You know, it’s a fascinating thing to witness change. I remember walking backstage at my first Gucci show (S/S 2009), and seeing the famous makeup artist Pat McGrath applying her finishing touches to these bronzed, impossibly handsome young men with their perfect hair and buttery soft leather jackets. They looked $$$. So very Gucci. Fast forward a few years, though, and, “So very Gucci,” is now an entirely different proposition, seen through the eyes of Alessandro Michele, a creative with a preference for misfits and romantics.Click to Continue!
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!
Saint Laurent Paris S/S 2014 As far as scenes go, Saint Laurent had everyone beat. Beck arrived first, completely unnoticed by the awaiting paps. Jamie Bochert and Michael Pitt slipped by, and a seven foot tall tranny – followed closely by a heavily made up Harry Brant – garnered a moment’s interest from the crowd. But it was Salma Hayek who really got the crowd going. Wearing a cute black dress with a leather bustier that clung in all the right places then poufed at the waist, she was gracious to the fans and candy for the photographers. And yes,Click to Continue!
On this day, four years ago, my sister got married in Christchurch. While it was a cause of celebration for all, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. You see, I’d booked my tickets to Milan for my first ever full menswear circuit, and she decided to get married on the first day of shows, which meant that by the time I arrived, I’d missed Burberry. While this seems fairly ridiculous in hindsight (sorry Rebeccah), such was my obsession with the brand. I fly out to Europe tomorrow for the shows, and I’ve gone and missed BurberryClick to Continue!
Photos: Sonny Vandevelde Cast your mind back to that scene in Zoolander where Mugatu turns to his Derelicte show audience and delivers the unforgettable line: “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!” So it was at Prada this afternoon, where the lady of the hour delivered a collection that was brilliant in its sheer excess – the freakier it got, the more the crowd lapped it up. Bear in mind that this is the woman who has managed to persuade fans the world over to wear bananas, monkeys, lurex and multi-clash-coloured platform-brogue-moccasin-creepers in the past two seasons alone. This timeClick to Continue!