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...
How Fashion Instagrammers Style Valextra Bags

How Fashion Instagrammers Style Valextra Bags

 The Milanese label Valextra holds a significant reputation of creating beautiful and refined bags in understated elegance. Valextra was established by Giovanni Fontana in 1937. Their discreet designs are popular amongst a vast elite clientele including celebrities such as Grace Kelly and political and public figures including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Aristotle Onassis and Giovanni Agneli. Valextra bags and luggage were constantly purchased from the 1940s to the 1970s and in the 20th century, they produced leather goods for luxury brands Armani, Cartier and Dunhill. Valextra’s “handmade in Italy” creations are known for their minimal and design-led aesthetics. The endeared label specializes in the artisan craft and finest skins. In today’s pop culture, a Valextra design surely stands out from the crowd with its precise, lightweight and essentialist characteristics. They do not make logo-pattern products, nor embeds their “signature”. The logo is rarely seen on the outside of their goods. Yet, many still fall inlove with it and that particular distinction only Valextra has. We rounded up some of the best styles on Instagram of fashion instagrammers around the the world sporting Valextra bags. Take a look at how these fashionistas style them:   On @nandaily, a Valextra leather handle bag blends in perfectly with printed dresses:     For the truly minimalists at heart, @jthefloor_ and @ruhanootd shows how they match their color palettes with their Valextra handbags:     Parisian je ne sai quoi vibe with @chloechill‘s Valextra Passepartout Bag: It blends in perfectly well with the Sports Luxe/ Athleisure trend too like @courgetteshop’s:         Discover Valextra on Italist and Shop at 30% less than average market...
Fendi Fall 2017 Womenswear Collection

Fendi Fall 2017 Womenswear Collection

Shown in Milan, Fendi Fall 2017 holds nothing short of high-chicness exquisitely combined with class. Karl Lagerfeld famously proclaimed backstage, “No fairy tales!” Lagerfeld’s creative direction for Fendi was characterized with specific silhouette and the “F” logo that made its enthralling comeback– specifically on the Fendi Fall 2017 collection: Fendi bags were simply adorned with the single F logo in metal closures. The coats and blazers were feminized with either fur cuffs or maxi skirts underneath, and Fendi red boots were worn with everything. It was indeed the perfect accessory for the Fendi Fall 2017 Collection with the luxury fashion brand’s in-vogue facade. Fendi for Fall 2017 highlighted its house skills confidently in its ready-to-wear womenswear collection. As one of our top and fast-selling items here on italist, portrayed significantly on the collection was its excellent craftsmanship. See a curated and large selection of Fendi with the best price in the market: prices on italist are on average 30% less than any other online marketplaces and retailers. Basics: Bella Hadid catches attention as she was elegantly dressed in Fendi essentials– Black blazer with fur cuffs, white lose dress shirt, and Peek-a-boo Fendi bag.  Gigi Hadid in a dark-toned fur coat and Fendi bag with the F logo in metal clutch.   Selena Forrest warms up in traditional woodblock printing-inspired coat in graphic pattern prints, which was worn over an autumn-tone Fendi outfit.  Discover FENDI Fall 2017 Bags on italist   Sora Choi and Grace Elizabeth walk the runway with Fendi famous furs Kendall Jenner wears an all-red Fendi eyewear, Fendi coat and Fendi fringe bag Discover FENDI Fall 2017 Coats on Italist   Discover FENDI Fall 2017 Clothing on italist   SHOP OUR EXCITING PRE-SALE...
London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Street Style

London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 Street Style

September was indeed a busy month for fashion-insiders. After all, fashion weeks are a major source of style inspiration for your next season’s wardrobe– inspirations which come from the runway and street styles. Most of all, it’s where fashion icons, celebrities, designers and socialites come to celebrate top designers and fashion houses debut their latest collection. For September, it’s the Spring Summer 2018. We’ve covered NYFW Street Style on our recent article– and onto our next stop is the London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 where brands Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane, Burberry, Marques Almeida and more present their Spring Summer 2018 collection. Let’s go take a look at what fashionistas are wearing– take some notes from these major London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 street style inspirations!   SIMONE ROCHA The Dublin-born fashion designer Simone Rocha, presented her Spring Summer 2018 Collection at London Fashion Week and has been dubbed as her most feminine collection by far.  See how Jenny Walton, Clara Cornet wear Simone Rocha dresses.      See SIMONE ROCHA Fall/Winter 2017-18 Collection on italist CHRISTOPHER KANE   The British designer fondly refers to himself as “quite OCD”. And Christopher Kane’s Spring Summer 2018 Collection shows it, while of course perfectly fusing with his innovativeness and superior adherence to feminine style.  See how singer-songwriter FKA Twigs, Selah Marley and Sam Rollinson amble the streets of London wearing their best Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018 show. See CHRISTOPHER KANE Fall/Winter 2017-18 Collection on italist  BURBERRY The iconic British luxury brand unveiled its Spring Summer ’18 Collection proudly showing the wide-ranging British way of dressing in a mix of colors, silhouttes and textures. Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert wears...