Dear Shaded Viewers,
In the seemingly never-ending game of musical chairs between young designers and fashion houses, Cerruti has appointed Richard Nicoll as his new creative director. His first show was promising, reworking the brand's signature tailoring in contemporary ways and adding an experimental spin that reflects the Australian designer's aesthetics. I loved the red and blue silhouettes, which reminded me of Claude Montana's work in the late 80s. Nicoll used mohair, leather and fur, which nicely contrasted with the latex and perforated pieces.
A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.