Alexander McQueen: the Outer Hebrides... not Hawaii
This season menswear designers have been bitten by the travel bug - from tropical prints to talk...
This season menswear designers have been bitten by the travel bug - from tropical prints to talk of far-flung islands, the desire to get away from it all has been totally pervasive on the spring/summer catwalks. At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton tapped into this hot topic both literally - by...
This season menswear designers have been bitten by the travel bug - from tropical prints to talk of far-flung islands, the desire to get away from it all has been totally pervasive on the spring/summer catwalks. At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton tapped into this hot topic both literally - by moving the show from what has been a regular slot on the London Men’s calendar to Paris - and...
Trend Alert | Beach Boys
By Jessica Bumpus
 As if we needed further confirmation that the surf's up next summer, Paul Smith too decided to...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
 As if we needed further confirmation that the surf's up next summer, Paul Smith too decided to take a dip, make a splash, dive right in, plunge into the deep end - et al, et al - for a vibrant collection that put palms and paradise petals and Hawaiian shirts at the top of his customer's shopping...
 As if we needed further confirmation that the surf's up next summer, Paul Smith too decided to take a dip, make a splash, dive right in, plunge into the deep end - et al, et al - for a vibrant collection that put palms and paradise petals and Hawaiian shirts at the top of his customer's shopping list next season. There was no getting away from the beach-scapes on Mod tailoring in vivid magenta...
What The "New Normcore" Trend Says About Our Fashion Industry
By Elisabeta Tudor
For the past few seasons - in an attempt to constantly get close to the "normal guy or gal" - the...
By Elisabeta Tudor
For the past few seasons - in an attempt to constantly get close to the "normal guy or gal" - the luxury and fashion industries have been mimicking, re-appropriating and exoticizing popular lower middle class aesthetics, subcultures, and socio-political statements. As a result, a generation of...
For the past few seasons - in an attempt to constantly get close to the "normal guy or gal" - the luxury and fashion industries have been mimicking, re-appropriating and exoticizing popular lower middle class aesthetics, subcultures, and socio-political statements. As a result, a generation of millennials and fashion's trend focused customers have essentially been tapping into luxury branded...
Balmain: How To Be French
By Jessica Bumpus
Olivier Rousteing delved into his own wardrobe when it came to the spring/summer 2018 Balmain...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Olivier Rousteing delved into his own wardrobe when it came to the spring/summer 2018 Balmain collection. The looks on the catwalk very much catered to the uniform that has become his own personal signature as opposed to simply the bling and more bling that has become the hallmark of the house....
Olivier Rousteing delved into his own wardrobe when it came to the spring/summer 2018 Balmain collection. The looks on the catwalk very much catered to the uniform that has become his own personal signature as opposed to simply the bling and more bling that has become the hallmark of the house. So we're talking tight black jeans and Cuban heels and a trophy jacket up top, all very much more...
Dior Homme's Midsummer Night's Dream
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, Kris Van Assche showcased yet another strong sportswear infused, sartorially focused men's...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Today, Kris Van Assche showcased yet another strong sportswear infused, sartorially focused men's collection named 'Latenight Summer' at the Grand Palais in Paris. Here are a few of our favourite moments and need-to-knows from the show: Chic College Boys This time around the mood...
Today, Kris Van Assche showcased yet another strong sportswear infused, sartorially focused men's collection named 'Latenight Summer' at the Grand Palais in Paris. Here are a few of our favourite moments and need-to-knows from the show: Chic College Boys This time around the mood oscillated between late 80s inspired eveningwear and athleisure flavored pieces and accessories. Our...
5 Paris Talking Points
By Jessica Bumpus
For starters, the weather. No show has been complete without a conversation about the soaring...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
For starters, the weather. No show has been complete without a conversation about the soaring 37-degree temperatures this week. It’s been hot. But it’s also been hot on the catwalks – Paris, as usual, pulling it out of the bag to push forward ideas or cement those we began to see emerge...
For starters, the weather. No show has been complete without a conversation about the soaring 37-degree temperatures this week. It’s been hot. But it’s also been hot on the catwalks – Paris, as usual, pulling it out of the bag to push forward ideas or cement those we began to see emerge elsewhere. And there have certainly been some surprises, too – glitter and disco dancing at Comme! An epic...
Trend Alert | The 50s vs 80s Face-Off
By Jessica Bumpus
Streetwear and sportswear are still definitely riding high as menswear reference points, of that...
By Jessica Bumpus
Streetwear and sportswear are still definitely riding high as menswear reference points, of that there’s no doubt, but thankfully they are moving on too. Following a wander into the Fifties in Milan at Prada and at Fendi, in Paris we’re seeing the era filter through into collections as well. At...
Streetwear and sportswear are still definitely riding high as menswear reference points, of that there’s no doubt, but thankfully they are moving on too. Following a wander into the Fifties in Milan at Prada and at Fendi, in Paris we’re seeing the era filter through into collections as well. At Ami, which was a beautiful and concise collection, wearable and sharp, not too directional but not...
All Hail The Hawaiian Shirt
By Jessica Bumpus
  It was already clear before we took our seats at the shows this season that there was a...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
  It was already clear before we took our seats at the shows this season that there was a reprise of one wardrobe item in particular: the Hawaiian shirt. Ditching their usual  streetwear and sportswear garb for the colourful number instead, the menswear fashion set have been working their best...
  It was already clear before we took our seats at the shows this season that there was a reprise of one wardrobe item in particular: the Hawaiian shirt. Ditching their usual  streetwear and sportswear garb for the colourful number instead, the menswear fashion set have been working their best florals and palm leaves ever since Milan.  It's hardly surprising given that 34-degree temperature...
Louis Vuitton's Hotline to Hawaii
By Jessica Bumpus
The Insta news might be that Drake dropped his new song, Signs, at today's Louis Vuitton...
By Jessica Bumpus
The Insta news might be that Drake dropped his new song, Signs, at today's Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2018 show - which was in fact inspired by the collection - but the fashion news was that the Hawaiian shirt is very much the item of the season, cemented so here as they wafted out in the best...
The Insta news might be that Drake dropped his new song, Signs, at today's Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2018 show - which was in fact inspired by the collection - but the fashion news was that the Hawaiian shirt is very much the item of the season, cemented so here as they wafted out in the best incarnations we've seen yet: sheer in black or red with paradise florals and lush...
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Philipp Plein's Milanese Triple Threat
By Elisabeta Tudor
He did it –  again, again...and again! Philipp Plein. Plein Sport. Billionaire. Three days, three...
By Elisabeta Tudor
He did it –  again, again...and again! Philipp Plein. Plein Sport. Billionaire. Three days, three shows. Uff! No designer other than Philipp Plein is crazy enough to commit to three massive show productions within such a short lapse of time, right in the middle of Milan's men's fashion week. Like...
He did it –  again, again...and again! Philipp Plein. Plein Sport. Billionaire. Three days, three shows. Uff! No designer other than Philipp Plein is crazy enough to commit to three massive show productions within such a short lapse of time, right in the middle of Milan's men's fashion week. Like it to not, we were intrigued, which is why we snuck in backstage after Plein's second show –  the...
Milan's Cool Club
By Jessica Bumpus
While trends tend to be a thing of the past amid the changing landscape of fashion, one's spider...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
While trends tend to be a thing of the past amid the changing landscape of fashion, one's spider senses can definitely start to tingle when there's a new mood or feeling being set. Sometimes it's something that’s already been there, it just needs a little more help to be put on the map and become...
While trends tend to be a thing of the past amid the changing landscape of fashion, one's spider senses can definitely start to tingle when there's a new mood or feeling being set. Sometimes it's something that’s already been there, it just needs a little more help to be put on the map and become visible. In Milan right now, that comes via a handful of brands and labels that, vibrant in...
Trend Alert | Only Lovers Left Alive
By Elisabeta Tudor
    Love – the good, the bad and the ugly – seems to have inspired two major Italian...
By Elisabeta Tudor
    Love – the good, the bad and the ugly – seems to have inspired two major Italian fashion houses this season, unconsciously putting them in a Baz Luhrmann-esque face-off: two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Milan where we lay our scene. Both brands left quite an...
    Love – the good, the bad and the ugly – seems to have inspired two major Italian fashion houses this season, unconsciously putting them in a Baz Luhrmann-esque face-off: two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Milan where we lay our scene. Both brands left quite an impression, after showcasing their respective Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collections. Dolce & Gabbana, for...
Trend Alert | Venice Beach Calling
By Elisabeta Tudor
What is up with all the palmtrees this season, they are everywhere at the Italian menswear...
By Elisabeta Tudor
What is up with all the palmtrees this season, they are everywhere at the Italian menswear shows! The last day of the menswear fashion week in Milan has started and we have already been propelled into a Californication worthy scenario. Malibu 1992 and Palm Angels have yet to showcase their...
What is up with all the palmtrees this season, they are everywhere at the Italian menswear shows! The last day of the menswear fashion week in Milan has started and we have already been propelled into a Californication worthy scenario. Malibu 1992 and Palm Angels have yet to showcase their respective men's and women's wear collections – which promise to be very Californian-flavored, to say...
Only Prada Has The Answers
By Jessica Bumpus
Up until now, Milan feels as though it's been lacking. Aside from a handful of labels - namely...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Up until now, Milan feels as though it's been lacking. Aside from a handful of labels - namely Marni, MSGM, Sunnei and Damir Doma - the feeling is that there's not all that much to write home about. Notable names are missing, or opting to show somewhere else or via a new format, which leaves the...
Up until now, Milan feels as though it's been lacking. Aside from a handful of labels - namely Marni, MSGM, Sunnei and Damir Doma - the feeling is that there's not all that much to write home about. Notable names are missing, or opting to show somewhere else or via a new format, which leaves the schedule feeling a little empty in substance. Until Prada. Because what lacks elsewhere can be made...