On My Radar: YSL Fall 2017

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SAINT LAURENT

This collection is extremely relevant to what is currently taking place in mens fashion. I appreciate how effortlessly Anthony Vaccarello (current creative director at YSL) and his design team integrated the current street style trends into the collection while still maintaining the integrity of the brands core Parisian aesthetic.

Below I’ve featured some of my top picks from the new collection.

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Teddy Multi Patch Jacket

 I love how this jacket is structured like a varsity letterman jacket. At first glance it looks very much like a military inspired piece due to the olive green color and brass buttons. The patches also bring an interesting element to the garment. Overall a fresh look on an old classic.

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“Je T’aime” Teddy Jacket

There is something very endearing about this jacket. From the 1960’s ivy league feel to the embroidered “Je t’aime” this jacket captures those feels of being young and in love.

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Multi Patch Motorcycle Jacket

This is single handedly my absolute favorite piece in the entire collection. I literally love everything about it. From the distressed look of the leather to the strategically placed patches, this biker jacket is an incredibly fresh and fun twist on such an iconic staple.

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Military Parka

The overall theme in this collection is the transformation of classic timeless pieces into something youthful and modern. This military parka is no different. If this jacket was made in an olive green color it would read too authentic to it’s military inspiration. The fact that it was done in black makes the jacket much more polished and slick.

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City Backpack

Backpacks have made a massive comeback in higher end fashion so I’m glad to see that YSL included their own interpretation for this collection.

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My Closet | Christian Louboutin Espadrilles

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Brand: Christian Louboutin

Style Name: Nanou Flat Crosta

Color: Red

Country of Origin: Italy

Purchased From: MatchesFashion.com

 

Overview:   

Espadrilles are a nice way to step up your shoe game especially during the warmer months. What initially caught my eye with these Christian Louboutins was the prominent yet regal patch located on the vamp of each shoe. Normally espadrilles (even in the luxury market) have the insoles made completely out of the natural woven jute.. Personally for me.. walking on the exposed jute is not always the most comfortable so the fact that these shoes have an actual leather insole is amazing. Lastly rest assured that in true Louboutin fashion the soles of these shoes bare the brands iconic red bottoms.

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Casual Friday: Low Key Lake Days

RD Casual Friday Low Key Lake Days

As summer winds down layers are key.

  1. Hoodie – Gucci
  2. Tee Shirt – OAMC
  3. Swim Shorts – Missoni
  4. Slides – Givenchy
  5. Sunnies – Quay

Gucci | Hoodie

Details:

  • Red loopback cotton-jersey
  • Drawstring hood, black embroidery, ribbed trims
  • 100% cotton
  • Dry clean
  • Designer colour: Live Red
  • Made in Italy

Style Notes:

The overall theme of this hoodie is good luck. This piece comes from the Gucci 2017 Fall collection which is heavily inspired by the Asian culture. The vibrant red color as well as the embroidered dragon on the back side of the hoodie is said to bring good fortune and prosperity to the wearer.. which I’m definitely not mad about.. Not to mention the number 25 (XXV in Roman Numerals) is embroidered on the top of the hood which is Alessandro Michele’s lucky number.

OAMC | Tee Shirt

Details: 

  • Black and white cotton-jersey
  • Crew neck
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash

Style Notes: 

This tee is very in-line with the overall black and red color theme of this outfit. Their is a swordfish print on the front and gothic lettering on the backside of the shirt.

 

Missoni | Swim Shorts

Details: 

  • Multicoloured shell
  • Elasticated drawstring waistband, two front slash pockets, back Velcro®-fastening flap pocket, designer emblem, internal mesh briefs
  • Snap and Velcro®-fastenings
  • 100% nylon
  • Machine wash

Style Notes: 

These swim trunks have a cool abstract pattern going on with muted colors that are perfect for the end of summer and beginning of fall seasons.

 

Givenchy | Slides

Details: 

  • Black, red and white rubber
  • Embossed designer emblems, rubber soles
  • Come with dust bag
  • Made in Italy

Style Notes: 

These iconic slides from Givenchy with the bright red accent stripe are definitely a bold option and will indubitably prevent you from fading into the background.

 

Quay | Sunnies 

Details: 

  • Polyethersulfone Frame
  • Polycarbonate Lenses
  • Steel Hinges
  • Metal Details
  • Width: 150mm
  • Height: 55mm
  • Nose Gap: 15mm
  • Lens Category 3

Style Notes: 

These shades from Quay (pronounced “key”) are a great on trend pair of shades to have in the wardrobe.

 

 

Casual Friday: The Icons

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This look takes some of the most iconic pieces from some of the worlds most iconic brands.

  1. Trench Coat – Burberry
  2. Tee Shirt – Gucci
  3. Denim “Track Pants” – Balmain
  4. Shoes – Christian Louboutin
  5. Sunglasses – Tom Ford

 

Burberry | Trench Coat

Details: 

  • Black cotton-gabardine
  • Plaid undercollar, epaulettes, belted cuffs, gun flap, rain guard, buttoned front pockets, detachable buckled belt, back vent, plaid lining
  • Double-breasted button fastenings
  • 100% cotton
  • Dry clean
  • Made in the UK

 

Style Notes:

One of the most iconic/recognizable jackets of all time. The Burberry trench is a wardrobe staple that is the definition of classic. This is the Kensington trench by Burberry which is the more modern updated version of their iconic trench. It cuts shorter than the original and has more of a tailored fit. The beige color of this jacket is perfect for this time of year and comes in handy during those rainier days.

 

Gucci | Tee Shirt

Details: 

 

  • Multicoloured cotton-jersey
  • Crew neck
  • 100% cotton
  • Hand wash
  • Made in Italy

 

Style Notes:

I’ve literally seen this shirt at all the major music festivals and literally all over my Instagram. At first glance my initial reaction was that this shirt was a children’s color by numbers project and I would have to politely pass on this one.. but.. now after seeing it so often on the right people.. I like it.. I think.. lol either way.. their is something simple, childish and fun about this shirt.

 

Balmain | Denim 

Details:

 

  • Faded-blue
  • 95% cotton, 5% polyurethane. Fabric 2: 97% cotton, 3% elastane.
  • Hand wash
  • Made in Italy
  • Mid-weight cotton-blend denim
  • Mid rise, slim leg cut close to the body, zip-fastening cuffs
  • Ribbed knee and back panels
  • Two front zip-fastening pockets, zip-fastening back patch pockets
  • Elasticated drawstring waistband, light-blue ties, silver-tone metal aglets
  • Silver-tone metal hardware
  • Slip on
  • SS17

 

Style Notes: 

I love Balmain. I have been following this label for a very long time now and I absolutely love what Olivier (Creative Director of Balmain) has done with the brand. Much like the Burberry Trench these biker jeans are incredibly iconic and some would argue that their biker jeans are what made Balmain famous.

 

Christian Louboutin | Shoes

Details:

 

  • Khaki-green
  • Calf leather
  • Made in Italy
  • Round toe, high top
  • Matte khaki-green spike embellished
  • Lace-up front, khaki-green laces
  • Khaki-green logo-appliqué badge
  • Nude leather lining and insole
  • Khaki-green rubber midsole
  • Signature red rubber sole

 

Style Notes: 

There is something very smart about a khaki colored shoe.. and it really is one of those more obscure color options that isn’t easily found in men’s shoes.

 

 

Tom Ford | Sunglasses

  • “CONNOR”
  • Shiny Rose Gold Metal
  • White Horn Acetate Browbar
  • Rose Gold “T” logo on the temples
  • Light Grey Blue Lenses
  • 100% UV Protection
  • Made in Italy

 

Style Notes:

These are definitely the style that is very much in right now. They are oversized and have more of that prescription look with the lighter tinted lenses.