30/06/2014

#PFW SS15 TOP 10

The Paris Fashion Week is over so it is high time for us to tell you what will remain in our minds from these SS15 Men's collections.


1/ The Standout Looks: @Walter Van Beirendonck

[Pic via DzedDigital ]

2/ The Model: Sang Woo

[Pic via I-D]

3/ The Viral Moment: The Finale @Juun.J 

[Pic via Juun.J Facebook]

4/ The accessories: The new Raf Simons x Adidas sneakers

[Pic via Style.com]
And the bags @Kenzo

[Pic via Style.com]

5/ The theme: Back to Japan @Junya Watanabe

[Pic via Style.com]

6/ The Tribute: A Noureev Inspiration @Dries Van Noten

[Pic via I-D]

7/ The Radical Beauty: @Thom Browne

[Pic via Fucking Young!]

8/ The Print: The Polka Dot Galore @Kenzo

[Pic via Style.com]

9/ The Manifesto: Soldiers of Peace @Comme des Garçons

[Pic via Style.com]

10/ The Collection: Raf Simons

[Pic via DazedDigital]


29/06/2014

ARTIFICIALLY FLAVOURED





CHEAP MONDAY Denim Jacket 
RAF SIMONS Sweater
TOPMAN Shirt
CHEAP MONDAY Jeans
& OTHER STORIES Wallet
MIKA X SWATCH Watch
JC/DC X GOLA Sneakers
SPITFIRE Sunnies


28/06/2014

W.A.R.M. TOP 10

1/ The Ad Campaigns: Louis Vuitton FW14/15

Charlotte Gainsbourg by Annie Leibovitz
Freja Beha Erichsen by Juergen Teller


Jean Campbell by Bruce Weber

2/ The Fashion Video: Maryam L'Ange , Chloë Sevigny - The Beckoning- for SSense





3/ The Magazine Cover: Kendall Jenner for LOVE Issue 12




4/ The Song: The Juan Maclean - A Place Called Space





5/ The Collection: Alexander McQueen Resort 2015



6/ The TV Show: The Leftovers - June 29th on HBO




7/ The Must Have: Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby Sweater on the Colette e-shop



8/ The Live: Beyoncé & Jay-Z for On The Run Tour




9/ The Editorial: Epic Tale by Jam Sutton for Rollacoaster Magazine


10/ The Archive: Alexander McQueen Spring 99 Show [via Style.com]




27/06/2014

THE SUMMER RAVE OF RAF SIMONS


The Raf Simons X Sterling Ruby collection is exclusively available at Colette, the Parisian Concept Store and most of the pieces are already sold out! Most surprisingly, the most expensive items such as the coats are the ones who were sold first. Raf Simons is experiencing the time of his life, there is such a craze around his collections! He is surfing on this wave of success and keep on being completely free artistically speaking and producing brilliant and striking collections that make us want more and more. This collab with the American artist offers radical and unique pieces electrocuting the world of Fashion.






Thanks to this collaboration with Sterling Ruby, Raf Simons goes even more far away from the usual codes of menswear by presenting his Summer rave, a show completely outside of the box. The atmosphere was one of party harders in a dark club lit by red lights with models walking in a kind of robotic way to the sound of electro. The after hours where teens meet after the usual clubs are closed and when the morning sun is showing up. Raf Simons's parents (who attended the show) must have wondered once where was their son at such a late/early hour. This collection is really about the designer's teenage years when he used to spend his time at the gabber rave parties with such friends as Olivier Rizzo or Willy Vanderperre. This collection is the illustration of Raf Simons's teenage daydream. Each and every one of his collections tells something about the designer but this particular one is even more personal (perhaps due to the fact that with this collection, he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his label). It was also a way to show people that there is a different way to present a fashion collection. The guests were standing just like in a concert where the first arrived is the one who gets the best place. No more question of "I am the most important so I get the best seat" here and a perfect way to go out of the beaten tracks.

The Party Harder Models are just modern versions of Raf Simons as a teenager but with something from the past. Indeed, some shirts had pictures of a young Simons and of his favourite movie Jaws displayed on the garments like blason pieces on uniforms (the pants and shirts were of the same colours). Their haircuts were exaggerated weirdo ones with wet and long locks on the foreheads. Contrary to the SS14 collection where the sleveless printed tops were the iconic pieces, this time it was all about the coats and jackets with backs reminding us of the traditional garment of sailors printed with details of Japanese engravings. Of course, he also had to show his sleeveless tee-shirts made of knitted jacquard and also printed with Japanese elements, a kind of tribute to the Japanese market who was the first one to acknowledge the genius of the designer.














The most obvious and commercial part of this show was the new collaboration with Adidas (no need to remind you of the huge success of their past collabs) with the colour-block sneakers that all the hardcore fans (like us) will want to own and even the leather flip flops are desirable ( and Lord knows it is hard for a flip flop to be desirable!). The Stan Smith (worn by the designer when he comes for his bow) are also addictive even if we are not huge fans of them, here in different colours, we think they will perfectly find their way through our wardrobes. 






For the moment and as the Paris Fashion Week is not over yet, it is hard for us to say that this was the best collection so far but it will remain in the annals for sure and will long haunt our minds and hearts of Raf Simons's fans.


The 1st pictures and the last one come from Dazed Digital
All the others can be found on Style.com

25/06/2014

#MFW SS15 TOP 5

What you need to remember from the SS15 Men's Collections of Milan according to W.A.R.M.


1/ The Collection: Neil Barrett [Pic by Harry Carr]


2/ The Model: The Spornosexual Edward Wilding @Versace [via Style.com]


3/ The Setting: A Swimming Pool @Prada


4/ The Standout Look: MSGM [via Style.com]



5/ The Must-Have: The Monster Backpack @Fendi [via Nowfashion]


24/06/2014

PROMISING CAMPAIGNS

The season of campaigns has already started. We are so excited! We can't wait to see how the collections are going to work on an editorial perspective. J.W Anderson, Raf Simons and Saint Laurent have landed their campaigns as the clothes have just been hung on rails of stores, stockists or they are only available in some high fashion online shop for pre-orders. Thanks to Antonioli one can satisfy his devouring obsession with  some pieces of Raf Simons X Sterling Ruby AW14/15 collections, playing the game of "what i'm gonna choose", saving for the right moment to purchase. But let's focus on the main subject: the campaigns!




Givenchy's campaign video is the viral moment and the one to watch: "the OMG, this is a fucking brilliant idea!" The dark romantic team of models and celebrities led by Mariacarla Bosco are improvising a dance for Riccardo Tisci, celebrating the new season under the direction of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. More than a campaign video, it is a short fashion film to capture the lightness of the sheer printed dresses, skirts and blouses. It's just the beginning of the season and we hope to have more of those wow moments.