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Born in the city of Saitama (Japan), Tsumori Chisato studied fashion at the prestigious Bunka Fashion School in Tokyo. Graceful, elegant and fun at the same time, Tsumori Chisato’s work has been greatly appreciated over the years.

Having always been proudly international at heart, with a particular penchant for all things French, Tsumori Chisato chose Paris as the destination for her first free-standing shop outside Asia. Situated in the Marais, the boutique showcases Tsumori Chisato’s love for the arts through collaborations with photographers, visual artists and set designers exhibited in the storefront!

If you want to shop her collection online, discover her store on LaGarçonne.com. Discover our selection of Tsumori Chisato‘s works after the break!! Just exceptional…

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Father/son design duo Casely-Hayford  is all about the richness of classic british tailoring mixed and matched with modern detailing, giving the garments a subtle contemporary edge. I call it hip classicism, which is quite a contradiction. You can feel both the influence of street cultures and the influence of a more privileged stratum of brit society, mansions, gentlemen clubs, know-how and elegance. Casely-hayford has crafted such a varied yet coherent collection that everyone can fit in and play with an urban or dressed-up orientation. Shown here are the looks from a Dazed and Confused editorial that in my opinion shares our own editorial line of sartorial rules scratched with the urban attitude.

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Because I’m doing my internship these days and therefore must be suited up all week, I’m more prompt to buying dress shirts, suits and all office things than I normally do. Just to be clear, I love to suit up. It’s just that shopping is more expensive. But that’s not the point of this post. The point is that I pay more attention than ever to dressed-up silhouettes. And the discovery of these Hackett FW 2011 looks fulfilled all my expectations. And God knows I have many ! Slim fitted, bold, classy, retro, awesome, dapper looks mixed with country, browny, gentleman, weekend looks ! I’d just say caution dudes, you’re about to fall in love !

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I shouldn’t have stop at Kitsuné‘s shop Rue de Richelieu in Paris last weekend. Everything there is so tempting. Look this shawl collar cardigan for example. You could chose dozens of other brands but unsurprisingly, Kitsuné makes THE one that is hard to resist to. Flawless with a cable knit body, crushed leather buttons and tight ribbing on the cuffs and waist. With a thick shawl collar, this golden brown (photo is unfair believe me) cardigan is definitely a winter essential. Wear as a jacket alternative now or underneath a winter coat when the mercury drops. Now you’re ready for winter.

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I still don’t know a lot of things from new-born French fashion label Memento Clothing. But I know two things that I really like : first of all, they quote Theophilus London (« The Clothes don’t make the man, it’s the man that makes the clothes ») and secondly, Memento’s art director is no one else than Benjamin Memmi, Sandro’s former AD ! And God knows how much I’ve spent in Sandro pieces over the last few years. I was wearing one of their grey blazers yesterday ! From what I can see, the FW 2011 looks great BUT I kind of hate the finger rings on the model. It’s useless to me. My next stop in Paris will include a stop at Memento’s flagship store 12 rue Mandar 75002 Paris. Before you do too, check out their lookbook after the gap !

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SUPER sunglasses introduced last week the “49er” style silhouette as part of their Fall/Winter 2011 releases.  For one time, I’m happy to see that they’ve managed to mix a deep retro inspiration to make a proper modern pair of shades. The thin metal frame and the usual premium acetate covering make it a really impressive piece, timeless and totally retro-superfuture!  Four colorways are now available right now through select stockists and online in limited quantities.

 

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This double breasted collarless wool coat by Charles Anastase is a very chic option for this fall. The fine wool coat with square neckline and black velvet buttons are just perfect for either a dressed-up outfit or a relaxed one. Depending on what you pair it with the cut is smart enough for you to play with it : tee or shirt, pants or skirt ? You decide how you want to play it ! That’s one of the best looking pieces for FW 2011 !

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Isaia is born in the 50s in Napoli, Italy, and has since always conveyed the italian sartorial tradition at its best. The Isaia man “loves to love, loves to be noticed and isn’t afraid to stand out”. He’s stylish and his style says he gives a damn. He’s self-confident and convincing. He’s almost arrogant. The Isaia guy wears double-breasted jackets and all sorts of Scottish-like checks. And he suits up to go fishing. Full FW 2011 lookbook after the gap !

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Many of you now know that I suffer from frequent fashion obsessions that I only care with an extremely dangerous diet that consists in not eating for a month or two so that I can afford the garment in question. The danger with my latest obsession so far is that I’d surely die before sparing enough money to even afford one sleeve of it. I mean one sleeve of a Burberry Prorsum tailored camel coat. Or a Burberry London one. They are just THE piece to get for FW 2011. It would keep me warm while going to work suited up. I need one. Diet mode on.

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I heard the new Gant Rugger collection is out so I look on the internet (since there is no Gant shop in France that sells this rather premium line) and I find this interesting collaboration with Ivy enthusiast Sergei Sviatchenko from Close Up and Private. Gant is well known for their American Ivy and European classics garments so I believe the collaboration totally makes sense. It’s not the first time I notice the photos of Mr Sviatchenko as they come out quite frequently on Tumblr. He manages to highlight some of brand’s new items like no other lookbook could ; terrific grey blazer with gold buttons, nice coloured fair isle sweaters, chinos, repp ties, COBD shirts make the collection really inspiring ! Check it out after the break !

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