All That Glitters
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Next month, London’s National Portrait Gallery will open...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Next month, London’s National Portrait Gallery will open an exhibition called ‘Bright Young Things’, devoted to Cecil Beaton’s photographs of the colourful, rebellious, extravagantly stylish citizens of London’s social scene in the 1920s. It was a...
Next month, London’s National Portrait Gallery will open an exhibition called ‘Bright Young Things’, devoted to Cecil Beaton’s photographs of the colourful, rebellious, extravagantly stylish citizens of London’s social scene in the 1920s. It was a reference picked up explicitly at Erdem, where the designer collaborated with exhibition curator Robin...
London: Play The Hits!
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s a given that every designer, whether they are based in New York, London or Paris, strives...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s a given that every designer, whether they are based in New York, London or Paris, strives for a unique aesthetic that sets them apart from the international crowd. Yet, no designer jettisons their aesthetic quicker than those from London. Caught between a crossfire of commerciality and the...
It’s a given that every designer, whether they are based in New York, London or Paris, strives for a unique aesthetic that sets them apart from the international crowd. Yet, no designer jettisons their aesthetic quicker than those from London. Caught between a crossfire of commerciality and the desire by the capital to fulfil a characteristically “creative” quota, they often leave behind the...
Walking The Walk: LFW Goes Green
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of sustainability — not just as a hashtag or easy talking point, but as a revolution in thinking that united an entirely new generation of progressive, responsibly-minded designers. Five months on, you’d...
Hands down, the most powerful trend to emerge from London’s shows last season was its embrace of sustainability — not just as a hashtag or easy talking point, but as a revolution in thinking that united an entirely new generation of progressive, responsibly-minded designers. Five months on, you’d have thought there’d have been little by the way of additional change. But it has. After several...
MM6 Announces Capsule Collection with The North Face
By Alice Ierace
In occasion of its latest runway show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, MM6 Maison Margiela...
By Alice Ierace
In occasion of its latest runway show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, MM6 Maison Margiela announced a brand new partnership with outerwear specialist brand The North Face. Incorporated into multiple silhouettes of the MM6 Autumn Winter 2020 collection, the collab managed to mix The North Face...
In occasion of its latest runway show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, MM6 Maison Margiela announced a brand new partnership with outerwear specialist brand The North Face. Incorporated into multiple silhouettes of the MM6 Autumn Winter 2020 collection, the collab managed to mix The North Face signature’s Expedition System with the conceptual prowess of the Maison. Resonating with the modular...
Masculin Féminin
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
I didn’t expect menswear at Molly Goddard. Giant dresses — and those were there in spades,...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
I didn’t expect menswear at Molly Goddard. Giant dresses — and those were there in spades, densely smocked explosions of tulle in primrose and watermelon, raspberry and cornflower blue. But amidst the froth were four male models in slim two-piece plaid suits, worn with boldly-striped sweaters or...
I didn’t expect menswear at Molly Goddard. Giant dresses — and those were there in spades, densely smocked explosions of tulle in primrose and watermelon, raspberry and cornflower blue. But amidst the froth were four male models in slim two-piece plaid suits, worn with boldly-striped sweaters or cropped Fair Isle cardigans. That might have been that. But then Rejina Pyo did the same just a few...
Sunday’s Best
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
No-one goes to Westminster on a Sunday, except for churchgoers and sightseers. It’s a reliable...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
No-one goes to Westminster on a Sunday, except for churchgoers and sightseers. It’s a reliable weekend ghost-town — except, twice a year, when the womenswear shows roll into town and the district’s magnificent palaces, parliamentary buildings and places of worship get put to use for services of...
No-one goes to Westminster on a Sunday, except for churchgoers and sightseers. It’s a reliable weekend ghost-town — except, twice a year, when the womenswear shows roll into town and the district’s magnificent palaces, parliamentary buildings and places of worship get put to use for services of an altogether different kind. (‘TUTTO beige’ one soaking Italian tourist murmured admiringly,...
Italy's Fur Industry Endures
By Sofia Celeste
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in Milan’s Fiera Milano City fairgrounds Feb. 20th - 23rd. Now in its seventh edition, TheOneMilano was originally founded as a joint venture, bringing the MIPAP (Milano Pret-a-Porter), MIFUR exhibitors...
Italy’s fur sector presses on with ready-to-wear trade show TheOneMilano, which will unfold in Milan’s Fiera Milano City fairgrounds Feb. 20th - 23rd. Now in its seventh edition, TheOneMilano was originally founded as a joint venture, bringing the MIPAP (Milano Pret-a-Porter), MIFUR exhibitors and buyers together in one venue.Its organizers, who have garnered the support of Italy’s foreign...
No More Nice Knit
By Jessica Bumpus
By which we mean the cosy or cute sort that calls to mind something traditional or...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
By which we mean the cosy or cute sort that calls to mind something traditional or old-fashioned. This season, London’s designers have become especially creative with their knitwear, promoting it from supporting act to leading role. And not in the way you’d necessarily expect for the winter...
By which we mean the cosy or cute sort that calls to mind something traditional or old-fashioned. This season, London’s designers have become especially creative with their knitwear, promoting it from supporting act to leading role. And not in the way you’d necessarily expect for the winter season - where berry hues and forest tones so often tend to dominate the space as we go in search of a...
The Back Story
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
In fashion, there’s usually more going on than meets the eye. Not that you’d know it, or...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
In fashion, there’s usually more going on than meets the eye. Not that you’d know it, or necessarily look for it — particularly now, when we’ve grown used to consuming clothes in such a homogenised way. That fact isn’t exactly breaking news, it’s been a full eight years since Rei Kawakubo’s...
In fashion, there’s usually more going on than meets the eye. Not that you’d know it, or necessarily look for it — particularly now, when we’ve grown used to consuming clothes in such a homogenised way. That fact isn’t exactly breaking news, it’s been a full eight years since Rei Kawakubo’s infamous flat collection called out the restrictions of the internet’s 2D gaze — the neat grids of...
London’s Emerging Ready-To-Couture Scene
By Jessica Bumpus
In an intriguing exchange of fashion week capital style...
By Jessica Bumpus
In an intriguing exchange of fashion week capital style this season, it feels like New York is the new London and London is the new New York – owing to the amount of young and emerging downtown designers that currently populate the former (Eckhaus Latta,...
In an intriguing exchange of fashion week capital style this season, it feels like New York is the new London and London is the new New York – owing to the amount of young and emerging downtown designers that currently populate the former (Eckhaus Latta, Monse, Area), and the amount of names in the latter who have put a renewed focus on evening wear,...
LFW: A Visitor's Guide
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
The Americans came dressed like Americans. Or at least, like American fashion editors at LFW do a...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
The Americans came dressed like Americans. Or at least, like American fashion editors at LFW do a dressed-up idea of London-Town-dressed-down, in a carefully-considered blend of transatlantic tones. For some reason, their arrival always seems to trigger two very opposing responses from the home...
The Americans came dressed like Americans. Or at least, like American fashion editors at LFW do a dressed-up idea of London-Town-dressed-down, in a carefully-considered blend of transatlantic tones. For some reason, their arrival always seems to trigger two very opposing responses from the home side, with show attendees either dress wildly up, or defiantly down. (‘It’s the WEEKEND, for goodness...
Does the Personal Luxury Model Have a Future?
By Fabio Ciquera
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is...
By Fabio Ciquera
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is definitely going to die”. Case in point, the current model of personal luxury that in the past generated 271 billions of euro in 2019 , the larger macro-category within the wider industry that moves in...
Virgil Abloh, creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear declared recently that “streetwear is definitely going to die”. Case in point, the current model of personal luxury that in the past generated 271 billions of euro in 2019 , the larger macro-category within the wider industry that moves in excess of a trillion euros globally, does not seem able to produce the “antiques of tomorrow”...
Standing in the Shadow of the Future
By Jessica Bumpus
Following Frederik Tjaerandsen’s spectacular standout collection from the BA Central Saint...
By Jessica Bumpus
Following Frederik Tjaerandsen’s spectacular standout collection from the BA Central Saint Martins show last summer (dress bubble ballon-like creations that were as insane as they sound and brilliant - and recently shown as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fashion In Motion series),...
Following Frederik Tjaerandsen’s spectacular standout collection from the BA Central Saint Martins show last summer (dress bubble ballon-like creations that were as insane as they sound and brilliant - and recently shown as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fashion In Motion series), students from the renowned fashion college’s MA programme had their work cut out in impressing this...
New Romantics: A London Valentine
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There is, really, no ideal way to spend a day like February 14th. Embrace it and you’re resigning...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There is, really, no ideal way to spend a day like February 14th. Embrace it and you’re resigning yourself to a night in an overcrowded restaurant, fighting for attention from waiters rushed off their feet; ignore it and you’re still assaulted at every turn by people declaring undying love with...
There is, really, no ideal way to spend a day like February 14th. Embrace it and you’re resigning yourself to a night in an overcrowded restaurant, fighting for attention from waiters rushed off their feet; ignore it and you’re still assaulted at every turn by people declaring undying love with last-minute roses and wilting helium-heart balloons. The coincidence of Valentine’s Day falling at...
Trending: Surprise Celebrity Catwalk Sightings
By Jessica Bumpus
While having celebrities on the catwalk isn’t something new for fashion week (Courtney Love at...
By Jessica Bumpus
While having celebrities on the catwalk isn’t something new for fashion week (Courtney Love at Philipp Plein whizzing down the runway is just one that immediately springs to mind), it made for a unique experience for Girls star Lena Dunham today as she made her catwalk debut for the London-based...
While having celebrities on the catwalk isn’t something new for fashion week (Courtney Love at Philipp Plein whizzing down the runway is just one that immediately springs to mind), it made for a unique experience for Girls star Lena Dunham today as she made her catwalk debut for the London-based label 16 Arlington - hot on the heels of Miley Cyrus taking a turn for Marc Jacobs in New...