London Collections: Men is officially done and dusted, and the menswear world has now descended upon the tiny city of Florence, Italy, for Pitti Uomo. Before we get into that though, my top 10 picks from our week in the English capital.Click to Continue!
Calvin Klein F/W 11/12. Photo: Katherine Lowe I had breakfast with a lovely young lady from Calvin Klein this morning, which got me thinking about a puffer sweater from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection that I sorely regret not purchasing. As you can see from the photo above, it was raspberry red, perfectly boxy, and blessed with gargantuan sleeves that’d make a real man out of any narrowly proportioned whippersnapper. Like many other members of the fashion media (not to mention the world at large), I have never really earned a salary that would allow me the luxury of extravagantClick to Continue!
For the past few seasons, Alfred Dunhill has done the opposite of every other menswear brand on the market – instead of showcasing its new collections on pretty young boys, the company has tapped men of extraordinary talent, ability and achievement to front its ad campaigns. Last season’s protagonists included legendary interviewer David Frost, violin virtuoso Charlie Siem and artist Harland Miller; this season’s are ballet dancer Rupert Pennefather, theatre director Michael Grandage and expedition leader Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Alongside the print campaign, a series of videos were shot capturing the men talking about their lives, their work, their strugglesClick to Continue!
Photos: style.com Junya Watanabe – Whoever said ‘East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet,’ obviously hadn’t figured Japanese fashion designers into the equation. Hermes – I know what you’re thinking, what’s so high end about a tee shirt and pants combo? Let me tell you. The tee shirt’s suede, and it’s worth more than New Zealand’s GDP. Dries Van Noten – And this singlet’s spun from the purest white gold. Not really, but it’s still pretty gangsta to throw a beater down the catwalk. Dior Homme – For those days when you just can’tClick to Continue!
Photos: GQ Moments before the Paul Smith show started this afternoon, I sat in my seat flicking through street style photos taken around and about the Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks by the maestro of detail, Tommy Ton. One pair of gentlemen looked oddly familiar. I looked to my left, then back at the photo, left again, then back down. I proffered my phone to the two guys sitting next to me to take a look. There they were, in the exact same positions, immortalised on the internet and in real life beside me. Every single day this digital worldClick to Continue!