Saint Laurent has opened a new flagship store in Paris, designed by creative director Hedi Slimane. As seen in the Slimane revamp of YSL adding his own aesthetic to the fashion house with his photography and controversial Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 collections, he’s applied the same design to the store. Art-deco inspired, marble is a motif seen throughout the store, in black and white, a signature that Hedi religiously follows, with his classic black and white photography. Located on Avenue Montaigne, Saint Laurent also plans to open a flagship in London on Sloane Street. The store is quite beautiful to behold. (Source: Dezeen via Slamxhype).
Dior Homme prepares us for its Fall 2013 collection, with this impressive and insightful video of their lookbook. Featuring the brands iconic minimalism and simplicity, the video perfectly highlights the meticulous attention to detail, high quality materials, cuts and sharp shapes, and how well structured the garments are. The clothes have so much body, and are quite refined, another signature Dior Homme touch. Here is a preview of what is to come from Dior.
Mr. Porter launched issue 114 this week, and in it is a feature from free diver Guillaume Nery. The free diver wears riviera friendly pieces for Mr. Porter. With words by Mr Porter Senior Copywriter Chris Elvidge, Nery talks about his career and his short film entitled Free Fall. Also featured in the latest issue is musician Jamie N Commons. Jamie breaks down his new sound in this interview with Chris Elvidge and also models some interesting workwear pieces. Read the full issue and more, here.
Here is footage of the newly renovated Maison Martin Margiela Montpensier Homme boutique in Paris. The video gives us a quick look around the boutique on 23, rue de Montpensier, with a new space, new design, and new collection in this new store dedicated to men. The store perfectly reflects Margiela’s aesthetic with its minimalism and simplicity, but also quite complex and abstract, a contradiction and contrast, something that Margiela balances rather nicely. Take the tour for yourself!
Yet another addition to my most wanted- must have list, here is the Cross Training Sneakerfrom Lanvin that I couldn’t stop talking about when they were first presented during Paris Fashion Week. The sneaker is features a variety of materials and featured in a variety of colors. The sneaker is another innovative design from the French fashion house and is a sophisticated and refined take on an athletic sneaker. Look out for the sneaker at Lanvin retailers.
Here is the latest collaboration between Globe Trotter and Mr. Porter. The capsule collection is an elegant hand crafted array of luggage. With a history dating back to 1897, the collection reflects the iconic elegance of Globe Trotter and the modern day sophistication of the modern day gentleman that Mr. Porter highlights so well. The collection is now available from Mr. Porter.
This week’s issue from Mr. Porter - Issue 113, as usual features many intriguing and interesting personalities. For their latest segment of “The Way I Dress”, Hollywood talent agent Andrew Weitz takes us through his morning as he gets dressed and gives us insight into his own personal style choices. Also from the latest issue of Mr. Porter, we are introduced to “six men shaping the future of Italian design” at the annual Milan furniture fair. The men include, Mario Bellini, Piero Lissoni, Vincenzo De Cotiis, Matteo Thun, Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran. For more content, read here
Karl Lagerfeld recently let Architectural Digest into his Parisian apartment, to be featured in the publication. Much like Karl’s own personality and style, it’s very strong, clean, refined, and sophisticated. A reflection of his own stern and powerful demeanor, his home is made of metal and glass, and there is a lot of light in the room. Goes to show you how much of Lagerfeld is reflected in everything that he touches.
French artist and someone who I am quite fond of, Jean-Philippe Delhomme was commissioned by Louis Vuitton to illustrate New York City for their latest release, the Travel Book. The talented illustrator who has done work for Maison Kitsune, Barneys New York, Glenn O’Brien’s GQ “Style Guy” column, as well as the illustrator behind The Unknown Hipster Diaries, translates his image of New York City into a gouache painting. Other artists like Delhomme, illustrated cities in their own visions for Louis Vuitton. Cheri Samba illustrated Paris, Daniel Arsham illustrated the Easter Islands and Natsko Seki illustrated London. The book is now available here.
Currently on my long wishlist are the classic Leather Longwing Brogues from Thom Browne in Navy Blue. The perfect shoe for the Spring/Summer season, the brogue is the ideal shoe to wear with your summer basics, from floral/botanical prints, chambray, denim, light weight materials like linen, and the perfect colored chino. Featuring the iconic Thom Browne red, white, and blue flag, authentic leather with brogue details, these shoes were born to be show stoppers. They are now available, from SSENSE.
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