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A student at the University of Exeter, Adrien is one of the most rigourous menswear appraisors out there. He is also the Creative Director of the University of Exeter's fashion society (exeterfashionsociety.com) which organises shows, photoshoots and regular events. For any comments, feed-backs, feed-forwards and questions, do not hesitate to tweet at him via @AdrienBook or email him at adrienbook@hotmail.com.

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Elie Tahari Spring / Summer 2013 men’s

Better known for being a womanswear brand, Elie Tahari Ltd is slowly, but surely, creating a name for itself as an iconic menswear fashion house. Creative Director Ingo Wilts knows how to create simple, solid and durable pieces, mixing fabrics and colours to create collections every man can find something in. Having started creating menswear less than a decade ago, the house presented earlier this…

Tommy Hilfiger Spring / Summer 2013

Stripes are back. Their rebirth was foretold seasons ago, and a collection based on them has been looming over the fashion world ever since Jean-Paul Gaultier created THAT Coca-cola can. This spring / summer 2013 collection is simple clean, in shades of vintage-inspired colors and most of all, faithful to Tommy Hilfiger’s preppy obsession. Designed with consultant Simon Spurr and styled by Karl Templer, it…

Ted Baker men’s: Survival Of The Fittest

When it comes to terrible weather, The UK has seen it all. However, this year topped it: record heat in April followed by constant flooding in numerous part of the country in May, and to top it all off, an autumn-like summer. Probably inspired by these now dreaded (to say the least) conditions, Ted Baker has decided to name its new Collection “Survival of the…
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear

Umbro and John Smedley Olympic collaboration

London is the first city in the world to host the Summer Olympic Games 3 times (1908, 1948 and 2012). Inspired by this heritage, Umbro (famous english sportswear and football equipement supplier) teamed up with John Smedley and his knitwear specialists to re-invent two old classics and give Stella McCartney’s 2012 designs a run for their money.
John Smedley x Umbro Olympics special edition look book
John Smedley x Umbro Olympics special edition look book
John Smedley x Umbro Olympics special edition look book
John Smedley x Umbro Olympics special edition look book

Designer to watch: Penelope Tucker

At 22, Penelope Tucker is one of the few minds that pushes, one garment at a time, the boundaries of fashion. Along with many young, talented designers she participated to the Graduate Fashion week, which is held yearly in London in order to showcase the work of designers in the making. Having recently finished her degree specialising in menswear on the BA Fashion course at…

Gucci menswear stays classic, holds strong

We’ve been hearing a lot about how fabric blocking was going to be the next big thing this fall, and that it was going to revolutionise menswear. Many, many designers gave in to this trend, for better (Bottega Veneta) and for worse (yes, we’re looking at you Walter Van Beirendonck). Gucci, however, decided to once more stay away from the masses and do its own thing…

8 cool and unconventional pocket squares

The pocket square is a small accessory that when added to an outfit allows men to express themselves and vary their look without having to buy a legion of different suits. It can add a bit of interest to your appearance without it looking like you’re trying too hard. Suits without pocket squares are called “naked suits.” It has, however, become hard to be original when…

Capturing the dark side

If you were to Google Natalie Tusznio, you would find the usual photos one might find when doing some research on a fast-rising model: a few minimalist shots, a certain amount of portraits, and a wide range of cover and features for beauty magazines. However, photographer Christin Gilbert has decided to let the tiger out by encouraging the model to bring out her “dark side, her…
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert

Watch this designer: James Greig

In my search for the new and exciting, I stumbled upon Graduate Fashion Week and its participants. Eager to know more about these young minds whom will soon shape the future of fashion, I had the pleasure to interview designer-to-watch James Greig as he was about to showcase his pieces. Read the interview after the break.

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