So, as we were all aware, from the 15th-17th June the first ever London Collections: Men took place in our fair capital, and what a weekend it was. The sheer coverage and hype over the event was incredible with the whose who of fashion world coming out to play in their finest.
I was so fortunate to be invited to some of the shows and I thought I would share some of my goings on.
With the Olympic influence stronger than ever in the SS12 collections, a trend that has followed through to AW12, the introduction of technical fabrics into everyday wear is rife. Givenchy, Raf Simons, Acne, Lanvin and Paul Smith all showcased collections full of sport-inspired designs including shorts and anoraks, constructed form fabrics with purpose.
Now, as many of you know, I also now write for the awesome FashionBeans.com. I realised the other day I wasn’t linking to the articles on here, which was mean, as I should make it easy for you!
Here are the latest bunch from the last couple months, more en route that I will flag when they publish. Enjoy.
This weekend its about blending practicality with style. As we are all aware it is freezing outside in London town, so here’s a look that will keep you looking good while keeping your bones warm.
When Jean Touitou introduced A.P.C (‘Atelier de Production et de Création’) to the world in Paris in the late 80’s, his collection, full of simple and classic sartorial staples, broke the mould of conventional, showy fashion. His pared-down basics are go-to items for any wardrobe, and the brand is a personal favourite.
So, over the last two weeks I have had the time of my life at work as I was put in charge of all of the menswear copy for the site while the regular Copywriter was away. This is something I have been working hard to achieve, as many of you know, menswear is the reason I am here.
The downside of working non-stop on the finest and most coveted menswear items available is that I have mentally bankrupted myself, about 5 times over.
I’m Neil, a London-based editor (by day) and blogger (in the gaps between!) and here’s where you’ll find out what I get up to.
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