André Leon Talley turned up in a voluminous cape with a great mayoral style necklace. Note the jewelled pumps, we can only dream of this trend filtering onto the high street. Next, sweet-faced Alber Elbaz, who we love as much and as unreservedly as Michelle Obama. The suit and trademark bow tie all pass muster but the clogs need to go, maybe him and Talley can go shoe-shopping together?
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Paris Menswear Fashion Week began last Thursday and now that is has finished we are able to fully consider all the fashion inspiration from both on and off the runways. From Jefferson Hack and Alber Elbaz to male models and rake-thin boys wearing baggy cardies and vintage Chanel, the shows are an excuse for men to be outrageous and the results are often brilliant.
Look at Kanye West and friends in the image above. The mixture of neon colours and high-fashion logos with laid-black prints and over-the top fabrics gives me more than enough to drool over while I should be working/pretending to work/possibly paying attention to everyday goings on.
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44% of you thought Kanye West‘s mullet was bad, but what do you think of his trainers? West recently designed a pair of trainers for Louis Vuitton, The 808s and Heartbreaks star spoke to Dazed Digital about his inspiration for the design: “They’ve got a sci-fi influence with this flap up at the back. It came from a scene in ‘Dune’ where there was this jacket with a huge collar. Also Japanese pop art.” He also said: “I’m a walking billboard but to be able to now create something from scratch is amazing.”
But how do they compare to Lanvin‘s trainers? Do you prefer the 80′s nostalgia and sportswear chic of the LV/Yeezy pair or the mix of materials and subtle colour matching of the Lanvins? Jump and tell us what you think in our poll…
Acne Jeans have just launched a collaborative denim collection with Lanvin. Check out their lovely Flash pop-up lookbook to see an (oh so welcome!) glimpse of Spring 2009. Soft denim blazers, pleated shorts, these shapes will inevitably be replicated by the high street come summer. Lanvin, under the eye of designer Alber Elbaz, has become one of the most directional brands in menswear in recent years. Not to mention Elbaz’s kitting out Tilda Swinton for red-carpet affairs.
Always cutting edge in terms of shape and finish, the Lanvin label has a genuine polish that (almost) justifies the eye watering prices. Acne Jeans meanwhile are a personal fave: their jeans are impeccably made, and you can guarantee that the very latest cut will be on offer, if at a cost. Their pleated Gentleman’s Jeans earlier this year (also a collaboration: with Fantastic Man magazine) had Charlie Porter in a dither and calling for the end of the skinny jean.
Escape the holiday hell and take a peak at what we’ll be wearing next Spring.
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The folks at Selectism have been going crazy over Lanvin‘s AW accessories and it’s easy to see why.
The feathered ties above are just a taster of the exciting eye candy on offer from the French label. I’m a bit of an Alber Elbaz fangirl at the best of times but even the haters (is there such a thing as Elbaz haters?!) can agree this isn’t a collection to be sniffed at. The copper embroidered lace ups are the height of dandy chic and I love the retro stylings of the tinted sunnies. Other highlights in this collection include reassuringly thick soled suede lace-ups, chain mail scarves and covetable bags.
Fashionista, the site that is always in-the-know, has reported upon a WWD article that reveals tennis-supremo Rafael Nadal as the chosen face of French fashion-house Lanvin’s new fragrance for men, L’Homme Sport.
Nadal is the first tennis face to front the campaign of a French fashion house and the news of his appointment is causing quite the stir. Nadal recently became the Number 1 Tennis Player in the World, taking over from Roger Federer who is, himself, a bit of a fashion darling beloved by editors and designers from Anna Wintour to Oscar De La Renta.
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While potentially worrying and probably not at all a good sign, Andy Warhol’s ‘Death Scenes’ have always interested me. His principle was that by repeating the same image of a man impaled on a lamp-post (that’s just one of the prints,) death became strangely banal. This blazer might not be all blood ‘n’ guts (which with McQueen’s history is rather surprising,) but it is undeniably interesting. With city scenes and a fitted shape, this jacket could be worn at work, in the park, at a party and even to a music festival. I like that Matches put it with jeans for a modern edge and if I could afford the £258 price tag, I would go for a crisp white shirt and an Alber Elbaz-style floppy bow-tie. In faded, purple velvet. *Sigh*
Blazer, £258, Matches.com
These trainers from Lanvin are a great accessory and subtle pick-me-up for that day when you don’t feel too great and all your designer logo shirts are in the wash. Being the king of understated luxury, Alber Elbaz knows that us guys don’t want flash labels and black market-copied logos but an inner boost that in this instance comes in the shape of a 100% leather and suede-shoe. These trainers are lace-up, navy suede and have white soles and a patent-leather toe. They have been so popular at Brown’s that the only size left is a UK 11 and it is hardly a surprise seeing as buyers are swiping the entire Lanvin Homme collection for their store. And as if that wasn’t enough, they are down to £205 in the sale-add them to your shopping bag and walk your way to fashion heaven.