GIFTED – MOVIE REVIEW

★★★☆☆ – Though predictable and uneven at times, this child-custody drama is heart wrenching in all the right ways, and features stellar performances from its two leads. Chris Evans, oddly enough, wouldn’t have been my first choice when casting a rough around the edges, man-of-the-people uncle raising his late niece’s infant daughter, but as it turns out, he is a perfect fit for the role. … Continue reading GIFTED – MOVIE REVIEW

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD LFWM SS18

There are few designers on the roster at London Fashion Week Men’s whose name is globally recognisable – in fact, Vivienne Westwood is quite possibly the only one. This being as it may, Dame Vivienne Westwood’s shows have long been some of the most highly anticipated on the London schedule, attracting editors and celebrities alike, and this season was no different. Held in Marylebone’s Seymour Leisure Centre, … Continue reading VIVIENNE WESTWOOD LFWM SS18

PHOEBE ENGLISH MAN LFWM SS18

For Spring Summer 18, Phoebe English has kept consistent, sticking to what she does best. The collection, built out of the Phoebe English ethos, is created in all natural fibres. The loose utilitarianism of the clothes puts function ahead of the desire for outlandishness – cotton shirt dresses, with close necks and large front pouches, reflect that of a urban safari explorer. Running throughout the … Continue reading PHOEBE ENGLISH MAN LFWM SS18

BERTHOLD LFWM SS18

For Raimund Berthold, his SS18 collection must surely have been a challenge. Set against two integral themes of masculinity and conflict, Berthold chose a complicated and rocky road from which to build a fashion show upon. Finding inspiration in the most anarchic of places, his research focused on child soldiers in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Liberia and Nigeria, with the brutal absurdity of 14 year olds … Continue reading BERTHOLD LFWM SS18

Matthew Miller LFWM SS18

The stunning St Sepulchre church played home to one of the biggest tickets in the menswear calendar on Saturday, where crowds of the fashion elite descended to bear witness to Matthew Miller’s eagerly anticipated SS18 show. And bear witness we did; the gloomy gothic aura of the church created an dark atmosphere that, through the palpable excitement, had a touch of fearfulness to it, compounded by the starkly aggressive … Continue reading Matthew Miller LFWM SS18

Topman Design LFWM SS18

TOPMAN Design has been a mainstay of the London Men’s Collections since its first season, when it launched in 2012. Since then, the high-end offering of the high street behemoth has consistently pushed out forward-thinking, trend driven collections, season after season. SS18 was no different. The Modern Romantics collection harks back to an era of  ‘80s glitter punks, when the New Romantics reigned supreme. Biker … Continue reading Topman Design LFWM SS18

TOURNE DE TRANSMISSION LFWM SS18

As the lights dimmed, a sombre tone overtook the BFC show space as Tourne de Transmission’s SS18 show, The Lies That Bind, begun with an operatic soundtrack. Influenced by the current state of world politics, in particular the re-appropriation of old manifestos being dredged up and re marketed to the public, TDT chose to comment on the lack of transparency in today’s political landscape. Layers … Continue reading TOURNE DE TRANSMISSION LFWM SS18