Nicolas Ghesquière’s continues to mature Balenciaga‘s menswear lineup with his work for the Fall 2012 collection. The offerings are more sophisticated and aim to deliver a more refined blend of timeless and modern pieces. The construction is sharp with hints of futurism while the fabrics utilized are nothing short of exceptional.
For Fall 2012, Dior Homme‘s Kris Van Assche delivered a heavily military-inspired collection. The showing in Paris was dominated by olive colored pieces for most of the early parts with a strong mix of fabrics ranging from cashmere and leather to wool blends. Each piece tailored to perfection, the show diversified as it went on with insertions of suiting in black to bring back some classic Dior Homme styling.
With Pitti Uomo entering its third day tomorrow, some street style photographers have already compiled a ton of photos from the first two days. Men dressed in their finest fabrics were captured on the streets of Florence with even more fine attire in sight. Keep an eye on Nam and his amazing captures over the next few days.
Later this month, some of the finest designers the World-over will set their sights on Paris, showcasing their work for the Fall/Winter 2012 season. Milan plenty of notable labels on display but Paris does not shy away from the spotlight. Designers like Phillip Lim, Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton, Junya Watanabe, Yves Saint Laurent and many others will be showing in Paris, reaffirming itself as a leader in the fashion world. (via hypebeast)
The fashion week season is roughly two weeks away with Milan leading the way. Some of the finest designers will be on the runway and there are a select few that we’re most looking forward to. Day one has Corneliani starting things off though we’re most excited for Ermenegildo Zegna which will be showing in the morning as well. Other notables throughout the week include Jil Sander, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Moncler Gamme Bleu.
Tommy Ton, famed street style photographer and founder of Jak and Jil, has really built a name for himself over the years with his signature shooting style and humbled approach. Though you probably wouldn’t have recognized him a few years back, the surge of blogging and emergence of street style have made him a household name. He’s respected by all that have been touched by him and his work and for good reason. His approach is natural and unforced and the results have been epic.
With his unique eye for careful detail, Ton captures the true ready-to-wear ensembles donned by editors, models, and celebrities who walk the streets every Fashion Week. During last month’s Spring/Summer shows in New York, Life + Times followed the master at work.
Video from L+T can be found below.
During fashion week, Louis Vuitton handpicked six influential contributors from around the globe to take part in Amble, a new platform the brand’s launched that looks to document and share everyone’s travel memories. Louis Vuitton: Fashion Week Perspectives presents Parisian illustrator and painter Jean-Philippe Delhomme as he shares his thoughts on the fashion industry and beyond.
We got hints of this a while back but Kris Van Assche has finally unveiled his short film, “A Moment in Time”. It’s directed by Joost Vandebrug and was presented a few days back at the launch of LONDERZEEL number 2 during Paris Fashion Week. The short film represents the easy going feel of Kris Van Assche’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection by telling a story of two old friends that reconnect at a bar after sometime apart.
Here’s a look at a new video from Gant by Michael Bastian. It’s titled “Sunshine Days” and showcases the line’s recent S/S 2012 showing during New York Fashion Week. The collection takes much inspiration from the Brady Bunch Goes to Hawaii with bright colors on well-fitting pieces bolstering the lineup.
Patrick Grant has done a tremendous job with Savile Row’s E. Tautz and the proof is in the results, as the label’s Spring 2012 collection was recently showcased at London Fashion Week. The label’s known to mix classic English sensibility with edge and wit. The pieces are simple at heart, beautifully handmade, and playful as well. The inspiration behind this season’s offerings comes from the 1924 Paris Olympics, Oxford rowers as well as a thing or two from Felix Carvajal, the marathon running postman.