11 November 2017

The Swedish School of Textiles Menswear at London Fashion Week

A few BA and MA students from The Swedish School of Textiles showed their collections during London Fashion Week.
Here are the men's collections:
Anne Krogh Tolstrup - Collection titled 'Illusory Deception'
This genderless collection explores the possibilities of illusory print expressions through layering and gathering of opague and transparent garments.

Nathali Elfstrom - Collection titled 'Dress Turned Streetwear- Princessa De La Calle

Nathali's collection extends the life cycle of an evening dress by transforming it into streetwear garments by deconstruction, redesigning and draping.

Jonas Hedstrom- Collection titled 'Dress'

The collection is an investigation in a one piece garment for menswear using block patterns from archetypical formal and sportswear as base. Through the techniques of draping and pattern making the male one piece 'dress' is presented.

Florian Meier - Collection titled ' Beau Platt'

This work traces the visual potential of 2dimensional space in 3D garments and questions aesthetic standards of menswear. The aim is to discuss visual consensus of flat and spatial construction.

Joel Prehn Andersson - Collection titled ' Gathered Volume'

This work investigates the relationship between volume, form and material exploring volume as a construction technique by gathering sportswear material.

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3 November 2017

Liberty London launch boxer shorts in partnership with Movember

Liberty London has launched its first range of boxer shorts, lending a sense of sophistication to the everyday staples.

 The Liberty London boxer shorts comes in four of the brand’s celebrated prints, and are designed for the modern man with a slim line cut and considered aesthetic.
Lee Manor print in magenta

 The retailer’s unique heritage is very present both in the prints and the fabric the underwear is made from. Over 100 years of expertise and dedication to the creation of Tana Lawn cotton fabric, which is exclusive to Liberty London.
Hawthorn print in green

 The cotton was first introduce in the 1920s when it was discovered that the silk-like threads could be spun into lustrous fabric and screen printed with brilliant colour and definition. Tana Lawn affords all the best quality traditionally associated with silk and cotton it is cool soft to the touch.
Lodden print in navy

The boxers come in six striking archive Liberty London prints, Imran, Lodden Navy, Juno Green, Elegance, Lee Manor and Josephine.
Elegance Print in burgundy

To celebrate the launch Liberty London is joining forces with men’s health campaign Movember. The retailer will donate ten percent of the profit from the Liberty London Boxers for the month of November.
Imran print

 Packaging will contain Movember’s ‘Know thy Nuts and Get To Know What’s Normal’ postcards that offer men advice on checking themselves for the signs of testicular cancer.
Juno print in light blue

 The Liberty London boxer shorts will be packaged in boxes that carry the very familiar Movember Moustache and customers will have the opportunity to donate to the campaign at till points on the menswear floor.
 Liberty London Boxers retail at £35 and go from small to extra-large.

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24 October 2017

Jir Kalfar SS18 Menswear at London Fashion Week

Influenced by the humble honey bee, the Jiri Kalfar SS18 collection is a salute to the importance of looking after our planet and in particular saving the bees.

 As with his previous collections, much of the focus and the main ethos of the brand is on sustainable, eco-friendly ways to produce luxury garments.

The SS18 collection is an eclectic mix of of semi-couture handmade pieces and more commercial items, using one-off materials reflecting the magic and colour of the bee.

Also inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s ‘intellectuals unite’ speech and climate revolution movement - the collection embodies these beliefs and presents the elements in the most glamorous way possible.

Sequins, velvet, lace and silk have been used to create elegant yet fierce pieces of clothing, with a mixture of daytime and occasion wear.

The colours used represent that of the bee, gold, black and florals to symbolise the fields and gardens that bees pollinate.

The SS18 collection continues to push the boundaries of gender fluidity and is innovative in its shapes and silhouettes, capturing the magic of the environment in all of its natural beauty - this is a collection for the Queen Bee.
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20 October 2017



Ghoulish sunglasses with their own little coffin case
Available exclusively on the 1st floor at Selfridges London

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17 October 2017

Faustine Steinmetz SS18 Dedicated Male Looks at London Fashion Week

SS18 introduces Faustine Steinmetz’s dedicated male looks which is new to the brand with her collection usually being unisex.

 The London based brand specialise in re-producing everyday pieces with unique and artisanal techniques but most importantly sustainable fabrics.

 This new collection is set to revisit the usual classics in an unseen way. The concept of this collection is to replicate exact archetypes of clothing that everyone has or has had in their wardrobe such as an old pair of jeans or even a tracksuit.

 Pieces which are available anywhere in the world in profusion. Faustine has reviewed these by making them from scratch, and by creating extra-ordinary fabrics with forgotten artisanal methods.

 It’s all about a different perspective and approach and providing each basic with a different life and story. The designer, famed for her trompe l’oeil felted “denims” and singular deconstructivist spirit, as always puts sustainability at the centre of this collection.

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16 October 2017

Dans la Vie SS18 - Genderless Mode at London Fashion Week

This season's collection aims to abolish gender lines in fashion.
Dans La Vie's Rira Sugawara uses male models for the first time to showcase these unisex designs.

The pieces take on a sports luxe aesthetic with easy wearing garments such as t-shirts, leggings, denim and knee high socks.

Basic colour palette: beige, red, green and black.
Patterns include camouflage and checker.

Photographer : Simon Armstrong
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15 October 2017

Amesh Debuts with a Gender Neutral Collection at London Fashion Week SS18

Amesh Wijesekera showcased his debut collection at London Fashion Week SS18 in collaboration with SRI, a luxury sustainable lifestyle label launching in February 2018.

In Sanskrit, ‘SRI’ means resplendent, a name which encapsulates the unique beauty of the design but also the pride and wonder of a nation looking to its future.

 SRI is an inspiring bridge between two worlds. This trans-seasonalbrand (gender neutral) is a unique and creative meeting of the millennia-old wisdom of South Asia and the progressive, technologically advanced demands of global high fashion.

 Low-tech meets high-tech in a progressive new addition to the luxury design market.

 An alumnus of the AOD Colombo in Sri Lanka, Amesh captures the essence of his home country; celebrated by the sophisticated traveller as a tropical paradise, the island is filled with pristine white-sand beaches, lush tropical forests and breathtaking mountains.

The debut collection for SRI perfectly depicts the cultural inspiration of Early Ceylon; the history, lifestyle and fashions whilst Amesh creates a modern and contemporary range appealing to a cultured, carefree, adventurous consumer.

 SRI is unique and Amesh has worked closely with design leaders in his native homeland; the range is a mixture of local craft blended with modern techniques; dip dyeing and screen prints are expertly blended with hand woven silks.

 Working with local weaving villages, local craftspeople have highlighted their expertise through their intricate handcrafted overshots, twills, ombre and herring bone effects.

 SRI serves as a source of comfort, self-confidence and self-expression as effortlessly in the urban jungles of London and New York in winter as amidst the rainforests and beaches of their island of origin in the blaze of summer.

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