My 1000th post belongs to one of my all time favorite images. It also classically represents a particular style in menswear that I find myself increasingly gravitating towards, a chicer, louche Parisian approach to dressing. Growing old disgracefully with grace.
CULT: Iris Van Herpen AW14 PFW
"There are certain designers who often remain outside of the mainstream conscience, but whose names are on the lips of everybody who matters. Iris Van Herpen is one such designer, a rare genius who transcends the lines between fashion, art and intellectualism. For AW 14’ Van Herpen brought the twisted word of H.R. Giger to life with a stunning collection which embraced the avant garde… “
My full piece can be read on Chasseur Magazine;
CULT: KTZ AW14, LFW.
KTZ are known for their harsh, often extreme looks that walk the avant garde end of the fashion spectrum, but for AW14 we saw a collection of abject beauty.
Read my full report on Chasseur Magazine;
CULT: Tom Ford AW14 LFW
I attended Tom Ford’s London Fashion Week AW14’ show this season, and as you can already guess, the MAN did not disappoint, he nailed it.
Read my report on Chasseur Magazine;
CULT: Siki Im FW14 NYFW
Siki Im has be on our peripheral radar for quite some time, notably for his clean, oft androgynous minimalism. For AW14 Im wipes this slate clean, with a collection that is almost an about face for the designer. He took his inspiration from the Seventies with big butterfly lapels, flared pants and visible zippers; and such things are those which Im usually hides.
Aside from a few flashes of lux and pinstripes however, Im’s fall collection is less Studio 54, more avant garde, and he also credits Fassbinder as an influence this season. An element of the statement making Nineties is visible too; a dark, cool and steely Calvin Klein esque palette, flashes of grunge in bombers, knits and de-constructed tailoring, and a sense hip-hop showmanship shines in the elegant loose pants paired with fox fur trimmed collar coat. The designer also offers up a new take on the omnipresent biker jacket this season; his is elongated and mid thigh. Fashion illustration makes a runway crossover, with silhouette illustrations by Richard Haines starkly contrasting against the dark backgrounds on some of Im’s creations. This notable and strong collection may just firmly put Im on the fashion map, because despite the fact that there seems to be a lot going on with this collection, it works! He has successfully modernised an outdated look, making it completely wearable, and very covetable. Lestat would approve.
I’ve neglected this blog lately, consumed with magazine work however I have a very special NYFW collaboration coming up, the first of which will be live shortly. Hope you enjoy! Peace.
CULT: My interview with designer Alexandre Plokhov (formerly of Cloak) for Chasseur Magazine Issue 7: Afterglow
CULT: Ann Demeulemeester
CULT: Sibling X Topman Holiday Collection
My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/11/27/topman-x-sibling-2013-holiday-collection/
CULT: Hood By Air X Corgi
My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/12/04/hood-by-air-x-corgi/
CULT: Kyle Thompson Photography
My full article: http://chasseurmagazine.com/2013/11/18/the-photography-of-kyle-thompson/
CULT: James Franco wears Gucci for Dazed & Confused December Visionnaires Issue