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Men’s Style: Square Root

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Throughout the menswear collections shown in New York, London, Milan and Paris, we noticed a common ground that many of the designers shared. Squares were popping up all over the runways in various forms, from buffalo checks to windowpanes. It was seen on suiting, separates, […]

Vilebrequin Collaborates with Karl Lagerfeld

By Olivia Cuccaro Get your beach bag ready. Swimwear favorite Vilebrequin has teamed up with fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld on a new summer capsule collection. Vilebrequin’s French Riviera-cool combines with Lagerfeld’s chic sophistication for this season’s must-have beach pieces. Just in time for swim season, the limited-edition collection comprises eight items for both men and women. Drawing inspiration from rivieras […]

Proenza Schouler Curates Book Collection in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro The new accessory this season? Proenza Schouler says it’s a good book. The New York-based womenswear and accessories brand has partnered with Dashwood Books to introduce a curated selection of titles to decorate Proenza Schouler’s Soho store. On Greene Street, the store will change titles each season to reflect the current collection and the interests of the […]

Shop the Shoot: Sporty Fashion

By Olivia Cuccaro For our March/April issue, we explored Kauai to put sporty fashion to the test. From wandering through Waimea Canyon, to catching rays at Kukui’ula, these athletic trends are ready for adventure. Find out where to shop the looks featured in the magazine and see some of this editor’s picks for the floral trend below. The Shoot: Adam […]

Dior Homme Collaborates with Artist Toru Kamei

By Olivia Cuccaro This summer, floral prints have made their way into stylish menswear collections. French fashion house Dior has tapped Japanese artist Toru Kamei as the inspiration for its new Dior Homme summer line. Designed by Kris Van Assche, the Dior Homme summer collection features an exclusive artistic collaboration with Kamei, known for his botanical still life paintings. The […]

Women’s Style: Heat Wave

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Embrace spring fashion as seen here in the dramatic landscape of the south shore of Kaua‘i. From stripes in Waimea Canyon to sporty swimwear in Poipu and color-blocking in Kukui‘ula, we bring your island fantasies to life. Photographer Thomas Whiteside, Stylist Jamie Frankel Adam Lippes top, $390, fluted skirt, […]

Wolf & Badger Opens Store in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro New York’s famed Soho shopping district has added another luxury retailer to its chic streets. Hailing from the UK, Wolf & Badger debuted its first US retail outpost on Grand Street, among high-end neighbors like Alexander Wang and Saint Laurent. Founded in 2010 by brothers George and Henry Graham, Wolf & Badger curates a selection of independent […]

Designer Eugenia Kim Introduces Handbags

By Olivia Cuccaro Her straw hats have become a beachwear staple. Now, New York-based designer Eugenia Kim has launched a collection of handbags with the same fun-in-the-sun character. The Flavia handbag is designed after the Mirasol hat – drawing its inspiration from what the hat looks like when carried upside down. All bags are handmade with straw and black wood […]

Men’s Trend: Leather Jackets

By Olivia Cuccaro It’s time to retire winter coats for the season in lieu of lighter outerwear. Leather jackets have found their way from punk rock bands to high fashion, enhancing men’s spring style in an array of cuts and colors. See this editor’s picks below for the leather jacket trend. Balmain quilted textured-leather biker jacket, $4,850,   Rick Owens […]

Women’s Trend: Ruffles

By Olivia Cuccaro Ruffles add a playful touch to clothing and accessories alike. Whether they’re oversized on an off-the-shoulder top or a delicate detail on a shoe, there’s no denying the ruffles takeover happening this season. See this Elite Traveler editor’s picks below for the ruffles trend. Rosie Assoulin wedge one-shoulder ruffled seersucker top, $1,295, Saint Laurent asymmetrical ruffle skirt, […]