SHOPPING: GENTLE MONSTER

SHOPPING: GENTLE MONSTER

You can define Gentle Monster as the Acne Studios of eyewear. Disruptive design and independent thinking have propelled Gentle Monster as the most sought after designer brand in Korea. Originally created five years ago to satisfy a niche market (i.e. the perfect fit for Korean faces), the sunglasses and frames found a quick following...
SHOPPING: AMI SS16

SHOPPING: AMI SS16

In just a few seasons, AMI has become the ultimate cool Parisian brand, eclipsing venerable brands like A.P.C., and keeping editors (and buyers) all excited. The secret of the recipe is simple: revisited staples (i.e. the right fit and the right fabric), trendy or quirky details and the right price point. It’s technically...
SHOPPING: MAISON KITSUNE FOR MR PORTER

SHOPPING: MAISON KITSUNE FOR MR PORTER

This capsule collection really feels like love at first sight. Think about it: the preppy French brand teaming up with the ultra-chic Mr Porter. Can we really do more cool and chic than that? This 18 piece collection is almost a preview of the upcoming season already all about Japan, its memorabilia and an...
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...
MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA

MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA

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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.
SHOPPING: INDIGO

SHOPPING: INDIGO

Indigo has been trending since quite some time now, first resurrected by the denimheads and their selvedge obsession and then by the Made in Japan fanatics. Due to its inherent technicality, indigo-dyed pieces were expensive, and as a result, reserved to connoisseurs. Things changed lately thanks mostly to a new generation of manufacturers nailing perfectly...
PFW: OUTTAKES 2

PFW: OUTTAKES 2

GROOMING: SPICEBOMB

GROOMING: SPICEBOMB

Each of my trips has been attributed a specific smell. Blame the romantic in me, but this is how I create memories. Some places are easier to define than others. Italy is one of them. Italians, like the French, love perfumes. It’s fascinating to just walk in Milan or Paris and smell these waves of rose, tuberose...
SHOPPING: MYKITA SS16

SHOPPING: MYKITA SS16

How do you redefine eyewear while playing with established codes? Berlin based brand Mykita answered that question by creating its own techniques and designing the modern reinterpretations. First known for its ultra lightweight stainless steel frames, they added a few seasons ago the Mylon material, a laser cut super-fine polyamide frame. Its main collection and Mykita’s collaborations with Maison Martin Margiela,...