The J.Crew menswear 3.0 look book is in. Is it any cop? You decide.
First impressions from Brendon Babenzien’sJ.Crew vision are… it looks promising. Not ground breaking but it aligns with the Drake’s, Aimé Leon Dore, Ralph-lite customer and will likely filter to the Uniqlo tribe looking to spend a little more. Price points look OK and there’s a welcome focus on quality and provenance. (more…)
I’m not quite sure how Hed Mayner escaped my notice until now, but here we are. Satisfying my love for all things utility-luxe, oversized and rough-around-the-edges, his SS23 collection is an excellent intro to his quiet, self-sufficient world.
Extreme sloping shoulders are something of a signature, seen here in pinstripe tailoring and 80s-Stone-Island-meets-90s-Yohji outerwear, as are repurposed fabrics – e.g., broderie anglaise bedlinens starched and refashioned into roomy tunics and dresses. (more…)
What a week it’s been in the UK. If you’re craving calm and serenity after the last few days of chaos, please join me in appreciating the SS23 collection from Lemaire. Ahhhhh that feels better.
There was quite a bit of model-audience interaction at last weeks’ menswear shows. Lemaire also had an element of this with the models posing as everyday people just hanging out doing not very much, while the press and visitors mingled among them wondering which were the models and which were the guests. (In a case of role reversal, the peacocks were the watchers and the understated androgynes were the watched.) (more…)