EROTOKRITOS Paris: FW 2018/19 collection

The lifestyle and fashion brand EROTOKRITOS PARIS revealed its Fall Winter menswear collection, embracing a new ‘contemporary’ style and aesthetic.

The homme collection consists of shirts with retro influences and patterns, high waist trousers and there is a big focus on knitwear; EROTOKRITOS’ identity element.

The designer proposes a new effortless style for the brand. In our eyes, it is all about comfort and it's about function and formality at the same time.

Erotokritos notes “ the collection is a take on contemporary pop culture mixed with timeless 1930s retro pieces.”

Find out more about EROTOKRITOS Paris online

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Massimo Dutti Fall 2018: Limited Edition collection

The Spanish Fashion brand Massimo Dutti brings a new limited edition collection for the Fall/Winter 2018 season, and showcases in a campaign / editorial.

Starring the Romanian model Roberto Sipos, the campaign is photographed by Gregory Harris.

Styled by Marina Gallo featuring Massimo Dutti's elegant suits, warm sweaters, and sharp outerwear.

LES DEUX AW18 collection

The Danish brand Les Deux  has been created back in 2009 as only a t-shirt concept, but the brand has evolved with a full collection and premium finish. Les Deux consists of contemporary, practical pieces with scandi aesthetic and elements, and it  has become one to watch on REY.

.This AW18 season, Les Deux have worked to develop a collection that embodies the coming together of subcultures. The brand has submerged itself into three different brotherhoods of society’s misfits from around the world- The Bluecoat Brotherhood, The Foreign Legion and Hooliganism.

The collection attempts to reflect the communities that have, and continue to disrupt the social norms, defining their own space within society. This is translated through a delicate balance of its heritage minimalistic-Scandi-style, combined with key stand-out staples that create a feeling of diversity.

Wool and knitwear, along with  slogan T-shirts and sweatshirts, crisp cotton shirts and bomber jackets have been combined with tailored trousers, accessories and trainers for a cool contemporary look.

For more collection and stocklist visit lesdeux.com

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Richard Biedul x King & Tuckfield AW18 collaboration collection

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

Stranger than Paradise

Photographer Caroline Wimmer

Styling Matthias Heger

Steven McRae x REY Magazine

Our creative team met Australian dancer Steven McRae in the studio for one more conceptual and artistic editorial story.

Photographer Stavros Christodoulou

Styling & Direction Christos Christou

Grooming Olga Van Der Heyden

Steven McRae is the Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet London with several qualifications and awards including winner of the Prix de Lausanne and the Best Male Dancer at the Critics’ Circle Dance Awards.

Some of his roles include Romeo, The Prince (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Giselle), Des Grieux (Manon), Prince Rudolf (Mayerling), Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Florizel (Winter’s Tale), Creature (Frankenstein) and more.

-Have you always wanted to become a dancer? How has ballet come into your life?

I grew up in a Motorsport family in Sydney, Australia surrounded by Nitro burning Dragsters. My sister inspired me to start dancing at the age of 7 and I was hooked immediately. I have wanted to dance ever since.

-Your routine must be really busy and full of training. How is a typical day of a principal dancer? 

A typical day as a professional ballet dancer can be up to 12hours long. Most days begin at 10.30am and if you have a Performance the curtain doesn’t come down until 10.30pm that night. The days are spent training & rehearsing the multiple productions that we perform consecutively at the Royal Opera House.

-You are a husband, and a father of two. How do you arrange your programme to find time for everyone? Does any of your children show interest on ballet?

Time management is crucial to finding a good work life balance. My family are everything to me so it can be challenging when I am not with them as much as I would like but I hope that I am inspiring them to pursue their own passions later on in life.

-Where can we find you at the moment? 

I perform all year long at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden London. Our new season beginnings in September with an incredible selection of repertoire so check out the ROH website for details. ( http://www.roh.org.uk/ )

-I know that last year you have toured Australia with the Royal Ballet. How was to perform back home? Would you ever go back?

Performing back at home in Australia was a very special moment for me. My wife and children were also there surrounded by my family. I would love to take some of what I have learnt and experienced here in london back to Australia at some point.

-If you weren't a principal dancer... what would you do as a profession?  

I would probably be Drag Racing with the NHRA in America or designing something cool as an Architect.

-Who or what inspires you at your work?

I am inspired by passionate people. Inspiration can be found everywhere but that inspiration needs to find you working! Many Motorsport drivers have inspired me over the years but of course the dancing greats like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly have been a constant force in my mind.

-And lastly, an advice to all these children and young professionals who have you as their role model.

My advice to young professionals is to be unique.

Don’t be afraid to be different and please don’t try and replicate what anyone else is doing. Celebrate who you are and what you enjoy doing.

 

DISCOVER THE EDITORIAL STORY HERE

Interview by Christos Christou

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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.