Fashion Menswear London Collections Men

Idris Elba & Superdry Hosted the Party of All Parties to Kick off London Collections Men

June 24, 2015

No one could argue that the Superdry Idris Elba launch party was hyped to excitement A+ levels. Big graphic invitations, emails and a spanking social media warm up aired the coming of the Idris Elba collection launch and the BIG party to open London Collections Men for SS’16. The weather was hot, the air was […]

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House of Fraser’s Menswear is Fine & Dandy for AW’15

May 25, 2015

Now that we’re on the run to kick off the next men’s round of shows for SS’16, it’s sometimes hard to forget we are still in May and AW’15 is yet to launch, dropping in store in Mid July. That’s the problem with writing about both men’s and women’s fashion. You have all the ready […]

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Oliver Sweeney store opens in Covent Garden’s Henrietta Street

May 7, 2015

It’s two weeks ago now, but when last in London, I popped into the latest Oliver Sweeney store in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. The brand has come a long way in a few years. Now co-owned and partnered by one of my former bosses (Michael Bennett), the brand has six stores and a burgeoning online […]

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Hentsch Man Takes SS’15 to ‘La Cantina’

June 20, 2014

The smell of freshly rolled cigars and crisp beer wafted behind the doors of pink-floored garage in Covent Garden, the venue playing host to the Hentsch Man SS15 presentation. The label has consistently offered a splendiferous array of casual statement pieces. This season continues the legacy. Inspired by the sites, sounds and smells of Cuban […]

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Matthew Miller’s ‘Introversion’ for Spring/Summer’15

June 20, 2014

Matthew Miller’s statement-based collections never cease to make us ponder socio-political issues. This season he brought to the table an interpretation on war and conflict with armour-inspired clothing in the most ‘Big City’ fabric: behold, the pinstripe. Entitled ‘Introversion’, research for the collection took into consideration uniforms of servicemen and post-conflict emotion, memorial and commemoration. […]

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Lou Dalton Turned Inside-Out for Spring/Summer’15

June 20, 2014

Lou Dalton is one of London’s premiere perfectionists in the area of non-fussed menswear. Her SS15 deconstructed the label to its core by challenging traditional tailoring with the appendage of pockets turned inside out, unzipable sleeving, patchwork and a spread of textured fabrics (cotton pique, mesh, nylon and dry wool). While AW14 was inspired by […]

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Topman Design’s League of Fisherman’s Friends for AW’14

January 12, 2014

There’s something to be said for Topman Design. Yes, they indeed have the muscle (and moolah) of Sir Philip Green and the support of the BFC due to the retailer giant’s unabashed support of young design talent in Britain. But, it’s in-house design team who also have a very clear and distinctive hand-writing each season […]

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Louis Leeman Paris – Treasures of the Grand Bazaar AW’14

January 9, 2014

Towards the evening of the first day of AW’14 London Collections Men, after viewing numerous shows, slews of beginning-to-get-weary fashion editors, bloggers and stylists were needing  a pick-me-up. Heading towards the glamorous Cafe Royale in Regent Street, we sensed that such a choice venue would mean we would view a choice collection of menswear shoes. […]

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New Talent Alert: Alan Taylor at MAN

July 10, 2013

The MAN show organised by Topman and Fashion East brought forth the collections of three newcomers in menswear: Craig Green, Alan Taylor and Bobby Abley. While Green and Abley took the fresh-out-of-college approach demonstrating their skilled ability to conceptualise avant-garish inspired pop-fashion, Taylor’s work stood out of the cohort as a cohesive collection focused on […]

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