“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.” 

(Source: The Kinsky

STYLETERNITY

Stefano Pilati’s Paris Duplex After all the fanfare that Architectural Digest’s coverage of Thom Browne’s apartment drew, I spent a good couple of hours scrawling through the acclaimed design magazine looking for other designers and AD’s coverage of their homes. 
Enter Stefano Pilati, creative director for Yves Saint Laurent since 2001, now at Ermenegildo Zegna. Pilati’s ready to wear collections have always drawn from a wealth of eclectic inspiration: his penchant is for the use of varied cultural and geographical references which he employs to great effect inside his own home. North African masks share prime Parisian real estate with Imperial Chinese rugs and one off photographs by Juergen Teller. There’s even a beautifully maintained Louis XVI writing desk, from a time when the Bourbon Kings ruled France. 
The warmth and multifaceted inspirations in Pilati’s home are to my mind far more welcoming than TB’s sparse Greenwich apartment. There’s very little negative space in Pilati’s duplex, and an increased size allows the Zegna creative director a means to fill his home with all sorts of contrasting minutiae, a progression - never jarring - of color and cultures mingling in the space.  
These sometimes lavish, always luxurious living spaces inhabited by designers always strike a chord. Its reassuring to see that the aesthetic inclinations that inform Pilati’s work are also part of his day to day life. It could be said that there is some sincerity in that fact. 
(Source: Architectural Digest) 
STYLETERNITY
Stefano Pilati’s Paris Duplex After all the fanfare that Architectural Digest’s coverage of Thom Browne’s apartment drew, I spent a good couple of hours scrawling through the acclaimed design magazine looking for other designers and AD’s coverage of their homes. 
Enter Stefano Pilati, creative director for Yves Saint Laurent since 2001, now at Ermenegildo Zegna. Pilati’s ready to wear collections have always drawn from a wealth of eclectic inspiration: his penchant is for the use of varied cultural and geographical references which he employs to great effect inside his own home. North African masks share prime Parisian real estate with Imperial Chinese rugs and one off photographs by Juergen Teller. There’s even a beautifully maintained Louis XVI writing desk, from a time when the Bourbon Kings ruled France. 
The warmth and multifaceted inspirations in Pilati’s home are to my mind far more welcoming than TB’s sparse Greenwich apartment. There’s very little negative space in Pilati’s duplex, and an increased size allows the Zegna creative director a means to fill his home with all sorts of contrasting minutiae, a progression - never jarring - of color and cultures mingling in the space.  
These sometimes lavish, always luxurious living spaces inhabited by designers always strike a chord. Its reassuring to see that the aesthetic inclinations that inform Pilati’s work are also part of his day to day life. It could be said that there is some sincerity in that fact. 
(Source: Architectural Digest) 
STYLETERNITY
Stefano Pilati’s Paris Duplex After all the fanfare that Architectural Digest’s coverage of Thom Browne’s apartment drew, I spent a good couple of hours scrawling through the acclaimed design magazine looking for other designers and AD’s coverage of their homes. 
Enter Stefano Pilati, creative director for Yves Saint Laurent since 2001, now at Ermenegildo Zegna. Pilati’s ready to wear collections have always drawn from a wealth of eclectic inspiration: his penchant is for the use of varied cultural and geographical references which he employs to great effect inside his own home. North African masks share prime Parisian real estate with Imperial Chinese rugs and one off photographs by Juergen Teller. There’s even a beautifully maintained Louis XVI writing desk, from a time when the Bourbon Kings ruled France. 
The warmth and multifaceted inspirations in Pilati’s home are to my mind far more welcoming than TB’s sparse Greenwich apartment. There’s very little negative space in Pilati’s duplex, and an increased size allows the Zegna creative director a means to fill his home with all sorts of contrasting minutiae, a progression - never jarring - of color and cultures mingling in the space.  
These sometimes lavish, always luxurious living spaces inhabited by designers always strike a chord. Its reassuring to see that the aesthetic inclinations that inform Pilati’s work are also part of his day to day life. It could be said that there is some sincerity in that fact. 
(Source: Architectural Digest) 
STYLETERNITY
Stefano Pilati’s Paris Duplex After all the fanfare that Architectural Digest’s coverage of Thom Browne’s apartment drew, I spent a good couple of hours scrawling through the acclaimed design magazine looking for other designers and AD’s coverage of their homes. 
Enter Stefano Pilati, creative director for Yves Saint Laurent since 2001, now at Ermenegildo Zegna. Pilati’s ready to wear collections have always drawn from a wealth of eclectic inspiration: his penchant is for the use of varied cultural and geographical references which he employs to great effect inside his own home. North African masks share prime Parisian real estate with Imperial Chinese rugs and one off photographs by Juergen Teller. There’s even a beautifully maintained Louis XVI writing desk, from a time when the Bourbon Kings ruled France. 
The warmth and multifaceted inspirations in Pilati’s home are to my mind far more welcoming than TB’s sparse Greenwich apartment. There’s very little negative space in Pilati’s duplex, and an increased size allows the Zegna creative director a means to fill his home with all sorts of contrasting minutiae, a progression - never jarring - of color and cultures mingling in the space.  
These sometimes lavish, always luxurious living spaces inhabited by designers always strike a chord. Its reassuring to see that the aesthetic inclinations that inform Pilati’s work are also part of his day to day life. It could be said that there is some sincerity in that fact. 
(Source: Architectural Digest) 
STYLETERNITY

Stefano Pilati’s Paris Duplex
After all the fanfare that Architectural Digest’s coverage of Thom Browne’s apartment drew, I spent a good couple of hours scrawling through the acclaimed design magazine looking for other designers and AD’s coverage of their homes.

Enter Stefano Pilati, creative director for Yves Saint Laurent since 2001, now at Ermenegildo Zegna. Pilati’s ready to wear collections have always drawn from a wealth of eclectic inspiration: his penchant is for the use of varied cultural and geographical references which he employs to great effect inside his own home. North African masks share prime Parisian real estate with Imperial Chinese rugs and one off photographs by Juergen Teller. There’s even a beautifully maintained Louis XVI writing desk, from a time when the Bourbon Kings ruled France.

The warmth and multifaceted inspirations in Pilati’s home are to my mind far more welcoming than TB’s sparse Greenwich apartment. There’s very little negative space in Pilati’s duplex, and an increased size allows the Zegna creative director a means to fill his home with all sorts of contrasting minutiae, a progression - never jarring - of color and cultures mingling in the space. 

These sometimes lavish, always luxurious living spaces inhabited by designers always strike a chord. Its reassuring to see that the aesthetic inclinations that inform Pilati’s work are also part of his day to day life. It could be said that there is some sincerity in that fact.

(Source: Architectural Digest)

STYLETERNITY

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE- THE BEST DRESSED AT THE OSCARS 
Oscar night is no picnic for the stylish, and for those who are ‘visually greedy’ (to coin the Scott Schuman term) it is a verdant smorgasboard waiting to be absorbed inward….
Styleternity’s picks for the night include
Gary Oldman in bespoke Paul Smith: complete with grosgrain trim, polka dot pocket square and three piece tailoring
Zachary Quinto in Yves Saint Laurent: a return to tradition with the contrast shawl lapel tuxedo jacket and chunky spectacles
Jon Hamm in modern meets masculine: a peak lapel blazer by Dolce & Gabbana, paired with the contemporary charm of a slim neck tie
A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE- THE BEST DRESSED AT THE OSCARS 
Oscar night is no picnic for the stylish, and for those who are ‘visually greedy’ (to coin the Scott Schuman term) it is a verdant smorgasboard waiting to be absorbed inward….
Styleternity’s picks for the night include
Gary Oldman in bespoke Paul Smith: complete with grosgrain trim, polka dot pocket square and three piece tailoring
Zachary Quinto in Yves Saint Laurent: a return to tradition with the contrast shawl lapel tuxedo jacket and chunky spectacles
Jon Hamm in modern meets masculine: a peak lapel blazer by Dolce & Gabbana, paired with the contemporary charm of a slim neck tie
A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE- THE BEST DRESSED AT THE OSCARS 
Oscar night is no picnic for the stylish, and for those who are ‘visually greedy’ (to coin the Scott Schuman term) it is a verdant smorgasboard waiting to be absorbed inward….
Styleternity’s picks for the night include
Gary Oldman in bespoke Paul Smith: complete with grosgrain trim, polka dot pocket square and three piece tailoring
Zachary Quinto in Yves Saint Laurent: a return to tradition with the contrast shawl lapel tuxedo jacket and chunky spectacles
Jon Hamm in modern meets masculine: a peak lapel blazer by Dolce & Gabbana, paired with the contemporary charm of a slim neck tie

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE- THE BEST DRESSED AT THE OSCARS 

Oscar night is no picnic for the stylish, and for those who are ‘visually greedy’ (to coin the Scott Schuman term) it is a verdant smorgasboard waiting to be absorbed inward….

Styleternity’s picks for the night include

  • Gary Oldman in bespoke Paul Smith: complete with grosgrain trim, polka dot pocket square and three piece tailoring
  • Zachary Quinto in Yves Saint Laurent: a return to tradition with the contrast shawl lapel tuxedo jacket and chunky spectacles
  • Jon Hamm in modern meets masculine: a peak lapel blazer by Dolce & Gabbana, paired with the contemporary charm of a slim neck tie
YSL- Your Suit Lasts….
As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.
In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.
Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 
YSL- Your Suit Lasts….
As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.
In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.
Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 
YSL- Your Suit Lasts….
As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.
In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.
Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 
YSL- Your Suit Lasts….
As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.
In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.
Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 
YSL- Your Suit Lasts….
As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.
In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.
Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 
YSL- Your Suit Lasts….
As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.
In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.
Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 
YSL- Your Suit Lasts….
As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.
In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.
Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 
YSL- Your Suit Lasts….
As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.
In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.
Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 

YSL- Your Suit Lasts….

As Fashion Week in Paris & Milan comes to a close, it is apparent that this season (as with many fall seasons) has been all about the suit. With its prevalence in one form or another at the Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum shows, it seems only fitting that the week would come full circle with the Yves Saint Laurent show: one that takes the suit to its logical conclusion.

In an intersection divided between the thematic arch of power and wealth, the current YSL collection captures the timeless elegance that the house has come to be associated with tempered by their return to decadence: gratefully in a dark and brooding sort of way. Shearling collared peacoats and cavalry trenches were a staple on show, and the more traditional aspects of the YSL house (razor sharp wing lapels, plaited luxuriant leather, attentive tailoring) were layered under rock-n-roll chic, biker jackets, steel clad battle ready boots, the sense of rebellion in the collection as palpable as the Warhol script rising in the background.

Stefano Pilati, the current YSL creative director for menswear seems to have hit a great stride with this collection. Consistency seems to be a unifying theme as well, marking the current collection with a definitive sense of purpose, as if each model is part of some greater sartorial narrative. Personally my favourite collection this fall and timeless to boot, YSL has never been so reverent and yet so relevant. 

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! 

Call me a failing couture xenobyte but I have no idea what metaphor was being drawn between the Fall 2011 YSL collection and Mondrian-esque muses…still, here it is in all its bazooka gum glory; V magazine’s “From the Desk of Gaga No 1”