Raf Simons — Oversized knits and puffer jackets mixed with skinny little tailored pants and boots.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!
Cue the humble brag: It’s not too often that luxury companies hit me up for my address to send me gifts, but a couple of weeks ago I got an email from Hermés about a new app they’ve launched named Tie Break, which is basically a quirky mobile menswear world filled with educational tidbits like how-to-tie the common tie and scarf knots; entertainment like old-school computer games with an Hermés spin and a video of a Chinese guy singing a love song while he ties his bow tie; and e-commerce where you can flick through all the season’s tie options and purchase them through the app. It’s a good time.Click to Continue!
When you’ve got the early-morning slot at Paris Fashion Week, it’s a good idea to give people a compelling reason to make the trek an hour across town for your show — namely, coffee. But Kenzo went one step further, serving freshly pressed juices from banana and apple-clad beach shacks to the masses. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim had their native California on the mind this season, despite the fact they can no longer call it home (the pair spend half their time in Paris, the other half in New York). And what better way to show their affinity forClick to Continue!
Calvin Klein F/W 11/12. Photo: Katherine Lowe I had breakfast with a lovely young lady from Calvin Klein this morning, which got me thinking about a puffer sweater from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection that I sorely regret not purchasing. As you can see from the photo above, it was raspberry red, perfectly boxy, and blessed with gargantuan sleeves that’d make a real man out of any narrowly proportioned whippersnapper. Like many other members of the fashion media (not to mention the world at large), I have never really earned a salary that would allow me the luxury of extravagantClick to Continue!