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HERMES MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

HERMES MEN'S SS17 This season, Hermes men's SS17 was all about elegance and colours. Indeed, straight tailored lines give to the whole collection a sophisticated vibe strongly balanced with touches of bright colours as yellow, purple and green. The straight iconic beige trench coat is made less classic with a bright limoncello shirt ...

BACKSTAGE AT WOOYOUNGMI SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

WOOYOUNGMI SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY Wooyoungmi SS17 Paris. This season, Wooyoungmi designers Madame Woo and Katie Chung took inspiration from the graphic work of iconic New York artist Sol Lewitt. The defining feature of Wooyoungmi is to offer another vision of masculinity, a vision that identifies with a more ...

BACKSTAGE AT DIOR HOMME SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

DIOR HOMME SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY This season, Kris Van Assche looks into New Wave to inspire his Dior Homme spring-summer 2017 collection, entitled "Fun Fair." Van Assche has always been fascinated by the contrasts between past and future, youth and tradition - at the center of the Dior ...

BACKSTAGE AT KENZO MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

KENZO MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY "Long live the venues and parties that will create and incubate the legends to come." This season, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took inspiration from their Los Angeles roots and how they always craved New York nightlife when they were younger. Showing both ...

COMME DES GARCONS HOMME PLUS SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

ON THE RUNWAY AT COMME DES GARCONS HOMME PLUS SS17 "The Kind is naked." This is the statement you could read on an all-transparent PVC cape on the Comme des Garçons Homme Plus runway yesterday in Paris, as the legendary Rei Kawakubo unveiled her spring-summer 2017 collection. There was ...

JUNYA WATANABE MAN SPRING-SUMMER 2016 PARIS

ON THE RUNWAY AT JUNYA WATANABE MAN SPRING-SUMMER 2017 This Junya Watanabe Man Spring-Summer 2017 collection was a punk one. The models wore nose piercing earrings and were covered in tattoos that created a second skin all over their body. This created a sort of double texture effect in which the ...

BACKSTAGE AT RICK OWENS MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

RICK OWENS MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY Rick Owens is not one to follow any rule or trend. Showing his spring-summer 2017 menswear collection in Paris' Palais de Tokyo, the designer further anchored himself as a true visionary. His silhouettes almost feel unfinished with soft fabrics intertwined in cascades ...

JUNYA WATANABE MAN SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

JUNYA WATANABE MAN SS17 This Junya Watanabe Man Spring-Summer 2017 collection was a punk one. The models wore nose piercing earrings and were covered in tattoos that created a second skin all over their body. This created a sort of double texture effect in which the prints on the clothes were ...

RIHANNA COLLABORATES WITH DIOR FOR EYEWEAR COLLECTION

RIHANNA X DIOR EYEWEAR COLLECTION JUST CAME OUT Dior just unveiled its new eyewear collection in collaboration with singer and celebrity Rihanna, available in selected stores since early June. After embodying the Dior woman in « The Secret Garden IV » campaign the house of Dior and world renowned ...

BACKSTAGE AT WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY Walter Van Beirendonck SS17. For his Spring-Summer 2017 collection, Walter Van Beirendonck takes the infamous Alice in Wonderland riddle, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk" as a starting point. Indeed, his creations (rightfully qualified as "wearable artpieces" on the show notes) ...

ON THE RUNWAY AT ISSEY MIYAKE MEN SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

ISSEY MIYAKE MEN SS17: ON THE RUNWAY Yusuke Takahashi entitled his Issey Miyake Men spring-summer 2017 collection "Journey from a white page." Shown today on the second day of Paris menswear week, the collection and its name hold the keys to multiple inspirations. Mainly inspired by the city of ...

BACKSTAGE AT LOUIS VUITTON MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

LOUIS VUITTON MEN'S SS17: THE BEAUTY Louis Vuitton opened this second day of menswear collections in Paris with a show organized under the sun in the capital's 1st arrondissement. Always imbued with the spirit of travel, creative director Kim Jones delivered a collection that mixed elegance and technicality. Strips ...

MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ ON « BEFORE LANDING »

FRENCH VERSION HERE Michel Houellebecq is now standing directly in the eye of the hurricane. The release of his latest novel, “Soumission” (“Submission”), coincided with the terrorist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. The following interview was prepared before the terrifying events of ...

BACKSTAGE AT Y/PROJECT MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 PARIS

Y/PROJECT MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY This season, Y/Project creative director Glenn Martens chose to show his spring-summer men's collection on board Maxime's Peniche on the Seine River, not that far from the Eiffel Tower. Recreating a salon atmosphere, the venue set the tone of a collection that felt more infused ...

MONCLER GAMME BLEU MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017

MONCLER GAMME BLEU MEN'S SS17 For his Spring-Summer 2017 collection with Moncler Gamme Bleu, American designer Thom Browne taps into the boyscout aesthetic and puts his tailored eye to use to create a series of uniform-inspired silhouettes. The collection is based on the iteration of a khaki theme, first ...

BACKSTAGE AT GIORGIO ARMANI MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

GIORGIO ARMANI MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY Giorgio Armani closes the men's collections in Milan with the presentation of the spring-summer 2017 collection of his eponymous line. This season, the Giorgio Armani man is a traveler: the silhouette is relaxed and the fabrics are soft and comfortable, giving a ...

BACKSTAGE AT EMPORIO ARMANI MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

EMPORIO ARMANI MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY On Day 4 of Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani presented his Emporio Armani spring-summer 2017 menswear collection. Looking at a more athletic aesthetic, the collection (with impressive total of 88 looks) shows an elegant selection of both casual wear and tailoring. Successively, the ...

BACKSTAGE AT FENDI MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

FENDI MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY There was definitely a laid-back quality to the spring-summer 2017 Fendi men's collection presented on Day 4 of Milan Men Fashion Week yesterday. The runway was build around a summer pool inviting to farniente. The show notes expressed the desire to "enjoy life and ...

BACKSTAGE AT MSGM MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

MSGM MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY Massimo Giorgetti definitely knows what's on trend. His Spring-Summer 2017 menswear collection is 90s-infused and exudes the essence of youth. It feels dynamic and contemporary. Maybe because the models looked as if they just came back from a 5-mile run, their hair wet ...

PRADA MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 COLLECTION

PRADA MEN'S SS17 This season, Prada Men's Spring-Summer 2017 collection was all about sport and more precisely about hiking. Backpacks were mixed and matched with athletic leggings while inspired technical jackets and parkas paired with checked shirts and turtle neck tee-shirts to wear underneath. Colorful elastic sandals were worn with ...

BACKSTAGE AT DIESEL BLACK GOLD MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

DIESEL BLACK GOLD MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY This morning on Day 4 of Milan Men Fashion Week, Diesel Black Gold creative director Andreas Melbostad presented his Spring-Summer 2017 menswear collection. This season, the designer envisions his man as a tough yet stylish man who's not afraid to make ...

BACKSTAGE AT DAMIR DOMA MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

DAMIR DOMA MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY DAMIR DOMA MEN'S SS17. "Never for money, always for love" - this was the name of Damir Doma's Spring-Summer 2017 collection presented yesterday in Milan in a decadent semi-derelicted space. True to his unisex flimsy aesthetic, Damir Doma mixed raw-cuts with oversized tailored ...

BACKSTAGE AT MISSONI MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

MISSONI MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY The Missoni family is unbeatable when it comes to rich textures and mixes of colors. This Spring-Summer 2017 men's collection is no exception. On the runway, there was a feeling of Indian summer with shades of orange, purple, blue, and yellow. There was an ...

BACKSTAGE AT VIVIENNE WESTWOOD MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD MEN'S SS17: A BACKSTAGE STORY For this Spring-Summer 2017 menswear collection, Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler explore the idea of "uni-sexing" again, with men and women modelling during the show. In fact, it seems identities are reversed as pieces of loose tailoring are often found on women ...

BACKSTAGE AT No21 MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

BACKSTAGE AT No21 MEN'S SS17 MILAN For his Spring-Summer 2017 collection presentation in Milan, Alessandro Dell'Acqua decided to make a tribute to freedom and youth culture. The presentation was realized in collaboration with models, who chose in a very natural way their own outfits reinterpreting every piece in their own ...

MARNI MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

ON THE RUNWAY AT MARNI MEN'S SS17 MILAN The Marni man is a free-spirited mind. A great lover of arts, Consuelo Castiglioni shows with her spring-summer 2016 collection her incomparable approach to clothing. Opening the show is a grey two-piece suit worn with a long leather coat opened at the ...

BACKSTAGE AT CANALI SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MILAN

CANALI SS17 MILAN: A BACKSTAGE STORY Canali starts the Spring-Summer 2017 season in Milan with a flavor of elegance. The eternal suit is revamped with understated colors from pale pink to light blue, and tones are often mixed to bring that feeling of summer. There is also an undeniable ...

THE 10 STRONGEST PIECES FROM ART BASEL 2016

ARMELLE LETURCQ SELECTS THE 10 STRONGEST PIECES FROM ART BASEL 2016 From June 16 to 19, Art Basel celebrates the 47th edition of the international fair in Basel with an impressive list of 286 galleries showing the works of their most influential artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. As always, ...

GRACE WALES BONNER WINS THE 2016 LVMH PRIZE

GRACE WALES BONNER: LAUREATE OF THE 2016 LVMH PRIZE In only three years of existence, the LVMH Prize has quickly become one of the most respected fashion design competitions for young talents worldwide. The award boosted the careers of many talented designers in the past, particularly previous winners Thomas ...

INGA BY E.M: A LUXURY SHOE COLLECTION

TWO FASHION ICONS MEET FOR AN ELEGANT SHOE LINE: INGA BY EM INGA BY EM COLLECTION. You may know Inga Savits-Hanon for having graced the most prestigious runways worldwide for years now. What you probably didn't know is that the Estonian beauty studied fashion designed before becoming a successful ...

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