Designers

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21 DECEMBER 2013

Scent of a Wild Man: Best Colognes for Men

She leans in for a kiss. Suddenly she rears her head back, her nostrils flare and her eyes are filled with delicious incredulity. She sighs and takes in a deep breath before opening her sweet mouth to huskily ask … ‘WHAT are you wearing!?!” She’s not talking about your BOSS leather jacket nor your G-Star [...]

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19 DECEMBER 2013
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17 DECEMBER 2013
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16 DECEMBER 2013
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10 DECEMBER 2013
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26 OCTOBER 2013
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24 OCTOBER 2013
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25 SEPTEMBER 2013

Valentino Fall 2013

In 2008, a movie was released called ‘Valentino: The Last Emperor”. A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino and the painful handover of his 30+ year reign in the industry to the hungry group waiting in the wings to take over his work. Together with his partner, Valentino allowed cameras into his [...]

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24 SEPTEMBER 2013
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17 SEPTEMBER 2013

Paul Smith #LFW

Bloomin’ Sir Paul Smith’s middle name should be Lord Trouser! This man’s signature piece is definitely trousers galore. In fact, he’s known for his ‘classic pieces with a twist’ and that he’s looking to attract a particular client. Are you that client? Someone who is individual and not looking for label identification. If that’s you, [...]

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10 SEPTEMBER 2013

Shanghai Tang – French/Chinese Opulence

You would be surprised to know that China’s first luxury label is designed by a Frenchman. Wouldn’t you? The Hong Kong-based luxury lifestyle brand’s executive chairman, is a Frenchman by the name of Raphael le Masne de Chermont. And while the brand is still closely associated with its original founder Sir David Tang, since 2002, [...]

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8 SEPTEMBER 2013

N. Hoolywood at #NYFW

In a darkened ballroom during NYFW, the only light for the eager viewers hangs from the ceiling in the shape of rickety chandeliers. Like pre-schoolers unable to sit still, the crowd anticipates the runway collection of H. Hoolywood while a piecing harmonica echo’s through the room. Setting the mood for what is to come a [...]

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8 SEPTEMBER 2013

Mr. A #MSFW initiative

While New York Fashion Week is in full swing, on the other side of the world, the smell of men’s fragrances were wafting in the balmy evening air, as Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival followed suit with events like London Collections: Men – and launched Mr. With the men of Melbourne knowing more than a thing [...]

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5 SEPTEMBER 2013

Rag & Bone – Spring 2013 Men’s Collection

For Rag & Bone’s men’s SS13 collection, they display a love of taking the powerful military wear to the desert, and forming an undertone with the crazy sport of motocross. The desert military theme was derived from looking at old photos of army officers who had to withstand intense heat but still look smart with [...]

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2 SEPTEMBER 2013

Brian Wood ‘Blacktop Astronauts’ AW13

Brian Wood’s Blacktop Astronauts, is the final installment of his design trilogy, which was preceded by Beauty Awakened and opened with Reborn Suicide. Utilising hi-tech synthetic fabrics alongside hand bleached and dyed natural fibres, the collection benefits from pops of silver, fluoro orange and neon highlights, all combining to create an intergalactic triumph in style, function and [...]

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27 AUGUST 2013

Barneys New York ‘MAN UP’ Campaign

August 27 will showcase an evening with the creators of ‘Man Up’. A new initiative at Barneys New York Madison Avenue covering all things a guy needs for rockin’ an awesome wardrobe. Just to remind you of how incredibly innovative Barneys New York was, the company began in 1923, so this year is Barneys New [...]

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25 AUGUST 2013

Ombré Olay!

Who said ombré was just for the ladies? Some fashion designers proposed ombré menswear to be very much on trend last year. Fashion forward thinkers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simons, Phillip Lim 3:1 and Jonathan Saunders Fall/Winter 2013 all highlighted the latest gradient prints.I am not surprised that Z Zegna creative director Paul Surridge proposed ombré [...]

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