Don’t cry, I know he forgot the matching polka dot pants. It’ll be okay.
Another Pharrell x adidas is set to drop on November 28th. You will want to buy the shoes and the matching trackie, trust me, this is the one time matching matters.
For those days when you can’t decide between grey or grey, exclusive collection Thom Browne x Mr. Porter.
No not the e-reader, Kobo the candle.
I discovered Kobo years ago at one of my favourite New York spots – Cafe Cluny. Upon entering their washroom, I was struck by the amazing smell of a candle. I immediately lifted it up to look for any clue of a brand, it was a Kobo. I must say, that as someone who is an officially sanctioned candle connoisseur, Kobo is one of those underrated brands on the ‘luxury’ candle market. Everyone raves about their love of Diptyque and don’t get me wrong, I love their candles. But at half the price, Kobo is a tempting offer of affordable luxury. Sacrilege? I know.
The latest venture from Kobo comes in the form of a collaboration with Swedish designer Lotta Jansdotter. Not only are the scents intoxicating, the clean white porcelain vessels can be washed out and reused as a modern minimalist tea mug. Below are my picks. $40 each
I have to admit, when I first got a preview of the Jonathan Anderson’s travel collection for Loewe SS2015, all I could say was: Fuck me, those are beautiful. Buttery and beautiful. You can look, I may even let you touch but don’t drool.
Travis Taddeo has always been one of my favourite Canadian designers. This kid has been doing sportsluxe before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon and he does it well. Very well. For SS2014 he has discovered patterns yet maintained his street cred sporstluxe aesthetic. My personal favourites: laser cut leather shirting, the short sleeve sweatshirts and all of the shorts.
HD HOMME has built a brand on slick yet well tailored suiting, but what I found refreshing this season at WMCFW was the inclusion of more casual pieces. Well casual luxury, this isn’t your average hanging around the house type of casual, unless you’re Tom Ford. Runway highlights, for me, included the series of mesh jackets – from bomber to trench, rose printed swim shorts and the polka dot lounge wear.
If you are like me, then you silently mourn the loss of Ann Demeulemeester and her label from the fashion industry. Now we can take solace in the fact that she has published an iconic black book that chronicles the visual history of Ann Demeulemeester‘s contributions to the world of fashion. The Flemish designer has been an intellectual touch point for years in fashion. She is known for her sleek and essential touches, her devotion to form and construction. I always admired her approach to fashion, it was always achingly beautiful with a dark side; she always pushed convention and form through the use of deconstruction/reconstruction. Ann was an influential part of the Antwerp Six, a group of creative minds (including Dries van Noten and Walter van Beirendonck) who have deeply influenced global fashion for more than a decade. Demeulemeester founded her label in 1985 but after almost 20 years of successful, recently stepped down.The new tome tells her story and represents the perfect incarnation of her signature style. It looks and feels sacred, with pages so thin the images can be seen on both sides of each sheet. Just like her approach to fashion, this is a truly delicate beauty. Every page is printed only on one side. The fragility of the paper makes this a book one cannot race through – it sets the pace of the reader, creating a uniquely singular reading experience. In sharp contrast, the book is large and heavy; while the inside feels starkly white, the outside is blackest black. This is Demeulemeester. This is a must have for the intellectual fashion lover.
I have never been a huge fan of too much matching when it comes to interior design; the idea of a matching bedroom set abhors me. But I may just be okay with a completely matching office thanks to G-Star Raw and their Prouvé reinterpretations. It’s an early modernist dream in army green.
The whole collection is constructed from steel and solid timber, finished in leather and premium fabrics. The full Prouvé RAW: Office Edition collection of 11 pieces will be available from G-Star and Vitra beginning April 2015.