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Are You a Balenciaga Boy?

By Jessica Bumpus

Do you wear oversized jackets with elongated boxy shoulders? Do you wear to-the-knee, reasonably high-heeled boots? Do they meet the hems of tight shorts? Does it look like you've put on your dad's...

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Talkin' About That Generation: All Of Them!

By Jessica Bumpus

Slick suiting is not the only thing on offer at Milan Fashion Week, axiomatic, of course at Gucci, but seen across the board. MSGM’s Massimo Giorgetti – and now creative director at Emilio Pucci –...

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Armani Me - Armani You !

By Jessica Bumpus

Showing us he has a good old-fashioned sense of humour and knows how to poke a bit of fun at himself – or celebrate himself, or both – Giorgio Armani sent out a winner of a T-shirt among his...

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Gucci: The Art of Whimsical Seduction

By Jessica Bumpus

When it comes to seductive whimsy, Alessandro Michele is nailing it. Creative director at Gucci since January 2015 (where he made a U-turn of a debut), the designer has so coined a look and reborn...

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Milan: Message Me

By Jessica Bumpus

We might be here to see clothes, but that can sometimes take a backseat. It does for Vivienne Westwood. You turn up to a collection, not to see its theme or inspiration per se – because she’s...

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Gap Year Glam: Prada’s On Point

By Jessica Bumpus

When you think of Prada, you think of three things: the conceptual-crazy side of the designer’s collections that the fashion industry all sit and try to decipher; her signature side (we all know...

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Pitti Uomo: Two And A Half Men

By Elisabeta Tudor

The iconic Florentine menswear trade-show, as seen by Raffaello Napoleone, Raf Simons – and his collection's muse, Robert Mapplethorpe. What's new at Pitti Uomo? This time around, the...

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On With The Milan Show: Boys’ Bits & More

By Jessica Bumpus

When it comes to matters of fashion erogenous zones, the ankle seems to be high on Milan’s agenda – both on and off the catwalk. A man can’t even make it down a Via or Piazza, past a security guard...

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Post-Punk: a legacy in London and beyond

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

This year, Britain celebrates two very different anniversaries. The first is the Queen’s 90th birthday, marked midway through the London menswear schedule by an open-air lunch (held, inevitably, in...

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Girl Meets Boy's World

By Jessica Bumpus

As a woman in a menswear world this past week at LCM there have been no end of looks trotting down the runway that I have found myself wanting to swipe for myself. Yes, admittedly, there have...

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Fashion Week Is Dead: Long Live Fashion Week

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

At the far end of the Bayswater Road, just behind Kensington Palace, there’s a large expanse of green lawn known as Perks Field. It’s a quiet, calm piece of parkland, scattered with joggers and...

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Statements of Subversion

By Jessica Bumpus

Day three and LCM threw some great spanners in the works with JW Anderson starting us off with his most subversive menswear collection yet: it was wearable! There were no too-hard-to-think about...

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Street Wars: the return of the suit

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

  Suit versus (track)suit; ever since it started in 2012, that opposition has become the default shorthand to summarise London’s menswear event. Every season, the schedule is neatly split down...

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Nostalgia: Del Boy - Versailles - Nirvana

By Jessica Bumpus

Nostalgia, it’s a bit of a thing at LCM. Of course fashion goes hand in hand with it – that’s where we all get inspiration from at one point or another. So yesterday we had Bobby Abley plundering...

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New Order: a tale of two cities

By John-Michael O'Sullivan

Over the last few seasons, something inevitable - and yet, till recently, unthinkable - has happened. London’s position as the fashion system’s unruly, volatile youngest sibling, bursting with...