The latest addition to the men’s Christian Louboutin collection are these high top attention seeking sneakers. “Stylish and extremely comfortable-our sneakers have a huge following and not without reason. Covered in hand placed strass, each crystal trimmed with a silver ring, this rendition of Louis Strass is designed for the Loubi gentleman who knows how shine.”, website says. They are available on the Louboutin website and range from $2500 to $3000. Someones gotta wear them.
There was a structured, geometric quality to the Mugler Spring 2013 collection, a study in sharp suiting and stark shapes that found inspiration in the depths of the sea. The look was simple and pared-down, very “i vacation in far far far away places” with each look presenting a graphic shape the felt like a play of lines and angles.
It was Nicola Formichetti’s strongest and most cohesive outing yet for the legendary French house, with a clear direction and vision that seemed to reflect his growing into his new role. There was also a distinct emphasis on tailoring, a promising departure for a label better-known for stylistic frills and a studied seriousness that was refreshingly absent here. That oceanic idea expressed itself in a soothing sea-foam green that appeared here and there and an overall shimmering translucence, as well as in the peeks of skin beneath jackets that hinted at futuristic swimwear designs. It was, on the whole, an unassailable argument that Formichetti has come into his own as designer as well as stylist.
Luis Borges and DNA joins Wilhelmina Models, Adrien, and Dylan as they back themselves into a corner to show you the amazing structured lowkey looks of winter/spring 2012. the trio are captured in black and white as signature traces of the past are married to contemporary staples for a soft discourse on menswear. / Makeup by Georgi Sandev using Mac Cosmetics with hair by Colin Yeo (Pure Management NYC).
Habana Time–Chris Habana makes an appearance for East Village Boys, photographed by Eli Schmidt. Pictured in addition to Request fresh faces, Janos Molnar and Tim Devos, the New York-based jewelry designer displays his wares and talks about everything from lifestyle choices to the beginnings of his career. / Read the interview here.
Cool Kid–Cameron McNee photographs AMCK model Henry for a new feature in collaboration with Oki-ni for Attitude magazine. Outfitted by Elauan Lee, a mix of streetwear and chic staples come together for a relaxed outing.
Hailing from Israel, Shenkar College of Design graduate Nadav Fink gives away his latest and final collection. It was inspired by the fusions of Rilkes Terrible Angels and Tony Kushnirs Angels in America. His vision of a angel as both savior and destroyer, while also keeping my asymetrical elements, and vibrant colors. Encompassing the tension between the “divine” and “earthly ambitions” , a beautiful range bursts forth with elongated silhouettes and delicate draping. From dark rich blacks to sinful reds, Fink plays an adventurous hand, exploring shape and fit with the results, rendering the range quite androgynous. Where long slender shirting options meld with voluminous outerwear, the final lineup shows a promising start on the path to a formal design identity.
Nike unveils a new quickstrike pack of its Air Royal Mid Lite VT for Spring 2011. Done up in three premium leather colorways, the shoes pair clean styling with a sophisticated look via perforated seamless uppers. Only select doors will receive this pack, including Wish, who will be releasing them on March 26, 2011. Retail is set at $120 a pop.
An appreciation for fine tailoring is in Duncan Quinn‘s blood. The bespoke suit designer — whose clients range from Green Day to Christian Louboutin — grew up watching his father wearing well-made suits he picked up on London’s Savile Row in the 1960s. Inspired to start his own collection, Quinn opened his first store in New York in 2003. A Los Angeles location, Dallas boutique and pop-up shop in Miami followed thereafter. Life + Times caught up with Quinn to discuss his pieces, ZZ-Top and which Victoria’s Secret models he’d want wearing one of his suits.
A Take on Cool–A cool Mediterranean influence sets the tone for Jan iú Més’ spring 2012 showing. Looking out to sea for inspiration, a clean collection finds its voice in a variety of silhouettes–ranging from narrow and elongated to oversize. Whether it is electric blue, golden yellow or a pure white, Jan iú Més creates a relaxing atmosphere, in turn accomplishing a great deal when it comes to separates. Hand-dyed and dressed in vivid prints, linen suiting carries a resort feel, while shorts, knitwear and loose shirting sum up a season of great relaxation.
How to wear Fur–For the fall 2011 season there was a collective decision to put fur on the runways. Whether it came in a “dappled jaguar” black and white print, like at Burberry Prorsum, or as an all-black full-length trench, as at John Galliano, the material was all over the runways. The occurrence was only one part of the luxury theme that designers proposed for the upcoming season.- To me the key would be wear it with the “unexpected”..thats Poppington
Harris Tale–I.M.C models Alexander and Andrew Harris are photographed by Eniko Szucs for a new editorial feature styled by Jamar Graham. Boasting an eclectic style, the brothers wear a new wardrobe, mixed with vintage and customized garments that include the likes of Helmut Lang and Issey Miyake.
Alexander wears shirt J.Crew, trousers vintage army pants (customized shorts), shoes Sperry and accessories stylist’s own. Andrew wears vest Emporio Armani, shirt Jean Louis, jacket around waist Armani Exchange, trousers Alexandre Herchcovitch and shoes Anarchic.
Alexander wears jacket vintage Richard Torry. Andrew wears jacket Calvin Klein and accessories stylist’s own.
Alexander wears jacket Armani Exchange, shirt Brooks Brothers, trousers Helmut Lang, boots Blondo and accessories stylist’s own.
Parisian silk scarves and grubby slip-on sneakers are always exclusive, Having two in the same closet is always Poppington. A guy to always push the boudaries and throw out and pull in new fashion theories, Robert Verdi whos worked in the fashion industry for over 15 years. Showcasing an over the top variety of outfits and, and styling abundant number of people including Halle Berry. Nevertheless, not satisfied with his already emporium-worthy collection of shoes, he called in for a custom creation from Vans. Handing over his Hermes scarf collection as inspiration, behold a fantastic end product to fuel the concept of ‘opposites attract’. Both brands have worked to achieve respected places in the industry, albeit among contrasting consumers.
Whilst Hermes has been designing silk scarves for the luxury market since 1937 and tapping into Parisian couture with its luxury accessories, Vans emerged from the underground scene in 1966 California, catering for the masses with its skate-shoe classics. Whilst Hermes has famously graced the decolletes of Audrey Hepburn and her majesty Queen Elizabeth, Vans have been sported by the likes of Tony Hawk and Dave Grohl. The 66 style sneaker, with its rubber sole and canvas body is an icon in itself. A popular choice for men and women alike, it offers comfort, function and fashion. Providing much variety through the different prints, the custom collection includes delicate Japanese florals, regal chain-motifs and Alice in Wonderland style characters. Sadly, the shoes aren’t going to be mass-produced, they’re merely for Verdi’s personal collection. Nevertheless, we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed that the custom project inspired ol’Hermes to pick up the phone.
With his insider perspective and a clean keen eye for a fashion moment no one captures the energy backstage quite like Julian Schratter. Take a look at his dynamic shots from Milan, from Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, to Vivienne Westwood. His shots were raw, un edited in your face, they looked very simple, but dynamic, just like a group of guys after a soccer game but with cigarettes…..Very Poppington
In an game of dark and light or day in night, The first round of shows kinda have that approach on whats going to be..should I say “Poppington” for spring. Although its spring, the mood is very dark and the fabrics are very light. Costume National Homme had some glitter and, and little weird creepy twist, but in a good way, Jil Sander took approach to the cold reptile, while Corniliani had more of a monochromatic love game that was made for any guy traveling or going to visit a desert anytime soon. Burberry Prorsum went for bold and colors and prints, but with always a rockers edge, classy rocker guy, John Varvatos played the layer game. Going to the ocean? or stepping into the future? Dolce & Gabbana netted around , Ermenegildo Zegna kept the season sleek and reserved. Finally, Neil Barrett answered the call of the rebel with a wonderful exercise in suiting, featuring a provocative cut and Roberto Cavalli served a grand helping of luxury in standout spring hues. I love the collections, it was very soft but yet very masculine….and theres nothing like soft and hardcore combined into one.
Dolce & Gabbana
Winter Knits–Bundled in heavy-duty knits, Randy Lebeau is enlisted for Inhabit’s fall 2011 lookbook. Featuring a line up of wardrobe staples ranging from sweaters to long johns, the collection is developed in a muted color palette of greys and blacks–executed in fine fabrications with relaxed constructions for a disheveled silhouette.