1.20.2015

CHRISTIAN L'ENFANT ROI SPRING SUMMER 2015

One of my fondest discoveries last season in Paris has to be Christian L'enfant Roi, the brainchild of Montreal-based designer Christian Deslauriers. The utilitarian menswear line with a twist catering to the young generation, hence, the name l'enfant roi which literally translates to spoiled brat.

For Spring Summer 2015, Christian L'enfant Roi explores the art of fencing. This collection vividly showcases the prestigious sport's dual sides. Fencing is both elegant and dangerous at the same time. Christian L'enfant Roi reinterprets the traditional fencing uniform by giving it a more modern youthful appeal and sportswear vibe. In general, the ensembles have an elegant flair yet comfortable relaxed fits which I personally love. The neutral tones found in this collection definitely makes it a no-brainer to mix and match pretty much everything from this collection. 

The leather double holster bag is hands down my favorite article from this collection. It's a collaboration between Christian L'enfant Roi and Canadian bag designer Woolfell. It has my name written all over it. Other favorites include Christian L'enfant Roi's modern take on fencing jackets, collarless button downs , overalls and mandarin collared blazers. The print on print ensembles look pretty rad too. 

Check out some of my favorite looks from Christian L'enfant Roi's latest collection.
Special shout-out to Void Showroom's Esben Leschly Blegvad and Christian L'enfant Roi's Christian Deslauriers for making this feature possible.

For more info on Christian L'enfant Roi head to www.christianlenfantroi.com.









1.16.2015

PHOTO DIARY: 10 CORSO COMO SHANGHAI

10 Corso Como is absolutely one of the places you shouldn't miss when you're in Shanghai. Whether you're a lover of art or fashion, this state-of-the-art shopping mecca certainly has something in store for you. From established covetable labels such as Comme des Garçons and Rick Owens to up-and-coming designers like Tigran Avestisyan and Christopher Raeburn, 10 Corso Como offers an eclectic mix of merchandise that will surely set you apart from the commoners. In addition to this, 10 Corso Como has an excellent selection of fashion and art books. There is also a nice cafe as well as a restaurant inside this massive concept store. For art lovers, make sure to check out their seasonal exhibitions.

So far I had the pleasure of visiting three boutiques from the Corso Como chain of concept stores including the first store in Milan and the second one in Seoul. All three have distinct architecture but generally have the same vibe. The Shanghai flagship is undeniably the most futuristic-looking among the three. I really enjoyed my visit to this store. I could literally spend an entire day here browsing from one section to the other. I felt like a little kid in an enormous candy store.

Below are some quick snaps I did while perusing this breathtakingly beautiful store.
Top - Boris Bidjan Saberi tank / Bottom - Christophe Nemeth denim dropcrotch trousers
Accessories - Dior Homme leather tote + Ann Demeulemeester leather orb + Damir Doma fez hat
Footwear - Margiela trainers / Eyewear - Rigards spectacles