Styleternity for t(X) magazine

Issue #3 May/June 2012 

The Return Of The King- Slimane takes the reins at YSL

For those of you who have been following Hedi Slimane since his lauded departure from Dior Homme in 2007 you will know that the former creative director has since been keeping extremely busy- having photographed film and music legends and remained a stalwart editorial contributor on the fashion insider circuit.

However, since late March the proverbial rumour drought has been broken with news that Yves Saint Laurent’s current menswear director Stefano Pilati shall be replaced by Slimane. Additionally Slimane will take on the overarching role of Yves Saint Laurent’s creative director, a responsibility that will see him design his first womenswear collection- a major point of excitement amongst fashion insiders who are eager to see Slimane turn his hand to women’s haute couture. 

Slimane’s return has been met with widespread positive acclaim, many felt his departure from Dior to be both untimely and highly unnecessary. Though he has continued to thrive from his base of operations in Los Angeles since 2007 (exhibiting multiple times at the Museum of Contemporary Art), Slimane is well known for revolutionizing the Dior silhouette, bringing it forward into the 20th century. The skinny suit, slim tie and monochromatic tailoring (which are now hallmarks of most pretenders-to-the-throne) have become such a part of modern male dress sensibility that it bids reckoning to see what Slimane will do with YSL- a house that till now has had a very strong sense of heritage and largely relied on archival inspiration from their namesake.

This actually being Slimane’s second sojourn at the atelier of Yves Saint Laurent, there are big expectations that this time around Slimane will refine the aesthetic sparsity YSL himself championed for menswear. The big question is: will Slimane reinvent the menswear wheel again? 

SAVAGE BEAUTY-Eau Sauvage by Dior

Created by master perfumer Edmond Roudnitska in 1966, this chipre and iconic Dior scent has come to be associated with the classic citrus. While its base form exists as an EDT (eau de toilette) it has the projection of a cologne backed by a complexity that transforms it from a simple ‘lemon and trees’ staple to a lively accord in which sweat chords evoke the scent of a sun-kissed Tuscan afternoon, where the air is thick with the clean masculine sweat of her inhabitants.

With excellent longevity, a number of very classical base chords and a great entry level price ($90 AUD) its no wonder Eau Sauvage has remained a fragrance staple for over 40 years. Pair with a tailored jacket and your best formal loafers for dangerous dinner appeal or with 501’s and a white crew tee for that Rockabilly flair.


AVAILABLE IN EDT, EDP and Cologne Apres Rasage formats….

Fan Bingbing- madame of China’s new age silver screen

March 2011, Paris, for V Magazine

So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 
So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week! 

So I haven’t had much time as of late to update Style Ist Eternal: but since Milan fashion week is heating up and  summer is around the corner (here in Australia)…now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the most evocative designer runway pieces exhibited this year in menswear at Paris and London fashion week!