Author: Benedictus Idlewild

LFW: The Circus in the Courtyard

This slideshow requires JavaScript.   If you are looking for the best of the fashion crowd, often there are more interesting things surrounding the main catwalk rather than on the catwalk.  London look is one of pushing the boundaries of design and art and, with the latest criticism being that LFW has lost its edge in favour of commerce, the Strand Courtyard certainly delivers. Keep watching as we update later with more Courtyard...

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New York Fashion Week: Richard Chai

New York Fashion week starts today and it is with great anticipation that we look to see what happens.  Richard Chai showed his work on Thursday and the SS15 was inspiring for its concentration on details.  Chai showed how pleats, darts and fold can enliven even the most stoic of basics.  Combined with cool colors and vibrant metallics and satin, the show inspired. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Playing with a combination of bare shoulders, asymmetry and the folds emphasized by swirls in print, the collection screamed for a great summer in 2015.  His shoulder obsession even translated into men’s...

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London Men’s Fashion Week

London Fashion week is naught but a distant memory. The BFC tent at Somerset House has long since been dismantled, the clothes are winging their way to the stores, and the models are finally back on solids. What has definitely stuck from our stint at Menswear Day however, is the knowledge that British men are dressing better than over. OK, fashion week was bound to throw forth a few experimental looks and avant garde garments, but the strongest looks demonstrated an engagement with style at its most fundamental, and there were plenty to choose from. In recognition, here is...

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The Modern British Man: Katie Eary and Agi&Sam

The arrival last year of the first devoted men’s fashion week in London emphasised the importance of the risk-taking British man to the fashion industry. In anticipation of London Collections: Men AW13 we talk to some of London’s most celebrated young designers, Katie Eary and Agi & Sam. Capturing the spirit of their idealised modern man is pro BMX rider Kenzo de Witte, who rides around North London in this short film wearing pieces from their latest...

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