With models lounging on giant cushions, perched on vintage trunks or reclining on kitsch patterned sofas, their decorative outfits blending with the furniture, all that was missing was a psychedelic soundtrack. Etro for the presentation of its 50th anniversary men’s collection — presented at the cavernous Palazzo del Ghiaccio, the ice-skating rink in Milan — recruited the help of local auction houses to re-create the home of a dandy without the walls, with all of the items up for sale. The message? “The way you live is the way you dress, and I’ve always been known as an interior decorator of men’s,” quipped Kean Etro, seated in a vintage orange chair, dressed in a check suit and shirt accessorized with a beaded headband. “The design started from here,” he added, pointing down to a Persian carpet, symbolizing the origins of the house’s paisley symbol, as models sauntered by in long, lean, graphic carpet coats and droopy sweaters with bands of carpet embroidery. One gleaming all-embroidered tuxedo jacket was a work of art. Tailoring ranged from fitted suits in jewel tones to classic suiting in stuffy plaids but updated with bold colorways, such as orange accents in the overcheck. Even the subtler stuff, like a camel coat, sported a stitchwork outline of a horse at the back.
Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,
On Monday I was super lucky to be in Milan and to attend the Etro Spring Summer 2017 fashion show. The concept, really thin and philosophical, was the man's addiction to water. A magnetism that is congenital, as the desire to surrender to the sea beds. Each fabric fiber of this parade of Etro breathed spontaneously. It’s written in the models walk, in their looks and gestures. It was for sure one of my favorite fashion shows this season ( click here to see the entire Etro Spring Summer 2017 collection).
P.S Oh I didn't mention that the Shirt and the scarf in the pictures are Etro.
Etro’s spring-summer 2017 runway show served as a meeting of friends and family as Kean Etro recruited those closest to him to hit the catwalk alongside models. Muted tones were married with relaxed silhouettes as the Etro man took on a grounded approach to the fashion house’s celebrated penchant for prints. Unstructured suits were joined by band collar shirts, striped tees, lightweight knit sweaters and leisure bombers. Oversize coats, slouchy tees, overshirts, patterned polo shirts and summerweight field jackets brought the lineup to a successful finish. Gentleman's Diary Magazine's Editor-In-Chief Pasquale Karatzetzo attended the show and as he shares with the us the room was buzzing with good vibrations and well made-fashionably garments. Thumbs up to Etro!
Santoni introduces a new and exclusive personalization service for its digital clientele. The protagonist is the icon of the Maison, the Carter model with a double buckle, which has become over the time the emblem of the Santoni style. Learn below how you can create your own unique pair of Caters step by step.
Step 1: Enter the “MYSANTONICOLOURS” section of the website
Step2: You can customize your own Carters by picking one colour from the wide range or even by creating unexpected two-coloured combinations, all painted by hand by Santoni master craftsmen. The palette consists of 16 shades with more than 500 possible combinations.
Step 3: An additional element of personalization is the possibility to sign the internal sole with one’s own initials thanks to a hot branding machine.
In 3 simple steps, luxury fans and style maniacs can order a unique customized product and receive it at home in 4 weeks. The new “MYSANTONICOLOURS” service, an evolution of a creative process since-ever married with the highest craftsmanship, addresses to satisfy the gentleman who loves to actively contribute to the creation of an exclusive product with his own taste and individuality. So hurry up gentlemen, visit now www.santonishoes.com and get your own personalized Carter pair of shoes!
The beautifully cinematic and playful Part I of Caruso’s fashion film, The Good Italian, reminded us of classic Italian sensibilities and the charming temperament of a fine gentleman. Reprising his role as the Prince of Soragna, which happens to be the home of the Italian suitmaker, is Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale). As the short piece seamlessly crafts a narrative that embodies the beauty and traditions of Italy, viewers are swept up on a culinary journey that continues on from the whimsical stylings of the first installment. As the prince visits the city of Milan, he travels in an exquisite Lancia Aurelia B24 and makes a final stop at the Four Seasons Hotel. There, he fraternizes with the chefs in the Michelin-starred hotel kitchen as they prepare the perfect dinner. Set against the infinitely beautiful backdrop of Italy, Giancarlo’s title character is a vision of refinement and sophistication that reflects the ethos of the label. You can watch the full video above.
For Milan Fashion Week FW16 Day 2 I chose a total Diesel Black Gold outfit. I was obsessed by the new BDG type of jeans which fit absolutely amazing. I attended the Verscae, Phillip Plein, Etro, Missoni shows and many many more and I had the best time.
Of course and my latest and true addiction was with me! This amazing IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph in stainless steel with black rubber strap. Design and engineer at its best! Never doubt swiss power!
You know how much I love Fashion Week! It's that period where its all about fashion and you also find the opportunity to see your fashion-friends from all over the world. For Milan Fashion Week Day 1 I chose a total 2 Italian Boys outfit and of course I was wearing my IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph which kept me in style and on time on my shows and appointments.
This Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph in stainless steel wear a black rubber strap. This true item of desire has a mechanical chronograph movement, self winding with 68 - hour power reserve when is fully wound. It also has date display, stopwatch function with hours-minutes-seconds, hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o'clock, flay back function and sapphire glass. It is also water resistant at 6 bars which make it also ideal for the sporty gentlemen. The case height is 14.5mm and the diameter is 43.5mm.
Milan Fashion Week Day 3 was nothing else than fun!! Fashion and well dressed people is quiet typical for Milan.
The outfit i chose was:
Bomber Jacket: Bally / Trousers: Brooks Brothers / Bag: Mulberry / Shoes: Santoni / Sunglasses: Dior
Diesel Black Gold presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Milan Fashion Week. For this collection, creative director Andreas Melbostad reworked an adventurous safari inspiration setting it in an industrial, metropolitan scenario.
Through a modernist approach, the utilitarian and the urban are combined in the collection, which is rooted in a stark, masculine aesthetic. The cold color palette, ranging from chalk white and pale gray to black and blue, enhances the sharp attitude.
New volumes are introduced in the outerwear. Survival jackets, bombers and parkas featuring pockets, flaps and adjusters, are cut for an oversized fit. These contrast with the skinny silhouettes of denim pants, which are cut extra long to achieve a crushed effect. They also come in textured versions with horizontal patches stitched all the way up the leg or are coated for a glossy vinyl-like effect.
Layering is at the core of the collection. Elongated utility vests, as well as iconic leather biker jackets embellished with grommets and lace-up details, are worn over sweatshirts trimmed with striped details and the season’s new shirts – long zippered poplin styles with funnel necks and long sleeves.
Everything is infused with an irreverent feel, also echoing in tailoring, where suits feature safari pockets and utilitarian details.
Emphasizing the urban, adventurous and functional spirit of the collection, footwear includes chunky basketball-inspired high-tops, as well as canvas desert boots with rubber soles, new biker styles and suede chukka boots.
Minimal, utilitarian bags, worn across the body or hunkered down the waist, are perfectly incorporated into the looks.
Modern handcraft, historical shapes and an illusory construction all come together in the newest model from the MYKITA / Damir Doma collection, BRADFIELD, which takes the collaboration to a new level.
BRADFIELD appears to consist of two frames. Yet on closer look the complex construction is re- vealed as a trompe l’oeil: the outer frame, a classic panto shape from only 0.5mm stainless steel is paired with perfectly rounded rims. Inspired by the pince-nez from the early 20th Century, the circular lenses appear to float before the frame-front. The trompe l’oeil aesthetic is accentuated by the visual reference to clip-on sunglasses from the 1980s.
The perceived complexity of the construction is just an illusion in this case. In actual fact the frame-front, as per MYKITA’s design principle, is made from one flat piece, which is folded in half in multiple steps by hand, gradually brought into shape and secured inside the outer frame with the help of two flaps. The construction is a tribute to modern handcraft.
The perfectly round lenses, a recurrent motif in the MYKITA / Damir Doma collection, meets with the classic panto glasses for an edgy look – a visual reference to the retro-futuristic style of steampunk.
BRADFIELD is available in the colourways Silver/Black with black-grey lenses, Gold/Forest Green with green lenses and Silver/Cinerous Grey with mirrored lenses in silver.
The model will arrive to all MYKITA Shops, via www.mykitadamirdoma.com, the Damir Doma flagship store as well as selected opticians and fashion stores worldwide.
Hello everyone!! A few days ago i had the chance to attend Milan Fashion Week and to be a part of well designed and executed fashion shows such as Etro, Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, Canali, Diesel Black Gold, Philipp Plein, Daks London and of course amazing presentations like Santoni Shoes, Bally and Ralph Lauren.
The outfit i chose for day 1 was from Hackett London and my shoes of course from Santoni.
The objective of Caruso’s new short movie is to represent and promote, through the most universal media that exists, the brand’s inspiring concept: THE LIFESTYLE OF A GOOD ITALIAN. Caruso wants the world to know that the whole of Italy, not just the most famous tourist destinations, is imbued with that and that have made the “Italian lifestyle” so natural, yet so extraordinary to appear almost unreal. And this is why the narrative uses the language of fairy-tales and “suspension of disbelief” as artistic approach.
The movie take's place in Soragna. A tiny town of 4,000 inhabitants in the lower Po river valley, where Caruso’s tailoring laboratory is based, represents a concentrate of the great assets of a peaceful and sophisticated Italy that will never go out of fashion.
Nature,Art, Opera,Architecture, Gastronomy,Tailoring... are all expressed to the best in Soragna and its immediate surroundings, to be visited on foot, by bicycle or in a horse-pulled carriage like the noble families that were once the masters of these lands. Caruso, which carries the best of the Italian tailoring tradition in a contemporary setting, wanted this fantastic story to evoke the emotions and pleasure that give authenticity and meaning to the brand.
The plot is all about meeting the unexpected. A couple of English tourists on bike come across by chance a small tumbledown farmhouse, which reveals, behind the creaking door, the interior of a princely mansion: the dining room of the of the Prince Meli Lupi of Soragna, featuring some of the most important baroque frescoes in northern Italy.
The prince, played by actor Giancarlo Giannini, is very hospitable and welcomes the two tourists to his table, laden with from the cellars of Italy’s top producer (the “Antica Corte Pallavicina” of the Spigaroli brothers) together with the typical local wines, from the cellar of a renowned award-winning restaurant in Soragna,“La Stella D’Oro”.
All the pieces worn in the short movie, which lasts 5 minutes in its full version, will be available for purchase, both at the two Caruso flagship stores in New York and Milan and by e-commerce at thecorner.com, the new style platform of YOOX.
This season Santoni exits the boutique of via Montenapoleone to occupy the beautiful spaces of Palazzo Bocconi with an installation conceived by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda visionary duo of curators and creative directors, authors of sensational multi-sensory interventions. For Santoni they imagined a dialogue between past and present, tradition and innovation. A collection of collages gathered in a great book of alchemic flavor and it was the protagonist of the presentation. A video in which shoes move in a dream like dimension is also available.
On 9 May 2015, the Fondazione Prada will open its doors in Milan, in a new 205,000 square foot space is located in Largo Isarco. The new Milan venue of the Fondazione, conceived by architecture firm OMA—led by Rem Koolhaas—expands the repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhibited and shared with the public.
The opening will coincide with the launch of “Serial Classic”, an exhibit of classical sculpture co-curated by Anna Anguissola and Salvatore Settis.
Hello ladies and gentlemen! Sundays ment to be full of laziness and enjoying life. Thats what i did!
The look i chose for my lazy Sunday morning was a vintage green double breasted jacket by Canali, my white Shirt & creme pants by Brooks Brothers, classic monk shoes by Santoni, aviator sunglasses by Prada and my York style watch by Daniel Welinghton.
Etro unveiled its Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook, featuring models Florian Van Bael, Francisco Lachowski, Ton Heukels, Richard Biedul and Tony Thornburg.