15 November 2015

Just in: Loewe bicolour sneakers

A couple of days ago I gushed about one of the creations of Jonathan Anderson's namesake brand. Today I'm raving about another of his creations, this time for Loewe – the Spanish brand Anderson has managed to turn around in just a matter of a few seasons.
I bought these beauties above during my last visit to Paris in October. This style is the first of a dozen different designs to drop in store and online over the next few weeks and until January 2016.
The designer has found the perfect high-end approach to a casual shoe. The mix of textures and colours (my two favourite for sneakers at the moment) and the contrast brown rubber sole give the shoe a very vintage touch. Adding to this touch are the bicolour panels and perforated detailing as nod to golf shoes and the result of combining all these elements is far from retro. They are a modern classic, which I'm sure we'll continue to see in different colour ways and materials over the coming seasons. Get your pair at Mr Porter or over at the Loewe online store.

Head over to Loewe's website to explore the new colours for their brand new staple shoe like the one below.

13 November 2015

Robert Pattison wears J.W.Anderson's multicolour wool bomber jacket

I was very happy when I first spotted Robert Pattinson travelling back and forth across the pond and generally being cool in his J.W. Anderson bomber jacket. It is my favourite purchase for this season as it's such an effortless way to add a bit of fun to monochromatic looks. I have been wearing mine with lots of grey and navy rather than black.

The Pantone-like striped jacket, which is a more wearable version from the designer's runway coat we saw last January during LCM. It is incredibly light yet warm and includes two inside slit pockets as well as leather detailing in the front and under the collar.

It is currently available at select retailers internationally including Luisaviaroma, Colette, LN-CC and Nordstrom.

12 November 2015

ASOS Spring/Summer 2016 Look Book

Season after season ASOS never fails to deliver an on-point selection of the season's trends and staples pieces and SS16 is no different. Today the online giant released their look book for the upcoming season showcasing everything from the dominating neutral colour palette to the ubiquitous new silhouettes and layering from street wear that have become such strong influences for menswear.

Bomber jackets and oversized shapes continue going strong and they do so in colours and fabrics that pull them away from sportswear and into more refined territory. Dusty shades of brighter colours help break up the combination neutral colours – khaki, ecru and nude. (Check out my review of Calvin Klein SS16, which got this so right) Unwashed and acid washed denim are key for the season, especially in cropped looser shapes or with unfinished hemlines.

The new season's collection will start dropping online in early 2016 and you know I am a firm believer in getting your hands on pieces early so get those which lists going.