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  • 2015-06-25

    PROJECTS

    A CLOSER LOOK AT NEIL BARRETT SS16

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    And so another fashion week has come and gone – this time Milan Fashion Week – but with it come plenty of good memories. Last Saturday, we took over Neil Barrett‘s Instagram and social, roamed around the set, photographed VIP guests, captured the actual runway show, and went backstage to see what really goes on behind the scenes of one of the best shows in the Milan Fashion Week calendar. (Oh, we wish all assignments could be this much fun!)
    Neil Barrett is the show we always look forward to the most. Last season’s show left us seriously impressed with the sharp and controlled aesthetic, and we had no doubt it was gonna be even better this year. This time around, the designer stayed true to previous seasons, but added a touch of freshness by pairing European tailoring with experimental prints and Japanese denim – A sleek, edgy and flawless SS16. Catch all our impressions here below or by heading over to Neil’s Instagram account.
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    THE SHOW

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    Pictures by STARECASERS
    In collaboration with Neil Barrett

    2015-06-23

    LOOKS TRAVEL

    MORE FROM LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN

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    12-15 June, 2015

    Fashion Month may be racing towards its close, but it really shifted into a higher gear for us as this year we’re hitting not only London, Milan, and Paris, but New York, Copenhagen and Stockholm as well. We are already on our way to Paris Fashion Week right now, but before, we better make sure we’ve posted up on here everything from our previous stops. In the spirt of our travel reports, here we go with the second part of our London Collections: Men coverage. As seen here, LC:M was all about bouncing from one fashion show to another, and we of course wanted to look sharp but be comfortable. Our favorite shows and looks are collected here below.
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    One of the highlights of our LC:M experience was undoubtedly the runway show by Tiger of Sweden. Bringing back white suiting alongside distressed denim & bold stripes-on-stripes looks, their SS16 was strong, unpredictable, and with a distinctive character.
    For the occasion, we were dressed in total looks Tiger of Sweden AW15: an oversized coat, midnight blue suit pants, and a green bomber. Very formal and masculine, but graceful and relaxed at the same time. 
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    Swedish designer duo CMMN SWDN took a new turn, playing on proportions, cuts, & cropped silhouettes, whereas Pieter stayed true to the core values of the brand, telling a story of masculine tailoring, with sporty shapes, nice fabrics and zip details.
    Astrid Andersen SS16 was probably not our cup of tea, but did not disappoint us either. The collection was  fun, colorful, youthful, and upbeat; this time around with a strong Oriental inspiration. Go Astrid!
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    Just as quickly as LC:M seems to come around, it ends. London Fashion Week is probably the best time to pull-off unexpected looks and experimental pieces – and so did we. Now, back to our sleek and clean looks, we are all set and ready to go again. See you in Paris!
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    Sweater: Julian Zigerli
    Trousers: Weekday
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    Jumpsuit: Julian Zigerli
    Shoes: Nike

    Pictures by STARECASERS

    2015-06-19

    TRAVEL

    A LOOK BACK AT LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN

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    12-15 June, 2015

    With ‘fashion month’ in full swing, we have expanded our travel stories to shine a light on the international fashion scene, starting with London Collections: Men. Everybody knows it: Fashion is what London does best. Ever since LC:M burst onto the scene, the city has been one of the world’s style capital when it comes to menswear. It just has that perfect balance – small enough to be interesting and manageable, creative and young enough to be fun. As a long weekend in London and another LC:M end, we now look back at the best of British talent, and give you a first run down of the things we loved this season.
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    Always one to look forward to, Topman Design, did not disappoint us. The Topman team never fails to re-work the past into current and diverse designs. This time around, it brought some rock n roll and old school surf into the present. Our thoughts? Eminently wearable, colorful, and probably affordable.
    Responding to the vibrant prints of Topman SS16, menswear duo Cottweiler got us instead completely awestruck with uber-futuristic whites, a pastel atmosphere, and a new contemporary take on sportswear, yet remaining clean and sleek. Definitely one of the best presentations of the week.
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    Jacket: Calvin Klein
    T-shirt: Moschino
    Jeans: Levi’s
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    Jacket: Wood Wood
    Trousers: Carharrt

    Total looks by Zalando

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    For our stay in London we teamed up with the Hoxton Hotel on High Holborn. The hotel was a smart choice: it is absolutely central, looks fresh and clean with an intelligent use of design touches. Hitting the sweet spot between old school elegance and carefully chosen modernity, it has, on the whole, that crucial likeability factor. It comes then as no surprise that the stylish lobby, cool service and delicious plates makes it a go-to choice for fashionistas during LC:M.
    The hotel has a certain swagger to it, but it’s actually surprisingly peaceful. Our room was not particularly spacious, but very likeable. A supercomfy bed, free Wi-fi, handy guides to takeaway and a daily breakfast bag drop were all trump cards. But the real star was the dining area with the lobby bar, a great cocktail hangout, perfect for a glass of wine before heading to the shows.

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    Another collection that could make it to our summer wardrobe was Alex Mullins‘ SS16. A stellar collection with lots of white denim and bright colors graffiti style, which brought some cool energy to the scene. Definitely one to watch.
    Matthew Miller remained instead classic Miller, sleek and formal, with experimental textures, attention to details and his signature strong tailoring. He did it so well, he should probably be studied in all fashion textbooks.
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    Following our trip to London, we will now make our way to Italy to capture the industry’s finest at Milan Fashion Week. Stay tuned for the second installment of our coverage of LC:M and in the meantime follows us on Instagram @starecasers.
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    Sweater: Gosha Rubchinskiy / Trousers: Carin Wester
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    Shirt & shorts: Soulland / Shoes: Adidas / Shades: Mykita

    All pictures by STARECASERS