LANE CRAWFORD MENSWEAR/ IFC CENTRAL, HONG KONG 

Comme Des Garcons Spring 2012 RTW collection 
Less cryptic than her usual insinuations, Rei Kawakubo simply described her 2012 Spring RTW collection as ‘white drama’.
Felt keenly throughout the progression of this Saturday’s runway show, Kawakubo charts the cycle of birth, growth and death with a striking all-white palette. Subtle touches that give reverence to Westwood, 60’s gogo chic and even (openly subjective) the recent natural disasters in Japan abound…  

Comme Des Garcons Spring 2012 RTW collection 

Less cryptic than her usual insinuations, Rei Kawakubo simply described her 2012 Spring RTW collection as ‘white drama’.

Felt keenly throughout the progression of this Saturday’s runway show, Kawakubo charts the cycle of birth, growth and death with a striking all-white palette. Subtle touches that give reverence to Westwood, 60’s gogo chic and even (openly subjective) the recent natural disasters in Japan abound…  

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! 

Scenting the summer season- 3 top picks

Australia has the dubious honor of undergoing a very unsnowy Christmas, and with that comes the harsh heat of the Asia-Pacific summer season. Here’s 3 fragrances to bring about a surprisingly pleasant odor to the first days of summer

TOM FORD Priv ate Blend- Azure Lime
Azure Lime, part of the TOM FORD private blend collection is so predictably excellent at the highest artisinal level that ‘selling’ this product in and of itself is a pointless gesture. Encapsulated in 50/100 ml minimalist bottles, Azure Lime is a dry-as-gin tropical scent that opens with a sprig of bergamot. Chords to follow include lemon, valencia orange, basil and mint. Like any true artisinal fragrance, the final chords transform the warmth of the blend infusing it further with notes of patchouli and musk. A must have for anyone who appreciates a lasting scent with depth and personal character!

(Available at David Jones, RRP $225-$250)

Acqua Di Parma- Colonia
Acqua Di Parma Colonia has been around since the early 1900’s. The fact that the company crafting their self-titled Colonia has actually expanded since then means this is obviously preserving some good tradition. Crafted in the traditional style of haute perfumery, Colonia contains top notes of citrus and florals and is then finished with a sandalwod basenote.  Packaged in a circular and neat little bottle, Colonia is an excellent all purpose fragrance that can make the transition from a day at the office to a night in the bar fairly well!                                        

(Available at www.spacemstore.com, RRP $158.00 AUD)

Comme Des Garcons- PLAY

The house of Rei Kawakubo has a long seasoned history behind it, but aside from the dynamic fabrics, reshaping of ‘fashionable’ symmetry and use of ‘ink’ in perfume CDG also has ‘Play’. A perfect introduction to the world of Comme Des Garcons, the Play eau de parfum is a rich and fresh scent combining gourmand notes such as saffron and black pepper with ‘clean sea air’. Beyond your dime-a-dozen-new-each-season designer label perfumes, Play is evocative of everything that has made CDG an industry favorite staple: it is fun, dynamic and unique…qualities that carry over well to the message the wearer is attempting to convey!                   

(Available at www.meccacosmetica.com.au, RRP $168.00 AUD)