Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vault magazine: Je ne sais quoi / On the streets of Paris


I wrote an article and styled five looks for the latest issue of Vault magazine (should be in the newsstands now or early next week). The issue is all about travel and my piece focusses on Parisian style.


I chose the title "Je ne sais quoi" because I thought that the style of men in the French capital is a bit hard to define in strict terms. Below is the first paragraph from the piece. Hope you can buy a copy so you can read it in its entirety.

"Of all the world’s fashion capitals, Paris is certainly the most distinct when it comes to style, and not just in terms of the clothes that come out on the runway but also what is seen on the street. But I do not know exactly what it is that’s different, much less what has made it so. The same way that chic cannot be defined: you just see it, and you know."


The five looks: Rogue Trader, Rive Gauche, Provence, Man About Town, and Sailor Stripes.




And here are the moodboards I prepared before I searched through the stores for the clothes.


Yes, the image of Jérôme Kerviel was all I needed for this look.


Scott Schumann knows fully well that his photos are a source of inspiration the world over.


Not in Paris. But the French country's influence on the city cannot be shaken.


Again, from The Sartorialist, and not all Parisians or shot in Paris. Ideas have a way of getting around.

Will be collaborating with Vault for their upcoming Style special. Watch out!

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