A London Trinity: The Staying Power of London's Legends
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
This season, London’s schedule is packed (as it always is) with the youngest, the brightest, and...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
This season, London’s schedule is packed (as it always is) with the youngest, the brightest, and the shinily newest. So much so, in fact, that you’d be forgiven for thinking the city’s old guard had disappeared. The bulk of the calendar is occupied by labels barely into their teens, with only a...
This season, London’s schedule is packed (as it always is) with the youngest, the brightest, and the shinily newest. So much so, in fact, that you’d be forgiven for thinking the city’s old guard had disappeared. The bulk of the calendar is occupied by labels barely into their teens, with only a handful of names – Preen, Roland Mouret, Hussein Chalayan, Amanda Wakeley – past the twenty-year...
The Constant Evolution of JW Anderson
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a time when Jonathan Anderson was synonymous with “subversive.” But he’s grown up since...
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a time when Jonathan Anderson was synonymous with “subversive.” But he’s grown up since then and increasingly his namesake collections are falling more and more in line with the sophistication and poise possessed by his Loewe offering. It started last season and felt stronger this time...
There was a time when Jonathan Anderson was synonymous with “subversive.” But he’s grown up since then and increasingly his namesake collections are falling more and more in line with the sophistication and poise possessed by his Loewe offering. It started last season and felt stronger this time round – with moments calling to mind the assured shapes, colour combinations, and view point of a...
STORMY WEATHER: STAYING ALIVE AT LFW
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
If you closed your eyes, you could have been at almost any fashion show, in any time in the last...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
If you closed your eyes, you could have been at almost any fashion show, in any time in the last half-century; the tightly-packed seats, the shrieks of delight as guests greeted each other, the quiet hum of gossip in multiple simultaneous languages. But when you opened them, you were...
If you closed your eyes, you could have been at almost any fashion show, in any time in the last half-century; the tightly-packed seats, the shrieks of delight as guests greeted each other, the quiet hum of gossip in multiple simultaneous languages. But when you opened them, you were unquestionably in 2019 – in the raw concrete, high-ceilinged undercroft of a freshly-built Kings Cross office...
Meet Next Season's It Item
By Jessica Bumpus
Call it a rugby shirt on the pitch or a polo shirt off the pitch, whatever your preference of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Call it a rugby shirt on the pitch or a polo shirt off the pitch, whatever your preference of said shirt, or something between the two, is headed for a comeback in your Autumn/Winter 2019 wardrobe. Just ask one of London’s newest and most interesting labels, Symonds Pearmain, who made its debut...
Call it a rugby shirt on the pitch or a polo shirt off the pitch, whatever your preference of said shirt, or something between the two, is headed for a comeback in your Autumn/Winter 2019 wardrobe. Just ask one of London’s newest and most interesting labels, Symonds Pearmain, who made its debut outside of Fashion East this season, and add to that Wales Bonner and Riccardo Tisci at Burberry and...
Victoria Beckham from A to Z
By Jessica Bumpus
Last week Victoria Beckham hit the headlines as she became the latest in a lengthy list of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Last week Victoria Beckham hit the headlines as she became the latest in a lengthy list of designers to stop using exotic skins among her collections – the first of which to take up this new policy was today’s Autumn/Winter 2019 showing in London. Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2019 show in...
Last week Victoria Beckham hit the headlines as she became the latest in a lengthy list of designers to stop using exotic skins among her collections – the first of which to take up this new policy was today’s Autumn/Winter 2019 showing in London. Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION.Her personal show notes described the importance of what women...
Was that Chloë Sevigny on the Simone Rocha catwalk? Yes!
By Jessica Bumpus
A roll call of familiar faces walked the Simone Rocha show this Autumn/Winter 2019 season in a...
By Jessica Bumpus
A roll call of familiar faces walked the Simone Rocha show this Autumn/Winter 2019 season in a clever take-note move from the designer who has so coined her aesthetic, and so early on in her career, that her shows tend now to veer on the to-be-expected side of the spectrum. Chloë Sevigny at the...
A roll call of familiar faces walked the Simone Rocha show this Autumn/Winter 2019 season in a clever take-note move from the designer who has so coined her aesthetic, and so early on in her career, that her shows tend now to veer on the to-be-expected side of the spectrum. Chloë Sevigny at the Simone Rocha Fall/Winter 2019 show in London. Photo by Regis Colin Berthelier for NOWFASHION.But...
Are you ready for your close-up? London Fashion gets straight to the detail.
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Scaled-back. Streamlined. Slimmed down. However you want to look at it, London...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Scaled-back. Streamlined. Slimmed down. However you want to look at it, London Fashion Week is getting more and more compact. But whatever that may say about the health of the event itself, from a writer’s perspective it’s largely a positive. There’s more time to breathe; more...
Scaled-back. Streamlined. Slimmed down. However you want to look at it, London Fashion Week is getting more and more compact. But whatever that may say about the health of the event itself, from a writer’s perspective it’s largely a positive. There’s more time to breathe; more breaks from the constant cycle of snapping, uploading, and posting; and time, too, to consider the...
How fashion’s future is being shaped by its latest crop of talent
By Jessica Bumpus
Over the past couple of seasons, London Fashion Week has gone from being a showcase of...
By Jessica Bumpus
Over the past couple of seasons, London Fashion Week has gone from being a showcase of established names and brands to a stomping ground for fresh, young, and, notably, just graduated talent. Central Saint Martins has long showcased its MA students’ work during the Autumn/Winter season; now there...
Over the past couple of seasons, London Fashion Week has gone from being a showcase of established names and brands to a stomping ground for fresh, young, and, notably, just graduated talent. Central Saint Martins has long showcased its MA students’ work during the Autumn/Winter season; now there is London College of Fashion, which went on the eve of the biannual showcase and the University of...
The World Comes Together at NYFW
By Robin Torres
The RowThe Row Fall/Winter 2019 show in New York. Photos: Courtesy of The Row. Establishing The...
By Robin Torres
The RowThe Row Fall/Winter 2019 show in New York. Photos: Courtesy of The Row. Establishing The Row as one of New York’s most timeless brands, especially when it comes down to tailoring and to the quality of the fabrics, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen offer their clients garments that can measure up...
The RowThe Row Fall/Winter 2019 show in New York. Photos: Courtesy of The Row. Establishing The Row as one of New York’s most timeless brands, especially when it comes down to tailoring and to the quality of the fabrics, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen offer their clients garments that can measure up to any European luxury brand and that can resist the test of time. Over the course of a decade, part...
Coach 1941 Tries New Things
By Robin Torres
Celebrating his fifth year as creative director at Coach, Stuart Vevers wanted to “open his...
By Robin Torres
By Robin Torres
Celebrating his fifth year as creative director at Coach, Stuart Vevers wanted to “open his mind,” as he put it after the show, and took a break from the American heartland he’d been exploring these past seasons. This time around, he explained, “the familiar becomes unfamiliar, vivid and uncanny....
Celebrating his fifth year as creative director at Coach, Stuart Vevers wanted to “open his mind,” as he put it after the show, and took a break from the American heartland he’d been exploring these past seasons. This time around, he explained, “the familiar becomes unfamiliar, vivid and uncanny. Dismantled and reassembled. Dipped in psychedelia.” This explains in part why Vevers, for his Fall...
Designers Rediscover Familiar Territory
By Robin Torres
Jeremy ScottJeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2019 show in New York. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for...
By Robin Torres
Jeremy ScottJeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2019 show in New York. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.Jeremy Scott went against his usual grain and I’m guessing very few, including the most informed of editors and savvy influencers, saw it coming. The designer, known for his use of bright neon and...
Jeremy ScottJeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2019 show in New York. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.Jeremy Scott went against his usual grain and I’m guessing very few, including the most informed of editors and savvy influencers, saw it coming. The designer, known for his use of bright neon and flashy fluorescent color, delivered a completely black-and-white collection. There were a few denim...
Meet the New Faces of the American Wave of Grunge Designers
By Robin Torres
Mixed-media artist Carly Mark and designer Ayla Argentina, the duo behind the new label Puppets...
By Robin Torres
Mixed-media artist Carly Mark and designer Ayla Argentina, the duo behind the new label Puppets and Puppets, just had an unusually busy and exciting week. Showing for the first time at NYFW, it was also their debut runway and their first ever joint collection as designers. You’d expect a certain...
Mixed-media artist Carly Mark and designer Ayla Argentina, the duo behind the new label Puppets and Puppets, just had an unusually busy and exciting week. Showing for the first time at NYFW, it was also their debut runway and their first ever joint collection as designers. You’d expect a certain tension, some nervousness, and possibly a bit of drama considering the circumstances, and yet the...
NYFW Wants to Bring Out Your Inner Animal
By Robin Torres
Animal prints, like camo patterns, seem to be a style that will never completely wither away....
By Robin Torres
Animal prints, like camo patterns, seem to be a style that will never completely wither away. They might go away for a while, come back unnoticed in subtle touches here and there, but eventually, they always resurface in full (visual) force. If the question comes up among editors or younger...
Animal prints, like camo patterns, seem to be a style that will never completely wither away. They might go away for a while, come back unnoticed in subtle touches here and there, but eventually, they always resurface in full (visual) force. If the question comes up among editors or younger crowds, it is often mentioned that the look is overdone and not so subtle, by times associated with a...
Area - NYFW’s Contrast Gainer
By Robin Torres
There was something elegantly impertinent – or at the very least playfully rebellious – about...
By Robin Torres
There was something elegantly impertinent – or at the very least playfully rebellious – about Area’s Fall 2019 collection. Not in the sense that it was energetically youthful or symbolically antagonistic, like an early Jeremy Scott or Chromat show might have been, but rather because it felt like...
There was something elegantly impertinent – or at the very least playfully rebellious – about Area’s Fall 2019 collection. Not in the sense that it was energetically youthful or symbolically antagonistic, like an early Jeremy Scott or Chromat show might have been, but rather because it felt like the label’s designers, Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk, had done exactly what they wanted,...
From Tom Ford to Bode - the Shows that Marked NYFW’s Menswear
By Robin Torres
New York Fashion Week's F/W 2019 officially began earlier this week. Although typically broken...
By Robin Torres
New York Fashion Week's F/W 2019 officially began earlier this week. Although typically broken into two shorter weeks – NYFW and NYFW men’s – this time around they have been somewhat combined, leaving menswear and womenswear shows overlapping. Interestingly, beyond the potential confusion caused...
New York Fashion Week's F/W 2019 officially began earlier this week. Although typically broken into two shorter weeks – NYFW and NYFW men’s – this time around they have been somewhat combined, leaving menswear and womenswear shows overlapping. Interestingly, beyond the potential confusion caused by the schedule, this overlap has been mirrored by some of the most interesting shows, where little...