Gar&Mann:L has always been a fan of AMBUSH® DESIGN by Verbal and Yoon. "ANYTHING GOES" is the inspiration behind the Tokyo-based design collective. Launched since 2008, AMBUSH® DESIGN has received immediate media attention as many of their pieces was worn by Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Rita Ora, Solange, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, Odd Future.... Numerous collaborative efforts include Louis Vuitton (Kim Jones), Maison Kitsuné, A Bathing Ape®, TOPMAN, Georg Jensen, Mattel (Ken™ 50th Anniversary), ZIPPO®, Cassette Playa, JUNN J. and the list goes on. It is all about the size this spring, go big or go home. The new collection revive the 80's hip hop street style with a modern twist: Garish big Chains, extra large coffin ring, gold cube thick choker and leather kufis. Forget about those ordinary sparkles and swarovski crystals on your nails, we go snazzy with gold links and mix color shapes. The NU ORDER is vicious. The spring/summer 2014 collection is expected to hit selected stores and AMBUSH® DESIGN online shops on January 31st.
Gloomy, mysterious, vintage camera, Kate moss with slicked-back yellow hair and her barbie mini-Kate starred in Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign directed by Steven Klein. Gar&Mann:L is in the mood for some McQueen Love.
Issey Miyake Cacao 0% Everlasting Chocolate: Starting from January 23 till February 14th 2014, mens socks purchased at Issey Miyake Japan will be gift wrapped in special Valentines 0% chocolate package. The annual campaign started back in 2010, the socks and package are designed to resemble a chocolate bar. It's the perfect Valentines gift with a sense of humour and great taste, especially for those who are big fan of chocolate as well as sock fetish. Issey Miyake Men Valentine special edition socks will also be available for purchase for the holiday. The gold diamond-printed 0% cacao chocolate would be the sweet course on our Gar&Mann:L Valentine's tasting menu.
"People kept telling me I do too much black," - Yohji Yamamoto. Yohji Yamamoto Fall/Winter 2014 would definitely make a lot say otherwise. Using of motifs is quite the key to make this collection extraordinarily playful. Snakes and skulls are printed all over suits and riders jackets. Skulls are depicted to be intertwined with chains and flowers that really give the collection a Japanese sumarai taste. Beside the skulls and snakes parts of the collection, the other half are built on top of the traditional Japanese Daimyo [大名] style with camouflage and floral design. Zipper also plays an important role in the collection, the using of zipper instead of buttons for suits jacket is magnificent. 花と蛇と骸骨 [Flower. Snake. Skull.] Masterfully creative and brilliant, Gar&Mann:L love Yohji Yamamoto Fall/Winter 2014.
Gar&Mann:L is delighted to be invited to FRENCHAHOLIC Christmas popshop at AME Art Gallery, Central, Hong Kong. Frenchaholic is a unique online shop of French designers dedicated to Hong Kong aims to provide timeless quality items loved by Parisians. The two day private popshop offered a unique "Made in France" collection from selected French designers and brands. We are sure everyone would love to add a little French chic and inspirations into their everyday's life. Items ranging from Duffels, satchels, totes, wallets to everyday apparels, but for one thing that Gar&Mann:L absolutely love would be that beautifully hand-made La Compagnie du Kraft notebooks.La Compagnie du Kraft have been making notebooks for professional forest rangers and butchers since 1930. For guys with the hands of a lumberjack or killer. They are meant to last for their supreme quality and yes they are hand-made in Paris. Incase you have already missed FRENCHAHOLIC this time around, they have already got everything planned out for their second popshop. Be sure to find out and follow them with their blog at [Le Blog]. Items are also available to be purchased online in here. [Frenchaholic]. Special thanks to Founder of FRENCHAHOLIC, Vincent Bruel for his warm greetings and invitation. Gar&Mann:L can't wait to visit their second popshop and we wish him all the best with FRENCHAHOLIC.
"The name “Frenchaholic” is born in our mind from the addition of the suffix “-aholic” that commonly describes someone addicted to or compulsively in need of to “French” as it fully explains our commitment for beautiful craftsmanship and quality of fabric. We offer a curated selection of accessories and apparels from different French designers right here in Hong Kong at the same price you would find them in Paris. With a total transparency for both origin and condition of production. A great number of designers and products we select had never been distributed in Hong Kong before. Frenchaholic is the exclusive shop you will find them." - FRENCHAHOLIC