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The Three Rounded Bags to get Right Now

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Louis Vuitton Taking inspiration from the house’s hatboxes, Nicolas Ghesquière shrunk the silhouette down to a size that fits right along today’s current minibags, yet is still spacious enough to fit the iPhone X. The Petite Boite Chapeau is rendered in luxurious black crocodile and is also available in […]

Three Men’s Wallets for Making a Statement

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Sure, you can play it safe with a basic black or brown wallet, but this is one small way to reveal a bit of your personal style, especially now that statement socks have become passé. Bottega Veneta Textured Bottega Veneta is known for the signature Intrecciato weave on its […]

The Return of Logomania

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Considering fashion’s current obsession with everything 1990s, it’s only natural that logomania has returned. Throughout the spring collections, logos were splashed across every item of clothing imaginable, as well as accessories. While we haven’t quite hit the ’90s peak of head-to-toe logos, there’s no harm in wearing an exuberant […]

Getting to know British Designer Simon Spurr

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. In January, eidos, a stand-alone brand of Italian tailor Isaia, debuted its first collection by new creative director Simon Spurr in Milan. Spurr previously worked at Saint Laurent with Hedi Slimane, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, as well as for his eponymous label and his own footwear brand, March […]

Shop the Shoot: Spring Fling

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The spring collections were filled with dreamy hues of pink and purple, which pop against the rocky landscape and blue skies of Malibu’s iconic El Matador Beach. Photographer Thomas Whiteside Stylist Sarah Schussheim Bottega Veneta lilac suede coat, $11,300, crocodile belt, $3,000; Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Pavée Saphirs Roses […]

A Double Take On Double-Breasted Suits

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Over the past few years, the double-breasted suit has gone through a bit of a resurgence. It’s a classic silhouette that has never really gone out of style per se, but it has certainly dipped in and out of favor among certain trend circles. The cut can seem a […]

This Season’s Art Inspired Women’s Fashion

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. At the spring 2018 shows,Miuccia Prada incorporated the work of nine female artists into Prada’s collection. Vintage comics, friendly spiders and manga characters were sprinkled on the expected T-shirts, but also on sharply tailored garments such as this incredible coat covered in a collage of comic panels. In one […]

The Menswear Designers Finding Inspiration in Travel

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. From Costa Rica to South Korea, designers have pulled inspiration from pieces as varied as metallic woven bracelets and indigenous patterns. Nepal Shamballa Leading the charge in the men’s jewelry world, and providing a very persuasive argument, co-founder and creative director of Shamballa mads Kornerup lives and perfectly epitomizes the […]

The Best Travel Inspired Swimwear

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. Swimwear is heavily influenced by travel, and for good reason. Designers pull inspiration from the stripes of a beach house, the colors of the sand and the sun setting over the ocean. MOROCCO Jade Swim In her minimalist but never boring collection, former fashion editor Brittany Kozerski employs her trained […]

Slide On By: The 3 Best Men’s Sandals

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Slide sandals are indispensable in warmer climates. Whether you’re looking for something refined, classic or sporty, these three options will cover all the bases. 1. CAR SHOE, REFINED Car Shoe is an Italian footwear firm that was established in the early 1960s. In 2001, the Prada Group purchased a […]