Dior Homme Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 21, 2019 by  
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Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 19, 2019 by  
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Pierpaolo Piccioli set up some collaborations for fw2019. First he joined forces with Jun Takahashi of Undercover. Together they created a series of prints (with time traveler slogans, spaceships, skulls, and a joint VU – for Valentino – Undercover logo) that would appear in both of their menswear collections. In tailoring, like many fashion houses this week, Piccioli moved away from the sportswear and into a more relaxed way of dressing. He said he’d been looking at the fluidity of Italian tailoring in the 1980s. And so he designed easy going suits, comfy woolen coats, the softest sweaters and jackets with the feel of a hoodie. All worn with perfect pleated pants and either sneakers or Birkenstocks, the second collaboration for this collection. And all of a sudden patent red Birks worn with black socks seemed like a pretty good footwear option to wear on a warm October day.

Off-White Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 18, 2019 by  
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The collection was titled “Public Television” and boy was it an entertaining show. On an outdoor path the models appeared wearing their casual meets formal Off-White looks. The opening look, an XL denim jeans (inspired by JNCO jeans) and an oversized navy jacket, set the mood. The jeans stayed extra large, the jackets remained boxy. The latter just came out in several variations, with checks and branded patches. With look 12 Virgil Abloh sent out a long puffer body warmer. Halfway throughout the show rapper Offset (such a match!) entered in a long lilac colored puffer coat. We even spotted a pair of lilac puffer pants! A few sporty looks, including helmets and cowboy boots and a duo of girls in floral printed body suits added to the entertainment factor of the show. The bright orange, green and yellow at the end of the show fit the label’s signature. A less street/sportswear-y Off-White collection than we’d expected, but a very interesting one nevertheless.

TPS STUDIO: SHOOTING THE BYBORRE LOOKBOOK

January 18, 2019 by  
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Last week our team shot the brand new lookbook for Amsterdam based textile innovation studio Byborre (2010) at our TPS Studio. Not your average, straightforward lookbook shoot, but a very interesting one nonetheless. We photographed both models and some of Byborre’s famous friends in the labels’s new AW2019 collection titled The Layered Edition™. The special structure of the materials, which Byborre developed in partnership with GORE-TEX and The Woolmark Company, required a different approach in terms of backdrop and lighting. So for this shoot we got to think and work outside the box a bit. Below Peter elaborates on the lookbook shoot we had last week and why Byborre and TPS are such a good match.

IT’S A MATCH
“Borre (Akkersdijk) and I have known each other for over ten years. As I photographed some of his first collections. I always felt Borre was different from most design students and designers. He isn’t focused on just being a designer, he just wants what he’s doing to have a certain relevance, which in my opinion is very refreshing. Like me he studied at the Eindhoven Design Academy, which connects us. Borre is an atypical designer, he’s always pushing boundaries, he is process minded and he is an innovator who continuously thinks out of the box. At TPS we work like that too, which makes Byborre a great match as a client. We all got so much positive energy from our first meeting at the Byborre  workspace we immediately got excited to start working for them. For their collection The Layered Edition™ we’ve now photographed the flats and the lookbook.”

LOOKBOOK SHOOT
“During the lookbook shoot we shot 24 looks on both models and some of Byborre’s famous friends, family and people they admire. This turned out to be quite a challenge. I would describe the set of the shoot as an organised chaos. But it all turned out alright and we learned so much from doing things differently than we’re used to. Plus, I have to admit generating extra publicity by involving influencers from the cultural scene into the process is a very smart move everyone benefits from in the end.”

TECH SAVVY
“Byborre is extremely tech savvy. I still can’t get over the things he created with his circular knitting machine and I don’t know any other designer who owns a machine like that. As Byborre works on the frontiers of material development, functionality and aesthetics through engineered knits it was highly important to get the material message across in our lookbook pictures. The volume, structure and color of the garments all had to be clearly visible. Our goal was to make people want to feel the fabric just by looking at the pictures. This required a specific light plan on set, working with spotlights highlighting certain parts of the Byborre designs.”


FUTURE THINGS
“The way I see it Borre has managed to create a perfect balance between being creative and commercial in his way of working in fashion. Besides his own Byborre label and studio he does a lot of research and development for big sportswear brands. This gives him the financial freedom to not have to make any concessions for his own brand. Byborre forms the perfect mix of sportswear and streetwear, it has the right edge, it’s modern, it’s innovative. Borre doesn’t criticize the polluted fashion system but is just showing us how it can be done differently. Therefore I think the future has a lot in stores for Byborre and we’re excited to be part of that.”

Please find the PDF of the lookbook shoot below.

Versace Menswear Fashion Show Milan FW2019

January 17, 2019 by  
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The Michael Kors Holdings Limited might have taken over, that doesn’t mean anything’s going to chance. Donatella Versace made that clear in her interview with the Financial Times. Yet she didn’t want to elaborate any further. Tonight’s collection proved Versace was still very Versace. Male models as well as hit-girls/today’s supermodels Adut Akech, Kaia Gerber, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski walked the show. It started off with a bondage theme (harness printed on T-shirt and vests) in mostly red and black, safety pins were a nice little extra (iconic Versace). Then the collection got more playful and sporty. With striped prints, leopard prints and neon (pink and yellow) collored pieces. Versace logo’s here and there. Sportswear shorts and black suit jackets looked hot on the guys as lace detailed slip dressed made the girls look Ver(sace)y sexy!

Dsquared2 Menswear Fashion Show Milan FW2019

January 17, 2019 by  
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Steep, Nirvana and Opulence were the key words to Dsquared2’s FW2019 collection as it touched themes such as wintersport, grunge and psychedelic influences. Even though Dean and Dan don’t usually hold back on their collections they now went (even more) all out. Guys rocked tank tops, fur vests, metallic coats, leather pants and asymmetrical earrings. Girls sported skimpy shorts, shearling coats, disco dresses and chokers. Prints were as extravagant as can be with tie dye effects and psychedelic patterns. If there’s a Dsquared motto to life (dress) by next year it’s Don’t hold back or All out as you will.

Prada Menswear Fashion Show Milan FW2019

January 17, 2019 by  
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Tonight’s Prada show initially was about the understanding of humanity. And to convey that message Miuccia Prada chose horror movies as the shows theme. From Frankenstein to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And so the show felt dark and alienated, but in a pretty kind of way. Models wore crazy and colored wigs underneath their hats and caps as they sported a mix of boxy suits and sexy dresses. The utility trend that is now landing in stores was well represented. Large pockets on suits, blouses and even dresses. What made it sexy were the bare shoulders from underneath some of the off shoulder dresses and the multiple belts tied around the waist (for male models too). A dark starting point with quite a seductive outcome.

Catwalk Trend Fall Winter 2018: Gone to Waist

December 5, 2018 by  
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Proof that cinched waists aren’t for girls only! Agnes B, Walter van Beirendonck and Alexander McQueen all sent out their male models wearing waist belts over their jackets and jackets. Whether long and wool, short and pillow-y, quilted or with leather parts. No outfits gone to waist. A little play with the silhouette works for all sexes.

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.

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.

 

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