I’m very excited about this issue of Candid Magazine with milliner Stephen Jones gracing our cover. I rarely feel that I’m doing shoots that I truly love and really want to be doing (I’m planning on changing that this year), but this shoot was something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time! Plus I love hats andContinue reading
I’ve always loved socks, so I was very happy when my friend, Mr D. launched Mr D London in 2014. There is always a need for a good pair of socks – menswear can be quite subtle and it’s the accessories that can make all the difference. Mr D’s sock are bright and colourful to sleek and smart and theyContinue reading
Some events are very interesting from a branding perspective – this was the launch of the new Bentley Fragrances line for men, by the same company that makes the iconic luxury automobiles. The Bentley brand is all about very high quality and this event reflected that – the location was the Sky Garden at theContinue reading
Yesterday was the Tour de France and avid cyclist Sir Paul Smith (who raced until he was 18 and still cycles regularly) celebrated with an exhibition of cycling heros by artist Karl Kopinski at his Soho Shop. It was quite a bustling event! You could also see the Paul Smith 531 cycling collection which includesContinue reading
GQ China presented Sankuanz’s SS15 collection at London Collection: Men. Sankuanz Zhe was born in Fujian, China and one year after he graduated from Xiamen University he launch his label. He started off slowly, doing illustration on t-shirts, giving himself time to let the brand evolve naturally. His first show debuted his AW13 collection duringContinue reading
After spending some time in Jakarta I’ve become more obsessed with textiles, so I was delighted to see Edward Crutchley’s new menswear collection at Fashion East’s Menswear Installations at London Collections: Men. You’re immediately drawn to the hand dyed Indonesian ikats fabrics and the kyo yuzen printing (it’s screen printed onto cloth, not toContinue reading
On the 7th of January 2014, Superdry had an epic show at The Old Sorting as part of London Collection: Men AW14. As soon as you walked into the venue you were offered endless rum mojitos and lychee and blackberry martinis – it felt like a club. Suddenly there was this huge rumbling sound near theContinue reading
Menswear FER Menswear launched their SS14 collection in London this week. The Urban Superhero collection combines classic tailoring with unexpected details of iridescent piping, hints of python and circular shapes. Brother and sister team, Verónica and Fernando Moncho Lobo launched their womenswear label in 2008 and first showed their menswear at Pitti for AW13. In London theContinue reading
Shauni Douglas and Olivia Creber from the Edinburgh College of Art won the Menswear Award at Graduate Fashion Week. When I saw the collection come down the catwalk I was intrigued by the accessories. Having the right accessories can change the whole look and feel of a collection. Creber’s accessories were mouthpieces adorned with hair,Continue reading
David Gandy was interviewed by Hilary Alexander for The Industry London at Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design. It was quite an exciting event as there were many students from the college in attendance as it was one of their first networking opportunities with a supermodel. It was very charming at the end ofContinue reading
I love when I see a man in a bow tie – it just seem to says so much about a man, I always assume that he is going to be charming, dashing and slightly quirky. Becky French, the designer behind Marwood started writing a blog in 2009 – it was full of sketches andContinue reading
I was really looking forward to this year’s WGSN Global Fashion Awards Short List 2013 party at the St Martin’s Lane Hotel as Kate Nash and Event Director Lauretta Roberts were co-hosting the event! It’s was quite an exciting evening as there is lots of anticipation about who will be on the short list. WGSNContinue reading
Mr. Hare and Mr. Start showed their SS14 collection at London’s House of St. Barnabase in Soho during the London Collections: Men. It was a very English event – everyone was very cheery and polite, there were lots of summer treats served with champagne and so many handsome men. I’ve been following Mr Hare’s workContinue reading
Nik + Ada is an eco-friendly menswear line made in the UK, focusing on wearability – simple clean lines with a twist. Ada Zanditon has designed an eco fashion forward womenswear line since 2009. I styled her first catwalk show in September 2009 as part of Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch. This is her firstContinue reading
Euphorik is about luxury and classic cuts with a modern twist. Designer Alexander Leimback was inspired by the Gothic architecture of the Bath Abby and used monochrome prints for Spring Summer 14 collection. Euphorik uses beautiful fabrics: technical silk, cotton, cotton viscose and jersey silk mix. The label has a bit of a dark edgeContinue reading
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