3 posts tagged "Louis Simonon"
Phillip Lim isn’t a fan of faking it. So instead of mocking up a set to shoot the film for his Technicolor Fall ’13 collection, which was designed with “the partners, girlfriends, and lovers of the racer generation in mind,” the designer jetted off to Japan. “Tokyo street style is so synonymous with tribes and subcultures that it seemed the natural place to capture the spirit of the collection,” Lim told Style.com. “We wanted to be sure the authenticity was not lost. We didn’t want to re-create anything, so naturally, we went to Tokyo.” Titled Sonomama—a Japanese phrase meaning “as you are”—the film (directed by James Lin and shot by Eduard Grau) and corresponding campaign (lensed by But Sou Lai) star Japanese actress Kiko Mizuhara, Louis Simonon, and real-deal Japanese rockabilly gang Black Shadow; they run, dance, and ride black and silver motorcycles through Tokyo’s neon-lit streets. “I wanted to capture a modern-day tribe,” added Lim. “Cross-cultural, individual characters, whose expressions and passions make a whole.” Catch the film’s debut, above, and take a first look at the campaign, below, exclusively on Style.com.
Adrien Sauvage is an unusual multi-talent—a former basketball player turned London’s coolest new suitmaker. Never mind that the photo essay/ad campaign he shot for the line, starring Mark Ronson (above), Coco Sumner (top), Bill Nighy, Terry Gilliam, and an 82-year-old former Harlem Globetrotter is called “This Is Not A Suit.” And there’s another talent still, for photography—”This Is Not A Suit” attracted enough attention from the British media that he’s now fending off offers as a lensman. “For now, I will stick to the design thing,” Sauvage said last night at the line’s debut at Matches. “It’s going so well.”
Sumner was on hand for the event, as were Lily Allen and rocker-sartorialists like Louis Simonon (son of Clash guitarist Paul Simonon, and occasional Prada model) and These New Puritans’ George Barnett, the rock drummer who’s a favorite of Hedi Slimane (and has done turns on the Dior Homme runway). And so, of course, were plenty of sharp A.Sauvage suits as well. There are dashes of public schoolboy style—Prince of Wales check and fine cashmere, but also purple and orange trousers and sizing for the full-grown gent (a nod, perhaps, to Sauvage’s own basketball-player’s proportions). Coco, for her part, was holding out for a custom piece. She didn’t get to keep the suit she modeled, but, she said, “I think he’s making a waistcoat for me. At least I hope.”