Ever since Stefano Pilati came on board at Ermenegildo Zegna and moved the show venue away from the company headquarters on Via Savona over to a building on the exact opposite side of the city from my hotel, I never fail to arrive insanely late and run in the door huffing and puffing and drenched in sweat just as the lights are coming up and the first model is walking out on the runway. But it’s well worth the sprint: Pilati does what few menswear designers even attempt, and delivers a kind of soft-yet-complex elegance each season.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! You ever have those weeks where life seems to fly by in a blur? I’m in that zone right now. The entirety of last week was spent assisting the great novelist Alan Kaufman as he organised the benefit for the the victims of the East Village fire — Patti Smith, Dev Hynes, Mothxr and a ton of other local acts performed, and over 50k was donated to the charity GOLES — and this week I’m getting all my loose ends tied up before I fly out to Nicaragua on Sunday for a week at Maderas Village with seven of my best mates. It’ll be my first time ever at a resort, my first time ever on a tropical beach, and possibly my first time ever getting a tan (fingers crossed).Click to Continue!
Hello friends, happy Tuesday. Today marks the launch of the new Z Zegna collection, which was first presented at Pitti Uomo in June 2014, and which marks a new chapter in the brand’s identity. Moving forward, Z Zegna will be focussing all its energies on technological advancement, and that incongruous blend of tailoring and technical, formal and sporty.Click to Continue!
That’s all from Milan Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015, folks, and as we speak, the menswear cognoscenti is flying over to Paris for the last leg of the European men’s show season. Before we get into that though, my top 10 picks from our week in Milano.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Ciao bella, ciao bello. It’s day one of Milan Fashion Week, and this is where things really start kicking off.Click to Continue!
If you, like me, are not all that well acquainted with ye olde London town (this is only my fifth visit, and the most time I’ve ever spent here was five days), then you, like me, might best know Mayfair as the most expensive piece of real estate on a Monopoly board. Well I went to Mayfair today, and I now understand the reasoning behind its £400 valuation. As a 2015 edition Lamborghini Aventador rolled past, its engine gently rumbling like a 747’s, I thought to myself, ‘MONEY.’ Probably new.Click to Continue!
My past 48 hours: On Wednesday morning I was on 15th Street in New York having breakfast with a Frenchman, a Polack and a Russian; by the afternoon I was sitting at the airport with Hasids and their bodyguards in New Jersey; that night I was surrounded by fellow Kiwis (including Dean O’Gorman of The Hobbit fame) at LAX; and the next morning I was flying into Auckland International Airport, picked up by my parents, home to my sister’s house for a quick shower, then straight back out the door to the top of Mt Eden then the Westhaven Marina to shoot Gucci with my mate James K Lowe.Click to Continue!
If you’ve never caught a train through Europe and attempted to make conversation with the beautiful stranger sitting opposite you in the cabin, you haven’t lived. But if you just haven’t gotten around to it yet, you can rest assured that the best inspiration for your journey has been neatly packaged in movie-form by Mr Richard Linklater (of Dazed and Confused and Boyhood fame), and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as a couple of painfully attractive 23 year olds who meet on a train, get off in Vienna, spend one magical night together, fall in love, then say goodbye as the sun comes up.Click to Continue!
You know that line in The Nanny theme song: “She’s the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan…” Remind you of anybody? Me neither. Nevertheless, Marcel Floruss and I laughed when we saw what the other was wearing for our duo-shoot last week — in words, our outfits are very similar: Tailoring and knitwear; in reality, they couldn’t be more different. Luckily for us, variety is the spice of life.Click to Continue!
I’ve been thinking about trench coats quite a lot recently, because right now New York always seems to be chilly but not freezing, blustery but not torrential; that time of year when you always need a lightweight jacket of some variety or other, but it’s still too early for a full-blown woolen overcoat. Trench coat weather, if you will.Click to Continue!