STATE OF PLAY: Fighting Back at London's Menswear Shows
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
It might have been the sunny first day of a shiny new season, but it was impossible to ignore the...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
It might have been the sunny first day of a shiny new season, but it was impossible to ignore the uneasy, morning-after feeling that hung over London’s menswear shows yesterday. It's still less than a week since the attack in Southwark, just a few bridges downriver from the BFC's official venue...
It might have been the sunny first day of a shiny new season, but it was impossible to ignore the uneasy, morning-after feeling that hung over London’s menswear shows yesterday. It's still less than a week since the attack in Southwark, just a few bridges downriver from the BFC's official venue on the Strand. And Thursday's general election, preceded by a short, bitter campaign, had just thrown...
London SS18: Made in the 80s?
By Jessica Bumpus
In the realms of womenswear, the Eighties has been hanging around as a style sticking point for...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
In the realms of womenswear, the Eighties has been hanging around as a style sticking point for some time now. But among menswear, it’s taken a little more time to catch up. That time is nigh, compounded by Topman’s spring/summer 2018 offering in London, which was an ode to Blitz kids and David...
In the realms of womenswear, the Eighties has been hanging around as a style sticking point for some time now. But among menswear, it’s taken a little more time to catch up. That time is nigh, compounded by Topman’s spring/summer 2018 offering in London, which was an ode to Blitz kids and David Bowie, a club culture heyday and a certain type of tailoring that requires a certain sort of...
Martine Rose: The Buzz & The Balenciaga Gig
By Jessica Bumpus
As first jobs go, consulting for Balenciaga isn’t a bad one. And ten years after launching her...
By Jessica Bumpus
As first jobs go, consulting for Balenciaga isn’t a bad one. And ten years after launching her namesake label that’s exactly what Martine Rose has found herself doing - all the while finding her own brand coming into its own. After a smash-hit of a collection last season (which everyone has been...
As first jobs go, consulting for Balenciaga isn’t a bad one. And ten years after launching her namesake label that’s exactly what Martine Rose has found herself doing - all the while finding her own brand coming into its own. After a smash-hit of a collection last season (which everyone has been talking about this week), the London-based menswear designer is up for this year’s ANDAM accolade,...
London’s Crystal Ball?
By Jessica Bumpus
By now we all know that London Fashion Week Men’s is celebrating five years of existence. And, of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
By now we all know that London Fashion Week Men’s is celebrating five years of existence. And, of course, once again conversation quickly turns to the future of menswear fashion week: how precarious is it? How much longer will it run, won’t it run? Do we need one? Because some designers came,...
By now we all know that London Fashion Week Men’s is celebrating five years of existence. And, of course, once again conversation quickly turns to the future of menswear fashion week: how precarious is it? How much longer will it run, won’t it run? Do we need one? Because some designers came, some went, some decamped to Pitti, some combined menswear and womenswear and some opted for the...
NOW WE ARE FIVE: Coming of Age at London’s Menswear Shows
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There was a time, not too long ago, when it would have seemed unimaginable that London could...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There was a time, not too long ago, when it would have seemed unimaginable that London could support a standalone menswear week. For decades, the city’s menswear designers showed everywhere BUT in London. And it wasn’t till 2009 that London Fashion Week tacked on a half-day of men’s fashion to...
There was a time, not too long ago, when it would have seemed unimaginable that London could support a standalone menswear week. For decades, the city’s menswear designers showed everywhere BUT in London. And it wasn’t till 2009 that London Fashion Week tacked on a half-day of men’s fashion to the tail-end of its schedule, in an attempt to give emerging names like JW Anderson, Tim Soar and...
QASIMI: AN AUDIENCE WITH A NOMADIC PRINCE
By Nabil Aliffi
Khalid Qasimi stood rather invisibly in the corner as he watched guests dissect his collection....
By Nabil Aliffi
Khalid Qasimi stood rather invisibly in the corner as he watched guests dissect his collection. The designer has been showing his namesake label at London Fashion Week for a few seasons now. Each time, he employs just enough pyrotechnics to make the experience interesting. Today, 18 models of...
Khalid Qasimi stood rather invisibly in the corner as he watched guests dissect his collection. The designer has been showing his namesake label at London Fashion Week for a few seasons now. Each time, he employs just enough pyrotechnics to make the experience interesting. Today, 18 models of diverse backgrounds dotted the presentation space. The boys, who were cast by Jesse Maple at Shelley...
KIKO KOSTADINOV: WHAT’S IN A NAME?
By Nabil Aliffi
What’s in a name? Minutes before the show, I caved in to a click bait article that may well hold...
By Nabil Aliffi
What’s in a name? Minutes before the show, I caved in to a click bait article that may well hold the key to Kiko Kostadinov’s overnight success: the title read, “15 ways your child's name sets them up for success - or failure”. A scan around the room - the brutalist walls to the bespoke...
What’s in a name? Minutes before the show, I caved in to a click bait article that may well hold the key to Kiko Kostadinov’s overnight success: the title read, “15 ways your child's name sets them up for success - or failure”. A scan around the room - the brutalist walls to the bespoke scaffolding seating, the carefully curated guests - all point to an authenticity that no amount of corporate...
Royal College Of Art: what it takes to be the Harvard of fashion
By Nabil Aliffi
For many, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the apex of fashion education. As Pro-Rector...
By Nabil Aliffi
For many, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the apex of fashion education. As Pro-Rector Professor Narren Barfield took his seat among the guests, he was heard within earshot assuring that this was a show you wouldn’t want to miss. “We are the number one art school in the world – these are the...
For many, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the apex of fashion education. As Pro-Rector Professor Narren Barfield took his seat among the guests, he was heard within earshot assuring that this was a show you wouldn’t want to miss. “We are the number one art school in the world – these are the best students you will find,” he clarified. This year marks the third time that the college has...
INTERVIEW | Maria Grazia Chiuri - Dior
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
It's a story that begins with her; with a smile... an infectious laugh. The eyes are quick; they...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
It's a story that begins with her; with a smile... an infectious laugh. The eyes are quick; they look without judging. The rings are like messages wrapped around her fingers, and there's that absolutely light-weight blonde. It's like the lightness that Maria Grazia Chiuri recalls on several...
It's a story that begins with her; with a smile... an infectious laugh. The eyes are quick; they look without judging. The rings are like messages wrapped around her fingers, and there's that absolutely light-weight blonde. It's like the lightness that Maria Grazia Chiuri recalls on several occasions while talking about her new adventure at Dior. It can't be said that it's easy, in fact. An...
The Future of Finnish Fashion
By Jessica Bumpus
Shy by nature but not shy by design, here’s something you might not know about the Finns: their...
By Jessica Bumpus
Shy by nature but not shy by design, here’s something you might not know about the Finns: their renowned design heritage is in sync with that of Asia. Even though, geographically speaking, the two locations are not all that close together. SSSU Presentation (photo by Guillaume...
Shy by nature but not shy by design, here’s something you might not know about the Finns: their renowned design heritage is in sync with that of Asia. Even though, geographically speaking, the two locations are not all that close together. SSSU Presentation (photo by Guillaume Roujas) “Curiously, it’s true,” ponders Tuomas Merikoski, the creative director behind one of the country’s...
An homage to KANGHYUK’s unique aesthetic
KANGHYUK x MACHINE-A / SHOWstudio x H. LORENZO A special collaboration/partnership with D /ARK...
KANGHYUK x MACHINE-A / SHOWstudio x H. LORENZO A special collaboration/partnership with D /ARK /CONCEPT Less than a year after graduating, KANGHYUK’s featherweight creations already carry some serious fashion clout. Last week, an exciting event spanning from London to L.A. announced the...
KANGHYUK x MACHINE-A / SHOWstudio x H. LORENZO A special collaboration/partnership with D /ARK /CONCEPT Less than a year after graduating, KANGHYUK’s featherweight creations already carry some serious fashion clout. Last week, an exciting event spanning from London to L.A. announced the arrival of the designer’s artfully crafted first collection, Collection1, at avant-garde retailers,...
Tbilisi Fashion Week | An alternative to the catwalk shows
In typically unorthodox style, Tbilisi Fashion Week opened with a performance starring models in...
In typically unorthodox style, Tbilisi Fashion Week opened with a performance starring models in traditional Georgian-dress, miming scenes from the movies of Soviet actress Sofiko Chiaureli. This unconventional fusion of old and new was a key theme throughout the fashion week, as designers...
In typically unorthodox style, Tbilisi Fashion Week opened with a performance starring models in traditional Georgian-dress, miming scenes from the movies of Soviet actress Sofiko Chiaureli. This unconventional fusion of old and new was a key theme throughout the fashion week, as designers reflected on the evolving cityscape.   Max Machaidze, of Georgian brand LTFR, described Tbilisi as...
FASHION EDITORIAL | Time Preserved
Part of the mystery of any given photograph is the fact that it was taken at a certain time, in a...
Part of the mystery of any given photograph is the fact that it was taken at a certain time, in a certain place and time keeps moving on. A photograph might be a moment in time preserved, but the world continues to change around it.   look: Rotsaniyom   look:...
Part of the mystery of any given photograph is the fact that it was taken at a certain time, in a certain place and time keeps moving on. A photograph might be a moment in time preserved, but the world continues to change around it.   look: Rotsaniyom   look: WeAnnaBe   look: THEO   look: CHAKSHYN   cape: Flow the Label   look:...
7 Things You Need To Know About Seoul’s New Guard
Look: Nohke - Blindness - Pushbutton (Photo: Courtesy of PR) Seoul is quickly establishing...
Look: Nohke - Blindness - Pushbutton (Photo: Courtesy of PR) Seoul is quickly establishing itself as one of the most important fashion capitals in Asia. As top fashion houses make it the destination for their extravaganzas - Chanel is rumoured to be staging a show here - the city is becoming...
Look: Nohke - Blindness - Pushbutton (Photo: Courtesy of PR) Seoul is quickly establishing itself as one of the most important fashion capitals in Asia. As top fashion houses make it the destination for their extravaganzas - Chanel is rumoured to be staging a show here - the city is becoming a hub for fashion and innovation. Here, top boutiques look like museums and boast an amazing...
Fashion Forward Dubai - Middle East’s definitive fashion platform
Last week, the fashion crowd gathered for three busy days of events at FFWD: Dubai and the...
Last week, the fashion crowd gathered for three busy days of events at FFWD: Dubai and the Middle-East’s definitive fashion platform, which represents the roots, attitudes and lifestyle of the emerging Arab Fashion Community. A bold effort to ensure visibility and support for the talents of...
Last week, the fashion crowd gathered for three busy days of events at FFWD: Dubai and the Middle-East’s definitive fashion platform, which represents the roots, attitudes and lifestyle of the emerging Arab Fashion Community. A bold effort to ensure visibility and support for the talents of regional fashion, the event is recognised as the most important fashion week in the UAE. It is also one...