Posts Tagged ‘lapo elkann’

Accessories, Designer Spotlight

Brandish Christmas Picks: Franklin Prince silver bracelets

By admin on December 17th, 2008

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Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re still stuck for ideas then Franklin Prince’s bracelets (£10) make the perfect stocking filler or thoughtful Secret Santa. Hippy chic is not something you often see on Brandish and to be quite honest I’m glad, but these bracelets are like a smarter, more grown-up version of the tat you wear around your wrist as a teen; men’s jewellery doesn’t get much better than this.

Lapo Elkann, Fiat heir and Gianni Agnelli’s grandson wears similar style bracelets with a suit to personalise a formal look and it’s a damn sight more stylish than donning a pair of novelty socks which lets face it, no one wants for Christmas!



Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

AskMen.com Explore the Sartorial Savvy of Gianni Agnelli

By Will Reid on November 13th, 2008

portrait-06.jpgGianni Agnelli is a man constantly sourced as style inspiration to fashionistos across the world. From his flair for fine tailoring to his edgy take on accessories, this man had a look that was extremely well-executed and so timeless that it is still being copied on the catwalks of today. Agnelli’s grandson, Lapo Elkann, continues to wear all of Agnelli’s bespoke suits and it is no coincidence that Elkann has, in recent years, been hailed as a modern style icon by the likes of US Vogue and Esquire.

The article is full of great style advice such as, “if you want to dress like an iconoclast, your first step is to dismiss all of the old rules of fashion — just like Gianni Agnelli did when he wore his wristwatch over his sleeve cuff.”

Click here to read the full story.

(Source: AskMen.com, Image: comune.torino.it)



Heroes and Celebrities, News

Lapo Elkann at Valentino: The Last Emperor

By admin on August 29th, 2008

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Premièring yesterday at the 65th Venice Film Festival was Valentino: The Last Emperor, a documentary chronicling the designer’s last two years at Valentino.
With Vanity Fair’s Matt Tymauer directing, the film follows Valentino and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti with over 250 hours of footage shot.
The première was a ritzy affair with Elizabeth Hurley, Diane Kruger, and Charlize Theron in attendance. Valentino turned up looking his usual mahogany self and Fiat hier/Italian playboy Lapo Elkann accompanied girlfriend Bianca Brandolini D’Adda.

Maria Laura Antonelli/Rex Features



News, Suits & Tailoring, Trends

I’m Still Not Convinced- The Short Suit

By Will Reid on July 3rd, 2008

shortsuit.jpgA while ago, we remarked on how a Telegraph feature on the short suit had used rather unusual models to create an unflattering portrayal of the look.

However, this picture (taken at the launch of Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme in Milan,) shows that even the fashionistos of the industry can’t get it right. While also not the most model-ly of men, Bruce Pask of the New York Times would be one of those I thought could pull of this challenging look.

My verdict? I think this would look better with cropped sleeves. Simply roll up your long sleeves to the elbow or at least take them off the cuff as this contrast of short/sleeve length is usually an unflattering one.

Try shoes that can be worn without socks; a cool loafer or Topman canvas brogue. I, as a bit of a sartorial risk-taker (read: hit/miss dresser,) would add a pair of House of Holland velvet loafers in shocking purple or pink.

Now if only Lapo Elkann would give it a try!

(Image: Wireimage.com)



Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Esquire magazine’s best dressed list

By admin on June 11th, 2008

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Esquire magazine’s best dressed list has been gathering attention lately – mostly for not featuring David Beckham. Hopefully, other magazines will follow suit and realise that they’re not contractually obliged to include Mr Beckham on the list. People who did make the list include Jeremy Paxman, Barack Obama, Lapo Elkann, Fabio Capello, Christian Bale and Lupe Fiasco.

Kanye West is notably absent from the list and adding insult to omission, someone even manages to spell his name wrong. I wouldn’t describe Fiasco’s style as ‘outlandish hoodies and oversized trainers’ (how do they know his trainers are too big for him?) but West’s style is certainly more refined than Lupe’s.



Designer Spotlight, Lifestyle & Gadgets, Top Five

Top Five: Euroflash- Masculinity or Insecurity?

By Will Reid on April 14th, 2008

thirt.jpgWith guidebook and ability to say thank-you in tow, I was an innocent tourist. At least that was until I saw him from across the road. The letters emblazoned on his back in plush gold velvet shone with insecurity- “Vagina Lover.” Welcome to testosterone Euroflash-style.

It made me wonder about the power of sexuality through fashion. I’m not talking about the Azzedine Alaia flashing of flesh but the establishing of our own preference (and much more) through what we wear. A recent commentator on men.style claimed that the lowest thing a man could do was wear clothes that could be mistaken for women’s. Does that ban drainpipe denim, skinny scarves and thin knits (all within my wardrobe) from the outfits of the modern man. In my opinion a man of those opinions shouldn’t really be dabbling in the androgynous fashion industry. Read on for a Top Five of Euroflasher War Paint.

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