Akim Mousterou

Akim Mousterou

Akim Mousterou is an avid connoisseur of the sartorial universe. As the founder of luxury consultancy firm High-Toned, he has worked with major fashion houses under industry giants as well as independent, family-owned companies. Mousterou has also been a regular at major men’s fashion weeks in Paris, London, New York and Pitti Uomo in Florence. Born in Paris, Mousterou has lived in New York and Tokyo.

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Karl Lagerfeld saved Chanel – so which other dormant heritage brands are being revived?

Giant luxury groups and Chinese investment firms are reviving European ‘sleeping beauties’ such as Jean Patou, Paul Poiret, and Gieves & Hawkes

Giant luxury groups and Chinese investment firms are reviving European ‘sleeping beauties’ such as Jean Patou, Paul Poiret, and Gieves & Hawkes

21 Apr 2019 - 12:00PM
From the runway to the streets, here’s how to rock the latest menswear trends

The coolest menswear trends from this season

The coolest menswear trends from this season

6 Mar 2019 - 10:12AM
Paris Fashion Week: 4 Chinese designers who are shaking up the establishment

Zhe Shangguan, Sean Suen, Angus Chiang and Yang Li make waves with their creativity

Zhe Shangguan, Sean Suen, Angus Chiang and Yang Li make waves with their creativity

23 Feb 2019 - 2:12PM
Paris Fashion Week: Hedi Slimane cuts a dash with his skinny-suited Celine designs for men

Designer and his slim-cut tailored creations – for the brand’s first menswear collection – confidently defy current trend of hip-hop-influenced-streetwear

Designer and his slim-cut tailored creations – for the brand’s first menswear collection – confidently defy current trend of hip-hop-influenced-streetwear

28 Jan 2019 - 6:27PM
After Samsung China’s ‘fake’ Supreme deal, we look at 5 of the original brand’s skateboarding collaborations

As the company faces a backlash for its partnership with Supreme Italia, we look at some of the genuine NYC company’s top partnerships – from Nike to Louis Vuitton

As the company faces a backlash for its partnership with Supreme Italia, we look at some of the genuine NYC company’s top partnerships – from Nike to Louis Vuitton

24 Dec 2018 - 3:01PM
How can fashion industry CEOs be more like Kylie Jenner than Stefano Gabbana on Instagram?

Dolce & Gabbana angered Chinese consumers last month with their ‘DG Loves China’ video, which led to the likes of Tmall, JD.com, Xiaohongshu and Secco removing products from their sites

Dolce & Gabbana angered Chinese consumers last month with their ‘DG Loves China’ video, which led to the likes of Tmall, JD.com, Xiaohongshu and Secco removing products from their sites

8 Dec 2018 - 2:05PM
How digital tools are helping brands reach Chinese consumers

Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Christian Dior and Gucci have fully incorporated digital tools to connect with Chinese millennials

Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Christian Dior and Gucci have fully incorporated digital tools to connect with Chinese millennials

14 Oct 2018 - 12:03PM
Why Asia is the ultimate destination for bespoke shirts and tailoring

If you are longing for unique shirts that can express your individuality, bespoke shirtmakers are your solution

If you are longing for unique shirts that can express your individuality, bespoke shirtmakers are your solution

26 Sep 2018 - 11:40AM
Streetwear labels Clot, Ambush, 1017 ALYX 9SM take over Paris Men’s Fashion Week

The brands from a streetwear culture made a lasting impression when they showcased their collections in Paris

The brands from a streetwear culture made a lasting impression when they showcased their collections in Paris

10 Jul 2018 - 5:04PM
Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2019 men’s collection captures the tensions between formality and artistic freedom

Sarah Burton’s menswear, using Francis Bacon and John Deakin’s work as inspiration, makes clever use of cut and silhouette to explore the conflict between what a man has to be and what he wants to be

Sarah Burton’s menswear, using Francis Bacon and John Deakin’s work as inspiration, makes clever use of cut and silhouette to explore the conflict between what a man has to be and what he wants to be

27 Jun 2018 - 9:31AM
Paris Men’s Fashion Week: bold Dries Van Noten lets his clothes do the talking

Belgian designer’s brand, now part of Spanish fashion-fragrance group Puig, impresses with collection mixing exquisite prints and nonchalant elegance

Belgian designer’s brand, now part of Spanish fashion-fragrance group Puig, impresses with collection mixing exquisite prints and nonchalant elegance

27 Jun 2018 - 9:03AM
Chitose Abe’s Sacai turns seasons upside down with collection in Paris

Japanese designer ignores preconceived ideas about men’s and women’s garments and the established seasons to create her own ‘spring/winter’ collection

Japanese designer ignores preconceived ideas about men’s and women’s garments and the established seasons to create her own ‘spring/winter’ collection

26 Jun 2018 - 11:32AM
Paris Men’s Fashion Show: tearful Virgil Abloh catches the eye with colourful Louis Vuitton debut

Luxury brand’s men’s artistic director impresses with mix of colours and tailored and streetwear designs in 2019 spring/summer collection show

Luxury brand’s men’s artistic director impresses with mix of colours and tailored and streetwear designs in 2019 spring/summer collection show

22 Jun 2018 - 5:38PM
5 cool sneakers for men who want to give ugly ‘dad shoes’ the boot

Need a high-quality alternative to usual trainers? Then try these independent brands – Common Projects, Spalwart, Doek, Veja and Hoka One One

Need a high-quality alternative to usual trainers? Then try these independent brands – Common Projects, Spalwart, Doek, Veja and Hoka One One

10 May 2018 - 12:22PM
Daybreak approaches: Louis Vuitton to hit high notes with new haute perfume, Le Jour se Lève

French fashion house will unveil fragrance, created by its master perfumer, Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud, at selected stores worldwide from March 15  

French fashion house will unveil fragrance, created by its master perfumer, Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud, at selected stores worldwide from March 15  

9 Feb 2018 - 4:33PM
Haute Couture Week: Valentino injects youthful energy into haute couture with a pop of colours

The luxury maison plays with other colours in addition to its signature red at Paris Haute Couture Week

The luxury maison plays with other colours in addition to its signature red at Paris Haute Couture Week

25 Jan 2018 - 1:31PM
Haute Couture Week: Chanel goes back to its roots with intimate French summer garden

Chanel Haute Couture collection is finely engineered by Karl Lagerfeld and the skilled “petites mains” of the house’s legendary workrooms of Rue Cambon

Chanel Haute Couture collection is finely engineered by Karl Lagerfeld and the skilled “petites mains” of the house’s legendary workrooms of Rue Cambon

24 Jan 2018 - 2:17PM
Haute Couture Week: Christian Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri plays on the illusion, the fantastic and the dreamy

Christian Dior’s haute couture spring summer show takes place inside a huge cube covered in a checkered pattern

Christian Dior’s haute couture spring summer show takes place inside a huge cube covered in a checkered pattern

24 Jan 2018 - 11:52AM
Alexander McQueen’s Burton debuts new take on classic Savile Row tailoring

After suits with broad shoulders, heavy padding and very slim waists, deconstructed trench coats are introduced

After suits with broad shoulders, heavy padding and very slim waists, deconstructed trench coats are introduced

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