LE BEAU DORMANT
J.M. Weston reasserts its attachment to film-making with Le Beau Dormant.
Dancer Alexia Giordano is acting while musician Oxmo Puccino is directing and Omar Sy, the new idol of French cinema, here embodies the vision of a contemporary, sleeping Prince Charming.
As for the now iconic Le Moc’ by Weston, it is unveiled for the first time in deep pink calfskin suede.
THE NEW TRAINER
J.M. Weston’s introduces the new trainer.
With its retro inspiration, the new trainer matches modern colors and a honey-colored rubber sole that echoes the sportswear spirit of the collection.
It is in line with the house’s codes: the know-how and the discreet elegance can be read through the leather work and details.
Available in five tones, in grained or suede calfskin, the new trainer offers a wide range of possibilities to the J.M. Weston Man who wants to inject casualness and style to his silhouette.
J.M. WESTON MEETS ETUDES STUDIO
J.M. Weston joins Etudes Studio Autumn-Winter 2017 presentation.
Founded in 2012 by Aurélien Arbet, Jérémie Egry and José Lamali, the Parisian label combines creative concepts, publishing and menswear.
For next winter, Etudes Studio designed voluminous and colorful silhouettes that combine mix of prints and textures, while multiplying references to the grunge culture or Gus Van Sant’s movies.
Finalizing these creative looks : the most iconic J.M. Weston’s models, the 180 Loafer.
J.M. WESTON KICKS OFF THE FESTIVITIES
As the holiday season is coming, J.M. Weston invites you to discover in boutiques and on the e-shop a selection of shoes and leather goods in cold and warm tones.
BACK TO BASICS
This winter, J.M. Weston’s icons are to be rediscovered through a modern lens, twisted with looks that make them timeless.
From the Hunt derby to the Golf, the Chelsea boot and the 180 Loafer, J.M. Weston keeps these living myths alive by constantly offering them variations, to be handed down from generation to generation.
J.M. WESTON’S LATEST OXFORD SHOE
As Artistic Director at J.M. Weston, Michel Perry enjoys revamping the classics with increasingly modern style. The 300 toe-cap oxford shoe is this autumn's featured model. With smooth and suede calfskin over a rubber sole, this shoe brings a hint of relaxed, urban elegance to the Weston man's wardrobe.
The 300 toe-cap oxford shoe has been an iconic symbol of the brand since the 1930s. This timeless men's style fits the foot to perfection, and its classic shape with close-fitting lines leaves no room for unnecessary details. The line of the oxford's round toe is interrupted by a square tip set off by double topstitching, giving the shoe a unique and refined look.
The toe-cap oxford shoe has remained fashionable throughout the decades and has incorporated new colours and types of leatherwork over time. In 2016, Michel Perry decided to offer his own take on the shoe to reinvent its style and use. It complements the silhouette of today's modern man—a daring and independent individual who enjoys subverting classic looks to create his own style.
Designed at the J.M. Weston factory in Limoges, the new toe-cap oxford shoe is constructed around a crepe rubber sole. The sole's flexible and comfortable feel means the shoe can be worn in a wider variety of contexts compared to the leather-sole toe-cap oxford. It trades limitations in for freedom and carefree style. The shape of the shoe remains unchanged. The oxford's minimalistic design is set off by shiny, silky-soft leatherwork. The smooth calfskin is available in black and burgundy, while the suede calfskin with a cashmere-like feel comes in navy blue and camel. Step into autumn with style with this palette of warm tones. Just like its original version, the rubber-sole toe-cap oxford is crafted using a Goodyear stitch, meaning the shoe can be resoled up to five times. Its welt, available in natural leather or dyed black, is manufactured with leather from Tannerie Bastin, which is owned by J.M. Weston.
All of these details blend authenticity, expertise, and modern style to make this new model the symbol of an independent man on the move who enjoys wearing and subverting classic styles.
Opening night of the Champs-Elysées pop-up store
Historically established on boulevard de Courcelles, it was at 114 avenue des Champs-Elysées that J.M. Weston opened its second Parisian address in 1932. As this address is closing its doors for good in the autumn, J.M. Weston is stopping off at Gaumont for a one-year freeze frame that is a prelude to a new address on the Champs-Elysées. Throughout its history, the house has forged close ties with the world of cinema by regularly dressing French actors and movie directors.
To celebrate the opening of this new temporary boutique at 50 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, J.M. Weston has rolled out the red carpet by inviting celebrities from the movie industry. The evening was enlivened with a DJ set of French group Paradis, appetizers prepared by Chef Jean Imbert, popcorn and candies served by usherettes.
"FADE OUT" BY CITIZENS!
In the darkness of the night, the four members of the English band Citizens! explore an obscure and intriguing Paris either in an dilapidated church and in the catacombs. Strolling around with J.M. Weston shoes on their feet, they follow a path that leads them to a charming and dangerous encounter…
Directed by Thomas Tyman and produced by Vogue Hommes and J.M. Weston, the music video of ‘Fade Out’ features the Citizens! in a phantasmagorical world, reminiscent of midnight movies. The video is a playful and offbeat partition in which the four musicians embody the essence of the J.M. Weston Man: a bit adventurous, a bit seductive, but always elegant.
J.M. WESTON FAIT SON CINEMA
From 3 October, J.M. Weston is creating a scene at the Gaumont Ambassade, located on 50 avenue des Champs-Elysées.
Before the Gaumont Ambassade cinema begins a new chapter in its story, J.M. Weston is slipping into its world to offer an unprecedented experience: a pop-up store in a cinema. These two top French houses did not meet by chance: emerging towards the close of the 19th century, pioneers of French excellence – whether the cinema or unique know-how – both convey a distinct vision of creativity and elegance, combining great classics and brand new creations, a timeless feel and contemporary influences, to bring cult creations to birth. Like Gaumont, J.M. Weston has forged its independence based on the desire to accompany the freest journeys and bolster the paths of a singular life, those that lead to a highly distinguished form of self-fulfillment.
Designed by Loci Anima, this unusual pop-up store offers the visitor a space outside of time, in which authenticity and extravagance combine. The entire front of the former cinema has been transformed into an exhibition space. In the hallway, they discover J.M. Weston's key models presented in J.M. Weston-branded flight cases: they are at once an evocation of travel, a concrete way of emphasizing the exhibition's future roving itinerary and an illustration of the house's attitude. The special orders service is presented in a separate room, conducive to the tradition of advice for which the house is renowned. The visitor then takes the main staircase to discover a large room transformed into a fitting room at the top of the stairs. The designs are the stars here: lit by a shower of light and identified with a brass plaque bearing their name, they are bathed in a cinematographic aura.
CKDB x JMWESTON
On October 2, 2016, J.M. Weston held a flea market in the heart of Le Marais district in order to raise funds for French Charity Cékedubonheur.
On this occasion, French celebrities from the entertainment and the sport industries were invited to sell personal items.
Founded by French actor Omar Sy's wife, Hélène Sy, CéKeDuBonheur has helped to improve for over a decade the quality of life of hospitalized children by responding to their desires and needs.
September 2015, to celebrate the opening of the Tokyo multibrand store Tomorrowland in New York, J.M. Weston designed 3 new variations of its iconic Chelsea boots, in black boxcalf, and beige or grey suede leather.
Buoyed by the success, these models are reissued this year. Discover them at Tomorrowland and in a selection of J.M. Weston’s boutiques (New York, Aoyama, Saint-Honoré and Le Marais) as of October 1, 2016.
The late summer colours
J.M. Weston extends the beautiful days by honouring the iconic 180 loafer with a first bi-material edition. Inspired by late summer where the softened beams draw the city’s structural lines, this new edition comes in brilliant tones of navy blue, Bordeaux red and brown.
In homage to the city and the nature, the bi-material 180 loafer finds its inspiration in the iconic districts of Paris, New York and Tokyo: the Bordeaux red model celebrates the sleepless nights of the cabarets in Montmartre, the navy blue one melts into the contemporary architecture of Aoyama in Tokyo and the brown model refers to the autumnal sweetness of Central Park.
Created in 1946, the 180 loafer is a model that keeps reinventing. A model to go far beyond the borders and the continents…
The Paris! limited edition at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
On the occasion of the « Paris ! » exhibition at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Michel Perry, artistic director of J.M. Weston, created a one-cut oxford shoe for women in a hand-braided leather calfskin.
Inspired by La Parisienne’s casual chic style, the blue and white checked plaiting and the authentic rubber sole echo to the natural elegance of the J.M. Weston Woman.
An exceptional shoe to discover exclusively at le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.
A WALK IN PARIS WITH LE MOC’
Last creation from the workshops in Limoges, Le Moc’ Weston finds inspiration in the charm of Paris, its nonchalant elegance and outspokenness.
With director Alexandre Jonette, journalist François Simon naturally chose to take the first supple loafer of the maison in Parisian iconic places, the radiant shades of Le Moc' echoing to the luminous City of Lights.
LE MOC’ IS THE LIMIT
This summer, le Moc’ Weston brings us between sky and earth to imprint its bright colors on the ethereal blue sky marbled with clouds.
With its incredible suppleness and its absolute elegance, le Moc' takes us up for an escapade of nimbleness and lightness.
Another way to escape and to feel free this summer...
THE J.M. WESTON WOMAN JOINS LA BANDE DE MOC’
In 2016, the J.M. Weston Woman brings a breath of fresh air and modernity to the myth of La Bande du Drugstore. Elegant, free and independent, she carries a strong attitude tinted with a boyish spirit.
In exclusive variations dedicated to women, Le Moc’ Weston shows graceful lines that fit the female foot instep, revealing a modern and casual look. Available in different supple leathers and radiant shades (celadon green, lemon yellow, white, innocence grey and black with panther patterns), Le Moc’ Weston is the perfect shoe for summer
DANCE WITH LE MOC’
J.M. Weston gave carte blanche to James Bort, photograph and film director, to express his own vision of the values conveyed by Le Moc’ Weston 2016 Edition. Revolving around his personal universe, he chose to stage Le Moc’ Weston with his dancer friends, “his band”, through a free creation..
PARIS EST UN BALLET : BEHIND THE SCENES
Shot in two days, the short film « Paris est un ballet » directed by Thomas Tyman and produced by Vogue, follows the footsteps of danseur étoile Mathieu Ganio and Attila the greyhound dog in the streets of Paris.
Photographer and director James Bort captured and filmed the itinerary, tracking Mathieu’s entrechats and jetés in mythical Parisian places such as Jardins du Trocadéro, the paths in the Palais-Royal, the banks of the river Seine, the streets of Montorgueil, or Belleville.
Discover the behind the scenes video and pictures.
PARIS EST UN BALLET
Beneath the sky of Paris, Mathieu Ganio attempts to join the Opera Garnier to replace a dancer off the cuff. Then begins a race against time...
Mathieu throws himself into an extemporaneous choreographic journey through Paris, facing obstacles that allow him to warm up and spontaneously dance: he flies towards the steps of its final destination, the Scene.
Directed by Thomas Tyman and produced by Vogue, the film features danceur étoile Mathieu Ganio. With a unique talent and an innate style, Mathieu embodies with distinction the multifaceted J.M. Weston Man. The cadence of strong percussions and the controlled balance of Le Moc’ Weston on the pavement give rhythm to the dash in the eternal city of Paris.
Who is better suited than a danseur étoile as Mathieu Ganio to appropriate with grace and lightness the values of J.M. Weston centered around the walk and freedom ?
Opening of Le Marais boutique
J.M. Weston is pleased to announce the opening of its new boutique at 46 rue des Archives in Paris 4th district. Located right in the heart of Le Marais, renowned district for its history, but also for its wind of creation and freedom that blows since ever.
With its clean lines, this new address expresses the essence of J.M. Weston’s collections with a wink to workshops by paying tribute to the unique know-how of the craftsmen of our house in a voluntarily contemporary decor.
An elegant and raw boutique, with walls in stones, exposed beams, wooden tables with slender lines to remind those of the factory. A singular and timeless universe which translates a desire of authenticity and modernity, faithful to our values: fiercely free, totally French and impeccably impertinent!
INTRODUCING LE MOC’ WESTON 2016
Inspired from the iconic mocassin 180, Le Moc’ Weston comes back in 2016 with new colors while paying tribute to women by offering her, for the first time, its own version of Le Moc’.
Available in various summer shades and supple leathers, Le Moc’ Weston 2016 Edition is a light loafer which offers comfort and complete freedom to travel the world.
THE MASTER OF BLUE
Born on the 28th of April 1928 in Nice, Yves Klein was fascinated from childhood by the blue of the Mediterranean sea and sky, to the extent of feeling anger against the birds “which tried to make holes in the finest and largest of my works”. This inspiration continued to drive the artist: in the autumn of 1956, he began his “blue period” by working with an existing shade of bright, highly saturated blue, which was according to him “the most perfect expression of blue”.
The colour was worked as monochrome canvases as well as being a medium in which to soak sponges or statues. Yves Klein became famous as “Yves the Monochrome” - in 1960, he even patented his “International Klein Blue”, a blend of pigment and a specific base which allowed the colour to develop its full density.
IKB remains indissociable from the Yves Klein legend, amplified by the sudden and early death of the visionary artist in June 1962, aged only 34. He left behind him a work whose intensity, audacity and bre