Photography by Tom de Peyret

Styling & Art Direction by James V. Thomas


Suit and shirt from Balenciaga. 

In mathematics, a Möbius strip, Möbius band, or Möbius loop is a surface that can be formed by attaching the ends of a strip of paper together with a half-twist. As a mathematical object, it was discovered by Johann Benedict Listing and August Ferdinand Möbius in 1858, but it had already appeared in Roman mosaics from the third century CE. The Möbius strip is a non-orientable surface, meaning that within it one cannot consistently distinguish clockwise from counterclockwise turns. Every non-orientable surface contains a Möbius strip.

As an abstract topological space, the Möbius strip can be embedded into three-dimensional Euclidean space in many different ways: a clockwise half-twist is different from a counterclockwise half-twist, and it can also be embedded with odd numbers of twists greater than one, or with a knotted centerline. Any two embeddings with the same knot for the centerline and the same number and direction of twists are topologically equivalent. All of these embeddings have only one side, but when embedded in other spaces, the Möbius strip may have two sides. It has only a single boundary curve.


Top and trousers from Arturo Obegero. 

Möbius strips appear in molecules and devices with novel electrical and electromechanical properties, and have been used to prove impossibility results in social choice theory.

Trapped in the Möbius, round and round, seen from a different side each time. 


Shirt from Gamut, trousers from Acne Studios, tie from Dries Van Noten, socks from Falke, shoes from Y/Project.

Who doesn't love an oversized shirt? Menswear enthusiasts will generally claim that a shirt should always be fitted. I, however, find this rule to be a bit dated in many ways. Sure, a fitted shirt is great underneath of a suit - but sometimes you have a shirt that has a lovely fabric, or elegant fall. In this case, why not wear the shirt by itself? Wearing a shirt by itself means that you are putting it on display. If the shirt is too fitted, it comes off rather awkward - unless, of course, you have the body of an adonis, and even then : wouldn't it be a bit tacky à la rico suave? 


Jacket from Acne Studios, sweater from Bottega Veneta, trousers from Corneliani, shoes from CELINE by Hedi Slimane.

A cream suit with black undertones? Excellent choice. It's classic, yet sharply modern. It says that you appreciate your surrondings to the point that you are willing to reduce your color palette, but you will also ultimately stand out. 


Table setting is such an important aspect of the event of dining. Here, we see a playful and elegant mix of silver and transparency. The reflective surfaces entice the guests, especially for a seafood dinner - there are obvious impressions of aquatic fare, and touches of simple florals will bring them back to the coast.


Left: Ariel wears a jacket and shirt from Corneliani, trousers from Dries Van Noten, silk flower from CELINE by Hedi Slimane, bow-tie and gloves from Chine Machine Paris. Right: Swan wears trousers from Y/Project. Najib wears a jacket from Arturo Obegero, trouser and belt from CELINE by Hedi Slimane.

Your service should be dressed traditionally - and here, the cream suit with the red silk carnation bring back hints of 1960's style cocktail bars, and perhaps even a soupçon of tiki-bar style to blend with the yachting mood.

After dinner, guests should be allowed to play, in whatever way they seem necessary.


Jacket from Dries Van Noten, vest and trousers from Corneliani.

Prints at their best are very present, and uplifting to the person wearing them : bringing a strong sense of artistic comprehension, and flair. These abstract flowers on a cream background from Dries Van Noten are simply perfect. Somehow, this reminds me of certain fabrics from the 18th century.


Najib wears suit and hat from Prada, socks from Falke, and shoes from CELINE by Hedi Slimane.Swan wears a suit and shoes from Balenciaga. 

While on your dinner date, positioning of your feet and legs are crucial to raising the energy. The shoes on the feet, naturally, are equally as important. 


Shirt and tie from Dries Van Noten. Belt from CELINE by Hedi Slimane.



Photography assistant: Théophile Mottlet, Styling assistant India Salvy Guide, Grooming by Clément Poiret Demachy, Casting direction by Nicolas Bianciotto for Ikki Casting, Models : Swann Guerrault from Premium, Najib Abdi from The Claw, Ariel Maxime from Rock Men.

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Est. 2019