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Love The Look: Richard Chai No. 8

By Will Reid on July 3rd, 2008

richardchai.jpgThis new feature highlights the looks we love. Whether it be charity-shop mannequins or fashion week-shots, we will tell you which outfits are rocking our fashion-obsessed world. The first post of this feature looks at Richard Chai’s collection and the one look that I would literally kill for. (Okay, maybe not kill but beat up that glossy male model for sure.)

The whole collection had the feel of street-style and with increased ethnicity in the models used by different labels I think it is clear that the industry is beginning to move away from high-gloss and fake tans. Why go for prissy Versace-boy when you can be an adventurous Dunhill-man?

Check out those high-tops and that two-tone shirt and I doubt you will be able to resist the charm of a young designer only in his second season. I would say ‘out with the old’ but then again I believe it unnecessary to have yet another look at Yohji Yamamoto’s ghost model.

(Image Source: Marcio Madeira)



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One last Milan Catwalk Report: Gucci

By admin on January 18th, 2008

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Never let it be said that we don’t respond to our fan(s) here at Brandish, that we’re not mere branches swaying in the wind of your approval or censure. This one’s for you Jérôme.
Having dispensed with the designers of the other Gucci lines, the very gorgeous Frida Giannini is now in her second year as Creative Director of Gucci. With her fourth menswear collection she has firmly established her aesthetic – louche, sultry, and very very Italian.

 

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Milan Fashion Week Catwalk Report: Etro

By admin on January 18th, 2008

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Etro has grown as a brand, with womenswear enjoying a revival with some help from designer Veronica Etro.
The challenge was on for menswear designer (and Veronica’s brother) Kean Etro to
take the menswear beyond mere cult status level.

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Milan Fashion Week Catwalk Report – Moschino

By admin on January 16th, 2008

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When will the lesson “Prejudice is bad” just stay learned? What will it take for me to shed my hard armour of bias and bigotry and step back into the world pristine and uncorrupted as a baby? Perhaps the new Moschino show will be my path to enlightenment.

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Milan Fashion Week Catwalk Report – Missoni

By admin on January 16th, 2008

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For AW08, Angela Missoni has taken over menswear designing duties from her brother Luca and created a collection which has a much more mature man in mind. That man is her father, Ottavio who founded the fashion house with his wife Rosita (after meeting her at the 1948 Olympic games in London, where he was competing as a swimmer, fact fans).
Unfortunately it seems as though her father might have been shaped like a tombstone on legs as all the models look as wide as they are tall. This is what happens when you tuck a bulky jumper into the waistband of your trousers.

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Milan Fashion Week Catwalk Report: Prada

By admin on January 16th, 2008

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I’m a little scared to criticise – only because Miuccia Prada is clearly a god-like,
visionary and I am but a mere mortal – but I’m not really sure what she was trying to achieve with the new Prada Autumn Winter collection which showed at Milan Fashion Week.
Stating that she wanted to create the look of flat surfaces, Miuccia sent her models down the catwalk in some very puzzling creations: shirts with two collars (the second one floating unattached round the neck like something forgotten); ra-ra skirts; and back-fastening shirts. Most puzzling were the large kidney warmers which most of the models had poking out of the top of their trousers and which look just horrible. Not sure what the significance of flat surfaces was – perhaps she’s been banging her head on a few.
Elsewhere, in more sensible territory the suits jackets swaddled the body with an extreme buttonless double breast, fabrics were shiny to the max and the shoes – oh the shoes! – the shoes were to die for.
As usual click on the pic to enlarge.



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Milan Catwalk Review: Alexander McQueen

By admin on January 15th, 2008

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Alexander McQueen is undoubtedly one of our most, if not our most, exciting designers. His love of fabric and his innate understanding of what you can do with it are always a pleasure to behold. As usual he didn’t disappoint with his new collection which hit the runways of Milan at the week-end.
The trademark sharp tailoring was of course present and the silhouette doesn’t seem to have changed much from previous seasons: still square cut shoulders, shaped waists and slim legs. But then, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Brocade, another McQueen favourite was also present. This season he has perhaps been holidaying in the Andes as the overall look had a certain Mayan/ Alpacan feel to it with its hats, fringes and shaggy furs.
All in all it had plenty of drama but more than it’s fair share of wearable pieces.
Click on pics for a closer inspection [Photos via Catwalking]



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Catwalk Report: Bottega Veneta

By admin on January 14th, 2008

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It seems that Tomas Maier at Bottega Veneta is sticking to his trusted formula for Autumn-Winter 2008. The casual wear is nowt to write home about but the formal wear is enough to bring covetous tears to my eyes. 
Shoulder peaks again reach for the heavens, lapels are wide and the trousers hang in expensive pleats. Although it’s not the most directional label – Maier is neither a trend-setter nor a trend-follower – the whole thing is so accomplished, it can’t help to instil in the wearer the quiet confidence of someone who knows he’s hot shit, but doesn’t have to crow about it.




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