OTHER VOICES - OTHER ROOMS: LONDON MENSWEAR'S MELTING POT
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
These are difficult times, in many parts of Britain, for those who’ve come here from other...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
These are difficult times, in many parts of Britain, for those who’ve come here from other countries. Not that you’d know it from the menswear schedule, which kicked off with Bulgaria-born Kiko Kostadinov and ended with a show by Chinese designer Feng Chen Wang. LFWM may well have started life...
These are difficult times, in many parts of Britain, for those who’ve come here from other countries. Not that you’d know it from the menswear schedule, which kicked off with Bulgaria-born Kiko Kostadinov and ended with a show by Chinese designer Feng Chen Wang. LFWM may well have started life under a banner of enthusiastic patriotism – but these days, as the country at large veers towards...
The New Heritage
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a time when the London menswear shows lent heavily on the heritage of Savile Row to...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a time when the London menswear shows lent heavily on the heritage of Savile Row to propel them into the spotlight and give them credibility. This was also at about the same time we laughably didn’t think men were too interested in clothes or fashion. But times have changed and now it’s...
There was a time when the London menswear shows lent heavily on the heritage of Savile Row to propel them into the spotlight and give them credibility. This was also at about the same time we laughably didn’t think men were too interested in clothes or fashion. But times have changed and now it’s not the Savile Row names one sees on the schedule to reinforce relevance, but the designers and...
New Beginnings
By Jessica Bumpus
Perhaps it’s because it’s the Spring/Summer 2020 shows – with emphasis on the 2020 part – that...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Perhaps it’s because it’s the Spring/Summer 2020 shows – with emphasis on the 2020 part – that the menswear collections this season felt for the most part fresh and new. It will soon be a new decade after all. Designers pushed themselves to explore new ground, open new chapters, and create worlds...
Perhaps it’s because it’s the Spring/Summer 2020 shows – with emphasis on the 2020 part – that the menswear collections this season felt for the most part fresh and new. It will soon be a new decade after all. Designers pushed themselves to explore new ground, open new chapters, and create worlds that were personal to them, the result of which means the era of the per usual...
How Westminster University Won LFW
By Jessica Bumpus
Over the past two years, the student scene at fashion week has been gaining momentum. Where once...
By Jessica Bumpus
Over the past two years, the student scene at fashion week has been gaining momentum. Where once London Fashion Week was a stomping ground only for Central Saint Martins MA students to take a real-life step into the industry, now they’ve got Westminster University hot on their tail.  San Kim's...
Over the past two years, the student scene at fashion week has been gaining momentum. Where once London Fashion Week was a stomping ground only for Central Saint Martins MA students to take a real-life step into the industry, now they’ve got Westminster University hot on their tail.  San Kim's collection at the University of Westminster MA Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in London. Photos by...
The London Beat
By Jessica Bumpus
The actor Riz Ahmed swayed the afternoon away with great enthusiasm at Nicholas Daley’s...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
The actor Riz Ahmed swayed the afternoon away with great enthusiasm at Nicholas Daley’s Spring/Summer 2020 show this weekend. The sounds of the award-winning jazz group Sons of Kemet spread through the 12th century-built St Mary-at-Hill church and soon Ahmed was not the only one on his feet:...
The actor Riz Ahmed swayed the afternoon away with great enthusiasm at Nicholas Daley’s Spring/Summer 2020 show this weekend. The sounds of the award-winning jazz group Sons of Kemet spread through the 12th century-built St Mary-at-Hill church and soon Ahmed was not the only one on his feet: everyone was dancing.Backstage at the Nicholas Daley Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in London. Photo...
THE BOYS OF SUMMER: LFWM LIGHTENS UP
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Over the past few menswear seasons there’s been relatively little attention paid, for the most...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Over the past few menswear seasons there’s been relatively little attention paid, for the most part, to the seasons themselves. That’s not to say that there haven’t been coats and sweaters on show every winter, and shorts every summer – but that there’s a kind of standardisation in how we live...
Over the past few menswear seasons there’s been relatively little attention paid, for the most part, to the seasons themselves. That’s not to say that there haven’t been coats and sweaters on show every winter, and shorts every summer – but that there’s a kind of standardisation in how we live now, and in the way we think about clothing, which has blurred the distinction between fashion’s...
Munn: London’s New Leading Name in Menswear
By Jessica Bumpus
Could it be that already on day one of the London Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 season, just two...
By Jessica Bumpus
Could it be that already on day one of the London Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 season, just two shows in, that we saw the best collection of the week? It felt like that at Munn. The Seoul-based brand made a spectacular LFW debut, the designer Hyun-Min Han having been the recipient of an exchange...
Could it be that already on day one of the London Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 season, just two shows in, that we saw the best collection of the week? It felt like that at Munn. The Seoul-based brand made a spectacular LFW debut, the designer Hyun-Min Han having been the recipient of an exchange programme between the British Fashion Council and Seoul Fashion Week, which took place back in...
GET SET: LFWM KICKS INTO GEAR
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Remember when London’s menswear shows started off with a royal reception? Those leisurely,...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Remember when London’s menswear shows started off with a royal reception? Those leisurely, long-ago days (well, 2012 to be precise) feel a lifetime away now. This season, however, is starting before the city’s had a moment to recover from the Trump family’s fly-by vacation. And its designers,...
Remember when London’s menswear shows started off with a royal reception? Those leisurely, long-ago days (well, 2012 to be precise) feel a lifetime away now. This season, however, is starting before the city’s had a moment to recover from the Trump family’s fly-by vacation. And its designers, more than ever, find themselves slotted into a narrowing slice of the fashion audience’s attention...
Alexander Wang Carries New York’s Fashion Torch into the Future
By Robin Torres
At some point in every major fashion designer’s career, there is a moment when they look back...
By Robin Torres
At some point in every major fashion designer’s career, there is a moment when they look back before they continue moving forward. The past is always a good map to reference when charting unknown territory, especially when the future is as uncertain, complicated, and unfamiliar as the one faced...
At some point in every major fashion designer’s career, there is a moment when they look back before they continue moving forward. The past is always a good map to reference when charting unknown territory, especially when the future is as uncertain, complicated, and unfamiliar as the one faced by today’s struggling fashion industry. Alexander Wang, who showed his S/S 20 collection over the...
There Was Only One Name to Know at the CSM BA Show
By Jessica Bumpus
The question on everyone’s lips this evening at the Central Saint Martins’ BA...
By Jessica Bumpus
The question on everyone’s lips this evening at the Central Saint Martins’ BA show was: how did Fredrik Tjaerandsen do it? The fashion womenswear student wowed with a collection of huge balloons that mesmerised as they walked with models somehow inside them before being manually...
The question on everyone’s lips this evening at the Central Saint Martins’ BA show was: how did Fredrik Tjaerandsen do it? The fashion womenswear student wowed with a collection of huge balloons that mesmerised as they walked with models somehow inside them before being manually deflated, the latex-a-like fabric doing a brief dance mid-air, a shimmy, and then descending down...
Gucci Takes Pro-Choice Stance
By Sofia Celeste
Just two miles away from Vatican City, a bold pro-choice message...
By Sofia Celeste
Just two miles away from Vatican City, a bold pro-choice message was unfurled Tuesday before an international fashion public.Gucci Cruise 2020 show in Rome. Photo: Courtesy of PR.No, it wasn’t a meeting of politicians or a demonstration. It was Gucci’s 2020 cruise...
Just two miles away from Vatican City, a bold pro-choice message was unfurled Tuesday before an international fashion public.Gucci Cruise 2020 show in Rome. Photo: Courtesy of PR.No, it wasn’t a meeting of politicians or a demonstration. It was Gucci’s 2020 cruise collection, and designer Alessandro Michele chose to make his voice heard through his most powerful...
PERFECT NUMBER: Meet Fashion's Next Disruptor
By Elisabeta Tudor
The term "disruptor" has been frequently used by fashion media in recent times; up to its...
By Elisabeta Tudor
The term "disruptor" has been frequently used by fashion media in recent times; up to its paroxysm, in fact. And let's face it: the use and abuse of this word for marketing purposes can be quite annoying. Can a designer or a brand really be considered "disruptive" if their creative philosophy is...
The term "disruptor" has been frequently used by fashion media in recent times; up to its paroxysm, in fact. And let's face it: the use and abuse of this word for marketing purposes can be quite annoying. Can a designer or a brand really be considered "disruptive" if their creative philosophy is solely based on the appropriation of established fashion industry codes, instead of actually...
Fancy with Fenty—10 Facts About Rihanna's LVMH-co-founded Brand
By Elisabeta Tudor
On May 24th, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the international...
By Elisabeta Tudor
On May 24th, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the international pop-star-turned-fashion-designer, will unveil her first Fenty collection in Paris at a pop-up store. This takes place just a few days before the actual online launch of the e-shop on www.fenty.com, set for May 29th. On this...
On May 24th, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the international pop-star-turned-fashion-designer, will unveil her first Fenty collection in Paris at a pop-up store. This takes place just a few days before the actual online launch of the e-shop on www.fenty.com, set for May 29th. On this occasion, Jeremy O. Harris, a New York-based playwright and actor – who has de facto reinterpreted...
Reference Studios Introduce Berlin's First 24-hour Festival for Creativity and Fashion
By Elisabeta Tudor
Circle your calendars: tomorrow, on May 18th, Reference Studios, Berlin's go-to...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Circle your calendars: tomorrow, on May 18th, Reference Studios, Berlin's go-to fashion communication and consulting agency, is staging the inaugural edition of its much-anticipated Reference Berlin Festival in the German capital. This 24-hour-long interdisciplinary festival – an...
Circle your calendars: tomorrow, on May 18th, Reference Studios, Berlin's go-to fashion communication and consulting agency, is staging the inaugural edition of its much-anticipated Reference Berlin Festival in the German capital. This 24-hour-long interdisciplinary festival – an initiative of the agency in partnership with 032c’s Joerg and Maria Koch – will exhibit a carefully...
In Conversation with...Alan Crocetti
By Elisabeta Tudor
Breathing new life into jewelry design, the Brazilian-born and London-based...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Breathing new life into jewelry design, the Brazilian-born and London-based designer Alan Crocetti redefines the codes of traditional jewelry making by opting for gender fluid, sophisticated, and thought-provoking aesthetics. He explained his creative vision and future plans to...
Breathing new life into jewelry design, the Brazilian-born and London-based designer Alan Crocetti redefines the codes of traditional jewelry making by opting for gender fluid, sophisticated, and thought-provoking aesthetics. He explained his creative vision and future plans to NOWFASHION and revealed what it takes to build his own eponymous brand.Alan Crocetti. Photo: Courtesy...