From the Nike collaborations and the legendary fashion houses to the upcoming fashion designers here are some of our favourite sneakers to add in your wishlist for 2019.
He introduced himself as Conchita Wurst through Eurovision and he managed to won the competition in 2014. The media wrote ‘‘A glamorous drag queen stole Eurofans’ hearts as she rised like a phoenix on the stage of Eurovision. The win belongs to her’’.
Five years later, Conchita WURST is back and we love every little detail of the new WURST and his music project.
“Hit me with the bullets you make up in your head,” sings Electro-newcomer WURST on his latest song that is released today and will make all heads and legs move. The official video provides unprecedented insights into the artist’s private life.
WURST sings his way directly into memory banks with his Electro-Dance earworm “Hit Me”. At first glance, this dance track seems to be light-hearted and carefree, but its lyrics are an ice-cold reckoning with the past. Even though there are guns and projectiles pointing at him in these lyrics, the artist is convinced that no threat can harm him and his determination makes him invincible.
The brand-new, dynamic song is the second single off Tom Neuwirth’s third album, who will impersonate the two characters Conchita and WURST from now on. Early on in his career as the feminine Conchita, he already sang about being “unbreakable” and “unstoppable”. As his new stage character WURST, who is significantly edgier and more unkempt, he talks about his convictions as unambiguously and unflinchingly as never before in “Hit Me.”
He clearly states how he intends to handle his opponents with lyrics like “You don’t get to point the gun and you don’t get to force my hand, cause I don’t get to mend the matters, I don’t get to fight back.”
In the official music video for “Hit Me”, which once again does not use any special effects, we see WURST as masculine as never before: the radiant stage character and the private person are both equally captivating. Dance performances like in “Trash All The Glam” already hinted at the artist’s body control, and last summer we already got a first taste of his platinum-blond look.
Following “Trash All The Glam”, “Hit Me” is the second release off Tom Neuwirth’s latest project WURST. After his debut album “Conchita”, which was released in 2015, and his second album “From Vienna With Love” with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, which was released in October last year and also reached gold status, the singles of his third album project WURST now just keep on coming. The electronic soundscapes, which were produced by Albin Janoska and written by Eva Klampfer (“Lylit”), are far more personal for Tom Neuwirth than the songs of his previous repertoire.
If you were around London Fashion Week Men’s last weekend ,you probably came across the super stylish model and influencer.
Posing for street style photographers or catching up with his fashionistas friends and followers, mr Richard Biedul always brings out a unique energy and image that you can’t ignore. He has been one of our favourites from day one and he made it once again this season with his notable looks.
Well-respected within the industry, with designer collaborations and guest appearances on runways and fashion events, the IMG model loves and supports London’s men fashion week from the very beggining as he has been part of it all the previous seasons too.
Watching Prada Men Spring Summer 2019 show we have noted a lot of looks that we dream about for ourselves.
We’re talking super short shorts, retro tone-on-tone belts, big puffy hats and a really nice set of bags… but what about those ‘super mini’ shorts?
Inspired by 70s and designed with patterns and colours from the 90s, the new trend proposal from Prada seems to be quite sexy and unusual at the the same time for the men’s world.
Muccia Prada used the words “more elegant” when describing how she wanted her men to look and she definitely achieved it.
I am already in love with those burgundy silky short shorts! What do you think about the new trend?
They are proud of who they are, they support ‘queer’ in all its forms and they have been strong influencers for the LGBTQ community through the years. Activists and after all, BEAUTIFUL people inside and outside:
The Transgender top model, singer and actor who has been one of our favourites in Ru Paul’s season 10 crew.
Check out his latest single Before You Go
The first open gay man who has participated in America’s Next Top Model. Model, activist and great musician
( Check out his music album UNIFY).
Bisexual Top model from Australia who notes collaborations with Dior, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Jean Paul Gaultier.
The first albino model who has been featured in Vogue and GQ and with collaborations with Givenchy and Alexander McQueen. It is worth mentioning his latest project - his first capsule collection for American Apparel.
Model and activist, Jack Mackenroth is HIV positive for 3 decades and he has been the main face for the HIV worldwide campaign for many years.
**WARNING: Before visiting his Instagram profile bare in mind that you will come across with some really HOT stuff.
Spooky season just got a lot spookier . . . and more sexy.!
On Monday, Netflix dropped a teaser for its sinister new anthology of horror shorts titled “Don't Watch This”, and it features the lovable chef from the streaming service's popular show Queer Eye. That's right, Antoni Porowski — known for pleasantly helping people improve their cooking skills — just showed us a side of him that might make us rethink going to one of his dinner parties (if we're ever cool enough to get invited).
In the clip for the episode called "Antoni Psycho," Porowski is clearly channelling his inner Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. He dons a Greek yoghurt face mask while doing a few yoga stretches in nothing but his Calvin Klein underwear (which isn't a bad start, honestly — LOOK at those abs). Totally normal, right? Well, things take a scary turn as Porowski wipes a knife clean as he eerily declares, "I don't care whether they like what I cook or not. They'll eat it if they know what's good for them." Ummm, what?! Who is the "they" that he's talking about? What happened to our smiley Antoni who just wants to help people make a nice dish of roasted potatoes? Antoni, are you OK? What did Netflix DO to you? As scary as this seems, it looks like we're going to have to give this a watch, because clearly Porowski has a bit of a dark side.
The queen of Eurovision 2018 is back and she is ready to set the dance floor on.. fuego once again!
After the huge ‘FUEGO’ hit and its European success , the hot Greek-Albanian singer has just realised her new single «Tómame» and we love every single beat of it!
International media note “Ordinarily Eleni is known for her traditional Greek pop anthems. However ‘Tomame’ or ‘Take Me’ in English, sees a continuation of what ‘Fuego’ started in transcending the international music scene”
Watch the HOT videoclip and enjoy the new single loud:
Setting temperatures soaring on the Athens metro, the video sees Eleni bring her sultry choreography to the Syntagma Station. The official music video has been produced by Alex P, Markus Videsäter & Didrick and directed by Yannis Dimolitsas. Big love to Markos Andriotis for the outstanding styling choices too!
Written by: Alex Papaconstantinou, Geraldo Sandell, Markus Videsäter & Eleni Foureira
On set at a fish and chip shop in northern London, Harry Styles appears in the new GUCCI men’s Tailoring campaign.
Wearing the House’s suiting designed by Alessandro Michele for Fall Winter 2018, Harry Styles walks in a ‘chippy’—the traditional British fish and chip shop—with a chicken and a dog. In a wool mohair jacket with embroidered collar and a striped suit styled with a gingham dressing gown, Harry shares his battered cod and fried chips with his pets, in a sequence shot by Glen Luchford and art directed by Christopher Simmonds.
Making a global splash in Hozier's music video for Take Me to Church, no one can forget how mesmerizing Sergei Polunin is in motion.
Lucky for us, the Ukrainian dancer has published a new video project earlier this summer and it has become one of our favourites here at REY.
Polunin linked up with photographer Rankin for a video. Shot for Hunger TV, the project takes the form of a music video. Polunin is captivating as he performs to Tempo by the alt-rock group Husky Loops.
One of the most inspirational video clips we've seen lately - Enjoy!!
From bucket hats to hiking boots, and from extra large shoulders to superlative layering, these are the Autumn Winter trends to know about.
Sportswear is well-anchored in this new fashion vocabulary, but this season it made way for a few fashion foibles and chic accents ( thank God, tailoring is coming back!).
Street style is not as strong as last year but the 'logomania' trend is here again and this time is more bolder than ever. After all the new and upcoming brands 'stealing' the top positions of the fashion industry last year, now the big Fashion Houses are assuming the style heritage that they rejected for so long. Go loud with all-over print, or go home.
A symbol of hopes and dreams, the wide plains of the American West are a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for designers across the fashion capitals. From Raf Simons to Calvin Klein and Dries Van Noten the winter collections are proposing the style of the 'modern cowboy'. All you need is camel or earth colours, jeans, cowboy boots and your shearling jacket and you are ready!
80s have been in our memories as the years with the most fashion statement looks. Extravaganza womenswear and more bold and androgynous menswear than ever. That was the decade when Mr Armani took over menswear and shoulders got wider... and wider. Today’s times recall a little of the same ambiant zeitgeist that pushed designers to create jackets and coats with shoulders that were ever wider.
"Fashion armour for an uncertain world."
Demna Gvasalia did it again... Balenciaga and Vetements ''were doing the most!'' with superlative layering and really similar looks on the runway, supporting Demna's unique street style aesthetic. A kick in the teeth for global warming and tension around the world, or simple seasonal styling? You decide.
From Prada’s archive flame print revival, to rebel skulls at SSS World Cop and Wales Bonner’s sensitive motifs, the print shirt will run and run through next winter. Refreshing and definitely something new for a winter season.
Sequins and metallic are back again but this season all the midnight glam becomes 'a man thing'! Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, SSS World Cop and Balmain have already shown the way - you only have to find your favourite now...
We have to admit that this winter is full of new entries when it comes to trends. Some others that we love at REY and you will definitely see in our next editorial stories are the Fetishism of Moschino, the new Tiger print addiction and the Space Fantasy ( see Heron Preston or Undercover).
Pictures belong to Voque Homme
We are in the middle of summer and the swimwear season is already on its best!
Modus Vivendi has launched the Basics Line from the Swimwear Collection 2018 and it became our number one choice for this summer. The collection is inspired by minimalism with clean, uncomplicated and monochromatic lines perfect for any occasion.
The Basics line is made from a fast drying, high quality material and features a wide covered waistband. This design features classic styles with a discreet Modus Vivendi logo.
Discover the collection on Modus Vivendi online and choose your favourite. Available in white, black, khaki, red and blue, this classy swimwear will be part of your basic summer kit.
King & Tuckfield is a new menswear contemporary brand, founded by Stacey Wood just 3 years ago. Its signature aesthetic fuses a distinctly British 1950’s feel, with sharp contemporary styling inspired by the colourful stories of Stacey's family history.
The design team is passionate with quality and sustainable materials, and their inspiration comes from the British fashion heritage and culture. They always love to mix everything that looks vintage with something that looks modern creating the new classic.
Model, Art and Style director, Richard Biedul joined that team to create his first 5 pieces-capsule collection and with these AW18 pieces makes his debut in the design world.
The collection consists of pieces which everyone needs all the time and every piece seems to be ideal for your wardrobe. Richard mentioned "We've created almost an off-duty uniform… it is about comfort, it's about function and formality"
And it's actually true. Everything can go from casual to formal depends on the way you style them on you. Modern, elegant pieces that will always be in fashion.
During this collaboration Richard has discovered a new found love for quality denim and has merged this new passion on his designs too. Focusing also on 100% fine merino wool in a bold spectrum of Navy, Fiesta Red and Clover Green, the collection is inspired with vintage references and a 1950's notion.
. Richard Biedul x King & Tuckfield AW18 capsule collection translates back to the main SS19 collection which we had the opportunity to see during London Fashion Week and we have to admit that we fell in love with...
The AW18 collection is now available on kingandtuckfield.com
Dior Homme has released its latest capsule, this time dropping the “Gold” collection for Autumn 2018.
Based around a selection of the brand’s mainstays, the outgoing artistic director Kris Van Assche has utilised the brand’s signature, which reads “Christian Dior Atelier, 3 Rue De Marignan,” as well as the bee logo throughout.
The motif and logo make an appearance on the range, which consists of a sweatshirt, shirt, blazer, T-shirt, hoodie and leather goods. The Dior Homme Gold Capsule Autumn 2018 collection is now available from Dior Homme’s webstore.
Take a look through the gallery to see the range for yourself.
Cool, everyday pieces with street style aesthetic that we all love but with a contemporary twist.
Saint Laurent Backpack
Lauded for its precise tailoring and innately cool aesthetic, Saint Laurent brings together classic and modern design aesthetics. The City backpack embodies this, adorning the supple canvas construction simply with subtle leather detailing, while the large proportions provide ample room for essentials. Available on ysl.com
Tour merch is no longer that one-off T-shirt you bought in a love frenzy of the band directly post-gig. Nowadays it’s a fashion-focussed affair curated to fit into your personal style. Newly versed in irony, Gucci takes on the trend for SS18, typing out its brand name in exaggerated font on this cotton-jersey T-shirt and underscoring it with a selection of locations. It’s a Gucci gig, and you’re invited. Available on gucci.com
Kappa Kontroll jersey shorts
Talk about a throwback! Kappa Kontroll is back and in a big way. We have fashion’s love affair with the 1990s to thank for that. The revival has a few tweaks mind you. The iconic mirrored man moniker is flipped upside down, and it’s placed in sequence as a side stripe down these jersey shorts. Available on selfridges.com
Givenchy classic shorts
Yes, there were a lot of short shorts on the SS18 catwalks, but if you’re sceptical about that translating to skimpy, fear not. As Givenchy - available on selfridges.com
Sandro Paris Denim Jacket
Denim jackets have pretty much made their way up through the ranks to achieve a 'basics' status that rivals the much-loved leather jacket. Sandro’s iteration leaves buttons in the past in favour of clean and sleek popper fastenings... and yes we go pink! Available on sandro-paris.com
JW Anderson Knot Tee
The knotted sleeve is a small design tweak but it’s come to symbolise the nonchalance and raw creativity of J.W. Anderson’s work. Not to mention those maritime references and they’re rife in this cotton-jersey T-shirt. Available on j-w-anderson.com
BLOOD BROTHER track pants
There’s one thing we can take solace in, and it’s the return of the tracksuit. Comfy enough to contain any wider woes, these sports-jersey BLOOD BROTHER track pants are designed with the classic drawstring waist and branded trims spanning the legs and they are our favourites. Available on selfridges.com
Gloverall Denim Jacket
Another Denim jacket with a twist. Taking its influence from the classic 4-pocket work jacket, this new style for SS18 is reimagined in raw denim for Goverall's first ever denim outerwear collection. Available on gloverall.com
Ted Baker Backpack
At the forefront of contemporary British fashion, Ted Baker extends its clean-cut silhouettes and meticulous attention to detail to a collection of premium accessories. Defined by its athletic-inspired rubber design and emblazoned with the signature branding, this yellow bag can easily be combined with every look. Available on tedbaker.com
Maison Margiela track pants
Maison Margiela’s experimental aesthetic aligns perfectly with the undone appeal of today’s athleisure obsession. Track pants anchor the look and this pair goes above and beyond the expected - available on selfridges.com
The iconic Missoni logo goes "viral" in the new Pre-Fall 2018 womenswear collection of the Fashion House.
Sophisticated, urban pieces which have been designed on bold, powerful lines have been covered with ''Missoni''. Leather garments – such as trench coats, trousers, miniskirts, shirts and bomber jackets or sweatshirts and puffer jackets, honour the iconic logo.
We also have the logo on the accessories collection as well, and we are sure this category will be a best seller. Stylish leather wide-brimmed hats, sporty baseball caps, beanies and scarves, and long gloves are covered with the Missoni logo-mania.
Discover part of the Missoni logo-mania collection below:
The collection will be available in selected Missoni boutiques worldwide and on missoni.com from end of May 2018.
The princess of pop did it again and this time she goes high fashion!
Britney Spears is the face of Kenzo’s second nostalgia-based La Collection Momento for Spring 2018. The new collection is actually a tribute to the debut of Kenzo Jeans in 1986.
Cropped denim jackets and tops, thigh-high lace-up boots, and a sweatshirt and baseball hat stamped with a #throwback version of the original Kenzo logo have been styled perfectly on Britney who is having so much fun in her first luxury fashion campaign ever!
The campaign was shot on location in Los Angeles by Peter Lindbergh and the name of it: #KenzoLovesBritney
The collection is now available on KENZO.com.
Five days before the new year and I can imagine us all around trying to find the ideal Christmas presents for our beloved ones. We usually search to find something that suits their favourite choices; whatever comes to music, fashion or arts and preferably their personal style. My December’s favourites are consist of a mixture of choices and activities. Some of them could be the ideal Christmas present, a different music proposal or your new ‘obsession’.
Converse x JW Anderson : GLITTER
2017 is the year that menswear broke the rules with a lot of innovative design proposals and collaborations. One of the collaborations we loved is the one with converse and JW Anderson. Jonathan Anderson and his team gave one more glam twist to the classic Chuck Taylor All Stars and Thunderbolts and it’s delightfully sparkly! I don’t think you could find more festive trainers from the glitter ones in various colour combinations for both men and women.
** And if you think the glitter converse can only go casual, try to style them with your velvet blazer and trousers!
Call Me By Your Name: 2017’s best movie
We know it came out at the end of October, even though “Call me by your name” is from the movies you will always want to watch again before its cinema exit. (last showing on the 30 th of January). A powerful love story played out in the early Eighties somewhere in northern Italy, in the impossibly glamorous Italian Riviera summer villa of an archaeology professor. The protagonists are the visiting academic Oliver (Armie Hammer) and the professor's son Elio (Timothée Chalamet).
Loreen’s new style & new album RIDE
Loreen is making the absolute most of her brand new record deal and the creative freedom that’s come with it. Eurovision’s 2012 winner is back on the scene with her second studio album RIDE and it has become our latest music obsession. RIDE combines mid- tempo, electro-pop and soft electronica tracks creating a dreamy and alternative music journey.
Her newest music proposal couldn’t be more completed as Loreen has changed her style too. The Moroccan-Swedish singer left behind her iconic fringe and she appears with shaved head on RIDE’s cover. The singer noted that she shaved her head as she doesn’t want to hide anymore. Loreen wants to express herself with the power which comes from inside her and the new album’s promotion appears on social media with messages which push people to trust their inner powers. “I feel a change is coming. A global change for equally, and Istand behind it" noted in Vogue Arabia. .
LE LABO: BERGAMOTE 22 eau de parfum
When it comes to fragrance it’s always more personal. I always like to explore new brands and aromas and last month I finally came across LE LABO. At my first visit at the new LE LABO Selfridges, I was impressed not only with the unique smells but with the customer's journey as well. Once I chose my favourite LE LABO scent, the team hand blended my bottle at my presence. After considering which cologne to choose I concluded to BERGAMOTE 22. The dazzling bergamot combines freshness, sweetness and sensuality with acrobatic talent. All these qualities were encompassed in the perfume’s initial code name: “Fire Cologne”
This season’s ‘’it’’ bag is the 90s stable one, the belt bag. Different designers and brands have been promoting the trend and we notice it in different varieties, shapes and colours. The trend seems to be at the front row for both men’s and women’s preferences as it was spotted on various celebrities and streetstyle. In both cases it is very important to have in mind the right tips on styling and how to wear it in order to avoid the ‘’tourist look’’. This can be achieved by investing in more luxurious fabrics, regardless the price of the ‘funny’ bag. Men can invest in leather and high-quality canvas belt bags and they should combine it only with more casual laid-back looks. In contrast girls can combine the belt bag with suits and dresses for a cool touch to the whole outfit concentrating on the waist, for a more feminine ‘ladylike’ look. Another one crucial factor to have in mind before buying the ‘it’ piece of the season, is to pay attention to the colour. In my opinion it’s better to invest on more neutrals and shades of the season, like burgundy, green and navy.
Christmas is just around the corner and we recommend you some of our favourites in the list below to help you choose a must have piece to invest for the holiday festive season.
As the season is changing and we are transitioning into Autumn/Winter a lot of new trends emerge. This is a rundown of what I’m personally loving and what we’ll be seeing a lot of in these coming months.
Total red looks (head to toe red)
From the legendary Karl Lagerfeld Fendi runway show to the MaxMara high fashion collection the head to toe red is s must. The Givenchy collection was predominantly entirely in this colour pallet making it super bold, feminine, sexy, and intriguing. Go for it you will not regret it!
Metallics were seen in so many shows adding a fresh contemporary twist to classic quilted jackets to the spaced themed Chanel runway.
Isabel Marant and Dolce Gabbana were filled with sequences and sparkles whereas in JW Anderson the metallic in dresses and tops were given a chainmail take, reminiscent of the Paco Rabanne 60’s famous signature.
Glittery boots can be considered a must have of the season and have already spotted in so many runways. The glittery effect of the Chanel boots and the Swarovski shine sparkles of the Yves Saint Laurent will make the stare and the price worth the while.
Plaid, check and houndstooth are very popular this season and although no pattern is the same with one another I’m grouping them together since they are originally based within the same contrasting colour tones.
This season we can also see them translated into brighter colours and designers have incorporated a variety of fabrics, from the classic grey plaid suits seen on the Calvin Klein runway to classic coats for the Prada runway collection.
Plaid was also used in Michael Kors dresses, Louis Vuitton jackets and check jumpsuit in Chanel.
Different patterns of plaid and different colours were included in the shows.
Velvet will still be strong this season from velvet suits to bags and shoes it is a show stopper textile in different richer brighter colours, ochre yellow, emerald green, navy, burgundy and pink.
Velvet is synonymous with luxury and has been incorporated in many runways including Valentino,
Opening Ceremony, Philip Lim and Luisa Beccaria.
A new entry in accessories are belt bags and another ode to the 90’s I might add.
Slowly being introduced last season and now a statement staple with some of my favourites being the Gucci velvet ones, the studded and to the more edgy, trunk Prada ones.
I’m already deciding which one will be mine.
Suits are a favourite go to investment piece and if you have not already given it a try now is the time, since suits have come a long way from the work wear appropriate attire.
From plaid to minimal monochrome suits, and lined straight cut designs to blazers that cinch in the waist for a more feminine look.
Combined with crispy white shirts and decorated bows will make a suit stand out and translate it for more formal outings or paired with a slogan t-shirt and some jewellery for every day.
Jeans on jeans
It seems that last year we didn’t get enough of the trend and this year is back on track. The double denim ootd is having a moment but this time the colours of the denim are the same giving it a true all American blue vibe..
Puffy Padded jackets
Oversized puffy jackets are here to make a statement for the Balenciaga bright red jacket to the Tory Burch quilted dresses seem like there are here to stay.
The collections have re-designed and transcended the puffer jackets for 2017 by adding more volume, and more details as well as also using in some cases a more matte fabric instead of the glossy materials we were used to before.
Invest in bright colours for maximum impact.
Vinyl started making a comeback.
From vinyl trousers, in reds and black, to vinyl coats and skirts.
Glossy vinyl or either patent vinyl combined with brighter or deeper colours can give that effortless cool vibe. The futuristic look that vinyl has to offers gives a sling sexy appearance and you can opt for a full on matrix-looking coat or outfit or if you want to dip your toes in this trend go for trousers or a vinyl looking jacket.
Words by Elena Apostolou [ Fashionmegawatts ]
1.Padded jackets :
Comfortable dressing was a huge influence for designers this season. Oversized and cosy - padded jackets combined with wide-leg trousers created the ideal winter outfit. A padded jacket is definitely the finest choice to invest for the winter as it keeps you warm but look uber-cool at the same time.
2. Snow Ready
As seen in Moncler, Gamme Bleu, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Facetasm and Cottweiler the ‘mountain’ outfiy is a big trend for winter 2017-18. Designers presented technical wardrobes of snow-ready style, trying to convince us that ain’t no mountain is high enough.
3. The office
Business outfit is back, with a slightly sinister edge. Think about Wall Street circa 1985 and all the early 90s tv shows but add extra-large shirts and patterned satin neckties (worn a little longer than the usual) and red color as the new black. Workwear maybe, but for 2017 it’s normcore and the anti-skinny pants version of the business outfit.
This season feel free to be festive like its Christmas every day. Red is the new black as we mentioned above! Head-to-toe at Dior, red on knitwear at Dries van Noten and normcore red outfits at Balenciaga. The ‘naughty’ color choice has provided a burst of color that electrified the menswear
5. The Supreme x Louis Vuitton bag
The fashion world was shocked when it came out that the 90s skate label from New York with the cult following will collaborate with the most iconic French house! Everyone was super excited to see the result. Two different words became one on the runway and the Supreme x Louis Vuitton red logo, was sold out at the same time;
sending the bag to the top of collectors wish lists for the next ten years.