Camoshita SS15 Pitti Preview
Yet another outstanding selection from one of my favourite designers and style inspirations. Yasuto Kamoshita keeps on delivering perfectly balanced collections that combine tailored and casual elements with unique sophistication. A representation of his personal style, the collection merges a variety of influences that translate into a brilliant mix of colours, patterns, textures and luxurious fabrics. Apart from the inherent visual appeal, the pieces on display just screamed to be experienced in person: bouclé effects, open weave knits, seersucker suits and blazers, lightweight cottons or brushed jerseys create a distinct universe where even the simplest of garments is on another level.
Ph: Beyond Fabric
Society’s Burden on Personal Style
One of the most outspoken clichés when it comes to style and personality (or many of life’s aspects for that matter), is undoubtedly to “be yourself” and “pay no attention to what other people think”. This motto is considered one of life’s lessons and to actually achieve it, an elevated form of enlightenment available only to a select few. While it sounds like common sense and resonates with the vast majority of us, the truth is that to some extent, we are all subject to society’s pre-conceptions. Now, I’m not referring to the notions of what is socially acceptable or demandable; I’m focusing on much shallower, superfluous criteria of what is considered “normal” or generally expected as a variation of it.
Nigel Cabourn AW14 Lookbook
Eton x Eidos Napoli
For those of you who might’ve missed it, this is one of the best collabs of the season. What else could be expected when Swedish shirtmaker extraordinaire teams up with one of Italy’s most exciting labels?
AIGLE AW14 Lookbook
AIGLE is a perfect example of how a brand can adapt its timeless designs to an updated feel. I remember it back when I was 16, mostly for its lightweight waterproof parkas, but its continuous evolution elevated it to a much more versatile and refined label. Inspired by the woody outdoors, the collection presents a variety of garments in beautiful mineral and earthy tones, along with great use of pattern and textures.
Styled by End: Dries Van Noten AW14
Journal Standard AW14 Lookbook
J.S. has slowly become one of my favourite Japanese labels out there. The ongoing flow of well constructed, quality menswear staples, is combined with fit, attention to detail and of course, the trademark technical twist Japanese brands are known for.