Hello friends! It’s been a while since I noticed a specific trend emerge from a menswear season that felt fresh — and powerful — enough to really change what guys are wearing, but this season I saw three; all of which are surprisingly easy to recreate with what you most likely already have going on in your wardrobe. Hooray!Click to Continue!
My final article for The Business of Fashion had me interviewing 12 industry experts about the Fall/Winter 2014 menswear season that was. The experts included Tim Blanks, Josh Peskowitz, Gianluca Cantaro from L’Uomo Vogue, Tiziana Cardini from La Rinascente, Nick Sullivan, Angelo Flaccavento, Hirofumi Kurino from United Arrows in Tokyo, Gert Jonkers from Fantastic Man, ande more, and I asked each of them four questions — What was the top collection? What was the key trend that emerged? What was your biggest disappointment of the season? Which city is the true menswear capital? Below are a sample of the answers, click through to read the full piece!Click to Continue!
Fashion week regulars have a love/hate relationship with celebrities, punctuated by a considerable amount of eye-rolling at the distracting — not to mention delaying — effect their presence has on shows, coupled with a tendency towards sneaky iPhone pics taken when their colleagues aren’t looking. But even the most stoic of industry insiders couldn’t help but be moved when American rock legends KISS took to the catwalk at the finale of the John Varvatos show on Saturday, the first day of the Milan menswear week. The sight of their signature make up (and Mr Simmons’ extended tongue) had editors and buyers alike on their feet snapping photos with the ferocity of paparazzi in West Hollywood.Click 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!
1. Dress in your ordinary, everyday clothes – your favourite jeans and sneakers or at least something you’ll feel comfortable wearing. Fashion security guards are like birds of prey: they can sense fear in a single collar re-adjustment.2. On the flipside, wear something so outlandish that every streetstyle blogger within a 100 metre radius spontaneously combusts. You’ll get in on fabulousness alone. A guy in Paris stood outside Ann Demeulemeester with what looked like a frying pan on his head. And he got in. 3. Download architectural blueprints to the venue. There is always an alternative entry point. 4. GetClick to Continue!