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Spring Favorite: Dries Van Noten

Words like ‘bold’ and ‘beautiful’ come to mind when describing Dries Van Noten’s Spring 2010 collection. Bold patterns are paired with deep colors to create a casually chic look. Dries always does a phenomenal job of pairing unique patterns with interesting cuts and this spring he is right on point. Knits are loose and stretched, cardigans are more belted than buttoned, and pants are generously cut. This spring, don’t shy away from patterns but rather experiment with mixing them with various colors for a Dries Van Noten inspired look.

-Nicolas

Photos via GQ

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DIESEL PERFECT STYLE


I just saw this short spread and I had to repost it. Diesel is one of my favorite brands, and it isn’t uncommon for me to wear them literally head to toe. I think their clothes are the epitome of relaxed cool and I just can’t get enough. Hope you are having a great day!
-Andrew J

Model: Benjamin Wenke
Source: Excellent Male Model

CALVIN KLEIN MENSWEAR FALL/WINTER 2010

In case you weren’t at the show, or just missed it on CalvinKleinCollection.com here are some favorites of mine, and some trends I picked out. Hope you are having a wonderful Valentines Day!!!
-Andrew J
Opening look. Very traditional Calvin.
I was surprised by this suit, it reminded me more of something I would see out of the house of Gucci than CKM.
Calvin Klein seems to be jumping on the printed suit bandwagon as well. There was a white suit with a much… bolder… print, but I couldn’t capture it because it hurt my eyes.
I salivated over the two trenches they showed. Look at them, giving Burberry a run for their money 🙂
This was, in my opinion, the most intersting look that they showed… It was probably genuine leather, but it looked like some form of synthetic. In any case, it looked like a built in scarf on the jacket when it came down the runway… Very odd, but I kinda liked it.
And a suit made out of the mystery material. Also, not sure if you can tell or not, but the pants are TIGHT! Like really tight… like retro-how-did-you-ever-breathe tight.
Beautiful look.
The mystery fabric in black. I like this one.
I want this half quilted leather jacket ASAP. When does this come off the line?
The super high-back-of-neck thing was everywhere in the show. I really, really liked it. It was almost like a 1/2 turtleneck.
And one of Nicolas’s favorites did a very nice job walking (love what he’s wearing too).

A TRIBUTE | ALEXANDER MCQUEEN


As you no doubt have already heard, fashion designer (and legend) Alexander (Lee) McQueen has died today following the recent death of his beloved mother.

Not much can be said other than this is a true tragedy and he will be dearly missed. His clothing was wearable poetry and his innovation was something miraculous.

Rest in peace. Our thoughts go out to the McQueen family.

-Andrew J




My friend Pearl Westwood found this great picture. Really beautiful.