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menswear // met gala 2016.

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

When it comes to formal menswear, I totally get and appreciate proper, gentlemanly attire. But I still stand for making a statement and making a look your own. For the Met Gala, Jaden killed it in a forward Louis Vuitton “suit”: A photo posted by Kenneth Kyrell. (@kennethkyrell) on May 2, 2016 at 8:32pm PDT A video posted by Vogue (@voguemagazine) on May 2, 2016 at 10:03pm PDT Zayn added (too literal interpretation of the theme) Iron Man arms to his Versace suit: A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on May 2, 2016 at 6:54pm PDT And true Lucky Blue Smith saved us all with leather pants (assuming it’s Saint Laurent) but did see a few H&M mentions. A photo posted by Next Artists…

modern man // hedi slimane.

Posted on April 1st, 2016

Has it only been four years since Hedi Slimane took the creative reigns? After all that name drama and PR confusion, you’re just going to leave? Hedi injected an excitement in the industry and brought back the love of product, as ridiculously expensive as everything was/is. He singlehandedly brought back leather moto jackets, boots, and every little kitsch that there was (in the best way possible), in a similar way that Alessandro Michele is doing at Gucci, and what Demna Gvasalia is likely to do at Balenciaga. Saint Laurent will never be the same without Hedi, the way Dior Homme never returned to its former glory. All eyes on you, Anthony Vaccarello.

want // saint laurent palm bomber.

Posted on February 12th, 2016

My love for warm khakis and earthy tans, and browns adorned in glitter continues. How does Hedi Slimane always know what you want, before you even know you want it? As trendy as this is.. there’s just something about it that draws you in. Could it be LA calling me back?

want // loewe puzzle.

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

Its been on my list forever. Time to pull the trigger?

runway // gucci reinvention.

Posted on January 20th, 2016

The Alessandro Michele era is full force at Gucci and yes, the industry continues to buzz about it. Its nothing new, a reinvention of a brand, but how he is doing it is what continues to fascinate, what Hedi has done at Saint Laurent. For me, its how he will ride the wave once the 70s revival is over, and how to up the quality (which is a whole other discussion)..

 

I’ve been eyeing it because more and more, I have been craving color. I have always loved color, which people find hard to believe. I just don’t wear it often. Bill Cunningham said that fashion is armor. Black is my armor, especially in New York winters. And there is a part of that Steve Jobs/Mark Zuckerberg uniform mentality in my head that makes dressing easier in the mornings. But since traveling to SF and LA before the holiday, I’ve been bitten by the California bug, and nothing has been more appealing than whites, tans, blues and ALL OF THE COLOR (also, the talk and signs of a recession and the upcoming elections are really drab). So its no wonder that Gucci has all of my attention. A beacon of freedom to dress how you want no matter what era, gender, occasion.. and there is a very strong point of view that sets it apart from all the athleisure/sellable collections hitting every single runway. When in black, its about going incognito, but when I want to express myself and be free, I’ll turn to Gucci.