Beauty & Youth by United Arrows
Royal Hem AW13 Lookbook
Another outstanding collection from Royal Hem, this time paying tribute to London’s Tweed Run. British elegance is combined with Italian tailoring and craftsmanship, to deliver a perfect blend of styles that carry on the label’s unique aesthetic of informal luxury.
WIW Firenze Day 1
When you’re out in the open with 40ºC and not the slightest breeze, carrying a camera and shooting all those stylish individuals flying out to Firenze, just in time for Pitti, dressing up is definitely a challenge. While a tee and shorts might seem perfect for the job, pulling off a polished look with enough breathability and mobility to shoot, is not the easiest task. I’ve been praising the vest for a while now, and in fact, it’s just perfect to look put together with nothing more than a shirt underneath it. The combination of grey and army green is perfect, while the neck scarf adds some color to the whole look.
Details: linen vest by Zara, spread collar shirt by Millerighe, washed cotton pants by Boglioli, boat shoes by Buttero, aviators by Ray-Ban, vintage neck scarf, striped ring belt by Purificacion Garcia, watch by Daniel Wellington, bracelets by Viola Milano and local artisan.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
INDIGO Editorial by After the Denim
Like it or not, there’s an undeniable appeal to the essence of denim…
Soulland SS14 “Katastrophe” Collection
By now, you must have realized that most of the labels I’m listing as “must see” at Pitti, aren’t necessarily the most renowned or commercial for that matter. The reason behind it is not that I want to portray an image of “I’m way to cool for those”, don’t get me wrong: I’ll be hitting major players as hard as everyone else. The thing for me is that I love to wander around the fair, unaware of the locations, simply stumbling upon brands which I ressonate with…The pure excitement of finding new designers and going through their collections is what drives me, especially now that I’m on the process of starting my own label as well (stay tuned).
Next up on the list is Studiopretzel: Emiliano Laszlo’s creations caught my attention a while back, due to its unique Japanese inspired aesthetic, attention to detail and craftsmanship. Heavily influenced by the designer’s personal experience while living in Japan, Studiopretzel has evolved from producing tees and shirts to delivering an assortment of garments as shown in its AW13 collection. The limited production pieces feature high-end fabrics and several trademark details such as the fabric covered buttons and plays on length. Looking forward to see what Emiliano has in store this time around…
Now that Pitti is one week away, the thought of reuniting with friends and all those outstanding brands is simply amazing. Among the unique labels showing at each of the pavillions, some are definitely becoming a priority on my route. As such, I thought it would be interesting to share with all of you which ones I’m looking forward to visit the most…
In no particular order, the first up is 1ST PAT-RN. Having my good friend Cristiano Berto and his brother Alessio (tailor extraordinaire) as mentors, these military inspired garments are truly one of a kind. To give you a small glimpse of what to expect, here are some scans from its SS13 lookbook.
Aspesi SS13 by Fott