The Show Must Go On: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #2
By Elisabeta Tudor
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite...
By Elisabeta Tudor
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite literally.     “Dries Van Noten's Night at the Opera” Dries Van Noten, who is the master of contemporary subtleness and sensuality when it comes to both men's and women's wear, invited...
Day 2 of the Paris Fall/Winter 2016 menswear season was all about staging a good show – quite literally.     “Dries Van Noten's Night at the Opera” Dries Van Noten, who is the master of contemporary subtleness and sensuality when it comes to both men's and women's wear, invited his guests to join his models on stage for a night at the Opera Garnier in Paris. “It was really...
Boys Boys Boys: Highlights from Paris Men's Collections – Part #1
By Elisabeta Tudor
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear...
By Elisabeta Tudor
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear shows in Paris have barely kicked off, but the quest for youth is already palpable on the runways – and even established fashion labels such as Lemaire, Valentino, Haider Ackermann, and Raf Simons got a...
As observed in NOWFASHION's look at independent designer brands, the Fall/Winter 2016 menswear shows in Paris have barely kicked off, but the quest for youth is already palpable on the runways – and even established fashion labels such as Lemaire, Valentino, Haider Ackermann, and Raf Simons got a fair share of the youth pie.     "I have so much time now," Raf Simons gushed...
The Kids Are Alright in Paris
By Elisabeta Tudor
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” –...
By Elisabeta Tudor
By Elisabeta Tudor
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” – Virgil Abloh’s statement echoes throughout his latest menswear offering in Paris – and this catchy phrase says a lot about the designer himself, his brand, and the current status quo of the fashion...
Independent designers are talking about their generation “Supreme is my Louis Vuitton” – Virgil Abloh’s statement echoes throughout his latest menswear offering in Paris – and this catchy phrase says a lot about the designer himself, his brand, and the current status quo of the fashion industry. In times where expensive and showy fashion labels are no longer available to a fashion-savvy...
TOP 10 FASHION MOMENTS OF MILAN MENSWEAR
By Sofia Celeste
From Dolce & Gabbana's spaguetti western and Prada's fashionable autodafé to the success of...
By Sofia Celeste
From Dolce & Gabbana's spaguetti western and Prada's fashionable autodafé to the success of Dundas at Roberto Cavalli and Alessandro Michele at Gucci, Milan menswear Fall/Winter 2016 fashion week has been rich in fashion moments. Here are ten more of them selected by...
From Dolce & Gabbana's spaguetti western and Prada's fashionable autodafé to the success of Dundas at Roberto Cavalli and Alessandro Michele at Gucci, Milan menswear Fall/Winter 2016 fashion week has been rich in fashion moments. Here are ten more of them selected by NOWFASHION:   FENDI There was something reassuring and sexy at same time in this Fall/Winter menswear collection by...
The Risky Business of Buying Fresh Talent
By Sofia Celeste
At men's fashion week here, there were few burgeoning stars on show, but the ones who were strove...
By Sofia Celeste
At men's fashion week here, there were few burgeoning stars on show, but the ones who were strove hard to mirror the vanguard heavyweights like Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo who have the financial power to purchase the best yarns and textiles available on the market today.   At the...
At men's fashion week here, there were few burgeoning stars on show, but the ones who were strove hard to mirror the vanguard heavyweights like Giorgio Armani and Salvatore Ferragamo who have the financial power to purchase the best yarns and textiles available on the market today.   At the end of the day, leaders here said buyers look to emerging Italian designers because of their proximity...
The Armani Chill
By Sofia Celeste
A testament to the sporty casual trend sweeping through Italy's traditional menswear sector,...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
A testament to the sporty casual trend sweeping through Italy's traditional menswear sector, Giorgio Armani's namesake and junior line are where we witnessed firsthand just how rampant the casualization of menswear is taking hold of Italy's traditional fashion sector.     At the the...
A testament to the sporty casual trend sweeping through Italy's traditional menswear sector, Giorgio Armani's namesake and junior line are where we witnessed firsthand just how rampant the casualization of menswear is taking hold of Italy's traditional fashion sector.     At the the designer's junior label, puffa scarves were paired with velvet blazers and funky ski leggings,...
MARCELO BURLON MYSTIC SHOW AT MILAN FASHION WEEK
What does one expect while waiting for a fashion show to start? The lights to go down, the music...
What does one expect while waiting for a fashion show to start? The lights to go down, the music to start playing and the models to come out from backstage. Well, that is not all that happened yesterday at County of Milan’s. The show started with a strong and sacred moment, a real shamanistic...
What does one expect while waiting for a fashion show to start? The lights to go down, the music to start playing and the models to come out from backstage. Well, that is not all that happened yesterday at County of Milan’s. The show started with a strong and sacred moment, a real shamanistic ceremony, performed by Marcelo Burlon himself. It took two weeks of training, as he explained during...
THE ART OF RE-USE
In his latest Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele drew his...
In his latest Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele drew his inspiration from the past, reaching into the house's 1970s memory vault to create pieces that were infused with what the show notes called Poetic Reactivation.       Plunging the audience...
In his latest Fall/Winter 2016 collection, Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele drew his inspiration from the past, reaching into the house's 1970s memory vault to create pieces that were infused with what the show notes called Poetic Reactivation.       Plunging the audience into a dense, red, almost pulp-like atmosphere, he brought to the catwalk a well-thought out ensemble...
Prada’s fashionable autodafé
Our present history shown through Miuccia Prada’s menswear collection at Milan fashion...
Our present history shown through Miuccia Prada’s menswear collection at Milan fashion week. It is not easy to digest Prada’s latest Fall/Winter show. The very first taste it leaves in your mouth is of extraordinary beauty and a great sense of modernity. You feel that there is something...
Our present history shown through Miuccia Prada’s menswear collection at Milan fashion week. It is not easy to digest Prada’s latest Fall/Winter show. The very first taste it leaves in your mouth is of extraordinary beauty and a great sense of modernity. You feel that there is something incredibly mysterious and romantic about it, yet you are not sure if the message you got is clear enough...
DOLCE & GABBANA’S SPAGHETTI WESTERN
A Sicilian interpretation of Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars.” Sicily and its many...
A Sicilian interpretation of Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars.” Sicily and its many historical beauties were way off the topic at the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter show. This time the designers have turned to a much subtler subject and if everyone thought we would see Sicilian-looking...
A Sicilian interpretation of Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars.” Sicily and its many historical beauties were way off the topic at the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter show. This time the designers have turned to a much subtler subject and if everyone thought we would see Sicilian-looking cowboys on the catwalk, well, we were all wrong.     Even if the invitation itself suggested...
Dundas' Music Man
By Sofia Celeste
On the first day of Milan's men's fashion week, the industry's top editors filled the baroque...
By Sofia Celeste
By Sofia Celeste
On the first day of Milan's men's fashion week, the industry's top editors filled the baroque armchairs and brocade divans of Milan's Napoleon-era Palazzo Crespi to catch a glimpse of what would mark Peter Dundas' first menswear collection – made under the auspices of the Roberto Cavalli...
On the first day of Milan's men's fashion week, the industry's top editors filled the baroque armchairs and brocade divans of Milan's Napoleon-era Palazzo Crespi to catch a glimpse of what would mark Peter Dundas' first menswear collection – made under the auspices of the Roberto Cavalli label. After a lukewarm reception from the industry after his first women's wear show for the label in...
WORLD CITY: GOING GLOBAL AT THE LONDON MENSWEAR SHOWS
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Over the four days of London’s menswear shows, there’s been no shortage of patriotic...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Over the four days of London’s menswear shows, there’s been no shortage of patriotic tub-thumping. Brands trumpet their roots with pride: Made In Britain, Best of British. The BFC’s showrooms, here and abroad, now welcome buyers and press from over forty countries. And schedule stalwarts like...
Over the four days of London’s menswear shows, there’s been no shortage of patriotic tub-thumping. Brands trumpet their roots with pride: Made In Britain, Best of British. The BFC’s showrooms, here and abroad, now welcome buyers and press from over forty countries. And schedule stalwarts like Burberry and Paul Smith have bottled the essence of Britishness itself, expertly packaged to sell...
LONDON NEWGEN DESIGNERS' GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE END OF FASHION
By Nabil Aliffi
As London Collections: Men draw to a close, the NEWGEN designers emerge at the forefront of the...
By Nabil Aliffi
As London Collections: Men draw to a close, the NEWGEN designers emerge at the forefront of the Fall/Winter 2016 season despite the odds. Current prospects in fashion are indeed bleak. The uncertainty in the wake of Raf Simons’ departure from Christian Dior, which was closely followed by Alber...
As London Collections: Men draw to a close, the NEWGEN designers emerge at the forefront of the Fall/Winter 2016 season despite the odds. Current prospects in fashion are indeed bleak. The uncertainty in the wake of Raf Simons’ departure from Christian Dior, which was closely followed by Alber Elbaz’s from Lanvin, is still keenly felt. And, of course, the unprecedented and equally foreboding...
DADDY ISSUES: HERITAGE AND INHERITANCE IN MODERN BRITISH MENSWEAR
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Where would the menswear industry be without its style icons? That trusty band of aristocrats,...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Where would the menswear industry be without its style icons? That trusty band of aristocrats, playboys and matinee idols (Cary Grant, the Duke of Windsor, Bryan Ferry, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Jimmy Dean) in their side-parted black-and-white wonderland of crisp white shirts, freshly...
Where would the menswear industry be without its style icons? That trusty band of aristocrats, playboys and matinee idols (Cary Grant, the Duke of Windsor, Bryan Ferry, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Jimmy Dean) in their side-parted black-and-white wonderland of crisp white shirts, freshly pressed chinos and winningly furrowed brows. They provide men with a perennial reference bank of...
GREEN DAY: SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY AT LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
  A month ago, at the COP21 summit in Paris, world leaders from almost 200 nations signed a...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
  A month ago, at the COP21 summit in Paris, world leaders from almost 200 nations signed a historic agreement to act on climate change. At first glance, its target is both grand and magnificently vague; to reduce the rate of global warming to 2 per cent by 2020. But now - country by country,...
  A month ago, at the COP21 summit in Paris, world leaders from almost 200 nations signed a historic agreement to act on climate change. At first glance, its target is both grand and magnificently vague; to reduce the rate of global warming to 2 per cent by 2020. But now - country by country, industry by industry - the world needs to start working on delivering that promise. On the face of...