Fashion trends

HBA Takes It to the Next Level

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Hood by Air Fall 2015/ backstage photos by Helga Taxler

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I have already wrote about Hood by Air as one of the most promising young brands of Ready To Wear. Now that HBA showed their latest work at NYFW, I’m even more excited. It seams that HBA’s creative Shayne Oliver succeeded to take it to the next level. The brand grows up every season, and it grows nice! For Fall 2015 season, anyone can note a well-grounded approach to androgynous streetwear which is already a HBA signature feature. While some pieces look really avangarde, the clothes are still wearable and highly desirable, paired with a perfect styling. Take the large pleated trousers, the deconstructed fur coats or the cut-out pieces – everything in this collection looks absolutely amazing. Of course, a fashion nostalgic would say that some outfits recall former Margiela or Kawakubo styles. But that era is dead and Shayne Oliver knows well how to use all references and put them into a winning formula. At the end of the day, Hood by Air is a genuine streetwear label. It is about what real people would really enjoy to wear.  The shoes are stunning again, especially the way they melt with the pants. The casting is essential in each Hood by Air show – this time again it gives a particular flavour to the clothes. With the aid of Amy Farid (hairstyling) and Inge Grognard (makeup), the beauty was impeccably solved too.

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catwalk images via style.com

Watch the HBA fashion show video for Fall 2015 below:

Y-3 Spring 2015

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Y-3 Spring 2015 collection featured in Chinese magazine YOHO! (February 2015 edition) / photo: Peter Pan/ styling: Monster/ model: Kamil/ images via thefashionisto.com

Rag & Bone – New Campaign

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With the recent Rag & Bone Menswear campaign, it appears that we stay in the field of dance. The Rag & Bone Men Fall 2015 campaign is outstanding in many aspects: it features really nice outfits (lots of shirts, parkas and draped knits), everything is finished with a perfect styling, the casting is remarkable and unexpected for a fashion campaign. Think Lil Buck or Mikhail Baryshnikov!

Rag & Bone also released a short video featuring Buck and Baryshnikov (worth to see it!). Inspired by dancing and streetstyle, the entire collection is very dynamic, playing a lot with body movements and the power of expression through clothes. Once again, Mikhail Baryshnikov – 67 years old, is absolutely fabulous.

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images via style.com

 

Nothing Behind Me, Everything Ahead of Me

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” - Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me – a fashion editorial of  U+MAG (Mad Men, ISSUE Nº 107)/ Photo: Romain Sellier/ Styling: Viola Galassi/ Styling assistant: Giovanna Giacomin/ Hair styling: Shiori Takahashi/ Make up: Sasha O’Neill/ Model : Greg France @ TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY.

Wood Wood x Champion

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Danish contemporary lifestyle brand Wood Wood has partnered with heritage American sportswear brand Champion in order to release a limited edition collection. The capsule collection for Champion Select line is available in Urban Outfitters stores in the United States and Canada, and in Europe in W.W. stores. This collaboration is part of a bigger project which also features capsule collections from Craig Green and Timo Weiland.

The seven-piece range includes menswear and womenswear, aiming to update the signature sportswear classics. Retaking the iconic pieces such as coach jacket, tennis dress, button-down polo shirt or baseball jersey, the Wood Wood x Champion capsule collection delivers clean solutions for a smart urban wardrobe.

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Performing Fashion

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Paris Opera House ballerina Marie-Agnes Gillot is featured in the editorial of Crash Magazine, December/January issue. Photo: Julien Vallon

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Paul Smith launched his latest innovation for menswear - A Suit to Travel In. A troop of exceptional performers were selected to demonstrate the extraordinary qualities of the suit. Cut from a 100% wool fabric, flexible and breathable, the item provides the wearer with complete freedom of movement.

Denim Reloaded

Denim is cool, denim is classic, denim is democratic. It is also a permissive canvas for a wide range of creative interventions. While a good pair of jeans will always be a good pair of jeans, the famous serge de Nîmes continues to be reinvented, sometimes evolving in surprising ways. Every respected designer, from Martin Margiela to Karl Lagerfeld, from Hedi Slimane to Christophe Lemaire and Isabel Marant , had dealt at one point with denim. Moreover, we noticed lately an interesting revival in denim redesign. Whether we refer to the work of established designers like Raf Simons and Phillip Lim or newer talents like Faustine Steinmetz or Xiao Li, denim variations remain a prominent trend of the moment.

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Xiao Li x Diesel capsule collection

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Marques Almeida

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Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby