Street Hype // London Daryl

Daryl on Conduit Street, London 2013, Street Hype // London Daryl

Vivienne Westwood red tartan weekender bag, London 2013, Street Hype // London Daryl

Daryl on Conduit Street: Dame Viv’s British Heritage Madness

Can you live the Viv? Daryl from Manchester is what you can call a faithful Vivienne Westwood advocate from head to toe: Today he is wearing a black and white Prince of Wales check coat, a green tartan navy wool suit with a milkyway T-shirt underneath, classic Orb moccasins in blue and several pieces of Westwood’s signature jewellry. A red tartan weekender bag rounds off Daryl’s choice for Dame Viv’s British heritage madness.

Hype Profile // London Ang Matthews

Ang Matthews on Conduit Street, London 2013, Hype Profile // London Ang Matthews, Vivienne Westwood, Hacienda Manchester

Ang Matthews on Conduit Street: From Haçienda to Vivienne Westwood

If you take a stroll on Conduit Street between the flagships of Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, you will definitely meet more fashionistas who proudly make a head-to-toe statement for Dame Viv. Within half an hour on a rainy afternoon, we managed to take photos of three Westwood punters, while no-one could be seen entering or leaving Stella’s headquarters. A typical Westwood outfit is never about trends or seasons, as the eco-activist and provocateur fashion designer explained earlier this year: “There’s no such thing as the latest thing, that’s rubbish.” Rather, a Westwood dress is “like an extension of your personality.” And personality is something that the Westwood Red Label lady Ang Matthews has holdall bags of: A regular from day one, Ang was witnessing the development of the legendary Haçienda club through the 80s into the explosion of acid house and the DJ culture of the late 80s and early 90s. After having moved to Manchester to do her degree, Ang became assistant manager of the Haçienda in 1989 and manager and licensee from 1991 until 1996. She then DJ’d for a while and worked for a company in London, The Slug And Lettuce Company. “I’m at Vivienne Westwood now and I can’t believe I didn’t think of that before. Now I travel Europe in a VW campervan in the summer and work at Vivienne Westwood in the winter.”

Street Hpye // Paris Brian

Brian Khoo in the Tuileries Garden, Paris 2013, Street Hpye // Paris Brian, Paris Fashion Week AW/2013 2014

Brian Khoo in the Tuileries Garden 2, Paris 2013, Street Hpye // Paris Brian, Paris Fashion Week AW/2013 2014

Brian at the Tuileries Garden: Bust your Winter Style with this bright red!

Brian is wearing a bright red Givenchy blazer with Mugler T-shirt and a Givenchy long singlet underneath. Brian’s trousers are by Zara and his shoes are Balenciaga. The silver clutch is by Maison Martin Margiela for H&M.

Street Hype // Paris Jimmy Raimbault

Jimmy Raimbault on Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 2013. Street Hype // Jimmy Raimbault

Jimmy Raimbault on Avenue Winston Churchill: Co-Founder of JimmyButJulien

Name:
Jimmy Raimbault.

Age:
19 years.

Lives in:
Paris, France.

Occupation:
Fashion designer, student, creator of JimmyButJulien.

Today’s outfit:
Cap by Kenzo, T-shirt by Levi’s, lambswool jacket, belt by Hermès, denims by Tommy Hilfiger, sneakers by H&M, clutches by H&M and Louis Vuitton, bracelets by Dinh Van and Rolex.

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Hype Profile // Paris Montaigne Market

Montaigne Market on Avenue Montaigne, Paris 2013, Hype Profile // Paris Montaigne Market

Fashion Now // The World of cosmopolitan Style

If it’s good enough for Paris Hilton, who is rumored to shop here every now and then, it’s good enough for us. One of the 1000 and one things to do while in Paris is a trip over the city’s Triangle d’Or, i.e. the Golden Triangle between the Champs Elysées, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V – at least window shopping wise. Luxury fashion labels congregate behind grandiose entrances, leaving you dragging your jaw past fabulous yet unaffordable window displays. French people even have an expression for that: lêche-vitrine, translating window licking in English. It’s that what you’ll be doing in Triangle d’Or a lot. If it’s not only for window licking, then it’s an eldorado for fashionistas and victims of conspicious consumption. Paris’ first multi-brand designer boutique is Montaigne Market with over sixty international designers, offering seductive prêt-à-porter. You can meet the beautiful ones at the Market during Paris Fashion Weeks even at night, sipping champagne and having witty small talks over the most exclusive pieces of the next season. But even if you can’t afford that Christopher Kane leather dress at 2000 Euros, you can still evaluate who’s hot in the world capital of cosmopolitan style, even if it’s through a peephole or a shop window, respectively.

Fashionistas at Montaigne Market on Avenue Montaigne 2, Paris 2013, Hype Profile // Paris Montaigne Market