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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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Fashion Is Great: British design celebrated at Savile Row

Savile Row was bustling with excitment today as David Gandy and Alexa Chung took part in a photo shoot to celebrate and promote the start of the UK’s first dedicated menswear showcase London Collections: Men. An exclusive open house event was held during the whole day on menswear’s most iconic street, attended by many apprentice tailors, which later posed for a photo with Alexa Chung.…

Sun, sea, sex & happiness: Orlebar Brown celebrates 5 years of swim shorts

It’s hard to believe that British men’s swimwear label Orlebar Brown has only been around for 5 years; it seems like the “OB way of life” has been on top of our mind for, well, ever. And that’s the beauty of the swimwear brand: it found a niche, and filled it in a way that one could only assume it had always been there. To celebrate half a…
Orlebar Brown 5th Anniversary Shorts collection
Orlebar Brown 5th Anniversary Shorts collection
Orlebar Brown 5th Anniversary Shorts collection
Orlebar Brown 5th Anniversary Shorts collection
Orlebar Brown 5th Anniversary Shorts collection
Orlebar Brown 5th Anniversary Shorts collection
Orlebar Brown 5th Anniversary Shorts collection
Orlebar Brown 5th Anniversary Shorts collection

Louis Vuitton goes dotty for Yayoi Kusama

Obsessive, repetitive, rhythmic, even hypnotic, Yayoi Kusama’s work is well known for her repeated polka dot patterns, which she uses to cover pretty much everything she sets her eyes on: painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, immersive installation, and as of this year, fashion. Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director Marc Jacob recently decided to work with the Japanese pop artist to celebrate her unique style, in an…
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton
Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Burberry Prorsum’s modern heritage

Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s creative director, has, in the past few months, spoken in length about how the brand ought to become more modern and “blend Burberry’s physical and digital worlds”. He started doing so at the end of last April, when overseeing the launch of Burberry World Live, a 360 immersive experience, which began in Taipai. With this resort / pre-spring 2013, however, it seems…

The great exhibitionist and his private views: Ted Baker

Exhibitionism is very widely frowned upon in our society, and maybe rightly so, but this hasn’t stopped Ted Baker from basing his spring / summer 2012 collection on this idea. And thank God for that. Every piece is sharp, rich with prints, full of bright colours, and, as is expected from exhibitionism, truly is a middle finger raised to conformity. In just over 20 years,…

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