Voo Store defines the word “cool“. And defines in a clear way, what is a store which makes you fall in love within the first glance. In heart of Kreuzberg district, a buzzy concept store is hidden in a former locksmith shop patio with heavenly selected clothes (Marques Almeida, A.P.C., AMI & Gosha Rubchinskiy for example), awesome shoes and lovely stationery. You can relax and read niche magazines while drinking delicious coffee from their Companion Coffee place. Or you can hurry up for the last Acne Studios beanie. Also, don’t forget to try out the sensual Mad et Len fragrances. In other words, let Voo seduce you with their amazing assortment!
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Bally‘s SS16 felt like a nice comeback to menswear reality. Great trousers, desirable jackets, super cool pajama suits – and all of that styled in a chic, modern way. With always chillded-out Clement Chabernaud as the face of the brand, the Swiss house instantly became a hot spot for guys which search for comfortable clothes with stylish twist. Pablo Coppola, the new creative director behind Bally, knows what men want.
Julien David’s laid-back cool collection is definitely the one in which you are going to look for a perfect coat this season. Duvet collars, “made in Japan” embroideries and very dandy attitude made this most basic piece of your wardrobe not only essential, but desirable. But if you’re not a “coat” person, David has a lot more to offer for AW15 – greatly tailored pants; beige varsity jackets; heavy stompers. Although this collection might be the most commercial and simple yet by Julien, it still keeps the relaxed signature.
Leave it to Michael Kors to give the idea a clever style; “from bikinis to boots” was how he described his Pre-Fall 2015. True to his words, his clothes spanned seasons: Bare, breezy dresses mingled with a Mongolian lamb-lined patent coat, and hot on the heels of a jaguar mink jacket came a sailor-stripe lace tunic and lace pants. An all-American color palette of red, blue, white, black, and camel gave the collection an appealing crispness; the graphic stripes, polka dots, and bows. The swatpants a la Celine from last season are killer, too.
The thing I love most about Julien David is that he knows good how to connect prettiness and practicality. In his summer collection, where models had those circus curly hair, we had feminine dresses that highlighted the silhouette. But still, keeping it more like him, Julien used high-tech fabrics and embroideries to create cool knits and skirts. The mix of lady-like and modern was even more contrasted with these curvy creepers. It was really a “to be” show this season.