Why Vetements Gets It: Demna Gvasalia looks to the streets. Literally.

See this image? It’s part of the series that Demna Gvasalia of Vetements created for his SS18 collection. See that scowling man? He could be your uncle Oswald or the man you buy tomatoes from at the Sunday market. And yet, he’s having fun, he’s making me laugh and he’s so fucking cool. Dammit Demna, you did it again. To be a successful designer, you need to be a master of balance. You have to tease, provoke, captivate and astound your clients even as you ensure that they actually end up buying what you’re creating. So it’s a delicate tug-of-war, … Continue reading Why Vetements Gets It: Demna Gvasalia looks to the streets. Literally.

San Francisco Style Part 1: Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

Since moving to San Francisco earlier this year, there have been a number of big changes that have taken some getting used to. Aside from the weather (unlike most of California, SF seems to be under a perennial cold spell), the high cost of eating out in general (goodbye cheap Singaporean food courts) and the litter (or free stuff via curbside pick-ups), it’s actually a heck of a lot of fun. One of the biggest points of debate when I mentioned my move was surprising—San Francisco style. Or rather, the lack of. In the first month, everyone I had met, … Continue reading San Francisco Style Part 1: Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair