22 June 2014

Milan Fashion Week SS15 Diary - Day 1


After over a year of missing the Milanese shows, I am so happy to be back in one of my favourite cities in the world to enjoy a bit of menswear fashion (and work a lot!). I arrived here yesterday, which was a fun but incredibly tiring day as I woke up at 4.30am to head to Heathrow.
Once in Milan, the warm weather and great vibe really got me going. After sorting through invites, I was thrilled to open a little something from Tod's to help me get through fashion week in style. After an early afternoon meeting it was time for the MSGM show, which is probably the best young brand in Milan. Massimo Giorgetti has this amazing ability to mix a bit of traditional Italian fashion with the really cool street style influences they have going here. It was a pleasure to watch.
I walked back to my hotel to enjoy a bit of sunshine and grabbed a quick lunch in my room catching up with emails before heading out for some more meetings. I stayed fresh in the Milanese summer with my new Folk short sleeve shirt, which I wore with blue NN.07 jeans and my Kenzo x Vans sneakers. I finished the day with a movie and a bit of room service and hit the sack early to recover energy for the busy week ahead!

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20 June 2014

Wooster + Lardini Launch their Collaboration at Pitti Uomo 86

Luigi Lardini e Nick Wooster

It isn't an easy feat for a man to achieve a signature personal look – a uniform if you will – that while being subtle, manly and appropriate allows you to stand out from the crowd. And this is exactly why guys like Nick Wooster gather what is almost like a cult following. His distinctive combinations of suit shorts with perfectly tailored jackets and polished shoes together with his graphic tattoos and grey moustache make him impossible to overlook.
For the SS15 season, the iconic Wooster has partnered with Italian brand Lardini  to create a capsule collection of pieces that play with the traditional and the very much contemporary. Classic menswear colours like grey, khaki, olive and navy cover lined and unlined jackets and trousers in anything from a slim and straight fit to a dropped crotch and a ghurka.
The collection is a masterful game of fabrics and detailing bringing together Wooster's clinical eye and Lardini's tailoring knowhow to deliver raw and understated pieces I, for one, could not have even dreamed of.

Courtesy of Lardini