Kyle Lo Monaco Exclusive: 'Not of the Age' capsule collection

Kyle Lo Monaco is a London based fashion designer who doesn't like labels and barriers on his creations. 

He has introduced himself through his custom and bespoke made services and finally we are happy to present you his first official project which is a capsule collection before the first completed Kyle Lo Monaco collection for Spring Summer 2019.

The 'Not of the Age' collection is taking inspiration from every day life activities that used to be a man's job but they have been adopted to be done by the modern woman of 2018 as well. Painting the walls, gardening or customizing a furniture are some of the activities that  Kyle's mother has been doing in her daily routine and work as an interior designer, and that was the main inspiration of the collection. A modern mother  that equally works and performs as the contemporary man of 2018. His mother and his strong heritage background have been strong influences of him and his projects in the past, and they still own a huge part of inspiration on the current collection.

Black, white and red are the main colours of the 'Not the Age' collection with oversized  shirts, light layering  and stripes patterns leading the project. Versatile, contemporary pieces that can be worn even from her boyfriend, as the collection has a gender fluid aesthetic. 

The campaign is photographed by Christina Ebenezer and styled by Kyle Lo Monaco.

Urban Navy

Thom Browne Fall 2018: a statement show to remember

Androgynous looks and grey flannel for women; pants down, heels and puppy heads for men. 

A runway which looked like an art studio and “Lady painters painting portraits of ladies, in grey flannel.”  Models styled with androgynous outfits and with hair inspired from 18th century French aristocracy strolled along the runway, taking up positions for the painters while Madonna's 'Vogue' was the main soundtrack of the show. 

For the second and main part of the show, models walked wearing deconstructed outfits, all in the 'fifty shades of grey' flannel Some remind us men's office clothes, some others school uniform and the hero pieces are definitely statements inspired by the same century. 

Half dresses combined with others, skirts as tops and the opposite were some of the highlights.

And as a conclusion the most powerful statement of all: male models wearing grey dog head masks and heels walked out, all harnessed, followed by Grace Bol, the South Sundanese model holding their leashes and wearing a ball gown.

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'Very Cool Spray' by Dior Homme will be your favourite fragance this summer

This summer, Dior Homme has the ideal fragance for you. Light, sport, casual and modern for daily use, is going to be your favourite summer perfume.

The "Very Cool Spray" by Dior Homme  invites you to apply
 the perfume with a free and generous gesture at any time of the day.

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This new way of wearing perfume inspired François Demachy, Parfumeur-Créateur Dior,
 to adapt his composition on Dior Homme Sport Eau de Toilette.

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The revamped Dior Homme Sport features a lightened Citron scent and a more distinctive fruitier Blood Orange note. The base calms with vetiver, cedar, amber wood and sweet vanilla scents.

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The new Dior "Very Cool Spray", is a sporty, yet elegant perfume that creates an air of romance. 


In conclusion, the fashion house has chosen once again, the actor Robert Pattinson as the face of the "Very Cool Spray" campaign.

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LoVe InJecTed

Photographer: Matthew Alatsiatianos

Set Up & Grooming: Christos Theophanous

Model: Lucas Cantao

Evening Guest

Prada SS18 Campaign

Prada unveiled its SS18 campaign, Photographed by Willy Vanderperre.

The images feature the drawings created by artists Ollie Schrauwen and James Jean featured both in the collection as well as the PRADA runway showspace.

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Drawing inspiration not only from the aesthetics of comic books but their ideology, the overriding sense is of youth, energy, heroism – a fresh perspective on both the artwork, and the Prada Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The artwork backdrops, drawn from the Prada showspace on Via Fogazzaro, accentuate the blurred line between actuality and fantasy – real-life models seem to become comic-book characters; perspectives are challenged, and ultimately exploded. The isolated landscape of each image evokes an individual scenario, a specific storyline; combined, the different images add up to a reflection on the multi-faceted world of today. The world of Prada. – from PRADA

JW Anderson x Uniqlo part 2: menswear collection

Jonathan Anderson has just revealed his second collection of 30 pieces for Uniqlo, for which he took inspiration from Brighton, the seaside town in southern England dear to the designer, and its beach culture.

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From light pieces in linen and cotton, to the classic Breton striped jersey, parkas and denim, click through to see part of the menswear pieces available from April 19 on Uniqlo’s online shop and from April 20 in stores.

 

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Calvin Klein SS18 underwear campaign

After the  CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC SS18 campaign it was about time to unveil the Spring/Summer 2018 Underwear campaign for Calvin Klein

Featuring models Salomon Diaz and Timo Baumann.

Photography by Daniel Jackson and styled by Melanie Ward.

Check out the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC SS18 collection HERE

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Photographer Matthew Alatsatianos

Art Direction & Styling Christos Christou

WE LOVE: Britney Spears in the new Kenzo campaign

The princess of pop did it again and this time she goes high fashion!

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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!

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 The campaign was shot on location in Los Angeles by Peter Lindbergh and the name of it:  #KenzoLovesBritney

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The collection is now available on  KENZO.com.

Against All Odds

Anastasia

An exclusive editorial photographed in the Royal Gardens of Athens, starring actress Anastasia Tsilimpiou. 

Photographer Joey Leo

Styling Christos Christou

Make up: Cathy Jones

Hair: Yannis Kyriazos

Assistant Stylist & Admin : Yolanda Teskou

Model: Anastasia Tsilimpiou

Check out Anastasia's interview in THE GREEK ISSUE

Sea Mist

Photography & Creative: Karl Slater

Grooming: Sogol Razi

Model: Devin TrussNevs Models

Grooming Credits:

Sogol Razi using Charlotte Tilbury & M.A.C cosmetics,

Skincare by Weleda

Off-White collaborates with Byredo to create your new favourite perfume

Elevator Music is the new fragrance collaboration from Off White x Byredo, first revealed on colette founder Sarah Andelman’s Instagram.

If the stripes on the bottle of the latest Byredo perfume look familiar, it won’t surprise you to learn that Byredo’s Ben Gorham collaborated with Off-White designer Virgil Abloh to create the Elevator Music capsule collection, including a fragrance, a hair mist and a hand cream with burnt amyris notes lifted by ambrette, bamboo and jasmine. Strong, graceful and perfect paired with Off-White denim or a t-shirt.

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The scent: burnt amyris notes make up the strong base, with the trio of ambrette, bamboo and jasmine replicating the freshness of cotton. 

Available from April.

 

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Photo : Sarah Andelman

 

MY NEW FLIRT

Photographer Aldo Giarelli

Art Direction & Styling Christos Christou

Grooming William Bertino

Model Aridane @ Boom Models

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RICK OWENS exhibition at Triennale di Milano

We visited the Rick Owens exhibition in Milan and we loved every detail of it.

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The Triennale di Milano hosts an involving pathway through two decades of endless creativity: a selection of more than 100 garments, objects, accessories, furniture and runway videos will be displayed and connected through a spectacular site-specific installation created by the designer for the occasion. 

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“The clothes I make are my autobiography. They are the calm elegance I want to get to and the damage I’ve done on the way. They are an expression of tenderness and raging ego. They are an adolescent idealization and its inevitable defeat.”  Rick Owens

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The exhibition 'SUBHUMAN - INHUMAN - SUPERHUMAN' will be at the Triennale di Milano until the 25th of March. 

Paris Fashion Week: Balenciaga AW18

Words by Stephen George

It was one of the most anticipated shows of the season. Since his appointment as the creative director of Balenciaga in 2015 Demna Gvasalia has moved the brand on from the marred era of Alexander Wang to creating cult pieces that appeal to all consumers.

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The Triple S trainer, the Knife boot, the Speed Runner, the Bazaar bag, the logo cap, the Bombardier, the Swing jacket, the Pantashoes… the list goes on. He’s been respectful of Cristobal’s legacy and archive forever infusing his work into each collection but modernising it at the same time creating street wear pieces that drive street style photographers into a frenzy during fashion week and guarantee instant street cred.

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For his Autumn/Winter 2018-19 presentation Gvasalia unified his men’s and women’s collections for the first time since being at the maison under a snow white graffiti covered mountain. The iconography and slogans that Gvasalia has shown from his first collection for Autumn/Winter 2016-17 appeared plastered all over – ‘THINK BIG’, ‘THE POWER OF DREAMS’ and ‘NO BORDERS’ alongside the gay pride flag and new season slogan ‘+33 156528799’.

Gvasalia has tapped into his customer’s buying pattern – men buy into the womenswear and vice versa. Looks like Cristobal’s iconic hourglass jacket were shown on both male and female models. Gvasalia in his research of Cristobal’s archive and noting his work with volume and innovation at the time wanted to find a way to update it for today. This translated to high tech tailoring made from a single piece of fabric bonded at two seams. The tailoring was digitally fitted until the models whose bodies were 3D scanned for a perfect fit. 

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Trends that were seen throughout the whole fashion month were seen during the show. Neons (as seen at Prada, Moschino and Balmain) in pinks, lime and yellows came on fuzzy coats and bags, turtlenecks, skirts and Knife boots were a nod to the 80’s.

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Leopard and cheetah prints (as seen at Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli and Victoria Beckham) appeared on shaggy coats and dresses that were knee-length at the front but cut into a leotard at the back. Multi-coloured winter floral prints (as seen at Richard Quinn, Christian Dior and Christopher Kane) on razor pleated skirts, flowing blouses, body-con and tea dresses.

The BALENCIAGA branding - the mainstay and the commercial win for the company was in full effect on a simple, deep black tote bag and a long handled black bag with repeat logo and sunglasses. A new collaboration with the World Food

; the largest humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide made its debut. The charity’s logo appeared alongside the brand’s logo on bum bags, hoodies, caps, sweatshirts and knitwear with the slogan ‘SAVING LIVES, CHANGING LIVES’. 10% of the proceeds made from the sale of these items will go directly to the charity as well as the $250,000 that the brand has already donated to the charity.

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For his finale Gvasalia presented a new way to wear outerwear. Jackets of various styles – bombers, blousons, nylon parkas, donkey, denim, field, fur and windbreakers were layered one on top of the other, on top of the other, on top of the other.

Although not forward thinking or ground-breaking in it’s presentation (Gvasalia showed the same styling concept in January for his Vetements Autumn/Winter 2018-19 show) this was Gvasalia flexing his commercial power; Balenciaga outerwear is hot property with customers splashing out to but a piece from that season. This was a much cleaner presentation and executed with finesse and flair. If only these jackets were available 3 days ago when Storm Emma covered the whole of Europe in snow. 
 

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