Hello boys! It’s your turn to get zhuzhed up in Britain’s finest fashion offerings as Bicester Village’s British Designers Collective pop-up gets a menswear focus. Boasting rails laden with London Fashion Week’s favourite names, from the energy of James Long and Lou Dalton to the classicism of Richard James and Margaret Howell, some of us got a first look last week. Continue reading
These photos are long overdue from a wee tour of The Shop At Bluebird in March. Owned by Belle Robinson, this lifestyle store is possibly my favourite shop in London, God knows I bang on about it enough. Continue reading
How gorgeous is this Chris Floyd film of Waris Ahluwalia for Mr Porter? Those delicious crimson accents at the end…! These films are shot in a couple of hours, with minimal crew and no script. Impressive, no?
Sometimes, after endless appointments of full-on fashion-fashion, you need a palate-cleanser at the press days. Enter MIH‘s new Shepherd’s Bush HQ; all white walls, high ceilings, pristine denim and utility-luxe separates with a London-meets-Paris twist. I got a tour of the studio and a glimpse of the new mens Jean Machine line too… Continue reading
The third and best yet incarnation of the BFC’s British Designers Collective pop-up shop has finally arrived at Bicester Village. A gaggle of press and bloggers got the 9.07 from Marylebone, arriving at a country-house-with-a-twist store stuffed with the best of contemporary British fashion. Following speeches by Value Retail’s Desiree Bollier, British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman and British Designer Collective spokesperson Alexa Chung (in Bella Freud’s classic Je T’aime Jane sweater), we were let loose on the rails of Preen power dresses and Jonathan Saunders knits. Continue reading
It’s menswear day at London Fashion Week today, a slightly odd bit of scheduling as the men’s buying season is pretty much over by now. No worries though, menswear is getting its very own mini UK fashion week(end) from 15th -17th June, which will mean designers can maximise their chances of making the order books for SS13. Continue reading
Oh la la, I would do anything to get my hands on these Mr Hare candy pink monk shoes (thanks 00o00 for the heads-up). Alas, Mr Hare doesn’t do girls’ sizes so I shall just have to pine in silence. Maybe it’s just as well though, if he did I’d be torn between those and these…
Living with a fellow of rather refined tastes means I get a lot of ‘why don’t you blog about this?’ emails. So I decided to ask D do write a guest post. After much scrolling through Mr Porter et al, he has picked his favourite menswear buys below, along with a line or two of commentary. Enjoy!
Some disagree but I found it quite exciting viewing Burberry’s ‘Tweetwalk’ live Twitpic show and Dolce & Gabbana’s's Twitpics on my BlackBerry while out shopping yesterday. While the last few seasons have seen fashion editors tweeting first 140-character reports, then blurry Twitpics and the ocasional Twitvid, now the brands themselves are tweeting the action in tandem with (or just after) the shows. Continue reading
Before Christmas I wrote about the flurry of new ‘subscription box’ start-ups that are embracing the world of fashion and beauty on my blog for Glamour Magazine.
These are essentially clever curation services that deliver monthly ‘care packages’ to subscribers containing handpicked shoes and accessories (Stylistpick), beauty product miniatures (Glossybox) or no-brainer menswear items picked by a woman (Bombfell) to save you the time and bother of shopping or to give you a monthly ‘surprise present’ at a fairly affordable price. Continue reading