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Fleur Huynh: “My closet is like a private club”

Time for a new interview with another top fashion influencer! Today, meet Fleur Huynh, fashion editor for Apollo Novo, a France-based men’s fashion magazine. Together, we’ll enter her back-to-black wardrobe, and ask about her favorite pieces of clothing.

 

Rumor Time! Does every fashion editor have a house-sized closet?

Well, how to start… when you live in Paris, it is pretty hard to have an house-sized apartment to hold the house-sized closet, but I luckily have quite a big space to store it all…in my bedroom, in my living room, but also at my dad’s, and I don’t even mention what I left in Australia! (I was supposed to come back for a three-month holidays break in Paris, and in fact, it’s now been two years. The city has kidnapped me!) Funnily enough, I always wear the same things. My closet is always full of pieces I am pulling out for work from designers showrooms… Pieces come in and out, I mainly do menswear so the temptation isn’t killing as much as when I have to give it back.

Are you attached to one piece in particular? What’s it’s story?

My leather jacket and my capeline hat. If you know me a little, you would know that my closet is like a private club, whatever isn’t leather and black do not go in. I look like a raven most days. My leather jacket was a present from my Mum five years ago and I don’t think I have ever worn a piece more in my entire life. It is not a designer piece, it is from a little shop in Australia. I had doubts the few first time I wore it… now it is THE staple piece of my wardrobe. The day it will die on me will be a hard time so I will do everything for it not to happen.

The hat, very Saint-Laurent. It is an extension of myself now. I got it as it was raining and I was lazy to hold an umbrella at that time. It is one piece that brings any of my outfits to the next level.

 

Who’s your favorite designer? Does he/she affects your work?

I have an undying love for the designer Jean-Claude Jitrois artistry. He truly masters leather and I can not deny my passion for it. Any pieces has its sexiness and sleekness, and make you feel like a vixen, strong and powerful. I also adore Zana Bayne who designs modern leather harnesses. I love mixing styles and textures within my work, like adding a harness to a sleek Dior Homme suit. This balance of chic, sexy and edgy, mixing texture, culture and gender… I must say I love my job.

 

Moving on to the bag, any unexpected item to declare?

My bag is what inspired the souks of Marrakesh I believe… Ipad, sewing kits and cutlery… I live for picnics with my friends. If the picnic becomes too opulent and the clothes tear apart, it can be fixed. Always. I am like Mac Giver.

 

Tell me more about a weird fashion habit of yours.

Wearing exclusively black is not that weird of a fashion habit… Though, when your friends ask you how you are feeling today with a concerned voice because you are, for once, somehow wearing that royal blue jacket… It seems good enough to be pointed out.

 

If you could hide any fashion piece from this season in your bag, what would it be?

Ryan Gosling and his white t-shirt from Drive… That is totally an “In trend fashion piece”, right?

 

 

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Lacoste L.12.12 polo x Boulevardier: Brick Lane style

Everybody in France has a story with Lacoste L.12.12 polos. And it started in 1933, just imagine how many family stories you can get.

I remember my dad wearing one when he was playing tennis with my brother in the 80s. It was a special moment for both of them: a certain attitude, elegance in sports. Wearing Lacoste was about sending messages: you were part of something.

These polos were sorted & picked with a lot of attention: it was not any polo but THE polo that needed to be perfect for the next event.

The brand has changed a lot, and the fan-base has reached new territories: streetwear, hip-hop, casual chic tribes. But the myth keeps rocking.

L1212 Lacoste Lilzeon v blog

L.12.12 is a mysterious code: it’s actually a proof of quality. L refers to Lacoste. 1 to “Petit Piqué” Cotton. 2 to the short sleeves model. And the last 12 to the prototype number chosen by René Lacoste. When you see the Crocodile stitched on your polo, you know it’s going to last.

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We decided to shoot our tribute to L12.12 in Brick Lane, London. Because it’s a gateway between street culture, boho tribes and worldwide influences. As Lacoste brand, Brick Lane changes a lot: new sorts of people, new stories; but still an inheritance of the people who made this neighborhood.

 

Lilzeon wears Lacoste L.12.12 polo, from Lacoste Boutique on Madison Avenue, Religion hat, ASOS denim and Urban Outfitters slippers.

Photo: Thien Nguyen

 

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Nikon x JW Anderson: bags for inspired photographers

JW Anderson and Nikon have just released a limited edition of bags

 “Photography is just as much of an art form as fashion, so the partnership made complete sense to me. Taking pictures is integral to what I do – I take thousands during the creation of a collection – and I have always ensured my designs are accessible for everyone, just as photography is. The inspiration behind the bag was that it would have a hint of a 1940s classic, but with a very modern twist, with bold block colours and a totally unisex look.”

JW Anderson

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Unexpected? by Chicago Department of Public Health

Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has just released a very interesting campaign, aimed to spread the word about unexpected pregnancy among teens.

This provocative campaign is great: it presents boys who seem … pregnant. Another great move to incite teenagers to use condoms to avoid unexpected pregnancy or STIs.

The codes of communication use a lot of references to menswear: let’s hope it’ll generate as much attention!

chicago unexpected pregnancyse condoms.

 

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Static Grad Show: Photography for fashion & advertising (13th – 16th June)

If you’re looking for new talents and that you’ve running after inspirations even after having bought all the beautiful print magazines you can get in the UK, you definitely have to go to The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage St London E1 5LJ (it’s roughly 1 minute from Lilzeon’s place).

There’s an interesting Graduate Show happening there, with folks from University of South Wales. Some amazing and promising pieces of work, like Amy Davies provocative work entitled “The Powder Room”: This work depicts the stereotypical motions that a girl goes through on a night out in the ladies room.

Amy Davies Static Graduate Show
© Amy Davies

 

Enjoy.

 

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Isabel Marant for H&M 2013

It’s a very expected news for fashionistas worldwide: H&M has just released its autumn collaboration with Parisian designer Isabel Marant. The collection will be available in selected H&M stores and online on November 14.

More importantly: the collaboration with the French designer will also present a menswear collection.

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TROUBLE by Mimi’s Beer: Los Angeles Love

TROUBLE from Mimi’s Beer on Vimeo.

Remember our crush for Mimi’s Beer? Well, they’re back and this time they send us an amazing short film from Los Angeles.

Lilzeon said: “it reminds me when I was falling in love with Californian shores and road-trippers”.

Hell Yeah.

You can discover their new collection on their website. And it rocks.

 

With CHELSEA SCHUCHMAN & TAWRENCE HAMPTON

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ROXINE HELBERG
PRODUCED BY DYLAN H. LEWIS & ROXINE HELBERG
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY JAMES ADOLPHUS
PRODUCTION DESIGN BYJULIAN WAYSER
EDITED BY CAMI STARKMAN

Homegirl EMILY JONES
Homeboy REGGIE ROSS
Bubby KIT SMYTHE
Blader Girl 1 SABRINA KASTNER
Blader Girl 2 SOPHIE ANDERSEN
Guy Sprayed On DYLAN LEWIS
Girl Car Jacked ROXINE HELBERG
Line Producer SAM KIM
Styled by MIMI’S BEER’S LAURA MARCIANO
Make-up Designer/Hair Stylist JOSEPH ADIVARI
Sound Designer JESUS GUEVARA
Production Assistant RAPHAEL GRIBINSKI

“Bad Boy”
PERFORMED BY THE JVE BOMBERS
WRITTEN BY AVON LONG AND LIL HARDIN
CITATION RECORDS

SPECIAL THANKS MICHAEL OBLOWITZ & TOMAS BURT

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You Need To Hear This presents: “Fiction” / The XX

You Need To Hear This presents the new video for “Fiction” taken from The xx album ‘Coexist’ out now.

Ha! Vice, how much we love you.

It’s again an amazing work by The XX and their gang. Enjoy.
Buy tickets for Night + Day London (June 22nd) here: http://thexx.info/nightanddaylondon
Buy the new album Coexist: http://thexx.info/coexist

Directed by: Young Replicant
Produced by: Justin Benoliel
Production Co: Pulse Films

You can subscribe here now: http://bit.ly/VErZkw

You Need To Hear This
https://www.youneedtohearthis.com

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CFDA: Get lucky cover. When menswear and fashion play with popular beats.

We’re normally pretty reluctant when it comes to the equation MEN + CATWALKS but in this case, we’re totally fan.

The Council of Fashion Designers America (CFDA) released this fashion UFO, with models wearing the 3 “Menswear Designer of the Year” ‘ nominees’ creations (Thom Browne, Duckie Brown, & Michael Bastian),all singing the summer hit: Get Lucky (Daft Punk) a capella por favor.

This film is relevant and powerful. There’s humor, a balance between chic elegance and totally disruptive and fun happenings. This looks like a Glee Club for a certain elite, diversified, but minimal. A sophisticated man, but not showing off. Menswear could be a deaf passion, a rough beauty with meanings.

Love.

Bravo.

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APADANA summer collection: when Persian roots meet street culture

We’ve been following Amir’s work for 2 years now; the young designer spent his first 13 years in Iran. His work is a strong mash-up between his roots and what he experiences in Western streets.

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The fashion statement of the new collection evokes Arab Spring, Intifada, Middle East revolts. It’s going to be a controversial one, but as the art direction is not a promotion of violence but more a footprint of our youth, we can relate it to Amnesty International campaigns in the 80s.

 

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