Flicking over my most frequented pages recently, I came across Jason Dike’s column at Selectism. Jason was on the Brandish team when I first started out over a year ago but sadly he left last September, leaving us all awfully down-in-the-dumps.
Chloe Sevigny’s unisex collection for Opening Ceremony debuted this Sunday, to coincide with London Fashion Week.
“There’s much less pressure doing men’s, and because this collection is unisex and oversized, I felt like I could have more fun,” Sevigny said. “Except for the trousers — getting the fit right was really difficult.”
The actress named fashion designer Miguel Adrover as one of her influences, along with gay lumberjacks, preppy New England and English punk. Sevigny is known for her offbeat fashion sense, adding: “I love pouring my creative energy into fashion during my downtime.”
Even though he hasn’t had a hit album or ever appeared on Top of the Pops, Noel Fielding seems to be as much a part of the NME awards as booze and backstage brawls. He showed up to last ngiht’s event in a fetching pair of silver boots, but never fear some of the other stars made a pretty good effort too.
Who’d a thunk ol’ Petri Dish was on You Tube?! Well here is showing us how to dress like Mark Ronson.
This seems to consist of a Specials-lite look of Ray Bans, retro jacket and pork pie hat. The respected music journalist doesn’t always hit the menswear mark, but to his credit he is self-depreciating enough to be loveable… Give it a watch!
The latest issue of VMAN was released a few days ago and it has two, bright covers. Models Jake Madden and CJ Hancock pose in fab suits from designers Calvin Klein and Givenchy and the covers are brilliantly fresh- perfect for the economic moan-athon we are currently suffering!
CJ and Jake are the joint winners of the VMAN and Ford Model Search and from these debut covers it looks like they will go far.
See after the jump for a full review of this issue with pics included!
From Catwalk Queen…
London Fashion Week is all abuzz with the gossip that Gareth Pugh is, in fact, headed for Dior Homme…
Sean Penn and Kate Winslet both took home statuettes at last night’s Academy Awards but it seems that Burberry was the real winner. They dressed a number of celebs including Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel (pictured above with Freida Pinto) and ceremony host Ryan Seacrest. Jump through to see Hugh Jackman and Dominic Cooper doing Burberry, Oscars-style.
Asos have gone live with their new website and judging by all the action on Twitter they’ve been a busy bunch (seriously, there’s about 20 Asos people on there, it’s amazing!) getting up and working.
Hoody £18, Striped Tshirt £10, Belt £10, Chinos £25
We’re gearing up for an exciting day of menswear shows next Wednesday as part of London Fashion Week but in the meantime here’s our compilation of the best of the rest from New York.
Let us know what you think of the NYFW shows on our Facebook Wall, which was your favourite?
More ankle boots from Unconditional, can we make them a menswear staple for autumn?
Sportswear influences made bondage trousers and knitwear look current while neatly avoiding cliché.
Effortlessly cool is not really a phrase you want to bandy about recklessly but Tim Hamilton’s show had cool in spades.
Featuring everything a man could want from a wardrobe, neat tailoring teamed up with quirks like harem jogging bottoms (better than they sound!), jackets with layered panels and zip up ankle boots resulting in a collection that was by no means unadventurous but eminently wearable.
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News just in that the Kings of Leon are going to be dressed by Burberry this evening at the Brits. The ‘are they aren’t they’ band of brothers have been nominated for Best International Act alongside Fleet Foxes and MGMT.
Piece by piece Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ menswear was nothing spectacularly new but the way he put it together gave it a fresh feel.
The cobbled together chic was reminiscent of his standout womenswear show last season, proving Will’s point that women’s trends often trickle down into menswear a season or two later.
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One of the things I’ve learnt writing for Brandish is that menswear is all about the details, but this really takes the biscuit.
To mark the redesign of their first US store Max Mara are displaying Paolo Simonazzi’s “Tra la Via Emilia e il West” retrospective.
From left: James Long, Carolyn Massey, Tim Soar
The dedicated menswear day at LFW is definitely cause for excitement, the names might not be as big as on the womenswear schedule but in terms of creativity and variety it’s hard to beat. Here’s a preview of some of our fave designers from the line-up, stay tuned for more.
Fashion extraordinaire and all-round legend Karl Lagerfeld recently told the press that “an H&M dress and a Chanel dress can look the same in a small photo, but not in real life” and explained that he isn’t ready to take the Chanel label online. However, Opening Ceremony (the great albeit not couture label) have just opened their website and online shop.
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My-Wardrobe recently launched their menswear section, joining the ranks of online retailers making tracks in menswear. We had a chat with one half of their buying team, Lee Douros:
We’re really happy with all of the labels that have come on board for the SS09 season – they were all our top picks! One of must-haves are APC, the masters of Parisian understated cool, whose clothes will be sticking around in your wardrobe for seasons to come.