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Saint Laurent to Launch Its 2017 Fall/Winter Collection With a Tokyo Pop-Up

Saint Laurent is set to host a pop-up shop at Isetan Men’s in Tokyo, Japan beginning next week. The French fashion house is expected to launch its 2017 fall/winter collection at the famous department store. The pop-up is Saint Laurent’s first since Anthony Vacarello became Creative Director. Leather motorcycle jackets, graphic tees, button-downs, hoodies, and backpacks will all be up for grabs. The luxe label’s gritty, psychedelic visual campaigns will be broadcasted throughout the venue, as well. If you’re in Japan, stop by Isetan Men’s in Tokyo from July 12 – July 25 to check out Saint Laurent’s pop-up shop.

Saint Laurent Pop-Up
Isetan Men’s
3-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
160-0022 Tokyo
Japan

SOURCE: HOUYHNHNM

IMAGE CREDITSAINT LAURENT

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. 

We got impressed by this shoe design!
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A leisurely stroll along the Adriatic coastline, shortly after the spring equinox. This is the concept behind Alberto Guardiani’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection for men, where the muse for this season is the , who saunters down the promenade, inspired by the brilliant colours and dynamic architectural contrasts. Beneath an intense blue sky, rows of coloured umbrellas and boats with imaginative names sit waiting for summer to return, against a backdrop of blue and white beach huts and monumental, pastel-coloured buildings.

A collection that reflects the laid-back attitude of the Italian holiday look: contrasting white calf and blue suede (navy, yes, but also royal blue, cerulean and ultramarine) become the leitmotif of the collection, offset by sailor-style detailing, like stripy prints and FRRST boat-style lettering.

The striking contrast of architectural graphic elements appear on navy or cherry- coloured suede, accented with red, sky blue and even orange embroidery, for designs with a sartorial, casual finish.

This relaxed yet sombre mood is perfectly reflected in, ONESOUL, the product of the season, which has a highly tailored, relaxed look. 

Bluemint Essence

SS 16 brings the joy and harmony to life with the variant colors from pastel to exotic contrasting tones all at once. Stirred from real life experiences, different lifestyles, art, travel and photography; collection consist of styles that will enlighten every wardrobe with a spark of sophistication. The line is inspired by iconic animals and memorable movements of life with outstanding colour combinations. Our picks for warm-weather essentials of 2016 range from quick-dry peach fabric swim shorts, soothing linen shirts, classic polos with warm pastel colors and accessories derived from elegance. Gentlemans Diary Magazine Team loved the aesthetic and the gentleman vibe. What about you ladies and gentlemen? 

Visit here the official Bluemint site and discover your favorite items. 

Zara Man's 2016 Fall/Winter Campaign

Zara has been under fire as of late for “plagiarizing” designs from other artists – some motifs the company used looked similar to that of Tuesday Bassen’s work and a recent collection strangely resembled Kanye West’s Yeezy line. Nevertheless, the fast-fashion giant moves on and now we get a glimpse of their men’s collection for the 2016 fall/winter season. In this campaign, we see Zara sticking to what it does best – high-end looking staples that won’t break your budget. Although shot in black and white, the spread does a good job showcasing some of the outerwear offerings the label will shortly be releasing — boiled-wool top coats, shearling-trimmed leather jackets, denim pieces, and a few bombers. The suits and knits are also something to watch out for in the coming months.

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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.”

Missoni Dresses the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star in Vibrant Knitwear

Italian fashion house Missoni teams up with Converse yet again for a seasonal collaboration on the Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Hi. The iconic silhouette is dressed in two vibrant combinations of red, yellow and green-knitted patterns which are contrasted by the lacing options and custom leather heel patch. Additional details include a shortened toe cap and Converse’s red license plate. Purchase both colorways at select accounts starting April 29.

Upcoming J.Crew x New Balance Collaboration Receives Inspiration From a Classic Candy

New Balance is adding another collaboration to its list by teaming up with lifestyle brand J.Crew. The two will be using the New Balance 997 model as the canvas of choice to set the tone for the upcoming 2016 spring season. Featuring premium materials such as leather, nubuck and suede, its mix of tan and brown shades grab inspiration from butterscotch candy. The J.Crew x New Balance 997 “Butterscotch” is set to release on March 12 for a retail price of $210 USD.

Louis W. for A.P.C. 2016 Spring/Summer Collection

Taking cues from films like Brideshead Revisited and Maurice, this season’s Louis W. for A.P.C. collection looks to the sports culture of English private schools. The result, “Club Kids Society,” refers to both sporting clubs and nightclubs alike and features designs like the baseball-like dark navy satin Tim bomber, stonewashed denim Walter, plaid-patterned Lawrence and striped wool Brett. Alongside the jackets are knitwear pieces like a cricket-inspired crew neck cable.

Shot here by Bruno Staub in upstate New York and modeled by Devon Mastro, A.P.C.’s Louis Wong-designed pieces are available in stores and online now with prices ranging from $340 to $1,835 USD.

The Art Of Menswear Making By Caruso

Caruso is an Italian menswear manufacturer which emblematises the traditions and principles of quality, handmade tailoring. Originally established by Raffaele Caruso, upon his move from Naples to Soragna in 1958, the small, family run tailoring shop came to exist in several different incarnations across the decades, eventually growing to become one of Europe’s biggest and most advanced menswear producers by the early 2000s.

Having come under the guidance of fashion world entrepreneur Umberto Angeloni, Caruso took the form it takes today, and has continued to go from strength to strength. It achieves this because of its unwavering commitment to fabrics and construction methods of the highest calibre: the principles which have garnered Caruso its fine reputation since the beginning.

Crucially, Caruso takes the utmost pride in the fact that all of its garments are handmade in Italy, a narrative which they claim is one part romantic, one part technical. The idea that a piece is made in Italy undoubtedly conjures evocative imagery, and perhaps even makes something all the more covetable. But the technical part of the narrative ensures that this extra desirability is not for any shallow reasons, but rather because Caruso always produces superior garments.

GDM team had the opportunity to visit Caruso headquarters in Soragna Italy and to see up-close the journey of making menswear for real gentlemen. It was a lifetime experience for us and we wanted to share it with you ladies & gentlemen. Take a look of the photos below and live the Caruso experience yourself.

For more information visit the official Caruso website here or follow them in their official social media accounts. 

#CarusoMenswear #InMenswearDoAsTheItaliansDo

Photos: GDM team