LOVE is gearing up for the Milano menswear shows – kicking off tomorrow AM with Jil Sander’s return to her eponymous label – but in the meantime, here’s something a little bit different. For one, it’s frocks.
The immensely talented hair colourist Gary Richardson – whose handiwork graced many a magazine, including LOVE – passed away last week. Richardson left a body of work that is testament to his skill, his expertise and his love for his profession – just a fraction of which is showcased below.
Maarten Van Der Horst for G-Shock Sibling for G-Shock Given her repute as a divining-rod of fashion talent, partnering with Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East scheme is a wise move for any retailer. The latest to harness the skills of her crew are G-Shock, who collaborate with three-time Fashion East-er Maarten Van Der Horst and knitwear label Sibling (not a Fashion East graduate per se, but one the scheme has helped support since the get-go)
Lovely in lavender at J.W.
Jonathan Saunders In theory, there’s a neat divide in London menswear.
Working line-ups at J.W. Anderson There’s a touch of perversion to showing a collection dedicated to “kids who love their mother” on Father’s Day.
Lou Dalton’s in training I hate the word trend with the burning passion of a thousand suns, but one trend is emerging above all else at the London Collections: Men. Or rather, it’s emerging below all and sundry: The Funny Shoe
Moodboards at Sibling At the house of Sibling, there’s none of the panicked chaos you’d expect a mere twelve hours before their first men’s catwalk show. Let me clarify: there is quite a bit of chaos – the inevitable mathematic result of adding a trio of designers, their tight-knit team, several hundred samples, fifteen gimp-masks, four knitting machines and a dog inside a small east London studio. But amongst Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery there’s a sense of calm
Lou Dalton Considering London is the birthplace of modern menswear, it’s always been a little odd we didn’t have our own fashion week to proclaim to the world just that something we do oh-so-very-well indeed. After all, it was London’s Savile Row that invented tailoring and leads to the present day – Ritchie Charlton, the tailor behind the Hayward label, told me that ‘The Row’ (as tailors term it, with the sort of quiet confidence that lead the Olsens to name their CFDA-winning line the same) is the only place in the world that you have a true disguisery of tailors. Yes, ‘disguisery’ is the collective noun.
‘An antidote to the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee’ was how entrepreneur Harvey Goldsmith summed-up his latest venture, bringing Paris’ Crazy Horse cabaret to London for a three-month run starting in September this year. Titled ‘Forever Crazy’, the show exports Paris’ premier avant garde revue across la manche for the first time, unveiling their wares in a custom-built venue on the South Bank perfectly in time with September London Fashion Week