Posts tagged "Fashion News"

Christopher Shannon wins the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund

British menswear is the current talk of the town, with London Collections Men kickstarting this weekend. The UK menswear market has grown by 12% in the last five years and continues to rise at an astonishing rate. Traditionally British womenswear brands are capitalizing on this growth by expanding into the men's market, with the likes of Whistles and Joseph launching robust men's collections this season. London is intent on being... ...READ MORE

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GANT Rugger announces Womenswear launch

It is no secret that I am a big fan of menswear label GANT Rugger. The hip, younger brother to GANT combines American sportswear, East Coast prep, and Scandi cool to create a wardrobe that never fails to impress. Real (cool) people are at the heart of this brand, referencing fine food and even finer living as much of their inspiration for collections. I've been buying their XS sweaters and... ...READ MORE

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Ghesquière’s debut show for Louis Vuitton #PFW

Say what you like about Hedi Slimane's appointment at Saint Laurent, but the brand has been reinvigortaed with relevance and is flying high on the repercussions of the Creative Director's arrival. Today something similar happened at Louis Vuitton, as Nicolas Ghesquière debuted his first collection for the fashion house. Ghesquière replaces the acclaimed Marc Jacobs bringing with him a wealth of experience acquired from 15 years at Balenciaga, but unlike Slimane, Ghesquière's... ...READ MORE

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Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters

Luxury department store Barneys is creating waves in the SS14 advertising space. Whilst other retailers are featuring soft flower arrangements, bright summer colours and teams of models seductively draped around city-scapes, Barneys is launching an advertising campaign to raise awareness about transgender issues. Bold right? I'm ashamed to say that at first I shrugged it off as another provocative marketing initiative in the style of Harvey Nichols or United Colours of... ...READ MORE

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Whistles, Joseph and now Hunter – oh my!

As the countdown begins to London Fashion Week, I've written a few posts about the new commercial brands set to debut for AW14. Both Joseph and Whistles have joined the catwalk calendar, hoping to garner the same success as Topshop Unique has had on the runway, but perhaps the most surprising addition to the official schedule is Hunter Original, the Scottish wellington boot manufacturer. From Sao Paolo to Tokyo, when... ...READ MORE

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A new dawn for Joseph

[caption id="attachment_2978" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Joseph: SS14[/caption] Have you heard the news? I'm a few weeks late to the party to be honest, but there are a few very exciting changes occurring over at Joseph. In womenswear, the latest is that the brand will be showing at London Fashion Week next month. Topshop Unique is now a firm favourite on the calendar, and Whistles too has joined the fashion foray, so... ...READ MORE

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