Fresh Off the Runway: 2018 Winter Wardrobe Must-Haves

by Poppy Jones

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The Story of Shearling

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Being cold is not an option this Winter. The runway hosted a wardrobe of armour coats designed to protect a man, so he can confidently take on the modern world, in style. A particularly significant style of coat is the Shearling (sheepskin) jacket, a classic piece of outwear for the Winter. The wearing of sheepskin as a form of protection arose as long ago as the Stone Age, which is fascinating considering it’s making statements on the 2018 fashion runways (almost 2.5 million years later). The coat began on a different kind of runway during the Second World War, which truly cemented the shearling jacket as high fashion when the sheepskin bomber jacket became standard uniform for pilots in the US Air Force.

The historical classic was interpreted by a range of designers and presented on the runway in a host of different styles including; leather, denim, suede and a bomber, all combined with essences of the Shearling. Unsurprisingly, one of the best Shearling coats this season was by Giorgio Armani which contained a mix of brown suede and leather giving the jacket texture and detail and costing $3300. Balenciaga exhibited a modern take of the classic, a black sheepskin jacket as part of the labels AW18 collection featuring a graffiti shearling collar, leaving you $5,038 down. If that’s too hard to swallow, then ZARA have brought out a range of heavy-duty faux shearling jackets that look good enough for the runway.

205W39NYC by Raf Simons - Calvin Klein X Raf Simons

Raf Simons takes the creative reigns at one of America’s most iconic fashion houses, creating a memorable masterpiece at New York fashion week. The designer presented his Fall 2018 Collection with Calvin Klein through the emergence of models through a sea of popcorn that coated the former American Stock Exchange building, greeting the audience with the aesthetic pleasures of sweet-smelling butter. The collection represents a theme that is consistent to his first season at Calvin Klein, which is Simons personal commentary on America. Firefighter coats, boots and gloves provoked thought of the country’s horrific natural disasters whilst silver foil jackets and boots evoked inspiration from the 60s intergalactic style.

The collection also stars the traditions of Calvin Klein underwear, in keeping with the iconic yet simplistic and gender-neutral style of briefs for men and women. The collection is designed with a standout 205W39NYC logo styling and can be purchased from the Calvin Klein website.

Tom Ford F/W18

Tom Ford brings hyper-masculinity to the run-way treating the audience with an erotic presentation of the new Fall 2018 underwear range. The range consists of four basic styles; a brief, a trunk, a short boxer and a classic boxer. Each cut is available in cotton stretch jersey, cotton, and an extra special version of silk. Of course, these outstanding run-way collections have inspired the streets and the replication of the simplistic designer lingerie is readily available offering a cheaper alternative of the classic cotton jersey pieces perfect for the Winter.

Pinstripes

The pinstripe is perfect for a casual business look and embodies quality and fine male grooming as well as being the backbone of any stylish man’s business wardrobe.

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Alexander McQueen explores British masculinity starting with a collection of elegant tailored autumnal pieces. The collection subverts the classic British wardrobe, renewing the codes of tailoring and progresses into opulence as the show goes on. A prominent fabric that stole the show is the use of woolen pinstripes which is modeled as a classic tuxedo, worn with jogging pants for a modern subversion and representation of the evolution of true British menswear.

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Hiking Boots

If you are going to make one worth-while investment this Winter, be sure to make it a pair of high quality hiking boots that are adamant to last a life time and keep your toes warm for just as long.

Inspired by the world of hiking, brands such as Gucci and Prada have taken an outdoor classic and given it a cosmopolitan polish using high quality materials and catwalk-ready details. Creating a hybrid of fashion that meets function and a must-have staple for a man’s wardrobe this Winter and many more Winters to come.

For something with equivalent quality at an affordable price, Timberland offer a range of styles of hiking boots inspired by our runway favorites and designed to be just as durable.

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MONCLER POLDO DOG COUTURE FW18

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Moncler Poldo Dog Couture is a project entirely dedicated to man’s best friend, for which the brand has designed – in collaboration with Poldo Dog Couture – a mini collection for our four-legged friends, to ensure that they can face harsh winters in perfect warmth and total comfort. And let’s not forget - style!

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Point of reference for this collection, the classic down jackets, that have now also been extended to include other colors and to be able to dress all of ‘our best friends’.

The clothing features the brand’s most iconic material of all, the nylon laqué and the range of colors has been enriched to introduce new hues, ranging from light blue to baby pink and fuchsia. The waistcoats have been interpreted in two variations: the reversible version comes with a hood and is available in two-tone red and blue, whilst the waistcoat with a practical detachable hood is made in the French flag tricolor. The French flag tricolor in fact also appears in the tape used for the collar and the matching leash. For less chilly days, there is a hoodie presented in bright blue or red colors and animated by contrasting trimmings and by Moncler’s writings.

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COACH PRESENTS “LIGHTS, CAMERA, HOLIDAY” A HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN STARRING SELENA GOMEZ

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COACH PRESENTS “LIGHTS, CAMERA, HOLIDAY” A HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN STARRING SELENA GOMEZ - With an unexpected cast of new festive friends…

Coach unveiled “Lights, Camera, Holiday,” its campaign for the 2018 holiday season. Starring actress, singer and global face of Coach women’s Selena Gomez, the campaign follows the star and an unexpected cast of animated animals as they audition for the gig of the season: the Coach holiday windows. Playful, inclusive and irreverent, the campaign puts gifts and the tradition of holiday windows at the heart of the story to celebrate all that is fun and festive about this time of year.

To launch the campaign, Coach releases a series of short animated films written and directed by creative duo Henry and Rel of Supermarché. Shot in a raw, irreverent style, the films reveal the audition tapes of Selena and her festive friends as they compete for a role in the Coach holiday windows. 

In addition, Coach unveils today a print advertising campaign for the 2018 holiday collection. Set against the glittering skyline of New York, the photographs show Selena emerging from a vintage car holding the Parker bag in metallic leather. Revealing the star ready to steal the spotlight, the campaign captures the magic and charm of New York during the holiday season.

To bring this vision to life, Coach worked with a team of long-time collaborators: photographer Steven Meisel, art director Fabien Baron, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau.

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Santoni's Luxury Mountain

FROM HIKING BOOTS TO MADE IN SANTONI MINK LINED MULES, HIGH ALTITUDE TRAVELING HAS NEVER BEEN SO CHIC.

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Are you planning a weekend in the mountains between ski slopes and sub-zero temperatures? Then you cannot forget to pack the modern and dynamic Everest hiking boots in elegant hand-painted calfskin in tan shades and the precious and comfortable inside out calfskin mules with mink and beaver from the Santoni Fall Winter 2018-19 collection. Featuring a touch of style and incomparable quality, here are the ideal shoes for an active chic, high-altitude weekend.

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REOPENING OF THE KENZO GEORGE V STORE PARIS

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KENZO IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF ONE OF ITS KEY PARISIAN ADDRESSES AND AN EXCITING NEW ADVENTURE FOR PARIS’ ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ DISTRICT.

The French fashion house, under Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, have re-opened its 446m² store on avenue George V. The updated store concept reflects KENZO’s ongoing modern approach to fashion.

The American duo, Creative Directors since 2011, previously worked with celebrated architect Fabrizio Casiraghi to imagine a new retail concept when opening the brand’s Marais store. Casiraghi conceived a beautiful showcase to present KENZO’s seasonal Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer collections as well as its “La Collection Memento” line and their accessories. The concept continued with the opening of KENZO’s store on Boulevard de la Madeleine and now on avenue George V.

For the George V store, the concept has been developed to create a cohesive two-floor space dedicated to KENZO’s multifaceted approach to lifestyle. A delicate balance between pop and residential themes, the store’s energy is an effort in contrasts. Color palettes of aqua or yellow, combine to frame the houses garments and accessories. Large wooden lacquered pillars divide the sections, and marbleized linoleum or wood flooring permeate the space.

KENZO GEORGE V 49-51 AVENUE GEORGE V | 75008 PARIS | T. +33 (0)1 47 23 33 49 | STORE_GEORGEV@KENZO.COM OPENING HOURS: MON. – SAT. : 11AM – 8PM

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CHRISTOFLE AND KARL LAGERFELD ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

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KARL LAGERFELD has designed a limited edition of the Christofle “MOOD” with just 1,500 exclusive pieces available worldwide “PARIS, FRANCE – Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD are pleased to announce their collaboration to introduce an exclusive KARL LAGERFELD edition of the MOOD flatware set and decorative case. Designed by KARL LAGERFELD, the piece will be available in two exclusive colorways and produced in limited quantities. The first time in Christofle’s history it is collaborating with a fashion brand, and Karl Lagerfeld, is a long-time Christofle connoisseur, with many pieces in his own home. ” Inspired by Art Deco art and architecture, KARL LAGERFELD’s design features structured, graphic lines on the elliptical egg shape, which enhances the contrast of geometry. The polished silver option is made from mirrored stainless steel, with 1,000 pieces available. The sleek black option is crafted from lacquered stainless steel, with just 500 pieces made. Both are engraved with the Christofle coat of arms on one side and KARL LAGERFELD’s signature on the other, and each will be numbered on the bottom. The designs have also been exquisitely photographed by KARL LAGERFELD. The MOOD opens to reveal a 24-piece set of silver-plated flatware, and each piece is stamped with the KARL LAGERFELD silhouette logo. This flatware will only be available in the KARL LAGERFELD MOOD, and not individually sold. The KARL LAGERFELD MOOD is not only a dramatic decorative object, but a useful piece for every home — whether used for special occasions or everyday life. The MOOD is Christofle’s most renowned design that reimagines the classic codes of table setting. It is secretive in its function as it appears streamlined and sleek on its exterior, though it opens to reveal a 24-piece silver-plated cutlery set. The MOOD is synonymous with excellence in silversmithing and reflects Christofle’s avant-garde vision for relaxed entertaining that is both elegant and refined.

“For its first-ever collaboration with a celebrated fashion designer, Christofle quite naturally reached out to KARL LAGERFELD, whose singular and visionary creativity we so admire. Our wish was to collaborate with a designer who embodies French elegance, and whose creations blend know-how, modernity and timelessness. Mr. Lagerfeld’s international stature resonates everywhere Christofle is present. In addition, our collaboration on MOOD allows both Houses to speak to a cosmopolitan, discerning and epicurean hedonistic clientele.” said Nathalie Remy, CEO of Christofle. “The collaboration between Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD was a natural fit,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD. “We have a shared appreciation for style that is contemporary yet classic, pure and elegant. Karl’s MOOD design is sophisticated in its simplicity and is sure to be an iconic tableware in any home.” TECHNICAL INFORMATION MOOD KARL LAGERFELD: engraved and polished stainless steel case. Set of 24 silver-plated and decorated pieces for 6 persons. Limited and numbered Edition of 1000 pieces. $2 650 MOOD KARL LAGERFELD BLACK: black lacquered and decorated case. Set of 24 silver-plated and decorated pieces for 6 persons. Limited and numbered Edition of 500 pieces. $3 500

The opportunity to pre-order the KARL LAGERFELD MOOD will begin from September during the New York Fashion Week at The Webster NY, Christofle New York (Madison Avenue), KARL LAGERFELD New York (Soho), and online at christofle.com and karl.com. As of London Fashion Week from September 14th, it will be available for pre-order at Harrods and KARL LAGERFELD London (Regent street). And available for purchase during Paris Fashion Week from September 25th at Christofle boutique on the Rue Saint-Honoré and at the KARL LAGERFELD boutique on Boulevard Saint-Germain. It will then be launched worldwide at Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD stores from October 1st, 2018. 


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MONCLER BEYOND FASHION, STRAIGHT INTO LIFE

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When it comes to human beings, identity is about individuality. When talking about a brand, uniqueness is a question of multiplicity and in both cases, diversity is strength. It is this principle that inspired the new Moncler advertising campaign, which, through Craig McDean's timeless black and white, features nineteen people from all backgrounds and ages but united by a single word: BEYOND.

BEYOND is the expression of pure human strength that pushes man to break rigid prejudices and pre-established models. BEYOND is an effective and resonant life proposition since it is both real and sincere, just like Moncler. BEYOND is the sum of the values of the brand that has always distinguished itself by its desire to exceed.

Born in 1952 in a small mountain village in Haute-Savoie, the Moncler brand has gone beyond its original sector, namely mountain equipment, to become a full-fledged brand, in an urban style. She crossed the French mountains to become global. Moncler has pushed the boundaries of technicality to adapt to everyday life, using the technology that makes its products practical and functional. Moncler goes beyond the opportunities to dress every moment of life and address all generations without giving young people an aged look and the older a young look.

Unceasingly, Moncler exceeds all limits, all generations and all expectations. Today this project comes to life and becomes palpable in the life choices and fundamentals of a group of people with a unique motivation: to go beyond. From the Paralympic athlete to the astronaut, from activist to trend creator, the campaign goes beyond the idea of raditional advertising to support the motivation, willpower and uniqueness that drive an individual to go beyond all his limits to be, simply himself.

As a brand, Moncler's strength lies in its honest way of being itself, going beyond trends and targets, by speaking a language that puts the individual at the forefront and that is able to adapt to the most diverse situations and environments. The essential message of the campaign is that of freedom and strength of character. It is a call in the name of diversity, which finds its strength and impulse in multiplicity.

Through this liberating power and plurality, Moncler goes beyond fashion, to get straight into life. It does so through nineteen voices transmitting its message.

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