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the modman runway // saint laurent.

Posted on January 25th, 2015

Slimane has single-handedly brought back rock, the influence of the 60s and 70s, and consistency, from his signature silhouette to androgyny.. Saint Laurent Paris continues to make news season after season, for its advertising [the latest featuring legendary Joni Mitchell] to musical partnerships [Daft Punk, Courtney Love] and ‘controversial’ runway shows. But its time to put the past YSL to rest, until couture comes out, and embrace how Slimane has overhauled the storied brand.

My favorite looks from the latest Fall 2015 collection:

 

the modman runway // topman design.

Posted on January 10th, 2015

The 70s have hit the commercial runway full force and the Topman collection is the ultimate sign of that, channeling a mood influenced by womens collections and what Slimane has been doing at Saint Laurent. Favorites of mine include shearling, faux fur coats and jackets, playful elements like exaggerated collars and fringe, the biggest trend of the past few seasons. A second wave of roller-inspired looks took over, ending with full blown tartan. Here’s hoping that Topman produces all of the below.. if only they offered straight-off-the-runway shopping for men as they do for Topshop. I’d buy up the first five looks in a heartbeat [especially the fringe suede jacket].

want // superstar is not what you think it is.

Posted on January 9th, 2015

I grew up wearing adidas superstars, and it is great to see the Originals brand come back with a campaign that challenges what it means to be a superstar from some of the most talented superstars out there, including Pharrell Williams, David Beckham, Rita Ora and Damian Lillard.

As a marketer, a best practice for videos is to keep them at 30-45 seconds [unless you’re Cartier and creating a film masterpiece]. I watched the entire mini-film and wanted more, I wanted personal stories from each of the superstars. Good thing adidas will be releasing new content through the rest of the year. Happy 25 years of the superstar, and bravo Johannes Leonardo.

the modman runway // christopher kane.

Posted on January 9th, 2015

Christopher Kane has created digital prints as his signature, and this season is no different. More than the prints, though, the details of dressing and layering are far more interesting. Nothing new in the world of fashion, but Kane pulls it off with ease, enough so that I want to add his effortless prints to my wardrobe. At the top of my list are Kane’s high-waisted pants.

[[ images via style.com ]]

 

style journal // turtleneck.

Posted on January 6th, 2015

The turtleneck is a favorite cold weather piece as it comes in all different forms, from thin and slim merino to luxe cashmere to chunky, oversized armor-like knits [like this Michael Kors one] that protects from the elements. London weather was a bit erratic though overall pleasant compared to the usual gloomy, rainy reputation. I took three turtlenecks on the trip whiched helped me survive a bitter cold Airbnb, fairly ‘mild’ winter days and some on and off drizzle.

Are you a fan of turtlenecks?

[[ outside The Wolesley before high tea ]]