Sat 18 October 2014

ALEXANDER WANG X H&M

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ALEXANDER WANG continues to dominate your wardrobe; where downtown cool infiltrates high street in the latest collaboration from fashion giant H&M. Sportswear subtleties where thrown aside for full blown gym gear- every garment built for speed. My picks: without doubt the logo-mania sweatshirts, padded outerwear and nylon backpacks. Going live in stores and online November 6th.

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Sat 20 September 2014

JACKET REQUIRED II

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I am not the biggest fan of winter – but around this time of year I get super excited about buying a new coat – and it’s becoming a tradition!

Part II of my partnership with Emporio Armani has me trying out this hooded duffle coat. I am all about these toggle buttons and hood – perfect when paired back with these Armani sneakers

Wearing: Emporio Armani Hooded Duffle Coat and Giorgio Armani sneakers.

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Tue 16 September 2014

JACKET REQUIRED

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Pre-Fall is in full swing. Fashion week is done. So I am currently weighing in my cool weather options for the coming season – road testing this awesome blazer from Emporio Armani.

I am all about this double-breasted, high-buttoned and peaked lapel blazer. Perfect when paired with jeans and a fitted shirt.

Wearing: Emporio Armani double-breasted blazer and slim fit shirt. LM

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Tue 20 May 2014

BRIONI – MASTER TAILOR

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Front Row Suit had pleasure of sitting down with Brioni master tailor Adrian Constanzo, who is in town for personal appointments at Harrolds.

Can you explain how does one become a master tailor – Becoming a master tailor started with a four year course in pattern making. I was lucky to be taught and tested in-house with Brioni, then finally passing a series of tests with the master tailor of the house.

Can you please explain your partnership with Harrolds and how long will you be in Australia for?

I will be in Australia for 2 days. We have a very tight schedule of meeting clients in-store at Harrolds for personal fittings that general take over an hour. During an appointment, a client is shown fabric and styling details of a suit they desire and measurements of the client is taken to map out  for their Brioni custom suit.

How does it generally take for a bespoke suit to be ready?

Six to Eight weeks; it may take a little longer as we reserve our bespoke service for more difficult clients. Because at Brioni we are trained so technically, this is a service we offer for customers who may have found it difficult to work with an off-the-rack suit options in the past and who are happy to spend a little more for a perfectly fitted suit.

Are you trained to evaluate different body shapes? 

The process of tailoring a suit to the body is a little like architecture. As no two clients are the same, you need to learn to concentrate and listen to the clients’ requests.

What have you learnt while at Brioni –

Brioni has a very unique identity with history that dates back to 1945. Traditional Italian craftmanship is fused with modern technology.  Many clients buy Brioni Suits as it is something they trust and they associate with it.

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Mon 28 April 2014

GAP STYLDBY

A few shots from my latest GAP Styldby collab… shot on the rooftop of my apartment building in NYC (which I recently discovered). Click here to see the collection. 
 
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