Hey, gidday mates! I’m on this quest to collect as much streetwear as possible right now. It’s a hobby I haven’t indulged in since my university days (over 10 years ago!!!) when I used to scour eBay for all the Nike Vandals and throwback basketball jerseys I could find, and wear them with the skinniest jeans imaginable. It was a look. This time round I’m toning it down. A bit. This yellow Stussy hoodie is my latest acquisition, and I love it under a beautiful piece of outerwear like my trusty Zegna coat, and some tailored pants like these wide-wale cords by Gant Rugger, all finished off with these heavy-soled Dries Van Noten derbies. I guess it’s like an adult take on a teenage style. Which is fitting, because I’m kinda like an adult version of a teenager.Click to Continue!
Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015, and the European menswear season as a whole, is officially done and dusted. Right now in Paris the Haute Couture collections are being shown, and shortly after that, the entire fashion world as a whole will decamp for New York Fashion Week, which starts on February the 12th. It’s all happening. So without further ado, these my top picks from our week in Paris.Click to Continue!
Matvey Lykov at Berluti. Oh hi guysssss, I’ve just developed my third disposable camera, this time from the Paris shows, and these are the results. Once again they’re extremely hit and miss, but when they’re on, they are so very on. It was my first trip back to Paris in two years, and it reminded me of everything I love about the city (the vibe, the buildings, the Metro, the food, the people), and everything I hate about it (the pace, the price, the people); but I have learned something since moving to New York that helped me a lotClick to Continue!
Clockwise from left: Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten. If Milan is the capital of menswear, Paris is the home of men’s fashion. So it would figure that after a remarkably progressive show from Raf Simons one night, we’d wake up the next morning and head to an equally forward-thinking designer’s presentation. Hello, Rick Owens. (By the way, he was in the audience at Raf’s show.) Like usual, the Rick show was held at Bercy, an enormous grass-covered concert/sports center opened in the early ’80s, and, like usual, we walked into near pitch blackness, with a dull spotlight sweepingClick to Continue!
Photos: Sonny Vandevelde An airforce vacation seemed to be the idea behind Dries van Noten’s collection this evening, and what a thematically disparate notion it was. Half buttoned-up, half hanging-out; tricolour stripes and military ranking symbols; shorts and fisherman’s knits; trench coats and cargo jackets. It was as if the strictest adherent of military convention had been given forced-leave, but wasn’t quite able to enjoy it without retaining a sense of his rank and order. All themes aside, the clothes themselves were classic Dries van Noten – technically advanced fabrics, the richest imaginable colours and stunning patterns. Non-military men willClick to Continue!