Catwalk Trend Fall Winter 2018: Corduroy Craze

November 28, 2018 by  
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We wrote about it last year, when all of a sudden corduroy was a big theme in many catwalk shows. Now, one year later there’s no denying this trend. All high street stores are packed with corduroy pieces. From dusty pink dresses to camel colored jackets and army shaded oversized shirt dresses. Perhaps you’re inspired by old images of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg wearing matching corduroy or Diane Keaton and Woody Allen getting their cord game on. You might have seen Dustin Hoffman looking smashing in his cord blazer (another classic). Maybe it’s last years runway images that got you cord love going. Or you were just blown away by Kendall rocking those high waisted corduroy pants and Alexa Chung sporting that seventies style cord skirt. Either way it’s about time you joined in on the fun of this fabric. The fashion students at AMFI show you how it´s done. Be a good sport wear something cord!

Menswear Streetwear Trend FW2018: Camel tones

November 27, 2018 by  
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Nothing as indispensable as a classic camel coat. Ask the Max Mara design team and they´ll tell you all about how they´ve build a large part of their success story around this fashion piece. And it´s not just an ever greener for the ladies, guys will look equally styling in a camel coat. Whether it´s from wool, corduroy or teddy. Yes, even with a funny face painted onto it the camel coat is a no brainer. Pair it with an oversized hoodie, a grey (track)suit and/or an orange colored beanie like the streetstyle stars in our gallery.

Streetwear Trend Fall Winter 2018: Hats Off!

November 26, 2018 by  
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A brick in your hat, a feather in your cap; as temperatures drop it´s about time to stack up on headpieces. Beanies and berets are still all the rage. But you might look mad as a hatter wear a flapper. A fisherman´s cap might be your cap.. err cup of tea. Or a flatcap might just make your outfit. Whatever piece of headwear you´ll be rocking this winter make sure you avoid the all-too-dressed-up look or you´ll be all hat and no cattle. Found a cool cap? Hats off to you. And now you can leave your hat on (cause you´re hair has probably fallen a bit flat anyway).

Menswear Streetwear Trend FW2018: The Printed Coat

November 22, 2018 by  
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Whether it’s checks, words, camo, florals or faces (!); a good printed coat can make your whole look. And yes guys, you can rock a short but winter proof leopard printed jacket too. Wear your checks on checks this season and match your coat with cool streetstyle classics like a beanie and a fresh pair of chunky kicks. Trench, bomber, toggle or robe style; be the prints charming anywhere you go.


Streetwear Trend FW2018: New Neutrals

November 20, 2018 by  
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For anyone who’s not in favor of the new neon trend, there’s a different palette you can opt for: neutrals. Any color mix from beige and sand to caramel and camel; creating the chicest streetwear looks. Whether office ready or date night proof, overall or co-ord, in a neutral shaded fit you’ll stand out and blend in at the same time.

Try out!
Give this classic look a modern twist by adding fanny packs and chunky kicks.

Menswear Trend FW2018: All Wrapped Up

November 20, 2018 by  
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Even big guys get cold and so many menswear labels are going for the layered look. No matter how tall, strong or tough you are, you need to wrap up to bear winter temperatures. And it turns out a heavy coat is just not enough. Men need extra layers of body warmers (Bidjan, Sunnei), thick scarves and puffer boots – don’t get cold feet now!- (Thom Browne), beanies (RaeBurn) and head wraps (Margiela). Rolling straight from sofa to streetwalk, while still covered up in your fav blanket (as seen at Marni) is even allowed when temperatures drop. Winter is here, make sure you’re well prepped!

Lucas Ossendrijver Exits Lanvin: our highlights of his fourteen years of menswear design

November 17, 2018 by  
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After fourteen years serving as creative director for Lanvin’s menswear department Lucas Ossendrijver (1970) is exiting the label. Bruno Sialelli has been named as his potential successor for the troubled fashion house. Everything is being tried to bring back to live the century old luxury fashion label that became unprofitable for the first time in a decade in 2016 when it lost €18.3 million. In 2017, losses are said to have increased to €27 million. In 2015 Alber Elbaz left Lanvin, also after fourteen years. Lanvin has been without a womenswear designer since March this year. So two new creatives have to be named. But before we talk future plans and successors, let’s take a look at fourteen years of menswear created by the Dutch designer.

Ossendrijver graduated at Artez and started out designing at Kenzo and Dior Homme before stepping into the world of Lanvin menswear in 2006, which didn’t yet have a clear signature at that time. In fourteen years Ossendrijver managed – first together with Elbaz, later on by himself – to develop a Lanvin lifestyle/mindset for men of any age. And his Sunday morning shows always formed one of the highlights of Paris fashion week.

Clicking through his work his signature design code is present in any of his collections over the past fourteen years. Ossendrijver’s designs were about tailoring mixing in technical and activewear influences. His designs were classic (but with the right touch of modernity and surprise) and subtle, but the designer aspect of it showed in every look. And if you couldn’t see it at a first glimpse, you sure felt it after touching/feeling the fabric (he called himself a fashion whisperer). With Ossendrijver as creative director Lanvin menswear was never about hype or trend, it was about dressing natural and effortless. “My interest in fashion has more to do with clothes than with trend. I will never get bored of clothing, but I will of trends”, he said in a de Volkskrant interview in 2016.

The designer, who named the Fall/Winter 2010–2011 show as one of his favorites because he then really could feel the impact of what he sent out on the catwalk – played with proportions and asymmetry a lot. Besides the black, the white, the grey Ossendrijver used the most lovely, warm color palettes of burgundy, ocher and emerald green. His work is so consistent that if you now were to pick out the most colourful looks of any collection and put them together they’d form a perfect collection too. In any collection you could count on colourful footwear (Ossendrijver is keen on his sneakers made out of the best materials), remarkable headpieces and a quirky sense of styling. The model cast was always a surprise as well; skinny, punk-y boys (David Bowie is Ossendrijvers all time fashion inspiration) with flap ears, slightly feminine features and the most outstanding hairdos. “The models have to have enough personality to be able to wear my designs”, he told de Volkskrant.

Ossendrijver loved the pace of fashion. The opportunity to reinvent yourself every half year. In an interview when asked how he’d see himself in ten years from now Ossendrijver answered: “Gardening in a quiet spot somewhere, preferably in a sunny place, by the sea.” Let’s hope it’s not his net move yet. We’d love to see much more of his view on menswear fashion. But for now let’s look back at his most outstanding work:

Fashion Trend FW2018: Ocher

November 14, 2018 by  
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It’s the perfect type of bright for fall. It’s nor yellow, nor orange; a perfect warm, almost hug-able autumn color. A good match with just about any material; shiny silk (Haider Ackermann), heavy leather (Isabel Marant, Tods), sparkling sequins (Mulberry) or velvet (Louis Vuitton). It works for both guys and girls and it’s absolute seventies proof. Be the sunshine in any room you enter. Check out our gallery, get inspired & go Ocher!

Trend Report FW2018: Leather Dress

November 12, 2018 by  
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Rigid, stiff, heavy, but very classy. The leather dress plays a leading part in the new season. And it comes in it’s heaviest, thickest form if it’s up to Tods, Givenchy, Loewe and Stella McCartney. Cognac, emerald, deep blue, coral red or midnight black; your options are endless. Wear your little black dress utility inspired with lots of pockets, pins, zippers and a leather belt. Not the most easy going, soft & cosy material, but statement making nonetheless and perfect for those days when it’s leather weather!

Fashion Trend FW2018: High Shine

November 10, 2018 by  
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Whether it’s plastic, latex, patent leather or metallic you’re wearing a good autumn look needs a little shine. Chanel, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci and Simone Rocha all introduced us to a glossy glimmer look. Those high shine trenchcoats at Fendi being the trend’s leaders. Matching boots and bags to go! Are you ready for a new type of (waterproof) sexiness? Shine bright like a pair of rusty colored Chanel pants.

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