I know I don’t usually do a straight product post of this variety, but I had an hour to kill in Soho yesterday, so I figured what better way to pass the time than to go for a browse through my favourite brands’ boutiques? I stopped by Saint Laurent — the tobacco coloured suede fringe jackets are next level. I checked out Burberry — if you’re in the market for a denim suit, look no further. But it was at Dior Homme that I saw my next purchase; this is the shoe.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!
There’s a K-Pop star in town right now, who rocks around in circular mirrored glasses, a top-knot with the sides shaved, and flat-out draped style. Everywhere he goes, he gets mobbed by dozens of screaming fans who beg for photos, autographs, and attention, while onlookers observe with confused expressions. Who is he? Your guess is as good as mine. But here’s the best bit: As soon as security assists him through the teeming throngs, he walks inside the show venues and sits quietly in the second or third row, being bothered by nobody at all. Sometimes, it would seem, itClick to Continue!
Well slap my face and call me Charlie if this isn’t a coincidence: last time I saw Usher Raymond (yeah, we’re on first and last name basis) was on day two of the Paris menswear shows in June 2009 (photographic evidence above). Today, on day two of the 2011 menswear collections, he turned up once again (photographic evidence below). I was seated mere centimetres behind him at Kris van Assche and had I wanted to, could have reached over and tapped him on the shoulder. But I didn’t. Next time though, I swear I’ll show him my A-Town stomp. Oh,Click to Continue!
Kris van Assche is nothing if he’s not consistent. The Belgian designer’s collections explore a similar proportion and colour palette each season, and his shows are executed precisely without excess fanfare or runway gimmick. For spring/summer 2012, van Assche looked to the teddy boys for inspiration, and found it in their polo shirt-with-suit combos, pork pie hats and creeper boots. It was insouciant summer suiting, all floppy jersey and three quarter length drop crotch pants, and it looked comfortable as hell. Summer is all too often a season that designers leave by the wayside – layering is out of theClick to Continue!