NYFW SS17 – ALEXANDER WANG AND THE CREDIBILITY OF COLLABORATIONS

If you take away only one thing from Alexander Wang’s SS17 New York fashion show, it will be – athleisure is here to stay. Hot on the heels of sport/fashion collaborations such as Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy’s and Rihanna’s Fenty line with Puma, Wang’s debut of his Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang line dominated headlines following his show on Saturday, considerably overshadowing his own collection … Continue reading NYFW SS17 – ALEXANDER WANG AND THE CREDIBILITY OF COLLABORATIONS

LCM SS17: KATIE EARY

“All the subjects I’m inspired by are a reminder of reality, even if they originate in classic fiction as the kind of inspirational characters we normally dare not admit relating to.” This was the message Katie Eary gave to guests of her show this morning at LCM, before her sea-themed SS17 show. Her invitation, a criss-cross pattern of fish pre-empted her nautica runway set design … Continue reading LCM SS17: KATIE EARY

LCM SS17: CHRISTOPHER KANE

For his SS17 mens collection, Christopher Kane flipped the tables. By contrast, his previous menswear collection, for AW16, was a steely-blue modern affair of stoic poses, razor-sharp hair and straight-cut clothes. For the brighter months Kane looked to both televised crime drama and his hometown of Glasgow for inspiration. The working class British masculinity of the late ‘70s and ‘80s provides a basis for the … Continue reading LCM SS17: CHRISTOPHER KANE

LCM SS17: SIBLING

There are few shows on the LCM calendar that generate the excitement levels that Sibing achieves. Yesterday, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery held their first combined men’s and women’s show at the BFC showspace – “Wish You Were Here”. Inspired by the poolside life of Miami and California, the show was a riotous, hyper-sexualised ode to bronzed, buff and blonde sun-worshippers. And buff they were; … Continue reading LCM SS17: SIBLING

LCM SS17: CASELY-HAYFORD

For father-son design duo, Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford, SS17 represents an air of change. Eerily romantic music filled the space while a heaving bass guided both male and female models down the runway. Immediately evident was their departure from last season’s dark grandeur, in its place a strong streetwear influence with an athleisure take on menswear staples such as the blue oxford shirt, subtly reimagined with aztec print … Continue reading LCM SS17: CASELY-HAYFORD

LFW AW16: Apu Jan

Eager show-goers lined the streets today as Apu Jan, perhaps Fashion Scout’s hottest ticket of London Fashion Week, debuted his AW16 collection at the Freemasons Hall in London. Inside, the venue was packed full, testament to the excited buzz surrounding Apu Jan, the Taiwan talent known for knitwear. Previous collections have garnered the designer praise for his consistency and restraint, something often lacking in a … Continue reading LFW AW16: Apu Jan

LFW AW16: MARKUS LUPFER

Markus Lupfer’s presentations have become not only a reliable staple of quality for London Fashion Week, but a highly anticipated one at that. The king of print debuted a thoughtful and considered collection for AW16 on Saturday, continuing on his floral fixation from last season. In a sea of wildly unwearable design, Lupfer’s collection was that rarest of Fashion Week creatures – the quiet extrovert. … Continue reading LFW AW16: MARKUS LUPFER