MAN OF THE SEASON
There’s nothing more alluring that being addressed as Ms. Kraal, especially when salaciously unwrapping black tissue to uncover yet another men’s shirt – for myself. As a woman who shops on Mr Porter and who follows Pitti Uomo – also to admire those
print-and-pinstriped peacocks – it’s clear that I have a thing for menswear. My signature aesthetic, after all, is the seductive balance of man/woman, with a
Boy bag and the highest heels – sometimes a man’s coat in the winter. It’s a thrilling time for menswear now. It seems like the last 100 years of sartorialism has finally evolved into this wonderful era of experimentation where dandy prints meet Savile Row tailoring meets Japanese fabrics meet whimsical accessorising, all worn with real confidence and a sense of daring. This edition of BAZAAR Man opens right here withh the Autumn/Winter ’15 trends, which pay tribute to thrilling style genres that celebrate that paticular male flamboyance of British rock stars and modern-day literati.
I’m already eyeing some pieces … Fashion then segues into the personalities who wear it well in ‘The A-List’ (page 12), where creative movers and corporate shakers make style a 24/7 occupation. I’m particularly y drawn to visionaries Alexandre de Betak and Justin O’Shea, who have revolutionized menswear through the work they do, presenting it with creative depth
and visual intelligence. Cover man Bront Palarae was on this list in the 2013 edition, and because we were so impressed by his style in everything he did, wore, said, we just had to make
him a bigger story (‘Rebel, Rebel!’ on page 22). Add the accoutrements of pockets squares, cool barbers, and the artful home of one of the city’s coolest
mover & shaker, and you’ve got the most stylish issue of BAZAAR Man.
Natasha Kraal l Editor-in-Chief: Natasha Kraal Creative director: Kenneth Goh Sub-editor: Nen Lin Soo Fashion stylist: Jeffrey Yan Deputy fashion news editor: Amy Yasmine Hishan Beauty editor: Li Ying Lim Features writer: Sharmita Summugam Associate art director: Teng Siew Lee Senior graphic designer: Mils Gan Graphic designer: Aliah Ramzan Head of digital imaging artist: Cheng Kim Leong Senior digital imaging artist: Chu Kim Keong Digital and special projects editor: Sunitha Thayaparan Contributors: Windy Aulia, Jiman Casablancas, Jason Godfrey, Joshua Singh Contributing photographers: Gan, Felina Hung, Chin Too General manager, sales and marketing: Anne Jacqueline Paul Sales director: Kwang Ai Ling Senior sales manager: Jennifer Chea Marcomm manager: Neena Dewi Senior circulation & subscription manager: Francine Louis Chief executive officer: Azliza Ahmad Tajuddin
Bottega Veneta Autumn/ Winter ’15
Burberry Prorsum Autumn/ Winter ’15