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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

Marni 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

Known for its avant-garde spirit and clean, inherently wearable designs, Italian label Marni presents the latest offerings from its Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Headed, as always, by founder and designer Consuelo Castiglioni, the Milan-based brand’s cold weather range showcases a mix of textures, luxurious fabrics and a slightly off-kilter, yet immaculately tailored aesthetic that fits seamlessly into the house’s signature style. Among the standouts this season is Marni’s accessories range, which includes everything from leather zip wallets to sneakers and an all-new collaboration with Japanese luggage specialist, PORTER. Can’t-miss pieces include paneled calfskin and rubber sneakers, colorblocked nylon wallets, totes and backpacks by PORTER, and a luxurious calfskin leather shopping bag in blue — all of which showcase the brand’s artisanal touch and avant-garde approach.

Balmain x H&M Lookbook

H&M released the lookbook for its fall guest collaboration with the Parisian house of Balmain. A veritable bastion of French luxury, under the creative directorship of young Olivier Rousteing, Balmain has grown into a global pop-culture phenomenon.

“I want to talk to my generation: this is my main aim as a designer. H&M allows me the unique possibility of bringing everyone into the world of Balmain, get a piece of the dream and create a global #HMBalmaination: a movement of togetherness, fueled on a hashtag. The collaboration felt extremely natural to me: H&M is a brand that everybody connects to. It calls for unity, and I am all for it.” says Olivier Rousteing.

“We are excited to have Balmain as our guest designer at H&M and create a truly involving experience for everybody. With its mix of couture spirit and streetwear attitude, Balmain owns a unique style, at once opulent and direct, sensual and energetic. It is also closely linked to the show business and music worlds, which adds another element of surprise.” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

Tommy Hilfiger “TH Bold” Fragrance

Strong and sporty, TH Bold is made for the rebel who plays to win. TH Bold celebrates theTommy Hilfiger spirit of determination and confidence – a uniquely powerful blend. With a fusion of crisp citrus, herb al and spicy notes, the masculine fragrance speaks to the modern man who’s intensely passionate and has a desire to live boldly. The ad campaign features the tennis icon Rafael Nadal. 

Apple Watch x Hermès

Uncompromising craftsmanship. Pioneering innovation. Groundbreaking functionality. Apple Watch Hermès is the culmination of a partnership based on parallel thinking, singular vision, and mutual regard. It is a unique timepiece designed with both utility and beauty in mind. With leather straps handmade by Hermès artisans in France and an Hermès watch face reinterpreted by Apple designers in California, Apple Watch Hermès is a product of elegant, artful simplicity — the ultimate tool for modern life.

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.