Thom Browne (Reflex Homme Not Perfect Issue)

My latest brand find is not much of a recent discovery but more a gradual one. First spotted on the back of my favourite instagramer Marcos Fecchino, Thom Browne NY has caught my eye too many times to not discuss. Founded by American fashion designer Thom Browne who named the brand after himself, Thom Browne NY is both a menswear and womenswear brand. Although, incredibly well known within the states, I recognised that there were a few places who hadn’t been acquainted with the clothing brand. The New York based brand is nothing if not a reflection of the extravagant lifestyles in the big apple. The clothes have this traditional look to them, like old Americano with a very modern spin. Each piece made by Thom Browne NY is immaculately tailored with this uniform like structure. Everything about the brand seems cross generational as if it was made for the 50/60s young man living in the 21st century. Their menswear especially, encompasses all the masculine and athletic essence of a man without being afraid to go somewhere completely unconventional. Their runway pieces are even more so an example of how unconventional the brand can get, offering clothing that are as much art pieces as they are Ready To Wear. A recent example being a bird suit shown in the SS17 menswear collection, amongst other incredibly beautiful uniform like beachwear. T.B NY has become known for adapting uniform in their runway collections, taking it from being this tool of conformity and making it into something that expresses individuality. There has been many references the brand has made to designer Thom Browne’s past, whether it’s his catholic school uniforms or military and work uniform he grew up seeing. There’s a certain perspective to the clothes at Thom Browne, runway or otherwise, that feels personal and give us an insight into this better past in the future. I can’t help but think it is this sense of familiarity to uniform and structure that makes the brand so appealing to its customers. I only can be eager to see where Thom Browne NY is going to keep taking this conventional style for the unconventional man. The brands flagship store is in New York City but you can find all things Thom Browne on their website

Image by Aaron Vazquez - @aaronisnotcool  for Thom Browne Football

Phoebe English Man FW17

Phoebe English Man has done it again, the brand is doing great things for both men's and women's fashion, showing a unique perspective.Their FW17 collection was a reflection of the brands creativity and youthful aesthetic. The presentation had models demonstrating house choirs in casual and sporty garments. The collection had very earthy tones, and neutral colours, having navy blue, browns, greys, black and greens. The collection was inspired by the men that Phoebe knows, that live and work with her. The choices of materials really matched the aesthetic of the show and the Phoebe English brand, having muted corduroys, soft ticking, velvets, waxed cottons, each shown in a very contemporary way. The Phoebe English Man brand is giving something very familiar and yet new to the millennial guy, who’s relaxed but has a certain formality in terms love for beautiful rich materials.


Edward Crutchley AW17 Collection

If there is two things I love in fashion is Boho clothing and androgynous dressing, and somehow Edward Crutchley managed to combine those two things together to make the most perfect garments. The AW17 collection was all about pop and circumstance making references ranging from the riddling symbolism of Elizabeth I’s Rainbow Portrait to the grace of Bruegel’s Hunters In The Snow Edward. The collection had luminous technical jacquard, pressed wool blanketing, 18th century inspired floral prints on fluid silk, slick high-shine nylon and ultra-soft cashmere. The clothes were made for trans-seasonal dressing, having fitted wrap vests, hoodies, oversized bomber jackets and a slant on reductionist tailoring. Edward Crutchely was also amongst the menswear designers to show skirts for men, styling a pleated skirt with a silk shirt and high neck t-shirt. However one of the best parts of the collection were the accessories, more so in referring to the oval sunglasses made in collaboration with BLYSZAK. With Edward Crutchley continuing to show us such fine craftsmanship we have much to look forward to from him. 

Head Photo by Tonderai Collen Demerez
Collection Photos by Edward Crutchley

Dolce and Gabbana SS17 Campaign

There has been a bit of a silent war between models and social influencers but Dolce and Gabbana is putting a stop to that in the latest campaign. The brands new campaign is mixing some of the newest model faces with some of the most influential personalities to create a hell of a campaign. The images taken for the SS16 collection, are completely different from anything we’ve seen from the brand’s past campaigns, but still brings the same energy and culture that we have come to know the Italian brand for. The SS17 was shot by Franco Pagetti and features social media star Cameron Dallas, Actress Zendaya Coleman, model Presley Gerber, Sonia Ben Ammar, Brandon Thomas Lee, Thylane Blondeau, Gabriel Kane Day-Lewis, Rafferty Law, and Luka Sabbat.

Gucci Campaign SS17

Gucci has been on its A-Game with Campaigns as of late, from its aesthetically pleasing Tokyo based FW16 Campaign to the latest SS17 Campaign. With the Spring Summer Collection already seeing a lot of success the campaign had to match up to the beauty and innovation seen on the runway. Of-course Gucci hit it out of the park teaming up with the incredible Glen Luchford to create the most bold and captivating images. Created as a love letter to the city of Italy (the brands home) and the generation of intellects and artists that are lucky enough to call it home, the campaign features models portraying seemingly delicate personas walking alongside tigers, giraffes and lions.