I’m officially torn- Luke Worrall, the almost-supermodel and It-boy of the London Fashion scene has been spotted (now that’s an understatement) with Kelly Osbourne. My question is whether she is a suitable match for a rising fashion star. I’m personally not a fan but then I’m a menswear fashion writer who is rather over-protective when it comes to fashion stars. That’s right Tom Cruise- don’t even try to get near our Aggy!
Men’s Vogue is doing an interesting experiment this week as they allow NHL player Sean Avery to guest edit their website. During his time there he’s written about his internship experience there, given us the lowdown on his favourite New York hotspots and done a couple of photoshoots.
With Liberty and Men A La Mode all starting their summer sales recently, APC have got in on the act with their summer sale. As APC’s stock tends to swerve between ‘pre-order’ and ‘out of stock’, it’s fair to say that this sale will run out of stock pretty quickly. I would usually do the whole pick of the bunch thing, but as I’m in love with pretty much every item available at APC, they’d be no point.
There’s an embarrassment of riches on the 10 essentials front as the staff of Fantastic Man, Purple Fashion and GQ Style all chip in with their lists. Founders of Fantastic Man Gert Jonkers and Jop Van Bennekom have the kind of choices you’d expect them to have, with their own pair of jeans, embroidered chinos and Hardy Amies’ ‘ABC of Men’s fashion’ all making the list.
The Barack Obama bandwagon grows by the second, with Donatella Versace dedicating her SS09 collection to him. Versace stated that Obama’s style is for “a relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.”
The flying tomato has added another accolade to his CV: Shaun White is the latest superstar to grace the cover of super stylish US men’s magazine Nylon Guys – little brother title to fave ladies title Nylon. Writer Luke Crissell paints a unique portrait of the Olympic Gold winner, as he hangs out with the skate and snow wonderkid at home in San Diego – complete with photoshoot by Kevin Zacher and simultaneous pool party.
[Top row: Fans at a Klaxons concert. Bottom row: Fans at a Bob Dylan concert]
Have you ever replicated your musical icons style? When I was younger, I wanted to dress like Curtis Mayfield, but couldn’t find the right clothes (I’d never heard of a vintage store back then). It’s probably for the best, as dressing like this when everyone was into So Solid Crew wouldn’t have been the best idea. This James Mollision exhibition features people who have styled themselves on their idols and is called The Disciples.
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Love it or hate it, the opening of another Topman in the UK would be met with nothing more than a shrug. In fact, given their ubiquity, it would be met with a half shrug at best. However news that a Topman would open in New York has created so much attention that Topman started the black trouser project to showcase some up and coming designers.
By now we’ve all heard about Dov Charney’s ‘exotic’ style of business management, so this shouldn’t really come as a surprise – but, alongside the lamé gold leggings and see-through leotards, you’ll soon be able to pick up vibrators at your local American Apparel store.
Giorgio Armani has dressed a plethora of celebrities, and now he can add dressing a superhero to the list. The latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight, will see Christian Bale wearing an array of Giorgio Armani hand made-to-measure suits whenever he plays Batman’s alter-ago, Bruce Wayne.