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Paris Fashion Week Menswear SS13: Paul Smith



My main takeaway from Paul Smith ss13? The world needs more pink suits. (And red, and yellow, and peach.) I love these proportions – short ‘DB8’ jacket (i.e. double-breasted, eight buttons), slim, above-the-ankle trousers, plus note the slightly higher heel too, to ‘create an upright posture’ apparently… (more…)



Paris Fashion Week Menswear SS13: Kenzo




Possibly my favourite Paris show, following a brief display of parkour gymnastics (above), Kenzo heralded a return to its Jungle Jap roots, showing a sporty but tailored collection mixing influences of the urban jungles of Paris and New York with those of Asian jungles. The layers of camo and abstract animal prints are what made this collection sing for me, as well as the huge variety of accessories. Designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have brought their retailers’ eye to Kenzo so have got the balance of creativity and commerce spot on. (more…)



On my radar: Gucci’s Cruise 2013 equestrian collection




I haven’t been on a horse since a school trip to Mr Puddy’s farm in 1986 but I’m quietly lusting after Gucci’s Cruise 2013 equestrian collection. The 15-piece capsule collection includes performance-grade jodhpurs, polos and riding jacket, plus a horse blanket, nappa gloves, whip-printed foulard scarf and the poshest riding cap ever… (more…)