Posts tagged FASHION WEEK
How To Style Casual The Checked Blazer
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Check blazers are everywhere this season. The season’s runways were awash with fashionable check patterns of all iterations. But that’s not why we’re telling you to embrace pattern in your wardrobe. For all its timelessness, a check blazer is a point of difference, a break from the norm and could be just what you need to spice up both your formal and casual dress.

If it’s your first foray into the pattern, then start with a casual take on the check blazer and keep it simple. By its very nature, checks carry an air of formality, especially if they’re weaved in contrasting colours. Today, the check translates perfectly to a more urban casual look. 

The Canali versions of checked blazers are perfect, worn with white jeans, a plain T-Shirt and casual loafers.The plain neutrality of the look will ensure a casual take throughout. And for those who don’t know Canali, Canali has been the paradigm of tailor-made Italian luxury and men’s elegance for more than 80 years. Since 1934, it has been promoting the values of Made in Italy excellence through its artisanal know-how, creating sartorial masterpieces of exceptional wearability and comfort in a perfect balance of elements that blends culture and history with style and taste. 

So guys go and check the treasures that Canali offers simply by visiting www.canali.com and invest in a classic checked blazer that will last forever! To shop editor’s favourite pieces just click on the pictures below. 

Gucci to Debut Cruise 2020 Collection in Rome
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After showing its Cruise 2019 collection at the Alyscamps Roman in Arles, France, Gucci has announced the location for its Cruise 2020 show. Heading back to Italy, the latest Cruise collection will be officially unveiled at the Capitoline Museums in Rome, continuing the theme of “the Old World.”

The show’s location — which is described as “drawing from a place reminiscent of [Alessandro Michele's] childhood” — is a series of museums that feature ancient Roman statues and artifacts, as well as artworks from the medieval and Renaissance period, and collections of jewels and coins.

Along with staging the show at the Capitoline Museums, Gucci is also set to make a donation to the restoration project of the Rupe Tarpea. Located on the Capitoline Hill’s southern summit, the Rupe Tarpea is a steep cliff overlooking the Roman Forum. Until the first century A.D., traitors were sentenced to death from the cliff.

Gucci’s Cruise 2020 show will take place at the Capitoline Museums on May 28 this year.

Virgil Abloh Goes Fiber Optic With New Louis Vuitton FW19 Bag and Sneakers
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Virgil Abloh’s second collection for Louis Vuitton proved to be an exemplary infusion of retro-vintage inspiration, with the designer channeling his inner Michael Jackson for the uniquely designed runway show. While the clothes were packed full of unique cuts that donned a refined finish, the fiber optic-infused monochrome bag and light-show-bearing sneaker stole the show.

In a unique power-move for the designer, one part of the show included a black-out of the venue’s runway lighting, with 5 models stacked in a diamond formation showcasing the collection’s new monochrome-print bag and newly created sneaker. As spotlighted in a recent Instagram post from the brand, the new high-top shoe totes a color-changing detailed upper with a tongue that hosts a morphing Louis Vuitton logo.

The new pieces ought to catch a few eyes, and being one of the highlights of the show, will most likely fetch a hefty price as well.

Check out the runway image above and a more detailed look below, and for more fashion-related news be sure to peep the recent street style from this year’s Paris Fashion Week.

#PLEINSPORTCUP Spring/Summer 2019
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Milan, 16 June 2018 – Plein Sport makes a triumphant return to Milan this season and, with a tennis-inspired collection, serves a perfect ace. Staged on a full-size grass court surrounded by palm trees, the audience is magically transported to the Beverley Hills Tennis Club. The players warm up, returning shots from ball machines, practicing their backhand. Ball boys crouch eagerly at either side of the net as the umpire takes his seat. The Spring/Summer 2019 #PLEINSPORTCUP can begin…

Embodying the stylish flair of Björn Borg and the take-no-prisoners attitude of John McEnroe, the Plein Sport men are tough, toned Grand Slam-ers. The fresh-faced girls are young Billie Jean King’s: gripping their rackets, they’re focused and determined, champions ready to win their mixed match.

Like the game of tennis, their clothes are timeless and elegant. Green, white and navy dominate the palette of this Spring/Summer collection. Key pieces include training jackets with piping detail, block-color tracksuits, V-neck knit jumpers, chevron polo shirts, knee-length shorts and pleated mini-skirts. Complete with headbands, visors and wristbands, the look might be vintage influenced but it’s remixed for the sporting demands of today. Technical fabrics, breathable materials and lightweight engineering ensure this wardrobe is fit for smash-volley action. And emblazoned throughout – across hoodies, towels and even swimwear – a special Plein Sport emblem featuring two crossed tennis rackets.

Launched only one-and-a-half years ago, the Plein Sport brand has accelerated with incredible speed and, by the end of this year, will boast 40 standalone stores around the world. In the competitive activewear arena, that’s game, set and match to Plein Sport.

Philipp Plein is also pleased to announce that next year the brand begins a new partnership as the official fashion sponsor of Monaco Football Club.

Men’s Fashion Guide To Wearing All Black
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Black is by far one of the most popular colors when it comes to fashion, and it’s easy to see why. The color black in fashion has traditionally been associated with class, sophistication and even mystery, which makes it amazing for smart style and formal wear. Be careful when buying your black clothing though, it’s easy to see when a piece of black clothing is low quality because after a few washes it fades to an icky grey color. When it comes to black, quality is very important.If you live in a warmer climate, I’d steer away from wearing too much black in your outfit, as it can look awkward and feel awkward. Sunny climates are meant for color! While there is nothing wrong with wearing an all black outfit, make sure black doesn’t take over your entire wardrobe like it has a tendency to. Wearing black all day every day can and will get boring. Layering your black outfits with things such as hoodies and black leather jackets makes for a great look. Sometimes when the outfit calls for it, throwing some vibrant or earth tone colors can make an all black outfit look even better.

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Milan Fashion Week - Etro Presentation
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With models lounging on giant cushions, perched on vintage trunks or reclining on kitsch patterned sofas, their decorative outfits blending with the furniture, all that was missing was a psychedelic soundtrack. Etro for the presentation of its 50th anniversary men’s collection — presented at the cavernous Palazzo del Ghiaccio, the ice-skating rink in Milan — recruited the help of local auction houses to re-create the home of a dandy without the walls, with all of the items up for sale. The message? “The way you live is the way you dress, and I’ve always been known as an interior decorator of men’s,” quipped Kean Etro, seated in a vintage orange chair, dressed in a check suit and shirt accessorized with a beaded headband. “The design started from here,” he added, pointing down to a Persian carpet, symbolizing the origins of the house’s paisley symbol, as models sauntered by in long, lean, graphic carpet coats and droopy sweaters with bands of carpet embroidery. One gleaming all-embroidered tuxedo jacket was a work of art. Tailoring ranged from fitted suits in jewel tones to classic suiting in stuffy plaids but updated with bold colorways, such as orange accents in the overcheck. Even the subtler stuff, like a camel coat, sported a stitchwork outline of a horse at the back.

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How To Wear Velvet
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Have you always thought velvet is too glitzy for you? Too Liberace-esque and so best left in the closet? Think again because this suave and swanky fabric is too good to keep under lock and key. But to look good in velvet means wearing it right. Here’s how to look super sharp in this most luxurious of fabrics.

Velvet only looks classy if it’s good quality. Avoid velvet made from synthetic fabrics, such as those produced in polyester and nylon. Products like these look cheap and nasty and don’t wear well either. Real velvet, woven from silk or cotton, is the only choice for gents with style. It oozes quality and authenticity and as long as you look after it, will keep you looking great for years. Velvet has that smoking jacket feel and a lot of people like it because it has a bit of a vintage look. Velvet looks best when you choose one smart, tailored piece worn with contrasting fabrics. Velvet materials are very seductive, so wear it with macho attitude. 

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Casual velvet? Yes, sir” says Benjamin Fitzgerald at Dmarge. For less formal wear he says a velvet jacket makes a great alternative to a leather jacket. Velvet blazers play a melodic rock ballad without all that metal and unnecessary zip detail. For a dressed down look, pair your jacket with a plain t-shirt, simple silk scarf, dark trousers and a pair of Chelsea boots. I suggest you wear your velvet jacket with a denim shirt for a shabby chic outfit that still oozes style. For more formal wear, I suggest you to team velvet with a roll neck sweater for a jazzy, shirtless look.

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The new collection of my favorite shoe brand ever!

You all know how much I love Santoni shoes! I am sure you have seen it on my instagram account! I admire in this brand the inovation, the aesthetic, the material choices. 

EVERYTHING!

This season unfortunately I couldn't attend Milan Fashion Week. But I kept myself updated about the new collections and all the gossips as well.

Santoni's new collection really impressed me for once more! An idea of cheerful elegance, looking at the Seventies. The Santoni s/s 18 collection is light: in both the shapes and the workmanship, not to mention the subtly irreverent spirit. It is pervaded by a hedonistic yet subtle atmosphere that emphasizes the artisanal DNA of the house giving new impetus and unexpected nonchalance. Precious materials and attention to detail are the fil rouge that stitches together diverse elements to celebrate the defining Santoni values.

Stories and ideas mingle and mix. The masculine staples, from lace-ups to sneakers, turn into archetypes made of lightweight natural leather. The virtuosity of the intrecciato, so typical of Santoni, characterizes both the formal double monkstraps with fringes or in the informal yet sophisticated flip-flops. Patchwork patterns create color and texture modulations. The classic Clean, in white or black crocodile, becomes essential and precious, while total white defines the new urban staples. The world of boating meets the elegance of the city in the leather top siders and in the large bags. Crocodile gains an unprecedented shabby patina. Even patent leather, an after-dark must, is interpreted lightly, in sleek and tapered shapes.

The color palette is classic and timeless: black, brown, natural leather, white, blue. Materials are precious: brushed calf, crocodile, patent leather, aged calf with shiny patinas.

This season the collection will be unveiled to the public during an exquisitely Italian experience: a breakfast in a café, complete with cappuccino and croissant, inside the Royal Palace of Milano. Visitors will be greeted at Bar Tiptoe, where coffee and brioches are as shiny like a pair of lace-ups and double monkstraps are as succulent as a bignè. The project, conceived and curated by Angelo Flaccavento and Antonio Pippolini, is introduced by a subtly humorous menu that celebrates the Italian art of living with playful irreverence. 

In Milan Fashion Week for the Etro Spring-Summer 2017 Collection

Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,

On Monday I was super lucky to be in Milan and to attend the Etro Spring Summer 2017 fashion show. The concept, really thin and philosophical, was the man's addiction to water. A magnetism that is congenital, as the desire to surrender to the sea beds.  Each fabric fiber of this parade of Etro breathed spontaneously. It’s written in the models walk, in their looks and gestures. It was for sure one of my favorite fashion shows this season ( click here to see the entire Etro Spring Summer 2017 collection). 

P.S Oh I didn't mention that the Shirt and the scarf in the pictures are Etro. 

Etro Spring Summer 2017

Etro’s spring-summer 2017 runway show served as a meeting of friends and family as Kean Etro recruited those closest to him to hit the catwalk alongside models. Muted tones were married with relaxed silhouettes as the Etro man took on a grounded approach to the fashion house’s celebrated penchant for prints. Unstructured suits were joined by band collar shirts, striped tees, lightweight knit sweaters and leisure bombers. Oversize coats, slouchy tees, overshirts, patterned polo shirts and summerweight field jackets brought the lineup to a successful finish. Gentleman's Diary Magazine's Editor-In-Chief Pasquale Karatzetzo attended the show and as he shares with the us the room was buzzing with good vibrations and well made-fashionably garments. Thumbs up to Etro!

A Closer Look At The Fashion School That Produced Some of Japan's Most Celebrated Designers

Emerging from an economic and industrial boom in Japan in the 1960s, Japanese designers found inspiration in the fusion of Asian silhouettes with European folklore and American pop culture. The approach of emphasizing an admiration for traditional Japanese art as well as the forms and ideologies of modernism produced some of the world’s most celebrated avant-garde designers such as Kenzo Takada, Rei Kawakubo, and Yohji Yamamoto. They’re all credited to having created and established the Japanese aesthetic in global fashion. Their cultural impact also challenged the silhouettes seen in past womenswear designs.

Another thing all these designers, along with names like Hiroko Koshino, Junya Watanabe and Jun Takahashi, have in common? Their roots can be traced back to Bunka Fashion College. Business of Fashion is taking a closer look at the school’s unique approach to fashion education that makes it unlike any other fashion institution in the world. Professor Sanae Kosugi, dean of Bunka Fashion Graduate University and former classmate of Yohji Yamamoto, explains, “Before designing anything, students must understand the human body shape and how human bodies move. Every student, whether they’re studying design or merchandising, has to study this first. To know the body well is very important.”

Milan Fashion Week Day 2

For Milan Fashion Week FW16 Day 2 I chose a total Diesel Black Gold outfit. I was obsessed by the new BDG type of jeans which fit absolutely amazing. I attended the Verscae, Phillip Plein, Etro, Missoni shows and many many more and I had the best time. 

Of course and my latest and true addiction was with me! This amazing IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph in stainless steel with black rubber strap. Design and engineer at its best! Never doubt swiss power!

Fashion Week Season

You know how much I love Fashion Week! It's that period where its all about fashion and you also find the opportunity to see your fashion-friends from all over the world. For Milan Fashion Week Day 1 I chose a total 2 Italian Boys outfit and of course I was wearing my IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph which kept me in style and on time on my shows and appointments. 

This Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph in stainless steel wear a black rubber strap. This true item of desire has a mechanical chronograph movement, self winding with 68 - hour power reserve when is fully wound. It also has date display, stopwatch function with hours-minutes-seconds, hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o'clock, flay back function and sapphire glass. It is also water resistant at 6 bars which make it also ideal for the sporty gentlemen. The case height is 14.5mm and the diameter is 43.5mm. 

Diesel Black Gold SS 2016

Diesel Black Gold presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Milan Fashion Week. For this collection, creative director Andreas Melbostad reworked an adventurous safari inspiration setting it in an industrial, metropolitan scenario.

Through a modernist approach, the utilitarian and the urban are combined in the collection, which is rooted in a stark, masculine aesthetic. The cold color palette, ranging from chalk white and pale gray to black and blue, enhances the sharp attitude.

New volumes are introduced in the outerwear. Survival jackets, bombers and parkas featuring pockets, flaps and adjusters, are cut for an oversized fit. These contrast with the skinny silhouettes of denim pants, which are cut extra long to achieve a crushed effect. They also come in textured versions with horizontal patches stitched all the way up the leg or are coated for a glossy vinyl-like effect.

Layering is at the core of the collection. Elongated utility vests, as well as iconic leather biker jackets embellished with grommets and lace-up details, are worn over sweatshirts trimmed with striped details and the season’s new shirts – long zippered poplin styles with funnel necks and long sleeves.

Everything is infused with an irreverent feel, also echoing in tailoring, where suits feature safari pockets and utilitarian details.

Emphasizing the urban, adventurous and functional spirit of the collection, footwear includes chunky basketball-inspired high-tops, as well as canvas desert boots with rubber soles, new biker styles and suede chukka boots.

Minimal, utilitarian bags, worn across the body or hunkered down the waist, are perfectly incorporated into the looks.

MYKITA / Damir Doma “BRADFIELD” Sunglasses

Modern handcraft, historical shapes and an illusory construction all come together in the newest model from the MYKITA / Damir Doma collection, BRADFIELD, which takes the collaboration to a new level.

BRADFIELD appears to consist of two frames. Yet on closer look the complex construction is re- vealed as a trompe l’oeil: the outer frame, a classic panto shape from only 0.5mm stainless steel is paired with perfectly rounded rims. Inspired by the pince-nez from the early 20th Century, the circular lenses appear to float before the frame-front. The trompe l’oeil aesthetic is accentuated by the visual reference to clip-on sunglasses from the 1980s.

The perceived complexity of the construction is just an illusion in this case. In actual fact the frame-front, as per MYKITA’s design principle, is made from one flat piece, which is folded in half in multiple steps by hand, gradually brought into shape and secured inside the outer frame with the help of two flaps. The construction is a tribute to modern handcraft.

The perfectly round lenses, a recurrent motif in the MYKITA / Damir Doma collection, meets with the classic panto glasses for an edgy look – a visual reference to the retro-futuristic style of steampunk.

BRADFIELD is available in the colourways Silver/Black with black-grey lenses, Gold/Forest Green with green lenses and Silver/Cinerous Grey with mirrored lenses in silver.

The model will arrive to all MYKITA Shops, via www.mykitadamirdoma.com, the Damir Doma flagship store as well as selected opticians and fashion stores worldwide.

Walking in the streets of Milan. #MFW

Hello everyone!! A few days ago i had the chance to attend Milan Fashion Week and to be a part of well designed and executed fashion shows such as Etro, Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, Canali, Diesel Black Gold, Philipp Plein, Daks London and of course amazing presentations like Santoni Shoes, Bally and Ralph Lauren.

The outfit i chose for day 1 was  from Hackett London and my shoes of course from Santoni.