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Milan/Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2016 Schedule

15th January 2016

MILAN FASHION WEEK MENS FALL WINTER 2016
FASHION SHOWS & PRESENTATIONS

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Source: FineArtAmerica.com: Duomo Di Milano-Schizzo, sketched by Luca Massone

FRIDAY, 15 JANUARY 2016
FASHION SHOWS

8:00pm – Roberto CavalliNOWFASHION Live

SATURDAY, 16 JANUARY 2016
FASHION SHOWS

9:30am – Corneliani / NOWFASHION Live
10:30am – Ermenegildo Zegna / NOWFASHION Live
11:30am – Lucio Vanotti
12:30pm – Costume National / NOWFASHION Live
2:00pm – Dolce & Gabanna / NOWFASHION Live
3:00pm – Marni / NOWFASHION Live
4:00pm – Jil Sander / NOWFASHION Live
5:00pm – Les Hommes / NOWFASHION Live
6:00pm – Neil Barrett / NOWFASHION Live
7:00pm – Pal Zileri / NOWFASHION Live
8:00pm – Versace / NOWFASHION Live
9:00pm – Philipp Plein / NOWFASHION Live

PRESENTATIONS

9:00am > 6:00pm – Jimmy Choo
10:00am > 7:00pm – Car Shoe
10:00am > 7:00pm – Church’s
10:00am > 6:00pm – Roberto Botticelli
10:30am > 6:00pm – Brunello Cucinelli
11:30am > 1:30pm – D.A.T.E. for Giuliano Fujiwara
12:00pm > 2:00pm – Ralph Lauren Purple Label
12:30am > 2:30pm – Iceberg
1:00am > 2:00pm – Hogan
2:00am > 6:00pm – Giuseppe Zanotti Design
3:00am > 7:00pm – Stella Jean
4:00am > 6:00pm – Kiton
4:00am > 8:00pm – Luca Larenza

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Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 Menswear at BOOMBAYEH – Free Shipping Worldwide!

24th July 2015

Buying Givenchy menswear these days has never been more accessible compared to the past few years, but I know the fact that some of us would rather prefer to purchase from a private seller or a small retailer who is able to offer a competitive edge, not only based on pricing wise but flexibility in services and most importantly reliability.

When it comes to private sellers, Boombayeh is the only online retailer that I can trust and rely on. I’ve been purchasing from Boombayeh ever since Givenchy Pre-Spring 2013 Menswear and every purchase has always been a seamless experience. If you checkout the goods today, you will be more than likely to receive it within 3 working days worldwide, this kind of delivery process is lightning fast similar to those offered by Luisa Via Roma and MR PORTER.

It is not uncommon to see that the designer has decided to reproduce popular editions during pre-collections. For Givenchy Pre-Spring 2015 Menswear, there are a few key pieces worth considering despite the continuous resurrection. Any Givenchy fanatics would know that the Givenchy Rottweiler has been the staple print ever since Fall Winter 2011, and for those had missed out earlier or new to the brand stands a second chance to purchase the large Givenchy Black Rottweiler Cuban-Fit T-Shirt which has been the cornerstone for every pre-collection since Pre-Fall 2014. While this may set disappointment amongst enthusiast, there is a new Givenchy Black Rottweiler Embroidered Cuban-Fit T-Shirt which is unique to this season, it features an extensively detailed embroidery work based on the earlier Rottweiler print from Pre-Fall 2012. I have personally seen this piece at Givenchy Paragon, Singapore and truly adore the nature of the craftsmanship. If you are a collector like me I think it would be worth acquiring one, after all these are “essential” pieces with an extra edge.

Other key pieces that I would buy includes the Givenchy Red Star Neckline Polo Shirt or a black variant without losing the same contrast and if you would prefer it more subtle to the eye. But considering that the polo shirt is not quite my style, I have decided to obtain the iconic Givenchy Black Star Monkey Print Cuban-Fit Shirt from Boombayeh instead. The purchase was made through a request order which he was able to get it for me even though it hasn’t been listed in the online store yet. It has always been a great pleasure dealing with him, and i’m really looking forward to buy more in the near future. Boombayeh is also retails Balmain, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Valentino and much more leading luxury labels besides Givenchy.

Some sizes and styles may not be featured below or in the eBay store, however do enquire directly via email to ebay@boombayeh.nl, otherwise you may reach him directly via Whatsapp at +316 2655 2470. Prices are quoted in USD, seller is flexible in trading with Euros. All listed price includes complimentary FedEx International Priority shipping, tracking and signature services. Shop yours now at Boombayeh.com!

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Milan/Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 Schedule

12th June 2015

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Finale at Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2015 men’s fashion show, June 2014

SAVE THE DATE — Time flies through a fruitful season and here we are after a quick lunge from the outgoing Spring Summer 2015 season. As now we are fast approaching Pre-Fall 2015 and Fall Winter 2015, with multiple retailers and designers already begun taking pre-orders since a month ago, while L’inde Le Palais and Antonioli took lead following renowned global luxury retailer Luisa Via Roma. Consequently proceeding towards Spring Summer 2015 sale at selected regions SSENSE that has kicked off as early as third week of the month in May.

The Milan and Paris Fashion Week is one of the most prominent anticipated events in Italy’s and France’s bi-annual fashion calender. Organised by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion and Federation Francaise de la Couture from 19 till 28 June 2015 in respective countries, with almost 100 participating designers around the world in various fashion categories from luxury to new talents promises endless excitements. Discover the latest schedule below and don’t forget to save the date! You can now watch it live at NOWFASHION.com*last updated on 12 June 2015.

MILAN FASHION WEEK MENS SPRING SUMMER 2016 SCHEDULE

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Source: Architectural Models of World’s Famous Landmarks (Vol.1): Milan Cathedral – Paper Model of Milan Cathedral, Italy

FRIDAY, 19 JUNE 2015
10:00 pm – Dirk Bikkembergs

SATURDAY, 20 JUNE 2015
9:30 am – Corneliani
10:30 am – Ermenegildo Zegna
11:30 am – Emporio Armani
12:30 pm – Costume National
3:00 pm Andrea Pompilio
4:00 pm – Jil Sander
5:00 pm – Les Hommes
6:00 pm – Marni
7:00 pm – Neil Barrett
8:00 pm – Versace
9:00 pm – Philipp Plein

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Balmain x H&M Collaboration 2015

18th May 2015

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Balmain has just revealed an officially announced of a capsule designer cross high-street collection teamed up with Swedish super chain giant H&M to sell cut-price versions of the French luxury brand’s clothes and accessories. The news came as an unpredictable surprise during the Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) 2015 red carpet pre-show arrival through its Twitter account.

Whilst Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing was attending the event with Kim Kardashian’s half-sister Kendall Jenner and British fashion model Jourdan Dunn. Rousteing initiated a swift selfie with his dates through his personal Instagram account expressing in caption,

“GETTING READY FOR #BBMA with @kendalljenner and @officialjdunn . WHAT HAPPEN IN VEGAS WILL NOT STAY IN VEGAS @billboard #imsoready #guessforwhat”

Although there was insufficient information to determine Rousteing’s status from divulging the details of this collaboration. In the intervening period, Jenner shared the same image on leaving a quick informal teaser to her 26.2 million followers,

“with @olivier_rousteing and @officialjdunn bein cute… we have some news @balmainparis @hm”

Just moments before the BBMAs was set to begin, the teaser on both designer and celebrity’s Instagram got the news proliferated like a wildfire globally. This is not the first time H&M made a startling partnership announcement through unexpected snippets that succeeded in garnering its shopper’s attention. Much like its earlier anticipation with its 2014 guest collaboration designer – Alexander Wang made a similar strategic announcement with the major high-street brand on the red carpet, just hours before the party was set to begin during the huge Alexander Wang X H&M Coachella music event.


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Antonioli Launches Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 & Fall Winter 2015

11th May 2015

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Time flies when you’re busy exploring shedloads of designer wear, and by the time you are still expecting for the latest arrivals from Spring Summer 2015 collection the new transition period has already begun. Fall Winter 2015 is approaching upon us, and yet Spring Summer 2015 sales season is just weeks away in May. This week mark’s Milan based luxury retailer – Antonioli to launch its latest Pre-Fall 2015 and Fall Winter 2015 menswear collection, a vast resurgence of new arrivals currently available for advance pre-order after overcoming Givenchy Spring Summer 2015’s demand which lead to an instant sellout in a matter of weeks since the beginning of the season.

It is customary for Givenchy in every pre-collection to reproduce visual aesthetics from former collections, but the new Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 menswear collection not only begins from the past, it integrates experimental elements extended from the house codes. In this season, pixel-blocking properties dress across predominant designs that have taken inspiration from a digital manipulation software. The Givenchy Black Madonna Digital Print Cuban-Fit T-Shirt sets a prime example, utilizing the base print work reinitiated from the Givenchy Spring Summer 2013 menswear collection while incorporating pixelated accents and what seems to be the crop tool housing strategically position on the right side of the print.

The pixelated digital coding was not only confined to a visual experiment but also continued through one of the main Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 print series. Set in a khaki military colourway, the Givenchy Black Stars & Digital Pinball Print Columbian-Fit T-Shirt features a two dimensional symmetrical assembly built from an array of geometric lines that shapes a military radar detector system with an additional camouflage touch represented in a pixelated digital pattern. On the other hand, a conspicuous Givenchy Black Fire Abstract Print Columbian-Fit Sweatshirt seems to have transpired from an IR infrared heat signature imaging, the nature of digitalism played a significant role in this season’s pre-collection series.

While the Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 menswear lookbook featured the ‘Love’ typography print offered in a torn-off or technicolor degraded print series has prevailed through a complete selection of outwear to choose from. Finding desire to own these pieces may be a challenge due to the weak aspirational visual aesthetics portrayed in this particular series, however there are some other highly noteworthy pieces enveloped from through the classic collection. One of the few treasured pieces in the current collection is the Givenchy Black Stars & Stripes Print Mohair-Blend Sweater, it is uniquely composed from a mixture of five different materials, rendering a distinct texture on the contrast white and red striped waistline. Another interesting selection is the Givenchy Black Crystal Studded Swiss Leather Sandals, this pair of quality spring footwear mainly features Swarovski jewels and metal studded embellishments, making it eye-catching from a distance and looks wise is nonetheless extravagant. Other enticing accessories include the Givenchy Gold Codification series available in a textured leather backpack and zipper pouch to match that are new and exclusive codes to this season.

Heading to Fall Winter 2015, just by having a closer look at Antonoli’s latest Givenchy Fall Winter 2015 menswear collection, the devils in the details felt incredibly realistic, the collection revealed the little but yet important detailing unseen from the vast showcase and dark runway setting. One could grasp the concept by Riccardo Tisci’s intend to turn formal streetwear with a devilish affair, the dynamic inspiration converted Givenchy’s standard ready-to-wear basics into a discerning experiment. The more subtly collection is dominated by the worn out effect ‘Native American’ or otherwise presumed ‘Persian’ gauged carpet print, primarily available with an alternative black gradient approach.

This season’s prominent style direction assembles severely worn out attributes as though a ferocious animal has ripped across the fabrics, a key feature administered in less distinct designs offered in a creative approach. Cotton shirts are elongated this season with unfinished seams protruding across edge – termed “Raw-Cut”, such as the Givenchy Black & Red Raw-Cut Contour Columbian-Fit Long Shirt outlined the perfect classic representation of a devil’s outfit. A Givenchy Black Destroyed Native-American Carpet Print Columbian-Fit Sweatshirt addresses random distressed throughout that unveils tiny hidden patches of print details that gave off an unexpected creative notion, while while oversized generic label branded Givenchy Black ‘Givenchy Paris’ Print Columbian-Fit Sweatshirt also available in a T-Shirt variant were intensively destroyed till a point it questions the irony coming from a luxury designer. These unique aesthetics will definitely challenge consumer’s acceptance and appreciation, particularly towards these pieces.

In most respects, the latest Givenchy Fall Winter 2015 menswear collection is every bit unlike its other testament collections. It offers a rather uncivilized dressing experienced, whether the pieces you choose originated from sharply cut blazer and coats, or cult classic streetwear t-shirts and sweats, as deteriorated and damaged fabric features are present in every piece. First impressions is not exactly an understatement, but for those who thrills in acceptance to explore the new collection will have to reach deep pockets in order to discover a meaningful trade off between luxury and inferior aspiration. Secure your Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 and Fall Winter 2015 wardrobe collection with Antonioli, start shopping the current complete selections while stocks last.

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GIVENCHY BLACK FIRE ABSTRACT PRINT COLUMBIAN-FIT SWEATSHIRT – $1,015
Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015 Ready-To-Wear
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Fond Farewell to DRBLOGSPOT and Welcome a new chapter with Second Kulture!

8th April 2015

DRBLOGSPOT — SECOND KULTURE

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Dear Readers,

I am writing from a café which is effectively my office most of the time. I wanted to write this for you to say thank you for reading DRBLOGSPOT for the last 3 years. Your positive comments have been greatly appreciated, and I almost feel like we’ve reviewed some of these leading designer labels together.

I had a fantastic time working on some great designers, associate retailers and met some wonderful people around the world. Just over a year ago, I took DRBLOGSPOT towards the next level by revealing my personal identity because of the commitment to growth and adding value to the blog. I’ve invested countless efforts dedicated into creating detailed articles based on research and analysis to deliver an unparalleled article as the only fashion blog venturing into in-depth reviews of the international high fashion phenomenon. It took DRBLOGSPOT a monumental milestone to discover a curated identity where I can finally call home. The priceless moments whenever an incidental reader greets me in person to wherever I’ve travelled, has brought an appreciation expressed through  a meaningful recognition of hard work that has been valued, which I am extremely grateful to your support.

Now though, the time has come to move on to a new adventure and welcome an excitable chapter with the all new blog title called Second Kulture — www.secondkulture.com. Since late March 2015, I have taken the decision to rebrand DRBLOGSPOT by changing its flagship name to Second Kulture. The new title distinguish itself from the foregoing title that has leverage its name based on the Blogger brand. Second Kulture derives from each individual word to complete its unique definition — the initial Second reflects the notion of extravagant lifestyle as “secondary” that propels from the primary “first” hierarchy needs, such as essentials; while Kulture descend from the Malay word translated as “Culture”, describes as a complex attribute of an individual to a degree which has cultivated a particular level of sophistication, here within the arts of high culture fashion.

Second Kulture is the new permanent blog title where I shall continue to build the brand name as a feature blogger and will increase to provide an unprecedented experience from iconic fashion houses including Balmain, Givenchy, Saint Laurent and amongst other. I’ve got some really interesting projects lined up through exploring the prospects of social media, which is the current annual plan to grow as a global fashion blogger and hopefully you will enjoy the adventure with me.

I look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you into my new blog space.

Sincerely,

Maurice Lim