Tying it All Together

A carefully selected tie can be a key element in a fully developed outfit. That tie will help to settle the question of how dynamic, distinguished or subdued your look will be. It should never be an afterthought. I reflect on the significance of the tie whenever I conceptualize a new collection. The designs, colors […]

Linum usitatissimum

For the April windows at my flagship store, we decided to elevate the humble flax plant. In fact, we went as far as creating our own flax fields in each window. The dramatic visual demonstrates the beautiful organic origin of the most durable and versatile of fabrics: linen. What sets linen apart—beyond its impressive history […]

Treading Stylishly

My first encounter with Artemis was during a trip to Nantucket. I came across their stunning men’s slippers, which came in a number of incredible shades and textures. Each pair was unique, yet luckily my favorite happened to come in my size. The designer Milicent Armstrong created the brand. She repurposes vintage kilim — flat […]

A Regal Reputation

Linen is known as a noble fabric, favored by ancient civilization’s aristocracy. While linen has been democratized over the last few thousand years, many of the reasons for its continued use remain the same, like its durability and breathability. And now its appearance is also valued as much as its practicality—there’s undeniable charm in linen’s […]

The Art of Mixology

Some of the most creative and exciting developments in fashion today involve combining unexpected patterns and colors. To some, pairing black with brown, mixing disparate patterns and tonal dressing may be seen as breaking conventional “rules.” But I welcome the unforeseen—and love to create artful looks by reconsidering fashion norms. Black and brown I like […]

Spring 2018: Illusion and Truth

The SS18 collection takes inspiration from 1930s and 40s Hollywood—a golden age for elegant and opulent menswear. It tells the story of dashing film stars and daring directors seen in precisely tailored pieces that are emboldened by unique details and subtly exaggerated shapes. The plot involves formal, restrained structures featured in deep, dramatic hues and […]