Lapo Elkann, the New York born Italian’s name in 1977’s name is synonymous with sports cars, bespoke suits with a little more flair than usual, beautiful women and camouflage transportation. The impulsive, never surrender’d tattooed individual is also the designer behind the innovative brand Italia Independent which strikes me as a sort of extension to his massive closet, and creative impulses.
It doesn’t surprise me that when the fast living Fiat heir rests his hat, he prefers a contrast to the busyness and excess he deals with from day to day.
The open plan devoid of any structure illicits a calm and direct approach to the hideaway.
Designed by French architect, Florent Lasdesaulnier, it is a sober yet personality rich structure that will indeed impress Italian entrepreneur Lapo Elkann’s distinctive taste.
The structure’s ability to take on different skins intrigued me, but figured it was expected that camouflage would be the first choice.
Quote from Designboom:
“The mixing of disciplines, materials and colours are his trademark. a global artist, pressed for time, driven, anxious to understand, to assemble, to visit
and revisit products, places and spaces. his creative energy is even expressed through his look. all of it seemed so familiar without my knowing why.
my reaction was not so much fascination but rather curiosity, and once i reached the end of the interview, the project was fixed. it was incredible. a first time experience.’
- architect florent lesaulnier”
If you guys know me, you’d know that I like my raw denim and jackets. But for the overenthusiastic tempuratures we’ve been having lately, I figured to be practical for a change and wear something more weather appropriate.
polo: American Apparel, tank: Hanes, shorts: The Hundreds, shoes: Superga, bag: SM Accessories
Von Zipper equates to skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, wee man, and basically for the more alternative and outgoing sort. The sunglasses they serve up are well designed to look good but at the same time hard wearing enough to put up with the numerous challenges the elements pose.
Extreme sports, lifestyle and a ton of personality is infused into their sunglasses which give some individuality in a sea of usuals suspects. I wear a couple of their shades simply because they fit the unfussy summer style pretty well, and are sporty enough to be tossed around and still keep on kicking. They’re perfect for music festivals and keeping the glare out of your eyes while chasing sunsets on a Malibu Wakesetter.
photo up top by Adrian Calumpang.
Some of that limited ediiish!
I also really dig these ones (Cletus) because they really give off the summer vibe with the mirrorized lenses.
LoMax below. Basic with a lil sumpin sumpin. Keyhole bridge plus POLARIZATION! VP3 stands for Tri-Motion polarization, so a lot less glare to see colors better!
Cletus again for the sunset.
Check out their stuff and find what your personality calls for, and which one tells your story!
VZ sunglasses are available in LS Pascual Rockwell, LS Pascual Shangri-La, SPEX Greenbelt, SPEX BGC, Sarabia Greenbelt, and Sarabia ATC.
Dropped by the Perry Ellis store before watching Bloc Party the other week, and I have to say I really like the new stuff they have in stock. Perfect for the summer (more casual) months while still being very stylish.
This print I really liked, it’s one of those rare designs that catch your eye but in a subtle and “hey, that’s interesting” kind of way.
Refreshing orange, I regret not getting this shirt. Hopefully it’ll still be there next time I drop by!
The look of the store speaks city dweller but not in an uptight way, much like the brand it’s for people looking for very presentable clothes without the fussy disposable trends.
Prints on prints! Don’t limit yourself to stripes and dots!
Check out the new Perry Ellis store in Shangri-La Plaza’s impressive new wing, they’re located at the M/L floor.
Perry Ellis Stores:
thinking if I should’ve purchased this… on the fence, since waist is a bit big on the jacket. these are problems that made to measure and bespoke (especially) can fix. #menswear #style #doublebreasted