A curated selection of looks by Yasuto Kamoshita
Officine Generale SS14 Collection
Camoshita United Arrows AW14 Pitti Preview
Yasuto Kamoshita is, simply put, one of the most stylish individuals around. With a background in architecture and a refined aesthetic sense, heavily influenced by the strong Ivy League movement lived in Japan during the 1960s, his creations embody a modern Japanese dandyism. As creative director of United Arrows, this unique blend of Japanese and American styles results in outstanding collections, marked by beautifully tailored garments and exquisite use of fabrics, patterns and textures.
The AW14 collection maintains the line of thought, delivering a modern take on classic essentials through small tweaks and attention to detail. While the Ivy League and European tailoring references are still at its core, the Japanese will to evolve and elevate things to a new level is visible in each piece. An extensive (and for some, unusual) color palette is paired with a variety of textures, print and patterns, portraying classic elegance with unique panache: bold stripes, diamonds and polka dots come to life in topcoats, suits, blazers and shirts, adding a refreshing twist on these menswear essentials. All perfectly complemented by an array of luxurious accessories such as the paisley silk scarfs of which I’m an unconditional fan.
Ph: Beyond Fabric
Berluti SS14 Lookbook
Shades of Grey SS14 Lookbook
Journal Standard SS14 Catalog
PG - Blogging My City #1
For the first entry in this collaborative series I chose one of my favourite restaurants in town - Góshò. Located in Avenida da Boavista, this beautifully unconventional space hosts some of Porto’s finest Japanese cuisine: from traditional and rather exquisite sushi dishes up to more elaborate fusion alternatives, it definitely sets itself apart from the myriad of sushi places of the northern capital. Mixing luxurious and industrial elements within its architecture you are faced with a refined environment that allows for different experiences according to your mood and occasion. Sitting at the counter puts you face to face with the sushiman, providing an enriching experience as they masterfully prepare every single piece right in front of you, whereas a more intimate surrounding can be found within small rooms with paper walls, mimicking a more traditional Japanese atmosphere.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira