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Kris Van Assche Fall/Winter 2011/2012

In Men on May 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

A very brief review.


Fall/Winter 2011-2012 is the mark of a new silhouette for Kris Van Assche’s eponymous collection. Roll over funnel necks, over-sized knits and low slung trousers are a way of life for this man of style. He’s been on a path to self-discovery during a time when men were in skirts, heels and lipstick. He has risen to the ranks as a self-assured dresser and he knows exactly where he is going.


Round collars and zippers were key trends in the collection. And though Assche knows how to work his blacks, there were elements are caramel overcoats and perfectly creased white button-ups. A notable accessory was the Eastpak bag in collaboration with the designer that slung over the shoulder for an added touch of sophistication. However, let us not forget Assche’s talent: shoes. And there were many. Whether in the form of a black lace-up with a thin beige lining around the heel, or a low-cut burnt sienna loafer, the footwear was a ‘step’ towards the maturity Kris Van Assche is gearing his line towards.

Shout out to Bayoucool and Kris Van Assche’s team for providing the video and images.

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Wet (fashion) dreams

In Fashion on May 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm

My official list of favourite designers. You are given permission to cut off my tongue if I ever say otherwise:

c.neeon
via sleek

Henrik Vibskov
via Henrik Vibskov’s blog

Dries Van Noten
via the fashionalists

Raf Simons
via fashionising

Jil Sander
via Marouge Style

Meadham Kirchoff
via Crystal Migraine

Ann Demeulemeester
via trendland

Christopher Kane
via the must + it

Gareth Pugh
via Newslicious

Rick Owens
via Glamour Goddess

Céline
via Kenya’s Style

Haider Ackermann
via trend forum

Kris Van Assche
via Homme Times

and, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy
via

Fashion Windows

Canadian mentions:

Denis Gagnon

via Magnifique

Greta Constantine

via Auntie Fashion

John Hillifer via Gian Lucianglesi

Musing: Jalen Rose vs Lebron James

In Fashion on March 21, 2011 at 9:57 am


Take a close look at this picture. The peachy-browns, square shoulders, snake-skin (or something to that effect) shoes. OK. I’m sure a lot of you won’t agree with me, and well, quite frankly, I’m specifically even calling out Jalen. But what’s up? Really, what’s going on here?

I’ve seen some improvements on Rose’ part on the suit front, but the idea of church suits as some type of style statement gets a shameful head shake from me. And I’m pretty sure these men, particularly athletes.

I can understand the hardships of being a rather awkwardly tall (male at that) whose purpose is to play sports and not fashion. But you’re getting checks. I’m sure you could dish out some change on an issue of GQ.

I mean, Lebron James did it. And though he’s had some awkward moments, he’s got it down.

Dwayne Wade has had some pimpular moments, but as he moved into iconic territory, he’s picked up the style wand too.

You know, I’ve seen a lot of these guys in the flesh many-a-times. If there’s group of people who own the words “bling” and “fresh,” it’s got to be these guys. So if they can look all crisp in jeans and tees, then it’s safe to assume looking good us part of their repertoire.

Come on, folks. I know for a fact that Kris Van Assche head honcho of Dior Homme would be thrilled to hook you up.

In The Know: The Hottest Kicks for 2009 RECAP

In art, Fashion, Good Look, Recap, Shoes, Shopping, sneakers on December 10, 2009 at 12:02 am

As I’ve grown older, my eye for good quality sneakers aka trainers, has become more refined. I admit, I’ve always had good taste in sneakers, but now I can easily spot a really good one when I see it. And believe me – it takes skill, particularly when concepts are slapped together – in the laziest or excessive ways- and then suddenly considered the must-have item of the season.

I don’t like my sneakers to be pretentious, well – maybe just a little. But pretentious meaning they’re equal parts fashion and art. Yes, I truly do believe in wearing art on your feet.

The Top Ten Hottest kicks for 2009/2010 (so far):

Bernhard Willhelm – 204 (Euros). Available at Far Fetch.

I do quite like these all-black leather high-tops. What’s particularly interesting is the piece of lace intertwined with the shoe laces that are strapped through the shoe.

Ann Demeulemeester – 541.44 (CAD). Available at Luisaviaroma.

Sneakers don’t get more euro than this. Beautifully punk black suede sneakers with triple buckle embellishments. If you’re a sneaker lover who’s got class – you wear these.

John Galliano – 475 (USD). Available at Style Drops.

With the patent leather and rivets, I can see these being very popular amongst the hip-hop community. Look at the buckle details, it’s riveting.

Rick Owens – 695 (GBP). Available at Browns Fashion.

Almost a boxing style shoe, what’s wonderful about this shoe is not just the black/white colourway, but the zipper along the side and elongated tongue.

Billionaire Boys Club – 276 (CAD). Available at Ssense.

High-top black canvas sneakers with white city print. How cool is that? I’ve never been one for the whole BBC/Ice Cream shenanigans, but I love the simplicity of this shoe. you may be looking at the shoe thinking “What’s so simple about it?” well, the minimalism with architectural element. This shoe is very art deco.

Paul Smith – 315 (USD). Available at Style Drops.

Leather multicoloured shoe with a heavy psychedelic reference. Enough said.

Raf Simmons – 301 (Euros). Available at Colette.

Neoprene sneakers – the cool irony. Too cool to wear scuba diving, though they don’t look like shoes you’d wear everyday.

Pierre Hardy – 350 (Euros). Available at Colette.

Drawing slight reference from the De Stijl movement, these remind me of works by the infamous Pieter Cornelis Mondrain. There were only 500 pairs available worldwide.

kris van assche – 491 (CAD). Available at Ssense.

These starch white Nappa lambskin sneakers remind me of an astronaut heading off to the moon. These babies sold out quickly, and we’re not sure if we’ll ever see them again.

Swarovski crystalized x Jeremy Scott sneakers – 2500 (Euros). Available at Colette.

Would someone really be that crazy to wear 5000+ dollar crystalized sneakers with wings? You betcha. Jeremy Scott made winged sneakers the rave for 2009 and this is a perfect way to end off the year. A true gem, Swarovski showed the world that they can be just as street as the rest of them. Kudos to Jeremy for constructing such a daring fashion statement.