We’re still playing post-Glastonbury catchup with all the menswear shows, but the collections have set the cogs in the cranium a-whirring. First up is YSL‘s collection, which features the director, Samuel Benchetrit’s son lazing around a hotel room Nouvelle Vague style. The clothes themselves seem to be a mix of high-low tailoring and rock chic. Looking forward to seeing this in more detail.
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Given the dramatic changes in weather recently you may be thinking a sowester is your best option for cover, but once the sun breaks out, a hat looks like an essential accessory for SS09. Lanvin, naturally, have the most romantic and expensive options, available from Browns as well as their store. Wide brimmed fedoras come with ostentatious trimmings of ribbons, flowers or both. Perfect for channeling your inner Quentin Crisp, they also have an air of Brideshead about them, though you probably need a bit of confidence to carry it off comfortably. Suggest keeping the rest of your outfit simple – white shirt, classic shoes. More wearable might be a straw trilby, some great options available at Matches right now, team with a classic Fred Perry polo and flat-front trousers for the full Mod-ish rude-boy look. Finally, YSL‘s blue linen sailor hat will add 50s elegance to dark denims, stiped matelot and espadrilles – just make sure your holiday snaps are in black and white and pose by a Vespa scooter (if you’re not riding one yourself).
Ever been curious to step into the mind of one of fashion’s designer geniuses? Be curious no more, as you can find out what makes Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati tick when he pops over to London next week to speak at the London College of Fashion.
Part of the Sunday Times Style lecture series, Pilati will participate in a question-and-answer session on October 29 about his climb to the top of the fashion world – and, not being one to mince words (see: “Tom [Ford] is talented but not gifted”) you can bet it’ll be interesting to say the least!
* Tickets are £20 (plus a £2.50 booking fee) and are available by either phoning +44 (0)844 209 0371 or you can book online at www.timesonline.co.uk/fashion.
[Image: Kai Junemann/Monopol]
Rex Features describes the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys as an event to “recognise technical and other achievements for the 2007-08 TV season…widely considered to be a precursor to the main Emmys ceremony.”
In my world of tired soaps like Eastenders and Coronation St, this translates as an excuse for C-list stars to dress up in posh frocks a la the recent TV Soap Awards (or something along those lines) that occurred in Britain where everyone thought that Ashley Slanina-Davies from Hollyoaks was a style star because she actually had a YSL clutch (and, I admit it, she did look wonderfully 80s.)
Anyway, Alan Cumming decided to bring a different flavour to the LA-based awards and opted for grunge-hair and darker shades instead of the usual skinny-fit suit, Converse trainer and grey/black palette that we see from most of LA’s men.
(Image: Jim Smeal/ BE/ Rex Features)
Hungover, Sleep-deprived, Over-worked, Unfit, Uncared for, Blemish-ridden; not exactly the ingredients for a healthy and handsome male are they? Well now, who cares? After you’ve smudged the Guyliner and poked yourself in the eye with Manscara, you might feel yourself in need of a bit of YSL’s new Touche Eclat concealer for men.
Yes, the weapon of choice for fashion editors and socialites the world over has been produced (fragrance free) for men, allowing the male species to live a life of clear skin and hidden ugliness.
The only question is, after previous (and let’s face it, unsuccessful attempts) at man make-up, will this gold pen/magic wand be bought up by us men?
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I’ve just caught up on the contents of the September 2008 issue of the newly Fabien Baron-designed Interview magazine (we featured Marc Jacob’s cover a few months back) and found these pictures of Stefano Pilati, the YSL designer and all-round sartorial inspiration.
I can’t even write about them except to just point out the obvious: they’re jaw-droppingly brilliant.
See after the jump for more!
(Source: Fashion Week Daily)
For this season, the genius designer Stefano Pilati has decided to preview the label’s menswear collection in the form of seven incredibly arty mini-films. The first, called ‘Figures Entwining’, has an undeniable beauty and fragility, but I have to admit that I was a little freaked out by the androgynous and almost child-like models.
See after the jump for a look at all the preview films.
There’s an embarrassment of riches on the 10 essentials front as the staff of Fantastic Man, Purple Fashion and GQ Style all chip in with their lists. Founders of Fantastic Man Gert Jonkers and Jop Van Bennekom have the kind of choices you’d expect them to have, with their own pair of jeans, embroidered chinos and Hardy Amies’ ‘ABC of Men’s fashion’ all making the list.
Purple cofounder Oliver Zahm’s list is very classic Hollywood, as he lists a YSL leather jacket, Ray Bans and a Honda 750 motorbike. GQ Style’s creative director David Bradshaw has a simpler list than both the aforementioned, listing a crossroads bike, his back garden and his wedding ring. He also mentions some Tom Ford sunglasses, reminding you that he does work at GQ style.
The dust has barely settled at Chanel’s five floor residence of Dover Street Market and we’ve got wind of another designer houseguest at DSM.
Yves Saint Laurent is going to take over DSM from July 3rd in a space created by set designer Michael Howells, who has worked on fashion shows for McQueen, Galliano and Lacroix and with Vogue and POP.
Edition 24 is a capsule collection of garments inspired by travel and will be constantly updated with new items. Stefano Pilati, YSL’s creative director will also be adding customised Edition 24 items on a regular basis.
The fashion world has awoken today to the sad news that it has lost one of its most beloved designers. Yves Saint Laurent passed away Sunday evening after a long undisclosed illness, aged 71.
The French icon had been battling ill health for some time, and was hospitalised last July with acute respiratory difficulties. According to WWD, he had been bedridden recently, and died at his home yesterday in Paris.
This jacket is a perfect piece for the season transition that so often leaves us men looking like idiots when we get caught in the mid-month sunshine wearing a winter coat, scarf, jeans and a pair of flip-flops. Primarily a jacket, but thin and simple enough to be worn as a shirt, this jacket by Yves Saint Laurent is just too fantastically useful not to be in your wardrobe. With typical YSL subtleties such as the inner collar stripe detail and unusually few number of buttons, spend the cash and feel free to thank me when you become an all-weather style maven.
See it at brownsfashion.com
The Menswear catwalk season is in
full swing with shows over the weekend in Paris from Louis Vuitton, Hermes and
Yves Saint Laurent under the direction of Italian designer Stefano Pilati.
Pilati has been creating a YSL pret-a-porter
line for a few seasons and has had great success with womenswear but has
slightly struggled with menswear. It’s inevitable that taking on such an
enormous task as taking over a world-renowned brand such as Yves Saint Laurent is
going to be difficult. Over recent years there have been plenty of examples as
world famous designers either retire or pass away, including Coco Chanel and
Christian Dior whose respective collections have been continued and modernised.