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!
I inherited an odd personality trait from my late grandfather, Jack Hindin: I have a terrible habit of expecting the worst from every trip I take, to the point where I build up this giant ball of resistance that crushes any bit of excitement I might have, curse the people who talked me into going, try to cancel, and then of course, by the time I arrive and get settled in and start doing whatever it is that I’m doing, I have the time of my life. The same was true before I flew out to Palm Springs on Friday morning, and, as per usual, it was fun and games all round. Below, the highlights from my first ever Coachella, and, in fact, the first music festival I’ve been to since the Big Day out in 2002.Click to Continue!
Pharrell Williams at Louis Vuitton. You can always guarantee a Pharrell or Kanye appearance at the Paris men’s shows, but it’s usually Kanye who turns up at Louis Vuitton. (He is the Louis Vuitton Don, after all.) No sign of him thus far, but there’s always tomorrow.Zambesi Man designer Dayne Johnston after the Rick Owens show. Those dry ice jets spewed out smoke with such velocity I thought the whole building was going to come down. If you look closely behind Dayne you’ll see Olivier Zahm shooting straight up into the smoke. Chinese stylist Jeff Lee at Louis Vuitton. LeeClick to Continue!
Boys gone wild at Paul Smith “Alright boys, that was good, that was good, but some of you were looking a bit glum, a bit down beat. I want you to be full of energy, you’re having fun, you’re on your way out to a party. Let’s do it!” I’m sitting backstage at Paul Smith, and the man himself has just finished his preshow pep talk. All the boys are cheering. In a corner of the room sits a 20-or-so-year-old English model named Jonny. He’s being interviewed by an Italian fashion TV channel. As it ends, they tell him toClick to Continue!
Announced mere minutes ago, N*E*R*D will perform right here in Auckland at Vector Arena on 26 February 2009. This blogger has been a fan of N*E*R*D ever since Lapdance (video above) came out in 2001, but Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams have been working together as producers since 1994. The pair have produced tracks for artists as varied as Justin Timberlake, No Doubt, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears. Pharrell is just as well known outside the record business for his clothing label Billionaire Boys Club, footwear brand Ice Cream and collaborations with Louis Vuitton. Little known fact: the baby facedClick to Continue!