THE MODERN MEN. This season men’s classic tops are no longer just a canvas of dressing. Bound to make fashion statements on their own, these selections from several forefront brands available in Galeries Lafayette transgress conventional boundaries with a blast of colors and textures that spruce up the well-tailored sartorial elegance.
Blazer and pocket square by Vicomte A.
The story of Arthur Soultrait, the founder of Vicomte A., is unlike any other. Faced with the bankruptcy of his employing company in North Carolina in 2004, he made ends meet by trading ties in the upscale neighborhood. At a tender age of 22, he flew back to Paris and kick-started the Vicomte A. brand. The unique fashion DNAs it carries circles around a reinvention of the classics with the rich use of bright colors that deconstruct the French passé mode.
Outfit by Dirk Bikkembergs
Widely known as one of the “Antwerp Six,” Dirk Bikkembergs launched his namesake label in 1996, paving his way into the international runways by producing collections heavily inspired by sportswear. The unique portrayal of a man’s figure as healthy, strong and virile created a strong identity like no other. The brand has now matured to exude not only sporty charisma but also fashion sensuality. Sensibility is also a question that Bikkembergs answers through a series of tests and promotion of his clothing designs worn by many a football player.
Shirt by Brooks Brothers
Dapper persona is Brooks Brothers’ signature since its inception in 1818. It is one of the oldest formal wear labels whose neat cutting trademark still makes waves in the industry, regardless the surge of today’s fastfashion
trend. The New York-based brand was also among the pioneers of ready-to-wear clothing manufacturers in the history. As such, the Brooks Brothers’ has veritably scored many sartorial inventions that help define modern day’s classics, such as the button-down shirt, which draws inspiration from English polo player, and “The Number One” sack suit, a two-button suit with natural shoulders that stayed relevant in the US for almost six decades beginning in the 1900s.
Outfit by Hackett London
Rolling out their own clothing line and accessories since 1985, Hackett London continues to produce iconic pieces that interpret their definitive style of British gentlemen. Initially, Hackett and Llyod-Jennings duo founded the business on selling high-quality second-hand pieces. The rising demand soon pushed them to think outside the box, and the rest is history. With a full control over the manufacturing process, they translate their savvy ideas through the bold mix of colors and patterns.
Makeup: Rommy Andreas @theateammgt
Hair: Arkhoy @theateammgt
Model: Julien Descamps (F-Models International)
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