Beniamino Marini reports on Les Hommes

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Bravo. Les Hommes’ Homme, designed by Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch, was stunning. great attention was paid to the jackets that became “tailed” like a trench or a frack top. Details included double lapels , strings with particular attention paid to the pockets. The looks were shown with sandals and open toed shoes. The mood was inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill
( the scene where Uma goes to Japan to train for real fighting) meets the Nobel Prize night. Their research included classical oriental clothing and the battle uniforms of the Samurai and martial arts jackets as well as the traditional hakama trousers.

The set: black bamboos (no double sense) positioned in the middle of the runway like stings on a sea urchin through which the models had to walk as if they were in a tropical forest or a luxurious garden in a japanese private courtyard.

There was great attention paid to the hair as well.




Les Hommes, Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch., graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.