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...
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 picnicking families. Twice a year, for the last few years – once in January, and then again in June –...
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 picnicking families. Twice a year, for the last few years – once in January, and then again in June – it’s been taken over by Burberry’s vast show tent. But this week, for the first time in six seasons,...
Statements of Subversion
By Jessica Bumpus
Day three and LCM threw some great spanners in the works with JW Anderson starting us off with...
By Jessica Bumpus
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 ideas here so much as there have been before. Men won’t be baffled by what they saw as much as they...
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 ideas here so much as there have been before. Men won’t be baffled by what they saw as much as they have been; they’ll want to wear it – and the girls will be clawing the bags off their shoulders. Here,...
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...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
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 the centre - old-school elegance on the one side, avant-garde rebellion on the other. Of late,...
  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 the centre - old-school elegance on the one side, avant-garde rebellion on the other. Of late, however, it’s felt as though streetwear’s been gaining the upper hand. The rise of labels like Cottweiler,...
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...
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 the Disney archive for Aladdin references; today Agi & Sam kicked things off with a collection that...
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 the Disney archive for Aladdin references; today Agi & Sam kicked things off with a collection that riffed on homespun charm and had a hint of granny chic about it, playing with that magpie-dressing...
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...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
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 energy and ideas, has been challenged. And, accustomed as the city is to defining itself against...
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 energy and ideas, has been challenged. And, accustomed as the city is to defining itself against American commerce, Italian glitz, or French sophistication, the shift has provoked something of an identity...
LCM: Let’s Celebrate Men!
By Jessica Bumpus
The menswear schedule is slimmer; there’s no this name or that name showing (notably Alexander...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
The menswear schedule is slimmer; there’s no this name or that name showing (notably Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Burberry): this is what has prefaced menswear this season – in all honesty a slight sense of negativity. Which seems a little odd, frankly. While womenswear seems to be experiencing a...
The menswear schedule is slimmer; there’s no this name or that name showing (notably Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Burberry): this is what has prefaced menswear this season – in all honesty a slight sense of negativity. Which seems a little odd, frankly. While womenswear seems to be experiencing a little bit of a wobble, menswear seems to be the most solid and exciting option right now,...
Next big thing: British Fashion's Future
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
For the best part of the last decade, London’s status as (revived) world fashion capital has come...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
For the best part of the last decade, London’s status as (revived) world fashion capital has come firmly stamped with the initials C.S.M. Led by its formidable professor Louise Wilson, Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Fashion Design became a byword for wildly inventive, deeply compelling...
For the best part of the last decade, London’s status as (revived) world fashion capital has come firmly stamped with the initials C.S.M. Led by its formidable professor Louise Wilson, Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Fashion Design became a byword for wildly inventive, deeply compelling visions, and its graduates - Christopher Kane, Sarah Burton, Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic, Phoebe...
Dior’s Downton
By Jessica Bumpus
The big fashion question that's still left unanswered is: who's filling the Dior job ever since...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
The big fashion question that's still left unanswered is: who's filling the Dior job ever since Raf Simons left it up for grabs last October? We still don't know for certain, but what we do know is that it's not letting Dior get distracted. A full-on Dior takeover came to town yesterday as a...
The big fashion question that's still left unanswered is: who's filling the Dior job ever since Raf Simons left it up for grabs last October? We still don't know for certain, but what we do know is that it's not letting Dior get distracted. A full-on Dior takeover came to town yesterday as a whammy of events were celebrated: its new and stunning flagship store on Bond Street (four stories...
amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Cannes Gala
The 23rd annual Cinema Against AIDS gala raised more than $25 million last night in support of...
The 23rd annual Cinema Against AIDS gala raised more than $25 million last night in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and its pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS. The star-studded black-tie event, held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, during the Cannes Film Festival,...
The 23rd annual Cinema Against AIDS gala raised more than $25 million last night in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and its pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS. The star-studded black-tie event, held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, during the Cannes Film Festival, was presented by Harry Winston and Bold Films. The spectacular evening included a musical...
FASHION EDITORIAL | Ghetto Symphony
  'I swear life is like a one-way… Do just what I tell you Don't come in any closer And no...
  'I swear life is like a one-way… Do just what I tell you Don't come in any closer And no one will get hurt Cause I dunno how long I can hold my heart in two"  Asap...
  'I swear life is like a one-way… Do just what I tell you Don't come in any closer And no one will get hurt Cause I dunno how long I can hold my heart in two"  Asap Rocky     ___________________________________________________________________________ Style & photography: Louis Philippe de Gagoue Clothes: Ground-Zero...
Sao Paulo’s New Seasonal Stance
By Jessica Bumpus
WOW, does front-row chatter spread: there was one prevailing topic of conversation taking place...
By Jessica Bumpus
WOW, does front-row chatter spread: there was one prevailing topic of conversation taking place at this season’s São Paulo Fashion Week and that was the “see now, buy now” phenomena that started back at the international collections with Burberry and Tom Ford – and subsequently everyone else for...
WOW, does front-row chatter spread: there was one prevailing topic of conversation taking place at this season’s São Paulo Fashion Week and that was the “see now, buy now” phenomena that started back at the international collections with Burberry and Tom Ford – and subsequently everyone else for that matter, be it to little or large extent – and which is set to be the instigated format for the...
FASHION EDITORIAL | Dutch Treats
Following the 24th edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, the bi-annual Dutch treat,...
Following the 24th edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, the bi-annual Dutch treat, which showcased the Fall/Winter 2016 collections of young and established Dutch designers, NOWFASHION brings to you the finest picks among them in our exclusive fashion...
Following the 24th edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, the bi-annual Dutch treat, which showcased the Fall/Winter 2016 collections of young and established Dutch designers, NOWFASHION brings to you the finest picks among them in our exclusive fashion editorial.    dress: Mattijs, shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti through Paul Warmer, earrings: And Other Stories, neckpiece: made by...
JUST IN: 2016 Hyères Festival – And The Winner Is…
By Elisabeta Tudor
  It's a wrap! The Jury of the 31st edition of the International Festival of Fashion and...
By Elisabeta Tudor
  It's a wrap! The Jury of the 31st edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères presided by Julien Dossena, Artistic Director of Paco Rabanne, made their announcements: fashion-wise, Japanese menswear designer Wataru Tominaga won the Grand Prix of Jury Première...
  It's a wrap! The Jury of the 31st edition of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography at Hyères presided by Julien Dossena, Artistic Director of Paco Rabanne, made their announcements: fashion-wise, Japanese menswear designer Wataru Tominaga won the Grand Prix of Jury Première Vision, while the Finish menswear duo Hanne Jurmu & Anton Vartiainen won the Jury's special mention...
TRENDING: Our Favorite Designer Picks From The Middle East
By Elisabeta Tudor
Fashion Forward Dubai was back in full force for its 7th season, the first one to entirely take...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Fashion Forward Dubai was back in full force for its 7th season, the first one to entirely take place at d3, Dubai's freshly inaugurated design district. By introducing another offering of fashion shows, presentations, and designer showcases, Forward Dubai (FFWD), continues to put the Middle...
Fashion Forward Dubai was back in full force for its 7th season, the first one to entirely take place at d3, Dubai's freshly inaugurated design district. By introducing another offering of fashion shows, presentations, and designer showcases, Forward Dubai (FFWD), continues to put the Middle East's established and emerging fashion talents on the international map, helping them to not only set...
Are you a Prada person?
By Jessica Bumpus
HOLY GRAILS, there are certainly a couple of those in fashion. And it usually starts with Prada...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
HOLY GRAILS, there are certainly a couple of those in fashion. And it usually starts with Prada in Milan and ends with Comme des Garcons in Paris. The grail in question: what does “it” all mean? What are they trying to say? What are they trying to tell us? What? Why?     There are...
HOLY GRAILS, there are certainly a couple of those in fashion. And it usually starts with Prada in Milan and ends with Comme des Garcons in Paris. The grail in question: what does “it” all mean? What are they trying to say? What are they trying to tell us? What? Why?     There are few shows and brands that prompt this line of questioning quite so much as these two (and while we’re...