Ali Rabbani Shares his Favorite Things | September 2017


Designed in cooperation with the Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch, this timepiece is a unique construction using asymmetrical oval shapes to give a three-dimensional impression. The minimalist design has all indications of standing the test of time.


These stitchless laser cut designs with futuristic flair are waterproof and have a bionic breathable membrane. Thanks to fashion designer Steven Tai this brand makes the future look sleek and design savvy.


I love this new approach to basics. The reduction to essentials is the main focus of this Swedish brand, which took years to perfect this sweatshirt – making it the only one you need to own. Their collection also extended their sizes to include short, regular and long. Brilliant.


This British furniture brand does pieces made to order. The people at Made have taken it upon themselves to produce high-quality furniture and sell it directly to the customer, cutting out the middleman.
Finally, we can have
nice things.


No need to travel to the Big Apple to score this beautiful ensemble, just drop by one of the Comma’s many locations in and around Vienna and pick up a sleek combination of business and leisure.


The iconic designer André Courrèges who founded the brand in 1961 sadly passed away in 2016. To keep his work and the brand alive their new designers Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer are back with an inspiring and provocative collection.
Prices on request.


These new wave sunglasses remind me of the 1970s and fighting the “establishment,” just with more style. I say bring back “new wave” in every way possible, and why not start here.


Volkswagen and Gorenje got together for this charming symbiosis of high tech home design, combining the IonAir Dynamic Cooling system with the retro shell of the classic “Bulli” VW-Bus.


The new trend of mixing outdoor clothes with a business line is something I can get behind. This ensemble perfectly embodies the concept of battling the bureaucratic tides of the professional world by chopping down some trees – or at least looking like you do. #ruggedbusiness
blazer €429, pants €179, shirts €159


These handmade minimalist raincoats look so good you might just catch yourself wearing them on a sunny day. The Swedish brand focuses on streamlined design and an unexpectedly soft color palate.


A postapocalyptic scenario set in the year 6969 was the inspiration for this collection. The sophisticated winter combos give me hope that we’ll look fabulous in the next ice age.
maroon jacket €1,095

Ali Rabbani
Creative director and stylist for film and print. He studied fashion in Vienna and has worked all over the world in styling, set and food design, as well as art direction for advertising and fashion shoots, videos and shows. See his work @iamrabbani

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