5 Signs You’re a Balmainorak
By Jessica Bumpus
Let me explain. An anorak is not just a type of coat with a hood. It’s also a colloquial...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Let me explain. An anorak is not just a type of coat with a hood. It’s also a colloquial terminology for someone who is a little bit obsessive about a specific thing. And it’s safe to say that ever since he took over the helm of Balmain in 2011, aged just 24, Olivier Rousteing, with his...
Let me explain. An anorak is not just a type of coat with a hood. It’s also a colloquial terminology for someone who is a little bit obsessive about a specific thing. And it’s safe to say that ever since he took over the helm of Balmain in 2011, aged just 24, Olivier Rousteing, with his subsequent Balmain army and later the Balmainia that came with his H&M collaboration, is one man who has...
The Anatomy of Paris Men
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third leg of the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear shows now almost over, we bring you the latest runway highlights.   Dries Van Noten menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Régis Colin-Berthelier for...
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third leg of the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear shows now almost over, we bring you the latest runway highlights.   Dries Van Noten menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Régis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION   Deliciously Dries Van Noten Dries Van Noten has the artisanal magic touch....
Paris in a snapshot
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third...
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
By Jessica Bumpus & Elisabeta Tudor
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third leg of the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear shows now underway, we bring you the highlights from all the best shows so far.   The Balenciaga menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Régis...
Big names, big houses, and indie frontrunners – that's what Paris is all about. With the third leg of the Spring/Summer 2017 menswear shows now underway, we bring you the highlights from all the best shows so far.   The Balenciaga menswear Spring/Summer 2017 show, Paris, by Régis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION   Boxy at Balenciaga Making his menswear debut for the house of...
Are You a Balenciaga Boy?
By Jessica Bumpus
Do you wear oversized jackets with elongated boxy shoulders? Do you wear to-the-knee, reasonably...
By Jessica Bumpus
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 smart going-to-work clothes as a kid and are wearing them far better than he ever could? If the...
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 smart going-to-work clothes as a kid and are wearing them far better than he ever could? If the answer is yes to these, then, congratulations, you’ve passed the test and you may consider yourself a...
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...
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 – is responsible for showing off its youthful and fun side: two words that, it’s fair to say, haven’t...
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 – is responsible for showing off its youthful and fun side: two words that, it’s fair to say, haven’t always been associated with the fashion capital.    ​​ Backstage at the MSGM menswear...
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...
By Jessica Bumpus
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 Spring/Summer 2017 collection today: a black and white smiling portrait of himself, worn with a loose and...
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 Spring/Summer 2017 collection today: a black and white smiling portrait of himself, worn with a loose and light jacket as per the rest of the collection. It was fun and funny and deserved the on-cue...
Gucci: The Art of Whimsical Seduction
By Jessica Bumpus
When it comes to seductive whimsy, Alessandro Michele is nailing it. Creative director at Gucci...
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 a house that it’s almost hard to think back before him. Before slippers and sequins, pussy-bows and...
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 a house that it’s almost hard to think back before him. Before slippers and sequins, pussy-bows and pearls, before bejewelled hands with so many rings on so many fingers, and jaunty romanticism....
Milan: Message Me
By Jessica Bumpus
We might be here to see clothes, but that can sometimes take a backseat. It does for Vivienne...
By Jessica Bumpus
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 wonderfully coined that and has been doing so for years already – but to hear her latest manifesto, her...
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 wonderfully coined that and has been doing so for years already – but to hear her latest manifesto, her political viewpoint, her latest gripe, her latest Eureka moment. Today she concentrated her efforts...
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...
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 what a Prada man and woman looks like by now); and what by today’s standards might well be termed...
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 what a Prada man and woman looks like by now); and what by today’s standards might well be termed athleisure – but essentially the sportier side of the label.  Agility, utility and sport, that’s what...
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...
By Elisabeta Tudor
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 well-established Italian trade-show had many exclusive events to offer at Fortezza da Basso in Florence,...
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 well-established Italian trade-show had many exclusive events to offer at Fortezza da Basso in Florence, including shows by Raf Simons, up-and-comer Gosha Rubchinskiy, Italian designers Lucio Vanotti and Fausto...
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...
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 or PR without flashing them. Then only to sit down show-side and see somebody else trot on by with...
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 or PR without flashing them. Then only to sit down show-side and see somebody else trot on by with a very similar idea: cropped trousers are in. We clocked them at Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, and...
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...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
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 pouring rain) for 10,000 rain-poncho wearing guests. The second is the fortieth anniversary of...
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 pouring rain) for 10,000 rain-poncho wearing guests. The second is the fortieth anniversary of punk; the movement which galvanised Britain’s disaffected youth in the mid-Seventies, and has become one...
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...
By Jessica Bumpus
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 actually been some womenswear options too, as there always are, but it was specifically the pieces...
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 actually been some womenswear options too, as there always are, but it was specifically the pieces sported by the boys for which I found myself compiling a mental shopping list.   Sibling menswear...
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,...