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Designer Spotlight, News, Video

Paris Menswear SS 2010: Paul Smith and models dance to “Thriller” during finale

By Kimberley Foster on June 29th, 2009

From our womenswear blog, Catwalk Queen

As tributes for Michael Jackson continue to pour in, Sir Paul Smith made the ultimate gesture to the late King of Pop during his closing menswear show in Paris yesterday. The British designer danced his way down the catwalk to Jackson’s iconic “Thriller,” together with his light-footed models. It was a happy and celebratory moment as the audience clapped and bopped along. Catch sight of grey-haired Paul getting down to MJ by clicking play on the video above – fun!

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Designer Spotlight, Gallery

Milan Prada Men’s SS10 Catwalk Show

By admin on June 25th, 2009

Working within the confines of the grey suit Miuccia Prada played around with masculine conventions. Slashed shorts and sleeves nodded to a violent outburst against formalwear. Shoulders are very much the focus, even without jackets they were shown off in tank tops and sleeveless cardigans. Textured tops and greyscale prints conveyed the feel of newsprint.

This isn’t the first catwalk show where we’ve seen sheer tailoring, it looks like SS10 will see lots of sharp, sheer menswear pieces on the high street.


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Heroes and Celebrities

LA Times: Models, from subway to runway

By Jonathan Smith on March 12th, 2009

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The other day I was idly flicking through the Internet Uber Highway and I came across this LA Times interview with Matvey Lykov the hot new thing with a Y chromosome on the catwalks.

Lykov, someone who has gone from scrubbing toilets in NY to facing Jil Sanders’ Autumn 07 and Spring 08 campaign talks candidly about what goes on before and after some of the 34 biggest catwalk shows he has appeared in this year as well as the different treatment, pay and travel arrangements of the male and female models in the business. Lykov also talks about his own life, business sense and ambitions, giving great insight into one of the biggest faces as well as on the apparently hollow modelling scene this year.

This article is genuinely insightful, especially for those unfamiliar with the modelling scene as well as being well written and entertaining. If you can spare 5 minutes of your life to be enlightened then check it out here.



News, Trends

London’s Street Style, is it the best?

By admin on February 11th, 2009

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The Sartorialist may have crowned New York as the centre of street style but Paul Flynn has written an eloquent piece on why London style is among the most interesting in the world, as part of the G2 London fashion special in the Guardian today. It explains why, although we don’t get the commercial glory of New York or the couture kudos of Paris London is still a force to be reckoned with:

“If in Paris you could take an educated guess at someone’s salary from their wardrobe, in London, Manchester or Glasgow you could probably pin down the last record they bought, their political inclinations, and the places they most like to get drunk in. British street style is delivered with a spirit of invention, not regimentation. It doesn’t replicate, it innovates. Much to our credit, there is no shame in busting a look, which is why we gave to the world punk in the 70s, acid house in the 80s and the micro-niches of both (electro, nu-rave, elegantly wasted indie kids).”

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Love The Look: Kanye and Friends at Paris Menswear A/W 09

By Will Reid on January 27th, 2009

street-shots-paris-fashion-week-09-1.jpgParis Menswear Fashion Week began last Thursday and now that is has finished we are able to fully consider all the fashion inspiration from both on and off the runways. From Jefferson Hack and Alber Elbaz to male models and rake-thin boys wearing baggy cardies and vintage Chanel, the shows are an excuse for men to be outrageous and the results are often brilliant.

Look at Kanye West and friends in the image above. The mixture of neon colours and high-fashion logos with laid-black prints and over-the top fabrics gives me more than enough to drool over while I should be working/pretending to work/possibly paying attention to everyday goings on.

Keep reading Brandish everyday for more news from the fashion capitals.

(Image Source: HypeBeast)



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

The Times Tells Us What’s Next For Menswear…

By Will Reid on January 23rd, 2009

times milan fashion week.jpgAlice Olins of The Times newspaper has just released a quick summary of the major menswear shows so far at Milan’s Menswear Fashion Week and with insider details and little snippets of useful information, her reports are a great read.

Olins reviews Burberry, D&G, Gucci, McQueen, Cavalli, Armani and Prada as well as including some hints as to where fashion is going and just enough backstage bitching! Follow this link now!



News

End of the road for Obedient Sons and Daughters?

By admin on January 9th, 2009

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Obedient Sons and Daughters, one of the brands we were looking forward to at New York Fashion Week is closing due to problems with one of their major investors, who is said to be Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt.

The label, which started off as Obedient Sons and added the ‘Daughters’ after incorporating a women’s range is run by husband and wife Swaim and Christina Hutson but it wont be the last we’ll see of the duo. Obviously aware of impending troubles they’ve been designing a collection for a sibling venture which will show on the 14th February during fashion week. The new name will be revealed as the invitations are sent out, in the mean time take a look round the couple’s apartment courtesy of clebu-interiors porn site The Selby.

[Source, Image: The Selby]



Entertainment, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

Iggy- That’s Not What We Meant By The New ‘It’ Shoe!

By Will Reid on October 2nd, 2008

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Iggy Pop has, in previous seasons, been declared by designers as high-fashion inspiration. And for many valid reasons; he rocked skinny leather trousers long before Kate Moss, meddled with blood long before Angelina Jolie and played the effeminate rocker with crazy hair long before Russell Brand.

But when Brandish’s own Isabelle reported on the menswear trend of ‘Medges,’ (men’s footwear with a Wedge heel,) no-one was expecting the trend to filter down to Crocs.

As good old Oscar Wilde once mused, “fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” Well, there’s no time like the present!

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Love The Look: Mark Ronson at Vivienne Westwood

By Will Reid on September 19th, 2008

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Mark Ronson has always been a tiptop fashion star and this year has been awash with his sartorial influence. From the stripes and Mod look of early 2008 to the sharp tailoring in kooky fabrics. From the ’50s rock-star (read: Elvis) to the fur-clad aristo-geek.

Now, Ronson is taking it upon himself to lead the way with the trapper-hat wearer, ‘Lightspeed Champion,’ look as first established by our (soon to depart-) Jason Dike. Mark looked great at Vivienne Westwood’s after-show party last night with his fur-lined coat, oversized glasses and slick boots.

E-mail isabelle [at] shinymedia.com to tell us who your style icons are at the moment!



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

WISHLIST: A Closet Session with à la Fake Karl

By Will Reid on September 10th, 2008

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Now this looks like my kind of party!

I feel like a horrible, disgusting sorry excuse for a fashion follower. Why am I bound by such emotional wounds? Why do I feel so sick-minded and wrong?

Answer: I want an invitation to Fake Karl’s closet. Yes, it’s true! I, Will Reid, couldn’t think of anything this week that could be desired more than a day of hanging upside down with Anna and Karl sipping our “respective drinks.”

And don’t even tell me you don’t want to too. There’s even a Yohji Yamamoto-shaped hole in the window!

Click here for an explanation!

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News

Calvin Klein announces menswear move to New York

By admin on August 7th, 2008

calvin klein new york fashion week milan menswear.jpgCalvin Klein have decided to move their menswear catwalk collection to New York this season instead of Milan. The company will still present their collection to retailers in Milan this coming January but the show itself will take place on the ground floor of the company’s headquarters.

“As this is the year we have brought the Collection business back in house and will celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, we thought this was an appropriate time to change things up a bit,” said Tom Murry, President & COO, Calvin Klein, Inc. He went on to add: “We see this as a great opportunity to support our U.S. business and retail partners and acknowledge our heritage in New York City.”

The move isn’t permanent but could be a sign that designers are getting a little concerned about retailers’ spending during the economic downturn.

[Source Image: Matt Baron/BEI/Rex Features]



Clothing, Designer Spotlight

YSL Men S/S 09: A Different Kind of Preview…

By Will Reid on July 8th, 2008

ysl.jpgFor this season, the genius designer Stefano Pilati has decided to preview the label’s menswear collection in the form of seven incredibly arty mini-films. The first, called ‘Figures Entwining’, has an undeniable beauty and fragility, but I have to admit that I was a little freaked out by the androgynous and almost child-like models.

See after the jump for a look at all the preview films.

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Designer Spotlight, Jeans & Trousers, Trends

Brandish’s Fashion Word of The Day…Crarem

By Will Reid on June 30th, 2008

crarem.jpgFor those of you wondering where I have disappeared off to recently- the answer is a strange place called Abernethy in Northern Scotland where innocent people are made to compete in equally strange outdoor activities. And not the X-rated kind.

While some have been living it up at Fashion Week, I have been condemned to a lack of ghost models and Matches sales. Therefore, I was delighted to return to Isabelle’s latest fashion accessory- the ‘Medge.’ I have come up with a new fashion word of my own.

I have decided upon the Crarem Trouser’ as my new term. As seen at John Galliano and Etro, this trouser mixes the Harem-style ankle with the new ‘Drop-Crotch’ trend to form the trouser of the season.

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

Anna Wintour to attend Milan Men’s shows in June

By admin on May 30th, 2008

anna wintour sex city premiere.jpgFirst London Fashion Week, now Anna Wintour (pictured left, at the Sex and the City première) is causing ripples of excitment with the announcement that she will attend Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

Wintour will be attending the shows with Men’s Vogue editor Jay Fielden and the rest of the editorial team.

Carrying on the Vogue love-fest Vogue Italia are throwing a party for La Wintour. The party is being hosted by Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and will celebrate the US edition’s 40th birthday.

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