3 posts tagged "Nick Wooster"
Nick Wooster’s dandyish look has long mesmerized menswear show-goers. With his handlebar mustache, tattoo sleeves, and eclectic outfits (like the embroidered shorts, relaxed blazer, and snazzy leopard Celine shoes he wore during this week’s Pitti fair, above), he’s crafted an aesthetic that’s uniquely his own. Having served as the mennswear fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, as well as the menswear creative director at JC Penney (a post he left in April of this year), Wooster is not only catnip for street style paps, but a seasoned industry expert. Here, the man talks to Style.com about Pitti, the state of menswear, and his plans for the future.
When did you first start coming to Pitti?
I did my first Pitti in January of 1988.
What’s changed since then
Absolutely nothing. Well, actually, in a certain way, nothing has changed, and then obviously, everything has. The heart of Pitti has always been the same. Look at someone like Lino or Peter Rizzo, who was the person who brought me to my first Pitti. He still comes, and so many of the players are the same. I think that’s the story of menswear, the story of Italy, and the story of Pitti.
You’re known for your personal style. Do you turn it up for the shows?
No. I mean, at the end of the day, I’ve always felt the need and desire to be different. The worst part for me is figuring out what I’m going to bring. I brought twice as much as I’m going to need so there’s always a bit of a problem in the morning, like, “Shit what am I going to wear?” But that’s the story of my life. I never know what I’m going to wear until I get out of the shower. Continue Reading “A Man’s World: Nick Wooster Talks Pitti” »
Style.com’s roving street-style correspondent, Tommy Ton, is making the jump from fashion observer to fashion designer. Ton teamed up with Club Monaco to design two exclusive bags, which hit the retailer’s stores this week. Both styles—a messenger bag-inspired satchel for women and a backpack for men—are made in British Millerain with leather trim and nickel hardware and retail between $198 and $225. To introduce the bags to the world, the photoblogger slipped a few advance pieces to a few key friends and subjects and did what he does best: begin shooting. Above and below, a few exclusive shots of the bags in action. Continue Reading “As Seen On JakAndJil” »
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana hosted a party in Milan for Justin Bieber. While Dolce admits that “it might be slightly premature to talk about him as a style icon,” he’s definitely dressing the Dolce & Gabbana part at the moment (left)—just us, or do you see a slight resemblance here? [Vogue U.K.]
Happy birthday to Anna Dello Russo, who celebrated hers on Saturday. Tributes of shoe cards and blog-design-mimicking birthday cakes have already come pouring in, so we’ll just add our good wishes to the pile. [Styleite]
Speaking of birthdays, last week, Dame Vivienne Westwood celebrated her 70th. Her friend and sometime campaign star Pamela Anderson got her what might just be the perfect present: 70 acres of rain forest. [Telegraph]
And Racked checks in with Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman’s men’s fashion director Nick Wooster, who sounds off on the must-have menswear item of the moment: the pocket square. [Racked]