London Fashion Week Men’s SS20 has already finished; our editors have sent their feedback and favourite collections to post and here are our higlights from London, just before Milan’s celebration of menswear fashion.
Your Instagram feed has enough celebrity posts, street style feeds and brunch location pics, but does it have enough interesting, sexy boyz?
We know that they are never enough so we chose some of our favourites for this month and we present you our ‘‘Boys of Instagran’’ MAY list including some hotties from around the world.
FOLLOW Paul Forman
Location: Australia. REY’s moustache crush boy , Phoenix shares daily HOT pics of his projects as underwear model and atmospheric interior stories. “Look I spend too much time at the gym so this is pretty much just half naked photos of me...” mentioned on his Instagram earlier…
FOLLOW IGGY LOPEZ
He is based in UK and he is one of the ‘kids’ behind the Klub Kids parties. “Go on have a little scroll” and discover his instagram world including selfies and pictures from his daily routine and outfits andmoments from the .gym. Don’t forget to check out his HOT pictures which are plenty ;)
FOLLOW Webster Charlotten
Personal Trainer made in Puerto Rico. Webster is our latest “boy crush” on Instagram. Follow him and ‘catch’ his sexy insta-moments or his HOT shots from modelling jobs. Even though we love his B-E-A-UTIFUL selfies.
Born in Canada, based in Madrid. Interior Designer and photographer who loves arts - in Andrián’s profile you will find daily fashion looks for your daily outfit inspiration , HOT selfies and some adorable interior spaces.
stay tuned for more…
A continuing battle between the two biggest powers, Russia and America. Who will be able to conquer space first?
Yuri Gagarin, the first person who traveled in space orbiting the moon.
Neil Armstrong, the first man who walked on the moon.
The two faces forming the centerpiece of the Hard SS19 summer collection. Space may be unknown to us but has a story to tell, a story that has many ways to be told ...
Histories are written but we can write them again. The words - phrases depicted in the collection - tell their own story in a different - hard - way.
Hard.clo presents the new collection SS.19: "Houston we have a problem" describing this constant competition and putting the two protagonists in the focus.
Be a Storyteller
Hard.clo is an international brand of clothing and accessories based in Athens. The basic idea is to imprint a new language and maybe a new world. Using the Cyrillic alphabet to create bold statement. Each collection has limited circulation and its own Hard word printed on it.
His favourite perfume, something on grooming or shaving, a smart candle for his office…Here are 7 gift ideas express to mark the coup with his half February 14.
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ : FOR HIM BLUE NOIR EDP 50ML+SHOWER GEL 200ML
TOM FORD: TF NOIR AFTER SHAVE BALM 75ml
MOLTON BROWN LONDON: RUSSIAN LEATHER SINGLE WICK CANDLE
CLINIQUE: CLINIQUE FOR MEN MOISTURIZING LOTION 100ML
Another season without ''the big'' British names on the schedule and things were alright - again. Another opportunity for the young designers to 'shine' and attract the international media with their work.
Three days full of shows, presentations and parties…. and before Milan Fashion Week here are the higlights from day 2 & 3.
Women presented menswear in Mullins’ AW19 show which was one of our favourites.
Mens pieces became Gender fluid in terms of styling with denim and tailoring being the key elements of the collection. The colour pallete consists of blue, yellow, oatmail and graphics in red and black details.
Mullins said his starting point for the lineup happened on his way home one night, when he saw woman getting out of a car wearing a yellow mohair scarf and a coat, except it turned out “it wasn’t yellow mohair, it was just her hair and her jacket was just a really s—t, old shirt.”
Streetwear meets luxury fashion in Astrid Andersen with blue, red and orange being the main colours of the AW19 collection. An exploration of the classic male silhouette and the pin stripe tracksuit, the Autumn/Winter designs are an ode to 1920s’ American fashion, a step away from the label’s previous inspirations. However, despite its new unexpected design, Andersen remains comfortably rooted in the materials used in even her earliest collections, in particular her signature combination of lace and fur.
In a celebration of artisanal making and craftsmanship, the designer showcased his signature expressive draping techniques, as well as a unique take on deconstruction. Relaxed silhouettes – as seen for instance in a double-breasted Prince of Wales check blazer with crisp white cuffs peeking out from the sleeves – exercised both precise construction and soft tailoring. The colour pallete was in soft tones with apricot, dusty lavender and off white being the main colours of the collection.
A very thughtful but playful collection which came from the future for the future. From prosthetics used on models from ‘alien’ eyes to bionic components the Xander Zhou AW19 was the favourite one on instagram.
The clothes were a beautiful paradox too – modern men accessorising with flippers and furry feeding bottles to engineers donning 70s-esque polonecks. The collection overall has a hopeful message, one of belonging. Accepting the ‘other’ is the future..
Eco-wools, tailored coats , utilitarian bomber jackets and velvet trousers were some of the statement pieces of the AW19 collection in OLIVER SPENCER show. The earth colours were on top with many blue tones too and the ‘eco-green’ on its best.
We loved the suits and all the tailoring he proposed like every season with the Royal Academy as the show venue being one of our fevourites this year.
FENG CHEN WANG
History and heritage permeates the AW19 FENG CHEN WANG collection through the symbolism, iconography and painting with brush strokes, turning her artistic ideas into design prints and forms. In a collection of 41 looks, Fend Chen Wang’s textures and palettes are as pure as the story their telling – from pale pastels to soft fabrics, there was bold tailoring to portray strength and oversized shapes to show creative power.
The autumn/winter 2019 edition of London Fashion Week Men’s kicked off yesterday in its new home at Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery. Our style editor Martina Ghia and fashion journalist Stephen George have taken over our social media for the weekend and here are all the highlights from DAY 1:
Day one showcased what London has become today: Upcoming and international designer names on the schedule with creativity and diversity on their best.
For Autumn-Winter 2019, Bobby Abley takes inspiration from his family and hometown of Scarborough, where he worked on the collection. Abley revisits his childhood; balaclavas, scarves and baby blankets are all replicated, hand knitted by his mother (and other relatives) and incorporated within the collection as one-off pieces. The family team of knitters also created cardigans and jumpers in fluorescent colours – a palette which recurs throughout the collection. The rest of the colours in the collection are inspired by Abley’s favourite characters from Pokémon.
90s and modern sport wear references were the main characteristics of ICEBERG AW19 show. Mickey became the protagonist of the apres-ski style of the collection which have been combined perfectly with the bold colours and the british punk references on grooming and styling.
JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN:
Live music from London indie group Wild Daughter, a plethora of leopard print and heavy leather trench coats and trousers were some of the John Lawrence Sullivan’s fashion elements during his underground AW19 show. Strong textures and bold colours have been combined to create the new contemporary menswear.
Amidst the current uncertain political and social climate, Qasimi’s urban nomad travels to the near future with a vision of hope within a utopian landscapefor autumn/winter 2019.
Utilitarian sportswear, bold colours with burgundy as the protagonist and protective layering are the three main trends that Qasimi is proposing for the next winter.
Concluding Day 1 it is worth to mention the British emerging talents who turned into tailoring with a twist for next winter.
CHARLES JEFFREY LOVERBOY
Supreme announced its latest collection with longtime collaborator The North Face. For FW18, the two brands have cooked up a collection that heavily features the use of luxurious lambskin leather. Below you can find all the information you need for the collection:
Key Pieces: The leather mountain waist bag stands out because of its technical design and elevated leather construction. If you’re looking for a subtle statement piece, this is it.
Release Date: October 18 in Europe and North America, with a Japanese launch to follow on October 20
Buy: Supreme online and in-store in New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Japan.
Another season without ''the big'' British names on the schedule and things were alright- again. I suppose it was another opportunity for the young designers to 'shine' for another one season.
Three days full of shows, presentations and parties... three days full of fashion; and before the final shows of today and the beggining of Milan's Fashion Week, here are some of our favourite highlights and fashion moments.
DANIEL W. FLETCHER debuts SS19 COLLECTION AT LFW:M
With his first ever runway show in London Fashion Week, Daniel W. Fletcher was one of the names that you could hear everywhere during the weekend.
For SS19, the British Designer chose a luxe palette of grey, brown, black, and white and he moved considerably further away from the themes of British heritage and schoolboy-nostalgia that have informed his previous designs.
Monochromatic androgyny looks, along with some some gender subversion elements were some of the highlights of the collection, plus THE prints which was a collaboration with artist Caitlin Keogh.
JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN
One of our favourite collections inspired by the societal outliers of the Swiss punk movement, new wave and Dave Gahan, lead singer of synth-pop icons Depeche Mode
Strong contemporary tailoring and pieces in a pallet of black, white, red and a shade of green amazed the fashionistas. Tight-fitting shorts styled with oversized blazers and crop tops giving us some of our favourite looks for SS19.
Classy and classic, the SS19 of Oliver Spencer has taken classic tailoring to another level.
The colour pallet was in grey and ice blue tones and the fifty shades of... pink. The tailored pieces were beautifuly combined with oversized coats or polo t-shirts bringing out a floral-spring mood, without floral patterns at all.. Well except the notable cinematic intro imagery with spring fields and flowers.
It's worth mentioning the noteworthy model names who walked for Oliver Spencer's SS19 show, with our favourite one, Richard Biedul leading the runway.
The Ben Sherman SS19 collection was inspired by young rock and roll icons of the 60s and from the time period when the designer first visited America to build the identity of the brand.
Iconic checks and candy stripes fused together with a unique twist, blending rock and roll style with preppy ivy leagues looks to create the ideal Ben Sherman style. Colour pallets are rooted in different blues, silver pink and tomato cream. Dark Red and Olive Green become the new neutrals and a collaboration with HOUSE OF HOLLAND for the second season has as a result of several colours and prints.
This season Mullins showcased 27 looks, in a series of 9 triptychs in a perfect symmetry. The SS19 collection opened with a series of suits in khaki, black and tan all with contrasting coloured cut out vests more suited to a 90s rave pulled taut across the jackets, playing with proportion and genre.
Some of the highlight looks consist of ribbed knitted jumpers, white sweatshirts emblazoned with ‘Alex Mullins’ appealed to the logomania trend, metallics (yes; for the summer period!), standout pink and white suiting and Japanese inspired prints.
On Saturday 19/5, the world celebrated the Royal wedding and the social media were bombarded about the wedding during the weekend.
The groom's appearance was one of our favourites in terms of styling (and grooming!)
Prince Harry arrived at Windsor Castle accompanied by his brother Prince William, in his military captain’s uniform from the Blues and Royals and not the traditional groom suit.
The uniform was one of the most ancient regiments of the British Military and it was decorated with the Victoria Cross and his various medals, and somewhat contrasted with (well-groomed) three-day stubble.
We also loved the fact that he chose to keep his beard instead of following the tradition or the protocol.
Steven McRae is the Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet London with several qualifications and awards including winner of the Prix de Lausanne and the Best Male Dancer at the Critics’ Circle Dance Awards.
Some of his roles include Romeo, The Prince (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Giselle), Des Grieux (Manon), Prince Rudolf (Mayerling), Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Florizel (Winter’s Tale), Creature (Frankenstein) and more.
-Have you always wanted to become a dancer? How has ballet come into your life?
I grew up in a Motorsport family in Sydney, Australia surrounded by Nitro burning Dragsters. My sister inspired me to start dancing at the age of 7 and I was hooked immediately. I have wanted to dance ever since.
-Your routine must be really busy and full of training. How is a typical day of a principal dancer?
A typical day as a professional ballet dancer can be up to 12hours long. Most days begin at 10.30am and if you have a Performance the curtain doesn’t come down until 10.30pm that night. The days are spent training & rehearsing the multiple productions that we perform consecutively at the Royal Opera House.
-You are a husband, and a father of two. How do you arrange your programme to find time for everyone? Does any of your children show interest on ballet?
Time management is crucial to finding a good work life balance. My family are everything to me so it can be challenging when I am not with them as much as I would like but I hope that I am inspiring them to pursue their own passions later on in life.
-Where can we find you at the moment?
I perform all year long at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden London. Our new season beginnings in September with an incredible selection of repertoire so check out the ROH website for details. ( http://www.roh.org.uk/ )
-I know that last year you have toured Australia with the Royal Ballet. How was to perform back home? Would you ever go back?
Performing back at home in Australia was a very special moment for me. My wife and children were also there surrounded by my family. I would love to take some of what I have learnt and experienced here in london back to Australia at some point.
-If you weren't a principal dancer... what would you do as a profession?
I would probably be Drag Racing with the NHRA in America or designing something cool as an Architect.
-Who or what inspires you at your work?
I am inspired by passionate people. Inspiration can be found everywhere but that inspiration needs to find you working! Many Motorsport drivers have inspired me over the years but of course the dancing greats like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly have been a constant force in my mind.
-And lastly, an advice to all these children and young professionals who have you as their role model.
My advice to young professionals is to be unique.
Don’t be afraid to be different and please don’t try and replicate what anyone else is doing. Celebrate who you are and what you enjoy doing.
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ORGANIC and wearable were words that came to mind when linen and natural fibres featured in JW Anderson’s LFW AW18 collection. Combining his male and female looks into one show was a new venture for Anderson but a venture that was worth it
Pleated chiffon, woven accessories, bunched collars, fun colourful paisley, and pom poms all appeared on the runway. From heavy knit to neon trainers with furry laces, the collection was making a bold and complex statement. With Anderson’s own art collection and Martin Belou’s sprouting fungi tubes as centrepiece installations dotted across the catwalk, the relationship between art and the natural world was considered.