10.24.2014

KHOURIAN BEER SPRING SUMMER 2015

Barcelona-based Khourian Beer is undoubtedly one of my current obsessions. I discovered this celestially beautiful leatherware last summer in Paris. At that time, Khourian Beer was sharing a space with menswear designer Sandro Marzo whose work I recently featured. At the showroom, Khourian Beer had an installation showcasing the different molds utilized in creating these glorious pieces of wearable art. Too bad I didn't get a chance to take snaps of the insightful installation due to my overwhelming enthusiasm of these industrial-looking eye candies. Among my favorites from Khourian Beer's latest collection are the snakeskin wooden clutches and the futuristic utility rucksacks! I seriously need THESE in my life! 
Stay tuned for an exclusive interview that I am working on with this soon-to-be household name Spanish label!
For more info on this brand check out www.khourianbeer.com

10.23.2014

PARIS FASHION WEEK SS15 DAY 4 LOOK

It was love at first sight when I received this beautiful anthracite grey suit ensemble from my dear friend and amazing designer Barbara Bologna during the Men's Paris Fashion Week! Instinctively, I had a clear image of how I was going to style it with the rest of the pieces Barbara sent me. The handsome tailored blazer and baggy drop-crotch shorts combo is just absolutely perfect. Indeed, it was a match made in heaven. I love the contrast of both pieces in proportion and style. And the grey color was what I needed to break the black and white monotony. The straw hat and the leather tote (both from Barbara as well) were the perfect accessories to complete the look. 
Top and Bottom - Area di Barbara Bologna suit / Accessories - Area di Barbara Bologna hat and tote 
Footwear - Guidi derbys / Eyewear - Rigards spectacles

Special shout-out to Barbara Bologna for making me look good during Paris Fashion Week and for Andrea Ternelli for taking care of the parcel. I really appreciate it guys! Hope to see you guys in March! Besos from Manila!

For more info on Area di Barbara Bologna check out www.lab-area.com

10.22.2014

ANDREA CREWS SPRING SUMMER 2015

Andrea Crews debuted into Paris’ official menswear calendar last June after almost over a decade in the industry. Andrea Crews is the alter ego of modern-day Renaissance woman Maroussia Rebecq, the founder and creative director of the French streetwear label. 

Entitled “Paris Museum Tour”, Rebecq’s latest collection was inspired by Paris, one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Literal references of this lovely city can be traced throughout the collection like the Eiffel tower charm bling bling necklaces and reproduction of paintings imprinted on the garments by celebrated Impressionist geniuses such as van Gogh and Monet. The proportions were generally oversized reminiscent to the 90's DJ Jazzy Jeff era. Some of the stand-out pieces from this collection were the oversized man-dresses for cross-dressers and the peek-a-boo matching tops and bottoms for exhibitionists. 

Indeed, Andrea Crews is not exactly for everyone. It takes some serious swag to pull-off their outrageous ensembles. But if you have what it takes to rock it, then, go for it by all means! 
Head to www.andreacrews.com for more info on this Parisian label.