Fashion shows.

Haizhen Wang: houndstooth & leather

With the rain unfairly persisting outside the London fashion week tents, Haizhen Wang’s structured coats and tailored pants seemed all the more appealing. With the occasional fur detail or high funnelled neck, they looked akin to warm cocoons – perfectly appropriate yet stylish for the London weather. Wang’s signature masculine-feminine aesthetic this season brought bold houndstooth prints, unique cuts, and some fringed leather neckpieces that…

Top 10 men’s collections from Paris fashion week

The much anticipated and often argued most prevalent of the big 4 fashion weeks, made its forthcoming decent upon the alluring city of Paris. Following obligatory stops in London and Milan, all eyes turned towards the French fashion capital as noted design houses unleashed their latest couture contributions for the world to appreciate. With influential public figures in attendance coupled with an all-consuming anticipation, the…

East meets West: at the Brioni presentation

Brioni‘s presentation at the Museo della Permanente in Milan was rained over by peaceful tinklings of oriental-inspired music and a perpetual spiral or cherry blossoms wafting earthwards – courtesy of several large digital screens. The calming surrounds probably did little to make life more comfortable for the models, who stood like wax figurines around a circular podium. In the time I was there, I saw…

At the Nicole Farhi menswear presentation

“The comfort and informality offered by a well-crafted wardrobe.” With those words, Creative Director of Nicole Farhi – Joanna Sykes – proved herself a woman after our own heart. Relaxed tailoring and oversized cosy knits made for easy and generous silhouettes on the brand’s autumn 2014 lineup.

At the Atelier B.Y The Red Bunny underwear-to-outerwear launch

When is your underwear also your outfit? When it’s cool enough to be worn as both, of course. Atelier B.Y (atelierby.com) recently launched their underwear-to-fashion collection at a presentation at the Jimmies James in Soho New York. Hosted by Blanda Eggenschwiler, the event saw models mixing it up in clashes of print and block coloured luxe cotton pieces in sporty cuts. Double points for cute…

Heavenly dresses: YDE Copenhagen comes to Paris

If Paris is the place for ethereal, beautifully made dresses, then it makes sense for YDE Copenhagen to cement a presence here. Bringing their mix of Scandinavian cleanness of design and intricate detail to a broader audience is the next natural step for the brand; and showing during Paris fashion week for the first time puts them in good company. In a bright white open…

Colours & cocktails: at Simoné Sauvage

Off calendar, but on the beaten track, Simoné Sauvage (simonesauvage.com) hosted a Paris Fashion Week shindig last night at the W Hotel that blurred presentation with party. Between Belvedere cocktails and canapés, models in spring 2014′s vibrant attire became the shifting focus of attention. Abstracted leafy green prints, blocks of vibrant cobalt blue and ruby red, thigh-grazing hems and playful cutaway details ensured every look…

Watch the Chanel Cruise 2014 runway show + backstage video

For Cruise 2014, Karl Lagerfeld jetted the Chanel brand to Singapore. Cricket outfits and Colonialism were the order of the day, the lightweight black, white and beige outfits featuring bold stripes or sometimes floaty feathers – given a punkish modern update with bold makeup, a faux fringed hairstyle, and asymmetrical earrings. After the break, you can watch the full runway video plus backstage video of…

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