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FASHION XY
+ the appropriate way to smoke a cigar

+ the appropriate way to smoke a cigar

GabrielDesigns isn’t one for smoking cigars – that’s common knowledge. But if you are going to drag on a stogie, this Italian gentleman definitely knows how to make it look appealing. The simple grey jumper with rolled up sleeves match nicely with his silver wristband and peppered beard. There’s even a slight De Niro-esque resemblance...
+ blue and red, toscana

+ blue and red, toscana

Just a few weeks ago, if you happened to be zipping through Toscana – possibly for the Mille Miglia or simply passing through because Toscana is…Toscana – you might have chanced upon this father / daughter duo on a city bike. The otherwise dismissive outfits warrant double-takes thanks to the braces.
+ From an Age Long Past

+ From an Age Long Past

With small exceptions, Motorsports and Fashion for the most part doesn’t seem to mix these days. But there once was a time when “driving” meant something more than just engines and shells and muscles. It was a time when gentlemen donned on leather driving gloves, racing caps, driving goggles, shirts with tartan elbow patches, tailored...
+ fabric texture, cavalli

+ fabric texture, cavalli

Once in a while you hear a designer or read in a mag something about fabric textures and patterning and superiority of this fabric as opposed to that fabric and you’re thinking “who freggin cares?” Well one of the all time Kings of texture and patterning is Roberto Cavalli from Firenze. Of course you’ve heard...
+ street fashion, tel aviv

+ street fashion, tel aviv

+ marco the chef

+ marco the chef

His name’s Marco. The mystery chef at Cafe Giro. He looks the part of a mafioso. But he’ll flash his grin when you walk into the cafe and if there’s ladies in the room, the suave is on. Marco always wears a white dress shirt to work. Marco also always wears a tie. Thin. Single...
+ the House of...?

+ the House of…?

Q: Which one of you fashion gurus recognize the house known for such reptilian-like prints?? (Clue: his infamy began with experimentation on t-shirt prints) A: … ?
+ tweed and silk

+ tweed and silk

+ MBFW - Hien Le

+ MBFW – Hien Le

The details from the Hein Le Studio show at the Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week A/W 2012. Not a wild presentation, but understated, elegant, and stylish. Note the one-button cuff detail, an all-time favorite of GabrielDesigns. With guest critic Steph Eisenkolb, we had a fantastic time darting in between the models to grab these shots.
+ the dead cat and I

+ the dead cat and I

Last night, I borrowed a dead cat. Possibly a wild…bob…cat?? Tutia of PerretSchaad was kind enough to loan it over for the frigid walk home and while the vest served its purpose more than adequately, Wrangelsrasse 5 decided to create a few images. As it is tempting never to return the cat, “it died” might...
+ rasta coat, bratislava

+ rasta coat, bratislava

+ outside McCafe, Bratislava

+ outside McCafe, Bratislava

This gentleman in Bratislava certainly pulls off this amazing long coat quite smartly but I cannot imagine a Berlin/Williamsburg hipster wearing this caliber of outwear without looking absurd.