Not to stress you out, but Christmas is T-minus 2 weeks away. The countdown to over-indulgence, food comas and family reunions is upon us but not before the dreaded rush for last minute gifts is over. Whether you’re buying for a loved one, secret santa or yourself (’tis the season to treat yourself) we’ve rounded up ICON’s season experts to weigh in on their must-have pieces this holiday season.
From summer looks, year-round accessories and kit essentials, side step the soap and sock packs for items worthy of a damaged bank account balance – you’ve been warned. And without further ado, keep scrolling for the ultimate wish list inspiration and gift guide.
Marne Schwartz | Editor
A high-end fragrance is a right of passage for the modern man so why not do it with a Kilian cologne. And to ensure you’re the best-dressed throughout the party season and into the new year, JW Anderson have you sorted with forward-thinking design.
Dané Stojanovic | Creative Director
Everyone loves a gadget and when it comes to photography, Dané knows his stuff. On his wish list? The Rylo 360 Camera. “A really portable 360 camera that can operate from a phone. You can document your own travels with a super interactive, more immersive feel.” And to elevate your homewares collection, Louis Vuitton are producing the ultimate coffee table book. “A beautiful collection that’s updated annually, I would recommend all from this year’s collection (Bali, Geneva, Silk Road, Cretto di Burri & Iran).”
Patrick Zaczkwiewicz | Stylist & Office Manager
With the warm weather finally beating down over the Southern Hemisphere it’s time to curate a summer kit. Resident stylist Patrick is opting for the epic jacquard Fendi Logo Shorts, “for those summer days where I need to make a statement”, paired with tonal linen. “Jac + Jack is one of my favourite Australian labels, their colour palette each season is exceptional…”
Roberto Malice | Street Editor
No wish list is complete without at least one pair of sneakers – and as expected Malice has his eyes on not one, but two. Get amongst the greatest silhouettes of the season and keep the chunky trend alive throughout 2019. “They are a mix of my two all-time favourite sneakers so it’s a dream coming true…”
Jono Castano Acero | Fitness Expert
There is nothing like equipping yourself for a productive year ahead and it seems that ICON’s fitness expert Jono, has the right idea. Arming himself with the best, a Breitling Chronograph – “because you can never have enough time” – and a Gucci carry all, because you “can’t go past a luxe nice gym bag”.
William Phung | Menswear Expert
And if you want to build the perfect Autumn/Winter kit for years to come, take it from The Hounds Blog writer and ICON’s menswear expert, Will. “What I love about Song for the Mute’s FW/18 collection is how it takes familiar designs and injects them with intrigue … Even Kinor’s clothes are so distinctive because they feel like fully formed visions – and this coat is no exception.”