Sunday, 24 June 2012


It is Milan fashion week and I have fallen in Love with the use of the metallics for p/e 2013! Versace &  Burberry Prorsum were overflowing in coloured metallic fabrics. 

Versace p/e 2013

Versace p/e 2013 

as I have already posted on twitter the versace show for me is:
"if roman empire had a love child with 1980's American tailoring and dipped it into coloured liquid metals that's the  men '13 p/e"

Burberry Prorsum p/e 2013

Burberry Prorsum p/e 2013

I want more metallics please! i can't get enough!

London Collections

It is the glorious time of the year when the tendances de mode for p/e 2013 are set! So far Men collections have been positively surprising and Technicolour fascinating. 

These are some of my London Men Collections highlights:

Topman Design (Love the Californication jock looks)

 Jonathan Saunders (love all the digital print tailoring)

Richard Nicoll (Love the precise geometry and futuristic sport modernity) 

Meadham Kirchhoff (Love the coloured squat after party looks)

Friday, 22 June 2012

How to be a gentleman

Going through my old fashion magazines I came across Another magazine's interview with Tom Ford and his five easy steps becoming more of a new age gentleman. So please read, take notes and act accordingly! if I see another man wearing illfitting Havaianas and drugging his feet of the ground in the city I will cry. 

Tom Ford's five easy lessons in how to be a modern gentleman:

1. You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.

2. A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored. You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world.

3. Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they're walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.

4. Don't be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background. 

5. A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.

Please just because its summer you don't have to share your fungal toenails with the rest of the world!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Rumour has it

Maison Martin Margiela is rumoured to be collaborating with h&m. Nothing has been confirmed yet but I bet you a de-constructed blazer that it is true. 

That only means one thing, well more than one. A much-anticipated release day, frantic online shopping that will only bring the site to a stand still, long queues of fashion fanatics outside every store, some of them even overnight with the hope of getting their hands on one of the must have pieces of the collection.

These are some of my favourite pieces from the Margiela a/i 2012, I hope their collection contain aspects of all their previous work, weird and expensive fabrics and leathers together with simple but perfect tailoring.
 Shaved sheepskin trench coat worn with a wool smoking, a padded plastron shirt, a shaved sheepskin bag and metallic effect leather loafers. 
 Cotton suit with visible seams worn with a knitted camel hair sweater, a silver bracelet and metallic effect leather loafers. 
Wool, alpaca and mohair coat worn with a detachable leather jumpsuit, zipped leather gloves and sting ray ankle boots. 

Next collection that will hit the stores around the end of Paris Fashion week is the ADR for h&m, a collection of accessories by Anna Dello Russo fashion director of Vogue Japan. A series of clutch bags, jewellery, sunglasses and shoes with her signature opulence and maximalist style. Lots of Gold, turquoise, embellished lizards and snakes. 

We have only one person to thank for all this, h&m creative advisor Margareta Van Den Bosch.

What do you think about all these collaborations? 

does it take the edge of owning pieces from big fashion houses?

or high fashion accessible to the masses? 

Friday, 8 June 2012

Yves Saint Laurent

The weather outside at the moment is hideous for June the 9th

so I am already thinking about autumn. 

It is like the eve of sales determine the end of the fashion season and the beginning of the next, and yet it is only June, the official first month of the summer season. 

Recently I have been obsessing over the YSL collection for the a/i 2012. The leather blocking, the tailoring with the bondage undertones, those insane mocassins with the metal embellishments its all I think about! The wool/silk blend jackets, the black plonge leather trousers, the cashmere pull-overs with the leather details love love love! Must have the black pull-over with the white razor blade print! 

Stefano did it again, and very well i may say! It felt like an creative eulogy, he departed from the YSL house leaving shoes so big to fill that I cannot wait for Hedi Slimane's collections. I should point out that the whole press-not-allowed buyers-only debut is killing us.

I will miss Stefano's complex and passionate designing!

Stefano Pilati