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Kenzo Menswear Fall 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by James Field

Thank you Kenzo! Ah yes, who better than to deliver the coolness to the fellas this season than Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. Right down from the heavens it seems too have been sent, as the inspiration of the collection were mythical sky gods and goddesses. Spun from the constant images of the sky via traveling on planes as the duo are bi coastal with the Kenzo brand these days.

The collection was full of amazing could prints, sleek fitted trousers and incredible coats in deep shades purple, black and blue. “When we were thinking about these warriors and goddesses, they were all kind of powerful feeling, and the shapes gave us that,” says co-designer Humberto Leon, and that aspect is certainly achieved with the powerful rounded shoulders, paired with the crisp straight lines of the trousers. Just as the coats also projected  power evoking presence with the A line shapes and tailoring.

Below are some of the my favorites from the collection from which I loved pretty much every single look. Enjoy!









So just as the clouds blew eye fetchingly across fabrics on Kenzo’s amazing coats, my unrelentingly keen love blew to Florence for this Fall 2013 collection.


Dunhill Spring 2011 Collection: 1940’s Revival

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2010 by James Field

The entire summer I have been patiently awaiting the Mens Spring 2011 Collections to showcase from Europe. My excitement bubbled and finally peak when I laid eyes on the Dunhill Spring 2011 Collection from Paris via

It was a blend of exquisite tailoring with air of 1940’s “Mad Men” inspired styling. It is very rare that the men’s collections capture my interest to a point of obsession, and this show definitely achieved that reaction. Some of my favorite new styles were the double-breasted blazer, a classic British sport coat, cropped and reduced to two buttons, along with the flat front cropped trousers. The overall vision of the show read “Gentleman” to my eyes, and in such creating a sense of throwback glamour of the old Hollywood days of Clark Gable and Frank Sinatra. When doing my mens fashion reviews, I tend to only use a few images from the show’s that I am reviewing, to keep it minimal, but the Dunhill Spring 2011 Collection amazed me so much I put almost half of the images up via


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Now That We Found Love

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 24, 2010 by James Field

Sade – “Soldier of Love”

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2009 by James Field

The voice is back, Sade has returned to us from more than a decade long hiatus with the highly anticipated album “Soldier of Love” Her velvety smooth sounds mixed with her paralyzing beauty is yet another reminder of raw talent, unlike today’s overrated music of synthesizers and lip synching. I have been awaiting for her next album for 2 years now, and finally it will be released by Sony on February 8th to a swarm of loyal followers.

Viva la Sade!


The Bathing Pool

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , on June 10, 2009 by James Field

Bathing Pool


The Bathing Pool

Oil on canvas

Hubert Robert (French, 1733–1808)