Munsoo Kwon | Armani's New Protégé
By Elisabeta Tudor
For most fellow fashion editors and industry professionals, there's nothing as exciting as...
By Elisabeta Tudor
For most fellow fashion editors and industry professionals, there's nothing as exciting as discovering a new, up-and-coming fashion talent, and to assist to one of his first major outings. Today was such a day, as Mr. Armani invited the Korean designer Munsoo Kwon to showcase at his Teatro on via...
For most fellow fashion editors and industry professionals, there's nothing as exciting as discovering a new, up-and-coming fashion talent, and to assist to one of his first major outings. Today was such a day, as Mr. Armani invited the Korean designer Munsoo Kwon to showcase at his Teatro on via Bergognone –a first for Kwon who staged his very first runway show in Europe during an official...
Is it about the fashion? Or the fashion moment?
By Jessica Bumpus
While the guys might have been wearing studded leather biker jackets and sequin bombers, and the...
By Jessica Bumpus
While the guys might have been wearing studded leather biker jackets and sequin bombers, and the girls might have been doing their best riff on Rizzo, who knows when Philipp Plein sent out a rendition of The Fast and The Furious meets Grease. The aforementioned looks wandered down a road-like...
While the guys might have been wearing studded leather biker jackets and sequin bombers, and the girls might have been doing their best riff on Rizzo, who knows when Philipp Plein sent out a rendition of The Fast and The Furious meets Grease. The aforementioned looks wandered down a road-like catwalk - accessorised rather crassly with cigarettes one should add - and fast cars continued to...
INTERVIEW | Backstage with Virgil Abloh
By Sofia Celeste
Virgil Abloh, with the help of cerebral conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, presented a poetic...
By Sofia Celeste
Virgil Abloh, with the help of cerebral conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, presented a poetic collection at Florence’s Palazzo Pitti, in what marks his most important show yet.   Laced with slogans which called attention to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the political turmoil worldwide, Off-White’s...
Virgil Abloh, with the help of cerebral conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, presented a poetic collection at Florence’s Palazzo Pitti, in what marks his most important show yet.   Laced with slogans which called attention to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the political turmoil worldwide, Off-White’s spring 2018 collection hit a moral high note. Virgil Abloh (Photo by Gio Staiano for...
Pitti People
And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also...
And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also changing. The event, once known as a place for lovers of traditional Italian tailoring and dandy clans, has evolved into more of a Coachella for fashion. “I saw a guy roll in on a skateboard today, and I...
And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also changing. The event, once known as a place for lovers of traditional Italian tailoring and dandy clans, has evolved into more of a Coachella for fashion. “I saw a guy roll in on a skateboard today, and I really have never seen that before at Pitti,” said Lee Oliveira, an international stylist and...
Pitti Uomo Celebrates Individual Harmony
By Sofia Celeste
Bare chested boys, pirates and hipsters on wheels were just a few of the unlikely peacocks...
By Sofia Celeste
Bare chested boys, pirates and hipsters on wheels were just a few of the unlikely peacocks strutting their unique personal style to the speaker-sounds of birds chirping at Pitti Uomo 92.  And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also changing....
Bare chested boys, pirates and hipsters on wheels were just a few of the unlikely peacocks strutting their unique personal style to the speaker-sounds of birds chirping at Pitti Uomo 92.  And, just like the fashions that are bartered and sold here, personalities and ideas are also changing. The event, once known as a place for lovers of traditional Italian tailoring and dandy clans, has...
Sex Glitter and Chinos at J.W. Anderson's Spring 2018
By Sofia Celeste
JW. Anderson Fashion Show Photo by Gio Statiano for NOWFASHION Florence, Italy - J.W....
By Sofia Celeste
JW. Anderson Fashion Show Photo by Gio Statiano for NOWFASHION Florence, Italy - J.W. Anderson has a lot of ideas. With his broody, endearing, boyish gaze, the young gun is riding the wave of fashion with full force. He’s amped up Loewe’s name worldwide with his savvy, geometric leather...
JW. Anderson Fashion Show Photo by Gio Statiano for NOWFASHION Florence, Italy - J.W. Anderson has a lot of ideas. With his broody, endearing, boyish gaze, the young gun is riding the wave of fashion with full force. He’s amped up Loewe’s name worldwide with his savvy, geometric leather accessories and now his signature ready-to-wear line is taking shape.  Androgyny, individuality and...
STATE OF PLAY: Fighting Back at London's Menswear Shows
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
It might have been the sunny first day of a shiny new season, but it was impossible to ignore the...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
It might have been the sunny first day of a shiny new season, but it was impossible to ignore the uneasy, morning-after feeling that hung over London’s menswear shows yesterday. It's still less than a week since the attack in Southwark, just a few bridges downriver from the BFC's official venue...
It might have been the sunny first day of a shiny new season, but it was impossible to ignore the uneasy, morning-after feeling that hung over London’s menswear shows yesterday. It's still less than a week since the attack in Southwark, just a few bridges downriver from the BFC's official venue on the Strand. And Thursday's general election, preceded by a short, bitter campaign, had just thrown...
London SS18: Made in the 80s?
By Jessica Bumpus
In the realms of womenswear, the Eighties has been hanging around as a style sticking point for...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
In the realms of womenswear, the Eighties has been hanging around as a style sticking point for some time now. But among menswear, it’s taken a little more time to catch up. That time is nigh, compounded by Topman’s spring/summer 2018 offering in London, which was an ode to Blitz kids and David...
In the realms of womenswear, the Eighties has been hanging around as a style sticking point for some time now. But among menswear, it’s taken a little more time to catch up. That time is nigh, compounded by Topman’s spring/summer 2018 offering in London, which was an ode to Blitz kids and David Bowie, a club culture heyday and a certain type of tailoring that requires a certain sort of...
Martine Rose: The Buzz & The Balenciaga Gig
By Jessica Bumpus
As first jobs go, consulting for Balenciaga isn’t a bad one. And ten years after launching her...
By Jessica Bumpus
As first jobs go, consulting for Balenciaga isn’t a bad one. And ten years after launching her namesake label that’s exactly what Martine Rose has found herself doing - all the while finding her own brand coming into its own. After a smash-hit of a collection last season (which everyone has been...
As first jobs go, consulting for Balenciaga isn’t a bad one. And ten years after launching her namesake label that’s exactly what Martine Rose has found herself doing - all the while finding her own brand coming into its own. After a smash-hit of a collection last season (which everyone has been talking about this week), the London-based menswear designer is up for this year’s ANDAM accolade,...
London’s Crystal Ball?
By Jessica Bumpus
By now we all know that London Fashion Week Men’s is celebrating five years of existence. And, of...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
By now we all know that London Fashion Week Men’s is celebrating five years of existence. And, of course, once again conversation quickly turns to the future of menswear fashion week: how precarious is it? How much longer will it run, won’t it run? Do we need one? Because some designers came,...
By now we all know that London Fashion Week Men’s is celebrating five years of existence. And, of course, once again conversation quickly turns to the future of menswear fashion week: how precarious is it? How much longer will it run, won’t it run? Do we need one? Because some designers came, some went, some decamped to Pitti, some combined menswear and womenswear and some opted for the...
NOW WE ARE FIVE: Coming of Age at London’s Menswear Shows
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There was a time, not too long ago, when it would have seemed unimaginable that London could...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
There was a time, not too long ago, when it would have seemed unimaginable that London could support a standalone menswear week. For decades, the city’s menswear designers showed everywhere BUT in London. And it wasn’t till 2009 that London Fashion Week tacked on a half-day of men’s fashion to...
There was a time, not too long ago, when it would have seemed unimaginable that London could support a standalone menswear week. For decades, the city’s menswear designers showed everywhere BUT in London. And it wasn’t till 2009 that London Fashion Week tacked on a half-day of men’s fashion to the tail-end of its schedule, in an attempt to give emerging names like JW Anderson, Tim Soar and...
QASIMI: AN AUDIENCE WITH A NOMADIC PRINCE
By Nabil Aliffi
Khalid Qasimi stood rather invisibly in the corner as he watched guests dissect his collection....
By Nabil Aliffi
Khalid Qasimi stood rather invisibly in the corner as he watched guests dissect his collection. The designer has been showing his namesake label at London Fashion Week for a few seasons now. Each time, he employs just enough pyrotechnics to make the experience interesting. Today, 18 models of...
Khalid Qasimi stood rather invisibly in the corner as he watched guests dissect his collection. The designer has been showing his namesake label at London Fashion Week for a few seasons now. Each time, he employs just enough pyrotechnics to make the experience interesting. Today, 18 models of diverse backgrounds dotted the presentation space. The boys, who were cast by Jesse Maple at Shelley...
KIKO KOSTADINOV: WHAT’S IN A NAME?
By Nabil Aliffi
What’s in a name? Minutes before the show, I caved in to a click bait article that may well hold...
By Nabil Aliffi
What’s in a name? Minutes before the show, I caved in to a click bait article that may well hold the key to Kiko Kostadinov’s overnight success: the title read, “15 ways your child's name sets them up for success - or failure”. A scan around the room - the brutalist walls to the bespoke...
What’s in a name? Minutes before the show, I caved in to a click bait article that may well hold the key to Kiko Kostadinov’s overnight success: the title read, “15 ways your child's name sets them up for success - or failure”. A scan around the room - the brutalist walls to the bespoke scaffolding seating, the carefully curated guests - all point to an authenticity that no amount of corporate...
Royal College Of Art: what it takes to be the Harvard of fashion
By Nabil Aliffi
For many, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the apex of fashion education. As Pro-Rector...
By Nabil Aliffi
For many, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the apex of fashion education. As Pro-Rector Professor Narren Barfield took his seat among the guests, he was heard within earshot assuring that this was a show you wouldn’t want to miss. “We are the number one art school in the world – these are the...
For many, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the apex of fashion education. As Pro-Rector Professor Narren Barfield took his seat among the guests, he was heard within earshot assuring that this was a show you wouldn’t want to miss. “We are the number one art school in the world – these are the best students you will find,” he clarified. This year marks the third time that the college has...
INTERVIEW | Maria Grazia Chiuri - Dior
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
It's a story that begins with her; with a smile... an infectious laugh. The eyes are quick; they...
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
By Stefano Roncato - MFFashion
It's a story that begins with her; with a smile... an infectious laugh. The eyes are quick; they look without judging. The rings are like messages wrapped around her fingers, and there's that absolutely light-weight blonde. It's like the lightness that Maria Grazia Chiuri recalls on several...
It's a story that begins with her; with a smile... an infectious laugh. The eyes are quick; they look without judging. The rings are like messages wrapped around her fingers, and there's that absolutely light-weight blonde. It's like the lightness that Maria Grazia Chiuri recalls on several occasions while talking about her new adventure at Dior. It can't be said that it's easy, in fact. An...