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Erro: Downtown Inspiration
Erro: Downtown Inspiration

The world has always looked to downtown New York for a sense of street style. The problem is, downtown chic has mostly relocated away from Manhattan, making “downtown” more of a vibe than a geography. That hasn’t stopped an occasional rocker infused collection from slipping through the prevailing, commercial filters. In the best sense of […]

Childhood Memories À Porter
Childhood Memories À Porter

Butterflies on flimsy dresses, natural objects turned into geometric patterns, a fantasy world on a shirt: this feast for the eyes is Leitmotiv, a small Italian brand which is quickly turning heads with its colorful, exquisitely tailored apparel. The two-year-old label was created by Juan Caro, a Colombian-born visual artist, and Fabio Sasso, an Italian […]

A Modern Makeup Artist
A Modern Makeup Artist

  Francelle’s view of transformative beauty It’s almost too easy to paint Francelle as a next-gen superstar makeup artist. At 33, she’s already climbed to the top of her profession, shooting with talents like Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, Ellen von Unwerth, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and Ryan McGinley for the likes of Purple, V, Tar, i-D, Self-Service […]

Susie Bubble
Susie Bubble

Polished opinions of fashion “I think people throw around the words ‘icon’ and ‘iconic’ far too much these days,” says fashion blogger Susie Bubble from her London home. Despite being labeled as “one of the most influential voices in fashion” by The Evening Standard, the 25-year-old, whose real name is Susanna Lau, is quick to […]

A Touch of Class
A Touch of Class

Stylist & Casting Director John Tan goes progressive with a dose of reality John Tan is a secret bullet of the fashion industry. A believer in paying dues the old school way, with genuine favors and the right kind of back-scratching, Tan is finally getting his due as a team builder, respected stylist, and go-to-guy for […]

Captured In Time
Captured In Time

Behind the scenes at YSL’s first show It’s Paris 1962, Yves Saint Laurent has just started his own business, only five years after taking the reins from Christian Dior at age 21. It’s easy to identify this as the last great period of haute couture, spurring the subsequent rise of prêt-a-porte. It’s a time idolized […]

Suited For Battle
Suited For Battle

When a man goes into battle, he dons his battle dress. Well, not exactly a dress—a suit. Such was the case when, poised to begin a book tour, I found that my collection of suits was pretty tired and not what was needed to adequately represent a book about the evolution of men’s retail. In […]

Sneaker Couture
Sneaker Couture

Long before the proliferation of the Internet, limited edition sneaker collaborations were only available to the inner circles of “flight clubs”—a sort of underground secret street society. For days, these die-hard fans would line up and sleep outside of streetwear stores like Supreme in Manhattan to get their hands on these highly-coveted kicks only to […]

Made For The Sun
Made For The Sun

Linda Farrow Luxe sunglasses, See by Chloé blazer, Rosa Cha bikini top, Agent Provocateur underwire bra, Model’s own ring Chloe sunglasses, GAR-DE down shirt, Rosa Cha nude bikini top, Agent Provocateur underwire bra, Shindo gross grain ribbon worn as belt, Agent Provocateur underwear, Metal Pointu’s silver cuffs Moss Lipow sunglasses, Tim Hamilton sweater, Gucci corset […]

Burning Time
Burning Time

Dior Chiffre Rouge 42mm Automatic Watch Hermès Cherche-Midi Watch Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Montauk Highway Watch Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch Louis Vuitton Tambour Automatic Diving Watch Frédérique Constant Maxime Manufacture Automatic Watch Photography Kenji Toma Stylist Peju Famojure

Patrick Wolf
Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf Bares His Teeth… and Feathers The music industry’s fashion atmosphere can be one of stark contrasts, for it is one of insufferably style-less, beardy bores like Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses on the one hand, and gloriously ostentatious types like The Dresden Dolls and The Horrors on the other. In the midst […]

Head Out on the Runway
Head Out on the Runway

Bikers crash the catwalks as couturiers usher in an era of post-apocalyptic punk. While some claim punk rock to be dead, its defiant and unrefined aesthetic is experiencing a raging revival in fashion. In its newest incarnation, the reigning influence of rebellion is not lost on modern fashion where moto-madness is alive and kicking — clad in […]

Conversations with the Past
Conversations with the Past

Vintage treasure seeker Doris Raymond pays homage to the way we wore. It’s mid-morning on La Brea Blvd in Los Angeles and Doris Raymond, proprietress of The Way We Wore vintage shop, has Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange on the brain. A Vanity Fair stylist is dressing the actresses for a shoot themed on their upcoming […]

Making Way for Swedish Style
Making Way for Swedish Style

From one of the coldest countries on earth springs some of the hottest fashion. Stockholm endures one of the iciest climates in the world. Yet, despite its frosty exterior, in the last decade, Sweden has become renowned for producing many of the world’s hottest designers. During Fashion Week, ny’s fashion cognoscenti dashed to Bryant Park’s […]

Jessica Au’s Eclectic Revision of the British Bespoke Suit
Jessica Au’s Eclectic Revision of the British Bespoke Suit

Text by Rosa Maria Bertoli London menswear and bespoke tailoring have long been widely perceived to be inextricably intertwined. From the hallowed tradition of Savile Row’s made-to-measure craft to the instantly recognizable precision of Paul Smith, nothing defines British menswear quite like a perfectly tailored suit. It’s no surprise then that London’s latest Graduate Fashion […]

Henrik Vibskov’s Introspective Approach to Outsider Fashion
Henrik Vibskov’s Introspective Approach to Outsider Fashion

Text by Michael Cohen One of the most exciting dialogues in fashion occurs between tradition and rebellion. For Henrik Vibskov, reactionary deviation from norms is not a design objective. “I never do market research,” he says. “I don’t have a clue what people want, I just give them what I think is good. Wearability can […]

Cinema Notes
Cinema Notes

Scene-stealing scents add a touch of drama to life’s unwritten script Miss Dior Cherie Text by Mengly Taing Nothing is more memorable than a scent. In the cold of winter, the smell of tropical flowers can seemingly transform time and space. Add notes of ginger and spices to the scent and it can evoke memories […]

New Hair Cutteries
New Hair Cutteries

These new hair cutteries offer more than the ol’ shave-and-a-haircut. Floyd’s 99 316 Club Barber Spa —— One observer called the 316 Club Barber Spa in Chicago “the Cadillac of haircuts inside a boys-only, Rat Pack-esque paradise.” This men’s barber club, in the heart of the Windy City’s financial district, is a masculine oasis from […]

In Living Color: Paint a New Perspective with a Fresh Pair of Sunglasses
In Living Color: Paint a New Perspective with a Fresh Pair of Sunglasses

Dita’s Xanadu Text by Mengly Taing Temperatures are dropping and so is the dreaded stock market, but that doesn’t mean style has to fall by the wayside this Winter. Although they normally disappear at the end of summer, sunglasses were scattered throughout the fall shows—from Karen Walker to Marni to Yohji Yamamoto. Their light-heartedness on […]

Olfactomania Addictive: New perfumes to obsess over
Olfactomania Addictive: New perfumes to obsess over

The olfactory experience directly accesses the subconscious, awakening both memory and desire. Hence, it is laden with the potential to reveal our fundamentally compulsive nature. This year’s new perfume offerings cater to an array of obsessions. Text by Karena Akhavein Pharmacomania / For the perfume geek on the lookout for obscure, synthetic ingredients, perfumer Geza Schoen’s Escentric […]

Trouble’s Afoot, Gotta Have It
Trouble’s Afoot, Gotta Have It

Our complicated relationship with ultra-fab footwear Rodarte Rad Hourani Phillip Lim Text by Sophia Dearborn It’s hard not to take notice, but the last few seasons the runways have been rife with Escher-esque footwear. A virtual cornucopia of unabashedly unusual stems, all of which seemed to ooze sex appeal, some more literally than others—were those […]

In-Jean-ious Designers Redefine Denim
In-Jean-ious Designers Redefine Denim

International fashion innovators bow down to the industrial, the ’70s and urban cowboys Miss Sixty G-Star Ksubi Disel Text by Nicole de Ayora From the gold rush to gold records, denim has long served the purpose of decking out those in the pursuit of something great. Punk rock called for the anarchist’s ear, sporting skin-tight […]

Carnage, Carnage, Carnage!!!  
Carnage, Carnage, Carnage!!!  

Text by Yonatan Thiang Gavin McInnes is a ruptured abscess that’s never out of puss The ’90s ushered in the widest bifurcation of fashion with the gay community becoming both: more formal and louder. In the flinty end-days of grunge nuanced aloofness, revival fashion became about paying homage rather than posing; Harajuku trends were ordered […]

Emerging Boutiques
Emerging Boutiques

There’s no shortage of exceptional fashion designers working today. American clothing design has never been more chic than right now. Scratch that. Right… now. The challenge for shoppers is no longer finding non-mainstream perspectives, but rather, scoring the right style, for the proper function, at the best price. Specialty boutiques and nationwide retailers alike are […]



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