Shop it here J.W.Anderson Shop it here Juun J Shop it here Kenzo Shop it here JohnLawrenceSullivan Shop it here
SHOPPING: PRADA NEXT

SHOPPING: PRADA NEXT

After a first series released last spring, Prada just launched five new colorways of their iconoclast Prada Next. While they might look at first as a departure from the classic Prada sneaker, the Next is a continuation of Muccia Prada’s obsession for architecture, industrial design and technical materials. Behind the chunky features lay a desire...
NOW: CARVEN FW14

NOW: CARVEN FW14

Carven has a long and tumultuous history. Created in 1945 just after WW2, Carven for decades was one of the most successful and savvy “masons” in France, with Dior launching perfumes and accessories along with Haute Couture and ready-to-wear collections years before anybody else. Things got a bit complicated and the company lost a bit...
SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY GIFT GUIDE

SHOPPING: OPENING CEREMONY GIFT GUIDE

The Holiday season is officially here! Whether you like it or not, you’d better suck it up and be nice to your dear ones. So to help you out, I made a gift guide in collaboration with Opening Ceremony. Here is the first part special accessories. Master & Dynamic Master & Dynamic’s headphones feature high-performance components...
NOW: CARLOS CAMPOS FW14

NOW: CARLOS CAMPOS FW14

Honduran-born, New York-based designer Carlos Campos is one of my favorite designers showing during NYFW. Unlike many NY brands obsessing more with streetwear (Hood by Air or KTZ just to name a few), Campos is discretely building a serious body of work mixing traditional tailoring and personal influences. For this winter, he went back to...
SHOPPING: KAIBOSH FW14

SHOPPING: KAIBOSH FW14

Kaibosh’s statement is quite simple: they want to offer affordable and contemporary eyewear. The only requirement is that you have to be truly passionate and ready to challenge your standards. Launched in 2013 in Bergen, Norway, Kaibosh sells mostly through their website to keep their prices as low ast possible while focusing on their collections, an original mix of extravagant and...
MFW: NEIL BARRETT

MFW: NEIL BARRETT

SHOPPING: RAF SIMONS FW14

SHOPPING: RAF SIMONS FW14

Raf Simons’s fascination for arts reached a new level when he decided to co-sign his fall-winter collection with construction worker turned multimedia artist Sterling Ruby. Their mutual love for music, experimental arts and visual arts clearly helped them to create this patchwork of influences from Jackson Pollock’s drip technique, punk’s bleached fabrics, Barbara Kruger’s subliminal messages and other pop...
INTERVIEW: GRENSON

INTERVIEW: GRENSON

You rarely get to meet the people behind a brand. At most you might furtively glimpse them, yet never really engage with them. My encounter with the Grenson team, however, was everything but that. Every single person I met from the design team, from PR to commercial, was incredibly fun and delightful. I could see...
SHOPPING: ENDLESS SUMMER TEES

SHOPPING: ENDLESS SUMMER TEES

We are not that deep into winter and I’m feeling nostalgic and needing to escape the city for a nice and exotic destination. So just to pass the time until we get there, here is a short t-shirt selection from my eshop, most of them around $50 by MSGM, Quality Peoples and Soulland. Just click...
SHOPPING: BARACUTA AND YORK STREET

SHOPPING: BARACUTA AND YORK STREET

The classic Harrington jacket has a long and curious history. From Elvis Presley and Ivy League to the Mods and skinhead movements, this jacket has seen all sort of adopters since its creation in the 1930s in the UK. Baracuta, one of the first companies to have ever made them, has constantly maintained their British...
MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA

MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA

SHOPPING: LEVIS CALIFORNIA FW14

SHOPPING: LEVIS CALIFORNIA FW14

Sustainable brand Alternative just teamed up with Levis to feature their new Levi’s California Collection. Inspired by the 1960s and taking a modern look at the brand’s history, the capsule collection is bold and fresh with styles and fabrics that truly embody the casual West Coast attitude and lifestyle of modern California mountain men. The...
NOW: JOSEPH FW14

NOW: JOSEPH FW14

If you don’t know UK based fashion store Joseph, which has shops around the world, then I won’t blame you. Things have been pretty quiet the last few years, especially outside the UK where its core business is. That’s about to change with the new design team led by ex-Givenchy and ex-Neil Barrett designer Mark Thomas. The...
SHOPPING: GRAPHIC SWEATSHIRTS

SHOPPING: GRAPHIC SWEATSHIRTS

Now that we are layering up, let’s do it with style and keep things fun. I always loved graphic sweatshirts especially abstract or coated ones so I found six cool pieces on my eshop (and powered by the UK based retailer Matches Fashion). Obviously, I couldn’t help but celebrate McQueen with three pieces (first, fourth and last) and their quirky...
SHOPPING: DR MARTENS FW14

SHOPPING: DR MARTENS FW14

I’m always amazed to see how Dr Martens successfully delivers each season so many exciting new styles while respecting its history. The new Fall Winter is a continuation of the last Spring Summer series dedicated to the core values (i.e. punk and British heritage). This season mixes archive inspired pieces like the Grasp boots and shoes, ultimate...
SHOPPING: BERNARD JAMES FW14

SHOPPING: BERNARD JAMES FW14

Androgynous, minimalist, gothic, romantic, rugged, vibrant, ghetto, elegant, the jewellery of Bernard James’ encapsulates delicately a range of opposites. James doesn’t follow trends, rules or any preconceived fashion diktats leaving you the decision to be whoever you want to be. While being subtle, his pieces have just enough stylish details to follow you from day to...
MFW: ZEGNA

MFW: ZEGNA

SHOPPING: OFFICINE GENERALE FOR MR PORTER

SHOPPING: OFFICINE GENERALE FOR MR PORTER

Officine Generale makes sophisticated but understated staples using the best fabrics you can dream of. Behind the apparent simplicity of each piece is a desire to offer flawless, comfortable and timeless design. It’s not surprising to see Mr Porter teaming up with Officine for a capsule collection. Ten pieces, some flirting with the latest trends, like...
SHOPPING: GROOMING ESSENTIALS

SHOPPING: GROOMING ESSENTIALS

With winter literally around the corner, it’s time to treat yourself with some new essentials! First, Aesop facial cleaner, one of the best (or maybe the best) lotion on the market. It removes all the dirt, dried skins and removes any pimple on your face instantly. Your skin will look healthy and impeccable. Next is the...