Palomo Spain's Unique Approach to Sexuality
By Marta Represa
It has been a long time since this editor was last at a fashion show filled with fabulous club...
By Marta Represa
It has been a long time since this editor was last at a fashion show filled with fabulous club kids. It has also been a long time since I witnessed an openly humorous collection. It was a tall order for Alejandro González Palomo to both open Paris Fashion Week and do his very first Parisian show,...
It has been a long time since this editor was last at a fashion show filled with fabulous club kids. It has also been a long time since I witnessed an openly humorous collection. It was a tall order for Alejandro González Palomo to both open Paris Fashion Week and do his very first Parisian show, but he seemed to fulfill it effortlessly. Veni, vidi, vici, as the story goes.  PALOMO SPAIN...
Milan Menswear: Moments to Remember
By Marta Represa
This season may have been calmer than usual in the Italian fashion capital. With Gucci, Bottega...
By Marta Represa
This season may have been calmer than usual in the Italian fashion capital. With Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Ferragamo having deserted the men’s shows to present joint collections during womenswear, it sometimes feels like there isn’t much left (on the plus side, overworked editors, stylists, and...
This season may have been calmer than usual in the Italian fashion capital. With Gucci, Bottega Veneta, and Ferragamo having deserted the men’s shows to present joint collections during womenswear, it sometimes feels like there isn’t much left (on the plus side, overworked editors, stylists, and photographers can spend more time eating pasta). And yet, for the troopers that still resist on the...
A Guide to the Five Most Conspicuous Millennials in Milan
By Marta Represa
On Saturday, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana unveiled – for the fifth season in a row – a...
By Marta Represa
On Saturday, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana unveiled – for the fifth season in a row – a catwalk entirely populated with “millennials.” In the past four seasons, this has meant a mix of young models, bloggers, and internet influencers of all kinds, and it-boys and girls. This time, though,...
On Saturday, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana unveiled – for the fifth season in a row – a catwalk entirely populated with “millennials.” In the past four seasons, this has meant a mix of young models, bloggers, and internet influencers of all kinds, and it-boys and girls. This time, though, the casting was slightly different, featuring – almost exclusively – offspring of the rich and famous....
Prada's Come To Jesus Moment
By Sofia Celeste
With a collection that was awash in nylon, the storied Milanese brand had a “Come to Jesus”...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
With a collection that was awash in nylon, the storied Milanese brand had a “Come to Jesus” moment and decided to focus on innovation and practicality rather than frills. A salute to its “Prada Sport” heyday of the pre-Sept. 11th, carefree 90s, Prada innovated on classic styles like rain caps and...
With a collection that was awash in nylon, the storied Milanese brand had a “Come to Jesus” moment and decided to focus on innovation and practicality rather than frills. A salute to its “Prada Sport” heyday of the pre-Sept. 11th, carefree 90s, Prada innovated on classic styles like rain caps and simple anoraks with the latest in bonded fabrics and the most updated weatherproof materials. With...
Kean Etro On His “Agora” And 50 Years of Fashion
By Sofia Celeste
Built on a lifetime of memories, exotic travels, and strong relationships, the Etro family has...
By Sofia Celeste
Built on a lifetime of memories, exotic travels, and strong relationships, the Etro family has evolved and survived half a century of history and change. On Saturday, the family, known the world over for their whimsical paisley and their worldly designs, kicked off its 50th anniversary with an...
Built on a lifetime of memories, exotic travels, and strong relationships, the Etro family has evolved and survived half a century of history and change. On Saturday, the family, known the world over for their whimsical paisley and their worldly designs, kicked off its 50th anniversary with an installation filled with carpets, antique furniture, Persian rugs, and trinkets from the past – to...
Pitti Titillates Rich Digital Consumers
By Sofia Celeste
The biggest commercial event for high-end men’s fashion, Pitti Uomo, is a prime moment for the...
By Sofia Celeste
The biggest commercial event for high-end men’s fashion, Pitti Uomo, is a prime moment for the fashion community to contemplate the direction of a wider global industry that is worth nearly 3 trillion dollars.   M1992 at Pitti Uomo. Picture courtesy of Pitti. The Fall/Winter collections,...
The biggest commercial event for high-end men’s fashion, Pitti Uomo, is a prime moment for the fashion community to contemplate the direction of a wider global industry that is worth nearly 3 trillion dollars.   M1992 at Pitti Uomo. Picture courtesy of Pitti. The Fall/Winter collections, strategically cherry-picked by Pitti Immagine's leaders, were geared to arouse and captivate the...
Street-Style in Brush Strokes: Suwa
By Sofia Celeste
It’s Pitti Uomo 93 day two and the Les Benjamins presentation is just about to kick off in the...
By Sofia Celeste
It’s Pitti Uomo 93 day two and the Les Benjamins presentation is just about to kick off in the majestic setting of the Teatro Niccolini, an ancient opera house tucked away on a dark street just steps away from the Duomo. As we take our seats quietly in the crimson red boxes, Seoul-based artist...
It’s Pitti Uomo 93 day two and the Les Benjamins presentation is just about to kick off in the majestic setting of the Teatro Niccolini, an ancient opera house tucked away on a dark street just steps away from the Duomo. As we take our seats quietly in the crimson red boxes, Seoul-based artist Suwa is milling about with her portable easel tray stained by watercolour paint… trying to find the...
Michele's Gucci Garden Hypnotises
By Sofia Celeste
Guccification or Alessandro Michele-fication? One of the most prolific designers to grace the...
By Sofia Celeste
Guccification or Alessandro Michele-fication? One of the most prolific designers to grace the storied House of Gucci since its inception, Michele ushered in his new era with the opening of the magical Gucci Garden event that kicked off Pitti Uomo’s 93rd edition in Florence.  Gucci Garden at...
Guccification or Alessandro Michele-fication? One of the most prolific designers to grace the storied House of Gucci since its inception, Michele ushered in his new era with the opening of the magical Gucci Garden event that kicked off Pitti Uomo’s 93rd edition in Florence.  Gucci Garden at Pitti Uomo. Picture courtesy of Sofia Celeste. Gucci Garden is a boutique that houses one of a...
LFWM: One Year On
By Jessica Bumpus
This time last year and the menswear fashion-scape was reeling from the aftermath of 2016, a...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
This time last year and the menswear fashion-scape was reeling from the aftermath of 2016, a pretty rubbish year by anyone’s standards. Brexit, Trump, the list doesn’t really need to extend any further beyond that to make the point. Designers, of course, reacted accordingly with politics central...
This time last year and the menswear fashion-scape was reeling from the aftermath of 2016, a pretty rubbish year by anyone’s standards. Brexit, Trump, the list doesn’t really need to extend any further beyond that to make the point. Designers, of course, reacted accordingly with politics central to collections via the fashion means necessary: slogans and an overriding sense of doom and gloom on...
The Sense of An Ending: London Menswear Moves Forward
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
That’s all for now, folks. The show, quite literally, is over. London’s Autumn/Winter 2018...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
That’s all for now, folks. The show, quite literally, is over. London’s Autumn/Winter 2018 menswear collections came and went in the space of less than eighty hours; a stripped-back season, shorn of familiar flagship names. But while it may have been low-key, this season also allowed audiences a...
That’s all for now, folks. The show, quite literally, is over. London’s Autumn/Winter 2018 menswear collections came and went in the space of less than eighty hours; a stripped-back season, shorn of familiar flagship names. But while it may have been low-key, this season also allowed audiences a chance to register how much the texture of British menswear has changed.  Bobby Abley FW18...
LFWM: The Looks We Loved Fresh From The Runway
Human Tents & Hi-Tech at Craig Green
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s hardly surprising to know that two of London menswear’s most exciting names right now are...
By Jessica Bumpus
It’s hardly surprising to know that two of London menswear’s most exciting names right now are already recipients of British Fashion Awards: Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, who showed last night to brilliant and terrifying effect, for Emerging Talent; and Craig Green, two-time winner of British...
It’s hardly surprising to know that two of London menswear’s most exciting names right now are already recipients of British Fashion Awards: Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, who showed last night to brilliant and terrifying effect, for Emerging Talent; and Craig Green, two-time winner of British Menswear Designer of the Year and the mind behind today’s polished yet suitably conceptual outing – which...
Mullin’ It Over With Loverboy
By Jessica Bumpus
Whiffs of Vivienne Westwood costume, Alexander McQueen performance, Boombox club nights, Blitz...
By Jessica Bumpus
Whiffs of Vivienne Westwood costume, Alexander McQueen performance, Boombox club nights, Blitz kids scene-sters, and more to come poured into and out from the melting pot that was the Charles Jeffrey Loverboy collection-slash-show this evening. He’s London’s latest best export, undoubtedly a...
Whiffs of Vivienne Westwood costume, Alexander McQueen performance, Boombox club nights, Blitz kids scene-sters, and more to come poured into and out from the melting pot that was the Charles Jeffrey Loverboy collection-slash-show this evening. He’s London’s latest best export, undoubtedly a highlight of the schedule and a helpful reminder of what has always made the capital’s fashion tick:...
Out with The New: Starting Over at London's Menswear Shows
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
In older times, the 6th of January marked Twelfth Night: the traditional end of the Christmas...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
In older times, the 6th of January marked Twelfth Night: the traditional end of the Christmas season, and a night of mischief and riotous misrule. This year, though, it also marks the start of London’s menswear shows. And while it still felt like the end of Christmas in the West End – the rotting...
In older times, the 6th of January marked Twelfth Night: the traditional end of the Christmas season, and a night of mischief and riotous misrule. This year, though, it also marks the start of London’s menswear shows. And while it still felt like the end of Christmas in the West End – the rotting trees, the workmen dismantling street lights, the stores full of sale signs – there was little...
Cottweiler's Meteoric Rise
By Nabil Aliffi
Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty led us through the back channels of the Natural History Museum on...
By Nabil Aliffi
By Nabil Aliffi
Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty led us through the back channels of the Natural History Museum on Saturday evening in what was their grandest show yet. Over the years, the duo developed a handwriting synonymous with Dalston club culture, grafting season after season on what it means to dress for...
Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty led us through the back channels of the Natural History Museum on Saturday evening in what was their grandest show yet. Over the years, the duo developed a handwriting synonymous with Dalston club culture, grafting season after season on what it means to dress for the so-called "underground scene" of East London. Against the landscape of extra-terrestrial...