Occupation:Fashion Accessories Designer of eponymous line, Rafe
Home:New York City
Wearing: Engineered Garments jacket ; United Arrows sweater, Levi's 501 jeans ; Crockett & Jones lizard loafers; African woven cotton scarf
Design inspiration: Travel, travel, travel!
Expert advice: 1. Never match your handbags with your shoes, especially if they’re in color. The key is to “coordinate.”
2. Change your bag for the weekend or at night.
3. Don’t buy fakes off the street. If you can’t afford the big luxury labels, buy unique brands.
Celebrities he works with: Jessica Alba, Hayden Panettiere, Vanessa Minnillo, Lacey Chabert, Haylie Duff, Eva Longoria
Style credo: Vive la difference! "Individuality and mixing elements like an Ikat scarf, a button-down Oxford shirt with a vintage army jacket and proper English brogues. A sense of humor about it all doesn’t hurt.
"It" bag in his line for spring: My Rachel studded leather tote in grey . "It’s so neutral it goes with everything. It’s light and roomy as well."
Go-to items in his closet: "My handwoven scarves from Bali, Africa or India; jackets by Engineered Garments or Robert Geller;slim Uniqlo or A.P.C. jeans ; boots from Mr. Hollywood in Tokyo
What's totally worth the splurge: An Hermes or Rolex . "You’ll wear them forever."
What he'd never be caught dead wearing: Anything with an obvious logo and anything by Ed Hardy
Fashion icons: Johnny Depp, Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, David Hockney, Dries Van Noten and Paul Smith
Fave stores: Amarcord Vintage and Odin in NY ,Muji anywhere; United Arrows in Tokyo ; and indie stores in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong
What he collects: Vintage bags and shoes. "It’s scary how much I own."
Shoes he adores: My Number (N)ine spectator brogues; custom python and canvas Converse ; and my Heschung biker boots
Grooming routine: Clark's Botanicals or Borba herbal face wash and moisturizer for day and night
Hair products: Redken Maneuver Working Wax or Bumble & Bumble Sumo Tech
Who's been cutting his hair for the past 20 years: Kevin Woon of Woon Salon
Top scent: Aqua Universalis by Maison Francis Kurkdijan
Book that's bedside now: Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw
Fave pastime: Shopping at flea markets, browsing through old book stores and meandering through the galleries in Chelsea
How he stays fit: "Spinning, Vinyasa Yoga and swimming if my schedule permits."
Gadgets he can't live without: "My iPhone and my Leica D-Lux . I take photos of everything."
Top travel destinations: Paris, Barcelona, Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan, Ubud in Bali and Boracay in the Philippines
Fave restaurants: Indochine ,Bottino, NyoNya, Boqueria , Il Buco , Izakaya Ten, Purple Yam
How he's reducing his carbon footprint: "I walk to work every day, and I’ve skyping with my suppliers. It’s not the same as being there in person, but it’s a start."
Charities he supports: Tapulanga Foundation and Free Arts