Meet The Designer: PHILIPP PLEIN

Meet The Designer: PHILIPP PLEIN

PHILIPP PLEIN creates one-of-a-kind pieces, translating an extraordinary contemporary lifestyle. Based on the designer’s dynamism and positive spirit, this creed is the driving force that has made Philipp Plein’s eponymous label the successful international brand that it is today.   Beginnings He developed a solid foundation in the arts due to traveling early in his life with his family. The spontaneous explorations provided Philipp the exposure to the world’s most notable art, museums and cultural exhibits. He studied law before he ventured into the world of design. During his law studies, he started designing exclusive furnishings originally for family and friends. Philipp Plein found himself doing it full time professionally as his designs gained much attention, and eventually founded a company in 1998. Working in leather craftsmanship certainly introduced him to experiment with leather garments and accessories, and finally to launch his own fashion brand in 2004. The company experienced substantial growth and in 2008, the  first flagship store in Monte Carlo was opened and the first commercial showroom in Milan. Philipp Plein (on your left) during the launch of the brand’s new SS18 Collection His Designs Philipp Plein’s insightful collection combines rock and roll youthful vision with impeccable quality. Today, it is a global luxury fashion brand that lives by his philosophy of breaking rules and barriers. According to the late Franca Sozzani, legendary Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, “Philipp Plein is unique because he has a joy of life. He doesn’t want to be a fashionista, he makes fashion because he loves women. This is a specific, special attitude because he is one of the few.”     SPRING/ SUMMER 2018 MEN AND WOMEN #Fast &Glorious     SHOP THE NEWEST COLLECTION OF PHILIPP PLEIN ON ITALIST...
Invest In These Sartorial Pieces | Balmain Mens Sale

Invest In These Sartorial Pieces | Balmain Mens Sale

Through the many years since Balmain was first established by the legendary couturier, Pierre Balmain, the French powerhouse still stands as one of the world’s best. Pierre was a member of an elite group of visionary designers following World War II. With his imaginative mind visible in his creations, he was regarded as “A King of French Fashion”, widely known for his signature “Jolie Madame”. Today with creative director Oliver Rousteing overseeing top-tier collections for both womenswear and menswear, we’ll put focus on the Men’s– particularly, the sartorial pieces of its Fall 2017 Collection which is exclusively on sale now on italist:  Balmain Men’s Sale     Balmain Men’s is hugely influenced by the brand’s long history, a formidable French house and a leader in global fashion. Its distinctive aesthetic of masterful tailoring meets rock n’ roll streetwear influences makes Balmain Menswear a trendsetting phenomenon, offering styles with lush detailing and sleek masculinity.   Balmain Men’s Jackets on Sale The Balmain jackets for men on italist extends from Rousteing’s signature blazer of woven intricacies of gold to utilitarian leather jackets for the season. A contemporary edge is visible in each piece     See More Balmain Jackets Here     Balmain Men’s Sweaters on Sale The sweaters/ knitwear boasts solid colors to retro-inspired prints, with the rest of the clothing designs differing extravagant prints of phoenixes, serpents and roaring cats.       See More Balmain Sweaters Here     Balmain Men’s Shoes on Sale Army quilted ranger boots are popularized in Balmain this season, among Atlas Hi-top sneakers in Navy, Black and White can be seen on italist.   See More Balmain Shoes Here   NEW IN...
Glam Up With Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Shoes

Glam Up With Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Shoes

  Even from his humble beginnings, Giuseppe Zanotti’s eponymous brand has attracted high-profile celebrities, musicians and fashion elite– making the label a red carpet fixture. The designer is renowned for making statement shoes characterized by jewel-encrusted embellishment, leather trainers, sculptural sandals and more. Often spotted with the best-dressed people on paramount events such as the MET Gala, Oscars and Emmy awards, Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Shoes are your go-to shoes when we talk about glamour.   Giuseppe Zanotti and Beyonce   How Giuseppe Zanotti Started Always been drawn to the craft of shoemaking, the famous designer grew up in the outskirts of Rimini, Italy, a town with a community helmed for its long history of high-end Italian shoemaking. He said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Australia that he “has always been obsessed with shoes”, also pointing out that the first pair he was obsessed with were his mother’s. Eventually, he pursued the career as a freelance women’s shoes designer which he got recognition designing for top fashion houses and luxury brands.   In 1994 Spring time, Zanotti presented his first Giuseppe Zanotti collection in New York City to a few chosen fashion editors and retailers. And in 2000, the very first Giuseppe Zanotti boutique opened in Milan. In 2016, Giuseppe Zanotti opened its 100th flagship store in Shanghai, China.    “Luxury is deeply rooted in the rich heritage of Italian craftsmanship.” – Zanotti New York store   Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s Shoes on italist A wide array of Giuseppe Zanotti women’s shoes are beautifully arranged each season on italist: The iconic “Cruel” crystal-adorned sandals in various colours, fabric sock boots with ribbon detail, leather...
Meet The Designer: Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons

Meet The Designer: Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons

Junya Watanabe is a Japanese fashion designer whose label, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons, is well-known for its exploratory and cutting-edge approach to simple fashion pieces. There’s a particular distinctive look with Watanabe’s creations due to his deep fascination with synthetic and technologically advanced textiles and fabrics, and tradition materials as well. With the boldness and freshness he brings to the fashion world, he often considered the “techno couture” designer.     Beginnings  Junya Watanabe started out as an apprentice of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo before launching his own established label Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons under the Japanese fashion house. His mentor, Kawakubo, is also famous for having distinctive and highly-innovative designs, of where Watanabe got inspiration from. In 1993, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons debuted its first women’s wear in a fashion show in Paris. Approach In an interview with New York Times, Junya Wanatabe shared what influenced him to venture in fashion “There’s nothing in particular that made me want to start fashion and create clothes. But if I were to mention something, it would be the fact that my mother used to have a little made-­to-­order shop. That may have been an influence.”  Junya Watanabe Fall/Winter 2017-18 Collection     Present Today, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons continues to be a remarkable global brand in the fashion industry, setting the tone on what it truly means to be different, and stay different. The brand continues to explore different techniques while staying consistent with their monozukuri, a Japanese word which is synonymous with craftsmanship, but with more depth.    Discover Junya Watanabe and Junya Watanabe Comme des...
Raf Simons Sweaters For Men | Street Style Staples

Raf Simons Sweaters For Men | Street Style Staples

  “I wanted to approach it from the combination of a mind-set of someone who comes to New York in the beginning, a kid let’s say.” Raf Simons tells the press backstage at the New York Fashion Week where he debuted his Fall 2017 Menswear collection in New York for the first time, departing its usual spot at Paris Fashion Week. Quite evidently, Simons’ perspective of that freshness and innocence is instantly recognizable across his Fall 2017 Collection, particularly on one of the most favorite street styles this season– Raf Simons sweaters for men.      The I heart N.Y. sweater is a typographical design of Milton Glaser, one of the most celebrated graphic designers. Pictured above is celebrity singer-songwriter Nick Jonas for HERO Magazine wearing Raf Simons sweater for men. Raf Simons sweaters for men are among the most popular fashion pieces worn on the streets during London Fashion Week Fall 2017 Menswear. Vogue Magazine also noted that Raf Simons clothing were everywhere on the streets during the fashion month– not surprisingly so as they undeniably stand out with their eclectic, avant-garde styles: Oversize knits, worn/rugged-styled sweaters, and a variety of varsity colors which seems to be massively on trend with menswear.     In terms of his approach to his work as the chief creative director of Calvin Klein, and his own premiere label, the Belgian-born fashion designer first started his career as a furniture designer for various galleries. It was when he was an intern in a design studio of Walter Van Beirendonck that Raf Simons first saw a fashion show, which was Maison Margiela’s all-white snow. The experience eventually led him to...
Key Pieces For Winter: Maison Margiela On Sale

Key Pieces For Winter: Maison Margiela On Sale

Under the House’s Creative Director, John Galliano, Maison Margiela continues to reinvent and redefine men’s and womenswear’s silhouettes. Their approach to a different interpretation of random objects translated to avant-garde fashion pieces has been celebrated as a unique characteristic of the Maison Margiela brand.  Here, we’ll see the new Fall/Winter ’17-18 Collections of MM6 Maison Margiela and Maison Margiela On Sale exclusively on italist.com:   Discover Maison Margiela Coats and Jackets On Sale Discover MM6 Maison Margiela Coats and Jackets On Sale   A classicist at heart, John Galliano presented a collection that resonated with the Maison Margiela core. Smart, sophisticated and functional. He’s given “basic” a new definition, that is: deconstruction. Taking away pieces and recombining them to form, voila, a Maison Margiela piece.    Discover Maison Margiela Blazers On Sale Discover MM6 Maison Margiela Blazers On Sale   Oversized sweaters and turtlenecks are also key parts of the new season’s collection. If layering is not your forte, throw in an oversized Maison Margiela knitwear, paired with denim or an over-the-knee boots and you’ll still look en pointe fashionista.   Discover Maison Margiela Sweatshirts and Knitwear On Sale Discover MM6 Maison Margiela Sweatshirts and Knitwear On Sale   Discover Maison Margiela Shoes On Sale Discover MM6 Maison Margiela Shoes On Sale   Maison Margiela bags are sought-after for their elegance and effortlessly chic designs. The Maison Margiela bag slide comes from skateboarding term “back-slide” as it can simply go from a crossbody to a handbag.    The Maison Margiela Collapsible bag is also popular with its one-of-a-kind design: When the bag is empty, its form is a completely flat square but when filled and picked up, it transforms into a spherical-shaped accessory.   Discover...
Gosha Rubchinskiy Sports Trend Collection

Gosha Rubchinskiy Sports Trend Collection

There isn’t a better generation than today with the Sportswear trend profusion. And there is no better name that somehow became synonymous with the sportswear phenomenon than Gosha Rubchinskiy. The Russian-born designer has brought the sportswear fashion’s A-game into full play. Gosha Ruchinskiy transformed his then-understated graphic T-shirt business into one of the world’s premiere street fashion brands today together with Adrian Joffe, Comme des Garçons president and Dover Street Market founder. Although he had no formal fashion training and financial difficulties, he launched his brand Gosha Rubchinskiy in 2008, but the business had fallen short. In 2009, he was chosen by former Russian Vogue editor Anna Dyulgerova to show as part of Cycles and Seasons where Gosha Rubchinskiy attracted many international buyers and media, but failed to process requests due to insufficient inventory. It wasn’t until he met Adrian Joffe that the label surged to fashion prominence. At present, Rubchinskiy manages the creative side of the business while Comme des Garçons owns the business entity and Gosha Rubchinskiy trademark.        Gosha Rubchinskiy’s creations are inspired by his persona as a man of many talents– artist, filmmaker, photographer and designer, and by his native, Russia. It made a Gosha Rubchinskiy piece distinctive as his works strongly reflect the Russian youth culture and pursues to empower the image of these youth through his powerful, transgressive designs. The Gosha Rubchinskiy collection this season, Fall/Winter 17-18, further escalates the sportswear trend with his current collaboration with Adidas to celebrate 2018 Football World Cup in Russia. Key pieces for Gosha Rubchinskiy includes classic streetwear pieces, Adidas tracksuits, Adidas scarves, Adidas socks,  Gosha Rubckinskiy print logo sweatshirts, Gosha Rubchinskiy logo hats, and more.         The Gosha Rubchinskiy collection...
Get Winter-Ready with Moncler Jackets for Women

Get Winter-Ready with Moncler Jackets for Women

  Winter is coming. Whether you are a Game of Thrones fan or not, winter really is coming folks. And while Christmas is just around the corner too, it often comes with cold breezes, strong winds, and snow in some parts of the world. It’s quite lovely to look at winter snows in pictures, but not so much when you are actually experiencing the harsh cold and silently praying for summer to come fast. That’s why it pays to brace ourselves and get winter-ready with unarguably one of the best armors we can and should get ourselves this season, the Moncler Jackets for Women.      A high-end brand that is known for its sophisticated down jackets and sportswear, Moncler was founded in 1952 by René Ramillon and André Vincent. The name Moncler is derived from its birthplace, Monestier-de-Clermont in France. It is now owned by Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini.    Moncler jackets are unparalleled in the fashion industry when it comes to jackets for super cold winters– like apres-ski and other high-altitude areas kind of cold, with the innovative and exceptional quality of Moncler jackets for women. It is often characterized by puffy jackets, coming from its mountaineering origins as its inspiration. The designs of the Moncler jackets for women this Fall/Winter 2017-18 season “draws freely on formal contents whilst revolutionising their meaning, creating new, enthralling languages and experimental terrain”.   Moncler Jackets for women ranges with their widely-known down jackets and varied forms of city chic- aesthetics. It is also a popular choice amongst celebrities and fashion insiders during fashion weeks or when casually out-and-about around the city. Elsa, the cold won’t bother us now too.   Discover Moncler Jackets for Women on italist at 30% less than average...
Which Burberry Coat For Men Suits You?

Which Burberry Coat For Men Suits You?

It’s been said that it’s in the outwear that Burberry traditionally makes it strongest stand. And it’s something that we agree with, hundred percent. While it may still come as a shock that the president and chief creative officer, Christopher Bailey is to leave Burberry after 17 years at the helm, we’ve all seen the creative transformation the Burberry brand undergone since 2001. Among the gorgeous array of collections from season to season, a part of their menswear clothing line that still holds prominence is the Burberry coat for men. Burberry is rooted with a heritage aesthetic from its native, Britain. The different Burberry coats for men that they have presented in every collection perceptibly shows the brand’s loyalty to their form and exquisite modernity.     The Burberry Trench Coat   It has also been said that a man needs to have at least one Burberry trench coat in his lifetime. This iconic Burberry coat for men has always been covetable with its timeless design and famous history. Thomas Burberry designed the original Burberry trench coat in 1921 for military men in  WW1. The sleek, classic essence embedded on this Burberry trench coat for men speaks volume on why this is still very popular today.   Shop this Burberry Coat For Men: Trench Coats     The Burberry Duffle Coat With Burberry’s superior quality and innovative design comes a 100-year heritage aesthetic on their Burberry Duffle Coat. This Burberry coat for men features elaborated toggles that join across the front, and a clean cut that is emphasized in this wool-blend coat. A perfect choice during the fall/winter season if you wanted something simple yet discreetly stands out anyhow.     Shop this Burberry...
These Christian Louboutin Women’s Shoes Are Perfect for Fall

These Christian Louboutin Women’s Shoes Are Perfect for Fall

We’ve all been there– prepping up our wardrobe for the coming cold season. Trading cami tops and tees into knitwears and scarves? Easy. Bags and other fall accessories? We’re getting there. Shoes-wise? It’s a dilemma. Especially with this whole “wildly extravagant” on-going trend in the fashion scene, we’re already slipping away bit by bit from the minimalist trend and starting to embrace embellishments, making statements with opulent prints, even in shoes. “Where do we look for the perfect pair to start with?” you might ask. Here’s your answer: Christian Louboutin Women’s Shoes.   Originally a freelance shoe designer for famed fashion houses in Paris since 1981, Christian Louboutin began building an impressive women’s shoes portfolio of elaborate high-heels and met with already-successful designers at that time who’d eventually help him advance in his career. Christian Loubuoutin, then, started his own company in 1991 with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first customer. Christian Louboutin women’s shoes have this “perfect marriage of Parisian glamour and Italian craftsmanship”. The collection upholds timeless designs strengthened with creativity and allurement. Once can say that Christian Louboutin women’s shoes gives off that flirtatious edge that just makes one feel like a star. Evidently, the famous Christian Louboutin “Red Sole” trademark fascinated a vast clientele– Hollywood celebrities, socialites, fashion icons and the like.      Presently, Christian Loubutin Women’s Shoes for Fall/Winter 2017-18 Collection transparently shows the designer’s flamboyant personality and graceful attitude towards the maximalism trend. We’re seeing the bold heel heights, daring colors and luxurious embellishments with the iconic red sole– these, we confirm, are your perfect shoe choices  for Fall.    Discover Christian Louboutin Women’s...