Complex Made Simple


Aficionado rounds up the products and highlights of the season.

Monta Heritage: the Dutch modernist

Monta Heritage is a contemporary collection with an emphasis on luxurious statement pieces.

For its Autumn/Winter 2014 UK launch, it combines a passion for luxury fabrics with an obsession for intricately constructed silhouettes.

Working from a largely monochrome and grey colour palette, the
collection plays heavily on rich and tactile textures. Soft nappa leathers, antique sheepskins and laundered tweeds appear alongside painted wools, super-soft jerseys and heavy gauge knits.

By embracing artisanal techniques with influences synonymous with avant-garde trends, the inaugural Monta Heritage collection presents itself with a depth of unrivalled sophistication and delivers a twist of the unexpected – perfect for the ‘effortlessly elegant’ man.

The brand is designed and developed by Dutch football star, Edgar Davids. Infused with Davids’ love of art and fashion, as well as his dedication to sports-inspired silhouettes, it delivers a luxury man’s collection by combining high-quality fabrics and artisanal construction methods with a street-savvy design aesthetic.

Bleu de Chanel

In 2010, Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette became the olfactory banner for anti-conformism.

And, in 2014, Chanel’s nose Jacques Polges and its fragrance laboratory teams present a new interpretation of this emblematic hue through Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum and Bleu de Chanel soap.

A woody aromatic fragrance for ‘the man that defies convention’, it’s a provocative blend of citrus and woods, which liberates the senses.

Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum is a signature statement of determination and elegance – as is put forth by the bold, ultra-masculine short film that the legendary American film director, Martin Scorsese, made specifically for the brand.