Missoni Men’s SS10 Catwalk Show

A retro silhouette dominated the Missoni collection, it was all cuffed trousers and shirts teamed with trenches and faded denims.

Patchwork knits and David Byrne-esque tailoring carried on the throwback theme. Hints of safariwear came through in the muted palette of washed-out neutrals hinted and sherbet accents provided a delicate burst of colour.

Best worn: while being a foreign correspondent in the Sahara.

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How far is TOO far? Taking inspiration from Womenswear…

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Over the last few years, with the trends having covered skinny jeans, unisex mods, sexually-liberated hippies, shoulder pads, guy/girl jumpsuits and the his/her Eighties where basically anything went, I have tried my hand at many trends that tread the fine line between menswear and womenswear.

This photo recently appeared on Facehunter and, while originally in awe of this fashionisto’s rose accessory, I began to wonder if it would be one step too far and throw me into the realm of uncomfortable dressing…

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Will ReidHow far is TOO far? Taking inspiration from Womenswear…

Matthew Williamson launches menswear range for H&M

Following on from the high profile launch of Matthew Williamson’s H&M range for women comes his men’s collection.

As you can tell the collection takes inspiration from Williamson’s mix of traditional Brit and colourful hedonism, with brights, seersucker (a brilliant summer fabric) and tie dye.

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Seb Law’s Summer Picks: Acne sandals, Mulberry bags and Levi’s shorts

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Seb Law is a grown up business Editor by day, dj by night, and in between finds time to maintain his blog at The Staple and keep us entertained on Twitter. He kindly provided us with his summer picks, which get us in the mood for long days at the park, day trips to the beach and lazy pub garden evenings. Read on to find out what he’ll be wearing this season:

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Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony at Dover Street Market

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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.”

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Love the Look: J.W Anderson S/S 2009 Look-book

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J.W Anderson is a fringe designer who is fast-becoming one of the edgiest and coolest designers on the menswear scene. His Spring/Summer 2009 look-book is styled around themes of religion and from the title, ‘An Eye for an Eye,’ to the rosary beads and ornate headdresses, his theme is strong and bold.

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Will ReidLove the Look: J.W Anderson S/S 2009 Look-book

New York Fashion Week: Tim Hamilton A/W 2008-9

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 from New York: The Return of Ombré

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Since I started on Brandish just over a year ago, I have repeatedly examined how trends begin in womenswear and eventually make the leap to menswear some few seasons later. Well now the Ombré trend worked by womenswear designers such as Jonathan Saunders and Prada almost three seasons ago has been dished out in rather glorious spades by designer Robert Geller.

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Yay or Nay: Headwear at Duckie Brown

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As we move to New York with our menswear coverage, the entire Brandish team has begun searching the shows for particular looks, gossip and moments that have caught our attention. And if there is one designer who has so far got people talking, it would have to be Duckie Brown. This label, designed by Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, has been trend-setting in previous seasons and over the last eight years it has definitely become one to watch for editors and writers alike.

So, with that said, what do you think of the label’s latest headwear designs. Loud, outrageous and not just a bit odd, would you be willing to rock this monumental millinery?

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Alexander Wang Announces Menswear- Is Our Favourite Hipster Jumping on the Bandwagon!

Nitrolicious has revealed that Alexander Wang, the most recent fashion darling and It-designer, is to launch a menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2010. Adamant that he isn’t simply jumping on the bandwagon, Wang explains that “for us it’s a component that’s always been there..the idea has always been there, I’m just expanding it” in reference to his famously androgynous looks.

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Men’s boutique of the week: The Old Curiosity Shop

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As if having the reputedly oldest shop in London (circa 1567) as your first retail space didn’t mark you out from the crowd how about it also being the subject of novel by Charles Dickens? And that’s exactly what design partnership Blaak have in The Old Curiosity Shop.

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Colin ChapmanMen’s boutique of the week: The Old Curiosity Shop