Artistic Extravaganza–Italian label MSGM and independent magazine Toiletpaper, founded by artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, join creative forces once again, creating a new collection characterized by an irreverent, colorful and surreal appeal. Designed to celebrate the relationship between fashion and contemporary art, the new collection blends the creativity of MSGM’s creative director with the irreverent and provocative spirit of the magazine, and the result is a selection of pieces that have in common an extensive use of neon color, pop-inspired prints and surreal motifs. Some of the figures used in the first collection, like the frogs and the lipsticks, return this time as decorations on the beachwear pieces, while a selection of the magazine’s signature images embellish sweatshirts, tees and shorts. Joining the passion for art and music with an irreverent and almost bizarre approach to fashion, the collection is definitely a tribute to the kaleidoscopic spirit of contemporary art, becoming itself an individual form of artistic expression.
Ayuite Fall/Winter 2014 Collection–Inspired by the raw attitude of American workwear uniforms, Japanese designer Hiroyuki Obara unveils Ayuite’s fall/winter 2014 collection. Model Max Von Isser (Fusion) is the face of the fall offering, captured for the look book by photographer Daisuke Mizushima. Stylist Toshihiro Oku assembles the collection’s standout pieces, highlighting the garments’ functional attitude and adding to the whole styling a modern flavor, thanks to soft layerings and different textures combinations. Revisiting the workwear uniforms with unexpected details and proportions, Ayuite’s fall offering provides pieces that could easily become classics, as the deconstructed suit jackets, paired with denim shirts, or the lightweight quilted vests with suede details. The silhouette is clear and precise, and the volumes always ensure comfort. On the color field, Ayuite’s fall collection plays with classic and timeless tones, like blue, various shades of grey, sandy neutrals and bottle green, providing a strong personality to the garments. / Artistic direction by Takayuki Innami. Grooming by Yoshida Taro.
As the first season of WGN America’s hit show Salem draws to a close this week, we spoke to Seth Gabel about his role as the duplicitous Cotton Mather, his career as an actor thus far and his take on style and fashion.
The 32-year-old first came to the attention of audiences for his performance as Adrian Moore in Nip/Tuck, and more recently has gone on to impress in Fringe and Dirty Sexy Money amongst other work in film and on television. Now, with the hugely popular Salem already confirmed to be returning for a second season, the future looks very bright for Seth.
The Scent of Unknown–Following the trend of oud-oriental fragrances, Italian luxury label Gucci releases a new unisex fragrance, which is the quintessence of glamour, opulence and mystery. The rich scent, available as eau de parfum in 50 and 75 formats, contains natural essence of oud from Laos, mingled with fruity and spicy notes, reinventing this way ancient ingredients from the East with a more urban and intriguing attitude. Created to evoke a feeling of a mysterious journey, the perfume is directed to both genders, thanks to its alluring structure, which opens with fruity essences of pear and raspberry, mingled with a floral heart of heady notes of rose and orange flowers, that fade on a warm base of rich oriental patchouli, seductive musk and opulent amber.
The Mile End Club–Frank & Oak tackle its classic staples with a sporty mindset. Lending essentials athletic-inspired details, Frank & Oak release a new collection entitled ‘The Mile End Club’. Tapping model Vince Robitaille to sport the selection in a look book, tennis apparel is reimagined with bold varsity designs. From smart shirting and comfortable pullovers to shorts, Frank & Oak delivers a range worth taking a second look at.