Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sunglasses: Perfect accessory from runway to the streets

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Safilo Group Australia recently treated us to a preview of their latest sunglasses collections. From brands like Marc Jacobs to Dior to their house brand, Polaroid Eyewear, it was interesting to see and understand that sunglass designs are about the technology as much as it is the about the aesthetic.

Revealed during the runway show, the Dior Homme sunglasses impose a strong statement with their flat lenses and ultra-thin metal frame. The metal structure underlines the architectural elegance of the style and creates a bold juxtaposition against the vibrant colours that designer Kris Van Assche sent down the catwalk. The selection from Marc By Marc Jacobs highlights an irreverent spirit and is interpreted with vintage-inspired geometric and round shapes and accentuated by bold colours. The edgy styles are suited for both men and women but it does take a certain fearless spirit to adorn these sunglasses.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Duffle jacket

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Because, trying to give face while jumping.

Duffle jackets are distinguished by their heavy wool material and distinct horn toggle fasteners and were initially worn by Belgian fishermen before the British Royal Navy used it to protect against the cold. In modern days, the iconic outerwear is popularised by many British musicians and the beloved Paddington Bear and over the years has become a practical and versatile staple in menswear.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Red felt hat

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Because, red coogi.

Hats can make great accessories and complement an otherwise mundane outfit. They no longer serve as a functional piece that shields you from the sun or protects from the cold or are worn merely for religious purposes. They are becoming widespread in mens fashion and add panache to one’s character and quite often evoke a conversation (but don’t go wearing one now just to attract the ladies or the boys).

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Breitling - Instruments for Professionals

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Breitling is a Swiss watchmaker that was founded in 1884 by Leon Breitling. The world of Breitling is made up of clocking up performances, achieving feats and transcending capabilities. It is a world of innovation, excellence and precision. Breitling designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes chronometer watches and has actively contributed to the boom in sport, science, industry and has particularly appealed to aviators.

Over the last century, the company has refined its chronograph innovation while maintaining tradition, grown the business and become the official supplier to world aviation. Today, Breitling continues to assert itself as the leader in the mechanical chronograph field and develop high performance “engines” equipped with useful, innovative and convenient functions. This was evident in the recent media showing where every detail of their chronographs are thought out with precision and technical innovation. The design are relevant for the modern men with oversized faces and materials that serve both function and aesthetic.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Vanishing Elephant x Lynx Black Capsule Collection

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Male grooming brand LYNX and leading men’s fashion label Vanishing Elephant have come together to create a limited edition capsule collection inspired by the recently released LYNX Black range of fragrance and grooming products.

The collaboration of these two men’s style authorities will see the creation of four limited release pieces – a black cotton chino pant, a classic Slub knitted tee, a versatile Sunday shirt and a new take on an Anorak jacket; each piece constructed with the understated mark of Vanishing Elephant’s style.

Vanishing Elephant co-founder Huw Bennett says the collaboration was a natural fit for both brands, with Vanishing Elephant working to create a subtle and refined look inspired by the LYNX Black range of fragrance and grooming products.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sleeveless coat

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Because, sleeveless in winter.

The sleeveless coat is a conundrum - on the one hand it has an elongated silhouette which suggests that you would wear it during the cooler months but on the other, the sans sleeve situation indicates that you would wear it when it is warm (or if you want an arm tan). It is a clothing item that leaves non-fashionistas baffled as they are uncertain on when to wear it let alone on how to style it.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Ted Baker SS15 - Pinch Me

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Ted Baker SS15 preview, Pinch Me, SS15 menswear, SS15 womenswear,

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Ted Baker's SS15 menswear and womenswear collections are an escape into a fanciful selection that bursts into life with flashes of bold print, strong textured fabrics and vivid colours. Titled “Pinch Me”, the collection was presented at Andrew Boy Charlton pool Sydney and the location choice was reminiscent of the warm and hazy mood as captured in the lookbook and the set-up cleverly reflected the vibrant colours and prints.

The menswear selection is a paradise of striking colour blocks and bold hues and prints in camouflage and leopard, printed onto accessories and footwear. This season, Ted Baker continues its smart-yet-stylish approach with relaxed layers, casual knitwear and smart, formal pieces. The distinct trait that differentiate clever menswear design is detailing and Ted Baker knows how to inject details into its clothing and accessories to give consumers that point of difference. What seemingly appears to be a pair of regular chinos showcases a thoughtful contrast when the hem is turned out.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hotel ICON - Luxury hotel in Hong Kong

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You can often sense that a hotel fits into a contemporary and luxurious blueprint from its modern architecture and deco, its passion about art, design, food and culture and its approach of providing guests with service that is world-class as it is familiar and comfortable. A handful of hotels manage to tick those boxes but one such hotel luxury hotel in Hong Kong that does it with ease is Hotel ICON.

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Glenn and I recently stayed at this premier hotel in the Club 38 Harbour room. We arrived at the hotel at 7 in the morning, barely surviving from the overnight flight, and our senses were instantly awaken by the light-filled, open space. Hotel ICON, designed by Rocco Yim, has a contemporary grandeur - there is a twirling staircase in the lobby that compliments the circular seating, a commanding shaped vertical garden (also Asia's largest indoor one, 18m in height to be exact) in the brasserie and bar on the ground floor and industrial furniture that round up the modern elegance. The hotel also showcases over 100 art pieces from acclaimed artists and the pieces reflect Hong Kong's cultural spirit.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Layer on layer

Because, jacket over jacket.

When it comes to layering during the colder months, most would instinctively pair knitwear with a jacket. A wool cardigan under a blazer or a heavy weight cotton jumper under a coat, this style of layering is more common than laying a jacket over another (although this isn’t uncommon if you think about business suiting layering).

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Trash bag chic

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Because, turning trash into treasure.

Black is not exactly the most exciting colour in the colour wheel - it is drab and leaves little to imagination when it comes to styling. The ones who stand by it will often dress head-to-toe in black and the ones who concur that it gives a slimming silhouette will pile on layers insofar as its volume becomes unflattering.