Fashion Menswear London Collections Men

Post Brexit Doom and The Dumbing Down of LFWM.

January 8, 2017

I didn’t attend LCM this season. Or should I say, I didn’t attend LFWM. And that’s part of the problem right there. Just as designers and brands have begun re-thinking their show strategy and the profusion of collections (which includes two RTW seasons, resort and either couture or bespoke for both mens and womenswear lines) […]

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Smart Thinking. Baartmans and Siegel for Marks & Spencer

November 9, 2016

With the recent release of sales figures from retail giant Marks & Spencer that saw the biggest clothing & homes sales fall in 10 years, many have sought to say what’s wrong about the retailer and failed to focus on what’s right. Smaller stores, focussed streamlined collections and less confusion for the consumer as well […]

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Lou Dalton A/W’16. Island Life

February 8, 2016

My friend Amy Liptrot is a supremely talented writer, having just had her first book published, ‘The Outrun’, a memoir of her time living on Orkney whilst overcoming addiction. So evocative is her writing, swimming in an inky ocean barely lit by daybreak, lambing season, the extremes of the landscape, that I’m finding it hard […]

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Matthew Miller A/W’16–Lost in Translation

February 2, 2016

We’ve followed Matthew Miller on KatieChutzpah.com since his early collections, from sparse, minimal sportswear (pre-empting the likes of Cottweiler) through engineered prints to the more mature, tailored stride that the Royal College of Art graduate has recently hit. Perhaps one of London’s most politicised designers, Miller thankfully eschews the polemics and manifestos of, say Vivienne […]

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Burberry Menswear AW16–Thoroughly Modern

January 30, 2016

You can always judge a man by his shoes, and Christopher Bailey’s Burberry men are all wearing suede penny loafers and trainers this Autumn. This was a hint that the Chief Creative Officer/Chief Executive Officer for the nearest thing Britain has to a fashion superpower had loosened up a little, previous fixations with the Sixties […]

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Gieves Spring/Summer 2016. Our Man in Havana

September 2, 2015

There are many celebrated streets in our capital, but none epitomises the word “heritage” more than Savile Row. Every gentleman has a tailor, and every tailor has a story to tell. Gieves’ story dates back to the late 18th century, supplying custom-made uniforms to British naval officers and, from there, dressing three generations of our […]

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Austerity Measures–Matthew Miller Spring/Summer 2016

August 5, 2015

Out of all the designers showing at London Collections: Men, Matthew Miller is possibly the most exciting conceptually and politically. The Royal College of Art alumni’s collections often serve as commentary on his and his generation’s resentments with a political system which neither seems to acknowledge or care about the financial, ecological, and legislative legacy […]

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Sons of a Loop Da Loop Era – JAMES LONG Spring/Summer 2016

June 26, 2015

Ah, the Second Summer of Love, that period in the late-Eighties and early-Nineties when the counter culture, infuriated by the sterility and suffocation of the Thatcher government turned conservative Britain on its head. Long before a BBC-sponsored Glastonbury, and the corporate excess of Coachella, Acid House and free party soundsystems such as Nottingham’s DiY, Spiral […]

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Richard James’ Green Trauma for SS’16

June 25, 2015

Diving across town to an underground carpark in Pall Mall makes for very dubious sounding blogger activity. It’s either a fashion happening or a on the QT meet-up with an MI6 agent. Natch, during London Collections Men it was the former. Just say the name Richard James and there’s all sort of luxury, distinctive out-there […]

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Topman Design’s Hommage to Northern Soul & ‘80s Indie for SS’16

June 24, 2015

Showing that it means big business in menswear, Topman Design traditionally kicks off London Mens Collections just as everyone is easing themselves into the vibe. The vibe of expectation between registering, greeting industry colleagues and discussing what shows you’re doing. It’s well timed in the schedule. You can’t really go wrong with a multi million […]

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