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Visit of shoemaker Walter Steiger

Visit of shoemaker Walter Steiger

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting bespoke shoemaker, Walter Steiger in Paris. The workshop of “Steiger” was founded in 1932 in Geneva. But it was undoubtedly under the vision of Walter Steiger, son of the founder, master-shoemaker and designer that the house Steiger has taken off in Paris and internationally. Currently, the most...
Scabal Spring Summer 2015

Scabal Spring Summer 2015

The prestigious Belgian cloth merchant, Scabal introduced his sharp Spring Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection created by German designer Detlev Diehm. For this season, Scabal unveils his new “Kapok” collection, 19 fabrics that perfectly combine function with finesse. Belgian house has invented a whole new way to spin the “silk-cotton” threads that are produced by the...
Tomorrowland Spring Summer 2015

Tomorrowland Spring Summer 2015

After their beautiful autumn collection, Japanese retailer and fashion brand ‘Tomorrowland’ finally unveils their look book for Spring Summer 2015 collection. Japanese brand, Tomorrowland is now available outside of Japan, exclusively at the American department store Barneys New York, global online retail destination Mr Porter and British department store Selfridges. Please, check all the amazing...
Y & Sons in Tokyo

Y & Sons in Tokyo

Long-established kimono retailer « Kimono Yamato » will open in March 1st 2015 a very interesting and unique Kimono shop called “Y. & Sons” dedicated gentleman. Under the creative team formed by the artistic director Naomi Hirabayashi, buyer Tsuyoshi Nimura and interior designer Kazuya Sasaki, this project is reaching out to a new generation of gentleman. Y. &...
Tailored by Mr Smith & Mr Smith Autumn Winter 2015

Tailored by Mr Smith & Mr Smith Autumn Winter 2015

Last week, the British designer (and grand architect of the garment) Mr Vincent Smith unveiled his couture collection ‘Tailored by Mr Smith’ and it’s ready-to-wear line ‘Mr Smith’ for Autumn Winter 2015 at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. ‘Tailored by Mr Smith’ is a couture collection for men entirely handmade in a discreet Atelier in Montmartre, Paris. In this collection,...
John Lobb Autumn Winter 2015

John Lobb Autumn Winter 2015

The John Lobb Autumn Winter 2015 collection created by new artistic director Paula Gerbase took place at the Old Sessions House last week in London. Paula Gerbase graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins. In 2005, she trained in tailoring at Hardy Amies, and then worked as the head designer of Kilgour on Savile Row. In 2010,...
Gaziano & Girling in London

Gaziano & Girling in London

Last week in parallel of the London fashion week, I had the pleasure of discovering the British shoemaker, Gaziano & Girling founded in 2006 by Tony Gaziano & Dean Girling. Located at 39 Savile Row, the new store of Gaziano & Girling offers a ready-to-wear line, made-to-order, “Deco line” and top-notch bespoke service. Store manager...
Advani Autumn Winter 2015

Advani Autumn Winter 2015

During the London menswear fashion week, I had the pleasure to discover ‘Advani’ Autumn Winter 2015 collection founded by Mr. Abhishek Advani at Annabel’s, the very elegant private club in Mayfair. The young British designer creates a hybrid menswear wardrobe mixing the best of East and West inspired by the elegance of his grandfather, K.U. Advani. In Post War...
Cifonelli ready-to-wear Spring Summer 2015

Cifonelli ready-to-wear Spring Summer 2015

In June 2014, French bespoke tailoring house, Cifonelli, unveiled its new ready-to-wear Spring Summer 2015 collection during the official calendar of menswear Paris fashion week. The Parisian tailor Cifonelli has revived its ready-to-wear line with a new artistic director, John Vizzone. The American designer previously served as senior vice president of Ralph Lauren Purple and...
Ready-to-wear of Thom Sweeney

Ready-to-wear of Thom Sweeney

Located on Mayfair’s Weighhouse Street, the young bespoke tailoring house, ‘Thom Sweeney ’, founded by Thom Whiddett and Luke Sweeney, made an interesting and positive development since my last article in 2011 here. At the beginning of the year, they launched a ready-to-wear collection, exclusively with the online powerhouse Mr Porter, the menswear’s luxury pinnacle. In November,...
Massaro shoes Autumn Winter 2014-2015

Massaro shoes Autumn Winter 2014-2015

The couture shoemaker, Massaro, was founded in 1894. Since 2002, Parisian house Massaro has been part of the twelve Chanel Métiers d’Art workshops. Massaro installed a beautiful pop up store at 19 Rue Cambon in Paris for the ready-to-wear collection. Footwear designer for the House of Chanel, Laurence Dacade and director of the house Massaro, Philippe Atenzia, created together their first Massaro ready-to-wear...
Luigi Borrelli Autumn Winter 2014

Luigi Borrelli Autumn Winter 2014

Neapolitan brand founded in 1957,  ‘Luigi Borrelli’ releases their Autumn Winter 2014-2015 collection photographed by Joseph Cardo. Italian label is well-known for their famous Neapolitan hand stitched shirts made of finest cotton. This season, we also discover a beautiful collection and sharp overcoats worn by Belgium actor, Guillaume Dolmans. www.luigiborrelli.com www.josephcardo.com
L'Express Styles September 2014 with Gaspard Ulliel

L’Express Styles September 2014 with Gaspard Ulliel

For September 2014, French magazine L’Express Styles magazine unveils his 100% menswear issue featuring on the cover, Gaspard Ulliel. Beautiful pictures of the fashion editorial entitled “Gaspard Ulliel – A model actor” photographed by Vincent van de Wijngaard. French actor wears casual winter looks styled by Mika Mizutani. Click to enlarge the pictures… www.lexpress.fr/styles www.vincentvandewijngaard.com...
John Lobb Saint Crispin 2014

John Lobb Saint Crispin 2014

On October 25th, Saint Crispin’s day honours master bootmakers and their craft. Every year, John Lobb observes this time- honoured tradition by unveiling a unique new model to celebrate the day. John Lobb Saint Crispin 2014 model is beautiful punched cap toe (or Adélaide cut) oxford shoe crafted in 7000 form.  To provide an elegant line, Saint Crépin...
Business by Bergdorf Goodman September 2014

Business by Bergdorf Goodman September 2014

Luxury goods department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, ‘ Bergdorf Goodman ’ showcases inside their magazine of September a beautiful fashion editorial entitled “Business” photographed by Sebastian Kim. French model Jan Trojan wearing elegant suits of prestigious brands such as Cesare Attolini, Belvest, Brioni, Castangia, Brunello Cucinelli, Gieves & Hawkes, Isaia, Kiton,...
United Arrows Green Label Relaxing September 2014

United Arrows Green Label Relaxing September 2014

Quality & eco-friendly lifestyle brand, ‘United Arrows Green Label Relaxing’ unveils his fall collection 2014 inside their catalogue called “Green Paper” of September 2014. Green Label Relaxing continues their collaborations between Italian fabric companies such Reda Valle Mosso, Guabello Mongrando and Vitale Barberis Canonico to create stylish suits made by a “green” production at affordable prices. Click to...
Tomorrowland Autumn Winter 2014

Tomorrowland Autumn Winter 2014

Japanese retailer and fashion brand, ‘ Tomorrowland ’ unveils their look book for Autumn Winter 2014 collection featuring British model, Robbie Wadge in very cool looks. Please, check all the casual looks proposed by Tomorrowland. Click to enlarge the pictures… www.tomorrowland.co.jp
The Sakaki Autumn Winter 2014

The Sakaki Autumn Winter 2014

Fashion designer, Sakaki Kotaro unveils Fall Winter 2014 collection of his brand called “The Sakaki”. The collection is photographed by Honshida Teppei.  Cool looks are made by stylist Ishii Dai. Characteristics of the brand are created with a comfortable silhouette, nice fabrics and re-adaptation of the basics of tailoring mixed by subtle details of Japanese...
Bespoke tailor Liverano & Liverano in Florence

Bespoke tailor Liverano & Liverano in Florence

Two weeks ago, I escaped for two hours to the menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo to discover bespoke tailor Liverano & Liverano and his famous Florentine style. Antonio Liverano and his brother Luigi moved to Florence in 1948, at only 11 years old, to learn the craft of bespoke tailoring. The first Liverano & Liverano workshop...
De Bonne Facture Spring Summer 2015

De Bonne Facture Spring Summer 2015

During the menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo in Florence, I had the pleasure of meeting with designer Déborah Neuberg, who has developed a keen sense of superior craftsmanship during her past job at Hermès. A savoir-faire enthusiast, her young French label called ‘De Bonne Facture’ has unveiled this beautiful Spring Summer 2015 collection. ‘De Bonne Facture’...
Takizawa Shigeru Spring Summer 2015 at Pitti Uomo 86

Takizawa Shigeru Spring Summer 2015 at Pitti Uomo 86

Japanese designer, Takizawa Shigeru unveils his collection for Spring Summer 2015 at the menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo in Florence. Beautiful collection made in Japan showcases interesting fabrics with a smart casual twist. For this Season, Takizawa Shigeru got fabrics exclusively woven by Italian textile mills, Lanificio F.lli Cerruti. Takizawa Shigeru offers made-to-measure service at his...
Tailored by Mr Smith and Mr Smith at Pitti Uomo 86

Tailored by Mr Smith and Mr Smith at Pitti Uomo 86

British designer based in Paris, Vincent Smith unveils his collections ‘Tailored by Mr Smith’ and ‘Mr Smith’ at the menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo in Florence. Those Spring Summer 2015 collections are made of beautiful lightweight fabrics, neutrals colours, and perfectly cut silhouette. It should be mentioned the amazing “complication” embroidery work on the collar of...
Lardini Spring Summer 2015 at Pitti Uomo 86

Lardini Spring Summer 2015 at Pitti Uomo 86

This is a small preview of the beautiful Spring Summer 2015 collection of Italian brand, Lardini that I photographed during Florence’s menswear tradeshow “Pitti Uomo” 86th edition. Click to enlarge the pictures… (Copyright www.high-toned.fr) www.lardini.it