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Stòffa - Man in the Garden Editorial 

The concept of Stòffa is simple and spot on - to produce quality, timeless garments with sleek design and utmost quality. With Agyesh Madan at its helm, one could not expect nothing short of perfection. A Parson’s graduate and former product developer at Isaia, chances are you’ve run across one of the many streetstyle pictures of Madan sporting impeccable attires at any given day.

The concept behind the brand is quite interesting since besides their e-commerce boutique, the brand is only present at periodical trunk shows where they receive orders for their made-to-measure garments. Everything is custom made, meaning you can choose from a variety of materials and details for each of their exclusive designs which include luxurious leather jackets, pants, scarves and hats. 

Stoffa’s sand suede biker jacket has been on my radar for some time now, making sigh every time I come across one of the amazing compositions the brand posts on its website or Instagram account. It’s likely one of my upcoming purchases. 

Great shot by @zarembabespoke combining his #bespoke #jacket with our iconic #Cran honey with bottle green lenses. Our #sunglasses are available at his boutique founded in 1894 in #Warsaw.

#tbdeyewear #thebespokedudeseyewear #dapper #style #elegance #tailor #suitup #occhiali #shades #specs #optical #menswear #menstyle #dapper #dandy #gafas #lunettes #accessories (at Zaremba Bespoke Tailoring (Pracownia Krawiecka “Zaremba”))

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Khady Sy Savane combines African fabrics with Paris couture

The Paris neighborhood called la Goutte D’Or — or Gold Drop — has long been a gateway neighborhood for immigrants from France’s former colonies in North and West Africa. Best known for its stores and groceries with regional specialties spilling out onto the narrow sidewalks, this neighborhood is also home to a growing number of designers producing clothing that combines African styles with the latest Parisian tastes.

One of the eye-catching windows of the new boutiques that have sprung up in this neighborhood belongs to Khady Sy Savane. The founder of a small label called Mia Dreams grew up elsewhere in the Paris region, but she started coming to this neighborhood when she was a child to visit her father at his more traditional tailor shop here.

Her own clothing and accessories now generally incorporate some of the same bright African prints into items that reflect the diversity of influences in Paris, like an elegant jacket in white tweed with silver thread, with accents in a colorful, abstract wax print that is inspired by Chanel.

“I’m inspired by the great French designers,” she notes. “I use some fabrics that belong to our culture, such as wax prints, with cuts that are a little more Western.”